What kinds of sports do you know?
Which one of these sports do you think is the most popular in the word?
a football match
the World Cup
1.How many kinds of footballs do you know? What are they? Which one is more popular in the world? 2.How many players are there in a team? 3. How often is there a World Cup game? 4.How many times has Chinese football team taken part in the World Cup game? Can you guess where football started?
2.) Football is a popular sport. Many games are held in different
places every year. World Cup is a game that all the good players want to play most. It is held every four years. Only the best team can win the last game.
The 2002 World Cup was in Korea and Japan. Hundreds of thousands of people went to the games or watched them on TV day and night. They all got excited and hoped their favourite team would became the world’s best one.
Football is team sport. There are eleven players in each team of a game. The earliest games of football were not like that we know today. Games were played between two towns. Each team of the town had more than five hundred players, and each team tried to carry the ball to the other team’s town. Today some towns in England still play games like this.
True or false questions:
1.Only some players want to play the World Cup game. ( F)
2.The World Cup game is held every year. ( F ) 3.The best team will get the World Cup. ( T) 4.To win the game, the players must have good teamwork. ( T) 5.Thousands of people go to watch the World Cup game when it is held. (T ) 6.Playing football between two towns is very popular all over the world now. ( F )
Fill in the blanks with the words in the passage:
1.Football is a very _______ popular game all over the world. 2.Only the best team can _____ win the World Cup.
eleven players in each team of the 3.There are ______ game. between two towns in the 4.Games were played ________ old days. team sport. They players must play 5.Football is a _____ together.
1. Where was the 2002 World Cup? It was in Korea and Japan. 2. How often is the World Cup held? It is held every four years. 3.How many players are there in each team? There are eleven. 4. How many players were there in each team in the earliest games of football? There were more than five hundred. 5. Are there any people still playing the game as it was played in the old days? Yes, there are.
Listening practice: B 1.Tom is a ______. A. worker B.college student
B 2.Tom Is in hospital because _______.
A. he is ill
C. he has got a headache 3.Tom fell down_______. C A. this Monday
B. his leg was broken
D. he works there
B. yesterday D. today
C. the day before yesterday
4. He has to stay in hospital for _______. B A. three days C. three weeks B. three months D. Three hours
A 5. His classmates often go to the hospital _______. A. to help him with his lessons
B. to bring him something to eat
C. to visit him and give him some books and newspaper
D. to tell him stories
Mr. Li wants to watch the football World Cup in Germany in 2006. Must he go to Germany? Why? He doesn’t need to go to Germany. He can watch the games on TV at home. The manmade satellites will send him the messages. a man-made satellite
travels around the earth
Yang Liwei the first Chinese spaceman
Fei Junlong and Nie Haisheng were in Shenzhou VI
What is the man doing in the picture?
He is forecasting the weather.
How do they know what the weather will be like? They use the man-made satellites to help them.
2.) Now satellites are helping to forecast the weather. They are in space, and they can reach any part of the world. The satellites takes pictures of the atmosphere(大气), because this is where the weather forms. They send these pictures to the weather station. So the scientists there can see the weather of any part of the world and tell how the weather will change. Today, nearly five hundred weather stations in sixty countries can receive satellite pictures. When they receive the new pictures, they compare them with the earlier ones. Perhaps they may find that the clouds have changed during the past few hours. This may mean that the weather on the ground may soon change, too. In their next weather forecast, they can tell people about it. So the weather satellites are of great help to the scientists at the station. In the past they could only forecast the weather for about 24 or 48 hours. Now they can make good forecasts for 3 or 5 days. Soon, perhaps, they may be able to forecast for a week or ahead.
Choose the right answers according to the passage: ( C )1. The weather forms _______. A. in any part of the world C. in the atmosphere B. in space D. on the ground
( B )2. Changing clouds in the atmosphere means ________.
A. a rainy day
C. a windy day
B. the weather will change
D. a sunny day
( A )3.Without satellites, scientists could forecast
the weather for ________.
A. one or two days
C. only three days
B. three or five days
D. a week or more
( D )4. What does the word “forecast” in the
( D )5. The main idea of this passage is that satellites _______. A. can take pictures of the atmosphere B. are helpful in many ways C. are often used for receiving pictures of the atmosphere D. are now used in weather forecasting
Discuss: What else can satellites help us to do? 1. They can help us to send and receive messages;
2. They can help us to make telephones;
3. They can help us to know more about the universe;
4. They can help us to know more about the earth, and so on.
Finish reading Passage 3 on the paper.