Unit2 The Olympic Games
(Warming up & reading) Teaching objectives: Knowledge aims: 1. Students will be able to master the following useful new words and expressions: Greek,magical,v
olunteer,homeland,athlete,slave,stadium,responsibility,motto,sw ifter,as well, regular basis, for the honor of, stand for. etc. 2. Students will be able to know the basic knowledge about the Olympic Games Ability aims: 1. To help students learn to express interests and hobbies 2. To help students learn to read an interview about the Olympic Games 3. Develop students’ reading ability. Emotional aims: To help students better understand “the Olympic spirit” Teaching important points: 1. Master the usages of the useful words and expressions above. 2. Improve the students’ reading ability. Teaching difficult points: 1. How to make students understand the text better. 2. How to train the students’ reading ability in learning the text. Teaching methods:
1. Explanation to get the students to have a clear idea. 2. Discussion to get the students to understand the text easier. Teaching Aids: A computer, a blackboard and the text book. Teaching procedures: Step1. Greetings Greet the whole class as usual. Step2.Warming up and reading A series of questions on page9: How much do you know about the Olympics? 1. Where did the ancient Olympic Games start? 2. How many countries competed in the ancient Olympic Games? 3. Who could not take part in the ancient Olympic Games? 4. When and where did the modern Olympic Games start? 5. Who was china’s first gold medal winner and for what event? 6. What are the three words that show the spirit of the Olympic Games? 7. What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for? 8. What are the official mascots for the Beijing Olympic Games? Do the above questions with students together. Step3. Pre-reading What is the dialogue possibly about? The history…? The events…?
The athletes…? The awards…?
Step4.Reading Ⅰ.Skimming Ask students to skim the interview quickly and find out: Who the interviewer is and who the interviewee is. (Interviewer: Pausanias, a Greek writer who used to write about the Olympic Games) (Interviewee: Li Yan, a volunteer for the 2008 Olympic Games.) What does the interview tell us? the ancient Olympic Games, the modern Olympic Games the similarities and the difference between them Ⅱ.Scanning True or false 1. Both the Summer and Winter Olympics are held every two years. 2. There are running races in the Winter Olympics. 3. Women were admitted to join in the old Olympics. 4. Every athlete can take part in the Olympic Games. 5. All the competitors compete for money. 6. The Olympics were born in Greece. (Answers: F F F F F F) Ⅲ. Language points 1. compete 2. take part in compete (with / against sb.) (for sth.) 参加；参与
辨析: take part in ; join in ; join ; attend
3. stand for
4. interview (n. / v.) 采访, 会见, 面试 5.used to do 过去常常做． ． ． be/get used to (doing) sth. be used to do 被用来做 习惯于
6. every four years 每四年或每隔三年 7 admit sth. / doing sth. / that-clause 容许, 承认, 接纳 8.for the honor of 9. as well 10. charge n. 费用；v. 指控；收费 in charge of/in the charge of 11.bargain n.协议；廉价物；v.（与某人）讨价还价; 洽谈成交条件; 谈判 make a bargain with sb about/over/for sth 就某事与某人达成协议 bargain with sb about/over/for sth 12.deserve vt. & vi. 应得; 值得 就某事与某人讨价还价
The article deserves careful study. 这篇文章值得仔细研究。 deserve doing = deserve to be done 值得做
Summary: The similarities and the differences of the ancient and modern Olympics. The similarities: Both are held every four years. Both are held not for money but for honor. The beliefs are the same. They are: Swifter, Higher, and stronger. Men are allowed to take part both in ancient and modern Olympics.
Some events are the same, such as running, jumping, shooting and thowing. The differences: There were not winter Olympics in the past. Now competitors are from all over the world. But in the ancient time, only the people in Greece could take part. Only men were allowed to take part in the past, now woman are also allowed. In the past, winners got the olive wreath as the prize. Now competitors compete for medals. The events and athlete in modern time are more than those in the past. There is a special village for the competitors to live in, a stadium for competitions, a gymnasium for these who watch the games now. But there were not in the past. Step5. Homework 1. Role play the interview. 2. Writer a passage about your favorite athlete.
Unit2 The Olympic Games
Important words: 1.compete 2. interview 3. charge Important expressions: 1. take part in 2. stand for 3.used to do 参加；参与 代表；象征；表示 过去常常做 be/get used to (doing) sth. 习惯于 compete (with / against sb.) (for sth.) (n. / v.)采访, 会见, 面试 n. 费用；v. 指控；收费 in charge of/in the charge of
4. every four years 每四年或每隔三年 5. as well
Reflection: To be written after class.