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Unit2 The Olympic Games用

Q1: What is the name of the song?
Hand in Hand Q2: What was it composed for? It’s the theme song made for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.

Period 1

Test your knowledge with this quiz.

1. When and where did the ancient Olympic Games start?
A. 776 BC; in Greece B. 776 AD; in Greece

2. What events were there in the ancient Olympic Games?
A. Running, jumping, shooting, throwing, wrestling.

B. Table tennis, jumping, volleyball, swimming.

3. When and where did the modern Olympics start? A. In 1896; in Athens B. In 1896; in America

4. What is the motto of the Olympic Games? A. Faster, Higher and Stronger. B. Swifter, Higher and Further. C. Swifter, Higher and Stronger

5. How many gold medals did China get in the 2012 London Olympics? A. 36 B. 37 C. 38 D. 39

6. Who was China’s first gold medal winner and for what event? A. Xu Haifeng; shooting B. Xu Haifeng; table tennis

Europe Asia




7. Which continent does each ring stand for?

8. Name the following events:





Characters & Identity Pausanias, a Greek writer 2000 years ago.

Interviewee Interviewer Li Yan, a volunteer for the 2008 Olympics.

Read the interview quickly to check what it is about.

the ancient Olympic Games the modern Olympic Games

good & bad effects of the OG
the similarities between them the difference between them

How many questions does Pausanias ask about the modern Olympics? And answer the following:
1. How often are the Olympic Games held?

Every four years.

2. Who can take part in the modern Olympics? 3. Where can competitors stay?

Athletes who are good enough, including men and women from all over the world. A special village which is built for them.

4. What do the winners get as a prize?

They get medals as their prize.
5. What do the competitors compete for? For the honor --- “Swifter, Higher and Stronger.”

1. What amazes Li Yan about Pausanias? magical journey to modern time. He made a ________ 2. Why does Pausanias think we may be competing for money in modern Olympics? Because he is told that athletes will be awarded with medals but not the olive wreath. 3. In general, what amazes Pausanias about the Olympics? The differences between the ancient and modern Olympics.

What are the similarities and differences about the ancient and modern Olympics?

Group work

?Both are held every four years.

?Both are held not for money but for honor.
?Men are allowed to take part in both in ancient and modern Olympics. ?The motto is the same. ( Swifter, Higher
and Stronger.) ?Some events remain the same, such as running, jumping, shooting and throwing. ?…

Item Place Athletes

The ancient Olympics In Greece Only men from Greek cities. ________

The modern Olympics

Any country _____________________

all over the world From_______________ men and women including___________________
Both the Summer Olympics __________________________ and the Winter Olympics ___________________________ A special village and ___________________________ several stadiums are built. ___________________
________ More
Olympic medals

Only the summer Games Olympics Not exactly Preparations mentioned



The olive wreath _______________

The Olympic Games are the biggest sports meeting in the world, which include two Summer kinds, the ________and the Winter ______ Olympics. four _____. years All Both of them are _____ held every ____ countries can take part if their athletes reach the agreed ________ standard for the games. Women are not only _______ allowed to join in but playing a very _________ important role.

special ______ village is built for the competitors A______ to live in . A ________ stadium for competitions, a large swimming pool, and a gymnasium are built as well. It’s a great _____ honor to host the Olympic Games. The olive wreath has been ________ replaced by medals. But it’s still about being higher and throw able to run ______, faster jump ______ further _______.

The writing form of the reading ---- An interview.
It is organized in a (an) _____ style. A. narrative B. argumentative C C. conversational D. persuasive

Real cases:
Case 1: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is to set new rules, to make it more difficult for strong teams to win gold medals.
Case 2: In 2012 London Olympic Games, Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, Chinese badminton players, threw a match.

In groups, create a conversational role talking. The following may help you:
What do you think of the new rules? What is the players’ purpose to do so? Do you agree with the players’ behavior? Do you think they are against the Olympic Motto?

1. Read the passage after class.
2. Finish P12. P49. 3

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