Unit 2 The Olympic Games

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Unit 2 The Olympic Games

    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

    Unit 2 The Olympic Games

    Period 1

    Studentss level: Senior I

    Teaching materials: Unit 2 Warming up and speaking

    Teaching Aims:

    To learn some knowledge about The Olympic Games.

    To improve Ss reading ability

    To read an interview about the Olympic Games and learn about the difference

    between the ancient and modern Olympic Games

    To master the usages of some words, phrases and structures:

    Words: compete, volunteer, admit, nowadays, responsibility, replace Phrases: take part in, stand for, every four years, together with,

    for the honour of, as well

    Structures: 1, nor could slavesor women.

     2. You must be very proud.

    Teaching important knots:

     To help students better understand the Olympic spirit

    To help students learn to use some important words and expressions Teaching time: 90 minutes

    Teaching Procedures

    Step 1 lead in

     T: Good morning, everyone. As a student, we are busy with our study every day.

    However, sometimes, we will learn to relax ourselves. Then what do you

    usually do in your spare time?

     S1: I usually go to..

     S2: In my spare time, I always play baskeball with my classmates and..

     T: Very good. Do you like sports?

     Ss: Yes/No

     T: With the development of society, sports is becoming more and more popular,


    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

    especially the Olympic Games is popular with all people. As we know, the 29th

    Olympic Games was held in Beijing, which was the great honour to our

    Chinese people. How much do you know about the Olympic Games? Today we

    are going to learn about THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

    Step 2 Warming up

     T: Since The Olympic Games is more and more popular, how much do you know

    about it? Now lets have a quiz to see who knows the most about the Olympic

    Games. The one who can answer the most and best can get a gift.

     Task 1 information about the Olympic Games

     T: There are many questions, are ready for answering them?

     Ss: Yes.

     T: Where did the ancient Olympic Games start?

     S3: In Greece

     T: How many countries competed in the ancient Olympic Games?

     S4: One (Greece)

     T: Who could not take part in the ancient Olympic Games?

     S5: Slaves and women.

     T: When and where did the modern Olympic Games start?

     Ss6: Athens in 1896.

     T: Who was the first gold medal winner and for what events?

     Ss7: Xu Haifeng for shooting.

     T: What was the three words that show the spirit of the Olympic Games?

     Ss8: Swfiter, higher and stronger.

     T: What do the five rings on the Olympic flag stand for?

     SsThe five continents.

     T: What are the official mascots for the Beijing Olympics?

     Ss: Five friedlies.

     T: What are they?

     Ss: They are Beibei, jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying and Nini.

     T: Great! Yes, They also stand for five different things. Beibeithe fish;


永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

    Jingjing---the panda; Huanhuan---the Olympic flame; Yingying---the Tibetan

    antelope; Nini---the swallow. So they are formed Beijing Huanying Ni. If we

    use English, they show ―Welcome to Bejing!

     Task 2

     T: Very good. Thank you. Just now you did a very good job. Now I know most of

    you like sports and pay close attention to the Olympic Games. We know the

    29th Olympic Games was held in Beijing last year, when and where will the

    next Olympic Games be held?

    Ss: It will be held in London in 2012.

    T: Good. Since there are ancient and modern Olympic Games, Do you know any

    difference between the ancient and modern Olympic Games?

     Ss: In ancient Olympic Games, women and slaves were not allowedto take part

    in it, however, now……

     T: Good job! If you want to know more about them, now we will learn reading.

    From it we will learn more the difference between them.

    Step 3. Reading

    Task 1Reading aloud to the recording and finding the general idea

    T: Now please listen and read aloud to the recording of the text AN INTERVIEW. Pay attention to the pronunciation and intonation as well as the pauses within each sentence. Then try to get the general idea of the passage.

    Q1:What is the main idea?

    (it tells us the differences and the similarities between the ancient and modern


    Q2: How many sets of Games are there? What are they?

    Q3: What sports are there in Winter Olympics? How about the Summer Olympics?

    Q4: How many sports are there in the present day Olympic?

    Q5: Where are all athletes housed?

    Q6: Where will the 2012 Olympic be held?

    Q7: What is the motto of the Olympic?


永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

    Note: ask seven Ss to answer the questions.

    Task 2 Reading and finding

    T: Now read the text again. The boys shall try to finish the task:

    1. What was the ancient Olympics like?

    The girls shall try to finish the task:

    2. What is the modern Olympics like?

    The ancient Olympic Games began in Greece and were held from 776 B.C. to

    A.D.393. It was held every four years. At that time, there were not so many sports as today. And women were not allowed to take part in the games. There were not Winter Olympics at that time. Winners got the olive wreath as the prize. The motto was swifter, higher and stronger.

    The modern Olympic Games began in 1891. Theyre held every four years.

    There are many new sports in the Olympics. In the summer Olympics there are over 250 different sports. Women are not only allowed to join in but also play a very important role in it.

    Task3 Reading and collecting information

    T: Ok, now lets read it silently. First lets talk about the same points between the

    ancient and modern Olympics.


永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

    The similarities

    ? Both are held every four years.

    ? Both are held not for money but for honour.

    ? 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


    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


    ? In the past, winners got the olive wreath as the prize. Now competitors

    compete for medals.

    ? The events and athletes 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.)

     Note : Lead Ss to finish it.

    Step 4 Discussion

    T: As we know, there is not only a competition for gold medals but also for the hosting of the Games in the Olympic Games.You know many government has tried its best to compete for hosting the Olympic Games. It has cost a lot of money but it is an honour. Do you think whether it is worthwhile? Why?

    For reference:

    It is worthwhile to host the Olympic Games.

    1. To host Olympic Games can make our country known to the whole world.


    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei 2. To host Olympic Games can make our culture and people understood by the other


    3. To host Olympic Games can stimulate the developing of our economy. 4. Many sports fans will visit the city.

    5. The Preparation (planting trees, building new sports venues) will make the city

    better and more beautiful.

    It is not worth hosting the Olympic Games:

    1. It is very expensive to host the Olympic. Maybe the money should be

    used for other things.

    2. To many visitors may do harm to the environment of the city.

    3. The venues and buildings may be wasted after the Olympic Games.

Step 5 language points

    1. compete v: 比赛) 竞争

    compete for ……而比赛、竞争

    compete in ..中比赛

    compete with/against ……竞争、比赛

     E.gOur basketball will compete for the first place.

     He is going to compete against a famous chess player.

     Will you compete in a race?

     China tries his best to compete with other countries for world market.

     competition n: 竞争) 比赛

     competitor n: 竞争者) 参与者

     E.g The competitors try their best to win gold medals in the race.

     The composition competition will be held next month

2. stand for 代表、象征、支持、主张

    stand out 突出、显眼、杰出

    stand by 站在一旁、 袖手旁观、支持

    stand up 起立

    stand up to 勇敢地面对

    stand down 退出

    e.gUSA stands for The United States Of America.


    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

     Which side do you stand for?

     Rose stands for love.

     The boy stood out in the exam.

     We should stand up to the difficulty in our life. 3. volunteer n/v

    n: 志愿者?义务工作者

    e.gWho is a volunteer? Please put up your hand.

     There were many volunteers during the Beijing Olympic Games.

     v: 志愿做) 义务做; 主动提供

     volunteer to do sth.

     E.g: He volunteers to help the old read newspaper every day. 4. ……and I used to write about……

    used to do sth. 过去常常做某事

    be used to do sth. 被用来做什么

    be used to doing sth. 习惯于做某事

     e.gThe old man used to walk after supper.

    Wood is used to make desks.

     She is used to getting up evry morning.

    5. Every four years, there are two main sets of……

    ?"every other+单数名词”意思是“每隔一„„”

    E.gevery other day 每隔一天

    every other tree 每隔一棵树

    Every other day he waters the trees in his garden.


    E.gevery three days=every third day 每隔两天?或者译为每三天(

    every two days=every other day 每隔一天?或者译为每两天(

    Evry four years , the Olympic Games are held on a regular basis.

    Take the medicine every fourth hour.

    ?“every few+复数名词”意思是“每隔几„„”

    E.gevery few days?每隔几天(

     Trees shoul be planted every few meters.

     6. ..on a regular basis

     (1) regular adj: 规定的) 定期的) 有规律的

     e.gWe hold regular meetings.

     Do you go to church regularly?

     basis 指非物质方面的基础

     base 主要指物质方面


    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

     base sth. on sth.

     be based on sth.

     on the basis of

     E.g: The novel is based on facts.

     We shouldn’t base our happiness on others sadness.

     Whats the base of your argument?

     The base of the statue is made of stone.

     The story is on the basis of a true event.

     7. admit v : 容许) 承认) 接纳

    admit sth. 承认……

    admit of 容许…… ……留有余地

    admit sth. to be 承认是……

    admit doing sth. 承认做某事

    admit sb. to/into 接纳某人进入…….) 吸收某人参加……

     E.g: The evidence can not admit of doubt.

     He admitted his guilt.

    The thief admitted having stolen a car.

     The boy was admitted to Peking university last year.

    We all admitted him to be a fool.

    8. Thats why they are called the Winter Olmpics.

     Here why they are called ……” is a predicative clause.

     A clause which acts as predicative is called predicative clause.

     What, who, whom, why, when, where, whether/if because can lead

    Predicative Clause

     E.g: My dream is that I will go to study further.

     My question is whether he will come or not.

     He was ill yesterday. That is why he didnt come to the party.

    9. together with ……一起

     Note: When it connects two subjects, the predicate should be connected with the

    first one.

     Could you pass me the book together with the pen on the desk?

     The boy, together with his parents___(be) sent to hospital.

    10. for the honour of 为了……荣誉

     show honour to sb 向某人表示敬意

     in honour of 为了纪念

     It is a great honour to ……十分荣幸

     E.g: It is a great honour to be invited to the party by you.

     We should show honour to the soldiers during the earthquake.

     We had a grand ceremony in honour of those killed in the battle.

     For the honour of our motherland, the athletes tried their best to win

    gold medals.

     11. as well as (...之外),...conj. 以及,


    永善县第一中学Module Unit 2 The Olympic Games Wu Chunmei

     as well/also/too/either

     as well: may as well 还是……最好

     也)又) 用于肯定句)句末

     also: be 动词)助动词) 情态动词的后面) 实义动词的前面。

     too: 肯定句? 句末) 经常用逗号来隔开。

     either: 否定句?句末

     e.gThe tournament is open to amateurs as well as professionals.

     Nursing is a vocation as well as a profession.

     She takes private pupils as well as teaching in school.

     I'm learning French as well as English

     The teacher as well some studentswas interested in the question.

     She sings well as well as playing the piano.

     You may as well ask your teacher for advice.

     She plays the piano as well.

     She also plays the piano.

     She plays the piano, too.

     He doesnt paly the piano either.

    12. host v/n

     V: 主办) 举办

     e.gTo host the Olympic Games is a hot competion among the countries.

     Which country will host the next Olympic Games?

     N: 主人) 主持人) 东道主

    th Beijing is the host of the 29 Olympic Games.

     At the end of the party, we thanked our host and went away. 13. replace v. 取代

     Eg: He replaced the book in the shelf.

     We've replaced the old adding machine with a computer.

     Robots are replacing people on assembly lines.

     Can anything replace a mother's love?

    14. similarity n: 相似) 相像。

    be similar to …….相似

    be similar in ……相似

    e.gThere are some similarities between the ancient and modern Olympic Games.

     The cover of the book is similar to that of the book.

     The house is similar to t the house in design.

    Step 6 Summary and homework.

     T: From the two parts, we learned more about the Olympic Games. At the same

    we know the difference between the ancient and moder Olmpic games.

     After class, you will do the exercises on page


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    Period 2

    Teaching materials: learning about language

    Teachin Aims

    To learn about future passive voice

    To discover useful words and expressions

    To learn the methods of words formation

    Teaching important knots:

    The usages of some words

    Grammar points: tense and voice

    Teaching time: 45 minutes

    Teaching procedures

    Step I. Lead in

     T: Good morning, everyone! Last lesson we read an interview. From it we learned what the ancient and modern Olympic Games are like and the difference

    between them. At the same time, we learned some important words and phrases. So

    today we learn how the words are used in the sentences

    Step 2 words and expressions

     Task 1

     T: Please turn to page 12. at first we look at No. 1

     Note: Ask Ss to do E.x no1 and no.2, then check answers with Ss together.

     Task 2

    T: Now we will do exercise No. 3

     At first explain these words.

     Then lead Ss to finish it.

Step 3. Grammar

    T: we not only learned some words and phrases, but also we learned some

    important sentences.

     When and where will the next Olympic Games be held?


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