Unit 2 The Olympic Games
1. To make the students grasp the usage of the key words and phrases and can analyze some difficult sentences.
2. To make the students have a comprehensive understanding of the whole passage. The students can make a comparison between the Ancient Olympics and Modern Olympics.
3. To strengthen students’ awareness of sporting and cooperation.
Step 1 lead-in(5’)
Ask the students to enjoy a short video about the 31st Olympic Games held in Brazil. And then ask students to discuss how much they know about the Olympic Games , including its origin, sports items, athletes and so on.
Step 2 Pre-reading (3’)
Answer some questions about Olympic Games and predict the content of this passage.
Step 3 While--reading(20’)
Task 1 listen to the tape and read this passage quickly to get the main idea of this passage.
Task 2 Careful--reading
Read this passage carefully and to find out the differences and similarities of the ancient and modern Olympics and answer several questions: Q1: What amazes Pausanias about the Olympic Games?
Task 1 To fill in the blank and make a summary of this passage and analyze some difficult sentences.
Task 2 To discuss about whether it is worth to hold the Olympic Games. Why or why not?
Step 5 Conclusion and homework(2’)
Ask one or two students to conclude the content of this class, and make some comments on their performance. Then ask the students to finish corresponding exercises after class