Reading An interview (教案)
1.Enable ss know about the differences and similarities between the ancient and modern Olympics.
2.learn some important words and sentences.
medal; athlete; admit; host; replace; compete; every four years; as well, etc.
Only athletes who have reached the agreed standard for their event will be admitted as competitors.
There’s as much competition among countries to host the Olympics as to win Olympic medals.
1.Improve Ss’reading ability using some skills (skimming; scanning)
2.How to make an interview.
Emotion aims: Enable the ss to think about the effects of the Olympics.
1.let students read the interview and learn about the similarities and differences between the ancient and the modern Olympic Games.
2.Get students to learn different reading skills.
1.Develop students’reading ability.
2.Enable students to know about the style of the passage and how to make a new interview.
Teaching methods: skimming, scanning, pair work and group work,etc.
Teaching aids: multimedia and a computer.
The first period Reading (I)
Step 1 Leading-in
Enjoy some pictures and learn the new words.
Mascot; athlete; olive wreath; ancient; medal;motto; stadium.
Step 2 Skimming for the main idea
Ask ss to have a quick look at the whole passage especially the first paragraph. And answer the two questions.
1.The passage is an interview between Pausanias, a ______ writer and Li Yan, a _______ for the 2008 Olympic Games.
2.This interview is mainly about __.
A.A magic journey by Pausanias.
<B B.The similarities and differences between the ancient and modern Olympics.
C.The ancient Olympic Games in Greece.
Step 3 Scan (跳读) for specific information
Ask ss to scan the interview and find out the differences and similarities.
differences Modern Ancient
Any Winter Olympics?
Any Olympic villages?
1)Both are held every _________________.
2).______are allowed to take part in both in ancient and modern Olympics.
3).The athletes compete not for money but for _______.
4).The mottos are the same. They are:___________________.
5).Some events are the same, such as running _____________ .
③ ask ss to think of some words to describe Pausanias’ feelings about the modern Olympic Games?
Step 4 Deep reading: (two important sentences)
Which sentences in this passage have the similar meaning with the following ones:
①Only the athletes are good enough for their event, they can be allowed to be competitors
②Countries compete with each other to host the Olympics as well as to get Olympic medals.
Step 5 Make a new interview ( using the expressions in the interview and make a new interview.)
Notes: You ask Pausanias about the ancient Olympic Games.
How to start the interview:
Ask questions: (how often; who; compete for; events)
How to end the interview:
Step 6 Talking Bar(谈谈吧！)
What did the Olympic Games bring us?
Friendship; Cultrue exchange; Language learning;
Body-building; Tourism ……
Step 7 Homework:
Write a passage about their opinion: what did the Olympic Games bring us?
Remember the useful words and expressions.