Objectives: By the end of the lesson Ss will be able to: practise their communicative skills in group work; become more confident in using question words; become more aware of some facts from the history of the Olympic games and their symbols.
Match the descriptions with the symbols. a) The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part. b) The anthem. c) Faster, higher, stronger. d) The Olympic Flame. e) The Olympic Flag. f) The opening ceremony. g) The mascot. Key: 1) e; 2) f; 3) b; 4) a; 5) c; 6) d; 7) g.
Bingo game Put the following sports in each box in any order: football, rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, swimming, boating, boxing, basketball. Example: FootballCricketRugby GolfTennisSwimming BasketballBoatingBoxing
Answer the questions. a) When and where did the Olympic Games begin? b) When did the Games in Greece stop? c) When and where did the first modern Olympic Games take place? d) Are Summer and Winter Olympic Games held separately? e) Where and when were the latest Olympic Games held? Key: a) In 776 B.C. at Olympia in Greece. b) In 394 A.D. c) In 1986 in Athens. d) Yes, they are. e) In Beijing, China in 2008.
Write T (True) or F (False). a) The first Olympic Games took place in Athens in b) For the period of the Games all the wars stopped. c) The Olympic Games take place every five years. d) Winter Olympic Games first took place in e) Winter Olympic Games were taken place in Sochi in Key: a) F; b) T; c) F; d) T; e) T.
Put the words in the correct order. 1. Olympic/are/Why/called/Games/they 2. Games/did/Olympic/When/the/Winter/first/place/take 3. movement/motto/the/What/of/is//the/Olympic 4. tradition/Flame/When/the/did/the/of/Olympic/begin Key: 1. Why are they called Olympic Games? 2. When did the first Winter Olympic Games take place? 3. What is the motto of the Olympic movement? 4. When did the tradition of the Olympic Flame begin?
Match the questions with the answers. 1. Why are they called Olympic Games? 2. When did the first Winter Olympic Games take place? 3. What is the motto of the Olympic movement? 4. When did the tradition of the Olympic Flame begin? a) Citius, altius, fortius which is Latin for Quicker, higher, stronger. b) Because they were first held at a place called Olympia in Ancient Greece. c) They took place in d) There was a Flame at the ancient Games. It was used in the modern Olympics in Key: 1 – b; 2 – c; 3 – a; 4 – d.
Class survey Find someone who… can ski or skate; can run 60 meters for 9 seconds; is good at football, volleyball, etc; has taken part in any sport competition lately; wants to go to the Olympic Games.