Read the words after me and then translate the words. 1.Olympia; 2. Olympiad; 3. the Olympics; 4. Greece; 5. Greek; 6. Zeus; 7. a temple; 8. BC before Christ; 9. AD anno Domini; 10. to compete; 11. a competitor ; 12. an athlete; 13. wrestling; 14. to allow; 15. the pentathlon; 16. Roman emperor Theodosius; 17. Pierre de Coubertin; 18. the Athens Games; 19. International Olympic Committee; 20. Lausanne, Switzerland
Answer the questions: 1.What is the text about? 2.Did you learn any new facts about the Olympic movement? 3.What was interesting to know? 4.The text can be easily divided into 2 parts, cant it? 5.Which parts?
Choose the right answer: 1.The original Greek games took place every fifth year every fourth year every sixth year 2. The Olympic Games were renewed in
3. The Games were a way of saluting the gods the athletes the countries 4. The Games were officially ended by Julius Caesar Theodosius Flavius
5. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Lausanne Paris Athens 6. The winner of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games is Russia France The USA
Express the same in English (the text can help you): Первые Олимпийские игры В начале христианской эры Игры были возобновлены Способ чествовать своих богов Способ прославить спортивные таланты На которой основывается современное олимпийское движение
В честь Зевса Состязание в беге Сильные воинственные спартанцы Борьба, пятиборье, гонки на колесницах Вернуть Олимпийские игры к жизни Поддержали его идею Самое подходящее место для проведения первых Олимпийских игр Олимпиады проводятся под руководством Международного олимпийского комитета
Divide into 3 groups and you have 5 minutes to prepare a story about: First group History of the ancient Olympic Games
Second group History of the modern Olympic Games
Third group Sports competitions in the ancient Olympic Games and in the modern Olympic Games
Now lets read some interesting things about the Olympic Games: Women were not allowed to watch the competitions of the Olympic Games. By the way, if women broke the rule and came to the stadium, they were physically punished.
In ancient Greece winners received olive wreaths. Winners images often appeared on coins or on statues. In honor of the champions the walls of their native towns were broken and they entered the town through the holes. People explained it this way: We arent afraid of enemies because the best athletes live here.
Since 1896 the Olympic Games have been worlds number one sport event, a symbol of hope, peace and friendly co- operation between nations. Pierre de Coubertin said, There is no star nobler than the Sun; there are no games nobler than the Olympics.
The prize was a red apple. Now there are 3 prizes for each event – a gold medal, a silver medal and a bronze medal.
The Olympic flag has 5 coloured rings. The colors are blue, yellow, black, green and red on white, because every country in the world has one of these colors on its flag.
The beginning of the Olympic Games is impossible without lighting a fire. The torch is carried hand-to-hand by relays of runners from the original site of the Games at Olympia to the stadium of the host city.
Everybody knows the motto of the Olympics: Citius, altius, fortius. It means
The country of the Games chooses a mascot. For example, Bear Misha in Moscow in 1980, a cartoon dog Cobi in Barcelona in 1992, etc.
At our lesson today we have discussed the history of the Olympic Games. Im sure you know that the next Winter Olympic Games will be held in our country. I would like you to find information about the future Olympics in Sochi on the Internet and speak about it at the next lesson.