Are you ready? Now let’s enjoy an exciting video. From this video, what can we learn ? Are you familiar with these pictures? Unit 2 The Olympic Games (Reading) How much do you know about the Olympics? Can you talk about the events of the Olympic Games ? 运动项目 Baseball Swimming Cycling Diving Events of the Olympic Games Soccer Gymnastics basketball regular basis athlete admit slave nowadays gymnastics Greek magical volunteer Homeland take part in adj. 规则的 n. 基础； n. 运动员 vt. & vi. 容许；承认 n. 奴隶 adv. 现今；现在 n. 体操；体能训练 adj. 希腊人 adj. 魔术的 n. 志愿者；志愿兵 n. 祖国；本国 v. 参加；参与 gymnasium host responsibility replace motto swift medal ancient compete competitor as well stand for n. 体育馆；健身房 vt. 做东；主办；招待 n. 责任；职责 vt. 取代；替换；代替 n. 座右铭，格言；警句 adj. 快的；迅速的 n. 奖章；勋章；纪念章 adj. 古代的；古老的 vi. 比赛；竞争 n. 竞争者 也；又； 代表；象征 Page 9 Read the first paragraph In the first paragraph, how many people refer to? Pausanias Olympic Games Liyan interview (希腊的) A Greek writer 2000 years ago Ancient times A volunteer (志愿者) the 2008 Olympics Modern times for Purpose of the interview What does Pausanias want to do ? He wants to find out about the present-day Olympic Games. 采访的目的： 他想要了解有关当代奥运会的情况。 Fast Reading How many questions does Pausanias ask? What are they ? Task 1: Skimming 1. What questions does Pausanias ask? ① How often do you hold your games? line 12 ② Winter Games? How can the runners enjoy line 17 competing in winter? And what about the horses? ③ Earlier you said that athletes are invited form all over the world. Do you mean the Greek world? line 25 ④ Where are all the athletes housed? line 32 ⑤ Does anyone want to host the Olympic Games? line 36 ⑥ Did you say medals? ... line 50 Do you compete for prize money too? ① How often do you hold your games? Every four years. ② Winter Games? How can the runners enjoy competing in winter? And what about the horses? There are no running races or horse riding events. Instead there are competitions like skiing and ice skating which need snow and ice. 冬奥会没有赛跑和赛马，但又像溜冰和滑雪之类需要冰雪的比赛项目。 ③ Earlier you said that athletes are invited form all over the world. Do you mean the Greek world? Nowadays any country can take part if their athletes are good enough. ④ Where are all the athletes housed? For each Olympics, a special village is built for them to live in. ⑤ Does anyone want to host the Olympic Games? As a matter of fact, every country wants the opportunity. ⑥ Did you say medals? ... Do you compete for prize money too?