English Listening Lesson on
 Olympics

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THE LESSON ON OLYMPICS

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I love the Olympics. It really is a unique and special world occasion. There’s only one event in the world better than the Olympics, and that’s the Football World Cup. Anyway, the Olympics really is a celebration of humanity. The whole world watches and gets excited. We love watching our heroes trying to win gold. I don’t usually get excited about seeing my country’s flag, but at the Olympics, I love it. I think the Olympics were better many years ago. Then, they had traditional Olympic sports. Nowadays we have professional tennis and baseball stars playing in sports that aren’t really Olympic sports. I would love to see an Olympic games. Maybe I’ll be lucky and get a chance to see the London games in 2012.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

I love the Olympics. It __________________ and special world occasion. There’s __________________ the world better than the Olympics, and that’s the Football World Cup. Anyway, the Olympics really is a celebration of humanity. The whole world watches __________________. We love watching our heroes __________________. I don’t usually get excited about seeing __________________, but at the Olympics, I love it. I think the Olympics were better many years ago. Then, they had traditional Olympic sports. Nowadays we have professional tennis and baseball stars playing in sports __________________ Olympic sports. I would love to see an Olympic games. Maybe __________________ get a __________________ London games in 2012.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT OLYMPICS SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about the Olympics in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about the Olympics for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about the Olympics. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about the Olympics. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. OLYMPICS POSTER Make a poster about the Olympics. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY OLYMPICS LESSON: Make your own English lesson on the Olympics. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on the Olympics. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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