UNIT 3. BIGGER! STRONGER! FASTER!
Цілі: вдосконалювати навички читання, аудіювання й усного мовлення; розвивати мовленнєву реакцію учнів, їх пізнавальні інтереси; виховувати позитивне ставлення до спорту і світових спортивних традицій.
1. Warm-up Bingo game
(See Lesson 29).
Do Ex. 1 (a), p. 52.
Choose the correct answers in Ex. 1 (b), p. 52.
Key: 1 b, 2 b, 3 a (palm), 4 c, 5 b, 6 a, 7 c, 8 b.
Read the text and match the new words with their Ukrainian equivalents.
The History of the Olympic Games
The first games which later called “the Olympics” were held about a thousand years before our era.
In those times numerous states
on the territory of modern Greece often waged wars. The ruler of one of these wanted to live in peace and he decided to organized athletic games.
From that time all the games were held every four years in Olympia. All wars were stopped. Best athletes arrived from many Greek states to Olympia to compete in running, long jumps, throwing of discus and javelin and wrestling. Fist fighting (boxing) and chariot races were included in the Games. Only men could take part in the Olympics. Women were not allowed anywhere near them.
All the athletes took an oath that had been preparing well for the Games, promised to compete honestly and keep the rules of the sacred Olympics. Winners were called “olympionics”. They were awarded olive wreaths and cups of olive oil.
The Olympic Games were accompanied by arts festivals. Singers sang hymns, poets recited poems, orators made speeches – all this in honor of the sacred Games.
wage a war
A chariot race
To be awarded
11) an olive wreath
12) to accompany
13) to recite
Перегони на колісницях
Work in pairs.
Translate the text.
Learn the proverb in Ex. 2, p. 53.
Write the proverb on the blackboard and read it aloud. Then ask: What Ukrainian equivalent can you give? (Здоровий дух в здоровому тілі). Ask pupils to comment on it. Then pupils repeat the new words after you and then read the proverb aloud chorally. After that ask pupils to close their eyes. Rub some words off.
A sound ____ in a _____ body.
Ask pupils to open their eyes and read the proverb. Pupils repeat the proverb. Then you rub the rest of the words and ask pupils to repeat it once more from memory.
Listen to the text and answer the questions.
Sport in Britain
Sport plays a very important part in people’s lives in Britain. About 29 million people over the age of 16 regularly take part in sport or exercise. For many people sport is the main form of entertainment.
The British are one of the best in the world in different sports. Such sports events as the Final Cup, the Derby, the Boat Race are watched on television by millions of people. For example, Wimbledon is not just a tennis tournament. It means summer fashion.
The game associated with England is cricket. It is much more than just a sport; it is symbolized a way of life. It is the national English game.
Rugby football has existed in Britain since the beginning of the 19th century, when a teacher at Rugby school, while playing football, decided it would be better to pick up the ball and run with it.
Traditionally, the favourite sports of the upper class are hunting, shooting and fishing. The most widespread form of hunting is fox-hunting.
Horse racing is a very popular sport in Britain. This sport became known as “the sport of kings” in the 17 th century.
Almost every sport is played in Britain. Hockey and basketball are becoming very popular.
Answer the questions.
1) Is sport important for the British?
2) What kinds of sports are mentioned in the text?
3) When does Wimbledon take place?
4) Which game can we call the national one?
5) What is the difference between football and rugby football?
6) How do you think why horse racing was called “the sport of kings”?
Do Ex. 3, p. 53.
1) What do you like doing?
2) What sport are you fond of?
3) What sport is your friend good at?
4) What sports are you and your friends keen on?
Read the poem in Ex. 4, p. 53.
Learn the poem by heart.