listening. before listening boston marathon did you know?... what is the boston marathon? ->it is...
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Did you know?...• What is the Boston Marathon?
->It is the oldest road race in the United States. It is held every year in the middle of April.
Did you know?...• Who do think can take part
in the Boston race?
-> Both men and women.
Vocabulary• Race (n): cuộc đua.• Male (n): đàn ông.• Female (n): phụ nữ.• Athletic (n): vận động viên.• Formally (adv): thông thường.• Runner (n): người chạy đua.PROPER NAMES:• Kuscsik.• Mc Dermott.
Guiding question• Who is speaking to whom,
-> 2 friends are talking about Boston Marathon.
Listen to the dialogue and decide whether the
statements are True (T) or False (F) 1. The Boston Marathon is held every year in the
USA.2. It began in 1897.3. John McDermott clocked 2 hours 15 minutes and
10 seconds.4. Women were officially allowed to participate in
the races in 1957.5. In 1984, 34 countries took part in the marathon.6. According to the race’s rules, runners have to
pass through the centre of Boston.
• 1.T• 2.T• 3.F• 4.F• 5.T• 6.F
Listen again and answer the following questions.
1. Where did John McDermott come from?
2. When did Kuscsik become the 1st official female champion?
3. How many women started and finished the race in 1972?
4. How many runners joined the Boston Marathon in 1984?
Keys1. New York.
3. 8 women.
4. 6164 runners.
Work in groups of 4.• Write some famous runners in
Vietnam and tell what is special about them.