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  • Unit Seven Athletes Preparation Listening-Centered Activities Listening-Centered Activities Reading-Centered Activities Reading-Centered Activities
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  • Talking about sports and athletes Directions: The class is divided into five groups. Each group is re-quired to deal with one category and all its members are encou-raged to work together to list as many items as possible on the blackboard. Individual sportsSports that require two players Team sports Chinese sports stars International sports star Swimming, shot put, running, javelin, gymnastic, jogging, shooting, hiking, hurdles, discus, archery, pole vaulting, weight-lifting, bowling, golf, canoeing, aerobics, skiing, diving, power walking, bicycling, high-jump, long-jump, Table tennis, badminton, snooker, fencing, dancing, go, judo, squash, tennis, sumo- wrestling Basketball, football, bike-relay, race, volleyball, water polo, handball, cricket, rowing, ice hockey Den Yaping, Zheng Haixia, Kong linhui, Liu Guoliang, Chen Lu, Fan Zhiyi, Gao Min, Lang Ping, Wang Junxia, Wang Nan, Li Ju, Ma Lin Michael Jordan, Mike Tyson, Ronaldo, Michael Owen, Charles Barkley, Scotties Pippen, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Schumacher, Pete Smapras Vladimir
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  • Guess who is my favorite athlete 1.Ye Zhaoying Chinese; female; an excellent badminton player; the best in the world; won the world championship twice, in 1995 and 1997; winner of the championship of women single badminton series match in 1997; winner of the championship of women single of 1998 Singapore badminton open match. 2.Ronaldo Brazilian; football player; a good goal scorer; was elected as Footballs player of the year in 1996 and 1997; played on the Brazilian team in the 1998 World Cup, bat his team was only placed second; has been called the next Pele in Brazil.
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  • Listening one: Exercise I. You will hear three people (Ted, Mike, and Lisa) talking about their favorite sports. Listen carefully and work in pairs to decide which of the following sports each of them plays and how long he/ she has been playing it. racket, court, athletic, strategy, uncertainty, tan Which sport How long TedTennis Since he was quite young MikeFootball For nearly 40 years LisaSkiing Since she can remember.
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  • Exercise II: listen again and decide which of the following descriptions matches which sport. Check the answers with your partner. DescriptionName of the sport Needs a lot of energyTennis The possibility of a surpriseFootball Is fast and excitingSkiing Is expensiveskiing Not expensiveTennis Is really dangerousSkiing Is very popularTennis Able to get a tanSkiing The strategies of the manager or coachFootball Requires athletic skill of the playersfootball
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  • Listening two: Exercise I listen to the short talk, and then discuss the following questions in pairs. During the thirties and forties, who did children regard as their role modals? What is the situation now? Baseball players. Kids look for role models in other fields. Why did players play baseball in the thirties and forties? Did they make a lot of money? They liked it. No. What is the speakers general impression of todays baseball players? Does he admire them? Why or why not? He doesnt think players now are as good as those in the past. No. because he thinks they are too selfish, and care too much about money. According to the speaker, what could todays baseball players do to make baseball more popular? They should grow up and stop worrying about whos making the most money. role model; pastime; on and off the field; autograph; Publicity; league
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  • Answer to the second exercise 1.T 2.T 3.F 4.F 5.F 6.F 7.F 8.T 9.T 10.T
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  • In-class Reading
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  • Vocabulary
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  • perfection (L.26) n. state of being perfect, faultlessness a. Perfection is impossible to achieve in that kind of work. b. Whatever he does, he aims for perfection. perfect adj. 1) having everything needed; without fault a. He has a perfect set of teeth. b. Nobody is perfect. 2) exact, precise; suitable 2) exact, precise; suitable a. The copy is perfect. b. The weather is perfect for fishing. perfect v. make sth. perfect or complete a. She needs to perfect her English before going to work in USA. a. She needs to perfect her English before going to work in USA. b. He spent many years perfecting his technique. b. He spent many years perfecting his technique.
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  • publicity(L.47) n (business of) providing information in order to attract public attention; advertising (business of) providing information in order to attract public attention; advertising a. Her new play has attracted a lot of publicity. a. Her new play has attracted a lot of publicity. b. The publicity for the book was poor and sales were low b. The publicity for the book was poor and sales were low
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  • outweigh (L.58) v. be greater in weight, value or important than sth. a. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. a. The advantages far outweigh the disadvantages. b. This outweigh all other considerations. b. This outweigh all other considerations. out- outlive( ), outgrow( ), outnumber( ), outwit( ), etc..
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  • Difficult Sentences
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  • We dont necessarily like the same things. (L.3) ------ We don t need to have the same interests.
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  • I dont think we can accept all the glory and the money that comes with being a famous athlete and not accept the responsibility of being a role model, of knowing that kids and even some adults are watching us and looking for us to set an example. (L12-14) ------ I don t think it is possible for us to accept all the glory and money of being a famous athlete without accepting the responsibility of being a role model, we should know that kids and even some adults are watching us and looking for us to set an example.
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  • But you dont have to be perfect to be a good role model, and people shouldnt expect perfection. (L24-25) ------ But you don t have to make yourself perfect in order to be a good role model, and people shouldn t expect you to be a perfect person.
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  • I wouldnt ask whether he lives his life exactly the way I would live it or whether he handles every situation just the way I would handle it. (L28-29) ------I would not ask them if they live the same life as I live, and if they deal with every situation in the same ways as I do.
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  • After-class Reading Passage I: Athletes Should Not Be Role Models
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  • Vocabulary
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  • witness (L.9) v. be present at the sth. and see it a. She witnessed the accident. a. She witnessed the accident. b. We were witnessing the most important scientific development of the century. b. We were witnessing the most important scientific development of the century. witness n. 1) person who sees an event take place witness n. 1) person who sees an event take place a. He is the witness to the accident. a. He is the witness to the accident. b. I was a witness to their quarrel b. I was a witness to their quarrel 2) person who gives evidence in a law court after swearing to tell the truth 2) person who gives evidence in a law court after swearing to tell the truth a. He is the witness for the defence/prosecution.( / ) a. He is the witness for the defence/prosecution.( / ) b. The witness was cross-examined be the defending counsel.( ) b. The witness was cross-examined be the defending counsel.( )
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  • shield(L.30) v. protect sth./sb. from harm / a. You can t shield this criminal from prosecution. a. You can t shield this criminal from prosecution. b. The police officer shielded the child with his body. b. The police officer shielded the child with his body. shield n. shield n. 1) piece of amour formerly carried on the arm to protect the body when fighting; drawing or model of a shield displaying a coat of arms ; 1) piece of amour formerly carried on the arm to protect the body when fighting; drawing or model of a shield displaying a coat of arms ; 2) (fig.) person or thing that protects 2) (fig.) person or thing that protects a. This car polish is an effective shield against rust. a. This car polish is an effective shield against rust. b. His carefulness is a shield against making mistakes. b. His carefulness is a shield against making mistakes.
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  • flatter (L.44) v. 1) praise sb. too much esp. in order to gain favor for oneself a. If you flatter your mother a bit she might invite us all to dinner.. a. If you flatter your mother a bit she might invite us all to dinner.. b. She flattered her husband about his cooking. b. She flattered her husband about his cooking. 2) give a feeling of pleasure (usu. passive) 2) give a feeling of pleasure (usu. passive) a. I was flattered by your invitation to talk at the conference. a. I was flattered by your invitation to talk at the conference. b. She was flattered by their praise. b. She was flattered by their praise. 3) believe usu. mistakenly, that one has achieved sth. or has certain abilities 3) believe usu. mistakenly, that one has achieved sth. or has certain abilities a. Do you really think he likes you? You flatter yourself! a. Do you really think he likes you? You flatter yourself! b. He flattered himself that he speaks French well. b. He flatte

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