Period Four Listening
Step 1 Revision Check the homework. Step 2 Listening The Story of Atlanta (P15) Task 1 : lead-in (revision). Task 2: Read the statements quickly and guess which can
be the possible general idea of the story. (Ex 2) (1) listen for the first time. (Answer: 4.) Work in pairs and discuss the answers. (2) Listen for the second time and finish Ex. 1 & Ex. 3. The correct Order: 4-11-7-5-1-3-9-6-10-8-2 (3).Listen for information: Hippomenes was standing waiting and when Atlanta came out she thought, “ __________________________. His death ______________________!” So she said to her father, “_________________. The race ________________ .” But Hippomenes said, “ She has said it:____________________________________.” Step 3 Listening (P48) Task 1: Leading-in (1) Do you know there is an event called “Marathon”? (2) Do you think there was such an event in ancient Olympics?
The Marathon was a modern event that was first introduced in the 1896 Olympic Games. The distance is 26 miles 385 yards or 42,195 kilometres. It’s a race in honor of Phidi ppides, an ancient runner. In the 5th century B.C, the Persians a ttacked Greece at Marathon near Athens. The Greeks were very worried and didn’t know what to do. They sent Phidippides to Sparta to ask for help for the battle?
Task 2: Listen to get the main idea. Task 3:Listen again and fill in the blanks. (1) In ancient Athens, the only way to send messages was by ____________.
(2) In all it took Phidippides _________ to run to Sparta for help, but his journey was __________. (3) The battle against the Persians was hard but at last the Athens won, because the Persians were too __________. (4) When Phidippides arrived, he could hardly________ and then fell down _______. (5) Every four years there is a race called the Marathon from ___________ to __________. Task 4: Answer the questions (P48). 1.How many journeys did Phidippides make? Two. One to Sparta and back; one to Athens. 2. Why did he have to run to Sparta so fast? This was the only way to get help quickly as there were no telephones, faxes or e-mails . 3. What did he do as well as run? He also fought in the Battle of Marathon against the Persians. 4. Why did they ask him to run fast from Marathon to Athens after the battle? They knew the people of Athens could be worried and they wanted them to know the good news. 5. How is he remembered? He is remembered with a race in the Olympic Games which is as long as his run form Marathon to Athens. Step 4 Listening (P51) Task 1: Leading-in What can you see in th e picture? Task 2: Read the statement s and listen to the tape for information. Task 3: Number the events and discuss them in pairs. Answers: 5-7-2-1-6-3-4- 8 Step 5 Homework Finish the exercises on the workbook.
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