Let’s learn new vocabulary. Listen and repeat these words with your tutor.
|1. Olympian オリンピック競技選手|
|Muhammad Ali is a successful Olympian whom many boxers look up to.|
|2. of all time 空前の～、史上～の|
|Usain Bolt is widely considered the greatest sprinter of all time.|
|3. achievement 達成、業績、偉業|
|The Olympic medal is a remarkable achievement.|
|4. sacrifice 犠牲|
|Sometimes, athletes have to sacrifice time and personal life to achieve their goals.|
|5. training 訓練、トレーニング|
|The team has to go through rigorous training to make it to the finals.|
I will ask the questions. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||Who are some famous Olympians in your country?|
|2.||What are the most popular sports teams of all time in your country?|
|3.||Do you have any sports achievements?|
|4.||What do athletes have to sacrifice to achieve their goals?|
|5.||Have you had any sports training before?|
Let’s read the dialogue. I will play Ron, and you will play Emma. Then, we’ll switch roles.
Michael Phelps is truly admirable because he won 28 Olympic medals! That’s amazing!
He is! Those achievements earned him the “Most Successful Olympian
of All Time” title.
Athletes need to go through a lot of sacrifices and self-discipline to make it to the top.
Yes. Joining sports competitions takes a lot of practice.
Do you play any team sports, Emma?
Yes. I sometimes play volleyball. I also like watching basketball. L.A. Lakers is my favorite team. How about you?
L.A. Lakers is my favorite too. They hold the longest winning streak and the most championship wins in NBA history.
Their training must be intense.
That’s for sure. Imagine all the efforts they have to put in to reach that level.
I have nothing but respect for these athletes and players. That’s what
you call passion.
I will ask the questions about the conversation. Please answer them in complete sentences.
|1.||How many Olympic medals does Michael Phelps have?|
|2.||What is Emma and Ron’s favorite basketball team?|
|3.||What are some of the achievements of L.A. Lakers mentioned in the dialogue?|
Fill in the blanks and complete the conversation.
|1.||A: Who is your favorite basketball player _____________?
B: Definitely Michael Jordan!
|2.||A: I need to go on a healthy diet. I’m becoming sickly lately.
B: Well, you need to ____________ eating junk foods.
|3.||A: Congratulations on winning the bronze medal! We have to celebrate this ____________!
B: Thanks a lot for your support.
|4.||A: Are you familiar with this ___________?
B: Yes. He’s one of the best track and field players in the country.
|5.||A: Trina’s ___________ for the tennis semi-finals is much more intense.
B: I know. That’s why she doesn’t have much free time recently.
Let’s do a roleplay. Talk with me according to the situation below, using the expressions you just learned.
You and your friend are talking about successful athletes of all time. Talk about the sacrifices they need to go through to achieve their dreams.
REVIEW AND FEEDBACK
Now, let us review the things that you learned in this lesson.
(Please give a short feedback on how your student did on your class.)