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Τρίτη, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2012

The Olympic Games Ideals

This is a lesson about the OLYMPIC GAMES IDEALS

Level: Intermediate to Upper Intermediate
Age: Teenagers 
Time: 60' 
Aim: To raise awareness and warm up sts regarding the topic of Olympic Games; to practise speaking skills;  to practise relevant vocabulary


  •  Ask your students to comment the following quotes by Pierre de Coubertin :  

The six colours, including the white background, represent the colours of all the world's flags... this is a true international emblem.”

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.”

  • Continue with a brainstorming activity on "Olympic Games Ideals". We can use a tool such as http://www.mindomo.com/    

 by Paschalis T.

Some of them might be...
fair play
friendship
honour
glory
peace
moral integrity
mix of mind, body and spirit 


VS 

corruption, 
commercialism, 
doping
terrorism and war 



  •  Watch this stop motion film  OLYMPIC SPIRIT  created for the International Olympic Committee.
  •   Ask them to write down some key words while watching the film. Show it twice. Then try to associate these simple words with the Ideals discussed earlier.
Associations
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  •  Now Visit the site and discuss the vision and the mission of these important people
http://www.olympicspirit.org/mission.php

 

  •    Ask your sts to prepare their own Little Book of Olympic Spirit either with quotes of famous people or with stories of inspirational athletes, representing each one of these ideals. 
  • This is an end product to be finished upon completion of the whole project entitled "Olympic Games"  of which this lesson is only the introduction.

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