Learning objectives: - Talk about your wishes and hopes. - Learn language for talking about wishes and imaginary situations. - Learn about teenagers who are making a difference in the world.
Read the unit title on page 114, describe what you see. What’s the man’s job? Would you like to be able to do like him? Why (not)?
Discuss in pairs whether it’s important to have hopes and wishes. Then share your ideas.
The Olympic Games are the pinnacle of athletic achievement and require years of hard work and dedication. It takes many hours of practice and training to become an Olympic athlete. If you want to be an Olympic athlete, start early and never give up on your dreams.
Working Hard to Become an Olympic Athlete
Olympic athlete: An individual who has been selected to compete in the Olympic Games. Sportsmanship: Demonstrating qualities such as fairness, respect, and self-control while playing a sport. Training: The process of regularly practicing or exercising in order to improve physical skill or mental ability.
If you could be an Olympic athlete, what would you do differently?
Look at the photos in SB page 120, and answer the following questions. Who are they? Where are they from? How old do you think they are? What do you think is special about them?
Work together in pairs: In what way(s) could you make a difference in your community?
Brain break: Draw a pizza flying through space with a happy face on it.
What is the highest sporting event that an athlete can compete in?
- Super Bowl
- World Cup
How often are the Olympic games held?
- Every 2 years
- Every 4 years
- Every year
Which of these famous athletes has won the most Olympic gold medals?
- Usain Bolt
- Simone Biles
- Michael Phelps
Which sport did Usain Bolt compete in and win multiple gold medals?
- Marathon running
What does it take to become an Olympic athlete?
- Lots of money.
- Years of training and dedication.
- Good looks and charm.