University English: the blog for ESL students

May 7, 2012

The Olympics

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 3:04 am

Our presentation is about the Olympics.
The olympics is a worldwide festival.

There are two kinds of the olympics : summer and winter.
Let’s see the summer events. For example baseball, swimming and taekwondo.
And in winter, there are figure skating, hockey and ski jump.

Then, let’s see the meaning & origins of the olympics!
The olympics started in ancient greece athena. [1]
The meaning of the olympics is people from all over the world getting together strongly.
The mark or the olympics is the five-rings olympics flag.
There are five colors. this maeans the five continents.
Blue is Europe, yellow is Asia, black is Africa, green is Oceania, and Red is Americas.

We checked out two famous athletes of the olympics, Kim-Yeon-A and Park-Tae-Hwan.
First, We will introduce Kim-Yeon-A.
She is the most famous sports star!
Because she has attractive eyes as ell as the top ranking in Figure skating.
And she has excellent jump, spins! [2]
Second, We will introduce Park-Tae-Hwan.
His nickname is marine boy.
Because he is the best swimming athlete in korea.
In addition to he is popular among women because of his good body. [3]

Also korea held the olympics in 1988, in korean, “88(pal-pal)olympic”
The mascot of the “88 olympic” was a “ho-dol-ii”
In those days, this character was very popular among the people. [4]
In 2012, the summer olympics will be held in London. [5]
According to TV and NEWS paper, the London olympics is very ready well now.

Our member
Kim sel min, Par hee kyung, Cha jun min, Song min sol

reference
[1]http://gall.dcinside.com/figureskating/1097674
[2]http://www.obsnews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=631956
[3]http://www.obsnews.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=631956
[4]http://search.naver.com/search.naver
[5]www.london2012.com

1. event : [NOUN] An event is one of the races or competitions that are part of an organized occasion such as a sports meeting.
2. ancient : Ancient means belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire.
3. continent : [NOUN] A continent is a very large area of land, such as Africa or Asia, that consists of several countries.
4. mascot : [NOUN] A mascot is an animal, toy, or symbol which is associated with a particular organization or event, and which is thought to bring good luck.

——————–

Teacher’s Note:

This vocabulary will be on Written Test #2:

ancient: (adjective) belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire.

continent: (noun) a very large area of land, such as Africa or Asia, that consists of several countries.

mascot: (noun) an animal, toy, or symbol which is associated with a particular organization or event, and which is thought to bring good luck.

This discussion question will be on the Final Speaking Test:

What kinds of Olympic sports do you like?

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: