Ⅰ. Warming up
First play the song “Pass the Flame”
T: Many people are familiar with the song. It was sung on Athens Olympics. It reminds us of many sports stars winning gold medals. Who are your sporting heroes / heroines?
T: you can use these words to describe them. Awful, boring, lazy, slow, terrible, useless, weak, brilliant, fast, skilful, smart, strong, useful. Give them an example. The teacher show some Olympic athletes and guide students to talk about them. For example “Is he your sports hero? What does he do?
T: Finally show the picture of Williams sisters. Do you know them? What do they take up?
T: They are sisters and both tennis champions. Do you want to know more about them? read the text
First reading do the exercise true or false
1. The two sister plan to take up tennis career all their life.
2. In competitive matches the two sisters seldom played each other.
3. The two sisters have no common hobby except tennis.
4. In their childhood the people around Williams’s sisters often fought each other using gun.
5. Williams’ parents played an important part in their success.
6. The text refer to us the sisters’ father is good at tennis.
7. If one of them loses the game in their match, the other does the dishes.
8. The two sisters miss their childhood so they often go back to their hometown.
Answers: 1.F 2. F 3.F 4. T 5.T 6.T 7. F 8. F
Ⅲ Further understanding
Get student to guess the meanings of these words and check them while reading
Listen to the tape and check the answers
Read the text aloud and answer these questions(do the exercise 3)
Read the article again and suggest a title for the text( do the exercise 4)
Title: How to become a tennis star
Road to success
Tennis is my favorite sports
Tennis stars- Williams sisters
Ask student to choose one title. The answer is: Tennis stars- Williams sisters
Do you want to know more information about them? Add new information about the two sisters
迄今职业奖金总额 $ 12,462,628
Name ：Serena Williams
迄今职业奖金总额 $ 11,284,079
Show some pictures
Picture1 study design in college
Picture2. the friendly sisters
Picture3 The two sisters’ photo of childhood.
The topic of each paragragh
Para1 brief introduction
Para2 their childhood
Para3 training and study
para4 achievement and friendly relationship
Ⅳ Voice your opinion
What are the advantages of being sports stars?
Ⅴ Language points
1. speak about谈论,讲述
We couldn’t get him to speak about his war experiences.
He has no interest in fine arts.
I’ve lost my interest in collecting coins.
The guests showed great interest in the new design.
3.come to an end结束
The meeting came to an end at last.
4. amazing adj. 令人惊异的， 指 物
amazed adj.感到惊异的 ， 指人
amaze vt 使…惊异
The amazing performance amazed me.
The amazing performance made me amazed.
Do the exercise 6
Ⅶ Language in Use
Choose a star. Make notes about the important achievements or events in his/her life, and the dates they happened. Don’t worry if you are not exact.
Guide students to study Grammar Summary 4, on page 93
Do the exercise 7
Students look at the sentences from the text and discuss when to use each tense.
Do the exercise 8 and 9
If time is limited ask students do the exercise 10, 11and 12 as homework