Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’

What has been your favourite Olympic moment?

What is your favourite Olympic moment?

Kyle Chalmers Gold in the swimming
The 4/100 women’s relay team’s Gold in the swimming
Catherine Skinner winning Gold in the single trap shooting
The women’s Rugby 7’s Gold in their first Olympics
Mack Horton winning Gold in the 400m swimming
Kim Brennan winning Gold in the women’s single sculls rowing
The Australian basketball team narrowly being defeated by the Dream Team
Usain Bolt winning Gold in the men’s 100m

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BTN (Behind The News) – Refugee Olympic Team

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4517894.htm

Click on the link above and view the BtN story on the ‘Olympic Refugee Team’. After viewing the story you need to answer the questions below in your English book. Remember to answer the questions as question AND answer or question IN the answer.

1. What was the main point of the BtN story?
2. Why did Olympic swimmer Yusra leave Syria?
3. Briefly retell what happened when she was forced to leave. (A minimum of a paragraph)
4. Which country did they make it to as refugees?
5. Who is a refugee?
6. About how many people around the world have been forced to leave their homes?
a. 20 million
b. 40 million
c. 60 million
7. This is the first Olympics that refugees have been able to compete
in. True or false?
8. How many athletes are in the Refugee Olympic team?
9. Complete the following sentence: The International Olympic Committee want the refugee team to draw attention to…
10. How did this story make you feel? Consider gratitude, mindfulness and empathy.

 

BTN (Behind The News) – Olympic History

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4513457.htm

Click on the link above and watch the BtN story on ‘Olympic History’. Once you’ve watched the story you will need to complete the following questions into your English book.

  • PLEASE NOTE: You need to answer the first question BEFORE you view the BtN story.
1. Before you watch the BtN story, record what you know about the Olympic Games.
2. When were the first Olympic Games held?
3. Which god were the Olympic Games dedicated to?
4. The only people who could compete were…
5. Give an example of a sport included in the ancient Olympics.
6. There was only one winner of the ancient Olympics. True or false?
7. What did the winner receive?
8. In which year was the first modern Olympic Games held?
9. How are the ancient and modern Olympics similar?
10. Name three facts you learnt watching the BtN Olympic History story.

BTN (Behind The News) – Russia Ban

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4509192.htm

Click on the link above and watch the BtN story on ‘Russia Ban’. Once you have viewed the story you need to complete the following questions in your English book.

  1. Before you watch the BtN story, make some predictions about what the story is about.
  2. Why have many Russian athletes been banned from competing in the Olympics?
  3. Last year, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report saying lots of Russian athletes had ________________ drug tests.
  4. Who was involved in the drug cheating?
  5. How were the athletes cheating drug tests?
  6. Why do some Russian athletes say the ban is unfair?
  7. What do others in favour of the ban say?
  8. What message to athletes does WADA say needs to be stronger?
  9. Russian athletes in which sports are allowed to compete in the Olympics?
  10. Should all Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics? Why or why not?

BTN (Behind The News) – Olympic Preparations

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http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3549383.htm

Click on the link above to view the BtN story on the preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This story will give you an insight into the final preparations for athletes and officials in the lead up to this year’s Rio Olympics.

After you’ve viewed this story you need to answer the following questions in your English book. Remember to answer the questions either as question AND answer or question IN the and answer.

1.Before you watch the Olympic preparationsstory, record what you think are some of the challenges of hosting the Olympics.
2. Why has security been one of the biggest concerns for Olympic Games organisers?
3. What problems might large numbers of people arriving at the airport cause?
4. Why are there Olympic – only lanes on the roads?
5. Where do the athletes stay while competing in the Olympics?
6. About how many meals will be served to athletes and officials in the dining room?
7. What problems have Games organisers had with security?
8. What are they doing to fix the problem?
9. What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?
10. What is the host city of the 2020 Olympics?

Online Olympians – BTN (Behind The News)

Visit the Behind the News website to view the ‘Online Olympians’ report in your Reading Rotation this week. http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3527739.htm

The following discussion questions can be completed in your workbooks. Please remember to answer using complete sentences, with the question reworded into the opening sentence of your answer.

  1. What was the main point of the BtN story?
  2. Give an example of a social media site.
  3. How will social media be used during the Olympics?
  4. What are the benefits of social media during an event like the Olympics?
  5. Why did swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk get in trouble recently?
  6. What was the consequence for their actions?
  7. What is it important to remember when posting on social networking sites?
  8. How does social networking benefit athletes?
  9. Do you think the swimmers should have been punished for posting the photo on Facebook? Explain your answer.
  10. How has your thinking changed since watching the BtN story?