Monday, 23 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 84. Birth of the Olympics. Extra Listening

BIRTH OF THE OLYMPICS
 1. Who was worshipped in Olympia?
2. How often did the Games take place?
3. What was the earliest race?
4. What kind of facilities did the sanctuary of Zeus provide?
5. What were some of the competitions held in Olympia?
6.  how long was an average lap?
7. What awards were the winners presented with in Olympia itself?
8. How were the names of the winners remembered?
KEY
BIRTH OF THE OLYMPICS
 1. Who was worshipped in Olympia? Both gods and men / Zeus.
2. How often did the Games take place? Every four years / every fourth year.
3. What was the earliest race? The 200-yards sprint.
4. What kind of facilities did the sanctuary of Zeus provide? Guest houses, a stadium, training centres, a school for wrestlers and boxers, a gymnasium.
5. What were some of the competitions held in Olympia? The pentathon ( javelin, discus, running, jumpin, wrestling combats), 200 metres long races, 400 metres long races, 5,000 metres long races.
6.  How long was an average lap? A third of a mile.
7. What awards were the winners presented with in Olympia itself? With a palm branch and an olive wreath.
8. How were the names of the winners remembered? Their names were used in the Greek calendar / they named their years after Olympic winners.

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