He threw the golden apples one after another to attract Atlanta`s

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Unit 2
Using language
Brainstorming
God
Goddess
The most powerful God.
God of thunder & lightening
He is the father of many
gods and goddesses.
Hera
The Goddess of
Marriage.
Zeus’ wife.
Poseidon
The God of Sea
The trident is his bestknown symbol.
Athena
The Goddess of Wisdom
and War
The protector of Athens
Venus
The Goddess of Love
A poem
She was beautiful; her beauty made
The whole world dim(昏暗),
and everything beside
Seemed like the fleeting image of a shade
转瞬即逝
predicting
“story”
Read the title and predict the following questions.
1.What writing style does the passage belong to?
A. narrative (记叙的) B. argumentative (议论的)
C. expositive (说明的) D. descriptive (描写的)
2. Which order will the story be organized in?
A. place B. time
3. What factors(要素) does the story include?
Skimming
1. Read the passage and check
whether your predictions are
right.
2. work in pairs to organize the
information into a chart.
Scanning
True or False
1. She practiced running to
compete in the Olympic
Games.
2. At first Hippomennes
understood why men ran
against Atlanta.
3. Atlanta was not sure she
could win.
4. She was so angry about
the fact that she could
not run in the Olympics.
5. She made as many
men as she could
share her pain.
6. Her father did not
understand her wish
to compete in the
Olympics.
7. He did not refuse her
wish to choose her
husband in a race.
Discussion
• 1. What would you do if you heard of
Atlanta’s rules?
• 2. What do you think would happen to
Hippomenes?
• 3.How would you end the story if you were
writer?
Listen to the tape and answer the
following questions.
• Did Hippomenes win the race?
• What did he do when Atlanta was in front
of him during the race?
• Did Hippomenes win the race?
Yes, he won the race.
• What did he do when Atlanta was in front
of him during the race?
He threw the golden apples one after
another to attract Atlanta’s attention
and make her slow down.
After listening, put the pictures
into the correct order.
B
A
D
E
DB
CC
A
E
Useful words and expressions
• run faster than any
man
• be (not) allowed to
• win glory
• so…that
• marry sb.
• make a bargain
with sb.
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let sb. do sth.
change one’s mind
promise to do
3 golden apples
pick up
one after another…
Sample
Once upon a time, I was a Greek king. I
had a beautiful daughter, Atlanta, who
could run faster than any man in Greece.
However, she was not allowed to run and
win glory in the Olympic Games. My
daughter was so angry that she made a
bargain with me and…
English idioms from Greek
Mythology
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Pandora's box
The Trojan horse
Achilles’ heel
Penelope’s web
Home work
1.Reshape your retell.
2.Surf on the Internet and find out one of
the stories behind the following idioms.
a. Pandora's box
b. the Trojan horse
c. Achilles’ heel
d. a Penelope’s web