Look at this picture. Speak with your partner: Where was this picture taken? Who’s the main character? What are the rest of the people doing? Where are they going?...
Watch this video from the London 2012 Olympics and answer the questions: 1. How many participants were there in the competitions? ☐ 70 ☐ 75 ☐ 100 ☐ 105 2. Name 2 monuments in London which the marathon included in its itinerary:
1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. How were the weather conditions on the day of the competition? 4. What were the nationalities of the first 3 runners? 1. ___________ 2. ___________ 3. ___________ 5. Who won the gold medal?
The following is an interview between Stephen Kiprotich and a British reporter: REPORTER: "Congratulations on winning the marathon. How long have you been preparing for this race?" RUNNER: "Thank you. About five years, running twelve miles, three times a week." REPORTER: "Why do you like to run?" RUNNER: "I haven't always been a runner. I started running when my doctor told me I was over-weight and needed to improve my over-all health. At first, it was hard to go a few miles, but now, I'm in better shape and I love it. I can't wait to get out in the morning and run." REPORTER: "What is your favorite part of a marathon?" RUNNER: "You might expect me to answer 'crossing the finish line', but actually it's when I get to the 20-mile point of the race. I think I can't go on, and then I do! That's my most challenging moment. It's "mind over matter"." REPORTER: "Are you planning to run more marathons in the near future?" RUNNER: "Yes, I am looking forward to running one in Seattle next month." REPORTER: "Can you give me some advice about getting in shape?" RUNNER: "Well . . . I guess I would tell you to keep moving. Eat healthy food and keep moving." REPORTER: "Wonderful! Thank you for talking to us today and please thank your coach as well. Get some rest!" RUNNER: "Thank you. I'm honored to be here on your show." challenging – difficult in shape – good health "mind over matter" – the mind is more powerful than the body
After reading the transcript of the original interview, read this report of what the reporter and the athlete said. Select the answer that best completes the sentence. Pay attention to verb forms, pronouns and adverbs. 1. The reporter asked ________ a. how long is it he prepare for race. b. he prepare how long for the race. c. how long did he prepare for the race. d. how long he had been preparing for the race. 2. The runner replied that ____________ a. I have been running for about five years. b. I was running for about five years c. he had been running for about five years d. he is running for about five years. 3. Next, the reporter asked him __________ a. why he likes to run. b. why does he like to run. c. why he liked to run. d. why do you like to run. 4. The runner said ____________ a. that he is needing to improve his overall health. b. that he needed to improve his overall health. c. that I have needed to improve my overall health. d. I needed to improve my overall health. 5. He added that __________ to get out in the morning and run. a. I can't wait b. I couldn't wait c. he can't wait d. he couldn't wait 6. Next, the reporter asked him _________ a. what is your favorite part of a marathon. b. what his favorite part of a marathon is. c. what is his favorite part of a marathon. d. what is it his favorite part of a marathon.
7. The marathoner replied ______________to the 20-‐mile mark in the marathon race. a. that it is when he gets b. that it is when I get c. that it is when he got d. when he gets 8. The reporter inquired ____________more marathons in the near future. a. whether he was going to run b. that are you going to run c. whether are you going to run d. you going to run 9. The athlete answered______________ a. that he was looking forward to running one in Seattle in the coming month. b. that he is looking forward to running one in Seattle next month. c. that he looks forward to running one in Seattle next month. d. if he was looking forward to running one in Seattle next month. 10. The reporter asked ___________ about getting back in shape. a. could he give him some advice b. whether you could give me some advice c. that he could give him some advice d. whether he could give him some advice 11. The athlete advised ______________ a. that he eat healthy food and keep moving. b. that he eats healthy food and keeps moving. c. that he is eating healthy food and keeping moving. d. that healthy food he should eat and moving he should keep. 12. The reporter thanked him and _________ his coach as well. a. told him thank b. told him that he thank c. told to him to thank d. told him to thank