1) What are the symbols and traditions of the Olympic Games? Match the descriptions (1-6) with the pictures (A-F). (reading for the main idea)
1. It has been organised since the IX Olympiad at Amsterdam in 1928. All delegations parade in alphabetical order. But Greece is always the first and the last delegation is the host country.
2. It was adopted1 by the International Olympic Committee in 1958. It is played when the Olympic Flag is raised in the opening ceremony and also when the Olympic Flag is lowered at the closing ceremony.
3. One of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s friends was head of a college near Paris. Once he finished his speech with the words in Latin that Baron Pierre de Coubertin made into the Olympic motto. These words were motto.
4. Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a speech given by Ethelbert Talbot at a service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games. The Olympic Creed' reads creed.
5. It was lit during the ancient Olympic Games. It has been lit every Olympiad since the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games at Amsterdam, Netherlands, in 1928.
6. First it appeared at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. It was Waldi, the dachshund.4 Since that time it has been one of the symbols of the Olympics. It shows the history and culture of the host city.
2) Are the statements true or false? (reading for specific information)
1. Greece always finishes the parade at the opening ceremony. - False
2. The anthem' has been played at the opening and closing ceremonies since 1958. - True
3. Faster, higher, stronger is the motto of the Olympic Games. - Talse
4. The Olympic Creed appeared in 1908. - True
5. The Olympic Flame appeared at the first opening ceremony. - False
6. The mascot, since the Olympic Games in Munich, has been an animal or a toy that represents the country where the Olympic Games are held. - True
3) What other Olympic symbols can you suggest? (expressing personal opinions)