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Escuela Municipal

Gustavo Bisquertt S.
Popeta Rengo
Teacher: M. Carolina Prez S.

ENGLISH WORK
ANCIENT GREEK GAMES
NAME: DATE: . GRADE: .....
Objetivo: Reading Comprehension
KEY WORDS (21 ptos)
1.- Greek:
2.- kinds:
3.- seriously:
4.- There were:
5.- a lot:
6.- ancient:
7.- settlement:
8.- started:
9.- gods:
10.- games:

SCORE: / PTOS.
11.- king:
12.- sprint:
13.- only:
14.- young:
15.- met:
16.- prizes:
17.- today:
18.- running
19.- jumping:
20.- tent:
21.- unmarried:

I.- Read the text.


ANCIENT GREEK GAMES
A. The Greeks took games of all kinds very seriously, but specially physical
athletic competitions. There were a lot of athletic competitions in Greece. The
most famous of these were the Olympic Games.
B. Olympia was an ancient settlement in Greece where the Olympic Games
started. The games were in honor of Zeus, King of the Gods. The games were
part of a great five day Festival held every four years.
C. The first Olympic Games were in about 776 BC.
D. In those days the only event was a short sprint, from one end of the stadium to
the other. Over the years there were four days of many different competitions.
E. Young men from rich families didnt have to work and met at the Olympic
Games. They Competed for prizes and for the favor of the gods.
F. The events were the same kind as in the Olympic today: running, jumping,
throwing the javelin, throwing the discus, horse racing, the marathon. But the
competitions were only for men.
G. The spectators came from all over Greece to watch the events. They had to
pitch their tents or sleep outside. Only men, boys and unmarried girls
attended the Olympic Games.
H. Winners won crowns of sacred olive branches.

II.- Read the text once more and choose the correct answer.
a.- Where did the Ancient Olympic Games take place?
i.- in Olympia
ii.- in different cities in Greece
iii.- in different countries
b.- What was the only sport event in the first Olympics in 776 BC?
i.- a boxing match
ii.- a horse race
iii.- a short race

c.- How often did the Ancient Olympics take place?


i.- Every year
ii.- Every two years
iii.- Every four years
d.- What did the winners of sports events get?
i.- A gold medal
ii.- An olive crown
iii.- money
3.- Complete this summary of the text in your notebook. (9ptos)
The Olympic Games started in ......................... (place). In ...................... (year).
They were in honor of ....................... . At the beginning, there was only .........................
The competitors were ............................. and they won ..............................
The spectators were ............................ and ......................... that came from .....................
4.- Answer these questions.
1.- Complete the names of the ancient sports.
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2.- What God was honor in the Olympic Games?
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3.- When the first Olympic Games take place?
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4.- Who can participate in this event?
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5.- What was the prize in the first Olympics?
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6.- Who attended to the Olympics?
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7.- Where the people sleep?
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