the prince of gymnasts
logo the slogan: Anything is possible.
Skim the passage fast to match th
e general idea correctly.
He launched Li Ning sportswear.
His tracksuits are worn by various people. The achievements in Li Ning’s sports life. Li Ning’s sports clothes came onto the market and won success. His goal.
Part2 Li Ning’s success in business
Listen to the tape and check the true statements.
? 1 Li Ning won six medals at the Los Angeles Olympics. True ? 2 He was not happy with his results at the Seoul Olympics. True ? 3 He got a new job working for Nike sportswear. False ? 4 He chose the name of his True sportswear company carefully.
? 5 Six Li Ning products are sold every minute. True ? 6 Li Ning clothes are worn by the national teams of France and Italy. False ? 7 In 1991 he opened a school with Pele and Muhammad Ali. False ? 8 He wants to help children become good at sport. True
? Why did people call Li Ning the prince of gymnasts?
He had won 106 gold medals in________________ major competitions across the world.They included six out of seven gold medals… make a list of Sports journalists met to_________________ the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of the twentieth century and Li Ning’s name was on it.
Step 2: Detailed reading Paragraph 1
? What did the sports journalists meet to do in 1999?
? Why did Li Ning retire with the feeling that he had failed?
was disappointed He _________________because he had not performed well in the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
? What made him determined to succeed in his new life?
___________________made him determined to The sense of failure succeed in his new life.
? What did he decide to launch?
He decided to launch a new brand of sportswear, competing with _______________ global giants.
? What do you know about his logo?
is made up of The bright red logo______________ the first two pinyin letters of his name.
? Why did Li Ning’s success come quickly? The number of young people with money on the increase to spend was_______________.
His designs were__________. attractive
had a major advantage over They ___________________________their better–known rivals---they were cheaper.
So success was guaranteed
? How successful are Li Ning products?
purchased A Li Ning Product is ___________every ten seconds. The chances ?____________are you will see students in Li Ning tracksuits with the familiar logo, when you go into a school or university anywhere. internationally ?The company has also grown_____________.
will be wearing Chinese athletes_______________ Li Ning tracksuits during the 2008 Olympics.
? What has Li Ning continued to do since he opened a school for gymnasts? ? He has continued to help young people achieve their sporting ambitions to_____________________________.
Step 3: Explain difficulties master some learning tips ? Read through the passage and find if you have any difficulty in understanding it. If so, please ask me or your classmates. ? Try to remember useful words and expressions.
Para 1 Analyze and translate this sentence: But even though he had won everything it was possible to win in his sport, Li Ning retired with the feeling that he had failed. Li Ning retired with 这是一个主从复合句，主句是 the feeling that he 定 让步 had failed even though引导的是 状语 从句,这个从句中包含语 从句 it was possible to win in his sport ，先行词 是 everything ,省略了引导词 that 。 但即使是已经赢得了在自己运动项目上所能赢得的一切, 李宁还是带着一种失败感退役了.
Para 4 Find a sentence which has a similar meaning with the following one.
In any school or university, you will be likely to see students wearing Li Ning tracksuits. And on the suits, there is the familiar logo.
?If you go into a school or university anywhere, the chances are you will see students in Li Ning tracksuits with the familiar logo.
A Life in Sport
achievement in sport Para. 1 launched a new brand of sportswear Para. 2 several elements guaranteed Li Ning’s success Para. 3 Li Ning decided to continue his work for sport Para. 5 Li Ning products are very successful now Para. 4
Discussion and summary
? What can we learn from Li Ning?
work hard to succeed, make life meaningful colourful elegant ? What should we do in our daily life?
Life lies in sport.
take exercise to keep healthy, keep away from illness
Life lies in sport.—Voltaire
? Review the passage and remember new words and expressions. ? Finish the exercises on P43. ? Collect more information about your favourite superstar from the internet or magazines. ? Take exercise everyday.