Module 3 Heroes
Unit 1 She trained hard,so she became a great player later.
Activity 2 Listen and choose the correct answer.
Presenter: Hello, you’re listening to Our Heroes. Today, I have Zhao Ming with me, and we’re talking about Deng Yaping. Welcome, Zhao Ming. Why did you choose to talk about Deng Yaping?
Zhao Ming: Well, I love table tennis and Deng Yaping is my favourite table tennis player in China, so I chose her.
Presenter: What can you tell us about her life?
Zhao Ming: Well, she was born in 1973, and she was only 13 when she won her first national competition. She’s not tall, but her success made everyone in China very proud!
Activity 3 Listen and read.
Ms Li：Daming, who is your hero? Who have you chosen to tell us about?
Daming:Deng Yaping! She’s my hero because she’s one of the best table tennis players in the world,and I love playing table tennis.
Ms Li:Tell us about her.
Daming: Well, she started playing table tennis when she was five. She trained hard, so she became a great player later.
Ms Li:And what competitions has she won?
Daming:She’s won many world competitions,including four gold medalas in the Olympics. She stopped playing when she was twenty-four.
Ms Li:What did she do after that?
Daming:She began to study at Tsinghua University in Beijing and then university abroad. Her English wasn’t good enough when she began. Once again she worked hard, and seven years later, she completed her doctor’s degree at Cambridge University. Whatever she does, she never gives up!
Ms Li:That’s amazing!
Daming:Yes. Deng says that she isn’t cleverer than anyone else,but she has a very strong will.
Ms Li: I see. Well, I think she’s a good student as well as a good player.
Daming:Yes,and she helped make the Beijing Olympics a victory for world sport. She’s simply the best !
Ms Li: She’s a true hero,
Pronunciation and speaking
Activity 6 Listen and mark the pauses.
1. She’s my hero because she’s one of the best table tennis players in the world.
2. She started playing table tennis when she was five.
3. Whatever she does,she never gives up!
4. Deng says that she isn’t cleverer than anyone else,but she has a very strong will.
Now listen again and repeat.