2016 Summer Olympics In Brazil – English Reading Lesson

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Key Vocabulary Olympics is a noun and always plural. The Olympics is an event which is a “set of Olympic games,” so the event is called the Olympics. I like to watch the Olympics not, I like to watch the Olympic. This summer the Olympics are in Brazil. Do you like to watch the Olympics? Olympic is an adjective and used before a noun: That woman is an Olympic figure skater. I like to watch Olympic What is your favorite Olympic event? The Story The first Olympic games were held in Greece around 3,000 years ago. Many of the games were held in Olympia, which is a historical town in the western side of the country. Then the games were held to honor Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder. In 1896, the first modern Olympic games were held in Athens, the capital of Greece. Athletes from 14 countries participated in 9 different Olympic events including athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, tennis, weightlifting and wrestling. Only men were allowed to take part in the Olympics that year. In 1900, the Olympics were held in Paris and there, women could compete in some events. Since those days, the Olympics …