Step 1 Revision
1 Check the homework.
2 Revise the vocabulary of sports meetings. Ask Which kinds of sports are there in a sports meeting？
3 Review SB page 5. Part 1. Have the Ss ask Who was first/second？ etc. in pairs. Get the Ss to make sentences about Meimei， Lucy and Wu Dong， using fast， faster than， fastest of all. Repeat with the other characters.
Step 2 Presentation
Draw a picture on the Bb， like this：
SB page 6. Books closed！ Today we're going to read about a relay race. What is a relay race？ Is it a tea mrace？ What do you need for a relay race？ What are the runners holding？ Write relay race， stick and lap on the Bb. And then say Look at the picture on the blackboard！ Show a real stick to the Ss and let the Ss find the word stick on the Bb. Explain that a relay race is a team race. There are four runners in each team.
The runners are holding sticks. Look at the second picture on SB page 6 and ask What's happening？
Talk about the third picture. Ask What's happening here？ Teach drop with a gesture. Say The runner's dropping the stick.
Step 3 Reading
Books open！ Let the Ss read the passage to find the answer to the question Which two classes were in front？ （Answer： Class 1 and Class 3.）
See it the Ss can guess the meaning of loudly， Comeon and neck and neck （which means that the two runners were level）。
Ask the Ss to help you draw a“map”of the race on the Bb， like this：
Lap1 Lap2 Lap3 Lap4
Class 1 Yu Yan Wu Peng
Class 2 dropped Jiang
the stick Honglin
Class 3 Li Lei Jim Lin Tao
Class 4 fell
Ask Who ran Lap 1 for Class 3？ etc.
Step 4 Reading
Speech Cassette Lesson 6. Tell the Ss Listen to the tape and follow the words in your book. When I stop the tape， I want you to read aloud the next part. （This exercise tests the Ss ' ability to follow the passage as it is read on the tape.）
Stop the tape after Class 3 were in front. The Ss should then begin to read aloud Li Lei ran much faster than the other boys. Make sure everyone is at the same place.
Start the tape again. Stop it after the following words：
…Yu Yan and Jim were neck and neck
… the other runners were not far behind
… fell and hurt his leg
… catch up with the others
Then play the tape again and get the Ss to listen and repeat.
Step 5 Workbook
Wb Lesson 6， Ex. 1. Ss answer right or wrong. Do the first two orally， then let the class finish the exercise in pairs. Check the answers：
Right： 2， 4， 5， 6，，8，
Wrong： 1， 3， 7， 9， 10
Ex. 2. Do the first four as an example. Then let the Ss work alone. Two students may do the exercise on the Bb. Check the answers together.
Wb Lesson 6， Ex. 3. Do this exercise orally first， then get the Ss to write it down in their exercise books. The answers are： behind， on， moment， with， neck… neck， to， same.
Revise the reading passage on SB page 6.
Read the end of the story in the next lesson.