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Are you from a farmers family? What do you know about growing rice? What do you mainly do to grow rice? [First, … Second,… Then,… Finally]
plough the field
grow some young plants
insert the young plants into the field
What is the main food in all East Asian and Southeast Asian countries? Rice. It is said that there are 2.4 billion people to eat rice every day throughout the world. Answer the following questions: Pre-reading
What do you think would happen if there were suddenly nothing to eat ? suffer from starvation and starve to death. feel scared / be panic( ). fight for food, even kill each other and the whole country would get into trouble.
Yuan Longping -- Father of Hybrid Rice
Skimming Skim the passage to figure out the main idea of each paragraph.
A pioneer for all people He wants everyone to call him a farmer. His biography and achievements. His personality. His dreams.
Personal information Name: Nationality: Age: Occupation: Education: Yuan Longping Chinese 78 (as of 2008) scientist/farmer Graduated from Southwest Agriculture College in 1953 Careful Reading
In 1974, developed hybrid rice which produces 1/3 more than normal rice achievements hobbies: Listening to violin music, playing mah-jong, swimming and reading to export his hybrid rice so that it can be grown around the globe Dream:
If you had the chance to do something to help end hunger in the world, what would you do ? Discussion
The measures taken to deal with hunger. Invent a new kind of plant to produce more food. Find a new sort of fertilizer( )to give rice enough nutrition Find some new ways to stop the pollution to the environment and protect the soil in the field.
1.Writing practice Write a short biography about Dr.Yuan (130 words, a writing plan is required.) 2. Learned the words by heart.