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1 Unit 2 Working the land Reading

2 Farmers weeding at noon, Sweat down the field soon. Who knows food on a tray, Due to their toiling day. Poem ---By Li Shen

3 plow the field

4 grow some young plants

5 insert the young plants into the field

6 harvest

7 rice

8

9 Task 2: Skim the passage to check if you are right or not. Task 1: Look at the title of the passage and the picture on Page 10. Predict what the reading passage is about? Pre-reading

10 Skimming Task :Skim the passage to find Yuan Longpings main achievement. He grows super hybrid rice.

11 Task :What is the main idea of each paragraph? Para1 Para2 Para3 para4 His dreams His personality What he thinks of himself and his achievement His biography and his achievements Fast Reading

12 A pioneer for all people What he thinks of himself + achievement His biography and achievements His personality His dreams

13 Yuan Longping -- Father of Hybrid Rice

14 Careful Reading Task 1 Read the passage and decide whether the following are true or false. 1.Dr. Yuans kind of rice is the most suitable for Chinas farmland. 2.Dr. Yuan is a farmer not a scientist. 3.Dr. Yuan would rather work than relax. 4.Dr. Yuan enjoys a simpler life than most rich and famous people. T F T T

15 Careful Reading Task Read the passage and decide whether the following are true or false. 5.The special rice makes it possible to produce one-fifth more of the crop in the same field. 6.Dr. Yuan cares about being famous. 7.One of his dreams is to export his rice so that it can be grown around the world. F F T

16 Careful Reading Task Read the text carefully and fill in the blanks. Name Nationality Age Occupation Yuan Longping Chinese 79 Scientist

17 Education Dream Achievement Hobbies Graduated from Southwest Agricultural College in 1953 To export his hybrid rice so that it can be grown around the world Developed hybrid rice Listening to violin music, playing mah-jong, swimming and reading

18 Post reading Why does he consider himself a farmer? He works in the field to do his research. Sunburnt face and arms and his slim, strong body. The first agricultural pioneer in the world. Grow hybrid rice.

19 Post reading Is Dr Yuan more of a scientist or more of a farmer? Do you think he is a businessman?

20 I think he is more of a scientist. His main purpose is not to make a profit for himself but to study agriculture and use that knowledge to improve farming for farmers everywhere. I do not think he is a businessman, because his goal is not to make money.

21 How would you describe Dr Yuans personality? Use some adjectives. Patient, careful, hard-working, intelligent, considerate, kind, determined, helpful, unselfish …

22 Post reading An interview Reporter: Dr Yuan, may I ask you some questions? Dr Yuan: Go ahead. Reporter: …

23 If you had the chance to do something to help end hunger in the world, what would you do ? Discussion

24 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.

25 One of the best ways to solve the food shortage problem is to increase rice harvests through the science and technology.

26 1.Writing practice Write a short biography about Dr.Yuan (about 120 words) 2. Learned the words by heart.


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