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A poem Farmers weeding at noon, Sweat down the field soon. Who knows food on a tray, Due to their toiling day. Warming up
In the late 1990s, Brown, an American scholar, came up with the theory of Chinese Menace ( ), which said that in the 2030s, Chinese population will add up to 1.6 billion, and had the question who would feed the large population in China as well as in the world.
Just at that time, a Chinese scientist declared to the world that China can solve the problem by himself and help to solve the same problem in the world.
Father of Hybrid Rice
1.When and who did become the first agricultural pioneer in the world to grow rice that has a high output? 2. What did Yuan Longping invent? In 1974,Yuan Longping Hybrid rice Task 1 Skimming
. ---- ---- 20 60 10 (1974) 20% hybrid rice; System of Production Responsibility; institute; suffer the famine; yield; UNESCO, FAO.
Name: Nationality: Age: Occupation: Education: Dream: Achievement: Hobbies: Yuan Longping Chinese 78ScientistFarmer graduated from Southwest Agricultural College To export his hybrid rice so that it can be grown around the globe in1974, developed hybrid rice which produces more than normal rice Listening to violin music, playing mah- jongg, swimming and reading
Task 2 Scanning Find out the main idea of each paragraph.
Para1 A. Dr Yuans dreams. Para2 B. Dr Yuans personality. Para3 C. Dr Yuans biography. Para4 D. Dr Yuans appearance and his achievement. A PIONEER FOR ALL PEOPLE Match the following headings with the right paragraphs.
Para. 1 Dr Yuans appearance and his achievement Task 3 Careful reading Q1: What does Dr Yuan look like? He has a sunburnt face and arms and a slim, strong body. He is more like a farmer than a scientist. Q2: What is his achievement? He grows what is called super hybrid rice, which makes it possible to produce one-third more of the crop in the same fields.
Para 2 His biography Timeinformation 1930 1953 As a young man Last year (recent) now Born in a poor farmers family Southwest Agriculture College Hunger was a great problem Saw the great need for increasing the rice output 200 million tons produced Circulating his knowledge
a. He was born into a poor farmers family. b. He graduated from Southwest Agriculture college. c. In 1950,Chinese farmers produced 5.5 billion tons of rice. d. 20 billon tons of rice was produced by growing his hybrid rice. e. He searched for a way to increase rice outputs without expanding the area of fields. f. He helps rid the world of hunger by circulating his knowledge in less developed countries. Proper order: ac b e df Put Dr Yuans biography in right order. Dr Yuans biography
Which of the following description about Dr Yuans personality is not true? A. He is satisfied with his life because he is now rich and famous. B. He cares little about money and fame. C. He would rather work than lead a comfortable life. D. He enjoys a simpler life than most rich and famous people. Para. 3 Dr Yuans personality
His dreams Para4 1) The first dream 2) The second dream
Produce a kind of rice that could feed more people each grain of rice was as huge as a peanut The first dream each ear was as big as an ear of corn rice plants as tall as sorghum
To export his rice so that it can be grown all over the world
T or F 1 Dr Yuan is more a farmer than a scientist. 2 Dr Yuans rice is one of the most suitable ways for Chinas farmland. 3 Dr Yuan would rather work than relax. 4 Dr Yuan has dreams when he is asleep and also when he is awake. 5 Dr Yuan enjoys a simpler life than most rich and famous people.
Discussion What is happening to these people?
If you had the chance to do something to help end hunger in the world, what would you do ?
The measures taken to deal with hunger Invent a new kind of plant to produce more food. Find a sort of fertilizer( )to give rice enough nutrition. Stop the pollution to the environment and protect the soil in the field. … etc.
1.Do Workbook (B) : P43 III, IV. 2. Read the whole text after class. 3.Prepare for dictation (words on P96).