3 In the late 1990s, Brown, an American scholar, came up with the theory of Chinese Menace(威胁), 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.
4 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.
6 Task 1 Skimming1.When and who did become the first agricultural pioneer in the world to grow rice that has a high output?In 1974,Yuan Longping2. What did Yuan Longping invent?Hybrid rice
7 袁隆平人物简历袁隆平被誉为中国的“杂交水稻之父”. 中国农民说，吃饭靠“两平”，一靠邓小平----制定了生产承包责任制的政策，二靠袁隆平----发明了杂交稻。袁隆平，男，１９３０年９月出生于北京，１９５３年毕业于西南农学院农学系。毕业后，一直从事农业教育及杂交水稻研究。在中国人民正闹饥荒的20世纪60年代，袁隆平提出了杂交水稻的概念，这种新型水稻具有高产量的特点。10年后(1974)，他研制成功了一种产量比一般水稻高出20%的新型水稻。 袁隆平一生献身于农业研究，先后受到联合国教科文组织、粮农组织的称誉。袁隆平虽已年十，仍然一如既往地从事农业研究。hybrid rice;System of Production Responsibility;institute;suffer the famine;yield;UNESCO, FAO.
8 To export his hybrid rice so that it can be grown around the globe Name: Nationality:Age: Occupation:Education:Dream:Achievement:Hobbies:Yuan LongpingChinese78ScientistFarmergraduated from Southwest Agricultural CollegeTo export his hybrid rice so that it can be grown around the globein1974, developed hybrid rice whichproduces⅓ more than normal riceListening to violin music, playing mah-jongg, swimming and reading
9 Find out the main idea of each paragraph. Task 2 ScanningFind out the main idea of each paragraph.
10 Para2 B. Dr Yuan’s personality. Para3 C. Dr Yuan’s biography. Match the following headings with the right paragraphs.A PIONEER FOR ALL PEOPLEPara A. Dr Yuan’s dreams.Para B. Dr Yuan’s personality.Para C. Dr Yuan’s biography.Para D. Dr Yuan’s appearanceand his achievement.
11 Task 3 Careful reading Q1: What does Dr Yuan look like? Para. 1 Dr Yuan’s appearance and his achievementQ1: 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.
12 Para 2 His biography Time information 1930 1953 As a young man Last year(recent)nowBorn in a poor farmer’s familySouthwest Agriculture CollegeHunger was a great problemSaw the great need for increasing the rice output200 million tons producedCirculating his knowledge
13 Dr Yuan’s biographyPut Dr Yuan’s biography in right order.a. He was born into a poor farmer’s 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:acbedf
14 Para. 3 Dr Yuan’s personality Which of the following description about Dr Yuan’s personality is not true?He is satisfied with his life because he isnow rich and famous.B. He cares little about money and fame.C. He would rather work than lead acomfortable life.D. He enjoys a simpler life than most rich and famous people.
15 His dreamsPara41) The first dream2) The second dream
16 Produce a kind of rice that could feed more people The first dreamProduce a kind of rice that could feed more peoplerice plants as tall as sorghumeach ear was as big asan ear of corneach grain of rice was ashuge as a peanut
17 To export his rice so that it can be grown all over the world The second dreamTo export his rice so that it can be grown all over the world
18 T or F 1 Dr Yuan is more a farmer than a scientist. 2 Dr Yuan’s rice is one of the mostsuitable ways for China’s farmland.3 Dr Yuan would rather work than relax.4 Dr Yuan has dreams when he is asleepand also when he is awake.5 Dr Yuan enjoys a simpler life thanmost rich and famous people.
22 If you had the chanceto do something to helpend hunger in the world, whatwould you do ?
23 The measures taken to deal with hunger Invent a new kind of plant to produce more food.Find a sort of fertilizer(肥料)to give rice enough nutrition.Stop the pollution to the environment and protect the soil in the field.… etc.
24 Homework Do Workbook (B) : P43 III, IV. 2. Read the whole text after class.3.Prepare for dictation (words on P96).