必修 4 Unit 2
Working the land
第 2 课时 Reading 基础练习 Pre-reading 1. What are the serious problems the world faces today?
A. B. C. D. E. F. Environment Population Natural resources Wars Poverty Hunger …
2. What can we do to solve world hunger?
Reading 1. Prediction Title: A _______ for All People What kind of person is Yuan Longping? Simple, kind, _____, ______, ______, risk-taking, not ___ ___of failures, ______, ______, _______ 2. Fast - Reading: find out the main idea of each paragraph.
His _______________________. Paragraph 2 His _______________________. Paragraph 3 His ________________________. Paragraph 4 His ________________________. 3. Careful reading: Read the text carefully and answer the following questions. 1). Why did the author call Yuan Longping “a pioneer for all people？” ___________________________________ 2). What evidence is there in the text to support this idea?
____________________________________ Read the passage again and answer these questions. 3). Why does he look like a farmer? (struggle for/with) _____________________________________ 4). What is special about his rice? (make it possible to do …)
______________________________________ 5). Why do people think that his way of effective? (expand) producing more rice is so
______________________________________ 6). What is his contribution to the world? (thanks to … / rid … of …)
______________________________________ 7). What is his attitude to life? (be satisfied with … / care about …)
______________________________________ 8). How does he spend the money he gets from his research? (equip)
______________________________________ 4. Post-reading Discussion: Even if Dr. Yuan’s dreams come true, can this really solve starvation?
If you had the chance to do something to help end hunger in the world, what would you do ?
实战演练 一． A. 阅读课文，从中找到下列各句，并译成汉语。 B. 模仿 A，将句子翻译成英语： 1. A. What do you think would happen if tomorrow there was suddenly no
rice to eat?
______________________________________ B. 你认为谁将赢得这场比赛？
______________________________________ 2. A. Indeed, his sunburnt face and arms and his slim, strong body are just like those of millions of Chinese farmers, for whom he has struggled for the past five decades.
______________________________________ B. 这个年轻人在为自己的将来拼搏。
______________________________________ 3. A. Dr Yuan grows what is called super hybrid rice.
______________________________________ 4. A. This special strain of rice makes it possible to produce one-third more of the crop in the same fields.
____________________________________ B. 这种温暖潮湿的天气使茶叶的快速生长成为可能。
____________________________________ 5. A. Born into a poor farmer’s family in 1931,Dr Yuan graduated from Southwest Agriculture College in 1953.
____________________________________ B. 出生在一个贫苦家庭，他没有受到良好的教育。
______________________________________ 6. A. Thanks to his research, the UN has more tools in the battle to rid the world of hunger.
______________________________________ B. 由于他的帮助，我终于摆脱了所有的财政忧虑（financial worries） 。
______________________________________ 7. A. Using his hybrid rice farmers are producing harvests twice as large as before.
______________________________________ B. 这棵树是那棵树的三倍高。
______________________________________ 8. A. Dr Yuan searched for a way to increase rice harvests without expanding the area of the fields.
______________________________________ B. 你能想出一个办法来解决这个问题吗？
______________________________________ 9. A. He would much rather keep time for his hobbies.
______________________________________ B. 我宁愿在家看电视也不愿去电影院看电影。
______________________________________ 10. A. Dr Yuan is satisfied with his life.
______________________________________ B. 我们对你和你的同学们很满意。
______________________________________ 二: 概括大意 Indeed, his ____1_____ face and arms and his slim, strong body are just like those of millions of Chinese farmers, for whom he has _____2_____. This special strain of rice _____3_____ to produce one-third more of the crop in the same fields. Dr Yuan searched for a way to increase rice harvests _____4_____. _____5_____, the UN has more tools in the battle to _____6_____. Dr Yuan _____7_____ his life. However, he doesn’t _____8_____ being famous. He therefore gives millions of yuan to _____9____ in agriculture. 反馈检测 阅读理解 Vegetable gardening is the relaxing art and science of turning a love for growing plants into a worthwhile activity. Vegetable gardeners agree that many home-grown vegetables picked at the best are better than those vegetables bought from markers. From spring through late fall, a well-planned and well-kept garden can provide a supply of fresh vegetables, thus increasing the nutrition or the family diet. Freezers make it possible to keep some of the vegetables to be enjoyed at a later date. Other vegetables can be stored for a few months in a cool area.
Having vegetables in the backyard makes home gardening attractive for many people. Besides, vegetable gardening provides exercise and fun for families. Although the money spent for a garden may be little, one can’t escape the fact that gardening requires hard work and time. Many of the gardening tasks must be performed at times that are most inconvenient. Not doing jobs that should be done on a regular basis may result in failure and a negative（消极的） feeling towards gardening. One should not plant a garden that is too large for him to care for. A small, well-kept garden is more enjoyable and profitable（有益的） than a large one. Vegetables do well in full sunlight and need at least five or six hours of sun during the middle of the day. Too much shading results in poor plants and few vegetables. If possible, the garden should be near the house so the gardener can work in it at irregular moments. Usually the home owner has little choice in the soil type he can choose. Fortunately, many vegetables can be grown on poor soils if the soils are properly prepared. 1. Home-grown vegetables _______. A. can remain standing for a long time immediately B. have to be eaten as soon as they are picked C. sell well in the market because of their good quality and need not be picked
D. picked at the right moment are more nutritious than those bought from the market 2. Vegetable gardening is attractive for many people because _____. A. it requires little money B. it is enjoyable and profitable C. they can work in the vegetables garden at irregular moments D. it provides vegetables for the family all the year round 3. The author suggests that an ideal vegetable garden _____. A. should be sunny B. should be within walking distance C. should be large-sized D. should consist of full soil 4. From the passage we can conclude that ______. A. vegetables take little care while growing B. vegetables can be grown in almost any kind of soil C. vegetable gardening is a necessary part of life for people D. vegetables gardening is a good pastime for old people
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