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Learn and Talk II

Lesson 19
Feeding the World (1)

Content:
Part 1 Warm Up 3’
Part 2 Text 7’ Part 4 Discussion 8’
Part 3 Retell 3’ Part 5 After-Class Review

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Part 1 - Warm 3 mins
Up

What is your favorite food?


Why do you like it and how often do you eat it?

Tutor: Please encourage the student to answer the questions and keep this part in 3 mins.

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Part 2 - Text Feeding the World (1) 7 mins Words and
Expressions
Rice is low-fat and high in energy, and you can mix it with just
1. … you will get a wide selection.
about anything to make a wide variety of tasty dishes. Ask anyone
(selection: a choice or range of different
from any country in the world to tell you their favorite rice recipe types of something)
and you will get a wide selection.1 E.g. The larger stores are able to stock a
wider selection of goods.
The origins of rice are uncertain, because rice has been grown for
so many thousands of years. In several Asian languages, the 2. … is growing steadily, with consumption …
words for food and rice, or for rice and agriculture, are the same, (gradually)
one of the facts that points to Asia as the origin of rice. E.g. Prices have risen steadily.

The demand for rice is growing steadily, with consumption


stretching beyond the traditional rice growing areas in Asia.2 You 3. … , accounting for 90% of the …

can find rice fields in Europe, Latin America and Australia. (to form the total of something)

However, Asia is still the biggest rice producer, accounting for 90% E.g. Students account for the majority of our
customers.
of the world’s production and consumption of rice.3

Tutor: Please read or let the student read the text, and explain the underlined expressions in blue.
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3 mins
Part 3 - Retell

Now retell the passage by yourself based on


what you’ve read.

Hints:
low-fat … energy … mix … dishes
any country … rice recipe … origins … grown …
thousands … Asian languages
food and rice … rice and agriculture … same
demand … stretch … traditional … Asia
biggest producer … 90% … production and
consumption

Tutor: Please encourage the student to retell the text. The


hints are NOT necessarily needed.

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Part 4 - Discussion 8 mins Expressions may be
used
(Try to talk for at least 2 minutes for each question. You are encouraged to use the
expressions that you’ve learned today. )
1. a wide selection
a wide selection / steadily / account for Ask anyone from any country in the
world to tell you their favorite rice
recipe and you will get a wide selection.
1. Do you think it is important to increase rice production?
2. steadily
The demand for rice is growing steadily,
with consumption stretching beyond
2. What do you usually have for breakfast, lunch and supper?
the traditional rice growing areas in Asia.

3. account for

3. Which do you think is more important, the nutrition or taste of However, Asia is still the biggest rice

the food? producer, accounting for 90% of the


world’s production and consumption of
rice.
Tutor: Please let the student talk freely, each question about 2 mins. Using the expressions from
today is encouraged.

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After-Class
Review
Review the expressions you’ve learned today and try to use them to make some sentences.

1. a wide selection 广泛的选择 stretching beyond the traditional rice growing areas in Asia.
selection: a choice or range of different types of something 2. Wages have steadily increased.
E.g. 1. Ask anyone from any country in the world to tell you their 3. The company’s exports have grown steadily.
favorite rice recipe and you will get a wide selection.
2. The company offers a wide selection of 4G LTE smartphones. 3. account for (在数量、比例上)占
3. Amazon's position as a leading online retailer of books to form the total of something
helped the company offer a wide selection of e-books to Kindle
E.g. 1. However, Asia is still the biggest rice producer, accounting for
buyers that were easy to download.
90% of the world’s production and consumption of rice.
2. Computers account for 5% of the country's commercial
2. steadily 逐渐地;稳步地 electricity consumption.
gradually 3. Electronic goods account for over 30% of our exports.
E.g. 1. The demand for rice is growing steadily, with consumption

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