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乐加乐《中学生百科英语》分享活动【第一期】(13)

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  在历次的初中英语讲座、家长会中,针对新初一同学的实际情况,我们向大家推荐了《中学生百科英语》一套四册英语课外读物。应广大同学和家长的要求,从今天开始,每周一至周四,我们都会在论坛发布一篇取材于《中学生百科英语》的文章,并配有一定的词汇、句型解析,在扩充英文阅读量的同时,让同学们上知天文下知地理,在愉快的阅读当中拓展知识面,在潜移默化中提高自己的阅读水平和英文词汇量。

  第一期分享活动预计持续3个月,内容涉及动物、植物、音乐、探险、发明等领域的百科知识题材。每日一篇,带你走进一个个神奇的世界!

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  13. The Rice

   People all over the world eat rice. Millions of people in Asia, Africa and South America eat it every day of their lives. Some people eat almost nothing but rice.

  Rice is a kind of grass. There are more than 7,000 kinds of rice. Farmers grow rice in many countries, even in the southern part of the United States and in eastern Australia.

  No one really knows where rice came from. Some scientists think that it started to grow in two places. They think that one kind of rice grew in southern Asia thousands of years ago. Someone in China wrote about it almost 5,000 years ago. Another kind probably grew in West Africa. Other scientists think that rice came from India, and Indian travelers took it to other parts of the world.

  There are two main ways to grow rice. Upland rice grows in dry soil. Most rice grows in wet soil. People in many countries do all of the work of growing rice by hand. This is the same way farmers worked hundreds of years ago. In some countries, people now use machines on their rice farms. The farmers all use fertilizer. Some insects are enemies of rice. Farmers poison them.

  People use every part of the rice plant. They make animal feed and rice oil from it. They also make baskets, brooms and roofs for their houses. They burn dry rice plants in fires for cooking.

 

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  probably: If you say that something is probably the case, you think that it is likely to be the case, although you are not sure. adv. 可能

  upland: Uplands are areas of high land. adj. 高地,山地

  soil: Soil is the substance on the surface of the earth in which plants grow. n. 土壤

  insect: An insect is a small animal that has six legs. Most insects have wings. Ants, flies, butterflies, and beetles are all insects. n. 昆虫

  broom: A broom is a kind of brush with a long handle. You use a broom for sweeping the floor. n. 扫帚

  Some people eat almost nothing but rice.

  有些人除了大米几乎不吃别的(主食)。

  Upland rice grows in dry soil.

  旱稻生长在旱地上。

  This is the same way farmers worked hundreds of years ago.

  这和几百年前农民们使用的方法是一样的。

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