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English 10 Unit 1 – A day in the life of – Reading

Reading Passage 1

In 1970, Norman Borlaug won a Nobel Prize for his work in the Green Revolution in agriculture. The Green Revolution is an agricultural plan which has been developed as part of the effort to transfer agricultural technology to less agriculturally advanced areas. In his research, Norman developed high-yielding varieties of wheat which have made the amount of wheat increase significantly. In addition to his research on wheat, he and his colleagues also developed high-yielding varieties of other grains, such as rice and corn. Everybody agrees that there is always a need to produce more food for the growing human population. It seems that the Green Revolution could end hunger and ensure an adequate supply of food far into the future. However, not all farmers can get benefits from the Green Revolution. Two important parts of the plan are irrigation and the application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides at certain times during the growth cycle. Because the plan requires irrigation of crops, that means digging a well. The poor farmers are not rich enough to afford a well, fertilizers, and pesticides as the plan requires. Moreover, if their wealthy neighbors apply the plan, they produce more grain to sell, get more money to buy machinery. And the machinery, in turn, helps them to get more grains and money. The poorer farmers cannot compete with their neighbors and their economic situation will become worse. Some of them even give up their land.

#1. What is the main idea of the text?

#2. The Green Revolution _____.

#3. Human beings _____.

#4. When applying the Green Revolution plan, farmers do not _____.

#5. The Green Revolution is _____.



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