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Rich at a young age (P4-5)

Warm up

Do you know any famous billionaires?

How do people get so rich?


Who is he?

Why is he on the newspaper?

Fast reading


Read the title and guess what this passage will be about.



Read Para 1 and answer the questions:

1. Which company ranks the world’s wealthiest people?


2. Who is the youngest billionaire in the world?

Austin Russell.


Read Para 2 and write T or F.

T  1. At 17, Russell set up a company called Luminar.

F  2. The company makes sensors that help self-driving cars “see” things around them.

T  3. His company sells sensors to big car companies. 


Read and answer the question.

How did Russell get money to start his company?

He won 100,000 dollars for his lidar idea.


Read and answer:

What difference does Russell hope to make with lidar?

He hopes that it can put an end to car accidents.


Post reading

Summarize the main idea for each paragraph.

Para 1 Who the youngest billionaire is.

Para 2 What Luminar Technologies does.

Para 3 Austin Russell’s background.

Para 4 How Austin Russell started his company.

Para 5 What Austin Russell hopes to do.



What was the main thing that made Austin Russell successful?


Read the passage and choose the best answer.

1. What do we know about Austin Russell?

A. He was very smart as a child.

B. He set up his company after high school.

C. He didn’t have the lidar idea until he started his company.

D. He is not sure about the future of his company.



2. What do we know Luminar Technologies?

A. It sells cars.

B. It makes lidar sensors.

C. It is in California.

D. It will put an end to car accidents.



3. When did Austin Russell start his company?

A. At the age of 25.

B. Before he won 100,000 dollars.

C. At the age of 17.

D. After graduating from university.



4. What does Austin Russell want to do?

A. He wants to be interviewed by Forbes.

B. He wants to sell laser radar sensors.

C. He hopes to put an end to car accidents.

D. He wants to start another big company.



Words in use


Complete the sentences with the correct forms of the words and phrases in the box.

billionaire, impress, technology

1. The Grand Canyon never fails to ______.

2. Being a ______ can be lonely.

3. We lead the way in space _______.

impress; billionaire; technology



Waiting patiently (P6)

Warm up

What is it?

What abilities does it have?


Do you like marshmallows (棉花糖)?

If someone gives you one, can you wait patiently before eating it or will you eat it right away?


Fast reading

Read and predict:

What is the passage mainly about?


Careful reading

Read Paras 1 & 2 and answer:

What was the “marshmallow test” used to do ?

It was used to see how much self-control children have.

Can cuttlefish pass the “marshmallow test”?

Yes, they can.


Read Paras 5 & 6 and write T (true) or F (false) .

T 1. Apes and parrots have passed the “marshmallow test”.

T 2. Cuttlefish can’t look for food until their predators leave.


Post reading

Paras 1 & 2: What the “marshmallow test” is and how it relates to cuttlefish.

Paras 3 & 4: How the study was done and what its results were.

Paras 5 & 6: Why social animals, as well as cuttlefish, can pass the test.


1. What do we know about the marshmallow test?

A. It was made for cuttlefish in the 1960s.

B. Only social animals can pass the test.

C. The test takes a very long time.

D. It tests the self-control of children.



2. Why could cuttlefish pass the test?

A. Because they like to make friends.

B. Because they can control themselves.

C. Because they have large brains.

D. Because they don’t like marshmallows.



3. Who might pass the marshmallow test?

A. Someone who often sleeps late in the morning.

B. Someone who plays on their phone late at night.

C. Someone who does homework after having fun.

D. Someone who follows a study plan every day.



Learn from the cuttlefish. Patience often pays off.


Words in use


1. 有些孩子在很小的时候就表现出比其他孩子更好的自我控制能力。

From a very early age, some children exhibit better _________ than others.

2. 她的声音出人意料地平静。

  Her voice was _________calm.

3. 我得益于受过良好教育。

  I've had the _____of a good education.

self-control; surprisingly; benefi

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