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Chinese Breakfast 粥:Congee Basics

April 30th, 2013 No comments

Congee Basics

Congee is another name for rice soup or rice porridge. It’s made by cooking rice in a large amount of water for a long time so that the grains lose their structure, soften and distribute their starch throughout the mixture. Congee may be sweet or savory and can contain ingredients as basic as rice and water or as complex as spices, marinated meat, nuts, fresh herbs and other garnishes. The ingredients in a particular type of congee are really what make up its nutrition facts; rich ingredients equal a high-calorie and high-fat bowl of porridge, but keeping the dish simple also keeps the calorie and fat counts low.



Text 1: Secrets of a long life [高明槿,金彩敏,金涵希 ]

Text 2: The Longivity Soup [金道铉, 铃木裕和]

Text 3: Congee – Longevity Food for Life [洪信义,朱莉 , 陈东濬]

Text 4: Longevity Eight Treasure Congee  [邓礼洋, 苏凯慎]

Text 5: Rice Congee: Easy and Delicious Healing Food [陈昌文,裴升晞 ]

Text 6: Lose Weight and Fight Inflammation with Congee [肖艾伦, 薛锦荣, 陈光宇]

Chinese 3: 吃早餐有助记忆

April 30th, 2013 No comments


1. Breakfast Brain Radicals

2. Sentence Patterns S Sentence Patterns T

3. Text: Breakfast Brain S  Breakfast Brain T

4. Questions: Breakfast Qs S Breakfast Qs T

5. Mind Map: use mind map to help your reading



6. Reading Comprehension on Friday May 3, 2013

Form of comprehension questions:

  1. Multiple choice
  2. True or false
  3. Gap-filling
  4. Short answer

Reading Comprehension Assesed Areas:

  1. Identify type of text you read (diary, letter, newspaper article…)
  2. Identify main ideas of each paragraph (general vs. specific)
  3. Identify important details (who, when, where, how, how much, what)
  4. Identify word category based on their radicals

Reading strategies:

  1. Activation of the prior knowledge (science lab skills and terminology)
  2. Radical knowledge
  3. Use of transition words
  4. Use of sentence structures and parts of speech to guess word meaning based on contexual information