Edible Plants

可食餐具

       在台湾某些地方的餐馆或咖啡馆,顾客吃光食品以后,还可以吃掉自己面前盛食物的盘子。这种可以食用的盘子是用燕麦制作的富有营养的一次性餐具。它的发明者是台湾企业家陈良烈先生。

       今年50岁的陈先生为了研制这种可食餐具,花了十年工夫和近一百五十万美元。功夫不负有心人,他的努力终于获得了成功。现在他的公司每天销售四万只这种粮食制作的盘子和钵子,每件约卖七美分。陈先生认为他所发明的一次性可食餐具不仅营养丰富,而且合乎卫生标准,同时对周围环境没有害处,有着其他餐具所没有的优点。

 课文选自中级汉语阅读教程, 114(北京语言大学出版社)

 词汇Vocabulary:

 

1.可食 kě shí edible (adj.)
例句: 陈先生研制出了可食餐具。

Example: Mr. Chen researched and created edible plates and bowls.

2.盛 chéng to fill, hold (v.)
例句: 顾客吃光食品以后,还可以吃掉自己面前盛食物的盘子。

Example: After finishing the food, customers can also eat the plates used to hold the food.

3.燕麦 yàn mài oats (n.)
例句: 这种可以食用的盘子是用燕麦制作的富有营养的一次性餐具。

Example: These edible plates are one-time use items made from nutritious oatmeal.

4.制作 zhì zuò to make (v.)
例句: 可食餐具是用燕麦制作的。

Example: The edible plates are made of oats.

5.企业家 qǐ yè jiā entrepreneur (n.)
例句: 它的发明者是台湾企业家陈良烈先生。

Example: The inventor of these plates is a Taiwanese entrepreneur named Chen Liang Lie.

6.研制 yán zhì to research and create (v.)
例句:陈先生为了研制这种可食餐具,花了十年工夫和近一百五十万美元。

Example: Mr. Chen invested $1.5 million in researching and creating edible plates and bowls.

7.销售 xiāo shòu to sell (v.)
例句: 现在他的公司每天销售四万只这种粮食制作的盘子和钵子。

Example: Now, his company sells 40,000 plates and bowls made of grain per day.

8.粮食 liáng shi grain (n.)
例句: 现在他的公司每天销售四万只这种粮食制作的盘子和钵子。

Example: Now, his company sells 40,000 plates and bowls made of grain per day.

9.钵子 bō zǐ  bowl (n.)
例句: 陈先生的钵子和盘子非常受欢迎。

Example: Mr. Chen’s bowls and plates are very popular.

10.营养 yíng yǎng nutrition (n.)
例句: 陈先生认为他所发明的一次性可食餐具营养丰富。

Example: Mr. Chen considers that his one-time use edible plates and bowls are full of nutrition.

讨论的问题:

1. 顾客为什么可以吃掉盘子?

Why could the customers eat the plates?

2. 陈先生研制可食餐具的投入是多少?现在销售如何?

How much did Mr. Chen invest in researching and creating the edible plates? How are the sales now?

3. 可食餐具有哪些优点 ?

What are the strengths of the edible plates?

4. 你知道还有什么发明对周围环境有帮助?

Do you know other discoveries that help the environment?

 Transcript:

Edible Plates and Bowls

In some restaurants and coffee shops in Taiwan, customers can eat their plates. These edible plates are one-time use items made from nutritious oatmeal.

The inventor of these plates is a Taiwanese businessman named Chen Liang Lie.  Mr. Chen is 50 years old. He invested NT$1.5 million in researching and creating edible plates and bowls. His work eventually paid off. Now, his company sells NT$40,000 worth of plates and bowls per day. Individual plates and bowls go for 7 cents a piece. Mr. Chen’s nutritious inventions also meet hygienic standards. At the same time, they cause no harm to the environment. This kind of invention boasts certain strengths that other tableware lacks.

 

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