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### Lesson 90

BILL GATES

Pre-read

- What do you know about Bill Gates?

Why can Bill Gates become one of the richese men in the world?

*Because he spent a lot of time working,

*Because he developed something very useful.

*Because he improved software.

*Because he’s good at computer programmes.

Question:Why didn’t Gates finish his studies in Harvard University?

- Because he left Harvard to work for a company.

Name: Bill Gates

Date of birth:

October 28,1955

Favourite subject at school:

Science and maths

Hobbies:

Reading,playing golf and bridge

What Gates did at 17:

He worked out a software programme and sold it for 4200 dollars.

In 1973:

He went to Harvard University.

In 1975:

He began his company with Paul Allen.

In 1994:

He married Melinda French.

In 1999:

He wrote a book called Business @ the Speed of Thought.

Additional information:

He has two children:a daughter and a son.

Guess the meaning of new words according to the text:

- F______ the time that is coming
- U______ not usual
- L______ very big
- U______ a place bigger than colleges
- with kinds of subjects and parts
- G______ 高尔夫球
- B______ 桥牌
- P______ not for all people, just for one
- __ ___ ___ at last
- ____ ____ to find out, to solve problems

uture

nusual

arge

niversity

olf

ridge

ersonal

In the end

Work out

1. …be named after

这个村庄是以华盛顿的名字命名的。

The village is named after Washington.

许多建筑物都是以著名人物命名的。

Many buildings are named after famous persons.

2. .work out

We must work out a better plan today.

She wants to work out the problem by herself.

They’ve worked out a plan for an interesting holiday.

3.Sb spend …doing sth.

It took me half an hour to get to school.>>

I spent half an hour getting to school.

It took the twins 50 yuan to buy the dictionary.>>

The twins spent 50 yuan buying the dictionary.

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