Match the following words to the definition below.
part of the body, such as the heart or lungs,
that has a particular purpose
an animal or human in the
early stages of development before birth
a special skill or way of doing something,
especially one that has to be learned
moral rules or principles of behaviour
for deciding what is right and wrong
to make sperm join an egg so that
a young baby or animal develops
the act or process of producing young animals or plants
an acid that carries
genetic information in a cell
to make an exact copy of a plant
or animal by taking a cell from it
and developing it artificially
the material forming animal or plant cells
someone who works in the
science concerned with the study
of physical objects and substances,
and of natural forces such as light, heat and movement
the science of changing
the genetic structure of an animal,
plant or human in order
to affect the way it develops
the smallest part of a living
thing that can exist independently
Check you can pronounce all the words correctly.
Use your dictionary to find the following parts of speech.
A noun from to clone.
A verb and adjective from reproduction.
An adjective from embryo.
A noun from genetic.
A verb from fertilisation.
A noun from physicist
An adjective from ethics.
Discuss with other students.
What is involved in 'cloning' and 'genetic engineering'?
What purposes could they be used for?
Are there any ethical issues? If so, what are they?
Listen to these comments about cloning.
Which of these views do you particularly sympathise with? Why?
Is the role of the 'scientist'
simply to discover new things?
Or are scientists at all responsible
for what uses their discoveries are put to?
In the review there were a number of adverb + adjective/participle collocations e.g.
brilliantly conceived, horribly polluted, hugely influential.
Look at the table below and decide which of the adverbs
on the left can collocate with the words on the right.
Look at this task.
Decide what you are going to review.
Look through the the model reviews and the useful language box on.
Make a note of any words or phrases you think you might be able to use in your review.
An international magazine for young people is doing a series of reviews of
books/films called / had to see/read it again!
You have been asked to contribute a 250-word review of a book or film
that you have read or seen more than once and which made a deep impression.
Give some background information to the book or film,
briefly describe the contents and then summarise your feelings
about it and why it made such an impact on you.
Now write your review, taking care to:
respond to all the parts of the question
organise your review into paragraphs
(Check the elements of a good review in Exercise 2 above.)
begin your review in a way that captures
the reader's interest use a wide range of interesting vocabulary