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A.Grammar Conditional sentences a)- b) If Scrooge paid Bob Crotchet higher wages, his family would have more money for food and would not have to be hungry all the time. c) If Scrooge does not help Tiny Tim, he will die. Passive sentences a)- b) Her place in his heart had been taken by his love of gold. c) Scrooge is taken by the ghost of Christmas Present to watch Bob Crotchet and his family celebrating Christmas. d) Scrooge is shown his own grave in a cold and lonely churchyard by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to come. B.Questions on the Story 1. One…
PART I: COMPREHENSION
1. Outline the writer’s view on the future of biotechnology.
Dr Bernard Dixon the writer of the text “Genetic seeds of hope” seems to have a very positive view on the future of biotechnology.
In his opinion we should recognise pretty fast that there was no reason to be afraid about genetically modified food. If research and development on this issue are allowed to be continued the fear about genetically modified food is soon to disappear. When its positive aspects are experienced once the people are going to acknowledge and accept the use of biotechnology.
Placing a high value on the advantages of biotechnology the author comes to the point to write about plants that are resistant to spoilage and the upcoming richer harvests as a result of this.
This appears to be especially attractive for less developed and poorer countries where bad harvests can lead to dire conditions e.g. mass starvation. Prevention could help the farmers to live a better and easier life without struggling for their livelihood.
Further the use of biotechnology can lead to cheaper and tastier food and reduce our dependence to animals.
Moreover Dixon mentions the benefits of medical spin-offs made possible by .....[read full text]
Genetic modifications seem to be less dangerous because the chance to produce genes with unexpected effects by the use of biotechnology is relatively small compared to the gene modifications that occur in nature.
First he shows the most critical argument against biotechnology (lines 21-23). But then he assures that biotechnology is going to be controlled more strictly than any science before. (lines 24-26). He proves this by writing about rumors that have been worrying people since the beginning of the usage of biotechnology (lines 27-31).
Throughout the last part of the text (lines 32-51) the author explains how safety can be guaranteed by working with biotechnology and comes back to the positive effects of biotechn.....
The proponents of genetic engineering often use the argument that it is a good way against the malnutrition within the world.
The problem is not that there isn’t enough food on the world; the truth is that the people just don’t have enough money to buy rice or anything else for food. So there is an economic problem which can’t be solved by the use of genetic engineering.
In addition to all of these it has to be said that genetically engineering is a ver.....