Aufgabe: A Sally: So, Katrin, have you got any special plans for the weekend? Katrin: Yes, I have, actually. My parents are coming to England. Sally: Oh, really. For how long? Katrin: Well, they are going to arrive on Friday and stay until Wednesday. They booked the tickets months ago. Sally: I expect that will be nice. When did you last see them? Katrin: Oh, about three months ago. Quite a long time, so I don’t think will stop talking the whole time. Sally: Are you planning anything special? Katrin: Yes, they are going to fly to London, so we…
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 strugglin.....[read full text]
In the first two paragraphs (lines 3-9) the author catches the readers’ attention by illustrating his very positive point of view on biotechnology. The fact that he just mentions his own opinion makes it absolutely clear that he is absolutely convinced of the positive effects of biotechnology and somehow expects the same from the reader.
The sentences that follow his thesis, are made up of three consecutive parataxis that are supposed to prove his opinion by using new varieties of rice and other crops and their benefits for farmers, especially in poorer countries, as an example. Using short main clauses as a rhetorical device makes it easier t.....
There are a lot of arguments that can be brought up against genetic engineering. First of all there is a big issue about the risks of genetic engineering, especially about risks to health. The effects of genetic engineering on living organisms, regardless whether animals, plants or even people are still insufficiently studied.
Further there is a problem if you use genetically modified seeds on normal fields. The seeds can be carried by the wind and it can come to reactions between genetically modified and non-modified seeds. The consequences of a compound like this are unpredictable. To use genetically modified seeds in a save way it would be necessary to use the seeds only i.....
Further the nutritional conditions have extremely improved during the last 200 years therefore; today life is much better than it was before. Due to the improvement of living circumstances the growth of world population exploded. Cities became bigger and the social standards changed completely.
To sum it up it must be said that even if there was less pollution and the people were more focused on their families than they are today, the changes in science during the last 200 years lead to a huge improvement in peoples’ lives.