Listen to two friends talking about genetically modified food. Frank is for GM food, but Ann is against it.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello,
I don't think there's any need to speak especially formally. The important thing is to be consistent. If you started speaking in a very formal way and later used informal phrases, that would sound strange. I suppose it might also be odd if you spoke to the examiner as if s/he was your best friend, but in general speaking informally is fine.
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Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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hi i am not good to writing my self i hope keep doing this site it might help me to remember how to use good English.
 

Hello, I can't hear the full audio in this Podcasts section, but I can hear the audio in other sections. Is this my computer's problem, or does anyone else also meet the same problem, too?
How can I solve the problem? 
Thanks.

Hello StanYang!
 
Sorry to hear you're having problems with the podcast! The file works OK for me, so I need a little bit more information from you to find out what the problem is. Can you tell me what exactly happens?

  • Does the recording just stop? If so, when?
  • Do you get an error message from your computer?
  • Have you tried downloading the audio? Does that work OK?
  • When you say section, do you mean this page, or the whole Professional Podcasts section?

 
Let see if we can find out what's wrong!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Jeremy!
Thank you for your reply.
Actually, the file works fine now, but I don't know why, haha.
In fact, sometimes the files of whole Professional Podcasts section can't work and they just stop at the beginning about one minute or less ,and then there's a exclamation mark. There's the same problem with the audio I've downloaded.
However, I think it probably be my computer connection problem.
Thank you ,again.

Hello StanYang!
 
Happy to hear the files are working again. It sounds like it may be a problem with your connection, as you say, but let us know if you have any more problems with other parts of the site.
 
Regards
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello.
I liked this podcast a lot. It's a important topic. I agree with Ann. I think natural or organic foods is better than modified foods because they are safer for human and animal consumption. Well this topic is controversial as well as global warming. We should talk and debate over this issue because it affects our lives.

In view of overflow of population problem throughout the world, genetically modified food will be our salvation in future. Off course, organic food is safer, but be more realistic: we cann't grow such products for everyone around, it takes numerous resourses for feeding human beings. So, possibly we will have options: die of hunger or eat GM-food.

hi , i dont know why i can't receive the lessons , im waiting to learn , tnx

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