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

Professionals Podcasts - Biotechnology

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Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the transcript at any time.

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i really face much more problems with words during the listening section. Can you please recommend me what to do with it?

Hello mnabin3,

Have you tried listening to it a couple of times while reading the Transcript? I'd suggest listening and reading simultaneously a couple of times (or more if need be), and then later listening without the transcript.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ,
I am very weak in English .I would like to improve my writing skill and fluency of English speaking .Could you suggest me how to improve same .As I would like to informed that I have no friend who is native English speaker and no other guys to practice English speaking .I really appreciate yours help and suggestion.

Thank you !

Hi Toton,

It doesn't matter if you don't know any native speakers - you can still learn a lot just by practising with anyone who can speak some English. You can also learn a lot on your own using LearnEnglish. Start with series 3 of the Elementary Podcasts - start with episode 1. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then work through the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to.

To work on improving your pronunciation and fluency, choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English varies according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

This is slow work, but you'll be building up a repertoire of phrases that you'll be able to use fluently in your speaking!

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

may i know my total score

Hello tasmiah,

You should be able to get a score for each exercise by clicking the 'Finish' button once you have entered all your answers.  Add up the total for each task to get your final score - but remember that this is not an exam, so there is no pass or fail on this exercise; it is rather a way of practising and improving your English.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Everybody, I really don't knwo how is working the system, but I think is great, so, I have only 30 minutes ago of my suscription to this site and I like it, I'm hearing about Biotechnology but I don;t understand some words but I really enjoy to hear and practice English.

Best regards.

hi, I have problem, I can not input any text to yes or no column at preparation section
I using Samsung Galaxy Note II, FireFox web browser, Flash Player version 11.1

Hi thangdinh,

The exercise in the Preparation section is a drag-and-drop game. In other words, there is no way for you to input text - what you need to do is drag and drop the blue boxes into the white boxes below "Yes" and "No".

If that doesn't work or if I've misunderstood you, please let us know.

Best wishes,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Kirk

Thank you for your explanation. I understood, I think problem is my device, it is Android phone anddoesn't support Flash fully.
Anyway thank you again and this site is great!

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