English for Biotechnology
Publication date: 2016
Number of pages: 140
Keywords: biotechnology basics, pharmaceutical biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, molecular biotechnology, biotechnology of food
English For Biotechnology is a technical English course at B1/B2 level. It is prepared for the students of Biotechnology. The aim of this book is to allow the students to become acquainted with the vocabulary and language structures indispensable for communicating on biotechnological ground. The book provides an opportunity to develop professional language skills through a wide range of texts followed by comprehension activities, as well as a great number of vocabulary tasks, elements of grammar, speaking and listening exercises.
The book is divided into five parts, each consisting of three or four units covering the most important aspects of the section. Each unit starts with a warm-up, which is often a speaking or a short introductory exercise. Next, there are a few texts, preceded or followed by a number of comprehension, vocabulary and grammar exercises. Each unit includes one or two sections entitled ‘Language review’, which highlight the most important language aspects of the texts. The Language review boxes are followed by exercises with provided structures. In each unit there is also a listening activity. Every unit ends with a vocabulary exercise, emphasizing the most essential words from the unit. Finally, there is a glossary with Polish explanations of the vocabulary from the unit.
All the texts in the book have been legally obtained from various valuable sources, such as: Cambridge University Press biotechnological publications, specialized articles published by Elsevier, materials from CSIRO (national research organization from Australia) and from National Institutes of Health in U.S.A and many others.