WHAT IS A GMO?

Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.

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1. What is a GMO?

2. What is an organism?

3. According to the video, what is your DNA?

4. According to the video, what do you need to make a glow-in-the-dark fish?

5. According to the video, what advantage could genetically modifying a plant have?

6. What crop have biologists created that repels insects?

7. What advantage does this have for farmers?

8. Why do some countries prohibit GMOs?

9. In the opinion of these countries, what effect could GMOs have on insects?

10. Some countries have decided to wait before growing GMO crops. Which country is not mentioned on the video?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. There have been many scientific and technological advances in the last hundred years. In your opinion, which have been the most useful? Why? What scientific and/or technological advances would you like to see in the future? Note down your ideas.

2. Explain your ideas to the class.

3. Listen to the other groups' ideas. Do any of them coincide with yours?

4. Discuss all the ideas and try to agree on the most useful ones (in the past and the future).

WRITING

In what ways have scientific and/or technological advances made your life different from the lives of your parents? In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages?

Explain your ideas in between 100 and 150 words.

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