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Business English | Topic: English for the Biotechnology Industry 3

This exercise is for those who work in the biotech industry and/or would like to improve their knowledge of words and expressions relating to biotechnology. Although it's meant for ESL students, it'll be useful to anyone who wants to practice this specialized vocabulary.

(Choose the best response for each one)

1. This drug may be able to prevent this disease, but it won't __________________________ it.

2. Thanks to advances in modern research techniques, __________________________ can now create molecules from scratch.

3. A promising molecule is sometimes referred to as a "__________________________ compound."

4. We've managed to isolate a new __________________________ compound.

5. These new techniques have __________________________ ( = radically changed) our ability to transform molecules.

6. This will require __________________________. = This will require more research.
  further study
  more studying
  more things to study

7. More research is needed to determine whether or not these findings are __________________________. ( = correct)

8. They have to __________________________ a series of tests. = They have to do a series of tests.

9. If something is "toxic", it is __________________________.

10. Viruses are usually __________________________ to these types of drugs. ( = These types of drugs don't work on viruses)
  in tune
  in time

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