Dogs born by IVF - level 2

Dogs born by IVF - level 2

15-12-2015 07:00

In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a fertilisation which takes place outside the body. Doctors fertilise the egg with sperm, and then they put it into a female body.

IVF has assisted in human births since the 1970’s, but scientists could not do this with dogs for a long time. The dog’s reproductive system is very different from other animals.

After 40 years of research, the first puppies to be born though IVF were born in the USA. This is an important moment in science because this can help us explain some genetic disorders.

Difficult words: fertilisation (the action of fertilising an egg – making it start to become a baby by putting sperm into it), research (studying and testing), disorder (a disease, illness).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Do you think in vitro fertilisation is a good thing or a bad thing?

How to improve your English with News in Levels:

 

 Reading

  1. Read all today's articles and translate all words which you don't understand.
  2. Read the articles from the day before and see if you remember all new words.

 Listening

  1. Listen to all today's news.
  2. Stop the video after every sentence and repeat the sentence.
  3. Repeat point 2 for the news which you listened to the day before.


 Writing

  1. Answer the questions under today's news and write them into the comments.
  2. Chat in the  Chat room for at least 2 minutes. You can write about today's news.


 Speaking

  1. Choose one person from the SKYPE section.
  2. You can talk about today’s news or you can answer questions from  http://www.newsinlevels.com/questions/
If you want to know how to learn English effectively, please visit www.englishrestart.com.
 

1) Watch this video about News in Levels

2) Practice your English every day for free!

We will send you articles from News in Levels every day to your email. You can stop them at any time.

Close