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English for Biomedical Scientists

of: Ramón Ribes, Palma Iannarelli, Rafael F. Duarte

Springer-Verlag, 2009

ISBN: 9783540771272 , 306 Pages

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English for Biomedical Scientists


 

Preface

6

Acknowledgments

8

Table of Contents

9

UNIT I

17

Introduction

18

Your First Exercise in English for Biomedical Scientists

19

Structure of the Book

21

UNIT II

23

Tenses

24

Modal Ve

35

Conditionals

40

Passive Voice

44

Reported Speech

47

Questions

50

Infinitive/-Ing

52

Countable and Uncountable Nouns

56

Articles: A/An and The

57

Word Order

59

Relative Clauses

60

Adjectives

63

Prepositions

69

Ellipsis

72

Unit III Usual Mistakes Made by Scientists Speaking and Writing in English

74

Misnomers and False Friends

74

Common Grammatical Mistakes

75

Common Spelling Mistakes

78

Common Pronunciation Mistakes

79

Unit IV Writing a Manuscript

84

Preliminary Work

85

Article Header

86

Title

86

Abstract

86

Objective

86

Materials and Methods

87

Results

88

Conclusion

88

Keywords

89

Main Text

89

Introduction

89

Materials and Methods

90

Statistics

92

Results

93

Discussion

94

Acknowledgments

94

References

95

Articles in Journals

96

Standard Journal Article

96

Organization as Author

96

No Author Given

96

Article Not In English

97

Volume with Supplement

97

Issue with Supplement

97

Volume with Part

97

Issue with Part

97

Issue with No Volume

97

No Issue or Volume

97

Pages in Roman Numerals

97

Type of Article Indicated as Needed

98

Article Containing Retraction

98

Article Retracted

98

Article with Published Erratum

98

Books and Other Monographs

98

Personal Author(s)

98

Editor(s), Compiler(s) as Author

98

Organization as Author and Publisher

98

Chapter in a Book

99

Conference Proceedings

99

Conference Paper

99

Scientific or Technical Report

99

Dissertation

99

Patent

99

Other Published Material

100

Newspaper Article

100

Audiovisual Material

100

Dictionary and Similar References

100

Unpublished Material

100

In Press

100

Electronic Material

100

Journal Article in Electronic Format

100

Monograph in Electronic Format

100

Computer File

100

Additional Material

101

Tables

101

Figures

101

Final Tips

102

Unit V

104

Writing Scientific Correspondence

104

Submission Letters

104

Re-submission Letters

106

Re-configuration Letters

107

Letters of Thanks for an Invitation to Publish an Article in a Journal

110

Asking About the Status of a Paper

111

Other Letters

112

Asking for Permission to Use Someone’s Name as a Referee

112

Postponing the Commencement of Duties

113

In Summary

114

Unit VI

116

Attending a Scientific Course or Conference

116

Introduction

116

Travel and Hotel Arrangements

117

Airport

117

Getting to the Airport

117

Checking in

117

Questions a Passenger Might Ask

117

Announcing Changes in an Airline Flight

118

At the Boarding Gate

118

Arrival

118

Complaining About Lost or Damaged Luggage

118

Exchange Office

119

Customs and Immigration Control

119

During the Flight

119

In the Taxi (.US. Cab)

120

Asking Where to Get a Taxi

120

Basic Instructions

134

Concerning Speed in a Taxi

121

Concerning Smoking in a Taxi

121

Asking to Stop and Wait

121

Concerning the Temperature in a Taxi

121

Payment

121

At the Hotel

122

Checking In

122

Preferences

136

The Stay

136

Checking Out

137

Complaints

123

Course Example

124

General Information

124

Language

124

Dress Code

124

Commercial Exhibition

124

Disclosure Statements

124

Faculty

125

Guest Faculty

125

How to Reach …

125

Arrival by plane

125

Arrival by Train

126

Weather

126

Registration

126

Course Planning

127

Unit VI

116

Attending a Scientific Course or Conference

116

Introduction

116

Travel and Hotel Arrangements

117

Airport

117

Getting to the Airport

117

Checking in

117

Questions a Passenger Might Ask

117

Announcing Changes in an Airline Flight

118

At the Boarding Gate

118

Arrival

118

Complaining About Lost or Damaged Luggage

118

Exchange Office

119

Customs and Immigration Control

119

During the Flight

119

In the Taxi (.US. Cab)

120

Asking Where to Get a Taxi

120

Basic Instructions

134

Concerning Speed in a Taxi

121

Concerning Smoking in a Taxi

121

Asking to Stop and Wait

121

Concerning the Temperature in a Taxi

121

Payment

121

At the Hotel

122

Checking In

122

Preferences

136

The Stay

136

Checking Out

137

Complaints

123

Course Example

138

General Information

138

Language

138

Dress Code

138

Commercial Exhibition

138

Disclosure Statements

138

Faculty

139

Guest Faculty

139

How to Reach …

139

Arrival by plane

139

Arrival by Train

140

Weather

140

Registration

140

Course Planning

141

Unit VII Giving Presentations for Biomedical Scientists

144

Know Your Audience

144

Choose a Relevant Main Message

145

Put Together Your Presentation: Structure and Delivery

146

The Dreaded Questions-and-Comments Section

152

Practice, Practice, Practice

157

Unit VIII Chairing a Scientific Discussion

159

Why, then, do we include a section on chairing a session?

159

Usual Chairperson’s Comments

160

Introducing the Session

160

Introducing Speakers

160

Adjourning

161

Finishing the Session

161

Should Chairpersons Ask Questions?

162

What the Chairperson Should Say When Something Is Going Wrong

162

Behind Schedule

162

Ahead of Schedule

163

Technical Problems

163

Computer Not Working

163

Lights Gone Out

163

Sound Gone Off

164

Lecturer Lacks Confidence

164

Specific Scientific Chairperson’s Comments

164

Unit IX Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letters, and Other Professional Letters

167

Professional Correspondence for Biomedical Scientists: General Tips

167

Curriculum Vitae

168

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

171

COVER LETTER

172

Anchor 6

174

Anchor 7

167

Unit X Getting Ready for a Job Interview in English

183

You Are More Than Your Level of English

183

You Are More Than Your Résumé

184

Find Out About the Employer and Interviewers

185

You Must Prepare for Your Interview

186

Practice, Practice, Practice…

188

What Else Should You do on the Day of the Interview?

189

The Day After: What to do After Your Interview?

189

Unit XI The Laboratory Environment

196

Commonly Misused or Misunderstood Terms

196

Types of Biomedical Research Laboratories

199

Rooms Within a Large Laboratory

199

Glassware Commonly Found in a Laboratory

200

Commonly Used Laboratory Consumables

200

Commonly Used Laboratory Instruments

203

Commonly Used Laboratory Equipment

204

Unit XII Laboratory Writing

208

Scientific Protocols

208

Lab Notebook Entries

210

General Guidelines for Notebook Keeping

210

Laboratory Reports

213

Reagent Recipes

215

Short Notes

216

XIII Laboratory Safety and Biohazards

218

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

219

Laboratory Safety Equipment

220

Chemical Safety

222

Biological Safety

224

Radiation Safety

225

Safety Quiz

226

Unit XIV Laboratory Animal Work

231

What Is Animal Research?

231

Animal Work Licences

232

Animal Research Facility and Its Staff

233

Space Description

233

Holding Rooms

233

Usage Examples

234

Procedure Rooms

234

Usage Example

235

Service Rooms

235

Record Keeping

235

Permanent Marking to Identify Individual Animals

236

Cage Cards

236

Data Record Form

237

Transgenic Animals

238

Usage Examples

239

Administrative Techniques

239

Usage Examples

240

Signs of Stress and Pain in Animals

240

Classifications of Drugs to Relieve or Control Pain and Stress

241

Usage Examples

241

Humane Methods of Killing

242

Ethical Considerations

242

The “3Rs” Principle

242

Additional Resources

243

Unit XV Latin and Greek Terminology

245

Introduction

245

Plural Rules

247

List of Latin and Greek Terms and Their Plurals

249

A

249

B

250

C

251

D

253

E

254

F

254

G

255

H

256

I

256

J

257

L

257

M

258

N

260

O

261

P

261

Q

264

R

264

S

265

T

267

U

268

V

268

Z

269

Unit XVI Acronyms and Abbreviations

271

Abbreviation .Rules and Style Conventions in English

272

Units of Measurement

287

Unit XVII Conversation Survival Guide

290

Introduction

290

Greetings

291

Presentations

292

Personal Data

292

Courtesy Sentences

293

Speaking in a Foreign Language

293

At the Restaurant

294

Preliminary Exchanges

294

Ordering

294

Complaining

295

The Check (.UK., The Bill)

295

City Transportation

295

Shopping

296

Asking About Store Hours

296

Preliminary Exchanges

296

Buying Clothes/Shoes

297

At the Shoe Shop

298

At the Post Office

298

Going to the Theater (.UK., Theatre)

298

At the Drugstore (.UK., Chemist)

299

At the Cosmetics Counter

299

At the Bookshop/Newsagent’s

300

At the Photography Shop

300

At the Florist

300

Paying

300

At the Hairdresser

301

Men and Women

301

Men

302

Women

302

Cars

302

At the Gas/Petrol Station

302

At the Garage

303

At the Parking Lot (.UK., Car Park)

303

Renting a Car

303

How Can I Get to …?

304

Having a Drink (or Two)

304

On the Phone

305

Emergency Situations

306

In the Bank

306

At the Police Station

306