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UNUSUAL SCIENCE PRIZES: THE IG NOBELS!

Exams This reading and listening activity will help prepare you for English exams such as PET and TOEFL.

Answers on page 44

1 Pre-reading

Look at the following list of prizes. What sort of research would any of these prizes involve? What things would scientists look at to win one of these prizes? Make notes.

reproduction prize

psychology prize

medicine prize

perception prize

chemistry prize

economics prize

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