Words for the text:
- everywhere — везде
- desert — пустыня
- nectar — нектар
- hive — улей
- sting — жалить
- brightly coloured — ярко окрашенный
- harmful — вредный
- wide — широкий
- study — изучать
- entomologist — энтомолог
There are more insects on the earth than all other kinds of animals. Insects live everywhere
– in the garden, in the pond, in the forests, and even in deserts.
Some insects live in the oceans or in very cold places, such as Antarctica.
Let us go to the garden. In the daytime you can see bees, bumblebees, beetles, butterflies, dragonflies, wasps and some others. In the nighttime there come mosquitoes, some beetles and night butterflies. Insects are always busy. They try to find food – plants, other insects or nectar from flowers.
Bees collect nectar
to take back to their hive
for food. They visit more than two thousand flowers each day. Bees make honey and they can sting.
Butterflies are beautiful, brightly coloured
insects. Some butterflies live for a year, others live only for a week. Butterflies don't usually fly at night.
Ladybirds are a type of beetle. Their bright colours tell other animals that they don't taste very good. Ladybirds are useful because they eat harmful
Dragonflies are very big. Their wings can be 19 cm wide.
They are the fastest insects and they can fly up to 97 km an hour.
People who study
insects are called entomologists. Answer the questions to the text:
- Where do insects live?
- What do they look like?
- What do they eat?
- How long do they live?
- Do you know any interesting facts about some insect?
- What do bees make?
- Which insect bites people?
- Which is the fastest insect in the world?