Names of Animals and Insects Formed by Folk Etymology
"This post lists words derived from words in other languages as a result of folk etymology, a process by which speakers adopt the foreign terms
after revising them by using existing elements from their native language." (dailywritingtips.com)
(Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec
English in a Minute: To Have Butterflies - VIDEO
"Butterflies are beautiful creatures. But, is it a good thing or a bad thing to "have butterflies?"
Find out how to use this expression in this episode of English in a Minute!" (learningenglish.voanews.com)
Bee Songby Arthur Askey :
"I'd like to be a busy little bee,
Being as busy as a bee can be." (justsomelyrics.com)
: The fly on the water buffalo's back thinks he is
taller than the water buffalo. - Tagalog (Filipino)
(on vanity and arrogance)
The honey is sweet but the bee has a sting. - Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee's sting. - Vietnamese
The spider and the fly can't make a bargain. - Jamaican (on buying and
You catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. - Ben Franklin
7 Fictional Cockroaches 1. MUSICAL COCKROACH 2. OPPRESSED ANIME COCKROACHES 3. SAD ALIEN COCKROACHES 4. BELOVED POET COCKROACH 5. ALIEN ROBOT COCKROACHES 6. ______ THE COCKROACH("This one is a quiz; answer at end of the article.") 7. WELL-KNOWN LITERARY COCKROACH (neatorama.com)
A group of hungry ants
"clamour to get their jaws around a piece of chocolate brownie left by photographer Andiyan Lutfi in his garden in Indonesia." (telegraph.co.uk)
Chikungunya in France
"Workers spray insecticide in La Gaude, southern France, during a mosquito eradication operation following the discovery of the insect-borne virus chikungunya in the area."
What's Eatin' You? Fleas / Bedbugs / Ticks / Chiggers / Face mites / Head lice / Crab lice / Human liver fluke / Mosquitoes (Neatorama.com)
Mosquito laser gun offers new hope on malaria "Mosquitoes... kill nearly 1m people a year through malaria...
The WMD laser works by detecting the audio frequency created by the beating of mosquito wings.
A computer triggers the laser beam, the mosquito’s wings are burnt off and its smoking carcass falls to the ground." (timesonline.co.uk)
carrying 12m bees overturns
"Motorists on Canada's biggest highway ended up with a bee in
their bonnet after a truck transporting 12m of the insects overturned.
The lorry was carrying 330 crates of honey bees when it tipped over
on a ramp in St Leonard, New Brunswick..." Vocabulary : - honey bee / bee experts / pollinate / beekeepers / protective
suits / hive / sting / be angered
- highway / motorists / bonnet / ramp / lorry / truck / overturn /
tip over / seriously injured (BBC)
Nature museum unveils 'cocoon' "London's Natural History Museum unveils the interactive centre that will soon house 34 million plant and insect specimens...
The spectacular new wing of London's Natural History Museum has been unveiled." (BBC)
Where do bugs like to live in your house?(November 14, 2017) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Scientists have discovered where bugs most like to live in your house." Try the same news story at these easier levels: Household Bugs - Level 4 or Household Bugs - Level 5 Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities,
crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-) (breakingnewsenglish.com)
Falling insect numbers dangerous to humans (July 28, 2014) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"The number of insects in the world has fallen by 45 per cent in the past 35 years.
Scientists say this could be dangerous for humans. A report on insect numbers has been published." (breakingnewsenglish.com)
United Nations asks us to eat insects (May 16, 2013) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"A new United Nations report says the we should all eat insects. The report is from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.
It is called 'Edible Insects: Future Prospects for Food and Feed Security'." (breakingnewsenglish.com) See Videos
Going To Be Friends sung by The White Stripes (n°
9) - (whitestripes.net) "Walk with me, Suzy Lee
through the park and by the tree
we will rest upon the ground
and look at all the bugs we found
then safely walk to school
without a sound" - with theVIDEO(You Tube)
Widely-Used Insecticide Is Damaging Wild Bee Populations - VIDEO - 8 June 2015
"The ability of the bees to pollinate crops and help ecosystems survive is threatened.
Environmentalists blame the insecticide for the decline of wild bees in the United States and Europe." (learningenglish.voanews.com)
One Minute Fly
"As its name is already telling, the One Minute Fly has got a very limited lifespan.
One minute in which it wants to experience everything that makes life worth living..."
Monster Mandibles - The Family Pet 10
"Prof Ewan gets his first pet of the summer. A stag beetle that he found outside the front door!!!" "This is part of a whole series dedicated to the kind of pets lots of kids here in Japan keep." (YouTube)
It's smarter to travel in groups :
De Lijn - Mieren
"Why do ants travel in group? Find out in the new commercial of public bus company De Lijn."