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17. The loathsome lethal mosquito
Rose Eveleth
<3:51>   December 2013

 

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≪Questions:The loathsome lethal mosquito≫

  1. According to the speaker, what is the worst bug on the planet?

 

 

  1. What is special about swarms of mosquitos in Alaska?

 

 

3. How many people are killed by mosquito-borne diseases every year? Choose the best answer.

a. about 10,000 people
b. about 100,000 people
c. about 1 million people
d. more than millions of people




4. There are thousands of species of mosquitos in the world, but they all share one thing in common. What is it?

 

 

  1. We get itchy red bumps when we are bitten by mosquitos. Why?

 

 

  1. How much money do humans spend worldwide each year to keep mosquitos away from us?

 

 




7. Which statement is not true about mosquitos?

a. Mosquitos can transmit malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and dengue.
b. Mosquitos can kill horses, dogs, and cats by transmitting diseases.
c. Getting rid of all the mosquitos in the world is impossible. 
d. Mosquitos are food sources for frogs, fish, and birds.  

 

  1. Some scientists believe getting rid of mosquitos is a bad idea. Why?

  

 

  1. Other scientists believe killing off all the mosquitos would not cause any problems, but it is unlikely that we will do it. Why?

 

 




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≪Answers:The loathsome lethal mosquito≫

1. According to the speaker, what is the worst bug on the planet?
Mosquitos. / The mosquito

 

2. What is special about swarms of mosquitos in Alaska?
They can get so thick that they can asphyxiate caribou.

 

3. How many people are killed by mosquito-borne diseases every year? Choose the best answer.

a. about 10,000 people
b. about 100,000 people
c. about 1 million people
d. more than millions of people




4. There are thousands of species of mosquitos in the world, but they all share one thing in common. What is it?
They all suck blood (and they are all really good at sucking blood).

 

5. We get itchy red bumps when we are bitten by mosquitos. Why?
Because when a mosquito lands on our skin, it slathers some saliva, and that causes itchy red bumps.

 




6. How much money do humans spend worldwide each year to keep mosquitos away from us?
 billions of dollars

 

7. Which statement is not true about mosquitos?
a. Mosquitos can transmit malaria, yellow fever, West Nile virus, and dengue.
b. Mosquitos can kill horses, dogs, and cats by transmitting diseases.
c. Getting rid of all the mosquitos in the world is impossible. 
d. Mosquitos are food sources for frogs, fish, and birds.  




8. Some scientists believe getting rid of mosquitos is a bad idea. Why?
Because plants will lose pollinators, like frogs, fish, and birds.
 

 

9. Other scientists believe killing off all the mosquitos would not cause any problems, but it is unlikely that we will do it. Why?
Because nobody knows what would happen if we killed all of them.

 

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