Easy English listening Lesson 45 – Bugs

Many people are afraid of bugs. 
Some bugs do bad things like eating crops or clothes. 
Some bugs, such as termites, even eat wood. 
Other bugs can be good. Spiders catch flies. 
Flies are not good because they carry germs. 
Insects get caught in the web that the spider builds. 
Ants get into homes and eat food. 
Bees are good because honey comes from bees. 
It is not good if you get stung by a bee. 
A caterpillar turns into a butterfly. Butterflies can be very beautiful. 
You can find grasshoppers outside on a sunny day. Grasshoppers hop through the grass. 
Crickets make a noise by rubbing their legs together. 
Dragonflies usually live near water. They have large, colourful wings. 
Ladybugs are red with little black dots. 
There are many types of beetles. 
Nobody wants to have cockroaches in their house. 
Centipedes have many legs. 
Fleas get onto your pets and bite them. They make your dog or cat itchy. 
Mosquitoes can make you itchy when they bite you. 
Have you ever had a mosquito bite?

Exercise for this lesson:

  1. What are some bad things that bugs can do?

  2. What do termites eat, and what can be the consequence of their activity?

  3. How do spiders help with flies, and why are flies considered not good?

  4. What do bees produce that is considered good, and what caution is mentioned about bees?

  5. What is the transformation process of a caterpillar, and how are butterflies described?

  6. Where can you find grasshoppers, and what do they do on a sunny day?

  7. How do crickets produce noise, and where do dragonflies usually live?

  8. Describe the appearance of ladybugs.

  9. What is mentioned about beetles, and what type of bug do people not want in their house?

  10. How do fleas affect pets, and what can mosquitoes cause when they bite you?

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