A Plea for Bees - nouns cloze

Earl and Alina Hudson
Activity set by Earl Hudson

First, do these vocabulary activities: Verbs, Nouns and Other. Listen to the MP3 recording if necessary: MP3. Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click the this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints! Then, do the Cloze. Finally, do the Quiz.

Primero, haz las actividades de vocabulario. Luego escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Luego haz el Cloze y el Quiz.


   almond      backyard      beehive      beekeeper      beeswax      biosystem      bite      bloom      bumblebee      cave      charge      code      colony      county      cranberry      crop      cure      dead      desert      disease      dung      environment      flu      food      fountain      front      gateway      gem      granola      graveyard      green      grove      ingenuity      lawn      loss      meadow      messenger      milkweed      mite      orchard      overturn      plea      poster      pot      raft      resource      row      screening      sperm      squalor      sweatbee      sweetener      tin      veil      wheat      yard   
Varroa – Varroa is a genus of parasitic mites associated with honey bees. (es un género de ácaro que produce la enfermedad denominada varroasis. La varroasis afecta a las abejas en todos sus estadios de desarrollo alimentándose de su hemolinfa. Actualmente representa un grave problema en la apicultura mundial, en la que provoca masivas pérdidas, ya sea por mermas en los rendimientos individuales, o por mortalidad de colmenas).
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)- a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive abruptly disappear. (Problema de Colapso de Colonias (PCC)
NRA - National Rifle Association (Asociación Nacional del Rifle)
a kleptoparasite bee - a type of bee that steals stored food and nesting material. (abeja cleptoparásita)
(kleptorarasite - it is a form of feeding in which one animal takes prey or other food from another that has caught, collected, or otherwise prepared the food, including stored food (as in the case of cuckoo bees, which lay their eggs on the pollen masses made by other bees). The term is also used to describe the stealing of nest material or other inanimate objects from one animal by another.)
NDD - Nature Deficit Disorder (Síndrome del Déficit de Naturaleza)

a – a request; an appeal. (súplica, petición)
a - a natural or constructed home for bees. (colmena)
a - a collection of animals, birds, bats, bees, etc, of one type, living together. (colonia)
a - any of various small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina that are often parasitic on animals and plants, infest stored food products, and in some species transmit diseases. (ácaro)
a - the disadvantage or deprivation resulting from losing. (pérdida)
a - an enclosed corral in which animals, such as chickens or pigs, are kept. (corral)
an - a deciduous tree (Prunus dulcis), native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits. (almendro)
a - a burial ground. (cementerio)
the – influenza. (gripe)
a - illness, sickness. (enfermedad)
a - a person who keeps bees for their honey; apiarist. (apicultor)
a – a rule, a law. (normativa)
a -out - no longer in existence. (muerto)
a - an area of activity. (frente)
a – garden area behind the house. (jardín trasero)
- a filthy and wretched condition or quality. (miseria)
- the yellow to grayish brown substance secreted by the honeybee for constructing honeycombs. (cera de abejas). In this text the word “beeswax” actually refers to the honeycomb (panal) foundation which is usually artificially made by pressing beeswax between patterned metal rollers.
- the excrement of animals. (estiércol)
- silvery metallic element. (lata)
a - a length of cloth worn by women over the head, shoulders, and often the face. (velo)
- fabric of metal or plastic mesh. (tamiz)
a - an area of grassland, often used for hay or for grazing of animals. (pradera, prado)
- inventive talent; cleverness. (ingenio)
a child - a person who is a prominent example or model of something. (ejemplo modelo, imagen, icono)
a – a flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water and is used for transport or as a platform for swimmers. (balsa)
a - a group of trees planted and cultivated for the production of fruit or nuts. (bosquecillo)
an - turn over a vehicle. (volcar)
a - something that sweetens, as sugar or a low calorie sugar substitute. (endulzante)
a – a mouthful. (bocado)
- the sour red berry of certain plants. (arándano)
– a mixture of rolled oats, brown sugar, nuts, fruit, etc, eaten with milk. (muesli)
whole bread – bread made from whole grain.(pan integral)
a - a natural spring of water, especially the source of a stream. (fuente)
a - a person who carries telegrams, letters, etc. (mensajero)
- semen. (esperma, semen)
a - the flower of a plant. (flor)
an - an area of land devoted to the cultivation of fruit or nut trees. (huerto)
a – things in a line. (hilera)
a - a cultivated plant or agricultural produce. (cultivo)
– the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative). (carga)
a - any of various large, hairy, social bees of the genus Bombus that nest underground. (abejorro)
a - the common name for any bees that are attracted to the salt in human sweat. (abeja del sudor)
a – a jewel, a treasure. (joya)
a chain - a simple chain of feeding relationship between three or four organisms is called a food chain. (cadena alimentaria)
a – a hollow or natural passage under or into the earth, especially one with an opening to the surface. (cueva)
a – a district. (municipio)
a - an available supply that can be drawn on when needed. (recurso)
a - something that corrects or relieves a harmful or disturbing situation. (cura)
a – an area of land of grass, usually tended or mowed, as one around a residence or in a park or estate. (césped)
an – the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. (medio ambiente)
a - a desolate area. (desierto)
the house effect - phenomenon whereby the earth's atmosphere traps solar radiation, caused by the presence in the atmosphere of gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and methane that allow incoming sunlight to pass through but absorb heat radiated back from the earth's surface. (efecto invernadero)
a – a living organism or a system of living organisms that can directly or indirectly interact with others. (biosistema)
- any of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias, also called silkweed. (algodoncillo)
a – a container for plants, flowers. (tiesto, maceta)
a – a portal, a means of entry or access. (puerta, entrada)