Bumblebees have developed a ‘smoker-like’ addiction to food laced with neonicotinoids. This pesticide covered food contains nicotine. Bees seem to prefer it even though it is harmful to them.
Scientists in Britain have found that, given a choice, bumblebees prefer food containing a pesticide which is harmful to them.
The research provides further evidence that bees develop addictive behaviour when exposed to neonicotinoids, similar to humans who smoke.
The pesticides have been linked to declining bee populations.
Key words and phrases
•Have you seen the new reality TV show? I’m totally hooked on it. It’s great!
•Once I scored my first goal, I was hooked. Nothing beats football!
get a buzz
feel strong excitement, energy or pleasure
•He only seems to get a buzz out of video games. He says everything else is boring.
•Running marathons gives her a real buzz. She loves the challenge.
a flavour you didn’t like at first, but learned to enjoy
•Have you tried my new cocktail? It’s an acquired taste! No one likes it immediately.
•I didn’t like boxing at first, but now I’ve acquired a taste for it. It’s my new hobby.
Test your understanding on our website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/course/newsreview/unit-7/session-70
[Cover image: GETTY IMAGES]
Do you want to learn how to speak English? Then join us here on YouTube for great grammar, drama, news, study, pronunciation, vocabulary, music, interviews and celebrity videos. Every day we have a new video to help you with English. We also produce regular ‘extra’ videos across the week so come back every day to see what’s new.
MONDAY: The English We Speak
TUESDAY: News Review
THURSDAY: 6 Minute English
FRIDAY: The Experiment (watch this space for new and exciting content that we are trying out!)
Please use English when you comment.
For more videos and content that will help you learn English, visit our website: http://www.bbclearningenglish.com
Love you guys ❤️✌🏻
I am hooked watching football
Omg! ABS-CBN News that's Philippines local news channel. ☺️
actually, I'm hardly hooked on the BBC Learning English <3 thank you so much!
I'm really hooked on BBC News Review. Thanks BBC LE!
At first I am not hooked on to your videos . But as time passes, I aquired taste for it because I am just getting buzz…
Am I right, pls correct if I am wrong.
Your program is an acquired taste ,am really getting hooked on it
I like BBC learning team they are pure gems . Their accent and teaching style are awesome 😍
I'm great you Islamic greetings
That's peace of Allah be upon
I'm Somali and I listen BBC six minutes in English
Thank you, BBC.
Watching News Review gives me such a buzz, I think that is the reason why I got hooked on it. Learning english was not a pleasuring task in the beginning, but BBC Learning English has helped me to acquire a taste for it.
Thank you guys for this wit conversation.
I'm hooked on their voices… ❤️
Thank you so much 👍👍
Im hooked on this lesson ♡
Wow. Dan you've got a headline from a philippine news😅. Happy Christmas to the BBC learning english family😘
news review gives me a buzz😊
I`m get hooked on BBC)) but it`s not hurmful)))
Well tell me, are these vocs used by British people so that when I utter them to a native speaker that he would understand me immediately?
In that quiz 3rd Question asked which of these spelled incorrectly.But the ans.given is the corrected spelling 2nd.
Parachuting and news review together would be so cool
The quiz no 3 looks incorrect.
Which of these is spelled incorrectly? It's an acquired taste.
Well done. That is the correct spelling! a-c-q-u-i-r-e-d.
Thanks Nil & Den.
I get a buzz out of English learning
Once i visited to Japan in May, i didn't like cuisines at first, but i've acquired a taste for it and Shushi is one of my favorite food, im totally hooked on it. 😀
Well explained guys. 👍