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Honey Bee Bread

Published: 10.18.2021
Level 5   |   Time: 4:11
Accent: American
Source: PBS Deep Look

Honey bees make honey from flower nectar, but they also use pollen to make a special food called bee bread.

triangle Directions 목표 Direcciones Instruções


    It is important to read the vocabulary before you watch the video. This will improve your ability to understand the video. It will also help you understand how the new vocabulary is used naturally.

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    First try to answer all the questions from memory. Then rewatch the video and try to answer the questions that you missed.

  4. WATCH and READ the SCRIPT

    Watch the video again while you read the script. Reading and listening at the same time will help you hear each individual word and improve your listening accuracy.


    There are several different activities that focus on test preparation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure.


    Es importante leer el vocabulario antes de ver el video. Esto mejorará su capacidad para comprender el video. También le ayudará a comprender cómo se usa el nuevo vocabulario de forma natural.

  2. VER el VIDEO

    La primera vez que vea el video, intente comprender la situación general.


    Primero intente responder todas las preguntas de memoria. Luego, vuelva a ver el video e intente responder las preguntas que se perdió.


    Mire el video nuevamente mientras lee el guión. Leer y escuchar al mismo tiempo lo ayudará a escuchar cada palabra individual y mejorará su precisión auditiva.


    Hay una serie de actividades diferentes que se centran en la preparación de la examen, el vocabulario, la gramática y la estructura de las oraciones.

  1. 어휘 읽기

    비디오를 보기 전에 어휘와 배경을 읽는 것이 중요합니다. 이렇게 하면 비디오를 이해하는 능력이 향상됩니다. 또한 새로운 어휘가 어떻게 자연스럽게 사용되는지 이해하는데 도움이됩니다.

  2. 비디오 보기

    비디오를 처음 볼 때 전체 상황을 이해하려고 노력하세요.

  3. 문제에 답하기

    먼저 모든 질문에 답을 해보세요. 그런 다음 비디오를 다시보고 놓친 질문에 답해보세요.

  4. 비디오 보면서 대본 읽기

    대본을 읽는 동안 비디오를 다시 보세요. 읽기와 듣기를 동시에 하면 각각의 단어를 듣고, 듣기 정확도를 향상시킬 수 있습니다.

  5. 액티비티 하기

    듣기 정확도, 발음, 어휘, 문법 및 문장 구조에 초점을 맞춘 다양한 액티비티가 있습니다.


    É importante ler o vocabulário antes de assistir ao vídeo. Isso melhorará sua capacidade de entender o vídeo. Também ajudará você a entender como o novo vocabulário é usado naturalmente.


    Na primeira vez que assistir ao vídeo, tente entender a situação geral.


    Primeiro, tente responder a todas as perguntas de memória. Em seguida, assista novamente ao vídeo e tente responder às perguntas que você errou.


    Assista ao vídeo novamente enquanto lê o roteiro. Ler e ouvir ao mesmo tempo ajudará você a ouvir cada palavra individualmente e a melhorar sua precisão auditiva.


    Existem várias atividades diferentes que se concentram na preparação para o teste, vocabulário, gramática e estrutura de frases.

triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulário Vocabulario

  • ☐ ☐ ☐ head to [v] - go to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a commute [n] - a trip to work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ prep [v] - prepare
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pollen [n] - a fine (usually yellow) powder that come from flowers. It is the male part of a flower that fertilize the female part of a flower.
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pollination [n] - the transfer of pollen to another flower to allow fertilization
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ reproduce [v] - have babies
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ protein-packed [adj] - full of protein
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a hive [n] - the home of bees
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ gear [n] - tools, equipment
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a brush [n] - a tool for styling hair [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a comb [n] - a tool for styling hair [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ blooms [n] - flowers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nibble [v] - take small bites
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ windshield wipers [n] - the devices that remove water from the windshield of a car [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ antennae [n] - the long, thin sensory parts on the heads of insects [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ haul [v] - carry
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a haul [n] - a large amount of something valuable
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ squish [v] - crush (something that is wet)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ saliva [n] - the liquid in one's mouth
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ nectar [n] - a sugary liquid in flowers
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a conveyer belt [v] - a continuous moving band of fabric or rubber that is used to move objects [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ wax [n] - a sticky yellowish material made by honey bees to make honeycombs
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a honeycomb [n] - a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs [image] vocab image
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ marinate [v] - leave some food in sauce for a long time to mix and absorb flavor
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ with a hint of [exp] - with a little bit of
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a pantry [n] - a room used to store food
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ stocked [adj] - full
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ a cell [n] - a small room
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ pop in [phv] - visit unexpectedly
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ drop off [phv] - deliver

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression

triangle Questions 문제 Questões Preguntas [ ? ]


These are guided listening questions. These questions are NOT designed to test or trick you. They are designed to guide you through the video.

TIP: If you don’t understand something in the video, click "Show Answers". You should be able to understand all of the important points of the video by reading the questions and the correct answers.


Estas son preguntas de escucha guiada. Estas preguntas NO están diseñadas para ponerte a prueba o engañarte. Están diseñados para guiarlo a través del video.

CONSEJO: Si no entiende algo en el video, haga clic en "Show Answers". Debería poder comprender todos los puntos importantes del video leyendo las preguntas y las respuestas correctas.


이것은 안내식 듣기 질문입니다. 이 질문들은 당신을 시험하거나 속이기 위한 것이 아닙니다. 동영상을 통해 안내하도록 설계되었습니다.

팁 : 동영상에서 이해가 되지 않는 부분이 있으면 "Show Answers"를 클릭하세요. 질문과 정답을 읽으면서 영상의 중요한 요점을 모두 이해할 수 있어야 합니다.


Estas são perguntas de escuta guiadas. Essas perguntas NÃO foram elaboradas para testar ou enganar você. Eles são projetados para guiá-lo através do vídeo.

DICA: Se você não entender algo no vídeo, clique em "Mostrar respostas". Você deve entender todos os pontos importantes do vídeo lendo as perguntas e as respostas corretas.

  1. Honey bees _____ pollen.

  2. Bees carry _____ to other plants.

  3. This (Question #2) is important for _____ to reproduce.

  4. Pollen is full of _____.

  5. Bees are covered in _____ hairs.
    30 000
    300 000
    3 000 000

  6. Bees even have hairs on their _____.

  7. The bee _____ her eyes.
    eats the pollen on
    leaves the pollen on
    wipes the pollen off

  8. Corbiculae are baskets on _____.
    a bee's back legs
    on the back of a bee's legs

  9. Corbiculae are used for _____.

  10. Bees mix pollen with _____ and _____.
    bee bread

  11. Bees can carry pollen that is equal to _____ (of) their weight.

    3 times

  12. The pollen _____ for making honey.

  13. Honey is made from _____.
    bee bread

  14. Pollen is turned into _____.
    bee bread

  15. bee bread _____ honey.
    has no
    is made with a little
    is made mostly of

  16. _____ eat the bee bread.
    Only adult bees
    Only baby bees
    Both adult and baby bees

triangle Sentence Building 문장 만들기 Construção de sentença Construcción de oraciones [ ? ]


This activity is designed to improve sentence accuracy and complexity. Most students can produce the key content words in a sentence. However, they have difficulty with accuracy because the functional words are difficult or can seem unimportant. This activity will help learners eliminate problems with these functional words by giving them immediate feedback on the mistakes they are making. It will also help students develop their use of more natural, varied and complex sentence structures.

TIP: Say the sentence out loud. Notice the types of mistake you make often. Focus on those types of errors. (singular/plural, subject-verb agreement, article use, prepositions, gerunds and infinitives, noun clauses, adjective clauses, word order, and word forms.)


Esta actividad está diseñada para mejorar la precisión y complejidad de las oraciones. La mayoría de los estudiantes pueden producir las palabras clave del contenido en una oración. Sin embargo, tienen dificultades con la precisión porque las palabras funcionales son difíciles o pueden parecer poco importantes. Esta actividad ayudará a los alumnos a eliminar problemas con estas palabras funcionales al brindarles retroalimentación inmediata sobre los errores que están cometiendo. También ayudará a los estudiantes a desarrollar su uso de estructuras de oraciones más naturales, variadas y complejas.

CONSEJO: Diga la oración en voz alta. Observe los tipos de errores que comete con frecuencia. Concéntrese en ese tipo de errores. (singular / plural, concordancia entre sujeto y verbo, uso del artículo, preposiciones, gerundios e infinitivos, cláusulas sustantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, orden de las palabras y formas de las palabras).


이 액티비티는 문장의 정확성과 복잡성을 개선하기 위해 고안되었습니다. 대부분의 학생들은 문장에서 핵심 내용 단어를 생성 할 수 있습니다. 그러나 기능적 단어가 어렵거나 중요하지 않은 것처럼 보일 수 있기 때문에 정확성에 어려움이 있습니다. 이 액티비티는 학습자가 실수에 대한 즉각적인 피드백을 제공함으로써 이러한 기능적 단어의 문제를 제거하는 데 도움이 됩니다. 또한 학생들이 보다 자연스럽고 다양하며 복잡한 문장 구조를 사용하는 데 도움이 됩니다.

팁 : 문장을 크게 말하세요. 자주 저지르는 실수 유형과, 이러한 유형의 오류에 집중하세요. (단수 / 복수, 주어-동사 일치, 관사 사용, 전치사, 동명사 및 부정사, 명사절, 형용사절, 어순 및 단어 형태)


Esta atividade foi desenvolvida para melhorar a precisão e a complexidade das frases. A maioria dos alunos pode produzir as palavras-chave do conteúdo em uma frase. No entanto, eles têm dificuldade com precisão porque as palavras funcionais são difíceis ou podem parecer sem importância. Esta atividade ajudará os alunos a eliminar problemas com essas palavras funcionais, dando-lhes feedback imediato sobre os erros que estão cometendo. Também ajudará os alunos a desenvolver o uso de estruturas de sentenças mais naturais, variadas e complexas.

DICA: Diga a frase em voz alta. Observe os tipos de erro que você comete com frequência. Concentre-se nesses tipos de erros. (singular/plural, concordância sujeito-verbo, uso de artigos, preposições, gerúndios e infinitivos, cláusulas substantivas, cláusulas adjetivas, ordem das palavras e formas das palavras.)

Directions: Write sentences about the video clip using the words given. You can change the word form or add words, but you cannot change the word order.

Instrucciones: Escriba oraciones sobre el videoclip usando las palabras dadas. Puede cambiar la forma de la palabra o agregar palabras, pero no puede cambiar el orden de las palabras.

Instrucciones: Escreva orações sobre o videoclipe usando as palavras-chave. Você pode alterar a forma da palavra ou adicionar palavras, mas não pode alterar a ordem das palavras.

지시 : 주어진 단어를 사용하여 비디오 클립에 대한 문장을 씁니다. 어형을 변경하거나 단어를 추가할 수 있지만 어순은 변경할 수 없습니다.

Sentence 1

honey / bee / collect / pollen

Honey bees collect pollen.

Sentence 2

pollination / involve / bee / carry / pollen / one / plant / another

Pollination involves bees carrying pollen from one plant to another.

Sentence 3

pollination / enable / plant / reproduce

Pollination enables plants to reproduce.

Sentence 4

bee / cover / three / million / hair / which / trap / pollen

Bees are covered in three million hairs, which trap pollen.

Sentence 5

bee / store / pollen / basket / back / leg / called / corbiculae

Bees store (the) pollen in baskets on their back legs (that/which are) called corbiculae.

Sentence 6

bee / turn / pollen / little / ball / they / mix / saliva / nectar

Bees turn (the) pollen into little balls (which/that) they mix with saliva and nectar.

Sentence 7

bee / can / carry / as / as / one / third / body / weight / pollen

Bees can carry as much as one third of their (own) body weight in pollen.

Sentence 8

Honey / make / nectar / which / full / sugar

Honey is made [from/of] nectar, which is full of sugar.

Sentence 9

bee / use / pollen / make / bee bread / which / full / protein

Bees use pollen to make bee bread, which is full of protein.

Sentence 10

bee bread / used / feed / both / adult / baby / bee

bee bread is used to feed both adult and baby bees.

triangle Discussion 논의 Questões de discussão Discusión

  1. What are the three most interesting things that you learned from this video?
  2. What is nectar full of? What do bees turn nectar into?
  3. What is pollen full of? What do bees turn pollen into?
  4. Describe the process (steps) of making bee bread, starting from when a bee visits a flower. Try to use these words:
    baskets, cells, hairs, hive, little balls, marinate, nectar, pollen, saliva
  5. Why is pollen important for flowers and plants? Why is pollen important for bees?
  6. How are bees involved in plant reproduction?
  7. Would you like to try some bee bread? What do you think it tastes like?
  8. Bees "help" humans by producing honey. What other insects "help" humans? How?
  9. Some plants depend on bees to reproduce. What are some other organisms that have symbiotic relationships?
  10. Are you afraid of bees? Will you have a serious reaction if you get stung by a bee?

triangle Script 대본 Roteiro Texto

OK, time to head to work. But before this honey bee starts her commute, she’s prepping her tools.

Because honey bees collect pollen. You knew that.

But it’s not as simple as you might think. Plants want the bees to carry the pollen away and spread it to other flowers. That's pollination, how plants reproduce.

But bees also need to carry lots of it home – pollen is a protein-packed food for the hive.

Luckily, they have the right gear. They’re hairy, like tiny flying teddy bears.She’s covered in 3 million hairs for trapping pollen. They’re even on her eyes.

Here on her legs, they’re shaped into spiky brushes and flat combs.

When she lands on a bloom, she really gets in there. Nibbling on the flower’s anthers detaches the pollen.

Time to pack up her haul. She cleans it off her eyes and antennae with those brushes on her front legs like windshield wipers.

Here it is up close. That leg wipes the pollen right off her eye. Then she moves the pollen from leg to leg, like a conveyor belt - front to middle to back.

The bee does this super-fast, while she flies from bloom to bloom, moving the pollen into special baskets on her back legs called corbiculae.

She bends her leg, using it to squish the pollen into a ball, packing it together with a little saliva and nectar.

She can get as many as 160,000 pollen grains into each ball. She’s hauling as much as one-third of her weight.

Back at the hive, meal prep is about to start, but the pollen isn’t for making honey. The honey, under this wax, is made from nectar. They eat it for its sugar.

Bees turn pollen into something completely different: bee bread. That’s their source of protein.

Step one: Find an open spot.

Step two: Deposit your goods and pack them neatly.

Step three: Let the pollen “marinate” with a hint of honey.

And voilà! It’s ready. The pantry is stocked – both for adult bees and the babies that are growing in the cells next door.

The adults pop in to drop off a special bee bread snack - a little home cooking for the hive’s future hard-working flyers.

OK. More bees? We’ll keep them coming. Blue orchard bees build nests that look like stunning jewels. And bumblebees really have to shake what they’ve got to get their pollen. One more thing: If you love Deep Look, why not join our hive mind on Patreon today? We’ve got a limited-time offer to sweeten the deal. Link is in the description. Thanks.