The rapid decrease in biodiversity is next to climate change the second largest threat to the numerous ecosystems around the globe. Learn how to talk it in English now!
 

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Do you want to sign for the bees?en
Sign for the bees?en
The honey bee population is dying really fast right now.en
That doesn't sound good. Why is that?en
Scientists are not sure yet. Some think because of pesticides.en
I love honey. I don't want the bees to die.en
It would be very bad for bio-diversity. Our ecosystem needs the bees.en
Why do we need bees? What else do they do other than make honey?en
They pollinate fruit and vegetables.en
I forgot about that. Without them there would be much less produce, right?en
Some fruits would not grow at all without bees.en
I couldn't eat cherries anymore? Where do I sign?en
 
 
 

Practice the dialog

Complete the dialogue.
 
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  • Do you want to sign for the
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Do you want to sign for the ⁠?
 
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    for the bees?
     
 
 
for the bees?
 
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  • The honey bee population is
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    really fast right now.
     
 
 
The honey bee population is really fast right now.
 
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  • That doesn't sound
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    ⁠. Why is that?
     
 
 
That doesn't sound ⁠. Why is that?
 
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  • Scientists are not sure yet. Some
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    because of pesticides.
     
 
 
Scientists are not sure yet. Some because of pesticides.
 
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  • I love
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    ⁠. I don't want the bees to die.
     
 
 
I love ⁠. I don't want the bees to die.
 
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  • It would be very bad for bio-diversity. Our ecosystem
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    the bees.
     
 
 
It would be very bad for bio-diversity. Our ecosystem the bees.
 
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  • Why do we need bees? What else do they do
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    • h
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    than make honey?
     
 
 
Why do we need bees? What else do they do than make honey?
 
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  • They pollinate
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    and vegetables.
     
 
 
They pollinate and vegetables.
 
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  • I forgot about that. Without them there would be much less
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    ⁠, right?
     
 
 
I forgot about that. Without them there would be much less ⁠, right?
 
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  • Some fruits would not
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    • r
    • g
    at all without bees.
     
 
 
Some fruits would not at all without bees.
 
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  • I couldn't eat cherries anymore?
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    • W
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    • h
    do I sign?
     
 
 
I couldn't eat cherries anymore? do I sign?
 
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Practice Listening

Listen to the dialogue and continue with the correct response.
 
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    • I like to do my dishes and clean the house.en
       
    • Animals are so cute when they sleep.en
       
    • We need to protect the environment more.en
       
 
 
 
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    • No, most dogs are very smart and love to play.en
       
    • Maybe, we will never know until we go to sleep.en
       
    • Yes, every animal has an important role in the ecosystem.en
       
 
 
 
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    • I eat only plants.en
       
    • Diversity is great for schools.en
       
    • The animals and plants all need each other.en
       
 
 
 
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Speak the dialogue

Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
Ashlee
Do you want to sign for the bees?en
You
Sign for the bees?en
The honey bee population is dying really fast right now.en
That doesn't sound good. Why is that?en
Scientists are not sure yet. Some think because of pesticides.en
I love honey. I don't want the bees to die.en
It would be very bad for bio-diversity. Our ecosystem needs the bees.en
Why do we need bees? What else do they do other than make honey?en
They pollinate fruit and vegetables.en
I forgot about that. Without them there would be much less produce, right?en
Some fruits would not grow at all without bees.en
I couldn't eat cherries anymore? Where do I sign?en
Speak your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Record your answers to the dialogue (when it's your turn). Then replay your recording and compare each recorded part to the original.
You
Do you want to sign for the bees?en
Peter
Sign for the bees?en
The honey bee population is dying really fast right now.en
That doesn't sound good. Why is that?en
Scientists are not sure yet. Some think because of pesticides.en
I love honey. I don't want the bees to die.en
It would be very bad for bio-diversity. Our ecosystem needs the bees.en
Why do we need bees? What else do they do other than make honey?en
They pollinate fruit and vegetables.en
I forgot about that. Without them there would be much less produce, right?en
Some fruits would not grow at all without bees.en
I couldn't eat cherries anymore? Where do I sign?en
 
 
 
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