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A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
There I was on a July morning,
I was looking for love.
With the strength
Of a new day dawning
And the beautiful sun.
And at the sound
Of the first bird singing
I was leaving for home.
With the storm
And the night behind me
Yeah, and a road of my own.

Uriah Heep - July Morning
Learn English in June

AM/PM Session - 22 September 2015 - Raining spiders!

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,337 Teacher
We read and talked about the science behind spooky spider rain:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/05/19/the-science-behind-australias-spooky-spider-rain/

rainingspiders

Vocabulary

shrouded - cover so that something can´t be seen (shroud = white sheet used for burial)

eerie - strange and frightening

spiderling - a young spider

mystified - confused or puzzled by something

arachnids - a class of animals with eight legs that includes spiders

critters - a living creature, an animal

entomologist - a scientist who studies insects

snag - catch or tear something on an item sticking out

otherworldly - related to an imaginary or different world

evaporated - turn from liquid into vapour; also used to mean disappear

debunk - prove or expose something as not being true

paranormal theories - ideas explaning events or phenomena that cannot be explained by science


What would you do if you saw spiders raining from the sky? What would you like to see raining from the sky?

Comments

  • BubblyBubbly Posts: 30,165 ✭✭✭✭
    Missed due to timings issue! :(:(
  • MonikMonik Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭
    I don't like spiders.. Thanks God I'm not in Australia. If I have to face a spiders rain I would run and hide forever.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,661 mod
    Don't you have big spiders in your country @monik2014?
    In Germany there are moths who do a similar thing: The caterpillars cover everything in cocoon threads.

    BTW - You wouldn't be able to run wrapped up in that stuff.
  • Just-LearnJust-Learn Posts: 493 ✭✭✭✭
    If it happened to me, I don't think that I'll have the power to run or hide, I'll be in shock.

    if the sky could rain peace, I badly need it these days.
  • MonikMonik Posts: 1,001 ✭✭✭✭
    Yes @Lynne we have spiders, and many types of bugs.. I'm living in the city then it's not common to see them.. But if you go to any warm place you will find many.

    For instance, I was on a trip about two weeks ago and I spent the night at the hostel. The thing is I found a beautiful surprise.. I was about to fall asleep when I saw the ceiling and... what's that!! Yep a huuuge spider.. Omg I went crazy so we called an employee from the hostel to help us.. Anyway, I barely slept that night..
  • ManLearnerManLearner Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭✭
    It was an interesting topic.
  • TeachTeach Your Teacher HomePosts: 10,661 mod
    I am not terrified of spiders, but I can't go to sleep if there is one in the bedroom.

    There is a bit of a spider issue in the UK at the moment. (Don't click on the link if you are arachnophobic).

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/earth/11894543/Terrifying-spiders-Readers-pictures-of-the-monster-house-spider-invasion.html
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,337 Teacher
    I agree - I´m ok with spiders (They eat other insects! They are helping us!) but I don´t want them sharing my bedroom.

    The big, hairy, fast spiders are the worst!!
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