Answer to Dictation 1
There is even a saying in English that one can be as busy as a bee.
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Answer to Dictation 2
One way that bees could relax after a busy day making honey.
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Answer to Dictation 3
The insects particularly liked playing with small wooden balls.
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Younger bees rolled more balls than older bees while adult males spent longer playing.
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The ball rolling bees are the first known insects to play.
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Researchers experimented on 45 bumblebees in a specially designed test area.
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Answer to Dictation 7
The first choice was to fly or walk directly to get a sugary treat.
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Get to the treat by going around different coloured wooden balls.
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Answer to Dictation 9
She said bees are a million miles from being mindless unfeeling creatures.
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Answer to Dictation 10
A strong indication that insect minds are far more sophisticated.
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