Hong Kong's hive of industry

Atualizado em  20 de julho, 2011 - 08:59 (Brasília) 11:59 GMT

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Keeping bees in major cities is not uncommon, as this report from Hong Kong reveals.

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It may be a concrete jungle but Hong Kong has more similarities with the great outdoors than you might think.

14 storeys up a skyscraper, you can find one of 11 urban beehives around the city.

Like many conurbations, Hong Kong has enough flora for bees to pollinate and harvest nectar from.

Following Chinese tradition beekeepers in Hong Kong don’t wear any protective gear.

Transcrição em Português

Hong Kong pode ser uma selva de concreto mas a cidade tem mais similaridades com os espaços da natureza do que se pode imaginar.

No 14º andar de um arranha-céu, você poderá encontrar uma das 11 colméias urbanas que existem na cidade.

Como muitas conurbações, Hong Kong possui uma flora suficiente para ser polinizada pelas abelhas que retiram o néctar de suas flores.

Seguindo a tradição chinesa, os apicultores de Hong Kong não usam nenhuma roupa ou equipamento de proteção.

Vocabulário

concrete jungle: selva de concreto

storeys: andares

beehives: colméias

conurbations: conurbações

to pollinate: polinizar

Exercício

Escolha o vocabulário correto na lista abaixo para completar cada frase

concrete jungle / storeys / beehives / conurbations / to pollinate

1.

The biggest city close to the epicentre is Concepcion, which forms part of the second largest ______________________ in the country with a population of about one million.

2.

The Magnolia genus is an ancient group of more than 100 plants, and is considered to be among the first flowering plants to have evolved.

Their arrival on the planet pre-dated the emergence of bees, so the early species of magnolia were believed to have been __________________ by beetles.

3.

A toddler who fell 10 ________________ and survived after being caught by a passer-by has been making headlines around the world. But what is the best way to catch a falling child?

4.

In popular culture, New York is the city that never sleeps, the ____________________ in which dreams are made, a place to walk on the wild side.

5.

A Toronto museum is investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed ___________________ exhibit.


Answers

1.

The biggest city close to the epicentre is Concepcion, which forms part of the second largest conurbation in the country with a population of about one million.

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2.

The Magnolia genus is an ancient group of more than 100 plants, and is considered to be among the first flowering plants to have evolved.

Their arrival on the planet pre-dated the emergence of bees, so the early species of magnolia were believed to have been pollinated by beetles.

Source: Clique Champion magnolia 'Diva' enjoys bumper bloom

3.

A toddler who fell 10 storeys and survived after being caught by a passer-by has been making headlines around the world. But what is the best way to catch a falling child?

Source: Clique What's the best way to catch a falling child?

4.

In popular culture, New York is the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle in which dreams are made, a place to walk on the wild side.

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5.

A Toronto museum is investigating the sudden death of thousands of bees in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit.

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