Mosquitoes and you!

Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes bite some people more often than others? Try this IELTS reading True, False, No Information activity to find out why!

  1. Skim read the text
  2. Answer the questions. If a statement corresponds to a matching fact in the text, answer T (True). If it contradicts a fact in the text, answer F (False). If there is not enough information to decide True or False, answer NI (No information).
  3. Click or touch Check Answers.

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  • This activity includes 8 questions.

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Most mosquitoes prefer human blood to other sources of food.


Some mosquitoes prefer humans as a source of food, and some humans rather than others.


Many of the theories about why mosquitoes are selective about their 'human' food are not based on scientific research.


Very little scientific research has explored the reasons why mosquitoes choose to bite some people and not others.


More humans are bitten by mosquitoes than animals.


Male mosquitoes do not bite people.


People who sweat a lot are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes.


If it were possible to change the bacterial composition of our skin, we might be able to make ourselves less attractive to mosquitoes.

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