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!
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- This activity includes 8 questions.
Some mosquitoes prefer humans as a source of food, and some humans rather than others.
They ' discriminate' between peoplewhen choosing their next meal!
Many of the theories about why mosquitoes are selective about their 'human' food are not based on scientific research.
They're old wives' tales!
Very little scientific research has explored the reasons why mosquitoes choose to bite some people and not others.
There has been a lot of research conducted ion this area.
More humans are bitten by mosquitoes than animals.
We know humans are mnore likely to be bitten, but we are not given any statistical information about what percentage are bitten.
People who sweat a lot are more likely to be bitten by mosquitoes.
We only know that sweat can influence the existence of microbes on our skin and that the chemical composition of an individual's skin 'may' make it more or less attractive to mosquitoes.