- Do you know what a tick insect is?
- Have you ever experienced allergies?
- bite /bahyt/
- tick /tik/
- appear /uh-PEER/
- experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/
- prevent /pri-VENT/
[noun] – A bite is also a sore place on the surface of your skin made by an insect.
The snake’s venomous bite required urgent medical treatment.
[tik] – a very small creature like a spider that lives on and sucks the blood of other animals
After a hike in the woods, I found a tick on my leg and had to carefully remove it.
[verb] – to start to be seen or to be present
The first stars appear in the evening sky as the sun sets.
[verb] – If you experience something, it happens to you, or you feel it
She experienced a sense of relief after submitting her final assignment.
[verb] – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
Regular exercise and a healthy diet can help prevent many chronic health conditions.
True or False:
- Alpha-gal syndrome is caused by an allergy to seafood, not red meat and dairy products.
- Musician Ken McCullick tragically passed away on August 12, 2021, after receiving a blood thinner called heparin, to which he had a deadly allergy.
- Alpha-gal syndrome is a widely recognized food allergy, and many healthcare professionals are familiar with it.
- Ken McCullick had an allergy known as alpha-gal syndrome, which is caused by a sugar found in red meat and dairy products and is transmitted through the bite of a lone star tick.
- Symptoms of alpha-gal syndrome appear immediately after consuming red meat or dairy products.
Fill in the blanks:
- The magician made the rabbit ______out of the empty hat, astonishing the audience.
- The insect’s ____ left a painful and swollen mark on her leg.
- The security measures in place are designed to _______ unauthorized access to sensitive information.
- _____ can transmit various diseases, so it’s essential to check for and remove them promptly after outdoor activities.
- The travelers ___________ the thrill of bungee jumping from a high bridge.