In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Hay Fever
If my eyes look a little red today, and my voice sounds as if I have a cold, its because its hay fever season once again, and I suffer with this condition. Hay fever is also called allergic rhinitis or pollenosis. It is caused by an allergic reaction to pollen. Pollen is the stuff that plants make in order to reproduce. In this footage, you can see a bee carrying huge amounts of pollen in its pollen baskets on its legs. Bees use pollen to make honey. I use pollen to make my nose run, my eyes sore and provoke sneezing. Luckily, I suffer from seasonal hay fever. This means that I am only affected during a few weeks when certain plants are producing pollen in large amounts. That time is now.
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