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Vocabulary: germs and viruses
This isn't an "opportunistic lesson" trying to ride the wave of present health issues... Covid-19 will just be mentioned, not studied, even though every reader will certainly be thinking about it... and about SARS (2003), MERS (2012), and EBOLA (2013)... Here, I'll simply give informations about germs in general, ... all the germs and viruses which have hurt people for a few decades, and for centuries.
Human beings have to get used to these enemies even if, in some cases, we now have vaccines against some of them.
We'll have to repeat, and repeat the same useful tips in case of epidemics, remembering that these tips are not to be forgotten in normal life. Let's wash our hands, let's avoid useless contacts such as multiple handshakes, kisses. Let's avoid large meetings in confined places, and of course, let's stay home - or in hospital - if we're suffering from the disease. We can only hope that our young ones will get used to these measures which are quite unpleasant, I must admit...
|Health=> be healthy||To be in good/ poor health|
|To be sound/ be fit||to be exhausted|
|To be out of sorts|
To be off colour (BR)
To be under the weather (US)
|A germ/ a bug||A virus|
|To pass an illness on to sb|
|An infectious disease|
an epidemic of flu
A flu outbreak
The best way to avoid passing on germs and viruses: wash your hands properly
1. 2. 3.
1. Let's wash our hands again and again...
2. If told to, let's wear a protection mask...
3. Mostly let's wash our hands properly and teach little ones to do it too...
HOW ARE YOU FEELING?
- I'm not feeling too good.
- I'm feeling terrible!
- I'm aching all over!
- He has a fever/ a temperature.
- To have fits of coughing/ of sneezing.
|stable condition||critical condition|
|no cause for alarm||take a turn for the worse|
|To be taken ill||to have a relapse|
|confined in bed||In the ICU *|
To get over stg
To recover from => recovery
|To get back on one's feet again|
|To be cured||To be over the worst|
|out of danger||To pull through|
* ICU= Intensive Care Unit
- How are you feeling?
- To be as fit as a fiddle
- To be blooming with health
- His condition gives no cause for alarm
No psychosis, or unfounded fears, but no carelessness and excessive or unjustified withdrawal into yourselves! Let's protect ourselves and protect others too! Have a good test !
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