- How many times do you touch your face within a day?
- Do you always carry a hand sanitizer or alcohol when you leave?
- suffer /SUHF-er/
- encourage /en-KUR-ij/
- ask /ahsk/
- smudge /smuhj/
- danger /DEYN-jer/
[verb] to experience physical or mental pain
Eating too much food will make you suffer from a stomachache.
[verb] to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen
My mom always encourages me to speak in English.
[verb] to speak or write to someone saying that you want them to do something, to give you something, or to allow you to do something
The Government is asking us to stay at home during community quarantine.
[verb] if ink, paint, etc. smudges or if someone smudges it, it becomes dirty or not clear because someone or something has touched it
She ate carefully so she couldn’t smudge her new lipstick.
[noun] something or someone that may harm you
A number of animal species are in danger of dying out.
Most of us agree that touching one’s face is one of the most difficult things to do. As per Dr. Mary-Loiuse McLaws, a professor of epidemiology, this poor habit can make you suffer from transferable diseases and encourage 11 ways for a virus to get into your body.
Health officials are asking us to frequently wash our hands to protect us from coronavirus. Viruses can spread easily by simply sneezing or coughing, particularly if that person is infected, without covering his or her mouth.
Keep in mind that if the object is made of metal or plastic, a virus will survive longer and will die if the object is made of tissue or fabric. Based on a rhinovirus experimental study, if a tiny virus is put on a finger, 40 percent might live for an hour and 16 percent might live for three hours.
There are many things we can do to avoid touching our faces and stop the virus from spreading. We can wear accessories like hand cover and glasses to avoid direct contact with the virus. Wearing makeup may also help as it will help people not to smudge it and lastly, let’s wash our hands regularly with soap and water, or use an alcohol or hand sanitizer if there’s no water available. Being constantly aware of what’s happening around us will help us to prevent any danger.
True or False:
- Viruses can live longer on things made of metal, fabric and tissue.
- Wearing hand covering and glasses will prevent direct contact with the virus.
- According to Dr. Mary-Loiuse McLaws, touching your face will make you prone to many infectious diseases.
- Touching your face is a difficult habit to break.
- In an experimental study, if a tiny virus is put on your finger, zero percent of it will not live or survive.
Complete the sentences by using the words in the box.
- She was careful not to _______ her makeup.
- Our teachers _______ us to submit our homework on time.
- Most of the old people _______ from diabetes.
- Human lives are in great _______ because of the pandemic coronavirus.
- My father tried to _______ me to join the basketball team in our school.