- Do you think your phone is dirty? Why or why not?
- How often do you use your smartphone?
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- defense /dih-FENS/
- carrier /KAR-ee-er/
- conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/
- proliferate /pruh-LIF-uh-reyt/
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- bleach /bleech/
[adjective] successful or achieving the results that you want
Exercising together with a balanced diet is an effective way to lose weight.
[noun] the ability to protect against attack or harm
Eating fruits and vegetables can help strengthen our body’s defenses from being sick.
[noun] someone or something that has the infection or genetic fault that causes it and can give the disease to someone else
Basic hospital equipment like syringes can also be bacteria-carriers if not disposed properly.
[verb] to organize and perform a particular activity
The police conducted a thorough investigation about the car accident.
[verb] to increase a lot and suddenly in number
Some companies proliferated because of so many foreign investors in the country.
[verb] to leave something in liquid, especially in order to clean it
Soak your dirty clothes for 30 minutes in the basin.
[noun] a strong chemical used for cleaning things
Don’t use too much bleach as it may damage the clothes.
Scientists conducted a set of tests and found out that bacteria could stay in surfaces like plastics and steels for 48 to 72 hours. Bacteria could be easily transferred to the phone if someone’s hand is dirty. It is essential to cleanse your phone as well so the bacteria won’t proliferate. So how do you clean your phone without compromising its function?
Don’t spray aerosol straight to the phone. Don’t soak the phone in bleach. Don’t let moisture get into your phone if you still want it to work properly. You can clean your phone by using wipes with 70% alcohol or use a soft cloth rise with washing powder and warm water to wipe the camera lenses of your phone.
Before anything else, turn off your phone and don’t charge it while cleaning. Wear disposable gloves and clean the phone case, too! Lastly, wash your hands again with cleansing soap and water. If you follow these simple steps, not only is your phone safe from germs, but also yourself.
- Based on the article, what could be a carrier of bacteria if not properly cleaned?
- As mentioned in the article, in what kind of surfaces do bacteria stay for three days?
- Why is it important to clean your phone?
- What can you use to wipe your phone’s camera lenses?
- Give the don’ts in cleaning your phone as written in the article.
- Have you tried cleaning your phone using the procedures mentioned in the article? If yes, tell me more about it. If not, would you follow the steps and why?
- What are the other ways you can think of to clean your phone? Please explain your answer.
- Aside from smartphones, give other things that people usually use and that could be a possible bacteria carrier. Elaborate your answer.
- How do you keep your hands free from germs? Tell me about your routine.
- Is cleaning your phone enough to kill bacteria? Why or why not?