I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- What public transportation do you usually ride?
- Do you often stay inside your house or apartment during the pandemic?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- prevent /pri-VENT/
[verb] – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something
What is the best way to prevent the virus from spreading?
- urgent /UR-juhnt/
[adjective] – very important and needing attention immediately
We have an urgent meeting right now. Please be at the meeting room.
- non-essential /non-uh-SEN-shuhl/
[adjective] – not necessary
All non-essential travels in the whole country is prohibited.
- several /SEV-er-uhl/
[adjective] – some
There are several t-shirts to choose from in the department store.
- population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/
[noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place
The Philippines has a population of 106.7 million people.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
On Tuesday, October 6, The Netherlands implemented new rules to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the country for the first time since April, and will last for about three weeks. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte stated in a press conference that the three largest cities in the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hauge) currently have the highest number of positive cases and are in need of urgent preventive measures. The new rules include wearing masks when entering shops and public transport, as well as prohibiting non-essential travel between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hauge. Restaurants and bars are allowed to be open but must close by 22:00. The government had used an “intelligent” lockdown in the country from April for 5 months where public places and several shops were still open for business despite the threat of the pandemic. The “intelligent” lockdown aimed to reduce the economic and social costs of the country caused from staying indoors. However, a survey showed that 99% of the population still followed social distancing rules while 93% remained inside their houses as much as possible.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- 99% of the Dutch residents followed social distancing rules.
- Non-essential travel is not allowed between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and The Hauge.
- The “intelligent” lockdown in the Netherlands started in April.
- PM Rutte said in a press conference that only Amsterdam has the highest number of positive cases in the country.
- The new rules in the Netherlands took effect on September 6.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- Please sign the papers immediately, it’s _____.
- The village has a _____ of five thousand people.
- Let’s work together to _____ the mistake from happening again.
- There are _____ ways to get the answer to this question.
- Don’t waste your money on _____ things.