©Evaristo Sa via CNN
- mount /mount/
- strategic /struh-TEE-jik/
- resurgence /ri-SUR-juhns/
- brink /bringk/
- prominent /PROM-uh-nuhnt/
[verb] – to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger
People are panicking as the hunger crisis mounts.
[adjective] – helping to achieve a plan, for example in business or politics
College helps you to make strategic decisions for your future career.
[noun] – a new increase of activity; the act or fact of rising again or returning
The wife hoped not to see a resurgence in her husband’s sickness.
[noun] – the point where a new, different, or dangerous situation is about to begin
The clothing store is on the brink of closing down.
[adjective] – very well known and important
Ken Shimura was one of Japan’s most prominent comedians.
Bolsonaro is widely being criticized for his poor response to the pandemic as the new coronavirus variant spreads through the country, pushing hospitals to the brink, with younger Brazilians developing severe COVID-19 symptoms and dying. Brazil has recently recorded more than 3,000 deaths for the second day in a row. The country’s health ministry on Thursday registered more than 100,000 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours. More than 500 prominent business leaders last month released an open letter demanding stronger COVID-19 action. But Bolsonaro so far remains deaf to calls of change on his approach toward the virus– an attitude further brought to light by putting familiar faces in charge of top positions in the ministries of foreign affairs and defense. Bolsanaro announced last week during an official government ceremony on education that, “We must fight against the virus and not against the President.”
- What do you think of President Bolsonaro’s decision?
- In what other way can Brazilians call on the attention of their President to improve his approach to COVID-19?
- What can you say about President Bolsonaro’s statement, “We must fight against the virus and not against the President.”?
- In your opinion, what makes a good country leader during a crisis?
- In your country, what do you think are some effective safety measures for COVID-19?