- withdraw /with-DRAW/
- contract /kuhn-TRAKT/
- outbreak /OUT-breyk/
- dispute /dih-SPYOOT/
- humanitarian /hyoo-man-i-TAIR-ee-uhn/
[verb] – to take or move out or back, or to remove
She had to withdraw from the contest because of an injury.
[verb] – to catch or become sick with a disease
He contracted malaria while he was on a business trip.
[noun] – a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant
An outbreak of cholera started in our community.
[verb] – to disagree with something that someone says
I don’t dispute that his movies are entertaining. However, I think they don’t have much depth.
[adjective] – (a person who is) involved in or connected with improving people’s lives and reducing suffering
The prisoner has been released for humanitarian reasons.
To stop an outbreak of coronavirus cases, North Korea agreed to break almost all ties with the outside world in 2020. While experts dispute Pyongyang’s assertion that the country has not seen a single case of Covid-19, the country has not confirmed a major outbreak and there have been no signs that one has occurred. According to the Russian Embassy in Pyotrk, a significant number of foreign diplomats and humanitarian workers have also left the country in recent months, citing food shortages and serious restrictions on everyday life.
- What are your thoughts about North Korea’s reason for withdrawing from the Olympics?
- Is North Korea’s decision agreeable? Why?
- How will North Korea’s decision affect other countries involved in the Olympics?
- If you had the power to decide about this matter, would you also decide to withdraw joining Tokyo’s Olympics? Please explain your answer.
- Will the coming Tokyo Olympics leave a historical impact? Please share your thoughts.