I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Can you name a state in the U.S?
- Have you already been vaccinated?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- state /steyt/
[noun] – a part of a large country with its own government, such as in Germany, Australia, or the U.S
The state of Nevada is largely desert.
- announce /uh-NOUNS/
[verb] – to make something known or tell people about something officially
He announced the guests as they come in.
- require /ri-KWAHYUHR/
[verb] – to need something or make something necessary
These pets require a lot of care and attention.
- staff /staff/
[noun] – the group of people who work for an organization
He refused to name the members of the staff involved.
- customer /KUHS-tuh-mer/
[noun] – a person who buys goods or a service
This company is our regular customer.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
According to data given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 23, 2021, at least 25 states, plus Washington, DC, have fully immunized almost half of their adult citizens. Furthermore, the CDC has fully vaccinated more than half of the adult population in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. The immunization campaign is having an impact. In September, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city’s public schools would return to all-in-person learning, with no remote choices. Face masks would continue to be required in schools, according to Meisha Porter, the Chancellor of the New York City Schools. Regardless of immunization status, Gov. Phil Murphy said on May 24, 2021 that mask-wearing and social distance restrictions would be abolished in New Jersey, except for certain designated situations. He pointed out that if a company wants to, it may make staff and customers wear masks. Meanwhile, Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan issued additional laws and guidelines for returning to work, including the ability for fully vaccinated staff to avoid wearing face masks and social isolation. The state’s immunization rate has surpassed 55 percent, according to Whitmer.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- CDC stands for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Massachusetts is one of the states mentioned in the article.
- Bill de Blasio is New York City’s mayor.
- Gov. Phil Murphy said on May 24, 2021 that mask-wearing and social distance restrictions would be abolished in New York.
- Meisha Porter is the Chancellor of the New York City Schools.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- We try to be responsive to the needs of the __________.
- The __________ are all highly experienced.
- What is the largest __________ in the U.S.?
- I was picked on to __________ the bad news.
- All living beings __________ food.