- prestigious /pre-STIJ-uhs/
- forlorn /fawr-LAWRN/
- fraction /FRAK-shuhn/
- proportion /pruh-PAWR-shuhn/
- aftermath /AF-ter-math/
[adjective] – very much respected and admired, usually because of being important
The palace garnered a prestigious award.
[adjective] – alone and unhappy
I feel forlorn because you are gone.
[noun] – a small part of something
She needs a fraction of the materials right now.
[noun] – the number, amount, or level of one thing when compared to another
A large proportion of elderly people live alone.
[noun] – the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effects that it causes
The effect of the aftermath showed in his life.
The Jumbo Floating Restaurant was towed out of Aberdeen Harbor on a rainy June day. Earlier this month, the six-story composition made its way out to sea while sneaking past yachts that were a tiny fraction of its proportion. This eatery has been located on Hong Kong’s waterfront for nearly 50 years. In addition, it also has the appearance of a Chinese empire. Interestingly, that place was used for the filming of both Cantonese and Hollywood movies. And it was visited by none other than the Queen, Richard Branson, and Tom Cruise. The pandemic put an end to the food enterprise’s victories that had been occurring for years. The fact that it had to close was deciphered by some as a symbol of Hong Kong’s appeal as an entrepreneurial disembarkation that had fallen on hard times. An economy that is dependent on international business, finance, and trade has suffered losses as a result of a policy known as zero COVID, which is followed by both Hong Kong and mainland China. Because of travel restrictions and lockdowns, fewer tourists visit “Asia’s world city.” Many small and medium-sized professional establishments have closed, and the metropolis is no longer connected to the rest of the world.
Although the pandemic is seen as not that serious in today’s year, it still caused many occupations to suffer. And the aftermath lasts a lifetime. That is the sad reality.
- Have you experienced an event where your favorite restaurant closed down? If so, what was your reaction? If not, how will you react if it happens?
- What are the adjustments you made when the pandemic happened?
- If you are a restaurant owner, what are the things that you will do to maintain your business despite the pandemic?
- Do you think it is fair to close a business just because of the pandemic?
- What can you do to support businesses that are affected by the pandemic?