- Do you know someone who suffers from diabetes?
- Do you think it will be a problem if their medicine is not available?
- control /kuhn-TROHL /
- accidentally /ak-si-DEN-tl-ee /
- unique /yoo-NEEK/
- shortage /SHAWR-tij /
- patient /PEY-shuhnt/
[verb] – to deal with a problem or situation successfully and stop it from becoming worse
The scientist conducted experiments to control the growth of bacteria in the laboratory.
[adverb] – by chance or by mistake
She accidentally spilled her coffee on the table while reaching for her phone.
[adjective] – being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way
The boutique offers a selection of unique, handcrafted jewelry that cannot be found elsewhere.
[noun] – a situation in which there is not enough of something
The pandemic caused a shortage of medical supplies, making it difficult for healthcare workers to protect themselves.
[noun] – a person who is receiving medical care, or who is cared for by a particular doctor or dentist when necessary
The nurse administered medication to the patient to relieve pain and discomfort.
True or False:
- China is facing a shortage of the medicine Ozempic.
- Ozempic is used by people with diabetes to control their blood sugar and lose weight.
- Ozempic is made by a company called Pfizer.
- Machinery troubles caused delays in the production of Ozempic.
- People who need Ozempic are currently not having difficulties accessing it.
Fill in the blanks:
- Due to the unexpected demand, there is a ___________ of supplies in the store.
- The diet pill can ___________ your appetite.
- He ___________ bumped into a table, knocking over a glass of water.
- The nurse demonstrated great care and attention while attending to each ___________ in the hospital ward.
- The artist’s style is ___________ and unlike anything I’ve ever seen.