I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
Do you know what a bedbug is?
Have you ever encountered bedbug problems in your area or heard about them in the news?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
[verb] – to confront or deal with a difficult situation or problem She had to face her fear of public speaking.
deal with /deel with/
[phrasal verb ] – to handle or manage a situation or problem The manager will deal with customer complaints.
form /fawrm /
[verb] – to create or establish something They decided to form a new committee to address the issue.
[noun] – a place or position where something is situated or found The location of the store is convenient for shoppers.
[verb] – to make information or a work of literature available to the public, typically in written or printed form The author will publish their new book next month.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
In September 2023, South Korea faced a growing problem with bedbugs. This issue started at a university in Daegu and then spread to hotels, saunas, and public transportation. The government decided to provide $383,000 to deal with the problem and formed a special team to tackle it. While bedbugs themselves don’t make people sick, their itchy bites can cause discomfort and skin infections.This problem didn’t only affect South Korea; it also reached France and the UK, raising concerns about the pesticides used to fight these pests. To combat the growing bedbug problem in South Korea, both national and local governments responded. This issue impacted locations like dormitories at Keimyung University, a sauna in Incheon City, and various areas in cities like Bucheon, Seoul, and Busan. Officials attributed the problem to increased international travel post-pandemic and fewer travel restrictions. In response, Busan and Seoul published prevention guidelines on their websites, conducted thorough inspections of hotels and saunas, and focused on preventing bedbug-related skin infections and daytime hiding. South Korea aimed to restore safety and prevent future bedbug issues through these measures.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
South Korea faced a growing problem with bedbugs in September 2023.
The bedbug issue was limited to a single university in Daegu.
The South Korean government allocated $383,000 to address the bedbug problem.
Bedbug bites can make people sick.
The bedbug problem only affected South Korea and did not spread to other countries.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
The team will _____ many challenges in the upcoming competition.
The students decided to ______ a study group to help each other with their homework.
How do you plan to ______ the increase in workload?
The newspaper will ______ the latest news articles online.