Tag Archive: health – intermediate

Canada launches new COVID-19 gargle test in British Columbia


Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you immediately go see a doctor if you have symptoms of a certain disease? Why or why not? What is the importance of getting oneself tested for a disease? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. gargle /GAHR-guhl/ [noun] – the action of rinsing one’s mouth and throat with a medicated solution Use this gargle twice a day to cleanse your mouth and throat. accurate /AK-yer-it/ [adjective] – correct, exact, and without any mistakes How can we be sure if the test result is accurate? conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/ [verb] – to organize…
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Tips on sharing food safely during the pandemic


Pre-Reading Questions: What do you usually order online? Which do you prefer, cooking your own food or buying meals from the store? Vocabulary: tasty /TEY-stee/ [adjective] – (of food) producing a pleasant flavor and feeling in the mouth when eaten The pasta we had in the new Italian restaurant was really tasty! stew /stoo/ [noun] – a type of food consisting usually of meat or fish and vegetables cooked slowly in a small amount of liquid Jinnie cooked this beef stew for me. furthermore /FUR-ther-mohr/ [adverb] – in addition They don’t like to live there because it’s far from their workplace. Furthermore, the area always gets flooded. surface /SUR-fis/ [noun…
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Google Doodle reminder: wear masks and save lives


© Google Doodle via independent.co.uk Pre-reading questions: Do you follow social distancing? What sites do you usually visit? Vocabulary: maintain /meyn-TEYN/ [verb] to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less Vitamin A helps us to maintain good eyesight. variety /vuh-RAHY-i-tee/ [noun] the characteristic of often changing and being different The milk tea cafe offers a wide variety of flavors. redirect /ree-di-REKT/ [verb] to change the direction of something, especially to send a letter to a new address I think the URL is broken. It won’t redirect me to the website. decrease /dih-KREES/ [verb] to become less, or to make something become less The statistics…
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Is the two-meter rule enough for social distancing?

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Pre-Reading Questions: What images come to your mind when you hear the word “virus”? Has your daily routine changed because of COVID19? Vocabulary: whether /HWETH-er/ [conjunction] – (used to refer to one or more possibilities or to express uncertainty) if Jin is still unsure whether to pursue his acting career or not. proven /PROOV-en/ [adjective] – shown to be true The claims are not yet scientifically proven. necessary /NES-uh-ser-ee/ [adjective] – needed in order to achieve a particular result It took us a month to gather all the necessary materials. order /AWR-der/ [verb] – if a person in authority orders someone to do something, or orders something to be done,…
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Are you feeling groggy from this lockdown? Find out why!


Pre-Reading Questions: What time do you usually sleep at night? What are the things that make you sleepy? Vocabulary: rapidly /RAP-idly/ [adverb] in a fast or sudden way Her proficiency in English rapidly improved. circumstance /SUR-kuhm-stans/ [noun] an event or condition connected with what is happening or has happened We must adapt our plan to these new circumstances. routine /roo-TEEN/ [noun] a usual or fixed way of doing things Routine exercise is great for your health. adequate /AD-i-kwit/ [adjective] enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose This paper should be adequate for your project. ensure /en-SHOOR/ [verb] to make something certain to happen This medicine will ensure you a good…
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Recovering from the coronavirus: How long does it take?


Pre-Reading Questions: Have you ever gone to the hospital because of a serious health problem? What do you usually eat when you are sick? Vocabulary: heal /heel/ [verb] to make or become well again, especially after a cut or other injury His lip had begun to heal, but signs of a burn remained. symptom /SIMP-tuhm/ [noun] any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease No one could tell why the girl felt bad before her symptom of extreme morning pain was exposed. average /AV-er-ij/ [noun] a standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual I work an average of…
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Four significant factors to strengthen the immune system


Pre-Reading Questions: Is everyday exercise important? Why or why not? What comes to your mind when you hear the word health? Vocabulary: strengthen /STRENGK-thuhn/ [verb] to make something stronger or more effective, or to become stronger or more effective Attending voice lessons strengthened her talent and allowed her to join the International Singing Contest. adequate /AD-i-kwit/ [adjective] enough or satisfactory for a particular purpose The donation of foods from other countries was adequate to support 2,000 families. risk /risk/ [noun] the possibility of something bad happening There’s a high risk of infection in the area near the university. essential /uh-SEN-shuhl/ [adjective] necessary or needed The most essential thing to be…
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A plant-based diet may reduce stroke risk, Taiwan study shows


Pre-reading questions: Do you eat fruits and vegetables everyday? Why or why not? What kind of diet do you follow to stay healthy? Vocabulary: analysis /uh-NAL-uh-sis/ [noun] – the process of studying or examining something in an organized way to learn more about it The detective’s analysis about the victim lacks very important details and some facts are uncertain. community /kuh-MYOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality The local community showed their full support to the newly elected president. dairy /DAIR-ee/ [adjectives] – used to refer to cows that are…
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Five ways to keep your sanity while working from home

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Pre-Reading Questions: Do you think being at home every day is lonely? Why or why not? What do you usually do when you’re at home? Vocabulary: trend /trend/ [noun] – a general development or change in a situation or in the way that people are behaving The new trend that influences teenagers is quite alarming. remotely /ri-MOHT lee/ [adverb] employees who work remotely work mainly from home and communicate with the company by email and telephone She has been working remotely for five years now since becoming a freelance writer. efficiency /ih-FISH-uh n-see/ [noun] – the good use of time and energy in a way that does not waste any His…
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Ways on how to make stress beneficial for your well-being


Pre-Reading Questions: What do you usually do during quarantine? What are your usual stress relievers? Vocabulary: boost /boost/ [verb] to improve or increase something Local farmers began using quality fertilizers to boost their crop yields. exposed /ik-SPOHZD/ [adjective] not covered; able to be seen Children are prone to the virus if they are exposed outside. income /IN-kuhm/ [noun] money that is earned from doing work or received from investments He has a lot of income because of his chain businesses. risky /RIS-kee/ [adjective] involving the possibility of something bad happening Entering a construction site without proper protection is too risky. anxiety /ang-ZAHY-i-tee/ [noun] an uncomfortable feeling of nervousness or worry…
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