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Learning English with current news from Lynn

Our world has been turned upside down by COVID-19. Businesses have seen a decrease in profits and it has also led to closure of schools and traveling has been greatly reduced. Although the world is familiar with global pandemics like Ebola, SARS and many others, the COVID-19 VIRUS has caused a lot more disturbances in our daily lives, I think.

In response to this global crisis, the following measures have been taken by many countries to combat this crisis. First of all, most companies are encouraging remote working and most workers are depending on Skype or Zoom applications for remote team communication. Another precautionary measure is to practice social distancing. The most vulnerable or at-risk groups are elderly people and those with pre-existing medical conditions, so it is everyone’s responsibility to think of these people. Most cities have encouraged people to scale down on going out, eating out or meeting in large groups. Other countries have gone on a complete lockdown in order to protect the citizens.

The other action concerns those who have a recent travel history to places where COVID-19 cases are high. Such people are encouraged to self-quarantine for 14 days. This period is to monitor if you have the virus and avoid spreading it to other people. In conclusion, everyone has a personal responsibility to protect other people and to keep a healthy body and mind. We need to gurgle with a salt and water solution every time we come in from  outside and in the morning . We should do this in order to remove viruses from the air around us.  When we wash our hands, we should use clean soap and water and we should wash our hands thoroughly for 20 seconds! Most importantly, when we use public transport systems or go to crowded places, we should always wear a mask so that we can flatten the curve of new infections in our cities and countries. If everyone can commit to these healthy practices, we can all go back to our regular lives sooner than later! Stay safe everyone!

Social distancing is being encouraged to reduce new infections.
Let’s wash our hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and clean water
Doctors recommend self quarantine if you have a high fever

 

 

 

WORD LIST

been turned upside down   :めちゃくちゃにされた

decrease in profits                        :減益

closure of schools                         :休校

global crisis                                   :世界的な危機

following measures                        :次の対策

combat this crisis.                         :この危機と闘う

encouraging remote working      :リモートワークを奨励する

precautionary measure                :予防策

social distancing                           :社会的距離

vulnerable                            :害をこうむりやすい

at-risk groups                      :危険な状態のグループ

pre-existing medical conditions  :既往症

scale down                          :縮小する

complete lockdown             :完全閉鎖

self-quarantine for 14 days :14日間の自宅待機

monitor                            :観察する

avoid spreading it             :それを広めるのを避ける

personal responsibility      :自己責任

gurgle with a salt and water solution:塩水でうがいする

remove viruses                    :ウィルスを除去する

wash our hands thoroughly         :徹底的に手を洗う

flatten the curve                           :カーブを平らにする

healthy practices                          :健康習慣

sooner than later                          :遅かれ早かれ

ABOUT ME
外国人トレーナー Lynn(リン)
外国人トレーナー Lynn(リン)
HiThere! My name is Lynn and I'm an English Trainer at Sekaime Language School. In September 2019 I became part of a team of  three other highly skilled ladies (Erina , Manami and Arisa) . Our goal is to raise the global communication skills particularly with English language using an innovative approach. My hobbies are reading, traveling, gardening and appreciating nature.  Visit my blog page for interesting adventures with English language! 
英会話教室SEKAIme(セカイミー)
松山の英会話教室SEKAIme(セカイミー )
英語学習の悩み1位『ひと言目が出ない。』
この悩みを解決する”英語脳メソッド”を教えます。

2020年3月時点開校より生徒満足度99%を維持。

「言いたいことが言えない」「英語塾に行ったけど話せるようにならなかった」
「どういう勉強をしたらいいかわからない」そんな皆様が集う英会話塾です

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