KEY WORDS FOR TALKING ABOUT CORONAVIRUS

4 junio 2021 1

Autora: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

The coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges humankind has ever faced. Because of that,, I will review some of the most important words associated with the current coronavirus.

Each of the following terms, listed in alphabetical order and has a basic definition;

Asymptomatic: showing no symptoms of a particular disease.

Contact tracing: the process of identifying all people that a COVID-19 patient has come in contact with in the last two weeks.

Contagious: describing a disease that can pass from person to person, usually by direct contact; describing a person with such a disease.

Coronavirus: any one of a large family of viruses that can cause disease in the respiratory and digestive systems.

COVID-19: official name for the coronavirus disease that emerged in China in 2019. COVID-19 = COronaVIrus Disease-2019.

Diagnose: identify an illness by examining the symptoms.

Disease: illness; sickness; a disorder of the body.

Flatten the curve: means to spread out the projected number of new cases over a longer period so that people have better access to healthcare.

Herd immunity: an indirect protection from a disease resulting from a large percentage of the population gaining immunity.

Incubation period: the time from a person’s first exposure to a disease to the time when symptoms develop.

Infected: affected with a disease-causing organism.

Isolation: separation of infected people from healthy people for serious contagious diseases like COVID-19.

Mask: a piece of fibre or cloth that fits over the nose and mouth to protect other people from germs.  

Quarantine: isolation and monitoring of people who seem healthy but may have been exposed to an infectious disease to see if they develop symptoms.

Patient zero: the person identified as the first to become infected with a disease in an outbreak.

Self-isolateisolate oneself; put oneself in quarantine, away from other people.

Social distancing: is a public health practice that aims to prevent sick people from coming in close contact with healthy people in order to reduce opportunities for disease transmisión.

PCR test: test that detects viral particles in blood or other body fluids. (PCR = polymerase chain reaction).

Symptomatic: showing symptoms of a particular disease.

Test negative | test positive: if you take a test for an infection and you test negative, that means you do not have the infection. If you test positive, that means you have the infection.

Transmission: transfer of a disease from animal to human or from human to human.

Vaccine: a substance used to protect humans and animals from a disease.

Virus: a living thing, too small to be seen without a microscope, that causes infectious disease in animals and humans.

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TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

TRADITIONAL BRITISH DISHES YOU NEED TO TRY.

 

Autor: Verónica Amaro Bermejo

 

Shepherd’s Pie

 Shepherd’s Pie is primarily made from minced lamb and potatoes. Many families will make this dish using beef, but then it should actually be referred to as Cottage Pie, as shepherds only herd sheep (duh). 

Most Brits would agree that Shepherd’s Pie is best eaten at home with your family and, in fact, the dish is not often served in restaurants.

 Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry. Although the dish shares its name with the famous Duke of Wellington, it actually shares no link with the British nobility. In reality, it is thought that Beef Wellington was based around the French dish filet de bœuf en croûte (fillet of beef in pastry).

Beef Wellington is served in posh pubs and restaurants up and down the country.

 

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READING COMPREHENSION.

READING COMPREHENSION.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Simply put, reading comprehension is the act of understanding what you are reading. While the definition can be simply stated, the act is not simple to teach, learn or practice. Reading comprehension is an intentional, active process that occurs before, during and after a person reads a particular piece of writing.

What is the reading process? What do we do during the reading process? The following ideas can sum up the main things that happen on each stage.

The reading process has three stages: The initial stage, prereading or before reading, then the second one that happens while reading and the third and last one is the post reading or exploring and extending your reading. 

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PHRASAL VERBS

PHRASAL VERBS.

Autor: Jimena González Sanz.

 

Hi everyone! Welcome back to our English space where you can find interesting websites and ideas to improve your learning English learning. Today we are going to tackle a complex topic: phrasal verbs.

A phrasal verb is a phrase that consists of a verb with a preposition or an adverb, or both. In many cases the meaning of the phrasal verb cannot be deduced from its separate elements. In addition, many phrasal verbs are polysemous i.e., they have more than one meaning. There are also difficulties with the grammar of phrasal verbs, particularly with the position of the particles, in that some phrasal verbs are ‘separable’ (the particle can be moved), while some are ‘inseparable.’ Quite apart from all this, there are literally thousands of them

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