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  • Today is a special edition of 'Colloquial Short Stories'

  • In today's episode, I'm going to make a short story using

  • some very key terms you may have heard in the news lately

  • and this will help you understand them better

  • and help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • I'll give you the story first

  • and then explain the terms in basic English

  • To slow down the spread of coronavirus

  • We need to 'flatten the curve'

  • by practicing 'self quarantining'

  • and 'social distancing'

  • Ok so the first term 'flattening the curve'

  • You may have seen this graph in the news quite often

  • This is a steep curve.

  • This is what happens when we do nothing

  • And this is a flatter curve

  • When the news asks us to flatten the curve

  • They are asking us to wash our hands

  • wear masks

  • And stay away from other people for awhile

  • This will help flatten the curve in general

  • So for example, sample sentence

  • Everyone can help flatten the curve by

  • washing their hands often

  • Flattening the curve

  • will help prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed

  • Self Quarantine

  • Another key word you may have heard quite often

  • So basically you just stay at home

  • stay away from other people

  • And this will help prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • And a sample sentence

  • Since I don't know if I have coronavirus

  • I decided to self quarantine for two weeks

  • If you self quarantine, you can help stop the spread of coronavirus

  • Ok and the last one

  • Social Distancing

  • That just means you stay at least a few feet away form everyone

  • AT ALL TIMES!

  • So even if you are practicing self quarantining

  • You still need to go out and get food and water

  • and toilet paper

  • I don't know whytoilet paper

  • But if you do that, you still want to stay at least a few feet away

  • from the cashier and other customers

  • And this will also help prevent the spread of coronavirus

  • Social Distancing

  • Alright, we only talked about a few terms

  • But they are so SO important!

  • So please remember them

  • And here's a quick quiz to help you remember

  • Flattening the curving

  • Self Quarantine

  • Social Distancing

  • Flattening the curving

  • Self Quarantine

  • Social Distancing

  • I hope today's video helped you learn some important

  • key terms you're hearing in the news

  • I know it can be boring or stressful

  • But doing these things can help save our lives

  • And the lives of others that you may have not even seen

  • Maybe call your friends and family

  • Play games with them

  • Do something

  • Stay in touch with each other

  • Don't worry we'll get to regular videos next week

  • And of course, best of luck to everyone

  • See ya later

Today is a special edition of 'Colloquial Short Stories'

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知っておきたい重要なコロナウイルス(COVID-19)用語 (Important Coronavirus (COVID-19) terms to know)

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    ShakesBeer に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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