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Session 133

Italy asks its population to stay at home in the fight to contain coronavirus. Catherine and Georgina teach you the language the world's media is using to discuss this story.

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    Activity 1

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News Review

Coronavirus: Italy takes action

Italian authorities have asked the entire population to stay at home as coronavirus cases continue to rise. Georgina and Catherine look at the vocabulary in the news around this story.

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The story

The latest government advice is: don’t travel to Italy unless you have to. All public gatherings in the country have been banned and people there are being told to stay near their home unless it’s an emergency.

Key words and phrases

lockdown
emergency situation where movement is restricted

• The street was in lockdown after the gas explosion.
• The building was on lockdown following the security breach.

quarantine
situation where living things are isolated to stop a disease spreading

• My dog went into quarantine when we moved to another country.
• People are being quarantined because of the coronavirus.

self-isolate
keep yourself away from other people

• The government is asking people to self-isolate.
• I spent three weeks in self-isolation.

To do

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