IELTS Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Exercise with Answer

Below you will find both the questions and answers for the exercise on Coronavirus Vocabulary.

If you have not completed this lesson, please review the vocabulary before you attempt the exercise. The vocabulary list is very comprehensive and contains essential vocabulary for this time in our lives. Click here: Coronavirus Vocabulary

Questions

  1. In some countries, governments advise that the entire family should (a)……………. if just one member experiences symptoms such as a (b)……………….. cough, (c) ………………problems or a fever.
  2. Avoiding large gatherings and practising social (a)…………………….. can help reduce the (b)…………………. rate of the virus.
  3. When you seek information regarding Covid-19, always go to official sources and be careful of ………………. spread online.
  4. Many countries are ……………………. their efforts to try to contain the spread of this virus.
  5. As yet, there is still not enough known about the ………………………….. of the virus and precisely how long it survives on cardboard or plastic.
  6. People with pre-existing medical conditions that affect their breathing, such as ………….., should take extra precautionary measures.
  7. Covid-19 was declared a ……………..  by the WHO on March 11th 2020.
  8. In the current situation, we are likely to see good examples of ……………. behaviour as neighbour helps neighbour.
  9. Most governments around the world are doing their ………….. to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

Answers

  1. a) self-isolate. The answer is not quarantine. This is something you are expected to do on your own in your own home, not in another designated place.
    b) persistent. The answer is not “dry”. Although Coronavirus does cause people to have a “dry cough”, so does central heating and other things. What we need to look out for is the persistent nature of the cough. It does not go away. Another possible answer might be “a persistent dry cough”.
    c) respiratory or acute respiratory. However, generally speaking if the person already has symptoms of Coronavirus and then develops acute respiratory problems, that is the time to reach out for medical help rather than just self-isolating.
  2. a) distancing
    b) transmission
  3. misinformation
  4. ramping up
  5. surface transmission
  6. asthma
  7. pandemic
  8. altruistic
  9. utmost

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