My 1,000
Ideas
e-Book

Breaking News English

HOME  |  HELP THIS SITE  |  000s MORE FREE LESSONS
 
My 1,000
Ideas
e-Book
 
 

HOW TO PLAY:

Type in the missing articles (a, an or the) in the spaces.
Click the button at the bottom to check your answers.
Press the "refresh" button on your browser to play again.
Click this link to listen (if you want).

   a      a      a      a      a      a      A      a      a      The      the      the      the      The      the      the      the      the      the  
World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that Zika virus outbreak in Latin America could turn into global pandemic. Many scientists say outbreak could be more serious than Ebola virus. Ebola killed over 11,000 people in West Africa in 2014 and 2015. WHO estimated that Zika virus could infect four million people by end of 2016. The virus has been advancing across South and Central America in past year. Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the WHO, warned that Zika is "spreading explosively". She added that it has quickly gone from being mild threat to being frightening. Warmer weather means the mosquito that carries virus is also spreading worldwide.

The Zika virus is linked to large rise in birth defects in Brazil and surrounding countries. In particular, scientists say it causes disease called microcephaly. This is where baby is born with smaller head than normal, and with brain damage. Health officials in Brazil reported that around 4,000 babies were born with microcephaly last year. This compares to fewer than 150 cases in 2014. The Colombian government has just reported that more than 2,100 pregnant women in Colombia are infected with virus. There is no vaccine for Zika and it will be difficult to find one. doctor said vaccine would have to be tested on pregnant women, and that would be " practical and ethical nightmare".

 
 

NEXT ACTIVITY
(Put the correct verb form, gerund, etc. in the text.)

Back to the lesson page



 
 
 
E-mail this lesson to someone who would like to use it in classroom or study with it. 000's more free lessons.

 
 
MORE ACTIVITIES:
QUIZZES MORE QUIZZES PRINT READING SEAN'S OTHER SITES

Fill in the blank

Matching

Flash cards

Missing Words

No letters

Crossword

Multiple Choice

Hangman

Gap-Fill

Word Order

Grammar Gap-Fill

Prepositions Gap-Fill

Consonants

Vowels

Missing Letters

Initals Only

Text Jumble - 15

Text Jumble - 24

No Spaces

Word Pairs

 

26-Page Handout

Two-Page Mini-Lesson

 

LISTEN

MP3

Discussion Questions

 

DICTATION

10 Sentences

Spelling (12 Words)

Speed Reading
Activities

 

650+ Discussions (13,000+ Qs)

One-Minute Listening Lessons

Famous People Lessons

Holiday & Anniversary Lessons

Sean Banville on Twitter

My Blog

Free ESL Materials

Business English Materials

Lessons On All American Presidents

Lessons On Movies - Classic & New



 
 


 
 

Copyright © 2004-2019 by Sean Banville | Links | About | Privacy Policy