The Reading / Listening - Disinfectant - Level 4

Doctors have warned against using disinfectant to treat coronavirus. This plea follows US President Donald Trump suggesting disinfectant could be used to treat COVID-19. He said: "I see the disinfectant, where it knocks [the virus] out....Is there a way we can do something like that by injection?...It gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number." Mr Trump said his comments were sarcastic. The White House said the media took the comments out of context.

Disinfectants are toxic and can have fatal consequences if injected. The maker of a best-selling disinfectant warned its product should "under no circumstance" be injected. The American Medical Association was also concerned. It said: "People should under no circumstances ingest or inject bleach or disinfectant." It added: "When we eventually find a treatment for or vaccine against COVID-19, it will not be in the cleaning supplies aisle."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Disinfectant - Level 5 or  Disinfectant - Level 6

Sources
  • https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-health-coronavirus-trump-disinfectant-idUKKCN2261O5
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52399464
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-scientists-warning-trump-comments-134711945.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Doctors have warned against
  2. treat
  3. suggesting disinfectant could
  4. it knocks
  5. do something like that
  6. It gets in the
  7. Mr Trump said his comments
  8. the media took the comments
  1. were sarcastic
  2. by injection
  3. out of context
  4. lungs
  5. using disinfectant
  6. the virus out
  7. coronavirus
  8. be used

Paragraph 2

  1. Disinfectants are
  2. have fatal
  3. The maker of a best-
  4. under no
  5. American Medical
  6. When we eventually
  7. vaccine
  8. in the cleaning supplies
  1. selling disinfectant
  2. against COVID-19
  3. Association
  4. aisle
  5. toxic
  6. circumstance
  7. find a treatment
  8. consequences

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Doctors have (1) ___________________ disinfectant to treat coronavirus. This plea follows US President Donald Trump suggesting disinfectant could be (2) ___________________ COVID-19. He said: "I see the disinfectant, where it (3) ___________________ out....Is there a way we can do something like (4) ___________________?...It gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number." Mr Trump said his (5) ___________________. The White House said the media took the comments (6) ___________________.

Disinfectants are toxic and can (7) ___________________ if injected. The maker of a best-selling disinfectant (8) ___________________ should "under no circumstance" be injected. The (9) ___________________ was also concerned. It said: "People should (10) ___________________ ingest or inject (11) ___________________." It added: "When we eventually find a treatment for or vaccine against COVID-19, it will not be in the (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Doctorshavewarnedagainstusingdisinfectanttotreatcoronavirus.Thi
spleafollowsUSPresidentDonaldTrumpsuggestingdisinfectantcould
beusedtotreatCOVID-19.Hesaid:"Iseethedisinfectant,whereitkno
cks[thevirus]out....Isthereawaywecandosomethinglikethatbyinject
ion?...Itgetsinthelungsanditdoesatremendousnumber."MrTrumpsa
idhiscommentsweresarcastic.TheWhiteHousesaidthemediatookthe
commentsoutofcontext.Disinfectantsaretoxicandcanhavefatalcons
equencesifinjected.Themakerofabest-sellingdisinfectantwarnedit
sproductshould"undernocircumstance"beinjected.TheAmericanMe
dicalAssociationwasalsoconcerned.Itsaid:"Peopleshouldundernocir
cumstancesingestorinjectbleachordisinfectant."Itadded:"Whenwee
ventuallyfindatreatmentfororvaccineagainstCOVID-19,itwillnotbei
nthecleaningsuppliesaisle."

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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