Friday 27 March 2020

Alanna Shaikh Ted Talk on COVID-19

In this TED TALK recorded last 5th March,  health consultant Alanna Shaikh explains what COVID-19 is, how it has spread and highlights the medical changes needed worldwide to prepare for the next pandemic. 

If you want, you can also click on the link below that will redirect you to the Ted Talk official webpage and where you can use subtitles (either in English or Spanish) or even follow the transcript.

After you've watched, try to answer the following questions.

What personal advice does Ms Shaikh give at the end of her talk? 
(from minute  12:40)


Can you complete the following 1st conditional sentences?

  • If you think you have symptoms, ____________________________
  • If you’re diagnosed with COVID-19, _________________________
  • And if you are a smoker, ______________________________


healthcare: asistencia médica
quarantine: cuarentena
outbreak: brote

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