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  • a new virus is spreading in China.

  • We've got the language you need to talk about this story.

  • I'm Georgina.

  • Katherine on This is news to you.

  • Let's hear more about this from BBC Radio One News.

  • 1/4 person has died in China from a new virus that has spread rapidly across the country.

  • The 89 year old man is the latest victim of the illness that causes a type of pneumonia.

  • Authorities have now confirmed it can be spread person to person, with 200 infected so far, so a new virus is spreading in China.

  • It's a very difficult time for them because it's also the Lunar New Year celebration.

  • So there's gonna be a lot of movement with people traveling around, which could increase the risk of it.

  • Spreading a tiny bit of good news.

  • Professor Rain and McIntyre says that there are still things that can be done to prevent the spread without drugs or vaccines.

  • But yes, no, not great news from China.

  • No, it's quite a serious story.

  • It's all over the newspapers and websites.

  • You've been looking at some of them, and you picked out three words and expressions that we can use to talk about this story of new I have and they are human to human.

  • On alert on dhe Convene Human to human On alert on convenes.

  • So let's have a look at your first headline, please.

  • So the first headline is from BBC News, and it is new China virus.

  • Fourth person dies as human to human transfer confirmed human to human from one person to another.

  • Now this is a three word expression, isn't it?

  • Is three words put together with a couple of hyphens.

  • So, in fact, one word, interestingly enough, So it's human hyphen to hyphen human on It's spelt H u M a n hyphen t o hyphen and then human again.

  • So don't is not to those it's just 10 okay.

  • And this is all about the spreading of disease, isn't it?

  • It is.

  • So in the context of the headline, it's talking about how the virus in China can be spread through human contact or bodily fluids like sneezing or blood.

  • So you've got this disease, you sneeze.

  • I'm next to you.

  • I kind of breathe in some of your yes, sneezing vapor.

  • Yes, and I get it exactly so It's pretty contagious, right?

  • Yeah.

  • And we've got the phrase human to human transmission.

  • Yeah, There any other words we can use instead of translation?

  • Yes.

  • We can use a human to human transfer on.

  • Also another way, we could use this human to human contact.

  • Eso an example.

  • What might be human to human transfer is no thought to be likely.

  • Um, on, interestingly enough, is quite useful expression Dash hyphen to hyphen on.

  • You can insert other words as well.

  • So another one which has very similar meaning would be person to person.

  • Okay.

  • And I believe animals, you could be animals in there as well.

  • Yes, s.

  • You can also say animal to human.

  • Um, for example, bats sometimes have Rabies only on, so you have to be very careful around bats because Rabies is carried from animals to humans.

  • Okay, So stay away from the but stay away from bad people.

  • Okay, Let's have a look at this slave then.

  • So let's go to your second headline.

  • This is from the mirror.

  • Ana is N hs on alert for signs of mystery killer virus affecting 2000 people on alert.

  • Ready to react to a difficult situation so on alert.

  • We've got two word phrase this time.

  • Yeah, it's a two word phrases made up off a proposition plus a word which is functioning as an adjective.

  • It does sound like one word when you say it in a sentence.

  • So in the headline, it's n hs on alert on alone.

  • Yeah, and alert on alert.

  • But it is two words.

  • So it's on o n followed by alert a l e r t.

  • Okay.

  • And how do we use this and every day life.

  • Well, imagine you are eight months pregnant and 1/2 months pregnant.

  • Well, that would be an amazing thing, but if it waas Yes, I'm imagining it.

  • Now.

  • I'm feeling very so fat and ready to ready to roll A little anxious.

  • Probably end of the day?

  • Yes.

  • And how do you think your partner would be feeling?

  • Hey would be like anxiety levels appear he would be bags packed and telephone ready and little key car keys in one hand all the time.

  • We'd be very, very ready for action.

  • I think so, Yeah.

  • He'll be ready for action.

  • He be waiting Thio do something, wouldn't he so anxiously anxiously waited.

  • Heard?

  • Yes.

  • Wanna be on higher lift if I was expecting a baby any moment now.

  • Not to mention very surprised in this headline.

  • The National Health Service is ready for action if the virus spreads from China.

  • So they're ready for action.

  • They are on alert.

  • Ongoing synonymous for on alert.

  • Yes, Another great one is on guard because I like it because it uses on and God.

  • So you could say that your partner was on guard for the baby's birth as well or on alert.

  • So they're very good synonyms.

  • There's a few other ones as well.

  • I like vigilant, attentive, aware as well.

  • They work.

  • Yeah, a little meaning.

  • Being ready for something that you think is gonna happen.

  • Exactly where?

  • Okay, cool.

  • Can we say?

  • Well, honest lives.

  • So if you're interested in health stories, we've got an archive story just for you, Georgie.

  • And at one of regard, we've got a great story.

  • It's called BBC News Review.

  • Poor diet brings back historical disease.

  • Historical to do is making a comeback.

  • Yes.

  • There talk about one in particular, which is scurvy.

  • We must stress this is not contagious.

  • It's not.

  • Yes, it's enough contagious disease.

  • But you do need to do a lot of fruit anyway.

  • Form or what did they have to D'oh You just need thio.

  • Go to the link in the comments box below, so save it for later.

  • Don't watch it now.

  • This is BBC Learning English.

  • You're watching News review and let's look at your final headline.

  • Our final headline is from Al Jazeera and it is W H O to convene emergency meeting as China virus spreads.

  • Convene, Arrange a meeting or gathering.

  • Now we've got one word here.

  • The pronunciations Quite interesting.

  • Yeah, is so It's on the second syllable.

  • Convene the stress on the seconds.

  • Yes, Convene.

  • The spelling is C o N v e N e.

  • Don't forget the E on the end is still regular, though you just need to have on a Deve to make it into the past participle and the past.

  • Simple as well.

  • Okay, This is about meetings, isn't it?

  • This one is about meetings.

  • Eso in the headline The World Health Organization have convened an emergency meeting.

  • They have organized an emergency meeting.

  • So this kind of meeting, is it for how formal it would it be?

  • Katherine do you think I would have thought quite form a lot of people from maybe different countries all flying in to get together.

  • So yes.

  • Yeah, for more.

  • Maybe almost legally.

  • You know, maybe some legal representation.

  • We don't know, but basically, it would be an important quite full.

  • Yeah.

  • So I couldn't then say I'm going to convene a meeting with my boyfriend to discuss what we're going to have for dinner tonight.

  • Probably.

  • No, no.

  • It was sound a bit strange, because is generally is only used in much more serious situations.

  • I mean, that could be quite serious.

  • One of it because you're a pastor.

  • So, for example, the real matter.

  • So, for example, you might say the department had convened a meeting to discuss redundancies.

  • Got it.

  • So formal business, politics work, that kind of thing.

  • Okay.

  • And what synonyms have we got for Kong?

  • Beam?

  • We have Assemble, gather, summon, bring together.

  • And you could just say meat as well meet yet.

  • But 11 word fits.

  • Everything really does.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • Okay.

  • Let's have a summary slide.

  • No, let's have our vocabulary Recap.

  • Yes.

  • So he had human to human.

  • From one person to another person we had on alert, ready to react quickly to a difficult situation on dhe.

  • Convene, Arrange a meeting or gathering.

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