The coronavirus is spreading. Rule number one: Wash your hands!
It can help prevent catching viruses, the flu, a cold, etc.
- the flu – a common sickness when you have a fever, a headache, maybe a cold, etc.
- to reduce – to make something smaller in size, amount, number, etc
- germs – very small living things that cause diseases
- to prevent – to stop something from happening or existing
- to rinse – to wash something with clean water and without soap
- to scrub – to rub something hard, often with soap, in order to clean it
- nails – the hard coverings at the end of your fingers and toes
- rubbish – garbage; things that are thrown away
- to sneeze – when you sneeze, air and often small drops suddenly come out of your nose and mouth with a loud noise
- to cough – to push air out of your lungs through your throat with a short, loud sound
- True or false:
Washing your hands can prevent yourself and other people from getting sick.
If your hands look and feel clean, they can still be covered with bacteria.
To clean your hands, it is enough to rinse them in water.
- Fill in the missing words:
You need to wash with …, using the correct technique.
Start with … hands, apply soap and … thoroughly.
You need to get in between your … and under your ….
Don’t forget …, your thumbs and your wrists.
Drying your hands is just as ….
- When should you wash your hands? Name 3 or more situations.