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How pandemics end - 6 Minute English

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It's been more than two years and we are still living under the shadow of Covid-19. There have been many pandemics through history, such as the Black Death, and our species has survived. Sam and Neil discuss how pandemics end, and teach you related vocabulary along the way.

This week's question
Which disease was eradicated in 1977?
a) cholera
b) polio
c) smallpox
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

Vocabulary
eradicate
completely destroy or get rid of something such as a social problem or disease

declare victory
announce something to be finished before it actually is but when it seems ‘good enough’

prematurely
happening too soon, before the best time to do it

bury your head in the sand
deliberately refuse to accept the truth about something you find unpleasant

death sentence
the punishment of death for committing a crime, or from a disease which has no cure

chronic
lasting for a long time

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You can download audio and text here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/oromo/features/6-minute-english_2022/ep-220804

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