Coronavirus: Phrases You Hear on TV


The words and phrases we hear in the media when they talk about coronavirus or COVID-19. Phrases like ‘flatten-the-curve’ or ‘flu-like’ symptoms. Check out some new vocabulary for you amigos! Enjoy :)

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Transcript Snapshot (Coronavirus: Phrases in the News)


Hi guys, you’re listening to the English Made Simple Show, this is episode number 2-5-2, two hundred and fifty two, numero dos cientos cincuenta y dos.
Welcome back everyone, it’s Milena from

Hope everyone has adjusted well to their new lifestyle with the lockdown and everything that comes with it.
Things are slowly coming back to normal here in Australia. I know it won’t be the same as before the ‘c’ word – coronavirus or COVID-19.

If you’re like me you’re probably reading the news, or watching the news to keep up to date with what’s happening with COVID-19: are there vaccines for this thing… how is it treated and so on.

As promised, today’s I’d like to share several phrases I hear in the news whenever they mention coronavirus.
They seem to be the same phrases you hear in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the US, etc.

It’s like every nation in the world has been advised to follow the same advice to contain the virus. My assumption is follow advice from the WHO. I’m not talking about the band from the 80’s.

Talking about the World Health Organization.


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Milena Vujnic

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Milena is the host of the English Made Simple Podcast and is passionate about helping motivated English learners break their fear of speaking English so they can confidently make conversation and be understood by other English-speakers. Milena lives in Australia with her Chileno husband and loves anything podcasting and online coaching and is honoured to be supporting and guiding immigrants from all over the world with her products, programs and coaching services. Click here to learn more about how you can work with Milena.  

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