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3.12 An Epidemic in Finland

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Published: 3.12.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 1:54
Accent: American
Source: Top Notch TV

After hearing about an epidemic in Finalnd, Mrs. Beatty wants to travel somewhere safer.



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  3. ANSWER the questions.
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  • an epidemic [n] - a major occurrence of an infectious disease in a community
  • urgent [adj] - an emergency
  • influenza [n] - the flu, a type of contagious viral infection or illnes
  • vaccinate [v] - treat (with a vaccine) to produce immunity against a disease
  • a vaccination [n] - a treatment (with a vaccine) to produce immunity against a disease
  • talk (something) over [phv] - discuss (something)

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb, [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression


Mr. Evans Marie MRs. Beatty
Mr. Evans Marie Mrs. Beatty
  • Mr. Evans and Marie work in a travel agency.
  • Mrs. Beatty is one of their customers.
  • Mrs. Beatty has just booked a vacation with Mr. Evans.


  1. Where is Mrs. Beatty planning to go?

  2. What is the name of her hotel?
    The Palace Hotel
    The Prize Hotel
    The Paris Hotel

  3. What urgent problem did Mr. Woods tell Marie about on the phone?
    an earthquake
    an epidemic
    a tornado

  4. What did Mr. Woods do before he went on vacation?
    He bought insurance.
    He went shopping.
    He got a vaccination.

  5. What does Mr. Woods want to do?
    He wants a refund.
    He wants to fly to a new city.
    He wants to come home.

  6. How many people are sick?

  7. Where is Mr. Woods?

  8. What does Mr. Evans suggest Mrs. Beatty do before her trip?
    Get a vaccination.
    Choose a new hotel.
    Buy a bus ticket.

  9. What does Mr. Evans say could happen in this city?
    She could get robbed.
    She could get hit by a bus.
    She could make a new friend.

  10. What does Mr. Evans suggest he and Mrs. Beatty do together?
    Go on a trip together.
    Take a bus together.
    Go to lunch together.

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