Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Speakout Advanced p 85. The Common Cold. Extra Cloze



40 percent of Spaniards stay 1_________ work and school with a cold
MADRID
SOME 40 percent of Spaniards stay away from work and school if they go down 2_______ a cold.
A study undertaken by Vicks entitled “Effects of the Common 3______ in Spain” showed that of this figure, 20 percent suffering 4__________ the virus paid a 5_______ to the doctor, four percent said they stayed at home to 6__________, another four percent said that they didn’t carry on with their normal lives for fear of passing the cold 7___________ to companions and friends and three percent claimed there was no point in their going to work or school because they felt so under the 8__________ that they wouldn’t be able to perform anywhere near up 9_________ standard.

 

KEY


1 off



2 with  
be/go down with (BrE): to have or catch an illness. E.g. to ~ down with flu/ hepatitis. Sp. caer en cama con gripe/ caer enfermo de hepatitis 

undertake  /ˌʌndə'teɪk/ (past -took; past p -taken) undertake something to make yourself responsible for something and start doing it. E.g. to undertake a task/ project. University professors both teach and undertake research. The company has announced that it will undertake a full investigation into the accident.Responsibility› Sp. asumir. ObligationSp. contraer.TaskSp. emprender. Undertake to do something to agree or promise that you will do something. E.g. He undertook to finish the job by Friday. Sp. comprometerse a.



3 Cold



4 from 



5 visit
pay a visit: e.g. If you have time, pay a visit to the local museum.



6. recuperate/ recover 



7 on 



weather
Under the weather: (informal) if you are or feel under the weather, you feel slightly ill/ sick and not as well as usual.



9 to
up to something: as high or as good as something. E.g. Her latest book isn't up to her usual standard. Sp. “acorde a": it isn't up to the usual standard. Sp. no es del alto nivel al que estamos acostumbrados.


Other words to express that you are ill: ailing, indisposed, peaky, poorly, sickly, unwell.
Examples: "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaky"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work".


KEY:
40 percent of Spaniards stay 1 off work and school with a cold
STAFF REPORTER
MADRID
SOME 40 percent of Spaniards stay away from work and school if they go down 2 with a cold.
A study undertaken by Vicks entitled “Effects of the Common 3 Cold in Spain” showed that of this figure, 20 percent suffering 4 from the virus paid a 5 visit to the doctor, four percent said they stayed at home to 6 recuperate/ recover, another four percent said that they didn’t carry on with their normal lives for fear of passing the cold 7 on to companions and friends and three percent claimed there was no point in their going to work or school because they felt so under the 8 weather that they wouldn’t be able to perform anywhere near up 9 to standard.


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