COVID-19  EN V.O !

Avr 28, 2020 | Non classé

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COVID-19 en V.O. – Vocabulary

 

FURLOUGH : to furlough staff / to be put on furlough

Until recently, many people had never heard of furlough.   But the impact of coronavirus on the economy means over the next few months, millions of workers will rely on it!

 

What is furlough? What does it mean ?

Furlough supports firms hit by coronavirus by temporarily helping to pay the wages of people who can’t do their jobs. It allows employees to stay on the payroll, even though they aren’t working. The company can top up this pay if it chooses and must let employees know they have been furloughed.


Vocabulaire

Furlough : activité/chômage partiel

to rely on….: dépendre de…

wages : salaires

to stay on the payroll : continuer à être payé

to top up : rajouter quelquechose

 

THE WHO? Or the WHO?

 

What’s the WHO?

The WHO is an organization that works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and improve access to essential medicines and health products.
It also trains health workforces and supports delivery of essential health services in fragile settings.

 

 

And the WHO?

The WHO are a British rock group that was among the most popular and influential bands of the 1960s and ’70s and that originated the rock opera. The principal members were Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle and Keith Moon.Moon was replaced by Kenney Jones. It was the 1969 rock opera Tommy—and a memorable performance at Woodstock that summer—that made the Who a world-class rock band.


Vocabulaire

WHO : OMS (organization mondiale de la santé)

medicine: médicament…

settings : contexte

a band : un groupe (musique)

 

COVID-19 en V.O. – Vocabulary

 

LOCKDOWN

 

What’s LOCKDOWN?

LOCKDOWN is a state of isolation or restricted access instituted as a security measure. It is an emergency protocol that usually prevents people from leaving . …

In a similar context = quarantine, confinement, confining, curfew, lockout.


Vocabulaire

Isolation : isolement

to institute : appliquer…

to prevent : empêcher

curfew  : couvre feu

 

SELL BY,  USE BY or BEST BEFORE DATE?

What’s the difference?

SELL BY DATE : SBD…

Date marked on a perishable product indicating the recommended time by which it should be sold.

BEST BEFORE DATE: BBD…

is, according to the manufacturer, the last date by which a products flavor and/or quality is best. The product may still be enjoyed after the “BBD”

USE BY DATE: UBD…

indicates the date by which a product must be consumed. This date must be respected. Beyond this date, the product is legally unfit for consumption since it may represent a health risk for the consumer.

 


Vocabulaire

Perishable : perissable

Flavor : goût/parfum

Unfit for consumption : impropre à la consommation –

 

P.P.E Personal Protective Equipment

 

What’s PPE?

It is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards that cause serious workplace injuries and illnesses. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, hard hats, respirators, or coveralls.

 

 


Vocabulaire

Hazards : dangers

Injuries : blessures

illness : maladie

 

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