Word Of The Year 2020: Can you guess what came top?

Word Of The Year 2020: Can you guess what came top?

source : Fox4 Now

Lockdown” has been named as the Collins Dictionary Word Of The Year 2020 at a time when dozens of previously uncommon words have become everyday because of coronavirus.

Defining lockdown as “the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel, social interaction, and access to public spaces” the dictionary said it added the term because it “encapsulates the shared experience of billions of people who have had to restrict their daily lives in order to contain the virus”.

Collins’s lexicographers registered over a quarter of a million usages of lockdown during 2020, against only 4,000 the previous year.

The annual 10-strong list of additions is dominated by words and phrases relating to the pandemic, including furlough (permission to leave your duties for a period of time), key worker, self-isolate and social distancing.

Coronavirus itself also features.

Key worker has seen a 60-fold increase in usage reflecting the importance attributed to professions considered to be essential to society.

source : sky news

How has the quarantine changed your life?

How has the quarantine changed your life?

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of everyone on Earth. In this video, I talk about some of the ways the pandemic and quarantine has changed life and society. I also talk about what you can do to make the most of this time. Maybe society can also make some good changes as a result of everything that’s happening. Stay safe, healthy, and try to stay positive.

More COVID-19 Vocabulary HERE

It’s time to stop

It’s time to stop

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Vocabulary chunks to learn from video:

  • It’s time to stop
  • Look out for each other in the distance
  • Take a break
  • Time to make a pause
  • To reset, re-centre, switch off, to move on
  • Time change our little world
  • We were meant to connect
  • We are stronger together
  • Our main strength is to be apart
  • Nature,  landscapes, beaches and monuments aren’t going anywhere
  • Wating for a better time to be lived
  • For a while
  • The perfect time not to visit anything
  • Sometimes to rise, is to stand still
  • Stop and think of ourselves
  • Think of everyone of else too
  • Refocus as a whole
  • Tounderstand and respect our times
  • Respect one another
  • The faster we stop the sooner we will bond again
  • To dream of those amazing days to come
  • For when those days arrive