Answer key: Everyone Should Wear a Mask

Lesson Plan:  Everyone Should Be Wearing Masks!

II. While Reading Activities

Word Inference

  1. Pompeii |pämˈpāē| an ancient city in western Italy, southeast of Naples. The city was buried by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in ad 79; excavations of the site began in 1748 and revealed well-preserved remains of buildings, mosaics, furniture, and the personal possessions of the city’s inhabitants.
  2. evicted  əˈvikt| verb [with object] expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law: he had court orders to evict the trespassers from three camps.
  3. unemployed  |ˌənəmˈploid| adjective  (of a person) without a paid job but available to work: I was unemployed for three years | (as plural noun the unemployed) : a training program for the long-term unemployed.
  4. anxiety |aNGˈzīədē| noun (plural anxieties) a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome: he felt a surge of anxiety | anxieties about the moral decline of today’s youth.
  5. inept |iˈnept| adjective – tive having or showing no skill; clumsy: the inept handling of the threat.
  6. artifact |ˈärdəfakt| (British artefact) noun an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest: gold and silver artifacts.
  7. cadre  cadre |ˈkadrēˈkädrēˈkadˌrāˈkädˌrā| noun a small group of people specially trained for a particular purpose or profession: a small cadre of scientists.
  8. contagion  |kənˈtājən| noun  the communication of disease from one person to another by close contact: the rooms held no risk of contagion.
  9. sacrifice |ˈsakrəˌfīs| noun  an act of giving up something valued for the sake of something else regarded as more important or worthy: we must all be prepared to make sacrifices.
  10. inexcusable |ˌinikˈskyo͞ozəb(ə)l  adjective too bad to be justified or tolerated: Matt’s behavior was inexcusable.


Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage

I – 1-an

The summer of 2020 could be remembered as an important date in American history.

II -3- reasons

There are two reasons why mask mandates don’t violate the First Amendment.

III – 2- to

We have a way to go.

Reading Comprehension Fill-ins

But Mike Pence — always happy to put lipstick on Trump’s piggishness — dressed up his crude mask-resistance in elegant constitutional garb.

When asked by a reporter at Trump’s Tulsa rally a few weeks ago why the president appeared unconcerned about the absence of masks and social distancing at his event, Pence solemnly intoned: “I want to remind you again, freedom of speech and the right to peaceably assemble is in the Constitution of the U.S. Even in a health crisis, the American people don’t forfeit our constitutional rights.” What a fraud.