II. While Reading Activities
- Leadership |ˈlēdərˌSHip| noun the action of leading a group of people or an organization: different styles of leadership.
- crisis |ˈkrīsis| noun (plural crises |-ˌsēz| ) a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger: the current economic crisis | a family in crisis | a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates.
- pandemic |panˈdemik| adjective (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world. noun an outbreak of a pandemic disease.
- empathy |ˈempəTHē| noun the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.
- compassionate |kəmˈpaSHənət| adjective feeling or showing sympathy and concern for others.
- decisive |dəˈsīsiv| adjective –(of a person) having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively.
- effective |əˈfektiv| adjective1 successful in producing a desired or intended result: effective solutions to environmental problems.
- reassure |ˌrēəˈSHo͝or| verb [with object] say or do something to remove the doubts and fears of someone: he understood her feelings and tried to reassure her | [with object and clause] : Joachim reassured him that he was needed | (as adjective reassuring) : Antonio gave her a reassuring smile.
- caveat |ˈkavēˌatˈkävēˌät| noun a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or limitations.
- plaudits |ˈplôdəts| pl.noun praise: the network has received plaudits for its sports coverage. • the applause of an audience: the plaudits for the winner died down.
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Grammar Focus: Identifying Prepositions
The master class on how to respond belongs to Jacinda Ardern, the 39-year-old prime minister of New Zealand.
President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan likewise responded at the first sign of the new danger.
Leadership may be hard to define, but in times of crisis it is easy to identify.
Germany’s relatively low mortality rate, for example, may reflect a far higher rate of testing than other countries.
- T- Leadership may be hard to define, but in times of crisis it is easy to identify.
- F-The master class on how to respond belongs to Jacinda Ardern, the 39-year-old prime minister of New Zealand.
- T-Prime Mnister Jacinda Ardern said. “Please be strong, be kind and united against Covid-19.”
- F- Ms. Ardern, a liberal, then joined with the conservative prime minister of Australia, Scott Morrison.
- F-Two other examples of countries where swift and decisive action helped allay the impact of the disease and unite the nation were South Korea and Taiwan.
- NA –Ms. Ardern has three children.
- F- Women, a minority among the national leaders of the world, emerged among the most effective and reassuring of them.
- T-The world leader with a background as a scientist is Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
- T-Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany said, “Take good care of yourselves and your loved ones.”
- T-Two countries mentioned in the article as having the worst leadership were the U.S. and China.