domingo, 6 de marzo de 2011

How to stay healthy in flight

We are all worried about the fact that people around us may give us their cold, especially if we are confined to closed spaces like a bus, an aeroplane or a classroom.

This NBC news report throws a light on the issue.

Self-study activity:
Watch the clip and say whether the statements 1-8 are true or false. Be careful! Common sense does not always apply!

1 Two millions of Americans catch a cold when flying
2 The main problem when passing a cold on to somebody is surfaces.
3 Only when the passenger next to you is coughing (hacking) you must worry.
4 The flu virus can survive on surfaces for days.
5 Planes are washed every 30 days.
6 It is advisible to clean your own seat before a flight.
7 Washing your hands isn’t really useful.
8 A sick person should wear a mask.

You can read a transcript here.

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