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COVID-19 Vocabulary Worksheet


COVID-19 Vocabulary Worksheet

COVID-19 Vocabulary Worksheet

COVID-19 is a mild to severe respiratory illness that is caused by a coronavirus (Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 of the genus Betacoronavirus), is transmitted chiefly by contact with infectious material (such as respiratory droplets), and is characterized especially by fever, cough, and shortness of breath and may progress to pneumonia and respiratory failure. COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019.

In the following exercises, you will have the opportunity to expand your vocabulary by reading about COVID-19. Below are 10 Vocabulary Words that will be used in these exercises.

1 awareness 
2- infection 
3- intensive care units 
4- lockdown 
5- outbreak  
6- pandemic  
7- self-isolation  
8- social distancing  
9- treatment  
10- vaccine 

  • COVID-19 Vocabulary Interactive Worksheet

  • To learn and understand the key terms related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read each description and choose the appropriate vocabulary word from the list above.
  1. ___________ refers to the state of being conscious or informed about something, such as the risks and preventative measures related to the spread of COVID-19.
  2. ___________ is the process of being exposed to a disease-causing agent, such as a virus, that can lead to illness or infection.
  3. ___________ are specialized hospital units that provide advanced care and treatment to critically ill patients, including those with COVID-19.
  4. ___________ is a measure taken by governments to restrict the movement of people and prevent the spread of COVID-19, often involving the closure of non-essential businesses and public places.
  5. ___________ is a sudden increase in the number of cases of a disease, such as COVID-19, in a specific geographic area or population.
  6. ___________ is a global outbreak of a disease, such as COVID-19, that spreads rapidly and affects a large number of people in multiple countries or regions.
  7. ___________ is the act of separating oneself from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19, often through staying at home or in a designated quarantine facility.
  8. ___________ is the practice of maintaining a safe physical distance from others to prevent the spread of COVID-19, often through avoiding large gatherings and keeping at least 6 feet apart from others.
  9. ___________ refers to the medical care and interventions provided to patients with COVID-19, including medication, oxygen therapy, and hospitalization if necessary.
  10. ___________ is a substance that stimulates the body's immune system to protect against a specific disease, such as COVID-19, and is often administered through injection or nasal spray.

  1. Awareness
  2. Infection
  3. Intensive care units
  4. Lockdown
  5. Outbreak
  6. Pandemic
  7. Self-isolation
  8. Social distancing
  9. Treatment
  10. Vaccine

Extension Activities:
  • Write a paragraph explaining how each of these vocabulary words is related to COVID-19.
  • Research and create a presentation on the history of pandemics, including past pandemics and how they were handled.
  • Conduct an interview with a healthcare worker or public health official about their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ask how each of these vocabulary words has played a role in their work.
Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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