TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
Adriatic Cruise ship catches fire A ferry boat travelling between Greece and Italy in the Adriatic Sea caught fire with more than 400 passengers on board. Most of the passengers were evacuated by helicopter, despite heavy weather. More than ten passengers perished in the fire. The ship was towed to the Italian coast and the captain was held for questioning.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
It’s a hassle
Paula: Did you apply for your pharmacist’s licence?
Lynn: Yes, but there are so many documents to fill out. It’s a huge hassle.
Explanation: The phrase “It’s a hassle” means that something takes a lot of time and trouble to deal with.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
personal protective equipment
Doctor 1: Do we have to wear eye goggles when we are performing surgery?
Doctor 2: Yes, this hospital has strict rules about wearing personal protective equipment. You have to wear a full face mask and goggles.
Explanation: The term “personal protective equipment” or “PPE” means all of the masks, goggles, gloves and other items worn to ensure sanitation and prevention of infection for hospital staff.
THIS WEEK’S EMAIL PHRASE
Invasion of privacy
Dear Mr. Harvey:
We have to strengthen our internet security. If an outside person gets access to our employee medical insurance records, it would be a serious invasion of privacy. We have to meet with our network supervisor and discuss the issue.
Explanation: The term “invasion of privacy” means that someone’s personal life is being watched by an unauthorized person. An invasion of privacy could mean looking through someone’s house window, or accessing personal information through the internet.