It's a great day for medicine today, with the first person outside of a trial receiving the Covid-19 jab at 6.30 am this morning in the UK.
Upgrade Your OET Vocabulary: Vocabulary Quiz
But what are jabs? Watch our YouTube video to test your knowledge.
If you feel like doing a bit more studying for your OET (Occupational English Test), then why not read this article on the BBC website (up until the photograph Health Secretary Matt Hancock) and take a look a the vocabulary questions below.
Upgrade Your OET Vocabulary: Words in the News
Fill in the missing words to form useful collocations (words that often go together in English)
the ___________ vaccination programme
Margaret Keenan, who ___________ 91 next week
She was ___________ the injection
___________ in the UK will vaccinate over-80s
I can't thank May (the Matron who gave her the injection) and the NHS staff ___________...
...who have looked ___________ me tremendously
Sister Joanna Sloan, who will ___________ up the...
... vaccine ___________ in Belfast
regulators ___________ its use last week
a"long ___________ ahead of us but this marks the way out..."
Now match the collocations with their meanings
a. the introduction of a new programme / product / service - or in this case, vaccine
b. a less formal way of saying "administered'
c. a huge number
d. a long and hard journey, often the way soldiers move together = in this case / an idiomatic way of saying something won't be easy but will need military - style planning.
f. becomes (an age) / has a birthday
g. an important place where a particular activity takes place - in this case where the vaccine will be given to patients)
h. said it was OK to use (because they had tested it)
i. No words can express how grateful I am
j. taken care of me
the mass vaccination programme = c
Margaret Keenan, who turns 91 next week = f
She was given the injection = b
Hubs in the UK will vaccinate over-80s = g
I can't thank May (the Matron who gave her the injection) and the NHS staff enough... = i
...who have looked after me tremendously = j
Sister Joanna Sloan, who will head up the... = e
... vaccine roll out in Belfast = a
regulators approved its use last week = h
a"long march ahead of us but this marks the way out..." = d