Health Smart: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

Health Smart: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

The cold and flu season is back again, so it's time to (1) _________ up on prevention and treatment. (2) _________ to popular belief, cool weather doesn't cause colds. What is more likely is that we stay indoors more, giving Viruses (3) _________ to spread from person to person. In addition, the cold months are (4) _________ with low humidity and the dry air makes the nasal cavity more susceptible to bugs. Consequently, cases of colds and flu surge between the beginning of autumn and spring; (the (5) _________ adult gets two to four respiratory infections a year; children even more). Because the season is upon us, it is a good idea to (6) _________ a few cold and flu tactics.

To prevent an infection, the best defence is a good offence. The first step is to (7) _________ physical contact with the cold sufferer. When someone with a cold sneezes, coughs or sniffles, (8) _________ your distance. Hugging, kissing and shaking hands are sure ways to catch a cold.

A B C D
1 bring brush get take
2 Contrary Opposite Similar Unlike
3 a moment a favour an ability an opportunity
4 connotated united combined associated
5 average different ordinary same
6 revise suggest evaluate advise
7 break control limit lose
8 cover judge keep remember

Answers:

1.B; 2.A; 3.D; 4.D; 5.A; 6.A; 7.C; 8.C

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