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Episode 10. Find out why the Japanese love wearing face masks so much that many of them can't kick the habit.

October 16, 2022 Jacek Olender
PoLoop Angielski
Episode 10. Find out why the Japanese love wearing face masks so much that many of them can't kick the habit.
Show Notes

W czasie pandemii Japończyków nie trzeba było specjalnie nakłaniać do noszenia maseczek ochronnych. Zwyczaj osłaniania ust był w Japonii dobrze zakorzeniony na długo przed  wybuchem Covid-19.  Okazuje się, że po pandemii, wielu mieszkańców kraju kwitnącej wiśni nie tylko boryka się z powikłaniami po przebytej grypie, ale  również uzależnieniem od noszenia maseczek ochronnych. W tym odcinku mówię o tym, czego dowiedziałem się na ten temat z artykułu opublikowanego w The Economist. Przy okazji przedstawiam w nim wyrażenia związane z nawykami, przyzwyczajeniami i nie tylko.

Link do artykułu : Cover Story (6 Oct, 2022)

Słowa i wyrażenia, które usłyszysz w nagraniu. Tutaj możesz pobrać pełną listę do wydrukowania.

  • to crack on with something (If you want to crack on to something, you want to quickly move on to doing something.)
  • stylish, fancy, trendy (All theses words mean that something is fashionable and attractive.)
  • of all people (If you add the phrase 'of all people' after a name, you want to say that you are surprised that it is this very person who did or does something.)
  • to overcome addiction (When you overcome addiction, you win against addiction.)
  • to kick the habit (When you kick the habit, you stop doing something harmful.) 
  • to rush something (When you rush something, you do it quickly without thinking about it carefully.)
  • to take a lot of courage to do something (If you say that something takes a lot of courage, it needs some effort.)
  • to ditch something (When you ditch masks, you stop wearing them.)
  • to precede something (If one event precedes another, it happens before it.)
  • to be allergic to pollen (When you are allergic to pollen you become ill when you are in contact with pollen.)
  • hay fever (If someone is suffering from hay fever, they sneeze and their eyes itch, because they are allergic to grass or flowers.)
  • to have the sniffles (If you have the sniffles you suffer from a slight cold.)
  • enforce the mask mandate (When the government enforces the mask mandate, they impose the law that makes people wear a mask.)
  • to embrace something (If you embrace something, you accept it.)
  • regardless of medical advice or rules (If people do something regardless of medical advice or rules, they do it even when medical advice or rules tell them not to do so.)
  • social conformity (Social conformity means behaving in the same way as most other people.)
  • to buck the trend (When you buck the trend, you oppose or resist it.)
  • to follow the trend (When you follow the trend, you imitate others who set the trend.)
  • individualistic (Someone who is individualistic likes to think and do things in their own way instead of imitating others)
  • to conform (If you conform, you behave in the way that you are expected or supposed to behave.)
  • a defect (A defect is a fault or imperfection)
  • spots (Spots are small,  coloured areas on the surface of your skin.)
  • crooked teeth  (not straight teeth)
  • wrinkled skin (full of lines because of old age or some damage to the skin)
  • to get away with something (When you get away with something, you are not punished for it.)
  • a fraud (someone who

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