Coronavirus pandemic: During this global crisis, even the remotest places could have lessons for us all. Find out more in this free English news vocabulary lesson. More than three centuries ago, residents infected with the Black Plague in the village of Eyam in the UK took the decision to seal themselves off to prevent the disease spreading to other communities.
Coronavirus – lessons from an ancient plague village
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isolate – keep away from other people
measure up – be as good as someone else
acts of kindness – doing things for others without expecting something in return
close-knit – caring for and helping each other
humanity – a kind and caring attitude towards each other
How many people in Eyam died during the plague, 350 years ago?
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You’ll find the transcript here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/lingohack/ep-200401