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This is a download from BBC Learning English to find out more. Visit our website. Hello and welcome to the English we speak on Faith. And I'm Roy Fischer. I do not touch my phone. What? I wasn't even going to go near your phone.


Well, I know you want to know who I've been calling, but you can't have my contact list.


Wait, did you hear me talking about contact tracing earlier? It's not the kind of contact that we're tracing.


Well, I don't want to hug either. I'm not a fan of unnecessary physical contact. I don't know why people feel the need to touch me to get my attention when I have a name.


Again, not that kind of contact. Contact tracing is related to the coronavirus pandemic. When someone is diagnosed with covid-19, doctors try to trace people they have had contact with to see who could be infected.


So you don't want my contact list then? No, I don't need your contact list.


Let's listen to these examples and the doctors found for other people who had the virus through contact tracing. I downloaded an app to help me with contact tracing. Contact tracing is an important part of slowing the progression of the virus. This is the English we speak from BBC, Learn English, and we're talking about the expression contact tracing. This is the process of searching for potential cases of the disease in people who have been in contact with an infected person.


Yes, a lot of people are downloading apps to help them track and trace their potential contacts with people who have the virus. That's right.


The quicker you know, you might have the virus, the sooner you can self isolate and avoid infecting other people.


This could help to slow the progress of the virus, therefore flattening the curve and lowering the strain on the hospital system, flattening the curve.


We're told that expression a while ago, didn't we? That was the day you destroyed my car. It was.


But focus on the fact that we taught an important expression. We teach a lot of great vocabulary every week. We do.


Roy, thanks for listening and join us again. Bye bye.