Speaking Part 2 – A place you avoid going to – Oasis Swimming Pool b/c I don’t know how to swim, and I’m scared to contract a disease like COVID.
Q: Do you think that Oasis Swimming Pool is dangerous for other people also? When will you decide to go back for a swim at Oasis Pool again?
A: I plan to go back there as soon as the pandemic is no longer an issue, maybe in a year’s time or so. I do plan to take some more swimming lessons again as this is an important life skill and I know I should learn it. Also, I hope that sanitation will improve at Oasis over the next year following this COVID crisis.
Q: Why do you think people still go to the Oasis swimming pool?
A: I would guess that some visitors have had their vaccinations, so they are no longer scared of catching COVID, and it is likely that many people are avid swimmers and go there for their regular exercise.
Let’s talk about dangerous situations.
What kinds of everyday activities can be dangerous for people?
Aside from swimming, which is an everyday activity for many people, I think that going downstairs can be hazardous as well as cooking because people often fall down stairs and break bones and also burn themselves in the kitchen while preparing food. In fact, my daughter fell down a flight of stairs yesterday, but fortunately, she did not hurt herself badly.
How can these be safer?
Well, swimming can be safer by taking lessons and following the instructions at the pool. Also, certain precautions must be taken when using stairs, such as holding onto hand railings and paying attention to each step. In the kitchen, it is very important to be patient and use oven mitts when handling hot objects.
How has technology helped people to be less vulnerable these days than in the past?
Many technological advancements have been helping people to stay safer than ten or twenty years ago. One that immediately comes to mind is the mRNA vaccine which was quickly developed to combat today’s COVID pandemic. Aside from this, the software is being used to inform and monitor dangerous situations, such as natural disasters and diseases. I got a government notification on my phone just yesterday warning about the poor air quality due to the wildfires in B.C.
What future developments will help even more?
I think there will be new cutting-edge technology in both AI software and robotics to reduce the risk of injury in everyday life, such as self-driving vehicles that have been proven to cause accidents in one-tenth of human drivers. As well, I believe that clean energy will be the way of the future in order to improve air quality and decrease global warming.
Where are some places people explore that are hazardous to health? Why do people do this?
Let’s talk about fear.
What are common fears that many people have? Why is this so common?
How can people overcome their fears? Which modern professionals are trained to help people with their fears?
When is it an advantage to be frightful, when is it a disadvantage? Can you give examples and elaborate?
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