Car Companies Help – level 1

30-03-2020 15:00

The company Ford makes cars. Now, the production changes. Ford starts to make things for hospitals.

Doctors and police officers are in contact with coronavirus patients. Their jobs are very dangerous. They can catch coronavirus easily. They need respirators and face masks. There are not enough respirators for everyone.

Companies want to help. Big US car companies start to make respirators and face shields. Different companies make different parts. They put the parts together. They must plan their work well. They must work fast.

Ford wants to make 100,000 face shields every week. The company also plans to make single-use respirators.

Difficult words: production (the things that a company makes), respirator (a machine that a person wears over the mouth and nose, and it clears the air that the person breathes), face shield (a piece of plastic that covers the eyes, nose and mouth), single-use (a thing that is for one use and then people throw it away).

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