Simplified Speech #022 – Germs!

Many Canadians tend to get sick in winter. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag explain germs and how to avoid getting sick. Join them and laugh along as they talk about hand sanitizer and germophobes!


Fun fact

Germs are impossible to avoid. Did you know that there are more bacteria on most smartphones than on public toilets? The average smartphone screen has 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom, and even worse, the average office desk has 400 times more bacteria!

Expressions included in the learning materials

  • To get over [something]
  • To suck
  • A germophobe
  • To give [someone] a dirty look
  • A repellant/repellant

Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License