New York —Wednesday, October fifteenth, is the first Global Hand Washing Day. Activities are planned in more than twenty countries to get millions of people in the developing world to wash their hands with soap.
Experts say people around the world wash their hands but very few use soap at so-called critical moments. These include after using the toilet, after cleaning a baby and before touching food.
Global Hand Washing Day is the idea of the Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing with Soap. The goal, they say, is to create a culture of hand washing with soap. The organizers say all soaps are equally effective at removing disease-causing germs (病菌). They say the correct way to wash hands is to wet your hands with a small amount of water and cover them with soap. Rub it into all areas, including under the fingernails. Then, rinse well under running water. Finally, dry your hands with a clean cloth.
The Partnership says soap is important because it increases the time that people spend washing. Soap also helps to break up the dirt that holds most of the germs. And it usually leaves a pleasant smell, which increases the likelihood that people will wash again.
It also says washing with soap before eating and after using the toilet could save more lives than any medicine. It could help reduce cases of diarrhea (痢疾), which is the second leading cause of child deaths, killing more than one and a half million children a year, by almost half.
64. The most suitable title for the text would be _____.
A. Hand Washing Brings Good Health
B. Hand Washing Gets a Day of Its Own
C. It Is Soap That Matters
D. Partnership for Hand Washing Takes Action
65. The Partnership creates Global Hand Washing Day to _____.
A. call on people to wash hands
B. help the developing countries
C. promote the importance of soap in hand washing
D. make a culture of hand washing in the third world
66. The following facts can explain why soap is important EXCEPT that _____.
A. soap gives people a longer hand washing time
B. soap helps to get rid of more germs off hands
C. soap attracts people to do more hand washing
D. soap gets people into the habit of washing hands
. According to the last paragraph, diarrhea is a disease that _____.
A. kills half of the kids in developing countries
B. causes the greatest number of child deaths
C. can be prevented by washing hands with soap
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