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BTS announces four shows at SoFi Stadium

BTS announces four concerts at SoFi Stadium(1)

©Live Nation Entertainment Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. phenomenal /fi-NOM-uh-nl/ [adjective] – extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way The Beatles’ music has been an all-time phenomenal success. leg /leg/ [noun] – a part of a trip, competition, or activity that has several stages The Southeast Asian leg of Ariana Grande’s upcoming concert was canceled. sweep over (something/someone) /sweep-oh-ver/ [phrasal verb] – to suddenly affect someone very strongly The tragedy swept over Kyle’s loved ones. rollout /ROHL-out/ [noun] – the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time The vaccine rollout in the…
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Apple reveals new MacBook Pro and AirPods 3

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©Apple via CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unveil /uhn-VEYL/ [verb] – to show or introduce something new or make it known publicly for the first time They are scheduled to unveil the new products this Saturday. processor /PROS-es-er/ [noun] – the part of a computer that performs operations on the information that is put into it Your computer is too slow. Maybe its processor is already outdated. spatial /SPEY-shuhl/ [adjective] – relating to, occupying, or having the character of space With its spatial audio, it felt like we watched the movie in a cinema. integration /in-ti-GREY-shuhn/ [noun] – the action…
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LinkedIn is terminating its site in China

LinkedIn is terminating its site in China

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. censorship /SEN-ser-ship/ [noun] – the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security Newspapers were silenced by the country’s strict censorship laws. notable /NOH-tuh-buhl/ [adjective] – important and deserving attention Mary graduated from a notable university in the United States. surpass /ser-PAS/ [verb] – to do or be better than Coldplay’s new album surpassed 100,000 UK chart sales in just a week. retreat /ri-TREET/ [noun] – the act of going away from a person or place because you are unwilling to fight…
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Say goodbye to the term “late bloomer”

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. stigma /STIG-muh/ [noun] – a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something Low-budget food programs used to carry a stigma. antiquated /AN-ti-kwey-tid/ [adjective] – old-fashioned or unsuitable for modern society He argues that the laws are antiquated and irrelevant in today’s world. milestone /MAHYL-stohn/ [noun] – an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life Buying his own house is a milestone in his life. widespread /WAHY-SPRED/ [adjective] – existing or happening in many places and/or among many people The road accident received widespread media…
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The race is on to replace harmful chemicals in our homes

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. scrutinize /SKROOT-n-ahyz / [verb] – to examine something very carefully in order to discover information He scrutinized the men’s faces closely, attempting to figure out who was lying. phase out /FEYZ-out/ [verb phrase] – to remove or stop using something gradually or in stages The planes will be phased out by the end of the year, according to the airline. dispose of /dih-SPOHZ ov/ [verb phrase] – to get rid of someone or something or deal with something so that the matter is finished He no longer rides the bike, but he’s very reluctant to dispose…
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UK port delays cause a shortage of Harry Potter toys

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. retailer /REE-teyl-er/ [noun] – a person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public Many online retailers resell products at higher prices. ongoing /ON-goh-ing/ [adjective] – continuing to exist or develop, or happening at the present moment There is an ongoing investigation for the incident that happened last week. replica /REP-li-kuh/ [noun] – an exact copy of an object The food replicas displayed at the entrance of Japanese restaurants are fascinating. margin /MAHR-jin/ [noun] – the profit made on a product or service The organization reported a net profit margin of 20% last year. urge…
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Fortnite banned from App Store as legal battle continues

Fortnite banned from App Store as legal battle continues

©Getty Images Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. blacklist /BLAK-list/ [verb] – to put someone’s name on a list of people who are considered not acceptable, which keeps the person from getting jobs, going certain places, or doing particular things The government blacklisted the firm for its illegal operations. take to (somewhere) /teyk-too/ [phrasal verb] – to go somewhere, usually because you are in a difficult or dangerous situation Shiela took to Facebook to show her grief over her mom’s passing. bypass /BAHY-pas/ [verb] – to ignore a rule or official authority Several employees bypassed the company policy, which resulted in their…
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Super Mario animated film to be released next year

Super Mario animated film to be released next year

©Rex/Shutterstock/Reuters/Nintendo Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. buff /buhf/ [noun] – a person who knows a lot about and is very interested in a particular subject Jack is a rock buff. His favorite band is Nirvana. chip in /CHIP-in/ [phrasal verb] – to contribute something as one’s share of a joint activity, cost, etc. Takashen Corporation chipped in the production of Klopi Company’s new line of products. distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something The record albums are all set and ready for distribution. reminisce /rem-uh-NIS/ [verb] – to talk or…
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“Squid Game” takes Netflix top spot

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©Netflix Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. surpass /ser-PAS/ [verb] – to do or be better or more than something else His goal is to surpass the world record. viewership /VYOO-er-ship/ [noun] – the type or number of people who watch a particular television program or station The show’s viewership dropped to nearly half of what it used to be. core /kawr/ [adjective] – central; basic Our target is to appeal to our core customers’ demands. emergence /ih-MUR-juhns/ [noun] – the process of becoming known or developing Researchers are currently studying the emergence of the pandemic flu. premiere /pri-MEER/ [verb] – to…
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Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

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©BBC News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. resistance /ri-ZIS-tuhns/ [noun] – the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something The idea of a united Europe is faced with a lot of resistance. aspire to /uh-SPAHYUHR / [verb phrase] – to have a strong wish or hope to do or have something As a child, he aspired to be a great actor. resolution /rez-uh-LOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of solving or ending a problem or difficulty He thought of a successful resolution to the crisis. urge /urj / [verb ] – to strongly advise or…
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