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Apple releases new devices

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© APPLE via BBC News 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 There have been rumors that the manufacturer will unveil a fuel cell vehicle this year. detection /dih-TEK-shuhn/ [noun] – the fact of noticing or discovering something The goal of the research is to aid engineers in developing a smoke detection system. undergo /uhn-der-GOH/ [verb] – to experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change The business is undergoing a significant reorganization. intensity /in-TEN-si-tee/ [noun] – the quality of being…
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Why people switch industries

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. weary /WEER-ee/ [adjective] – very tired, especially after working hard for a long time His voice sounded almost weary. nursing /NURS-ing / [noun] – the job of being a nurse Nursing is a highly skilled job. vulnerable /VUHL-ner-uh-buhl / [adjective] – able to be easily physically or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked Children are the most vulnerable members of society . drained /dreynd/ [adjective] – very tired She went to bed early because she is drained. resignation /rez-ig-NEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of telling your employer that you are leaving your job I don’t like to…
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Respect for the Elderly Day

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. filial piety /FIL-ee-uhl PAHY-i-tee/ [noun] – the idea that parents, grandparents, and older people should be treated with honor and respect They place a great deal of faith in following their rules and exhibiting filial piety. guideline /GAHYD-lahyn/ [noun] – information intended to advise people on how something should be done or what something should be Everyone must abide by the guidelines that the organization has adopted. constitute /KON-sti-toot/ [verb] – to be or be considered as something Lack of experience does not necessarily constitute a significant hindrance to advancement. attain /uh-TEYN/ [verb] – to reach…
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Is there still stigma in the workplace around mental health issues?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. lethal /LEE-thuhl/ [adjective] – able to cause or causing death; extremely dangerous The pesticide is lethal to all insect life. severity /suh-VER-i-tee / [noun] – seriousness It has the potential to reduce the frequency and severity of colds.  disorder /dis-AWR-der/ [noun] – an illness of the mind or body Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder. openness /OH-puhn-nis/ [noun] – honesty He demonstrated an openness to change. trauma /TROU-muh/ [noun] – severe and lasting emotional shock and pain caused by an extremely upsetting experience, or a case of such shock happening The patient suffered severe brain trauma….
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The town in Germany that is stuck in the past

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©BBC, David Perry Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. witch /wich/ [noun] – a woman who is believed to have magical powers and who uses them to harm or help other people The witch turned the Prince into a frog. similarly /SIM-uh-ler-lee/ [adverb] – in a similar way The two boys dress similarly. historian /hi-STAWR-ee-uhn/ [noun] – someone who writes about or studies history She was an art historian named Linda Nochlin. timber /TIM-BER/ [noun] – trees that are grown so that the wood from them can be used for building The trees in that area are being grown for timber. isolated…
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The quest for autumn leaves

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. fiery /FAHY-uh-ree/ [adjective] – bright red, like fire My family and I enjoyed the fiery sunset by the beach. gloomy /GLOO-mee/ [adjective] – dark in a way that is unpleasant and makes it difficult to see The gloomy weather isn’t getting any better. cherish /CHER-ish/ [verb] – to keep hopes, memories, or ideas in your mind because they are important to you and bring you pleasure We cherish all of our precious grandmother’s memories. ritual /RICH-oo-uhl/ [noun] – a way of doing something in which the same actions are done in the same way every time…
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Switzerland’s melting glaciers affect Europe’s water supply

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© BBC News Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prolong /pruh-LAWNG/ [verb] – to make something last a longer time He chose to prolong his stay into the weekend. exacerbate /ig-ZAS-er-beyt/ [verb] – to make something that is already bad even worse Don’t interfere. It might exacerbate the situation. thaw /thaw/ [noun] – a period of warmer weather when snow and ice begin to melt The thaw frequently causes the river to overflow. off the charts /of thuh chahrts/ [idiom] – quite a lot more or better than is usual or was expected It came as no surprise that their asking price…
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Royal Caribbean to tie up with SpaceX for faster internet

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. installation /in-stuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of putting furniture, a machine, or a piece of equipment into position and making it ready to use Is the installation free? collaboration /kuh-lab-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – the situation of two or more people working together to create or achieve the same thing The two writers worked in close collaboration on the script. innovation /in-uh-VEY-shuhn/ [noun] – (the use of) a new idea or method We need to encourage innovation in industry. reliant /ri-LAHY-uhnt/ [adjective] – needing a particular thing or person in order to continue, to work correctly, or to…
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Thousands of fish found dead on the River Oder

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© BBC News Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. contaminate /kuhn-TAM-uh-neyt/ [verb] – to make something less pure or make it poisonous Lead in pipes can contaminate water. abundantly /uh-BUHN-duhnt-lee/ [adverb] – in large quantities or amounts This plant grows abundantly in wooded areas. lethal /LEE-thuhl/ [adjective] – able to cause or causing death; extremely dangerous The bite hurts but is not lethal to humans. marina /muh-REE-nuh/ [noun] – a small port that is used for pleasure rather than trade, often with hotels, restaurants, and bars We docked our sailboat at the marina. dilute /dahy-LOOT/ [verb] – to make a liquid weaker…
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California to prohibit the sale of all-petrol automobiles in 2035

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. compel /kuhm-PEL/ [verb] – to force someone to do something The law will compel employers to provide health insurance. populated /POP-yuh-leyt-id/ [adjective] – (of a place) having people living there The island is populated largely by sheep. surpass /ser-PAS/ [verb] – to do or be better than Young people surpass old men in strength. feasible /FEE-zuh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be made, done, or achieved Your proposal sounds quite feasible. alliance /uh-LAHY-uhns/ [noun] – a group of countries, political parties, or people who have agreed to work together because of shared interests or aims The two…
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