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Massive heat pumps warming cities

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. hail /heyl/ [verb] – to publicly praise or show approval for a person or an achievement Heppner is hailed as one of the best tenors performing in opera today. greenhouse gas /GREEN-hous gas/ [noun] – a gas that causes the greenhouse effect, especially carbon dioxide The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is a major contributor to global warming. focus /FOH-kuhs/ [verb] – to direct attention toward something or someone He struggled to focus on his work as the bustling noise from outside the window kept distracting him. obstacle /OB-stuh-kuhl/ [noun] – something that…
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Trade body group expresses concern about deposit return program’s launch date

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. consortium /kuhn-SAWR-shee-uhm/ [noun] – an organization of several businesses or banks joining together as a group for a shared purpose A European consortium created the brand-new aircraft. flagship /FLAG-ship/ [noun] – the best or most important product, idea, building, etc. that an organization owns or produces The business already has a flagship location in New York and plans to add another there the following year. oversee /oh-ver-SEE/ [verb] – to watch or organize a job or an activity to make certain that it is being done correctly She oversees both the production and research sections. urge…
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ADHD at work

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. hinder /HIN-der/ [verb] – to limit the ability of someone to do something, or to limit the development of something The adverse weather conditions were hindering the progress of the construction project. sluggish /SLUHG-ish/ [adjective] – moving or operating more slowly than usual and with less energy or power I often feel sluggish in the afternoon after a big meal. self-esteem /SELF-i-STEEM/ [noun] – belief and confidence in your own ability and value Students who are work-inhibited use many means to communicate their low self-esteem. stigma /STIG-muh/ [noun] – a strong feeling of disapproval that most…
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Green initiatives are accelerating UK growth

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. transition /tran-ZISH-uhn/ [noun] – a change from one form or type to another, or the process by which this happens The transition from a totalitarian regime to a democratic government was not without its challenges and obstacles. leadership /LEE-der-ship / [noun] – the set of characteristics that make a good leader Effective leadership requires not only a clear vision and strategic plan but also the ability to inspire and motivate a team toward a common goal. momentum /moh-MEN-tuhm/ [noun] – the quality that keeps an event developing or making progress after it has started With growing…
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Plant-based ingredients to create tastier meat-free products

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. incubator /IN-kyuh-bey-ter/ [noun] – a heated, insulated box used to grow and maintain microbiological or cell cultures Scientists are maximizing the use of incubators to grow the cell structures needed in their studies. concoction /kon-KOK-shuhn/ [noun] – something put together from several different things This particular concoction had tamarind, garlic, and mustard seed, among other components. administer /ad-MIN-uh-ster/ [verb] – to give something to someone Several medicines can be administered by paramedics. additive /AD-i-tiv/ [noun] – a substance that is added to food in order to improve its taste or appearance or to keep it fresh…
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Should you sing if you have a cold?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sinus /SAHY-nuhs/ [noun] – any of the spaces inside the head that are connected to the back of the nose The treatment for acute sinusitis often involves the use of nasal decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. laryngitis /lar-uhn-JAHY-tis / [noun] – a painful swelling of the larynx, usually caused by an infection Chronic laryngitis can lead to hoarseness, a persistent cough, and difficulty speaking. inflammation /in-fluh-MEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a red, painful, and often swollen area in or on a part of your body Chronic inflammation has been linked to various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and…
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Europe’s enigma

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. devoid /dih-VOID/ [adjective] – to lack or be without something that is necessary or usual The house is compact, barely lit, and devoid of any decorations. serrated /SER-ey-tid/ [adjective] – having a row of sharp points along the edge For cutting bread, you need a knife with a serrated edge. karst /kahrst/ [noun] – an area of land formed of rock such as limestone that is worn away by water to make caves and other formations Sea caves and secret lagoons can be found in some of the rocky karsts. metaphor /MET-uh-fawr/ [noun] – an expression,…
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Meet Yahya Jan, the architect of Dubai’s Ciel Tower

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. iconic /ahy-KON-ik/ [adjective] – very famous or popular, especially being considered to represent particular opinions or a particular time The Eiffel Tower is an iconic landmark that symbolizes the romance and elegance of Paris. completion /kuhm-PLEE-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of finishing something that you are doing or making Upon completion of the project, the team will have successfully engineered an innovative solution to the problem. constraint /kuhn-STREYNT/ [noun] – something that controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits The constraint of limited resources forced the company to re-evaluate its production process and…
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What is the potential of vertical farming?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. exceed /ik-SEED/ [verb] – to be greater than a number or amount, or to go past an allowed limit The company’s profits exceeded expectations for the quarter. viable /VAHY-uh-buhl / [adjective] – able to work as intended or able to succeed After testing the new product, the team determined that it was not a viable option for the market. innovation /in-uh-VEY-shuhn/ [noun] – (the use of) a new idea or method The new technology represents a significant innovation in the field of renewable energy. recruitment /ri-KROOT-muhnt/ [noun] – the process of finding people to work for…
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Japan’s inflation rate increases

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. desired /dih-ZAHYUHRD/ [adjective] – that is wanted Training is the process of achieving a desired habit, skill level, or physical ability. interest rate /IN-ter-ist reyt/ [noun] – the interest percent that a bank or other financial company charges you when you borrow money, or the interest percent it pays you when you keep money in an account We’ve been given a loan by the bank with a 6% interest rate. equity /EK-wi-tee/ [noun] – the value of a company, divided into many equal parts owned by the shareholders, or one of the equal parts into which…
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