Intermediate

Massive heat pumps warming cities

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you like warm temperatures? Why or why not? Are you a supporter of green technology? Could you elaborate on your answer? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. urban /UR-buhn/ [adjective] – of or in a city or town The urban landscape underwent significant transformation as old factories were transformed into trendy loft apartments. rural /ROOR-uhl/ [adjective] – in, of, or like the countryside Rural areas have struggled to keep up with the technological advancements that have improved the lives of those in urban centers. contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot / [verb] – to…
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Trade body group expresses concern about deposit return program’s launch date

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you recycle at your house? Do you often buy single-use plastic products? What are they? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. association /uh-soh-see-EY-shuhn/ [noun] – a group of people who work together in a single organization for a particular purpose The association’s members all follow a strict code of conduct. beverage /BEV-er-ij/ [noun] – a drink of any type The hotel lounge serves alcoholic beverages. register /REJ-uh-ster/ [verb] – to put information, especially your name, into an official list or record By the end of April, students must register…
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ADHD at work

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you have more energy in the morning or at night? Please tell me more about it. What do you do when you feel like you have no energy to do your tasks? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. latter /LAT-er/ [adjective] – near or towards the end of something The celebration is planned for the latter part of June. punctual /PUHNGK-choo-uhl/ [adjective] – arriving, doing something, or happening at the expected, correct time; not late Always be punctual for an interview. cause /kawz/ [verb] – to make something happen, especially…
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Green initiatives are accelerating UK growth

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you made any changes in your home to become more energy efficient? If so, what was it? If not, what could you do to become more energy efficient? What green technologies are you most excited about for the future? Could you elaborate on your answer? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. economy /ih-KON-uh-mee/ [noun] – the system of trade and industry by which the wealth of a country is made and used The global economy has been facing numerous challenges in recent years, leading to an increase in unemployment rates….
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Plant-based ingredients to create tastier meat-free products

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What foods do you often cook? Do you think a vegetarian diet is better than one that includes meat? Why or why not? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. key /kee/ [noun] – the most important part of achieving something or explaining a situation Being confident is the key to success. produce /pruh-DOOS/ [verb] – to make something or bring something into existence Vehicles that are safer against theft are being produced by car makers. widely /WAHYD-lee/ [adverb] – including a lot of different places, people, subjects, etc. Folk medicine frequently…
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Should you sing if you have a cold?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you ever performed in front of a large audience? If so, how did you feel, and what was the experience like? If not, would you like to try it? What precautions can you take to avoid catching a cold, and what should you do if you do get sick? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. survival /SER-vahy-vuhl/ [noun] – the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist The survival of the species depends on their ability to adapt to changing environments. specialist /SPESH-uh-list/ [noun] – someone…
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Europe’s enigma

Aerial of the Albanian Alps taken in May 2022

Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What place in Europe would you like to visit and why? How often do you go hiking? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. (the) Alps /alps/ [noun (plural)] – a large mountain range in Europe, stretching from Austria and Slovenia in the east, through Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Liechtenstein, to France in the west This summer, we’re going hiking in the Alps. extend /ik-STEND/ [verb] – to reach, stretch, or continue The route extends beyond the road’s end. peculiar /pi-KYOOL-yer/ [adjective] – unusual and strange, sometimes in an unpleasant way This…
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Meet Yahya Jan, the architect of Dubai’s Ciel Tower

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Can you name three famous architects and their most famous works? Have you ever visited an architectural landmark or building? If so, which one, and what was your impression? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. breathtaking /BRETH-tey-king / [adjective] – extremely exciting, beautiful, or surprising The panoramic view from the mountaintop was breathtaking, leaving him in awe. ambitious /am-BISH-uhs/ [adjective] – having a strong wish to be successful, powerful, or rich He had an ambitious plan to climb the seven highest peaks on seven continents. present /PREZ-uhnt / [verb] – if…
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What is the potential of vertical farming?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Are you in favor of vertical farming? Why or why not? Do you think vertical farming impacts the nutritional value of produce? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. soil /soil/ [noun] – the material on the surface of the ground in which plants grow The soil in the garden was rich and black, perfect for growing vegetables. headquarters /HED-kwawr-terz/ [noun] – the main offices of an organization such as the army, the police, or a business company The company’s headquarters was located in a tall skyscraper in…
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Japan’s inflation rate increases

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How do you save money? What are some expensive items that you want to purchase? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. inflation /in-FLEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a general, continuous increase in prices The inflation rate went up by 2%. pressure /PRESH-er/ [noun] – a difficult situation that makes you feel worried or unhappy She is currently under a lot of pressure at work. significantly /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt-lee/ [adverb] – in a way that is easy to see or by a large amount The cost of oil has significantly decreased. wholesale /HOHL-seyl/ [adjective] – of…
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