Tag Archive: Business & Economy – Beginner

Human workers needed as robots ramp up

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you like robots? What kind of robot do you want to have? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 increase /in-KREES/ [verb] – to (make something) become larger in amount or size The temperature today has increased by about three degrees. deliver /dih-LIV-er/ [verb] – to take goods, letters, packages, etc. to people’s houses or places of work The company will deliver the package by tomorrow. goods /gudz/ [noun (plural)] – items for sale, or possessions that can be moved The shop sells goods from Japan. lack /lak/ [noun]…
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Royal Caribbean to tie up with SpaceX for faster internet

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you know what a cruise is? Have you already traveled by ship? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 cruise /krooz/ [noun] – a trip on a large ship for pleasure, during which you visit several places I’d love to go on a round-the-world cruise. firm /noun/ [noun] – a business organization—such as a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership—that sells goods or services to make a profit. Mary has just started working for an accounting firm. public /PUHB-lik/ [adjective] – relating to or involving people in general, rather…
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California to prohibit the sale of all-petrol automobiles in 2035

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you want to buy an electric car? Do you always follow the law? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 speed /speed/ [verb] – to (cause to) move, go, or happen fast The best thing you can do to speed up your recovery is sleep. fossil fuel /FOS-uhl FYOO-uhl/ [FOS-uhl FYOO-uhl] – fuels, such as gas, coal, and oil, that were formed underground from plant and animal remains millions of years ago Fossil fuel could be used up one day. environmental /en-vahy-ruhn-MUHN-tl/ [adjective] – relating to the environment She…
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Northern Ireland with the lowest employment rate for disabled people

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© GETTY IMAGES via BBC News Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you know someone who is disabled? What do you feel when you see a disabled person? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 employment /em-PLOI-muhnt/ [noun] – the fact of someone being paid to work for a company or organization He left his hometown to look for employment. frequently /FREE-kwuhnt-lee/ [adverb] – often How frequently do taxis come around here? broad /brawd/ [adjective] – very wide We moved along a broad corridor. service /SUR-vis/ [noun] – a government system or private organization that…
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Airbnb bookings surpass record as travel recovers

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Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you like traveling? What is your favorite travel destination? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 demand /dih-MAND/ [noun] – a need for goods or services that customers want to buy or use Demand for products made out of recycled materials is increasing. rental /REN-tl/ [noun] – the act of renting, an amount paid in rent, or something rented Does the price include car rental? booking /BOOK-ing/ [noun] – an arrangement you make to have a hotel room, tickets, etc. at a particular time in the future A late…
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Netflix and Microsoft collaborate on a lower-cost plan with advertisements

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you like watching movies/series? Are you subscribed to Netflix? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 provide /pruh-VAHYD/ [verb] – to give someone something that they need The book provides useful information about the forest. announce /uh-NOUNS/ [uh-NOUNS] – to make something known or tell people about something officially The president has announced that government spending will be increased next year. gain /geyn/ [verb] – to get something that is useful, that gives you an advantage, or that is in some way positive, especially over a period of time…
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Singapore uses rooftop farms to increase food production

Rooftop Gardens of University library in center of Warsaw. Green building, plants and many trees. Good location for rest, reading book. Outdoors

Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you own a farm? What is your favorite vegetable/crop? Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 rooftop /ROOF-top/ [noun] – the outside surface of the roof of a building We found a cat on the rooftop. dozen /DUHZ-uhn/ [noun] – twelve How much are those oranges a dozen? limited /LIM-i-tid/ [adjective] – small in amount or number The current amount of food is very limited. garage /guh-RAHJ/ [noun] – a building where a car is kept He drove the car into the garage. charge /chahrj/ [verb] – to ask…
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Chat platform Slack to make its pricing higher

August 21, 2019 San Francisco / USA - Slack Technologies, Inc. sign at their HQ in SOMA district; Slack (its main product) is a cloud-based set of collaboration software tools and online services

Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you like chatting with people? Do you like it when the prices of things go higher? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 chat /CHAT/ [noun] – a discussion that involves sending messages over the internet, by phone, using a messaging service, etc. The chat is long, but it is worth it. company /KUHM-puh-nee/ [noun] – an organization that sells goods or services in order to make money My company sells a lot of items. price /PRAHYS/ [noun] – the amount of money for which something is sold The…
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Gbike buys Hyundai’s transportation business

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you like bikes? Do you like traveling alone? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 grow /GROH/ [verb] – to increase in size or amount, or to become more advanced or developed The boy needs to grow so that he will be healthier. electric /ih-LEK-trik/ [adjective] – using electricity for power Electric cars are getting popular nowadays. news /NOOZ/ [noun] – information or reports about recent events There is a lot of good news these days. company /KUHM-puh-nee/ [noun] – an organization that sells goods or services in order…
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Offshore wind farms to create 29,000 jobs

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. 講師がそれぞれの質問を読むので答えましょう。 Do you support renewable sources of power? Do you have wind farms in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. 単語、意味、例文を読みます。講師に続いて音読しましょう。 coast /kohst/ [noun] – the land next to or close to the ocean The accident happened one kilometer off the coast. employment /em-PLOI-muhnt/ [em-PLOI-muhnt] – work that you are paid to do for a particular company or organization She was unable to find employment. produce /pruh-DOOS/ [verb] – to make something or bring something into existence She works for a company that produces wine. contract /KON-trakt/ [noun] –…
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