Tag Archive: Business & Economy – Beginner

Microsoft now allows its users to sign in without passwords

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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。 Are you familiar with Microsoft’s services? Do you often encounter problems on the internet? 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。 option /OP-shuhn/ [noun] – one thing that can be chosen from a set of possibilities, or the freedom to make a choice The best option for us is to ride the bus. prevent /pri-VENT/ [verb] – to stop something from happening or someone from doing something You should always check your car before leaving to prevent accidents. register /REJ-uh-ster/ [verb] – to put information, especially your name, into an…
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Amazon offers to cover college tuition for most hourly workers in the US

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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。 Is Amazon popular in your country? What is the most common part-time job 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。 fee /fee/ [noun] – an amount of money paid for a particular piece of work or for a particular right or service She is working two jobs to pay for her university fee. diploma /dih-PLOH-muh/ [noun] – a document given by a college or university to show that you have passed a particular exam or finished your studies She was so happy to receive her diploma after…
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Toyota to cut global production by 40% due to chip shortage

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©Getty Images via BBC 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 see a lot of Toyota cars in your city? What car brand do you think is the best? 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。 electronic /ih-lek-TRON-ik/ [adjective] – (especially of equipment), using, based on, or used in a system of operation that involves the control of electric current by various devices The boy was so happy when he received his electronic toy train. vehicle /VEE-i-kuhl/ [noun] – a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods, especially on…
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Google and Facebook to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees working at the office

Google and Facebook to require vaccinations for employees working at the office

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。 Does your country require COVID-19 vaccines for everyone? Have your family members received the vaccine already? 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。 require /ri-KWAHYUHR/ [verb] – to need something or make something necessary The company requires all its workers to work eight hours every day. announce /uh-NOUNS/ [verb] – to make something known or tell people about something officially The leader happily announced the success of the project. aim /eym/ [verb] – to intend or direct a course The subject aims to teach students basic English. situation /sich-oo-EY-shuhn/ [noun]…
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Energy corporation asks $15 billion from Biden administration for pipeline project revocation

Energy corporation asks $15 billion from Biden administration for pipeline project revocation

©Sue Ogrocki via AP 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。 What large companies do you know? Are you aware of today’s climate problems? 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。 damage /DAM-ij/ [noun] – money that is paid to someone by a person or organization who has been responsible for causing them some injury or loss The business tries to recover the damages from the typhoon. cancel /KAN-suhl/ [verb] – to decide that an organized event will not happen, or to stop an order for goods or services that you no longer want The project was…
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China’s newest mega-airport opens its doors

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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? Have you been to China? 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。 panda /PAN-duh/ [noun] – a large, black and white mammal that lives in forests in China. The panda is now a rare animal. capital /KAP-i-tl/ [noun] – a city that is the center of government of a country or smaller political area Cairo is the capital of Egypt. firm /furm/ [noun] – a company offering a professional service, for example a company of lawyers Most employees of the firm are from China. access /AK-ses/…
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The capital of Turkmenistan is the world’s most expensive city for expats

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 enjoy living in your city? What other city in Asia would you like to visit? 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。 foreign /FAWR-in/ [adjective] – belonging or connected to a country that is not your own Ireland was the first foreign country I visited. various /VAIR-ee-uhs/ [adjective] – many different I was surprised to see various people at my cousin’s party. promise /PROM-is/ [verb] – to tell someone you will certainly do something She always promises her parents that she would do good in school. annual /AN-yoo-uhl/…
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Hiding ‘Like’ counts on your Facebook and Instagram posts is now within reach

Hiding 'Like' counts on your Facebook and Instagram posts is now within reach

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。 How many social media accounts do you have? Between Facebook and Instagram, which is more popular 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。 social networking /SOH-shul-NET-wur-king/ [noun] – the use of websites and other internet services to communicate with other people and make friends Information found on social networking sites is not always accurate. post /pohst/ [noun] – something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media He already deleted his Facebook post that put his former friend to…
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China records slowest population growth in decades

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。 How many are you in your family? Which do you prefer: a big or a small family? 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。 census /SEN-suhs/ [noun] – a count for official purposes, especially one to count the number of people living in a country and to collect information about them PSA is responsible for the census of our country’s population. newborn /NYOO-born/ [noun] – a baby that was born recently The father went to the hospital’s nursery room to look at his newborn. encourage /en-KUR-ij/ [verb] – to make…
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Chinese budget electric vehicle outsells Tesla in China

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© Shunsuke Tabeta via Nikkei Asia 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 how to drive? Have you seen an electric vehicle before? 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。 vehicle /VEE-i-kuhl/ [noun] – a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods, especially on land Road vehicles include cars, buses, and trucks. cost /kost/ [verb] – If something costs an amount of money, you must pay that amount to buy or do it How much does this trip cost? competitor /kuhm-PET-i-ter/ [noun] – a person, product, company, etc….
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