Tag Archive: Business & Economy – Beginner

Burger King launches vegan nuggets in the UK

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©BBC via GETTY IMAGES 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 is the most popular fast food brand in your country? Do you like chicken nuggets? 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。 offer /AW-fer/ [verb] – to provide or supply something That restaurant offers a discount on desserts every Friday. grill /gril/ [noun] – a frame of metal bars over a fire on which food can be put to be cooked My dad bought a new grill for our summer camp. reduce /ri-DOOS/ [verb] – to become or to make something become smaller in size,…
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Rules for creating gene-edited farm animals to prioritize animal welfare

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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 DNA is? Do you agree with the idea of changing our genes? 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。 warning /WAWR-ning/ [noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future The Surgeon General declared a warning about the threats of sunbathing. director /dih-REK-ter/ [noun] – a manager of an organization, company, college, etc. She has been named the new information center’s director. organism /AWR-guh-niz-uhm/ [noun] – a single living plant, animal, virus, etc. The DNA of…
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Rules for creating gene-edited farm animals to prioritize animal welfare

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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 DNA is? Do you agree with the idea of changing our genes? 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。 warning /WAWR-ning/ [noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future The Surgeon General declared a warning about the threats of sunbathing. director /dih-REK-ter/ [noun] – a manager of an organization, company, college, etc. She has been named the new information center’s director. organism /AWR-guh-niz-uhm/ [noun] – a single living plant, animal, virus, etc. The DNA of…
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Spotify experiments a vertical video feature similar to TikTok

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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 about Tiktok? Do you subscribe to Spotify’s plan? 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。 tab /tab/ [noun] – a small symbol on a computer screen or website that allows you to open different documents or pages To move between pages, use the tabs at the top of the screen. similar /SIM-uh-ler/ [adjective] – looking or being almost, but not exactly, the same My father and I share similar political viewpoints. introduce /in-truh-DOOS/ [verb] – to put something into use, operation, or a place for the first…
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Spam sales hit record high for the seventh consecutive year

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©BBC via GETTY IMAGES 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。 Have you tried making Spam Onigirazu? How often do you buy canned food from the grocery? 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。 compare /kuhm-PAIR/ [verb] – to examine or look for the difference between two or more things This city is quite busy compared to ours. dish /dish/ [noun] – food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal We all enjoyed the Italian dish. main /meyn/ [adjective] – larger, more important The Yosemite National Park is one of the main attractions in…
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Unwrapping your Spotify Wrapped this year

Unwrapping your Spotify Wrapped this year

©Spotify 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 song have you listened to recently? Who is your favorite singer? 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。 wonder /WUHN-der/ [verb] – to ask yourself questions or express a wish to know about something Sometimes I wonder if he is faithful to me. habit /HAB-it/ [noun] – something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it He has this habit of biting his nails. available /uh-VEY-luh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be bought or used Free tickets are available to students only. spend…
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Samsung to generate 2,000 jobs in Texas with a $17 billion chip manufacturing facility

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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 have a Samsung gadget? If you had the money, would you like to invest in Samsung Electronics? 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。 effort /Ef-ert / [noun] – physical or mental activity needed to achieve something The government increased the size of the police force in an effort to minimize crime. announce /uh-NOUNS/ [verb] – to make something known or tell people about something officially She announced the competition’s winner to an audience. local /LOH-kuhl/ [adjective] – from, existing in, serving, or responsible for a small area,…
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Lego to build a new $1 billion factory in Vietnam

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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。 Did you play with Lego bricks when you were a kid? What is the most popular toy among children in your country right now? 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。 facility /fuh-SIL-i-tee / [noun] – a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens Our university recently opened a new research facility. increase /in-KREES/ [verb] – to (make something) become larger in amount or size: The restaurant’s customers are increasing. region /REE-juhn/ [noun] – a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official…
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Twitter’s new privacy policy removes unconsented content

Twitter's new privacy policy removes unconsented content

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 have a Twitter account? How much time do you spend on social media? 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。 rule /rool/ [noun] – a statement that tells you what is or is not allowed in a particular game, situation, and others We must always follow the school rules. permission /per-MISH-uhn/ [noun] – if someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it You need to ask your dad’s permission before you can go with us. private /PRAHY-vit/ [adjective] – only for one person…
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900 employees laid off via Zoom call

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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 currently have a job? What was your dream job? 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。 unlucky /uhn-LUHK-ee/ [adjective] – not lucky This has been an unlucky year for me. employment /em-PLOI-muhnt/ [noun] – the fact of someone being paid to work for a company or organization My sister was offered employment in the sales department. immediately /ih-MEE-dee-it-lee/ [adverb] – now or without waiting or thinking He fell asleep immediately after coming home from school. benefit /BEN-uh-fit/ [noun] – (usually plural) something such as a pension or health…
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