Tag Archive: Business & Economy – Intermediate

Oil and gas giant BP to collaborate on Aberdeen’s hydrogen ambitions

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you already collaborated with someone for a particular purpose? Why? What are the benefits of collaboration? Please elaborate on your answer. Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. committee /kuh-MIT-ee/ [noun] – a small group of people chosen to represent a larger organization and either make decisions or collect information for it A committee to explore recycling has just been formed by the local council. involvement /in-VOLV-muhnt/ [noun] – the act or process of taking part in something One involvement I could do without is serving on the committee. approval /uh-PROO-vuhl/…
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UK stores recall chicken products over salmonella fears

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How often do you visit supermarkets? Do you order food products online? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. recall /ri-KAWL/ [verb] – to order the return of a product made by a company because of a fault in the product The store had to recall numerous gummy candies. risk /risk/ [noun] – the possibility of something bad happening This area is facing a high risk of flooding. consume /kuhn-SOOM/ [verb] – to eat or drink, especially a lot of something Kevin consumed large amounts of macaroni and…
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Starbucks adds a new chocolate-flavored coffee to its menu

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you prefer iced coffee to hot coffee? Why? What are some popular chocolate-flavored snacks in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. addition /uh-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – something that has been added to something else This painting is a great addition to the restaurant! expand /ik-SPAND/ [verb] – to increase in size, number, or importance, or to make something increase in this way The government needs to expand access to broadband internet. seasonal /SEE-zuh-nl/ [adjective] – relating to or happening during a particular period in the year I would like…
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Airbnb plans to redesign its offices

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What decorations do you have in your home? Would you be interested to work as an interior designer? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. view /vyoo/ [noun] – an opinion, belief, or idea, or a way of thinking about something Harry has an interesting view of what makes an artwork valuable. predict /pri-DIKT/ [verb] – to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience He predicted that it will rain all week. decline /dih-KLAHYN/ [noun] –…
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Cranfield University professor believes green air travel is achievable

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Could you give examples of green technology? What are the challenges of green technology? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. terminal /TUR-muh-nl/ [noun] – the area or building at a station, airport, or port that is used by passengers leaving or arriving by train, aircraft, or ship Domestic planes primarily use Terminal 3. aircraft /AIR-kraft/ [noun] – any vehicle, with or without an engine, that can fly, such as a plane or helicopter The airline is taking precautions to ensure passenger safety on aircraft. beneficial /ben-uh-FISh-uhl/ [adjective] – helpful, useful, or…
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Cyclists pay up to £107 for bike hangar usage annually

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Who are cyclists in your family? Could you tell me about them? Why is a bike hangar important? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. storage /STAWR-ij/ [noun] – the act of putting things in a special place for use in the future, or the place where you put things The majority of the art they’ve collected is still in storage. discouraging /dih-SKUR-ijing/ [adjective] – making you feel less confident, enthusiastic, and positive about something, or less willing to do something The discouraging news from his doctors has left him disappointed. acquire…
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Man-made diamond sales rise

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©Charles and Colvard via CNN Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How often do you see jewelry ads? Is gifting jewelry common in your country? Would you like to receive a piece of jewelry on your birthday? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. environmental /en-vahy-ruhn-MUHN-tl/ [adjective] – relating to the environment The college students are working on an environmental project. generation /jen-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people of about the same age within a society The new generation is aware of our society’s issues. purchase /PUR-chuhs/ [noun] – something that you buy This umbrella is the best…
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UK proposes regulations to make fake reviews illegal

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What concerns do you have when shopping online? What are the advantages of shopping online? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. propose /pruh-POHZ/ [verb] – to offer or suggest a possible plan or action for other people to consider We will propose some changes to the current process. misleading /mis-LEE-ding/ [adjective] – causing someone to believe something that is not true The news report contains much misleading information. look into /look IN-too/ [phrasal verb] – to examine the facts about a problem or situation They’re looking into the possibility of changing…
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DOLE opens 12,000 jobs for Filipinos on Labor Day 2022

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some popular job-hunting websites in your country? In which of these industries are you most interested to work, electronics, fishing, or tourism? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. nationwide /NEY-shuhn-WIDE/ [adverb] – existing or happening in all parts of a particular country The clothing store offers delivery service nationwide. overseas /OH-ver-SEEZ/ [adjective] – in, from, or to other countries The overseas students will arrive in the city at 8:00 a.m. demand /dih-MAND/ [verb] – to ask for something forcefully, in a way that shows that you do not…
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Argentines rely on cryptocurrency for their basic needs

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How important is it to invest? In what kind of things would you like to invest? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. repeat /ri-PEET/ [noun] – a situation in which something happens or is done more than once There will be a repeat of this event next year. debit card /DEB-it kahrd/ [noun] – a small plastic card that can be used as a method of payment, the money being taken from your bank account automatically I would like to pay with my debit card, please. affordable /uh-FAWR-duh-buhl/ [adjective] – not…
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