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Chinese budget electric vehicle outsells Tesla in China

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© Shunsuke Tabeta via Nikkei Asia Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. question /KWES-chuhn/ [verb] – to express doubts about the value or truth of something When he was questioned in front of the press, the minister retracted his allegations. subsidy /SUHB-si-dee / [noun] – money given as part of the cost of something, to help or encourage it to happen The farmers in the area are eligible for the government subsidy. revenue /REV-uhn-yoo/ [noun] – the income that a government or company receives regularly Their company’s revenue fell dramatically. combat /KOM-bat/ [verb] – to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful…
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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. What kind of energy sources do you know? Are there many electric vehicles in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. automaker /AW-toh-mey-ker/ [noun] – a big company that makes car The country’s leading automaker set an all-time monthly sales record this month. outsell /out-SEL/ [verb] – (of a product) to be sold in greater numbers than another product MP3s soon began to outsell CDs. compare /kuhm-PAIR/ [verb] – to examine or look for the difference between two or more things This store’s prices…
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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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Elon Musk becomes the richest person in the world

© Lucy Nicholson—Reuters via Time.com Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you want to do if you have a lot of money? Who is the richest person in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. spot /spot / [noun] – a particular place The number one spot for Billboard hot 100 music was occupied by Jason Derulo this week. wealthy /WEL-thee / [adjective] – rich The wealthy man dedicated his life in helping poor people in their area. intend /in-TEND/ [verb] – to have as a plan or purpose I’ve heard that he intends…
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Elon Musk becomes the richest person in the world

© Lucy Nicholson—Reuters via Time.com 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 money make people happy? Do you want to be the richest person in the world? 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。 owner /OH-ner/ [noun] – someone who owns something Are you the owner of this book? around /uh-ROUND/ [adverb] – in a position or direction surrounding, or in a direction going along the edge of or from one part to another They jogged around the park. increase /in-KREES/ [verb] – to (make something) become larger in amount or size The company is aiming…
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Elon Musk becomes the richest person in the world

© Lucy Nicholson—Reuters via Time.com Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. surpass /ser-PAS/ [verb] – to do or be better than The success of the movie has surpassed everyone’s expectations. ranking /RANG-king/ [noun] – a rank or level, for example in a competition Their brand popularity rose from 25th to the 10th spot in ranking. surge / surj/ [verb] – to increase suddenly and strongly The company’s profits have surged. continuation /kuhn-tin-yoo-EY-shuhn/ [noun] – the fact of continuing or a thing that continues or follows from something else The continuation of the 2-part series will be posted later. firm /furm/ [noun] –…
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Japan and China to increase the number of flights this year

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Pre-reading questions: Is it better to travel by plane or by car? Please explain your answer. Do you have plans to travel to other countries? If yes, where? If no, why not? Vocabulary: increase /in-KREES/ [verb] to become or make something larger or greater They increased the price of rice by $5 in every sack. progress /PROG-res/ [noun] movement toward an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position Mechanical progress has been very quick over the past few months. facility /fuh-SIL-i-tee/ [noun] something such as a place, building, or equipment used for a particular purpose or activity The medical facilities in the Philippines were supervised by the…
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Japan and China to increase the number of flights this year

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Pre-reading questions: Do you like travelling? Have you been to other countries? Vocabulary: plan /plan/ [noun] a method for doing or achieving something, usually involving a series of actions or stages, or something you have arranged to do They had plans to have a family dinner tomorrow at a Korean restaurant. start /stahrt/ [verb] to begin to do something or go somewhere, or to begin or happen His new job started when he went to Europe. city /SIT-ee/ [noun] a place where many people live, with many houses, stores, and businesses The City of Manila is the capital of the Philippines. safe /seyf/ [adjective] free from danger or harm, or…
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Japan and China to increase the number of flights this year

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Vocabulary: metropolitan /me-truh-POL-i-tn/ [adjective] of or in a large city The most populous metropolitan area in New York City was destroyed due to the recent hurricane. authority /uh-THAWR-i-tee/ [noun] an official organization, often created by the government, which is responsible for managing a particular duty or service The local authority investigated the car accident which happened last month. agency /ey-JUHN-see/ [noun] a government organization The National Security Agency has an application about career development and job benefits. mutual /MYOO-choo-uhl/ [adjective] (of two or more people or groups) feeling the same emotion or doing the same thing to or for each other By mutual agreement of both teams, the members decided…
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