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Suspects for stealing Van Gogh and Frans Hals paintings arrested

Suspects for stealing Van Gogh and Frans Hals paintings from museums arrested

©Groninger Museum via AP; Public Domain/Creative Commons 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 art? Do you go to museums? 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。 arrest /uh-REST/ [verb] – take someone away to ask them about a crime that they might have committed Officers arrested the people for breaking the rules in the neighborhood. steal /steel/ [verb] – to take something without the permission or knowledge of the owner and keep it The thieves are planning to steal the family’s possessions. involved /in-VOLVD/ [adjective] – part of an activity or event The…
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China’s Forbidden City stands proud at 600

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© Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images via CNN 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 been to China? What places do you like visiting? 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。 factory /FAK-tuh-ree/ [noun] – a building or buildings where people use machines to produce goods My older brother works at a shoe factory. cover /KUHV-er/ [verb] – to put or spread something over something; or to lie on the surface of something If you have no umbrella, use your scarf to cover your head. moat /moht/ [noun] – a large hole filled with hole dug around…
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Postcards to save Beirut’s fragile beauties

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© Joseph Khoury Pre-Reading Questions: Do you like taking pictures? Have you been to other countries? Vocabulary: historic /hi-STAWR-ik/ [adjective] – important or likely to be important in history Let’s visit some historic temples in Nagoya. architect /AHR-ki-tekt/ [noun] – someone whose job is to design buildings Isozaki Arata is a Japanese architect who designed Art Tower Mito. boutique /boo-TEEK/ [noun] – a small shop that sells fashionable clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc. The boutique has a 40% off sale on selected items. blast /blahst/ [noun] – an explosion There was a powerful blast at the port in Beirut last August 4. value /VAL-yoo/ [noun] – the importance or worth of…
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