Tag Archive: Culture & Travel – Beginner

The energy lines that connect life in England

Inside the Circle at Stonehenge

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 going on long trips? What is the most interesting place for you? 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。 fairy /FAIR-ee/ [noun] – an imaginary creature with magic powers, usually represented as a very small person with wings Many children believe fairies are real. neighborhood /NEY-ber-hood/ [noun] – the area of a town that surrounds someone’s home, or the people who live in this area They grew up in a friendly neighborhood. bravely /BREYV-lee/ [adverb] – in a brave way He bravely fought throughout the battle. destination…
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A day to commemorate Japan’s culture

文化の日

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 studying culture? What do you think best represents your country’s culture? 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。 historical /hi-STAWR-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – connected with studying or representing things from the past She likes to read historical novels. allow /uh-LOU/ [verb] – to let someone do something or let something happen Students are not allowed to use their smartphones while in class. take part in something /teyk pahrt/ [idiom] – to be actively involved in something with other people They all dressed up to take part in the…
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Origin of the spookiest day of the year: Halloween

Halloween pumpkin with lantern on old wooden

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 believe in ghosts? Do you like watching horror movies? 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。 enjoy /en-JOI/ [verb] – to get pleasure from something I enjoy playing tennis and soccer. dress up /DRES uhp/ [phrasal verb] – to put on special clothes in order to change your appearance What will you dress up as for Halloween? trick-or-treating /trik-awr-treet-ing/ [noun] – an activity in which children dress up as magical or frightening creatures or as characters from a story on Halloween, and visit people’s homes to demand candy…
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The mysterious glowing orb of Route 66

spook light

© Ed Craig Collection at Dobson Museum and Home Archive via BBC News 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 do you think about when you hear the word “mystery”? Do you enjoy watching TV programs about unsolved mysteries? 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。 century /SEN-chuh-ree/ [noun] – a period of 100 years This painting must date back many centuries. region /REE-juhn/ [noun] – a particular area or part of the world, or one of the areas into which a country is divided They live in a Canadian farming region. different /DIF-er-uhnt/ [adjective] –…
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Sports Day 2022

Students running in a field. Sports day in Japan.

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 exercise? What do you do to stay healthy? 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。 relay /REE-ley/ [noun] – a running or swimming race between two or more teams usually of four members, each of whom goes a part of the distance Which country won gold in the sprint relay? playful /PLEY-fuhl/ [adjective] – done as a form of play rather than intended seriously, or wanting to have a good time and not feeling serious My mother had a playful mood that day. tug of war /tuhg uhv…
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The Door to Hell

door to hell

© BBC Travel 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 exploring new places? What place are you interested in visiting the most? 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。 suddenly /SUH-duhn-lee/ [adverb] – quickly and unexpectedly The weather suddenly turned bad. expedition /ek-spi-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – an organized journey for a particular purpose They prepared themselves for the expedition. directly /dih-REKT-lee/ [adverb] – without anything else being involved or in between Let’s go directly to the bookstore. edge /ej/ [noun] – the outer or furthest point of something Mae lives by the edge of the…
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Tartessos: Was it a city, kingdom, or river?

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© Andrew Lofthouse via BBC News 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 places do you like to visit? What interests you the most about history? 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。 ancient /EYN-shuhnt/ [adjective] – of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time This stone axe dates back to ancient times. exist /ig-ZIST/ [verb] – to be, or to be real Sorry, but I don’t think ghosts exist. locate /loh-KEYT/ [verb] – to be in a particular place The airport is located next to the college. border /BAWR-der/…
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Respect for the Elderly Day

Portrait of old grandma and adult granddaughter hugging with love on sofa while looking at camera. Happy young woman with eyeglasses hugging from behind older grandma with spectacles. Senior woman spending time with her beautiful daughter, generation family concept.

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 always visit your grandparents? How old are your grandparents? 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。 celebrant /SEL-uh-bruhnt/ [noun] – a person who attends a celebration What should we give to the birthday celebrant? grandchild /GRAN-chahyld/ [noun] – the child of your son or daughter He loves his granddaughter dearly. fall on (something) /fawl on/ [phrasal verb] – to happen on a particular day or date My birthday will fall on a Sunday this year. go out /go out/ [phrasal verb] – to leave a place in order…
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Where is Santa Claus?

Santa Claus brought gifts for Christmas and having a rest by the fireplace. Christmas and New Year concept. Home decoration.

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 believe in Santa Claus? How do you celebrate Christmas? 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。 bury /BER-ee/ [verb] – to put a dead body into the ground His parents are buried next to each other in the cemetery. discussion /dih-SKUHSH-uhn/ [noun] – the activity in which people talk about something and tell each other their ideas or opinions Three main issues were the topic of the conversation. continue /kuhn-TIN-yoo/ [verb] – to keep happening, existing, or doing something, or to cause something or someone to do this…
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The best and worst party in history

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© Wikimedia Commons via historyofyesterday.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。 Do you like attending parties? What was the best party you have attended? 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。 organize /AWR-guh-nahyz/ [verb] – to make arrangements for something to happen My sister helped organize the party. ancient /EYN-shuhnt/ [adjective] – of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time Ancient legend says that the river was once home to a goddess. theater /THEE-uh-ter/ [noun] – a cinema The movie is now out in theaters. currency /KUR-uhn-see/ [noun] – the…
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