Tag Archive: Culture & Travel – Beginner

Thai kids go digital with ‘Krathongs’ for Eco-friendly Loy Krathong Festival

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©AFP 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 ever heard about the Loy Krathong Festival before? Do you know what typically happens during a traditional festival celebration? 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。 custom /KUHS-tuhm/ [noun] – a way of behaving or a belief that has been established for a long time The wedding ceremony included various cultural customs, such as exchanging vows and wearing traditional attire. celebration /sel-uh-BREY-shuhn / [noun] – a special social event, such as a party, when you celebrate something The community organized a lively celebration to mark the town’s…
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French Rothschild family unveils hidden 19th-century treasure trove

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©Christie’s Images Limited 2023 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 ever heard of an auction? What kinds of items do you think can be sold at an auction? 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。 collection /kuh-LEK-shuhn/ [noun] – a group of objects or works of art that are kept together, often for display or study She had a remarkable collection of vintage comic books. recently /REE-suhnt-lee/ [adverb] – in the near or immediate past; not long ago I met her recently at a friend’s party. item /AY-tuhm/ [noun] – a single thing, often…
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Kobe beef revolutionizes global dining

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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 like eating beef? Have you ever tried Kobe beef? 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。 welcome /WEL-kuhm/ [verb] – to meet and speak to someone in a friendly way when they arrive The host warmly welcomed each guest with a smile and a handshake, making them feel at ease. atmosphere /AT-muhs-feer/ [noun] – the character, feeling, or mood of a place or situation The cozy cafe had a warm and inviting atmosphere, making it the perfect spot for quiet conversations and relaxation. cattle /KAT-l/ [noun] – domesticated…
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New ‘private jet’-style airline to launch flights to Maldives

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©supercarblondie 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 traveled by jet? Have you been to the Maldives? 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。 narrow /NAR-oh/ [adjective] – having a small distance from one side to the other, especially in comparison with the length The narrow path through the dense forest made it difficult to walk side by side. arrangement /uh-REYNJ-muhnt/ [uh-REYNJ-muhnt] – a plan for how something will happen The wedding planner discussed the floral arrangements and seating plan for the ceremony and reception. service /SUR-vis/ [noun] – the act of dealing with customers…
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Ireland launches home grant program to promote sustainable tourism

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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。 If given the opportunity, would you visit Ireland? Have you experienced staying in a home rental instead of a hotel while on a trip? 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。 encourage /en-KUR-ij/ [verb] – to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen The organization implemented a mentorship program to encourage professional growth and development among its employees. tourism /TOOR-iz-uhm/ [noun] – the business of providing services such as transport, places to stay, or entertainment for people who are on holiday The…
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Maldives lavish destination leads the way in ‘green tourism’

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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。 Are you familiar with the Maldives? Do you think resorts should minimize their environmental impact? 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。 resort /ri-ZAWRT/ [noun] – a place where many people go for rest, sport, or another stated purpose The luxury resort boasts elegant accommodations, fine dining options, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. solution /suh-LOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the answer to a problem The community came together to find a collaborative solution to address the local housing shortage. nursery /NUR-suh-ree/ [noun] – a place where plants and trees are grown The…
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From photobomb to forever

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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 like traveling? Is it common for you to make friends while traveling? 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。 recently /REE-suhnt-lee/ [adverb] – not long ago, or at a time that started not long ago I recently visited a beautiful beach resort and had a relaxing vacation. experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [noun] – (the process of getting) knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling things She had a life-changing experience while volunteering abroad. blog /blawg/ [noun] – a regular record of your thoughts, opinions, or experiences that you put…
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The power of water in Mutriku

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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 like going to the beach? What marine sports do you do? 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。 port /pawrt/ [noun] – a town by the sea or by a river that has a harbor, or the harbor itself The ship reached port the next morning. generation /jen-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family It’s our duty to preserve the planet for future generations. create /kree-EYT/ [verb] – to make something new, or invent something He…
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The Christmas food of Bethlehem

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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。 What is your favorite food? Do you eat special foods on Christmas Day? 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。 aroma /uh-ROH-muh/ [noun] – a strong, pleasant smell, usually from food or drink There’s a delicious aroma coming from the kitchen. spice /spahys/ [noun] – a substance made from a plant, used to give a special flavor to food Indian cuisine uses a lot of spices. cookbook /KOOK-book/ [noun] – a book that explains how to prepare particular dishes He used a cookbook as a guide when preparing the meal….
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Europe’s enigma

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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。 Have you traveled recently? Have you visited a tourist spot you consider the best? 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。 destination /des-tuh-NEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the place where someone is going or where something is being sent or taken Japan is still our favorite tourist destination. escape /ih-SKEYP/ [verb] – to get free from something, or to avoid something Some of the prisoners planned to escape jail. cavern /KAV-ern/ [noun] – a large cave The underground cavern formed where water had flowed. author /AW-ther/ [noun] – the writer of a…
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