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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. Have you ever gone to a museum? Who are some of the famous artists in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. suspect /SUHS-pekt/ [noun] – a person believed to have committed a crime or done something wrong Suspects in the recent bank robbery have been captured by the police. breach /breech/ [noun] – an act of breaking a law, promise, agreement, or relationship The agent sued his client for breach of contract. show /shoh/ [verb] – to prove something or make the…
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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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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 Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. renowned /ri-NOUND/ [adjective] – famous for something The Philippines is renowned for its breathtaking islands. post-impressionist /pohst-im-PRESH-uh-nist/ [noun] – a type of artist that uses a subjective approach to painting, opting to evoke emotion rather than realism in his/her work Paul Cézanne is a famous post-impressionist. incursion /in-KUR-zhuhn/ [noun] – a sudden attack on or act of going into a place, especially across a border An incursion happened at a bank yesterday. parsonage /PAHR-suh-nij/ [noun] – a church house that is provided for the members of the clergy People…
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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. What temples have you visited? Do you like visiting historical sites? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. decade /DEK-eyd/ [noun] – a period of ten years A lot of changes happened over the past 2 decades. supernatural /soo-per-NACH-er-uhl/ [adjective] – things that cannot be explained by science Marina has a lot of books about supernatural phenomena. ambience /AM-bee-uhns/ [noun] – the character of a place or the quality it seems to have The resort is expensive but the ambience is wonderful,…
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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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China’s Forbidden City stands proud at 600

© Frédéric Soltan/Corbis/Getty Images via CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unrecognizable /uhn-rek-uhg-NAHZ-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – very different to before, or changed very much, and therefore not able to be recognized It was my first time seeing my friend after five years. She’s already unrecognizable. conjure /KUHN-jer/ [verb] – to make something appear by magic or as if by magic A woman in our neighborhood claims she can conjure up spirits of the dead. pre-eminence /pree-EM-uh-nuhns/ [noun] – the quality of being more important or better than others The way the previous emperor showed his pre-eminence was not pleasing. symmetrical /si-MET-tri-kuhl/ [adjective]…
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Postcards to save Beirut’s fragile beauties

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© Joseph Khoury Vocabulary: skirt /skurt/ [verb] – to go around the edge of something No worries, we won’t go in. We’re just going to skirt the abandoned school. aftermath /AF-ter-math/ [noun] – the period that follows an unpleasant event or accident, and the effect that it causes The aftermath of the earthquake left about 50 structures destroyed and 30 families homeless. showcase /SHOH-keys/ [verb] – to show the best qualities of something The film showcased the good side of white lies depending on the situation. safeguard /SEYF-gahrd/ [verb] – to protect someone or something so that they are not harmed, damaged, or lost Our top priority is to safeguard…
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