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BTS announces four shows at SoFi Stadium

BTS announces four concerts at SoFi Stadium(1)

©Live Nation Entertainment Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. phenomenal /fi-NOM-uh-nl/ [adjective] – extremely successful or special, especially in a surprising way The Beatles’ music has been an all-time phenomenal success. leg /leg/ [noun] – a part of a trip, competition, or activity that has several stages The Southeast Asian leg of Ariana Grande’s upcoming concert was canceled. sweep over (something/someone) /sweep-oh-ver/ [phrasal verb] – to suddenly affect someone very strongly The tragedy swept over Kyle’s loved ones. rollout /ROHL-out/ [noun] – the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time The vaccine rollout in the…
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Super Mario animated film to be released next year

Super Mario animated film to be released next year

©Rex/Shutterstock/Reuters/Nintendo Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. buff /buhf/ [noun] – a person who knows a lot about and is very interested in a particular subject Jack is a rock buff. His favorite band is Nirvana. chip in /CHIP-in/ [phrasal verb] – to contribute something as one’s share of a joint activity, cost, etc. Takashen Corporation chipped in the production of Klopi Company’s new line of products. distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something The record albums are all set and ready for distribution. reminisce /rem-uh-NIS/ [verb] – to talk or…
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“Squid Game” takes Netflix top spot

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©Netflix Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. surpass /ser-PAS/ [verb] – to do or be better or more than something else His goal is to surpass the world record. viewership /VYOO-er-ship/ [noun] – the type or number of people who watch a particular television program or station The show’s viewership dropped to nearly half of what it used to be. core /kawr/ [adjective] – central; basic Our target is to appeal to our core customers’ demands. emergence /ih-MUR-juhns/ [noun] – the process of becoming known or developing Researchers are currently studying the emergence of the pandemic flu. premiere /pri-MEER/ [verb] – to…
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Never released John Lennon recording fetches $58,300 at auction in Denmark

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©Getty Images via BBC Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. auction /AWK-shuhn/ [noun] – a usually public sale of goods or property, where people make higher and higher bids (= offers of money) for each thing until the thing is sold to the person who will pay most We will be holding an auction of 19th-century pieces on Tuesday. presume /pri-ZOOM/ [verb] – to believe something to be true because it is very likely, although you are not certain I presume we’ll arrive by nine o’clock. bidding /BID-ing/ [noun] – the act of offering to pay a particular amount of money for…
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Hollywood producer to bring forth film about K-pop

Hollywood producer to bring forth film about K-pop

©Bryan Bedder/Getty Images Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. bring forth /BRING-fohrth/ [phrasal verb] – to cause something to happen or be seen or known Polluted water might bring forth several diseases. driving force /DRAHY-ving-fohrs/ [noun] – someone or something that has the power to make things happen Shane was the driving force behind the project. prominent /PROM-uh-nuhnt/ [adjective] – very well known and important Coco Chanel was prominent in the fashion industry. mogul /MOH-gul/ [noun] – an important person who is very rich or powerful The media mogul ended his speech with an inspiring quote. multiculturalism /muhl-tee-KUHL-cher-uh-liz-uhm/ [noun] – the belief…
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This year’s Met Gala, featuring ‘American independence’

This year's Met Gala, featuring 'American indepence' theme

©Theo Wargo/Getty Images Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. gala /GEY-luh/ [noun] – a special public occasion at which there is a lot of entertainment, usually in the form of different types of performances The company holds an annual fashion gala, which is joined by employees dressed in their best outfits. bestow /bih-STOH/ [verb] – to give something as an honour or present An Olympic gold medal is the highest honor the athletic event can bestow. flamboyant /flam-BOI-uhnt/ [adjective] – brightly coloured and easily noticed Anne Hathaway’s dress was perfectly crafted with a flamboyant bunch of flowers. create a lot of buzz…
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Meet the Olympics superfan who spent $40,000 on tickets

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©Kazunori Takishima via CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prestigious /pre-STIJ-uhs/ [adjective] – very much respected and admired, usually because of being important Delegates from Europe were present at the prestigious ceremony. crush /kruhsh/ [verb] – to press something very hard so that it is broken or its shape is destroyed The Irish chef crushed the garlic easily. attendance /uh-TEN-duhns/ [noun] – the number of people who go to an event, meeting, etc. Attendance at the concert was very poor. fascinate /FAS-uh-neyt/ [verb] – to interest someone a lot The gymnast’s skills fascinated the judges. dedication /ded-i-KEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the willingness…
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Disney’s “Snow White” live-action remake with rising star Rachel Zegler as main lead

Disney's Snow White live-action remake with Rachel Zegler as main lead

©Disney, Amblin Partners/Amblin Entertainment, 20th Century Studios Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. anticipate /an-TIS-uh-peyt/ [verb] – to imagine or expect that something will happen “A Quiet Place Part II” is one of the most anticipated horror-thriller movies this year. earn /urn/ [verb] – to get something that you deserve Kevin earned his Olympic gold medal because of his patience and perseverance. integral /in-TEG-ruhl/ [adjective] – necessary and important as a part of a whole The English language is an integral part of children’s education. pen /pen/ [verb] – to write something My dad used to pen love letters for my mother…
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Kevin Hart reveals his serious side on Netflix film “Fatherhood”

Kevin Hart reveals his serious side on Netflix movie Fatherhood

©Philippe Bosse via Netflix Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. premiere /pri-MEER/ [verb] – if a show, film, etc. premieres or if it is premiered, the first public performance or showing takes place The film premiered on streaming platform Hulu last night. memoir /MEM-wahr/ [noun] – a book or other piece of writing based on the writer’s personal knowledge of famous people, places, or events Jenny is planning to write a memoir of her life as a journalist. storyline /STAWR-ee-lahyn/ [noun] – (in a book, film, play, etc.) the plot The movie’s storyline is decent but not that impressive. juggle /JUHG-uhl/ [verb]…
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Who is “Annette”?

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©CINE DOPE Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. surreal /suh-REEL/ [adjective] – strange; not seeming real; like a dream The play was a surreal blend of reality and fiction. grumpy /GRUHM-pee/ [adjective] – easily annoyed and complaining She gets grumpy when she has stomachaches. hurtle /HUR-tl/ [verb] – to move very fast, especially in a way that seems dangerous His speedboat hurtled down the river. macabre /muh-KAH-bruh/ [adjective] – used to describe something very strange and unpleasant because it is connected with death or violence The police discovered the macabre truth about the accident. avant-garde /uh-vahnt-GAHRD/ [adjective] – avant-garde ideas, styles, and…
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