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The Spider-Man movie that brought life to comic books

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©Alamy via BBC Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. trilogy /TRIL-uh-jee/ [noun] – a series of three books, plays, etc. written about the same situation or characters, forming a continuous story It’s hard to believe the first installment of the original trilogy was released 37 years ago. submerge yourself in something /suhb-MERJ in/ [phrasal verb] – to put all your effort into doing a particular activity He would always submerge himself in any role assigned to him. montage /mon-TAHZ/ [noun] – a piece of work produced by combining smaller parts, or the process of making such a work The presentation contains a…
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New films to watch in April 2022

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. conjure /KON-jer/ [verb] – to make something appear by magic, or as if by magic The boy was surprised to see the man conjure a rabbit from his hat. clash /KLASH/ [noun] – a fight or argument between people Everyone was interested in the clash between the two athletes. conquer /KONG-ker/ [verb] – to take control or possession of foreign land, or a group of people, by force They conquered a small village in the West. reprise /ri-PRAHYZ/ [verb] – to repeat a song, performance, or set of actions Sam plans to reprise his role as…
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Children’s book helps readers to “find their own voice”

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©MATT MOSUR PHOTOGRAPHY via BBC News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. voice /vois/ [noun] – an expression of opinion, or the right to express your opinion The community encourages everyone involved to have their voices heard. fit in /FIT IN/ [phrasal verb] – to feel that you belong to a particular group and are accepted by that group Hiro is very friendly, so don’t worry. He’ll definitely fit in the group easily. outlet /OUT-let/ [noun] – a way in which emotion or energy can be expressed or made use of Writing short poems is Olivia’s emotional outlet. spectrum /SPEK-truhm/ [noun] –…
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Justin Bieber’s Timbiebs donuts boost Tim Hortons sales

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. core /kawr/ [noun] – the basic and most important part of something It’s important to learn our company’s core values. enhance /en-HANS/ [verb] – the basic and most important part of something You need to enhance the quality of this digital painting. collaboration /kuh-lab-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – the situation of two or more people working together to create or achieve the same thing Mr. Lee and Ms. Nguyen are in collaboration with each other. unprecedented /uhn-PRES-i-den-tid/ [adjective] – never having happened or existed in the past The success of the new video game was unprecedented. initiative /ih-NISH-uh-tiv/…
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Klay Thompson returns with Golden State Warriors from a 31-month injury

Klay Thompson returns with Golden State Warriors from a 31-month injury

©D. Ross Cameron/USA Today Sports Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. carouse /kuh-ROUZ/ [verb] – to enjoy yourself with a loud group of people The crowd caroused when the band started performing. rapturously /RAP-cher-uhs-lee/ [adverb] – in a way that shows extreme pleasure and happiness or excitement Even the people who haven’t read the comic yet will find the film rapturously fantastic. immense /ih-MENS/ [adjective] – extremely large in size or degree The teacher was delighted to see her students’ immense improvement in English. rebound /REE-bound/ [noun] – (in sports) a ball or puck (= small, round, hard object used in ice…
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Squid Game’s O Yeong-su bags South Korea’s first Golden Globe

Squid Game's O Yeong-su bags South Korea's first Golden Globe award

©Noh Juhan / Netflix Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. bag /bag/ [verb] – to get something before other people have a chance to take it Dublin bagged two goals in last night’s football match. baffling /BA-fuh-luhng/ [adjective] – impossible for someone to understand or explain He asked a baffling question. No one dared to answer it. portrayal /pawr-TREY-uhl/ [noun] – the way that someone or something is described or represented in a painting, film, book, or other artistic work The film is not an accurate portrayal of his life. seemingly /SEE-muhng-lee/ [adverb] – appearing to be something, especially when this is…
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BTS becomes first foreign group in history to dominate Japan’s Oricon albums chart

BTS is first foreign group to dominate in Japan's Oricon albums chart

©Bighit Entertainment via Twitter (@bts_bighit) Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. set a record /set-uh-REK-erd/ [idiom] – to achieve something no other person or thing has achieved Taylor Swift set a record for the first most-streamed artist on Spotify. ranking /RANG-king/ [noun] – a rank or level, for example in a competition The country topped the recent Olympic rankings. single /SING-guhl/ [noun] – a record or CD that has a main song and usually a small number of other songs on it Ariana Grande’s new single “Save Your Tears” will be released tomorrow. advance /ad-VANS/ [verb] – to go or move something…
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Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, BTS, and more to give signed memorabilia for charity auction

Paul McCartney, Harry Styles, BTS, and more to give signed memorabilia for charity auction

©Frederic Brown/AFP Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. memorabilia /mem-er-uh-BIL-ee-uh/ [noun] – objects that are collected because they are connected with a person or event that is thought to be very interesting Kyle is a collector of The Beatles memorabilia. auction /AWK-shuhn/ [noun] – a public sale in which goods or property are sold to the highest bidder The organization is holding a jewelry auction on Sunday. up for grabs /UHP-fawr-grabs/ [idiom] – available and ready to be won or taken A whopping grand prize of 1,000,000 dollars is still up for grabs at the lottery. partake /pahr-TEYK/ [verb] – to become…
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Chris Wallace announces departure from Fox News, joins CNN+

Chris Wallace announces departure from Fox News, joins CNN+

©Olivier Douliery/Getty Images Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. anchor /ANG-ker/ [noun] – a person who is the main reader of the news on a television or radio news program Jessica Soho is one of the respected news anchors in the Philippines. moderate /MOD-uh-reyt/ [verb] – to manage a public discussion The local TV anchorman is going to moderate the presidential debate. flagship /FLAG-ship/ [noun] – the best or most important product, idea, building, etc. that an organization owns or produces The new Mustang is the flagship of the new Ford range. high-profile /hahy-PROH-fahyl/ [adjective] – attracting a lot of attention and…
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3 must-watch Christmas films on Netflix

3 must-watch Christmas films on Netflix

©Ringer Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. awe-inspiring /AW-in-spahyuhr-ing/ [adjective] – causing you to feel great respect or admiration The Boracay Island is truly an awe-inspiring sight. marathon /MAR-uh-thon/ [noun] – an activity that continues for a long time My brother’s dance troupe won in a dance marathon. narrative /NAR-uh-tiv/ [noun] – a story or a description of a series of events The novel tells the narrative of an old wartime adventure. nominate /NOM-uh-neyt/ [verb] – to officially suggest someone for an election, job, position, or honor Rachel Weisz was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the Academy Award for “The Favourite.”…
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