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Number of smokers worldwide has reached 1 billion all-time high

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 smoke? Are cigarette commercials shown on TV in your country? 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。 smoker /SMOH-ker / [noun] – someone who smokes tobacco regularly Matt is a heavy smoker. He smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day. habit /HAB-it/ [noun] – something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it I always brush my teeth after waking up out of habit. result /ri-ZUHLT/ [noun] – something that happens or exists because of something else What was the result of…
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Regular activity reduces the risk of having severe Covid-19 diseases

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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 exercise? What kinds of physical activities are you interested in? 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。 routine /roo-TEEN/ [adjective] – relating to usual or fixed way of doing things I’ve got a lot of routine paperwork to finish. department /dih-PAHRT-muhnt / [noun] – a part of an organization such as a school, business, or government that deals with a particular area of study or work Organizing a whole department is beyond his capability. daily /DEY-lee/ [adjective] – happening on or relating to every day Our daily…
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Climate change is worsening pollen season across the U.S.

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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 have allergies? When is Japan’s pollen season? 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。 recent /REE-suhnt/ [adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago Is this a recent photo? amount /uh-MOUNT/ [noun] – a collection or mass, especially of something that cannot be counted The total amount raised so far is approaching 20,000 pesos. rise /rahyz/ [noun] – an increase There is a significant rise in sales across lockdown. pollen /POL-uhn/ [noun] – a powder, produced by the male part of a flower, that causes the…
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AstraZeneca vaccines in France to be given to people under 65 years

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© EPA via bbc.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。 Have you already received the Covid-19 vaccine? Do you know anyone who has got the Covid-19 vaccine? 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。 below /bih-LOH/ [adverb] – less than a particular amount or level Kevin’s grades at school have been below average for some time now. control /kuhn-TROHL/ [verb] – to order, limit, or rule something, or someone’s actions or behaviour I suggest that you control your spending habits. decide /dih-SAHYD/ [verb] – to choose something, especially after thinking carefully about several possibilities Paula could…
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Farmers, firemen, and airline employees for Covid-19 vaccine priority

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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。 Would you like to receive the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible? Do you feel excited about the Covid-19 vaccine? 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。 expect / ik-SPEKT/ [verb] – to think or believe something will happen, or someone will arrive We are expecting a lot of applicants for the job. later /LEI-ter/ [adverb] – at a time in the future or after the time you have mentioned Police questioned him and he was later arrested. department /dih-PARHT-muhnt/ [noun] – a part of an organization such as a…
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Community noise may affect dementia risk

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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 usually forget things? Have you ever forgotten an important date, like a birthday or an anniversary? 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。 community/kuh-MYOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – the people living in one particular area or people who are considered as a unit because of their common interests, social group, or nationality He’s well known in the local community. research /REE-surch/ [noun] – meaning Mr. Morris has dedicated his life to scientific research. collect/kuh-LEKT/ [verb] – to bring something together from different places or over a period of time The…
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A Turkish-German power couple develops the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine

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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 know about Pfizer? What are some pharmaceutical companies in your country? 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。 giant /JAHY-uhnt/ [adjective] – extremely large, strong, powerful, or important, esp. when compared to similar persons or things Their sales this year has made them a giant publishing business today. disease /dih-ZEEZ/ [noun] – (an) illness of people, animals, plants, etc., caused by infection or a failure of health rather than by an accident An infectious disease spread through the city for a very short time. advanced /ad-VANST/ [adjective] –…
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People who regularly eat chili peppers have reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, study suggests

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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 spicy foods? What is your favorite food? 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。 often /AW-fuhn/ [adverb] many times I often eat here for lunch. around /uh-ROUND/ [preposition] in a position or direction surrounding, or in a direction going along the edge of or from one part to another (of) The students gathered around the table. rarely /RAIR-lee/ [adverb] not often She said that they rarely see each other now. further /FUR-ther/ [adjective] more or extra If you have any further questions, please let me know….
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Pfizer announces its COVID-19 vaccine is 90% effective

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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 take vitamins every day? What do you do when you are sick? 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。 early /UR-lee/ [adjective] – being or occurring at an early stage of development The vaccine showed effectiveness in its early stage of tests. study /STUHD-ee/ [noun] – the act of examining something in order to discover new information Recent studies show that the pandemic is getting weaker. patient /PEY-shuhnt/ [noun] – a person who is receiving medical care, or who is cared for by a particular doctor or dentist…
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Two new studies recommend that people with blood type O may have a lower chance of Coronavirus infection other critical illnesses

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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 know what your blood type is? Who has blood type O in your family? 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。 research /ri-SURCH/ [noun] – a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding The research is about the new found animal’s background. provide /pruh-VAHYD/ [verb] – to give someone something that they need All meals were provided in the meeting yesterday. type /tahyp/ [noun] – a particular group of people or things that share similar characteristics and form…
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