Tag Archive: Health & Lifestyle

Restoring our ego through status pivoting

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© Getty Images via BBC Worklife Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. shed light on (something) /shed lahyt on/ [idiom] – to help to explain a situation The investigation is ongoing to shed light on the cause of the fire. pivot /PIV-uht/ [verb] – to avoid talking about something by talking about something else She pivoted the topic to something else when we asked about her experience in the cafe. upstage /UHP-STEYJ/ [verb] – to take people’s attention away from someone and make them listen to or look at you instead He felt upstaged by his brother, so he tried his best…
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Restoring our ego through status pivoting

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© Getty Images via BBC Worklife 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 comes to mind when you hear the word “success”? What is your biggest success so far? 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。 achievement /uh-CHEEV-muhnt/ [noun] – something that a person, company, etc. has done or finished successfully Getting the perfect score on a test is a great achievement. various /VAIR-ee-uhs/ [adjective] – many different There are various ways of getting to the airport. parental /puh-REN-tl/ [adjective] – relating to parents or to being a parent Parents have the right to go on…
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Restoring our ego through status pivoting

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© Getty Images via BBC Worklife Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Who is the most successful person you know? Please tell me more about him/her. How do you measure success? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. emphasize /EM-fuh-sahyz/ [verb] – to show that something is very important or worth giving attention to I must emphasize that this is just the summary of the report. coping /KOH-ping/ [noun] – the fact of dealing successfully with problems or difficult situations Exercising is Laura’s coping mechanism. reflect /ri-FLEKT/ [verb] – (of an action or situation) to bring credit or…
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Is mindfulness equal to selfishness?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. heighten /HAHYT-n/ [verb] – to increase or make something increase, especially an emotion or effect The campaign’s goal is to heighten public awareness of the new disease. egotism /EE-guh-tiz-uhm/ [noun] – the tendency to think only about yourself and consider yourself better and more important than other people Sadly, Miki’s pride as a famous actress grew to egotism. interdependent /in-ter-di-PEN-duhnt/ [adjective] – depending on each other, or consisting of groups that depend on each other She firmly believes that all living things are interdependent. kinship /KIN-ship/ [noun] – the relationship between members of the same family…
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Is mindfulness equal to selfishness?

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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 an independent person? Do you think all people should meditate? 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。 intelligent /in-TEL-i-juhnt/ [adjective] – showing intelligence, or able to learn and understand things easily Hiro is known as the most intelligent student in the class. attitude /AT-i-tood/ [noun] – a feeling or opinion about something or someone, or a way of behaving that is caused by this He has a wonderful attitude toward work. ancient /EYN-shuhnt/ [adjective] – of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long…
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Is mindfulness equal to selfishness?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. For you, what is selfishness? Do you meditate? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. flexibility /flek-suh-BIL-i-tee/ [noun] – the ability to change or be changed easily according to the situation Work flexibility is the company’s advantage over others. meditation /med-i-TEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of giving your attention to only one thing, either as a religious activity or as a way of becoming calm and relaxed Yoga involves meditation, stretching, and breathing exercises. finding /FAHYN-ding/ [noun] – a piece of information that is discovered during an official…
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Declining invitations the less painful way

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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 attending parties? Have you declined an invitation before? 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。 suitable /SOO-tuh-buhl/ [adjective] – acceptable or right for someone or something This book is suitable for children. turn down (something/someone) /TURN DOUN/ [phrasal verb] – to refuse to accept or agree to something, or to refuse someone’s request I’m sorry, but I have to turn the job offer down. invitation /in-vi-TEY-shuhn/ [noun] – written or spoken request to come somewhere or do something I’m happy to accept your birthday invitation. equal /EE-kwuhl/…
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