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

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. all-time /AWL-tahym/ [adjective] – the highest, lowest, or best that something has ever been The water in the lake had reached an all-time low. prevalence /PREV-uh-luhns/ [noun] – the fact that something is very common or happens often Doctors are seeing an increase in the prevalence of obesity. account for (something) /uh-KOUNT fawr/ [phrasal verb] – to form the total of something Females account for the 75% of users on the app. uptake /UHP-teyk/ [noun] – the rate or act of accepting something There is an 80% uptake of vaccination in India. vulnerable /VUHL-ner-uh-buhl/ [adjective] –…
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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. Can people smoke anywhere in your country? What is the youngest age that a person allowed to smoke in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. rise /rahyz/ [verb] – to move upwards The COVID-19 cases in the city rose last week. decade /DEK-eyd/ [noun] – a period of ten years, especially a period such as 2010 to 2019 The internet went through a lot of progress in terms of speed and efficiency this decade. reduce /ri-DOOS/ [verb ] – to become or to make something become smaller in size,…
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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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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. journal /JUR-nl/ [noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject The library subscribes to all the major science journals. determine /dih-TUR-min/ [verb] – to discover the facts or truth about something She determined the reason of his headaches. severity /suh-VER-i-tee/ [noun] – seriousness The doctors were shocked by the severity of his injuries. sedentary /SED-n-ter-ee/ [adjective] – involving little exercise or physical activity My doctor says I should start playing sports because my lifestyle is too sedentary. obesity /oh-BEE-si-tee/ [noun] – the fact of being extremely fat, in a…
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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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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. What research have you read about Covid-19? Why is exercise important? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. publish /PUHB-lish/ [verb] – to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book, magazine, or newspaper The names of the winners of the competition will be published in June. risk /risk/ [noun] – the possibility of something bad happening We want clean rivers and lakes, where we can swim without risk to our health. benefit /BEN-uh-fit / [noun] – a helpful or good…
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Climate change is worsening pollen season across the U.S.

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. intensify /in-TEN-suh-fahy/ [verb] – to become greater, more serious, or more extreme, or to make something do this The coach intensified the swimming team’s training. concentration /kon-suhn-TREY-shuhn/ [noun] – a large number or amount of something in the same place The concentration of toxic chemicals in the area affected the worker’s health during the industrial revolution. numerous /NOO-mer-uhs/ [adjective] – many Numerous studies have pointed out the effects of climate change. in line with /in lahyn with/ [idiom] – similar to something or at the same level as something The company’s results are in line with…
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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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