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Thriving wildlife in deserted areas around Fukushima

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©University of Georgia 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 seen a wild animal? Do you think you are friendly to the environment? 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。 population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people or animals of a particular type or group who live in one country, area, or place The elephant population is declining. discover /dih-SKUHV-er/ [noun] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time The scientists finally discovered a cure for the disease. harmful /HAHRM-fuhl/ [adjective] – causing or likely to cause harm You…
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Thriving wildlife in deserted areas around Fukushima

Thriving wildlife in deserted areas around Fukushima (1)

©University of Georgia Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. thriving /THRAHY-ving/ [adjective] – growing, developing, or being successful The country aims for a thriving economy after suffering from the pandemic. catastrophe /kuh-TAS-truh-fee/ [noun] – a sudden event that causes very great trouble or destruction The Super Typhoon Yolanda was one of the most destructive catastrophes that hit the Philippines. deserted /dih-ZUR-tid/ [adjective] – if a place is deserted, there are no people in it The deserted area was filled with pests. casualty /KAZH-oo-uhl-tee/ [noun] – a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war The driving training aims to reduce…
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3 splendid places to witness Tokyo’s fall colors

3 splendid places to witness Tokyo's fall colors

©Marufish/Flickr 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 is your favorite place in Japan? What is your favorite season: summer, winter, spring, or autumn/fall? 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。 show up /SHOH-uhp/ [phrasal verb] – to appear or be seen Please wear a light-colored dress that will show up on a dark background. capital /KAP-i-tl/ [noun] – a city that is the center of government of a country or smaller political area Beijing is the capital of China. downtown /DOUN-TOUN/ [adjective] – in or to the central part of a city Twenty people were…
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Toshiba confirms breakup plan

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© GETTY IMAGES via BBC News 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 electronic devices do you own? What electronic device do you use the most? 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。 facility /fuh-SIL-i-tee/ [noun] – a place, especially including buildings, where a particular activity happens Have you been to the new sports facility? It’s huge! raise /reyz/ [verb] – to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc. The government plans to raise taxes next year. timeline /TAHYM-lahyn/ [noun] – a plan that shows how long something will take or when things…
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Japan records zero COVID-19 deaths for the first time in 15 months

Japan records zero COVID-19 deaths for first time in 15 months

©Kyodo News via The Japan Times 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 things in Japan getting back to normal now? Have you received your 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。 report /ri-PAWRT/ [verb] – to give a description of something or information about it to someone The group will report on its research next month. suffer /SUHF-er/ [verb] – to experience physical or mental pain Jamie’s dad suffered from colon cancer. decrease /dih-KREES/ [verb] – to become less, or to make something become less You need to decrease the amount of sugar…
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Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

©BBC News 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 who Fumio Kishida is? Are you fond of watching news about politics? 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。 despite /dih-SPAHYT/ [preposition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by Despite the weather, I had a good time during the week. defeat /dih-FEET/ [verb] – to win against someone in a fight, war, or competition They advanced to the final after they had defeated the Italian team. CHAL-inj // [noun] – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs…
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Yuto Horigome of Japan wins the first-ever gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics

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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 skateboarding? Have you already met a famous athlete? 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。 competitor /kuhm-PET-i-ter/ [noun] – a person, team, or company that is competing against others How many competitors joined the race? flag /flag/ [noun] – a piece of cloth, usually rectangular and attached to a pole at one edge, that has a pattern that shows it represents a country or a group, or has a particular meaning The US flag has fifty stars on it. achievement /uh-CHEEV-muhnt/ [noun] – something very good and…
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Japan and the Philippines to hold first ever joint air drills

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©Kimimasa Mayama / Reuters / Alamy 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 watch the news about other countries? Are you updated with your country’s current events? 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。 natural /NACH-er-uhl/ [adjective ] – as found in nature and not involving anything made or done by people Floods and tornadoes are natural disasters. involve /in-VOLV/ [verb] – If a situation involves someone or something, he, she, or it is affected by it My brothers were involved in a fight. issue /ISH-oo/ [noun] – a subject or problem that people are…
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COVID-19 vaccination financial support in Japan to be extended

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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。 Has your city finished its vaccination programs? Have you received any financial help from your government? 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。 increased /in-KREEST/ [adjective] – greater in size, amount, or degree The shop had an increased price of 20%. receive /ri-SEEV/ [verb] – to get or be given something I received a letter from my grandmother. senior /SEEN-yer/ [adjective] – older Senior citizens can get discounts on food. generation /jen-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people of about the same age within a society or a particular family The…
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North Korea to boycott the Tokyo Olympics

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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 watching Olympic games? What is your favorite Olympic game? 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。 worry /WUR-ee/ [noun] – a problem that makes you feel unhappy and frightened Keeping warm in the winter is one of the worries for many old people. agree /uh-GREE/ [verb] – to have the same opinion I agree with you on this issue. argument /AHR-gyuh-muhnt/ [noun] – a disagreement, or the process of disagreeing My friends had an argument about what game to play. confirm /kuhn-FURM/ [verb] – to make an…
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