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A guide to Children’s Day in Japan

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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 travel during the Golden Week? Do you like rice cakes? 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。 national /NASH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – relating to or typical of a whole country and its people, rather than to part of that country or to other countries The Philippine eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. traditional /truh-DISH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – based on a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time Mrs. Sonia…
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Get in touch with nature on Greenery Day

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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 green tea? Have you already tried gardening? 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。 celebrate /SEL-uh-breyt/ [verb] – to take part in special enjoyable activities in order to show that a particular occasion is important We always go out to dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. name sb/sth after sb/sth /neym AF-ter/ [phrasal verb] – to give someone or something the same name as another person or thing I was named after his grandfather. season /SEE-zuhn/ [noun] – the period of the year when something that happens…
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A day to experience history

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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。 What is your favorite holiday? Do you like history? 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。 government /GUHV-ern-muhnt/ [noun] – the group of people who officially control a country Today, the government is set to release its tax proposals. stress /stres/ [verb] – to give emphasis or special importance to something I only want to stress the importance of neatness in the classroom. peace /pees/ [noun] – freedom from war and violence, especially when people live and work together happily without disagreements To keep the peace, the police act on…
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Japanese Era to reminisce

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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 something about Shōwa no Hi? Are you excited about the Golden week? 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。 celebration /sel-uh-BREY-shuhn/ [noun] – a special social event, such as a party, when you celebrate something All around town, there were loud New Year’s Eve celebrations. opportunity /op-er-TOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something Everyone will have an opportunity to comment. issues /ISH-oo/ [noun] – a…
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Japanese researchers create electric chopsticks to boost salty tastes

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©Issei kato via Reuters 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 are your favorite dishes? Do you often buy chopsticks? 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。 solution /suh-loo-shuhn/ [noun] – the answer to a problem The solution to traffic is improved public transportation. invent /in-VENT/ [verb] – to design and/or create something that has never been made before Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube. flavor /FLEY-ver/ [noun] – how food or drink tastes, or a particular taste itself Cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. device /dih-VAHYS/ [noun] – an object or machine…
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Japanese green tea leaves sell for nearly 2 million yen

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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。 What is your favorite type of tea? Do you prefer loose leaf tea to tea bags? 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。 grow /groh/ [verb] – If you grow a plant, you put it in the ground and take care of it, usually in order to sell it I’d like to grow orchids in the backyard. affordable /uh-FAWR-duh-buhl / [adjective] – not expensive That store offers great clothes at affordable prices. fuel /FYOO-uhl/ [noun] – If you grow a plant, you put it in the ground and take care…
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Studio Ghibli’s theme park to open in November 2022

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©Studio Ghibli via CNN 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 Ghibli film? Do you own any Ghibli-inspired products? 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。 area /AIR-ee-uh / [noun] – a particular part of a place, piece of land, or country That area is strictly for students only. stroll /strohl/ [noun] – a slow relaxed walk, especially for pleasure Let’s take a stroll along the beach this morning! discover /dih-SKUHV-er/ [verb] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time I discovered a bookshop at 38th street….
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Japan celebrates National Foundation Day

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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 to study history? What is your favorite historical event? 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。 result /ri-ZUHLT/ [noun] – something that happens or exists because of something else The road has been widened, yet the result has only made the traffic heavier. opportunity /op-er-TOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – an occasion or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do or have to do, or the possibility of doing something Everyone will be given an opportunity to comment. difficulty /DIF-i-kuhl-tee/ [noun] – a problem…
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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

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©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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