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Elfyn Evans clinches a sensational victory, leading Toyota’s podium sweep in the World Rally Championship finale

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©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。 Is the World Rally Championship a type of sports event? Do you think people in the World Rally Championship drive cars or fly airplanes? 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。 championship /CHAM-pee-uhn-ship / [noun] – a high-level competition to decide who is the best, especially in a sport The soccer team celebrated their championship victory with cheers and jubilation, proud of their hard-fought success. event /ih-VENT/ [noun] – anything that happens, especially something important or unusual The annual charity event raised funds for local shelters, bringing the community…
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Japan announces 10% of its people are 80 or older on Respect for the Elderly 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。 Does Japan have a reputation for having a long life expectancy compared to many other countries? Is it a common concern in Japan that there are more elderly people than younger ones in the population? 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 The government is responsible for making and enforcing laws that ensure the well-being of its citizens. population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place The population of the…
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Shizuoka distillery fuels Japan’s whisky boom

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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 familiar with the history of whisky or spirit production in any specific country or region? Do you know about the ingredients used in making different types of whiskies or spirits? 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。 demand /dih-MAND/ [noun] – the desire or need for a particular product or service within a specific market or among consumers The demand for organic produce has been steadily increasing among health-conscious consumers. celebrate /SEL-uh-breyt/ [verb] – to recognize an important occasion by taking part in an activity that makes it…
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Economists question Kishida’s minimum wage target

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©KYODO 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 believe that wages in your industry or field are fair and competitive? Do you believe that wages should be adjusted for inflation over time? 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。 raise /reyz/ [verb] – to cause something to increase or become bigger, better, higher, etc. The company implemented a new marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and attract a larger customer base. minimum /MIN-uh-muhm/ [adjective] – the lowest or smallest amount, quantity, or degree that is acceptable, allowed, or possible in a particular context The company…
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Mount Fuji struggles with overtourism

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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。 Have you ever seen Mount Fuji? Does Mount Fuji play a significant role in Japanese culture, history, and folklore? 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。 rule /rool/ [noun] – an accepted principle or instruction that states the way things are or should be done, and tells you what you are allowed or are not allowed to do In this company, punctuality is a strict rule, and employees are expected to arrive on time every day. strict /strikt/ [adjective] – strongly limiting someone’s freedom to behave as they wish, or…
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Japan’s teamLab is set to launch an updated digital museum in Tokyo’s mega complex

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©Reuters/KIM KYUNG-HOON 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 ever visited a museum before? Do you know what “digital art” means? 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。 builder /BIL-der/ [noun] – a person whose job it is to make buildings The skilled builder constructed a sturdy bridge across the river. central /SEN-truhl / [adjective] – in, at, from, or near the center or most important part of something The central park in the city is a favorite spot for picnics. culture /KUHL-cher/ [noun] – the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs,…
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Tokyo remembers earthquake from 100 years ago, urges preparedness

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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。 Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Do you take any measures to prepare for disasters, such as earthquakes? 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。 alarm /uh-LAHRM/ [noun] – a warning of danger, usually a loud noise or flashing light The smoke alarm went off, alerting the residents to the presence of a fire in the building. scary /SKAIR-ee/ [adjective] – describe something that causes fear, unease, or anxiety The old, abandoned house at the end of the street always gave the children a scary feeling. warning /WAWR-ning/ [noun] –…
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Yamanashi governor proposes light rail system for Mount Fuji

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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。 Have you seen Mount Fuji in person? Is climbing Mount Fuji a common activity for tourists? 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。 replace /ri-PLEYS/ [verb] – to take the place of something, or to put something or someone in the place of something or someone else They replaced the old machinery with state-of-the-art equipment to improve efficiency in the factory. control /kuhn-TROHL/ [verb] – to order, limit, or rule something, or someone’s actions or behaviour The manager had to control the situation when the disagreement escalated. reduce /ri-DOOS/ [verb]…
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Bolder brown bears roam freely in Sapporo’s urban areas

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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。 Have you seen bears in person? Have you ever witnessed wildlife in its natural habitat? 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。 bold /bohld/ [adjective] – displaying a willingness to take risks or to be more daring; showing a lack of fear or hesitation The deer in the neighborhood used to be timid, but now they’re displaying bolder behavior, approaching houses and gardens without much hesitation. increase /IN-krees/ [noun] – a rise or growth in quantity, size, or degree The increase in demand for renewable energy sources has led to…
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Japanese sushi chain adopts digital conveyor belts amid ‘sushi terrorism’ concerns

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©FOOD and LIFE COMPANIES 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 ever heard about a sushi restaurant with a digital conveyor system before? Do you think using touchscreens to order food in a restaurant could be a good idea? 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。 experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [noun] – knowledge or skill from doing, seeing, or feeling something Traveling to new places can be a wonderful experience. replace /ri-PLEYS/ [verb] – to take the place of something, or to put something or someone in the place of something or someone else I need to…
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