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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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Overseas spectators not allowed in Tokyo Olympics 2021

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© Kyodo 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。 Are you interested in sports? Do you watch Olympic games? 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。 decide /dih-SAHYD/ [verb] – to choose something, especially after thinking carefully about several possibilities The pop superstar decided to take a break from social media. against /uh-GENST/ [preposition] – disagreeing with a plan or activity The shareholders are against the proposal. possible /POS-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be done or achieved, or able to exist Do you think it is possible to finish all the work by Friday? unless /uhn-LES/…
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Vaccines to hopefully save the Tokyo Summer Olympics this 2021

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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? Do you think Tokyo Olympics would push through despite the situation today? 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。 search /surch/ [noun] – an attempt to find someone or something They finally discovered the missing documents after a long search. safely /seyf-li/ [adverb] – in a safe way Both of us arrived safely. usual /YOO-zhoo-uhl/ [adjective] – normal; happening, done, or used most often I went to bed at my usual time. successful /suhk-SES-fuhl/ [adjective] – achieving the results wanted or hoped for My…
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Flaming Torch-inspired skyscraper set to be the tallest building in Japan

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© Mitsubishi Estate 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。 Do you like going to high places? Which one do you like, old or new buildings? 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。 skyscraper /SKAHY-skrey-per/ [noun] – a very tall modern building, usually in a city They will build a new skyscraper near our school. site /sahyt/ [noun] – a place where something is, was, or will be built, or where something happened, is happening, or will happen I think there are around ten people who are on the site. torch /tawrch/ [part of speech]…
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Japan way back 10,000 years ago

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Pre-Reading Questions: Why do you think people go to a museum? What type of entertainment do you do in your free time? Vocabulary: generation /jen-uh-REY-shuh n/ [noun] – all the people of about the same age within a society or within a particular family The royal crown is passed down to this generation’s queen. museum /myoo-ZEE-uh m/ [noun] – a building where objects of historical, scientific, or artistic interest are kept All the students were amazed by Van Gogh’s paintings in the museum. symbolize /SIM-buh-lahyz/ [verb] – to represent something The color blue symbolizes the sky and sea. performance art /per-FAWR-muh ns ahrt/ [noun] – a type of theatre entertainment in which the…
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An antigen to rapidly detect the novel coronavirus ready to use in Japan

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Pre-reading questions: Do you follow social-distancing? Do you follow the news around the world on social media? Vocabulary: last /lahst/ [adjective] – the most recent or the one before the present one I joined the summer camp last March 16. national /NASH-uhnl/ [adjective] – relating to all parts of a nation or to a nation as a whole rather than to any part of it The national health service hotline is not working. program /PROH-gram/ [noun] – a plan of activities to be done or things to be achieved The E2E program would generate a lot of new jobs. often /AW-fuhn/ [adverb] – a lot or many times The doctor…
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