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Yuto Horigome of Japan wins the first-ever gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sluggish /SLUHG-ish/ [adjective] – moving or operating more slowly than usual Economic recovery has so far been sluggish. accomplish /uh-KOM-plish/ [verb] – to succeed in doing something good As you accomplish tasks, cross them off your list. feat /feet/ [noun] – something difficult needing a lot of skill, strength, courage, etc. to achieve it The Eiffel Tower is a remarkable feat of engineering. scorching /SKAWR-ching/ [adjective] – very hot It was scorching and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. frown upon /froun-uh-PON/ [phrasal verb] – to disapprove of something Smoking is frowned upon in many…
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Japan and the Philippines to hold first ever joint air drills

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©Kimimasa Mayama / Reuters / Alamy Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prone /prohn/ [suffix] – likely to experience a particular problem more often than is usual I avoid playing extreme sports because I am accident-prone. personnel /pur-suh-nel/ [noun] – the people who are employed in a company, organization, or one of the armed forces All the airport personnels gathered for the meeting. isolated /AHY-suh-ley-tid/ [adjective] – not near to other places She wants to live in an isolated village. dispute /dih-SPYOOT/ [noun] – an argument or disagreement, especially an official one between, for example, workers and employers or two countries with…
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COVID-19 vaccination financial support in Japan to be extended

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prolong /pruh-LONG/ [verb] – to make something last a longer time Avoid using your device while charging to prolong its battery life. infirmary /in-FUR-muh-ree/ [noun] – an office especially in a school where someone can receive medical care I suggest you go to the infirmary immediately if you’re not feeling well. ward /wawrd/ [noun] – one of the areas into which a city or town is divided, having its own elected political representative or its own organizations for managing services XYZ company’s headquarters is located in Toshima Ward in Tokyo. workforce /WURK-fawrs/ [noun] – the group…
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North Korea to boycott the Tokyo Olympics

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. withdraw /with-DRAW/ [verb] – to take or move out or back, or to remove She had to withdraw from the contest because of an injury. contract /kuhn-TRAKT/ [verb] – to catch or become sick with a disease He contracted malaria while he was on a business trip. outbreak /OUT-breyk/ [noun] – a time when something suddenly begins, especially a disease or something else dangerous or unpleasant An outbreak of cholera started in our community. dispute /dih-SPYOOT/ [verb] – to disagree with something that someone says I don’t dispute that his movies are entertaining. However, I think…
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Overseas spectators not allowed in Tokyo Olympics 2021

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© Kyodo News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. exclude /ik-SKLOOD/ [verb] – to prevent someone or something from entering a place or taking part in an activity First-year students are excluded from the club. emergence /ih-MUR-juhns/ [noun] – the fact of something becoming known or starting to exist The emergence of new coronavirus strains continues to concern the public. body /BOD-ee/ [noun] – a group of people who have joined together for a particular reason He is a part of the advisory body. restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/ [noun] – an official limit on something The prime minister lifted the trade restrictions. stage /steyj/…
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Vaccines to hopefully save the Tokyo Summer Olympics this 2021

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. vaccine /vak-SEEN/ [noun] – a substance containing a virus or bacterium in a form that is not harmful, given to a person or animal to prevent them from getting the disease that the virus or bacterium causes This vaccine protects against such bacterial forms. distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the process of giving things out to several people, or spreading or supplying something The goal was to create a more equal distribution of wealth/resources. infectious /in-FEK-shuhs/ [adjective] – (of a disease) able to be passed from one person, animal, or plant to another It is considered as…
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Japan’s Prime Minister starts the aim of zero emissions, a carbon-neutral nation by 2050

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. endeavor /en-DEV-er/ [verb] – to try to do something Engineers are endeavouring to find out the source of the problem. carbon-neutral /KAHR-buhn-NOO-truhl/ [adjective] – if a person, organization, event, etc. is carbon-neutral, it does things such as planting trees to reduce carbon dioxide by the same amount as it produces it Denmark is the biggest carbon-neutral country on Earth. emission /ih-MISH-uhn/ [noun] – the act of sending out gas, heat, light, etc. The emission of greenhouse gases must be reduced. embrace /em-BREYS/ [verb] – to accept something enthusiastically Children are always eager to embrace the latest…
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Flaming Torch-inspired skyscraper set to be the tallest building in Japan

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© Mitsubishi Estate via CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unveil /uhn-VEYL/ [verb] – to show or introduce something new or make it known publicly for the first time A new flagship phone will be unveiled in a product launch this coming November. situate /SICH-oo-eyt/ [verb] – to put something in a particular position The newly-opened clothing line store is situated in Manila near the National Library. envision /en-VIZH-uhn/ [verb] – to imagine or expect that something is a likely or desirable possibility in the future The company envisioned adding at least ten more branches worldwide next year. surpass /ser-PAHS/ [verb]…
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Japan way back 10,000 years ago

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Vocabulary: primeval /prahy-MEE-vuhl/ [adjective] – ancient; existing at or from a very early time The St. Ludwig Church was established in the primeval period. legacy /LEG-uh-see/ [noun] – something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time Exchanging products is the greatest legacy in market history. archaeological /ahr-kee-uh-LOJ-i-kuh l/ [adjective] – the study of ancient cultures through examination of their buildings, tools, and other objects We travel to desserts to make archaeological digs to find dinosaur skeletons. calligraphy /kuh-LIG-ruh-fee/ [noun] – the art of producing beautiful writing, often created with a special pen or brush Ancient calligraphy was only written on stones. intangible /in-TAN-juh-buhl/ [adjective]…
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