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3 splendid places to witness Tokyo’s fall colors

3 splendid places to witness Tokyo's fall colors

©Marufish/Flickr Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. splashy /SPLASH-ee/ [adjective] – attracting attention, particularly colorful or showy The dress was printed with splashy flowers. deem /deem/ [verb] – to consider or judge something in a particular way Several factors are deemed necessary to produce a good output of the project. catch a glimpse (of something/someone) /KACH-uh-GLIMPS-uhv-SUHM-thing/ [idiom] – to see someone or something very briefly or suddenly Many had waited for hours to catch a glimpse of him. glory /GLAWR-ee/ [noun] – great beauty, or something special or extremely beautiful, that gives great pleasure They want to restore the castle to its…
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Toshiba confirms breakup plan

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© GETTY IMAGES via BBC News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. conglomerate /kuhn-GLOM-er-it/ [noun] – a company that owns several smaller businesses whose products or services are usually very different An American conglomerate plans to purchase the site for a billion dollars. retain /ri-TEYN/ [verb] – to keep or continue to have something She lost the right to retain possession of his belongings. fallout /FAWL-out/ [noun] – the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event He lost his job as a result of the financial scandal’s fallout. overstate /oh-ver-STEYT/ [verb] – (accounting, business) to report that the amount in…
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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 Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prior to (something) /PRAHY-er-too/ [adjective] – before a particular time or event The group rehearses for the last time prior to the competition. tally /TAL-ee/ [noun] – a record or count of a number of items The data doesn’t correspond to the requirements. There must be something wrong with the tally. wave /weyv/ [noun] – a larger than usual number of events of a similar, often bad, type, happening within the same period A wave of protests against climate change has swept the country. medication /med-i-KEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a medicine,…
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Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

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©BBC News Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. resistance /ri-ZIS-tuhns/ [noun] – the act of fighting against something that is attacking you, or refusing to accept something The idea of a united Europe is faced with a lot of resistance. aspire to /uh-SPAHYUHR / [verb phrase] – to have a strong wish or hope to do or have something As a child, he aspired to be a great actor. resolution /rez-uh-LOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of solving or ending a problem or difficulty He thought of a successful resolution to the crisis. urge /urj / [verb ] – to strongly advise or…
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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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