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Labor Thanksgiving Day

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. cultivate /KUHLl-tuh-veyt/ [verb] – to prepare land and grow crops on it, or to grow a particular crop The people cultivate mainly rice and beans. legendary /LEJ-uhn-der-ee/ [adjective] – of or relating to an old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories that people tell about a famous event or person The hill is the legendary home of King Arthur. ritual /RICH-oo-uhl/ [noun] – a way of doing something in which the same actions are done in the same way every time Sunday lunch with the in-laws has become something of a…
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Labor Thanksgiving 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 celebrate Labor Thanksgiving Day? How do you celebrate it? 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 How do people celebrate the New Year in your country? perform /per-FAWRM/ [verb] – to do an action or piece of work Computers can perform a variety of tasks. ceremony /SER-uh-moh-nee/ [noun] – (a set of) formal acts, often fixed and traditional, performed on important social or religious occasions The…
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Labor Thanksgiving Day

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is your favorite holiday? Have you already written a thank you letter? If so, could you tell me about it? If not, to whom would you like to write a letter? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. aware /uh-WAIR/ [adjective] – knowing that something exists, or having knowledge or experience of a particular thing Were you aware that something was wrong? originally /uh-RIJ-uh-nl-ee/ [adverb] – first of all The idea originally emanated from his brother. harvest /HAHR-vist / [noun] – the time of year when crops are cut and…
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Japan to lift its limits on foreign visitors

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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。 Did you travel this year?  Would you like your country’s borders to be opened? 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。 border /BAWR-der/ [noun] – a line that has been agreed to divide one country from another Many refugees have arrived at the border without passports. visa /VEE-zuh/ [VEE-zuh] – an official mark, usually made in a passport, that allows you to enter or leave a particular country We traveled to Argentina on a tourist visa. arrival /uh-RAHY-vuhl/ [noun] – the fact of arriving somewhere What’s the specific time of…
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Japan to lift its limits on foreign visitors

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. vaccination /vak-suh-NEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the process or an act of giving someone a vaccine (= a substance put into a person’s body to prevent them getting a disease) Smallpox can be contained by vaccination. disclose /dih-SKLOHZ/ [verb] – to make something known publicly, or to show something that was hidden She refused to disclose any details about the plan. incentive /in-SEN-tiv/ [noun] – something, especially money, that encourages a person or organization to do something The company operates a share incentive scheme for its workers. initiative /ih-NISH-uh-tiv/ [noun] – a new plan or process to achieve…
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Japan to lift its limits on foreign visitors

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How effective are travel restrictions? Which country would you like to visit? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. domestic /duh-MES-tik/ [adjective] – relating to a person’s own country Domestic fuel bills are set to rise again in the autumn. scheme /skeem/ [noun] – an organized plan for doing something, especially something dishonest or illegal that will bring a good result for you They hope to get government funding for the scheme. amusement park /uh-MYOOZ-muhnt pahrk/ [noun] – a theme park The amusement park is open from May through October. strengthen…
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The purrfect cheesecakes

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© PR Times via Live Japan 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 desserts? When was the last time you had a dessert? What was it? 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。 bucket /BUKH-it/ [noun] – a container with an open top and a handle, or the amount such a container will hold The baby cow drank the bucket of milk. wrap /rap/ [noun] – material that is used to cover or protect objects Cover each cupcake with plastic wrap. clearly /KLEER-lee/ [adverb] – in a way that is easy to see, hear,…
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The purrfect cheesecakes

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© PR Times via Live Japan Pre-reading questions I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How often do you eat sweets? What dessert is popular in your country? Please describe it. Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. eager /EE-ger/ [adjective] – wanting very much to do or have something, especially something interesting or enjoyable The students in the class seem eager to learn. property /PROP-er-tee/ [noun] – a quality in a substance or material, especially one that means that it can be used in a particular way The medicinal properties of these herbs are still unknown. packaging /PAK-uh-jing/ [noun] –…
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