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A guide to Children’s Day in Japan

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you usually do on May 5 every year? What toys did you play with as a child? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. growth /grohth/ [noun] – The growth of a person, animal, or plant is its process of increasing in size. Robbie’s sisters were proud to witness his growth. symbol /SIM-buhl/ [noun] – a sign, shape, or object that is used to represent something else The four-leaf clover is a symbol of luck. power /POU-er/ [noun] – strength Everyone looked up to Julian for his power and kindness….
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A guide to Children’s Day in Japan

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. eventful /ih-VENT-fuhl/ [adjective] – full of interesting or important events Ben and Karen enjoyed an eventful week in Amsterdam. observe /uhb-ZURV/ [adjective] – to obey a law, rule, or custom My relatives, who are American citizens, observe Thanksgiving Day. ornament /AWR-nuh-muhnt/ [noun] – an object that is beautiful rather than useful This market offers Christmas ornaments at affordable prices. warrior /WAWR-ee-er/ [noun] – a soldier, usually one who has both experience and skill in fighting, especially in the past Thomas enjoys reading stories about Roman warriors. significance /sig-NIF-i-kuhns/ [noun] – importance He discussed the significance of…
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A guide to Children’s Day in Japan

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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 usually travel during the Golden Week? Do you like rice cakes? 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。 national /NASH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – relating to or typical of a whole country and its people, rather than to part of that country or to other countries The Philippine eagle is the national bird of the Philippines. traditional /truh-DISH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – based on a way of thinking, behaving, or doing something that has been used by the people in a particular group, family, society, etc., for a long time Mrs. Sonia…
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Get in touch with nature on Greenery Day

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you like tea? Why? Do you like gardening? Why? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. reputation /rep-yuh-TEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the general opinion that people have about someone or something His work in Congress earned him a reputation for being dependable and hardworking. harvest /HAHR-vist / [verb] – to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat Winter wheat is harvested in the early summer in the United States. gardening /GAHRD-ning/ [noun] – the job or activity of working in a garden, growing and taking care…
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Get in touch with nature on Greenery Day

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. greenery /GREE-nuh-ree/ [noun] – green plants, or branches that have been cut off from plants If you do desire greenery, it is best to use large plastic plants. dedicate to /DED-i-keyt/ [verb] – to give completely your energy, time, etc. to something He dedicated his entire life to helping the needy. scorching /SKAWR-ching / [adjective] – very hot It was scorching hot outside. gathering /GATH-er-ing / [noun] – a party or a meeting when many people come together as a group There will be a gathering of world leaders in Los Angeles next month. afforestation /uh-FAWR-ist/…
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Get in touch with nature on Greenery 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 like green tea? Have you already tried gardening? 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 We always go out to dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. name sb/sth after sb/sth /neym AF-ter/ [phrasal verb] – to give someone or something the same name as another person or thing I was named after his grandfather. season /SEE-zuhn/ [noun] – the period of the year when something that happens…
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A day to experience history

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. draft /draft/ [verb] – to write the first version of a document such as a letter, essay, or law, which may have details added, changed, or corrected later She assisted me to draft a complaint letter. amend /uh-MEND/ [verb] – to change the words of a text, especially a law or a legal document Congress may amend the proposed tax bill. unity /YOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – the state of being joined together or in agreement Despite its public display of unity, the royal family, like any other, had its share of conflicts. transition /tran-ZISH-uhn/ [noun] – a…
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A day to experience history

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How is the Constitution Memorial Day usually celebrated in Japan? What do you know about Japan’s constitution? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sovereignty /SOV-rin-tee/ [noun] – the power of a country to control its own government The question of who should have sovereignty over the island is being debated. symbol /SIM-buhl/ [noun] – something that is used to represent a quality or idea Water is a symbol of life. state /steyt / [noun] – a country or its government The drought is particularly severe in the state. human rights /HYOO-muhn…
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