Tag Archive: Japan News

Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

©BBC 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。 Do you know who Fumio Kishida is? Are you fond of watching news about politics? 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。 despite /dih-SPAHYT/ [preposition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by Despite the weather, I had a good time during the week. defeat /dih-FEET/ [verb] – to win against someone in a fight, war, or competition They advanced to the final after they had defeated the Italian team. CHAL-inj // [noun] – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs…
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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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Fumio Kishida wins race to become Japan’s next prime minister

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©BBC News Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Who is your favorite leader? Why? Could you give some good qualities of a good leader? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. popularity /pop-yuh-LAR-i-tee/ [noun] – the fact that something or someone is liked, enjoyed, or supported by many people Since her return from exile two years ago, her popularity has decreased. host /hohst / [verb] – to provide the space and other things necessary for a special event Which country will host the Olympic Games in the future? widely /WAHYD-lee/ [adverb] – including a lot of different places,…
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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. What do you think of skateboarding? Please explain your answer. What sport are you good at? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. current /KUR-uhnt/ [adjective] – of the present time The current situation is very frustrating for us. trip /trip/ [verb] – to lose your balance after knocking your foot against something when you are walking or running, or to cause someone to do this That cable is dangerous. Someone might trip over it. struggle /STRUHG-uhl/ [verb] – to experience difficulty and make a very great effort in order to do…
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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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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. How often do you watch the news? How much information do you get about other countries from watching the news? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. gather /GATH-er/ [verb] – when people or animals gather, they come together in a group The employees will gather for the meeting at 9:00 a.m. significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/ [adjective] – important or noticeable Graduation is a significant event in every student’s life. disaster /dih-ZAS-ter/ [noun] – (an event that results in) great harm, damage, or death, or serious difficulty California…
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