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Scientists suggest lab-grown meat and insects “good for planet and health”

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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。 Could you tell me about your diet? Have you eaten lab-grown meat? 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。 lab-grown /lab-grohn/ [adjective] – food developed in labs but with the same texture and experience as the foods, these are intended to mimic The burger was made from lab-grown meat. diet /DAHY-it / [noun] – the food and drink usually eaten or drunk by a person or group Fried food seems to be the children’s diet. unknown /uhn-NOHN/ [adjective] – not known or familiar It is unknown how many people are…
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Man-made diamond sales rise

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© Charles and Colvard via CNN 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 your birthstone? Do you wear a necklace? 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。 engagement /en-GEYJ-muhnt/ [noun] – an agreement to marry someone Sheena and Donny announced their engagement last Saturday. natural /NACH-er-uhl/ [adjective] – as found in nature and not involving anything made or done by people The tourists enjoyed the natural view of the forest. size /sahyz/ [noun] – how large or small something or someone is I need this shirt in a smaller size. jewelry /JOO-uhl-ree/ [noun] –…
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Japanese researchers create electric chopsticks to boost salty tastes

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©Issei kato via Reuters 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。 What are your favorite dishes? Do you often buy chopsticks? 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。 solution /suh-loo-shuhn/ [noun] – the answer to a problem The solution to traffic is improved public transportation. invent /in-VENT/ [verb] – to design and/or create something that has never been made before Erno Rubik invented the Rubik’s Cube. flavor /FLEY-ver/ [noun] – how food or drink tastes, or a particular taste itself Cookies and cream is my favorite ice cream flavor. device /dih-VAHYS/ [noun] – an object or machine…
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Google plans to spend $9.5 billion to expand offices

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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。 How often do you use Google? Are you interested in a tech job? 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。 blog /blawg/ [noun] – a regular record of your thoughts, opinions, or experiences that you put on the internet for other people to read Jessie enjoys reading food blogs. center /SEN-ter/ [noun] – a place or building, especially one where a particular activity happens Let’s go to the shopping center this afternoon. own /ohn/ [verb] – belonging to or done by a particular person or thing Larry owns two vintage…
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Medication matching to DNA is part of the new era of medicine

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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 taking medicine? Do you take any medicine when you feel pain in your body? 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。 report /ri-PAWRT/ [noun] – a description of an event or situation She submits reports on the situation on a weekly basis. certain /SUR-tn/ [adjective] – particular but not named or described We have certain reasons for our decision that must stay private. fit /fit/ [verb] – to be suitable for something I’m confident we’ll be able to fit your requirements. approach /uh-PROHCH/ [noun] – a way…
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An anonymous person returns the stolen Charles Darwin notebooks

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©Cambridge University Library via BBC 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 often write your thoughts in a notebook? Are you interested in science? 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。 belong /bi-LAWNG/ [verb] – to be in the right place, or (of a person) to feel that you are in the right place I think this pen belongs to Sheena. clue /kloo/ [noun] – a sign or some information that helps you to find the answer to a problem, question, or mystery I don’t have any clue how to answer this math homework. envelope…
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Blind people will be able to see thanks to bionic eye technology

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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。 Can you see clearly without using eyeglasses? Do you eat foods that improve vision? 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。 extraordinary /ik-STRAWR-dn-er-ee/ [adjective] – very unusual, special, unexpected, or strange He told me the extraordinary story of his journey. sight /sahyt/ [noun] – the ability to see You should not drive a car if your sight is bad. testing /test-ing/ [noun] – the process of using or trying something to see if it works, is suitable, obeys the rules, etc. Products will not be approved unless they have undergone adequate…
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Scientist discovers rainbow-colored fish in the Maldives

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©Yi-Kai Tea via CNN 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。 Have you ever seen a rainbow? Have you been to the Maldives? If not, would you like to visit 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。 rare /rair/ [adjective] – not common or frequent; very unusual The Dragon’s Blood Tree is a rare tree located on Socotra Island. ocean /OH-shuhn/ [noun] – a very large area of sea She likes listening to the sound of ocean waves. study /STUHD-ee/ [noun] – the activity of examining a subject in detail in order to discover new information…
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Sony and Honda team up to build and sell electric cars

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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。 Have you been to a car show? Do you buy Sony products? 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。 electric /ih-LEK-trik/ [adjective] – using electricity for power Lyn gave me an electric clock for my birthday. vehicle /VEE-i-kuhl/ [noun] – a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods, especially on land Please don’t park your vehicle here. deal /deel/ [noun] – an agreement or an arrangement, especially in business Kenji would like to get a deal with the company. historical /hi-STAWR-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – connected…
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