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2,400-year-old fruit baskets, other archeological treasures discovered under sunken Egyptian city

2,400-year-old fruit baskets, other archaeological treasures, discovered under the sea of ancient Egyptian city

©Christoph Gerigk/Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation 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 studying history at school? What period of history would you like to go back and live in? 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。 artifact /AHR-tuh-fakt / [noun] – an object, such as a tool, that was made in the past The museum displays many stone age artifacts. discover /dih-SKUHV-er/ [verb] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time Benjamin Franklin was the one who discovered electricity. marine /muh-REEN/ [adjective] – related to the sea or sea…
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Should we be concerned about the Earth’s rotational speed?

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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。 Are you interested in scientific discoveries? What do you know about Earth’s rotation? 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。 average /AV-er-ij/ [noun] – a standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual The average male tiger weighs around 200 kg. suggest /suhg-JEST/ [verb] – to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider Whatever I suggest, he always disagrees. last /last/ [verb] – to continue to exist The meeting lasted an hour. discover /dih-SKUHV-er/ [verb] – to find information, a place, or…
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How airlines will prevent you from losing your bags in the future

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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 lost something while on vacation? When was the last time you traveled by plane? 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。 recognized /REK-uhg-nahyz/ [adjective] – if someone or something is recognized, it is generally accepted that that person or thing has a particular position or quality The college is not an officially recognized English language school. focused /FOH-kuhst/ [adjective] – giving a lot of attention to one particular thing The department undertakes highly focused research. government /GUHV-ern-muhnt/ [noun] – the group of people who officially control a country…
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How to keep your home cool on a warming planet

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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 working from home? What is the usual daily temperature in your place? 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。 unless /uhn-LES/ [conjunction] – except if Don’t call me unless it’s a real emergency. energy-efficient /EN-er-jee-ih-FISh-uhnt/ [adjective] – using little electricity, gas, etc. Using energy-efficient electrical appliances reduces the monthly electric bill. promote /pruh-MOHT/ [verb] – to encourage people to like, buy, use, do, or support something She’s in London to promote her new book. option /OP-shuhn/ [noun] – one thing that can be chosen from a set…
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Covid is found in both cats and dogs, according to a study

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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 pets? How do you take care of pets? 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。 population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place The country has a total population of 65 million. clinic /KLIN-ik/ [noun] – a building, often part of a hospital, to which people can go for medical care or advice relating to a particular condition He is being treated at the London clinic. suggest /suhg-JEST/ [verb] – to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other…
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Sky pods, the solution to traffic congestion?

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©uSky Transport 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。 Is traffic bad in your city? What do you do during traffic? 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。 society /suh-SAHY-i-tee / [noun] – All the people in a country, or in several similar countries, can be referred to as a society. I read an interesting article about the American society. passenger /PAS-uhn-jer/ [noun] – a person who is traveling in a vehicle but is not driving it, flying it, or working on it The bus picks up passengers every morning. ceiling /SEE-ling/ [noun] – the inside surface…
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Scientists test giant laser to control lightning

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©University of Geneva 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 seen a lightning rod before? What do you think lightning rods are for? 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。 giant /JAHY-uhnt/ [adjective] – extremely large You can see giant pandas in China. interest /IN-ter-ist/ [noun] – the feeling of wanting to give your attention to something or of wanting to be involved with and to discover more about something She has shown interest in wood carving lately. active /AK-tiv/ [adjective] – (of a thing) working; operative The new smartphone app is now…
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Ocado seeks to remove the human element from grocery shopping

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©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 like robots? What is the most advanced robot you have you seen? 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。 originally /uh-RIJ-uh-nl-ee/ [adverb] – in the beginning; when something first existed The album was originally released in 1974. develop /dih-VEL-uhp/ [verb] – to (cause something to) grow or change into a more advanced, larger, or stronger form You need to develop a positive mental attitude. available /uh-VEY-luh-buhl / [adjective] – able to be bought or used They are often available at a discount. route /root/ [noun] – a…
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Being a morning lark protects you from depression, study says

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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。 Are you a morning person of a night owl? When was the last time you slept late? 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。 typical /TIP-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from a particular group of things This painting is typical of his work. recent /REE-suhnt / [adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago Could you please attach a recent photograph to your application form? publish /PUHB-lish/ [verb] – happening or starting from a short time ago Next month they will…
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Hiding ‘Like’ counts on your Facebook and Instagram posts is now within reach

Hiding 'Like' counts on your Facebook and Instagram posts is now within reach

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 many social media accounts do you have? Between Facebook and Instagram, which is more popular in your country? 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。 social networking /SOH-shul-NET-wur-king/ [noun] – the use of websites and other internet services to communicate with other people and make friends Information found on social networking sites is not always accurate. post /pohst/ [noun] – something such as a message or picture that you publish on a website or using social media He already deleted his Facebook post that put his former friend to…
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