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Scientists unlock lunar soil’s agricultural potential, paving the way for sustainable moon farming

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©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。 Have you ever thought about whether plants can grow in the soil on the moon? Do you know if the soil on the moon is good for growing traditional crops like we have on Earth? 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。 ability /uh-BIL-i-tee/ [noun] – the physical or mental power or skill needed to do something Her ability to adapt to new situations makes her an excellent problem-solver. create /kree-EYT/ [verb] – to make something new or invent something The artist aims to create a masterpiece that reflects…
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Scientists rediscover elusive echidna species in remote Indonesian mountains

Echidna, also known as spiny ant eaters.
They are egg laying mammals.

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 heard of an echidna before? Do you know where echidnas can be found? 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。 creature /KREE-cher/ [noun] – any large or small living thing that can move independently The forest was filled with strange creatures, including colorful birds and curious insects. expedition /ek-spi-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – an organized trip for a particular purpose The scientists embarked on an exciting expedition to study rare plants in the Amazon rainforest. shy /shahy/ [adjective] – nervous and uncomfortable with other people Sarah’s cat is shy…
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Honda contemplates $14 billion EV production plan in Canada, Nikkei reports

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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 come across any specific trends or news stories lately related to electric vehicles or car manufacturing? Are electric vehicles common 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。 financial /fi-NAN-shuhl/ [adjective] – relating to money or how money is managed The company’s financial situation improved after implementing cost-saving measures. announce /uh-NOUNS/ [verb] – to make something known or tell people about something officially The company will announce its new product line during the press conference tomorrow. consider /kuhn-SID-er/ [verb] – to spend time thinking about a…
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Waters may flow on exoplanet K2-18b, suggesting habitability, Webb data reveals

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©NASA/ESA/CSA/Joseph Olmsted (STScI) 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 heard of an ‘exoplanet’ before? Do you know what makes exoplanets different from regular planets? 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。 condition /kuhn-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – the particular state that something or someone is in The old house was in poor condition, with peeling paint and a leaking roof. connect /kuh-NEKT/ [verb] – to consider a person or thing as related in some way to something else I am connected to this phone. atmosphere /AT-muhs-feer/ [noun] – a mixture of gases that surrounds any…
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Global Smart Indoor Garden Market flourishes

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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 there benefits of indoor gardening? Have you ever heard of smart indoor gardening systems? 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。 dweller /DWEL-er / [noun] – a person or animal that lives in a particular place The city dweller enjoyed the hustle and bustle of urban life. improvement /im-PROOV-muhnt / [noun] – the act of making something better or the state of being made better The student showed continuous improvement in his grades. population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place The…
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Fossil in New Mexico suggests a new kind of Tyrannosaurus rex

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©U.S. Sergei Krasinski/Handout 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。 Do you think dinosaurs lived a long time ago? Have you ever heard about Tyrannosaurus rex before? 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。 discussion /dih-SKUHSH-uhn/ [noun] – the activity in which people talk about something and tell each other their ideas or opinions We had a lively discussion about our favorite books in the book club. argument /AHR-gyuh-muhnt/ [noun] – a disagreement, or the process of disagreeing There was an argument between the students about the best way to solve the math problem. suggest…
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Paleontologists uncover evidence of meat-eating dinosaurs

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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 know what a predator is? Can you name one predator you know? 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。 period /PEER-ee-uhd/ [noun] – a fixed time during the life of a person or in history The Renaissance was a fascinating period in history, marked by a flourishing of art, science, and culture. suggest /suhg-JEST/ [verb] – to propose an idea or convey something indirectly The data seems to suggest that exercise improves mental health. attack /uh-TAK/ [verb] – to try to hurt or defeat using violence The fierce…
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Unprecedented heatwave ravages Brazil

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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。 Is a “heatwave” different from regular warm weather? Have you personally experienced or heard about any news stories related to heatwaves? 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。 respected /ruh-SPEK-tuhd/ [adjective] – admired or held in high esteem by others The professor is highly respected for her contributions to the field of science. coast /kohst/ [noun] – the area where the land meets the sea or ocean We decided to spend our vacation on the coast to enjoy the sun and the sea. urgently /UR-juhnt-lee/ [adverb] – in a way…
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Study reveals starfish bodies are not what they seem

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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 heard of sea stars before? Do you know anything about the genetic makeup of sea stars? 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。 challenge /CHAL-inj / [verb] – to present tasks to someone that need great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully She decided to challenge herself by taking on a new and demanding project at work. development /dih-VEL-uhp-muhnt/ [noun] – the process in which someone or something grows, changes, and becomes more advanced The growth and change of a small plant into a…
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Mercedes unveils cutting-edge electric concept cars outperforming Tesla models

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©Mercedes-Benz AG 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 electric concept cars run on electricity? Do you think electric concept cars produce harmful emissions like traditional cars? 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。 introduce /in-truh-DOOS/ [verb] – to make goods or services available to be bought for the first time The company plans to introduce its innovative electric scooter to the market next month, making it available for purchase for the first time. perform /per-FAWRM/ [verb] – to do a job, task, or duty The mechanic will perform a thorough inspection of the car’s engine…
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