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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 Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. wicker /WIK-er/ [adjective] – made of very thin pieces of wood twisted together I can’t believe that I just spent a huge amount on this wicker furniture! metropolis /mi-TROP-uh-lis/ [noun] – a very large city, often the most important city in a large area or country Kim lives in the metropolis of Shanghai in China. archaeologist /ahr-kee-OL-uh-jist/ [noun] – someone who studies the buildings, graves, tools, and other objects of people who lived in the past The archaeologist found a lion fossil in the cave. lavish /LAV-ish/ [adjective] – large in quantity…
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Should we be concerned about the Earth’s rotational speed?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. duration /doo-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – the length of time that something lasts He wanted a stay of three years’ duration. distribution /dis-truh-BYOO-shuhn/ [noun] – the way in which something is shared out among a group or spread over an area These birds have a wide geographic distribution. spin /spin/ [verb] – to (cause to) turn around and around, especially fast The wheel can now spin freely. speculate /SPEK-yuh-leyt/ [verb] – to guess possible answers to a question when you do not have enough information to be certain It’s always hard to speculate about the future. accumulation /uh-kyoo-myuh-LEY-shuhn/…
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How airlines will prevent you from losing your bags in the future

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. attest /uh-TEST/ [verb] – to show something or to say or prove that something is true I can attest to the absolute truth of his story. rectify /REK-tuh-fahy/ [verb] – to correct something or make something right You should rectify your error before it is too late. function /FUHNGK-shuhn/ [verb] – to work or operate The machine doesn’t function. handler /HAND-ler/ [noun] – someone who carries or moves things as part of their job A baggage handler is a person who loads and unloads baggage. pandemic /pan-DEM-ik/ [noun] – a disease that exists in almost all…
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How to keep your home cool on a warming planet

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. productivity /proh-duhk-TIV-i-tee/ [noun] – the rate at which a person, company, or country does useful work A ten-minute power nap can boost your productivity. housing /HOU-zing/ [noun] – buildings for people to live in We must provide decent housing for the poor. principle /PRIN-suh-puhl/ [noun] – a basic idea or rule that explains or controls how something happens or works This principle applies to all kinds of selling. withstand /with-STAND/ [verb] – to be strong enough, or not be changed by something, or to oppose a person or thing successfully I couldn’t withstand the murderous heat….
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Covid is found in both cats and dogs, according to a study

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. viral /VAHY-ruhl/ [adjective] – caused by a virus Antibiotics are useless against viral infections such as influenza. antibody /AN-ti-bod-ee/ [noun] – a protein produced in the blood that fights diseases by attacking and killing harmful bacteria, viruses, etc. The body makes a specific antibody for each disease we encounter. reintroduce /ree-in-truh-DOOS/ [verb] – to put something into use, operation, or a place after it has not been used or in a place for some time There are plans to reintroduce fish to the water and revive the fishing industry. asymptomatic /ey-simp-tuh-MAT-ik/ [adjective] – showing no symptoms…
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Sky pods, the solution to traffic congestion?

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©uSky Transport Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. congestion /kuhn-JES-chuhn/ [noun] – a situation in which there is too much traffic and movement is difficult Some airports experience congestion during the summer season. boundary /BOUN-duh-ree/ [noun] – a real or imagined line that marks the edge or limit of something It is important to set boundaries in any relationship. resemble /ri-ZEM-buhl/ [verb] – to look like or be like someone or something The house was designed to resemble a boat. sustainable /suh-STEY-nuh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to continue over a period of time Recycling waste is a sustainable practice. innovation /in-uh-VEY-shuhn / [noun…
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Scientists test giant laser to control lightning

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©University of Geneva via CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. haul /hawl/ [verb] – to pull something heavy or to transport something over long distances They used a crane to haul the car out of the lake. physicist /FIZ-uh-sist/ [noun] – a person who studies physics or whose job is connected with physics Professor Khan was a physicist who used to study radio technology. pose /pohz/ [verb] – to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty Suddenly increasing the selling price can pose a threat to our sales. summit /SUHM-it/ [noun] – the highest point of a mountain They successfully reached…
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Ocado seeks to remove the human element from grocery shopping

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©CNN Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. warehouse /WAIR-hous/ [noun] – a large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to stores The building is currently being used as a warehouse by the company. scuttle /SKUHT-l/ [verb] – to move quickly, with small, short steps The children scuttle across the street. artificial intelligence /ahr-tuh-FISH-uhl in-TEL-i-juhns/ [noun] – the study of how to produce machines that have some of the qualities that the human mind has, such as the ability to understand language, recognize pictures, solve problems, and learn He is a computer scientist, he studies artificial intelligence….
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Being a morning lark protects you from depression, study says

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. journal /JUR-nl/ [noun] – a serious magazine or newspaper that is published regularly about a particular subject The journal comes out five times a year. night owl /nahyt oul / [noun] – a person who prefers to be awake and active at night I’m not a night owl. I go to sleep at 11 p.m. preventive /pri-VEN-tiv/ [adjective] – intended to stop something before it happens While traveling abroad, take preventive measures to avoid getting sick. misalignment /mis-uh-LAHYN-muhnt/ [noun] – an arrangement in which the parts of a machine or structure do not fit together correctly,…
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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

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. platform /PLAT-fawrm/ [noun] – the type of computer system or smartphone you are using, in relation to the type of software (= computer programs) you can use on it Twitter is a more appropriate platform to vent our thoughts. user experience /YOO-zer-ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [noun] – the experience of someone using a product, system, or service, for example whether they find it enjoyable and easy to use The main goal of the smartphone brand is to maximize user experience. predicament /pri-DIK-uh-muhnt/ [noun] – an unpleasant situation that is difficult to get out of Most of the youth today…
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