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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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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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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. Do you like studying history? Why or why not? What discovery from the ancient time do you know? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prehistoric /pree-hi-STAWR-ik/ [adjective] – describing the period before there were written records The cave contained pieces of evidence of prehistoric livelihood. harbor /HAHR-ber/ [noun] – an area of water next to the coast, often protected from the ocean by a thick wall, where ships and boats can shelter The wrecked ship has been towed into the harbor. vessel /VES-uhl/ [noun] – a large…
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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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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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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. How many hours is one Earth rotation? What Earth’s discovery have you known recently? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot/ [verb] – to be one of the reasons why something happens I am sure that this meeting will contribute to the reinforcement of peace and security all over the world. occur /uh-KUR/ [verb] – (especially of accidents and other unexpected events) to happen If the primary infection is not treated, further outbreaks may occur. massive /MAS-iv/ [adjective] – very large in size, amount, or number We must make massive…
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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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