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Wordle is the internet’s newest fan-favorite game

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©Josh Wardle via powerlanguage Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How do you usually spend your free time? How often do you play internet games? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. clue /kloo/ [noun] – a sign or some information that helps you to find the answer to a problem, question, or mystery I need to study the clues to solve this puzzle. obsession /uhb-SESH-uhn/ [noun] – something or someone that you think about all the time Elle has a chocolate obsession. invention /in-VEN-shuhn/ [noun] – something that has never been made before, or the process of…
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Wordle is the internet’s newest fan-favorite game

©Josh Wardle via powerlanguage 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 some popular word games in your country? Do you enjoy solving puzzles? 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。 solve /solve/ [verb] – to find an answer to a problem Ben helped me to solve the word problem. challenging /CHAL-in-jing / [adjective] – difficult, in a way that tests your ability or determination Ronald finds his homework challenging. encourage /en-KUR-ij/ [verb] – to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen Sheena always encourages me to join…
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Wordle is the internet’s newest fan-favorite game

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©Josh Wardle via powerlanguage Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. brainchild /BREYN-chahyld / [noun] – an original idea, plan, or invention Coca-Cola was the brainchild of Mr. Robinson. avid /AV-id/ [adjective] – extremely eager or interested Laura is an avid manga reader. amid /uh-MID/ [preposition] – in the middle of or surrounded by They try to minimize their expenses amid rising food prices. chaotic /key-OT-ik/ [adjective] – in a state of chaos They lived during a chaotic time. perseverance /pur-suh-VEER-uhns/ [noun] – continued effort to do or achieve something, even when this is difficult or takes a long time It took a…
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Honey is a superfood for insects

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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 honey? What superfood do 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。 advantage /ad-VAN-tij/ [noun] – a good feature that makes something better than similar things Flexible working hours have advantages for both employers and employees. consider /kuhn-SID-er/ [verb] – to spend time thinking about a possibility or making a decision Have you considered what you’ll do if you aren’t hired? publish /PUHB-lish / [verb] – to make information available to people, especially in a book, magazine, or newspaper, or to produce and sell a book,…
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Honey is a superfood for insects

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. combat /KOM-bat/ [verb] – to try to stop something unpleasant or harmful from happening or increasing I have to combat the want to eat chocolate all the time. nutritional /noo-TRISH-uhn-nl/ [adjective] – relating to nutrition When preparing meals, you need to think about variety and taste as well as nutritional value. plethora /PLETH-er-uh / [noun] – a very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want, or can deal with There’s a plethora of books available regarding the universe. tolerance /TOL-er-uhns/ [noun] – the ability to deal with something unpleasant or annoying,…
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Honey is a superfood for insects

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you put honey in your tea? Why or why not? What are the health benefits of honey? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. functional /FUHNGK-shuh-nl/ [adjective] – designed to be practical and useful rather than attractive Our furniture isn’t very expensive, but it is functional. boost /boost/ [verb] – to improve or increase something Eating healthy food boosts the immune system. infection /in-FEK-shuhn/ [noun] – a condition in which bacteria or viruses that cause disease have entered the body To limit the danger of infection, wrap the wound in a…
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Thriving wildlife in deserted areas around Fukushima

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©University of Georgia 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 wild animal? Do you think you are friendly to the environment? 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 or animals of a particular type or group who live in one country, area, or place The elephant population is declining. discover /dih-SKUHV-er/ [noun] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time The scientists finally discovered a cure for the disease. harmful /HAHRM-fuhl/ [adjective] – causing or likely to cause harm You…
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