Tag Archive: science & technology

Should you sing if you have a cold?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. sinus /SAHY-nuhs/ [noun] – any of the spaces inside the head that are connected to the back of the nose The treatment for acute sinusitis often involves the use of nasal decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. laryngitis /lar-uhn-JAHY-tis / [noun] – a painful swelling of the larynx, usually caused by an infection Chronic laryngitis can lead to hoarseness, a persistent cough, and difficulty speaking. inflammation /in-fluh-MEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a red, painful, and often swollen area in or on a part of your body Chronic inflammation has been linked to various diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and…
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Should you sing if you have a cold?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you ever performed in front of a large audience? If so, how did you feel, and what was the experience like? If not, would you like to try it? What precautions can you take to avoid catching a cold, and what should you do if you do get sick? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. survival /SER-vahy-vuhl/ [noun] – the fact of a person, organization, etc. continuing to live or exist The survival of the species depends on their ability to adapt to changing environments. specialist /SPESH-uh-list/ [noun] – someone…
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Research on diseases using Avatar film’s motion capture technology

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you like watching science fiction films? Why or why not? Can you describe the sensory experience of watching 3D films? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. trace /treys/ [verb] – to find someone or something that was lost They traced where the money came from, and it was stolen from the company. primarily /prahy-MAIR-uh-lee/ [adverb] – mainly The school primarily focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education. movement /MOOV-muhnt/ [noun] – a change of position The movements of the dancers were graceful and smooth while the live music played….
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Research on diseases using Avatar film’s motion capture technology

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. severity /suh-VER-i-tee/ [noun] – seriousness The severity of the storm was unexpected and caused widespread damage. disorder /dis-AWR-der / [noun] – an illness of the mind or body He was diagnosed with a disorder that affects his ability to process emotions. clinical /KLIN-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – used to refer to medical work or teaching that relates to the examination and treatment of ill people The doctor recommended a clinical trial for the new medication as a last resort. diagnosis /dahy-uhg-NOH-sis/ [noun] – a judgment about what a particular illness or problem is, made after examining it: After…
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Research on diseases using Avatar film’s motion capture technology

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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 science-fiction movies? Have you already watched the movie Avatar? 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。 technology /tek-NOL-uh-jee/ [noun] – (the study and knowledge of) the practical, especially industrial, use of scientific discoveries The new technology in the car allowed for hands-free driving. surprising /ser-PRAHY-zing/ [adjective] – unexpected It was surprising to learn that he had been secretly saving money for a year. character /KAR-ik-ter / [noun] – person represented in a movie, play, or story In the protagonist of the novel, the author created a complex…
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How your brain is controlled by gut microbes

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. outnumber /out-NUHM-ber/ [verb] – to be greater in number than someone or something The number of ants in the colony far outnumbers the humans on Earth. profound /pruh-FOUND/ [adjective] – felt or experienced very strongly or in an extreme way: The impact of the loss was profound, leaving a deep emotional scar on the survivors. immune /ih-MYOON/ [adjective] – protected against a particular disease by particular substances in the blood The patient’s body was immune to the antibiotics, rendering them ineffective in treating the infection. supplement /SUHP-luh-muhnt/ [noun] – something that is added to something else…
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How your brain is controlled by gut microbes

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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 depression a common mental health condition? Do you buy products with probiotics? 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。 suggest /suhg-JEST/ [verb] – to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider I would suggest going for a walk to clear your mind. result /ri-ZUHLT/ [noun] – something that happens or exists because of something else The result of the experiment was not what we had expected. condition /kuhn-DISH-uhn/ [noun] – the particular state that something or someone is in The condition of the old…
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How your brain is controlled by gut microbes

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some common treatment options for depression? Do you think physical health affects depression? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. cell /sel/ [noun] – the smallest basic unit of a human,plant, or animal The nucleus of a cell stores DNA. discovery /dih-SKUHV-uh-ree/ [noun] – the process of finding information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time, or the thing that is found The discovery of the new planet was a major breakthrough in the field of astronomy. sophisticated /suh-FIS-ti-key-tid/ [adjective] – intelligent or made in a complicated…
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