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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 Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. consistent /kuhn-SIS-tuhnt/ [adjective] – always behaving or happening in a similar, especially positive, way The chef maintained a consistent level of quality in all her dishes. attribute /uh-TRIB-yoot/ [verb] – regard something as being caused by someone or something The success of the project can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of the team. dispute /dih-SPYOOT/ [verb] – challenge or question the accuracy or validity of something Experts in the field dispute the findings, pointing to methodological flaws in the research. formidable /FAWR-mi-duh-buhl/ [adjective] – causing you to have fear or…
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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. What images or ideas come to your mind when you hear the term Tyrannosaurus rex? What do you expect to discover about this dinosaur? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. evolution /ev-uh-LOO-shuhn / [noun] – the way in which living things change and develop over millions of years The evolution of smartphones has transformed communication in the modern era. selection /si-LEK-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of choosing someone or something The selection of a candidate for the job involved a thorough interview process. debate /dih-BEYT/ [noun]…
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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. Can you think of examples of animals that are considered predators? What about prey? Can you provide examples of adaptations that predators and prey might have developed over time? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. survival /ser-VAHY-vuhl/ [noun] – the act or fact of surviving, especially under adverse or unusual circumstances The cheetah’s speed is crucial for its survival in the wild. massive /MAS-iv / [adjective] – very large in scale, amount, or degree The elephant’s massive size is a key feature that helps it intimidate potential predators. contrary /KON-trer-ee/ [adjective]…
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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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Paleontologists uncover evidence of meat-eating dinosaurs

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. predator /PRED-uh-ter/ [noun] – an animal that hunts, kills, and eats other animals The lion is a fierce predator that preys on zebras in the savannah. target /TAHR-git / [verb] – to select as an object of attention or attack The researchers suggested that predators targeted the old, sick, or injured sauropods as their preferred prey. consumption /kuhn-SUHMP-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of using up a resource; in this context, the act of eating or devouring prey The rapid consumption of natural resources poses a threat to the environment. consistent /kuhn-SIS-tuhnt/ [adjective] – unchanging in achievement…
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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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