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How to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some ways that you personally preserve food at home? Are you interested in learning more about new and emerging food preservation technologies? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prevention /pri-VEN-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of stopping something from happening or of stopping someone from doing something Prevention is better than cure, so it’s important to take steps to avoid getting sick. mankind /MAN-kahynd/ [noun] – the whole of the human race, including both men and women Mankind has been exploring outer space for decades, but…
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How to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables

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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 it a challenge for you to preserve food? What is your favorite food? 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。 waste /weyst/ [noun] – unwanted matter or material of any type, especially what is left after useful substances or parts have been removed Putting paper in the recycling bin helps reduce waste. challenge /CHAL-inj/ [noun] – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests a person’s ability Learning a new language is a big…
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How to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. stakes /steyk/ [noun] – a sum of money or something else of value gambled on the outcome of a risky game or venture The city continues to wager large stakes on airline stock. emission /ih-MISH-uhn/ [noun] – an amount of gas, heat, light, etc. that is sent out The emission of greenhouse gases from industrial processes has been linked to climate change. outweigh /out-WEY/ [verb] – to be greater or more important than something else The potential benefits of the new policy far outweigh the potential drawbacks. commonly /KOM-uhn-lee/ [adverb] – often or usually Commonly, the term…
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The fundamental link between self-awareness and motivation

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. inadequacy /in-AD-i-kwuh-see/ [noun] – the fact that something is not good enough or is too small in amount The sense of inadequacy that he felt after not getting the promotion was overwhelming and affected his confidence. assumption /uh-SUHMP-shuhn/ [noun] – something that you accept as true without question or proof The assumption that technology will solve all our problems without considering the social implications can lead to unforeseen consequences. align /uh-LAHYN/ [verb] – to be the same or similar, or to agree with each other; to make two things do this To achieve success in a…
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The fundamental link between self-awareness and motivation

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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 motivation important in order to reach your goals? Can innate desire to grow and learn affect our motivation? 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。 concentrate /KON-suhn-treyt/ [verb] – to direct your attention or your efforts toward a particular activity, subject, or problem When you’re studying, it’s important to concentrate on the task at hand so you can learn the material effectively. challenge /CHAL-inj/ [noun] – (the situation of being faced with) something that needs great mental or physical effort in order to be done successfully and therefore tests…
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The fundamental link between self-awareness and motivation

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are some common reasons for feeling unmotivated? How can you create a motivating environment to boost productivity? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. motivation /moh-tuh-VEy-shuhn/ [noun] – enthusiasm for doing something Lack of motivation was the reason he couldn’t complete the project on time. factor /FAK-ter / [noun] – a fact or situation that influences the result of something The weather was a major factor in the decision to cancel the outdoor event. latter /LAT-er/ [noun] – the second of two people, things, or groups previously mentioned She was torn…
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Why aren’t comfort foods the same?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. contradiction /kon-truh-DIK-shuhn/ [noun] – the fact of something being the complete opposite of something else or very different from something else, so that one of them must be wrong That’s a contradiction of what you just said. turmoil /TUR-moil/ [noun] – a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder Her mind was in a state of constant turmoil. comforting /KUHM-fer-ting / [adjective] – making you feel less sad or worried Hot soup is very comforting on a cold winter’s day. pinpoint /PIN-point / [verb] – to discover or establish something exactly It’s difficult to pinpoint the cause…
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