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Energy-storing bricks: A new renewable energy potential

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© The D’Arcy Laboratory in Washington via CNN Pre-reading questions: Do you try to save energy? Do you recycle? Vocabulary: find /fahynd/ [verb] — to discover, especially where a thing or person is, either unexpectedly or by searching, or to discover where to get or how to achieve something They found out that Alyssa went to the US. magazine /MAG-uh-zeen/ [noun] — a type of thin book with large pages and a paper cover that contains articles and photographs and is published every week or month The international boyband, BTS, was featured on TIME Magazine. pump /puhmp/ [verb] — to force liquid or gas to move somewhere Did you know…
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Energy-storing bricks: A new renewable energy potential

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© The D’Arcy Laboratory in Washington via CNN Vocabulary: embed /em-BED/ [verb] — to fix something firmly into a substance The arrow embedded itself in the tree trunk. advance /ad-VANS/ [verb] — move forward The troop of soldiers advanced to the military camp later that afternoon. porous /PAWR-uhs/ [adjective] — something that is porous has many small holes, so liquid or air can pass through, especially slowly Some rocks are porous; some are not. component /kuhm-POH-nuhnt/ [noun] — a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger Water is a mixture of the chemical components hydrogen and oxygen atoms. commercially /kuh-MUR-shuhl-lee/ [adverb] — in a way that relates…
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Google Doodle reminder: wear masks and save lives

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© Google Doodle via independent.co.uk Pre-reading questions: Do you often use Google? Do you always use face masks when you go out? Vocabulary: different /DIF-er-uhnt/ [adjective] not the same Today we will use a different book. kind /kahynd/ [noun] a group with similar characteristics, or a particular type What kind of movie do you like? each other /eech UHTH-er/ [pronoun] used to show that each person in a group of two or more people does something to the others Stella and Amelia send gifts to each other every Christmas. click /klik/ [verb] to carry out a computer operation by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard Please click the…
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Google Doodle reminder: wear masks and save lives

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© Google Doodle via independent.co.uk Pre-reading questions: Do you follow social distancing? What sites do you usually visit? Vocabulary: maintain /meyn-TEYN/ [verb] to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less Vitamin A helps us to maintain good eyesight. variety /vuh-RAHY-i-tee/ [noun] the characteristic of often changing and being different The milk tea cafe offers a wide variety of flavors. redirect /ree-di-REKT/ [verb] to change the direction of something, especially to send a letter to a new address I think the URL is broken. It won’t redirect me to the website. decrease /dih-KREES/ [verb] to become less, or to make something become less The statistics…
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Google Doodle reminder: Wear masks and save lives

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© Google Doodle via independent.co.uk Vocabulary: urge /urj/ [verb] ⁠— to strongly advise or try to persuade someone to do a particular thing Madison urged her husband to give up smoking. assortment /uh-SAWRT-muhnt/ [noun] ⁠— a group of different types of something The shop has a wide assortment of designs to choose from. observe /uhb-ZURV/ [verb] ⁠— to obey a law, rule, or custom Observe proper streaming on YouTube for your views to be counted. platform /PLAT-fawrm/ [noun] ⁠— a method of communication or entertainment, for example television, radio, or the internet You can use different social media platforms to spread your message across. public service /PUHB-lik SUR-vis/ [noun] ⁠—…
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Pittsburgh International Airport tests UV robot cleaners to fight COVID-19

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© Photo: Pittsburgh International Airport Vocabulary: intensified /in-TEN-suh-fahyd/ [adjective] something that has become stronger or faster, or more intense The intensified training sessions were made after receiving several bad results from the previous ones. intervention /in-ter-VEN-shuhn/ [noun] the action of becoming intentionally involved in a difficult situation, in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse Kyle’s last intervention for his business proposal was a success. establish /ih-STAB-lish/ [verb] to start something that will last for a long time, or to create or set something in a particular way To establish several professions that will result in good progress is Miya’s great desire. association /uh-soh-see-EY-shuhn/ [noun] the fact…
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Pittsburgh International Airport tests UV robot cleaners to fight COVID-19

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© Photo: Pittsburgh International Airport Pre-reading questions: What electronic devices do you use to clean your house or room? Do you believe that robots were made for a better life? Why or why not? Vocabulary: robot /ROH-buht/ [noun] a machine controlled by a computer that is used to perform jobs automatically Kris said that it was his first time to see a robot, and it was scary. protection /pruh-TEK-shuhn/ [noun] the act of protecting or state of being protected The government agencies will offer better security and protection to keep all the important files safe. potential /puh-TEN-shuhl/ [adjective] the possibility of something developing or happening in a particular way A…
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