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Simone Biles wins bronze but leaves the competition

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©USA Today Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Are you updated with the Olympics? Please tell me more about it. What sport do you enjoy watching live or on television? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. competition /kom-pi-TISH-uhn/ [noun] – a situation in which someone is trying to win something or be more successful than someone else Mizuki won first place in the poetry competition. unclear /uhn-KLEER/ [adjective] – not sure or certain It is still unclear if the meeting schedule will be changed or not. suffer /SUHF-er/ [verb] – to experience physical or mental pain Anne…
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Simone Biles wins bronze but leaves the competition

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©USA Today Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. withdrawal /with-DRAW-uhl/ [noun] – the state of no longer being involved in something Her withdrawal from the competition was a shock to her teammates. vault /vawlt/ [verb] – (in gymnastics) to leap over a form that was originally intended to mimic a horse The gymnast is an expert in vaulting. lose (one’s) bearings /looz (wuhn’s) BAIR-ings/ [idiom] – to become confused about where you are and where other things are The ship lost its bearings in the storm last night. disclose /dih-SKLOHZ/ [verb] – to make something known publicly, or to show something that…
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Simone Biles wins bronze but leaves the competition

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©USA Today 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 sports do you play? Do you participate in contests? 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。 gymnast /JIM-nuhst/ [noun] – a person who is skilled in gymnastics, often someone who competes in gymnastic competitions Before the accident, Mina was a skilled gymnast. certain /SUR-tn/ [adjective] – knowing that something is true or will happen It is certain we will go to Okinawa this summer. future /FYOO-cher/ [adjective] – a period of time that is to come Sean will surely join future art contests. ago /uh-GOH/ [adverb] –…
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Philippines’ weightlifting fairy bags country’s first Olympic gold medal

Philippines' weightlifting fairy bags country's first Olympic gold medal

©Edgard Garrido 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。 What sport/s do you play? Who is your favorite athlete? 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。 compete /kuhm-PEET/ [verb] – to take part in a race or competition Several students competed in the school’s sports festival. proud /proud/ [adjective] – feeling pleasure and satisfaction because you or people connected with you have done or got something good I’m truly proud of what you have become. experience /k-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [verb] – if you experience something, it happens to you, or you feel it We experienced skiing during…
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Philippines’ weightlifting fairy bags country’s first Olympic gold medal

Philippines' weightlifting fairy bags country's first Olympic gold medal

©Edgard Garrido via Reuters Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. secure /si-KYOOR/ [verb] – to get something, sometimes with difficulty He failed to secure a top position in the company. fund /fuhnd/ [noun] – an amount of money saved, collected, or provided for a particular purpose The Smiths sold their old belongings to raise funds for the charity. undergo /uhn-der-GOH/ [verb] – to experience something that is unpleasant or something that involves a change Kevin underwent several challenges before getting to where he is now. triumph /TRAHY-uhmf/ [noun] – a very great success, achievement, or victory (= when you win a war,…
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Philippines’ weightlifting fairy bags country’s first Olympic gold medal

Philippines' weightlifting fairy bags country's first Olympic gold medal

©Edgard Garrido via Reuters Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What sport/s are you good at? What do you think is the most popular sport in the world? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. victory /VIK-tuh-ree/ [noun] – an occasion when you win a game, competition, election, war, etc. or the fact that you have won The team’s victory has brought pride to the country. category /KAT-i-gawr-ee/ [noun] – (in a system for dividing things according to appearance, quality, etc.) a type, or a group of things having some features that are the same Which category does…
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Pacquiao, Spence to face this August in Las Vegas

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©Manny Pacquiao via Instagram (@MannyPacquiao) Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. clash /klash/ [verb] – if two people or teams clash in a sports competition or race, they compete seriously against each other The two basketball teams clash for the championship title. bout /bout/ [noun] – a boxing or wrestling match Being a world champion, he is expected to win most of his bouts. hiatus /hahy-EY-tuhs/ [noun] – a short pause in which nothing happens The band confirmed its comeback after a one-year hiatus. unanimous /yoo-NAN-uh-muhs/ [adjective] – in complete agreement or showing complete agreement He was elected as president by a…
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