Tag Archive: world news – beginner

Severe weather causes floods, power outages, and high winds

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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。 Have you experienced extreme weather conditions? Is it important for communities to be prepared for extreme weather events? 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。 experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [verb] – if you experience something, it happens to you, or you feel it Sarah experienced working in a busy restaurant kitchen, she learned to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. flood /fluhd/ [noun] – an overflowing of water onto land that is usually dry The heavy rain caused a flood, making it difficult for people to travel. speed /speed/ [noun] – the rate at…
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Cruise explorers go viral on social media

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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。 Have you ever heard about the Ultimate World Cruise before? Have you ever been on a cruise 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。 cruise /krooz / [noun] – a journey on a large ship for pleasure, typically including stops at different ports We booked a cruise for our summer vacation, visiting various tropical islands. incredible /in-KRED-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – unbelievable or extraordinary, beyond what is ordinary or usual The magic show was incredible, leaving the audience in awe of the illusionist’s skills. couple /KUHP-uhl/ [noun] – two people who…
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Hot weather accelerates turtle hatching in the Peruvian Amazon

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©REUTERS/Alfredo Galarza 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。 Have you ever heard of “taricayas” before? Do you know what type of thing or animal “taricayas” refers to? 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。 protect /pruh-TEKT/ [verb] – to keep something or someone safe from harm or damage Parents must do their best to protect their children from danger. effect /ih-FEKT/ [noun] – a change that results from a specific action or cause The new law had a positive effect on the environment by reducing pollution. heat /heet / [noun] – the quality of being hot;…
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Hidden Emperor Penguin colonies discovered in Antarctic

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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 where penguins primarily live, and what kind of environment they are adapted to? Have you heard or read anything about penguins facing challenges or changes in their environment? 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。 penguin /peng-gwin/ [noun] – a flightless bird native to the Southern Hemisphere, especially Antarctica, known for its upright stance and distinctive black-and-white plumage The zoo organized a special exhibit featuring adorable penguins from Antarctica. adaptive /uh-DAP-tiv / [adjective] – having the ability to adjust or change behavior in response to different conditions…
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Guinness World Records reviews title for World’s Oldest Dog

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©REUTERS/Catarina Demony 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。 Have you ever heard of or read about extraordinary achievements or records held by individuals or animals? Do you follow Guinness World Records (GWR) and the records they feature? 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。 title /TAHYT-l / [noun] – a name or label given to something, often to indicate its specific status, position, or achievement She earned the title of “Employee of the Month” for her outstanding performance at work. name /neym/ [verb] – to identify or specify The detective used fingerprints to name the suspect…
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Decline in Indian student numbers impacts Canadian universities

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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。 Have you ever considered studying abroad? Have you heard of instances where political issues between countries influenced students’ decisions to study abroad? 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。 decrease /DEE-krees/ [noun] – a reduction The decrease in temperature signaled the arrival of winter. apply /uh-PLAHY/ [verb] – to request something, usually officially, especially in writing or by sending in a form She applied for a scholarship by submitting a detailed application and supporting documents. involve /in-VOLV/ [verb] – to have a connection or association with certain actions or events…
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Benito the giraffe begins 50-hour journey to new safari home in Mexico’s Puebla

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©REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez 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。 Are you familiar with a giraffe named Benito? Do you think Benito might have any special abilities? 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。 face /feys/ [verb] – to confront or experience something challenging or difficult She had to face her fear of heights when climbing the mountain. southeast /south-EEST/ [adjective] – the direction between south and east The sun rises in the southeast every morning. suitable /SOO-tuh-buhl/ [adjective] – appropriate or fitting for a particular purpose or condition The comfortable shoes were suitable for a long…
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Harbin’s enchanting Ice Festival draws record crowds and sparkles with winter magic

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©REUTERS/Tingshu Wang 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。 Have you ever heard about an event called the Ice Festival? Have you ever participated in snow activities? 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。 border /BAWR-der/ [noun] – the line separating two countries or areas The river forms a natural border between the two countries. sculpture /SKUHLP-cher / [noun] – the art of forming solid objects that represent a thing, person, idea, etc. out of a material such as wood, clay, metal, or stone, or an object made in this way The artist displayed a beautiful sculpture…
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Companies brace for environmental cleanup costs in 2024

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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。 Have you ever heard about something called the “polluter pays” doctrine? Do you know what happens when companies contribute to environmental pollution? 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。 environmental /en-vahy-ruhn-MUHN-tl/ [adjective] – relating to the surroundings, especially in the context of the natural world. The environmental impact of the factory’s waste was significant. inexpensive /in-ik-SPEN-siv/ [adjective] – not costing a lot of money She found an inexpensive dress for the party that fit her budget. expect /ik-SPEKT/ [verb] – to anticipate or look forward to something happening We expect…
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KTOZ Shelter’s “Operation Frost” rescues 120 homeless dogs from bitter cold in Krakow, Poland

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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 have shelters for homeless animals in your area? Have you seen any stories about animal shelters on social media? 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。 deal with /deel with/ [phrasal verb] – to take action in order to solve a problem or handle a situation The manager had to deal with a difficult customer complaint. temporary /TEM-puh-rer-ee/ [adjective] – lasting for a limited time We stayed in a temporary shelter until our house was repaired. extremely /ik-STREEM-lee / [adverb] – to a very great degree; very The…
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