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What age is ideal for owning a smartphone?

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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 kids in your family own a smartphone? How old were you when you had a cellphone? 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。 issue /ISH-oo/ [noun] – a subject or problem that people are thinking and talking about We thank you for raising the issue. allow /uh-LOU/ [verb] – to give permission for someone to do something, or to not prevent something from happening We cannot allow such behavior to continue. advantage /ad-VAN-tij/ [noun] – a condition giving a greater chance of success Is there any advantage to getting…
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Things we’ve learned so far about hybrid work

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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 work from home? Would you choose a hybrid setup? 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。 conclusion /kuhn-KLOO-zhuhn/ [noun] – the opinion you have after considering all the information about something Don’t rush to a conclusion. decision /dih-SIZH-uhn/ [noun] – a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities We need a decision on this by next week. organization /awr-guh-nuh-ZEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a company or other group of people that works together for a particular purpose The organization has a large annual budget. career /kuh-REER/…
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COP27: Pakistan requests aid for flood survivors

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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。 What natural disasters have happened in your country? Does it often flood in your area? 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。 completely /kuhm-PLEET-lee/ [adverb] – in every way or as much as possible Don’t touch the wall! Wait for the paint to completely dry first. destroy /dih-STROI/ [verb] – to damage something so badly that it cannot be used Many houses were destroyed by the fire. cost /kost/ [noun] – the amount of money needed to buy, do, or make something There is no extra cost for the software….
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Why are executives seeking “emotional intelligence”

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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。 What skill are you good at? Do you have high EQ? 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。 relationship /ri-LEY-shuhn-ship/ [noun] – the way in which two or more people feel and behave toward each other He has a very good relationship with his boss. interview /IN-ter-vyoo/ [noun] – a meeting in which someone asks you questions to see if you are suitable for a job or course I’ve got a job interview tomorrow. skill /skil/ [noun] – an ability to do an activity or job well, especially because you…
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Why a “wellbeing wardrobe” is necessary

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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 like shopping for clothes? What kinds of clothing do you buy often? 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。 wardrobe /WAWR-drohb/ [noun] – all of the clothes that a person owns I want to buy a whole new summer wardrobe. industry /IN-duh-stree/ [noun] – the companies and activities involved in the process of producing goods for sale, especially in a factory or special area The industry is facing a serious labor shortage. require /ri-KWAHYUHR / [verb] – to need something or make something necessary All living beings require…
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Australia sees a “big shift” in reducing plastic wastes

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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。 What plastic products do you use? Do you recycle plastic? 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。 single-use /SING-guhl-YOOS/ [adjective] – used to refer to a product that can be used once and is then thrown away Many single-use containers end up being recycled. waste /weyst/ [noun] – unwanted matter or material of any type, especially what is left after useful substances or parts have been removed The city produces about 15 million tons of household waste per year. national /NASH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – relating to or typical of a whole…
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The “illusion of expertise” that promotes arrogance

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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。 What subject are you good at? Can you answer any questions asked of you? 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。 expert /EK-spurt/ [noun] – a person with a high level of knowledge or skill relating to a particular subject or activity She is an expert in finance. universe /YOO-nuh-vurs / [noun] – everything that exists, esp. all physical matter, including all the stars and planets in space Our world is but a small part of the universe. familiar /fuh-MIL-yer/ [adjective] – easy to recognize because of being seen, met,…
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The hidden overwork that affects so many occupations

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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 go overtime? How often do you go on vacation? 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。 advance /ad-VANS/ [verb] – to go or move something forward, or to develop or improve something He simply wants to advance his own career. career /kuh-REER/ [noun] – the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money He chose banking as a career. typical /TIP-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – showing all the characteristics that you would usually expect from…
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Farmers aim to boost soil health

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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。 Are there many farmers in your country? Would you like to own a farm or live on a farm? 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。 improve /im-PROOV/ [verb] – to (cause something to) get better Kei’s English speaking skills have improved. financial /fi-NAN-shuhl/ [adjective] – relating to money or how money is managed I need some financial advice. quality /KWOL-i-tee/ [noun] – how good or bad something is The food was of poor quality. equipment /ih-KWIP-muhnt/ [noun] – the set of necessary tools, clothing, etc. for a particular purpose…
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Finland wants to change the way that clothing is made

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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 wear clothes that are made of cotton? Where do you buy your clothes? 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。 firm /furm/ [noun] – a company or business They settled with a foreign firm last week. material /muh-TEER-ee-uhl/ [noun] – a physical substance that things can be made from This kind of material absorbs water easily. burn /burn/ [verb] – to be on fire, or to produce flames How did you burn your hand? cotton /KOT-n/ [noun] – the threads that grow around the seeds of a tall…
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