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A guide to Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft

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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 you interested in learning about space? Would you like to be a space tourist? 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。 vehicle /VEE-i-kuhl/ [noun] – a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, used for transporting people or goods, especially on land Are you the driver of this vehicle? concentrate /KON-suhn-treyt / [verb] – to direct your attention or your efforts toward a particular activity, subject, or problem I can’t concentrate on my work. provide /pruh-VAHYD/ [veb] – to give someone something that they need I’ll provide food for…
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CDC updates its travel advisories list

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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。 When was your last travel? To what country do you want to go when COVID-19 ends? 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。 encourage /en-KUHR-ij/ [verb] – to make someone more likely to do something, or to make something more likely to happen The teacher encourages her students to join the quiz bee. type /tahyp/ [noun] – a particular group of people or things that share similar characteristics and form a smaller division of a larger set There are many types of music, but rock is my favorite. organization /awr-guh-nuh-ZEY-shuhn/…
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Climate change: Israel to reduce emissions by 85% by the middle of the century

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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。 How do you go to work/school? Do you use renewable energy at home? 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。 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. waste /weyst/ [noun] – unwanted matter or material of any type, especially what is left after useful substances or parts have been removed Farmers feed kitchen waste to the pigs. efficient /ih-FISH-uhnt / [adjective] – working or operating…
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Hurricane Ida news: Louisiana residents suffer from power outage

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©The Indian Express 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。 Has a hurricane struck your country before? What do you do when there is a power outage in your city? 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。 state /steyt/ [noun] – a part of a large country with its own government, such as in Germany, Australia, or the US I live in the state of California. rescue /RES-kyoo/ [noun] – the act of helping someone out of a dangerous or unpleasant situation Rescue attempts were delayed due to the storm. damage /DAM-ij/ [noun] – harm or injury…
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Climate change: Wales plans to construct 20,000 low-carbon social housing units

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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 think your home is eco-friendly? Do you know about green technology? 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。 announce /uh-NOUNS/ [verb] – to tell people new information, especially officially I was picked on to announce the bad news. opportunity /op-er-TOO-ni-tee/ [noun] – a chance to do something good When an opportunity is neglected, it never comes back to you. bold /bohld/ [adjective] – strong in color or shape The house has a bold design. environmental /en-VAHY-ruhn-muhnt-tuhl/ [adjective] – relating to the environment Environmental problems directly affect the quality…
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A judge gives a 7 day sentence to a woman for walking on thermal features in Yellowstone National Park

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©CNN 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 parks in your city? When do you usually visit parks? 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。 directly /dih-REKT-lee/ [adverb] – without anything else being involved or in between She does not like it when the sun shines directly in her eyes. despite /dih-SPAHYT/ [prepostition] – without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by We still enjoyed the day despite the bad weather. visitor /VIZi-ter/ [noun] – someone who visits a person or place We welcomed visitors from the city today. fine /fahyn/…
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Taiwan approves use of domestically-developed COVID-19 vaccine despite criticisms

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©BBC News 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 already been vaccinated? What is the most used COVID-19 vaccine in your country? 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。 emergency /ih-MUR-juhn-see/ [adjective] – intended to help deal with an emergency These extra computers are for emergency purposes only. party /PAHR-tee/ [noun] – an organization of people with particular political beliefs that competes in elections to try to win positions in local or national government Nikki was elected as the party leader in 2010. possible /POS-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – that might or might not happen There is…
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Members of Parliament say that charging fees for electric vehicles must be reasonable

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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 already seen an electric car? How long do you think it takes to charge an electric car at a charging station? 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。 public /PUHB-lik/ [adjective] – relating to or involving people in general, rather than being limited to a particular group of people The government aims to improve public services, especially education. financial /fi-NAN-shuhl/ [adjective] – relating to money or how money is managed Their new business partners have been experiencing financial difficulties. provide /pruh-vahyd/ [verb] – to give someone something…
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What causes flash floods in extreme weather?

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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。 When is the rainy season in your country? Do you like the rainy season? 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。 flash flood /flash fluhd / [noun] – a sudden and severe flood A flash flood swept through the area a couple of years ago. warning /WAWR-ning/ [noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future Doctors issued a warning against eating any fish caught in the river. damage /DAM-ij/ [noun] – harm or injury The damage to the car…
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Former hospital staff in Australia under investigation for being a fake doctor

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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。 When was the last time you have been to a hospital? Have you heard any news about fake doctors? 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。 staff /stahf/ [noun] – the group of people who work for an organization The hospital staff works well together. register /REJ-uh-ster/ [verb] – to put information, especially your name, into an official list or record You can register for the contest here. document /DOK-yuh-muhnt/ [noun] – a paper or set of papers with written or printed information, especially of an official type Could you…
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