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Japan advises 37 million people turn off their lights

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©GETTY IMAGES via 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。 How is the temperature/weather today in your city? When do you turn off the lights in your house? 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。 advise /ad-VAHYZ/ [verb] – to give someone advice I advise you to bring an umbrella when going outside. predict /pri-DIKT/ [verb] – to say what you think will happen in the future The weather forecast predicts rain in the afternoon. electricity /ih-lek-TRIS-i-tee/ [noun] – a form of energy that can be produced in several ways and that provides power to…
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Jumbo Floating restaurant towed out of Aberdeen harbor

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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 a favorite restaurant? Do you know where your favorite restaurant is? 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。 sad /SAD/ [adjective] – unhappy She clearly felt sad to see this day end. favorite /FEYV-rit/ [adjective] – best liked or most enjoyed She is my favorite character. close /KLOHZ / [verb ] – to change from being open to not being open, or to cause something to do this I asked Tom to close the door. queen /KWEEN/ [noun] – a woman who rules a country because she…
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UK Met Office researchers say there is “fifty-fifty chance” of breaching the 1.5C warming limit

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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 is the weather today? Do you drink plenty of water? 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。 recent /REE-suhnt/ [adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago The recent storms have damaged the crops. quantity /KWON-ti-tee / [noun] – the amount or number of something, especially that can be measured A large quantity of beer was sold. atmosphere /AT-muhs-feer/ [noun] – the mixture of gases around the earth Toxic gases are released into the atmosphere by these factories. effect /ih-FEKT/ [noun] – the result of a particular…
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The Maldives’ floating city starts to take shape

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© Waterstudio.NL/Dutch Docklands via 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 seen a floating city? Describe the city you live in. 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。 float /floht/ [verb] – to stay on the surface of a liquid and not sink Some leaves were floating on the lake. balcony /BAL-kuh-nee/ [noun] – an area with a wall or bars around it that is joined to the outside wall of a building on an upper level Try having breakfast on the balcony. It’s a great experience. multicolored /MUHL-ti-kuhl-erd/ [adjective] – having several…
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Is remote work rapidly closing?

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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 online meetings? Do you love working from 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。 online /ON-LAHYN/ [adjective] – connected by computer to one or more other computers or networks, as through a commercial electronic information service or the internet. I’ll send you the link to our online forum. meeting /MEE-ting/ [noun] – a planned occasion when people come together, either in person or online (using the internet), to discuss something We’ve got a meeting at two and it’s almost one-thirty now. new /NYOO/ [adjective] – recently…
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UK forestry industry organization advises that tree planting must triple to reach environmental targets

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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 tried planting? How was your planting experience? 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。 reach /reech/ [verb] – to get to a particular level, especially a high one Today’s temperature is expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius. create /kree-EYT/ [verb] – to cause something to exist, or to make something new or imaginative 200 jobs are expected to be created by the new hotel. property /PROP-er-tee/ [noun] – a building or area of land, or both together He has a number of properties in Manila. environment /en-VAHY-ruhn-muhnt/ [noun]…
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Father’s Day 2022

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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 celebrate Father’s Day? What do you enjoy doing the most with your father? 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。 hardworking /HAHRD-WUR-king/ [adjective] – always putting a lot of effort and care into your work Liam is a hardworking and energetic student. heartwarming /HAHRT-wawr-ming/ [adjective] – causing feelings of pleasure and happiness My friend’s handwritten letters were heartwarming. moment /MOH-muhnt/ [noun] – a special time or opportunity Enjoy every moment of your birthday! You can only celebrate it once a year. set up /set uhp/ [phrasal verb] –…
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Black birdwatcher to host his own National Geographic show

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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 birds? Do you want to be popular? 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。 appear /uh-PEER/ [verb] – to start to be seen or to be present The bird appears in the sky. first /FURST/ [adjective] – (a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance This is my first visit to New York. explore /ik-SPLAWR/ [verb] – to search and discover (about something) The wolves explore the forest. half /HAHF/ [noun, pronoun, predeterminer, adjective, adverb] – either of the two…
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UN to act in response to possible famine in Somalia

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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 is your favorite food? Have you ever skipped any meals? 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。 worst /wurst/ [adjective] – of the lowest quality, or the most unpleasant, difficult, or severe This is the worst storm we’ve had this year. population /pop-yuh-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – all the people living in a particular country, area, or place This city has a population of more than 200,000. international /in-ter-NASH-uh-nl/ [adjective] – involving more than one country My father works for an international company. experience /ik-SPEER-ee-uhns/ [verb] – if you experience something,…
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The end of “mandatory fun” at the workplace

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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 attending events? What was the most recent event you attended 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。 beat /beet/ [verb] – to defeat or do better than Mon always beats me at basketball. culture /KUHL-cher/ [noun] – the attitudes, behavior, opinions, etc. of a particular group of people within society Could you tell me some more about your company culture? entertainment /en-ter-TEYN-muhnt/ [noun] – shows, movies, television, or other performances or activities that entertain people, or a performance of this type This town offers little in…
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