Tag Archive: world news – expert

What age is ideal for owning a smartphone?

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. ubiquitous /yoo-BIK-wi-tuhs/ [adjective] – seeming to be everywhere Coffee shops are ubiquitous these days. unleash /uhn-LEESH / [verb] – to let happen or begin something powerful that, once begun, cannot be controlled The war could unleash unstoppable political and economic changes. sin /sin/ [noun] – the offense of breaking, or the breaking of, a religious or moral law One sin opens the door for another. conclusive /kuhn-KLOO-siv/ [adjective] – proving that something is true, or ending any doubt: The evidence is not conclusive. susceptible /suh-SEP-tuh-buhl/ [adjective] – easily influenced or harmed by something Children are more…
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COP27: Pakistan requests aid for flood survivors

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. reparation /rep-uh-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – payment for harm or damage The government agreed to pay reparations to the earthquake victims. brunt /bruhnt/ [noun] – the main force of something unpleasant These days, young people bear the brunt of unemployment. mired /mahyuhrd/ [adjective] – to be involved in a difficult situation, especially for a long period of time The nation was mired in recession. submerge /suhb-MURJ/ [verb] – to go below the surface of an area of water A skilled diver can submerge at depths of up to 243 meters. susceptible /suh-SEP-tuh-buhl/ [adjective] – easily influenced or harmed by something The…
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Why are executives seeking “emotional intelligence”?

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. résumé /REZ–oo-mey/ [noun] – a short written description of your education, qualifications, previous jobs, and sometimes also your personal interests, that you send to an employer when you are trying to get a job Your resume should highlight your skills and achievements. leadership /LEE-der-ship/ [noun] – the position or fact of being the leader He is a manager capable of leadership. workplace /WURK-PLEYS/ [noun] – a place where people do their jobs The survey asks workers about facilities in their workplace. productivity /proh-duhk-TIV-i-tee/ [noun] – the rate at which a company or country makes goods, usually…
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Why a “wellbeing wardrobe” is necessary

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unsustainable /uhn-suh-STEY-nuh-buhl/ [adjective] – causing damage to the environment by using more of something than can be replaced naturally Unsustainable fishing methods should not continue. sector /SEK-ter / [noun] – one of the areas into which the economic activity of a country is divided The banking sector has lost a lot of money. consumption /kuhn-SUHMP-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of using, eating, or drinking something Water consumption decreased during the winter. disposable /dih-SPOH-zuh-buhl/ [adjective] – a disposable product is intended to be thrown away after use. She was wearing a disposable diaper. transition /tran-ZISH-uhn/ [noun] –…
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Australia sees a “big shift” in reducing plastic wastes

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. outlaw /OUT-law/ [verb] – to make something illegal or unacceptable The new law will outlaw smoking in public areas. cutlery /KUHT-luh-ree/ [noun] – knives, forks, and spoons used for eating food The newlywed couple received a whole set of silver cutlery as a gift. legislative /LEJ-is-ley-tiv/ [adjective] – relating to laws and the process of making laws There has been no legislative action on either suggestion. polystyrene /pol-ee-STAHY-reen/ [noun] – a light, usually white plastic used especially for putting around delicate objects inside containers to protect them from damage, or for putting around something to prevent…
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The “illusion of expertise” that promotes arrogance

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. knowledgeable /NOL-i-juh-buhl/ [adjective] – knowing a lot She’s very knowledgeable about art. phenomenon /fi-NOM-uh-non/ [noun] – something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting A rainbow is a natural phenomenon. illusion /ih-LOO-zhuhn/ [noun] – an idea or belief that is not true They were under the illusion that the company was doing well. toddler /TOD-ler/ [noun] – a young child, especially one who is learning or has recently learned to walk The toddler tried to walk but kept falling down. exaggerate /ig-ZAJ-uh-reyt / [verb] – to make something seem…
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The hidden overwork that affects so many occupations

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. norm /nawrm/ [noun ] – an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with In a decade, it may be the norm. downside /DOUN-sahyd/ [noun] – a disadvantage of a situation The downside to living here, of course, is that it is expensive. duration /doo-REY-shuhn/ [noun] – the length of time that something lasts The course is three years in duration. technically /TEK-nik-lee / [adverb] – according to an exact understanding of rules, facts, etc. Even if it were technically possible, we do not have the money to do…
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Farmers aim to boost soil health

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Vocabulary I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. advocate /AD-vuh-keyt/ [verb] – to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something Many people advocate expanding the number of gyms for improved health. degradation /deg-ruh-DEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the process in which the beauty or quality of something is destroyed or spoiled Weak nutrients and drought are two of the main causes of soil degradation. plow /plou/ [noun] – a large farming tool with blades that dig into the earth, or a large, curved blade fixed to the front of a vehicle that moves snow or sand The soil had been turned…
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Finland wants to change the way that clothing is made

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. dump /duhmp/ [verb] – to put down or drop something in a careless way He dumped the bags on the table. agenda /uh-JEN-duh/ [noun] – a list of aims or possible future achievements Let’s proceed to the next item on the agenda. elimination /ih-lim-uh-NEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the process of removing something The elimination of unemployment is still our goal. component /kuhm-POH-nuhnt/ [noun] – a part that combines with other parts to form something bigger Our software is becoming a standard component of many computer systems. subsequently /SUHB-si-kwuhnt-lee / [adverb] – after something else The original interview…
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More than half of the palm trees in the world are endangered

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. extinct /ik-STINGKT/ [adjective] – not now existing Many animals and birds are now extinct. evaluate /ih-VAL-yoo-eyt/ [verb] – to judge or calculate the quality, importance, amount, or value of something How do we evaluate their performance? pose /pohz/ [verb] – to cause something, especially a problem or difficulty They pose a serious threat to security. prompt /prompt / [verb] – to make something happen Recent health concerns for the president have prompted discussion about his political future. vulnerable /VUHL-ner-uh-buhl/ [adjective] – able to be easily physically or mentally hurt, influenced, or attacked Children are the most…
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