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Scientists issue urgent warning on impending AMOC collapse and climate crisis

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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。 Is your country currently experiencing environmental issues? Do you think the daily changes in weather, like sunny or rainy days, can affect the overall climate in the long term? 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。 pattern /PAT-ern/ [noun] – a particular way in which something is done, is organized, or happens The company noticed a pattern of declining sales during the winter months, year after year. recent /REE-suhnt/ [adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago The company implemented recent changes to its website design to improve…
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Scientists issue urgent warning on impending AMOC collapse and climate crisis

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are greenhouse gas emissions? What are some current environmental issues that your country is experiencing? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. crucial /KROO-shuhl/ [adjective] – extremely important or necessary Proper communication is crucial for effective teamwork and project success. disrupt /dis-RUHPT/ [verb] – to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected The power outage disrupted the entire neighborhood’s electricity supply, causing inconvenience to residents. critical /KRIT-i-kuhl/ [adjective] – of the greatest importance to the way things might happen The scientist emphasized the…
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Scientists issue urgent warning on impending AMOC collapse and climate crisis

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. gulf /guhlf / [noun] – a specific ocean current known as the “Gulf Stream” The Gulf Stream is a powerful ocean current that influences weather patterns and climate in the North Atlantic. emission /ih-MISH-uhn / [noun] – an amount of gas, heat, light, etc. that is sent out The emission of greenhouse gases from vehicles contributes to global warming and climate change. tip /tip/ [noun] – critical point or threshold where a significant change or collapse could occur As climate change intensifies, scientists are increasingly concerned about the tipping of ocean currents. accelerate /ak-SEL-uh-reyt/ [verb] –…
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2023 Women’s World Cup breaks new ground

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What are the popular women’s sports in your country? What upcoming sports events are you excited about? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. significant /sig-NIF-i-kuhnt/ [adjective] – important or noticeable The discovery of a new species in the rainforest was significant to scientists studying biodiversity. represent /rep-ri-ZENT/ [verb] – to be a sign or symbol of something The color green is commonly used to represent nature and growth. ensure /en-SHOOR/ [verb] – to make something certain to happen The security measures in place ensure the safety of the building and its…
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2023 Women’s World Cup breaks new ground

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prestigious /pre-STIJ-uhs/ [adjective] – very much respected and admired, usually because of being important She was honored to receive a prestigious award for her groundbreaking research in the field of medicine. grace /greys/ [verb] – to be in a place, on a thing etc. and make it look more attractive The famous actor graced the red carpet with his presence, adding glamour and excitement to the movie premiere. influx /IN-fluhks / [noun] – the fact of a large number of people or things arriving at the same time The city experienced an influx of tourists during…
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2023 Women’s World Cup breaks new ground

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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。 Is soccer a popular sport in your country? Have you heard of the Women’s World Cup? 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。 compete /kuhm-PEET/ [verb] – to take part in a race or competition Athletes from different countries will compete in the Olympic Games. progress /PROG-res/ [noun] – movement to an improved or more developed state, or to a forward position The construction of the new building is making good progress, and it is expected to be completed on time. arrangement /uh-REYNJ-muhnt/ [noun] – a plan for how something…
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Taj Mahal submerges in floodwaters

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. devastating /DEV-uh-stey-ting/ [adjective] – causing a lot of damage or destruction The hurricane had a devastating impact on the coastal town, causing widespread destruction and displacing many residents. intensity /in-TEN-si-tee / [noun] – the quality of being felt strongly or having a very strong effect The intensity of the thunderstorm was felt through the loud crashes of thunder and the bright flashes of lightning. prompt /prompt / [verb] – to make something happen The sudden drop in temperature is prompting people to wear warmer clothes. heritage /HER-i-tij/ [noun] – features belonging to the culture of a…
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