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Total lunar eclipse creates rare blood moon

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© REUTERS via BBC Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. crimson /KRIM-zuhn/ [adjective] – having a dark, deep red color Leaves turn crimson in the fall season. engulf /en-GUHLF/ [verb] – to surround and cover something or someone completely According to the reports, the fire engulfed nearly the entire neighborhood. orbit /AWR-bit/ [noun] – the curved path through which objects in space move around a planet or star The spaceship will enter orbit around the Earth once it has reached space. congregate /KONG-gri-geyt/ [verb] – to gather together into a large group Many cats congregate in the park near my house. connotation…
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Total lunar eclipse creates rare blood moon

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© REUTERS via BBC 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 lunar eclipse? Is the moon important in your culture? 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。 lunar /LOO-ner/ [adjective] – of or relating to the moon Today is the first day of the lunar new year. usually /YOO-zhoo-uh-lee/ [adverb] – in the way that most often happens My family and I usually go to the restaurant every Sunday. chance /chans/ [noun] – the happening of something in a way that no one could have known, so that it seems to have no…
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Total lunar eclipse creates rare blood moon

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© REUTERS via BBC Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Have you taken a picture of an eclipse before? How was it? Would you like to visit the moon? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. eclipse /ih-KLIPS/ [noun] – an occasion when the sun disappears from view, either completely or partly, while the moon is moving between it and the earth, or when the moon becomes darker while the shadow of the earth moves over it Lunar eclipses are rare phenomena. shade /sheyd/ [noun] – a type or degree of a color She…
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Six-year-old boy discovers a massive megalodon shark tooth on Bawdsey beach

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you usually find on the beach? Have you already seen animal fossils? Could you tell me something about it? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. discover /dih-SKUH-er/ [verb] – to find information, a place, or an object, especially for the first time We looked for the missing papers all morning and eventually discovered them in a drawer. attached /uh-TACHT/ [adjective] – to like someone or something very much I’m very attached to my old house. dig /dig/ [verb] – to break up and move soil using a tool, a…
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Six-year-old boy discovers a massive megalodon shark tooth on Bawdsey beach

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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 animal fossil? Have you already seen a shark in real life? 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。 could /kood/ [modal verb] – used to express possibility, especially slight or uncertain possibility She could arrive anytime now. belong to /bih-LAWNG to/ [phrasal verb] – to be someone’s property You should not take something that doesn’t belong to you. email /EE-meyl/ [verb] – to send an email to someone Has he emailed you the address list yet? example /ig-ZAM-puhl/ [noun] – something that is typical of…
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Six-year-old boy discovers a massive megalodon shark tooth on Bawdsey beach

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. prehistoric /pree-hi-STAWR-ik/ [adjective] – describing the period before there were written records Painting dates back to the prehistoric times. megalodon /me-ga-luh-duhn/ [noun] – a very large shark that existed millions of years ago The teeth of certain megalodons were almost 7 inches long. broadcaster /BRAWD-kas-ter/ [noun] – someone whose job is to speak on radio or television programs He was a famous broadcaster in the 1950s. biologist /bahy-OL-uh-jist/ [noun] – a scientist who studies biology As a biologist, my main interest has been human genetics. exceptionally /ik-SEP-shuh-nuh-lee/ [adverb] – in a way that is much greater…
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Heatwaves leave millions unable to cope in India

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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 like hot weather? 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。 agency /EY-juhn-see/ [noun] – a government organization The agency’s responsibility is to act in the child’s best interests. warning /WAWR-ning / [noun] – something that makes you understand there is a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future The surgeon general has issued a warning against sunbathing. predict /pri-DIKT/ [verb] – to say that an event or action will happen in the future, especially as a result of knowledge or experience…
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