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Malta welcomes travelers back safely

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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。 Has your country already opened its borders to tourists? Have you already been vaccinated? 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。 border /BAWR-der/ [noun] – a line that has been agreed to divide one country from another Have you been stopped at the border? region /REE-juhn/ [noun] – a particular area or part of the world, or any of the large official areas into which a country is divided Guangxi is one of China’s regions that has the freedom to govern itself. escape /ih-SKEYP/ [verb] – to get free from…
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Malta welcomes travelers back safely

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Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. restriction /ri-STRIK-shuhn/ [noun] – an official limit on something Other countries were urged to lift trade restrictions by the president. eligible /eL-i-juh-buhl/ [adjective] – having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions Only persons over the age of 18 are eligible to vote. residence /REZ-i-duhns/ [noun] – a home A children’s home was to be converted into a residence for adolescent girls, according to the council. renewal /ri-NOO-uhl/ [noun] – the act of making an official document, agreement, or rule continue for more time A lot of employees were laid off and a few employees…
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Malta welcomes travelers back safely

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Would you like to work overseas? Why or why not? How can you describe the pandemic response in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. response /ri-SPONS/ [noun] – an answer or reaction We must make an immediate response to the problem. severe /suh-VEER/ [adjective] – extreme or very difficult: The punishment wasn’t too severe. prevention /pri-VEN-shuhn/ [noun] – the act of stopping something from happening or of stopping someone from doing something When it comes to health, it is generally said that prevention is preferable to treatment. overseas /oh-ver-seeZ/…
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La Paz, Bolivia hit by high levels of UV radiation

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© Claudia Morales/Reuters via CNN news Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. highlands /HAHY-luhndz/ [noun] – a mountainous area of a country The villages in the highlands are now connected by roads. skyrocket /SKAHY-rok-it/ [verb] – (esp. of amounts) to rise extremely quickly Prices have skyrocketed in recent months. elevated /EL-uh-vey-tid/ [adjective] – greater than is normal or reasonable The number of non-native English speakers has elevated. subject to (something) /suhb-JEKT too/ [idiom] – likely to experience or suffer from something The area is subject to earthquakes, so please make sure to avoid it if you can. diminish /dih-MIN-ish/ [verb] – to…
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La Paz, Bolivia hit by high levels of UV radiation

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© Claudia Morales/Reuters via CNN 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。 Do you like hot weather? What do you usually do when the weather is hot? 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。 ordinarily /awr-dn-AIR-uh-lee/ [adverb] – usually Ordinarily, we go to the cinema every Sunday. advise /ad-VAHYZ/ [verb] – to give someone advice We were advised to stay at home. recent /REE-suhnt/ [adjective] – happening or starting from a short time ago Many families lost their homes due to the recent flood. delayed /dih-LEYD/ [adjective] – happening at a later time than expected or…
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La Paz, Bolivia hit by high levels of UV radiation

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© Claudia Morales/Reuters via CNN news Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is the ideal weather temperature for you? When is the rainy season in your country? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. heatwave /HEET-weyv/ [noun] – a period of time such as a few weeks when the weather is much hotter than usual According to the news, we can expect more heatwaves in the coming months. extreme /ik-STREEM/ [adjective] – very large in amount or degree Most areas in Russia experience extreme cold. last /lahst/ [verb] – to continue to exist These machines should last…
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Australia to urge parental consent for minors on social media

Australia to urge parental consent for minors on social media

Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What social networking sites do you use often? Is your country strict in terms of online media? Please tell me more about it. Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. acquire /uh-KWAHYUHR/ [verb] – to obtain or begin to have something Her family acquired the property in 1996. penalty /PEN-l-tee/ [noun] – a punishment, or the usual punishment, for doing something that is against a law What is the penalty for dangerous driving? draft /drahft/ [noun] – a piece of text, a formal suggestion, or a drawing in its original state, often…
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Australia to urge parental consent for minors on social media

Australia to urge parental consent for minors on social media

Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. consent /kuhn-SENT/ [noun] – permission or agreement James took Mike’s car without his consent. comply /kuhm-PLAHY/ [verb] – to act according to an order, set of rules, or request All corporations must comply with the labor department’s new regulations. legislation /lej-is-LEY-shuhn/ [noun] – a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament The new legislation concerns the health and safety of employees. stringent /STRIN-juhnt/ [adjective] – extremely limiting or difficult; severe Stringent road safety regulations have been imposed after the accident. penalize /PEEN-l-ahyz/ [verb] – to punish someone for…
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