ニュースで英語術 (August 26, 2021)
UK /əˈsaɪ.ləm/ US /əˈsaɪ.ləm/
asylum noun (PROTECTION)
[U] protection or safety, especially that given by a government to people who have been forced to leave their own countries for their safety or because of war:
to seek/apply for political asylum
persecution noun [C or U]
UK /ˌpɜː.sɪˈkjuː.ʃən/ US /ˌpɝː.səˈkjuː.ʃən/
unfair or cruel treatment over a long period of time because of race, religion, or political beliefs:
They left the country out of fear of persecution.
refugees escaping from political persecution
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
Enjoy Simple English (August 19, 2021)
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Why Are There Rocks under Train Tracks?
ballast noun [U]
UK /ˈbæl.əst/ US /ˈbæl.əst/
heavy matter such as sand, stone, or water that is used at the bottom of a ship or a hot-air balloon to make it heavier, or the small stones on which railways and roads are made:
The weed may have been accidentally imported in soil used as ship ballast.
A ship sailing with an empty hold will have filled its ballast tanks at its source port.
August 27, 2021
A terrorist attack at an Afghan airport leads off today's show.
Afterward, we're reporting on what could become a high-speed method of future transportation.
A CNN Hero in Illinois works to feed the hungry with scratch-made meals.
And we wrap up our first week of the season with a dive into the world's deepest pool.