Blog Review writing the main ideas of the entire article in five sentences.
Megapolis or the New Megas are arousing in the world.
They are expanding to surrounding areas and becoming the driving force of economy, creativity, trade, transportation and communication.
Furthermore, more regions are converged to form mega-regions beyond borders around the world.
Business and political leaders in the world should have broader perspective and vision for the future.
It is no longer the time to limit themselves within traditional borders like cities, regions or even countries to view, plan or deal with challenges. (82 words)
Interest Blog The megacity of the future is smart (Text, Map) Map only
-> Study Words/Expressions/Grammar
[P1-L1] ferocious [fəˈrōshəs] violent, crucial, ruthless; a ~ beating -> ferocity [L3] corridor [kɔrɪdər] a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway - a usually densely populated region characterized by one or more well-traveled routes used by railroad, airline, or other carriers: The Northeast corridor extends from Washington, D.C., to Boston. [L8] spur growth; arouse, drive, stimulate [L10] a term coined invent a word, create [L12] sprawl spread out [P2-L21] vast expanse -vast very large, great, huge -expanse surface of sth spread out [P3-L31] Dic set about start doing sth; assume, take on, enter: ~ a new business [L35] light emissions; gas ~ <- emit to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge [L39] chart their relative peak strengths and dynamism - chart to make a chart of, to plan: ~ a course of action. – dynamism great energy, force, or power; vigor: ~ of the new governor -> dynamic [P4-L43] scatter throw about or move in various directions, disperse [L54] exponentially [ɛkspoʊnɛnʃəli] rapidly [L55] hone a fine whetstone, esp for sharpening razors, [L55] put into/in practice Carry out in action: time to put the new ideas into practice.
[P5-L57] a tipping point [L58] the forces of price and congestion <-congest to fill to excess; overcrowd or overburden; clog: The subway entrance was so ~ed that no one could move. [L62] cluster (v) to gather or grow into bunches; gather, collect, flock (n) a group of things/bunch/chunk [L65] in the middle of nowhere [L75] next in line [P7-L96] Greater Tokyo/Los Angeles [P8-101] Dic literally - in a literal manner; word for word: to translate ~ - actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was ~ destroyed. - in effect; very nearly; virtually: I ~ died when she appeared in that costume. [P9-L118] lift many more boats drive economy (in surrounding or rural small cities) [L122] Dic dwell on emphasize, Linger over, speak or write at length: Let's not ~ this topic too long. - dwell live permanently; reside, to live in a specified state: ~ in poverty
Open Forum Chapter 8 Social Studies
- Lis-3 Blog w/Script for Voc: eligible, socialize, isolated, such a big deal, correlate-correlation
=> Integ. Speech Why social connections in a community are important? Explain in 90 seconds
(crime, health, happiness, live longer)
- Vocabulary: Describing Trends
increase-decrease, rise-fall, approximately-exactly, level off-reach a peak, steadily-suddenly
Table-1 Turnouts of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, Metropolitan Governor, and General Elections
=> Discuss-1 Look at the turnout of the municipal elections. What do you think of the turnout?
Text-2 Voting within Australia – Frequently Asked Questions
=> Discuss-2 Read the FAQ for Voting in Australia.
Voting in elections is a duty of an Australian citizen. If one doesn’t vote without valid and sufficient reason, he or she could be fined. What do you think of that?
=> Integ. Speech Think of ways to increase voter turnout and speak one of them in 60 sec.
=> Ind. Speech You’ll be soon 18 and become eligible to vote. Are you ready to vote and why? What do you need to learn? Speak about your readiness to vote in elections in 60 seconds.