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Washington D.C. Hosts Presidential Inauguration The city of Washington D.C. hosted the inauguration ceremony of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. The famous K Street, which runs parallel to the White House and many government buildings, was filled with spectators, police and protestors. More than 200 citizens were arrested. More than 40 Members of Congress boycotted the ceremony, and many entertainers, such as Elton John, refused to perform at the inauguration and other related events.
HEALTH AND TECH NEWS
Prostate Cancer treatment from lasers and ocean bacteria? Researchers at several institutions including University College London have tested a new therapy using ocean bacteria to treat prostate cancer. The bacteria is activated by laser light in a process called photodynamic therapy. The lasers are targeted with the aid of the latest MRI scanners. The results were published in a recent issue of the Lancet Oncology journal.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
Robert: Did you invite Roy, Luke and Jenny to the mountain biking trip?
Molly: Yes, I called them all yesterday. Roy sounded enthusiastic, but Luke and Jenny were a bit lukewarm. They said they’ll call back tomorrow with a definite answer.
Robert: It doesn’t sound like they want to come. Let’s just go on without them.
Explanation: When someone is “lukewarm,” it means their answer is not very strong or positive. They lack enthusiasm. The word lukewarm is also used for water that is not very hot.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Doctor Morgan: We decided to give the patient blood thinners, because he is in danger of developing a blood clot.
Doctor Mori: Yes, I think that’s the right decision. If a clot forms and starts to move through the bloodsteam, it could be very dangerous for the patient.
Explanation: The phrase “bloodstream” means the system of arteries and veins that move the blood through the body. The word “stream” is also similar to words like “river” or “creek” to describe paths of flowing water.
blood clot (verb/noun): 固まった血・凝血
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS/EMAIL PHRASE
Have you heard about the new hydrogen fuel cell technology? If it becomes widespread as a fuel alternative, it could become a real gamechanger in the transportation industry. Please do some research on the internet and tell me the details about this technology.
Explanation: The phrase “gamechanger” means that a new technology has changed the way that things are done. It means a sudden change in a business.