1. sip vt. 啜飲（三態為：sip, sipped, sipped。）
I suggest you sip the hot chocolate carefully.
2. preparation n. 準備
衍: in preparation for... 為……而準備
In preparation for the competition, Luke got up every morning at six to swim.
3. roast vt. 烤；烘
The coffee lover likes to roast his own beans.
4. multiple a. 多重的，眾多的
Betty checked the locks on her doors and windows multiple times before she finally felt safe.
5. grind vt. 研磨，磨碎（三態為：grind, ground, ground。）
The dried kernels were ground into cornmeal.
＊kernel n. 玉米粒
cornmeal n. 玉米粉
6. boil vi. & vt.（使）沸騰
The water is boiling.
Molly boiled some water to make tea for her guests.
7. distinctive a. 特殊的，獨特的
Each of the tribes has its distinctive traditions and cultures.
8. aspect n. 方面，層面
Culture includes all aspects of people's lives.
9. fortune telling 算命
fortune n. 幸運（不可數）； 財富（可數）
Today, tarot cards are associated with mysticism and used for fortune telling.
＊tarot cards 塔羅牌
mysticism n. 神祕主義
10. afterward(s) adv. 隨後，之後
Greg ended his relationship with Carla abruptly and regretted it afterwards.
＊abruptly adv. 突然地
11. remaining a. 剩餘的
衍: remain vi. 依然，保持
Do you want to finish the remaining pizza?
Many people in the show rose to fame, but few remained popular for long.
＊rise to fame 成名
12. light-hearted a. 輕鬆愉快的
Nancy prefers to watch light-hearted comedies rather than serious dramas.
13. affair n. 事件；戀愛事件；風流韻事
衍: have an affair (with sb) （和某人）搞外遇／有婚外情
Elaine tried to hide from her husband the fact that she was having an affair with her coworker.
＊hide sth from sb 瞞著某人某事
14. prediction n. 預測，預言
衍: predict vt. 預測
I was amazed when the fortune teller's prediction about my life came true the next day.
The old woman predicted that Miranda would give birth to twins next year.
＊give birth to... 生下……
15. strengthen vt. 加強，增強
You can try watching English TV programs to strengthen your listening ability.