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Asahi Weekly, July 27, 2014
2014年09月17日 (水) | 編集 |
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Asahi Weekly, July 27, 2014

『Weekly Pop Quiz 週刊英語クイズ』から
英文のカッコに入る最も適切な語句を1,2,3,4の選択肢の中から一つ選びなさい。

【問題】
6. A: Are you feeling all right, Theresa? You look very pale.
B: Actually, I think I might be ( ) the flu.

  1. coming down with 2. getting in on
  3.coming away with 4. getting up to

7. The opening night of the school play turned into a ( ) when the lead actor tripped and crashed into the stage scenery, causing it to fall on the other performers.

  1. fringe 2. proviso 3. lance 4. fiasco

8. The excellent summer weather led to a ( ) of apples on the market.
The harvest was so big that many apples were left unsold and had to be thrown away.

  1. plateau 2. glut 3. foray 4. twitch

【答え】
6. 1.come down with = 「(病気に)かかる」
 get in on ~に加わる get in on the discussion
 come away with 〔ある感情・印象などを抱いて〕去る come away with a good feeling
 get up to ~に達するWhere did we get up to last week?

7. 4.fiasco = 「失敗、失態」
 fringe 房飾り、へり、周辺
 proviso ただし書き,条件
 lance 槍

8. 2. glut = 「供給過剰」
 plateau 高原
 foray 略奪する、略奪
 twitch ぐいと引く、けいれん

『Astronaut Mukai loves space, wants to go again
仕事を語ろう:宇宙飛行士・向井千秋さん
「目標を共有すれば、国籍や文化の違いは超越する」』より

Q: Are differences in nationalities an obstacle at work?
A: Not at all. The missions were fun, like summer camp.
There were American or Spanish men.
Some were space engineers and others pilots.
John Glenn was a senator. I’m a female doctor.
Among the mishmash of identities, nationalities hardly mattered.
A team that consists of different people can be strong because each member can contribute different ideas and skills.
I’m still in touch with my teammates.

Q: Did you excel in English at school?
A: I sucked in humanities subjects, including English, so I studied hard to make up.
I became familiar with scientific and aviation terminology and abbreviations at NASA: Alpha, Bravo and Charlie for ABC and the like. Simple and short is best.
I was always concerned about emergency situations.
What if I failed to understand an emergency announcement?
So I tried to pick up works and phrases from everywhere --- at scuba diving classes or from gym trainers, etc.

obstacle 障害
mishmash 寄せ集め
sucked in ~が苦手だった
humanities 人文系(科目)
terminology and abbreviations 用語や略語

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