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2020年7月19日例会報告


【英文記事講読】「必需品の定義は国によって、文化によってマチマチ」(短縮版)(618 words)

What's considered essential under stay-at-home orders?

The Japan Times, March 30, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is defining for the globe what is “essential” and what things people really can’t do without even though they might not need them for survival.

Attempting to slow the spread of the virus, authorities in many places are determining what shops and services can remain open. They are also restricting citizens from leaving their homes. Stay-at-home orders or guidance are affecting more than one-fifth of the world’s population.

This has left many contemplating an existential question: What, really, is essential?

There is general global agreement: Health care workers, law enforcement, utility workers, food production and communications are generally exempt from lockdowns.

But some lists of exempted activities reflect a national identity, or the efforts of lobbyists.

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【Current English Quiz】※解答は次回

1. 感染する get (________)

2. 殺菌する (_________)

3. 滅菌する ( ) a. sterilize b. sterile c. infertile

4. 世界的流行 (________)

5. 陣中見舞い (en__________) money

6. 連座制 (g____) - (__) - (as_________)

7. 共犯者 (a _ c _ _ s _ r _)

8. 3密=密集・密接・密着 (C_____) (s_____), (C______) (p_____), and (C____) (c______) settings

9. レジ袋 (p l _ s _ _ c) (s _ o _ _ _ _ g) (b _ _)

10. 有識者会議=専門家会議 (p _ n _ l) of (e _ p _ _ _ s)

11. 不要不急の外出 (n _ n e _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _), (n o _ u _ g _ _ t) outings

12, 大雨 (d _ w _ p _ _ _)

13, 豪雨 (t o r _ e _ t _ _ _) rain

14. 線状降水帯 (l _ n _ _ r) (p r e _ i p i t _ t _ o n) (b _ _ d s)

15. PCR=ポリメラーゼ連鎖反応 PCR stands for (P o _ _ m e _ _ _ e) (C h _ _ _) (R e _ _ _ i _ _)

※前回の解答
1. infection 2. disinfection 3. ventilation 4. epidemic 5. encouragement money 6. bribery case 7. guilt-by-association 8. mom-and-pop store 9. riff-raff 10. tell-all book 11. crossbow 12. Closed spaces, Crowded places, and Close-contact settings 13. Dangerous, Dirty and Demanding


 

【Translation Trial】※解答例は次回

次の「トリック写真」を描いたイラストを、これを見ていない人にも分かるように50語程度の英語で説明してください。(上級) ※イラストは下図参照

※前回の解答例(必ずしも正しいとは限りません)

Even though it was my second visit to the ancient ruins, the magnificent sight of them made the same impression on me as that of my first visit. (28 words)

「トリック写真」のイラスト

【Listening Quiz】

NHK英語ニュースから穴あきディクテーション

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