実践ビジネス英語 2017/7/19 #実践ビジネス英語
19 水 Lesson8 Heads Up! (1) 頭を上げて

Coming from a small town in Missouri, it never ceases to amaze me how pedestrians in New York don’t look up. They’re all transfixed by their smartphones.
Yes, it’s one of the worst symptoms of smartphone addiction. I just don’t get the point of tweeting and retweeting, checking emails and text messages and sharing cat videos while you’re walking along a crowded city street.
London is no exception to this ridiculous trend. Smartphone-walking is a truly global plague.
You know, when this trend began just a few years ago, people treated it like some sort of silly joke. People posted videos of smartphone addicts falling into fountains, bumping into walls or slipping on banana peels while texting. But this kind of distracted walking is no joke. It can be very dangerous.
There’s growing awareness of how hazardous it is for pedestrians to focus on their smartphones, unmindful of the world around them. It can be dangerous for other pedestrians, not to mention cyclists and motorists.
When I was in Tokyo last summer I heard a warning at a subway station. Translated it said, “Please don’t text and walk at the same time. You could drop your smartphone and lose it.”

it never ceases to amaze me 私はそれにいつも驚かされる
cease やめる、止める ceasefire 停戦
pedestrian 歩行者 , people on foot, go on foot 歩いて行く
pedestrian crossing 横断歩道, railroad crossing 鉄道の踏切
border crossing 国境の検問
be transfixed by ーに釘付けになる
symptom 症状、兆候
smartphone addiction スマホ依存症
ridiculous trend とんでもない風潮
smartphone walking 歩きスマホ
global plague 世界的な疫病、伝染病
plague 動詞、be plagued with に苦しめられる。悩まされる
post インタネットなどに投稿する
addict 依存者
bump into にぶつかる、衝突する, run into
distracted walking ながら歩き、歩きスマホ
hazardous 危険な、有害な
hazardous chemical 有害化学物質
hazardous driving conditions 運転に危険な状況
unmindful of the world around them 自分の周囲の世界に無頓着な
not to mention ーは言うまでもなく

get the point of を理解する
= see the point of
no exception 例外ではない。

banana peel バナナの皮
banana skin
slip on a banana peel
バナナの皮を踏んで滑る
失敗するの意味に

When we’re so shocked, impressed or interested in something that we can’t look away, we are ( ). As in “I was ( ) by the beautiful scenery.”

If something is serous, not to be taken lightly, it is no ( ). For example, “Sleep deprivation is no ( ). It can cause serious health problems.” 睡眠妨害

Not paying proper attention to something is being ( ). Such as “She keeps making insensitive jokes, ( ) of people’s feelings.”

The greatest object in educating is to give a right habit of study.
教育の最大の目的は、正しい学習習慣を身につけさせること



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transfixed 釘付けになる
joke
unmindful 適切な配慮をしない

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