実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/2 L11 (3)Vanishing Professions





実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/2 L11 (3) Vanishing Professions 消えゆく職業
-Summary
Lyons and McMillan lament the closure of many local newspapers in the United States, which Ueda attributes primarily to the spread of the Internet. Lyons adds that young people simply don’t like to read and can’t concentrate on news stories. Grace mentions another job that is disappearing due to people’s increasing skill using keyboards.
Q1). この 15 年間に 1,400 超の全米の都市や町で、何がなくなりましたか。
新聞
Lyons says, “Speaking of vanishing professions, my hometown in Missouri lost its local paper last year.”
Q2). 子供たちが qwerty 配列のキーボードの正しい使い方を教わっているのにしたがい、どのような職種が優位性を失いましたか。
Grace says, “Another job that’s going the way of the dodo is the professional typist.”
-Words and Phrases
speaking of -, 〜について言えば
We use this expression when we want to make a comment on the same general subject that’s being discussed.
Imagine you’re talking to a friend about movies. And you say, “Oh, speaking of movies, when’s the Movie X coming out on DVD?” Or, oh, speaking of Jim, I heard he’s transferring to the marketing department.
across the U.S. 全米の[で]
Throughout the U.S. in different many places. Company X has outlets across the nation, for example. Or, to use a variation, he has relatives around the U.S.
get one’s news from -, 〜からニュースを得る
McMillan says, “Young people don’t get their news from the paper anymore.” This is the source of a person’s news. In the vignette’s case, the newspaper. Likewise, you could say, “I get most of my news from TV.” Or, a lot of young people get their news through social media now. And, of course, you can substitute other things for news. I got my information from Tom, for example.

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