実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/7 L11 (4)Vanishing Professions





実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/7 L11 (4) Vanishing Professions (4)消えゆく職業
Grace says that progress in voice-recognition software will probably eliminate the professional typists, and Ueda predicts that travel agents will disappear as well thanks to websites that allow people to arrange their own vacations. McMillan says cashiers and bank tellers are threatened.
And Ueda expects driverless cars to do away with taxi and limo drivers.
Q). ライオンズの地元の銀行では、何が窓口係に取って代わりましたか。
Lyons says, “ATMs replaced tellers at my local bank years ago.”
Q) 多くの人がスマートフォンを時計の代わりに使っていることで厳しい状況になっているのは、どのような職人ですか。
Salmans says, “Nowadays so many people use their smartphones as a timepiece. That’s rough on watch repairers.”
make a living 生計を立てる
Earn enough money to support one’s life, to pay for one’s needs. She makes a living as a freelance translator and editor. Or, it’s hard to make a living as a singer. Very few people are successful enough to pay the bills just through singing.
 eke out 何とかして生計を立てる
advance in -, 〜の進歩
In this case, “advance” is a noun, meaning “progress, motion forward.” There have been huge advances in medicine in the last 100 years, for example. Or, this car represents a significant advance in autonomous driving. 自動運転車
voice-recognition software 音声認識ソフト

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