実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/8 L11 (5) Vanishing Professions消えゆく職業





実践ビジネス英語 2020/10/8 L11 (5) Vanishing Professions消えゆく職業
-Summary
Ueda talks about how becoming a soccer referee would probably have been a bad career choice for him. McMillan says opinion is divided on whether that is a beneficial trend. And Salmans describes the factors that are threatening traditional mailmen and -women.
Q1). 上田はかつて、何になることを心に描いていましたか。
Ueda says, “I fancied becoming a sports referee, say, for tennis or soccer.”
Q2). 今後 20 年の間に、伝統的な郵便配達人の何がなくなると言われていますか。
配達するもの、それ自体がなくなる
Salmans says, “Things don’t look good for the traditional mailman or -woman delivering letters. This is mainly because the things they deliver won’t exist in the next 20 years, with bills viewed and paid online, junk mail moving to your email inbox rather than your letterbox, and the writing of letters a dying art.”
-Words and Phrases
physique (特に男性の) 体格[体つき]
The form and structure of a person’s body, particularly used about men. Like, his physique is better suited to running than swimming. Or, he has a great physique for the long jump.
fancy 心に描く、想像する
Here “fancy” is a verb, meaning “have a desire to do something, have the inclination to do it.” When I was a kid, I fancied being a veterinarian. 獣医 Or, he always fancied moving to Europe someday. And now he’s done it.
referee レフェリー、審判(員)
Ueda is talking about a sports referee, someone who makes sure the rules are followed and makes decisions, you know, during a game or competition of some kind. We also use “referee” metaphorically in non-sports situations and use it as a verb as well a noun. Things like, John, joined the meeting as a referee of sorts to make sure everyone stayed polite. Or, John, would you mind refereeing this discussion?

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