実践ビジネス英語 2020/6/19 L6 (3)Combating Heat Waves





実践ビジネス英語 2020/6/19 L6 (3)Combating Heat Waves酷暑との闘い
Salmans says heat waves can be particularly serious in cities, and Ueda describes how local governments are seeking to combat the urban heat island effect, including making sure that city centers have cool, shady areas. McMillan talks about ways to make sure buildings can resist extreme heat, such as using white walls, roofs or tarps. Grace says there’s still a lack of awareness about heatwaves.
Q) 皮膚がんになる懸念が高まると、何がアメリカの文化にまた取り入れられるかもしれない、と上田は言っていますか。
Increasing concerns about skin cancer might serve as an impetus to reintroduce the sun umbrella into American culture.
You never know. さあどうでしょう。先のことはわからない。そうとも限らない。
You can never predict what’s going to happen. Unexpected things can happen in the future. Imagine someone says, “Flying cars will never happen.” I might reply, “You never know. Planes used to seem impossible. People laughed at the first automobiles. You never know.” We also use this expression after unexpected things have happened. If someone told me about an amazing technological breakthrough, I could say, “Wow! You never know.”
Who knows? 誰が知っていようか 反語的に 誰も知らない. Nobody knows.
skin cancer 皮膚がん
impetus 〔行動の〕推進力、誘発要因、刺激

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