実践ビジネス英語 2020/9/2 L9(1) Keep your eyes on the road.
Ueda and Grace tell the A&A staff that a senior executive has been arrested for reckless driving that resulted in serious injury to a young woman. Lyons says the accident apparently occurred when the man reached for his cellphone after it fell off the dashboard. McMillan relates some statistics about deaths and injuries from distracted driving and shares a police officer’s comment that texting while driving is more dangerous than drunk driving.
Q1). A&A は、社内メールで何を呼びかけましたか。
That’s why A&A sent out that internal email cautioning everybody not to be distracted while driving.
I recently read an article that said every day at least nine Americans die and 100 are injured due to distracted driving crashes.
-Words and Phrases
reckless driving 無謀運転、危険運転
Grace says, “Earl has been arrested for reckless driving after his car hit a pedestrian” “Reckless” is doing something without proper care or caution. Not paying enough attention to the danger involved. You could say, “Her investments are really reckless. She doesn’t do any research beforehand.” Or, to use the adverb, Company X recklessly opened new branches all over the country.
An event involving some terrible outcome, you know, that brings sadness and distress. The adjective is “tragic.” Imagine a company suddenly goes bankrupt. That would be a tragedy for its employees. We also use this jokingly, you know, to imply that “oh, something did not turn out well.” If I saw a hideous dress, for example, at a store, I might think, “Wow! That is just tragic.”
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