実践ビジネス英語 2020/9/30 L11 (1)Vanishing Professions





実践ビジネス英語 2020/9/30 L11 (1)Vanishing Professions 消えゆく職業
Ueda describes meeting a person with a now unusual job title. And Grace says such staffers used to run their offices. Salmans agrees saying the work they used to do is now seen only in old movies. Grace describes the decline of the so-called “pink-collar” career path for women. A trend that Salmans says has gone largely unnoticed .
Q1). 上田は最近どのような肩書の人に出会いましたか?
executive assistant エグゼクティブ・アシスタントという肩書の人
Q2). エグゼクティブの時間を節約するための様々な仕事を、今では何がこなしたいますか?
Steve Lyons says, “A lot of the timesaving work that executive assistants traditionally took care of can now be done much quicker by a computer.”
vanishing 消えゆく、失われつつある
Guess what? 聞いてください。何だと思いますか。
What I am about to say will surprise you, Ueda means. Such as, “Guess what? Carl’s been transferred to Paris.” It’s also common to use this sarcastically when we’re going to say something that isn’t surprising at all. Imagine a coworker who’s always late. One day, there’s an important meeting. And guess what? She was late.
sarcastically 通常の用法の他に皮肉に、当てこすり、いやみに言う場合もあります。
Guess what? 相手の注意を引いてからちょっと以外な事を切り出したい時の会話的表現
= You know what?
bona fide 正真正銘の、本物の、真実の

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