実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/26 (5)Book Clubs at Work
Nissen hopes the book club will encourage younger employees to read, saying it will help them develop the critical thinking skills that managers want in employees. Salmans says today’s young people have grown up with smartphones in their pockets, and Grace says reading plays a vital role in developing intelligence, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
we may get some writers to come. The company is prepared to pay a modest honorarium for such a visit.
2). 読書の大切さについてグレースが引用しているのは 、だれのことばですか。
Will Rogers once said, “A man only learns in two ways, one by reading and the other by association with smarter people.”
be prepared to -, …する用意がある、…する覚悟ができている
Be willing to, be ready to. Things like, he is prepared to operate his restaurant for 3 years with no profit. Or, the company is prepared to pay a generous severance package for early retirement.
Be prepared. 備えよ常に
pay a modest honorarium 若干の謝礼金を支払う
An honorarium is a payment to a professional person for services, for which fees are not legally or traditionally required. I’ve been given, a small honorarium sometimes for judging speech contests, for example.
get into the habit of -, …の癖がつく、…の習慣が身につく