実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/5 (2)To recline or not to recline





実践ビジネス英語 2020/3/5 (2)To recline or not to recline
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Ueda, Alvarez, and Lyons agree that flying can be stressful for various reasons, and McMillan marvels that people manage to behave as well as they do on planes. He says having a good book to read can help people ignore the others around them. Alvarez says putting one’s seat back is likely the biggest cause inflight conflict, and Ueda remarks on how a person’s idea of their own rights can clash with someone else’s
アルバレズが「よい組み合わせではない」と言っているのは、何と何ですか
Stress and airplanes aren’t a good mix.
「自分が支払った航空券代の一部だ」と考える乗客もいるのは、どのような権利ですか?
Some air travelers think leaning their seat back as far as it goes is an unalienable right.
ordeal つらい体験、試練
claustrophobic 閉所恐怖症の
Stress and airplanes aren’t a good mix. ストレスと飛行機はよい組み合わせではない。
Alvarez says, “Stress and airplanes aren’t a good mix.”
When certain things aren’t a good mix. There’s trouble when those elements are present together. They clash, ah, they cause difficulties, etc. And we can use this about people too. Steve and Tracy aren’t a good mix. You know, their work styles are very different and they don’t get along too well. Alvares could also say, “Stress and airplanes don’t go well together.” And we say the opposite as well, things are a good mix. They do go well together. Like, chocolate and strawberries go very well together.

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