基礎英語2 – 2022/4月-(3)もしもシャーロック・ホームズが女子高校生に転生していたら
“I’m out of here. I’m leaving this apartment! I can’t stand living here anymore with no privacy.”
I went to my room to get the cane that Holmey had given me.
“Here. Take this back.”
“It was a gift! I gave it to you -.
“I don’t want it!” I left the cane with her and stormed out of the house.
How dare Holmey treat me like this? I can’t believe her!
I was walking quickly, still angry. Holmey could uncover any secret. I knew that. I had seen it happen over and over this year. But, it’s also important to respect people’s privacy. I put up with all of her crazy experiments, and I didn’t even complain about the weird things she kept in the refrigerator (eww!), but this was too much. She went too far this time.
I’ll get my own apartment. The rent will cost more, but… I know! I’ll get a part-time job!
I was about to use my smartphone to search for part-time jobs, and that’s when I realized…. I left my smartphone at the apartment…. I didn’t even bring my wallet….
Also… where was I? I looked around. I had walked a long way. I was on a fashionable-looking street with stylish cafes and restaurants. Maybe I could work at one of these places part-time! I noticed a large poster in the window of the shop across the street.
Perfect! I went up to look at the poster.
“Cut, cut! Who’s that girl? What’s she doing here?”
Huh? I had been so focused on the poster that I didn’t notice,but there was a man holding a TV camera with other staff members standing around. They were all looking at me.
“Oh! I-I’m sorry.” A female staff member came and took me by the arm, leading me away from the TV shoot.
-Words & Phrases
I’m out of here. わたし ここから出る。
can’t stand 我慢できない
can’t stand living here ここに住むことの耐えられない
stormed out of (storm) -, ･･･を飛び出した
How dare -? …. よく(こんなことができるわね。
believe her 彼女の言うこと
uncover (秘密など) を暴く
put up with -, 〜を我慢した
went(go) too far this time 今回はやり過ぎだった
part-time job アルバイト
(be) about to do しようとする
realized (realize) 気付いた
noticed (notice) 気付いた
Help Wanted スタッフ募集
(be) so focused on the poster that I didn’t notice (focus) ポスターにすごく集中していたので気付かなかった。
TV shoot テレビの撮影