BBC News Review 2022/07/21 Heatwaves across the world

BBC News Review 2022/07/21 Heatwaves across the world

The story
Heatwaves are pushing temperatures to their highest levels ever recorded. It’s reached over 40 degrees in parts of Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Wildfires have been burning out of control.
Experts say heatwaves like this have become more frequent because of climate change caused by humans.

Key words and phrases
1). scorch 焦がす、焦げる
damage with heat

It’s a scorcher today. 今日は焼け付くように暑い

The heatwave scorched the grass.
I scorched my shirt with an iron.

2). bakes
heats to an uncomfortable level

Train passengers baked in the heat.
It’s baking outside. Stay in the shade.
It is baking out there.

3). wrestles
struggles with a difficult situation

We are wrestling with climate change.
He wrestled with his decision to quit university.

This is not literal. 文字通り
It’s used metaphorically. 比喩的に

‘W-R’, the ‘W’ is silent. 黙字
Yeah. You’re not wrong.

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