Hatena::Groupenglishstudy

再生回数:221回

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2009-05-22

区切って筆写するだけなので、別にどこに書いてもいいのかも知れない(携帯で見られなかったりで、勉強の可搬性は落ちる)が、フォーマッタとしての機能があるので日記に書いてしまうんだな…もう少しEvernoteを使うことを考えよう。

l3-1

| 15:53

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That's probably because
I rode my bicycle to work this morning,
which is something
I've been doing more often lately.
I've carefully researched the best route
from my home to Great Lakes,
and I've settled on one
that avoids major traffic arteries
and uses designated cycle paths and parks
as much as possible.
If you can work out a route like that,
you come to work less frustrated,
and the brisk exercize in the morning
makes you more alert and on your toes.

words

vim and vigor
it's proven that..
frazzle
settle on
traffic artery
work out
brisk excercize
amount of time
on one's toes

l3-2

| 15:53

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According to the paper,
more than 3,500 bike commuters
from almost 300 companies and organizations
in the greater Chicago area
competed to see
who could get the highest percentage of employees
to cycle to work
during bike-to-work week last year.
Another plus is
that companies and organizations
that encourage their employees to commute by bicycle
are seen as environmentally aware
and concerned about their employees' health.
At the risk of belaboring the obvious,
you need to have a good bike
and make sure that it's in good operating condition.

words

get the highest percentage of..
novice
valuable tips
be up for the challenge
deal with
far out in the suburbs
viable
belabor the obvious

l3-3

| 15:53

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There's a good bike shop in my neighborhood
where they help me keep my bicycle
in good working order.
My local guy always stresses safety,
so I'm sure
that's a message you'll have to pass on
to the people you talk to
about bike commuting, guys.
My guy says
it's also a good idea
to put reflector tape on your bike frame,
which greatly increases your bike's visibility
when it's a bit dark or cloudy.

words

up to scratch

一定のレベルに達して

defensively
oncoming
in thick traffic

込み合った道路で

l3-4

| 15:53

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Ergonomically speaking,
a backpack isn't an efficient way
to carry a load on a bicycle,
because the weight is distributed too high,
and you can get a very sweaty back that way.
Going back to one point you made earlier,
how did you decide on the best route to use
when cycling to work?
(check:decide on)
I found
the most effective way of finding a good route was
to simply go out on my bike on weekends
and use the trial-and-error method to find
a bike-friendly route.
I should add
that it's a good idea
to check your fitness level with your physician
before you start commuting by bike,
especially if you haven't been
in the habit of excercizing lately.

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distribute

分配する・割り当てする

get all the angles covered
decide on
exploring
trial-and-error method
physician
distance
aboard
disassemble

分解する

put back together

元通りに組み立てる

l3-5 復習

| 15:53

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typical
The American toy manufacturer seemed to be
as paternalistic as the typical Japanese company
with company picnics and all that.
designated
Danny is the designated pinch hitter
when Dave can't be in the office.
alert
During the riot,
all police officers were on the alert
to prevent looting.
viable option
A three-way merger is the only viable option
for these companies to survive.
no-no
Let me point out
that surreptitiously playing computer games
at your desk is a no-no.
trial-and-error
Trial-and-error business tactics may succeed
if you learn from your blunders.
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