311fromjapan / What Did it Changed After 3.11?

2012

04

18

「震災から1年、日本がどうなったのかについて発信する」という主旨のもとに始まった #311fromjapan という企画の優秀作を教材化しました。そして”日本人が世界に向けて発信した英文で英語を学びませんか“。この教材で英語を学びつつ、時には311の事を思い出してください。

※補足説明 この記事で紹介している英文は文法的に、また表現として不自然な箇所を修正しています。

※Script(本文)の下に復習用音源のmp3ファイルとWORDS(単語帳)があります。本文で青文字となっている単語が単語帳にまとまっています。

※この記事はラングリッチのオンラインレッスン向けのテキストですが、会員でない人に向けても公開しています。

 

What Did it Changed After 3.11? (from Lang-8)

Script

(1) One year has passed since the earthquake happened. Yesterday, many TV programs were aired about the incident. I watched them and recalled that day.

(2) When the earthquake happened, I was working on the 12th floor of Shinjuku Building. I felt nauseated and I hid under my desk. After the earthquake, I tried to call my wife since she always said that she hated earthquake and she gets scared every time one occurs.

(3) But I couldn’t contact my wife. I was anxious and after I finished my work, I went home on foot (not by train since all the train were stopped). While I was walking to my home, I saw that there was a terrible traffic jam and people were waiting to use the telephone room. It took about four hours to reach my home. Finally, late 11 in the evening, I could call my wife. I felt relieve even though she couldn’t come home that day.

(4) After 3.11, I thought about what I’d like to value again. Family? Work? Other things? I decided that I’d like to value family and, I found myself that I want to do something to be able to help others. These thoughts made me reconsider how I work, what I work on, and how I want to live. But I haven’t got any conclusion yet and I haven’t been able to start something.

(5) When you see the landscape of Tokyo now, you may think that there is no change; it’s as if the earthquake didn’t happen. However, I feel that something changed after 3.11 even though I can’t explain exactly what it is. Some people also thought about the way they live and others started to do other activity.

(6) We may not see the change yet. However, I think that, the change will appear someday. When the change appears, not a few people may feel or realize that it is there. But it is not a sudden change. The change may have already started. I don’t know what the change provides. What I can know is what I want to be, what I want to do, what I can do, and what I will do.

 

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WORDS

(1) incident /ˈɪnsədənt/ noun, an unexpected and usually unpleasant thing that happens

(2) nauseate /ˈnɑ:ziˌeɪt/ verb, 1. to cause (someone) to feel like vomiting 2. to cause (someone) to feel disgusted

occur /əˈkɚ/ verb, to appear or exist : to be found

(3) contact /ˈkɑ:nˌtækt/ noun, the state or condition that exists when people see and communicate with each other

anxious /ˈæŋkʃəs/ adjective, afraid or nervous especially about what may happen : feeling anxiety

on foot idiom, walking, to walk

terrible /ˈterəbəl/ adjective, very shocking and upsetting

traffic jam idiom, a number of vehicles blocking one another until they can scarcely move

relieve /ˌri:kənˈsɪdɚ/ verb, to think carefully about (someone or

(4) reconsider /ˌri:kənˈsɪdɚ/ verb, to think carefully about (someone or something) again especially in order to change a choice or decision you have already made

conclusion /kənˈklu:ʒən/ noun, a final decision or judgment : an opinion or decision that is formed after a period of thought or research

(5) landscape /ˈlændˌskeɪp/ noun, an area of land that has a particular quality or appearance

(6) appear /əˈpiɚ/ verb, to become visible : to begin to be seen

 

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