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0901 10面 英会話 He Said, She Said by Kobayashi Chikako

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基本英語 de 便利フレーズ

奇数週は東京で働くさおりが主人公。同僚や友人との交流を通し、日常英会話で役立つ表現を身に付けましょう

「今週のフレーズ」 change hands

(Anne and Saori are having brunch)

Anne: Today's Disaster Prevention Day, isn't it?

Saori: Oh, I'd forgotten about it.

Anne: I only remembered because my apartment building is having an evacuation drill. We've never had one before, but the management changed hands, and the new management company is going to hold them every year.

Saori: Did you know that September 1 was set as Disaster Prevention Day because it's the anniversary of the Great Kanto Earthquake?

Anne: And the quake struck around lunchtime, which is why so many fires broke out, right?

Saori: I didn't know about the time of the quake being a factor.

Anne: Anyway, I read an article saying that the U.S. military used the firestorms that swept across the Kanto region after the quake as a reference for what areas to target to create the most damage in the firebombings of Tokyo in World War II. Really dark, huh?

Saori: It is. Yet here, two women from formerly hostile countries are having brunch together.

Anne: We should never forget our past history, though, so that we don't repeat it.

Saori: I'm totally with you on that.

週刊英語学習紙 毎日ウィークリーのサイト 「Mainichi Weekly」

Aug 31, 2018 英会話 |