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バネさん: English Collection 英語は単語から
ハンドル名バネ さん
ブログタイトルEnglish Collection 英語は単語から
ブログURLhttp://blog.goo.ne.jp/k_akabane
サイト紹介文覚えたくても中々記憶できない英単語、熟語を覚えるために始めた英語についての学習帳です。
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バネ さんのブログ記事

  • ply someone with something
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 WHERE THE @#$% AM I? からの引用です。アイスランドをレンタカーでドライブした筆者が車載のGPSのお陰でとんでもない所にたどり着いて歓迎された話です。Out in the streets, which were full of revelers celebrating the annual Winter Lights Festival, Icelanders corralled the Lost Tourist for selfies and plied him with shots of the local poison, Brennivin, an unsweetened schnapps [続きを読む]
  • potty mouth
  • Emotional First Aidを読んでいます。Scientists have investigated several such "will power workouts," including focusing on our posture (great for slouchers); avoiding cursing (more effective for potty mouths than it is for the "gosh darn it!" set); avoiding sweets, cookies, or cakes (great if you have a sweet tooth); squeezing a handgrip twice a day for as long as we can (handgrips are cheap and ca [続きを読む]
  • stressor
  • Emotional First Aidを読んでいます。These two systems are located primarily in the anterior cingulate cortex and prefrontal
    cortex, regions of the brain I have described in earlier chapters. These regions are also responsible for such executive function
    s as self-monitoring, coping with stressors, making decisions and weighin alternatives, all of which draw on the same limited ener
    gy source.ストレス [続きを読む]
  • longhand
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 Words To Live (Longer & Better) からの引用です。Researchers from Princeton University and the University of California, Los Angels, conducted a series of studies to demonstrate the differences between students who wrote out their notes and those who typed them. Both did well, though longhand note takers had a stronger grasp of the overall concepts of the lectures and we [続きを読む]
  • Mother and Her Daughter Share the Same First Name
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 All In A Day's Work からの引用です。My friend, a county public health nurse, wa
    s reviewing a student's medical records when she noticed something; The girl and her mother shared the same first name."
    Doesn't that ever get confusing?" my friend asked."Oh no," the girl said. "I just call her Mum." 親
    子で同名ですか、日本人では聞いたことはありませんね。私の家では子供が生まれ [続きを読む]
  • hamstrung
  • The Japan Times Online June 3の記事タイトルに出てきた "hamstrung" が気になりました。Justice seen ha
    mstrung as experts warn court interpreters should be licensedCourts are supposed to be bastions of justice. But equal justice may
    be thwarted for some defendants owing to language barriers."hamstrung" だと原形は "hamstring" の様で
    すが、 "hamstring" は足のどこかの腱の意味しか知らないので辞書を見ます。 [続きを読む]
  • alpha-male / alpha male
  • The Japan Times Online May 28の次の記事タイトルが気になりました。Sounds of silence? Trump’s alpha-male body language speaks volumes記事の冒頭を引用します。The alpha-male handshake. The deadpan reaction from NATO leaders. The presidential push to the front of the pack.Even if Donald Trump hasn’t done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, the body language of the president and those [続きを読む]
  • missile
  • 最近北朝鮮が頻繁にミサイルをぶっ放していますが、Emotional First Aidを読んでいると、ここにもミ
    サイルが出てきました。This experiment helps explain how a crowd's mood can switch from benign to furious within a
    few seconds. All it takes is for a few people to start sounding angry and behaving angrily, for example by yelling or throwing mis
    siles, for others to respond in the same way.このミサイルは人が [続きを読む]
  • twig
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読み終えたので、次の本を借りるまで又Emotional First Aidを読みます。In a study conducted in my own laboratory, autistic participants were shown a specially recorded drama. The short sequence depicted a man who is having an affair with his wife's best friend. Although non-autistic members of the audience twigged what was going on almost immediately, none of those with auti [続きを読む]
  • Cartesian dualism
  • Impulseを読んでいます。Free Will Is a Grand Illusionの項からの引用です。There is no 'me' in 'my&a
    pos;. Cartesian dualism has been laid to rest. 'Minds,' in the words of Marvin Minsky, 'are what brains do.'..
    .'Most scientists claim to be materialists. That is, they don't believe that mind is separate from body, and firmly reje
    ct Cartesian dualism."Cartesian dualism" の "dualism" の意味は二元性あるいは二 [続きを読む]
  • autocorrect
  • Reader's Digest 5月号の記事 Life in these United States からの引用です。I texted my husband to tell him that I&a
    pos;d be out of touch for a bit since I planned to color my hair. Thanks to autocorrect, here's what he read: "After I f
    inish my cup of coffee, I am going to die. You may not be able to reach me while I'm in the midst of that."私もMS Word
    使っていると、この "autocorrect" のお節介な機能のお陰で [続きを読む]
  • Q.E.D.
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。Perhaps my wife won't like London; then the sentence is banishment and degradation into indolent idle fool. Having completed this very methodical, System R, 'cost-benefit' analysis he was left in no doubt as to his next move. Beneath the first column he wrote in a firm hand: 'Marry - Marry - Marry Q.E.D.' The following year he proposed to his cousin Emma We [続きを読む]
  • romps home
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。You have been given tips on three horses running in different races. As the infor
    mation comes from a good friend who is also an experienced trainer, you decide to bed £100 on the first horse which romps home a
    t odds of ten to one. With the remaining horses yet to run, would you be most likely to decide:..."romp home" は知っ
    ている単語 "romper" (as in romper [続きを読む]
  • dominant hand
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。Discover your own risk ratioTo calculate your 2D:4D ratio all you have to do is t
    o measure the second and fourth digits of your dominant hand (i.e. right hand if right-handed) as shown in figure 1."right-ha
    nded" とか "southpaw" と言う英語しか知りませんでしたが、上の引用文に出てきた "dom
    inant hand" は文脈から利き手の意味であることは容易に推測できます。辞書で [続きを読む]
  • fathered
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。One case which illustrates this condition involves a 35-year-old man who underwen
    t surgery to remove a brain tumour that entailed the removal of large portion of his frontal cortex. This resluted in profound per
    sonality changes. The man's marriage, previously happy and stable - he had fathered two well-adjusted children - ended in div
    orce."father" は名詞し [続きを読む]
  • woolly
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。In some branches of science 'impulse' has an unambiguous meaning....&ap
    os;Impulses,' he wrote, '[are] ephemeral thoughts usually tied to forceful urges.' Many of the definitions offered
    by later psychologists were equally woolly and, on occasions, mutually contradictory.上の引用文に出てきた "woolly&q
    uot; は語感からしてフワフワしてしっかりとしていない意味の様ですが、 [続きを読む]
  • To Be Or Not To Be
  • Reader's Digest 4月号のLaughter The Best Medicneからの引用です。The world's worst actor is performing Hamlet.
    He's so awful that during the "To be or not to be" speech, the audience boos and throws things. Finally, the actor
    has enough. He steps to the edge of the stage and says, "Look, folks, I didn't write this junk."大根役者には
    シェークスピアの台詞は無理ですね。大根役者用の台詞なら:"To Beer or [続きを読む]
  • pole dancing
  • Reader's Digest 4月号の記事 'A Day's Work' からの抜粋です。After retiring, I took up substitute teaching. One day, I asked my fourth graders to guess my favorite sport. It happens to be pickleball, which might explain why they weren't having any luck. So I offered this hint: "It starts with the letter p." They threw out pool, poker, ping-pong--none of them correct. Then one boy insisted he had the [続きを読む]
  • formaldehyde
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読んでいます。In time I was accepted into medical school and started working to achieve my lifetime's ambition. Eighteen months into my medical studies, wandering aimlessly around that second-hand bookshops, I chanced upon a copy of People I Have Shot by James Jarche, one of Fleet Street's earliest press photographers. Jarche's life story fascinated me and rekindled my i [続きを読む]
  • doppelganger
  • Impulse by Dr David Lewisを読み始めました。副題は 'Why We Do What We Do Without Knowing Why We Do It' となっています。我々人間の行動は考えた上の行動よりも余り考えないで衝動的な行動の方が多いとのことでしょうか?Introductionから引用します。It still has a full head of hair - each one individually and painstakingly inserted by hand - while mine is fast receding. Its brow is smooth while mine is furrow [続きを読む]
  • another jerk
  • Reader's Digest 4月号のLaughter The Best Medicneからの引用です。One lazy Sunday morninc, as the wife and I are sitting around the breakfast table, I said, "When I die, I want you to sell all my stuff immediately."She asked, "Now, why would you want me to do something like that?""I figure you'd eventually remarry, and I don't want some other jerk using my stuff."She looked at me intently and said, [続きを読む]
  • bank
  • Reader's Digestには山や海での遭難から助かった話が毎号のように掲載されますが、今年の 4月号には海に墜落した 'The Pilots Who Crashed Into" の記事がありました。その記事からの抜粋です。Then Uemoto heard the whir of the helicopter again. "It's coming!" she shouted. "This is it, Syd," McMahon said. "This is the one God sent for us." McMahon and Uemoto waved frantically. The helicopter flew overhead and t [続きを読む]
  • episode
  • Reader's Digest 4月号の記事 'Surprisingly Ordinary Allergy Triggers' からの抜粋です。Stress...While the study did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship, stress is known to exacerbate many health problems and allergies appear to be among them. "While alleviating stress won't cure allergies, it may help decrease the episode of intense symptons," said the study's author, Amber Patterson, MD."epis [続きを読む]
  • Good Samaritan
  • Reader's Digest 4月号の記事 'Life in these United States' からの抜粋です。As I pulled into the gas sta
    tion, I noticed a woman trying to push her car toward the pump. Having always considered myself a Good Samaritan, I parked and joi
    ned her in pushing her car."What are you doing?" she asked."I'm giving you a hand," I said."What are
    you doing?""I'm stretching before my run."サザエさんの漫画に出てき [続きを読む]
  • ear pop
  • Reader's Digest 4月号の記事 '8 Things You Should Never Do on an Airplane' からの抜粋です。FALL ASLEEP
    BEFORE TAKE OFFIf you do, it will be harder for you to equalize the pressure in you ears (which you'll do more quickly if you
    chew gum or yawn). If you're prone to flight-induced haeadaches, hold off on your snooze until your ears pop."ears pop&
    quot; は飛行機に乗っていて、特に上空で経験する耳が痛くなる [続きを読む]