やさしい英語会話 (169) Get Ready to Take Off

Posted by: huepod



今回のテーマは「空の旅」。非日常を楽しめる旅の中でも、空の旅は格別です。空港で聞こえてくる雑踏やアナウンスは、旅情が感じられてわくわくしますね。

・・・でも、飛行機が苦手な人にとってはそうも言ってはいられません。

そんな飛行機嫌いの一人である男性と、飛行機が全然平気な女性が、これから空の旅に出ようとしています。搭乗を怖がっている男性に対し、女性が快適なフライトを楽しめるよういろいろアドバイスしていますが、二人の空の旅のゆくえは・・・?

今回お借りした素材
写真(成田空港):Wikipedia
効果音:Freesound



(15:41 9.0MB 初級~中級)
Get Ready to Take Off

*** It's a Good Expression ***
(今回の重要表現)

to throw up
= 吐く、もどす
※=to vomit(正式), to puke, to retch all over the place(若者言葉)

would
※番組中で紹介される3つの用法を聞き取ってみよう。

to overcome
= 〜を克服する

to freak out
= to go crazy(若者言葉)

a thirteen-hour flight
= 13時間のフライト
※hourにsがつかない点に注意。

ridiculous
= ばかげた

The cat is out of the bag.
= The secret is exposed.


*** Script ***
(Slow speed) 01:45-03:35
(Natural speed) 11:25-13:00

Get Ready for Take Off

Scene: In an airport

W: Mitchell, are you doing OK?

M: Hmm? Me? Why?

W: Well you're sweating a lot, and look like you are going... to throw up!

M: Yes, well Megan, I am actually terribly afraid of flying.

W: And you were going to tell me this...when?

M: A little part of me was hoping this time would be different, and maybe I could overcome it, and you wouldn't find out.

W: Really? Even though you are afraid of flying, you thought you wouldn't freak out during the 13-hour flight to Japan?

M: Well, when you say it, it DOES sound a bit ridiculous...

W: It is extremely ridiculous. (sigh)

M: Now that the cats out of the bag do you have any advice for me? Haven't you been on a ton of flights before?

W: Not a ton, but a few. I don't know... did you bring a book? I always like to read on airplanes, it helps me with taking off and landings, though it makes some people sick. Also I heard chewing gum helps, and drinking either ginger ale or just water on the plane. Do not drink the alcohol. It won't help at all.

M: Aww man, I was looking forward to the little free wine they give out!

W: Come on now, be serious, I don't want to be sitting next to you if you're retching the whole ride there!

M: OK, OK, I'll be serious. But, wait, is it OK if I already drank before I get on the plane?

W: What?! Oh man, this is going to be the longest flight!

(Written by Matthew Bola)

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