【Duolingo英語術】Section5-6 Talk in an online meeting

【Duolingo英語術】Section5-6 Talk in an online meeting

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英語学習アプリ「Duolingo」で取り上げられている英文をまとめて学習につなげる「Duolingo英語術」、今回はDuolingoのセクション5のユニット6、“Talk in an online meeting”(オンライン会議で話す)を取り上げます。

ここでは、オンラインミーティングでありがちな出来事(音声がミュートのままで聞こえない、打ち合わせにきれいな服を着る、もうすぐミーティングが始まるのにあいついねえ、など)を想定した表現が登場します。

早速いってみましょう!

セクション5では「幅広い話題について文章を作る」(I can participate in daily life in English.)ことがテーマになっております

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本ユニットで登場した表現

重要なフレーズ

Aren’t you always in the office on Mondays?
(月曜日はいつもオフィスにいるんじゃないんですか?)

No, I work from home two days a week.

Are you wearing a new outfit, Emma?

We can’t hear you, Ben, because you’re on mute.

Did everyone get the agenda for today’s meeting?

Yes, I have a couple of ideas to share with the group.

回答メモ
  • 別の表現例…ここでは、Duolingoで正解扱いとしている別解が設定されているものについて記載しております
  • 本ユニットでは英文のみ登場します(日本語訳はありません)

このユニットでは、「tooとto」の穴埋め問題が多く出題されます

ミーティング

Oh, do you use them for your online meetings?

Hopefully, it’s not too late to join the meeting.

We have a meeting in ten minutes! Why aren’t you at the office?

I never work from home because I have many meetings with my colleagues.

Aren’t you having a meeting with Ben today? Isn’t that in the office?

ミュート・音声が聞こえない

I think you’re on mute because I can’t hear you!

I put my headphones on, but I can’t hear anything!

Sorry, I think my headphones are broken. I can’t hear anyone.

Duo thinks these headphones aren’t working because he can’t hear anything!

Ben’s joining the meeting from a loud café, so he is on mute.

充電器

Here, take my charger.

I need to work, but I can’t find my laptop charger!

Oh no, does anyone have a charger I could borrow? My battery is low.

I can’t find my charger, and now my phone’s dead!

議題・アジェンダ・報告書

There are many things to discuss on the agenda. We’ll be busy today!

Do you want to tell us the agenda first? Isn’t the boss joining us today?

Look at the report! Aren’t the figures exciting? Do we need to change anything?

隠れる・隠す

When I want to cry, I need to hide from my coworkers.

I can’t join the meeting today because my sister hid my laptop.

Can you give me a moment? The kids have hidden all my pens.

My room was really messy, so I’ve hidden everything away from my camera.

I’m hiding in the closet because my house is too loud to hear anything!

If I hide my legs below the camera, nobody will know I’m wearing shorts.

Sometimes my son hides under the desk in my office.

Maybe she is hiding in Spain.

通信速度に関する表現

I can work from home because my internet speed is fast!

Sorry, this is taking so long to download. My internet speed is very slow.

Sorry, my internet speed is not fast enough.

Hopefully your internet speed will improve.

天候に関する表現(雨・雷)

Is it always rainy in Madrid in the fall?

I really like rainy weather, but it never rains here!

The thunder was too scary to listen to, so my dog hid under the pillows.

I hope that my coworkers can’t hear this thunder. It’s really loud.

It doesn’t rain a lot in my city, but it’s been rainy this year!

I don’t go to the office on rainy days, but it doesn’t rain a lot in Los Angeles!

It’s raining too hard to walk to the café where I work. I need an umbrella!

Aren’t you working from home today? Isn’t it raining a lot?

It’s very rainy in New York at this time of year. Actually, it rains every day!

夕暮れ(sunset)

There was a beautiful sunset yesterday evening. The sky was full of colors.

Do you want to watch the sunset after work?

億劫・外に出たくない

I’m too lazy to go out. And working from home is better than working there.

I’m working from home today because I don’t want to leave the house.

It’s snowing outside, but I’m too lazy to change my outfit.

I’m too lazy to go to the office today. Hopefully, I’ll finish work early!

Right now, I’m too lazy to find my headphones.

服装に関する表現(outfit)

I’m wearing a beautiful outfit for my meeting today!

My work outfits include a nice shirt and comfortable pants.

I like to wear a nice outfit to online meetings, even if nobody can see it.

Yeah, you have so many new outfits now!

〇〇すぎて(too)

I’m too tired to talk to my boss. He wants to talk, but I’m busier than him!

I like my office better than my home, but I’m too sick to drive today.

Isn’t this meeting room too small? Do you want to change the room first?

Does Ben want to share the figures on the big screen? Aren’t they too small on paper?

No, thanks. I’m too busy to go out right now.

その他の表現

Isn’t your manager taking a vacation? Aren’t you working extra hours this week?

My favorite season is summer.

Why aren’t they at school?

I live too far from the office to work there, so I work from home.

“Hopefully” means you hope that something good will happen.

今回のツッコミ表現

きのぷー

見つけ次第更新いたします

出題の傾向と対策

現在準備中です。順次更新いたします

読んで答えてください

英語の出題文と設問を見て、選択肢の中から適切なものを1つ選んでください。英文は音声ありで、スピーカーのアイコンを押せば、繰り返し聴くことができます

There are a couple of things we need to discuss. First, what’s the best date to open our new store? Let’s look at the calendar. Any ideas?  They’re talking about…

the store’s first day

OK, does anyone have any questions? I can see that Kevin’s mouth is moving, but I can’t hear anything. Kevin, I think you’re on mute!  The speaker…

can’t hear Kevin

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