英字新聞を読み解く!!!Vol.49難易度★★☆☆☆

英字新聞を読むには各単語の形式を知ることが大事!

英語を勉強し始めたばかりの段階だと、教材と違って英字新聞を読むのはかなり難しいと思います。それぞれの新聞が独自の書き方をもっていたりもするので。なので、僕が補足をつけながら、英字新聞を読むのお手伝いしようと思います。教材の文法には慣れたけど英字新聞はまだ苦手という、初級ー中級あたりの人用の解説です。

何回も言いますが、新聞を読むためには各々の単語が名詞(noun)なのか、形容詞(adjective)なのか、副詞(adverb)なのかがめちゃくちゃ大事になってきます!文法はほんっっっっっっとうに大事です!!!一緒に一つずつやっていきましょう!僕の勉強がわりにもなっているので、僕が知っていることは飛ばしていたりします。なので、何かわからないことがあれば気軽にコメントください。できるだけ答えます!よろしくお願いします 😉

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まずはざっと読んでみてください。難易度は★★☆☆☆です!

読み終わったら、下の単語の解説と照らし合わせながら読んでいってみてください!よろしくです 😉

それでは英字新聞 読解スタートです!

Everyone has what it takes! French photographer uses a light, a straw, an iPhone, and a BIG MAC BOX to take stunning professional portraits of strangers 

what it takes

Free Dictionaryによるとeverything that is needed “ 記載されていますね。

例文:

She doesn’t have a college degree, but I think she has what it takes to do the job.

She has what it takes to be a doctor.

They run health fairs at high schools where teenagers learn about what it takes to take care of a baby.

You’ve got to spend a lot of money, because that’s what it takes to make a championship team.

・Philippe Echaroux, 34, left behind his high-end equipment for The Big Mac Portrait Challenge

・He used his iPhone for shooting and retouching, and built a lighting rod using his very basic supplies

・Philippe is well known for challenging himself with photography projects, and is also renowned for his portraits of high-profile people and celebrities like soccer star Zinedine Zidane

is known for で知られている、is renowned forで有名である、です。

high-end (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” high-end goods and services are more expensive and more advanced than other similar goods and services “ と記載されていますね。

例文:

a high-end word processor

high-profile (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” often seen in public, mentioned in newspapers, or appearing on television ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

He has many high-profile clients.

a high-profile campaign/company/politician

A French photographer proved that a bad workman really does blame his tools, when he left his high-end equipment at home and instead captured some incredibly beautiful images using just a handful of random objects he had at his disposal – including a straw and a Big Mac box.

handful (noun)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an amount of something that can be held in one hand ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

He pulled out a handful of coins from his pocket.

The game was dominated by a handful of players.

I use two handfuls of pasta per person.

Add a large handful of chopped herbs.

random (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” chosen or happening without any particular method, pattern, or purpose ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

random drug testing of Olympic athletes

He was stopped at the border in a random check.

at your disposal

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” available for you to use at any time ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

A car and driver were placed at my disposal.

I don’t have a car at my disposal.

I’m at your disposal.

Philippe Echaroux, 34, specializes in celebrity portraits and, while he’s usually armed with the best camera equipment that money can buy, he decided to push himself and his photography skills out of the box, with what he called The Big Mac Portrait Challenge.

To specialize (verb)

Macmillan Dictionary によると” to be an expert in a particular part of a subject or profession 記載されていますね。

例文:

a restaurant that specializes in seafood

I enjoy working in general medicine, but I hope to be able to specialize in the future.

These nurses specialize in the care of the dying.

He specializes in breeding large dogs such as Irish wolfhounds.

armed (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” having useful or impressive equipment, information etc ” というふうに記載されていますね。

例文:

a group of reporters armed with long-lens cameras

out of the box

Free Dictionaryによると” Outside of or beyond what is considered usual, traditional, or conventional. ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

I’ve been trying to think out of the box for my term paper topic because I know the professor hates unoriginal ideas.

OK, team, we need some real out-of-the-box ideas if we want this project to succeed.

Using nothing but his iPhone for shooting and retouching, Philippe then allowed himself the use of a straw, a flashlight and a Big Mac box to construct the rest of his set-upwith which he still managed to take a series of stunning portraits of strangers.

(このwith which は、This is the pen. + He wrote the letter with it. →  This is the pen with which he wrote the letter.という表現方法の一つです!)

In a video diary made by Philippe, in which he documented his journey to create the perfect camera set-up with just a handful of basic items, he explains exactly what it is that he was asked to do. 

‘I’ve been asked to make some portraits, using my iPhone for shooting and retouching, a little flashlight and… a Big Mac,’ he tells the camera.

His first port of call was to pay a visit to his local McDonald’s in order to pick up the necessary supply, before finding some willing strangers to photograph.

port of call

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a place where you stop for a short time, especially on a journey ” と記載されていますね。

pay a visit

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to visit a person or place, usually for a short time: “と記載されていますね。

例文:

I think I’ll pay a visit to the library while I’m in town.

supply (noun)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an amount of something that is available for use と記載されていますね。

例文:

A limited oil supply has made gas prices rise.

willing (adjective)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be happy to do something if it is needed ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

If you’re willing to fly at night, you can get a much cheaper ticket.

You said you needed a volunteer – well, I’m willing.

And despite his initial hesitation, the success of the project is clear to see in the stunning final results, which totally transform each of his subjects, highlighting their every unique facial feature, while making them look like professional models.

He said the most challenging part of the original project was not feeling stupid in front of his subjects while he held his homemade lighting rod, according to Bored Panda.

The talented photographer added that his goal was not to show off his shooting skills, but to push people to not be afraid to try bringing an idea to life, even if they don’t have the resources they think they might need.

hesitation (noun)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the act of pausing before doing something, especially because you are nervous or not certain: ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

After a slight hesitation, she began to speak.

After a brief hesitation, he answered ‘Yes’.

To push (verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryの7つ目の意味によると” to encourage or force someone in a determined way to do something they do not want to do と記載されていますね。

例文:

The United States pushed NATO to authorize military intervention.

Her parents pushed her into marrying him.

I don’t think he really wants to go, he‘s been pushed into it.

resource (noun)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” something that you can use to help you to achieve something, especially in your work or study ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

The Internet has become a valuable resource in schools.

Museums are important resources for teaching history.

Indeed, Philippe even suggests that there is a way to play with the incredibly elemental set-up, revealing that by rubbing grease from fries on the inside of the box, you can make it thinner, and therefore allow more light to leak through.  

incredibly (adverb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” extremely ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

It was incredibly difficult to fit everyone in.

He was incredibly rich/angry/quick.

An incredibly loud bang followed the flash.

elemental (adjective)

Camnbridge Dictionaryによると” basic or most simple, but strong “ と記載されていますね。

例文:

elemental needs/desires/feelings

To rub (verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to press and move your hands or an object over a surface ” と記載されていますね。

例文:

The boy rubbed his eyes sleepily.

I rubbed the place where I bumped my head.

To leak (verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if an object or container leaks, or if it leaks something, liquid or gas comes out of it through a hole or crack “ 記載されていますね。

例文:

The roof is still leaking.

Water was leaking from the pipe.

And the way the portraits were retouched is proof that anyone can create professional-looking photographs – Philippe did not use Photoshop, and just out the images through three different apps in his iPhone to enhance them – VSCO, Photoshop FIX, and Lightroom Mobile.

ここのoutは動詞です。

Philippe is well known for playing with lighting and for his portraits of celebrities like soccer star Zinedine Zidane.

He often challenges himself with unique photography projects, such as his Street Studio one where he took pictures of strangers on the street as if they were famous and Less Than One Minute Celebrity Portrait, where he shot celebrities like musician Fatboy Slim in under a minute.

ここunderは less thanと同じ意味です。

The also street artist created what he calls Street Art 2.0, using light projectors to place his portraits above buildings and landscapes in all over the world.

To enhance (verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to improve something, or to make it more attractive or more valuable “ と記載されていますね。

例文:

The county took steps to enhance water quality.

Pictures can then be enhanced on a pc.

最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です!(電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw)

これをしないと全然伸びていきません!

それではまた明日も更新していきます!

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