ニュースで英語術 (September 15, 2021)
'HISTORIC WEATHER EVENT' IN NYC
remnant noun [C usually plural]
UK /ˈrem.nənt/ US /ˈrem.nənt/
a small piece or amount of something that is left from a larger original piece or amount:
the remnants of last night's meal
remnants of the city's former glory
a carpet remnant
UK /slæm/ US /slæm/
B2 [I or T] to (cause to) move against a hard surface with force and usually a loud noise:
The wind made the door/window slam (shut).
Close the door carefully, don't slam it.
He slammed the brakes on (= used them quickly and with force) when a child ran in front of his car.
I had to stop suddenly, and the car behind me slammed into the back of me.
spark verb [T]
UK /spɑːk/ US /spɑːrk/
C2 to cause the start of something, especially an argument or fighting:
This proposal will almost certainly spark another countrywide debate about immigration.
The recent interest-rate rises have sparked new problems for small businesses.
The visit of the G20 leaders sparked off (= caused the start of) mass demonstrations.
UK /swɒmp/ US /swɑːmp/
swamp verb (COVER)
[T] to cover a place or thing with a large amount of water:
High tides have swamped the coast.
The boat was swamped by an enormous wave.
UK /ɡʌʃ/ US /ɡʌʃ/
gush verb (FLOW)
[I usually + adv/prep, T] to flow or send out quickly and in large amounts:
Oil gushed (out) from the hole in the tanker.
Blood was gushing from his nose.
Her arm gushed blood where the knife had gone in.
first responder noun [C]
UK /ˌfɜːst rɪˈspɒn.dər/ US /ˌfɝːst rɪˈspɑːn.dɚ/
someone who is one of the first people to arrive to deal with an emergency, especially a paramedic, police officer, or firefighter:
First responders like paramedics and firefighters could be entering areas of very dangerous radiation.
999 tapes can reveal a great deal about what happens when police and first responders get called.
UK /ˈskræm.bəl/ US /ˈskræm.bəl/
scramble verb (MOVE QUICKLY)
C2 [I usually + adv/prep]
to move or climb quickly but with difficulty, often using your hands to help you:
She scrambled up the steep hillside and over the rocks.
He scrambled into his clothes (= put them on quickly) and raced to get help.
As the burning plane landed, the terrified passengers scrambled for the door (= tried to reach the door quickly).
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
Enjoy Simple English (September 8, 2021)
Heroes and Giants
Tsuda Umeko ~An Ambitious Educator~
September 15, 2021
Should the U.S. government require American workers to be vaccinated?
A down-the-middle look at that debate is our first story this Wednesday.
We cover scientific efforts to "bring back" the woolly mammoth and restore the ocean floor near Hong Kong.
And we show you who eats the giant vegetables left over from the Alaska State Fair.