Session 8: Talks About TED Talks vol.1 のまとめ

11月21日(木)に開催されたTalks About TED Talks vol.1で取り上げた内容です。

1st Curator 天笠志保(スポーツ健康科学部3回生)

動画 Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

本文中での英語表現とポイント

  1. [0:51~]good feeling now will make you less likely to do it
  2. [0:55~]telling someone your goal makes it less likely to happen

 (2つの物事を比較して)〜しやすい、〜しそうである、〜しがちだ→ (be) likely to do

  • likely to doがmakeの目的格補語となっている
  • 2の文において、主語に動名詞を使用
  • 比較級(less)を使用した際のthanの省略

2nd Curator 木村修平先生

動画 Alisa Miller: The news about the news

本文中での英語表現とポイント

  1. [2:08~]So, why don’t we hear more about the world? One reason is that news networks have reduced the number of their foreign bureaus by half. Aside from one-person ABC mini-bureaus in Nairobi, New Delhi and Mumbai, there are no network news bureaus in all of Africa, India or South America — places that are home to more than two billion people.
  2. [2:42~]The reality is that covering Britney is cheaper. And this lack of global coverage is all the more disturbing when we see where people go for news. Local TV news looms large, and unfortunately only dedicates 12 percent of its coverage to international news.
  3.  [3:01~]And what about the web? The most popular news sites don’t do much better. Last year, Pew and the Colombia J-School analyzed the 14,000 stories that appeared on Google News’ front page.
  • 自分で理由を問いかけ、自分で答える。→問題点を明確にする
  • 疑問文を用いることにより、聴衆に方向性を示すことができる
  • The reason is that~, The problem is that~, The reality is that~など名詞を用いてthat節を導く。( The *** is that~の形)
  1. [4:00~]The real question: is this distorted worldview what we want for Americans in our increasingly interconnected world? I know we can do better. And can we afford not to? Thank you.
  • 疑問文による問題提起
  • Q&Aを繰り返し使用してきたが、最後においては疑問文の形で終わることによって聴衆に余韻を残すことができる