TRAVEL NEWS WIRE…
English playwright William Shakespeare was praised last week on the 400th anniversary of his death. The U.K. celebrated his writing career with a fireworks show in Shakespeare’s home town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and by staging many of his plays around the country. He was born in 1564 and died in 1616.
stage (verb): 出演
HEALTH AND TECH NEWS
California electric carmaker Tesla has unveiled its most affordable car model, the Model 3. The company hopes to sell the car for under 30,000$US. That price is cheaper than its previous models. The company claims that the all-electric, glass-roofed vehicle can travel for over 200 miles without the need to recharge.
THIS WEEK’S NATURAL PHRASE
Laura: I have to go to the bank ATM to get some money. Can you stay put here in the restaurant until I get back?
Andy: Sure, I’ll stay put here at the table. After you come back, we’ll call the waiter and pay the bill.
Explanation: To “stay put” means to wait in one place for someone, without leaving or moving around. It is a casual phrase that is often used with good friends, family members, or when talking to children.
THIS WEEK’S MEDICAL PHRASE
Patient: Do you think that my office chair is causing my back pain?
Doctor: Most people have some level of back pain. So your office chair is probably not the only reason why your back hurts. But an unsuitable office chair could be a contributing factor in your symptoms.
Explanation: A contributing factor is one of the sources of a problem. An illness might have one main cause, and several other contributing factors that make the illness worse.
THIS WEEK’S BUSINESS/EMAIL PHRASE
This week we received a call from the government tax auditors. They want to conduct a full audit of our tax records for last year. Please make some time to meet with them and review the financial accounts.
Explanation: An auditor is a person who reviews financial data to see if there is any wrong information or criminal activity. The process is called an audit. The word audit can be used as a noun or a verb.
auditor (noun): 監査法人