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5月23日号 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ

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 東京で働くさおりが主人公。同僚や友人との交流を通し、日常英会話で役立つ表現を身に付けましょう。

    今週のフレーズ lay off ~ / let ~ go   

    Saori: (On Skype with Sean and Anne) My cousin just got laid off.

    Anne: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

    Sean: What was her job?

    Saori: She worked at a travel agency.

    Anne: That industry has been hit so hard by the coronavirus outbreak.

    Sean: How long had she been working there?

    Saori: Just a little over a year.

    Anne: You know what they say about layoffs: last one in, first one out.

    Saori: What's that?

    Sean: It's the idea that the newest people on staff are the most likely to be let go first when a business needs to scale down.

    Saori: I guess that makes sense. It was a cool agency, too. They organize tours that are about social justice issues around the world. My cousin really liked her work and her colleagues, and said she was learning a lot.

    Anne: That's sad she had to leave.

    Saori: It is. But she says she harbors no hard feelings toward her former employer, because she fully understands the difficult position they were in.

    Sean: What's she going to do next?

    Saori: In this economy, who knows?

    Kobayashi Chikako さんの「英会話 He Said, She Said 基本単語 de 便利フレーズ」は毎日ウィークリーで毎月第1・3週に掲載中です。

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