2009年10月07日

赤ちゃんのときから声をかけよう


From Birth, Engage Your Child With Talk
( New York Times )

I recently stopped to congratulate a young mother pushing her toddler in a stroller. The woman had been talking to her barely verbal daughter all the way up the block, pointing out things they had passed, asking questions like “What color are those flowers?” and talking about what they would do when they got to the park.

This is a rare occurrence in my Brooklyn neighborhood, I told her. All too often, the mothers and nannies I see are tuned in to their cellphones, BlackBerrys and iPods, not their young children.

I am not the only one alarmed by modern parental behavior. Randi Jacoby, a speech and language specialist in New York, recently told me in an e-mail message: “Parents have stopped having good communications with their young children, causing them to lose out on the eye contact, facial expression and overall feedback that is essential for early communication development.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・barely かろうじて、わずかに
・verbal 言葉の、言葉で表した、言語能力の
・occurrence 起ること、出来事(動詞:occur)
・overall 全般的な、総合的な


● 解説ザブ〜ン!
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2009年10月05日

日本の元・財務相、死亡


Former Japanese Finance Minister Found Dead
( New York Times )

A former Japanese finance minister who stepped down after appearing to be drunk at an overseas news conference was found dead in his home Sunday, police said, ruling out foul play.

Shoichi Nakagawa was lying face down in bed when his wife found him in their Tokyo home, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said on condition of anonymity due to police policy.

Investigators have ruled out foul play because the room was
undisturbed, and they were downplaying the likelihood of suicide. Determining a cause of death will likely ''take some time,'' the spokesman said, adding that an autopsy will be conducted as part of an investigation.


【 まずは準備運動 】

・metropolitan 首都の、大都市の
・determine 決定する、確定する、決心させる
・autopsy 検死、死体解剖


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2009年10月02日

国際紛争を力の行使で解決できると・・・


If the United Nations once admits that international disputes can be settled by using force, then we will have destroyed the foundation of the organization and our best hope of establishing a world order.

国際紛争を力の行使で解決できると国連が認めてしまえば、そのときこそ、国連の礎と世界秩序の確立という最大の望みは破壊されることになるだろう。
(ドワイト・D・アイゼンハワー)


Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

良い判断は経験から生まれ、経験は悪い判断から生まれる。
(バリー・ルパトナー )



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