NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Complete Streets (4) 11/12 2008


■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Complete Streets (4) 11/12 2008


Their health and welfare needs to be figured into things
to come as planning boards ponder transport systems
efficient for evreybody.

Something else that caught my eye was trees, flower beds
and grass on islands running down the center of streets or
spacious boulevards.

Drivers will tend to be more polite and sensitive on streets
that truely catch the eye.

Commercial drivers, such as bus and taxi drivers, are bound
to feel upbeat as traffic jams become a thing of the past
and cabstands as well as bus stops are set apart and highlighted.

Complete streets have increased adjacent or nearby land values
by as much as one-third and even up to a whoppiing 100 percent.

figure into, ...に盛り込む
If a person or thing figures in something, they appear in or
are included in it.

ex) Human rights violations figured prominently in the report.

spacious boulevard, 広い大通り
A boulevard is a wide street in a city, usually with trees
along each side.

ex) Lenton Boulevard

catch the eye, 注意 [目] を引く
If something or someone catches your eye or catches the eye,
you notice them because they are very striking, vivid, or

ex) When I walked into the coffee shop, a flower arrangement
caught my eye.

feel upbeat, 明るい気分になる
If people or their opinions are upbeat, they are cheerful
and hopeful about a situation. [INFORMAL]

ex) The Defence Secretary gave an upbeat assesment of the war
so far.

whopping, とてつもない、非常に大きい
If you describe an amount as whopping, you are emphasizing
that it is large. [INFORMAL]

ex) The Russian leader won a whopping 89.9 percent yes vote.

その他にも、次も押さえておきたい。[誌面の都合上省略] ★は重要表現
with an eye to the future, 将来を展望すると
Actions do speak even louder than words, 実行は言葉よりも

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