NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Corporate Volunteering (4) 12/24 2008






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■NHKラジオ 実践ビジネス英語 Corporate Volunteering (4) 12/24 2008


Being able to solve problems on the spot seems to be the
most common and admired attribute of successful volunteers.

That has its payback not only in immediate results but also
in career advancement.

Financial grants have their place in the scheme of things.

As a corporate volunteer you have opportunities to hobnob
with fellow employees in other departments, including team
leaders at executive levels.

Why not take a shot at that?

payback, 見返り
You can use payback to refer to the profit or benefit that
you obtain from something that you have spent money, time,
or effort on. [mainly AM]

ex) They are prepared to wait longer for a pay-back from
investment rather than concentrate on short-term profits.

in the scheme of things, 全体から見れば、大きな枠組みで見れば
When people talk about the scheme of things or the grand
scheme of things, they are referring to the way that
everything in the world seems to be organized.

ex) We realize that we are infinitely small within the
scheme of things.

hobnob with, ...と交流を深める
If you disapprove of the way in which someone is spending
a lot of time with a group of people, especially rich and
powerful people, you can say that he or she is hobnobbing
with them. [INFORMAL]

ex) This gave Bill an opportunity to hobnob with the
company's president, board chairman, and leading executives.


[ODE] mix socially, especially with those of perceived
higher social status.

take a shot at, ...を試しにやってみる
[ODE] an attempt to do something

ex) several of the competitors will have a shot at the
all-round title.

on the spot, 即座に、直ちに
If an action is taken on the spot, it is carried out

ex) I was afraid they would kill me on the spot.

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
in-depth, 徹底的な、突っ込んだ
sweet charity, 思いやりを大切にする慈善事業
fit in the big picture, 全体の中で位置づけられる

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