【英語学習】TEDで英語のお勉強1~Try something new for 30 days~



私が英語の勉強に使用したのがTED Talksという英語のプレゼン動画です。



今日のTED Talksはこれ▼

【TED】Try something new for 30 days






A few years ago, I felt like I was stuck in a rut, so I decided to follow in the footsteps of the great American philosopher, Morgan Spurlock,and try something new for 30 days. 

引用: https://www.ted.com/

1,be + stuck + in : ~にはまって動けなくなる

 stuck : 立往生

2, in a rut : マンネリ化した

3,philosopher(フォロォソフォー) : 哲学者

The idea is actually pretty simple. Think about something you’ve always wanted to add to your life and try it for the next 30 days. It turns out 30 days is just about the right amount of time to add a new habit or subtract a habit — like watching the news — from your life. 

引用: https://www.ted.com/

4, turns out : 結局、結局~であることがわかる

5, subtract : 断つ、引く、減点する

There’s a few things I learned while doing these 30- day challenges. The first was, instead of the months flying by , forgotten, the time was much more memorable.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

6, instead of : ~の変わりに

7, flying by : 過ぎ去る

8, memorable : 記憶に残る 

This was part of challenge I did to take a picture every day for a month. And I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing that day. I also noticed that as I started to do more and harder 30- day challenges, my self – confidence grew.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

9, noticed : 気づいた(notice : 通知、告知、警告)

10, confidence : 信頼、信用、自信

11, as : ~として、なので、~の時

I went from desk-dwelling computer nerd to the kind of guy who bikes to work. For fun!

引用: https://www.ted.com/

12, kind of : ~のような

13, dwelling : 居住

14, nerd : オタク

15, desk-dwelling computer nerd : 机にしがみつく機械オタク

Even last year, I ended up hiking up Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa.I would never have been that adventurous before I started my 30 – day challenges.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

16, even : ~さえ、それどころか、さらに(強調を表す副詞)

※even if ,even though : たとえ~だとしても

17, I would never : 私だったら絶対~しない

I also figured out that if you really want something badly enough, you can do anything for 30 days. Have you ever wanted to write a novel ? Every November , tens of thousands of people try to write their own 50,000 – word novel, from scratch, in 30 days. It turns out, all you have to do write 1667 words a day for a month.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

18, figured out : 見つけ出す

19, badly enough : とっても~

20, from scratch : 一から、最初から(scratch : スクラッチ)

※all you have to do : あなたがしなければならないことは~


So I did. By the way, the secret is not to go to sleep until you’ve written your words for the day.You might be sleep deprived , but you’ll finish your novel. Now is my book the next great American novel? No. I wrote it in a month . It’s awful.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

21, the secret is :秘訣は

22, sleep – deprived : 寝不足

     (deprive : 奪う) 

But for the rest of my life, if I meet John Hodgman at a TED party, I don’t have to say, “I’m a computer scientist.” No, no, if I want to, I can say, “I’m a novelist.”

引用: https://www.ted.com/

23, rest of : 残りの~で

So here’s one last thing I’d like to mention. I learned that when I made small, sustainable changes, things I could keep doing, they were more likely to stick. There’s nothing wrong with big, crazy challenges. 

引用: https://www.ted.com/

24,mention : ~について言及する、~について触れる

25,sustainable : 持続可能な

26,likely to : ~への可能性

27,stick : 差し込む、くっつく

28,There is nothing wrong with : ~も悪くない、問題ない

In fact, they’re a ton of fun.But they’re less likely to stick. When I gave up sugar for 30 days, day 31 looked like this.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

29, in fact : 実際には

30, ton of fun : すごく楽しい

So here’s my question to you: What are you waiting for? I guarantee you the next 30 days are going to pass whether you like it or not , so why not think about something you have always wanted to try and give it a shot! For the next 30 days.Thanks.

引用: https://www.ted.com/

31,guarantee : 保証する、断言する

32,whether : ~かどうか、~であろうとなかろうと

33,give it a shot : やってみる










今回取り上げたTry something new for 30 daysの中でも言われていましたが、小さな努力こそ継続可能、そして自分の身になっていくということを忘れずに。