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CROWN English CommunicationⅡLesson5 和訳

Lesson 5
Txtng—Language in Evolution—
文字通信 ̶ 進化する言語 ̶

The rapid increase of cell phones around the world is beginning to affect language. Let’s look at how this new technology is bringing about language change.

Section 1

Cell phone technology has changed the way we communicate with each other in many ways.

We always seem to be sending and receiving messages on the train, at work, or wherever we are.

A recent study has found that the average American teenager sends and receives 2,779 text messages a month.

With more than half the world’s population owning cell phones, short messaging, or texting, has now gone global.

In recent years, however, some people have begun to worry that texting may be destroying our language.

What would you think if you received messages such as “What RU sayin?” or “cu in 5 min”?
もし“What RU sayin?”や“cu in 5 min”のようなメッセージを受け取ったらどう思うだろうか。

Would you feel that these messages are cool, or would you think that they are just bad English?

Before you decide, take a closer look at some of the features of texting.

texting n. 携帯メール(をやり取りすること)
evolution n. 進化、発展
rapid a. 速い、急速な
cell n. (cell phoneで)携帯電話
wherever conj. どこへ~しようと、~するどこでも
average a. 平均的な
teenager n. 10代の若者、ティーンエイジャー
text n. 文章、テキスト
global a. 世界的な、地球規模の
feature n. 特徴

txtng = texting
3. bring about 〜 ≒ cause 〜, lead to 〜 ~を引き起こす
12. go global cf. go 〜 ≒ become 〜 グローバル化する
16. What RU sayin? = What are you saying?
16. cu in 5 min = See you in 5 minutes.

G-1 I always have my family’s picture with me wherever I go.

Q-1 What has changed the way we communicate?
Q-2 How many text messages does the average American teenager send and receive a month?
Q-3 Why do some people worry about texting?

1. We seem to be always sending and receiving messages wherever we are. (T)
2. More than three-fourths of the world population use cell phones. (F)
3. Cell phone technology has destroyed several languages. (F)


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