熟語:意味 come from ：～の出身である、～から来る look for ：～を探す after all：結局、やはり make friends：友達を作る so as to do：～するために lead to ： 結びつく、通じる It looks like：～のようだ by the time ：～するまでに keep up with ：～についていく look forward to doing：～を楽しみにしている run across ：～に偶然会う、～を偶然見つける、～を走って横切る point at ：～を指さす turn off ：～を消す、を止める compare A with B：AとBを比較する be short of ：～が不足している、～が不十分である come along：ついてくる、うまくやっていく make sure：～を確かめる、確実に～する turn over a new leaf：心を入れ替える、心機一転する break into ：押し入る in addition to ：～に加えて
文章を想像しながら単語を覚えたい方はこちらをご覧ください 今回は「An Eco-Friendly Journey: Pioneering a Green Revolution」（エコフレンドリーな旅路：緑の革命の先駆け）です。
Our firm originally came from a humble beginning, with a keen interest in promoting eco-friendly products and habits. I had the good fortune to meet my colleague, John, at the height of our professional careers. Despite being in a field where people rarely turn over a new leaf, we saw an avenue to make a genuine difference.
Our nation's climate, humid and often prone to floods, presented us with plenty of challenges. We endured rough weather conditions and swarms of insects, but never allowed ourselves to ignore the issue at hand. Our attitude was firm: to work towards a resolution that would lead to a healthier environment.
We decided to conduct a survey to gather raw data on our customers' attitudes and behaviors. In the process, we were actively looking for detailed insights that would aid us in devising better eco-friendly strategies. However, a sudden flood forced us to reschedule the survey. Making sure to keep our customers informed, we sent out an explanation for the delay.
It was a sign, we realized, that we needed to further our efforts. We didn't exit the scene after the flood, but instead got our hands dirty, cleaning up the litter left behind. The sight was unsettling, making it impossible to deny the magnitude of the problem.
We looked forward to doing more to help our environment. We knew we had to keep up with the changes, and to do that, we needed an honest approach. We compared the situation with other nations and realized we were short of strategies to combat this issue. We decided to break into the conversation and point at the government's role in this crisis.
By the time we submitted our findings to the government, we had run across numerous instances of environmental negligence. Our proposal was simple: an eco-friendly resolution that, in addition to current measures, aimed to make a significant impact. After all, ignoring the issue would only lead to more suffering.
We believed in making friends, not just customers. We wanted our firm to be an open platform where people could come along, share their thoughts, and contribute to our mission. So as to ensure the success of this initiative, we left no stone unturned.
Retirement was a far-off thought. We were on a journey, an important one that we wouldn't leave midway. It looked like a long road, but we were ready to face the challenges. We were determined to make sure that our actions were equivalent to our words, and that our legacy would be a testament to our commitment.