熟語:意味 be satisfied with ~：～に満足している be absent from ~：～を欠席する look into ~：～を調べる turn in：～を提出する 、～を返却する inform A of B：AにBを知らせる point out：～を指摘する ask a favor：お願いをする after a while：しばらくして so A that B：とてもAなのでB、BするほどとてもA spend A on B：AをBに費やす keep A in mind：Aを頭にとめておく manage to do：何とか～する refrain from ~：～するのを控える in favor of ~：～に賛成して、～のほうを選んで be conscious of ~：～に気付いている be suitable for~：～に適している be entitled to ~：～の資格がある put up with ~：～を我慢する take A into account：Aを考慮に入れる take A for granted：Aを当然のことと思う
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「"A Tale of Business Transformation: The CEO's Strategy"（ビジネス変革の物語: 社長の戦略）」です。 内容わかりにくいですが、速く正確に読むトレーニングと割り切って頂ければと思います。 目標：3分で最後まで読んで意味を理解しましょう
"The former president, known to be reliable, made a noteworthy mention of an experiment during an informal discussion. This experiment was set to occur in an urban dormitory, combining various methods of the industry for a similar, but more profitable purpose. However, he was absent from several meetings, spending most of his time on paperwork, which started to melt under the burden of expectations.
It was pointed out by the city's citizens, who were familiar with the president's plans, that they perceived this experiment as a threat to their way of life. Furthermore, they expressed concern about the understaffed personnel who were scheduled to enforce the experiment's instructions.
Even as the president stared at the decline in his popularity, he managed to keep his composure. It was his occupation to take such matters into account, yet he was so absorbed in his plans that he overlooked the rising discontent. He had taken for granted that the citizens, his fellow residents, would be satisfied with any plan that promised to increase the revenue of the city. Yet, he failed to consider their desire for a more peaceful life, free from the debts and worries of the industrial world.
After a while, the president began to reflect on his decisions. He asked a favor of his assistant, requesting her to look into the situation and inform him of any updates. Despite her own suspicions about the feasibility of the experiment, she agreed to assist. As she delved into the matter, she noticed vacant posts in the administrative team, a sign that the city was not in favor of the experiment.
Patiently, she started the lengthy task of informing all personnel about this development. The assistant, mindful of the president's reputation, chose her words carefully. Her description of the situation was so clear that even the most stubborn members of the team understood the citizens' perspective. Impressed by her work, the president decided to turn in a new plan to the council, one that refrained from enforcing the potentially harmful experiment.
The new plan aimed to gradually eliminate the debts by focusing on more sustainable and less intrusive industries. It included provisions to provide a warranty for certain services and products, and emphasized the importance of being conscious of the city's traditions and values. Despite the daunting task, the president felt that it was more suitable for his city. He was content, feeling that he was finally entitled to the respect of his citizens.
It's a common saying that Rome wasn't built in a day, but he had proven that change, although hard to put up with at first, could create a brighter future."