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【英語リスニング・中級】スーツケースだけで生活できるの?(No.895)


     

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    Johnathanの家はスーツケース?服は?洗濯は?どうするのでしょうか?

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    Johnathan talks about how his luggage has changed over the years.

     

    Jeff: So, Jonathan, you are the… maybe the most prolific traveler I have ever met, and your home is a suitcase, so how do you live out of a suitcase like that?

    Jonathan: I wouldn’t really say my home is a suitcase, but I think that people really hold onto their possessions a little bit too much, and people think that they need to have their favorite books nearby when they probably will never even read it again. I really don’t think it’s necessary to have all of those things there, so I don’t need to have a lot of nice clothes with me all the time. I don’t need to carry around all of these souvenirs of days gone by. I’m perfectly comfortable having just a minimal amount of things with me. I have changes of clothes so it’s not like I’m in any way suffering from a lack of personal hygiene and such things.

    Jeff: So, but… so what do you do? How do you clean your clothes? What do you do when you want to buy something new?

    Jonathan: Well, I find that in fact I don’t often buy some many things when I travel. I buy the necessities, but I try to keep everything small in size so for example I have one small little pack that has shampoo, conditioner and body soap, and I can in fact, fill it up from a lot of hotels which offer those things to their guests. I can have a little bar of soap. I have a small towel to travel with. I can take my clothes to a coin laundry. At worst, I put on a pair of shorts while I’m washing my two pairs of jeans. If it’s a cold weather country perhaps people look at me a little bit funny, but being Canadian and descended from cold weather countries, I don’t have a difficulty with it.

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    prolific traveler

    Jonathan, you are the most prolific traveler I have ever met.

    A ‘prolific traveler’ spends most of his time traveling around the world.  Notice the following:

    1. After college, he became a prolific traveler.
    2. Wow, that old suitcase must belong to a prolific traveler.

    live out of a suitcase

    How do you live out of a suitcase?

    When we ‘live out of a suitcase,’ that means we carry everything we own.  Notice the following:

    1. My trip was fun, but I hated living out of a suitcase.
    2. They lived out of a suitcase for a month in Europe last summer.

    days gone by

    I don’t need to carry souvenirs of days gone by.

    We use the phrase ‘days gone by’ to talk about the past.  Notice the following:

    1. In days gone by, people communicated by post.
    2. My grandfather often speaks of days gone by.

    personal hygiene

    A lack of personal hygiene.

    ‘Personal hygiene’ means the way we keep ourselves and things around us clean.  Notice the following:

    1. In many jobs, personal hygiene is a safety issue.
    2. Poor personal hygiene got him kicked out of the dorm.

    necessities

    I buy the necessities.

    ‘Necessities’ are daily things we need in order to live.  Notice the following:

    1. They only have enough money to buy the necessities.
    2. I shop for necessities once a month.

    Learn more!

    prolific • lived out of • days gone by
    hygiene • necessities
    1. Seeing him again made me think about .
    2. I want you to only bring the with you. We don't have a lot of space in the car
    3. He went from being a very lazy person to a athlete.
    4. She her car for a while before she got a record contract.
    5. He has really poor personal .

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