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Mount Etna Erupts

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Mount Etna Erupts (fast) fast

Mount Etna is a volcano located in southern Italy. It is on the island of Sicily. Now, Mount Etna is spewing out red hot rocks and ash. However, experts say that there is no danger for people.

Mount Etna has often erupted in the past. The last eruption was in 2014. Even now a stream of molten rock is flowing down the mountain. This is called a lava flow. The volcano is also spewing out clouds of dust. Scientists say that these clouds are not so bad this time.

Experts say, people do not need to be afraid. Even for those who live close by there is no immediate danger.

No one is sure how long the volcanic eruption will last. Sometimes it is over after a few days.

Mt. Etna is the second most active volcano on earth. Only Hawaii’s Kilauea is more active.

 

 
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Suspending Coffee: The Movement

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These days to coffee shops around the world. It , but lately it has been spreading.

The idea is very simple. When you are at a coffee shop, you order an extra coffee and . This extra drink is given to later.

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Suspending coffees started in Naples, Italy . this spring. It shows a man enjoying a . This one photo and . Now coffee shops all over the world have started suspending. Will your coffee shop be next?


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ENGLISH 日本語
has been spreading 広がってきている
the idea of ‘suspending coffees 保留コーヒ(善意の前払い)の発想
has been around for years 何年も前からある
thanks to social media ソーシャルメディアのおかげで
ask to let it be suspended それを保留にしておいてもらうように頼む
someone who cannot afford it コーヒーを買うお金のない人
a decade ago 10年前
The current interest in it 現在高まっているそれに対する関心
can be traced back to 〜まで遡る
a particular photo posted on Facebook フェイスブックに載せられた一枚の注目すべき写真
in unfortunate circumstances 不幸な身の上の
warm beverage paid for by someone else 他の誰かによって支払われた温かい飲み物
moved a lot of people 多くの人々の心を動かした
started a worldwide movement 世界規模の動きが始まった
保留コーヒ(善意の前払い)の発想
広がってきている
何年も前からある
ソーシャルメディアのおかげで
それを保留にしておいてもらうように頼む
コーヒーを買うお金のない人
10年前
現在高まっているそれに対する関心
~まで遡る
フェイスブックに載せられた一枚の注目すべき写真
不幸な身の上の
他の誰かによって支払われた温かい飲み物
多くの人々の心を動かした
世界規模の動きが始まった

The After-Meal Surprise

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, as the new customer came in, sat down, and .

, though, is that . So this time the server told the customer that she had an Italian family and , but , .

At the end of the meal, the customer got up, went to pay, and . And the waitress went back to work. But when she got back to the man’s table, . for the $60 meal, ,

Tip

ウエイトレスの普通の一日だった
食事を注文した
アメリカのレストランに関して一つ言えるのは〔that以下〕という点だ
ウエイターは食べ物をテーブルに運ぶだけでなく、客と人生や夢などについて話す
匿名の
大学で美術教育を勉強していた
財政難のため
実際にイタリアへ行ったことが一度もなかった
さよならを言った
思いがけない贈り物があった
通常の15~20パーセントのチップを残すかわりに
その客は1,000ドルをテーブルに置いて行った
「あなたのイタリアへの切符です。楽しんできてください!」と言うメモと共に