2022年1月6日「モバイル英語学習」第724号 (英語エッセイ): Toyota Outsells GM

Notes
GM ゼネラルモーターズ(英語: General Motors Company)は、アメリカ合衆国の自動車メーカーである。本社はミシガン州デトロイト;
outsell より多く売れる;
semiconductor chips 半導体チップ;
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Last year, Toyota became the largest car seller in the United States. This is big news because GM had been the largest seller of cars and trucks in America every year since 1931. How did Toyota outsell GM? First of all, Toyota produces many kinds of hybrid cars, and these cars became more popular in 2021 as the price of gasoline went up. Hybrid cars are cheaper to run than regular cars because they use less gasoline. Another reason is that GM couldn’t get enough semiconductor chips to make its cars. Many parts of cars need these chips. GM had more problems than Toyota getting chips and couldn’t make as many cars as it wanted to sell. (by Prof. Douglas Jarrell)
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2021年12月30日「モバイル英語学習」第723号 (英語エッセイ): Canada’s Tallest Tree

Notes
logger 伐採者;
awe 畏敬;
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A man called Randy was told of a very tall tree on Vancouver Island, Canada. The tree was said to be 314 feet tall. That would make it the tallest tree in Canada. Randy set out to find the tree.
But someone else found it first. It was found by a logger. Loggers wanted to cut down Canada’s tallest tree and all the trees around it. Randy made a path in the forest so people could see the tall tree. The tree was so big and beautiful it would fill them with awe. More and more people wanted to save that forest. Thanks to these people, that forest is now a park.
Canada’s tallest tree is still there. (from BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English – Reader 1 by Shantel Ivits)
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