英会話ブログ その526      The Seven Headed Palm (2)

2014/11/23

There were only three in existence on the planet.  One of them, according to Kelly, existed on Eua.

Very few scientists from the Northern Hemisphere had ever made the trek to Tonga to locate it, study it and photograph it.  Kelly was determined to do it.

The sun was directly overhead and boiling hot.  Huge cumulus clouds floated over the treetops like sailing ships, offering us some shade, if ony for a minute, or so.

Our water canteens were empty so we had resorted to cracking open coconuts and drinking the milk.  Kelly had a pronounced receding hairline and looked a lot like actor Jack Nicholson.                                     (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語 
in existence on the planet       地球上で存在する
according to Kelly               ケリーによると
very few scientists 〜      ほとんどの科学者が〜していない
the Northern Hemisphere          北半球
make a trek                      トレッキングをする
locate it                        その場所を突き止める
Kelly was determined to do it    ケリーはそれをするつもりだった
directly overhead                ちょうど真上
boiling hot                      うだるように暑い
huge cumulus clouds              巨大な積雲
if only for a minute             ほんの短い時間だけ
water canteen                    水筒
resort to 〜               〜に頼る
crack open coconuts             ココナツの実を割る
pronounced receding hairline     髪の毛がハッキリと薄くなっている

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