英会話ブログ その555     Phrasal Verbs (2)

2014/12/23

- To try out

When teams do not accept everyone, you need to try out for the team in order to get a place on it.  You have to show your abilities so that the manager of the team can decide if you are good enough to join.  The noun form of this phrasal verb is also common : tryouts.

" At the tryouts, the 100 basketball players competed for 12 spots on the team.  The coach watched each player do different basketball activities and then choose the best 12 of the large group. "


  - To pass out

This happens when a person loses consciousness, or falls down and falls asleep because their body is too tired,  This is common in very long races such as marathons when it is very hot outside.  When the person eventually wakes up, you can say that they "came around ".
Note that the word black out is similar but it is generally used when someone passes out due to drinking, drugs, or a brain problem and not because of sports.

" In the second hour of the marathon the temperature rose to 40 degrees.  Many runners passed out and needed to be sent to the local hospital to help them recover. "
                                 (J.F)


英会話表現&英単語
good enough to join                入れるだけ十分優れている
tryouts                            適性試験、予選
compete for 12 spots on the team   チームの12の枠を争う
pass out                           失神する
lose consciousness                 意識を失う
"came around"                      意識を取り戻した
black out                          意識喪失する、停電する
due to drinking                    飲酒が原因で

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