英会話ブログ その643     The World Is On Fire ! (1)

2015/06/19

Small wars are burning like brushfires all over the planet.  The world seems out of control and just recently Malaysian Airlines MH17 was shot down by a missile over Ukraine, close to the Russian border.

The plane was flying at 33,000 feet in what is recognized as a safe, international-fly zone.  Of course, "on the ground" is not s safe place.

There is a civil war raging in the Ukraine, in which Russia is deeply invoved.

The Ukrainian separatists (anti-Ukrainian government forces) are supported by the Kremlin with weapons, including surface-to-air missiles.  They have been able to shoot down 3 Ukranian cargo jets, 1 fighter, 1 helicopter and one Boeing 777, MH 17.                               (V.C)


英会話表現&英単語
the world is on fire                世界は炎上している
brushfire                           小競り合い、戦闘
out of control                      手におえない
shot down by a missile              ミサイルに撃ち落される
civil war raging 〜                 〜で激しく続く内戦
separatist                          分離主義者
surface-to-air missle               地対空ミサイル
cargo jet                           輸送機
fighter                             戦闘機

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