英会話ブログ その660     Survivalists and Preppers(2)

2015/07/23

They are also stockpiling food, guns, gasoline, water, generators and other types of survival goods.

There have been such people in American society at least since the Cold War, when the risk of atomic war with the Soviet Union prompted many people to construct "fallout shelters" in their back yards or underground.

In these shelters, usually made of thick concrete, they and their families hope to survive "Armageddon".

Now, fifty years later, an increasing number of Americans see disturbing signs of a future catastrophe, and are preparing for it.                                                (G.K)


英会話表現&英単語
stockpile                         備蓄する
generator                         発電機
prompt                           促す、駆り立てる 
fallout                           死の灰、火山灰
Armageddon                        ハルマゲドン
disturbing                         不安を掻き立てる

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