Medicine 02

TOPIC

The rights of smokers and non-smokers

(上記TOPIC、英語で意見を論理的に述べる技術とトレーニング第7章より引用)

Essay

 I believe that there are the rights to both smokers and non-smokers. Now I will mention the right of smokers and what smokers should do and the right of non-smokers and what non-smokers should do.
 As for the right of smokers, they are allowed to smoke in the smoking area. The banning of smoking would be an encroachment on basic civil liberties. People have to have the right to make their own decisions about what they do.
 However, smokers should care about non-smokers. Because passive smoking is proved to be a serious health risk for people. They also should never drop cigarette butts on the street. It is an environmental hazard.
 When it comes to the right of non-smokers, they should be protected from any harms caused by smoking. Passive smoking is unacceptable.
 But at the same time non-smokers should allow smokers to enjoy smoking when and where it does not bother anybody. Smoking in designated areas is not harmful to non-smokers.
 As I mentioned above, the rights of both smokers and non-smokers should be preserved. In addition, smokers and non-smokers should try to deepen mutual understanding.

メモ

タバコの話です。
このトピックは、”Pros and Cons”の259ページも参考にしました。
この本はイギリスの本ですが、イギリスはタバコが高いので有名ですね。
たしか1000円以上してその8割以上が税金だという話を聞きました。
ここからは要チェック単語を見ていきたいと思います。
2段落目にencroachment (動詞、encroachがSVLレベル12) という単語があります。
侵害、違反、侵入というような意味です。
これはたくさん類義語があって
impingement (動詞、impingeがSVLレベル12)
trespass (SVLレベル10)
intrusion (SVLレベル8)
infraction
transgression (英検プラス単熟語1級)
などがあります。
どれも英検1級に必須の単語だと思いますので、覚えちゃってください!