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Session 28

Is it better to live in a big city or somewhere quiet?

In today’s episode we will be discussing the places where we live.

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No man is an island

Is it better to live in a big city or somewhere quiet? In today’s episode we will be discussing the places where we live.

대도시에 사는 것이 좋을까요 조용한 곳에 사는게 좋을까요? 이번 에피소드에서는 어디에서 사는 것이 좋은지에 대해 얘기해보겠습니다.

 

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Bolam
안녕하세요? English Together에 오신 것을 환영합니다. 저희 프로그램에서는 최신 주제에 대해 얘기해보고 관련 표현을 알려드리고 있습니다. 저는 손보람 입니다. 오늘은 Tom과 Sian함께 할게요.

Tom
Hi everyone, I’m Tom. Welcome to today’s episode, and I’m with…

Sian
and I’m Sian ! Hi everyone!

Bolam
오늘은 섬에 대해서, 특히 영국 제도에 대해서 얘기해볼까 합니다. 그 전에 일단 오늘의 퀴즈부터 드릴게요. 사람이 거주하는 섬 중 대략 몇 개의 섬이 영국 제도에 포함될까요?
A) 50개
B) 100개
c) 200 개
정답은 잠시 후에 알려드리겠습니다.

Tom
I don’t see why anybody would want to live outside London, to be honest.

Sian
What do you mean? Why would you say that?

Tom
Well, London, the city has everything really, doesn’t it? Bright lights! Loads of shops! Huge crowds of people!

Sian
I find it all a little claustrophobic, actually .

Bolam
Claustrophobic폐쇄 공포증이 느껴지는… 이런 뜻입니다. 보통 이 공포증이 있는 사람들은 엘리베이터나 비행기 같은 밀폐된 공간 안에서 공포를 느낀다고 하더라구요.

Sian
I’d say my claustrophobia comes from exactly the same things Tom was just talking about! There’s just no space in the city!

Bolam
그렇다면 오늘 뉴스가 아주 흥미로울 것 같은데요? BBC Radio 4의Farming Today에 나왔던 내용입니다. 스코틀랜드 섬에 거주하는 것이 사람들 사이에서 인기를 끌고 있다는 내용인데요. 들어볼까요?

News
Presenter:
First today, many small island communities struggle to retain their residents, but the people of Papa Westray, or Papay, as it’s known locally, are fighting back. In the last census the population of this tiny Orkney island was recorded at just 90, but that’s a 38 percent increase since 2001. The Papay Development Trust says that more people have moved to the island since then and the future’s looking bright! The island seems to have a strong draw for outsiders. So, what’s its secret?

Guest:
Life in Yorkshire was too busy, very stressful. We wanted somewhere that was, for our son, freer, where he could play and have a lot more freedom outdoors and where life was simple and that we could just have a simpler, freer life.

Sian
Wow! That sounds like paradise to me .

Bolam
Paradise 낙원이라는 뜻이죠. 낙원같은 섬에서 휴가를 보내는 건 정말 좋을 것 같은데요. 그런데 거기서 살라고 하면 못할 것 같아요.

Tom
I mean it’s more of a desert island, really isn’t it? How many people live there? 92? It’s deserted, nobody.

Sian
Well, we’ve just seen how the population is growing! Considering that the number of inhabitants is growing every year, I’d say they’re doing pretty well!

Bolam
Inhabitants 거주자라는 뜻이죠. 그런데 왜 그렇게 멀리 떨어져 있는 섬에서 살고 싶어 하는 걸까요?

Sian
Well, look at our current habitat! London is noisy, and busy and stressful!

Tom
Yeah, that’s just how I like it! Far better than some uninhabited desert island in the sea in the middle of nowhere!

Sian
Well, I think a lot of people get tired and want to live somewhere a bit more secluded.

Bolam
Secluded 단절된 이라는 뜻인데요. 그렇게 외딴 곳에 살면 좀 외롭지 않겠어요?

Sian
No, I don’t think seclusion means that you need to be lonely. Imagine the sense of community you’d get with such a small set of people!

Tom
I’m not convinced. Do you know what they say? No man is an island!

Bolam
네? 그게 무슨 뜻이에요?

Tom
It means that people need company! Islands stand alone in the middle of the sea and obviously people can’t do that! In fact, did you know the word ‘isolated’ actually comes from the Latin word for island, which is insula?

Bolam
Isolated 고립된 이란 뜻이죠. 섬에 살고 있는 인구수가 90명이다 라고 한다면 그건 좀 고립되어 보이긴 하네요. 그렇지 않나요?

Sian
But that’s not necessarily a bad thing! We are talking about the isolation of communities, not individuals! You’d probably benefit from a more communal way of life because people would depend on each other.

Bolam
이쯤에서 오늘의 퀴즈 정답을 알려드리겠습니다. 정답은 바로 c. 였고요. 정확히는 사람이 거주중인 섬중 192개의 섬이 영국제도에 속해있다고 하네요.

Tom
192 islands, that’s unbelievable. You see, Sian, you can take your pick!

Sian
I like the sound of the island of Papay, actually.

Tom
Maybe you should talk to the reporter from the news and see what he thought about it.

Sian
That’s a good idea.

Tom
I think he works just round…

Sian
Does he? I think I’ll just go and see him now.

Tom
You see! You see! You need his help and you need his advice, you can’t do it by yourself. I already told you no man is an island!

Sian
No! You don’t listen! This is an example of people helping each other in a community!

Bolam
두 분은 어떤 것에도 동의를 하는 법이 없네요. 오늘은 섬에서 사는 것에 대한 표현을 배워보았습니다. 청취해주셔서 감사합니다. 다음주에도 English Together에서 만나요. 바이~

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이번 에피소드 에서는 단어들의 다양한 형태를 배워봤습니다.

noun adjective
claustrophobia claustrophobic
desert deserted
seclusion secluded

 

동사 'inhabit'의 다양한 형태를 볼 수 있었습니다.

verb (동사) noun (명사) adjective (형용사)

to inhabit

- 특정 지역에 살다

habitat

- 서식지/주거지

inhabited

- 거주하고 있는 특정 지역

 

inhabitant

- 특정 지역의 주민

 

     uninhabited

- 사람이 살지 않는 

No man is an island

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Session Vocabulary

  • claustrophobic
    폐쇄 공포증이 느껴지는

    paradise
    낙원

    inhabitants
    특정 지역의 주민

    uninhabited
    사람이 살지 않는

    secluded
    단절된

    isolated
    고립된