中高生の基礎英語 in English Topic 22 Day 4
Who is your favorite historical figure?
He fought for freedom for India from Britain.
But he fought for human rights without using any violence.
And because of his efforts, India became an independent country in 1947.
Of course, I have a personal connection to Gandhi because my famis from India.
But I think his ideas are important to people all over the world.
He inspired many people, including Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela.
However, there were rules that excluded women from being astronauts.
Even though the women passed all of the same tests as the men, women were not allowed to be astronauts until 1978.
I admire the Mercury 13 women for completing the training even when faced with unfair challenges.
I hope they still inspire people today.
WORDS & PHRASES
Mahatma Gandhi マハトマ・ガンジー
fight for … ～のために戦う
an independent country 独立した国家
have a personal connection to … ～と共通点がある・個人的なつながりがある
Martin Luther King, Jr. マーチン・ルーサー・キング・ジュニア
Nelson Mandela ネルソン・マンデラ
his followers 彼の追従者・彼を信じる人たち
physical violence 身体的な暴力
fight back 反撃する
I admire the Mercury 13 women for completing the training 私はthe Mercury 13の女性たちが訓練を全てやり終えたことを賞賛します。
even when faced with unfair challenges たとえ(彼女たちが）不当な難題に直面しても
because of their gender 彼女たちの性別を理由として
they were highly skilled 彼女たちは高い技術を持っている