気になった単語(1) ‘exigencies'[plural]

昨日の夕方、amazonで注文した本が届きました。詳細は以下の通りです:

‘Interaction in the language Curriculum’ (1996) Leo van Lier

最初のページをぱらぱらめくっていたら、exigencies という単語が、目を引きました。以下の英文で使われていました。

‘… the relationship ( or lack of it) betweent theoretical course content and the practical issues and exigencies of everyday language teaching. 「理論的なコース内容と日々の言語教育における実践上の問題および切迫した問題との関係(もしくは、このような関係の欠如)」

ロングマンの英英辞典の定義は、以下のようになっています:

exigencies:<formal> what you need to do to deal with a particular situation

通常、複数形の形で使われことが多いようですから、注意してください。かなり、難しい語彙ですので、直ぐに覚える必要はないと思います。英検1級レベルの語彙だと思いますが、興味のある方は、受身の語彙として学習してみてください。

[English version]

Yesterday evening, a couple of books dispatched by Amazon.com arrived. What follows is the detail of one of the books:

‘Interaction in the language Curriculum’ (1996) Leo van Lie

There was one particular word which caught my eyes while I was thumbimg through the first few pages: ‘egigencies’. Here I directly quote where the word in question was used:

‘… the relationship ( or lack of it) betweent theoretical course content and the practical issues and exigencies of everyday language teaching. 「理論的なコース内容と日々の言語教育における実践上の問題および切迫した問題の関係(もしくは、このような関係の欠如)」

Longman Advanced American Dictionary gives the following definition of this word:

exigencies:<formal> what you need to do to deal with a particular situation

Almost always, ‘exigencies’ appears in plural form, and you should bear this in mind. As this is quite difficult word, probably you do not need to memorize it right now. I suppose ‘exigencies’ belongs to the vocabulary level of Grade 1 in Eiken. So if you are keen on this word, just learn it as your ‘passive vocabulary’.

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