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語学系、歴史関係とフェチな本が好きです。
本は図書館から借りてます。常に何か読んでいる活字中毒です。

書籍:「究極の超難語『タイム』1001ワード」

かなり前っですがTIMEを読んで英語を勉強していた頃に買った本です。TIMEを理解するのに必要な超難語の1001個の重要英単語ということですが、超難しいというほどではなく、TIMEを読む目的以外にもハイレベルを目指すなら覚えておくべき単語でTIMEでよく出ている単語ばかりです。1つの重要英単語につき、大体2個の英文が載っており、それを読み上げたCDが2枚付属されています。TIMEの英文が吹き込まれたCD教材は結構貴重だと思います。約2000個の英文を勉強すれば、1001ワード以外の膨大な数の英単語も頭に入ることになります。ただ、さすがにこの手の単語をCDで繰り返し何回も聞けば暗記できるほど容易ではなく、CDをじっくり聞いて1つ1つの単語の深い意味をとらえながら理解していていくものです。



他の参考書などで載っている時事英語の単語関係をまとめてみますと下記の約300語がTIME,NEWWEEKなどの雑誌で政治・経済・事件でよく出てくる単語のようです。


accomplice retreat loose replace
appeal shelling monetary reputation
attorney strategy monopoly resign
bail stronghold outlook revise
investigate surrender owe riot
confession tactics pension secretary
conviction target per capita senator
cover-up troops profit statement
defendant truce quota status quo
evidence veteran rationing tumult
guilty volunteer reserves unrest
innocent warhead resources upheaval
jury asylum restraint veto
justice coup revenue welfare
motive exile sacrifices xenophobia
murder caution share
oath chaos slash
out-of-court settlement civilian sluggish
paintiff distribute solvency
proof escalate sovereignty
prosecutor estimate speculation
punishment ethnic spiral
sentence extinguish statistics
suit hostile stock
summon identify subsidy
suspect infect suspend
testify intelligence tariff
trial intervene Treasury
tribunal isolate turnover
verdict mass unemployment
blackmail miserable volatile
bribery perish wage
extortion rampant ballot
fraud reconcile majority
illegal refugee margin
kidnap release mudslinging
looting resuce polls
manslaugher resident tunout
massacre restore vote
perjury rubble accord
robbery security discord
smuggling shelter dissent
theft showdown unanimous
wrongdoing subside address
accuse survivor administration
charge territory advocate
condemn threaten agenda
impeach tolerant amend
indict unilateral apologize
aftermath vaccine appoint
allegation victim authority
allededly violate bill
arrest withdraw bipartisan
assault withness bureaucracy
conflict warm breifing
counterfeit wreck cabinet
detect alternative candidate
dispute deregulation circumstances
ransom regulation coalition
revenge retail Congress
strangle wholesale constitution
sue ascend controversial
suicide skyrocket conuterpart
thorough soar critical
warrant increase deceive
body decrease deputy
casualty plummet Diet
corpse plunge dissolve
death toil reduce eliminate
blaze descend emphasize
blast devaluation extreme
demolish suplus flexible
destory defict grant
ruin assets grasp
disaster bond imply
drought braker incumbent
epidemic budget indicate
famine commodity insult
flood credit issue
nightmare crunch lawmaker
outbreak debt legialate
starvation effcient legislature
plight emerging market moderate
quake enterprise obligation
tragedy excess official
aggression exchange opposition party
ammunition financial Parliament
atrocities fiscal pledge
cease-fire fluctuate poverty
hostage fundemantals precedent
infantry interest prejudice
invasion deposit pressing
landmine inevst quote
nuclear liabilities radical
paramilitary liquidity rebel