♪Don’t wait until the last minute. – ぎりぎりまで待っちゃだめ。




Hi everyone! Thank you for tuning in to Time for English.

I have a question for you: Are you a “last-minute” person or rather a do-everything-ahead-of-time kind of person?

If you have the habit of waiting until the last minute to work on something with a deadline, in other words, do your homework or taxes at the last minute or just before the deadline, you’re likely to be a last-minute person.

Contrarily, if you’re a planner, an organizer, and want to map it all out in advance, you’re definitely an ahead-of-time person.

Generally speaking, a last-minute person and an ahead-of-time person don’t mix well. If they have to work on the same project together, it’ll be a frustrating, stressful, even torturous experience, I mean, for both of them. Mind you though, it can’t always be helped.

Anyhow, here’s a good sentence to practice together. So please repeat after me:

Don’t wait until the last minute.



質問です。あなたはギリギリ派ですか? それともテキパキ派ですか?

締め切りのある仕事なのに、ぎりぎりまで着手しない人、宿題でも確定申告でも締め切り間際、ぎりぎりになってようやく取りかかる人のことを、英語ではよくlast-minute personと言います。

反対に、何をするにも前もって綿密に計画し、計画通りにテキパキと実行する人はahead-of-time personです。




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