【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー #9】「報道カメラマン」<英語のオチ当てクイズ付き>

今回の【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー】は仕事熱心な報道カメラマンのお話です。森林火災(forest fire)が発生しているエリアに何とかして近づこうとするプロ根性には見習わねば…などと思いつつ、最後まで読み進めると命を張った過酷な状況が待っていました。

ストーリーの最後の一文(オチ = Punch line)は削除しています。さあ、英語のオチを考えてみてください。ヒントは「命懸け」です。

【英語ジョーク&ショートストーリー #9】「報道カメラマン」

タイトル:”A news magazine photographer “

引用元:CleanJokes4u

A photographer for a national news magazine was assigned to get photos of a big forest fire. Smoke at the scene was too thick to get any good shots, so he frantically called his home office to hire a plane. “It will be waiting for you at the airport!” he was assured by his editor.

  • assign = 任命する
  • thick = 視界が悪い、濃い
  • frantically = 気も狂わんばかりに、必死に、躍起になって
  • assure = ~を保証する

As soon as he got to the small, rural airport, sure enough, a plane was warming up near the runway. He jumped in with his equipment and yelled, “Let’s go! Let’s go!”

The pilot swung the plane into the wind and soon they were in the air. “Fly over the north side of the fire,” said the photographer, “and make three or four low level passes.” “Why?” asked the pilot.

“Because I’m going to take pictures! I’m a photographer, and photographers take pictures!” said the photographer with great exasperation and impatience.

After a long pause the pilot said, “「さあ、オチはなんでしょう?」”

  • rural = 田舎の
  • sure enough  = 思った通り、案の定
  • runway = 滑走路
  • equipment = 装備
  • yell = 叫ぶ
  • swung = swing(揺らす)の過去・過去分詞形
  • exasperation = 憤慨
  • impatience = 短気

英語のオチ当てクイズ

ショート中のショートストーリーですが、最後の最後にパイロットの言った一言(オチ)で場の空気は一変したはずです。さて10の選択肢から本当のオチを見つけ出してみてください!ヒントは何でしたっけ?

  1. Are you sure you are a professional photographer?
  2. Did you pay 1,000 dollars?
  3. I used to a professional photographer.
  4. You mean you’re not my instructor?
  5. I am the son of your editor.
  6. I saw another forest fire near the lake.
  7. Do you smoke?
  8. Would you please be quiet during the flight?
  9. Look! That is your office. Do you want to stop by?
  10. Would you like a cup of coffee?

英語のオチ当てクイズ

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