今日は2016年9月Lesson 11 Pay It Forward (4)で解説されています残りの4つの語句です。
6. Offer one’s seat
Grace goes on to say, “Or offering your seat to an older person or a pregnant woman on a train or bus.”
You can also say, “give one’s seat”. Relinquish our seat to someone else. Get up and let them sit where we were sitting.
When I was pregnant, lots of people offered me their seat on the train and I was very very grateful. We can also say, “offer someone a seat’ but this doesn’t necessarily mean we were sitting there. It just means, provide a place to sit.
Like when a visitor comes into a company you could say, “May I offer you a seat?”
7. Give more of oneself
McMillan says, “Small actions can encourage others to give more of themselves.”
If we give more of ourselves, we do more personally to help others, donate our own time and effort. We also say, “give a lot of oneself “.
Like “He gives a lot of himself to the community. He volunteers at a homeless shelter and raises money for animal protection.”
McMillan says, “Good deeds are contagious.”
Diseases are contagious when they spread from person to person. McMillan means good deeds inspire other people to do the same, to do similar things.
You can also say, “Confidence is contagious” or “Fear is contagious.”
9. Be served with an eviction notice
Wu describes a man who heard through friends that a waitress had been served with an eviction notice.
When you’re served with an eviction notice, you’re ordered to leave some residence or other location. The eviction notice is the document telling you to leave. And this can happen to businesses as well as individuals of course.
“Company X was served with an eviction notice,” or, “Company X was evicted for not paying its rent.”