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“Shift into High Gear”の意味と使い方 Bizmates 初級ビジネス英会話 Point 335

Shift into high gear ってどういう意味?

Shift into high gear は、車の「ギアを上げる」から転じて「(活動などを)本格化する」「加速する」「本腰を入れる」という意味の英語表現です。

 

Shift into high gear ってどういう場面で使うの?

たとえば、職場での会話で:

Justin: The deadline is next week!
You: We need to shift into high gear!

Justin: 期限は来週です!
You: 本腰を入れる必要がありますね。

 

Shift into high gear の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ

こちらの動画で、発音や、会話の中での自然な使い方を、Bizmatesのプレゼンター Justinが解説します。

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Hello everyone! Justin here and welcome
back to another Bizmates for Beginners

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video lesson where every week we
introduced a new idiom, phrase, or

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expression that you can use in your
daily business conversation.

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This week everyone let's learn:
Shift Into High Gear.

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Alright, so anyone who is a fan of cars
or driving, probably can guess what this

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means. But let's find out what it means
in more detail a bit later. But first

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let's do a quick review of last week's
class. Alright everyone, so imagine I ask

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you: How are the new recruits? And well
they're a little bit difficult to

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control. Maybe they have too much energy
or something. So how do you say that

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using the expression from last week?
You've got five seconds. Are you ready? Okay go!

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Alright and time is up. If you
said: Well, they are a handful! Then that's

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exactly right. Good job everyone! And
thank you for remembering last week's

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class. Okay, let's move on to: Shift Into
High Gear. Now this is what I sometimes

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hear. Okay, so Taro, my good colleague and friend,

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we are working on a project. But
the deadline is coming soon. In fact, I

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say: Taro, the deadline is next week! So we
don't have much time.

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Taro says: That's right, so we need to
pace up! Pace up, okay so I've heard this

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a few times and the first time I heard
it, I wasn't exactly sure about the

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meaning. But now I understand it means to
speed up. Now this is okay, but you might

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hear a native English speaker say: We
need to shift into high gear! So okay, for

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those of you who don't really know much
about cars or driving you have low gear.

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Okay? And this will maybe mean lower
speeds, in some cases and you have high

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gear so when you shift into high gear,
you can go quicker, you can go faster.

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Alright? So you can say shift into high gear.

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You can even use a different verb. You
can say: We need to get into high gear, or

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we you can say: we need to move into high
gear. There are a few options but shift

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into high gear is the one that I've
heard most commonly used. Okay? So we need

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to speed up, we need to work more quickly,
we need to shift into high gear. Okay?

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Alright so pronunciation please repeat
after me everyone: Shift into high gear.

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Shift into high gear. Okay your turn.
Please try good.

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Okay, now please after the sentence here: So the deadline is next week! What should we do? You say:

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Yep, we need to shift into high gear.
Okay? So please remember this for next time.

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Okay, our bonus question is another way to
say: Can I get some more information from you?

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You know? Okay, so you're asking someone
maybe for advice or something and you

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want to know the information that is
inside their head. So you want to... Okay!

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I hope you know what the answer is. If not,
we covered it in one of our previous

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video lesson so take a look if you have
the time. Okay? Alright everyone, so that is

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it for us this week. Thank you always for
watching! Take care everyone and I'll see you

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next time. Bye bye!

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