イギリスのレストランで、スタッフが3万円のワインを提供するつもりが間違えて60万円のワインを提供してしまったそうです。そのレストランのマネージャーは「One-off mistakes happen. We love you anyway. They (the two bottles) look pretty similar OK!?」と言い、ミスを犯したスタッフは首にならずに済んだそうです。

下のツイートに、実際に取り間違えた2本のワインの写真がありますが、ラベルはそれほど似ていませんね。……マネージャーの懐の深さを感じます。

以下のQ1~Q5はDMM英会話のデイリーニュースからの引用です。次ページにA1~A5の添削例を載せています。

UK Restaurant Serves $5,760 Bottle of Wine by Mistake(記事リンク)

Exercise 4: Discussionの回答例です

Q1. What are your thoughts on the mistake at Hawksmoor Manchester?
ホークスムーア・マンチェスターでのミスについてどう思いますか。

A1. I think this kind of mistakes is often happened. I made the same mistake when I worked at a Japanese style bar but the damage result from my mistake was not as expensive as that result from the staff.

Q2. Do you think the staff member who made the mistake should have lost their job? Why? Why not?
ミスを犯したウェイターは仕事を失うべきだと思いますか。なぜそう思いますか。思いませんか。

A2. I don’t think that the staff member shouldn’t have lost their job because everyone makes a mistake at times. If anyone is afraid of making mistakes, he can’t do good work.

Q3. Have you ever worked in a cafe or restaurant? If so, please share your experience. If not, would you like to?
カフェやレストランで働いたことがありますか。あるならば、その経験について話してください。ないならば、働いてみたいですか。

A3. I worked at the Japanese style bar when I was a university student. I was so busy that I couldn’t realize the time during the peak time.

Q4. Do you drink wine? If so, do you prefer red or white wine? If not, what’s your favorite drink?
ワインを飲みますか。飲むならば、赤ワインと白ワインとではどちらが好きですか。飲まないとしたら、特に好きな飲み物は何ですか。

A4. I sometime drink a glass of wine. I prefer red wine to white wine because I like beef dishes more than fish those and red wine is more suited to beef dishes than fish those.

Q5. Do you find it surprising that people from the Vatican City, Andorra and Croatia are the biggest wine drinkers in the world? Why? Why not?
バチカン市国、アンドラ、クロアチアの人々は世界で最もワインを飲む人たちだという点に驚きますか。なぜ驚きますか。驚きませんか。

A5. I assume that the Italian and French people are the biggest wine drinker in the world. But, the fact that people from the Vatican City, Andorra and Croatia are the biggest win drinker makes me surprised because those country are not famous for production of wine.

A1~A5の添削例は、次のページへ

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