字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English We Speak. I'm Feifei... Rob: ... and hello, I'm Rob. Feifei, why's your hair wet - it's not raining, is it? Feifei: No, Rob. I've just been for my swimming lesson. It was a bit scary, actually. Rob: Why's that? Feifei: Well, for the first time, I swam into the deep end and couldn't stand up. The lifeguard had to jump in and save me. Rob: Oh dear, Feifei. It sounds like you were out of your depth! Feifei: Yes, I suppose I was. Rob: Well, I'm out of my depth too. Feifei: What - you're learning to swim too? Rob: No, no. I'm struggling to complete this project about statistics that the boss has asked me to do. I know nothing about statistics and numbers - it's just too difficult and I just can't do it. So I'm out of my depth. Feifei: Ah, I've got it. When you are out of your depth, it can mean you are in a difficult situation that you cannot cope with - it could be because a task exceeds your knowledge or ability. so it's a bit like drowning in a situation - but not literally. Rob: Exactly. Let's hear some examples... I'm so out of my depth in this new job. I haven't got a clue what to do! When everyone started talking about politics I knew I was out of my depth, so I politely made my excuses and went home. He was clearly out of his depth in the match - he lacked any skill and couldn't even pass the ball! Feifei: This is The English We Speak from BBC Learning English and we're talking about the phrase 'out of your depth'. It describes a situation that is too difficult for you, and you do not have the knowledge or ability to cope with it. Well, Rob, I may be able to save you! I love statistics and can help you out. Rob: Oh that's great. And I can help you improve your swimming. Feifei: Oh yes? How can you do that? Rob: You can borrow my arm bands so you'll never sink, even in the deep end. You'll never be out of your depth again! Feifei: Thanks, but I think I should learn to swim properly. Anyway, when do you need to complete this project for the boss by? Rob: Errr... now. Feifei: Oh. Come on then. We had better go and get on with it, otherwise the boss will throw you in the deep end! Bye. Rob: Bye.