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  • 2018.11.9
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Friends character look-alike gets attention of UK police, David Schwimmer

監視カメラの万引き犯、「フレンズ」俳優に激似で話題

© Blackpool Police/PA Wire

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British police are looking for a shoplifter who resembles Ross Geller, a character from the 1994-2004 TV comedy series Friends.

Facebook users noticed the similarity when police posted surveillance camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, northwest England.

The footage was even seen by David Schwimmer, the actor who played Geller. Schwimmer posted a video on Twitter of himself holding a carton of beer in a convenience store and acting suspiciously.

Schwimmer wrote: “Officers, I swear it wasn’t me. As you can see, I was in New York.” He wished police well with the investigation.

Lancashire Police later confirmed that “David Schwimmer was in America on this date.”

Britain’s Daily Star newspaper ran a story about Schwimmer’s look-alike under the headline “I’ll Beer There for You,” a play on the theme song to Friends. (AP)

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shoplifter
(名)万引き、万引き犯
◆Police were able to arrest the shoplifter with no trouble.
(警察はその万引き犯を無事に逮捕することができた)
☞shoplift(動)万引きする

similarity
(名)類似点
◆People say there are similarities between the two world leaders.
(その二人の世界的リーダーには似た点があると言われている)
☞similar(形)類似して

surveillance
(名)監視
◆After getting out of prison, Paul was put under surveillance by the FBI.
(出所後、ポールはFBIの監視下に置かれた)

suspiciously
(副)怪しげに
◆Before the election results were announced, George was behaving suspiciously.
(選挙結果の発表前にジョージは不審な行動をしていた)
☞suspicion(名)疑い

investigation
(名)捜査
◆The police chief decided that further investigation was needed to solve the crime.
(警察は犯罪解決のためにさらなる捜査が必要だと判断した)
☞investigate(動)捜査する

confirm
(動)確認する
◆The lawyer was unable to confirm or deny any of the charges against her client before the trial.
(弁護士は裁判前に依頼人の罪状のどれも真偽が分からなかった)
☞confirmation(名)確認

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Which Friends character did the shoplifter look like?

  • A) Monica Gellar.
  • B) Rachel Green.
  • C) Ross Gellar.

正解を見る

正解は、C
Ross Gellar.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. British police are looking for a ( ) who resembles Ross Geller, a character from the 1994-2004 TV comedy series Friends.

  • A) hamster
  • B) sprint
  • C) shoplifter

正解を見る

正解は、C
shoplifter

Q2. Facebook users noticed the ( ① ) when police posted ( ② ) camera footage of a man carrying a carton of cans from a restaurant in Blackpool, northwest England.

  • A) liability
  • B) similarity
  • C) frailty

    • D) surveillance
    • E) independence
    • F) dominance

    正解を見る

    ①の正解は、B
    similarity

    ②の正解は、D
    surveillance

    Q3. Schwimmer posted a video on Twitter of himself holding a carton of beer in a convenience store and acting ( ).

    • A) suspiciously
    • B) role
    • C) play

    正解を見る

    正解は、A
    suspiciously

    Q4. He wished police well with the ( ).

    • A) inauguration
    • B) infiltration
    • C) investigation

    正解を見る

    正解は、C
    investigation

    Q5. Lancashire Police later ( ) that “David Schwimmer was in America on this date.”

    • A) controlled
    • B) confirmed
    • C) replayed

    正解を見る

    正解は、B
    confirmed

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