زمان تقریبی مطالعه: ۱۲ دقیقه

این روزها پوشیدن کفش راحتی، مثل کتونی، بیش از هروقت دیگری بین مردم محبوب شده. اما علت این محبوبیت چیه؟ آیا یه تغییر یه شبه بوده یا در طول زمان این اتفاق افتاده؟ شما چه نوع کفشی رو ترجیح میدید؟ کفش موردعلاقه تون کدومه؟ (نظر خودتون رو به انگلیسی در بخش دیدگاه با ما در میون بذارید!) در پادکست انگلیسی BBC – کفش راحتی میشنویم که نیل درمورد این موضوع حرف میزنه و در طول مسیر کلمات جدید هم آموزش میده.

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سوال پادکست انگلیسی BBC – کفش راحتی :

Which famous sports clothing company’s first pair of running shoes was inspired by the square pattern on a waffle-making machine? Was it:

a) Adidas

b) Nike, or

c) Puma

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واژگان کلیدی پادکست انگلیسی BBC - کفش راحتی

معنی به فارسیمعنی به انگلیسیواژه
راحت(informal)
comfortable
comfy 
فرآیند کاهش رسومات و آزادانه تر شدن
The process of becoming less formal and more relaxed, more casual
casualisation
تیپ خیابانی و راحت
a style of casual clothing especially worn by young people from urban settings
streetwear
به مرور زمان ظاهر شدن یا به تدریج اتفاق افتادنappear or happen gradually over timefilter through
سلامتیthe state of being healthywellness
دندانه دارlumpy; having many raised areas on the surfaceknobbly

BBC 6 minute English - The rise in popularity of the comfy shoe

پادکست انگلیسی BBC -  کفش راحتی
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متن پادکست انگلیسی BBC - کفش راحتی

حتما این پست را بخوانید   پادکست VOA: اصطلاحات انگلیسی - گرانی

Note: This is not a word-for-word transcript

Dan
Hello and welcome to 6 Minute English. I’m Dan.

Neil
Let me just sit down. Ah! And I’m Neil.

Dan
Neil, are you wearing high heels?

Neil
Hang on. Ah! Not any more!

Dan
How did they feel?

Neil
Agony! How do women do this?

Dan
Why on earth are you wearing them?

Neil
Well, I wanted to look fashionable and cool! Everyone knows that high heels are the height of fashion – on the street, at work and at parties. I’m ready for anything!

Dan
I’m not so sure you’re right there, Neil. Our topic for this 6 Minute English is about the rise in popularity of the comfy shoe. However, before we step into that, let’s have our quiz question. Which famous sports clothing company’s first pair of running shoes was inspired by the square pattern on a waffle-making machine? Was it:

a)    Adidas
b)    Nike, or
c)    Puma

Neil
Well, I have no idea, so I’m going to say Adidas because that’s got marks.  

Dan
We’ll have to wait until later to find out. So, what do you think of when I say comfy shoes?

Neil
Well, comfy is an adjective which is an informal way of saying ‘comfortable’. So, I suppose we’re talking trainers. But I was always told that trainers weren’t appropriate for everywhere, like work and many formal or social places, such as parties, bars and clubs.

Dan
Well, that certainly used to be the case, but that may not be as true any more. Victoria Moss is the Senior Fashion Editor at the Telegraph newspaper in the UK. Here she is speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about why trainers are considered more fashionable these days. Is it something that’s happened very recently?

Victoria Moss 
Well I think it’s been, sort of, coming on for a while. And I think one thing in fashion in the last 10 years has been a, sort of, mass casualisation of everything. And there’s been a big streetwear trend, which has filtered through.

Dan
So, is it something that’s happened very recently?

Neil
Apparently not, no. She said that there has been a mass casualisation of things over the last 10 years. Casualisation here means ‘the process of becoming less formal and more relaxed’ – ‘more casual’.

Dan
Yes! Society has relaxed its idea of what is considered formal or appropriate. In addition, we’re told there has been a big streetwear trend. Streetwear is a style of casual clothing worn especially by young people from urban settings – that’s the city.

حتما این پست را بخوانید   پادکست British Council سطح A2 شماره 8

Neil
This trend has filtered through. If something filters through, it appears or happens gradually over time.

Dan
So, presumably, the trend for streetwear filtered through from its specialised area into mainstream fashion until everyone was following it.

Neil
Well, that explains why trainers are more fashionable these days, but it doesn’t explain why people are wearing them more. Not everyone follows fashion, you know.

Dan
Yes, Neil I can see that when I look at you. But you’re forgetting the comfy part. Emma Supple is a podiatrist – a foot doctor – who also spoke on Woman’s Hour. Here she is explaining why being comfy is so important. What are people doing more these days that they weren’t before?

Emma Supple
So what we’re actually talking about is, actually, people, for wellness walking more and doing more… and they’re not going to do that in a lot of high heels… so trainers are changing the materials. There are now a lot of fabric trainers and if you’ve inherited foot problems, then that kind of fabric… they’re wrapping around knobbly bits, and knobbly bits hurt.

Dan
What are people doing more?

Neil
They’re walking more and they’re doing it for wellnessWellness is the state of being healthy.

Dan
As a result, trainers have had to change their materials to fabric to make themselves more comfortable.

Neil
Not only that, but if you have any foot problems, these fabric, or cloth, trainers are better at fitting to the shape of your foot. That means if you have any knobbly bits, they won’t hurt as much, which makes trainers more comfortable for everyone!

Dan
Knobbly is an adjective that means ‘lumpy’ – ‘having many raised areas on the surface’. 

Neil
So, it’s the combination of a change in fashion and a change in materials that’s made trainers and other comfy shoes more popular than ever, right?

Dan
Exactly! And hard on the heels of that revelation, we can reveal the answer to our quiz question. Earlier I asked which famous sports clothing company’s first pair of running shoes was inspired by the square pattern on a waffle-making machine. Was it:

a)    Adidas
b)    Nike, or
c)    Puma

Neil
I said Adidas

Dan
Sorry. The answer is Nike. In 1971 their co-founder Bill Bowerman was having breakfast when he saw the waffle machine and it inspired the design of Nike’s first running shoe. Let’s hope it was comfy one.

حتما این پست را بخوانید   پادکست VOA: اصطلاحات انگلیسی - کودکانه

Neil
Aha! It must be time to review our vocabulary! So, first we had comfy – an adjective which is an informal ways of saying ‘comfortable’.

Dan
Then we had casualisation. This describes the process of things, such as fashion or behaviour, becoming less formal and more casual.

Neil
Next was streetwear. That describes a style of casual clothing that is worn especially by young people who live in cities.

Dan
Then we heard filtered through. If something filters through, it appears or happens gradually over time. For example, has it filtered through to you yet, Neil, that high heels were a mistake?

Neil
Yes it has! They didn’t do anything for my wellness, I can tell you, which means’the state of being healthy’.

Dan
And lastly, we had knobbly.  This adjective means ‘lumpy’ or ‘having many raised areas on the surface’ – like skin when it gets cold. Do you have anything knobbly on your foot, Neil?

Neil
Probably! My feet are killing me!

Dan
I think we’ve found your Achilles heel!  However, it’s time to go. But we will be back. In the meantime, you can find us in all the usual places online and on social media, just look for BBC Learning English. Bye for now.

Neil
Goodbye!

امیدوارم از پادکست انگلیسی BBC - کفش راحتی لذت برده باشید.

گوش دادن به پادکست روش خوبی برای تقویت مهارت شنیداری و هم چنین یادگرفتن کلمات در بستر یک موضوع خاصه که این به تقویت مهارت مکالمه انگلیسی نیز کمک زیادی می کنه.

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