‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends’: Heartbreaking video of a boy pleading to be left alone by bullies is viewed 16MILLION times as celebrities offer him support
To plead (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to ask for something in an urgent or emotional way “というふうに記載されていますね。
She appeared on television to plead with the kidnappers.
“Give us more time,” they pleaded.
‘Please help us,’ Claire pleaded.
I pleaded with you to stay, but you turned your back on me.
・Keaton Jones shared experience as a victim of bullying in heartbreaking video
・He told his mother that bullies poured milk on him in the cafeteria at school
・His emotional plea for bullies to leave him and others alone has gotten attention of celebrities, including Dr. Phil, Millie Bobby Brown & Titans football star Delanie Walker
・Donald Trump Jr. also offered his support for Keaton online as support swelled
・Keaton’s tear-jerking video has garnered more than 16M viewers on Facebook
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” behaviour that frightens or hurts someone smaller or weaker “というふうに記載されていますね。
Bullying is a problem in many schools.
Students are encouraged to tell someone about any incidents of bullying.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who frightens or hurts someone who is smaller or weaker than they are “ と記載されていますね。
the office/school/class/playground bully
You’re just a big bully!
Teachers usually know who the bullies are in a class.
To pour (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make a liquid or substance flow out of a container that you are holding “ と記載されていますね。
I spilled the juice while I was pouring it.
Sit down and I’ll pour you a drink.
Pour the honey into the bowl and mix it thoroughly with the other ingredients.
Would you like me to pour you some more wine?
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an urgent or emotional request for something “ と記載されていますね。
The police ignored her pleas for help.
He made a plea for help/mercy.
The president has made an emotional plea for the killing to stop.
leave/let someone alone (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to stop annoying or criticizing someone “ と記載されていますね。
I wish they’d just leave me alone.
You let Peter alone. He’s not done anyone any harm.
to swell (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to become larger and rounder than usual; to (cause to) increase in size or amount: “というふうに記載されていますね。
It was obvious she had broken her toe, because it immediately started to swell (up).
It’s spring, and the buds on the trees are beginning to swell.
Immigrants swelled the city’s population (= increased it).
My ankles tend to swell when I travel by air.
Free Dictionaryによると” A highly sentimental story, drama, or performance, often intended to arouse heartache or sympathy. “ と記載されています。
Bring a pile of tissues with you when you see that film – it’s a real tearjerker!
To garner (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to collect something, usually after much work or with difficulty: “ と記載されています。
His lawyer has garnered considerable evidence in his defence.
Coppola garnered several Oscar awards for “The Godfather”.
A heartbreaking video of a young boy pleading to be left alone by bullies has gone viral and celebrities are offering him their support.
Keaton Jones, of Knoxville, Tennessee, asked his mother, Kimberly Jones, a question that so many people would like the answer too.
‘Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What’s the point of it? Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them,’ Keaton asked his mother through tears. ‘It’s not okay,’ he said.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a strong feeling of wanting to find out about something “ という風に記載されています。“out of curiosity (=because of curiosity):” となります。
Just out of curiosity, where were you last night?
All children have a certain curiosity about sexual matters.
She decided to call her ex-boyfriend out of curiosity.
Just out of curiosity I decided to go through the files.
MAcmillan Dictionaryによると ” the reason for something “ というふうに記載されていますね。
What is the point of your visit?
What’s the point of that?
I’m sorry – I just don’t see the point of doing this.
I see no point in discussing this any further.
There’s no point arguing about it – we’re going and that’s that.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” cruel, or unkind “ と記載されています。
Our teachers were just mean.
Don’t be so mean to your sister.
Stop being so mean to me!
His mother then asked: ‘What did they say to you?’
‘They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They say I have no friends,’ Keaton answered as tears poured from his eyes.
‘What did they do to you at lunch?’ his mom asked.
Keaton replied: ‘Poured milk on me and put ham down my clothes. Threw bread at me.’
In the video, Keaton said it’s not just him, but others are bullied by kids at school.
‘I don’t like that they do it to me and I for sure don’t like that they do it to other people because it’s not okay,’ he told his mother.
‘People that are different, don’t need to be criticized about it. It’s not their fault. If you are made fun of just don’t let it bother you. Stay strong I guess. It’s hard.
Don’t let it bother you.で、それがあなたを邪魔することを許すな→気にするなよ というフレーズです。
‘But it’ll probably get better one day,’ Keaton concluded.
His tear-jerking video captured the hearts of more than 16 million viewers on Facebook after it was posted by his mother.
‘For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch,‘ his mother Kimberly wrote.
for sure (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” definitely “ と記載されていますね。
I will call you tomorrow for sure.
I know for sure that I won’t be able to go to the party.
One thing’s for sure – once the baby’s born, your lives will never be the same again.
‘Are you going on Friday?’ ‘I don’t know for sure.’
Ashe was an incredible tennis player, that’s for sure.
‘My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he’s as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he’s good at school. Talk to your kids. I’ve even had friends of mine tell me their kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people.
※friends of mineのおもろい記事があったのでこちらも見てみてください↓
‘We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere,‘ she wrote.
Dr. Phil was moved to tweet out his encouragement and support to Keaton, offering to walk the halls of his school with him and to sit down and eat lunch.
He reminded Keaton to remember that bullies are cowards.
Donald Trump Jr. also weighed in to offer his support after UFC chief Dana White told Keaton that he would be welcome to visit the organizations headquarters in Las Vegas.
Trump Jr. offered Keaton and his family a place to stay if they accepted White’s offer.
The video has garnered more than 330,000 shares on Facebook, even reaching the eyes and ears of several celebrities who have tweeted their support for young Keaton, including Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown.
‘Keaton, this is so accurate. Why do people do this? I think your sooo cool Keaton! I wanna be your friend ( but srsly) ur freakin awesome [sic]’ Brown tweeted.
Brown then tweeted at Keaton’s sister, Lakyn Jones. ‘Tell him to stay strong! Truly a great person… to all the bully’s: take note from Keaton.’
not by any/by no stretch (of the imagination)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used for saying that you think something cannot be true or possible no matter how hard you try to imagine it “ と記載されていますね。
It’s not a great work of cinema by any stretch of the imagination.
By no stretch of the imagination could he be seriously described as an artist.
By no stretch of the imagination could you think of her as a real artist.
This could not by any stretch be seen as a victory.
He had several jobs, all of them involving driving but none of them well-paid by any stretch of the imagination.
as … as they come (phrase)
Free Dictionaryによると” used to describe someone or something that is a supreme example of the quality specified. “ という風に記載されています。
He’s as mean as they come.
Her husband is kind, helpful, and as handsome as they come.
by all accounts (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” according to what people say “ というふうに記載されていますね。
She is, by all accounts, a decent young woman.
By all accounts, San Francisco is a city that’s easy to fall in love with.
mess with (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make someone angry, or to argue with them “ と記載されています。
I’ve warned you already, don’t mess with me!
I wouldn’t mess with her if I were you.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who is not brave enough to fight or do something difficult or dangerous that they should do “ と記載されています。
He is a coward and a bully.
A coward is someone who sends you a nasty letter without signing it.
She considered him a coward for failing to join up in the war.
weigh in (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to become involved in an argument or discussion in a forceful way:“ と記載されていますね。plankとは板のことです。
I just wanted to weigh in with some comments.
Several leading architects weighed in with criticisms regarding the design of the new museum.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” correct or true in every detail “ と記載されていますね。
We need to get an accurate estimate of what the new building will cost.
Would it be more accurate to say that the plan failed?
Her novel is an accurate reflection of life in Spain.
take note (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to notice something and try to remember it because you think it is important “ と記載されていますね。ノートをとるという意味がありますが、ここでは心して覚えておくという表現があっていると思います。
When the people speak with such passion, politicians should take note.
I took note of what she said.
You should take careful note of what she tells you because she knows their strategy well.
UFC President Dana White tweeted about Keaton’s emotional video early Sunday morning.
‘Meet Keaton Jones a very smart little boy who is being bullied at school. This video is heartbreaking!! I want to bring Keaton to Vegas and hang out at UFC Headquarters. If anyone knows how i can reach the family please let me know. Thank u everyone,’ White wrote.
Tennessee Titans football star Delanie Walker offered Keaton tickets to an upcoming game, and even recorded a video of himself reading a poem just for Keaton.
Tennessee wide receiver Tyler Byrd said he’s going to go eat lunch with Keaton at school this coming week.
‘We going to the middle school next Tuesday show young Man some love we will also TWITTER LIVE some of it so everyone can show there love and support #vols #StopBullying,’ Byrd tweeted.
Actor Will Poulter, executive producer of The Vampire Diaries & The Originals, Julie Plec, Chris Brown, Cardi B, actress and activist Patricia Arquette, actor Patrick J Adams and actress Jaimie Alexander, all expressed their support Keaton.
Keaton is an inspiration to the more than 3.2 million students who fall victim to bullying each year.
His story echoes that of the 17 per cent of American students who report being bullied two to three times a month or more within a school semester.
Now that Keaton has your attention, stand up against bullying by visiting StopBullying.gov to learn more about what you can do.
fall victim to
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who has been affected by a bad situation such as an accident or an illness “ と記載されていますね。
She fell victim to a rare disease.
In 1948, Gandhi fell victim to a member of a Hindu gang.
The company has fallen victim to increased competition.
To echo (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to express or think what someone else has said or thought: “ と記載されていますね。
Her feelings are echoed by other parents whose kids have left home.
Brownell’s comments echoed the opinion of the majority of the commission members.
Blake echoed the views of many players.
The design of the church echoes that of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
I’ve heard the prime minister’s view echoed throughout the party.
Now that (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” You use now that to give an explanation of a new situation: “ と記載されていますね。
Now that I live only a few blocks from work, I walk to work and enjoy it.
Now that she is gone, I have no one to fear.
Now that you have finished your work, you are free to go home.
最後に、内容が理解でき、新しい単語も知ることができたら、必ずCambridge Dictionaryか、Macmillan Dictionaryで例文を読むようにしてください。そして一番シンプルで、自分が日常使いしときやすそうなもをノートやスマホに書き溜めておいてください。そしてこれを移動中の時などに声に出して覚えることが本当に大事です！（電車では難しいので、僕はよく歩きますw）