British children as young as FOUR are being targeted by ISIS spelling app which says ‘B is for bullet, R is for rocket, G is for gun’
・The spelling app was recommended for kids at a London Islamic Studies school
・The study app, also used by children of ISIS fighters, teaches users Arabic script
・It features lessons saying ‘taa’ is for talaqa (bullet) and ‘siin’ is for sarokh (rocket)
・Counter-terror chiefs were alerted when a teacher asked for study aids online
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” designed to act against terrorism “というふうに記載されていますね。
To alert (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to warn someone of a possibly dangerous situation: “というふうに記載されていますね。
An anonymous letter alerted police to the possibility of a terrorist attack at the airport.
Neighbours heard the car being broken into and alerted the police.
The auto company mailed letters to owners of that model car, alerting them of safety risks.
ask for (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to speak or write to someone because you want them to give you something “ と記載されていますね。
He’s always reluctant to ask for anyone’s help.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a piece of equipment that helps you to do something: “ と記載されていますね。
teaching aids, such as books and videos
A thesaurus is a useful aid to writing.
Songs can be very useful as memory aids.
Children as young as four at a British school are being targetet by an ISIS spelling app that features photos of bullets, rockets and guns.
In images of IS’s Spelling Teacher app, ‘S’ is shown to stand for ‘sarukh’ – the Arabic word for a rocket – while others follow a similar rule with cartoons of bullets – ‘dhakheera’ in Arabic – and an axe, translated as ‘fas’.
stand for (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if a letter, an abbreviation, or a symbol stands for something, that is what it means or represents “ と記載されていますね。
The letters ERM stand for Exchange-Rate Mechanism.
UFO stands for ‘unidentified flying object’.
So what do they stand for ?
GMT stands for Greenwich Mean Time.
The Arabic letter ‘D’ is represented by the word ‘dababa’ – or tank – and shown along with a picture of an armoured vehicle.
The sinister illustrations are blended in with pictures more frequently associated with child learning including balloons, flowers and types of food.
A promotional video for the product shows young children using the app on tablets.
Counter-terror officials were alerted to the app when a female teacher asked for study aid recommendations for students aged four to 14 on Facebook.
The woman used the fake name Safiyyah Huyay, one of prophet Muhammad’s wives, when she asked for recommendations.
Facebook member Jihadi Abu Bakr al Janabi suggested she try out the Spelling Teacher app, created for children of IS fighters.
along with (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used for mentioning additional people or things that are also included or involved in something “ と記載されていますね。
Ramos was arrested along with eleven other men.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” making you feel that something bad or evil might happen: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The ruined house had a sinister appearance.
A sinister-looking man sat in the corner of the room.
There’s a sinister feeling about this old abandoned house.
She has dark, sinister eyes that make you nervous when she looks at you.
blend in (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to look or seem the same as surrounding people or things and therefore not be easily noticeable: “ と記載されています。
We tried to blend into the crowd.
They have adopted local customs and tried to blend in with the community.
The new library blends in perfectly with the surrounding buildings.
Security men were trying to blend in with the crowd.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” according to some religions, a man sent by God to lead people and teach them their religious beliefs “ と記載されています。
try out (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to use something to discover if it works or if you like it: “ という風に記載されています。
Don’t forget to try out the equipment before setting up the experiment.
John hopes to try out his new running shoes this weekend.
Why don’t you try your Italian out on him?
The messages were reportedly seen by The Middle East Media Research Institute, which works with US intelligence. UK counter-terror officials have reportedly been informed.
In the online correspondence, which is not public on Facebook to people who are not the woman’s friends, the teacher references the Home office seizing her passport for extremism.
the Home office はイギリスの内務省のことです。
Distributing publications with the intent of encouraging terrorism is an offence.
Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke told The Sun: ‘Anyone who sanctions the use of an app that encourages terrorism and indoctrinates children has no place in teaching.
Anyone ( who 〇〇〇 ) has no place in teaching. 〇〇〇 なAnyone には教える場所がないです。
‘I’d hope the governing body would step in and the school be monitored by Ofsted.’
the governing bodyで管理機関、運営組織です。
The app was released by the ISIS propaganda department the Library of Zeal last year on the encrypted messaging service Telegram as well as on other file sharing websites, according to the Long War Journal.
The app also includes games helping children to write Arabic letters and words while a cappella songs with jihadist terminology play in the background.
MAcmillan Dictionaryによると ” a government organization that collects information about the secret plans and activities of a foreign government, enemy etc “ というふうに記載されていますね。
the chief of military intelligence
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the action of writing, receiving, and reading letters, especially between two people: “ と記載されています。
She kept up a thirty-year correspondence with Mary Hays.
Her correspondence with Jim lasted many years.
To reference (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to mention a particular writer or piece of work “ と記載されていますね。
To seize (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If the police or other officials seize something, they take possession of it with legal authority: “ と記載されていますね。
Customs officers at Heathrow have seized 60 kilos of heroin.
Customs officials have seized 100 kilos of cocaine.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the fact of someone having beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable: “ という風に記載されています。
To sanction (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to formally give permission for something: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
The government was reluctant to sanction intervention in the crisis.
The UN sanctioned intervention in the crisis.
To indoctrinate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to teach someone a set of beliefs so thoroughly that they do not accept any other ideas “ と記載されています。
Some parents were critical of attempts to indoctrinate children in green ideology.
They have been indoctrinated by television to believe that violence is normal.
step in (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to become involved in a discussion or argument, especially in order to make it stop “ と記載されています。
It is time for the government to step in.
An outside buyer stepped in to save the company.
When the leading actress broke her leg, Isobel stepped in and took over.
To encrypt (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to put information into code (=a system of words, numbers, or symbols that hides its real meaning) “ と記載されていますね。
Your financial information is fully encrypted and cannot be accessed.
Both transfers and stored files are encrypted so that your privacy is guaranteed at all times.
a cappella (adjective)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” sung by a group of people without any musical instruments “ と記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the words and phrases used in a particular business, science, or profession “ と記載されていますね。
Thousands of children and teenagers, including large numbers of girls, have been referred to Britain’s often-criticised counter-terrorism programme Prevent, figures showed last month.
Prevent is a key strand of Britain’s security strategy which was launched in 2003 to combat extremism after the September 11 attacks on the United States.
It has grown in prominence since the 2005 suicide attack on London’s transport network which killed 52 people and the rise of the Islamic State in recent years.
It has been dogged since its inception by claims that it is used to spy on Muslim communities and a 2015 government edict instructing public bodies such as schools, health workers and universities to report concerns further exacerbated those fears.
このit is used to spy の spy は名詞です。
The first official Prevent figures from Britain’s Home Office (interior ministry) showed that of the 7,631 individuals thought to be at risk of being drawn into terrorism from April 2015 to March 2016, almost a third were children.
Of all those referred, only five percent, the 381 assessed to be the most at risk, were eventually deemed to need support from specialist mentors in the voluntary, de-radicalisation scheme known as Channel.
Some 63 individuals withdrew from the process and the Home Office said there was no data about whether they or any others who had been referred to Prevent or gone through the Channel process had later gone on to be involved in extremism.
go on で、続ける /続く というphrasal verbです。
Two-thirds of Prevent referrals were made over fears of Islamist extremism and 10 percent because of far-right concerns.
The vast bulk came from the education sector and police, with 2,127 aged under 15, including 532 girls, and 2,147 aged 15 to 20, with 420 female.
refer to (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to send someone to another person or place in order to get help, information, or advice “ と記載されていますね。
The doctor referred me to a skin specialist.
Her case was referred to the Court of Appeal.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” one of the different aspects of something “ と記載されていますね。
The reader’s job is to unravel the strands of the mystery.
There are many different strands within feminist thought.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the state of being important or well known “ と記載されていますね。
This case gave new prominence to the problem of domestic violence.
Tina Fey came to/rose to/gained prominence as a writer and comedian on “Saturday Night Live”.
His family rose to prominence in the 1990s.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an increase: “ と記載されていますね。
a sudden temperature rise
a 5 percent rise in inflation
August has seen a large rise in the number of unemployed.
Police say that youth crime is on the rise again.
To dog (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to cause trouble for someone over a long period of time “ と ” to follow someone closely in a way that annoys them “ と記載されていますね。
He has been dogged by persistent back problems.
Photographers dogged the princess all her adult life.
The scandal seems likely to dog him for months to come.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the beginning of something “ と記載されていますね。
I had been chairman of the club since its inception in 1904.
Since its inception in 1968, the company has been at the forefront of computer development.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an official order given by a government or person in authority “ と記載されていますね。
a court edict
The City Council issued an edict against spitting in the street.
a religious edict
To exacerbate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make a problem become worse “ と記載されていますね。
Her allergy was exacerbated by the dust.
This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.
draw into (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make someone become involved in a difficult or unpleasant situation: “ と記載されていますね。
They tried to draw me into their argument, but I refused.
We do not want to get drawn into a long and expensive conflict.
To assess (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to judge or decide the amount, value, quality, or importance of something: “ と記載されていますね。
We tried to assess his suitability for the job.
Our agent will assess the value of your property.
A college is going to assess a student’s ability based on grades.
We need to assess whether the project is worth doing.
To deem (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to consider or judge something in a particular way: “ と記載されていますね。
The area has now been deemed safe.
These buildings are deemed to be of architectural importance and must be protected.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a process or programme by which someone with extreme views is persuaded to become more moderate “ と記載されていますね。
From the moment terror suspects are arrested, they should be enrolled in the deradicalization programme.
He questioned the success rate of the country’s deradicalization programs.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the process of sending someone to another person or place for help, information, or advice “ と記載されていますね。
My doctor gave me a referral to a heart specialist.
Her doctor gave her a referral to a specialist.
75% of the company’s hires come from employee referrals.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” extremely large “ と記載されていますね。
a vast empty plain
A vast audience watched the broadcast.
Our dog eats a vast amount of food each day.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” something or someone that is very large: “ と記載されていますね。
Tankers carry bulk shipments of oil.
We buy a lot of our groceries in bulk (= in large quantities) to save money.
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）