Future superstars! Third graders’ spot-on impersonation of the Jackson 5 goes viral with more than 35 MILLION views – as their classmates show off their own incredible Motown tributes
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” exactly right “というふうに記載されていますね。
“How old do I reckon she is? I’d say 38.” “Spot on.”
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the act of impersonating someone in order to make people laugh “というふうに記載されていますね。
Bill does a great impersonation of the Prime Minister.
He does a brilliant impersonation of Charles.
To impersonate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to pretend to be someone else by copying the way that they look, speak, or behave in order to trick people “というふうに記載されていますね。
It’s a very serious offence to impersonate a police officer.
She’s the woman who impersonates all the celebrities on TV.
to impersonate a movie star
He was charged with impersonating a police officer.
show off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると1つめの意味が” to behave in a way that is intended to attract people’s attention and make them admire you “ 、2つ目の意味が ” to show people something that you are very proud of so that they will admire it “、そして3つ目の意味が ” to make something look very impressive or attractive “と記載されていますね。
The children start showing off the minute anyone comes into the house.
Young musicians will get the chance to show off their musical skills.
The trousers were very tight-fitting, showing off her slim figure.
She brought her baby pictures so she could show them off.
That shirt shows off the color of your eyes.
She only bought that sports car to show off and prove she could afford one.
He‘s always showing off to his classmates.
She likes to wear short skirts to show off her legs.
She likes to show off her collection of porcelain cats.
That tight dress really shows off her figure.
・Malinda Williams, a third grade teacher at Baldwin Hills Elementary, has been running an annual Motown revue since 2014, raising money for music education
・With the help of colleagues and parents, the kids are taught choreography from the Detroit label’s most famous stars and dress up in 60s and 70s costumes
・Videos of the performances have proved wildly popular, with the children even catching the eye of Motown founder Berry Gordy himself
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a show with songs, dances, jokes, and short plays often about recent events “ と記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the dance steps that a group of dancers performs to a piece of music “ と記載されていますね。
The ballet was choreographed by Ashton.
Balanchine, the well-known choreographer
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” in an uncontrolled or extreme way: “ と記載されていますね。
He was dancing wildly.
Inflation figures have fluctuated wildly between 0.2 and 25 percent.
It was wildly (= very) expensive.
I’m not wildly (= very) happy about the idea.
Italian fans cheered wildly.
The dollar fluctuated wildly against the yen.
a wildly successful film
The figures are wildly inaccurate.
Motown is still alive and kicking at an elementary school in Los Angeles – and people can’t get enough.
The kids of Baldwin Hills Elementary, have become world famous online sensations with millions of fans thanks to videos of their performances at the school’s annual Motown revue, featuring incredible choreography, costumes and, of course, tons of talent.
Every year, the revue features kids of varying ages donning amazing costumes and learning the moves to match some of the Detroit soul label’s biggest stars. One video taken of the event, featuring a group of boys impersonating the Jackson 5, has been viewed more than 35 million times.
alive and well/kicking (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” still full of energy and activity “というふうに記載されていますね。
He was found alive and well after three days.
The idea of marriage is still alive and kicking.
Traditional jazz is still alive and well in Chicago.
can’t get enough of something (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to like something very much and want a lot of it “ と記載されています。
Fans of horror movies just can’t get enough of this sort of stuff.
To vary (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If things of the same type vary, they are different from each other, and if you vary them, you cause them to be different from each other: “ と記載されています。
Salary scales vary between states/from state to state/according to state/with each state.
We have tried several different approaches, with varying degrees of success.
The value of stocks will vary from month to month.
My husband varies the vegetables he plants each year.
To mach (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be equal to something else in amount or level “ という風に記載されています。
It would be difficult to match the service this airline gives its customers.
Our office failed to match the growth of the rest of the company.
Third grade teacher Malinda Williams, the brains behind the idea, was inspired to organize the yearly event by her own background growing up in a home that constantly had Motown songs playing.
‘Once I became an educator, I felt compelled to share what I learned growing up with my students,’ she told the Huffington Post.
She added that even back in 1996, when she was first looking for teaching jobs, she was telling schools about wanting to pass on her love of dancing to her students.
Soon enough, she was putting her skills and passion behind the elementary’s holiday performances. For one Black History Month, she turned a group of boys into mini Temptations for a performance of My Girl, and it was a huge hit.
Black History Monthは黒人歴史月間です。
the brains behind something (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the person responsible for inventing, developing, or organizing something “ という風に記載されています。
the brains behind the attack on the embassy
Sheila is the brains behind our new environmental initiative, so she deserves all the credit.
I wonder which of my enemies is the brains behind this latest rumor about me.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” having to do something, because you are forced to or feel it is necessary: “というふうに記載されていますね。
He felt compelled to report the incident.
I feel compelled to write to thank you.
The order compelled him to appear as a witness.
pass on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to give someone something that someone else has given you “ と記載されています。
When you’ve read this message, please pass it on.
I’ll pass these clothes on to my nephew when my lads have outgrown them.
No one passed the news on to me.
Then, in 2013, the school found itself needing to raise money to keep on their music teacher, and Malinda stepped in with a plan for a Motown-themed fundraiser.
With its simple messages, clean lyrics and uplifting music, Motown is an excellent choice for bringing people of all ages together – so its no surprise that Malinda’s colleagues were thrilled with the idea.
Over seven months, she coached the kids in how to look and act just like artists including Martha Reeves and Smokey Robinson – taking on a role not unlike Maxine Powell, who ran Motown’s famous Charm School.
With help from parents and other teachers, Malinda was able to teach the choreography and design costumes to transform the children z 60s and 70s soul stars.
To find (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to discover or notice something “ と記載されています。
I found her wandering the streets in a complete daze.
keep on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to continue to employ someone “ という風に記載されています。
Only highly skilled people were kept on after the merger.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a person or event involved in collecting money for a particular purpose, especially a charity “ と記載されています。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” making you feel happier or more hopeful “ という風に記載されています。
For me it was a marvellously uplifting performance.
an uplifting experience
bring together (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to cause people to be friendly with each other: “ と記載されています。
The disaster brought the community together.
The event was unique in bringing together politicians, business leaders, and academics.
Fate has brought us together.
Songs performed by the kids include Dancing in the Street, My Guy, Stop in the Name of Love and the aforementioned I Want You Back, which became a massive viral hit when the video was uploaded online.
‘I am really proud of the fact that these are just regular children,‘ she said. ‘A few of the girls take dance classes, but other girls and all of the boys found their raw performance talent through the shows we performed.’
But not only have they gained legions of fans, the annual event has raised thousands of dollars for arts education.
It also caught the attention of celebrities, including Motown founder Berry Gordy, who was so impressed that he invited the kids to perform at a family fundraiser.
The group of boys who impersonated New Edition for a performance of If It Isn’t Love were event invited by the manager of the group to perform with them at a concert.
the aforementioned (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the person, thing, people, or things that have been mentioned before in an earlier part of a piece of writing “ という風に記載されています。
The aforementioned was/were seen waiting outside the building.
The aforementioned had already been convicted.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” something such as a joke, a short film, or an advertisement that is funny or entertaining and is passed around among people using the Internet “ と記載されています。
Here’s a list of the top ten viral videos this week.
Within days the film clip went viral.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used for describing things that are ordinary or of average size “ と ” used for describing someone who is ordinary and pleasant “ いう風に記載されています。
Tim seems like a regular guy.
a cheeseburger and regular fries
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” not trained or experienced “ という風に記載されています。
They are mostly raw recruits, not professional soldiers.
Even when she first started skating, you could see the determination and the raw talent.
Alex was just a raw recruit when he was handed this job.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a large group or number of people “ と記載されています。
The band has legions of fans.
He failed to turn up for the concert, disappointing the legions of fans waiting outside.
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）