Boy’s hair is completely FROZEN after he walked an hour to school on a harsh winter morning in rural China (and there was no heating when he got there)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” equipment that produces the heat used for heating a building “というふうに記載されていますね。イギリス英語の表現でアメリカ英語だとheatです。
Let’s put the heating on for a few hours.
What time does the heating come on in the morning?
It’s too hot in here, can we turn down the heating?
・The third-grade pupil in Yunnan, China, walks 2.8 miles to school every day
・He braved minus nine degree weather yesterday morning to sit an exam
・His hair and eyebrows had turned into icicles when he arrived at the school
・Web users were moved by his dedication and expressed wishes of helping him
To brave (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to deal with an unpleasant or difficult situation in order to achieve something “というふうに記載されていますね。
It was time to brave the rush hour traffic again.
Let’s brave the snow and go for a walk (= go for a walk even though it is snowing).
He braved the anger/wrath of his father by quitting law school and becoming an artist.
turn into (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to change or develop from one thing to another: “ と記載されていますね。
Rain in the morning will turn into snow during the afternoon.
Our holiday turned into a nightmare.
His first novel was turned into a television film.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a long pointed stick of ice that is formed when drops of water freeze: “ と記載されていますね。
Icicles hung from the roof.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a feeling that you want something or want to do something “ と記載されていますね。
He’d expressed a wish to go there.
Did he express any wish to see me?
A Chinese schoolboy’s fate has caught the attention of millions of people after a picture of his icicle hair became widely shared online.
The child, from rural China, had just spent more than an hour walking 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) to school on a harsh winter morning, according to reports.
Wearing a thin layer of clothes, the boy braved minus nine degree weather to sit an exam yesterday in a small town in Shaotong, southern China’s Yunnan Province.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the things that happen to someone, especially unpleasant things “ と記載されていますね。
The refugees have suffered an appalling fate.
His fate is now in the hands of the jury.
sit/do/take an exam (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used when you are mentioning a particular person or thing in relation to the rest of the group they belong to “ と記載されていますね。
Dave’s doing his Accountancy exams next week.
American students ranked fourth in those taking the geography exam.
The boy is said to be a third-grade pupil at the Zhuanshanbao Primary School in Xinjie Town, Ludian County, reported People’s Daily Online.
He comes from a less-fortunate family.
His father is a migrant worker in another city and his mother has abandoned him and his father, according to Pear Video.
The boy is named Wang Fuman and is eight years old, according to Pear Video, lives in a bare mud house in Ludian with his grandmother and his elder sister.
The headmaster of the school, surnamed Fu, said the child’s home is far from school and he spends more than an hour walking to school every day.
His classroom does not have heating.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” lucky, especially because you have more advantages than other people “ と記載されていますね。
Not everyone is as fortunate as we are.
The state provides textbooks for the less fortunate students.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person that travels to a different country or place, often in order to find work: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The cities are full of migrants looking for work.
The UK needs migrant workers to plug skill gaps in sectors such as agriculture, hospitality and food processing.
The programs provide multiple services for the migrant population, including education, and training to learn new skills.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” bare walls, surfaces etc have no covering or decoration “ と記載されています。
a room with peeling wallpaper and bare floorboards
a bare light bulb
Headmaster Fu said the school’s final examinations started yesterday, but the temperature plunged to minus nine degrees suddenly in the morning. As a result, the boy’s hair and eyebrows were completely covered by frost when he arrived.
Apparently when the boy’s 16 classmates saw him entering the classroom, they giggled at his funny looks.
The boy didn’t seem to be bothered by the adverse weather either.
‘The child is cute. He pulled a funny face to his classmates,’ Headmaster Fu said.
According to the headmaster, the boy is a hard-working pupil with a particular gift in mathematics.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the thin, white layer of ice that forms when the air temperature is below the freezing point of water, especially outside at night: “ と記載されています。
When I woke up this morning, the ground was covered with frost.
There was frost on the grass in the early morning.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” negative, unpleasant, or harmful “ という風に記載されています。フォーマルな表現です。
The match has been cancelled because of adverse weather conditions.
adverse weather conditions
an adverse reaction from the public
The drug has so far had no adverse effect on patients.
make/pull a face (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to move your body or part of your body using effort or force “ と記載されていますね。
Mike pulled a face at the food and took his plate over to Helen’s table.
I was making silly faces to get the baby to laugh.
“This tastes horrible,” said Tom, pulling a face at his glass.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a natural ability to do something well “というふうに記載されていますね。
Making quick decisions is not one of my greatest gifts.
She gets her gift for languages from her mother.
He has a gift for languages.
He has a gift for music – he plays the piano and sings beautifully.
A picture taken by People’s Daily shows the boy putting his cracked hands against a marked examination paper. The examination paper said the boy had achieved 99 per cent in maths.
Fuman told a reporter from Pear Video that he got frostbite on his hands because he had to help his grandmother do farm work.
He also said he hadn’t seen his father for a few months and missed him a lot.
After seeing the boy’s picture online, many Chinese web users were moved by his dedication to studying, and expressed wishes of supporting him.
One user encouraged the child on Weibo: ‘Study hard to change your destiny. I believe you can.’
Another user lamented: ‘The wealth gap in China is too big. Whenever I see news like this, I think of the weak side behind China’s prosperous appearance.‘
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If something is cracked, it is damaged with one or more thin lines on its surface: “ と記載されています。
a cracked mirror/window
cracked bathroom tiles
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a medical condition in which cold weather seriously damages your fingers, toes, ears, or nose “ と記載されています。凍傷のことです。
To lament (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to show publicly that you feel sad or disappointed about something “ という風に記載されています。日本語にすると嘆くです。
Some older people lament the loss of close local communities.
The poem opens by lamenting (over) the death of a young man.
My grandmother, as usual, lamented the decline in moral standards in today’s society.
He lamented his students’ lack of interest in the classics.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” rich and successful “ と記載されています。
With economic expansion comes the promise of a more prosperous future.
The town is increasingly prosperous.
a prosperous business
Lots of microchip manufacturing companies prospered at that time.
As the company prospered, we prospered.
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）