Children are BANNED from high-fiving their elderly lollipop man as they cross the road ‘because it is causing disruption’
lollipop man/lady (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person who helps children to cross the road near a school by standing in the middle of the road and holding up a stick with a sign on it that means that the traffic must stop “というふうに記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionary によると” a situation in which something cannot continue because of a problem “と” a problem or action that interrupts something and prevents it from continuing “というふうに記載されていますね。
The train strikes caused major disruption to thousands of commuters.
It would cause a tremendous disruption to our work schedule to install a different computer system.
・Colin Spencer, 83, has been shepherding kids to safety for more than 14 years
・The highlight of his day is high-fiving the kids as they pass. But council bosses, concerned Colin’s friendly gesture is causing ‘a disruption’, have stepped in
・Some parents are upset by the move, saying Mr Spencer brightens their day
・The school sent another text out to say high-fives can be done on the pavement
To shepherd (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make a group of people move to where you want them to go, especially in a kind, helpful, and careful way: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Teachers were shepherding proud parents into the hall.
He shepherded the old people towards the dining room.
Visitors are shepherded through the mansion by volunteers.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the most exciting, impressive, or interesting part of an event “ と記載されていますね。
The highlight of the trip was visiting the Great Wall of China.
Highlights of the match will be shown after the news.
The highlight of our trip to New York was going to the top of the Empire State Building.
Other festival highlights include a new children’s opera by Christopher Brown.
To boss (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to tell someone what to do all the time: “ という風に記載されていますね。
I wish he‘d stop bossing me around/about.
He’s used to bossing his little brother around.
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ね。
It is time for the government to step in.
When the leading actress broke her leg, Isobel stepped in and took over.
brighten (up) someone’s day/life (prase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to make someone feel happier “ と記載されていますね。
Her presence brightens my days.
Her eyes brightened when she saw him enter the room.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a path with a hard surface beside a road. The American word is sidewalk. “ と記載されていますね。
Keep to the pavement, Rosie, there’s a good girl.
The car was parked awkwardly across the pavement.
I’ve told you many a time not to ride your bike on the pavement.
Jackie fell over and scraped her knee on the pavement.
Children have been banned from high-fiving their elderly lollipop man as they cross the road.
Colin Spencer, 83, has been shepherding kids to safety in Greater Manchester for 14 years.
The highlight of his day is high-fiving the kids as they pass. But council bosses, concerned Colin’s friendly gesture is causing ‘a disruption’, have stepped in.
A text to parents of children at St George’s Primary School in Heaviley, Stockport, Greater Manchester, read: ‘Please may we ask that children using the Bramhall Lane crossing patrol do not “high-five” Colin when crossing the road. Thank you.’
To high-five (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to give someone a high five: “ と記載されていますね。
As the show ended, Chris high-fived his friends.
Some parents – and kids – are upset by the move. They say Mr Spencer is loved by families in the area and ‘brightens up every kid’s day’.
The pensioner said: ‘I love the job and I love the kids. The money’s buttons, but I do it because I love it.’
Father-of-four Mr Spencer, known by the kids as ‘Lolly’, was supervised by his manager earlier this week after the high-five ban was introduced.
He said: ‘I’ve been doing it for 14 years. It’s not brain surgery, that’s what I told my manager.
It’s not brain surgery. は「簡単なことだ」「それほど難しいことではない」という意味です。
‘But she was telling me how I need to hold my stick and that I mustn’t high-five the kids because it’s too much of a disruption.
‘I can try to explain to the older ones that the council won’t let me, but the little ones wouldn’t understand.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a person who receives a pension, especially the government pension given to old people: “ と記載されていますね。
Students and pensioners are entitled to a discount.
To supervise (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to watch a person or activity to make certain that everything is done correctly, safely, etc.: “ と記載されていますね。
The children play while two teachers supervise (= make certain that they behave correctly and are safe).
She supervises 75 employees in our order department.
Mary supervises two PhD students.
Father Howie Pickering, whose two daughters go to the school, said: ‘It’s bureaucracy gone mad. If a child is having a bad day, it can make all the difference when they see Colin. He really cheers them up before school.
‘They miss Colin when he’s not around. He really is part of the landscape.’
Amanda Woodhouse, whose four-year-old daughter Phoebe is in the reception class at the school, said: ‘The text made me sad. Colin and the children clearly love high-fives.
reception class は〔小学校に入学する直前の〕就学前学級です。
‘Colin is such a lovely man. He‘s always helping people and he‘s brilliant with parents and kids. It’s such a shame.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a complicated and annoying system of rules and processes “ と記載されていますね。
I had to deal with the university’s bureaucracy when I was applying for financial aid.
The president wants to add more bureaucracy to our daily lives.
The city’s bureaucracy is almost unmanageable.
cheer up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” If someone cheers up, or something cheers someone up, they start to feel happier: “と記載されています。
She was sick so I sent her some flowers to cheer her up.
Cheer up! It’s not that bad!
She went shopping to cheer herself up.
I tried to cheer him up, but he just kept staring out of the window.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” extremely good or enjoyable “ と記載されていますね。
The kids had a brilliant time.
“Did you like the film?” “I thought it was brilliant.”
She’s got a brilliant sense of humour.
The school sent follow-up text saying high-fives could be done on the pavement, but not on the road as children cross.
A Stockport Council spokeswoman said: ‘School crossing patrol staff are required to continually observe the road and traffic conditions to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians across the road.
‘The member of school crossing patrol staff at this location has been asked to stop ‘high-fiving’ and to concentrate on his core duty of ensuring highway safety.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” all the time without stopping “ と記載されていますね。
They argue continually.
Our database is being continually updated.
Pharmacy is a continually changing field.
To observe (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to watch carefully the way something happens or the way someone does something, especially in order to learn more about it: “ と記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
The role of scientists is to observe and describe the world, not to try to control it.
He spent a year in the jungle, observing how deforestation is affecting local tribes.
Children learn by observing adults.
I observed him putting the watch into his pocket.
To concentrate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to give all your attention to the thing you are doing “と記載されています。
I was sleeping badly and finding it hard to concentrate.
Stop talking and concentrate on your work.
Luke wants to concentrate on his film career.
I can’t concentrate on my work with all that noise.
I‘m going to concentrate on my writing for a while.
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）