Seven thousand pairs of shoes are placed in front of the US Capitol to remember children killed by gun violence since Sandy Hook massacre
・The demonstration on Tuesday was organized by global advocacy group Avaaz
・Avaaz says 7,000 represents every child killed due to gun violence since the December 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting
・Some of the shoes were donated by families who lost their children in shootings
・Celebrities such as Chelsea Handler and Susan Sarandon also donated shoes
・The memorial comes the day before the scheduled national student walkout to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting
advocacy group (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a group of people who work to support an issue or protect and defend a group of people “というふうに記載されていますね。
a children’s advocacy group
To advocate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionary によると” to publicly support or suggest an idea, development, or way of doing something: “というふうに記載されていますね。
There is no point advocating improved public transport unless we can pay for it.
He advocates the return of capital punishment.
His doctor advocated early retirement.
The author denied that his new book advocated violence.
Trotsky advocated worldwide revolution.
Macmillan Dictionary によると” a form of protest in which someone leaves a place, or a group of workers stop working and leave the building “というふうに記載されていますね。
Senior union workers staged (= had) a walkout this afternoon at the annual conference over the proposed changes in funding.
Some people who were unhappy with the changes staged a walkout during the meeting.
walk out (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると” to stop working as a way of protesting about something “というふうに記載されていますね。
All the workers walked out on Friday night.
All the parents walked out (of the meeting) in protest.
Thousands of pairs of shoes were placed on the lawn in front of the US Capitol on Tuesday to mark every child who has been killed due to gun violence since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.
According to global advocacy group Avaaz, which organized the protests, 7,000 pairs of shoes were collected for the ‘Monument for our Kids’ memorial to bring ‘the heartbreak of gun violence to Congress’ doorstep’.
Though most of the shoes were collected in a two week period, some were donated by families who lost their children to gun violence.
The organization also said that some celebrities donated shoes as well, including Chelsea Handler, Alyssa Milano, Bette Midler, and Susan Sarandon.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an area of grass that is cut short, especially in someone’s garden “というふうに記載されています。
Let’s have lunch on the lawn.
The lawn needs mowing again.
Will you mow the lawn at the weekend?
We enjoyed a leisurely picnic lunch on the lawn.
One of the parents who attended the protest on Tuesday was Tom Mauser, whose 15-year-old son Daniel was killed in the 1999 Columbine shooting.
He wore the gray Vans his son was wearing when he was shot.
‘I’ll be traveling to DC literally wearing my son Daniel’s shoes, the ones he wore the day he died at Columbine,’ Mauser said in a press release before the event.
‘I think this kind of event with shoes offers a very powerful metaphor both for how we miss the victims who once filled those shoes, and also for how we see ourselves wanting to walk in their place, seeking change, so that others don’t have to walk this painful journey.’
Event organizers claimed the 7,000 pairs of shoes – 14,000 shoes altogether – symbolized the 7,000 children killed in the US between December 14, 2012 and March 13, 2018.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a word or phrase that means one thing and is used for referring to another thing in order to emphasize their similar qualities “ と、” something that is intended to represent another situation or idea “ というふうに記載されていますね。
“The mind is an ocean” and “the city is a jungle” are both metaphors.
“A heart of stone” is a metaphor.
It is easy to see the crumbling building as a metaphor for the society of the time.
To fill (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to make or become full; to use empty space: “ と記載されていますね。
I filled the bucket with water.
I could hear the tank filling.
She filled most of her time watching TV.
These cakes are filled with cream.
Happy sounds filled the room (= could be heard everywhere in the room).
We used cement to fill the cracks.
According to a press release issued in advance of the event, the figure of 7,000 came in part from an American Academy of Pediatrics study.
Although there was no link to any figures or date, Avaaz said the study found that guns kill an average of ‘1,300 American kids a year’.
Between the Sandy Hook massacre and the US Capitol protest, about five years and three months have passed. The figure used by Avaaz would amount to approximately 6,825 children killed by guns in that time period.
amount to (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to become a particular amount: “ という風に記載されていますね。
Their annual fuel bills amounted to over £6,000.
His monthly earnings amount to about £2,000.
The memorial comes the day before the scheduled national student walkout to protest gun violence following the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting last month.
Students all over the country plan to walk out of school for exactly 17 minutes at 10am local time to honor the 17 people who lost their lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
It also comes ahead of the March For Our Lives protest on March 24 during which students will take to the streets of Washington, DC to protest gun violence and advocate for measures of gun control
The Parkland shooting was the deadliest school shooting since 26 – 20 students and six teachers – were killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” likely to cause death: “ という風に記載されていますね。
a deadly virus
a deadly weapon
a deadly poison
This is a potentially deadly disease.
Doctors fear possible epidemics of cholera, malaria and other deadly diseases.
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）