Children are so hooked on iPads and smartphones that they are trying to swipe right on PAPER
hooked on (idiom)
Merriam-websterによると” addicted to (a drug) “と、” very interested and enthusiastic about (something) “というふうに記載されていますね。
He‘s hooked on skiing.
She got hooked on the show after watching one episode.
I’m hooked on this new game.
Once you try surfing, you’ll be hooked (on) !
My dog is hooked on these doggy-treats.
I’m into dark beer right now.
・School staff say some pupils are so unfamiliar with books they cannot turn pages
・Union members said the pattern was emerging in nursery and reception classes
nursery は保育所、reception class は〔小学校に入学する直前の〕就学前学級です。
・They said it was likely to result from youngsters being given iPads at an early age
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a series of actions or events that together show how things normally happen or are done “というふうに記載されていますね。
Patterns of employment in urban areas are different from those in the countryside.
The pattern of family life has been changing over recent years.
A pattern is beginning to emerge from our analysis of the accident data.
Children are so hooked on iPads and smartphones that they are trying to ‘swipe’ when given books to read, teachers say.
School staff said many pupils are so unfamiliar with books that they have no idea how to turn pages.
Instead, they assume they are used in the same manner as phones or tablet computers – and pass a finger across the page as if it were a screen.
Members of the National Union of Teachers said the disturbing development was emerging in children in nursery and reception classes.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” making you feel extremely worried or upset “というふうに記載されていますね。
I found the book deeply disturbing.
disturbing images of war and death
I heard something rather disturbing at work this morning.
The article described the latest crime figures as “disturbing”.
They said it was likely to be a result of youngsters being given parents’ iPads at an early age rather than traditional children’s books.
Jennifer Bhambri-Lyte, a union member from North Somerset, said: ‘Sharing a book brings parents together for precious moments.
‘I’ve taught both nursery and reception and I personally still find it disturbing to see a child pick up a book and try to swipe left.’
She told the NUT’s annual conference that the trend may be robbing families of valuable quality time together.
Many of her teacher friends had ‘happy childhood memories’ of ‘running into a library, snuggling in a corner with a book, cuddling up to mum, turning the pages and gazing at the pictures’, she said.
Mrs Bhambri-Lyte added: ‘Kindles and iPads are wonderful things, but many of my friends talked about the smell of a book, finding tickets and receipts that someone had left as a bookmark, echoes of all the people that had been there before.’
She said many parents are not buying books because they do not have enough money: ‘In a world of food banks … books are a luxury that many families just cannot afford.’
To snuggle (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to move yourself into a warm and comfortable position, especially one in which your body is against another person or covered by something: “というふうに記載されていますね。
They snuggled together on the couch.
The children snuggled up to their mother to get warm.
I snuggled down into my sleeping-bag.
I was just snuggling down into my warm bed when my phone rang.
cuddle up (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to sit or lie with your body against someone else’s because you want to feel warm, protected, or loved “というふうに記載されていますね。
He cuddled up to her on the sofa.
We cuddled up together and tried to get warm.
She cuddled up to her mother.
To gaze (verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると” to look at someone or something for a long time, for example because they are attractive or interesting, or because you are thinking of something else “というふうに記載されていますね。
He lay on the bed gazing up at the ceiling.
They gazed into each other’s eyes.
He spends hours gazing out of the window when he should be working.
The claims were made during a debate on saving local libraries at the NUT’s annual conference in Brighton. A motion was passed for the union to campaign to keep libraries for less-privileged communities. Jonathan Reddiford, also from North Somerset, said the number of libraries has fallen by almost 900 in the last ten years, with more expected to go.
Mrs Bhambri-Lyte said: ‘When you simply can’t even afford to heat your own home, take your child to the library. It is warm and … you might even read a book.’ The debate comes amid growing concerns that children’s literacy is being harmed as they shun books in favour of social media.
A recent survey of 214 headteachers by Booked magazine found 70 per cent believed Facebook and Twitter were ‘bad for literacy’.
Excessive use of such sites means youngsters’ spelling and grammar have deteriorated, they said. For example, some were writing ‘l8’ instead of ‘late’. A Department for Education spokesman said it had unveiled a multi-million-pound fund to boost literacy and added: ‘Thanks to our reforms and the hard work of teachers, academic standards are rising, with 1.9 million more children in good or outstanding schools than in 2010, and our young readers now rank among the world’s best.’
the least/less privileged (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” people who are poor and have no social advantages “というふうに記載されています。
Our students are raising money to help the less privileged.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” used for showing how much something has changed, or how much difference there is between things “というふうに記載されています。
House prices rose by an average 23% last year.
Owen broke the world record by 2.4 seconds.
Their wages were increased by 15 percent.
Their wages increased by 12%.
To shun (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to deliberately avoid a person, place, or activity “というふうに記載されています。
She lives alone, shunned by society.
They shun all forms of luxury.
She has shunned publicity since she retired from acting.
in favour of (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” supporting a person or an idea, proposal etc that you believe is right “というふうに記載されています。
I am all in favour of trying to find ways to save money.
The Council voted in favour of a £200 million housing development.
Are you in favour of a ban on smoking?
I’m not in favour of hitting children.
To deteriorate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to become worse: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
She was taken into hospital last week when her condition suddenly deteriorated.
The political situation in the region has deteriorated rapidly.
She went into the hospital when her condition began to deteriorate.
The weather deteriorated rapidly so the game was abandoned.
My eyesight began to deteriorate quite rapidly.
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