Toddler who was ‘quiet for five minutes’ transforms herself into a SMURF after finding a pot of bright blue face paint (and it took two hours to get her clean)
・Eve Lott discovered the blue paint in a goody-bag gifted to her by her aunt
・Her mother Juliette spent two hours attempting to scrub her daughter clean
・Juliette has now implemented a ban on paint entering their home
goody bag (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a bag containing small presents and sweets, given to children at a party “というふうに記載されていますね。
To scrub (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to wash or clean something by rubbing it hard, especially with a brush “というふうに記載されていますね。
She scrubbed the kitchen table clean.
He stood there scrubbing at his shirt with the towel.
She scrubbed (at) the mark on the wall for a long time, but it wouldn’t come off.
He scrubbed the old saucepan clean, and it looked as good as new.
After the tomato sauce boiled over, I had to scrub the stove.
To implement (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make something such as an idea, plan, system, or law start to work and be used “というふうに記載されていますね。
Attempts to implement change have met with strong opposition.
The changes to the national health system will be implemented next year.
Congress refused to pass the bill that would implement tax reforms.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an official statement ordering people not to do, sell, or use something “というふうに記載されていますね。
There is a total ban on smoking anywhere in the college.
They have now lifted the ban on the export of live animals to Europe.
A mischievous toddler gave her parents a shock when she got her hands on some bright blue face paint and transformed herself into a Smurf.
Three-year-old Eve Lott, from London, had been uncharacteristically quiet for just five minutes when her parents Juliette and Steve noticed a rather dramatic difference in their daughter’s appearance.
Realising their crafty daughter had been silently playing alone behind them before running to the mirror, Juliette, 43, discovered that Eve had painted her entire face and hands bright blue.
Cambridge Dictionary によると” behaving in a way, or describing behaviour, that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm or damage: “というふうに記載されていますね。
There were always mischievous boys around.
a mischievous prank
a mischievous smile
get/lay your hands on something (phrase)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to find or get someone or something you want: “というふうに記載されていますね。
I couldn’t lay my hands on a copy of the book.
How was he able to get his hands on that money so easily?
People seem to be buying up everything they can lay their hands on.
Do you know where I can get my hands on a Russian dictionary? I need to check a translation.
I’d buy a new car if only I could lay my hands on the money.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると形容詞 uncharacteristicは ” not typical of someone’s usual behaviour or performance, and therefore surprising “というふうに記載されていますね。
The champion’s play was full of uncharacteristic mistakes.
Cambridge Dictionary によると” interested in crafts (= sewing, woodwork, etc.): “というふうに記載されていますね。
She’s very crafty and makes all her own Christmas decorations.
Relieved she hadn’t touched any of the walls, Juliette and dad Steve were able to see the funny side of the situation.
It then took two hours of scrubbing in the bath to return her to normal.
Juliette said: ‘She’s a little terror. She was being mischievous and messy and her normal cheeky self.
‘It took an hour and a half, two baths with scrubbing, hair washing with numerous cleaning products and then her skin was back to normal.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a person or animal that is difficult to deal with or control “というふうに記載されています。
She’s such a little terror.
My brother is a little terror.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” many: “というふうに記載されています。
The report contains numerous errors.
She is the author of three books and numerous articles.
The car was seen in the area on numerous occasions.
‘The eyes took a few more days to go, she looked like a little goth for a while.
‘It was like she’d turned herself into a real-life Smurf.’
Juliette’s sister came round for a catch-up and giving Eve a goody-bag as a gift.
Her parents had no idea what was stashed in the bag but didn’t give it any thought until, after a few minutes of silence, Eve went to admire herself in the mirror.
Juliette said: ‘We were having a very quiet family day in on Sunday and Eve was playing in the corner on her rug. She’d been quiet for about five minutes.
‘I saw her dash past the door to the mirror and decided to go and see what she was up to.
‘Her Aunty ‘Bubba’ had given her a goody bag and obviously there was this palette of blue face paint in there which she’d found and she merrily got to work.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a type of rock music that often has words expressing ideas about death or the end of the world “と、” someone who likes goth music and wears black clothes and white make-up “というふうに記載されています。
come round (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to visit someone in their home: “ というふうに記載されていますね。
Come round tonight and we’ll watch a video.
Nick came round earlier.
Do you want to come round and play chess later?
The children came round for tea.
He‘s always coming round for a chat.
To stash (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to put something in a safe or secret place, usually so that you can use it later “ と記載されていますね。
The police are looking for guns that have been stashed away.
He kept thousands of banknotes stashed in a jar.
The stolen pictures were stashed (away) in a warehouse.
give something some thought (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to think carefully about something ” という風に記載されていますね。
I hope you’ll give our conversation some thought.
She doesn’t give any thought to her appearance.
I have given this matter considerable thought.
be up to sth (adjective)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to be doing something, often something bad or illegal, usually secretly: ” という風に記載されていますね。
She’s up to no good (= doing something bad or forbidden) – you can always tell because she stays in her room.
He looks very suspicious hanging around outside – I’m sure he’s up to something.
When it’s so quiet, I think the kids are up to something.
※Hapa英会話による up toの他の使い方です。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” in a happy or lively way “ という風に記載されていますね。
A woman was singing merrily in the next room.
Her eyes sparkled merrily.
When Juliette discovered her youngest child stood proudly staring at herself in the mirror, she couldn’t help but laugh.
Whisked off to the bath, Eve sat in a pool of vivid blue water as her mum frantically scrubbed it off but she was still left looking ‘like a little goth.’
Juliette said: ‘When I saw her, she was just stood there laughing. I said, ‘Oh my God Steve, come and look at Eve, now!’ She was so so proud of herself we couldn’t tell her off.
‘The first thing I did was take a photo. We’ll definitely be saving that for her 18th birthday.
‘Then I picked her up and put her in the bath where she stayed for about two hours, trying to get the blue off.
‘She was just laughing the whole time, she thought it was absolutely hilarious. Eve is so mischievous, fun, very clever.
‘Luckily, the mess was relatively contained and she hadn’t given our walls a nice high-five, but she had completely destroyed her play rug.
‘I’m hiding all the paint away, for sure, and I’ve warned our family members not to bring any paint into the house ever again.’
cannot (help) but (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to have no choice except to do something “ というふうに記載されていますね。フォーマルな表現です。
You cannot help but like her.
As I look back over my career, I cannot but smile.
“Stop laughing!” “I can’t help it!”
To whisk (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to move something with a quick movement“ と、” to mix something very quickly using a whisk “ というふうに記載されていますね。
She whisked the dirty plates off the table.
A limo whisked us off to dinner.
Our coffees were whisked away before we’d even finished them.
We only had half an hour to see her before she was whisked off to some exotic location.
Her husband whisked her off to Egypt for her birthday.
Whisk in the butter, then the flour.
Whisk the olive oil and lemon juice together.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” done in a hurried way and in a state of excitement or confusion: “ と記載されていますね。
I’ve been working frantically all week to get it finished on time.
I got home to find Lara frantically searching for her keys.
Inside, decorators worked frantically to solve last-minute problems.
Everyone was frantically packing up their stuff.
tell off (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to criticize someone angrily for doing something wrong ” という風に記載されていますね。
The teacher told me off for swearing.
The teacher told me off for talking again today.
I’m going to get told off for being late.
If you make your sister cry, you’ll get told off.
Their teacher told them off for chattering in the lesson.
To contain (verb)
Wiktionaryによると ” to prevent something harmful from spreading to other people or places ” という風に記載されていますね。
Firefighters are still battling to contain the blaze.
Strong measures are urgently needed to contain the epidemic.
Farms in the area have been closed off in an attempt to contain the disease.
More police were sent to help contain the violence.
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）