A police escort to the shops! Two towering officers help tiny elderly woman finish her shopping and catch the bus home after she takes a tumble
・Officers Colin Brooks and Matthew Chapman were praised for helping the lady 84-year-old
・Mo had hit her head after falling and needed help to finish errands
・Shop owner Iffy Harris, 51, filmed the moment he described as ‘heartwarming’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” much taller than surrounding people or things “というふうに記載されていますね。
towering snow-covered mountains
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a sudden fall: “というふうに記載されていますね。
I took a tumble and hurt my knee.
She took a nasty tumble on her way to work and grazed her arm.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a small job that involves going to collect or deliver something “というふうに記載されていますね。
I’ll meet you at six, I‘ve got some errands to do/run first.
She’s out running errands for her mother.
He would clean, do errands, and babysit for their 7-year-old daughter.
I’ve got to run a few errands (= do errands) and then stop by my mother’s.
This is the moment two policeman help a tiny elderly lady with pink hair do her shopping before getting her on the bus home after a fall.
Footage shows two tall officers, Colin Brooks and Matthew Chapman, carefully escorting the pint-sized pensioner in the city centre of Newport, Wales.
The elderly lady, believed to be 84-year-old Mo, had suffered a bad tumble while out and about but was determined to finish her errands.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” very small “というふうに記載されていますね。
out and about (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” active; doing the things you usually do: “というふうに記載されていますね。
The doctor says she’s making a good recovery, and she should be out and about in a few days’ time.
Local business owner, Iffy Harris, filmed the former dancer with brightly coloured hair being helped to finish her chores in the market before the policemen made sure she got on her bus home.
Mr Harris, 51, had been in a local shop when he ran out to applaud the officers for their kind and patient approach which is being hailed as ‘what life’s all about’.
Mr Harris, from Newport, said: ‘It was absolutely fantastic.
‘When I saw it, I came running out of the shop to film them.
‘They walked her down the road and helped her get a few bits from the shop, then made sure she got on a bus.
‘She was quite mobile but you could see she was quite frail. They walked at her pace and stayed by her side.’
To walk (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to go with someone to a particular place, for example because you want to protect them from danger, or show them the way: “というふうに記載されていますね。
He offered to walk her home/to the station.
When Valerie worked late, Carl always walked her home.
get on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to get into a bus, plane, or train “というふうに記載されていますね。
I think we got on the wrong bus.
Pay the driver as you get on.
Show your boarding pass as you get on.
The old woman had difficulty getting on to the bus.
A lot of people usually get on the train at Cambridge.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” vphysically weak and not very healthy “というふうに記載されていますね。
He is frail, but still manages to walk with a stick.
a frail old lady
I last saw him just last week and thought how old and frail he looked.
‘The police officers were helping an elderly lady that needed them – that’s community policing at its finest.
After sharing the touching footage online, Mo and the officers went viral and racked up more than 25,000 views.
When Mr Harris met the old lady again a few days later, he claims she was pleased to hear she was an online hit and he filmed her as she described what happened.
In his footage, Mo, who is said to be a former West End dancer, tells the camera: ‘A man helped me off the floor because I was flat and said he’d call an ambulance.
‘He went and got the police and they came and took me shopping. They helped me to the market and then they put me on the bus.
Mr Harris said: ‘I felt really proud. It was really heart-warming.
‘Seeing things like this on the streets makes everything much nicer for everyone.
at its/their worst (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” as bad or unpleasant as someone or something can be “というふうに記載されていますね。
The pain was at its worst in the late evenings.
This is television at its worst.
The documentary was an example of investigative journalism at its best.
‘It’s about interaction with people – that’s what life’s about.’
On social media, users rallied together to praise the officers kindhearted act.
One said: ‘Well done officers. It’s the small things that make the difference.’
Another said: ‘How lovely to watch. Well done.’
Gwent police confirmed that the two officers were special constables.
Anthony Bajjada said: ‘Great work guys, doing exactly what you’re there to do by supporting the community. It’s volunteers like you that make this such a great place.’
Tim Hancock said: ‘Colin is a giant who is, by the way, a volunteer policeman.’
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: ‘Gwent Police is extremely proud of its Special Constabulary and I am glad that both these officers are being recognised for their selfless service to the public.
‘Both Special Constables, Colin Brooks and Matthew Chapman are a credit to the Neighbourhood Policing Team and this is just one example, amongst many, of their positive contribution toward protecting and serving the local community.’
To rally (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to (cause to) come together in order to provide support or make a shared effort: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” in the UK, a police officer of the lowest rank “というふうに記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” the British police force for a particular area “というふうに記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” someone who is taller or larger than usual “というふうに記載されていますね。
be a credit to (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to do something that makes a person, group, or organization feel proud or receive praise: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She is a credit to her family.
Thomas is a credit to our school system.
Our fans are a credit to the club.
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）