Teenager who stands at 6ft7ins in her heels was called a ‘monster’ on nights out because she towered over everyone – but is now forging a career as a model
・Aeva Andersson, 19, from Northern Ireland, is 6ft2ins – or 6ft7ins in her heels
・Was called a ‘monster’ by cruel bullies at school because of her height
・Now the aspiring model has been signed up by the Models of Diversity agency
a night out (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” an evening when you go out to a cinema, theatre, party etc “というふうに記載されていますね。
It’s ages since we had a night out.
I need a night out with the girls this weekend.
Let’s have a night out on Saturday.
To tower (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to be much taller than someone or something else “というふうに記載されていますね。
Although he’s only 14, David towers over his mother.
mountains towering in the distance
We turned the corner and there was the cathedral, towering in front of us.
To forge (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to work hard to achieve something “と、” to illegally copy documents, paper money, or works of art with the intention of cheating people “というふうに記載されていますね。
She forged a new career as a poet and songwriter.
A teenage girl who stands at 6ft2ins in bare feet – or 6ft7ins in her beloved heels – has defied the bullies who mocked her height to pursue her dream of a modelling career.
Aeva Andersson, 19, who was called a ‘monster’ on nights out by people she towered over, said she was just 13 when she was told her modelling dreams would never come true because she was effectively ‘plus sized’.
But Aeva, who said she ‘always’ wears heels on nights out after embracing her statuesque frame, is determined to prove her doubters wrong, after being signed up by the agency Models of Diversity.
Aeva said that while early knockbacks ‘shattered’ her confidence, she now knows her height is what makes her different – and the reason she was signed by her agency.
‘I’m glad I never gave up hope of becoming a model,‘ she said.
‘I always go out in heels, because I don’t care if I scare people off anymore – I know there’s nothing scary about my height.’
defy someone to do something (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to tell someone to prove that something is possible by doing it “というふうに記載されていますね。To defyの意味は” to refuse to obey someone or something ” です。
I defy you to produce one shred of evidence.
I defy you to prove your accusations.
I defy you to tell where I’ve painted over the scratch on my car.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” in a way that is successful and achieves what you want: “と、” used when you describe what the real result of a situation is: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Effectively, we have to start again from scratch.
If she loses this match, she’s effectively eliminated from the tournament.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” tall and beautiful like a statue “というふうに記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a refusal to accept someone or something “というふうに記載されていますね。
scare sb away/off (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to make someone so worried about doing something that they decide not to do it: ” です。
If you charge as much as that, you’ll scare customers off.
The city’s high murder rate has scared away tourists.
Aeva, from County Donegal, Ireland, said: ‘I had always been ridiculously tall growing up – I was the giraffe in all of the school photos.
‘And throughout my school years, I would get called a monster and told that I scared off the boys because of my height.
‘I was labelled as plus size by a modelling company too because of my size, so that shattered my confidence even further.
‘But I had always wanted to be a model since I can remember, so I knew I couldn’t let people get me down and had to keep going.
‘Now I’m working with massive brands to advertise their clothes and taking part in catwalks – suddenly I’m not a monster anymore.’
After being she would struggle to find work by an agency at just 13-years-old, Aeva thought that her dream of becoming a model was over.
And her confidence continued to decline as the mean comments got worse – both in and out of school.
She said: ‘When I was initially told I’d struggle to find work, it broke my heart, and I kept on getting knocked back because of my height.
‘On top of that, every day when I would go to school I would overhear comments for my height – I was taller than everyone; the boys, girls, and teachers.
‘I was never asked to dances because of how tall I was and would constantly scare off the boys, which resulted in me being single for the entirety of my teens.
‘And whenever I would go on a night out in heels I would continually be called a monster by people because I towered over everyone.’
To decline (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると “to become less or worse “というふうに記載されていますね。
His interest in the project declined after his wife died.
The party’s popularity has declined in the opinion polls.
Her health declined quickly.
The number of people buying their own homes has declined.
In many cases living standards are declining.
knock back (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to refuse to accept someone or something “というふうに記載されていますね。
He’s been knocked back by every girl in the school.
However, now, Aeva is defying the bullies who called her names and didn’t believe in her by modelling for top high street brands.
On top of that, she continues to wear her heels with pride and has secured herself a boyfriend who loves her despite her height.
She said: ‘Patience was a virtue, and I’m glad I never gave up my hopes of becoming a model.
‘I was signed to Models of Diversity because my height made me so different, and now I work on national projects all of the time.
‘I always go out in heels, because I don’t care if I scare people off anymore – I know there’s nothing scary about my height.
‘And I’ve stopped scaring the men away with my height because I’ve finally got myself a man – who’s luckily 6ft 4inches himself.’
To defy (verb)
Camnbridge Dictionaryによると ” to refuse to obey a person, decision, law, situation, etc.: “というふうに記載されていますね。
It is rare to see children openly defying their teachers.
They defied an evacuation order and stayed in town during the hurricane.
call sb names
Camnbridge Dictionaryによると ” If a person, especially a child, calls someone names, he or she addresses that person with a name that is intended to be offensive: “というふうに記載されていますね。
They used to call me all kinds of names at school.
on top of sth
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” in addition to something, especially something unpleasant: “というふうに記載されていますね。
We missed our flight, and on top of that we had to wait seven hours for the next one.
On top of all his financial problems, his wife left him.
To secure (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to get something, sometimes with difficulty: “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。
He was disappointed by his failure to secure the top job with the bank.
The team secured their second victory of the season.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a good moral quality in a person, or the general quality of being morally good: ” と、” an advantage or good thing: ” という風に記載されています。美徳のことです。
Patience is a virtue.
Patience is not one of my virtues.
teaching children the virtues of discipline and self-control
Would there be any virtue in taking an earlier train?
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）