Ex-Tesco shelf-stacker, 27, becomes world’s fourth highest paid YouTube star after making £14.5m in last year from playing video games on camera
・Dan Middleton earned £14.5m this year by filming himself playing video games
・Forbes dubbed the 27-year-old gamer as the world’s fourth richest YouTuber
・The former Tesco worker describes the action as he broadcasts games online
・He passes on tips to other players on how to progress to the game’s later levels
shelf stacker (noun)
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” someone whose job is to put goods on the shelves in a supermarket: “ という風に記載されていますね。
She got herself a weekend job as a shelf stacker in the local supermarket.
To dub (verb)
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” to give something or someone a particular name, especially describing what you think of it, him, or her: “ という風に記載されていますね。
She was dubbed by the newspapers “the Angel of Death”.
The press have dubbed her ‘the Quiet Princess’.
The castle was dubbed the ‘pink palace’.
A former Tesco worker has been named the world’s fourth highest paid YouTuber after he earned £14.5million over the last year.
Dan Middleton films himself playing games online. The 27-year-old then puts the footage on YouTube while he describes what is happening.
The former Tesco worker, from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, now has more than 20.7million subscribers, has toured the world and even has his own merchandise range.
He passes on tips to his viewers on how they can reach higher levels on the game.
Generally, if a YouTuber’s videos are regularly attracting more than 1,000 viewers, they can monetise their channel through advertising.
YouTube gives about 68 per cent of its advertising profits from a video to the YouTuber. Getting 1,000 views is thought to make the YouTuber around £1.10 of revenue.
pass on (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to give someone something that someone else has given you “というふうに記載されていますね。
When you’ve read this message, please pass it on.
I’ll pass these clothes on to my nephew when my lads have outgrown them.
Can you pass these instructions on to your colleagues?
He asked us to pass the message on to the rest of the class.
When you get the information, please pass it on.
Did you pass on my message to Jeremy?
To monetize (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to earn money from something, especially something on the Internet, such as a website or piece of software “というふうに記載されていますね。
There’s a lot of discussion out there about how online content should be monetized.
The problem was how to monetize this kind of social networking site.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” income from business activities or taxes “というふうに記載されていますね。
The magazine had been losing advertising revenue for months.
Taxes provide most of the government’s revenue.
These measures will increase the club’s ability to generate revenue.
Company revenue rose 4% last year.
Last year Middleton was named the richest YouTuber in the world for 2017 by Forbes, but he was pushed out of the top spot this year by a seven-year-old boy called Ryan, whose parents film him reviewing toys. The American schoolboy earned £17.2million this year.
The young boy, whose last name and location within the US haven’t been made public to protect his privacy, jumped from eighth place last year to number one this year.
Middleton, known as DanTDM to his millions of young fans, recently went on a 97-date world tour which included the second fastest-selling show of all time at Sydney Opera House.
The former Northampton University student began his empire during his studies by filming himself playing popular adventure game Pokemon.
His videos now mainly focus on Minecraft – a computer animated game where players build a world out of blocks.
He holds the Guinness World Record for ‘most views for a dedicated Minecraft video channel’.
Middleton married his girlfriend Jemma in 2013 and she also plays Minecraft.
He has said in the past that they ‘spend a lot of time gaming together, and I bounce ideas off her as well’. The gamer has spoken about having a ‘responsibility’ to be a good role model for fans of his YouTube page, which was originally intended for five to ten-year-olds.
He said: ‘It’s something I was just not prepared for at all. It’s something I’ve slowly been learning about in the past three or four years. In the past five years YouTube has evolved. Being a YouTuber was not a thing before.
‘I know people that make similar content to me who are 30 or 40 years old so I don’t think there is an age limit to it at all.’
off all time (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” used for talking about someone or something that is better than all other people or things that have existed “というふうに記載されていますね。
the greatest boxer of all time
She’s been called the greatest singer of all time.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” a number of countries ruled by one person or government “と、” a large powerful group of companies ruled by one person or company “というふうに記載されていますね。
the Holy Roman Empire
his international media empire
bounce sth off sb (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to discuss something with someone in order to get their opinion and make a decision “というふうに記載されていますね。
Can I bounce a couple of ideas off you?
If you have a moment, I’d like to bounce an alternative plan off you.
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run by (phrasal verb)
似た表現で、run byというphrasal verbがあります。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” to tell someone your ideas so that they can give you their opinion “というふうに記載されていますね。
Can I run a few ideas by you?
I would like to run some ideas by you before we agree to the deal.
Would you run your idea by me one more time?
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）