‘It restores faith in humanity’: Hilton gives 28 rough-sleepers rooms for Christmas Eve and Christmas night after hotel backs out at last minute
To restore (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” If you restore a quality or ability that someone has not had for a long time, you make it possible for them to have that quality or ability again: “という風に記載されていますね。
Doctors have restored his sight.
The firm is battling to restore its reputation after the scandal.
The government is trying to restore public confidence in its management of the economy.
rough sleeper (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” someone who sleeps or lives outside because they have no home “ という風に記載されていますね。
back out (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to decide not to do something that you had said you would do: “ という風に記載されています。
I didn’t think my friend would back out on me at the last minute.
You agreed to come. You can’t back out now!
I promised to help and I’m not backing out now.
We’re hoping that no one will back out of the deal.
・The Raise The Roof Hull Homeless Project had raised over £1,000 for the rooms
・Royal Hotel, in Hull, due to host the guests for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
・But group was left in limbo when the reservation was unexpectedly cancelled
・In the end the DoubleTree by Hilton was able to offer them rooms over Christmas
in limbo (noun)
Macmillan dictionaryによると ” a situation or state where you are not certain and you have to wait to find out what will happen next “ という風に記載されていますね。
While she waits to hear if she has a place at a college, Jess is in limbo.
We were in limbo for weeks while the jury tried to make a decision in the case.
in the end (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” finally, after a period of time or thought “というふうに記載されていますね。
In the end, we decided not to buy it.
In the end, she chose to go to Oberlin College.
The founder of a charity that raised more than £1,000 to pay for homeless to stay in a hotel has praised Hilton for ‘restoring faith in humanity’ after it stepped in after their initial reservation was cancelled.
The Raise The Roof Hull Homeless Project had raised more than £1,000 in order to book 14 twin rooms at the Royal Hotel, in Hull, for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
But the organisation was left in limbo when the reservation was unexpectedly cancelled, just nine days before it was due to be fulfilled.
faith in humanity (phrase)
Carl Simpson, founder of the Raise The Roof Hull Homeless Project, said the generosity of Hilton restored his faith in humanity.
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To fulfill (verb)
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” to do something as promised or intended, or to satisfy your hopes or expectations: “というふうに記載されていますね。
She said the president had failed to fulfill his campaign promises.
He stayed an extra semester to fulfill his graduation requirements.
At the age of 45, she finally fulfilled her ambition to run a marathon.
The government has failed to fulfil its election promises.
Supporters feel that the team has not fulfilled their expectations.
The situation left organisers in a ‘mad panic’, but there was widespread relief when the local DoubleTree by Hilton stepped in to offer them rooms on the same nights, giving the rough sleepers a roof over their head for Christmas.
The group checked-in to their rooms on Monday afternoon, and a complimentary turkey dinner is being served today to mark the occasion.
He said: ‘These people, when we told them that they would have a roof over their head at Christmas and that they’d be getting dinner, their faces just lit up.
‘The thought of then having to tell them that the hotel had been cancelled was horrible, so it left us in a mad panic to get the situation sorted.
‘Then we were contacted by the DoubleTree, and I just couldn’t believe what they were offering. The generosity they showed in stepping in to help at the eleventh hour is incredible, it restores faith in humanity.’
A spokesman for the Royal Hotel’s owners, Britannia Hotels, explained that the cancellation followed reports of bad behaviour at another hotel where Raise The Roof had booked rooms for the homeless last Christmas.
But Mr Simpson, a cafe owner, denied those suggestions, and told how the guests had even cleaned up after themselves and left presents for staff.
He added that the Royal Hotel did offer a refund after the cancellation.
mark the occasion (phrase)
Macmillan dictionaryによると ” mark an occasion (=celebrate it): “ という風に記載されていますね。
We should mark the occasion in some way.
light up (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” If your face or eyes light up, or if a smile lights up your face, you suddenly look happy: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Rosie’s whole face lit up with excitement when she saw the presents.
Antony’s eyes lit up when Keiko walked into the room.
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” used to describe a situation in which everything is correctly organized or repaired, or when someone has everything that is needed: “ という風に記載されていますね。
“Have you spoken to Grant about the party?” “Sorted!”
She wanted to get her affairs sorted before she died.
Is everyone sorted for drinks?
the eleventh hour (phrase)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the last possible moment that you can do something, especially prevent something bad from happening “というふうに記載されていますね。
An agreement was reached at the eleventh hour.
We only received the signatures at the eleventh hour.
an eleventh-hour decision by the union to call off the strike
Discussing the challenges that the homeless face over the festive season, Mr. Simpson added: ‘Christmas Day on the streets is the worst thing that you can imagine.
‘Being sat there, lonely and cold, just makes people reflect on what they’ve lost, the family that they could have been with, the home they could have been living in.
‘It’s for those reasons that the suicide rate among the homeless is so high at this time of year, it’s one of the hardest times for them.
‘To know that these guys won’t be facing that this year is wonderful, and it’s what Christmas is all about.’
The organisation has helped a further 20 homeless people in Hull to find accommodation over Christmas.
Cambridge dictionaryによると ” more or extra: “ という風に記載されていますね。
Have you anything further to add?
If you have any further problems, let me know.
It was much further to the town centre than I remembered.
Further information is available from the secretary.
I have nothing further to say on the subject.
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）