‘Twenty years ago the world lost an angel’: Elton John leads tributes to ‘truly remarkable’ Princess Diana on the anniversary of her death as emotional fans gather to pay their respects in London and Paris
To lead (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be in control of an organization, group of people, or activity “ 記載されていますね。
She led the software development team during the project.
I’ve asked Gemma to lead the discussion.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” something that you do, say, or build to show that you respect and admire someone or something “ と記載されていますね。
They showed the programme as a tribute to the two men.
・Thursday marks 20 years since Diana, Princess of Wales was killed following a car crash in the French capital
・Fans have this week been leaving floral tributes, balloons and messages on gates of Kensington Palace
・Yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry paid tribute to her at her former home
・They are not expected to take part in official engagement on Thursday, the 20th anniversary of her death
・But royal superfans have gathered in Paris and London to pay their respects with elaborate floral tributes
pay tribute to
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to say or do something that shows you respect and admire someone a lot ” と記載されていますね。
We are here tonight to pay tribute to one of the greatest actors of all time.
The minister paid tribute to the men who had fought the blaze.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a formal arrangement to meet someone or to do something, especially as part of your public duties ” と記載されていますね。
a dinner engagement
Sir Elton John has led tributes to Diana, Princess of Wales on the 20th anniversary of her death.
The 70-year-old singer posted a picture on Instagram of the pair together, with his arm around the Princess writing: ’20 years ago today, the world lost an angel. RIP.’
The star famously performed an alternative version of his poignant song Candle In The Wind in honour of Diana at her 1997 funeral, held just days after she was killed in a Paris car crash.
Prince Harry later revealed that the song touched him on the day, telling a BBC documentary: ‘Elton John’s song was incredibly emotional, that was part of this whole trigger system which nearly brought me to the point of crying in public, which I’m glad I didn’t do.’
On the 10th anniversary of Diana’s death in 2007, Sir Elton opened and closed a Wembley Stadium concert organised by the Duke of Cambridge and his brother in memory of their mother.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” causing or having a very sharp feeling of sadness ” と記載されていますね。
The photograph awakens poignant memories of happier days.
It is especially poignant that he died on the day before the wedding.
The monument is a poignant reminder of those who died in the war.
in honour of
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” in order to show respect and admiration for someone or something ” と記載されていますね。
In honour of the occasion, Mozart was to write a short piece of music.
a banquet in honour of the president
Meanwhile Elizabeth Emanuel, co-designer of Diana’s famous wedding dress, tweeted: ‘Thinking of the wonderful times we spent with Diana and the great joy she brought into our lives and all those who knew her.’ She posted a photo of the Emanuels tending to the train of Diana’s bridal gown inside St Paul’s Cathedral in 1981.
The princess’s friend Rosa Monckton has also spoken out today, describing Diana as a ‘truly extraordinary woman’ in a new interview.
‘She was everything to everybody,’ Ms Monkton said. ‘She broke down the walls. She busted the myth of being a fairytale princess.’
She told The Times: ‘I think that given the life she had, when you think what she had to overcome, and all of this in the public eye, I think she was a truly extraordinary woman. Very damaged, very flawed, as we all are, but underneath it all this incredible resilience.’
Diana’s sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, have already paid tribute to their mother, visiting the floral tributes and pictures left at the gates of her former home, Kensington Palace.
tend to (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionary によると” to usually do a particular thing ” と “to take care of someone or something”記載されていますね。
I have to tend to the children before I go out.
Nurses tended to the injured.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a long part at the back of a dress, especially a wedding dress, that spreads over the ground ” というふうに記載されていますね。
an elaborate wedding dress with a long train
To bust (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to burst or break something ” と記載されていますね。
The cops had to bust the door down.
Oh no! I bust his MP3 player.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone’s ability to become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem “記載されていますね。
The resilience of the economy has come as a surprise to some.
The brothers toured the site on Wednesday and laid flowers on behalf of well-wishers who had gathered to see the royals.
Diana’s former head chef Darren McGrady recalled her caring side, saying: ‘When Princess Diana heard I had become a father she sent this note and flowers to the hospital,’ he tweeted. The handwritten message congratulated him on the ‘safe arrival of your little lady’.
Yesterday, William and Harry met representatives of charities their mother supported and Harry told them her death was a tragedy for them – as they were preparing to work with the princess – as well as his family.
He said: ‘I can imagine for a lot of you it was like, ‘right here we go, now we’ve got her, we’ve got the thirst, we’ve got the attention, now let’s do something’, then suddenly she’s snapped away. If I can put it (this way), all of us lost somebody.’
on behalf of
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” instead of someone, or as a representative of someone “記載されていますね。
On behalf of the entire company, I would like to thank you for all your work.
A solicitor issued a statement on behalf of the victim’s family.
To recall (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to remember something ” という意味もあります。
Twenty years later he could still clearly recall the event.
He recalled (that) he had sent the letter over a month ago.
Can you recall what happened last night?
To congratulate (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to tell someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion ” と記載されていますね。
I congratulated him on his recent promotion.
I was just congratulating Ceri on winning her race.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who is thought of as a typical member of a particular group ” と記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a strong feeling of wanting to have or do something ” と記載されていますね。
He’s always had a thirst for adventure.
The materials are designed to satisfy young people’s thirst for knowledge.
To snap (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to take a photograph of someone or something ” と記載されていますね。
She’s very pleased with her new camera and was snapping away the whole time we were abroad.
Washington is full of tourists snapping pictures of each other.
put it this way
Urban Dictionaryによると” A phrase that someone uses to rephrase something they said before that wasn’t comprehensible.” と記載されていますね。
Let me put it this way.
Diana will also be remembered at east London’s Mildmay Mission Aids hospital, which she visited regularly when it was a hospice caring for HIV patients.
The institution will hold a remembrance service and past members of staff will share their memories of Diana as will the hospital’s patron, actress Linda Robson, and dancer Wayne Sleep, who famously performed with the princess.
Diana was a woman whose warmth, compassion and empathy for those she met earned her the description the ‘people’s princess’.
This morning, fans of Princess Diana gathered at dawn at the gates of Kensington Palace to celebrate the life of a woman who reshaped Britain and its royal family when she died 20 years ago.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a way of showing respect for someone who has died or for an important event “ と記載されていますね。
A church service was held in remembrance of the victims.
A service was held in remembrance of those who died in the war.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a kind and friendly quality in someone or something ” と記載されていますね。
The warmth of her voice made him feel less nervous.
I still remember the warmth of their welcome.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a feeling of sympathy for someone who is in a bad situation because you understand and care about them “ 記載されていますね。
Both women shared a compassion for victims of war.
I was hoping she might show a little compassion.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the ability to understand how someone feels because you can imagine what it is like to be them “ と記載されていますね。
He loves children and has a certain empathy with them.
to earn (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to get something as a result of your efforts or your behaviour “ と記載されていますね。
His goals have earned him a place in the club’s first team.
You have to earn your employees’ respect.
It’s been a tough six months and I feel I’ve earned a few weeks off.
After all the work I’ve done, I’ve earned a vacation.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the beginning of the day, when it begins to get light ” と記載されていますね。
They had decided to leave at dawn.
We woke at dawn.
Laying flickering candles in the dark, supporters met where tens of thousands had flocked in 1997 to mark the death of one of the most famous women in the world in a Paris car crash.
And 200 miles away in the French capital, mourners gathered on the banks of the Seine just metres from the scene of the crash to lay candles and flowers in the Princess’s memory.
Diana’s death at the age of 36 prompted the biggest outpouring of grief seen in Britain in recent times and is regarded as a key turning point in how the royal family relates to the public.
With traditional restraint giving way to expressions of emotion, Diana’s sons William and Harry have led the way by speaking openly about the trauma they suffered when they lost their mother, as part of a wider campaign of talking about mental health issues.
The 20th anniversary of Diana’s death has prompted a renewed fascination with a woman who made headlines around the world when she married heir-to-the-throne Charles in a fairytale wedding in 1981 before the couple divorced in bitter circumstances in 1996.
To flicker (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” if a flame or light flickers, it does not burn evenly, or it goes on and off “ 記載されていますね。
Candles flickered on all the tables in the restaurant.
The flame flickered as the breeze picked up.
To flock (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to move or come together in large numbers “ と記載されていますね。
Tourists still flock to the Tower of London.
Hundreds of people flocked to the football match.
Crowds of people flocked to see the Picasso exhibition.
To mark (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to show respect for or commemorate “ 記載されていますね。
Tomorrow’s parade will mark the 50th anniversary of the battle.
A ceremony was held to mark the occasion.
Today marks my tenth anniversary with this company.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who is at a funeral, especially a relative or close friend of the dead person “ と記載されていますね。
The dead man’s wife and children were the chief mourners.
To prompt (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to cause something to happen or be done “ 記載されていますね。
The birth of my first child prompted me to write this article.
What prompted you to say that?
I don’t know what prompted him to leave.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an expression of strong feeling that is difficult to control “ と記載されていますね。
His death at the age of 35 has occasioned an outpouring of grief.
There was an extraordinary outpouring of grief following her death.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” very great sadness, especially at the death of someone “ 記載されていますね。
An extraordinary outpouring of grief followed the death of the princess.
Her grief at her son’s death was terrible.
To regard (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to consider or have an opinion about something or someone “ と記載されていますね。
Her parents always regarded her as the smartest of their children.
He is generally/widely regarded as the father of international law.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an act of limiting or controlling something, or a situation in which this happens, especially in business or politics “ と記載されていますね。
lead the way
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be the first to do something, especially to achieve success, and to show others how to do it “ と記載されていますね。
It is a country that has always led the way in its conservation policies.
You’ve been there before – why don’t you lead the way?
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” happening again after having stopped for a period of time: “ 記載されていますね。
Renewed efforts have finally led to an agreement.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the power to interest or attract people very strongly “ と記載されていますね。
make/hit/grab the headlines
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to become famous by being reported in the news “ 記載されていますね。
He hit the headlines two years ago when he was arrested for selling drugs to the mayor’s nephew.
Taking an impromptu walkabout in front of several hundred well-wishers on Wednesday afternoon, they waved and smiled before taking a few minutes to read the cards and banners.
Prince Harry smiled at the sight of a large balloon lying among the flowers, while William pointed out a childhood photograph of him and his mother in sunglasses.
Harry spoke to Gracie Oxby, eight, and her sister Maisy, ten, from Langdon Hill, Essex, who were given flowers to lay down by an unknown lady in the crowd who had to leave.
Gracie said ‘He took the flowers and asked us who we were and where we had come from and asked us where we wanted to him to lay the flowers. I’m shaking with excitement still.’
As they walked away, one woman shouted: ‘I’ve come from Australia. I love you, your mother, and your [the Duke’s] children.’
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” not planned or prepared “ と記載されていますね。
an impromptu dinner party
an impromptu party/performance
an impromptu speech
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an occasion when an important person walks around a public place, meeting and talking to members of the public “ 記載されていますね。
The Prime Minister went walkabout in the town centre.
The princess went on a walkabout in the town centre.
Yesterday, William and Harry said they were ‘thrilled’ with a memorial garden designed in their mother’s memory, as they recalled visiting it as small boys.
The princes recently took part in a series of candid interviews about their traumatic loss – with Harry revealing he went through two years of ‘total chaos’ as he struggled to come to terms with his mother’s death before eventually seeking counselling at his brother’s suggestion.
Neither William nor Harry are expected to take part in any official engagements on the anniversary of their mother’s death on Thursday.
It is also understood Prince Charles, who was seen driving himself to church earlier this week, will not take part in any engagements as he continues his annual break at Birkhall, his home in the Scottish Highlands.
The Queen and other royals are holidaying at nearby Balmoral, where the family were told of Diana’s death on August 31, 1997.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” very pleased and excited “ と記載されていますね。
Dan was thrilled with his birthday cake.
I was thrilled that so many people turned up to the party.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” honest and direct, even when the truth is not pleasant “ 記載されていますね。
He gave a remarkably candid interview.
The two presidents have had candid talks about the current crisis.
We had a candid discussion about her poor job performance.
come to terms with
Cambrdge Dictionaryによると” to gradually accept a sad situation, often the death of someone you love: “ と記載されていますね。
I think he’s still coming to terms with the death of his wife.
She needed time to come to terms with her grief.
at suggestion (noun)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the act of suggesting something “ と記載されていますね。
It was at Larry’s suggestion that I attended the meeting.
I went to the Park Street dentist’s at Ann’s suggestion (= as a result of Ann suggesting it) and I was really impressed.
To holiday (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be on holiday in a particular place. The American word is vacation. “ と記載されていますね。
They’re holidaying in Corsica.
My parents are holidaying in Spain this year.
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）