‘He will do it all for free!’ Mother punishes son, 13, who got suspended from school by offering him up to neighbors and making him mow their lawns, rake yards and wash cars
To suspend (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to officially stop someone from doing their job or from going to school for a limited time because they have done something wrong “というふうに記載されていますね。
The Football Association suspended him for spitting at an opponent.
offer up (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to provide something that is intended to impress, please, or satisfy someone “ と記載されていますね。
The friendly staff offer up a real taste of Southwest America.
To mow (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to cut grass using a machine or tool with blades “ と記載されていますね。
We needed to mow the lawn.
You can’t mow the grass if it’s wet.
I love the smell of new-mown hay.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” an area of grass that is cut short, especially in someone’s garden “ というふうに記載されています。
Let’s have lunch on the lawn.
We enjoyed a leisurely picnic lunch on the lawn.
Will you mow the lawn at the weekend?
The lawn needs mowing again.
To rake (verb/noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to use a rake to make earth level or to collect leaves “ と記載されていますね。
In the autumn I rake (up) the dead leaves.
Rake (over) the soil before planting the seeds.
・Jadarien Payne, 13, got suspended from school for talking back to teachers
・His mother punished him further by making him to free work for friends
・She uploaded a photo of him saying ‘yard service – free’ to teach him a lesson
・Demetris Payne posted several photos of her son hard at work with a rake
talk back (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” If a child talks back, he or she replies rudely to someone “というふうに記載されていますね。
Don’t talk back to your teacher.
Melanie, don’t talk back to your mother!
Children who talk back are regarded as disrespectful.
A mother decided to punish her son after he got suspended from school by making him do free yard work for the local community.
Demetris Payne from Shreveport, Louisiana uploaded a photo of Jadarien Payne, 13, with a deadpan expression on his face as she revealed to her family and friends that he would do free work for them.
‘My son has been suspended for 3 days from school and for discipline. He will do your lawn service, he will rake your yard, mow if supply mower, pick up trash, or wash your car for free.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” looking or seeming serious when you are telling a joke “ と記載されていますね。
a deadpan expression/voice
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the practice of making people obey rules of behaviour and punishing them if they do not “ と ” the ability to control your own behaviour “というふうに記載されていますね。
Learning a foreign language requires discipline.
‘Maximum 3 hr. If anyone has a rake they would like to donate will be awesome. And he will do it all for free,’ her post read.
The post, which was uploaded on November 10, has had over 380 shares and over 500 likes so far.
The mother, who works at Delta Pathology Group, made sure to keep her friends and family updated with his three day suspension by uploading several pictures of her son hard at work.
Accompanying the photos she wrote: ‘Thank you Ms Wills for allowing us to do you yard and supporting us.. It was a team effort and praying for your complete healing of your knees.’
Her friends were clearly impressed with her parenting skills as one commented: ‘Good morning Ms. Payne have you ever thought of sharing your ideas with other parents since your method of punishment may help many other children to go in the straight and narrow. Great parenting on your behalf, Keep it up.‘
Many people praised her with another friend writing: ‘You are what makes America great!! Of course you win mom of the year, but this is one very lucky young man to have someone who loves him this much. God Bless you, ma’am!!!’
Another user wrote: ‘Such a valuable lesson for this young man and the parents are the school’s dream.’
Jadarien was suspended from school for three days after he talked back to his teacher.
To donate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to give money or goods to help a person or organization “ というふうに記載されています。
Some businesses have agreed to donate computers to schools.
Would you be willing to donate some of your time to local charities?
An anonymous businesswoman donated one million dollars to the charity.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” the act of officially stopping something for a period of time “ と記載されていますね。
a six-month suspension of her driver’s licence
Stevens will begin his three-day suspension Tuesday.
Students who are warned twice may face suspension.
the straight and narrow
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” If you keep on the straight and narrow, you behave in a way that is honest and moral “ と記載されています。
He’s making an effort to get back on the straight and narrow.
The threat of a good beating should keep him on the straight and narrow.
He has once or twice strayed from the straight and narrow.
on your behalf
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” instead of someone, or as a representative of someone ” と ” in order to help someone “ 記載されていますね。
She intervened with the immigration service on his behalf.
She told CBS News that initially his three day suspension seemed like a holiday: ‘When I got home from work he’s [Jadarien] eating strawberries and having fun with my dad,’ Demetris said. ‘I was like, “Oh no.” It was like a vacation.’
Apparently when she told her son about her plan to make him work, he didn’t take it seriously initially. ‘He didn’t believe it. I can be soft on him and baby him sometimes,’ she said.
Apparently Jadarien obeyed immediately, ‘he didn’t complain the whole time,‘ his mother said.
be soft on
Macmillan Dictionaryによると ” not strict enough with other people and allowing them to do things that they should not do “ と記載されています。
I think Matt must be soft on Tammy – he keeps sending her flowers and cards.
You’re too soft – I wouldn’t let them behave like that.
To baby (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” to treat someone like a young child when they are old enough to do things for themselves “ と記載されています。
Grandma still likes to baby us.
The boys were now ten and twelve and didn’t want their mother to baby them.
He spent about two hours cleaning up people’s yards, working at least eight different homes.
After he was done his mother took him to the library where he spent the rest of the afternoon reading and doing homework assignments.
‘We explained to him that these chores weren’t to punish, punish, punish, but to teach him a lesson and teach him about discipline,’ Demetris said.
‘No matter if the teacher is right or wrong — always respect your teachers, respect adults.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” an ordinary job that must be done regularly “ と記載されています。
You can go and play after you’ve done your chores.
I’ll go shopping when I’ve done my chores (= done the jobs in or around the house).
I find writing reports a real chore (= very boring).
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）