英字新聞を読み解く!!!Vol.99難易度★☆☆☆☆

英字新聞を読むには各単語の形式を知ることが大事!

英語を勉強し始めたばかりの段階だと、教材と違って英字新聞を読むのはかなり難しいと思います。それぞれの新聞が独自の書き方をもっていたりもするので。なので、僕が補足をつけながら、英字新聞を読むのお手伝いしようと思います。教材の文法には慣れたけど英字新聞はまだ苦手という、初級ー中級あたりの人用の解説です。

何回も言いますが、新聞を読むためには各々の単語が名詞(noun)なのか、形容詞(adjective)なのか、副詞(adverb)なのかがめちゃくちゃ大事になってきます!文法はほんっっっっっっとうに大事です!!!一緒に一つずつやっていきましょう!僕の勉強がわりにもなっているので、僕が知っていることは飛ばしていたりします。なので、何かわからないことがあれば気軽にコメントください。できるだけ答えます!よろしくお願いします 😉

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5141445/Harlem-rapper-befriends-woman-86-Words-Friends.html?ito=social-facebook

まずはざっと読んでみてください。

難易度は★☆☆☆☆です!

読み終わったら、下の単語の解説と照らし合わせながら読んでいってみてください!よろしくです 😉

それでは英字新聞 読解スタートです!

Adorable moment Harlem rapper ‘High Class Filth’, 22, finally meets the 86-year-old woman he befriended online over 300 games of Words With Friends

adorable (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” an adorable person or thing is attractive in a way that makes you like them very much というふうに記載されていますね。

例文:

He was an absolutely adorable child.

She has the most adorable two-year-old girl.

an adorable puppy

To befriend (verb)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to be friendly towards someone: “ と ” to make someone your friend on a social networking website: というふうに記載されていますね。

例文:

He was befriended by an old lady.

While at college, he had befriended a young student from China.

It is not advisable to befriend your boss, or your teacher.

・Spencer, 22, met 86-year-old Roz through the online game last summer

・The Harlem rapper and the Florida retiree became friends playing 300+ games

・Pastor Amy Butler of Riverside Church arranged their meeting on Friday

A young rapper from Harlem has met with the 86-year-old Florida woman he befriended through an online word game, melting hearts across the internet.

Spencer, 22, got to meet 86-year-old Roz on Friday in West Palm Beach, Florida more than a year after the two met each other playing the Scrabble-like online game Words With Friends.

‘We played 300+ games together and she actually ended up becoming a good friend of mine. Today I got to go to Florida and meet her in person,‘ Spencer wrote in a tweet about the meeting that has been re-tweeted over 220,000 times.

Scrabble (adjective)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a game in which two or more players try to form words using letters on a board “ と記載されていますね。

例文:

progressive ideas/attitudes

a progressive school

end up (phrasal verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to be in a particular place or state after doing something or because of doing it  と記載されていますね。

例文:

I ended up spending the night in the airport.

After two weeks of traveling around Europe, we ended up in Paris.

Roz lives in a retirement community in Florida and began playing Words With Friends with Spencer last summer.

Amy Butler, a pastor at The Riverside Church in upper Manhattan, set up the meeting and flew to Florida with Spencer.

Spencer, who raps under the name ‘High Class Filth’, shared his record of matches with Roz, indicating he has won 210 out of their 324 games.

‘She was not crushing me boy don’t play with me,’ he noted.

Pictures of the online friends meeting joyfully in person for the first time quickly went viral, sparking an outpouring of emotional responses.

under the name of

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” using the false name of: “ と記載されていますね。

例文:

Her poems first appeared in 1749, under the name of ‘Sylvia’.

Her detective stories were written under the name of Kramer.

outpouring (noun)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the act of expressing a strong emotion という風に記載されています。フォーマルな表現です。

例文:

His death at the age of 35 has occasioned an outpouring of grief. ​

There was an extraordinary outpouring of grief following her death.

an outpouring of love/sympathy

‘Sitting in a restaurant here totally choking up. My family’s like “what just happened to mom?”,’ wrote Jessica Webster.

‘I made a beautiful friend on WWF many years ago. I am American, she was from UK,’ wrote Patricia Cuxirimay.

‘We vacationed together here and in Perú. Then cancer took her a little over a year ago. So grateful for her presence, however short, in my life—and grateful you got to meet your WW Friend! God Bless!’ wrote Cuxirimay.

Butler, the pastor, helped broker the meeting after recounting the story of Spencer and Roz’s friendship in a sermon. 

choke up (phrasal verb)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると” if someone chokes up, or if something chokes them up, they cannot speak because they are starting to cry というふうに記載されていますね。

例文:

When we met again after five years, I just choked up.

take someone’s life

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to kill someone “ と記載されています。

例文:

The earthquake took 26 lives and injured over 60.

pastor (noun)

Cambridge Dictionaryによると“a religious leader in certain Protestant Churches “ という風に記載されています。

broker (verb/noun)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to arrange the details of a deal, plan etc so that everyone can agree to it “ というふうに記載されていますね。

例文:

The new deal has been brokered by the UN.

He brokered a deal to buy the company.

The former president offered himself as a broker for peace in the region.

To recount (verb)

Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to describe how something happened, or to tell a story: “ と記載されています。

例文:

She recounted her conversation with Sam.

He recounted his adventures since he had left home.

He was fond of recounting how he had played professional football when he was 19.

She recounted some of her experiences working as a nurse in a hospital emergency room.

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)

これをしないと全然伸びていきません!

それではまた明日も更新していきます!

一緒に英語頑張りましょう!

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