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  • 2018.12.14
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Heart-warming reply for boy who mailed letter to his ‘dad in heaven’

「天国のお父さんへ」 少年の願いに心温まる返信

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A 7-year-old Scottish boy sent a birthday card to his father in heaven and, a few weeks later, he received a heart-warming reply from a Royal Mail official.

Jase Hyndman’s card read: “Mr. Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday. Thanks.”

Sean Milligan, assistant delivery office manager for Royal Mail, wrote back, saying: “This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route (sic) to heaven. However, please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered.”

Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, posted images of the two letters on Facebook on Nov. 28. Her post has been shared more than 270,000 times.

Copland says, “I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got the card. … You’ve just restored my faith in humanity. And thank you, it honestly means the world to him.” (AP)

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avoid
(動)避ける
◆People should avoid eating too much sugar. It’s bad for you.
(砂糖の摂りすぎは避けるべきだ。体によくない)

galactic
(形)銀河系の
◆There is a renewed interest in galactic studies in science circles.
(科学の世界では銀河研究に新たな関心が寄せられている)
☞galaxy(名)銀河

assured
(動)保証する、確信させる
◆We set out a little late, but Kevin assured me that we would make it to the party on time.
(出発が少し遅れたが、ケヴィンは必ずパーティに間に合うと言った)
☞assurance(名)保証、確信

post
(動)投函する、投稿する
(名)郵便、地位
◆It seems like all of my friends post either pictures of cats or their babies online these days.
(近ごろ友だちはみな、猫の写真か赤ちゃんの写真をネットに投稿しているようだ)

emotional
(形)感動している、感動的な
◆Jim always gets a little emotional when he talks about his grandfather’s battle with illness.
(ジムは祖父の闘病について話すとき、いつも少し感情的になる)
☞emotion(名)感情

restore
(動)取り戻す、回復する
◆Lily’s dream is to buy an old farm house and restore it to its original design.
(リリーの夢は古い農家を買い取って元通りに修復することだ)
☞restoration(名)修復、回復

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Listening Comprehension Check

Q1. Where did the little boy want to send the letter?

  • A) To a star.
  • B) To the UK.
  • C) To heaven.

正解を見る

正解は、C
To heaven.

Vocabulary Review Quiz

Q1. This was a difficult challenge ( ① ) stars and other ( ② ) objects on route (sic) to heaven.

  • A) racing
  • B) avoiding
  • C) fleeing

    • D) glacier
    • E) glass
    • F) galactic

    正解を見る

    ①の正解は、B
    avoiding

    ②の正解は、F
    galactic

    Q2. However, please be ( ) that this particular important item of mail has been delivered.

    • A) assured
    • B) assumed
    • C) around

    正解を見る

    正解は、A
    assured

    Q3. Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, ( ) images of the two letters on Facebook on Nov. 28.

    • A) posted
    • B) prayed
    • C) played

    正解を見る

    正解は、A
    posted

    Q4. I actually cannot state how ( ) he is knowing his dad got the card.

    • A) everyday
    • B) emotional
    • C) engaged

    正解を見る

    正解は、B
    emotional

    Q5. You’ve just ( ) my faith in humanity.

    • A) retired
    • B) removed
    • C) restored

    正解を見る

    正解は、C
    restored

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