1月 2018

How to practice pronuncing L & R sounds

- Tim Lake

LとRの発音練習の仕方

Japanese learners of English have particular difficulty with pronouncing /L/ and /R/. As this is a particular problem for Japanese English learners we though we’d give you some advice on how to improve your /L/ and /R/ sounds so they sound different.


日本人の多くが、LとRの発音が上手くできないと悩んでいます。 これは日本人の典型的な問題の1つですが、今回はLとRを発音し分けるためのヒントをご紹介しましょう。

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6 tips to help you know you're improving

- Tim Lake

あなたが上達を感じるための6つのヒント

When learning anything, from English to rock climbing, it can become increasingly hard to measure your progress and see that you are improving. You feel stuck. This can be immensely frustrating and de-motivating. So here are 6 tips to help you know you’re improving.


英語であろうとロッククライミングであろうと、続けていると上達を測るのはだんだんと難しくなってくるものです。成長していないような気がしてしまいます。こうなってしまうと、苛立ちも起こりますし、モチベーションも下がります。今回は、あなたが上達を感じるための6つのヒントをお伝えしましょう。。

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Word of the Week

WOTW: except

今週の #WOTW は ‘except’ です。’Except’ is a preposition and it’s probably the first preposition to make it to the Word of the Week series, I think. In addition, this word is also a conjunction (first time as well?) and a verb. Many people get it mixed with ‘expect’ and even ‘accept’.

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WOTW: wet

今週の #WOTW は ‘wet’ です。’Wet’ is a word that we are bound to use a lot these days, being as we are in the middle of the rainy season. It’s also one of those English words that can be more than one and even more than two parts of the speech. In this case, we find ourselves facing an adjective, a verb, and a noun. It is also to be found in a few phrases. If you feel that is something that might interest you, keep on reading!

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WOTW: accompany

今週の #WOTW は ‘accompany’ です。’Accompany’ is a ‘friendly’ verb. It likes food and music, although there is also an instance in which it is not as nice. We would very much like it if you accompanied us as we discover the different ways this word can be used. Let’s see…

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