5月 2018

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The Story of English and ELF

- Tim Lake

英語の歴史、世界共通語としての英語

There are many good reasons to learn English, one of them is because it has become a global language, the lingua franca. What makes English work as a global language is not just the questionable influence of the British Empire - which has a lot to answer for - but its flexibility, something that has developed due to it’s history.


英語を学ぶべき理由はたくさんあります。英語が世界共通語”リンガ・フランカ”であることも、その1つです。
英語を世界共通語にしたのはイギリス帝国だと言われていますが(もちろんそれは大きな側面ではありますが)、実際は英語が持つ柔軟性であり、歴史が言語を形成してきたのです。

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Word of the Week

WOTW: flower

今週の #WOTW はまた「flower」です。Aah, spring! The time of flowers blooming and noses sneezing. We all know ‘flower’ as a name but, did you know it can also be a verb? (You don’t say!) It is! Also, a flower is not always a flower, you know? Keep on reading!

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WOTW: finish

今週の #WOTW は「finish」です。’Finish’ is most usually a verb, but it is also a noun and, as always, there are a couple of interesting uses. As a verb, in combination with different prepositions, it takes very interesting meanings. Don’t you love language?

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WOTW: check III

今週の #WOTW はまた「check」です。As you know from the previous two weeks' posts, 'check' is a verb, a noun, an adjective, an exclamation, and numerous phrasal verbs. This week we will be having a look at 'check' in phrases and phrasal verbs. In particular, check out 'check out' and its many uses! Thank you one more time for the request. Let's get to it!

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