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: lockdown

今週の #WOTW は 'lockdown’ です。’Lockdown’ is a noun we’re hearing a lot recently. It is also, separated into two words, a phrasal verb.

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WOTW: distance

今週の #WOTW は 'distance’ です。’Distance’ is a noun, a verb, and part of a couple of phrases. Let’s have a look, first, at the noun.

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WOTW: heuristic

今週の #WOTW は 'heuristic’ です。’Heuristic’ is not a word that people use all the time, but it’s related to triplo’s take on learning, so we thought it would be a good idea to have a look at it. This word is mostly used as an adjective, but it can also be a noun. Let’s start with the former.

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