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: float

今週のWord of the Weekは「float」です. “Float” is a verb and noun, as well as something you want to make sure you know how to do during a flood.

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WOTW: lazy

今週のWord of the Weekは「lazy」です. “Lazy” is an adjective you don’t want to be too much of. Not if you want to get things done! So let’s not be lazy and get down to work, shall we?

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WOTW: cough

今週のWord of the Weekは「cough」です. A “cough” is not a nice thing to have, we know, but it’s a good thing to know how to use both the noun and the verb, plus the phrasal verbs are so interesting!

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