There is a simple secret to learning English faster and better. Reading. Yes, reading!?! And reading a lot! This is called extensive reading and it is probably the best thing you can do outside of language lessons to improve your English. Here we will explain some of the reasons why it is so effective.
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.
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.
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.
今週の #WOTW は最後の「humid」です。Unlike many of the words that we have seen so far, ‘humid’ is just an adjective. It means having high levels of water vapour in the air, when the air is warm and damp. Pretty straight forward, so why have we chosen it this week?
今週の #WOTW は最後の「hotel」です。Since this word is used internationally, we all know what the noun means but, what about the verb? Yes, it is also a verb. Before the verb, though, let's have a look at the noun which, by the way, has a couple of meanings you might not know!