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!
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?
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!