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 ‘except’ です。’Except’ is a preposition and it’s probably the first preposition to make it to the Word of the Week series, I think. In addition, this word is also a conjunction (first time as well?) and a verb. Many people get it mixed with ‘expect’ and even ‘accept’.
今週の #WOTW は ‘wet’ です。’Wet’ is a word that we are bound to use a lot these days, being as we are in the middle of the rainy season. It’s also one of those English words that can be more than one and even more than two parts of the speech. In this case, we find ourselves facing an adjective, a verb, and a noun. It is also to be found in a few phrases. If you feel that is something that might interest you, keep on reading!
今週の #WOTW は ‘accompany’ です。’Accompany’ is a ‘friendly’ verb. It likes food and music, although there is also an instance in which it is not as nice. We would very much like it if you accompanied us as we discover the different ways this word can be used. Let’s see…