tea - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: tea

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'tea’ です。’Tea’ is obviously a noun, but it can also be a verb. The fact that it is used in a couple of phrases shows its place in English culture too. Let’s have a look, first, to the noun.

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christmas - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: christmas

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'christmas’ です。You thought it was over, didn't you? Plus we know what you're thinking: "What could you possibly tell me about Christmas that I don't already know?". Well, maybe you know everything there is to know about the word 'Christmas', or maybe you don't.

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gather - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: gather

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW 'gather’ です。'Gather' is most usually a verb, although it can also be a noun, albeit a not very common one. Let’s have a look at the verb first.

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effect - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: effect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「effect」です。As we said last week, ’affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. Just to remind you, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone. and ‘effect’ has more to do with results.

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affect - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: affect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「affect」です。’Affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. It’s rather confusing because sometimes their meanings seem to overlap! Generally speaking, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone.

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bonkers - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: bonkers

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「bonkers」です。’Bonkers’ looks like a plural noun, but it’s actually an adjective and an informal British English one at that. This also means that this week’s WOTW is going to be rather short, which is unusual and kind of bonkers! Let’s have a look.

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speak - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: speak

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「speak」です。’Speak’ is a verb we all know but, do you know what prepositions to combine it with and how to use it in phrases? No? Worry no more and keep reading!

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master - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: master

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「master」です。’Master’ is one of those English words that can be just about any part of the speech. This one is not an adverb, but it is a noun, a verb, and an adjective.

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campaign - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: campaign

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「campaign」です。’Campaign’ is a noun, a verb, and it’s used in at least one phrase. It also has a G there in the middle, which might scare some people when trying to pronounce it for the first time. It’s a silent letter, so don’t worry about it. But, why is it there? Keep reading to find out!

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sport - word of the week - triplo クリエイティブラーニング英会話

WOTW: sport

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「sport」です。’Sport’ is a noun, a verb, it’s used in a couple of phrases, and it doesn’t always involve balls, skis, or sweating. Let’s have a look!

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Thoughts from the triplog

How to use Katakana to Learn English

カタカナ語を使った英語学習法

As adult language we can take advantage of some shortcuts to help speed up the learning process. One simple way is to find words that are almost the same in both languages. This is quite common among languages, such as Spanish and Italian, that have a common origin, but what about with English and Japanese? Of course, you already know the answer: katakana words.

大人だからこそ使える、言語習得の近道があります。簡単な方法の一つは、二つの言語でほぼ同じ単語を見つけることです。これはスペイン語やイタリア語など、共通起源の言語同士では大変一般的な方法ですが、英語と日本語の場合はどうでしょうか?もちろん皆さんはすでに答えを知っていますね、つまりカタカナ語です。

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What types of language lesson do you like?

あなたはどんな英語レッスンが好きですか?

What kind of English lesson do you like? What kind of lesson helps you learn English the best? I’m sure you all have your own ideas about the best way to learn English, and over the years there have been a number of different styles in teaching a second language that have been in and out of fashion in the English classroom. To help you understand some of the approaches that we, and others use, we thought we’d give you a brief review of the popular styles in English teaching, that way you can understand more of what we do and think about what works best for you.

あなたはどんな英語レッスンが好きですか?どのようなレッスン方法が一番英語を学びやすいですか?最良の英語学習については、皆さんそれぞれの考え方があると思います。英語教室の第二言語教授法については、これまでも流行に左右されながら様々な種類が存在しました。私たちや他の教室で使用しているいくつかのアプローチをより理解していただくために、英語教育で一般的に用いられている教授スタイルについての簡単なレビューを共有したいと思います。私たちの英語学習についてもっと理解して頂き、あなたにとって一番良い方法についても考えてみて下さい。

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A Vocabulary Learning Tip

語彙学習のヒント

Learning new vocabulary is difficult but there is one technique that you can use to help optimise your ability to remember. In fact it’s something that you’ve probably already used if you have ever you used a language learning app such as DuoLingo, iKnow or Memrise, because they are all based around the same principle. This principle is called “spaced repetition”.

新しい語彙の習得は簡単ではありませんが、覚える力を最大限にするテクニックが1つあります。 実際には、DuoLingo、iKnow、Memriseなどの言語学習アプリを使用したことがある方なら、おそらくすでに使用しているものです。なぜならどれも同じ原理に基づいているからです。これは「間隔反復」と呼ばれます。

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