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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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”.