今週の #WOTW は 'arsenal’ です。Arsenal FC is a football club from Islington in London but, have you ever wondered what the word ‘arsenal’ means? If yes, you could google it, but stay with us, let’s have a look at some example sentences using this noun.
今週の #WOTW は 'slay’ です。’Slay’ is a verb and it can be used both in a literary way or informally. Its conjugation is rather tricky. Depending on the meaning it goes like this: slew/slayed for the past and slain/slayed for the participle. Intrigued? Okay, let’s go!
今週の #WOTW は 'commemorate’ です。’Commemorate’ is a verb. The noun is ‘commemoration’. You can easily get the meaning if you look at the root of the word there in the middle. Do you see it? What’s that? Memo? Yep, that’s right. Let’s have a look!
今週の #WOTW は 'favour’ です。’Favour’ (or ‘favor’ in North American English) is a noun and a verb. It is also part of some useful phrases. So, do us a favour and read the following, yeah? Let’s start with the noun.
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.
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.