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

WOTW: calf

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'calf’ です。’Calf’ (‘calves’ in plural) is a noun meaning a few things, some of which are not that obvious. It’s also used in a phrase that’s pretty handy for farmers and jesters alike..

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

WOTW: whatever

- Tim Lake

今週の #WOTW は 'whatever’ です。’Whatever’ is a pronoun (we haven’t had many of those), an adverb, and an exclamation. We also use it in one phrase. Today’s is not a very long installment, so it’ll be over before you know it.

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

WOTW: chap

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'chap’ です。’Chap’ is a verb and a noun. The noun has three different meanings and they have nothing to do with each other.

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

WOTW: hoax

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'hoax’ です。’Hoax’ is a noun and a verb, as well as something we want to stay away from if it’s not done in good humour.

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

WOTW: chance

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'chance’ です。’Chance’ is one of those English words that can be different parts of the speech: it’s noun, an adjective, and a verb. It’s very common to use it in set expressions and phrases of which we will give you some examples below.

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

WOTW: wondrous

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘wondrous’ です。If this is the first time you’ve seen this word, you can probably guess its meaning by thinking of another word that looks similar. ‘Wondrous’ is an adjective and an adverb, but nobody really uses it as an adverb nowadays.

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

WOTW: ice

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘ice’ です。We all know ‘ice’ as a noun, but did you know it can also be used as a verb? Does that leave you frozen? Sorry. It’s also used in some expressions that you will find below if you just keep on reading.

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

WOTW: mend

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘mend’ です。’Mend’ is a verb or a noun, and, of course, it is used in some set expressions too.

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

WOTW: hope

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

We said it, so now we have to do it. 今週の #WOTW は ‘hope’ です。’Hope’ can be a verb or a noun, and it’s also used in some phrases that, as usual, you will find at the end if this post. We hope you read that much!

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

WOTW: expect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘expect’ です。’Expect’ is a verb that you probably were expecting after last week’s episode about ‘except’ (pun very intended). People often get confused between ‘expect’ and ‘hope’ too, so that might be next week’s instalment. But, for the time being, let’s have a look at some examples using ‘expect’, including a couple of interesting phrases.

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Thoughts from the triplog

Four Key Skills You Need to Develop

伸ばすべき4つの重要なスキルとは

Education is changing, it has to change. The world of work is not the same as it was twenty years ago, let alone one hundred and fifty years ago, when mass education was first widely rolled out to provide educated workers for the industrialising world. The problem facing education today is that the knowledge that you learn at school or university is quickly becoming out of date because of the pace of change in technology and the work place. The question then is, what do I need to learn? First of all you need to learn to be a “dynamic learner”, someone who is able to develop their skills and knowledge as needs arise, but more than gaining knowledge, you need to harness four key skills that are transferable across domains - the "Four Cs” of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.

教育は変化をし続けています。変化しなければならないものです。私たちの働く世界も変わり続け、150年前に工業化社会に対応するため労働者層向けの大衆教育が始まった時と比べればもちろんのこと、20年前とも違っていきてます。学校で学んだ知識は、職場や技術の現場で起こる変化の速さについていけないということが、現代における教育が直面している問題です。そこで、私たちは何を学ぶ必要があるのか、ということを考えてみましょう。まず第一に、必要に応じてスキルや知識を発展させることができる「動的学習者」になること。これは、知識を得ること以上に、どのような領域でも共通して使える4つの重要なスキル:Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical thinking-創造性、コラボレーション、コミュニケーション、批判的思考という「4C」を活用することです。

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9 Tips for getting a better TOEIC score.

TOEICのスコアアップのための9つのコツ

Love it or hate it, TOEIC is one of the features of learning English in Japan, and for many people it is necessary for career advancement. Everyone is looking for ways to improve their score, usually with the least amount of effort, so we’ve put together nine tips for improving your score on TOEIC… but some of them do require some effort. We’ll start with the ones that require the least effort.

好むと好まざるとにかかわらず、TOEICは日本での英語学習における代表的なものだと言えます。そして、多くの人にとってはキャリアアップに必要なものでしょう。そこで今回は、TOEICのスコアアップのための9つのコツをまとめてみました。ご紹介するものの中には、多少の努力を必要とするものもありますが、、最小限の努力でできるものから見ていきましょう。

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A, An and The - Are you confused?

A, Anと The

Knowing when to use a, an and the, is one of the hardest things for Japanese learners, partly because there isn’t an equivalent in Japanese. It came up again in a lesson and so we thought we give you a quick explanation.

“a”, “an”、そして”the”の適切な使い方を理解するのは、日本人の英語学習者にとって最も難しいことの1つです。これらに相当する日本語がないことが理由の一つかもしれません。レッスンでもまた話題になりましたので、ここで簡単な説明をしたいと思います。

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