今週は #グローバル気候マーチ だから、今回の #WOTW は「strike」です。そして、意味がいっぱいあるので、今のWOTWは４つのシリーズになります。'Strike' is a noun, a verb, it’s used in a couple of phrases, and it’s something that thousands of people are going to do this Friday 20th during the #GlobalClimateStrike. Today, we will be having a look at some ways we use the verb. Let’s go!
今週の #WOTW は「aftermath」です。'Aftermath' is a noun that you might have read or heard in the English language media in relation to Sunday night's typhoon. It has two meanings, though, the second one not that known since it's very specific to a certain context. Curious? Let's begin!
今週の #WOTW は最後の「humid」です。Unlike many of the words that we have seen so far, ‘humid’ is just an adjective. It means having high levels of water vapour in the air, when the air is warm and damp. Pretty straight forward, so why have we chosen it this week?
今週の #WOTW は最後の「hotel」です。Since this word is used internationally, we all know what the noun means but, what about the verb? Yes, it is also a verb. Before the verb, though, let's have a look at the noun which, by the way, has a couple of meanings you might not know!
今週の #WOTW はまた「fly」です。As we said last week, 'fly' is a verb, a noun, and an adjective. This week, we're having a look at the noun. This might come as a shock but, one of the today’s nouns actually flies!
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”.
To keep you motivated when learning English it can be helpful to set goals. This gives you something to focus on and aim for, but how can you set goals? It’s not always easy so we thought it would be helpful to give you a system for setting goals. You can use it with anything, not just learning English.
One thing that most learners are concerned about, and that we’ve talked about before, is improving. But, how long does it take to get better at English? It is a difficult question to answer, but there are some guidelines we can give, so that you have an idea of how much you need to work to jump up a level.