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

WOTW: toll

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「toll」です。’Toll’ is a verb and a noun. The noun is usually seen in word partnerships. As per usual, we will also give you an interesting use for it so that you can casually throw it around in conversation and sound more natural.

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

WOTW: suit

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「suit」です。’Suit’ is a verb and a noun. We’ll have a look at the noun first, but keep on reading for the verb, one phrasal verb, and a couple of interesting idioms!

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

WOTW: long

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「long」です。’Long’ is most commonly used as an adjective, but it is also a noun, a verb, and an adverb. Can you believe that? Keep on reading to learn more!

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

WOTW: circle

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「circle」です。’Circle’ is a noun or a verb. There is also an idiom to describe what some shy people or people who are trying to hide something do sometimes. Keep on reading to know more!

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

WOTW: colour

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「colour」です。’Colour’ (or ‘color’ in its spelling on the other side of the pond) can be a noun, a verb, or an adjective. There are also a couple of idioms that you can use. Let’s have a look!

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

WOTW: immerse

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「immerse」です。’Immerse’ is a verb. Its primary meaning is to go in and under the water, but it can also be used metaphorically. Its noun form is ‘immersion’. Today we’re going to have a look at both or then, together with the adjective, ‘immersive’. Let’s see!

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

WOTW: view

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「view」です。’View’ can be a noun or a verb. It is also used in many phrases. Let’s have a look!

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

WOTW: estrange

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「estrange」です。’Estrange’ may confuse some people because it sounds similar to ‘strange’, which is a more common word than ‘estrange’. However “estrange” is a formal verb with a general meaning of separation, of relationships turning sour, or disconnection. Let’s have a look!

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WOTW: nose

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「nose」です。You are probably familiar with ’nose’ as a noun, but did you know it can also be a verb? It is also used in quite a few idioms. Let’s have a look!

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WOTW: bright

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「bright」です。’Bright’ is an adjective with with more than just one meaning. Keep on reading to know more!

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Thoughts from the triplog

Why You Can't Learn English from an App.

アプリでは英語を学べない理由

An app for this and an app for that. There is a smartphone or web-app for almost everything these days, and they are extremely popular and, in most cases, useful. Of course as learners of English, or any other language, we are looking for ways to make our learning easier and more effective, and there are many popular apps for learning languages. However, the question remains, can you actually learn English through an app? The answer is yes and no. Here’s why.

これもアプリ、それもアプリで。このところ手元にはスマートフォンかウェブアプリがあるのが普通で、大変な人気を博している上に、大抵、便利ですよね。英語やその他の言語を学習する者としては、当然ながらより簡単で効果的に学習ができる方法を探し求めるものです。そして語学学習に人気のアプリは数多く存在します。しかしながら、疑問は残ります。実際のところ、アプリで英語は学べるのでしょうか? 答えはイエス、そしてノーです。その理由をご説明しましょう

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A Thought on Mindset

物の見方、Mindsetについての考え

Does how you think about your learning effect how you learn? Do you believe in talent? Does talent limit your potential?

個人の学習に対する考え方は、その学び方にも影響するのでしょうか?才能って信じますか? その才能によって個人の可能性は制限されたりするのでしょうか?

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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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