今週は「strike」 の二つ目の予定でしたが、#グローバル気候マーチ だから、今回の #WOTW は「bio-」にしましょう。来週は「strike」の次のエピソードです。'-bio' is a prefix and it means that something is related to life. Since life itself is what's being threatened due to the climate crisis, we thought that having a look at these words would be useful for you to use in our #GlobalClimateStrike conversation(s) next Friday.
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!
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”.