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!
今週の #WOTW は「dear」です。It’s a request by Akemi-san (We like requests! Send us more!). This word can be used four ways: as an adjective, a noun, an adverb, and an exclamation. Let’s have a look as an adjective first.
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”.