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

WOTW: slay

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'slay’ です。’Slay’ is a verb and it can be used both in a literary way or informally. Its conjugation is rather tricky. Depending on the meaning it goes like this: slew/slayed for the past and slain/slayed for the participle. Intrigued? Okay, let’s go!

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

WOTW: commemorate

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'commemorate’ です。’Commemorate’ is a verb. The noun is ‘commemoration’. You can easily get the meaning if you look at the root of the word there in the middle. Do you see it? What’s that? Memo? Yep, that’s right. Let’s have a look!

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

WOTW: favour

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'favour’ です。’Favour’ (or ‘favor’ in North American English) is a noun and a verb. It is also part of some useful phrases. So, do us a favour and read the following, yeah? Let’s start with the noun.

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

WOTW: tea

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'tea’ です。’Tea’ is obviously a noun, but it can also be a verb. The fact that it is used in a couple of phrases shows its place in English culture too. Let’s have a look, first, to the noun.

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

WOTW: christmas

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'christmas’ です。You thought it was over, didn't you? Plus we know what you're thinking: "What could you possibly tell me about Christmas that I don't already know?". Well, maybe you know everything there is to know about the word 'Christmas', or maybe you don't.

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

WOTW: gather

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW 'gather’ です。'Gather' is most usually a verb, although it can also be a noun, albeit a not very common one. Let’s have a look at the verb first.

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

WOTW: effect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「effect」です。As we said last week, ’affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. Just to remind you, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone. and ‘effect’ has more to do with results.

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

WOTW: affect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「affect」です。’Affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. It’s rather confusing because sometimes their meanings seem to overlap! Generally speaking, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone.

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

WOTW: bonkers

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「bonkers」です。’Bonkers’ looks like a plural noun, but it’s actually an adjective and an informal British English one at that. This also means that this week’s WOTW is going to be rather short, which is unusual and kind of bonkers! Let’s have a look.

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

WOTW: speak

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「speak」です。’Speak’ is a verb we all know but, do you know what prepositions to combine it with and how to use it in phrases? No? Worry no more and keep reading!

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Thoughts from the triplog

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

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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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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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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