5月 2018

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The Story of English and ELF

- Tim Lake

英語の歴史、世界共通語としての英語

There are many good reasons to learn English, one of them is because it has become a global language, the lingua franca. What makes English work as a global language is not just the questionable influence of the British Empire - which has a lot to answer for - but its flexibility, something that has developed due to it’s history.


英語を学ぶべき理由はたくさんあります。英語が世界共通語”リンガ・フランカ”であることも、その1つです。
英語を世界共通語にしたのはイギリス帝国だと言われていますが(もちろんそれは大きな側面ではありますが)、実際は英語が持つ柔軟性であり、歴史が言語を形成してきたのです。

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Word of the Week

WOTW: flyer

今週の #WOTW は 'flyer’ です。'Flyer’ (or ‘flier’) is a noun we know you’ve heard before, but how many meanings do you know?

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WOTW: guess

今週の #WOTW は 'guess’ です。'Guess’ is usually a verb, but we can also use it as a noun. It’s also used in a couple of phrases. What else? I guess that’s it, so let’s begin!

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WOTW: reply

今週の #WOTW は 'reply’ です。'Reply’ is a verb and a noun. Are you sure you know how to use it? We’ll just start with the verb while you think of your reply.

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