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: little

今週の #WOTW は 'little’ です。’Little’ is mainly an adjective or an adverb, but also a determiner and a pronoun. It’s used in quite a few phrases too. Let us tell you all about it, if you can spare a little time.

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WOTW: plan

今週の #WOTW は 'plan’ です。’Plan’ is noun and a verb. It is also used in some interesting phrases. If you have no other plans, maybe you could give this a read?

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WOTW: month

今週の #WOTW は 'month’ です。’Month’ is noun with one meaning but that can be used in slightly different ways. Let’s have a look!...

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