今週の #WOTW は 'whatever’ です。’Whatever’ is a pronoun (we haven’t had many of those), an adverb, and an exclamation. We also use it in one phrase. Today’s is not a very long installment, so it’ll be over before you know it.
今週の #WOTW は 'chance’ です。’Chance’ is one of those English words that can be different parts of the speech: it’s noun, an adjective, and a verb. It’s very common to use it in set expressions and phrases of which we will give you some examples below.
今週の #WOTW は ‘wondrous’ です。If this is the first time you’ve seen this word, you can probably guess its meaning by thinking of another word that looks similar. ‘Wondrous’ is an adjective and an adverb, but nobody really uses it as an adverb nowadays.
今週の #WOTW は ‘ice’ です。We all know ‘ice’ as a noun, but did you know it can also be used as a verb? Does that leave you frozen? Sorry. It’s also used in some expressions that you will find below if you just keep on reading.
We said it, so now we have to do it. 今週の #WOTW は ‘hope’ です。’Hope’ can be a verb or a noun, and it’s also used in some phrases that, as usual, you will find at the end if this post. We hope you read that much!
Did you know that there are more non-native users of English than native speakers? If you count all the people who learn and use English as a second language and as foreign language, then native speakers account for only about 25% of the total! But what is a native speaker?
As we’ve mentioned before, learning vocabulary is one of the most important and hardest aspect of learning English. Ultimately the best way to learn new words is from context and picking up words through extensive reading, but most people need to and want to take a more explicit to learning vocabulary by memorising new words. But, how do you know what words to learn?
One of the biggest struggles any language learner has is learning new words. This particularly true with English which has one of the biggest vocabularies of any language. But, there are probably fewer words to learn than you might think to get to decent level of comprehensive and communicative ability. The problem is, how do you know how many words you know? How big is your vocabulary?