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

WOTW: expect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘expect’ です。’Expect’ is a verb that you probably were expecting after last week’s episode about ‘except’ (pun very intended). People often get confused between ‘expect’ and ‘hope’ too, so that might be next week’s instalment. But, for the time being, let’s have a look at some examples using ‘expect’, including a couple of interesting phrases.

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

WOTW: except

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘except’ です。’Except’ is a preposition and it’s probably the first preposition to make it to the Word of the Week series, I think. In addition, this word is also a conjunction (first time as well?) and a verb. Many people get it mixed with ‘expect’ and even ‘accept’.

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

WOTW: wet

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘wet’ です。’Wet’ is a word that we are bound to use a lot these days, being as we are in the middle of the rainy season. It’s also one of those English words that can be more than one and even more than two parts of the speech. In this case, we find ourselves facing an adjective, a verb, and a noun. It is also to be found in a few phrases. If you feel that is something that might interest you, keep on reading!

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

WOTW: accompany

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘accompany’ です。’Accompany’ is a ‘friendly’ verb. It likes food and music, although there is also an instance in which it is not as nice. We would very much like it if you accompanied us as we discover the different ways this word can be used. Let’s see…

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

WOTW: public

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は ‘public’ です。’Public’ is an adjective and a noun. This instalment of WOTW also comes with a few phrases with the word ‘public’ in them. So, without further ado, let’s make this public...

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

WOTW: swelter

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW はとても単刀直入です。'Swelter’ という言葉です。’Swelter’ is a verb and a noun, but it is probably more often used in its adjective form, that is, ‘sweltering’. We think you’ll be able to use it for the next couple of months or so. Patience!

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

WOTW: mount

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'mount’ です。’Mount’ is a verb and a noun. It’s also used in at least one phrase that we know of. You thought it was just Fuji’s first name? Let’s have a look...

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

WOTW: explore

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'explore’ です。’Explore’ is a verb, but how many different ways can we use it? We can use it in geography, medicine, business… Let’s explore that, shall we?

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

WOTW: real

- Tim Lake

今週の #WOTW は 'real’ です。’Real’ is an adjective and an adverb. We also use it in a few phrases. Let’s start with the adjective.

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

WOTW: become

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'become’ です。’Become’ is a verb you surely have used in at least one way, but did you know it has more than one meaning? And more than two! Let’s have a look.

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Thoughts from the triplog

Why you don’t need to reach the level of a native speaker.

なぜ、ネイティブスピーカ―のレベルまで到達する必要がないのか。

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?

あなたは、ネイティブスピーカ―よりも、ネイティブでなく英語を話している人の方が多いということを知っていましたか。 もし、英語を第二言語として、または外国語として学んだり使ったりしているすべての人を数えると、ネイティブスピーカーはわずかその約25%にしかあたらないのです。 しかし、ネイティブスピーカーって、何なのでしょう。

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4 essential vocabulary lists

必須4英単語リストとは

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?

以前にもお伝えした様に、語彙の習得は英語学習の中でも特に重要かつ難しいものです。多読を通して文脈に沿った新しい単語を覚えるのが一番ですが、大抵の人は単語として明確な意味を覚えたい、覚える必要があると思っているのではないでしょうか。では、どの単語を覚えたら良いのでしょうか?

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How big is your English vocabulary?

英語の語彙力、どのくらいありますか?

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?

言語を習う上で特に苦労することと言えば、新しい単語の学習です。特に語彙数の多い言語である英語の場合はなおさらです。でも、総合的に社会でコミュニケーションを取るうえで必要とされる単語数は、意外と少ないと思います。さて、問題は自分の知っている単語数をどうやって知れるのか、ということです。あなたの語彙力はどのくらいですか?。

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