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.
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’.
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!
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…
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!
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?