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

WOTW: tea

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'tea’ です。’Tea’ is obviously a noun, but it can also be a verb. The fact that it is used in a couple of phrases shows its place in English culture too. Let’s have a look, first, to the noun.

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

WOTW: christmas

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は 'christmas’ です。You thought it was over, didn't you? Plus we know what you're thinking: "What could you possibly tell me about Christmas that I don't already know?". Well, maybe you know everything there is to know about the word 'Christmas', or maybe you don't.

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

WOTW: gather

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW 'gather’ です。'Gather' is most usually a verb, although it can also be a noun, albeit a not very common one. Let’s have a look at the verb first.

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

WOTW: effect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「effect」です。As we said last week, ’affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. Just to remind you, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone. and ‘effect’ has more to do with results.

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

WOTW: affect

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「affect」です。’Affect’ and ‘effect’ are two words that we often get mixed. It’s rather confusing because sometimes their meanings seem to overlap! Generally speaking, ‘affect’ means ‘make a difference to’ something or someone.

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

WOTW: bonkers

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「bonkers」です。’Bonkers’ looks like a plural noun, but it’s actually an adjective and an informal British English one at that. This also means that this week’s WOTW is going to be rather short, which is unusual and kind of bonkers! Let’s have a look.

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

WOTW: speak

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「speak」です。’Speak’ is a verb we all know but, do you know what prepositions to combine it with and how to use it in phrases? No? Worry no more and keep reading!

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

WOTW: master

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「master」です。’Master’ is one of those English words that can be just about any part of the speech. This one is not an adverb, but it is a noun, a verb, and an adjective.

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

WOTW: campaign

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「campaign」です。’Campaign’ is a noun, a verb, and it’s used in at least one phrase. It also has a G there in the middle, which might scare some people when trying to pronounce it for the first time. It’s a silent letter, so don’t worry about it. But, why is it there? Keep reading to find out!

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

WOTW: sport

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「sport」です。’Sport’ is a noun, a verb, it’s used in a couple of phrases, and it doesn’t always involve balls, skis, or sweating. Let’s have a look!

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Thoughts from the triplog

The 4 Stages of Culture Shock

カルチャーショックにおける4段階。

When I ask students what culture shock is, they usually give me an example of something they found surprising about a foreign culture. One student explained how she was shocked when her boyfriend’s brother, and his wife, hugged her when they first met. For someone from Japan, where hugging is rarely seen outside the family, this was shocking. But this experience, in itself, is not culture shock, and the process is more complex than these culture surprises.

カルチャーショックとは何でしょう、と学生に尋ねると、大抵は外国の文化について驚いたことを例に挙げます。ある学生は、ボーイフレンドの兄夫婦が初対面なのに彼女にハグしてきたことにショックを受けたと言います。日本では家族以外でハグをすることはほとんどありませんから、これは衝撃的だったのでしょう。しかしこの経験自体はカルチャーショックとは違います。カルチャーショックというのは、この種のカルチャーサプライズよりも複雑なプロセスを辿ります。

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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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