学習コラム

週刊英字新聞「Asahi Weekly」で好評の連載コラムを掲載。TOEICテストや大学入試に役立つ語彙・文法解説のほか、表現力・発信力がアップできる英作文の作り方など、幅広い英語の知識が身につきます。

[毎週木曜日更新(祝日は翌営業日更新)]

英会話に生かすしゃれたイディオム

  • 1/18 UP

    • It’s a jungle out there.(find it hard to get by in everyday life / a threatening environment where it is difficult to survive)

      It’s a jungle out there.(find it hard to get by in everyday life / a threatening environment where it is difficult to survive)

  • 1/11 UP

    • go to the wall(be destroyed or fail; go out of business)

      go to the wall(be destroyed or fail; go out of business)

  • 12/28 UP

    • at loggerheads(in conflict with; in dispute with)

      at loggerheads(in conflict with; in dispute with)

  • 12/21 UP

    • someone’s name is mud(used to say that people do not like or trust someone)

      someone’s name is mud(used to say that people do not like or trust someone)

  • 12/14 UP

    • the game is up(used for saying that the truth has been discovered, especially when someone has been doing something wrong and will have to stop)

      the game is up(used for saying that the truth has been discovered, especially when someone has been doing something wrong and will have to stop)

  • 12/7 UP

    • save the best for last(to leave your favorite thing to do or have last)

      save the best for last(to leave your favorite thing to do or have last)

  • 11/30 UP

    • There is more than one way to skin a cat.(There is more than one way of achieving an aim.)

      There is more than one way to skin a cat.(There is more than one way of achieving an aim.)

  • 11/24 UP

    • buttonhole(someone)/(to stop someone and make them listen to you)

      buttonhole(someone)/(to stop someone and make them listen to you)

  • 11/16 UP

    • toe the line(to conform to, and follow the rules and regulations)

      toe the line(to conform to, and follow the rules and regulations)

  • 11/9 UP

    • put a sock in it!(used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise)

      put a sock in it!(used to tell someone to be quiet or stop making so much noise)

  • 11/2 UP

    • (a / the) hair of the dog(a small measure of alcohol, intended to cure a hangover)

      (a / the) hair of the dog(a small measure of alcohol, intended to cure a hangover)

  • 10/26 UP

    • Hobson’s choice(the choice of taking what is available or nothing at all)

      Hobson’s choice(the choice of taking what is available or nothing at all)

シミケンの語源でサクサク英単語

  • 1/18 UP

    • 「tom / temp」 = 切る

      「tom / temp」 = 切る

  • 1/11 UP

    • 「cre / ceres」=成長する

      「cre / ceres」=成長する

  • 12/28 UP

    • 「(g)no」 = 知る

      「(g)no」 = 知る

  • 12/21 UP

    • 「va(c) / wa(n)」 = 空(から)の

      「va(c) / wa(n)」 = 空(から)の

  • 12/14 UP

    • 「quest」 = 求める

      「quest」 = 求める

  • 12/7 UP

    • 「pone, pose, post」=置く

      「pone, pose, post」=置く

  • 11/30 UP

    • 「pen」=とがった先、痛み

      「pen」=とがった先、痛み

  • 11/24 UP

    • 「val」 = 力、価値、望み

      「val」 = 力、価値、望み

  • 11/16 UP

    • 「pla」 = 平らな

      「pla」 = 平らな

  • 11/9 UP

    • 「tag, tach, tact, tack」= 触れる

      「tag, tach, tact, tack」= 触れる

  • 11/2 UP

    • 「cap, cip, cup」= 頭、つかむ

      「cap, cip, cup」= 頭、つかむ

  • 10/26 UP

    • 「cap」 = 頭、つかむ

      「cap」 = 頭、つかむ

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 1/11 UP

    • You should have discussed it. と It should have been discussed. は何が違うのか?

  • 12/21 UP

    • a cattle / two cattles は不可なのに、two cattle が可なのはなぜか?

  • 12/7 UP

    • The audience was asked to vote by raising their hands. と言えるか?

  • 11/24 UP

    • All work and no play (makes / make) Jack a dull boy. は、makes と make のどちらが正しい?

  • 11/9 UP

    • They landed the plane. と They had the plane land. の意味の違いは?

  • 11/2 UP

    • Mary was married by John just a year ago. とはなぜ言えないのか?

  • 10/19 UP

    • Shakespeare has written a lot of plays. は、間違った英文なのか?

句動詞de英作文

  • 1/18 UP

    • 年明けは復習問題から

  • 12/28 UP

    • 動詞に色を与える down(4)

  • 12/14 UP

    • 動詞に色を与える down(3)

  • 11/30 UP

    • 動詞に色を与える down(2)

  • 11/16 UP

    • 動詞に色を与える down(1)

  • 10/26 UP

    • 空間の魔術師 in(3)