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)]

英語豆知識 こぼれっぱなし

  • 5/10 UP

    • 食べて生きる

      食べて生きる

  • 5/7 UP

    • ふるいに残るもの

      ふるいに残るもの

  • 4/19 UP

    • ビギヌ・ザ・ビギヌ

      ビギヌ・ザ・ビギヌ

  • 4/5 UP

    • 新学期だよ、チャーリー・ブラウン

      新学期だよ、チャーリー・ブラウン

英会話に生かすしゃれたイディオム

  • 5/10 UP

    • self-fulfilling prophecy(a belief that comes true because a person is acting as if it is already true)

      self-fulfilling prophecy(a belief that comes true because a person is acting as if it is already true)

  • 5/7 UP

    • cover all the bases(to do everything necessary to be sure that something is successful)

      cover all the bases(to do everything necessary to be sure that something is successful)

  • 4/19 UP

    • throw / put a wrench in the works(to do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding)

      throw / put a wrench in the works(to do something that prevents a plan or activity from succeeding)

  • 4/5 UP

    • everything but the kitchen sink(almost everything that one can think of; everything imaginable)

      everything but the kitchen sink(almost everything that one can think of; everything imaginable)

  • 3/29 UP

    • Job’s comforter(someone who tries to make another person feel better about their problems, but only makes them feel worse)

      Job’s comforter(someone who tries to make another person feel better about their problems, but only makes them feel worse)

  • 3/22 UP

    • mind your own beeswax(used to tell someone in a rude manner that you do not want them to ask about something private)

      mind your own beeswax(used to tell someone in a rude manner that you do not want them to ask about something private)

  • 3/15 UP

    • hold the fort(have responsibility for something while someone is absent or away)

      hold the fort(have responsibility for something while someone is absent or away)

  • 3/8 UP

    • turn up like a bad penny(If someone turns up like a bad penny, they go somewhere where they are not wanted.)

      turn up like a bad penny(If someone turns up like a bad penny, they go somewhere where they are not wanted.)

  • 3/1 UP

    • reinvent the wheel(waste a great deal of time or effort in creating something that already exists)

      reinvent the wheel(waste a great deal of time or effort in creating something that already exists)

  • 2/22 UP

    • knuckle down(to start working or studying hard)

      knuckle down(to start working or studying hard)

  • 2/15 UP

    • smell a rat(to recognize that something is not as it appears to be, or that something dishonest is happening)

      smell a rat(to recognize that something is not as it appears to be, or that something dishonest is happening)

シミケンの比べてわかる英単語

  • 5/17 UP

    • teach / tell / show【教える】

      teach / tell / show【教える】

  • 5/10 UP

    • want / hope / wish【望む】

      want / hope / wish【望む】

  • 5/7 UP

    • make / have / let / get【させる】

      make / have / let / get【させる】

  • 4/26 UP

    • say / tell【言う】

      say / tell【言う】

  • 4/19 UP

    • take / bring / fetch【持って行く、持って来る】

      take / bring / fetch【持って行く、持って来る】

  • 4/12 UP

    • go / come 【行く・来る】

      go / come 【行く・来る】

  • 4/5 UP

    • see / look / watch【見る】

      see / look / watch【見る】

  • 3/29 UP

    • 「ple, pli, ply」=満たす

      「ple, pli, ply」=満たす

  • 3/22 UP

    • 「tur, tor, tir」=回る、ねじる

      「tur, tor, tir」=回る、ねじる

  • 3/15 UP

    • 「phas, phan, phot」 = 見る、見える

      「phas, phan, phot」 = 見る、見える

  • 3/8 UP

    • 「vis(e), vid(e)」=見る

      「vis(e), vid(e)」=見る

  • 3/1 UP

    • 「cli(ne)」 = 傾く、坂

      「cli(ne)」 = 傾く、坂

  • 2/22 UP

    • 「ar」=つなぐ

      「ar」=つなぐ

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 3/22 UP

    • “I know Bill has called John. Has he called you, too?” という問いに対して、“Yes, he has, too.” という返事はなぜ不可か?

  • 3/8 UP

    • I could enjoy the party last night. とはなぜ言えないのか?

  • 2/22 UP

    • There is the book on the table. が通例不可なのはなぜか?

  • 2/8 UP

    • freedom と freedoms は何が違うのか?

  • 1/25 UP

    • I wanted to talk to you this afternoon. は、「午後あなたと話したかった」という意味でいいのか?

  • 1/11 UP

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

句動詞de英作文

  • 5/17 UP

    • 近い位置関係の by(1)

  • 4/26 UP

    • 起点からの移動を表すaway(4)

  • 4/12 UP

    • 起点からの移動を表す away(3)

  • 3/29 UP

    • 起点からの移動を表すaway(2)

  • 3/15 UP

    • 起点からの移動を表す away(1)

  • 3/1 UP

    • 真上に広がる over(3)