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

  • 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)

  • 10/19 UP

    • go west(to be killed or lost; to meet with disaster)

      go west(to be killed or lost; to meet with disaster)

  • 10/12 UP

    • Bob’s your uncle(everything is or will turn out all right)

      Bob’s your uncle(everything is or will turn out all right)

  • 10/5 UP

    • (the) full monty(complete, the whole thing, every possible thing)

      (the) full monty(complete, the whole thing, every possible thing)

  • 9/28 UP

    • parting shot(a remark that you make when you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect)

      parting shot(a remark that you make when you are leaving, so that it has a stronger effect)

  • 9/21 UP

    • jump the shark(a term used to describe the moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity)

      jump the shark(a term used to describe the moment when something that was once great has reached a point where it will now decline in quality and popularity)

  • 9/14 UP

    • money for old rope(money you get for doing something very easy)

      money for old rope(money you get for doing something very easy)

  • 9/7 UP

    • keep(something)at bay(prevent something or somebody unpleasant from coming too near to one or harming one)

      keep(something)at bay(prevent something or somebody unpleasant from coming too near to one or harming one)

  • 8/31 UP

    • put a damper on(to make something less enjoyable; to stop people from enjoying an activity)

      put a damper on(to make something less enjoyable; to stop people from enjoying an activity)

  • 8/24 UP

    • swing the lead(pretend to be ill or not do one’s share of the work)

      swing the lead(pretend to be ill or not do one’s share of the work)

シミケンの語源でサクサク英単語

  • 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

  • 10/19 UP

    • 「bre」=煮える、膨れる

      「bre」=煮える、膨れる

  • 10/12 UP

    • 「tain, ten, tin」=保つ、続く

      「tain, ten, tin」=保つ、続く

  • 10/5 UP

    • 「tend, tent」 = 伸ばす、張る

      「tend, tent」 = 伸ばす、張る

  • 9/28 UP

    • 「fer, fare」=行く運ぶ

      「fer, fare」=行く運ぶ

  • 9/21 UP

    • 「leag, lig, li」 = 縛る、結ぶ

      「leag, lig, li」 = 縛る、結ぶ

  • 9/14 UP

    • 「line, long, ling, lang」= 線、長い

      「line, long, ling, lang」= 線、長い

  • 9/7 UP

    • 「tract, trace」=引く

      「tract, trace」=引く

  • 8/31 UP

    • 「close, clude」=閉じる

      「close, clude」=閉じる

  • 8/24 UP

    • 「pend, pens」= つるす、計る、支払う

      「pend, pens」= つるす、計る、支払う

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 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?

  • 10/5 UP

    • She (remained / has remained) unmarried her whole life. は、意味がどう違うのか?

  • 9/21 UP

    • We have started our business three months ago. とはなぜ言えないのか?

  • 9/7 UP

    • I can barely understand him. は、「かろうじて理解できる」のか、「ほとんど理解できない」のか?

  • 8/24 UP

    • 終電に間に合ったのは、He (narrowly / nearly) missed the last train.のどっち?

句動詞de英作文

  • 11/16 UP

    • 動詞に色を与える down(1)

  • 10/26 UP

    • 空間の魔術師 in(3)

  • 10/12 UP

    • 空間の魔術師 in(2)

  • 9/28 UP

    • 空間の魔術師 in(1)

  • 9/14 UP

    • 小粒でも働き者の on(3)

  • 8/31 UP

    • 小粒でも働き者の on(2)