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。テーマは、TOEICテストや大学入試に役立つ語彙・文法解説から、スポーツで使われる独特の英語表現まで幅広く英語圏の文化に関する知識も身につきます。

[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

  • 3/23 UP

    • Gordon Bennett!(an exclamation of shock or surprise)

      Gordon Bennett!(an exclamation of shock or surprise)

  • 3/16 UP

    • nail one’s colors to the mast(to refuse to compromise, concede, or surrender; to defiantly or clearly display one’s opinions and beliefs)

      nail one’s colors to the mast(to refuse to compromise, concede, or surrender; to defiantly or clearly display one’s opinions and beliefs)

  • 3/9 UP

    • walk the plank(suffer punishment at the hands of someone; relinquish something, such as a position, office, etc., under compulsion)

      walk the plank(suffer punishment at the hands of someone; relinquish something, such as a position, office, etc., under compulsion)

  • 3/2 UP

    • jobs for the boys(work that someone in an important position gives to their friends or relations)

      jobs for the boys(work that someone in an important position gives to their friends or relations)

  • 2/23 UP

    • wild-goose chase(a hopeless quest / a search that is completely unsuccessful and a waste of time)

      wild-goose chase(a hopeless quest / a search that is completely unsuccessful and a waste of time)

  • 2/16 UP

    • eighty-six(to refuse to serve an unwelcome customer at a bar or restaurant; to get rid of)

      eighty-six(to refuse to serve an unwelcome customer at a bar or restaurant; to get rid of)

  • 2/9 UP

    • live the life of Riley(to live an easy and comfortable life, without any need to work hard)

      live the life of Riley(to live an easy and comfortable life, without any need to work hard)

  • 2/2 UP

    • in like Flynn(having achieved a goal or gained access as desired)

      in like Flynn(having achieved a goal or gained access as desired)

  • 1/26 UP

    • go out on a limb(put yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone)

      go out on a limb(put yourself in a risky situation in order to help someone)

  • 1/19 UP

    • the best thing since sliced bread(an excellent person or thing)

      the best thing since sliced bread(an excellent person or thing)

  • 1/12 UP

    • take (someone) down a peg(reduce the pride of someone; humble someone)

      take (someone) down a peg(reduce the pride of someone; humble someone)

  • 12/28 UP

    • happy hunting ground(a place where success or enjoyment is obtained)

      happy hunting ground(a place where success or enjoyment is obtained)

スポーツでEigo!

  • 3/16 UP

    • 観客を魅了する予想外の展開

      観客を魅了する予想外の展開

  • 2/16 UP

    • 米政治とアメフトの深い関係

      米政治とアメフトの深い関係

  • 1/19 UP

    • どすこい!Sumo を英語で伝える

      どすこい!Sumo を英語で伝える

入試で増やすVocabulary

  • 3/16 UP

    • 語彙の総合問題に挑戦

  • 2/16 UP

    • 狙われる「時事単語」

  • 1/19 UP

    • 「紛らわしい単語」を整理

入試で学ぶGrammar

  • 3/2 UP

    • まぎらわしい接続詞

  • 2/2 UP

    • 呼応し合う接続詞の用法

  • 12/28 UP

    • 接続詞の基礎を整理する

  • 12/1 UP

    • 矢印の役割をする前置詞

  • 10/27 UP

    • 新たな意味に発展する前置詞

  • 9/29 UP

    • 前置詞をイメージでつかむ (3)

  • 9/1 UP

    • 前置詞をイメージでつかむ (2)

TOEICテスト ランダム・トーク

  • 3/23 UP

    • 狙いが何かを見極める

  • 3/16 UP

    • 似た単語の使い分け

  • 3/9 UP

    • 得意なパートが狙い目

  • 3/2 UP

    • 修飾関係を確認しよう

  • 2/23 UP

    • 文構造を見抜け!

  • 2/16 UP

    • やっかいな前置詞

  • 2/9 UP

    • 基本の前置詞を区別

  • 2/2 UP

    • 出題の意図をつかめ

  • 1/26 UP

    • 基礎問題を確実に!

  • 1/19 UP

    • 基本語の語法を確認

  • 1/12 UP

    • まずは基礎問題から

  • 12/28 UP

    • 出題の狙いを見抜く