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

  • 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)

  • 8/17 UP

    • open Pandora’s box(start something that causes many new and unexpected problems)

      open Pandora’s box(start something that causes many new and unexpected problems)

  • 8/10 UP

    • keep something under one’s hat(keep something a secret / not tell anyone about something)

      keep something under one’s hat(keep something a secret / not tell anyone about something)

  • 7/27 UP

    • brass monkey weather(extremely cold weather)

      brass monkey weather(extremely cold weather)

  • 7/20 UP

    • the lion’s share(the largest part or most of something)

      the lion’s share(the largest part or most of something)

  • 7/13 UP

    • one-hit wonder(a performer or act, usually a singer or band, who has just one popular success)

      one-hit wonder(a performer or act, usually a singer or band, who has just one popular success)

  • 7/6 UP

    • more bang for one’s(the) buck(more value for one’s money; a greater return on an investment)

      more bang for one’s(the) buck(more value for one’s money; a greater return on an investment)

  • 6/29 UP

    • lick into shape(to put into a satisfactory condition; to transform a faulty object into something that works effectively)

      lick into shape(to put into a satisfactory condition; to transform a faulty object into something that works effectively)

シミケンの語源でサクサク英単語

  • 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

  • 8/17 UP

    • 「pass, path, pat」 = 感じる苦しむ」

      「pass, path, pat」 = 感じる苦しむ」

  • 8/10 UP

    • 「pass, pace」 = 通り過ぎる、歩く

      「pass, pace」 = 通り過ぎる、歩く

  • 7/27 UP

    • 「part」 = 分ける、部分

      「part」 = 分ける、部分

  • 7/20 UP

    • 「spect, spis(e)」 = 見る

      「spect, spis(e)」 = 見る

  • 7/13 UP

    • 「rupt, rout」 = 崩れる

      「rupt, rout」 = 崩れる

  • 7/6 UP

    • 「ped(i), pod, pus」 = 足

      「ped(i), pod, pus」 = 足

  • 6/29 UP

    • 「man(i), man(u)」 = 手

      「man(i), man(u)」 = 手

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 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?

  • 8/10 UP

    • He dug the hole deeply. とはなぜ言えないのか?

  • 7/20 UP

    • 「ドアをノックする」は、なぜ knock the door と言えないのか?

  • 7/6 UP

    • He expects to work (×working) here. は、なぜ動名詞をとれないのか?

句動詞de英作文

  • 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)

  • 8/17 UP

    • 小粒でも働き者の on(1)

  • 7/27 UP

    • 「分離」を表す off(2)

  • 7/13 UP

    • 「分離」を表す off(1)

  • 6/29 UP

    • 空間的な意味を付加する out(3)