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

  • 7/19 UP

    • テクストブック、テクストブック!

      テクストブック、テクストブック!

  • 7/5 UP

    • 手のひら返し

      手のひら返し

  • 6/21 UP

    • 緑の草が生える

      緑の草が生える

  • 5/24 UP

    • 死ぬまで、死んだら、死んでも

      死ぬまで、死んだら、死んでも

  • 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

英会話に生かすしゃれたイディオム

  • 7/19 UP

    • have bats in the belfry(be silly and slightly crazy and behave in a confused or strange way)

      have bats in the belfry(be silly and slightly crazy and behave in a confused or strange way)

  • 7/5 UP

    • be hoisted with / by / on one’s own petard(to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one's own that was meant to harm someone else)

      be hoisted with / by / on one’s own petard(to be harmed or disadvantaged by an action of one's own that was meant to harm someone else)

  • 6/21 UP

    • lemon(any unexpectedly defective or undesirable thing, especially a newly purchased vehicle that turned out to have manufacturing defects)

      lemon(any unexpectedly defective or undesirable thing, especially a newly purchased vehicle that turned out to have manufacturing defects)

  • 6/7 UP

    • security blanket(a blanket that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety; anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety)

      security blanket(a blanket that a child carries around in order to reduce anxiety; anything that an adult person uses to reduce anxiety)

  • 5/24 UP

    • plum job(a very good job that other people wish they had)

      plum job(a very good job that other people wish they had)

  • 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)

シミケンの比べてわかる英単語

  • 7/19 UP

    • throw / cast / toss【投げる】

      throw / cast / toss【投げる】

  • 7/12 UP

    • pull / draw / drag / tug【引く】

      pull / draw / drag / tug【引く】

  • 7/5 UP

    • pick / choose / select / elect【選ぶ】

      pick / choose / select / elect【選ぶ】

  • 6/28 UP

    • eat / have【食べる】

      eat / have【食べる】

  • 6/21 UP

    • take / get【取る・得る】

      take / get【取る・得る】

  • 6/14 UP

    • fall / drop【落ちる】

      fall / drop【落ちる】

  • 6/7 UP

    • talk / speak【話す】

      talk / speak【話す】

  • 5/31 UP

    • study / learn【勉強する、学ぶ】

      study / learn【勉強する、学ぶ】

  • 5/24 UP

    • meet / see【会う】

      meet / see【会う】

  • 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】

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

  • 7/12 UP

    • 随伴の with(2)

  • 6/28 UP

    • 随伴の with(1)

  • 6/14 UP

    • 近い位置関係の by(3)

  • 5/31 UP

    • 近い位置関係の by(2)

  • 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)