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

  • 5/25 UP

    • I’ll eat my hat.(used to say that you are sure something will not happen)

      I’ll eat my hat.(used to say that you are sure something will not happen)

  • 5/18 UP

    • helter-skelter (in chaotic and disorderly haste)

      helter-skelter (in chaotic and disorderly haste)

  • 5/11 UP

    • forty winks(a short sleep, especially during the day)

      forty winks(a short sleep, especially during the day)

  • 5/9 UP

    • cook someone’s goose(to cause a lot of problems for someone, or to spoil their plans)

      cook someone’s goose(to cause a lot of problems for someone, or to spoil their plans)

  • 4/27 UP

    • busman’s holiday(a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one’s work)

      busman’s holiday(a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one’s work)

  • 4/20 UP

    • burn one’s bridges (behind one)(make a change of plan impossible; make certain that the decision is final)

      burn one’s bridges (behind one)(make a change of plan impossible; make certain that the decision is final)

  • 4/13 UP

    • fat cat(somebody rich, powerful and unfeeling, who may have achieved their success at the expense of other people)

      fat cat(somebody rich, powerful and unfeeling, who may have achieved their success at the expense of other people)

  • 4/6 UP

    • charley horse(leg cramp or stiffness)

      charley horse(leg cramp or stiffness)

  • 3/30 UP

    • whipping boy(one who is singled out for blame or punishment)

      whipping boy(one who is singled out for blame or punishment)

  • 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)

シミケンの語源でサクサク英単語

  • 5/25 UP

    • 「fin」 = 終わる・境界

      「fin」 = 終わる・境界

  • 5/18 UP

    • 「fac(t) / fic(t)」 = 作る、する

      「fac(t) / fic(t)」 = 作る、する

  • 5/11 UP

    • 「sal(t)」 = 塩、跳ねる

      「sal(t)」 = 塩、跳ねる

  • 5/9 UP

    • 「kin / gen」 = 生まれ・種

      「kin / gen」 = 生まれ・種

  • 4/27 UP

    • 「ject / jet」 = 投げる

      「ject / jet」 = 投げる

  • 4/20 UP

    • 「serve / sert」 = 仕える

      「serve / sert」 = 仕える

  • 4/13 UP

    • 「min(i)」 = 小さい

      「min(i)」 = 小さい

  • 4/6 UP

    • 「ex → 外に」 + 「port → 運ぶ」

      「ex → 外に」 + 「port → 運ぶ」

英語のふ・し・ぎ

  • 5/25 UP

    • I doubt he has any money. は肯定文なのに、なぜ any が使われるのか?

  • 5/11 UP

    • All that glitters is not gold. は、なぜ「部分否定」になるのか?

  • 5/9 UP

    • He was not fired for no reason. は、どんな意味か?

  • 4/20 UP

    • Be fired! は不可でも、Get fired! が可なのはなぜ?

  • 4/6 UP

    • 命令文で Have a large amount of money. とはなぜ言えない?

句動詞de英作文

  • 5/18 UP

    • 基本動詞を強める up を使いこなそう!(2)

  • 4/27 UP

    • 基本動詞を強める up を使いこなす(1)

  • 4/13 UP

    • 難しい単語でなく「普段着」の表現を!

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

入試で増やすVocabulary

  • 3/16 UP

    • 語彙の総合問題に挑戦

入試で学ぶGrammar

  • 3/30 UP

    • 「~するとすぐに」の表現

  • 3/2 UP

    • まぎらわしい接続詞

TOEICテスト ランダム・トーク

  • 3/30 UP

    • 勝負の決め手は英語力

  • 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!