This course is designed for learners of Intermediate level and above, and focuses on learning English collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs which you will come across often when you listen to or read English.
- What is a collocation? -
A collocation is a pair or group of words that are often used together. These combinations sound natural to native speakers, but students of English have to make a special effort to learn them because they are often difficult to guess. Some combinations just sound ‘wrong’ to native speakers of English.
- What are idioms? -
Idioms are expressions which have a meaning that is not obvious from the individual words. For example, the idiom drive someone around the bend means make someone angry or frustrated, but we cannot know this just by looking at the words.
-What are phrasal verbs? -
Phrasal verbs are verbs which have a main verb and a particle which together create one meaning and you need to know the meaning of the whole phrasal verb as a unit.
・将来の行動について言及するときに、「I will go the zoo」、「I'm going to go to the zoo」と「I'm going to the zoo」の違いを知っていますか？
・「have to」と「must」、また、「not have to」と「mustn't」の違いを知っていますか？
・「cut my hair」 と 「have my hair cut」 の違いを知っていますか？
・「stop smoking」 と 「stop to smoke」 の違いを知っていますか？
このコースには「English Grammar In Use」という本を使っています。私自身も中学生の時に英文法の勉強にこの本を使っていました。とても良い本だと思いますので、文法を勉強したいと思っている人には、この本をお勧めしたいと思います。
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