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Before studying "English", it may be better to study English first.
Can you do something fun with English? How to stay motivated and live with English everyday...
First, let's touch the English content, as it can be English music or YouTube. At GUESS ENGLISH, we aim to support the growth of English in a natural way, with the motto of enjoying in English, rather than learning English.
It's an exciting title, but it's best to get rid of it in the early stages of English, as you don't think in native language as much as possible when learning English. I often try to think in English directly without using the image of native language, but that's exactly what it is.
Do you know why there is an English-English dictionary? That's right. Regarding the nuances of English words, it is more efficient to study English using an English-English dictionary that explains English words.
For example, if you look up "I" and "I" in the Google dictionary, the meaning is "Sound change of "Watakushi" by Japanese.
Lyrics. The plain word for "I am". In modern times, it is the most common word that refers to oneself and is used by both men and women. It was mainly used by women in modern times.
In case of Japanese, the nuances of the words are also included in the search. On the other hand, when you look up "I" in English in Longman's English-English dictionary,
It only says Used by the person speaking or writing to refer to himself or herself. About "I" in English, it is quite versatile, and basically "I" is enough except for proper nouns.
However, in the Japanese language, I realized that, in addition to the words similar to "I" have a wide range of expressions, even if it is only "I". I will. Yes, Japanese is a language in which the width and nuance of expression can be changed in detail according to the scene. In exchange, English is very simple, and the basics are "I", and if you can only grasp the nuances that explain English words, you can somehow get a feel for using English.
If you have just started learning English, I think it will be difficult, but I recommend that you first learn an English-English dictionary that explains English words in English.
Longman's English-English dictionary
If you look it up in the English-English dictionary on the Internet, you will find various free online dictionaries overseas, so please try it immediately.
This is an example of Longman.
In the Japanese column of GUESS ENGLISH, I'm tired if I'm only learning in English, so I'm thinking of updating the articles in the Japanese column at the same time in the sense of a break.
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I would like to conclude to business-like conclusions, but rather than starting with half-way Katakana-like English pronunciation (eg, Getchu, Gatcha), you can quickly learn basic English words, English phonetic symbols, and words for understanding English grammar (verb: Verb, preposition). : Preposition etc.). Once you have the basics to learn English in English, you can customize your daily life into an environment that uses English.
In learning English, I would highly recommend Gesu English, but at the beginning of learning English, I bought one less advanced English-English dictionary and used simple words (eg GET, MAKE, HAVE) Memorize single words first, then roughly phrasal verb patterns. (Example: GAT AT, GET AROUND, etc.)Here, the words that are phrasal verbs, collocations, and phrases have quite a certain pattern, so when you first learn English, you just have to input the input completely like a marathon. With no premise, it will be days to repeat.
This time, when I looked up in features, it became a part of something that you notice because it seems important, interesting, or typical. I will also check it in possession.
The English translation is to have a particular quality or ability.
Don't you notice it here! ? There's have in the translation of possess.
That's right. It's really easy to use the words used by the English-English dictionary for explanations, so I'm turning the words in intermediate-level English classes.
This means that if you want to learn English words anyway, English-English dictionaries are better than English-word books in Japanese bookstores (laughs).
By the way, there is an Eiken 1st grade word, microscopically, which is extremely small and therefore very difficult to see as an English translation. Can be learned at the same time, for example, a pattern in which an adjective is modified with a verb from behind in difficult to see, or something that you notice in the above features. This is the pattern of the relative pronoun that.
You should be able to memorize English words, but if you can also learn grammatical elements, phonetic symbols at the same time, and pronounce and read aloud like English, the task of memorizing English words itself will be efficient for hybrids.
Here, I explained the basic contents to customize myself for the environment where I study in English.
In today's Japan, if you are told that you have to live in English, you don't have to do that. I think there are many jobs that do not use English. Isn't there a minority of people living in Japan using English in every environment?
It may be safe to say that I have no jobs to use English in my daily life. I rarely meet foreigners.
Of course, when I was engaged in a business with international transactions in the past, there was a time when I used English because of the need to procure overseas goods in Japan.
However, even if I look at Japan today in a macroscopic way, I think that living in English as a second language is far from reality because there is no need to use English.
Challenge: In Japan, almost no need to use English
The next question is why this will happen, but first of all, the Japanese English education system is loose, and I think that it is no if you can teach at a level that you can master English until you are very mature. .. I think the following is necessary to improve English ability, but the hurdle is high.
Challenge: Can you improve the quality of English in school education?
・Professor's English level
・Can you assign a native teacher, or can you not teach in English like in Singapore without going through Japanese?
・Are you surely able to learn how to pronounce English (whether or not you use Katakana English)?
I think that the TOEIC score level that is ashamed to the world will be achieved by forcing students to do these in the school education.
However, I have waited a little here.
It's full of problems, but there's another problem that the Japanese and English languages are too different.
English is simple, and it is a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters of 24-character English words, and the grammar is a grammar order in which the subject and the verb come in front and the emphasis is on action rather than purpose, but in the case of Japanese , The grammar is the opposite of English, and the object comes in front. And because Japanese has a wide range of expressions, you have to learn various rules such as hiragana, katakana, and kanji even at elementary schools.
When I was little, no matter how much I wanted to learn English as a parent, I tend to think that learning Japanese in my native language (especially how to write kanji) is a natural decision.
In doing so, our mouth, which is pronounced, is naturally rooted in a Japanese pronunciation method that does not move the tongue and chin.
Challenge: Is it possible to learn both Japanese and English from an early age and learn both languages?
・Depends on environment (parent is bilingual)
・Do you learn English or focus too much on English so that you can acquire the essential Japanese language?
This is also a difficult problem due to the high circumstances. Besides this, for example,
Task: Is English acquisition required? It will be replaced by excellent AI, and the time will come when we can survive with high-tech devices like Poketalk in the first place.
Compared to a long time ago, the accuracy of the translation function on the Internet will be translated directly and it will be difficult to make sense in some cases, but I think that the accuracy itself has improved considerably.
As a result, the situation of the above-mentioned deficit overlaps, and it seems that the mind seems to be meaningless even if studying anyway. .. (Laughs) However, if you look at the positive side, not pessimism,
Benefits of learning English
・Aim to find employment at a foreign-affiliated company whose salary level tends to be high.
・Become a business man who works for a global company and competes overseas as an overseas business trip or expat
-Join a group working on global issues such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and NPOs.
・Become a translator, interpreter, and tourist guide.
・Become an English teacher (today's TOEIC teachers and school English teachers)
・ Employment in industries (hotels, restaurants) related to inbound tourism that entertains foreigners.
・For those with high scores of TOEIC and Eiken, there are preferential treatment systems at some high schools and universities.
・In the case of large companies with TOEIC scores, promotion may be cut off.
・You can use English information in your daily life. (Overseas news, Western music)
As a result, the perspective of seeing the world widens.
・It is expected that the wave of globalization will come in the future, and in order for Japan to maintain its national strength, it is necessary to have human resources who can compete overseas.
・If you have an immediate English ability, you can read, write, hear and speak immediately, and can communicate naturally with foreigners without relying on machines.
The above will come out even if you just think about it. In the end, how you think about learning English will be a big part of how you live your life.
I think that there are still many other industries where you can live without using English.
Also, the problem of learning English is not the problem that has just begun, but it may have been the same situation in Japan as an island country for more than 100 years.
(It has deep roots)
It's been a long time, but I think that you should come up with an answer by considering the above issues in learning English in Japan, whether you need English for your life and whether you can recognize the issues and find benefits. ..
One of the merits of thinking about us is that the English language occupies the majority of languages used in the world, so I think it is better to study it in the world market.
Suddenly, the know-how is exposed quickly.
I often use the tongue in my mouth to pronounce English, and the position of the tongue is fixed, so I can open the mouth wide, open the mouth wide, retract the tongue, and bring the tongue forward. It is a language that controls the frequency, that is, breath, without making the tongue nervous.
It is difficult to understand only with words, but if you can do the tongue movement that Native does, it is possible to learn by yourself that you are difficult to hear (that is, the frequency band of English is higher than Japanese) Even in the band, the ears gradually get used to it.
It's difficult to pronounce, but the tongue movements of natives are difficult to see and I don't know what's going on.
The fact is that the tongue is moving in the mouth. (Laughs) If you get used to English pronunciation, you can actually pronounce it by moving your tongue without moving your mouth. The point is to get used to it.
I started by talking about pronunciation suddenly, but the master of this pronunciation is extremely important.
After all, if you start learning to input English words with pronunciation as katakana or understanding halfway tongue movement, it is quite efficient.
Will get worse. Before memorizing words, it is a good idea to learn how to pronounce them or study book tongue movements at bookstores.
Next, English words, which are the basic ability to read sentences, are the flirting methods that you can learn as a set with example sentences, remember how to read phonetic symbols, make a correct pronunciation, and imitate a native. , Not only one English word but also related words such as see, watch, look, peep, glance, glare, etc. Even words with the same "see" but with slightly different nuances are memorized at once in a group.
After that, the combination of prepositions used in a set of English words, idioms, and causative verbs are extremely important. Actually, most of the natives also have conversations only by combining these basic words.
Speaking of basic words, there are mountains such as make, do, have, let, go, etc. These can be combined as a preposition to give various nuances.
Is. (Example: look up, look down, look up to, look around) As a result, it is only a combination problem, so it is very convenient to learn along with the example sentence.
Ultimately, you can stock these phrases and get them out of your brain instantly, but learning English is not far off.
Then, in order, you should learn how to pronounce, learn phonetic symbols, correctly speak a lot of basic words, input a large amount, buy a grammar book, and understand that English is like this. The reason is what to do with the reading ability that comes after this, that is, the reading ability.
As an image, if you keep all the English words, pronunciation and grammar basics in mind, I think that you can settle down around TOEIC 500-600.
(Actually I was like that. Shamefully, 375 points at the beginning of TOEIC study)
From this point on, it doesn't bother anyone who likes to read it, but since Ikansen's English and Japanese usages are the exact opposite, there are no particular tricks, but a lot of simple English sentences like TOEIC. But it's okay, aloud aloud and read a sentence aloud until the speed at which the natives sound is about the same. Is the trick.
If you repeat this endlessly, your brain will gradually become accustomed to the speed of English and you will be able to read English sentences quite quickly.
(The premise is the basics of vocabulary and pronunciation master)
I think that the image is of the Spartan type and it took about 6 months to 1 year.
I think that TOEIC would have exceeded 700 points if reading could be done smoothly.
Another important listening ability depends on whether the correct and correct pronunciation style at the beginning is established.
For some reason, if you can pronounce like native speakers, you can understand what you are saying by just looking at the movements of your mouth.
In other words, English pronunciation can be said to create a sound by subtly controlling the frequency of the breath by opening and closing the tongue and mouth, the gap between the teeth.
You can hear the pronunciation of natives quickly because you have low recognition ability as a word (I don't remember it in the first place, the pronunciation is not in your head) or you can learn it by sentence.
The power is not absorbed into the body. In most cases, English pronunciation is energy-saving, so it is easy to connect sounds.
So you can hear it fast. So, for example, it means putting something up with put up with, but the pronunciation is all connected, and it changes into a plausible sound. However, as a matter of fact, it is a story that you should remember with a prize as the perception of sound. The road to becoming a listening master is not far away if you can build up and master these things.
Finally, speaking, this is probably the most troublesome. It would be quite difficult even in Japanese without the material. To survive, in my case, Eiken
In the 1st level, we will be writing English composition earnestly, assuming a pattern of what is happening in the world, how to solve it, and whether there are questions to be asked.
I was organizing. After all, it is best to improve your speaking skills. For example, it is best to use it in online English conversation and business to gain experience.
Fortunately for me, I had a good time speaking English in business, but I think speaking in a bukkake production is almost impossible and my head becomes pure white.
I was in a hurry, but I was doing the above things every day. The drop time is not counted accurately, but it is about 15 years for learning English
It takes time. The trick to learning English is to have fun while you enjoy it, but you can change it according to your level of English.
・Listen to Western music.
・Watch overseas dramas.
・Read world news. (CNN, BBC, ABC, etc.)
・Watch overseas talk shows on You Tube.
If combined properly, English learning ability should improve at the same time.
Basically, if you follow the above cycles and stages, you will have some level of English proficiency.
The purpose of this website is to create an English bridge between Japan and the world.
Therefore, for Japanese who learn English, we will prepare content for learning English.
And for foreigners who want to know about Japan, we will send it to the world mainly in Kansai, in English, as a contact point for the appeal of Japanese travel destinations.
I want to convey the joy of transmitting to the world in English. With that kind of passion, we will continue to work hard to help raise the level of English in Japan.
There are no shortcuts to learning English, but there are many ways to incorporate and enjoy English in your daily life. The steps to learn English are simply the following three things.
1. First learn a methodology that allows you to learn English optimally.
2. Establish an environment for putting the methodology into practice.
3. Enjoy the PDCA of English life.
If you want to clear item ⒈ above, you can get points and hints by browsing the contents of this website. However, there is a limit to telling all about the full understanding and supplement of points.
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