ニュースで学ぶ現代英語:基本的な5つのステップで、最新の英語ニュースから生きた英語を学ぶ

執筆者 | 2022年09月19日 | スピーキング, ビジネス英語, 学習法

ニュースは現代英語を学ぶのに最適な方法であり、ほぼすべてのレベルで行うことができます。その秘訣は、読む、聞く、書く、そして最後に話すという4技能をすべて使うことです。ニュースのトピックについて話すのが得意になるには2週間ほどかかるので、半年もすれば、本当に幅広いトピックについて、英語で専門的に話せるようになるでしょう。

ニュースで学ぶ現代英語の5つの必須ステップ

ニュース で 学ぶ 現代 英語

ステップ1:Build a word map

  1. Take a news topic that you want to become good at talking about
  2. Write down words in English that you can think of around the topic
  3. Use your dictionary to find more words and add them to the word map

ステップ2

How to find natural English: This is one of the most important steps. Lots of students have a lot of words they know, but unfortunately, they use a lot of words that are unnatural in English.

Compare your word map to words in the news 

  1. Find six or seven news articles on the topic you are studying
  2. Scan these article for the words you wrote in your word map; you don’t need to understand everything at this stage
  3. You will probably find a lot of new words in the news articles that you didn’t write in your word map. That’s great because you are now building up new words, improving your vocabulary.
  4. Stay focused, write down only words that are related to your news topic. This is because there will probably be many words that are new to you, but a lot of them will not be related to your topic, and so if you write all the new words down, you’ll lose focus from the topic
  1. Now find seven or eight more news articles on the same topic
  2. Scan the articles to confirm there are a lot of the same words from your word map
  3. The more you do this, the more you’ll be able to remember the meaning of these words.
  4. You’re becoming an expert in natural English on your chosen topic

さらにニュース記事を読んでみましょう

ステップ3

Listening to the news

Now that you have built up your knowledge of words used in the news on a particular topic, you will most likely be able to hear these words more when you listen to the news.

  1. Watch four or five news videos on the topic you have chosen
  2. On YouTube, choose the 75% playback speed, so that you can hear the words more easily.
  3. Watch each video a couple of times on the slower speed, e.g. 75% pace, then increase it to 100% playback speed, and see if you can still hear the words.

Here are my favourite three websites that I always recommend to my students for listening to the news.

ステップ4

Now you’re becoming an expert: time to write.

 

  1. You’rer starting to be able to hear and understand a lot of new words related to the news topic you’re studying.
  2. It’s essential for you to be able to produce these words now, so try writing a summary of an article you read, using the words you have been studying
  3. Go back to the article and compare what you wrote to the original, did you remember some of the words?
  4. Repeat this practice of writing summaries until you can remember the words with ease

ステップ5

Speaking

 

  1. If you are lucky enough to have opportunities to speak with other English speakers in English, ask if you can talk about the news you have been studying
  2. Test whether or not you can remember the words you have been studying
  3. It might take three or four conversations with different people before you can talk about the topic with ease, but you will if you practice like this.

勉強したトピックについて、英語の専門家になれたでしょう。
新しいトピックでも、是非このプロセスを繰り返してみてくださいね!

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