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2006.05.23

A lot of our students are fond of using the expression “brush up” to talk about improving their English. But how about using today's expression for a change?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
WORK ON (= make better)   〜に励む、〜に取り組む

Explanation

  • To work on a skill or other aspect of yourself is to spend time trying to make it better.
  • work on とは、自分のもつ技術やほかの能力を向上させるために時間を費やす、つまり、励む、何かに取り組む、という意味です。

examples

  1. I can read English pretty well, but I need to work on my listening comprehension and speaking.
  2. Tim has been working on his French so that he can get a job in Paris.
  3. I wish Jennifer's kids would work on their manners a little.
  4. My boss should really work on getting more organized.

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