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Election Vocabulary in English


Elections are an important part of political life and an essential part of democracy (a political system where people vote for politicians). Minor (smaller) elections are usually held once a year, while major (larger) elections are held every few years. In the lead up (time before) to an election, there's a lot of news coverage about the election, the candidates (people running for office), and their policies (ideas of how to run things). It can be hard to understand what's being spoken of in the news if you don't know some of the election vocabulary involved. This is where Bespeaking [...]

Election Vocabulary in English2023-05-31T14:52:43+01:00

Why You Could Use a Bespeaking Proofreader


Have you ever written a text and then realized that it would be useful to have another person read it as well? This person could then give you feedback (thoughts, opinions) on what you've written, as well as look for any mistakes you may have made. If this is the case, then you may have been looking for a proofreader. A proofreader is someone who reads over texts to look for and correct mistakes as well as help people improve their writing. There are many different aspects that a proofreader can help with, and a Bespeaking proofreader is the perfect [...]

Why You Could Use a Bespeaking Proofreader2023-05-31T14:44:56+01:00

Food Idioms


Learning idioms is a great way to learn a language. Here at Bespeaking, we love teaching you new idioms and their origins, and this week we decided to focus on some food idioms. Food is a part of everyday life, so it's no wonder that food idioms are common in language. Here are some of our favorite food idioms in English. Cool as a Cucumber Someone who is cool as a cucumber does very well under pressure. They're able to keep their head on straight (stay calm) and think clearly, rather than getting flustered (worked up, nervous, spazzy) and confused [...]

Food Idioms2023-05-04T09:21:46+01:00

Exchanging Ideas in English


We all have ideas about how things should be done. Sometimes our ideas differ from others and that's ok! What's important is that we have effective ways of exchanging ideas in English. Do you have some ideas that you'd like to communicate (express yourself, talk) to people? Do you like someone else's idea? Or do you disagree with someone, perhaps? Here are some phrases that can help you say what you think in a positive, constructive (helpful for everyone) way. I Couldn't Agree More Did someone propose (suggest) a great idea in a meeting? Or did a friend come up with a fantastic (great, wonderful) plan for the [...]

Exchanging Ideas in English2023-05-04T09:05:12+01:00

Office Supplies Vocabulary


While fall (autumn-UK) is back-to-school time and parents are running around getting their children's school supplies in order, every Monday seems to be "back-to-office" time for adults. Since we’ve already covered some back-to-school vocabulary in Easy English, we thought it would be a good idea to talk about office supplies vocabulary this week. A lot of office supplies and school supplies are similar, if not the same, so they're all very useful words to know. If you've been wondering what that “thing” on your desk that makes holes in paper is called in English, for example, check out some of [...]

Office Supplies Vocabulary2023-05-04T08:37:33+01:00

Spoken English- Easy English Blog


Every language has shortcuts (short forms) of two words put together to sound like one word. We all use shortcuts in our mother language, not because we are lazy (not giving effort, energy) but because we sometimes put two words together so often (a lot), we say them fast. When we say it fast, it sounds like one, new word. In English, this is called spoken English. Non-native speakers have problems understanding these shortcuts – this spoken English. That is normal! Once (after) you know what the shortcuts are, you can understand the spoken English better. These shortcuts are not [...]

Spoken English- Easy English Blog2023-12-05T17:20:10+01:00

Conversation Topics to Avoid in English


When you're learning a new language, there are all sorts of things to keep in mind (remember, think about). New vocabulary, conversation starters, pronunciation tips... there's so much to think about when trying to form a sentence. However, there are a few things you don't have to wonder about at all! Mainly, there are a few conversation topics to avoid (not speak about) when speaking with native English speakers. Of course, these conversation topics to avoid don't apply when speaking with good friends, but it's always good to test the waters (try) first to make sure you don't offend anyone! Here [...]

Conversation Topics to Avoid in English2023-03-01T16:04:23+01:00

Say Thank You to Someone in an Email in English


Knowing how to write a proper (fitting, suitable, appropriate) email is an important skill to have in English. We write emails all the time, both in business and in our private lives, so knowing how to sign off (end an email) properly will leave a good last impression on your reader. That's why this week we decided to focus on how to thank someone in an email in English. In case you've missed it in the past, you can find more great tips in our blog in Formal Business Email language. Thank you in advance (for...) Sometimes you need to ask [...]

Say Thank You to Someone in an Email in English2023-02-24T15:01:37+01:00

Cell Phone English – Everything Mobile


Believe it or not, I love being disconnected from the world. Vacations where I don't have my phone or my data plan doesn't work are my favorite. Everyone is so attached to their phones nowadays (including me!) that I really enjoy being away from it for a few days. If you're learning English, there's a whole bunch (a lot!) of cell phone English that comes with the modern, connected world. As always, Bespeaking is stepping in (coming) to help you learn some of the finer points of the English language. This week, we're focusing on cell phone English vocabulary and [...]

Cell Phone English – Everything Mobile2023-02-03T12:43:43+01:00

7 Common Marketing Terms in English


Whether we like it or not, our world is built on marketing. Billboards, pop-up ads, newspaper ads...everyone is marketing themselves nowadays, so if you have a job in sales and marketing, it's important to know marketing terms in English. Even if you're not in marketing, we're sure you've heard these terms floating (flying, used) around, so they're useful (helpful, good) to know! Read on to learn about some of the most important marketing terms in English. Brand identity Brand identity is a real buzzword at the moment. A brand identity is the message a company wants to send its customers [...]

7 Common Marketing Terms in English2023-02-03T12:31:31+01:00

10 Business English Idioms You Should Know


Idioms are an extremely important part of learning a language. They're used all the time among native speakers, and more importantly, are understood almost immediately by other native speakers. If you want to improve your business English and fluency, learning these ten business English idioms may be the way to go. We've put together some business English idioms that you're likely to hear around the office. Add these to your business English vocabulary, and you'll be sounding more like a native speaker in no time. And check out these sports idioms, less common idioms, or these 7 English idioms you should [...]

10 Business English Idioms You Should Know2023-02-03T12:27:12+01:00

Talk about Future in English: will, going to, present continuous – Easy English Blog


How do you talk about future plans in English- meaning things that you will do or have planned after now? Talking about the future is an important step in learning any language. There are a few easy ways to talk about future plans in English: using will, be going to and the present continuous tense. We talk in the future tense all the time because we like to speak about things coming soon. There are a few ways to do this. Do you know the difference? For example: Will you help me? What are you doing when you get home? [...]

Talk about Future in English: will, going to, present continuous – Easy English Blog2023-02-03T12:24:28+01:00
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