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Root Work Loqu: to talk, speak

2020-08-27T11:20:58+01:00

There are a lot of words to talk about how we speak, why we speak, and the ways we speak. Some of these words contain the root word loqu, meaning to speak or to talk. Words containing the root word loqu can look difficult at first, but once you see the root word loqu in them, and know that it has something to do with speaking, you may have an easier time figuring them out (understanding them). This is why we love root words! Learning root words makes it easier to figure out what unfamiliar (something you don't know) words [...]

Root Work Loqu: to talk, speak2020-08-27T11:20:58+01:00

Furniture Vocabulary in English

2020-08-20T10:31:00+01:00

One of my favorite things to do when I move into a new apartment is to set up (decorate) my new rooms. I love arranging (placing) furniture around the room and seeing how it looks. I also enjoy finding new pieces of furniture to buy to decorate my house with. The furniture you choose can help you to express yourself (show your personality) to people who you invite into (ask to come over to) your home. When you're looking for new furniture for your home, wouldn't some furniture vocabulary come in handy? This week, we've decided to look at some [...]

Furniture Vocabulary in English2020-08-20T10:31:00+01:00

Know the Difference: Fewer vs. Less

2020-05-27T19:49:10+01:00

There are a couple points (topics) in English that even native speakers get confused, and when to use fewer vs. less is one of them. Knowing this difference may seem tricky (hard, complicated) at first, but once you know the logic behind when to use fewer vs. less, you'll know exactly what to do!   Why do so many people have trouble with the difference between less and fewer? It could be because both words are the opposite of the word more. It's very easy to know when to use more. It can be used in any context and is not [...]

Know the Difference: Fewer vs. Less2020-05-27T19:49:10+01:00

Funny Words in English

2020-05-21T10:55:27+01:00

English can be a very fun language, especially since there are so many funny words in English! You may have read a book or an article before and stumbled over (come across, tripped over) a funny looking word that you've never seen before. It very well may have been one of these funny words! It can be hard to figure out the meaning of funny words, since the meaning may not be immediately clear from context (the words around it).   To help you figure out the meanings of these funny words, we've included definitions from the dictionary, as well as some examples to [...]

Funny Words in English2020-05-21T10:55:27+01:00

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English

2020-05-07T12:08:58+01:00

Do you like to bake? Here's an opportunity to learn some easy baking vocabulary to help you.  Baking is when you make bread, cakes, cookies, pies, or other types of food that use dough (a mixture of flour, water, and other things). Many people enjoy (like doing) baking. But if you're learning a language, following a recipe (list of instructions for baking or cooking) can be hard! There are a lot of easy baking vocabulary words you may not know. That's why we've put together a list of easy baking vocabulary. Learn these baking vocabulary words to help you in the [...]

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English2020-05-07T12:08:58+01:00

English Vocabulary for Being at Home

2020-04-16T10:48:17+01:00

These are strange times we're living in. Many of us are working from home and haven't seen our friends and family for weeks. We're all getting used to a new way of life and new routines. But this new way of life isn't all bad. Right now, we have more time than we're used to having each day, and you may have chosen to use this time to learn a new skill, get better at a hobby, or even just enjoy yourself at home. No matter what, now is the ideal time to learn some English vocabulary for being at [...]

English Vocabulary for Being at Home2020-04-16T10:48:17+01:00

Question Words in English – Easy English

2020-04-02T08:42:56+01:00

Questions are an important part of language. But how do you know someone is asking a question? One of the best indicators (signs, signals, ways to know) is to listen for question words. There are seven question words in English: who, what, where, when, why, which, and how. Question words are a basic part of English and important to know. Plus (also), it is easy to see what a question word is because it is always at the beginning of a sentence.   Question words in English help you know when or where something happened. If you want to know something, [...]

Question Words in English – Easy English2020-04-02T08:42:56+01:00

Weather Collocations

2020-02-27T12:28:29+01:00

The weather has an effect on our everyday lives. If it's raining, you may take an umbrella to work. If it's sunny and warm, you may wear lighter clothing. Weather impacts so much of our daily life and even the way we speak. In English, there are many different weather collocations (phrases) that are used often in conversation.   To help you find your way among all these different phrases, we've put together a list of some of our favorite weather collocations that you're most likely to hear. Read on to learn some new phrases you can use every day... no matter [...]

Weather Collocations2020-02-27T12:28:29+01:00

Vocabulary for Spring – Easy English

2020-02-06T10:02:54+01:00

In the U.S., February 2nd is Groundhog Day. On this day, we say that a groundhog (in the squirrel family) comes out of his home. The groundhog is supposed to predict (say something before it happens) an early spring. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn't see his shadow, spring will come early. Whether or not (it doesn't matter if) the groundhog saw his shadow, spring is coming! This week, we decided to look at some vocabulary for spring.   Spring is a beautiful time of year. The weather can still be rainy and [...]

Vocabulary for Spring – Easy English2020-02-06T10:02:54+01:00

Arabic Loan Words in English

2020-02-18T18:36:10+01:00

One of my favorite things about English is how it's a wonderful hodge-podge (a big mix) of many different languages. The words we use every day have all different origins: some from Latin, some from Yiddish, some from French, and some from Spanish. One language that may not come to mind immediately when thinking about the origins of English words is Arabic, but many of our most common words come from this language. With this in mind, we decided to look at Arabic loan words in English. If you're as interested in loan words as we are, check out these Arabic [...]

Arabic Loan Words in English2020-02-18T18:36:10+01:00

5 Endings of Common Idioms

2020-02-18T18:37:16+01:00

We really love a good idiom. But sometimes the idioms we use every day have endings that we're not aware of (don't know). These endings of common idioms can add to the phrase, or may change the meaning completely.   We've compiled (put together) some of our favorite endings of common idioms for you to peruse (look through). Do you know these endings? Or are they new to you? Read on to find out what they are!   Curiosity killed the cat   Original idiom: Curiosity killed the cat. Complete idiom: Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back. [...]

5 Endings of Common Idioms2020-02-18T18:37:16+01:00

Travel Phrases for Beginners – Easy English

2020-01-02T06:56:32+01:00

Being able to travel is a great thing. When you travel, you can see new places. You can experience (do, see) new things and meet (know someone for the first time) new people. But how do you get around (travel, talk to people) if you don't speak English well? You can use some travel phrases for beginners! Knowing some travel phrases for beginners is great. They'll help you find your way if you don't know where to go. They'll help you find what you need. If you want to travel this year, use some of these travel phrases for beginners! "I don't speak [...]

Travel Phrases for Beginners – Easy English2020-01-02T06:56:32+01:00
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