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Travel Phrases for Beginners – Easy English

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

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+00:00

Happy Holidays in Different Languages

2019-12-26T05:59:19+00:00

The holidays are upon us (here)! I love this time of year, because I get to see my family, eat lots of Christmas cookies, and enjoy different holiday traditions throughout the month of December. To help spread the holiday cheer this year, we thought we would teach you how to say happy holidays in different languages. Consider it a holiday treat from us at Bespeaking!   Learning how to say happy holidays in different languages is a great way to help spread Christmas traditions around the world, and if you're traveling over the holidays, knowing how to wish people well in a different [...]

Happy Holidays in Different Languages2019-12-26T05:59:19+00:00

Vocabulary for the Hairdresser

2019-12-12T09:24:03+00:00

There's something so satisfying about getting your hair cut. Going to visit the hairdresser (someone who cuts hair) can give you a completely new look if you decide to try a new cut, or can help make you feel like yourself again. But what vocabulary for the hairdresser do you need?   I remember when I first moved to Germany, I didn't get a haircut for a long time. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to talk about what I wanted or needed and would end up with a bad haircut. I would have loved to have had [...]

Vocabulary for the Hairdresser2019-12-12T09:24:03+00:00

Transportation Collocations in English- Easy English

2019-12-05T07:57:35+00:00

Everyone has to get around somehow. Some people drive, some walk, and some take the bus. This is why it's good to know some transportation collocations in English.   If you've ever wondered how to talk about transportation, this is the blog for you. Learn some of these transportation collocations and try them out (use them) in your everyday life!   Take a bus/train   When you travel by bus or train, you don't "ride with" or "drive" it. You take the bus and you take the train. I take the bus everyday to work, and I take the train to [...]

Transportation Collocations in English- Easy English2019-12-05T07:57:35+00:00

Texting Acronyms

2019-11-28T11:30:06+00:00

It seems like every week there are new texting acronyms to be aware of. New texting acronyms come up online or are passed from friend to friend, so they're important to be aware of. In July 2017, we published our first blog on text speak, in case you're curious about a few more!   Whether you're a big texter or prefer to call, here are some common texting acronyms to know.   BTW   BTW, or by the way, turns up online and in texts quite frequently. It's one of those great texting acronyms to know and use because it can [...]

Texting Acronyms2019-11-28T11:30:06+00:00

Food Idioms

2019-11-21T09:25:59+00:00

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, [...]

Food Idioms2019-11-21T09:25:59+00:00

Weather Vocabulary – Easy English

2019-11-07T11:30:48+00:00

The weather is all around us. The weather has a big impact (effect, influence) on our daily lives. Is it raining? Then you should bring an umbrella. Is it hot and sunny? Then you can wear shorts. This is why knowing some easy weather words is so important.   We've written about weather words once before, but there are so many weather words to talk about! This week, we decided to talk about some more easy weather words. Hopefully after this blog you will be able to talk about the weather comfortably (easily, with no problems).   Mostly Sunny / Mostly Cloudy [...]

Weather Vocabulary – Easy English2019-11-07T11:30:48+00:00

Expressing Ideas in English

2019-10-29T01:29:11+00:00

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 [...]

Expressing Ideas in English2019-10-29T01:29:11+00:00

How to Talk about Secrets in English

2019-10-17T04:10:41+00:00

We all have secrets. There are simply some things that we don't like talking about that we would much rather keep to ourselves (not tell anyone). However, it can be very therapeutic to talk about our secrets with a close friend or family member, so it's important to know how to talk about secrets in English. Secrets aren't always meant to be shared (talked about), but it can be a good feeling when they are! Here are some phrases we use to talk about secrets in English. Divulge a Secret When you finally tell someone a secret, you can use [...]

How to Talk about Secrets in English2019-10-17T04:10:41+00:00

Idioms from Greek Mythology

2019-10-10T11:47:59+00:00

Here at Bespeaking, you know we love our idioms. They're both a great way to express yourself and fantastic for immersing yourself in a language. English is full of idioms, and some of the most common ones you'll hear are idioms from Greek mythology.   The Ancient Greeks had an enormous influence on society as we know it today. It was the birthplace of Western civilization, and therefore, also left us with some pretty great idioms. Here are some of our favorite idioms from Greek mythology:   Achilles Heel   Do you have a weak spot? Some part of your [...]

Idioms from Greek Mythology2019-10-10T11:47:59+00:00

Blended Words in English

2019-08-15T14:35:19+00:00

One of the fun things about language is that it's always changing and evolving. New words emerge (pop up, are new) all the time – especially in English with the influence of non-native speakers on English. These new words allow us to say more, or say things more specifically, in an efficient way. In every case, new words change the way in which we communicate with each other. Some of the most fun new words are called blended words. Blended words in English may also be called portmanteaus.   Blended words are essentially just two words mixed together to give us one, [...]

Blended Words in English2019-08-15T14:35:19+00:00

Do and Make Phrases in English

2019-08-08T11:25:22+00:00

In some languages, the words make and do are very similar, and can sometimes be used interchangeably. However, this is not the case in English. Make and do are two separate words that cannot be used to substitute (replace) one another. But there are some do and make phrases in English to help you remember when to use each word.   Make   In English, the word make is typically used when you create, construct, or build something. You will often hear the word make in relation to meals (prepared food). For example, you make yourself some lunch, or you ask [...]

Do and Make Phrases in English2019-08-08T11:25:22+00:00