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Election Vocabulary in English

2020-10-15T10:50:31+01:00

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 English2020-10-15T10:50:31+01:00

Movement of Liquids Vocabulary in English

2020-08-12T21:09:44+01:00

Learning a language takes a lot of dedication (commitment) and effort. If you want to become fluent in a language, you have to learn a lot of vocabulary. Some interesting vocabulary in English has to do with the movement of liquids. Movement of liquids vocabulary, similar to water vocabulary, has to do with the amount (how much there is) of the liquid, and if there's anything blocking it (in the way). Are you ready to take your English to the next level? Then read on to learn about some movement of liquids vocabulary! Flow A liquid that has nothing blocking [...]

Movement of Liquids Vocabulary in English2020-08-12T21:09:44+01:00

Hindi Loan Words in English

2020-07-30T10:14:56+01:00

English has been called a magpie language, since like the bird that collects shiny things, English also collects lots of words from many different languages. One of these languages is Hindi. People don't always think of Hindi as a language that has influenced (had an impact on) English, but there are a number of (many) Hindi loan words in English! Hindi loan words are more common in English than you may think.   To help expand your knowledge of English, whether you're learning English or you're a native speaker, check out this list of common Hindi loan words. Some of [...]

Hindi Loan Words in English2020-07-30T10:14:56+01:00

Root Word It: To Go

2020-07-23T09:50:23+01:00

We've said it before, and we'll say it again. Root words are a great way to learn a language! Root words help you get the feeling for (understand) a language, since you can see where certain words come from and then make meaningful connections with other words. One of the most common root words in English is the root word it.   The root word it, meaning go, is the base of many words that we use every day, such as exit, transit, and ambitious. Since the root word it means to go, all of these words have either something [...]

Root Word It: To Go2020-07-23T09:50:23+01:00

Contronyms in English: Janus Words Part II

2020-07-15T21:45:21+01:00

We all know that English can be a complicated language. This counts double (is twice as true) when it comes to contronyms. Contronyms, also called Janus words, are words that have two distinct (different), opposite meanings. One word having opposite meanings can be pretty confusing if you're learning English, as (because) you can only figure out the meaning through context (the words/meaning around it).   While contronyms can be tricky, we're here to help! This week, we've decided to look at some more common Janus words along with both meanings and examples to help you out. Learn these common contronyms and add [...]

Contronyms in English: Janus Words Part II2020-07-15T21:45:21+01:00

House Idioms in English

2020-06-24T17:45:25+01:00

Learning idioms is a great way to become more fluent in a language. Idioms, which are turns of phrase (ways of speaking) that aren't directly translatable and are usually unique to (special to) the language, are a great way to learn more about a language and a culture. English is chock full of (has many)  idioms, especially house idioms!   There are many different house idioms and house-related idioms in English. You may not be aware of (know about) some of these house idioms, but they're great to know if you want to speak more fluently. Keep reading to learn about some [...]

House Idioms in English2020-06-24T17:45:25+01:00

Persian Loan Words in English

2020-06-11T17:38:59+01:00

English is such a wonderful mix of all different languages.  Many words in English come from different languages, and we call these words loan words. One language we get many loan words from is Persian. Persian and English are actually related languages, since they're both part of the Indo-European language family. So it's no surprise that we share lots of words! Additionally (also), we're so excited to now be offering Persian lessons with Bespeaking! Because we're so happy to be offering Persian lessons, we've decided to take a look at Persian loan words in English. There are so many great Persian [...]

Persian Loan Words in English2020-06-11T17:38:59+01:00

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English

2020-06-02T17:56:29+01:00

Who loves breakfast? Some people say that breakfast is the most important meal (food time) of the day. I love eating a lazy (relaxed, slow) breakfast on the weekend. But when you are learning a language, you may have to learn some breakfast vocabulary on your own (alone, by yourself).  It's not always taught (teach/taught/taught) in class! Breakfast vocabulary may not be the most common (seen, happen a lot) lesson, but is good to know and a good way to start the day!   Be ready for your next breakfast date (meet-up, appointment) with this breakfast vocabulary!   To go to brunch   Do you enjoy [...]

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English2020-06-02T17:56:29+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

Wine Vocabulary in English

2020-05-14T11:19:19+01:00

Do you like drinking wine, but feel intimidated (scared, insecure) by the wine vocabulary? That's ok! When you're getting into the world of wine, there is a lot of new wine vocabulary to learn, such as bouquet, body and finish.  It can be a lot, even for native speakers of English! With this in mind, we've put together a list of wine vocabulary to learn if you're interested in wine and want to learn more about the world of wine. There's nothing to be afraid of when it comes to wine vocabulary in English, and we're sure that at your [...]

Wine Vocabulary in English2020-05-14T11:19:19+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

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English

2020-04-30T10:52:19+01:00

English is full of idioms, especially animal-related idioms. Because our first animal idioms blog was so popular, we've decided to write about a couple more animal idioms in English. These idioms have to do with (are related to) horses, birds, and dogs, and are very common phrases in English. These animal idioms in English are used in many different situations and are very handy (useful) to know both for students of English and fluent speakers alike (both)!   Take a walk on the wild side with these animal idioms in English:   One-trick pony   Do you know someone who only seems to [...]

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English2020-04-30T10:52:19+01:00
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