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Even More British Idioms to Improve Your English

2021-09-15T18:06:32+01:00

If you loved our blog on British idioms last week, then you're in luck, because we're back with even more! If you understand and know when to use idioms, you'll sound more like a native English speaker, since we use idioms all the time. British idioms are a bit different from American idioms, so it's good to be well-versed in (have a deep understanding of) what they mean. Have a look at some of these British idioms, and make sure to work them into (say them) your speech so that you can practice using them in context! In a tick [...]

Even More British Idioms to Improve Your English2021-09-15T18:06:32+01:00

British English Idioms You May Not Know

2021-09-09T06:52:10+01:00

If you've been reading the Bespeaking blog for a while, then you'll know that we think learning idioms (turns of phrase, set phrases in a culture) are a great way to learn a language. One of the issues (problems) with learning English, however, is that there are a few different kinds of English you can learn. American English and British English are the two leading types of English for non-native speakers to learn, but people in Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries have different ways of saying things, different slang, and different idioms from each other. [...]

British English Idioms You May Not Know2021-09-09T06:52:10+01:00

Olympics Vocabulary in English

2021-08-19T07:34:22+01:00

I've always loved watching the Olympic Games. The Olympics are, in my opinion, a great way to promote (advocate, encourage) international cooperation (working together). Because many countries compete (to take part in a contest) in the Olympic Games, we are exposed to (made aware of) many different athletes and cultures. Plus, you get to watch all kinds of different sports! That's why this week, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some Olympics vocabulary in English. The Olympics take place (happen) every four years. There are Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics, and different sports are played [...]

Olympics Vocabulary in English2021-08-19T07:34:22+01:00

Measurements in English

2021-08-11T04:25:18+01:00

Last week on the Bespeaking blog, we talked about basic shapes in English. And we realized that when you're learning a language, sometimes you don't know the simplest (most simple) things. Teachers don't always focus on things like shapes or measurements that people use in their everyday life! With this in mind, we decided to take a look at measurements in English this week. Knowing how to measure things, especially in your second language, comes in handy (is useful) all the time! How do you talk about measurements in English? What do these measurements actually (in reality) mean? As always, [...]

Measurements in English2021-08-11T04:25:18+01:00

Shapes in English – Easy English

2021-08-05T07:46:16+01:00

Do you remember learning shapes (geometric forms) in school? Knowing different shapes can be very useful (helpful). Shapes can be a good way to describe (talk about) things. Especially (most of all) when you're learning a new language! Have you ever learned shapes in English? Maybe you did not. If you don't know shapes in English, this blog is a good starting point (beginning). Even if you know shapes in English already (from before), keep (continue) reading. This blog will be a good review (learn again)! Read on to find out (learn) more about different shapes in English. Square A [...]

Shapes in English – Easy English2021-08-05T07:46:16+01:00

Mnemonics in English You Should Know

2021-07-27T14:56:16+01:00

There are lots of things we have to remember in life. Birthdays, what you have to do at work tomorrow, the plot of the book you're reading...I could go on.  But we also have to remember lots of little things that we learned as children, such as which hand is your left one and how many days are in each month. Sometimes we can't remember all these simple things, and this is where mnemonic devices (memory tricks) come into play (can be used). Mnemonics in English (the first m is silent) are little tricks that you can use to remember [...]

Mnemonics in English You Should Know2021-07-27T14:56:16+01:00

Internet Vocabulary You Should Know in English

2021-07-14T18:01:28+01:00

The internet has completely changed our lives. Many of us, myself included (me, as well), have grown up with the internet, and have never known a time when it wasn't around. However, the internet and the way people use it is changing every day. That means that there's always new internet vocabulary to learn! Think about it...if someone came up to you 25 years ago and asked you to "google" something for them, would you have known what they meant? Because the internet is so prevalent (common) in our lives, it's important to stay on top of (know about, stay [...]

Internet Vocabulary You Should Know in English2021-07-14T18:01:28+01:00

Bar Vocabulary in English

2021-06-21T15:15:59+01:00

Do you like going to a bar to meet with friends? I love going to a bar to see my friends, or to have a drink with my partner after work. There's a whole bunch of bar vocabulary in English that is good to know, but that you only use in a bar. If you've never been to a bar in an English speaking country, some of this bar vocabulary may be unfamiliar (unknown, new) to you. We've made a list of some of the most common phrases you'll only hear in bars. Keep this bar vocabulary in your back [...]

Bar Vocabulary in English2021-06-21T15:15:59+01:00

Music Idioms in English

2021-06-09T17:59:49+01:00

Do you like music? Many people enjoy listening to music in their spare time (free time) or when they're at work. Some people are even talented enough to play music! Music is an important part of our everyday lives, and because of this, there are lots of music idioms in English. Music idioms are used every day in English. You'll hear them all the time! Learning some of our favorite music idioms can help to improve your English and help you become more fluent. Have you heard any of these music idioms before? Read on to learn more! Like a [...]

Music Idioms in English2021-06-09T17:59:49+01:00

Pregnancy Vocabulary in English

2021-05-24T13:50:31+01:00

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of friends who are pregnant. Maybe it's because of lockdown, or maybe it's because I have a lot of friends in this stage (part) of life, but it seems like more and more people around me are having babies. When I talked to some of my German friends who have had a baby recently, I realized that I didn't know any pregnancy vocabulary in German! Sometimes, you don't know some vocabulary words until you encounter (come across, find) them irl (in real life). This is why I thought it was [...]

Pregnancy Vocabulary in English2021-05-24T13:50:31+01:00

Hiking Vocabulary in English

2021-05-12T17:07:26+01:00

It's hiking season (time)! I love hiking -- it's one of my favorite things to do when the weather is warm. I love being outside and in nature. Hiking is a great way to reconnect with (to find again) yourself and explore the area around you. If you've never been hiking before, I can highly recommend it! If you're just starting with hiking, there can be a lot of hiking vocabulary that you may have never heard before. It's a whole new hobby to learn about, and with that comes new words. If you want to take up (start) hiking [...]

Hiking Vocabulary in English2021-05-12T17:07:26+01:00

Vocabulary for the Eye Doctor in English

2021-04-25T21:34:26+01:00

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? If so, then you probably need to go to the eye doctor every once in a while (from time to time). My vision (sight) is pretty bad, and the first time I went to the eye doctor in Germany, I definitely wished that I had had some vocabulary for the eye doctor! My first time getting my eyes checked in Germany was very stressful, since I didn't know what to expect and was working in my second language. This week, we want to save you some of the stress, so we've put together [...]

Vocabulary for the Eye Doctor in English2021-04-25T21:34:26+01:00

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