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Root Word Sect: To cut

2020-03-26T09:53:08+00:00

What do the words section, insect, and segment all have in common? All three of these words stem from the root word sect, which means to cut. Many different words come from the root word sect, and it's easy to see why, if you look at the words all together and compare them. Insect, for example, has the root word sect because it looks like insects are "cut" from three different pieces. An intersection, where two roads come together, comes from the root word sect because one road "cuts" another.   This is just part of the reason why we [...]

Root Word Sect: To cut2020-03-26T09:53:08+00:00

Sounds Things Make in English

2020-03-19T09:53:10+00:00

Have you ever read a superhero comic? Comic books have all kinds of sound effects in them, such as "pow!", "boom!", and "bang!" English is a great language for sound effects, and knowing the sounds things make can be very helpful. If you like to read or write, knowing the sounds things make can enhance (make something better) your experience. If you're ready to round out (complete) your language learning, check out some of the sounds things make in English. Crash A crash, which is a huge clattering sound, is usually used when something large breaks, falls, or runs into something else. Many things can [...]

Sounds Things Make in English2020-03-19T09:53:10+00:00

Car Parts in English – Part 2

2020-03-12T08:53:40+00:00

When you first travel to a foreign country, there are some phrases and vocabulary that you learn in the local language. Phrases like, "how much does this cost," "can you help me," and "I would like to pay, please." But sometimes, there are some vocabulary words that are overlooked (not seen, not paid attention to) or may not be taught in language classes. Things to do with cars are one of these things that may not be taught in class. This is why we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on car parts in English, so that you are knowledgeable [...]

Car Parts in English – Part 22020-03-12T08:53:40+00:00

Weather Collocations

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

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+00:00

Men’s Formal Wear in English

2020-02-20T09:52:04+00:00

I love going to special occasions where you have to dress up (wear special, nicer clothes) like weddings or fancy parties. They can be a lot of fun, and they're not something I go to every day. On occasions like these, men dress up, too. Men's formal wear is a little more complex (complicated) than women's, so we thought we would break down the essentials of men's formal wear in English.   So that you're fully prepared for your next black tie event (an event where a suit is worn), read on to find out more about men's formal wear in [...]

Men’s Formal Wear in English2020-02-20T09:52:04+00:00

Knitting Vocabulary

2020-02-13T09:59:29+00:00

When I first learned to knit, all the different knitting vocabulary took a while to understand. But once I had it down pat (understood it fully) and started knitting, I felt like a pro! Some may feel that knitting is an activity for grandmas, but people of all different ages get enjoyment out of knitting. I, for one, find it very meditative (relaxing, centering), and it's a great activity to do in the winter. It's really fun to be able to create something!   Because winter is still upon us in the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time of year [...]

Knitting Vocabulary2020-02-13T09:59:29+00:00

English Skiing Vocabulary

2020-01-30T09:43:52+00:00

For a lot of people, winter means skiing time! Many people take vacations each winter to get out on the slopes and enjoy the snow. Are you planning on going skiing this year? Then this list of skiing vocabulary might come in handy (be useful).   Learn all the ins and outs (details) of skiing vocabulary so that you can enjoy your winter vacation!   Powder   There are a few different ways that avid (serious, regular) skiers talk about the snow that's already on the ground. Because the quality of the snow can have an impact on skiing conditions, it's [...]

English Skiing Vocabulary2020-01-30T09:43:52+00:00

Job Titles in English

2020-01-16T10:33:09+00:00

When you're addressing (talking to) someone, particularly in the workplace, job titles are important. Being respectful is very helpful at work, and can take you far (bring you success). When talking to someone, it's helpful to know whether they're a CEO or an intern. But what do all of these different job titles mean? You may have heard of different job titles before, but what exactly do they mean? If you aren't sure what the difference between a CEO and CFO are, then this blog may just be for you. CEO - Chief Executive Officer The CEO, or Chief Executive Officer, heads up (leads) the company. If a company [...]

Job Titles in English2020-01-16T10:33:09+00:00

5 Endings of Common Idioms

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

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+00:00

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

5 Words that are Actually Acronyms

2019-12-19T10:45:35+00:00

Did you know that there are some words that are actually acronyms? Some extremely common words that we use every day are acronyms, or words that take the first letter of several words to form a type of abbreviation (a shorter form of a word). Acronyms are typically written in all uppercase (big) letters to indicate that they are an acronym, rather than a typical word. However, these words that are actually acronyms are commonly written in lowercase (small) letters like a normal word. This is why many people don't know that they are acronyms.    If you want to expand your [...]

5 Words that are Actually Acronyms2019-12-19T10:45:35+00:00