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5 Great Antonyms in English to Know

2021-09-29T20:50:24+01:00

Antonyms in English, or words that have completely (very) different meanings, are very common. We use them all the time, so they're a great way to get to know (learn) the language. Learning new words is always important, but learning their opposites is equally (just as) important! That way you always say exactly what you mean to say. If you want to say what you mean, these antonyms in English may be useful to you. Here are some common antonyms in English that you should learn, so that you can make sure that you're understood with ease (easily)! Kind/Inconsiderate Do [...]

5 Great Antonyms in English to Know2021-09-29T20:50:24+01:00

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

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

Root Word Sect: To cut

2020-03-26T09:53:08+01:00

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+01:00

Car Parts in English – Easy English

2020-03-05T09:19:28+01:00

Do you like driving a car? How often do you drive in a car? Whether you drive a car or not, you probably will drive in a car sometime. This is why it's important to know the different parts (pieces) of cars. There are many different car parts to know. You may know car parts in your native language, but do you know them in English? With this in mind (thinking of this), we've put together a list of car parts in English.   Don't worry! We're not talking about technical car parts in English, but rather car parts you need [...]

Car Parts in English – Easy English2020-03-05T09:19:28+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

Root Word Lig – to tie / bind

2019-09-19T07:01:23+01:00

Have you ever heard the phrase "the ties that bind?" It's used to talk about the connections that people have that keep them together, such as how siblings (sisters and brothers) know each other so well because they have the shared experience of growing up. But thinking of the phrase "the ties that bind" is a great way to remember the root word lig.   The root word lig comes from Latin and means to tie or bind something. There are many words in English that use the root word lig, and many of them talk about relationships, responsibilities, and [...]

Root Word Lig – to tie / bind2019-09-19T07:01:23+01:00

Root Word Cult: to Grow

2020-10-01T12:45:43+01:00

You may have heard the word cult in reference to extreme religious sects. I don't know about you, but I think a good documentary about a cult is fascinating! But did you know that the root word cult actually means "to grow"? If you think about the word cult when it comes to the religious meaning, they definitely grow out of a certain belief. If you take a look at the words that have the root word cult in them in English, you'll see that they all have something to do with things growing. Whether it's a culture that develops in a society, or viticulturists (people who grow grapes to be turned into wine), words [...]

Root Word Cult: to Grow2020-10-01T12:45:43+01:00

Root Word Se: Learn English with Root Words

2020-09-20T20:25:45+01:00

Have you ever had a secret that you want to keep away from someone? Or severed something from something else? Or even selected something? Then you have used words that stem from the root word se, meaning to keep something apart.   Root words are extremely important to know about when studying a language because they can help you to understand many words at one time, and think critically about what these words truly mean. If you're learning a new language and know some Greek or Latin root words, you may be able to figure out (guess the context) the meaning [...]

Root Word Se: Learn English with Root Words2020-09-20T20:25:45+01:00

8 Parts of Speech in English – Easy English

2020-09-20T20:25:32+01:00

Ask a native speaker what a part of speech in English is and they may not know the answer. A part of speech is something that native speakers learn very early in school to explain the parts of a sentence. Sometimes, it's easy to forget the parts of speech- we don’t talk about them everyday. However, they're all necessary (needed) to build (make) sentences.   There are eight parts of speech in English. Every word in the English language is one of these parts of speech.   Are you learning English for the first time? Do you need a good review of the [...]

8 Parts of Speech in English – Easy English2020-09-20T20:25:32+01:00

Practice Speaking English Alone – Easy English Blog

2020-09-20T20:22:04+01:00

You don't need to have a practice partner around you to practice your English. You always have a practice partner with you! Don't believe me? We have some ideas to practice speaking English alone so you can have some easy conversations with yourself!   Some people may think it's weird (strange, uncomfortable) to practice speaking English alone, but it's perfect and works really well. I do it all the time.   No one will judge (make an opinion about) you for doing it, you get to practice speaking, you can see how the language feels in your mouth and sounds in [...]

Practice Speaking English Alone – Easy English Blog2020-09-20T20:22:04+01:00

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