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Tools Vocabulary in English

2020-07-09T09:29:40+00:00

Are you handy (good with tools) around the house? Do you like taking care of small projects that need to get done in your home? Then you may be in need of some tools vocabulary in English! These tools are very common when you're doing work around the house, so we're sure these tools vocabulary words will be useful. You'll know exactly what to ask for the next time you need to hang up a picture frame or fix a loose doorknob. Keep reading to learn some useful tools vocabulary in English! Hammer A hammer is a tool that is used to put nails into [...]

Tools Vocabulary in English2020-07-09T09:29:40+00:00

Water Vocabulary in English – Easy English

2020-07-02T10:50:30+00:00

Do you like to swim? During the summer, it's fun to go swimming. When it's hot, more people hang out (relax, spend time) near the water. This is so they can keep cool (not be so warm). As the weather gets warmer (heats up), knowing the difference between types (kinds) of water can be helpful. That's why we've decided to focus on (look at) some water vocabulary. If you know different bodies of water (types of water), you can talk clearly about where you want to go to beat the heat (keep cool)! Expand (make bigger) your knowledge (what you know) of English with some of this helpful water vocabulary! Lake A lake is a large body of water. [...]

Water Vocabulary in English – Easy English2020-07-02T10:50:30+00:00

House Idioms in English

2020-06-24T17:44:38+00:00

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 of our favorite house idioms in English! A house [...]

House Idioms in English2020-06-24T17:44:38+00:00

Many and Much: Which one to Use?

2020-06-17T23:10:37+00:00

We've talked on the blog before about when to use fewer vs. less, which are both opposites of the word more.  Another similar set (group) of words are many and much. Many and much are used in very similar circumstances (instances, situations) to fewer and less. Many and much are used with countable and uncountable nouns, respectively. For a quick refresher on countable and uncountable nouns, an explainer on when to use many and much, as well as a short quiz, keep reading! Countable vs. Uncountable Nouns, and Many and Much Whether a noun is countable or uncountable has to do with (is concerned with) if something in groups can be counted or not. Things [...]

Many and Much: Which one to Use?2020-06-17T23:10:37+00:00

Persian Loan Words in English

2020-06-11T15:59:43+00:00

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 loan words, some of [...]

Persian Loan Words in English2020-06-11T15:59:43+00:00

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English

2020-06-02T17:58:18+00:00

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 (like) going to brunch? The word "brunch" is the combination of breakfast and lunch. Lots [...]

Breakfast Vocabulary – Easy English2020-06-02T17:58:18+00:00

Know the Difference: Fewer vs. Less

2020-05-27T19:47:57+00:00

There are a couple points (topics) in English that even native speakers get confused, and when to use fewer vs. less is one of them. Knowing this difference may seem tricky (hard, complicated) at first, but once you know the logic behind when to use fewer vs. less, you'll know exactly what to do! Why do so many people have trouble with the difference between less and fewer? It could be because both words are the opposite of the word more. It's very easy to know when to use more. It can be used in any context and is not dependent on the nouns around it. For example: I would like to make more money. I [...]

Know the Difference: Fewer vs. Less2020-05-27T19:47:57+00:00

Funny Words in English

2020-05-21T10:55:51+00:00

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 help you understand these funny [...]

Funny Words in English2020-05-21T10:55:51+00:00

Wine Vocabulary in English

2020-05-14T11:18:05+00:00

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 next dinner party, you'll be able [...]

Wine Vocabulary in English2020-05-14T11:18:05+00:00

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English

2020-05-07T12:25:27+00:00

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 kitchen, or read this blog on general [...]

Baking Vocabulary – Easy English2020-05-07T12:25:27+00:00

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English

2020-04-30T10:53:55+00:00

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 be good at one task? Or someone that doesn't [...]

5 More Wild Animal Idioms in English2020-04-30T10:53:55+00:00

Animal Idioms in English

2020-04-23T09:03:58+00:00

What are some of your favorite idioms? Learning idioms is a great way to get to know a language, since idioms are usually distinct (special, unique) to that language. Idioms typically (usually, normally) have words in them that seem unrelated, which make them difficult to translate. Idioms can be really fun to learn and help to deepen your knowledge of a language and a culture. Additionally (also), idioms come from many different aspects (parts) of life, and some of the most fun idioms are animal idioms in English. If you're learning English, animal idioms can be a great introduction to English idioms. Animal idioms are very common in [...]

Animal Idioms in English2020-04-23T09:03:58+00:00