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Were, Where, We’re, & Wear – Pronunciation and Meaning


Were, Where, We're, & Wear - Pronunciation and Meaning One of the biggest problems English learners face is pronouncing words that look or sound similar to each other- were, where, for example. I know that my students sometimes have difficulty hearing the difference between similarly pronounced words, and get them easily confused with each other, even though the meanings are usually very different.   Some of the most easily confused words to pronounce are were, where, we're, and wear. They can be especially tricky because they look and sound similar to each other. We want to clear up the differences between them, so read [...]

Were, Where, We’re, & Wear – Pronunciation and Meaning2019-06-17T13:13:43+01:00

V and F Sounds in English – Easy English Blog


V and F Sounds in English - Easy English Blog English pronunciation can be tricky (difficult, complicated). It takes a lot of practice to pronounce some words correctly. Two sounds that can be hard to pronounce (say) are the V and F sounds. For example, what's the difference between live and leaf?     Good pronunciation means that other people can understand you easily (very easy). This is important when speaking because you want to communicate well!     V (/v/) and F (/f/) sounds are paired together because they're in the same position in your mouth when you say them. [...]

V and F Sounds in English – Easy English Blog2019-06-17T13:16:25+01:00

Root Word Ject- to throw


Root Word Ject: To Throw This week, we'd like to focus on the root word ject, which means "to throw." A lot of common English words have their roots in the word ject, and if you think about what they mean, they usually have something to do with something being thrown in one way or another. If you've ever studied a language, even briefly (for a short time), or participated (took part) in a Spelling Bee, it is very likely that you have encountered root words. A root word is the main word that a series of words are based off of (founded on, built on). Many root words in the Romantic [...]

Root Word Ject- to throw2019-06-17T13:18:35+01:00

Janus Words-One Word, Two Opposite Meanings


Janus Words- Two-faced words with opposite meanings There are all sorts of grammar, idioms, and phrasal verbs to learn that are specific to English. This week we'll be focusing on a particularly (especially) interesting point in English called "Janus words," or words that are their own opposite. Janus words are named for Janus, the Roman two-faced god (January is also named for Janus), but are also known as contronyms, antagonyms, or auto-antonyms. Unfortunately there is no trick to help learn these words, so you'll just have to learn them by heart (memorize) or figure them out in context. Here are some Janus words with both meanings and some examples [...]

Janus Words-One Word, Two Opposite Meanings2019-06-17T13:23:23+01:00

How to Use a Blog to Learn English


How to Use a Blog to Learn English Have you ever thought about how to use a blog to learn English? We've been bringing the Bespeaking blog to you every week for the past (almost) two years, and it has been our absolute pleasure (happiness) to do so. We are so thankful for every click, comment, and share!   Maybe you haven’t thought about it, or you’re a bit unsure as (using as and since to mean because) to how you could put the Bespeaking blog to good use. How exactly does one use a blog to learn English? Don't you [...]

How to Use a Blog to Learn English2019-06-17T13:25:51+01:00

Motiviert bleiben beim Englisch lernen! Easy English Blog


Das Erlernen einer neuen Sprache ist nicht unbedingt einfach. Deshalb ist es wichtig, kontinuierlich (continuously) am Ball zu bleiben (keep at it) und nicht aufzugeben (give up)! Die Mühe lohnt sich (it pays off) am Ende bestimmt! Wenn man also Englisch gut lernen will, muss man motiviert (motivated) sein und auch bleiben. Motiviert zu bleiben, wenn man eine Sprache lernt, kann mitunter der schwierigste Teil sein, denn Frustrationsphasen gehören auf jeden Fall mit dazu. Geben Sie nicht auf! Hier sind einige Tipps, wie Sie motiviert bleiben beim Englisch lernen! Schaffen Sie sich eine Routine Fügen Sie das Sprachenlernen zu Ihren Routinen [...]

Motiviert bleiben beim Englisch lernen! Easy English Blog2020-10-01T11:50:17+01:00

9 Books to Improve Your English Vocabulary & Grammar


9 Books to Improve English Reading is an excellent way to improve your overall language skills. While books geared toward (aimed at) language learning are useful, the way you really become fluent is through practice and repetition. The best way to practice English (if you don't have a native English speaker around) is by reading books to improve English sentence structure, melody, and style! Don't be intimidated by reading a whole book in English. You can start with books for children and then when you feel more confident, try a more difficult book or a book you’ve already read in your own [...]

9 Books to Improve Your English Vocabulary & Grammar2019-06-17T13:50:32+01:00

Root Word: Err


English Root Word "Err" We all make mistakes. It's part of being human! But do you know which Latin word, which has become a major root word in English, usually references making mistakes? The original Latin meaning probably doesn't mean what you think! Ever heard of the root word err? This week on the Bespeaking blog we were inspired by one of my favorite podcasts, Word Root of the Day.  Therefore, we present to you the Latin word err and some words in English which derive from it. If you are interested in this kind of thing, check out our blog from last year on more Latin roots [...]

Root Word: Err2019-06-17T13:51:09+01:00

How to Stay Motivated When Learning a Language


How to Stay Motivated When Learning a New Language Learning a new language is hard. If you want to learn English well, you have to stay motivated (active, energized, interested). Staying motivated when learning a language can be the hardest part. Don't give up (stop)! Here are some tips to keep learning and stay motivated. Make a Routine Add language learning to your routine. Just like (the same as) having dinner or watching a TV program, set (fix, decide) a time each day to learn some new words. Maybe one hour or even five minutes of learning each day. Pick a time and make that your language time. Maybe it's [...]

How to Stay Motivated When Learning a Language2019-06-17T13:52:06+01:00

Learning English: Your New Year’s Resolution- Easy English Blog


Learn English: Your New Year's Resolution - Easy English What did you do on New Year's Eve – December 31st? Did you have a party? Did you make a New Year's resolution (promise to do something better in 2017)? Why not make learning English your New Year’s resolution! Try one of these tips below and some of our previous blogs Other Ways to Learn English and How to Use More English Everyday They'll help you learn English better and faster. Set a Reasonable (do-able, possible) Vocabulary Goal Set a goal for learning. Make sure it's a goal you can accomplish (finish, do, succeed at). Try to learn between 5-7 new [...]

Learning English: Your New Year’s Resolution- Easy English Blog2019-06-17T13:53:19+01:00

Easy English Blog: Great Tips to Learn English


English can be hard. A new language takes a lot of effort to learn. Do you think you need some help? Here in the beginner's blog, I have some tips to learn English faster! Read this blog to help you learn English in an easy way. If you are more advanced, you can check our other posts with tips to learn English like How to Use More English Everyday,  How to Learn English Fast , or KISS-Other ways to Learn English!  You will soon be speaking English like a native! Post-it Notes Place Post-It notes on things. It can be the refrigerator, washing [...]

Easy English Blog: Great Tips to Learn English2019-06-17T13:57:31+01:00

How to Learn English Fast


Sign up for our blog Looking for a little extra English free in between lessons? Join us here! Email Address* First Name Last Name * = required field powered by MailChimp!   How to Learn English Fast Last week here on the Bespeaking blog, we talked about how to incorporate more English into your everyday life. We got a TON of feedback from other language learners – thank you! - and wanted to share their tips on how to learn English fast with you here:   Change Your Phone / Facebook We all use our smartphones every day. Think about it [...]

How to Learn English Fast2019-06-17T14:01:06+01:00

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