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Root Word Sect: To cut

2020-03-26T09:54:13+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 love root words here at Bespeaking! It's interesting to see the origins of words and [...]

Root Word Sect: To cut2020-03-26T09:54:13+00:00

Sounds Things Make in English

2020-03-19T09:52:46+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 English2020-03-19T09:52:46+00:00

Car Parts in English – Easy English

2020-03-05T09:25:08+00:00

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 to know if you're [...]

Car Parts in English – Easy English2020-03-05T09:25:08+00:00

Weather Collocations

2020-02-27T12:32:16+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 the weather! (If [...]

Weather Collocations2020-02-27T12:32:16+00:00

English Skiing Vocabulary

2020-01-30T09:43:12+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 important to know what the snow is like [...]

English Skiing Vocabulary2020-01-30T09:43:12+00:00

Arabic Loan Words in English

2020-01-23T14:14:20+00:00

One of my favorite things about English is how it's a wonderful hodge-podge (a big mix) of many different languages. The words we use every day have all different origins: some from Latin, some from Yiddish, some from French, and some from Spanish. One language that may not come to mind immediately when thinking about the origins of English words is Arabic, but many of our most common words come from this language. With this in mind, we decided to look at Arabic loan words in English.   If you're as interested in loan words as we are, check out [...]

Arabic Loan Words in English2020-01-23T14:14:20+00:00

Job Titles in English

2020-01-16T10:34:35+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, [...]

Job Titles in English2020-01-16T10:34:35+00:00

Travel Phrases for Beginners – Easy English

2020-01-02T06:56:08+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 English very well." [...]

Travel Phrases for Beginners – Easy English2020-01-02T06:56:08+00:00

Happy Holidays in Different Languages

2019-12-26T06:00:19+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 language may [...]

Happy Holidays in Different Languages2019-12-26T06:00:19+00:00

5 Words That are Actually Acronyms

2019-12-19T10:44:10+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 knowledge base, even as a native [...]

5 Words That are Actually Acronyms2019-12-19T10:44:10+00:00

Vocabulary for the Hairdresser

2019-12-12T09:24:35+00:00

There's something so satisfying about getting your hair cut. Going to visit the hairdresser (someone who cuts hair) can give you a completely new look if you decide to try a new cut, or can help make you feel like yourself again. But what vocabulary for the hairdresser do you need? I remember when I first moved to Germany, I didn't get a haircut for a long time. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to talk about what I wanted or needed and would end up with a bad haircut. I would have loved to have had some vocabulary for [...]

Vocabulary for the Hairdresser2019-12-12T09:24:35+00:00