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5 Podcasts to Listen to If You Want to Improve Your English

2021-06-14T16:41:55+01:00

Do you like listening to podcasts? A podcast is like a radio show that you can listen to. Podcasts cover a whole range (lots of kinds of) different topics, and there's a podcast out there for everyone! I love listening to podcasts while I'm cleaning the house or going on a walk. If you're learning English, there are many podcasts to listen to in order to improve your English. Listening to a podcast can help you hear different accents in English, as well as listen to how English is spoken by native speakers. You can also let a podcast run [...]

5 Podcasts to Listen to If You Want to Improve Your English2021-06-14T16:41:55+01:00

Music Idioms in English

2021-06-09T17:59:49+01:00

Do you like music? Many people enjoy listening to music in their spare time (free time) or when they're at work. Some people are even talented enough to play music! Music is an important part of our everyday lives, and because of this, there are lots of music idioms in English. Music idioms are used every day in English. You'll hear them all the time! Learning some of our favorite music idioms can help to improve your English and help you become more fluent. Have you heard any of these music idioms before? Read on to learn more! Like a [...]

Music Idioms in English2021-06-09T17:59:49+01:00

Pregnancy Vocabulary in English

2021-05-24T13:50:31+01:00

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of friends who are pregnant. Maybe it's because of lockdown, or maybe it's because I have a lot of friends in this stage (part) of life, but it seems like more and more people around me are having babies. When I talked to some of my German friends who have had a baby recently, I realized that I didn't know any pregnancy vocabulary in German! Sometimes, you don't know some vocabulary words until you encounter (come across, find) them irl (in real life). This is why I thought it was [...]

Pregnancy Vocabulary in English2021-05-24T13:50:31+01:00

Vocabulary for the Dentist in English

2021-05-19T19:13:40+01:00

How often do you go to the dentist? The dentist is a doctor who cares for your teeth, and it's recommended that you go to the dentist regularly (again and again). However, if English is not your native language (the language you grew up speaking), then you probably need some vocabulary for the dentist. Going to any doctor can be intimidating (scary, make you feel uncomfortable) if you don't know what to say once you're there! As always, we're here to help with some important vocabulary for the dentist. Keep reading to find out some of the words you may [...]

Vocabulary for the Dentist in English2021-05-19T19:13:40+01:00

Hiking Vocabulary in English

2021-05-12T17:07:26+01:00

It's hiking season (time)! I love hiking -- it's one of my favorite things to do when the weather is warm. I love being outside and in nature. Hiking is a great way to reconnect with (to find again) yourself and explore the area around you. If you've never been hiking before, I can highly recommend it! If you're just starting with hiking, there can be a lot of hiking vocabulary that you may have never heard before. It's a whole new hobby to learn about, and with that comes new words. If you want to take up (start) hiking [...]

Hiking Vocabulary in English2021-05-12T17:07:26+01:00

Vocabulary for When Food Goes Bad – Easy English

2021-05-05T18:02:12+01:00

Have you ever had food go bad? You probably have! Food going bad is a very common problem. There is certain (specific) vocabulary used for when food goes bad. Not every word describes (talks about) each kind of food. We thought it would be a good idea to talk about this. Which words do you use for which food? What do you say when food is bad? Here is some common vocabulary for when food is bad. Have you heard any of these before? Read on (keep reading) to find out more. Stale Have you ever bought cereal that has [...]

Vocabulary for When Food Goes Bad – Easy English2021-05-05T18:02:12+01:00

Vocabulary for the Eye Doctor in English

2021-04-25T21:34:26+01:00

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? If so, then you probably need to go to the eye doctor every once in a while (from time to time). My vision (sight) is pretty bad, and the first time I went to the eye doctor in Germany, I definitely wished that I had had some vocabulary for the eye doctor! My first time getting my eyes checked in Germany was very stressful, since I didn't know what to expect and was working in my second language. This week, we want to save you some of the stress, so we've put together [...]

Vocabulary for the Eye Doctor in English2021-04-25T21:34:26+01:00

Coronavirus Pandemic Vocabulary in English – Part 2

2021-04-19T21:47:09+01:00

For the past year, the coronavirus pandemic has pretty much taken over our lives. The whole world has changed to try to keep the virus from spreading  (going to more people). And with that change comes a whole new list of vocabulary that we now use in our day-to-day lives. Last week, we covered some coronavirus pandemic vocabulary, which you can find here in case (if) you missed it. Because the coronavirus is a hot (popular) topic these days, we decided to cover even more coronavirus pandemic vocabulary this week. Here is some of the coronavirus pandemic vocabulary that we [...]

Coronavirus Pandemic Vocabulary in English – Part 22021-04-19T21:47:09+01:00

Coronavirus Vocabulary in English

2021-04-13T19:43:52+01:00

The coronavirus has been on everyone's lips (everyone's been talking about it) for the last year. When the coronavirus pandemic hit (started), our world completely changed. People stopped meeting friends, restaurants and entertainment places closed, and we all started doing much more at home. Now that we have been in the pandemic for more than a year, there is plenty of coronavirus vocabulary that we all use every day that we didn't even know about in January 2020. Our lives have changed significantly (a lot). Many of us are still spending most of our time at home, but hopefully we [...]

Coronavirus Vocabulary in English2021-04-13T19:43:52+01:00

Table Manners in English

2021-04-08T08:52:44+01:00

We have a saying in English -- "Manners maketh man." It means that your manners make you who you are and help to form (shape, make) someone's opinion of you (what they think of you). Manners are things like saying please and thank you, but having good manners doesn't stop there. Manners are also how you conduct yourself (how you act) in public and especially when you're eating. Having good table manners is a great thing to have, but what counts as good table manners varies (changes) from country to country and from culture to culture. So what are some [...]

Table Manners in English2021-04-08T08:52:44+01:00

Italian Loan Words in English – Easy English

2021-03-31T15:42:50+01:00

Italy has given a lot of different things to global culture. The food, the art, the music, and the history of Italy are all well known (famous) around the world. People love to eat at their favorite Italian restaurant on the weekends. Italian painters are some of the most famous in the world. And the Romans gave us many inventions (creations, new designs)! Since this is the case (true), it makes sense that Italian loan words are common in English. Here at Bespeaking, we love loan words and we really love Italy! We're happy to focus on one of our most [...]

Italian Loan Words in English – Easy English2021-03-31T15:42:50+01:00

Suffixes -er and -ee: Which is which?

2021-03-25T11:33:35+01:00

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the suffixes -er and -ee? They can be very confusing when you're learning English, so Bespeaking is here to help you learn the difference! These suffixes turn up (are found) pretty often in English, so this is definitely something that will come in handy (be useful) if your aim is to become fluent in English -- or even just want to understand more about the language. Ready to beef up (add to, improve) your English knowledge? Then let's explore the suffixes -er and -ee! What is a suffix? Before we get [...]

Suffixes -er and -ee: Which is which?2021-03-25T11:33:35+01:00

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