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Thanksgiving Vocabulary in English

2021-11-24T18:42:42+01:00

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It's a great opportunity for family and friends to get together, share a delicious meal, and catch up after a long year. It's also a great way to express gratitude (happiness, appreciation) for the things that you have in your life, and the people you share it with. Because we love Thanksgiving so much, we decided to talk about some common Thanksgiving vocabulary you'll find in English. Thanksgiving vocabulary doesn't just have to be used at Thanksgiving. In fact, you can use many of these words at large family dinners or [...]

Thanksgiving Vocabulary in English2021-11-24T18:42:42+01:00

How to Buy Time in an English Conversation

2021-11-10T15:35:33+01:00

Sometimes when you're having an English conversation with someone, words fail you (you don't know or you've forgotten what words to say). Once you've lost track (missed your place) in the conversation, it can be hard to start again! Sometimes you need to buy time (delay) in an English conversation. We're here to help you do just that! If you're ever in a sticky (complicated, tricky) situation when you're speaking to someone, use these phrases to help collect your thoughts. You can thank us later! :-) I'm sorry, could you repeat that, please? (ˈaɪm ˈsɑːri kəd ˈjuː rɪˈpiːt ˈðæt ˈpliːz) [...]

How to Buy Time in an English Conversation2021-11-10T15:35:33+01:00

English for Math – Easy English

2021-11-03T18:20:57+01:00

I never liked math in school that much. However, math is very important! Because of this, knowing English for math is also important. If you have to talk about numbers, you'll have to use some English for math. In this edition of Easy English, we cover (talk about) some basic math terms. These will be very useful in your daily life, because we use math every day. So break out (get out, use) your calculator (tool to do math quickly), some paper, and maybe your dictionary. We're learning all about (everything) English for math today! To solve (ˈtuː ˈsɑːlv) When [...]

English for Math – Easy English2021-11-03T18:20:57+01:00

Vocabulary for Sleeping in English

2021-10-26T19:48:10+01:00

Sleeping is one of the most important things in life. Sleep helps us recover from the day, and feels really good, too! That's why having some vocabulary for sleeping is important! It's good to have the right words to talk about important things in life. If you love to sleep, or even if you don't think you have enough time for sleep, learning vocabulary for sleep will be helpful if you want to improve your English. With this in mind, here is some helpful vocabulary for sleeping in English. We hope that this not only improves your English, but may [...]

Vocabulary for Sleeping in English2021-10-26T19:48:10+01:00

Vocabulary to Take Off Work in English

2021-10-20T12:15:06+01:00

Who doesn't like to take off work? Taking time off work is really important, since it gives you time to relax and take a break. There are a few ways that we talk about taking off work in English, from calling in sick, to using your vacation days throughout (through) the year. How you take off work is up to you, but it's great to know how to talk about it with your boss, your friends, or your partner. No matter what you do with the time you take off work, here are a few phrases that may help you. [...]

Vocabulary to Take Off Work in English2021-10-20T12:15:06+01:00

Opposites in English – Easy English

2021-10-06T18:40:49+01:00

There are many common opposites in English. Opposites are words that have two different meanings. We talk about opposites every day. They're a good way to talk about different things. They're also a great way to compare (talk about differences between two or more) things. What are some of the most common opposites in English? These opposite pairs will help you speak English more fluently. They're good to know! Let's dive in (get going)... Pass or Fail (ˈpæs ˈɔːr ˈfeɪl) Pass or fail are common opposites in English in school. It's what we use to talk about grades (scores on [...]

Opposites in English – Easy English2021-10-06T18:40:49+01:00

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

Polish Loan Words in English

2021-08-25T11:19:20+01:00

What's your favorite country to visit? In Europe, one of the countries I like the most is Poland. I haven't been to Poland very much, but I've always enjoyed myself when I've been there. Poland is a beautiful country with excellent food, which has given quite a few words to English! We call these borrowed words loan words, and they're a great way to help learn a language. There are quite a few Polish loan words in English, and some of them I found pretty shocking (surprising)! I had no idea that some of these common words came from Polish! [...]

Polish Loan Words in English2021-08-25T11:19:20+01:00

Olympics Vocabulary in English

2021-08-19T07:34:22+01:00

I've always loved watching the Olympic Games. The Olympics are, in my opinion, a great way to promote (advocate, encourage) international cooperation (working together). Because many countries compete (to take part in a contest) in the Olympic Games, we are exposed to (made aware of) many different athletes and cultures. Plus, you get to watch all kinds of different sports! That's why this week, I thought it would be fun to take a look at some Olympics vocabulary in English. The Olympics take place (happen) every four years. There are Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics, and different sports are played [...]

Olympics Vocabulary in English2021-08-19T07:34:22+01:00

Measurements in English

2021-08-11T04:25:18+01:00

Last week on the Bespeaking blog, we talked about basic shapes in English. And we realized that when you're learning a language, sometimes you don't know the simplest (most simple) things. Teachers don't always focus on things like shapes or measurements that people use in their everyday life! With this in mind, we decided to take a look at measurements in English this week. Knowing how to measure things, especially in your second language, comes in handy (is useful) all the time! How do you talk about measurements in English? What do these measurements actually (in reality) mean? As always, [...]

Measurements in English2021-08-11T04:25:18+01:00

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