Now that I look back at this he might have been making fun of me for not being able to speak my own language very well, which would have been much more embarrassing.
Although he is able to speak some French, and presumably the receptionist is able to speak some English, neither accommodates to the other.
Tell him to speak and then wait for him to speak.
she doesn't speak a word of English
twenty thousand people attended to hear him speak
I was unable to speak , and I didn't trust my voice either.
I was thinking he is a journalist and what if he's gathering information as we speak - maybe I'll just sneak off by myself.
Armenians everywhere think that being able to speak the language is an important part of being Armenian.
She claimed to have graduated from Vassar College, to be able to speak four languages and to have attended the Sorbonne in Paris.
He travelled to hear his hero speak and later sailed with him in Narragansett Bay.