Focus on the pronunciation of speak
English definition of “speak”
/spik/ v [I/T] (past tense spoke /spoʊk/, past participle spoken /ˈspoʊ·kən/) (SAY WORDS)
› to say words, to use the voice, or to have a conversation with someone: [I] I heard someone speaking in the hallway. [I] Please speak louder. [I] "I’ll never speak to you again," he said angrily. [T] No one spoke a word (= No one said anything). [I] She spoke in a whisper (= very quietly). › Speaking is used with adverbs ending in -ly to show that you are talking from a particular point of view: [I] Generally speaking, this is what happens when you see a nutritionist.