(talk/speak to sombody (with also possible but less usual
we spend the evening listening to music(not listening music)
write (a letter)to..
i wrote to the hotel complaining about the poor service we had received
apologise to sombody (for...)
they apologised to me for what happened(not they apologised me)
explain something to sombody
can you explain this word to me?(not explain me this word )
explain/describe(to somebody )what/how /why...
i explained to them why i was worried.(not i explained them)
let me describe to you what i saw.(not let me describe you)