Learn English Through Listening

Learn English Through Listening

Synopsis

The aim of Adept English is to help you learn English through listening. We understand listening, and we know how to teach it. On our site you will learn how to listen in ways that are interesting and lead to learning success. No technical know how is required, just a computer, smart phone, tablet with an internet connection. We have lots of audio podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners.

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Episodes

  • Posh English Learning Language Through Listening Ep 281
    Posh English Learning Language Through Listening Ep 281
    Duration: 10min | 28/11/2019

    Are you posh? Did you go to a posh school? Today we talk about the word posh in English. Learning a language also means learning more common slang terms used in everyday conversations and today we dig into the English class system while we explain the word posh. ✔Get The Full Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/28/english-learning-language/ ✔️Checkout The Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/21/learn-english-conversation/ ✔️Article Category: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/   What Is Posh In English? I think it’s true of most countries that wealthy people, people with enough money that they can live beyond the necessities of life, get called a name of some sort. Often not a very nice name, or just a name with associated privilege and inequality. It is often a [slang] word. In the UK, like many other countries I am sure, you can identify wealthy people by their accents, the schools they go too and the clothes they wear the places they spend their money. And in the UK you wou

  • Basic Grammar English Students Should Know Ep 280
    Basic Grammar English Students Should Know Ep 280
    Duration: 12min | 25/11/2019

    Today we will go back to some basic grammar. English language learners really struggle with English grammar, mostly because English breaks its own grammar rules in special cases. You often find that a rule applies 80% of the time and then for just 20% of the time special cases apply and the rule is different. It’s frustrating to have to learn, and it results in grammar mistakes. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/25/grammar-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/04/how-to-learn-to-speak-english/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/   Boring Grammar, English Language Rules You Will Eventually Break Grammar, English grammar especially, is usually boring and just hard work. So discovering that you can acquire grammar just by listening to native English speakers is often a surprise to new listeners of our English audio podcasts. There is a big difference when we use the word ‘acquire’ vs ‘learn’ acquire is a process much more similar to the way y

  • A Chat About Vaping Helping You To Learn English Conversation Ep 279
    A Chat About Vaping Helping You To Learn English Conversation Ep 279
    Duration: 08min | 21/11/2019

    A lesson on vaping? Not really, today the lessons topic might be on e-cigarettes but really this English lesson is about how you learn English conversation. The key to improving your English conversation skills is listening to native English speakers in conversation and not just once but listening to English being spoken lots of times. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/21/learn-english-conversation/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/28/learn-english-language/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/How To Learn English Conversation Now here at Adeptenglish we know that listening to a lesson more than once is unlikely, especially if the English lesson is boring! So we make every one of our lessons interesting enough for you to listen to it several times and that is why we have an English lesson that’s talking about vaping and not conjunctive adverb, adverbial conjunction, or subordinating adverb BORING! Now you might not smoke, or vape and think “I don

  • Talking English About The 2019 Brexit Election Ep 278
    Talking English About The 2019 Brexit Election Ep 278
    Duration: 13min | 18/11/2019

    In this talking in English lesson we cover the British 2019 general election, and why this election is different. Along the way we explain how elections work in the UK and how things are changing because of the Brexit referendum result. So an interesting opportunity to dust off vocabulary specific to elections and democracy, great for conversational English practice.  ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/18/talking-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/28/learn-english-language/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/   Talking English Democracies around the world are always changing, it is the nature of democracy to change, usually slowly and predictably. Recently, the people in the US, UK rejected the status quo and are saying no too more of the same governance and are demanding a faster pace of change. This has led to a lot of arguments and polarisation of views which has led to the policy decision making in both the UK and the US slowing to a h

  • How To Learn The English You Need To Understand A British Bonfire Night Ep 277
    How To Learn The English You Need To Understand A British Bonfire Night Ep 277
    Duration: 11min | 14/11/2019

    If you are new to Adeptenglish then you might not know the answer to this question; How do I learn the English required to hold a sensible everyday English conversation? If you are a regular listener, then I hope your shouting (in your head). If you want to learn to speak English “You need to listen to lot’s of English language being spoken by native English speakers.” If you catch yourself saying that in your head, then full marks to you! ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/14/how-to-learn-the-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/07/to-learn-english/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/   If you want to learn to speak English If I were to estimate the amount of spoken English you need to listen to and understand before you can speak English well I’d day about 10 times, more is better. If your 10 times better at listening to English than speaking English then you are ready to get “stuck into” speaking English. If you can listen to an Engli

  • British Accent Practice 2-Learning English Speaking Accents Ep 276
    British Accent Practice 2-Learning English Speaking Accents Ep 276
    Duration: 17min | 11/11/2019

    To speak English fluently with a British accent, you need a lot of listening practice. Not just any old listening, you will need to listen to natural English speakers with variations in accent. Today we focus on a Welsh accent, but as the lesson explains, even Welsh has several accent variations. So listen to this podcast and test your English listening skills!  ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/11/learning-english-speaking/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/17/palabras-ingles/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/   Learning English: Speaking In British Accents If you're struggling with understanding spoken English and want to learn how to speak English fluently, then you have found the perfect English lessons to help you. Adeptenglish has a lot of high quality English audio lessons all designed to help you with speaking English. Naturally our lessons are easy-to-understand. We take time to make sure we speak the words at a speed you, and English

  • Just Listen To Learn English-Electric Cars Please Ep 275
    Just Listen To Learn English-Electric Cars Please Ep 275
    Duration: 12min | 07/11/2019

    Adeptenglish is here to help you learn English speaking using improved and modern learning techniques. If you have never listened to one of our English lessons before you might not even notice you are listening to an English lesson designed to help you learn to speak English fluently. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/07/to-learn-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/24/english-talking/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/   A Better Way To Learn English If you listen to one of our English lessons and feel that you were interested, can remember much of the story (topic of discussion) and you understood 80% of what was being talked about without it being difficult or needing to lookup lots of vocabulary. Then you are in the Adeptenglish learning zone. This new learning experience will encourage you to listen to a lesson several times. It’s this repeat listening that's the magic part of our learning approach. We spend a lot of time thinking

  • How To Learn To Speak English-And He She Or They Ep 274
    How To Learn To Speak English-And He She Or They Ep 274
    Duration: 12min | 04/11/2019

    Our goal here at Adeptenglish is helping you to speak confidently and fluently in English. We spend a lot of time making the steps needed to improve confidence and getting to speaking English fluently fast and easy. We cover how to learn to speak English and practical steps in improving your speaking here in our free ‘7 rules of Adeptenglish’ http://7rules.adeptenglish.com/ which is free and if you haven’t tried it, you should. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/11/04/how-to-learn-to-speak-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/21/learn-english-speak/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/   How to learn to speak English Today we will talk about an interesting change to modern English grammar. How an odd part of English grammar, which was falling out of use is now being used to support a modern view of gender. Grammar is always a tricky English lesson for us. We want you to listen to the lesson several times. Most people automatically tune out bec

  • Learn English Speaking Through Listening Ep 273
    Learn English Speaking Through Listening Ep 273
    Duration: 08min | 31/10/2019

    If you think listening is not important to helping you speak English then you are wrong! Listening to native English speakers is one of the most important things you can do to improve your English speaking. If you are not making progress with the English-speaking part of your English language learning, then it is probably because you are not listening to enough English. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/31/how-learn-english-speaking ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/08/english-idiom/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/How To Learn English Speaking Through Listening Listening to a language has everything to do with the ability to speak a language. If you want to speak English you will need to listen to a lot of English being spoken. Think about when you learned to speak your own native language, before you could even read or write, as a very young child, you listened and you learned to speak. You trained your brain to recognise sounds and patterns

  • Listen And Learn Your Way to Speaking The English Language Ep 272
    Listen And Learn Your Way to Speaking The English Language Ep 272
    Duration: 10min | 28/10/2019

    How to become more confident when you speak English? If you want to learn to speak the English Language, you need to listen to it being spoken by native English speakers. You need to listen and be able to understand what is being said, this needs to be a smooth operation, fast, fluid and automatic with no translation. ✔️[THIS WEEKS LINK] https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/28/learn-english-language/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/10/learning-how-to-speak-english/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/   Listen And Learn Your Way to Speaking The English Language When you first speak using a new language, you face a lot of challenges. You can spend as much time as you like on writing and reading English, working on vocabulary and grammar none of that will help you speak fluently. Speaking in a new language requires that you can follow what’s happening around you, for example, a conversation, you need to hear what’s being said, listen to and understand and follow the flo

  • Practice Your English – Talking About Britains Biggest Dating Turn Offs Ep 271
    Practice Your English – Talking About Britains Biggest Dating Turn Offs Ep 271
    Duration: 09min | 24/10/2019

    With the Internet, social media and dating apps on you phone it’s never been easier to find and talk to people online. The problems start when you meet in the real world, the rules for dating are always changing and dating using a new language will be harder than using your native language. So today we practice our English language listening and talk about the dating scene in Britain. ✔️ THIS WEEKS LINK https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/24/english-talking/ ✔️ Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/12/listening-to-news-in-english/ ✔️ Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/Practice Your English Talking It does not matter where you live there are just some things you cannot do on a first date and expect a second date. This lesson will help you understand some do and some do not things to do when meeting up with a prospective date for the first time. "Everybody knows the pressure of a first date: Searching for that perfect outfit. Hunting for ways to be engaging. Dissecting each

  • Learn English, Speak Fluently And Understand Everything You Hear: Homophones Ep 270
    Learn English, Speak Fluently And Understand Everything You Hear: Homophones Ep 270
    Duration: 13min | 21/10/2019

    Do you want to improve your English-speaking skills? If you are learning to speak English and you want great quality free English language lessons which focus on the speaking and listening part of learning the English language, then you just hit the jackpot! Adeptenglish specialises in helping you to learn English, speak English fluently. We use a “learn through listening system” which is a fun and an easy way to learn to speak English.  ✔️ THIS WEEKS LINK https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/21/learn-english-speak/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/30/subject-verb-agreement-exercises/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/   Learn English, Speak Fluently So in today’s English language lesson we will cover one of those grammar topics that comes up more when speaking English. The English language has the annoying habit of using words that sound exactly the same but are spelt differently and mean different things. Now this is not a big problem if you are reading and writi

  • Are You A Spanish Speaker Learning English Palabras Inglés Ep 269
    Are You A Spanish Speaker Learning English Palabras Inglés Ep 269
    Duration: 08min | 17/10/2019

    If you are a Spanish speaker, then I begin this audio English lesson by asking your forgiveness, speaking English words is easy for me but Palabras inglés well you need to listen to the whole podcast to understand why, trust me when I say it is worth it! This English lesson is all about pronunciation and why speaking a new language is difficult for everyone not just you. ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/17/palabras-ingles/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/05/practise-english-pronunciation/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/Palabras inglés Changing the way you do things is hard. This is true for just about everything, but something that we do every day like speaking to people in your native language is just a little harder to change. You get used to the way you pronounce things, like Rrrr’s or you expect to see punctuation at the start of a sentence not at the end. It’s these little things that are so natural to us we have almost forgotten they

  • Helping You With Learning English To Speak Fluently And Have Fun Ep 268
    Helping You With Learning English To Speak Fluently And Have Fun Ep 268
    Duration: 11min | 14/10/2019

    We design all Adept English lessons to help you with learning to speak English and English language fluency. We spend a lot of time thinking up new ways to make your lessons fun to listen to. Our goal is to help you improve your English-speaking skills while learning about something interesting enough to talk about. We want you to practice using what you have learnt in an English conversation. If you are learning English and want to speak fluently, you’ve come to the right place. ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/14/learning-english-to-speak/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/15/english-speaking-topics/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/   Learning English To Speak Fluently That brings me to today’s English speaking lesson. Today we have a lot of English-speaking practice vocabulary that talks about spam, not just the literal meaning of spam but it’s history and why the British even have a spam song! Spam email is a real pain to delete from yo

  • You Are The Important Part Of Learning How To Speak English Ep 267
    You Are The Important Part Of Learning How To Speak English Ep 267
    Duration: 09min | 10/10/2019

    One of the least talked about parts of improving your English-speaking skills, is the self belief and self esteem needed to do that. If you don’t feel confident in yourself and your abilities, then you will find speaking in English for the first time, very hard. Much harder than it needs to be. ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/10/learning-how-to-speak-english/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/07/english-speak/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/Learning how to speak English “Don’t take anything for granted. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. Have a little more confidence.” — Cathy Moriarty, Actress An important factor in successfully learning a new language is believing you can do it. Taking that first step, turning up and trying is all you. It has to be your goal “To learn to speak a new language” your desire “To be as good as a native speaker” and your need to be successful that delivers your language learning goals. Belief in

  • How The English Speak Out About Climate Change Ep 266
    How The English Speak Out About Climate Change Ep 266
    Duration: 13min | 07/10/2019

    You want to learn how to speak English fluently, but do not know where to start? Rather than force you to read a lot, I will give you the answer up front. To improve your English-speaking skills, you need to listen to native English speakers. ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/07/english-speak/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/03/talk-english-fluently/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/   The English Speak Out About Climate Change Can you write in English but don’t feel confident about speaking English? Adept English is 100% focused on the speaking and listening part of learning the English language. Adept English will help you improve your English-speaking skills. Most traditional approaches to learning to speak the English language focus on reading and writing in English. How they expect this to help you “speak” English is crazy. How anyone expects to solve a speaking problem when they spend 80% of their time reading and writing is beyond us. T

  • Talk In English Fluently: Climate Activism Ep 265
    Talk In English Fluently: Climate Activism Ep 265
    Duration: 08min | 03/10/2019

    I will not lecture you on how to talk in English today, if you are interested in why we are so popular for learning to speak English then check out our free 7 rules course http://7rules.adeptenglish.com/ Although it is tempting to jump into a massive monologue about why our learning system works, like those bad guy monologues in the movies where they explain “the plan” to the good guys :) ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/10/03/talk-english-fluently/ ✔️Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/23/how-to-improve-my-english/ ✔️Article Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/   Talk In English Fluently Ok so today we have some interesting English listening material for you on a topical topic. Great for you to listen to and then maybe practice with in conversation. Many people are talking about climate change and the people who are pushing for change are all over the news and TV. So listen to today's lesson and once you have listened to it so you can understand 80% or more witho

  • 7 Subject Verb Agreement Exercises Ep 264
    7 Subject Verb Agreement Exercises Ep 264
    Duration: 13min | 30/09/2019

    One of the first things you learn in a traditional English lesson is subject-verb agreement. Subject verb agreement means the subject and verb must agree in number. This means both need to be singular or both need to be plural. Easy Right? THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/30/subject-verb-agreement-exercises/ Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/16/english-vocabulary-practice/   Subject Verb Agreement Then after a few tests or exercises in the classroom, mostly involving writing your answers on paper, you move on. Then when you practice speaking English you suddenly realise just how awful you sound to other listeners when you get this wrong. It turns out that subject verb assignments look simple on paper but can get more complicated quickly when you use them in English conversation. Today we will go back to this often ignored part of your English language learning and make sense of its use and give you some real-world

  • What Is A Low Hanging Fruit Ep 263
    What Is A Low Hanging Fruit Ep 263
    Duration: 08min | 26/09/2019

    The expression “low-hanging fruit” is used to describe achieving a result with little effort. This English phrase is something you might hear in a business meeting and was once a favorite vernacular of management consultants. An entrepreneur might use the idiom when talking about a new business opportunity in business-related English conversation. ✔️This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ ✔️Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/08/english-idiom/ ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/26/low-hanging-fruit/   Low Hanging Fruit I guess the original idea came from observing how easy it was to harvest the fruit hanging low on a tree vs. the difficulty of getting the fruit at the very top of a tree. Using this as an analogy; A business person might explain how a business is great because the idea delivers great benefits at little cost or effort. To bring the idiom alive you really need to hear it being used naturally by a native English speaker. So today w

  • How Can I Improve My English: 7 Essential Tips Ep 262
    How Can I Improve My English: 7 Essential Tips Ep 262
    Duration: 13min | 23/09/2019

    One of the biggest problems with the modern internet is that people often assume bigger is better. I’m here to argue that when learning how to improve your English language learning, quality is more important than quantity. ✔️This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ ✔️Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/05/english-conversation/ ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/23/how-to-improve-my-english/   Summary: How To Improve My English If I were to Google a question “How do I improve my English speaking?” and I see in the search results, “100 ways to help you speak English” and then another “10 ways to help you speak English” you will probably click on the 100, because the Internet has taught you that 100 is better than 10. Bigger is better right? However, 100 short, obvious, or worse incorrect tips on improving your English speaking is of less use to you than 10 good ideas that you haven’t heard or thought of that add real value to your learning. It’s

  • How To Learn Spoken English: Deja Vu Ep 261
    How To Learn Spoken English: Deja Vu Ep 261
    Duration: 10min | 19/09/2019

    If you are here reading this, then you probably want to learn to “speak English”. Learning how to speak English is different to learning to read or write in English. Speaking in an English conversation means you need to have strong English listening skills (understanding) and fast word recall (fluency). ✔️This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ ✔️Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/29/spoken-english-conversation/ ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/19/how-to-learn-spoken-english/   Summary: How to learn spoken English To speak English fluently you need fast word recall, no translating in your head from your current language to English. To make words come fluently and automatically you need to increase the amount of spoken English in your life. You need to be listening to English whenever you can. At home and at work. Travelling, commuting or doing the washing up. The path from reading English to spoken English is difficult. Here at Adept Englis

  • English Vocabulary Practice: Words For Thin Ep 260
    English Vocabulary Practice: Words For Thin Ep 260
    Duration: 14min | 16/09/2019

    Your spoken English will be more interesting the more English vocabulary you have to use when describing things in a conversation. When you start with a new language, you focus on being understood. You will use the smallest amount of simple English in a conversation, enough to get your message across. ✔️This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ ✔️Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/09/phrasal-verb-word-order/ ✔️THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/16/english-vocabulary-practice/   Summary: English Vocabulary Practice The problem with this “simple English” is it can be very boring to listen to. If you want to be a part of an interesting English conversation, you will need to practice your English speaking and learn more English words, increasing your English vocabulary is an important step to moving on from beginner English. Ok so we know the issue, we don’t want to sound boring. We know the solution; we need to practice using new English words and

  • Listening To News In English Ep 259
    Listening To News In English Ep 259
    Duration: 08min | 12/09/2019

    Today we have an English lesson which takes some funny English news stories and turn them into an English listening exercises to help you practice common English vocabulary words spoken by a native British English speaker. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/02/learn-english-through-listening/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/12/listening-to-news-in-english/   Summary: Listening to news in English Listening to news in English is not as simple as watching the BBC news. You might think you can just watch any old English news on TV, YouTube or listen to some radio broadcasts and that will help you learn. Listening to the news directly in English might help advanced language learners a little, but it will be a lot harder to learn like this. The BBC and other news broadcasters do not design news broadcasts on TV or radio to help English language learners. TV and radio broadcast presenters will speak quick

  • Phrasal Verb Word Order Grammar Practice Ep 258
    Phrasal Verb Word Order Grammar Practice Ep 258
    Duration: 13min | 09/09/2019

    Today we talk about phrasal verbs, which are simple enough when you understand what is going on. There are a few things you need to be careful of and then it’s just a matter of learning some everyday English phrases to help with your English conversation fluency. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/29/portmanteau/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/09/phrasal-verb-word-order/   Summary: Phrasal Verb Word Order At the end of the main lesson article https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/09/phrasal-verb-word-order/ on the website in the PS section you will find some helpful tips. Take a verb like ‘look’, simple enough, it’s what we do with our eyes. However, if we add another word (or words) to this verb for example we add the word ‘after’ to our verb ‘look’ it makes a new short phrasal verb ‘look after’ which means something different, it means ‘to care for something’. There are several variations to this patte

  • Practise English Pronunciation Like There Is No Tomorrow Ep 257
    Practise English Pronunciation Like There Is No Tomorrow Ep 257
    Duration: 08min | 05/09/2019

    Today we have a short podcast lesson which explains an adverbial phrase in an interesting and fun way. While we turn that rather dry and boring linguistics topic into something interesting you can use in everyday English conversation. We also practice English pronunciation and pick up some interesting English vocabulary along the way. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/11/english-accent-words/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/05/practise-english-pronunciation/   Summary: Practise English Pronunciation So let’s listen like there is no tomorrow and with repeated listening we can work on improving your automatic recall of vocabulary without translating and getting the correct English word pronunciation first time every time. With the reality of the holidays ending, and the colder weather setting in and people going back to work or school there will be lots of “dead time” you can use to listen to our podca

  • Learn English Through Listening: Greece, Brexit  Money Ep 256
    Learn English Through Listening: Greece, Brexit & Money Ep 256
    Duration: 14min | 02/09/2019

    Learning English through listening should be fun, so today we take a bunch of interesting topics and talk about money, a Greek holiday and BREXIT. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/26/learn-english-wedding/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/09/02/learn-english-through-listening/   Summary: Learn English Through Listening With all the talk of a “No Deal BREXIT” the British pound is not worth as much as it normally is and this influences what we British spend our money on. Which means we get to complain (something the British are very good at!) and we can talk about sales tax and shopping. So today you will hear all about the “real world” impact of Britain leaving the EU and why more and more British people think things will get much better for the UK when we leave. There is a lot of interesting English vocabulary used with explanations of keywords and an insight into how the British think about Europe a

  • Spoken English Conversation: Staycation Ep 255
    Spoken English Conversation: Staycation Ep 255
    Duration: 07min | 29/08/2019

    In today’s lesson we practice spoken English conversation and explain the portmanteau word “Staycation”. Although this is a short lesson (Thursday lessons are shorter, Monday’s lessons are longer) it’s still 1000+ English words, all spoken by a native English speaker at just the right pace to help you practice listening to spoken English. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/22/english-words-for-hair-colour/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/29/spoken-english-conversation/   Summary: Spoken English Conversation So if you listen to this several times you will hear literally thousands of common English words. You will program your brain to recognise these words. More common English words like; the, you, and, a, to you will hear hundreds of times if you listen to the podcast 2-3 times. This is one of the key rules to the Adeptenglish learning system, you learn through listening. Regular, and repeat listening

  • Learn English: Wedding And Marriage Ep 254
    Learn English: Wedding And Marriage Ep 254
    Duration: 13min | 26/08/2019

    Today we learn about marriage and weddings in the UK. We talk about what type of marriage is possible in the UK and about some interesting marriage statistics. If you go to the website and look at the full article, you will find a bonus at the end which talks about the sad part of marriage. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/19/yoko-meshi/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/26/learn-english-wedding/   Summary: Learn English - Weddings So there is a lot of useful material in today's podcast lesson, statistics or using numbers to help us understand a topic is an English-speaking skill you will need to master for work or just English conversation. Understanding the British culture of marriage is important, especially if you are taking an English language speaking test. So don’t forget to listen to the lesson several times until you have a comfortable understanding all the phrases and vocabulary used. We

  • English Words For Hair Colour Ep 253
    English Words For Hair Colour Ep 253
    Duration: 08min | 22/08/2019

    Today’s English podcast lesson we will talk about the English words used to describe the colour of your hair. We often discuss the colour of your hair when describing what a person looks like. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/12/common-english-words/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/22/english-words-for-hair-colour/   Summary: English Words For Hair Colour Examples of describing a person might be: “He’s got blue eyes and flame red hair.” or "She has coal black hair with brown eyes.” However, there are some English words we use which we only ever use when talking about hair colour. This is a lesson that should interest most people, most of us have hair. Not all of us though! I read a research study that found that 20% of men are bald by age 20, 40% are bald by the age of 40. The research paper also found that few women go bald, and now that I think about it I cannot think of a single bald woman that I

  • Lets Work On Your Yoko Meshi Ep 252
    Lets Work On Your Yoko Meshi Ep 252
    Duration: 09min | 19/08/2019

    When you first learn a new language, much of what you do is private, between you and your class, your teacher or just you speaking to yourself inside you head. However, there comes a point in time where you have to use your new language skills in the real world, and a lot of us find this a hard thing to do! This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/15/english-listening-skills/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/19/yoko-meshi/   Summary: Yoko Meshi It’s not just you who suffers this it’s so common the Japanese have a phrase for it. “Yoko Meshi“ is a Japanese phrase which literally translates to “a meal eaten sideways,” which is an appropriate way to describe the discomfort of speaking in a foreign language that you haven’t finished learning or are not yet fluent in. So today we explain why Adept English exists, and why the Adept English system of learning helps you address this uncomfortable switch between le

  • English Speaking Topics: Eton Mess Ep 251
    English Speaking Topics: Eton Mess Ep 251
    Duration: 08min | 15/08/2019

    We British love a good pudding! I’m sure this is the same for all the ‘sweet toothed’ readers. So today we talk about one of the most British of puddings, “Eton Mess”. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/27/how-to-improve-english-speaking/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/15/english-speaking-topics/   Summary: English Speaking Topics Eton is a town in Britain which has a very famous (and expensive) boarding school, where many of the UK’s rich and elite send their children. So in today’s lesson we will learn about princes, prime ministers and puddings, while we improve our spoken English. Have fun and enjoy!  If you need to understand more about our teaching technique, then listen to this podcast https://adeptenglish.com/2018/05/14/speaking-english-podcast/ which explains how to get the best out of our podcasts. Or sign up for our FREE 7 rules of Adept English video course here http://7rules.adeptengli

  • Common English Words For Travel Ep 250
    Common English Words For Travel Ep 250
    Duration: 10min | 12/08/2019

    A lot of English language students confuse these common English words: travel, traveling, trip, journey, tour, voyage, cruise. So let’s find out why and listen to these common English words being used correctly. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/25/english-phrases/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/12/common-english-words/   Summary: Common English Words Understanding the difference between synonyms is very important. Especially when you study a foreign language! Make sure you listen & learn in today's podcast and don’t forget to listen to the lesson several times until you are sure you can understand every word. Adept English has a course which covers the 500 most common English words and it’s available here: https://adeptenglish.com/most-common-500-words-course/ Those 500 English words make up 80% of all English conversations and written articles. So focusing on these words is a super efficient way to

  • This English Idiom Says You Cannot Keep A Secret Ep 249
    This English Idiom Says You Cannot Keep A Secret Ep 249
    Duration: 10min | 08/08/2019

    Some people are great at keeping secrets, some are just awful. Which are you? Today we talk about an English idiom that’s used to describe the ‘act’ of telling a secret. We’ve included lot’s of practice sentences and explain how to use it best. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/22/fruit-idioms/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/08/english-idiom/   Summary: English Idiom I’m very proud of what we do here at Adept English, it’s fun, it’s hard work but a rewarding job. However, nothing really makes me happier than when I get a message from someone who’s making progress with their English language fluency in the real world. There is just no point in Adept English if real English language students are not being helped by what we do. So when I get a message on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adeptenglish/ from one of the many students who listen to our podcasts, or have bought one of our courses and hear th

  • English Conversation: The Demise Of The British High Street Ep 248
    English Conversation: The Demise Of The British High Street Ep 248
    Duration: 12min | 05/08/2019

    40% of British shoppers wouldn’t care if the high street shops disappeared.  Unless the UK high street changes to meet the needs of its customers, its customers will continue to ignore it. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/01/english-language-learning/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/05/english-conversation/   Summary: English Conversation Today’s lesson will focus on English conversation practice and talk about something we all do and that’s shop for things. We will talk about the changing shape of shopping on the British high street and what the future of shopping in the UK might look like. The British high street is in trouble and the little shops we grew up visiting with our mums and dads are closing their doors and disappearing from the high street. I know I wouldn’t buy any electronics from a shop, why would I want to disadvantage myself by only looking at one seller's price when I could go onli

  • English Language Learning: It Is Hot Hot Hot Ep 247
    English Language Learning: It Is Hot Hot Hot Ep 247
    Duration: 08min | 01/08/2019

    Last year it was all about how cold the UK got, this year we are all about the “UKs hottest day on record”. So this is an interesting English language learning lesson all about how the British handle too much sun. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/18/spoken-english/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/08/01/english-language-learning/   Summary: English Language Learning Given we already have a podcast on why the British don’t plan for cold weather extremes, it only seems fair we do one for why the British don’t plan for hot weather. It’s not that we don’t care about the problems! The British are famous for complaining about the weather. We British know that these extreme weather events do not happen often enough for the whole country to spend a lot of money fixing the issues we experience. So we would rather save the money and protest about the problems for 2-3 days and then forget about all it until the nex

  • Hybrid words: The Correct Term Is Portmanteau Ep 246
    Hybrid words: The Correct Term Is Portmanteau Ep 246
    Duration: 10min | 29/07/2019

    Normally when you get a red line under a word your typing on your computer or phone you think, oh no spelling mistake, I need to correct that. But sometimes (very rarely!) you get to smile and say no silly computer I am right you are wrong! Today we discuss portmanteau and have some fun with made up English words. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/16/esl-english-grammar/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/29/portmanteau/Summary: Portmanteau I’d say about 95% of you will say what is “portmanteau”, I’ve never heard of it. It’s not a commonly used English word, but it explains a very common thing we do in English where we mix words together to create a new one. The word portmanteau originates from French and is a French portmanteau of the words porter (to carry) and manteau (coat). So you might have heard of a “Spork” (or lots of other examples; velcro, brunch and even company names like Amtrak) but today

  • English Phrases: Shades Of Grey And Black And White Ep 245
    English Phrases: Shades Of Grey And Black And White Ep 245
    Duration: 11min | 25/07/2019

    Lot’s of English-speaking practice in this lesson, using listen, and repeat to get you to grow the English language part of your brain and learn all about some new English phrases. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/04/english-phrases-to-learn/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/25/english-phrases/   Summary: English Phrases We have several specific teaching techniques which we use, you will hopefully know about the “listen & learn” through repeat listening, but (if you you follow every podcast) you will also have used “spaced repetition” to re-enforce the learning and start storing your new language skills in your longer term memory. Today we will use “Listen & repeat” to get you to connect what your brain is storing (from all that listening) to getting your mouth and vocal chords to mimic the sounds you should now be familiar with. Normally we just do all of this without talking about it, but if you wan

  • English Fruit Idioms Explained With Sentences Ep 244
    English Fruit Idioms Explained With Sentences Ep 244
    Duration: 11min | 22/07/2019

    Today we have some fun with English fruit idioms that you will hear in everyday English conversation here in Britain. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/13/english-idioms/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/22/fruit-idioms/   Summary: Fruit Idioms There are a lot of fruit “themed” idioms in use today, far more than you would expect. I guess we all like fruit and it’s something we all have in common so it’s a powerful way of communicating something we would (or should) understand. Although you might not care that much about fruit idioms or idioms, remember that much more is going on when you listen to this podcast lesson. You will listen to over 2,000 English words, you will listen and learn to train your brain to hear and tune into a native British English speaker. The intonation, pronunciation and grammar will get stored away ready for you to use more automatically. You will recognise sound patterns, like

  • Spoken English: Let’s Review Something Ep 243
    Spoken English: Let’s Review Something Ep 243
    Duration: 10min | 18/07/2019

    Today we improve our spoken English by listening to a podcast which is all about theme parks and LEGO. Not only will you learn some great everyday English vocabulary, but if you ever decide you want to visit a UK theme park, you will learn all about the Lego Windsor theme park. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/20/how-to-speak-english-fluently-and-confidently/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/18/spoken-english/Summary: Spoken English LEGO is very popular in most parts of the world. In the US in the Christmas season they sell 27 boxes of LEGO every second! I’ve read that there are 8 bricks of LEGO for every human on earth! I dread to think where all this plastic ends up in the environment. LEGO is now much more than the small plastic bricks that it began as over 50 years ago. Today you have LEGO films, action figures, computer games, costumes and even theme parks. So today's podcast will talk about LEGO

  • English Listening Skills: New UK Universities Ep 242
    English Listening Skills: New UK Universities Ep 242
    Duration: 14min | 15/07/2019

    Traditional universities in the UK are expensive. The average university student in the UK leaves with a degree and with £50,000 in debt. But what if a university wanted to pay you £18,000+ annually to get your degree at a university? Would you be interested? This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/08/short-stories-for-esl-students/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/15/english-listening-skills/   Summary: English Listening Skills Traditional universities in the UK use the same ideas, structures and thinking put in place 100’s of years ago, they seem incapable of changing themselves. The only big change they have achieved is instead of offering education for free they now charge you a lot of money to attend. Things are slowly changing in the university scene in the UK. A few new universities based on new ideas and new thinking as starting to appear, maybe things are finally changing for the better. So why

  • English Accent Words: New, Nyoo and Noo Ep 241
    English Accent Words: New, Nyoo and Noo Ep 241
    Duration: 11min | 11/07/2019

    Once we have trained our brains to listen to a language and we mimic the pronunciation of that language we forget or just don’t notice that we all pronounce words differently depending on where we are on the planet. So today we cover some English accent word pronunciation. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/20/water-pronunciation/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/11/english-accent-words/   Summary: English Accent Words My son was watching a game review or hints and tips type gaming channel on YouTube, talking about a game called “Call of Duty”. Two things jumped out at me, one, the way the American presenter said “News” the way he pronounced “Tube” and then the word “Duty”. It was a perfect word storm of words pronounced completely differently to the way you would say them if you have a British accent. So today's podcast talks about the differences between British and American pronunciation. It’s not a

  • Fun Short Stories for ESL Students Ep 240
    Fun Short Stories for ESL Students Ep 240
    Duration: 13min | 08/07/2019

    Learning to speak English through listening to native English speakers is a quick and easy way to learn. Today we have responded to several requests from ESL (English as a second language) students who liked the last ESL short story which you can find here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/29/short-stories-in-english-for-students/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/01/english-listening/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/08/short-stories-for-esl-students/   Summary: Short Stories for ESL Students Although it was ESL students who asked for this podcast for their English listening test, it will be of value to anyone who wants to learn to speak English fluently. We designed the Adept English learning system to make learning English as efficient as possible, so listen to today's podcast lesson and find out why this way of learning is just better than traditional English lessons. Why use a story? Humans ar

  • English Phrases Not In The Dictionary Ep 239
    English Phrases Not In The Dictionary Ep 239
    Duration: 09min | 04/07/2019

    Learn common English phrases used in everyday conversational English. In today's podcast, along with a lot of useful English vocabulary, we learn an English phrase which you won’t find in a dictionary. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/common-english-phrases/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/02/14/common-english-phrases-for-conversation/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/04/english-phrases-to-learn/   Summary: English Phrases To Learn One of our guiding principles here at Adept English is the need to focus on what’s useful to learn and learn that first. We work backwards from good understandable English conversational English, specifically the vocabulary, idioms and phrases you might encounter. And we only use everyday English in our lessons. We encourage you to listen to the audio and work through the free and full English transcript we provide with every lesson, so you can familiarise yourself with the conversational English you would expect right now today in

  • English Listening: The UK Is Getting Fat Ep 238
    English Listening: The UK Is Getting Fat Ep 238
    Duration: 14min | 01/07/2019

    If you want to speak English fluently, you need to listen to native English speakers. The more you listen the more you train your brain which will automatically recognise English vocabulary, sentence structure, the sounds and patterns every day English conversations contain. This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/24/practice-english-listening/ THIS WEEKS LINK: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/07/01/english-listening/   Summary: English Listening So today we have an interesting English listening lesson for you to listen to. The topic is about your health, so it should interest you. It talks about the UK NHS, the problems with people being overweight in the UK and how this has resulted in a diabetes epidemic in the UK. It’s not all bad news though, it also talks about some simple, cheap and easy ways to help fix the problem. So as usual, you will get a full and free transcript of the audio to help you. With keywords and Engl

  • How To Improve English Speaking: Break Phrasal Verbs Ep 237
    How To Improve English Speaking: Break Phrasal Verbs Ep 237
    Duration: 12min | 27/06/2019

    Today we will work on English phrasal verbs, specifically the verb break. It’s quite a fun one because it has a lot of different meanings. So we cover things like celebrities break-up, cars break-down, thieves break in, meteors break up on entry to our atmosphere and so on. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/27/how-to-improve-english-speaking/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/20/how-to-speak-english-fluently-and-confidently/   Summary: How to Improve English Speaking Adept English produces a lot of excellent free English language learning material. We have all of our podcasts available for download free here: https://adeptenglish.com/download-english-lessons/ you can also download the free PDF transcripts from here. For every podcast there is an article which you can find here. https://adeptenglish.com/about-us/podcasts/ these articles contain bonus material, such as videos and extra

  • Practice English Your Listening And Learn About Boris Johnson Ep 236
    Practice English Your Listening And Learn About Boris Johnson Ep 236
    Duration: 13min | 24/06/2019

    Here at Adept English we know all about learning to speak English through listening to spoken English. One of the most important parts of your journey to learning to speak English fluently is training your brain to hear and understand English words, phrases and sentences. So you need to practice English listening, especially to English being spoken by a native English speaker. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/24/practice-english-listening/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/30/how-to-use-the-ish-suffix/Summary: Practice Your English Listening Hey that’s easy right? There are many free English videos on YouTube or Facebook where you can hear English being spoken. That's true, but these audio/video files are rarely designed to help new English language learners. It’s often distracting, it does not have a transcript to help you with vocabulary you don’t understand. The speed of the E

  • English Water Pronunciation And Idioms Ep 235
    English Water Pronunciation And Idioms Ep 235
    Duration: 09min | 20/06/2019

    There are a lot of English water idioms and you hear some popular ones regularly in everyday English conversation. So today we learn two of the most common and importantly we practice our water pronunciation. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/20/water-pronunciation/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/17/learn-british-accent-2/   Summary: Water Pronunciation When I started listening to new English language learners pronounce ‘water’ I was just amazed at the different ways people invent to say what is a simple word. It was only later did I hear how Americans say exactly the same word differently to the British. It’s of no surprise that English language learners struggle with the pronunciation of “water”. In this English listening practice podcast I wanted first to say the word water a lot! So you can hear it over and over and get used to the way it's spoken by a native English speaker.

  • Learn British Accent With Received Pronunciation Ep 234
    Learn British Accent With Received Pronunciation Ep 234
    Duration: 10min | 17/06/2019

    So let’s start by saying “There is no British accent”. That may sound confusing but if you think about it, Britain is actually a collection of countries; England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. The people of these countries all speak English differently. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/17/learn-british-accent-2 This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/10/name-pronunciation-audio/Summary: Learn British Accent Each of these British countries has one or more dialects, and accents of their own. The common spoken language is English, so there is an English accent, and it will vary depending on which country the person speaking is from and most likely what part of the country they come from. I think the confusion comes from the common perception that British people sound more like the TV and Film stars you might see and hear if you live outside of Britain. Most of the British people don’t h

  • English Idioms: A Storm In A Teacup Ep 233
    English Idioms: A Storm In A Teacup Ep 233
    Duration: 09min | 13/06/2019

    When we talk about English idioms, you might think this is a little used or useless part of your English language learning. Something you will probably never come across. You would be wrong! The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/13/english-idioms/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/06/plain-vanilla-person/   Summary: English Idioms If you follow our podcasts and listen regularly, then you will know we focus our lessons on everyday English. The English being spoken right now by native British English speakers. We often hear something or say something in conversation and think “Now that is something a new English language learner would not understand…” So in the UK right now we are swapping prime ministers, the top job in UK government is tough right now as the 67 million people who live in Britain are arguing over how we should leave our countries current membership of the European Union. As

  • English Place Name Pronunciation Audio Practice Ep 232
    English Place Name Pronunciation Audio Practice Ep 232
    Duration: 10min | 10/06/2019

    Today’s podcast covers a tricky problem for most new English language learners, and that’s the correct pronunciation of place names. The UK has a long history behind its place names and as a result UK place names can be difficult to pronounce. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/10/name-pronunciation-audio/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/06/english-pronunciation-guide/   Summary: Place Name Pronunciation Audio If you have to deal with UK addresses, or want to pronounce a football, cricket team's name correctly, or maybe ask someone for directions or the correct London Underground station name for a place in London then you will need to practice your English place name pronunciation. The English seem to have gone out of their way to make some place names difficult to pronounce. We have silent letters, we change a letter into another letter (just for the pronunciation!) we have Celtic

  • Are You A Plain Vanilla Person? Ep 231
    Are You A Plain Vanilla Person? Ep 231
    Duration: 07min | 06/06/2019

    Today we talk about the use of Vanilla as in English idiom. However  “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” - Joel Osteen. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/06/plain-vanilla-person This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/13/cooking-idioms/   Summary: Plain Vanilla Person The words you use when you write or speak with others can leave a big impact and create a lasting impression of you. This can be good or bad. So be careful when using your English vocabulary and choose your words wisely. Over time, even innocent English words get incorporated into use, by groups of people, which may be a slur or meant as an insult or even just slang for an activity you might not even understand it’s so exotic or only insiders know the true meaning. Sound complicated? Well, yes, it can be if the words being borrowed are in main

  • British Accent Practice Ep 230
    British Accent Practice Ep 230
    Duration: 14min | 03/06/2019

    When you learn to speak a language, like English, you spend your early days just trying to remember vocabulary and basic sentence structure. It’s hard work. There are so many things to remember just to say a few English words out loud. You probably won’t have time to think about accents. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/06/03/british-accent-practice-2/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/27/ielts-listening-practice-online/   Summary: British Accent Practice This is interesting because your first language and where your English teacher comes from will have a very strong influence on your future English accent. If your French and your English teacher is American, your accent will be different to a French learner who learns to speak English with a British teacher. Does this matter? Well, yes and no, most native English speakers will understand you regardless of your accent. But it can hav

  • Listen And Learn How To Use The Ish Suffix Ep 229
    Listen And Learn How To Use The Ish Suffix Ep 229
    Duration: 08min | 30/05/2019

    Today we help explain the use of suffix and explain one particular suffix “-ish” using examples in everyday English conversation. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/30/how-to-use-the-ish-suffix This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/23/esl-short-stories-for-adults/   Summary: How To Use The Ish Suffix There are lots of suffices used in the English language, like; “-ism” real-ism, “-ist” real-ist, “-ista” fashion-ista, “-istic” pur-istic, “-al” familli-al. You could look up more if you want (-ion, -ior, -ious, -isation, -ise). Native English speakers often use the -ish suffix as a way of approximating something. For example, I think the coat colour was green, so I might say “The coat was green-ish.” We native English speakers often break the rules, younger English speakers abuse the use of a suffix to make a word cool, I heard someone young saying they thought the behaviour of a person w

  • IELTS Listening Practice Online: Time In English Ep 228
    IELTS Listening Practice Online: Time In English Ep 228
    Duration: 13min | 27/05/2019

    Getting the time and giving the time of day is something we English speakers do all the time. So it’s important that you feel comfortable hearing and asking for the time in English and the good news is you can get this IELTS listening practice online in today’s podcast. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/27/ielts-listening-practice-online This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/22/ielts-speaking-test/   Summary: IELTS Listening Practice Online Now it would be great if the English language used a single simple formula for time, no big surprise here, but it does not. There are several ways of saying exactly the same time in English and unfortunately for a new English language learner, you must get familiar with learn them all. So an example of the problem might be, I ask someone on a train time, and someone might respond: “It’s eight, thirty” (it’s a question about now and it’s the morning

  • ESL Short Stories For Adults: Mysteries Of The Titanic Ep 227
    ESL Short Stories For Adults: Mysteries Of The Titanic Ep 227
    Duration: 11min | 23/05/2019

    If you have listened to some of my other ESL story based English listening lessons, you know that listening to a native English speaker is great for learning and remembering new English vocabulary, picking up English grammar automatically and practicing listening to English. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/23/esl-short-stories-for-adults/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/09/improve-spoken-english/   Summary: ESL Short Stories For Adults Today we talk about the Titanic, some mysteries and coincidences involved in the tragic sinking of this huge passenger ship. To keep you on your toes I’ve put in a questions and answers section, the answers are in the lesson transcript and the full lesson article on adeptenglish.com Now I really need to nip out and vote as today is bizarrely the European Elections in the UK. So we will probably elect 71 UK European Members of Parliament who will

  • How To Speak English Fluently And Confidently Ep 226
    How To Speak English Fluently And Confidently Ep 226
    Duration: 12min | 20/05/2019

    Collocations may sound complicated or difficult when you first hear about them when learning to speak English. Collocations are just English speakers all agreeing that a single way of saying something is the best way to say it. All the other ways of saying these groups of words are unnecessary. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/20/how-to-speak-english-fluently-and-confidently This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/28/speak-english-course/   Summary: How to speak English fluently and confidently Humans like patterns, we feel comfortable when we share patterns with each other. This might be an image we can all look at and understand, or a pattern of music which makes us all feel the same way. So it should be no surprise we do the same with our spoken language. Humans like to be lazy (or efficient!) at conveying feelings and ideas when communicating with words, for native English speakers “le

  • A Helping Hand With ESL English Grammar Ep 225
    A Helping Hand With ESL English Grammar Ep 225
    Duration: 08min | 16/05/2019

    Today we help simplify some English grammar that ESL (English as a second language) learners find difficult. All you have to do is listen, nice and easy. Or you could deep dive into English grammar. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/16/esl-english-grammar/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/15/english-grammar-test/   Summary: ESL English Grammar You could learn all there is to know about English grammar from a book or course that covers; pronouns, determines and quantifiers, possessives, adjectives, adverbials, nouns, verbs, clause, phrase and sentence (that's most of English grammar you would be told you needed before you can speak!). I think most people who want to learn to speak English, just want to speak it. You need to know just enough English grammar so we English speakers can understand your words when you speak in English. It is your choice. You can go easy on yourself or yo

  • Six Of The Best English Cooking Idioms Ep 224
    Six Of The Best English Cooking Idioms Ep 224
    Duration: 12min | 13/05/2019

    If you search for English language idiom articles on the Internet, you will find a lot of them titled; “100 idioms…” or “1,000 idioms…” or a million English idioms. They are useless, they are just a list of idioms with a basic description, they give you no value. You need not know 1,000 cooking idioms you need to know the 5-6 most commonly used today, right now in everyday English conversation. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/13/cooking-idioms/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/idioms-with-sentences/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/04/funny-idioms/   Summary: Cooking Idioms Native British speakers often use idioms and old proverbs to make their conversation a little more interesting (or if you are learning English as a second language… a little harder!) The problem is which idioms are worth learning? With so many English idioms and proverbs you would kill yourself trying to learn them all. If a native English speaker will only use 10-20%

  • How To Improve Your Spoken English Ep 223
    How To Improve Your Spoken English Ep 223
    Duration: 11min | 09/05/2019

    If you're here reading this, then you are probably learning to speak English. The problem most new English language learners suffer is not how to read English it’s how to speak it. So let’s cut right to the main question. How do you improve your spoken English? The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/09/improve-spoken-english/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/29/short-stories-in-english-for-students/   Summary: Improve Spoken English At Adept English we see this all the time, learning to read and write in English is a pain, but it's just a matter of time and effort. Most people who learn English as a second language just start at the reading, spelling and grammar part of English and make good progress. This part of the language learning process is simple you just have to remember the patterns of letters and words and humans are amazing with visual patterns so it happens reasonably quic

  • English Pronunciation Guide to English Street Names Ep 222
    English Pronunciation Guide to English Street Names Ep 222
    Duration: 14min | 06/05/2019

    Today we have an English pronunciation guide on the English vocabulary used when travelling or giving/taking directions. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/06/english-pronunciation-guide This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/02/british-accent-words/   Summary: English Pronunciation Guide Adept English provides a lot of free English lessons which cover pronunciation, grammar, English listening practice and much more, but none of these compare to the value of our courses “Activate your listening” and “Most Common 500 Words”. If your serious about learning to speak British English like a native English speaker you will speed up your English learning when you buy our courses here. There are many benefits to learning to speak English fluently, it can improve your career prospects, help you sell more to English-speaking customers, or help you when you communicate with English speakers in your d

  • British Accent Words VS American Accent Words Ep 221
    British Accent Words VS American Accent Words Ep 221
    Duration: 09min | 02/05/2019

    The British don’t speak the same as Americans even though we share the same language, English. Today we cover some pronunciation differences a native British or American English speaker will spot a mile away! The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/05/02/british-accent-words/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/25/how-to-improve-pronunciation-in-english-2/   Summary: British Accent Words Now I know this is a little “off topic” but I will point it out, anyway. The title of this podcast and article is “British Accent Words VS American Accent Words” notice the VS in the middle, this is an abbreviation of versus, and we don’t mean verses in the Bible (verses/versus is a homophone so you need some context to understand which one we are using when you hear is spoken out loud). Versus or VS in our context means compare one thing against another. But the point (I’m getting there...) is you should use V

  • Short Stories In English For Students Ep 220
    Short Stories In English For Students Ep 220
    Duration: 13min | 29/04/2019

    It’s a simple fact, we humans communicate through stories. It has been this way for a long time, since humans established the first spoken languages. We are all much more interested in information, if the format of the information is a story format. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/29/short-stories-in-english-for-students This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/18/english-conversation-practice-3/   Summary: Short Stories In English For Students Humans are hard wired to remember stories as they are one of the most reliable and efficient ways for humans to convey information across time (parents hand stories down to their children and their children etc..) and its efficient at passing information from one person too many (to all those who are within hearing distance). From being told gossip at the coffee machine in work, friends out for a meal talking about what's happened since they las

  • The Science Of How To Improve Pronunciation In English Ep 219
    The Science Of How To Improve Pronunciation In English Ep 219
    Duration: 09min | 25/04/2019

    Today we explain some science behind “listen & learn” the best method of learning to speak English fluently. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/25/how-to-improve-pronunciation-in-english-2 This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/08/english-pronunciation-in-the-bathroom/Summary: How To Improve Pronunciation In English The only reason we learn anything as a species is so we can “adapt to bad things” and “repeat the good things” that happen to us. So regardless of the environment, new or old, we humans can survive and pass this information on to our children. We have no problem remembering that there is a vicious animal living in the woods near where we walk. We might not remember much of the detail about that animal.  The way the human brain works is to remember the important facts (life saving information) and forget the less important details. The problem is humans are less concerned about

  • IELTS Speaking Test Topic A Trip To Amsterdam Ep 218
    IELTS Speaking Test Topic A Trip To Amsterdam Ep 218
    Duration: 13min | 22/04/2019

    If you want the best IELTS speaking test score you can get, then you need to practice listening and speaking English for topics your examiners will ask you about. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/22/ielts-speaking-test/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/18/learn-british-accent/   Summary: IELTS Speaking Test This podcast gives you a perfect practice sample for any IELTS speaking test. The podcast talks about travelling to a super interesting place, Amsterdam. Lots of great English vocabulary about travel, with a great structure to any exam question response. Perfect for those people who want that Band 9 in IELTS :) Even if you don’t care about an IELTS exam, maybe you want to hear about a cool, bohemian European city. Get insider travel tips to get the best experience possible if you want to visit Amsterdam. Practice your English vocabulary, or just listen to a lovely English voic

  • Do I Need To Learn The British Accent? Ep 217
    Do I Need To Learn The British Accent? Ep 217
    Duration: 08min | 18/04/2019

    British people expect you to talk “funny” because everyone in the UK speaks English differently. Being understood is far more important than you learning a specific British accent. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/18/learn-british-accent/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/01/sound-pronunciation/   Summary: Learn British Accent The modern English language, is a mixture of many different languages. The Scottish, Irish & Welsh contributed Celtic languages. The Normans, Romans, Vikings all of whom contributed their words, culture, accents and pronunciation to the English language when they invaded the UK. People from around the world who travelled to the UK have also brought their own words and culture mixing them into the modern English language. You only have to travel 100 miles in the UK and you can listen to someone speaking English in a different British accent. So everyone in th

  • English Grammar Test: What To Do About Exam Nerves Ep 216
    English Grammar Test: What To Do About Exam Nerves Ep 216
    Duration: 11min | 15/04/2019

    There is something about an English grammar test that makes English language students panic. Most people get stressed for exams, a little anxiety is good for you but it’s easy to get overanxious and we can help. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/15/english-grammar-test This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/11/study-english-grammar-3/   Summary: English Grammar Test I think grammar is a little scary for most people because it's made up of rules, lots of rules that seem impossibly hard to remember. Mind you, when you list the things a grammar test may contain. For example, testing your understanding of the present simple, present continuous, past perfect, past simple, articles, countable and uncountable nouns and other aspects of grammar. I can understand why people get stressed. So today we talk about managing the stress you may feel and how to get better at grammar, or any exam.  If you

  • Study English Grammar: Different Meanings For The Word Few Ep 215
    Study English Grammar: Different Meanings For The Word Few Ep 215
    Duration: 09min | 11/04/2019

    You might ask why oh why are we studying English grammar today! I hate grammar it's boring and impossible to remember. It does not have to be! Just use our “Listen & Learn” approach to learning to speak English fluently. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/11/study-English-grammar-3 This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/04/difference-between-direct-and-indirect-speech/   Summary: Study English Grammar Well, we were enjoying some everyday English conversation and guess what we heard being used a few times in a row, on the TV, then on the radio and then face to face. It was uncanny! So today we will clarify the use of the word few and as usual we will do this in an easy to listen audio lesson I pack which full of useful English vocabulary. Listening to this lesson several times will help you store the information you hear in your long-term memory using a learning technique called “Spaced re

  • English Pronunciation In The Bathroom Ep 214
    English Pronunciation In The Bathroom Ep 214
    Duration: 11min | 08/04/2019

    Before you can pronounce an English word correctly you need to listen to it being spoken by a native English speaker many times. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/08/english-pronunciation-in-the-bathroom/ This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/pronounce-english-words/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/07/english-pronunciation/Summary: English Pronunciation In The Bathroom Adept English provides lots of listening lessons that help you repeatedly listen to English words being spoken at a learners pace by a native English speaker. The most important part of each lesson, the reason you will listen to the lesson more than once, is keeping you interested in the conversation. If the lesson is not interesting, it is hard to listen to it. So Adept English have hundreds of podcast lessons each on a different topic, each designed to help you listen to an important part of learning how to speak the English language fluently. This podcast is part of the prono

  • What Is The Difference Between Direct And Indirect Speech? Ep 213
    What Is The Difference Between Direct And Indirect Speech? Ep 213
    Duration: 08min | 04/04/2019

    Direct and indirect English speech can confuse new English language learners, so today we explain the differences and make it super easy to remember which is which. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/04/difference-between-direct-and-indirect-speech This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/25/english-grammar-lessons/   Summary: Difference Between Direct And Indirect Speech I like quotes, proper quotes that interesting people have said which get recorded accurately. Most of us are familiar with quotes famous people have said. We all have our favourites and you can see a lot of quotations printed on tee-shirts or as inspirational posts on social media. Today we discuss the English grammar used to talk about things people have said and how to talk about what people said if you were reporting it to someone. There is a difference, and it's quite a small difference, and that causes confusion for s

  • English Sound Pronunciation: The British Spring Ep 212
    English Sound Pronunciation: The British Spring Ep 212
    Duration: 12min | 01/04/2019

    In this English lesson we will focus on the English word sound pronunciation part of speaking English fluently. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/04/01/sound-pronunciation This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-speaking-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/11/ielts-speaking-topics-with-answers/Summary: English Sound Pronunciation Speaking English is a combination of being able to listen to a conversation, understand it, be able to recall the words quickly enough to say what you want to say fluently AND To pronounce those words so they are clear and understandable to others. So, I was thinking what topic would help us learn to practice English word sounds as I was walk down the tree-lined streets, where I live. You can’t help but notice British spring time is upon us. With birds making lots of noise and trees and flowers trying their hardest to blossom, everything feels new and possible. Which means today we will talk about spring, art

  • Speak English Courses And Evil UK Developers Ep 211
    Speak English Courses And Evil UK Developers Ep 211
    Duration: 08min | 28/03/2019

    Some times you read about something that makes you angry, and you need to shout about it. So why not shout about it in English while we learn to speak English. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/28/speak-english-course This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/14/how-to-improve-english-speaking-fluency/   Summary: Speak English Course Before I jump into how angry I am, remember that we design this podcast lesson to help you listen to native English speakers using everyday English vocabulary. I pack it full of excellent English listening practice, it also just happens to cover a topic that made me angry! They say all laws have unintended consequences but a UK law, designed to protect nesting birds, is one reason property developers in the UK are covering trees and bushes in plastic to stop birds from living in them. The property developers say they need to clear old woods, hedges and trees to b

  • English Grammar Lessons: Conditional Verbs Type 2 And 3 Ep 210
    English Grammar Lessons: Conditional Verbs Type 2 And 3 Ep 210
    Duration: 13min | 25/03/2019

    Adept English helps you to learn English grammar differently! Why not listen and find out why over 200,000 English language students listen to us every month? The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/25/english-grammar-lessons This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/21/study-english-grammar-2/Summary: English Grammar Lessons Adept English students use repeated listening to English audio as a quick and painless way of hearing and remembering what grammar rules to use when speaking fluent English. Traditional English lessons focus on reading and writing as the way to learn the many rules that keep you from sounding silly when you speak English. Being able to read and write using the correct grammar is important, but it's not useful when you come to speaking English. The “Listen & learn” approach to learning to speak English works for a lot of English language students we expect it will work for yo

  • 3 Mistakes To Avoid If You Study English Grammar Ep 209
    3 Mistakes To Avoid If You Study English Grammar Ep 209
    Duration: 08min | 21/03/2019

    Getting your grammar correct in a few key areas is the difference between sounding OK and amazing in English conversation. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/21/study-english-grammar-2 This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/english-grammar-practice/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/02/25/study-english-grammar/   Summary: Study English Grammar Listening to native English speakers using the correct grammar is critical to learning to speak English fluently. But how do you know that the person you are listening to is using the correct grammar? They sound like a native English speaker and yet even native English speakers get it wrong. Just look at the video from the BBC in the main article! “Adept English” is super picky about everything we do. We like to think we get 99% of our English correct (nobody is 100% perfect!). So if you listen to us you will get one of the best English lessons (for free) on the internet.   If you need to understand more about

  • English Conversation Practice About Fasting Ep 208
    English Conversation Practice About Fasting Ep 208
    Duration: 14min | 18/03/2019

    Today we learn to speak English through listening and talking about fasting. The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/18/english-conversation-practice-3 This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/learn-english-by-listening/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/02/21/english-conversation-practice-2/   Summary: English Conversation Practice The British talk about their health almost as much as the weather (OK the British talk about the weather much more than anything else!). In today's lesson we practice a lot of vocabulary about health and we practice using numbers and simple mathematics in English. The UK, like many English-speaking countries is suffering an obesity crisis, it seems we're all getting fat and getting all the illnesses you typically get when your over weight. It’s getting so bad that the people who deal with these problems are panicking. “If nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025.” source: www.diabetes.o

  • How To Improve English Speaking Fluency Ep 207
    How To Improve English Speaking Fluency Ep 207
    Duration: 09min | 14/03/2019

    Did you know that listening to this lesson several times will improve your English fluency? The full article can be found here: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/03/14/how-to-improve-english-speaking-fluency This Articles Group: https://adeptenglish.com/speak-english-fluently/ Last Article In Group: https://adeptenglish.com/2019/02/28/english-speaking-lessons/   Summary: How To Improve Your English Fluency Adept English uses a “Listen & learn” language teaching method that has helped over a million English language students. Our approach to learning is easier than traditional ways of learning a new language. Every week we produce two free English lessons with a full transcript which you can listen to via YouTube, Facebook, iTunes a lot of podcast apps and you can even download the lesson from our website directly for free. We provide a free video training course here which will explain why our approach works and how to get the best out of the English learning materials we provide to you. Our goal is to help anyon

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