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.

Episodes

  • English Listening Mp3 Lesson On Who Pays For The Pandemic Ep 397

    English Listening Mp3 Lesson On Who Pays For The Pandemic Ep 397

    07/01/2021 Duration: 09min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-mp3-1/English Listening MP3 Lesson About Paying For The Pandemic Today’s English listening mp3 lesson is going to talk about the English language used when talking about taxes and how people in the UK are discussing who is and how we are going to pay for the enormous costs associated with dealing with the pandemic and the impact of shutting the UK economy down. The UK has the 5th largest economy in the world in 2020/21. In 2018, the UK government thought it would spend around £842 billion pounds of taxpayer’s money for 2019-2020. The government expected to borrow around £55 billion and yet here we are in 2021 and the total amount borrowed so far is £394 billion pounds, wow! Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get str

  • Basics Of Grammar In English The Mechanics Of The Able Suffix Ep 396

    Basics Of Grammar In English The Mechanics Of The Able Suffix Ep 396

    04/01/2021 Duration: 11min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/basics-of-grammar-in-english-3/Basics Of Grammar In English The Able Suffix We start 2021 with an English lesson that takes us back to the basics of English grammar. We’ve had some fun over the holidays with fairly easy listening English podcasts and we need to pick up the pace and get our brains back up to speed as we head back to work, school and or college. This podcast came about when someone showed me an amusing meme on Pinterest. Although I’m not that fond of the word doable it is perfectly valid English and it made me think about the mechanics of English. As always, I like to keep our English lessons contemporary using Everyday language, you would expect to here in a conversation in the UK today. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training.

  • English Phrases For A Happy New Year 2021 Ep 395

    English Phrases For A Happy New Year 2021 Ep 395

    31/12/2020 Duration: 08min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-5/English Phrases For New Year Well, as we say goodbye to 2020, and are on the eve of welcoming 2021, I wish you all a better year from now on. In the UK, we are preparing for the least festive and celebratory New Year’s eve in my lifetime. 2020 is going to go out with a whimper for many people. However, for Adept English in 2020 it was a great year for helping people learn to speak English through listening. For us 2020 has been as busy as ever and we published over 1000 minutes of FREE English lessons in 100+ episodes. With our English lesson podcasts being listened to more than 6 million times this year. Our website traffic and our podcast listeners grew massively this year. So we thought you might be interested in some of our podcast stats for 2020. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can l

  • Learn About English Language Shortened Names Ep 394

    Learn About English Language Shortened Names Ep 394

    28/12/2020 Duration: 10min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-6/Learn English Language Names So it’s cold and frosty in the UK today, but no snow and definitely not a white Christmas, so I guess the weather reporter got it wrong again. No surprise there. As for today’s English lesson, I thought I would do one to help explain how we shorten people’s names in the UK. English speakers are always looking for ways to make our English language shorter. So why wouldn’t we shorten people’s names? Sometimes we do this to give people nicknames sometimes we do it as a way of showing we are close to a family member or someone we love. Sometimes we do it because the original name is just too complicated! Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should lea

  • Practice Your English Conversation With A Little Quiz Ep 393

    Practice Your English Conversation With A Little Quiz Ep 393

    24/12/2020 Duration: 10min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversation-with-english-6/Conversation With An English Quiz I’m sure many of you are busy with the coming holiday, I know I am. It’s nearly time to say goodbye to 2020 and what an odd year it’s been. As always, I’m determined to see the weekly English lesson podcasts go out as normal over the holidays. Although many of us will be busy celebrating Christmas or similar, I recognise that not all of our listeners celebrate Christmas and these listeners will want to carry on listening to our English language podcasts. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn to speak English, our approach to lea

  • Learn English While You Catch Up On The News Ep 392

    Learn English While You Catch Up On The News Ep 392

    21/12/2020 Duration: 11min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversation-with-english-5/Conversation Practise With English News In this English lesson, we take a snapshot of the news across the UK and the world at large and discuss what is happening in a conversational style. Although much of the news recently has been about the pandemic, and we will talk a little about that, it is not all about that. There are plenty of things happening in the world beyond the pesky virus. Today we have an easy English listening lesson. All you need to do is put on some headphones and listen and learn while we bring you up to speed with several interesting news topics from around the world, in English. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We te

  • English Idioms Associated With Cold Weather Ep 391

    English Idioms Associated With Cold Weather Ep 391

    17/12/2020 Duration: 10min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-5/Cold English Idioms The weather in the UK is suddenly getting cold, with our first proper frosts. Apparently we are getting weather from Sweden and Norway and we might even have a white Christmas, which has not happened in a long time. I guess, this is why I’m hearing so many English idioms related to cold at the moment. It was the Prime Minister who was On Thin Ice in the Brexit negotiations with the EU. Or the NHS being Snowed Under with extra work because of the Pandemic. Anyway, while I snuggled under my blanket on the sofa and watched the English news, subconsciously an Adept English idioms lesson was born. Idioms are relevant and always fun to talk about, confusing to new English language learners and used all the time, definitely worth spending some time on them today in our English language lesson podcast. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and languag

  • The Unofficial Top British Christmas Songs Everyone In The UK Knows Ep 390

    The Unofficial Top British Christmas Songs Everyone In The UK Knows Ep 390

    14/12/2020 Duration: 11min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-4/English Conversation On British Christmas Music For what seems the briefest of moments, the UK went back to almost normal at the start of December. The government relaxed lockdowns, people went shopping and could meet up with friends and family, even socialise and go to the pub. But that has all stopped now, we’ve been told that for those who want to take the risk, families can meet up for a few days around Christmas day, but it’s at your own risk and that’s it, oh and the cost of these few precious days we will all have even stricter lockdowns going into January 2021. Wow, what a rubbish holiday this is turning out to be. But, and this is an important but, I think it’s important to stay positive in life and to find pleasure in the simple things, even when all around you the situation seems out of your control. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and langu

  • Learn About Your Brain While You Use It Listening To Conversations In English Ep 389

    Learn About Your Brain While You Use It Listening To Conversations In English Ep 389

    10/12/2020 Duration: 13min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-6/Conversations In English While Learning About Your Brain After our podcast on neuroscience, we asked if anyone wanted more on how your brain works and why we do the things we do. We got a lot of feedback saying, yes please tell us more. So today we have another English lesson that talks about your brain, while we use the knowledge about how your brain works to deliver another interesting English conversation that improves your English language. Now that is a brain twister. You're learning about how your brain works, and the lesson uses our understanding of how our brain works to help improve your English language fluency as you learn. I think that’s a 3 for 1, or “win, win, win” lesson. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brai

  • English Tutorial About Skill Assessment Tests Like IELTS Ep 388

    English Tutorial About Skill Assessment Tests Like IELTS Ep 388

    07/12/2020 Duration: 12min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-tutorial-1/English Tutorial About IELTS In this English lesson we are going to talk about and explain the main English language tests used to by UK government, for visas, UK collages and employers to help assess the English language skills of applicants. You could also think of this as an English tutorial on acronyms, as there are a lot of them in this lesson. You may or may not know that there are several tests and exams you can take to prove you have a certain level of English language skills. We explain the most popular tests and how Adept English can help you with these types of test. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way

  • Provenance And Other English Phrases Related To British Food Ep 387

    Provenance And Other English Phrases Related To British Food Ep 387

    03/12/2020 Duration: 09min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-4/English Food & Drink Phrases Today we talk about provenance, and other food related English phrases. Provenance, which is from the Latin “pro-venire” and later the French “provenir” the phrase is now a well-used part of the English language. Just a reminder, these English lesson podcasts are free, you should not be paying money to listen to them. You can find the last 6 months of lessons available to download on our website adeptenglish.com, or Spotify, Google play or Apple Podcasts (and a lot more podcast streaming services). Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn to s

  • Practice English Talking About The Jab Ep 386

    Practice English Talking About The Jab Ep 386

    30/11/2020 Duration: 14min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-talking-1/English Talking Practice The first documented successful vaccine was in 1796, the British doctor Edward Jenner could prove immunity to small pox using the relatively mild cowpox virus. Today’s English talking practice is about what we in the UK call, the jab. Immunity to disease is a wonderful thing, and the traditional slow process of creating the medicines that help us fight disease has been something we just live with. But recently the world of medicine decided that slow is not acceptable, and for the first time in 224 years, we have invented alternative experimental approaches to providing immunity to disease. And the medical scientists have achieved it in record time. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get stra

  • Enjoy Poppycock Balderdash And Piffle As You Learn Spoken English Ep 385

    Enjoy Poppycock Balderdash And Piffle As You Learn Spoken English Ep 385

    26/11/2020 Duration: 08min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/how-to-learn-spoken-english-3/How To Learn Spoken English Today we have an odd lesson where we talk about some old-fashioned English words, which admittedly you might not hear that much, but when you hear them, you might be interested to know what they are, and how to pronounce them. Just relax and smile as you learn spoken English with us today. The reason this podcast came about is my daughter was looking at YouTube and watching a video of funny English words. Later I overheard a politician on TV using one of those words. We then talked about list of English words that often mean the same thing, often used in a humorous way which had us both laughing out loud. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you

  • Explore Envy And Jealousy As You Learn English Language Fluency Ep 384

    Explore Envy And Jealousy As You Learn English Language Fluency Ep 384

    23/11/2020 Duration: 13min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-5/Learn English Language Fluency I think Aristotle once said to be jealous is reasonable, but envy leads only to bad things. But you have to ask yourself why? Aren’t these the same things? Well no, we often confuse the meaning of these words and today we are going to spend some time explaining why they are different. Using some contemporary English language and explanations which will help you remember the difference, and of course we will improve your spoken English while you learn the English language. 20 years ago, you might only have been jealous and or envious of someone on TV, or maybe one of your neighbours. But today we overwhelmed by so many images and videos from so many devices we can hardly avoid seeing what others have and are doing and let’s be honest it makes us feel something. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that a

  • Basics Of Grammar In English Managing Your Contractions Ep 383

    Basics Of Grammar In English Managing Your Contractions Ep 383

    19/11/2020 Duration: 12min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/basics-of-grammar-in-english-2/Basics Of Grammar In English - Contractions If you hear the word Contraction and you have no context to the conversation, then you would probably think about pregnancy and giving birth. However, this is Adept English and we are talking about basic English grammar today, specifically English language contractions. Contractions are really just a way of shortening common verb forms, it is is faster to use them when speaking as it helps English conversations flow more naturally. So it’s (which is a contraction) no surprise that when speaking English we use contractions because English speakers like to cut corners and take shortcuts when in conversation. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the

  • English Lessons That Make Learning To Speak English Easier Ep 382

    English Lessons That Make Learning To Speak English Easier Ep 382

    16/11/2020 Duration: 14min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lessons-1/English Lessons Working From Home We like to keep our English lessons contemporary and interesting. There is no point learning English vocabulary from a book that’s five years old, everyday English language is always changing, and the vocabulary in use today is very different to that being used even a few years ago. So today we talk about a very modern problem, which many of us face with lockdown restrictions being put in place, and that's having to work from home. This idea came from a suggestion made to us on YouTube, although it may have been an email, my memory fails me, but I know one of our English language student listeners made this suggestion for a podcast lesson and I added it to the ideas list we keep for new English podcast lessons. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn t

  • Adept English Learning Language Skills Through Listening Ep 381

    Adept English Learning Language Skills Through Listening Ep 381

    12/11/2020 Duration: 10min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learning-language-4/English Learning Language Through Listening Living a long healthy, happy and meaningful life is something I assume all of us would want. But imagine if you lived to be 100, or even 1000? In today’s English lesson we talk about longevity. Adept English language learning is all centered on listening to native English speakers. We make each of our English lessons interesting in it’s own right, something you can listen to and enjoy, even if you were not looking to improve your spoken English. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn to speak English, our approach to le

  • Learn English Speaking As We Discuss Scottish Kilts Ep 380

    Learn English Speaking As We Discuss Scottish Kilts Ep 380

    09/11/2020 Duration: 09min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/how-learn-english-speaking-1/How We Learn English Speaking At Adeptenglish Adeptenglish helps people learn to speak English fluently. We do this using a technique you are all familiar with, as you have already used this language learning approach to learn your first native language. We all learned our first language by listening and interacting with our parent or careers. Adeptenglish uses this basic understanding of how languages are acquired in all of our lessons, and it underpins our listen and learn approach to language learning. It’s the move away from this approach to language learning that confounds us with modern classroom language learning. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn

  • Learn How To Speak English While We Talk About OSIRIS REx Ep 379

    Learn How To Speak English While We Talk About OSIRIS REx Ep 379

    05/11/2020 Duration: 10min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-how-to-speak-english-2/Learn How To Speak English Humans are quite remarkable. Unhappy with the wonder of travelling through our solar system on a blue spaceship called earth, we seek to go beyond what seems impossible and make it possible. So imagine launching a spaceship from earth, the size of a van, 200 million miles into space to meet a huge rock travelling at over 60 thousand miles an hour. Today we learn how to speak English and find our more about OSIRIS REx. Many people, like me, suffer from an inability to visualising very large numbers. I read ‘2 hundred million miles’ and I can’t really imagine that distance. Planning for such space missions, stops being about our normal physical reality and move into pure mathematics. How else could it all work? Listen to today’s lesson to find out more. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique,

  • Get Phrasal Verbs Much More Than A List Of Prepositions Part 2 Ep 378

    Get Phrasal Verbs Much More Than A List Of Prepositions Part 2 Ep 378

    02/11/2020 Duration: 13min

    You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/a-list-of-prepositions-2/A List Of Prepositions Would Be Boring One of the challenges of learning to speak English is that native English speakers use short phrases which often have multiple meanings. The confusion arises when you take some prepositions and verbs, that mean one thing on their own and another when used together. Rather than try to map out all the possible combinations, and learn a long list of get prepositions and verbs, we’ve taken some time over a few podcasts, to pick out the ones you are most likely to encounter and we explain each one, with examples. Adept English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If

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