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Learn English Through Listening

Hilary Platt

Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to listen too right now.

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English Words And Phrases You Will Hear Working In The UK 2022 Ep 550
2d ago
English Words And Phrases You Will Hear Working In The UK 2022 Ep 550
In this listen and learn English podcast we will explain some unfamiliar words and phrases used in the workplace here in the UK.  It doesn’t matter if you are serving coffee in a Starbucks or trade a  currency desk in Goldman Sachs, practice as a local Doctor or clean an  office. If you work in the UK, you will encounter a new workplace  culture in 2022, and it comes with an English vocabulary all of its own. So listen to today’s English lesson and find out how working in the UK is changing for everyone. Common English Words And Phrases Used Working In The New UK Workplace Culture ✔Lesson transcript:  English workplace phrases is a good way to feel confident about  starting a new job. There are a lot of new jobs, the UK currently has record numbers of work vacancies. That means there are a lot of companies looking to  employ people. But working in the UK has changed a lot, and companies  expect a lot of their staff. The days of hiring someone and reviewing  performance in 12 months time are long gone. Now you can expect to  watched and measured a lot more often. Well,  there isn’t much we can do about that except explain what has changed.  Talk about the English words and phrases you might expect to hear being  used, and explain what they mean with examples. So we can at least  prepare you a little for what to expect. If you like our listen and learn way of helping you to speak English fluently, and you liked today’s podcast lesson, then you should check out our English courses.  You can learn all about our approach to learning to speak English and  why it’s so much better than traditional approaches to learning to speak  English. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Words And Phrases You Will Hear Working In The UK 2022 Ep 550
2d ago
English Words And Phrases You Will Hear Working In The UK 2022 Ep 550
In this listen and learn English podcast we will explain some unfamiliar words and phrases used in the workplace here in the UK.  It doesn’t matter if you are serving coffee in a Starbucks or trade a  currency desk in Goldman Sachs, practice as a local Doctor or clean an  office. If you work in the UK, you will encounter a new workplace  culture in 2022, and it comes with an English vocabulary all of its own. So listen to today’s English lesson and find out how working in the UK is changing for everyone. Common English Words And Phrases Used Working In The New UK Workplace Culture ✔Lesson transcript:  English workplace phrases is a good way to feel confident about  starting a new job. There are a lot of new jobs, the UK currently has record numbers of work vacancies. That means there are a lot of companies looking to  employ people. But working in the UK has changed a lot, and companies  expect a lot of their staff. The days of hiring someone and reviewing  performance in 12 months time are long gone. Now you can expect to  watched and measured a lot more often. Well,  there isn’t much we can do about that except explain what has changed.  Talk about the English words and phrases you might expect to hear being  used, and explain what they mean with examples. So we can at least  prepare you a little for what to expect. If you like our listen and learn way of helping you to speak English fluently, and you liked today’s podcast lesson, then you should check out our English courses.  You can learn all about our approach to learning to speak English and  why it’s so much better than traditional approaches to learning to speak  English. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
How To Speak English Clearly So People Understand You Ep 549
6d ago
How To Speak English Clearly So People Understand You Ep 549
Continuing with this week’s English speaking theme, in this English lesson we are going to make sure people who are listening to you speak, understand what you say in English. There is no point learning a new language, if when you come  to speak it nobody understands what you are saying. This lesson will  not only help IELTS speaking test students, it will help all English  language learners, even students who can speak English well. How To Identify English Pronunciation Problems And Fix Them ✔Lesson transcript:  are a lot of things that can get in the way of speaking clearly in  English. How difficult the move from your native language to English  depends on your native language. Your native language may not have some  sounds we expect you to use in your English. You many have a native  language which uses English spellings or sounds differently. Your  accent, pronunciation intonation all affect your spoken English clarity  and ultimately, if an English listener will understand you. The  good news is we can fix any problems with some explanation. Once you  know what English language problem sounds and spellings to look out for,  you are more than halfway to fixing any issues you are struggling with.  With a lot of listening and some speaking practice, you will soon make a  big difference to the clarity of your spoken English. If you find today’s lesson helpful, please look at our pronunciation course here.  It’s a complete deep dive into helping you identify any pronunciation  problem areas, and lots of listening and speaking practice to fix them. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
How To Get A Perfect IELTS Speaking Band Score Ep 548
Jun 20 2022
How To Get A Perfect IELTS Speaking Band Score Ep 548
IELTS speaking practice,  for people targeting band 7 and above. For those who don’t know what  IELTS is, well it’s an internationally recognised English testing system  that assesses your English language skills in four areas: speaking,  listening, reading and writing. They give each of these skills a band  score between 0-9, 9 being the best you can get. IELTS Speaking Practice for Band 7 and Above ✔Lesson transcript: this might all sound very specific to a test you have no intention of taking. You would be WRONG.  You need exactly the same sort of English speaking practice to hold a  normal everyday English conversation, test or no test! The good news is  our lesson content is interesting, and you would probably listen to it  anyway. So there is no downside. For  the people who are looking for help with the IELTS speaking test, which  is what we are going to help you with today. The IELTS speaking  assessment looks for fluency, grammar, pronunciation and the depth of  your vocabulary understanding. I will cover these things in today’s  lesson, and better still, all of our English speaking podcasts are excellent practice for you. Our English speaking podcasts will help you learn how to: Speak on an interesting topic, without needing to pause or hesitateBe clear in what you say and be understoodHave an excellent range of vocabulary, idioms and collocations If you repeat listen with our Adept English English lesson content enough times, you will  automatically avoid speaking errors. Hear when grammar is being used  in-correctly understand how and when to use intonation to make your  conversations sound more engaging. All things you would want to speak  English fluently. So test or no test, this sort of listening practice is  definitely worth listening to. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
7 Top British Cakes An English Listening Practice Topic Ep 547
Jun 16 2022
7 Top British Cakes An English Listening Practice Topic Ep 547
An English language listening practice lesson. Today we do what we do best, we work through everyday English conversation which delivers lots of useful vocabulary, idioms, grammar and spelling and we do it talking about something lovely, 'cake'. I hope we can all  agree that cake is good. So if you want to cook and practice your  English or you just want to try a new cake while you learn more English,  start listening now. Useful English Language Practice For The Kitchen, Cooking And Cakes ✔Lesson transcript:  buy a Sunday newspaper every week, however most weeks I’m just too busy  to sit down and read. So it wasn’t until mid week I actually had time  to read the headlines, and a few interesting articles. Only the articles  were nearly all 'Bad news', I mean new wars, old wars that never seem  to end, stocks and shares crashing, crypto currencies are collapsing,  inflation is rising, food scarcity is a problem, taxes are going up and  monkey-pox is a thing. So today, we’re going to ignore all of that, because we are here to help you learn to speak English fluently.  We are going to focus on the positives. Your English language skills  are improving. We all love cake and we want to know more about popular  British cakes. Don’t we? You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. ⭐ Bob Hope, American Comedian Just  before you jump in and start listening, please if you are not a  subscriber and you like what you are listening to click that follow or  subscribe button, and if you have a bell to click on, do that as well. We appreciate you taking the time. Thankyou. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice-Fuel Prices Are CRAZY Ep 546
Jun 13 2022
English Listening Practice-Fuel Prices Are CRAZY Ep 546
We like to keep our English listening practice about contemporary issues, things real world people in the UK are  talking about. Although the UK government and media talk about the 'Cost  of living crisis...' they are not really talking about what that  actually means for real people. Today in your English listening practice  podcast you will get to hear what British people think, and are actually saying about the cost of living. If you listen to the end of the podcast, you will find some practical things we British are doing to save money. English Listening Practice Topic - Fuel Prices Are Unbelievably High ✔Lesson transcript: ONS says that the average working person in the UK takes home £611 per week, or approximately £31,772 a year. Now the good news is this is the most it’s been in a long time. The bad news is the cost of essential items (things we need to live) mean that even  this record average income is not enough to pay the bills and live a  normal life in the UK. We are  paying almost twice what we used to for heating gas and electricity,  taxes are the highest they’ve ever been, the cost of food is up, the  cost of fuel is up, the cost of borrowing (Mortgages) is up, cost of  transport, utilities like mobile phones, TV all up. Now if that sounds like an interesting English lesson, you should click follow or subscribe and then click play Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
What Hello Do I Use? - English Speaking Practice Ep 545
Jun 9 2022
What Hello Do I Use? - English Speaking Practice Ep 545
Authentic everyday British greetings: This is a fun English Speaking practice podcast that teaches you the polite greetings used in everyday UK life.  It’s broken into sections, each one focusing on a different scenario.  In every section, there are a few “Hello” focused conversations designed  to let you hear these practical everyday greetings in action! And if  you're from the USA or “Down under”, I do some awful impressions at the  end of the podcast! Authentic Everyday British Greetings - Hello English Speaking Practice ✔Lesson transcript: we start out using a new language, we  lean on words and sometimes overuse them. They are safe words. We have a  good understanding of these words and they get the job done. There is  nothing wrong with this approach, but at some point you will want to  move on to a more expressive and nuanced way of speaking, which takes  into account who you are speaking to. In today’s English speaking practice lesson,  we take a very common event “greeting someone”, and through examples we  show many examples of how this might change depending on who you are  talking to and your relationship with them, even what time of day may  change what you choose to say. I love meeting new people; I think everyone has a story to tell. We should all listen sometimes. ⭐ Kim Smith I hope this podcast gives you the courage to move on from certain go to easy and safe  words. It’s really important that once you have a solid grasp of one  area that you take a risk and start experimenting with the richness of your speech and vocabulary choices. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Learn English With A Conversation About Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial Ep 544
Jun 6 2022
Learn English With A Conversation About Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial Ep 544
We can all learn from the recent trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.  Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial is raising awareness about domestic  abuse being a two-way street. If you want to learn how to speak English conversationally, then this podcast is a great place for you to practice following an English conversation.  I think you’ll find my conclusions don’t match the views of most of the  online commentary. Practice Your English Skills By Listening To A Conversation About Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Trial ✔Lesson transcript: best way to learn English is by listening  to native speakers. By listening in, you will improve your  comprehension, your pronunciation, expand your vocabulary and learn  great phrases you can use too. Don't forget to check out our new English  pronunciation course, a great way to improve your British English pronunciation. To  be honest, initially I was completely unaware of this trial. It was  only when some of my clients asked me what my view was did I take it  upon myself to find out more. I was hooked almost immediately. It’s  amazing to have a deep look into the lives of two very wealthy and  privileged people. To see the world as they see it, and to learn that  they are as vulnerable to relationship problems as us normal people. If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it. ⭐ Julius Caesar, Roman Emperor I think there is a lot of interesting English vocabulary used in this podcast.  Specifically, words you would find in a legal setting. It’s the type of  vocabulary you would hear if you were watching legal or law and order  TV dramas. I also think the trial shows some ideas like #metoo, as well  meaning as they are, are being undermined by being overused. Lots of  interesting conversation points to keep you engaged in your listening practice Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜
British English Listening Practice With Subtitles-Platinum Jubilee 2022 Ep 543
Jun 2 2022
British English Listening Practice With Subtitles-Platinum Jubilee 2022 Ep 543
Hello, and welcome to this English listening practice podcast. Today we are talking about the British Queens Platinum Jubilee  2022, while we improve your English listening skills. In this lesson,  you will learn all about the UK monarchy while you learn English. The  important thing for successful listening practice is to listen to a lot of authentic material and familiarize yourself with the patterns and the feeling of it. And  if you have a sweet tooth, listen to the end to find out about an  amazing pudding! Improve Your English Listening Skills With This Listening Exercise ✔Lesson transcript: is one thing that Britain is still pretty  good at, and that’s putting on a royal parade. All we need is an excuse.  This year is a Royal Platinum Jubilee for the Queen. With much  controversy over Prince Andrew, and intrigue over Prince Harry choosing  his wife over royal life and living in the USA. The British Royal family  has definitely been the focus of a lot of unwelcome media attention. Even  with great TV shows like “The Crown” the British monarchy has been  struggling to prove that it is still an asset to the British people. So  it’s time for some “feel good” positive attention to justify the  privilege, and the costs of keeping a monarchy in a modern democracy. When  life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat,  instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better  future. ⭐ Queen Elizabeth II We keep our lessons really interesting! The more you listen, the more you improve your  comprehension, the easier it will be to move to speaking English  fluently. Through this podcast you will learn unfamiliar words, new expressions and better understand  English grammar. Have fun learning English with no classroom stress or  pressure! Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice-Forest Bathing And Walking Your Way To A Longer Life Ep 542
May 30 2022
English Listening Practice-Forest Bathing And Walking Your Way To A Longer Life Ep 542
It’s just English listening practice. Like an English teacher, but much cheaper because it’s FREE! It’s something that you can do pretty much anywhere. It’s an interesting English lesson, and all you have to do is listen to improve your English language skills. In this lesson, you also get something that’s good in your body and good for your brain. To Speak English Well Your English Listening Skills Need To Be Really Good ✔Lesson transcript: will find that a little bit of English listening each day goes a long way. Yes, even if you’re on your way to work, at the gym, cooking a meal, listen to this English language podcast every day and you’ll soon see that your knowledge and confidence with the English language will increase. When  you learned your first native language, all you did was listen and  watch. You certainly read nothing and you certainly didn’t know about  grammar or pronunciation or accents. You just had someone close to you  sit down every day and talk, maybe play, and slowly your amazing brain  built an understanding of language. After a lot of listening,  you eventually practiced saying things, copying what you were hearing.  If you were lucky, you also had someone spend a lot of time lovingly  correcting you. Everyone on Earth goes through this process, and most of  us are successful. Now young children have some advantages when  they are learning languages. Young brains are amazingly adaptable,  building new neural networks at a crazy rate. But us oldies have some  advantages as well. We already understand many of the lessons young  children need to learn from nothing. Being older doesn’t mean this  listening approach to learning a language is not possible, it just means  we can be more efficient in our learning. So what’s your excuse? Start listening to the language you want to speak. Immerse yourself in the cadence, the  pronunciation, the accents, the vocabulary you will need to know to  speak this new language. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice For English Learners UK News May 2022 Ep 541
May 26 2022
English Listening Practice For English Learners UK News May 2022 Ep 541
Today we have an English listening practice lesson about news in the UK. Listening to this podcast will improve your English listening and comprehension skills by  immersing you in the language. Listening to the news in English is good  for conversations, IELTS and TOEFL. In fact, it’s great listening practice, no matter what your objectives are! Upgrade Your English Listening Skills - Practice Listening To Native English Speakers ✔Lesson transcript:  have had some positive comments on the new video format. If you haven’t  watched the new video version of the podcast, you can watch on Spotify and YouTube.  We build the transcript into the videos, so you follow along as you  listen. It’s a more sophisticated version of closed captions. You don’t  need special software and we highlight each word as we speak it. It’s karaoke for language learners. We  have had some minor issues with the dual recording of video and audio,  but mostly the move over to video and audio production has gone to plan.  Let us know about your experience. We aim to keep the same great audio  quality and English language learning content our podcast listeners  expect. I think each new version of the podcast is getting better  and better, so hang on in there! If you spot a problem or have a  suggestion, please help us by sending in an email or leave a comment on  YouTube. We try to read and respond to them all. We really want to hear  from you. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
ESL English Grammar-The 4 Conditionals Explained Ep 540
May 23 2022
ESL English Grammar-The 4 Conditionals Explained Ep 540
English language learners often struggle with the English grammar concept of conditionals. In this lesson, I’ll explain the 4 conditional types in a straightforward way, along with examples of each type and its use.  As a bonus, there is even a quiz at the end of the lesson to check you  have improved your understanding. A Practical English Grammar Lesson To Help You Understand And Use Conditionals In English ✔Lesson transcript: there are only 4 types of  conditional, you would think it is a pretty simple topic. Just learn the  4 types and it’s done. But as we often find in English grammar, the devil is in the detail. There are so many potential use cases for conditional types you can feel overwhelmed. So in this English podcast lesson,  we start with making sure you understand the rules for each type. So  you have the tools to understand any use of conditional you might come  across. Even if you’ve never taken an English grammar class, you’ll be  able to follow my logical explanations and examples. Your  grammar is a reflection of your image. Good or bad, you have made an  impression. And like all impressions, you are in total control. ⭐ Jeffrey Gitomer, Author You may notice this lesson is a Listen&Learn lesson. If you want to understand more about our approach to helping  you speak English fluently, sign up for our free English language course  here. You can also read more about us and our approach on our website here. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice-A Trip To The Vet Ep 539
May 19 2022
English Listening Practice-A Trip To The Vet Ep 539
Today, you’ll get the opportunity to practice your English listening skills with a podcast that uses natural conversational English.  The topic is about my pet cats and a trip to the veterinary service.  You will pick up lots of useful vocabulary and get an insight into pet  ownership in the UK. Gain Confidence In Your English Skills With Regular English Listening Practice ✔Lesson transcript: about everyday topics, in a natural  conversation, is a great way for you to learn about life in the UK, a  little about me while you improve your English listening comprehension  and pronunciation skills. Training your brain to listen and understand spoken English is a critical part of making the move to speaking English. If  you can listen and understand a conversation in real-time, without  translation. Then that will free up a lot more time for your brain to  plan and say what you need to say when it comes time to speak. We all  acquire language using listening skills,  the way you learned your first ‘native’ language as a baby. The better  you are at listening, the easier it will be to speak English. A  quick note about our move to producing videos and audio podcasts. If you  are a regular listener and notice some changes in the audio quality as  we move over to video and audio production, don’t worry. I noticed them  as well. Having perfected the production process for audio only  podcasts, it’s been quite a learning experience to produce video. I  think these recordings are better than the recordings last week, and next weeks will be even better. Thank you for your patience Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
7 English Idioms That Use The Word Leg Ep 538
May 16 2022
7 English Idioms That Use The Word Leg Ep 538
In this video podcast, I will explain idioms with the English word ‘leg’ in them. English idioms are an odd part of the English language, and not knowing about them can  catch English language learners out. The best way to deal with them is  to focus on the popular ones, the ones you are more likely to hear in an  everyday English conversation. Today I’m going to break each idiom down  into understandable parts and give you lots of examples. There is even a  quiz to test yourself at the end. Listen and Learn 7 English Idioms with Legs ✔Lesson transcript: before we get started, you  should probably know a little more about the learning approach we use  here at Adept English. There is a lot more going on when you listen to  one of our podcasts. You can find out more about Listen and Learn on our website. We will help you learn consciously, and our Listen and Learn method will help you learn unconsciously too. If you don’t listen/watch us on Spotify or YouTube,  you probably don’t know it, but we have a new video studio. Behind the  scenes, we have started video recording our lessons at the same time as  we record the lesson audio. From a podcast listeners point of view, we  hope very little has changed, lots of great English language learning  content to listen to as you commute to work or go out jogging. For the  people who can watch us. The enormous advantage of video is we can build the transcript right into display and deliver more value to our audience. We still think of ourselves as podcast first and video second. But we have to move with the times and our audience,  and one of our goals is to help as many people as possible learn to  speak English. Making our content available on new platforms for new  English learners has to include video. We are definitely learning as we  go along. If you spot a problem or have a suggestion on how we can improve what we are doing, please let us know in the YouTube comments or via email, our email address is at the footer of every page on our website. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜
Yet Another Part Of Speech English Learners Struggle With-Homonyms Ep 537
May 12 2022
Yet Another Part Of Speech English Learners Struggle With-Homonyms Ep 537
English has some words which sound similar when you say them, and can even have the same spelling, but have a different meaning. Today we are going to talk about homonyms in our English grammar lesson, what they are, and why they are problematic for new English  language learners. As usual, we provide lots of English listening  practice to help you spot them and avoid confusion when you communicate  with people using them. Homonyms Are A Part Of Speech That Many English Learners Struggle With ✔Lesson transcript: of you may have noticed our first video podcast on Monday. The idea is to publish the same great English lesson you expect to listen to but also include video, and a better follow along transcription built into the video.  It’s a new process for us and there are a lot of technical changes to  getting the lesson published. We’ve had a lot of positive feedback, and  if you have ideas, or problems, then please send us an email to tell us  about your experience. If all goes well, we will publish video/audio  podcasts from now on. English grammar doesn’t need to be boring! There are lots of interesting things to learn about homonyms. Listening to this podcast several times will help your store what you learn in your longer term language memory. We recommend you use spaced repetition as part of your listening process. So once you’ve finished listening to the podcast,  why not add a reminder with siri to play the podcast again in a few  days, then maybe a week’s time. The next time you listen, think about  what you didn’t remember, ask yourself why? This lessons audio MP3 can be downloaded from our website,  and you can get the full PDF transcript for free on the website as  well. If you don’t fancy a lesson on grammar, we have lots of podcasts  to choose from here. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice Talking About Empathy Ep 536
May 9 2022
English Listening Practice Talking About Empathy Ep 536
Today’s English speaking practice lesson, the topic I’m going to talk about is the concept of empathy.  And because this is Adept English, you can increase your English  vocabulary while also bettering your pronunciation and listening comprehension. So that’s the advantage of our listen and learn method, all you have to do is listen to improve your English fluency. An English Speaking Practice Lesson Focused On Empathy ✔Lesson transcript:  really encourage you to think about adding "Listening Practice" to your  English language learning routine. It’s a free and easy English language learning method that gives very good results. So  what is empathy? If you’re thinking, it sounds like an emotion, and  that’s correct. Empathy is the ability to understand and share in  another person’s feelings. If you want to connect with someone, see  something of yourself in them. You understand them on an emotional  level, and that’s called empathy. Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all. ⭐ Winston Churchill This  is my first video podcast, and I’d love to hear what you think about  it. How I can improve it? Leave comments on YouTube or send me an email.  You can find contact details at the bottom of our website here Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Parts Of Speech-English Modal Verbs Ep 535
May 5 2022
Parts Of Speech-English Modal Verbs Ep 535
Modal  verbs are everywhere! They are a big part of speech in the English  language. Frankly, in English we use them so much that after a while  they become invisible to us native speakers. Which is why we need to  make them visible again. That’s what today's English podcast is all about. Start learning English grammar the easy way, through listening. Parts Of Speech English Modal Verbs - Practice Using Them Correctly ✔Lesson transcript: you are learning to speak English, you know modal verbs are an essential component of the structure of a language,  because they enable us to carry out actions or show our attitude  towards something. Something we will all want to do at some point in a  conversation. But it can be quite difficult to understand when you come  from another language. So the  modal verb “could”, if used in conjunction with another verb, will  change the meaning of the sentence. For example, in the sentence “Billy  could eat like a horse,” the modal verb “could” is used alongside the  verb “eat” to change its meaning by implying that Billy has the  capability to eat a lot. As always, the best way to learn this  type of verb modification is to hear them being used. So today we have  lots and lots of practice sentences which walk you through how modal  verbs can and should be used to bring your English conversations alive. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
If You Want To Speak English Fluently And Confidently-You Need To Listen Ep 534
May 2 2022
If You Want To Speak English Fluently And Confidently-You Need To Listen Ep 534
Today we talk about living costs, rising energy bills and the impact of this on people’s lives. Whether you’re preparing for IELTS exams or just want to learn some new English vocabulary, we fill our podcast with tips and advice that will help you enhance your English-speaking skills. Learn English Language Listening Skills The Easy Way And Speak Confidently ✔Lesson transcript:  cost of living in the UK is going crazy. I’m sure it’s the same for  you. Petrol per litre has gone from £1.15 to £1.76. My food shopping was  about £100 a week for 3 people and 2 cats, now it’s about £145, for  nearly the same things. My gas bill has gone up 3 times, and it’s now  85% more expensive, but we’ve used less to keep the costs down. It’s  happening for everything though, my son’s computer chair broke (OK he  broke it!) I tried to buy the same chair on Amazon, and it was nearly  50% more, and it’s only a year old. Talking in English about interesting topics is a great way to improve your English listening and comprehension skills.  Humans love a good story, and we have developed to keep this type of  “story” information in our longer term memory. The more relevant the  story to our survival, the more likely we are to store the information.  So our podcasts take advantage of this. If you want to speak  English fluently and confidently, you are going to need to listen to  lots and lots of English being spoken by a fluent English speaker. Here  at Adept English we provide you for FREE!, all the English listening practice you could want. We have hundreds of interesting English listening practice podcasts ready for you to listen to right now. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Memorising Common English Vocabulary And Phrases Using Music Ep 533
Apr 28 2022
Memorising Common English Vocabulary And Phrases Using Music Ep 533
Today we are going to look at a memorising technique that uses music. We are going to see how you can apply this powerful learning approach to making learning English vocabulary and phrases easier. Music is a fantastic way to get new vocabulary into your brain.  It’s an easy way to improve your English vocabulary and fluency. This  is a method that I have found to be really effective and at the end of the podcast, I discuss the facts that support why it works. How Studying English Words And Phrases With Music Helps Me Remember ✔Lesson transcript:  will often hear us talk about repeat listening and spaced repetition as  the go to learning technique for improving your English language  comprehension. But we don’t talk as much about techniques for learning  English phrases and vocabulary. So in today’s English phrases and  vocabulary lesson, we are going to talk about things you can do to help you with remembering lists of common English words, like the days of the month, days of the week, etc. If  you are new here, welcome! I’d like to mention that we have a principle  here in Adept English, a principle of only learning useful English. The  English you need to hold a fluent English conversation in the UK today.  We avoid using dry old English books with vocabulary and phrases you  just don’t hear being used in everyday English conversations. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. ⭐ Chinese Proverb We  are all busy people, and our time is precious. We want you to be  efficient and spend your English learning time as effectively as  possible. It’s why we have a course which helps you focus on the 500 most common English words, which make  up around 80% of all the words you would use in a conversation with just  about anyone right here in the UK today. The point is, you learn  the vocabulary you need first and then move on to specialist vocabulary.  You don’t learn about English vocabulary for flying a plane if you’re  only ever going to work in a hotel or drive a taxi. You might want to  learn plane specific vocabulary eventually, but you would definitely  want to learn the 500 most common words first. And then learn hotel or  taxi specific vocabulary and then finally you're going to invest the  time in learning about planes. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜
British Accents vs American Accents As We Practise English Pronunciation Ep 532
Apr 25 2022
British Accents vs American Accents As We Practise English Pronunciation Ep 532
Today we are going to look at the differences between British English and American English pronunciation.  Do you really want to sound more like James Bond, Benedict Cumberbatch,  and Daniel Craig than a mix of Bill Murray, President Obama, and Ben  Stiller? If you want to sound more British when you speak, rather than  American, then this podcast will share some secrets that will help you understand why we sound the way we do. Learn What English Accent You Have As We Talk About The Differences Between British & American Accents ✔Lesson transcript:  course, there are many wonderful British accents, and there are a lot  of lovely American accents as well. I’m going to give this lesson using  my accent. I would class my accent as contemporary received  pronunciation RP, which is just a way of saying I speak using an accent  you would hear in and around London and the South East of England. My  accent is a clear and correctly spoken accent, so it’s a good place for  ESL (English as a second language) learners to start. It’s the sort of  accent you would want for your spoken English to be understood around  the world. If you want to sound Scottish or Welsh or Irish, or want one  of the many lovely regional accents to be found in the UK, then this  probably isn’t the lesson for you. I know I say this a lot, but I think it’s important. Ultimately, having an accent when you speak English should not matter.  But accents, especially strong ones, can sometimes impede people  understanding what you say. As a new language learner, you probably  don’t want any additional barriers to being understood. You will  definitely adopt the accent from your English language teacher, and it  won’t be easy to correct later on. So knowing that should help you make a  more informed decision about what accent your language teacher has, and  whether that matters to you Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Learn English Verb Tenses Needed To Talk About Your Plans With Others Ep 531
Apr 21 2022
Learn English Verb Tenses Needed To Talk About Your Plans With Others Ep 531
Are you looking for the perfect resource to help you get confident in all those English verb tenses? In this lesson, you’ll find ALL the verb tenses typically used during an everyday English conversation. It’s crammed to capacity with examples of present simple and present perfect verbs, past simple forms, modal verbs and many more. ESL English Grammar Verb Tenses With Lots Of Examples On How To Use Them ✔Lesson transcript: in today’s ESL grammar lesson, I’m going to use an everyday English conversation about me planning my Easter weekend to help walk you through all those tense examples. In the lesson, I suggest you try to identify all the tenses used. I hope you do well. If you want to check your work and assess your understanding I've provided answers at the end of the lesson PDF transcript, which you can download from out website. Learn ESL English grammar with us! Learning verb tenses in English will help you with making plans, and talking about them in English. All you have to do is listen. You will learn real world verb tense usage while I describe my plans for an Easter weekend in the UK, using an everyday English conversation. Listening to this type of English grammar lesson podcast is an easy way to prepare for the TOEFL, IELTS or any other English-language test. If nothing else, you will see just how easily native English speakers switch between tenses in natural, fluent English conversion. Learn more about our courses here: 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.  🎤 find us at... 🌎 📺 💜   🎧 listen to us on... 🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️