PODCAST

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.

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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-leg/ Now, 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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook
3d ago
12 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/parts-of-speech-homonym/ Some 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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
1w ago
12 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-practice-topic-empathy/ I  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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
09-05-2022
12 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/parts-of-speech-english-modal-verbs/ If 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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
05-05-2022
14 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-fluency/ The  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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
02-05-2022
13 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-musical-memory/ You  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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook
28-04-2022
11 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/practise-english-pronunciation-british-vs-american-accent/ Of  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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
25-04-2022
11 mins
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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/esl-english-grammar-verb-tenses/ So 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: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.  🎤 find us at... 🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜 https://adeptengli.sh/facebook   🎧 listen to us on... 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
21-04-2022
13 mins
English Conversations For English Learners-Why Having A Big Brain Is Not Always An Advantage Ep 530
A podcast to help you learn English naturally and improve your English listening skills.  Today we learn why we poor humans suffer more from fight or flight and  why having a clever brain isn’t always an advantage. So while you learn  new English vocabulary, build your long term English language memory and  work on your listening comprehension, you will also gain an interesting  insight into how we humans work at a mind and body level. Learn English, Learn About Your Brain, And Listen To It All In An Easy To Consume Way ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-deal-with-stress/ If  you’re wondering why an English conversation about body and mind is  going to help you learn to speak English fluently, then you’re probably  new to Adept English. So firstly hello and welcome. Our approach to  language learning is through language acquisition, an approach you’ve  already used and know works, because it was the approach you used to  learn your first ‘native’ language as a child. We use the same  proven approach you used for your first language to help you learn new  languages. One of the most important aspects of this type of learning is  lots of repeat listening. Most people will only listen to something several times if it’s interesting. So all of our listen and learn podcasts are about interesting things. Being  self aware is a very good first step to reducing unnecessary stress and  anxiety. If you don’t know why something is happening, you are going to  struggle to come up with a plan to help solve your problems. I love  understanding why we behave the way we do and today I’m going to share  with you a brief insight into why we humans do what we do, even when  it’s not good for us. We often regard our human brains as one of  the most complex objects in the known universe. No other physical  structure can rival its capabilities. But despite all its astounding  powers, it has its fair share of flaws. We discover in today’s show, our  paranoia and anxiety are more prevalent than any other species’,  because our fight-or-flight response kicks in when there is no real  danger. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
18-04-2022
14 mins
A Sensible Attitude To Achieving Your English Speaking Fluency Goals Ep 529
If you want to learn to speak English fluently as quickly as possible, listening to this English podcast is a great place for you to start. We offer practical, free and proven  English language learning techniques that hundreds of thousands of  English language students listen to every month. Today we talk about  what your expectations of how long it takes to learn to speak English fluently should be. Learning English Speaking Fluency In A Month? Are You Kidding Me? ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-takes-how-long-to-learn/ I’ve noticed recently a trend on the internet/social media and YouTube for people to make claims about learning to speak a language that is  just impractical. Being a language learner myself and being told that  some people are learning to speak a new language fluently in a single  month is just frustrating. Most, and by that I mean 99%, of us won’t be  learning a new language to fluency in a month. Why  do these claims of learning a new language to fluency in a month seem  exaggerated? Well, take this example, the US military spends millions of  dollars using the best techniques and experts in language learning in  the world. This US military programme per-selects only people who show  an inbuilt skill will learn language learning. Guess what? It still  takes students on this ultra specialist, elite, best of the best US  Military program longer than a month. You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. ⭐ Richard Branson I’m  not saying learning a new language from nothing to fluency in less than  a month is impossible. I’ve just have not met anyone who has done it,  and I know a few polyglots who specialize in language acquisition. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
14-04-2022
15 mins
Learn To Pronounce And Speak English The Listen And Learn Way Ep 528
Many of your emails tell us that fixing your English pronunciation is one of the biggest issues you have as you move to spoken English  fluency. Today I’m going to explain why learning English pronunciation  is so difficult for some people. I’ll explain what you can do to fix well understood English specific pronunciation problems. Get Better At English Speaking And Pronunciation With The Listen And Learn English Pronunciation Course ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-speaking-pronunciation-course/ The  beauty of the Adept English "Listen & Learn" English lesson is  while you are improving your English language vocabulary and listening  comprehension. Building that long term English language memory you will  need for English fluency. You also "automatically" learn about English  accents and correct English pronunciation. But what if there was a way  we could speed up the pronunciation learning part and target stubborn  mispronunciation issues? What  if I told you I have methodically identified every single problem area a  non-native English speaker will have with English pronunciation? That  I’ve applied the Adept English Listen & Learn approach, that you love listening to in our podcasts, to help solve all your English mispronunciation issues.  An approach that gives practical instruction and advice on how to  position your mouth so an English listener will understand every sound  you pronounce. If you're interested in using the same easy-to-use  system we use in our podcasts to solving your pronunciation problems,  you should definitely listen right to the end of today’s podcast and jump over to vip.adeptenglish.com to register your interest. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
11-04-2022
16 mins
Avoid The Number 1 Barrier To English Language Fluency-Translating In Your Head Ep 527
Do you ever stop listening to someone while they’re speaking because you’re too busy translating what they said? You are not alone! Lots of English language learners fall into the trap  of language translation. The good news is you can learn to stop that  slow translating process and move to true spoken English fluency with the strategies I set out in this English podcast lesson. Stop Translating In Your Head Level Up Your English Language Fluency ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-conversation-fluency/ I know, it’s frustrating! We all start out with translation, but translation prevents fluency!  It seems counter-intuitive that the only way to learn a new language is  to build a vocabulary and to do that you need to translate, but in  doing this we prevent ourselves from becoming better the more we  translate! There is nothing  wrong with this at the start of your language learning journey. The  problem happens when you think scaling this skill up is the right way to  continue getting better at English fluency. Language is wine upon the lips. ⭐ Virginia Woolf The  best way to think about this is to imagine your early English language  vocabulary as a set of tools you need to get your language learning  started. Imagine that these tools help you build a bridge, but once you  finish the bridge, you need to put the tools down and stop using them.  Your focus should now be on using the bridge you’ve built. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
07-04-2022
12 mins
How Learning New English Words Can Help You Form Better Relationships Ep 526
Listening  to today’s English language podcast and taking the suggested  personality test will help you learn about the personality types you  will encounter in your daily life. Learn about your own personality type, and its strengths and weaknesses, along with some useful common English vocabulary. How To Improve Your English Vocabulary And Build Stronger Relationships With Others ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-vocabulary-personality/ In this English lesson,  I’m going to recommend a good online personality test that I have found  interesting. It’s free, it’s simple to fill out, and it works without  having to hand over an email address. It only takes a few minutes to answer some yes/no questions and I’ve found it to be quite accurate. No predictive system is perfect, but this one seems to offer some interesting insights into your personality. I want freedom for the full expression of my personality. ⭐ Mahatma Gandhi Personality  tests are a great way to find out more about yourself. You will  discover things about yourself that you should find interesting or  surprising. It can make you think about your personality or the  personality of people you know, from a new angle, or in a different way. “Personality”  is a word relating to the character or attributes of a person. For  example, if you meet someone who’s friendly, energetic and generous,  these are some of their personality traits. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
04-04-2022
14 mins
Improve Your Ability To Understand Speakers With A Strong English Accent Ep 525
Today we are going to go outside of our comfort zone and listen to an English speaker with a very strong accent. We don’t  always get perfect recordings of English to listen to in real life. This  English lesson will really challenge your listening skills and improve your  appreciation of the problems you may experience and help you overcome  them. Get Better At Understanding Speakers With A Strong Regional English Accent ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-accent-northern-irish/ The United Kingdom comprises several countries,  each with its own accent. In past English lessons, we’ve covered the  Scottish accent and the Welsh. Today we cover the Northern Irish accent  as we listen to a famous horse jockey talk about his impressive race  career. It’s really important that you practice listening to real world English as part of your listen and learn process. With practice, I think you will be able to re-listen to the interview I’ve included and see your comprehension skills improve. You  need to experience the challenges of accents, regional vocabulary,  distractions and background noise, overlapping discussion. We are going  to work with these listening challenges today and I’m going to talk you  through all the problems and help you understand what is being said. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
31-03-2022
15 mins
PRESENT TENSE Fully Explained With Examples As We Listen And Learn English Grammar Ep 524
The PRESENT TENSE in English: We’re going to work on the present tense in our English grammar lesson today. I want to get you thinking about how you can use your knowledge of the tenses to your advantage when speaking. We use tenses to explain when an action takes place, and explaining when an action takes place is an important part of ALL our everyday conversations. An English Grammar Podcast Lesson That Focuses On The Present Tense ✔Lesson transcript:  https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-present-tense/ So  what is present tense? The present tense is one of the verb tenses in  English and is used to describe actions that are currently happening, or  include routine actions that are true. I'm sure there are more formal definitions, but this is how I think of it, and it's a practical way to think about it. First the good news, present tense conjugation is pretty simple in English. You can just listen and learn these. However, and the reason for today’s lesson, the other forms of  the present tense can be difficult to learn through listening alone. So  in this English grammar podcast,  we’re going to walk through each form of present tense and explain what  you should watch out for when you listen and learn English. As  always, there are lots of examples in this English lesson, and because  it’s important that you really do grasp the different forms, I’ve  included a quick test at the end of the lesson to check your  understanding. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
28-03-2022
16 mins
Anxiety In Language Learning And Tips To Overcome It Ep 523
Tips to overcome nervousness in English conversations.  An often overlooked but major learning obstacle is the feeling of being  anxious when learning to engage and speak in a new language. Today we discuss this common problem and offer ways to overcome it. Overcome Your Anxiety And Develop Confidence With English Conversations ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-deal-with-anxiety/ People  often say they get stressed during the transition from listening to a  new language to speaking a new language. Usually, that stress comes from  feeling anxious. We talk about anxiety in several of our English language podcasts. This is something nearly all new language learners need to overcome in their language learning journey. The  good news is I have a lot of experience helping people who struggle  with anxiety. So today I’ve got some solid advice at the end of the  podcast that will help anyone who is suffering from anxiety, not just  language learners. English conversations are a huge part of the English language and there is no better way to learn them than by listening to native English speakers. Listen inand get used to the speed and cadence of native English speech patterns.  You will improve your comprehension, your pronunciation, expand your  vocabulary and learn great phrases you can use too. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
24-03-2022
14 mins
English Listening Practice-Can We All Agree War Is Bad And We Should Stop It Ep 522
With so many wars in the world, I thought today we should have an English listening podcast about kindness, compassion and the goodness in people.  Lots of English listening practice will help you build confidence, improve your listening comprehension, and train your brain for faster, more natural language acquisition. You'll notice a difference in the way you think and feel as your English improves in only a few episodes. The Best English Listening Practice Podcast You're Not Listening To ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-war-is-bad/ As  we learn a new language, we hear new things and want to use them in  conversation. However, we aren’t always sure how to use these unfamiliar  words and expressions. Our English lessons are better than standard  textbooks or lectures because they help improve natural, everyday spoken  language. The type of English you will need to sound fluent and take  part in everyday English conversations. With  downloadable audio available in MP3 format and transcripts available in  PDF format, each of our English listening practice podcasts offers both  aural training and parallel reading practice. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. ⭐ Albert Einstein Whether  you’re a student of English as a foreign or second language or an adult  speaker looking to improve your verbal communication skills in English,  we definitely have an English listening podcast for you. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
21-03-2022
10 mins
Be More Interesting And Memorable When You Talk About Something Bad In An English Conversation Ep 521
Today we are going to be more creative in our English conversations. We will help you spice up your English  vocabulary skills. It is a really common thing to talk about good or bad  in everyday conversations. In podcast 498 we showed you how to be more interesting talking about good. Today, we  will make your conversation more thought-provoking when talking about  bad things. How To Spice Up Your English Conversation The Next Time You Want To Talk About Something Very Bad ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-expressive-vocabulary-for-bad/ It is tempting when learning to speak a new language  to over use generic vocabulary. Early on, this is fine. It gets the job  done, you can interact with English speakers. But if you’re not careful,  you can sound a little boring or worse still, you can appear to be  dull. So, with a sprinkle of interesting English vocabulary, we can  transform your English conversation into something much more expressive  and precise. We are going to  learn some words and phrases that will bring your conversation to life.  It will help the listener in your conversation understand much more  about what you really think about the topic and help them visualise the  subject. Ultimately, this makes your conversation a more memorable and  enjoyable experience, and who doesn’t want that? As always, we  provide examples and spell out keywords in the lesson. If you don’t  understand something or need to follow the text as you listen, we have a  free pdf transcript for all our podcasts, including this one. You can download the transcript from our website. Or you can use the custom UK English subtitles we provide for every YouTube video we produce. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
17-03-2022
15 mins
Gain CONFIDENCE In English CONVERSATION Practice Chatting About A Trip To London Ep 520
Today our lesson is an everyday English conversation to help improve your English listening comprehension and vocabulary skills. We talk about London and the UK,  so you will also learn about some British culture along the way. This is  a more interesting way to learn English without even noticing! Improve Your Confidence In English Conversations Working With Me As Your English-Speaking Conversation Partner ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-chatting/ Improve  your English listening skills through everyday conversations. You can  do it! Learning a new language is challenging, but it’s also hugely  rewarding and fun. And if you want to learn to speak English  conversationally and confidently, you’re in the right place. We know that the best way to learn English is to immerse yourself in the language. In this podcast episode,  we talk about everyday things just as though you were talking to a  friend in your own language. The idea is to learn as you listen. Traditional  English lessons can be really boring. The trick is making each lesson  interesting enough for you to want to listen to it many times. So I take  a different approach to teaching English. My lessons will keep you interested and your comprehension levels will go way up. You can learn more about the Adept English language learning approach by subscribing to our free English language course here. Listening to this course will help you get the best out of our podcasts. It’s FREE and available right now, so try it. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
14-03-2022
11 mins
Learn The Vocabulary And Pronunciation Of A British Kitchen In English Ep 519
This  British breakfast vocabulary podcast for language learners will help  you improve your comprehension and pronunciation of typical vocabulary  and phrases for your morning food in the UK. All you have to do is listen and learn. Subscribe to our podcast, put your headphones on and start listening your way to better English language skills. Improve Your English Listening Skills With This Guide To British Kitchen Vocabulary And Pronunciation ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-british-breakfast/ Do  you want to learn about the British way of life? Would you like to take  a closer look at the lifestyle of a British family? Are you curious  about our shopping behaviour, what we British eat and drink and our  daily routine? If you really want to learn the culture of a country, you have to understand the way life happens there. This podcast helps the listener peek into an English kitchen and use phrases that are used there regularly. Using  the Adept English listen and learn approach is an exceptional way to  improve your English language skills quickly. In each of our lessons,  you can expect to listen to over 2,000 English words. All explained with  context, pronounced correctly by a native English speaker. All of our lessons are designed to keep you engaged, so that you are more likely to  remember. We teach at a speed and with a clarity that language learners  can follow. And don’t forget we provide free transcripts with every podcast lesson! Try us today and discover why over 600,000 English language learners follow our show. Learn more about our courses here: https://adeptenglish.com/language-courses/ 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 learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 https://adeptenglish.com 📺 https://adeptengli.sh/youtube 💜  https://adeptengli.sh/facebook    🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/spotify 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/apple 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/google 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/amazon 🎙️  https://adeptengli.sh/blubrry 🎙️ https://adeptengli.sh/rss
10-03-2022
15 mins