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  • Today we listen and learn English irregular verbs. In just 15 minutes we are  going to explain, with lots of examples, 20 of the most common irregular verbs. All you need to do is find your headphones and relax and listen. The best way to deal with these tricky verbs is to recognize them as they are being used. Lots of listening, and lots of examples of the verbs being used will help make you familiar with the past simple and past participle  verb forms. See how well you do in the quiz, check the answers at the  end and start listening!

    Irregular Verbs Learned The Easy Way Through English Grammar Listening Practice

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/grammar-english-irregular-verbs/

    English  verbs are pretty straightforward until you get to irregular verbs. These are verbs that don’t use the usual -d, -ed, or -ied spelling or  pronunciation for the past simple or past participle. You probably don’t  really care about learning irregular verbs. Who does, really? The point  is, you want to speak English fluently and make an impression on people  with your English language skills. And for this, you will need to understand the past simple and past participle verb forms so your spoken  English sounds right.

    Now there are plenty of tables that list irregular verbs and their forms on the internet, and you  could try to just learn them by remembering them with no context. This  might work if you only wanted to write in English. However, when  speaking in English, this type of memorisation is not that helpful.

    The rules of English grammar are largely an artificial construct with little or no bearing on the language as it is spoke.
    ⭐ Ben Dylan Aaronovitch, Author, Scriptwriter

    The  good news is there is a simpler and more memorable way to learn  irregular verbs. You just need to hear them being used, over and over,  in sensible spoken examples. Lots of repeat listening practice of  irregular verbs being used will help you recognize them when others are  using them. Importantly, you will hear the correct form being used and you will notice when they are not correct.

    Don’t forget that all of our lessons come with a free pdf transcript which you can download from our website 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.  

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  • Today we move from understanding English to speaking it. I will show you, with the permission of one of our German listeners, what moving to speaking English sounds like. And just to be fair, I will show you what I sound like speaking German, as I move from understanding German to speaking it. If you’re at this stage of learning to speak English, it’s definitely worth listening to the end of today’s podcast.

    I can understand English, but I have a hard time with English speaking. What should I do?

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-from-understanding-to-speaking/

    If you have listened to my podcasts, you will know I’m also learning to speak other languages, just like you are. I’m currently working on my French language, and today I have a real treat for you as I got the chance to speak in German.

    Every English language learner will get a stage where you have learned to  understand basic English, but you can’t seem to speak it. It can be a really frustrating time, where you can understand native English speakers but not be able to speak English yourself. You feel you’ve hit a  wall and that there’s nothing other than practice to help you get over  the hump. You’re in luck. We have covered this topic before. Today you get more advice and you can listen to some real-world examples of how this transition sounds.

    This podcast is all about showing you that transitioning from understanding to speaking English is possible. You are not alone. Every language learner goes through this stage at some point. Finally, the podcast will give you some suggestions on how to make the move from understanding English  to actually being able to speak it.

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    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.  

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  • Today, we will help English language learners who are searching for a  new job. We explain what makes a great CV/resume. Covering all the English phrases , vocabulary and language used in a modern, professional job application. We are going to help you answer the question - How do you get employers to choose you over all those other people who want the same job?

    The Right Combination Of English Phrases, Language, And CV/Resume Layout Will Help You Land The Job You Want

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-cv-resume/

    We know, from the many emails, our listeners have sent to us. That  listening to Adept English has helped many of you to get a job for which  you needed to speak English. If you are a new listener and you would  like to be in this position, if you’d like to speak English well enough  to get a job that needs English language fluency, then start by listening to this podcast and subscribe to us for more.

    There are thousands of CVs sitting on the desks of people who are  trying to find new employees. Listening to today’s podcast will help you  make your CV the one worth looking into. In the podcast, we cover some interesting English vocabulary and phrases you can expect to hear when applying for a new job.

    Speaking a new language like English, confidently, can make all the  difference in your life. A good example of this, looking to get a new  job that requires you speak English well. But before you can even prove  how good your spoken English is, you need to get a face to face, or in a  video call interview. Which means you need a great CV/Resume.

    To help you, today’s podcast uses contemporary English language and  phrases, which you would expect to hear in the UK if you were applying  for a job. I talk you through a British CV that’s professional and  designed to make you stand out from the crowd. I will explain each of  the sections you should include in your CV and what you should avoid  putting in.

    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.  

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  • Let’s practice our English listening comprehension while we learn about staying alive for longer. Today I  talk about some really interesting brain science, and a free,  straightforward exercise, that every one of us can do to help us live  longer. If you want to live longer and improve your English fluency?  Then listen to this podcast.

    Listen To English Lessons That Will Train Your English Listening Skills

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-brain-exercise/

    If you’ve listened to our “Learn English Through Listening” podcast for any length of time, you know that keeping students engaged in the lesson is key to learning English fluency. You have to focus and really listen to what is being said to  program a new language into your long-term language memory. Something  traditional, boring English lessons struggle to do.

    Balance  has proven to be an excellent predictor of how long you will live into  old age. Obviously, there are many things outside of our control that  will affect how long we will live. But every now and again, we discover  something that we can take control of, and balance is one of these.

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
    ⭐ Albert Einstein

    We  should all be interested in living long and healthy lives, so you have  no excuses not to listen carefully to this English lesson! Don’t forget  that every one of our podcasts has a written PDF transcript that you can  download and follow along for free. If you want to read along as you listen, we also have our lessons on YouTube, where you can watch our custom, British English subtitles as you listen.

    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.  

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  • Today we fix any mistakes you might make with English modal verbs.  With just 3 simple rules, you will eliminate the main issues you can  think of when using these tricky verbs. If you have been having problems  with learning English modal verb grammar , you must listen to this podcast.

    All You Need To Know About The Confusing World Of English Modal Verbs - Learn Grammar The Easy Way

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-modal-verbs/

    Like all of our English podcast lessons,  we use lots of examples to explain how the rules work and how you use  them. At the end of the lesson, you will know what the most common modal  verbs are and how to use them correctly. I’m going to explain each of  the rules and how they apply to all the common modal verbs in English,  and then I’m going to test you by making you the teacher!

    Modal verbs often show how someone feels about something or how he or she intends to act, so they are really important for conversations.  So using them correctly is important for your English language fluency.  The good news is, there are not that many modal verbs to learn in  English, only 13, and we use less than that in everyday English conversation.

    It’s a bit of a tradition here at Adept English to start the new year  language learning with English grammar. As we say, “we’re all rusty and we need to blow some cobwebs away”.  We probably haven’t focused on English language learning over the  holidays, and we need to jump back in and get our daily learning  routines back to normal. So our first lessons of the year are more  grammar and technical to get your brains switched on!

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    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.  

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  • Today we will make sure you use TO and FOR correctly in your English.  So, if you are looking to avoid mistakes that make you sound like an English language learner or you are looking for high scores in your IELTS exams both written and spoken, this is the podcast English lesson for you!

    Learn How To Use TO And FOR Properly And Avoid Common Grammar Mistakes

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/esl-english-grammar-to-for-prepositions/

    There are over 100 prepositions in English. If you are a regular listener to Adept English, you already know that we try to learn English efficiently. Rather than learn a list of 100 prepositions, we will  focus on the most commonly used prepositions. That means you spend your precious time focused on learning and practicing with the top 2, 5 or 10 words, idioms and phrases, the vocabulary you will definitely need.

    Today, that means we will focus on 2 simple prepositions which are used ALL the time. Prepositions that people who speak English as a second language (ESL) can find difficult to understand and use correctly. After listening to this ESL English grammar podcast, you will know how to use the prepositions TO and FOR correctly.

    What is a preposition? Well, a preposition is a typically a word that shows a relationship between two or more  people, things or places. Most prepositions are single words, however  they can be pairs or even groups of words.

    Even if you think you’ve got a great understanding of using TO and FOR prepositions, I recommend you listen to the podcast lesson. There are a few questions towards the end of the lesson so you can test  yourself and prove you’ve got these tricky prepositions under control.

    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.  

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  • Today we get rid of the procrastination monster! In our first English conversation listening podcast, of 2022. We all know that procrastination makes little sense.  And for some people, it’s a habit they find difficult to get out of. If  you’re always waiting until the last minute to get things done and you plan on improving your English language fluency this year, then this is the podcast to listen to.

    Learn How To Beat Procrastination And Talk More In English Conversations In 2022

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-procrastination/

    In today’s excellent listening practice, we have a conversation in English all about procrastination and some tips (at the end of the lesson) on how you can avoid it. I talk about why we binge watch on YouTube,  spend hours browsing the Internet, or stare out of the window for no  reason. I give you some tips on what you can do to get focused on your  goals in 2022, all before another year slips away.

    So first, what is procrastination? Procrastination is when you put something off, even though you know that doing what  needs to be done now would make things easier in the long run. It’s that  task or activity we should do today, but we find an excuse to put it  off until tomorrow, as some might say "mañana".

    Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
       ⭐ Mason Cooley, Author

    You don’t need to suffer the ugly clutches of procrastination for  another year. Procrastination is a wicked monster that needs to be  slain. I am going to show you how to avoid all of those bad habits that  stop you from achieving your goals and dreams. Along the way, you will  learn some new English vocabulary and idioms, you will hear and learn  the correct English language pronunciation and intonation from a native  English language speaker. I’ve even included some helpful tips at the  end of the lesson to help avoid wasting any of your precious time in  2022

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    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.  

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  • This is an English lesson where you get to practice listening to Numbers. Today we say hello to 2022, and we wave goodbye to 2021,  and try to forget 2020. Talking about numbers naturally in a new  language is always tricky, so today we will help explain how we use  numbers in everyday English conversations.

    Every Adept English Podcast You Listen To Will Increase Your English Fluency

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-hello-2022-goodbye-2021/

    Let me give you an example. “Adept English has had an exceptional year in 2021, we now regularly have five hundred thousand listeners every month.” (500,000). Now someone else might say “2021 was  an exceptional year for Adept English, we now have over half a million listeners every month!”

    Those are real numbers. It really has been an exceptional year for  us! The point is, you say numbers differently when you talk about money,  statistics, phone numbers, people’s ages and so on. So you need to hear  numbers being used in lots of different scenarios to understand others  talking about numbers, and of course, for you to sound natural when you  talk about numbers.

    Adept English has lots of English lessons that will help you learn to speak English and understand English through listening. Whether you want to work in an English-speaking country or get ready for a specific test, the material on our site will make it easier for you to listen, imitate and speak English fluently.

    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.  

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  • Today we will learn about a quick and easy way to sound more natural when speaking English. Improving your vocabulary for the most commonly used English words and  phrases will make a tremendous difference to how engaging and articulate  you sound. Listen to this English lesson and what you say will immediately sound more appealing. Listeners will understand what you are saying more clearly and want to hear more.

    Which Words Do You Need To Stop Using In Your English Conversations?

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-stop-using-boring-words/

    We all know that if someone uses the same word again and again in a  conversation, it quickly becomes boring to listen to. Using the same  limited vocabulary tells listeners you are a new language learner.  Native English speakers vary their use of vocabulary to express their  thoughts and feelings.

    It’s easy to get some quick and painless wins. Start by identifying  common vocabulary in your conversations, words you “over use” in your  conversations. These are the ones you will need to work on. Practice  substituting these common “generic” adjectives with more precise  adjectives, which are a better way to show what you mean.

    Using more precise adjectives in the speaking section of IELTS and  TOEFL exams will show your examiner that your grasp of English  vocabulary is good and it will improve your score.

    In this podcast,  I’ll share more examples of vocabulary substitution. I will provide you  with a step-by-step example of what you should do when you’ve found the  vocabulary you rely on too much and over use in your conversations. So  jump in and start listening!

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    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.  

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  • Looking to improve your language skills this holiday season? Check out this curated list of common English words and phrases that we’ll prove useful during the holidays. In this English learning podcast, we cover festive vocabulary and common English phrases used at this time of year.

    A Christmas List of Really Useful Common English Words

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-christmas-vocabulary/

    Christmas is upon us, and you know what that means: time to brush up on your vocabulary. I’m here to help with a list of common English words found in everyday conversations in most English-speaking countries at this time of year.

    Regardless of your religious beliefs, one of the most exciting times of the year is Christmas. For many, it’s a time when loved ones come together to celebrate and spend time with each other. Enjoying different types of delicious food, having fun with games and presents, and exchanging gifts is what many think about when they think of Christmas.

    And so this is Christmas…what have you done?
      ⭐ John Lennon

    Whether you want to impress your friends while you hang out over this festive season or want to create magic in your workplace through some unique corporate events, you will surely need a few suitable English words in hand!

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    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.

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  • If you want to become an effective English language speaker and thinker, there are a few simple strategies that can make it happen. Listen to today’s English podcast lesson to find out more. You’re going to become a stronger English speaker.

    How To Speak English, In A Way That Makes Sense. No More Translating In Your Head.

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-without-translating/

    Learning a language through translating can be bittersweet; it gives  language students a basic knowledge of the language. However, this is  limited knowledge, because this type of knowledge is the slowest to  recall, and slow recall equals poor speech.

    Using translation will hurt your ability to speak naturally and  fluently. Translating in your head is distracting if you are also trying  to focus on what someone else is saying.

    The good news is you're already doing one of the most important steps to thinking in English. You’re listening to native English speakers like this podcast.  Lots of English listening and regular, simple, daily activities like  the ones we suggest in this lesson will definitely make a difference to  your spoken English.

    Learning to think in English takes time, but if you follow the suggested techniques in this podcast, it will become easier and easier.

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    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.  

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  • Today I will show you a common mistake students make when trying to understand English native speakers and also when they do the IELTS listening test. You are going to discover why learning to comprehend spoken English, listening to a language teacher, is simply not enough, and what you can do about it. Improve your English fluency today, listen to the Adept English podcast.

    How To Understand What Native English Speakers Are Saying When They Talk Too Fast In Every Day English Conversations

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-understand-fast-english/

    Native English speakers often use shortcuts to help say things faster in everyday English conversations. Depending on who you are talking to, native English speakers will use several language tricks to speed up what’s being said. This can make it really difficult for new English language learners to follow and understand what’s being said.

    Native English speakers have a lot of tools to help them speed up what they want to say. You might hear brand names, slang, idioms or phrases that help express in less time what needs saying. We have lots of lessons on these topics and today we work on what is probably the most common cause for new English language students not understanding a native English speaker in an everyday conversation.

    It may seem difficult at first, but once you understand what is going on, native English speakers are easier to understand than you think. After just a few weeks of listening practice, you’ll be amazed at how close you can come to understanding English like a native speaker. With the right strategies, your listening skills will improve dramatically. We’ll go over some different techniques to help you do this.

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    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. 

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  • Not  knowing what a homophone is or what the common ones are could leave you  sounding silly in your next English conversation. In today’s English grammar podcast we explain the problem, we help you practice spotting common homophones  and we test you just to keep you on your toes as we learn how to speak  the English language.

    Everything You Need To Know About Homophones In English, Zeroing In On The Confusing Ones

    Let’s face it: All languages have at least one annoying characteristic or grammar rule you just have to accept and learn. The English language has a lot  of rules that seem arbitrary, with countless exceptions and "special  cases" that are just plain weird. Homophones are a great example of  this.

    The problem with  homophones is that they can trip you up. Homophones are tricky because  they sound the same when spoken, but have a different meaning. Or said  another way, a perfect way of catching out new English language students during a conversation.

    What did one homophone say to comfort the other homophone? Their, there, they're.
    ⭐ Anonymous

    Although  in today’s lesson we stick to an Adept English rule, and only work on  the homophones you really need, the most common ones. I spent some time  trying to identify what single sounding English word has the most  possible meanings.

    I'm sure you can suggest better ones,  but I came up with "Carrot, carat, karat and caret". 4 Words which  sound "Exactly the same" when spoken in English. They mean; a vegetable,  the weight of gems, the fineness/purity of gold and finally a  typographical mark.

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    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.  

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  • If  you want to become fluent in English, a fluent English speaker, if you  want to understand and speak English in a way that’s natural and flows,  then you need to prioritise listening to and understanding everyday people speaking English. Today I’m going to talk about how we learn to speak a language and what’s happening with your brain when you speak English.

    The One Skill That Will Make You Fluent In English Speaking

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-how-to/

    I  can’t count the number of times I have spoken to an English language student and hear "I can understand, write and read English pretty well.  However, when it comes to speaking the language I get stuck." If you  want to learn to speak a language well, it is much more important to  listen to, and quickly understand what you hear, than to read and write. If you want to speak English well, you need to listen to a lot of spoken English, until your language comprehension is great, and really fast.

    Traditional  approaches to teaching new languages, especially classroom based  learning, spend a lot of time on reading and writing and a lot less time  on listening and speaking. The language used is often fake, made up,  and pretty useless in the real world.

    Poor language comprehension,  and being slow to comprehend what you are listening to is the No. 1  reason people struggle to speak a new language. You get so focused on  working out what’s being said to you. You have little or no time to work  on what you need to say back (your ideas as words and phrases) and how  you need to say it (grammar and pronunciation).

    Listening to lots and lots of English being spoken naturally is the No. 1 way to improve your English language comprehension skills and comprehension speed.

    You're  lucky. This way of learning to speak a language is a built in part of  being human. Every single one of us is born with the ability to learn a  language. We all have a language learning toolkit we know works, and we  know we can listen and speak a language before we can read or write a  single word in that language.

    Everyone can learn to speak a new  language. We all have the tools we used to learn to speak our first  language. If you want to speak a language, being able to listen and  understand what you hear automatically is what enables speaking.

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    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.  

  • In  today’s English listening practice podcast, you can learn English  comprehension while learning about British pubs and British culture. We  take some positive news from a pub forced to have a three day lock-in. A  great podcast for those who want to learn how to speak with a British accent. This is great, free English listening practice, with a free transcript which you can download here.

    Listen & Learn About UK Pub Culture With Our English Listening Practice Podcast

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-pub-lock-in/

    Everyone  in the world has their own opinion about pubs, but there are some  things we all agree on: Cold drinks. Comfortable seats. And a place to  sit back with your friends and play a few rounds of pool, darts, or  maybe even karaoke? With so many English pubs and inns struggling after a  long forced shutdown because of the pandemic, it’s time for some  positive news.

    The idea of a  pub has deep roots in English history. A pub was originally a meeting  place, long before public houses and bars became popular. Today, pubs  remain an important part of English culture. And so do the colourful  names that English pubs have throughout the country. This podcast will help you practice your English listening skills while gaining  knowledge on this fascinating piece of history that has played such an  important part in British folklore and culture.

    I would like to  say a big thank you for listening to our English language learning  podcasts. It’s really nice to hear that people are finding our podcasts  useful. If you would like to get in touch, and tell us about your  experience, we would love to hear from you. Please do email or post a  comment on YouTube.

    We have lots of English language learning podcasts you can listen to right now. Join us and using our Listen and Learn approach to learning the English language, you’ll experience British culture,  gain an insight into Britain’s history and learn English in a fun and  interesting way. Learning English never has to be hard or boring.

    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.  

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  • Our English language listening practice lessons help you build your brain’s language skills so you can have conversations in English.  Your brain has an entire language learning toolkit built in. From day 1  of your life, you were learning to process sounds that later became  language, before you could read or write. Our English lessons cover a  lot of interesting and useful topics to keep you engaged and focused  while you learn, and today we talk about the dangers of mould in your  home.

    Listening Practice Conversation In English About The Dangers Of Mould In Your Home

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-mould/

    Here at Adept English we have built our approach to teaching  you your next language around the knowledge that everyone can learn new  languages. We’ve all learned at least one. You don’t have to be  special, you just have to want to learn, find the time, and use the time  learning a new language wisely.

    When you listen to our English podcasts,  you are building your long-term language memory for automatic language  reference (thoughts and ideas into the words needed to express them),  and your building the pronunciation, tone and enunciation skills through  training your brain to hear correct grammar and pronunciation by  listening to native English speakers.

    Along the way, you will  learn technical language (grammar) that is peculiar to the English  language. You will learn a rich and meaningful everyday English  vocabulary, the type of words and phrases you would need in a  conversation in the UK right now, today.

    You will discover how we live and think in the UK. Lots of British culture and how life  is in the UK, from the taxes we pay to the food we cook and eat. What’s  in the news and my own personal experiences as I learn languages and  meet interesting people.

    We use proven, modern learning approaches in all of our English language podcasts,  such as spaced repetition learning. We provide you with transcripts and  lots more to help you work the way you want to work while learning.

    We provide you with all the language acquisition tools you need to move on to speaking fluent English.

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    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.  

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  • Learning to speak English fluently is about motivation, and the time you commit to learning, and what you  are doing with that time than just about any other criteria. Today we  talk about an Uber driver in Amsterdam, proof you or anyone can learn 2 or 3 new languages if you want or need too. The question is: Will you? We’ll help you find the motivation and the time to do it.

    Getting Uber Driver Motivated To Learn The English Language

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-uber-drivers/

    It’s  an age-old question that has faced many students and employers all over  the world. What is the "best" way to learn English, or any other  foreign language, as a second language? As an English teacher who  teaches 100’s of thousands of students English as a second language, I want to share with you my insights on what makes learning English more successful.

    To  learn a new language, you need to keep yourself motivated and immerse  yourself in the new language. Thinking you will learn a new language  sitting in a classroom is a mistake. It’s just not going to happen. You have to do more than classroom work to succeed. You also need to "want" to do more.

    Fitting  language learning time into your normal life is a challenge. You need  to ask yourself, "Can I find a way to learn outside of classrooms that  fits with my lifestyle? How can I spend as much time as possible  learning English?" We think Adept English delivers English learning materials in a way that fixes the how do I learn outside of the classroom for most language learners.

    Getting Good at speaking English fluently is all about using your time more efficiently, and also about gaining access to more useful listening materials and improving the quality of your studying. This English podcast lesson will help you focus on where you can get better and how to learn  English (or any language) and actually get better at it. We have a free  English course called the "7 Rules To Adept English" that can help you,  which you can subscribe to here.

    No  matter why you are looking to learn English, or any language, you will  need to decide to make the change and simply start. I’ve met many people  who talk about wanting to learn a language but never seem to make the  effort. Making the effort is the first step.

    Learning a foreign  language is one of the most incredible things you can do to alter your  life. It will open up new opportunities, improve your outlook on the  world, and you will have fun. The benefits are vast, but you have to  actually want to do it.

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    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.  

  • In today’s English language podcast lesson, we explain and practice using some common English phrases and expressions that use the word sense. Why do we say I don’t have a  sense of humour, but I get the sense you don’t like me? Does sense  really mean 5 different things? What is nonsense? Find out in this  English phrases lesson. Using our easy to use listen and learn approach to improving your English comprehension skills, we will have you speaking English like a native in no time.

    Learn the most common English phrases that use the word “sense.”

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-sense/

    Today  we are answering an email request from the Netherlands to help explain  the meaning and use of the word sense. If you are trying to learn  English, learn it fast with today’s English podcast lesson.  We will take a thorough analysis of the meaning of sense and all the  most common phrases that use it. With lots of examples, you will make  sense of the word in no time.

    Not  getting the context of common English phrases is frustrating. You can  spend hours reading boring dusty books that don’t seem to make any  sense. Adeptenglish lessons, with free audio and transcripts, are a  smarter way of improving your English skills. With over 500,000 people listening to us every month, our listeners think our English lessons are an effective way to improve your English vocabulary and fluency.

    Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense.
    ⭐ Ronald Reagan, Former US President

    Would you like to learn English easily and quickly? If the answer is yes, then I recommend you subscribe to our Learn English Through Listening English Podcast for free because it provides free English lessons that work and are fun and  interesting. We currently have over 488 lessons covering many topics and  we publish 2 new podcasts every week. Our website, adeptenglish.com is mobile friendly, you can listen to our lessons anytime, anywhere! On  your mobile phone, on your computer, even on the ipad or iphone. In  fact, almost anywhere. You name it!

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    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.  

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  • In this English listening practice lesson, I have recorded a topic which is about climate change and the recent COP 26 climate conference that was hosted in Glasgow in Scotland by the UK government. Making interesting English lessons is important. Keeping you focused and engaged in the content you need to learn to improve your English skills is half the battle when learning a new language. In this lesson, you will hear lots of  English vocabulary, idioms, phrases and British culture and views, so jump in and start listening now.

    This lesson will help you improve your English language listening skills.

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lessons-listening-practice-climate/

    The  COP26 was a two week UN-sponsored international conference held in the  Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, UK. COP stands for ‘Conference of the  Parties’ this is a term used by the United Nations Climate Change which  is used to refer to meetings held annually during its Convention period.  The conference seeks to reduce global warming to well below 2 degrees  Celsius, aiming for 1.5 degrees if possible.

    With important countries not attending the event, and some important world leaders sleeping during presentations,  ask yourself, are we taking these problems seriously any more? Even the  event’s name suggests we have genuine problems agreeing to make changes  collectively. We are in the 26th meeting and we still don’t have a  common world agreement dealing with the key issue of temperature rises.

    Not only can you practice listening to natural, conversational English being used in real-life situations,  talking about real-world events. You can also read along and look up  difficult vocabulary at the same time using our free PDF transcript for every audio lesson.  If you’re an English language learner and want to bring your listening  skills up a notch, you’re in the right place. Listening to our podcast will help you.

    So why not listen to our free English language podcasts and keep up to date with the world without having to leave the comfort  of your home. We have lots of listening practice lessons where you can  learn to speak better English with two new English listening practice  lessons every week.

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  • Today’s lesson is about the English grammar of exclamations, and the language used in expressing emotions. The  grammar of exclamations can get complicated because there are different  kinds of exclamations, each with specific rules on how to use them. In  this lesson, you will learn specific exclamations to talk about how you  feel in response to hearing some news someone has just told you. To keep you on your toes, we have a quiz at the end of the podcast where you can practice what you’ve learned.

    Let's learn the English grammar of exclamations!

    ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-exclamations/

    Whenever  I hear the word ‘Exclamation’, I think of something that is exciting,  happy or sad. The general idea behind an exclamation is to express your  emotions in reaction to an event or news. Although it’s easy in today’s  use of English online to slip into acronyms like LOL! or even swearing  to express your emotions, we won’t be doing that in our lesson. In this  lesson, we give you a range of exclamations which you can use to safely express your feelings, appropriate for any English conversation.

    Enjoy today’s podcast and make sure you practice what you’ve learned by repeat listening to  the lesson. You don’t have to listen to the same podcast over and over,  although you could. It’s best to listen to a lesson, then maybe the next  day listen again. If you feel you’ve remembered most of what you’ve  heard, then come back and listen to the lesson again in a week. We call  this type of learning spaced repetition learning. You can do this will  multiple podcast lessons at the same time. So when you are not repeat  listening to one, you can repeat listen to another.

    We  know that this type of spaced repetition learning encourages our brains  to take notice of what we are trying to learn and improves the  likelihood of this type of information being stored in our longer term  memory. Which is exactly what we want for language learning, which needs  automatic recall from long-term language memory.

    I’m often asked,  “How many times do I need to listen?” well it’s always going to be  different for every language learner. That said, I would recommend that  you need to hear the word or phrase you are listening to a minimum of 20  times spaced out over time. So, for example, let’s say a phrase “What a  disaster!” appears 5 times in a lesson. To hear it 20 times, you will  need to listen to the lesson 4 times spread out over approximately 10  days.

    Remember, it’s not an exact science, so don’t get stuck on the statistics. Just plan for some repeat listening and aim to listen to key phrases, pronunciations, vocabulary etc. a minimum of 20 times.

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    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.