๐Ÿ“– English Lessons Section

Each Podcast is its own English lesson

Hi there you are listening to Adept English and this is a listen and learn podcast. My name is Hilary and I created this listen and learn method to help you speak English fluently. It's much more enjoyable if you learn English in the way that your brain naturally wants to learn. I live in the United Kingdom. I'm a native English speaker. And I love helping the hundred thousand students who listen to us every month.

Every week we give you two English lessons in the form of podcasts. So listen to Adept English. You'll be on your way to speaking fluent English in no time.

๐Ÿ“ฎ grammar

Hike in the Patagonian mountains, Argentina. New beginning, start of a new English language learning year 2021.

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

We start 2021 with an English lesson that takes us back to the basics of English grammar. Weโ€™ve had some fun over the holidays with fairly easy listening English podcasts and we need to pick up the pace and get our brains back up to speed as we head back to work, school and or college.


January 04, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2262

โณ Length 12 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ phrases

Happy New year 2021 from Adept English. Champagne glasses and and text happy new year 2021 on wooden table.

English Phrases For A Happy New Year 2021 Ep 395

Well, as we say goodbye to 2020, and are on the eve of welcoming 2021, I wish you all a better year from now on. In the UK, we are preparing for the least festive and celebratory New Yearโ€™s eve in my lifetime. 2020 is going to go out with a whimper for many people. However, for Adept English in 2020 it was a great year for helping people learn to speak English through listening.


December 31, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1986

โณ Length 10 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ fluency

Sunset from Hushinish on the Isle of Harris in the Western Isle of Scotland and looking across to the isle of Scarp.

Learn About English Language Shortened Names Ep 394

So itโ€™s cold and frosty in the UK today, but no snow and definitely not a white Christmas, so I guess the weather reporter got it wrong again. No surprise there. As for todayโ€™s English lesson, I thought I would do one to help explain how we shorten peopleโ€™s names in the UK.


December 28, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2006

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ listening

Portrait of a smiling young African woman, thinking about today's Adept English quiz!

Practice Your English Conversation With A Little Quiz Ep 393

I am sure many of you are busy with the coming holiday, I know I am. It is nearly time to say goodbye to 2020 and what an odd year it has been. As always, I am determined to see the weekly English lesson podcasts go out as normal over the holidays.


December 24, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1859

โณ Length 10 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ listening

The skyline of London, UK with the Tower Bridge and the Shard after sunset. As we talk about Brexit, weather the pandemic and other things in the news.

Learn English While You Catch Up On The News Ep 392

In this English lesson, we take a snapshot of the news across the UK and the world at large and discuss what is happening in a conversational style. Although much of the news recently has been about the pandemic, and we will talk a little about that, it is not all about that. There are plenty of things happening in the world beyond the pesky virus.


December 21, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2152

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

Winter in the Lake District a classic scene where you can imagine thin ice, as we talk about cold English idioms.

English Idioms Associated With Cold Weather Ep 391

The weather in the UK is suddenly getting cold, with our first proper frosts. Apparently we are getting weather from Sweden and Norway and we might even have a white Christmas, which has not happened in a long time. I guess, this is why Iโ€™m hearing so many English idioms related to cold at the moment. It was the Prime Minister who was On Thin Ice in the Brexit negotiations with the EU. Or the NHS being Snowed Under with extra work because of the Pandemic.


December 17, 2020

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