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 hundreds of thousands of 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 phrases

People dressed in old fashioned medieval costumes. As we examine English phrases used in a story about the British royal family and the BBC.

British Royal Family And BBC Scandal In This English Phrases Lesson Ep 437

Today we look into the world of the British monarchy. We talk about lords, earls and princes involved in a recent story of lies and scandal from one of the most respected journalistic organisation in the UK and by far one of the most popular royal members Diana, Princess of Wales.


May 27, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2321

โณ Length 12 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ grammar

A green-eyed woman in stylish grey outfit listening to Adept English. Today we learn about English grammar focusing on the use of a prefix.

Learn English Grammar And Discover Common English Prefixes Ep 436

In todayโ€™s English grammar lesson, we talk about adding a prefix to an English word to change its meaning. Weโ€™ve talked about prefix and suffixes in previous English lessons. Today we focus on prefix rather than suffix, using a lot of interesting examples.


May 24, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2136

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ listening

Someone looking very tired of having to wait on a telephone. Today our we ask you to decide if todays English conversation practice is an opinion or a rant.

English Listening Practice Is It A Rant Or An Opinion Piece Ep 435

Todayโ€™s English listening practice is a conversation that you get to decide if the content is a rant or an opinion piece. We explain what the difference between these two different ways of communicating a point of view are. Along the way, we also talk about a recent phenomenon brought about by businesses and government services moving to online and telephone because of the pandemic.


May 20, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2502

โณ Length 13 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ pronunciation

A photograph of a girl listening to Adept English outside on a sunny day. We focus on English consonants in todays English pronunciation practice.

Practice English Pronunciation Difficult English Consonants Ep 434

Itโ€™s been a while since we did a podcast on English pronunciation, so today we look at difficult to pronounce English consonants. Depending on what language you are coming to English from, you may or may not find todayโ€™s lesson a challenge.


May 17, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1914

โณ Length 10 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ speaking

Children playing together in the UAE. In this English speaking topic we learn much about learning English vocabulary by observing the way children learn.

English Speaking Topics The Difference Between Expressive And Receptive Vocabulary Ep 433

If you are learning a new language itโ€™s normal to think, hmm Iโ€™ve been doing this for weeks or months, how am I doing? Is this where everyone gets to when they put in this much time and effort in? So today in this English language podcast we pick an English-speaking topic that will help us understand what your expectations should be in terms of English listening comprehension vs your ability to speak English.


May 13, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1945

โณ Length 10 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ speaking

A man sat down using a computer. Computers are growing more important in everyone's lives, but what happens when they go wrong?

An English Conversation About Miscarriage Of Justice Ep 432

Looking back at this podcast, I worried I was covering an English topic that was only useful for people who were in trouble with the legal system! Although that was not my intention at all. I was reading a story about a miscarriage of justice here in the UK, and the actual issue was how errors in computer software ruined the lives of innocent people. I thought you might be interested in the English vocabulary used as legalese is a strange thing and worth exploring.


May 10, 2021

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