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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.

Published

December 31, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1986

โณ Length 10 min

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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.

Published

December 17, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2112

โณ Length 11 min

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Red and ripe British apples on a tree, one of the many foods and drinks made in Britain. Discussed as part of this English food phrases lesson.

Provenance And Other English Phrases Related To British Food Ep 387

Today we talk about provenance, and other food related English phrases. Provenance, which is from the Latin โ€œpro-venireโ€ and later the French โ€œprovenirโ€ the phrase is now a well-used part of the English language.

Published

December 03, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2003

โณ Length 11 min

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A photograph of orange leaves on the trees as Autumn sets in. Part of this English lesson on how to stay happy.

How to Stay Happy In A Winter Lockdown English Lesson Ep 372

In todayโ€™s English lesson, we talk about things that can help keep you happy. Winter in the UK can be cold and wet, with a lot of your time spent indoors. So we British are quite used to keeping ourselves amused and entertained indoors. However, this winter we will miss an important part of the recipe that keeps us happy, we wonโ€™t be going to other peopleโ€™s houses or having people round to socialise with.

Published

October 12, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2610

โณ Length 14 min

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A vibrant photograph of bright orange carrots, which are the star of our English lesson on an English idiom.

An English Idiom You Should All Know Ep 371

I think itโ€™s true that positive rewards are a better motivation for most people, rather than negative ones. However, if you need someone to do something, and suitable rewards cannot encourage them to act, you sometimes need to highlight negative or even threatening outcomes. Especially if people will not do what you need them to do. Now that took quite a lot of English vocabulary to explain a simple scenario, a native English speaker would prefer to use an English idiom, a metaphor which explains the scenario in a much simpler idiomatic way.

Published

October 08, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2144

โณ Length 11 min

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A photograph of horses in Iceland. Wild horses in a group. Horses on the Westfjord in Iceland. Discussed in this English lesson when we talked about furry coats to help survive in the cold weather.

Horse Idioms English Lesson Ep 366

A recent comment on YouTube, which suggested that idioms make English interesting, got me thinking about English idioms. It has been a while since I last did an English idiom lesson, so today we are going to talk about a horse idiom I heard being used on BBC Radio 4.

Published

September 21, 2020

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