๐Ÿท๏ธ English Articles By Tag

#Vocabulary 26

We found 26 parts of the Adept English website which have been tagged with tag: #vocabulary. Click on any image from the list below to jump to that part of the webiste.

Latest..

๐Ÿ“ฎ phrases

Summer poppies in Norfolk UK. Our 400th Listen and learn English language learning podcast.

Common English Words To Charge Or Not To Charge Ep 400

The English language has a habit of taking a simple short word and using it in a multitude of ways. Today we focus on a common English word and do a thorough analysis to explain all of its common uses. As always, we aim to make our English lessons fun and interesting enough for you to repeat listen, which is key to learning any new language.

Published

January 18, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2516

โณ Length 13 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.

Published

December 31, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 1986

โณ Length 10 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.

Published

December 17, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2112

โณ Length 11 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ phrases

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

๐Ÿ“ฎ phrases

A photograph of an old-fashioned analogue alarm clock, used to help describe the common English words used to tell the time in Britain.

Learn The Common English Words Used To Tell The Time In British English Ep 373

Time waits for no-one. Time is money. Time is something we all talk about constantly, we use it all the time (pun intended!) in everyday life. As always, native English speakers use shortcut phrases when talking about specific time scenarios, common English words which describe obvious times of the day which are worth knowing. So today we are going to practice our use of English time vocabulary for both digital times and analogue times.

Published

October 15, 2020

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2434

โณ Length 13 min

๐Ÿ“ฎ idioms

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

Created with the help of Zola and Bulma