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A lady sits on a sofa with a laptop filling out the UK 2021 census. Today we practice English phrases and vocabulary related to filling in forms.

English Phrases And Vocabulary Used In The UK 2021 Census Ep 420

With so much of our time spent trying to protect our private data, especially online. It may come as a surprise to you that UK law requires us citizens to complete a rather intrusive census once every 10 years. So we go from being a checkbox ninja, trying to keep our names and email from being used to having to pay a big fine if we donโ€™t tell all of our private details to the government.

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March 29, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2025

โณ Length 11 min

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A photograph of a fluffy Norwegian forest cat, which looks very much like a Siberian forest cat. As we discuss English cat idioms.

Why Are There So Many English Idioms About Cats Ep 406

Itโ€™s pretty safe to say the British love their pets. With over 40 percent of British households owning a pet, it is no surprise the English language contains a lot of idioms relating to pets. So today we pick a side, sorry dog lovers, weโ€™re going with cats! A whole English lesson on English idioms that relate to cats.

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February 08, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2312

โณ Length 12 min

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A photograph of a schoolgirl playing chess. As we discuss the etymology of Checkmate in our English lesson.

Common English Words That Come From Arabic Ep 404

You might have heard of the term we stand on the shoulders of giants. You might use this term in science, where a new breakthrough idea made possible by the work and discoveries of prior scientific efforts. Well, today we show languages are similar and how common English words have benefited from many languages.

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February 01, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2061

โณ Length 11 min

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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.

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January 18, 2021

๐Ÿ’ฌ Words: 2516

โณ Length 13 min

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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.

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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.

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December 17, 2020

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