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Discover Adept English, the modern way to learn to speak English. Our goal is to help you speak English fluently. The Adept English language teaching approach is to learn through listening. We publish two new English audio lessons, with full transcripts, weekly. Every one of our English lessons will help you learn to speak English in ways that are interesting and lead to success. We have lots of podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners, ready for you to ...
 
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Common English Words Used In A British Garden ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-8/ After lots and lots of rain we’ve finally had some sun, and in typical British fashion we are all complaining because it’s too hot. So summer is here in the UK, for a few days at least, and that means we will all be talking abo…
 
Learning English Speaking Topics With Adept English ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-8/ Today’s English speaking practice podcast lesson may feel a little random, you could say it’s coming out of left field. Today’s lesson has a lot of interesting English vocabulary and uses several words that are difficu…
 
An English Listening Lesson About The Cost Of Things In The UK ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-mp3-4/ So there are many things we all spend our money on regardless of where you live in the world. But the cost of those things varies hugely. Today we have an Adept English listening lesson which talks about what …
 
Common English Words For A British Haircut ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-7/ Nearly every single one of us has it, it grows every day and needs to be cut regularly. Today we talk about the hair on the top of your head. In this English language listening podcast we talk through all the vocabulary and Englis…
 
Improve Your English Listening To Conversations In English ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-14/ Listening is one of the fastest ways to pick up a new language. It’s how we all learned our first language as an infant. Every single human on the planet has this sophisticated language learning mechanism buil…
 
English Learn Grammar - Uncountable Nouns ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-uncountable-nouns/ English grammar is far more complicated than it needs to be. The English language has collected a lot of anachronistic language rules, so many that over time the language regularly breaks its own English grammar ru…
 
English Listening Practice That Keeps You Interested ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-11/ Repeat English listening practice is the core of the Adept English approach to helping you with becoming fluent in spoken English. There are lots of processes going on in your brain when you listen to a foreign la…
 
Get Phrasal Verbs Are More Than A List Of Prepositions ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/a-list-of-prepositions-3/ In today’s podcast we finish with the most common English get phrasal verbs. Who would have thought a simple three letter word could explode into so many English meanings with a few prepositions. I’ve made each of th…
 
UK Vaccine Technology - Interesting English Speaking Topics ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-7/ The UK has jabbed 74 million arms, with covid-19 vaccinations. Yet most people don’t understand the medical science or technology that’s being used in these new generation of modern vaccines. So today we are go…
 
Conversations In English That Improve Your English Comprehension ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-13/ Our brains are amazing biological machines, and if you’ve listened to my English language learning podcasts, you know I like to understand how our brains work. To help me build and design better language…
 
English Idioms Can Be Tricky ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-9/ We often use English idioms in a way that needs more imagination to get the meaning than you might expect. Today we cover 2 idioms that could not be more different in their meaning, however they both can be dangerous to us if used improperly. Idioms …
 
Conversations In English That Help Language Learners With English Comprehension ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-12/ Working from home has gone from being rare to commonplace during the pandemic. There are positive and negative aspects to this new way of working, and in today’s English lesson we will foc…
 
Improving Your Health With English Listening Practice ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-10/ Today we talk about fasting in our English listening practice. There are lots of reasons for fasting, some religious, some to help with weight loss but more recently people are doing it to help with their health.…
 
Polite English Conversations ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-7/ How to be polite is important to us British. The British, as a rule, go out of our way to maintain polite English conversation, even when we are complaining. It’s about maintaining the high moral ground and keep up your manners. We expect peopl…
 
London Is Full Of Parks - English Listening Practice ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-9/ London is looking busy once more, the city is coming back to life. Today we talk about London, it’s green spaces and parks. Along the way you will learn a little more about the UK capital city and some pleasant ide…
 
Tricky Irregular Verbs In This English Speaking Topic ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-6/ Today we are going to practice English irregular verbs. One of the fastest ways for an English language learner to build a more automatic understanding of spoken English is to listen to English being spoken. The more…
 
English Phrases For An Investigative Story ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-8/ 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 p…
 
In Today's English Lesson We Learn Some Grammar ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-8/ In today’s English grammar lesson, we talk about adding a prefix to an English word to change its meaning. We’ve talked about prefix and suffixes in previous English lessons. Today we focus on prefix rather than suffix, usin…
 
English Listening Practice - A Rant Or An Opinion? ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-8/ Today’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 v…
 
Tricky Consonants In Today's Practise English Pronunciation ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/practise-english-pronunciation-4/ It’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 ma…
 
English Speaking Topics - Don't Beat Yourself Up ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-5/ If you are learning a new language it’s normal to think, hmm I’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 Englis…
 
Interesting English Conversations To Help Your English Fluency ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-6/ 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 UK legal system! Although that was not my intention at all. I was reading a …
 
Conversations In English About Language Learners ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-11/ For most of us, thinking about how our brains work is pretty low on the day’s to-do list. We just let our brain get on with the thousands of jobs it does every day, and we ignore just how amazing our brains are. Well, …
 
Learn English Language The Pleasurable Way ✔️Lesson Transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-9/ Today’s English language lesson we talk about TV series as we practice listening to English being spoken by a native English speaker. Although I watch less TV than I used to, I’m still watching various TV series being recommend…
 
Soothing English Listening Practice ✔️Get The Full Article: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-7/ Today we have some easy English listening practice. So just find some time to slip your headphones on, step away from what you are doing right now, and focus on listening to some English language. So I’m going to talk about a U…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-8/ -Sometimes you go a whole month without hearing an interesting English idiom, and then a bunch of them come along. Today we talk through an English idiom that my parents would have used and I still do.…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-7/ -Today we discover what goes into alcohol from around the world as we explore the associated English phrases used in and around alcohol in the UK. There is a lot going on inside this English lesson which uses the Adept E…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-7/ -As you know I love helping English language learners, you could say I’d go to the moon and back to help students learn English. Many moons ago I started Adept English to help speed up English language learning for as man…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lessons-3/ -In today’s English lesson we talk about the British Royal family and going on holidays. I’ve included a lot of topical interest in the conversation to give you an insight into where the UK is right now. Although there i…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-6/ -If you have been listening to our English listening practice podcasts for a while, you will often hear me complain about the illogical rules the English language uses. It is a source of frustration for many n…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-10/ -Your brain is an amazing machine. Just like any machine, with a little care and attention and a little understanding, you will get the most out of it. Today’s conversation in English is about listening to Engl…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-5/ -Maybe it is the plunge in temperature that made me think about today’s colour, or maybe the wonderful flowers that have coloured my garden. The result is an English conversation practice podcast that takes a thorou…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/esl-english-grammar-5/ -Once more we delve into the nuance of English language. Taking what appears to be at face value the simplest of English words and navigating their often illogical use. So today we have an ESL English grammar lesson …
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-6/ -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…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-conversation-2/ -Today we help you learn English conversation with a talk about Spring, gardens and flowers. Improving your English comprehension, vocabulary and pronunciation is the focus of today’s lesson. So put on your he…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-8/ -So how long does it take to learn to speak English? Learning to speak the English language is going to be a marathon, not a Sprint. Here at Adept English we help you get a great time for your marathon, but we can…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-mp3-3/ -I think it says quite a lot about our societies that we have emoji icons for anxiety. Worrying is a part of everyone’s life, without exception. For some, worry can spill over into a dominating force in their lives…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-9/ -Today we talk about strange smells in our English listening practice lesson. I’ve never lost my sense of smell or taste, but recently a relative of mine lost their sense of smell and that started a really inter…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversation-with-english-8/ -We have many interesting geological structures in the UK, but we are missing one. The UK has no active volcanos, thank goodness. However, you don’t have to travel far to find volcanos and today we are going to…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/esl-english-grammar-4/ -Today, in the UK, children are going back to school. We wish them all good luck and thank goodness they can meet up with friends and get socialising again. While I am sure it will take time for schools to get back t…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lessons-2/ -In today’s English lesson we talk about British biscuits. As you probably know the UK is a nation of tea drinkers, it’s an important part of our national culture. So knowing the difference between a cookie and a scone o…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-mp3-2/ -Over the years we have had many comments and conversations about which language has the most words, or the biggest vocabulary. The topic is complicated. There is no simple answer because it is a question which is …
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/phrasal-verb-word-order-1/ -Help with English phrasal verbs is a regular request for our podcasts ideas list. I completely understand why. New English language learners often run into this bizarre scenario where they understand some Englis…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-learning-1/ -I’m sure we all agree that love and relationships are important to us human beings. We are, after all, a social animal. The pandemic, and the way we are trying to control its impact on us, is affecting many th…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-7/ -So today we take a fun look at English grammar. Traditional English grammar and fun is normally a contradiction. However, I promise that in this English lesson we take a fun look at English punctuation. I will als…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-4/ -Today we have a lesson which should help provide you with some English-speaking practice and maybe help save your life. Now it’s rarely you get to put those two valuable benefits into a single sentence. With mor…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversation-with-english-7/ -This English lesson is a conversation in English about news in the UK. All you have to do is sit back and listen to the native English speaker and comprehend what you hear. Listen to the lesson several times u…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-6/ -It’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, sor…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-speaking-topics-3/ -It’s been cold here in the UK and nothing makes the cold outside fade away faster than British comfort food. I’m sure, wherever you come from, you have a similar process of making things just a little better wit…
 
You can find the full web article, media and transcripts for the lesson here: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-6/ -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. Wel…
 
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