Learn English Through Listening

Hilary Platt

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 listen too right now.

Boris Johnson Is Gone What Does This Mean For The UK Ep 575
22-09-2022
Boris Johnson Is Gone What Does This Mean For The UK Ep 575
Practice English Listening With A Conversation About British Politics After  Boris Johnson’s resignation, the UK’s new Prime Minister is Liz Truss.  There’s a lot going on in the country at the moment, and today we  investigate what kind of leader she will be and what kind of history she  has. So let’s have a conversation about British politics while you do your English listening practice. ✔Lesson transcript:  Truss is the new British Prime Minister, and she has a lot to deal  with; Brexit negotiations, Ukraine, and energy prices (Which have gone  crazy!). Join us as we talk about what type of leader she will be and  what kind of history she has. English  it should be easy, and interesting. My name is Hilary and I know you  can dramatically improve your English language learning by listening and  immersing yourself in spoken English, and also having some fun.  Hundreds of thousands of English language learners keep coming back to  listen to our lessons every month. Why not listen to our lessons and see if what we do helps you to learn English? As always with our English lessons,  we make them interesting to keep you engaged in the lesson. Listening  to today’s English conversation is going to help your English language  learning, you're going to be improving your English comprehension, your  vocabulary. You might learn new English phrases, grammar or just  something about British culture and the way an English native speaker  would talk in an everyday conversation 🎤 find us at...   🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...   🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice A Letter From Afghanistan Ep 572
12-09-2022
English Listening Practice A Letter From Afghanistan Ep 572
People Do Learn English Through Listening A letter, written in English by a teenage girl in Afghanistan, is the topic for today’s English listening practice.  It’s a solemn reminder that there are many who are not as fortunate as  us and that education is a gift that not everyone receives. One  thing that really struck me about this letter is how much it reminded me  of studying history at school. How people, in the past, could not go to  school because they were poor or because they had the wrong skin  colour. That denying people an education was a "Thing of the past". To  think some parts of the world are still like this is a reminder we still  have a lot of work to do. ✔Lesson transcript:  difficult to really understand the problems of people who live  thousands of miles away in a strange country with different customs. But  there are some things, basic things we can all understand, the need for  food, safe homes and looking after and educating our children. I hope this lesson helps you to learn English today. I also hope it makes you think about a little girl a thousand miles away. I  want to learn, but many schools have closed and people are afraid. They  are afraid of the Taliban's reaction. We'd all like to study hard, but  we are afraid. ⭐ Afghani school girl 🎤 find us at...   🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...   🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Listen To Real English Conversations And Practice Your Listening Skills Ep 570
05-09-2022
Listen To Real English Conversations And Practice Your Listening Skills Ep 570
Today We Learn English With A Conversation About A Trip To Switzerland Listening  to real English conversations is a great way to improve your English  language learning. Today I’m going to tell you about my recent holiday,  and while you listen, you will learn some everyday English vocabulary,  and practice your grammar. So start listening now and find out what I  got up to and improve your English by listening. If you like what we are doing, enjoy all of our free content then please consider supporting us by purchasing one of our listen and learn courses here, or if you just want to say thanks and buy us a coffee, then you can donate as little or as much as you like by clicking here. ✔Lesson transcript:  natural, English conversation is an opportunity for you to do some  English language listening, and improve your English listening skills.  If you’re new to English, this is a great opportunity for you to learn  how to speak in everyday English and get used to hearing native speakers  using different words and expressions. Listening is a great way  to see what parts of the English language you’ve learned and practice  understanding what you don’t know. In today’s English lesson,  the conversation is a more natural, relaxed way of talking (I won’t be  using academic vocabulary here, just talking in everyday English).  Listening to this type of English conversation helps you with everyday  English, as any native English speaker might use it in the UK. 🎤 find us at...   🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...   🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
How To Succeed In English Language Learning Ep 569
01-09-2022
How To Succeed In English Language Learning Ep 569
Make More English Language Learning Progress By Doing Less Today I’m going to share some useful ideas and tips for learning English. You’ve come here to improve your language skills, so today I have some practical tips and a philosophical idea that will help you improve your English language learning. ✔Lesson transcript:  you want to learn English efficiently, then you need to focus on the  following; settings goals and consistently working towards those goals.  First, you need to set realistic goals, objectives that fit with your  lifestyle and circumstances or you will change your lifestyle to  accommodate. Next, you need to be consistent in working at achieving  your goals, constantly working towards improvement. Sounds  simple, right? Goals and consistency. So why do so many language  learners set unrealistic goals? You know the get excited, and I will  watch a few "Learn English in 3 hours..." on YouTube and I’ll be speaking English fluently, type goals. And people who set these types of unrealistic expectations then double down and think cramming and binge watching or reading for a day will somehow make learning English happen. The  secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting  started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small  manageable tasks, and starting on the first one. ⭐ Mark Twain Your  brain is amazing, but language learning needs a lot of long-term memory  training. This type of long-term memory storage gets activated through  repetition and consistency. Today we explain why making regular "little  and often" progress towards real objectives is a safer, more efficient  approach to learning a language, and we give lots of examples and tips  as we talk it through. 🎤 find us at...   🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...   🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Listening Practice About Big Life And Death Questions Ep 568
29-08-2022
English Listening Practice About Big Life And Death Questions Ep 568
Scientists Are Seriously Considering The Possibility Of Life After Death English language learners, especially people new to our way of learning, often ask what kind of English listening practice do I recommend listening to. The answer I nearly always give is to  listen to something that interests you, something you would listen to in  your own native language. Engaging and wanting to listen and hear the  conversation is one of the biggest boosts you can give to your English  listening practice. As you can guess, I’m back from my short Swiss  holiday and it’s back to the business of great English language content.  Today’s podcast is a juicy topic and should definitely make you stop and think! You’ve  probably noticed that the costs of just about everything is going up.  This is true of the costs of running Adept English. If you like what we  do and you would like us to continue making great English language  listening content, then please help us with a donation or by buying one of our great English language courses. Thank you. There  are a lot of “big” questions in our lives; What makes us happy? What is  love? Where do we come from? What is our purpose? And you may not think  it just now, but up there at the top of the "life big question list"  is, What happens when I die? Most of us don’t spend a lot of time  thinking about death. We are too young for it to seem relevant, or old  enough that it scares us into not wanting to think about it.  Unfortunately, death is one of the few guaranteed outcomes in our lives  and it’s probably worth thinking about. For many people, religion and  their beliefs help deal with the unknown. But what comfort is there for  everyone else? Well, scientists are collecting some interesting and  hopeful evidence that there is something beyond death. That should give  some comfort to everyone, and I imagine the believers will smile and  say, “I told you so...”. 🎤 find us at...   🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...   🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Your News In Slow English Today Takes A Look At The Future Of Living Ep 566
22-08-2022
Your News In Slow English Today Takes A Look At The Future Of Living Ep 566
Will Our Children Live Like This In 2050? Let's Learn English And Find Out! Today’s  news in slow English is all about the future of living, maybe not for  us but for our children. It’s not the headline news in the UK, that’s  all about inflation, cost of living, who will run our country, which is  all a little boring. So I’ve chosen a news story, off the beaten path,  and it’s packed with interesting English phrases and vocabulary that is fun and interesting to know. If you like books or films about science fiction, then you’ll like this. I need your help to keep on producing excellent English language lessons. If you enjoy what we do here and don’t want to buy one of our courses, you can still help us by donating a small amount. ✔Lesson transcript:  I’m back from France, it was lovely. The journey was horrible, with  delays and lots of unforeseen problems, but it was worth it. I hope you  found and listened to a podcast lesson from the many available. So let’s get started and keep on improving your English language skills. The Line will tackle the challenges facing humanity in urban life today, and will shine a light on alternative ways to live. ⭐ Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman I  think most of us have a pretty clear idea of what home is and the type  of building we will live in. For most of us, it will be a house or a  flat in a block of flats in a village, town or city. This is the way  it’s been since the beginning. So what would you think about an  alternative way of people living together? I can’t even imagine  something different. The thought is so alien to me. So the news article  I’ve used as the basis of today’s English lesson is definitely  interesting and definitely thought provoking.🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
English Money And Economic News Phrases It Helps To Know Ep 564
15-08-2022
English Money And Economic News Phrases It Helps To Know Ep 564
In this English lesson we talk about the price of money, how loans work and lots more. Financial jargon and statistics can confuse new English language learners. So we use lots of examples to help explain English money and economic  terms to help you understand some of the more common phrases that are  used in business and interacting with banks. This type of English vocabulary and phrases will help you follow English financial news reporting and deal with things like banks and loans. Vocabulary of Money: A Guide to Understanding English Financial Phrases ✔Lesson transcript: consider supporting this channel by donating a small amount of money using this link. If you enjoy and find what I do here useful,  your support will help me spend more time producing better content. Help us make more content with a donation: covered the UK cost-of-living crisis in podcast 534,  and if you haven’t listened to that one yet it would be a good follow  on lesson to this one. We all have to work with money, deal with banks  and loans. So understanding the common economic vocabulary used in  everyday English is really worth learning. This is especially useful if  you are looking to take an IELTS exam, as IELTS examiners like to hear  money and statistical terms being used correctly and understood. As  with any language, understanding the context in which we use words will  help you more quickly grasp their meaning. The English language has a  lot of terms that are used in business and economics. Understanding the  meaning and usage of these will help you communicate more effectively  with others, as well as understand what they are talking about. Don't  forget that we have a 50% discount on one of our most popular courses,  English consonant pronunciation. You can read more about the course  here. The discount ends at the end of August. English Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course:
Learn English With A Useful Time Saving Idiom Ep 563
11-08-2022
Learn English With A Useful Time Saving Idiom Ep 563
An easy to follow English lesson about an idiom used when you invest a little of your time, to you save far more. Time  is a precious commodity. It’s the one thing we can’t get more of, unless  you live in a sci-fi movie. We’re all busy. We all want to save time.  And that’s what this idiom is about saving time by spending it wisely. I  explain it all with the help of an interesting cautionary tale. An English Idiom All About Spending A Little Time To Save A Lot Of Time Please consider supporting this channel by donating a small amount of money using this link. If you enjoy and find what I do here useful,  your support will help me spend more time producing better content. Help us make more content with a donation:  idiom is one I used after a minor disaster in my garden. In this lesson  we talk about English idioms, how native English speakers would use  these idioms in everyday English. As always, there are lots of examples  and an interesting story to help you remember the idiom and any unusual  vocabulary. The English language has lots of idioms that offer  wisdom on how you invest your time or money. For example, “penny wise  and pound foolish,” which means that you’re being cheap when it comes to  saving money, but that’s costing you more in the long run. If you spend  a little time now to save lots later, then that’s not being penny wise  and pound foolish ✔Lesson transcript: more about our courses here: English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language  courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to  speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get  straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach  you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn  to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜      🎧 listen to us on...  🎙️ 🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️ 🎙️   🎙️
Growing Old An English Listening Topic That Interests Everyone At Some Point In Their Lives Ep 562
08-08-2022
Growing Old An English Listening Topic That Interests Everyone At Some Point In Their Lives Ep 562
Today we will explore an English listening practice topic which interests us all: ageing.  We will discover what scientists are learning from animals that live a  long time, or ones that live brief lives. And what that means for us  aging humans. So join us and learn to speak English with our fun listen and learn approach to language learning. English Listening Practice: Let’s Talk About Ageing Ageing  is something we’re all intimately familiar with, although most of us  try to avoid thinking about it! When we think about getting old, we  focus on the symptoms, a wrinkle here and ache there, less hair and less  energy. Well, today we look at the other end of the problem, the causes  of ageing. ✔Lesson transcript: Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course:  of our English language lessons are like this: fun and engaging. It’s  an interesting English listening practice lesson, and all you have to do is listen to improve your English language skills. It’s just like having an English teacher, but cheaper because it’s free. And as listening is something you can do pretty much anywhere, learning English this way will fit in with your busy life. If  you’re not a subscriber and you like what you’re listening to, click  the follow button and subscribe. If you have a bell, click it as well.  Thank you for taking the time! Learn more about our courses here: English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language  courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to  speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get  straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach  you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn  to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.
If You Want To Understand English News This Is A Great Place To Start Ep 561
04-08-2022
If You Want To Understand English News This Is A Great Place To Start Ep 561
Today we look at some advanced English vocabulary.  You know the sort of English words and phrases that turn up in  newspaper and magazine articles? There is a common problem, where  English language learners who understand most spoken and written  English, find radio and TV news, newspapers and magazines hard to  comprehend. If you want to understand the English news, this podcast English lesson is a great place to start. English TV, Radio News Phrases That Everyone Should Be Able To Understand ✔Lesson transcript:  lets take an interesting newspaper article about uni students staying  home because of the cost-of-living crisis in the UK. I will read out the  article, identify any tricky phrases or idioms, explain the spelling  and vocabulary in a full breakdown of the English used. Of course the  newspaper article itself is interesting and worth listening to! English Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course:  lesson will help you level up your English comprehension so you can  follow the news in English. We have lots and lots of other free English  lessons focused on phrases, idioms and listening comprehension practice here on our adeptenglish.com website. We also have some outstanding English courses designed to help you with your English language learning to use exactly the same listen and learn method you will listen to today. So take a look here. You never know,  it might be the push you needed to get your English fluency. News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising. ⭐ Lord Northcliffe This  change in the type of English language used is because news and  magazines writers often use idioms and phrases to imply a meaning or an  idea to make content engaging. They need to entertain the  reader/listeners to make money! It’s the type of English you avoid in  everyday conversations, because you would sound very stuffy and formal,  and you probably don’t want your audience to work too hard understanding  what you are trying to communicate. Learn more about our courses here: English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language  courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to  speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get  straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach  you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn  to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.
No Clear Evidence Low Serotonin Levels Cause Depression Ep 560
01-08-2022
No Clear Evidence Low Serotonin Levels Cause Depression Ep 560
Today our English listening practice topic is about depression, anti-depressants and serotonin. A recent research paper says serotonin has little or nothing to do with depression! So wait a minute, the primary treatment we have to help people with depression targets serotonin,  and serotonin has little or nothing to do with depression. How could we  possibly take so long to discover something this fundamental? With so  many people taking these pills, there is a lot to talk about. ✔Lesson transcript: Listening Practice: Serotonin Imbalance Does Not Cause Depression Anti-depression  medication affects the people who take it. Otherwise, why prescribe the  drugs to so many people and for such long periods of time? People will  tell you that anti-depressant pills have helped them, but whatever is  going on medically is now being questioned by some heavyweight medical  research from University College London. Of course, this ignores the  elephant in the room, and that is the side effects of taking this type  of mind-altering drug over long periods of time. English Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course: I say a lot of people take these pills, I mean millions of people in Britain alone! The Lancet published data from NHS Digital showing that 70.9 million prescriptions  for antidepressants were given out in England in 2018, compared with 36  million in 2008. No wonder the anti-depression pill market is booming. The global antidepressant drugs market in 2020 had a value of 15.6 Billion USD and they project it will reach 21 Billion USD by 2030. It’s a substantial business if you are one of the 5 major players that dominates this market. Since I was 16, I've felt a black cloud hangs over me. Since then, I have taken pills for depression. ⭐ Amy Winehouse, UK Singer Now  tell me that this English listening lesson isn’t engaging! We want you  to want to listen to the content, to make it worth the struggle to  understand the English vocabulary. It’s this type of value content you  will find in all our English lessons. Learn English through listening, it’s a better way to learn to speak English fluently.
Let's Talk About English Fluency Ep 559
28-07-2022
Let's Talk About English Fluency Ep 559
English Fluency And How To Get There With Speaking Practice Hi there. In today’s English speaking practice podcast, I’m going to look at two different parts of English fluency. Did you know that there are two types of fluency? Mental and physical. We are going to explain both types of fluency, and  share with you some easy to do exercises that will help you improve  both mental and physical fluency. English Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course: transcript:  often asked, what is being fluent in spoken English? What does it look  like? I’d say that it looks like someone who can join in on an everyday  English conversation with native English speakers. Where you can keep up  with the comprehension speed necessary to stay in the conversation. And  you can join in at any time to add your views. It’s getting your spoken  English fluency to a level where your speaking is on autopilot. To  me, that’s what spoken English fluency looks like. A level of spoken  English where you are not consciously thinking about translation and how  to form words. Once you reach this level of proficiency with your  English language, you can really focus on expressing your ideas and the  content of what you want to say rather than the technical details of how  to say it. So working on your English fluency, until your ability  to speak or write without hesitation or repetition, has to be a big  part of your English learning. And working on both types of fluency is  part of that. Mental fluency is the ability to think quickly and clearly  and recall vocabulary and phrases as you need them. While physical  fluency is the ability to move your mouth to achieve the correct sounds  in a natural and effortless way. You need to work on both to achieve  fluency. Learn more about our courses here: English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language  courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to  speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get  straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach  you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn  to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.   🎤 find us at...  🌎 📺 💜
You Don't Have To Learn English From Boring Text Books Ep 558
25-07-2022
You Don't Have To Learn English From Boring Text Books Ep 558
Enjoy Learning English By Listening To Topics You Are Interested In The hottest summer ever and climate change in the UK. That’s the topic for today’s English listening practice lesson. Here’s a great video-podcast that explains the concept of  climate change and talks about the hottest UK summer ever. Let me know  if you have questions. I’m always happy to help! You don’t have to learn  English from boring text books. Learn English by listening to topics  that you want to engage with. English Pronunciation Course Discount Code = HALFOFF  Listen & Learn English Consonants Pronunciation Course: more you listen to English,  the easier it will be for you to understand and speak it. Listening to  English can help you improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.  We’ll also use English listening practice to improve your automatic  translation skills. A skill that needs lots of practice for anyone who  wants to hold a conversation in an English-speaking country. ✔Lesson transcript: currently breaking temperature records here in the UK. In this lesson,  you’ll hear some interesting facts and figures. Learn a lot about how  us British deal with heatwaves and discover some ideas people have for  helping reduce climate change. All of this will help you with English  listening comprehension, which is one thing that IELTS examiners like to  test candidates on and something you will need to master if you want to  speak English fluently. Adept English listening lessons are engaging and set at a level where English language learners can  follow along. This type of English listening lesson is exactly what you  need if you’re preparing for an IELTS listening exam or want to improve  your English comprehension skills. Learn more about our courses here: English is here to help with FREE English lessons and language  courses that are unique, modern and deliver results. You can learn to  speak English quickly using our specialised brain training. We get  straight to the point of how you should learn to speak English. We teach  you in a fun and simple way that delivers results. If you want to learn  to speak English, our approach to learning through listening will improve your English fluency.