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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 listen too right now.

Learn English Through Listening Hilary Platt

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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 listen too right now.

    Practice English Pronunciation Difficult English Consonants Ep 434

    Practice English Pronunciation Difficult English Consonants Ep 434

    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 may not find today’s lesson a challenge.

    One of the biggest advantages to listening to lots of English language being spoken by native English speakers is learning the correct pronunciation for English words. Today we break down why some English words are more  difficult than others to pronounce. Along the way, we explain what  consonants and vowels are.

    Although we spend a lot of our time talking about listening to English in our podcasts and building your English language  comprehension, at some point you are going to need to say these words  out loud. Today is one of those days where you might benefit from  finding a quiet place to practice saying some of these words out loud.

    If you don't know how to pronounce a word, say it loudly. Do not compound mispronunciation with inaudibility.
    ⭐ Mark Twain
    If you have the time,  listen to my version of the pronunciation and then record yourself  (using your mobile is easiest) and listen to yourself. If you have  spoken little English, then you're going to notice that your voice does  not do what you want it too initially. You literally have to practice  using new muscle positions to achieve the correct sounds.

    The good news is you English listening practice with us will help you hear the differences between my pronunciation and your version. Now it’s just a matter of practice makes perfect.

    Adept 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.  

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    English Speaking Topics The Difference Between Expressive And Receptive Vocabulary Ep 433

    English Speaking Topics The Difference Between Expressive And Receptive Vocabulary Ep 433

    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  English language podcast we pick an English-speaking topic that will help us understand what your expectations should be in  terms of English listening comprehension vs your ability to speak  English.

    I’ve recently seen several comments and received a few  emails asking where the transcripts for these lessons are. Well, the  quick answer is on our website here, or built into the YouTube videos as closed captions here. Basically, we provide a free transcript as a  PDF document which you can download and as a web page article with every  episode. If you are struggling with understanding some words, you hear  in our podcast, you can grab the transcript and google or use a  dictionary to lookup anything you don’t understand.

    If  you are a regular listener, you know that I often use children as an  example of how we gain languages. Today is no exception. Adult language  learners have a habit of setting unrealistic expectations and then they  judge themselves harshly when they cannot meet goals and objectives.  This can happen even when our intentions are good.

    You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
    ⭐ Franklin P. Jones
    So in today’s English speaking topic we will cover what is typical, in percentage terms, of where your  English listening comprehension should be verses your English-speaking  ability.



    Adept 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.  

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    An English Conversation About Miscarriage Of Justice Ep 432

    An English Conversation About Miscarriage Of Justice Ep 432

    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 story about a miscarriage of  justice here in the UK, and the actual issue was how errors in computer  software ruined the lives of innocent people. I thought you might be  interested in the English vocabulary used as legalese is a strange thing and worth exploring.

    As  our world is ever more computerised, our lives are ever more affected  by mistakes in personal data and in software. In today’s English listening conversation, we take a topic and explore the vocabulary associated with the UK legal system, which is interesting in and of itself. We will also hear a story about how computers can wreck your life.

    I  was talking to a friend of mine recently who discovered a spelling  mistake in their name on their UK driving license. Someone had typed ‘N’  instead of ‘M’. The issues this causes are huge, because all the UK’s  governmental systems are connected.

    So if you want a new passport,  online systems check your driving license details. If you want to  submit your tax return, online systems check your driving license id or  passport. And if they don’t match up, they lock you out. All the  services you used to do face to face have moved online because of the  pandemic. So this person had been trying to correct the problem but had  failed, and there was nobody in the real world to talk to about it.

    There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.
    ⭐ Montesquieu, French Philosopher
    So  today we look at the scary side of being on the outside of a  computerised world. How officials who use these systems see the systems  as always correct and the normal people, who have to use these systems are wrong until proven otherwise. Along the way we will listen to a lot of British English being spoken by a native English speaker  which will help you with your English fluency and the speed of your  English comprehension.

    Adept 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.  

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    What Is Going On Inside A Language Learners Brain Ep 431

    What Is Going On Inside A Language Learners Brain Ep 431

    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, in today’s conversation in English we are going to talk about some  interesting science about how language learners’ brains actually work when learning a language.

    Humans do a lot of things on autopilot. We unconsciously let our brains manage really important tasks, like breathing, sleeping, and we don’t really think much about it.

    Take walking, for example, seems simple enough, right? But did you know you were using around 200 bones and over 600 muscles just to take a step, and before you take that step your brain is  assessing a lot of sensory data from your eyes, your ears, nose and  feedback from nerves in real-time as you take that single step. It’s  amazing that we don’t even bother to think about this as we walk  thousands of steps every day. Just walking and talking at the same time  is a huge effort for your brain.

    So it won’t surprise you that there is a lot of autopilot brain behavior going on when we learn a language.  In today’s listen and learn English language conversation, we take a  peek inside the human brains of people who speak and understand multiple  languages, polyglots.

    Adept 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.  

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    Learning English Language An Epic TV Series Ep 430

    Learning English Language An Epic TV Series Ep 430

    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 recommended to  me, by friends, during the UK lock-down.

    TV in the UK has changed a  lot. When I grew up, we only had 4 TV channels and a tremendous fuss  was made when they added Channel 5. The problem was you had to watch  most things live or miss them.

    Then  satellite TV came along, with 10s of channels and the ability to pause  and record TV. It felt amazing to decide what you watched the selection  was amazing. It was probably around here I stopped watching live TV.

    But  now it’s gone insane. At our house we have Netflix, Disney+, NowTV,  Amazon Video and BBC iPlayer, all of which have thousands of programs we  can watch whenever we like. So we now just browse for a TV series and  watch it from start to finish whenever we find time to sit in front of  the TV (which isn’t as often as it was). If we want the news or weather,  I just pull it up on my iPhone. If I want to watch Gardeners world I  just pull it up on iPlayer.

    I wonder what it’s like in other countries. TV viewing habits have definitely changed a lot.

    Adept 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.  

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    Sit Back And Enjoy Some Soothing English Listening Practice Ep 429

    Sit Back And Enjoy Some Soothing English Listening Practice Ep 429

    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 UK TV program that’s so  popular, it’s a national treasure. A national treasure means someone or  something of which a country is very proud. Perhaps the presenters of  this TV program have in the past been national treasures in their own  right.

    Now I know many of our  listeners might worry that they cannot see the program in question, but  the internet has changed all that. I’ve embedded a clip of the program  from YouTube in the article. So if you're interested, you can watch from anywhere in the world.

    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
    ⭐ Greek proverb
    As  with all of our listening practice, we need you to focus on what you  are hearing. You need to pick out any phrases, idioms or vocabulary you  don’t understand and look them up. We provide a transcript with every English audio lesson to help you do this.

    When  you’ve listened to the audio and you are happy, and you comprehend most  of what you are hearing. You then need to schedule a time when you will  comeback to listen to the audio again. This spaced repetition listening  is what will encourage your brain to store what it hears in longer term  memory.

    It’s during this repeat listening, where you are not  struggling to understand the content, where you will work on English  fluency. You will also improve your pronunciation and speed of your  English language recall. It’s the important work needed to achieve  English fluency.

    Adept 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.  

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