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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.

    No Excuses Keep Practising Your English Listening Ep 565

    No Excuses Keep Practising Your English Listening Ep 565

    Holiday English Listening Practice
    Today's English lesson is a short one, you can find out why by listening!

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    Are  you an intermediate or beginner English learner who wants to improve  your English listening and comprehension skills? That’s great, but  sometimes it's challenging to find the right resources that are  interesting and fun. The good news is you found us, Adept English, where  we have lots of free, high quality English listening material, specifically to help you improve your listening comprehension.

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    • 3 min
    English Money And Economic News Phrases It Helps To Know Ep 564

    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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-financial-news-vocabulary/

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    I 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.

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    • 14 min
    Learn English With A Useful Time Saving Idiom Ep 563

    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
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    Today’s  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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-a-stitch-in-time/

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    • 12 min
    Growing Old An English Listening Topic That Interests Everyone At Some Point In Their Lives Ep 562

    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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-growing-old/

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    All  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.

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    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.  

    • 15 min
    If You Want To Understand English News This Is A Great Place To Start Ep 561

    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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-news-vocabulary/

    So  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!

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    This  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.

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    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.  

    • 13 min
    No Clear Evidence Low Serotonin Levels Cause Depression Ep 560

    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: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-serotonin-depression/

    English 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.

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    When 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.

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