Learn English Through Listening



The aim of Adept English is to help you learn English through listening. We understand listening, and we know how to teach it. On our site you will learn how to listen in ways that are interesting and lead to learning success. No technical know how is required, just a computer, smart phone, tablet with an internet connection. We have lots of audio podcasts, at all difficulty levels, on many topics, suitable for all listeners.


  • What My Uber Driver Reminded Me About Learning English Language Fluency Ep 490

    29/11/2021 Duración: 11min

    Learning to speak English fluently is about motivation, and the time you commit to learning, and what you  are doing with that time than just about any other criteria. Today we  talk about an Uber driver in Amsterdam, proof you or anyone can learn 2 or 3 new languages if you want or need too. The question is: Will you? We’ll help you find the motivation and the time to do it. Getting Uber Driver Motivated To Learn The English Language ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/learn-english-language-uber-drivers/ It’s  an age-old question that has faced many students and employers all over  the world. What is the "best" way to learn English, or any other  foreign language, as a second language? As an English teacher who  teaches 100’s of thousands of students English as a second language, I want to share with you my insights on what makes learning English more successful. To  learn a new language, you need to keep yourself motivated and immerse  yourself in th

  • Make Sense Of English Phrases That Use The Word Sense Ep 489

    25/11/2021 Duración: 12min

    In today’s English language podcast lesson, we explain and practice using some common English phrases and expressions that use the word sense. Why do we say I don’t have a  sense of humour, but I get the sense you don’t like me? Does sense  really mean 5 different things? What is nonsense? Find out in this  English phrases lesson. Using our easy to use listen and learn approach to improving your English comprehension skills, we will have you speaking English like a native in no time. Learn the most common English phrases that use the word “sense.” ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-phrases-sense/ Today  we are answering an email request from the Netherlands to help explain  the meaning and use of the word sense. If you are trying to learn  English, learn it fast with today’s English podcast lesson.  We will take a thorough analysis of the meaning of sense and all the  most common phrases that use it. With lots of examples, you will make  s

  • An Interesting English Listening Practice Lesson About Climate Change Ep 488

    22/11/2021 Duración: 12min

    In this English listening practice lesson, I have recorded a topic which is about climate change and the recent COP 26 climate conference that was hosted in Glasgow in Scotland by the UK government. Making interesting English lessons is important. Keeping you focused and engaged in the content you need to learn to improve your English skills is half the battle when learning a new language. In this lesson, you will hear lots of  English vocabulary, idioms, phrases and British culture and views, so jump in and start listening now. This lesson will help you improve your English language listening skills. ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-lessons-listening-practice-climate/ The  COP26 was a two week UN-sponsored international conference held in the  Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, UK. COP stands for ‘Conference of the  Parties’ this is a term used by the United Nations Climate Change which  is used to refer to meetings held annually during its Convention period.

  • She is Pregnant! How To Express Your Joy Using The English Grammar Of Exclamations Ep 487

    18/11/2021 Duración: 11min

    Today’s lesson is about the English grammar of exclamations, and the language used in expressing emotions. The  grammar of exclamations can get complicated because there are different  kinds of exclamations, each with specific rules on how to use them. In  this lesson, you will learn specific exclamations to talk about how you  feel in response to hearing some news someone has just told you. To keep you on your toes, we have a quiz at the end of the podcast where you can practice what you’ve learned. Let's learn the English grammar of exclamations! ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-exclamations/ Whenever  I hear the word ‘Exclamation’, I think of something that is exciting,  happy or sad. The general idea behind an exclamation is to express your  emotions in reaction to an event or news. Although it’s easy in today’s  use of English online to slip into acronyms like LOL! or even swearing  to express your emotions, we won’t b

  • How Your Brain Grows With English Listening Practice Ep 486

    15/11/2021 Duración: 12min

    In today’s English listening practice we learn about ordinary people learning huge amounts of information, so  much information they actually grow the size of their brains doing it.  Along the way you will learn about London taxis and British culture.  Listening to everyday English phrases, vocabulary, grammar will help  improve your English listening comprehension skills. English Listening Practice Will Change Your Brain ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-grow-your-brain/ Your brain is amazing. It’s the most complex object in the known universe, containing around 100 billion neurons, each of which can connect to thousands of other neurons. Our brains are malleable - meaning they grow and change based on what we do with them.  Developing listening skills by listening to everyday English phrases,  vocabulary, grammar will help improve your English listening  comprehension skills. Your  brain can keep changing throughout your l

  • UK 2021 Travel Rules-Learn More With Our English Listening Practice Ep 485

    11/11/2021 Duración: 11min

    Today on Learn English Through Listening with Adept English we’re talking about traveling to and from the UK in  2021. Expect to hear about QR codes, visas, ID checks and the new  language used to describe these processes. The podcast is perfect for learners of all levels but especially those at pre-intermediate level of English. Heading to the UK? Here is the New Language You Should Know Before You Travel ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-uk-2021-travel/ Plenty  of people from many countries visit the UK every year. Let’s see how  easy it is to get from point A to B in 2021 as you listen and learn  English! You’ll be glad you were paying attention. Our English podcast helps over half a million English language learners who listen to us  every month. You’ll learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and key  listening skills you need to understand English better. Learning to speak English has never been more convenient. You can lis

  • Common English Words Used In Leaving Your Job Ep 484

    08/11/2021 Duración: 11min

    In this English podcast lesson, you will learn the common English words and phrases that we use when we leave a job. You will also learn some interesting idioms and stories that will help you remember why some words and phrases may be used. As you’ll see, some expressions have changed little for a 100 years. Common English Words Phrases And Idioms Used To Tell Your Boss Goodbye ✔ Lesson transcript:  https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-leaving-your-job/ So,  you are looking for English phrases to use when you leave your job? We  have all the phrases you will need right here. From creating a great  first impression to making sure you have everything you need to hand,  this article has examples of the formal language used during the  process, as well as colloquial versions that can help lighten the mood. This lesson also features amusing stories about why some of our most common phrases are used. There  are several phrases that can describe how you announced y

  • Baking a Cake-English Listening Comprehension Following Instructions Ep 483

    04/11/2021 Duración: 10min

    Do  you like cake? Do you enjoy listening to directions? If answering "yes"  to the first question and "sometimes" to the second, you are going to  really enjoy this English listening lesson. Have a listen and improve your English comprehension skills. This is a  fun lesson to listen to, but it’s also practical. Follow the  instructions and you’ll end up with a yummy cake. This One Is A Real Treat: Free And Easy English Listening Practice ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-following-instructions/ Can you understand English instructions? Being able to understand instructions in English is a key English comprehension skill. This English podcast lesson will help you improve your English listening comprehension skills and maybe get a nice slice of cake too! Recently we did a podcast on following directions to find a location, using the type of language a native English speaker would use in the UK. Today we are sticking with the theme of practi

  • English Idioms For Easy: Easy To Learn Easy To Remember Ep 482

    01/11/2021 Duración: 10min

    We use English idioms every day. And we use them in big ways and small ways, for fun and for serious meanings. For example, we can say that we’re up to our ears in work,  meaning we’re very busy and it’s hard to find time to do anything else.  Let’s explore and play with some different English idioms for easy! Commonly Used English Idioms For Easy ✔ Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-idioms-for-easy/ A  few words of explanation about the way we approach learning idioms.  Idioms in English can be very confusing for language learners. There are  a lot of English idioms, most of which you would never  hear or use in an English conversation in 2021. To make learning English  idioms as efficient as we can, we focus on the most common and useful  English idioms that originate from everyday speech. So you won’t find a  list of 500 idioms for ‘easy’ in this podcast. You will find the most  popular ones you are most likely to need to understand

  • Get Better At English The Easy Way With English Listening Practice Ep 481

    28/10/2021 Duración: 10min

    Become A Better English Speaker By Learning English Listening Comprehension Through Podcasts  ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-house-plants/ English language podcast to help you with English language listening practice . Learn English vocabulary while you listen to natural spoken English. With our free natural spoken English lessons for English learners. This week we are going to be talking all about UK gardening habits of a UK home. Along  the way, learn some gardening specific vocabulary and some UK specific  gardening habits. As always, we try our best to keep you interested as  you improve your English listening comprehension skills. Are you looking  for more Listening practice? Why don’t you try this one this week. This is a podcast of English language lessons and activities designed to help you improve your listening,  speaking and vocabulary skills. With us, you can learn English at your  own pace. Listening comprehension

  • Learn British English Conversation And Vocabulary On How To Give And Take Navigation Directions Ep 480

    25/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    Learn English conversation, direction vocabulary, and navigation skills in British English ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-conversation-directions/ English conversation about the language of finding your way and giving directions in the UK.  You're in the UK it’s morning and you want to go to Starbucks for a  coffee. You fire up your mobile phone and have found a map of the area  and it’s all good; you have planned your route. But soon enough, your Sat-nav map tells you have reached your destination but no Starbucks! And then  it happens, your phone’s battery dies. This is where things can get  tricky. How do you ask for directions in a foreign language? Mobile  phones are amazing these days, with apps, and maps that can help you  travel the world. However, sometimes your phones dead or you don’t have a  signal. You need to know where you should stand for a specific bus, or  to walk the path with the best views and you just need to ask

  • How To Move From Understanding English To Speaking English With Listening Practice Ep 479

    21/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    Make The Transition To Actually Being Able To Speak English With Listening Practice ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-how-to-speak-english/ The best way to learn to speak English is through listening to English speakers, English comprehension, and more English listening practice.  Today, we look at the problems with traditional language classes, and why learning a new language is not what it should be. Most language  learning programs are so old-fashioned they should wear top hats and carry walking sticks. Our approach to language learning is a much better way. Learning  to speaking English is not nearly as easy as it should be. The way most  people currently learn English as a foreign language is essentially you  listen to a teacher talking, then practice using what you’ve learnt in a  classroom environment. The problem with this approach is that it’s very  slow, and limited - going to a class once a week for few hours can only

  • Learn English While Understanding Yourself With English Conversation For Language Learners Ep 478

    18/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    Psychology of Human Behaviour - A Conversation In English For Language Learners ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/conversations-in-english-psychology/ We want to help you learn and improve your English language skills without getting bored. So we’ve created a podcast that helps you learn the  essentials of English through listening to real everyday English conversations. If you like the podcast and want to support it, please leave a review and a rating on your podcast app and share it with your friends. Don’t forget to add this podcast to your podcast subscription list. The primary goal of the Adept  English listening practice podcast is to help you with your English  listening skills. At the same time, I like to talk about different  things that are interesting to me, like life, personal development,  psychology, language learning tips and tricks, language hacks I go  through in my own language learning journey. Today we explore the idea  that everything

  • How To Pronounce These 13 Difficult English Words Ep 477

    14/10/2021 Duración: 12min

    Learn How To Say These 13 Difficult English Words Correctly With Some Practice English Pronunciation ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/practise-english-pronunciation-difficult-words/ English pronunciation practice with 13 words that most English learners have a hard time with, and a quiz. Do you want to improve your English pronunciation? Do you want to speak English with a British accent? Bored with learning English with the standard lessons? Then try this alternative approach to sound more like a native! Become a better speaker of English, one podcast at a time. In  this lesson, you will learn about 13 English words that are difficult  to pronounce. You’ll learn what they mean, how to use them in a  sentence, and we help you practice with a quick quiz. Find out more by  listening to the rest of the episode and don’t forget to use our free  lesson transcript to help you. Listen and practice your English with us,  and if you like what you hear, subscribe to the

  • The Many Common English Words For The Colour Red In The English Language Ep 476

    11/10/2021 Duración: 11min

    Do you know how many common English words there are for the colour red? ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/common-english-words-red/ Expand your English language comprehension and learn some new common English words without seeing red in this English lesson. Learn about some of the many names for the  colour red in the English language, plus scenarios where you might want  more creative options for describing red. We explain where you might  hear these words being used. We show you how you would use them  yourself. Learning this type of conversational English will help you  comprehend everyday English being used naturally. This is a good  English lesson for you to listen to and comprehend the everyday  conversational English being used in natural situations. This is a 10+  minute lesson where we give you an opportunity to listen to lots of  different English words and phrases. When you listen to our podcast lessons, you will learn English vocabula

  • Learn English Grammar In A Conversational And Engaging Way Ep 475

    07/10/2021 Duración: 13min

    English Grammar Listening Practice ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/grammar-english-subject-object-pronouns/ I have an interesting English grammar podcast lesson on subject and object pronouns today. In the lesson you’ll get  to hear me speaking in Latin and German learn about my name, Hilary in  Latin. Just to keep you on your toes, I’ve included a quiz so you can  test your comprehension at the end. We’re going to talk about  subject pronouns and object pronouns. I know that might sound  complicated, but it’s not. After a few examples and some easy to follow  rules, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get right. Learn English  grammar in a conversational and engaging way. It’s simple, fun, straight  to the point, everything you need to improve your ability to speak English. If you’re trying to learn English, or if you’re learning for the first time after a long break, the Adept English Listen & Learn system of learning to speak English fluent

  • Grammar English Language Students Can Learn Automatically Ep 474

    04/10/2021 Duración: 14min

    Learn English Grammar The Natural Way ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/grammar-english-coronaphobia/ A podcast, where you learn English grammar automatically by listening. In this episode, we’re going to learn about  a new mental illness that people who have been in lock-down because of  the pandemic are developing coronaphobia. We pay close attention to the correct English vocabulary and grammar as you listen and learn. The more English you listen to, the faster you can train our brain to speak and comprehend natural sounding English. Listening to structured English language content like this English language podcast helps train your brain to learn automatically, English grammar, as you listen. The more quality English language input you can bombard your brain with, the faster you can train your brain to understand English language. In  this English lesson, we learn new English grammar, as we listen to this  topic along with some extra stuff like new phrases and vocabu

  • Improve Your English Every Day With English Listening Practice Ep 473

    30/09/2021 Duración: 10min

    English Listening Practice Join the discussion. Listen to learn. ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-lorry-shortage/ Today we practice listening to English language being spoken by a native British English speaker. This  listening practice conversation is about supply issues in the UK. The  subject of this podcast lesson is not that important. The English  language you will learn is. Supply problems in the UK may be  important on Sept 2021, right now, especially if you're being  inconvenienced. However, in a few months, or years, this problem will  have come and gone. The point is the topic is interesting, but the real  value of listening to this is the English listening practice that helps  build up the language learning parts of your brain. When  something goes wrong, it's easy to jump to conclusions. You're angry  and you usually want the problem to just go away as quickly as possible.  It's interesting to se

  • How To Talk About Probability In This Learn English Grammar Podcast Ep 472

    27/09/2021 Duración: 11min

    English Grammar Podcast On Learning About Probability Adverbs ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-learn-grammar-adverb-probability/ In this English language grammar lesson, we further our understanding of adverbs and their use when discussing probability in everyday English conversations. Today we will hear about the contrast between terms such  as certainty and probably, and communicating with others using the  English language by getting comfortable with probabilities. Why  probability? Well, English speakers (I guess everyone) need the ability  to communicate estimates of the chance of something happening in the  future. Talking about certainty and uncertainty is commonplace, and it’s  important to understand the implications of what’s being said. This English podcast lesson will focus on the differences between good and bad odds of future  events and how their usage fits into everyday English conversation. We  will talk through the typical E

  • Find Out More About UK Home Ownership And English Listening Practice Ep 471

    23/09/2021 Duración: 11min

    An English Listening Practice Podcast On UK Home Ownership ✔Lesson transcript: https://adeptenglish.com/lessons/english-listening-practice-uk-home/ Improve  your English proficiency by listening to native speakers talk about  real life in the UK. Each of our English lessons includes an  accompanying PDF transcript, helping you to learn English and improve your communication skills through English listening practice. You can use today’s podcast to build your general English vocabulary, improve your understanding of  British culture, or for preparation for the IELTS exam. You can learn  more about our listen and learn approach to improving English fluency here. First  a little admin. We’ve had a number of emails asking if we can make some  of our older podcast back catalogue available early. Good news, the  latest podcast bundle 8, episodes 351-400, is now available. We like to hear from our listeners. If you have a  podcast idea or maybe a suggestion for our website

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