🗣️Lets Practice Your English Speaking-Learning English By Listening🖤Ep 297

🗣️Lets Practice Your English Speaking-Learning English By Listening🖤Ep 297


Hi there you are listening to Adept English
and this is a listen and learn podcast. My name is Hilary and I created this listen and
learn method. To help you speak English fluently. Every week we give you two English lessons
in the form of podcasts so listen to Adept English. You’ll be on your way to speaking
fluent English in no time. Hi there and welcome to this latest podcast
from Adept English. It’s a while since we did any speaking practice in a podcast. When
our pronunciation course comes out later this year, there’ll be lots of opportunity to
practise English speaking. Learning English means understanding first of all, but you
do need to practice speaking too. You can already do this with me on Course One, Activate
your Listening, our English speaking course. There’s speaking practice on there, using
sentences with vocabulary covered in the course, as well as lots of listening practice too.
That’s Adept English Course One, Activate your Listening – available to buy right
now on our website at adeptenglish.com. Adept English answers the question How to learn
English speaking? So how to learn English speaking at home,
even if you don’t have anyone to practise with yet? Well, pronunciation practice is
one of the things you need to do. So for today’s podcasts, we’ll do some pronunciation practice.
It’s best to listen though, while you’re somewhere where noone can hear you. There’s
nothing more off-putting when you’re working on your pronunciation – that’s how you
say the words – nothing more off-putting than having an audience, especially if it’s
your family listening to you, when you’re trying to pronounce English words. So save
this podcast for when you’re sure nobody is listening, nobody is going to overhear! For our sentences today, let’s take some
news stories from the last week – and use those. So here they are. I’ll give an explanation
of each sentence, so that you understand it, and then when you have them all, we’ll do
some English speaking practice with them. First one then:- Claims were made after a sonic boom, caused
by a military aircraft “shook houses”, damaging windows and ceilings. This is a story about military aircraft, a
military plane flying over parts of London, Herfordshire and Bedfordshire, those are counties
near London – and the ‘sonic boom’ is the sudden noise of an aircraft, breaking
the sound barrier. And the claims were that it ‘shook houses’, that means made houses
vibrate and apparently cracked windows, broke them – and ceilings. A ceiling is at the top
of a room, usually painted white. It says ‘Claims were made’ and this means I think
that ‘people claimed that it had happened’, but also it means that people tried to claim
money from the government, to compensate them for the damage. Another news sentence? Big Ben will not chime on Brexit Day. So this story is about the bell, in the clock
tower by the side of the Houses of Parliament in London. Both the clock and the bell, Big
Ben are being refurbished, repaired at the moment. And there was an idea to get both
working again, in time for Brexit happening on 31st January. But that’s been dropped,
because there’s just too much work to do and they can’t meet the deadline. ‘To
chime’ is a verb, and it means to make a ringing sound, like a bell or a clock. And
‘to chime’, C-H-I-M-E is used especially of clocks, marking time. Another news related
sentence to practise on? A painting discovered by chance last month
is a Gustav Klimt original, that was stolen nearly 23 years ago. So this painting in the news, ‘Portrait
of a Lady’ by Gustav Klimt, was believed to have been stolen from an art gallery in
northern Italy in 1997. But this week it was confirmed that last month it was found inside
a wall at the gallery – outside. Nobody seems to know why and the painting is estimated
to be worth…wait for it….sixty million Euros! One more news related sentence to practise
with? Harry and Meghan want to relocate part-time
to Canada for a better life. So this is of course the story about our own
dear Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, saying last week that they want to ‘step back’
from their duties and live part of the time in Canada, away from all the scrutiny of the
newspapers. So let’s take those sentences and use them
to practise your pronunciation with. I’ll repeat each one – and you can use the spaces
in between to practise repeating after me. I’ll break them down in the middle, where
they’re long ones. Claims were made after a sonic boom caused
by a military aircraft “shook houses”, damaging windows and ceilings. Let’s break that down. Claims were made after a sonic boom caused by a military aircraft “shook houses”, damaging windows and ceilings. Claims were made after a sonic boom caused
by a military aircraft “shook houses”, damaging windows and ceilings. Big Ben will not chime on Brexit Day. Big Ben will not chime on Brexit Day. Big Ben will not chime on Brexit Day. A
painting discovered by chance last month is a Gustav Klimt original, that was stolen nearly
23 years ago. A
painting discovered by chance last month is a Gustav Klimt original, that was stolen nearly 23 years ago. A painting discovered by chance last month
is a Gustav Klimt original, that was stolen nearly 23 years ago. Harry and Meghan want to relocate part-time
to Canada for a better life. I’ll break that down. Harry and Meghan want to relocate part-time to Canada for a better life. Harry and Meghan want to relocate part-time
to Canada for a better life. So there’s your opportunity to practise
English speaking. Learning English is 75% learning to understand, and around 25 % learning
to speak English. Speaking, learning to speak will happen automatically, if you do enough
English listening. But it’s good to practice your pronunciation and focus on that sometimes.
So run this podcast back again and have another go at the pronunciation. You’ll find the
more times you do it, the sentences just start to roll off your tongue. They come easily.
Learn English speaking and improve your spoken English with Adept English. All you need to
speak English – well perhaps apart from someone to practise with! Enough for now. Have a lovely day. Speak to
you again soon. Goodbye. That’s the end of this podcast. Don’t forget
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