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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
We call a small/short person a

"Something's fishy" means:

'Clams' is also slang for:

What is a "pool shark"?

"She was as happy as ________ when he gave her a pearl necklace on her birthday."

If Peter tells Jon that Anjali was a dead fish in bed, it means that she:

If you feel uncomfortable, you could say you are:

What does "fresh off the boat" mean?

A man has a:

If someone "clammed up", it means he/she:


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Love it, Thank you, Ronnie :)

Friday, October 10th 2014

    Idioms always make our talking more colorful and natural.

    They are useful tools that help us see to some good extent how the English language works.

    It was a concise and interesting video-lesson.
    Have a great week Ronnie!!!

    P.S. I wonder why you don’t like idioms Ronnie.

    Saturday, October 11th 2014

      Hi again Ronnie; just to let you know that I searched for the quiz high and low, but to my dismay I couldn’t find it.

      Engaging lesson Ronnie !

      P.S. Don’t you use idioms when you talk? How come?

      Wednesday, October 15th 2014

        The quiz is here now, Regino!

        Saturday, October 18th 2014

          Hi Ronnie! Nice to e-meet you! Are you available for a short video-explainer for a startup App? I really really really love your expressivity and you are so funny!!Please contact me at matias@skirrel.com if you like the idea for more details! Thanks!

          Thursday, October 23rd 2014

    very useful thanks Ronnie
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    I hope there is anybody wants to practice his/her English with me voice chat :)
    my skype is khalid_3adel
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    Thanks

    Saturday, October 11th 2014

i love the way that u teaching thank u :)

Friday, October 10th 2014

I got new fish and seafood idioms. Thank you for your interesting lesson :)

Friday, October 10th 2014

    Hi I am english learner from China and I have a daughter too.I like english so much may be we are can become practice partner.

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

      me too I’m from Sudan I like English very mush thank u Ronnie

      Wednesday, March 18th 2015

Many thanks. I would explain how to Pronoun

Friday, October 10th 2014

the world will be your oyster , clam up , fish out of water ,, i think i will start to use those Idioms from now ~ . thanks Ronnie . it was Cool lesson

Saturday, October 11th 2014

GOOD LESSON

Saturday, October 11th 2014

where is quiz?

Saturday, October 11th 2014

    It was a little late, but it’s there now.

    Saturday, October 18th 2014

Hi Ronnie, thanks for your always interesting lesson, but I have a question; you said this idiom ” fine kettle of fish’ means a good situation, however when I checked this idiom on this website http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ – I found it means a very difficult and annoying situation >> what do you think?

Saturday, October 11th 2014

    It is often used sarcastically to mean a bad situation. Just like sometimes when something bad happens, people say "Great."

    Saturday, October 11th 2014

    Yes!It’s a controversial one. Whom should we listen to, Ronnie?

    Tuesday, August 4th 2015

      Ok, I’ve got it. I didn’t notice the engVID’s comment^)
      But is the sarcastic meaning really common?

      Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Thank you Ronnie! Come to think of shrimp, it reminds me the movie ‘Forest Gump.’ Run, Forest, run! This phrase is very impressive. Have you ever watched it? For some reason, I think probably you have.
I’m looking forward your next lesson. Can’t wait! Bye for now.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

    Your phrase about “shrimp”is very funny I like it.

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Hello, Ronnie !
You’re fab, real actress !
It’s so nice to listen to you.
When you talk words seems to get
straight into my mind !
I’ll use some idioms (except sexy).
Vale !

Saturday, October 11th 2014

You really enjoy saying “pearl necklace” :-D

Wish you all the best.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

I do love seafood. I loved the video, I like to create phrases by using all the new stuff I’m learning.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

    Hi! After reading your description I may agree with:’ We can help each other =)’; and if you want to practice English, be my guest… feel free to keep in touch in any time by my electronic address. I live in DF, but I really love Sampa! Bye for now.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

      Hi, namesake! I’m also from DF! Keep in touch. My e-mail is the same name as you can see here at gmail. See you!

      Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

    Hi can I speak with u on english

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

      yes with me.

      Friday, October 31st 2014

    If you want we can speak on skype Rosena. Thank you for your help.

    Saturday, December 13th 2014

    i need help.can you help me

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

The photo used by Engvid.com to explain the “fish taco” was very elucidative.

Saturday, October 11th 2014

    Yeah, fish taco is an idiom that’s easy to relate to what it means. :)

    Great lesson as always. Thank you , Ronnie.

    Saturday, October 11th 2014

you’re a very nice,great, awesome teacher
honestly I really like the way you teach.
we really hope deep inside our hearts you keep up hard work

Saturday, October 11th 2014

you’re a very nice,great, awesome teacher
honestly I really like the way you teach.
we really hope deep inside our hearts you keep up the hard work

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Something tells me that I’m gonna learn a lot of idioms with Ronnie. YAY!!! \o/ \o/ \o/ Thank you sooo very much, Ronnie! You’re the best, and English is so much fun because of idioms.

I wish you all the best in your life.

xoxo (-_-)

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thank you, Ronnie. I learned good idioms today. :)

Sunday, October 12th 2014

you are so funny!!!! and I like teacher same you! It relly good for students!)

Sunday, October 12th 2014

    Yes I think so.

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

such a boring lesson i had ever seen in my life

Sunday, October 12th 2014

    that’s not true .. YOU are rude !!!! the lesson was very interesting , I bet you didn’t know those idioms ..

    Sunday, October 12th 2014

but can u teach me how to find a wrong word ie editing and omission? it would be very helpful to me as it is in our course

Sunday, October 12th 2014

a lot of thanks for you mss ronnie

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Ronnie your lesson are so funny!!! thanks from Italy

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Hi,Ronnie!thanks!you are a good teacher!)

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Loved that!

Sunday, October 12th 2014

    Let’s talk…

    Saturday, December 13th 2014

Ronnie, I’ll learn by heart all those idioms, I promese you! ;)

Thanks for the class, lady :D

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Ronnie I love your lessons :D you are my favorite teacher :D

Sunday, October 12th 2014

I very much like you have added a lot of emotions on your video, facial expressions, changing your voice tone …. etc. This is really helpful to memorize the lesson. Thank you so much and I hope to another lesson of yours very soon! :)

Sunday, October 12th 2014

What’s the different between didn’t and haven’t ???
What’s the grammar for ‘yet’ word

Sunday, October 12th 2014

    I think that is a good questions nusky, I also have been confused with that two words, I also wanna know what’s the difference between didn’t and haven’t. Sometimes I used the didn’t, sometimes Haven’t.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

      any one here to practice english this is my skype:zobair_213

      Monday, October 20th 2014

Hi Ronnie! I want to congratulate for what are you doing here, on engvid.com, along with other teachers. I watched all your videos and I learned a lot of things. I would like to ask if you could make a clip for relative pronouns and clauses (difference between defining, non-defining etc). I try to learn about them form a pretty good book actually, but nothing compares to your explanations :) Thank you for reading this and have a beautiful day!

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thank you Ronnie, your always the best

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thank you very much. This lesson is very helpful.I am very week in idioms but now i think it is very easy if i really try to learn it.Also your method of teaching and your expression is very nice. I like it very much. Hope i will find your next lesson soon.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thanks

Monday, October 13th 2014

Thanks very much

Monday, October 13th 2014

Hi Ronnie! I found you on the youtube. You’re so cool and great teacher as well.I like the strategies way you teaching and styles which is make us to learn easily from the lessons you taught.I’m interested to learn more about English lessons. I also would like to motivate my English. Plus! You are really funny,you made me giggle every time I watch your videos. I am looking forward for your new lessons. This is Edz, Your new student. :)I’m sorry if my English is bad.

Best wishes,
Edz

Monday, October 13th 2014

Hi everyone , Please add me edz.own , that is my skype id. I would like to talk on cam to cam to enhance my pronounciation. Let’s talk and teach each other :)

Monday, October 13th 2014

Good lession, is the first time that I see idioms with seafood.

Monday, October 13th 2014

good job

Monday, October 13th 2014

Thank Ronnie

Monday, October 13th 2014

Find me on facebook
Marcos Marcos Juan Juan to practice english speaking.

Monday, October 13th 2014

How come there’s not a quiz about this video?

Monday, October 13th 2014

    It was a little late, but you can do the quiz now!

    Saturday, October 18th 2014

ronni…your lesson is mindblowing..now i am your fan at first lesson.

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

MS roonie thank you so much for teaching. I got so much knowledge form you I like it very much I hope I will find next lesson soon. and your so funny bye bye

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Hahaha I loved it!Thank you so much!

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

hi ronnie
you are very good tetcher

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Hi Ronnie,
Thanks for lessons.
Could you please teach about deferent meaning of “Get “,also how could I use it in the sentences.thanks in advance.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

you’re incredible teacher. I enjoy learning English with you ;)

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

Ronnie, this MHHMHH was from family guy-Herbert the Pervert??? :D you are number one!!!

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Very good course but no quiz!

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Thank you a lot for your help! greetings from Mexico

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Ronnie I love your lessons

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Ronnie is the best for me!

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Hello, here’s my skype- anandhyd29 . We do practice our english. Call me! See you. :)

Thursday, October 16th 2014

    Hey i am sorry. It’s anand.andy10 (Skype id). Anyone can add and call me. Thanks in advance. :)

    Thursday, October 16th 2014

hi
thnaks,
i have question about accent that make me confused i try to learn english for i want to work in customer service career so i learn english but i’m alawys confuse about accent just i want learn eng accent that help me to communicat to any person who speaking native eglish Birtsh or American
what shall i do ? and what is salng ? isit formal pronunciation?
and thank you alot :)

Friday, October 17th 2014

thanks Ronnie

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thx a lot.

Saturday, October 18th 2014

I love this tnx

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thanks RONNNNNNNIIIIIIEEEEEEE.!!!!!

Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thank you RONNNIIIIIIEEEEEEE <3

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, October 19th 2014

thank you very much and i have learned a lot

Monday, October 20th 2014

I must study hard.

Monday, October 20th 2014

Thanks for the lesson!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Thank you

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Love it and many thank, would you like to explain about : home , house , condo, building , ….please.!

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

    That’s a good idea! I’ve added it to the list of requests, we’ll see who picks it up.

    Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Thank you teacher

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

You are the best teaching Ronnie.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Hi I need with any one to speak english

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Thanks a lot engel Ronnie ;u save more people in the world by teaching English with this way i seach more in YouTube and i like ur way u teaching i m new student in begener level and i m interesing to learn ur 92 LESSON in this level thanks for ur sweet heart teacher

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Ronnie you are very fun!
Thanks for this lesson!

My skype: william_flores

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014

Great lesson and I’m a huge fun of Ronnie’s drawings!

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Hello guys. I´m alive and kicking.
I´ve learned a lot with you.
Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Now i feel like a fish in the water! haha thanks Ronnie

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

what does ”ride it out”mean?

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

I liked so much… >.<

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

In my opinion es a wear expression but very funny.

Friday, October 24th 2014

MMMH…I want eat sea food!

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Something is wrong or strange jajaja

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Thank you so much, it was a good lesson for me. i really liked it.

Sunday, October 26th 2014

This So Fun ! 10/10 :)

Sunday, October 26th 2014

the lesson was great and i loved it

Monday, October 27th 2014

that very useful ronnie … and me too I don’t like a fish too much .

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

thank you to take me through idioms..was pretty amazing

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

You are one of my favourite instructor Ronnie.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Hi Ronnie, tnks for your lessons. Learn English it´s funny and easier with you.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

    *is

    Wednesday, October 29th 2014

I need repet

Thursday, October 30th 2014

You’re the best teacher I ever met! I love your classes, and I laugh through the whooole video. thanks a lot!

Friday, October 31st 2014

“or in a tank if you’re not lucky” hahaha you’re really funny, you can make a lot of money as comediaan, I love your lessons! Thank you!

Friday, October 31st 2014

Hi Ronnie
I need to ask you this question,I heard that it is very important to know a lot of “IDIOMS” to understand a native speaker or if you are going to live in a English speaking country otherwise you won’t understand them.Is it true?

Saturday, November 1st 2014

By the way thank you for such a nice idiom lesson.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

many many thanks

Saturday, November 1st 2014

your video is very funny so i love it

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Hi.thank you for your lessons. I like it

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Ronnie you are a pool shark in English slang.
;-)

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

The lessons was great and I loved it

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thank you. You are so fanny and i was laughing during the lesson

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Hi Ronnie! You are a great teacher! :) Thank you for all the lessons! :)

Monday, November 3rd 2014

hy am new here want ur help

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

“Fish out water” i like it ^-^

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

I loved it so much….

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Ronnie,

Thank you very much for this lesson. It was very interesting and funny.

In my workplace a lot of co-workers use idioms every day and I have heard some of those in some conversations as the word clams.

Thanks again
Douglas Lagos

Thursday, November 6th 2014

very useful for me, thank ya

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Thanks,,,,please keep teaching idioms, I really love it.
I feel smart when I use idioms :)
I Don’t know If I can say that about myself but I feel like I’m fresh off the boat :(

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Oh!!love it!!

Friday, November 7th 2014

Ronnie hates fish but I don’t. lol. Bye Ronnie!

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Thank You Ronnie…!
I’m an Indian and learned some new stuff…!

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

my score was great 10/10 ,,

Your style in explanation is wonderful and very easy ..
thanks :*

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

thank you ronnie … you are amazing …

thanks alot from egypt :)

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

thank you.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

awesome lesson

thanks

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

its kinda cool but idk if i am gonna use it in my real life or not =D

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Hi! Is anybody from Brazil here? Maybe we can help each other with Portuguese and English? =) My Skype is annabelle_herisson

Thank you for a funny lesson, Ronnie ))

Friday, November 14th 2014

very good

Friday, November 14th 2014

good fish!)

Friday, November 14th 2014

Thanks a lot for idiom lessons..when Ronnie said “pearl necklace” and starring a camera..I got meaning roonie taught the meaning in sex with roonie lesson….

Saturday, November 15th 2014

that was a dirty video but thanks anyway

Saturday, November 15th 2014

10/10. Thanks.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Regarding English, I’m fresh off the boat.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Quiz results said I answered 7 out of 10 correctly but showed that only numbers 3 and 4 were incorrect.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thanks, got 30% without watching.

Monday, November 17th 2014

I love the fish tacos

Monday, November 17th 2014

some times i clammed up..!!! dnt know y :(

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

awsome..!!

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

Thanks

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Oh no :S igot 9 out to 10

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Superzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Thank you. :)I learn a lot with your clas

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

Thanks! good lesson……………

Sunday, December 7th 2014

Thanks you very much

Monday, December 8th 2014

What the meaning of immigrate

Monday, December 8th 2014

    It means “to move to another country”. Like “Many people immigrated to Canada hoping for better jobs.”

    (When you want to emphasize moving out of instead of moving to, it’s “emigrate”: “My dad emigrated from Thailand in 1970.”)

    Tuesday, December 9th 2014

how i can turn the video with subtitle

Sunday, December 14th 2014

can you teach me one to one?

Monday, December 15th 2014

Million thanks to Ronnie! One of my favorite teacher on engvid.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

pearl necklace :D

Saturday, December 27th 2014

As we know that practice is must to improve our communcation skill,
can we join to chat and for call or video call
my info – +919930541487 (Watapp or viber)
SKYPE- bhuvnesh.kumar69

thankx

Monday, December 29th 2014

If anyone wants to talk to me in english on voice chat, just add me on skype. I would like to practice and improve my english skills. My skype id:luminianis

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

oh, it’s really pleasure if you’re teaching. my favorite teacher. thanks ronnie :)

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

im happy i ve got 100/100 thank you runnie

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

thank you Ronnie for the lesson..
In my country, when you say that he’s/she’s a shrimp it means that he/she is ugly..lol

Thursday, January 8th 2015

so thank you for usefull lesson…

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Ronnie I love your lessons, thank you

Sunday, January 11th 2015

Funny lesson

Monday, January 12th 2015

Thanks. It`s very usefull

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

it was verryyyyyyyyyyyy useful,thank you ronnie :)

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

merci beaucoup teacher thank you a lot :)

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Nice to see you again :)

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thank you teacher :) .

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

The world is my oyster!…thanks :)

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Thank you for your lesson! You just taught me something I did not know before. Awesome!

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

The world is my oyster. she is clammed up.
i am fresh off the boat. she is a shrimp.
when i stay in the new environment i feel like a fish outta water.
LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL..

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thanks for new idioms and also new vocabularies :D The world is my oyster….. >.<"

Saturday, January 24th 2015

thanks

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thanks Ronnie, is a great lesson for me!

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Hi Ronnie, thanks. that was a funny lesson.

Saturday, January 31st 2015

“a very difficult and annoying situation”
i look it up from Cambrige Dictionary Online. But you said “fine kettle of fish” = a very very good situation ?

Monday, February 9th 2015

very intresting and useful this lession, thank u ronnie

Friday, February 20th 2015

Ronnie, i have no idea how to Thank for your lessons. Each lesson that i watch i love more and more. Thanks a lot Ronnie, you are really amazing. *—-*

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

thanks a lot Ronnie.

Saturday, March 21st 2015

Great move at 11:35 Ronnie!!!

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

good lesson. Thank you.

Sunday, April 5th 2015

you are one of the best teacher that i have ever seen
i like u so muuuuuuuch

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

wow! your lesson is very good!!
I wanna good at english~ I WILL TRY~

Saturday, April 25th 2015

Hi Ronnie, your lessons always surprise me! Thank you for your dedication.

Sunday, May 3rd 2015

Hi Ronnie!
Unlike you, I fond of seafood and fish! Thanks for this lesson :) It is the good opportunity for learning vocabulary and for acquaintance with interesting idioms which could use in speaking in the same time! Some of these idioms have been remembered easily. For example, about shrimps, ‘fresh off the boat’ and “fish out of water’ ))))) What a interesting, we have some version about fish but it is directly opposite – ‘as fish in the water’ that means feel myself comfortable, in familiar atmosphere.

Friday, May 15th 2015

great lesson ,,,, thanks a lot

Monday, June 1st 2015

Hey, Ronnie! You said you don’t know why people say they are happy as an oyster. I don’t know if it is the same in Canada, but here in Brazil this idiom is common too. And people say it ironically. Because oysters aren’t happy at all. The pearl is like a tumor, and it happens when a grain of sand get in the oyster. So, the life of an oyster is suffering. Sad, isn’t it?

Wednesday, June 24th 2015

hi ronnie igot a perfect score,yeheyyy.thank you

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Great lesson Ronnie thank you

Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Hi. How are you these days? You are a great teacher and I always watch your videos. they help me a lot. thanks for helping me and the others…
Have a nice day. Bye…

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Thank you very much.it was an incredible

Monday, September 7th 2015

Thanks Ronnie you’re the best¡

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

You are the best! You made my day :)!

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Thank you so much…

Monday, February 8th 2016

i am happy as a clam to have listened to your video; thanks for it ronnie

Sunday, March 13th 2016

Thanks

Monday, March 28th 2016

very funny lesson, great Ronnie

Monday, March 28th 2016

What funny options the test have! Thank you.

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

i disagree a mite with Ronnie on the meaning of “a fine kettle of fish” and “Flounder”
“A fine kettle of fish” means (strongly in my opinion) – a troublesome situation (not good situation); a vexing problem.
“Flounder” means (according to urban dictionary) -a shapeless woman who has neither breasts nor an ass. She is thinly shaped up and down much like the fish.
Hope it will help!

Sunday, June 26th 2016

Again,thank you Ronnie, for more one cool and interesting lesson!!!

Saturday, July 9th 2016
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