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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.
Should you try to understand everything someone is saying by thinking about it as they speak?

Is it important to let people finish everything they have to say before asking any questions?

If you are trying to develop your listening skills at an advanced level, should you watch movies with the subtitles on?

What do superlatives and modals of necessity help you identify?

When you practice improving your listening skills, how many times you should you replay a scene you are watching?

Should you write and listen at the same time?

Why are dark comedies difficult to understand?

What is one reason that action movies are usually pretty easy to understand?

When you are trying to improve your listening skills, you should:

Why should you close your eyes while listening?


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227 Comments on “4 ways to understand more in English”


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Amazing! Dear teacher,James,THANK YOU! :)

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    hi James..thank u very mutch ..simply the best that lesson about : would’ve is the most important lesson in the intire english language and the whole languages all over the world .. i really mean it .. i was dieying to find this lesson..i enjoyed it more than having sex with Kim Karadishian.. Onece again : you are the father ..no no You are the best.

    Thursday, June 6th 2013

Hi James
you are so funny.Thank you for teaching us
Thank you again.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    Hello there. I have read in a grammar book I purchased that subjunctive mood should be used in condition of uncertainty. Example. If she have the money, she will make it in the city.
    I used to use has for the third person. I would like to clarify this, because there are some English novels which use has instead of have. :)

    Saturday, February 23rd 2013

      SHE HAS is referring to the third person singular.

      Monday, February 25th 2013

        But what I’m referring to is “the subjunctive mood” being used in condition of uncertainty. I.E. “If she be kind, I’ll like her”

        Tuesday, February 26th 2013

        all third person, is singular.

        Sunday, June 23rd 2013

I had been eagerly waiting for this lesson to come. For me, you proved to be quite inspiring, humorous and dedicated teacher I ever had. I would like to give my heartiest thank for providing us with such a valuable information. I almost watched all of your videos, its quite informative. I non native speaker from Nepal, hardly people speak English here, but I manage improve a lot from engvid lesson. God bless to our kind and helpful teacher from engvid.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Hi, where are you on youtube for suscribe!

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Thank you James!!! Please as soon as possible give another class about S L A N G S!!!!

Friday, February 22nd 2013

This is the first time I discover your english course, it’s been a long time, I ‘ve been looking for a course like that. I Want to keep to practice with you because I have a listening problem. May God bless you and I hope you help me improve my english.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

I loved this class! Thank you James!

Solange,
from Brazil

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Don’t think just listen and close the eyes are the ways how I learn English.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    I agree with you. I did that too, and it is very helpful

    Saturday, June 15th 2013

first i love action moves too second i will do every thing you sad i hop to make progress in my listening finally you are awesome teacher because u make me confident in my language and u always encourage me , thanks a lot .

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Useful informations. Thank you.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Great video. Thanks;.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Thank you James

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot dear sir JAMES!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Keep up the great work. You’re awesome.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank you for that great informative,interesting, knowledgeable lesson I believe that I will gonna take benefit from this lesson Thanks SIR

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Can we use the phrases from the movie, practice it several times and use it in real conversation ?

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    it depends on the situation. i say use caution and good judgement before practicing a phrase you heard on a movie. good luck :-)

    Sunday, March 3rd 2013

hi all…
last week i must for 3days in kansas City…
this informaton get to me one week before…
my english raining has startet at xmas 2012 and by my search of information…i found engvid and learn with them…grat thanks at all teachers, i can learn when i have time and i learn with fun…you all my salvation

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    sorry for typos… iam would say…
    –i must for 3Days to Kansas City–

    Saturday, February 23rd 2013

tanks for teaching English

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

HI james thank you for the perfect lesson. I think we need more and more and more videos like this video.

YOUR STUPID STUDENT EMAD

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Why can we don’t have a teacher like you at school?

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10

Thank you so much and please keep your good job.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

I got 5 correct out of 10 :(
Could you take a lesson from the expressions needed in the work-waitress, housekeeper?
Thank you for lesson.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    Ciao Mary!
    I have done the same of you:)))
    I tried to answer without listening to check how much I knew about this topic.
    Have you done the same?

    Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Interesting, i like it

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Awesome advice!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

‘When you practice improving your listening skills, how many times should you replay a scene you are watching?’

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thanks for all your time James. You are the best teacher ever!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thanks a lot! it´s very helpful :)

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

:) ciao!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thank you, James, for the lesson!

I went through the first, and the third parts: I started with kids’ animated series like X-men and Spider-man. And I love watching American action movies. Yes, they are stupid; I learned basic (swear) vocabulary from them. I didn’t go through the second part (watching comedies) because I didn’t like comedies.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thanks …………….

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

I perfect my English thanks to cartoons, advertises, nice reports about nature. I watch all from youtube.
I like also. this fantastic site, videojug
Thanks to this nice site I learn and pratice by immertion. Kind regards Francis

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Hi James
“Be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to get angry (James 1:19)” This Bible phrase was used in the movie “FIREPROOF”. Have you seen it?
See you next time

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank you James ,for your helping

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

THANK YOU

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

hello. let’s talk via skype. garikgarik270

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thanks James… Very good lesson.
Body language and gestures made your teaching very interesting.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thank you for advice, very helpful

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank youu James
I like the lesson you are the bzst :)

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

EngVid(please answer);Firs of all thank you very much James.My question is about learning English ; Is there any possibility learning English when sleeping. There are sets on internet for this. Please EngVid you are the only that can answer this question…

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thanks for the lesson dear james but i have a question. first of all i often practice about listening.And i bealive that i improve my listening skills. however there is a problem about speaking. there is no one that i can speak to english and practice. So, my writing and listening skills are not bad. but speaking is slowly. finally how can i solve this problem? :(

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank u very much 4 the teaching pls mr james i need yr contacts.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

What an interesting lesson a what a funny teacher. I’m Learning English Language, and in that way it shoul be easier for me.
Thanks a lot

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Hi.James;You did another great lesson to help us,thanks,man.

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thats really helpful

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

You are one of the greatest teacher who try to teach students with interest. Which encourages student to learn more.Can you have a video on how to write a speech and how to write report. Plz…………………………………………………..

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thank you very much:)

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thanks a lot

Sunday, February 24th 2013

as usual you are different teacher . and you have skills to be good actor . thanks man for every thing you did …

your truly

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hi James,
Thank you for your advices and very useful lesson. I listen a lot of English programs and audio books but sometimes I’m not sure that I understand them correctly and exactly. Especially it happens when I use videos and audios without subtitles. Could please you give me an advice what I have to do in this case? Thank you an advance!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

wow…great tips and a very useful lesson!
I just think that would be hard to do this with The Big Bang Theory, so many scientific terms and puns! But that´s ok, thank u teacher! Let´s go, FRIENDS!!!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

I got 6 out of 10 .Not too bad rigtht? Tnks for the lesson James :)

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thank you for your lesson. It was great!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thanks James!!! I love your lessons!!!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

8th question – Brus Willis is cool ! I like that answer.But as a whole the all leesons are very usefull. Thank you James!

Sunday, February 24th 2013

You are a great teacher!! I love the way you teaching us.
I haven’t big problems to understand English,(I got 9/10) but I have a big problem when I try to say something. I’m stuck and I forget everything I know. Could you give me some advice with this, please?

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hi James!
Can one say, on the basis of your video, that the most important key to reach success listening skills – is a grueling auding practice and the rest just tips? But correct tips of course which I’ll hold with.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

thanks soo much…excellent tips…very helpful and funny lesson…thanks again

Sunday, February 24th 2013

thank you

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Hey James, who wrote the subtitles?! They are horrible… It is really better to switch them OFF in this Video ;)

Sunday, February 24th 2013

    You can always switch them off. What do you find horrible about them, though?

    Saturday, March 9th 2013

      You should insert a special question at this quiz beginning.
      Something like “How to disable or enable subtitles on EngVid’s videos?”.
      This should enforce everybody taking this quiz to find out that inconspicuous Youtube’s sleeping robot icon.
      And then, when another student will send his/her negative opinion about your amazing subtitles, he/she will be heaped up with comments of those who passed this quiz.
      And they’ll save moderator’s time and force ;)

      Wednesday, July 31st 2013

        Someday I’ll get my Frequently Asked Questions page and I can just direct people there. But that’s a pretty good idea in the meanwhile :)

        Wednesday, July 31st 2013

          I think the easiest way to give birth to any FAQ is to open a thread about it in a forum, where people will be able to add their questions and answers and you can collect them at the first post.
          So you just need to add a forum and add such topic to it.
          And then, you can write the “How to Write a Comprehensive FAQ” lesson and get additional Qs and As from its comments ;)
          And if you’ll open the forum, please, add “Your Wishes” topic to it, where i can gingerly ask you to add a possibility to mark lessons with my personal “seen/important/should see again” flag, and add the ability to the search engine to select marked or, what’s more important, unmarked videos.
          Am I annoying you? No? You sure?

          Wednesday, July 31st 2013

        Haha. Maybe.

        Friday, August 23rd 2013

very interesting..thinks

Monday, February 25th 2013

sorry i would tell thanks with a

Monday, February 25th 2013

Thanks James .You’re so good teacher and teaching .Have a great day.

Monday, February 25th 2013

thank you for your good advice for our improvement, you are a good teacher.

Monday, February 25th 2013

Hallo! :)
James I need you give tips for my carrer english spanish translator. I m graduates now, but is important to learn more bout the english language that’s always changing. I can translate “anything” because i don’t have an expecicate area to translate… Well what i want you teach is about the slang that people use in communication and hotel and tourism please?! That will help me a lot! :) thnx

Monday, February 25th 2013

It’s good…thanks :)

Monday, February 25th 2013

good and nice

Monday, February 25th 2013

How can a person be engaged when he is only listening to the words and not comprehending them simultaneously, means avoiding think part (as you suggested)?

Monday, February 25th 2013

Thanks James For these great tips..
You are a very good teacher……..
God Bless You……..

Monday, February 25th 2013

thank you you are a good teacher

Monday, February 25th 2013

Thank you..James.

Monday, February 25th 2013

thanks this is actually what i need to improve my listening skills can you sir tell name of some movies or provide in your side some to practice what did u teach us thanks james

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

James you are great thanks a lot…

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Very nice way to learn English… and you are the best teacher.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

thanks a lots James

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

thx James very much

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Thank you a lot for the lessons.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Could you explain how to use what, which, who ,that ,etc. in the noun clause and relative clause?I specialy use wrong this wold.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

The best teacher so far… Thanks Jimmy! :)

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

thank you james
ihave a question
what is the opposite of safe

please ……..

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

it is so interesting

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Hi James
Thanks

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Many thanks! Interesting, useful and amazing! :)

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Thanks for the lesson. One place to find chunks of movies is youtube. You can find the trailer of the movie and later look at it with subtitles in your language.

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Wonderful James, thank you a lot.I’m at the elementary level but could get most of what you said. by your teaching I learn English much better than our teachers! :)

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

10q for your help!

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

James, you are the best!!!!

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Thank you for uploading the good video!

Thursday, February 28th 2013

It addresses all my hurdles while listening to meetings thanks so much

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Thank you for great advice. I think this will help a lot to improve my listening.

Thursday, February 28th 2013

so nice ideas thank alot for that

Thursday, February 28th 2013

hello James
Thanks so Much from your nice Videos
they are really good and nice..
i am Arif From Afghanistan….

Friday, March 1st 2013

dear i dont know how to teach my students tenses…dy r so confusing…plz help

Friday, March 1st 2013

You have no idea how useful this was. Thank you!

Friday, March 1st 2013

Thank you James

Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks, GOOD job, and a very good pace of speaking.

Friday, March 1st 2013

hello. i got you .but dark comedies is hard to understand it. what about science
fiction such as stark treck ,star wars. what do you think about war movies ?
adventure movies, horror movies,what level would it be?thrillers. godfather .romantic movies. ghost .paranorman so on.

Friday, March 1st 2013

You are amazing guy.

Please countnue doing this

Friday, March 1st 2013

I want to download, but I cannot do it

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Hi James,
I’ve just checked your lessons about modals and your seam method. And I’m looking for number 4. Is it possible that this one, the Lesson about M, make loco suggestions, is still missing? Thanks a lot to you and the hole engvid team. It is really a great job you do. Your site is reales helpful.
Best regards
Alfred Schneiderwind

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

It was excellent! Thanks you James for an interesting lesson.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Hi James, could you help me to understand the following sentence please?
“Attention all Shoppers! We’ve sale all lego like today.”
A voice speaks that in the speakers of the department store in this short video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FAt7ze-QLQ

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Hi! Mr.EE good.James,whi Mr.EE))))

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Pls anyone help me how i can make this sentence passive —I think, people will forget it very soon—

Monday, March 4th 2013

    Dear Lilit, I am a beginner student, but my answers are : Certainly, It´s will be forget by the people. Or…Surely, It´s will be forget, the people don´t have memory. Greetings from Mexico.

    Monday, August 19th 2013

hi James, I’m Vitor from Brasil. I’d like to know the diference between “underneath” and “beneath”.

Regards.

Monday, March 4th 2013

Very interseting tips and a very good speaker as well. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Hey James , you remind me of a teacher who used to teach me , the same style , good work dude , keep on !

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

very interested , i’m looking for some english movies with subtitles . could you send me some web pages that have what i am looking for ??? thanks in advance !!!

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Great lesson! I’ll practice them!

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

shanefurjani I’m from Libya too and I’m furjani too hhhhh

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

good on you teacher,

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Today is raining, Mr James ‘s lessons made my day. I move up to the brighter life!

Thursday, March 7th 2013

the most funniest teacher maybe

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Thank you very much =]
it was useful ^^

Thursday, March 7th 2013

hello Mr james my question is not about the lesson i wana know why do like drawing a snyke in the board?

Friday, March 8th 2013

    Maybe that’s why you did not watch the video end. That makes people interested most. His style of teaching is the most stuff I like. :)

    Friday, March 8th 2013

I can understand everything what James is saying but when I watching movies I can’t understand anything.

Friday, March 8th 2013

Amazing! Dear teacher,James,THANK YOU!

Friday, March 8th 2013

Hi,
I’m writing to ask you about that could you help us to teach certain words commonly used to improve our vocabulary because easier to remember the words if somebody tell them with examples.
Thanks :)

Friday, March 8th 2013

Hi James,
You are fantastic teacher, I will watch all you videos. Could you help me to improve my writing skills by proof reading service?

Friday, March 8th 2013

Hi , i can’t describe my happiness at this moment , you don’t have any idea hoe much i need this ,, thank u from the heart

god bless u bro ,,

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Good lesson with a exceptional teacher :-)
Great !

Saturday, March 9th 2013

Hello from Ukrain! Thank you for this lesson! it was really fun)))))))

Monday, March 11th 2013

Hello james, thanks a lot for your lesson about listening.

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

i am rubbish

Thursday, March 14th 2013

i am not that good at english

Thursday, March 14th 2013

i am getting better at the moment

Thursday, March 14th 2013

how can i be better in chomprehension

Thursday, March 14th 2013

hey…. i really liked it … : )))

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Good less0n tescher thanks

Saturday, March 16th 2013

thanks James, I’m braslian and I’m learning a lot with your engish lessons.

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

I am so excited to stay listening and discovering new lessons through engvid, thank you for all dear Sir.
God bless you!

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Love u James. Tks a lot!

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Thank you for all!

Monday, March 25th 2013

Please is it possible to have another class about TROUBLESOME VERBS? Thanks

Monday, March 25th 2013

i’ll try everything you told

Monday, April 15th 2013

Thank you for the video!

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

Hi James..Thx :)

Sunday, April 21st 2013

great tips !

Monday, April 22nd 2013

thks for the lesson James. U’re so funny with body gesture and easy explanation in your speech. It helps us understand well. But i’ve got an idea. u said we should write all thing we hear while listening to focus and create a pressure for our sense. However, writing speed is always lower than hearing. I often tell my students that u should try to remember what u hear in ur mind and try to quick translating into ur own languague for easy remember. is there anything wrong in my way???

Monday, April 22nd 2013

hay james i wanna thank you for your effort you exert and your different style which i find it more useful , and i wish Allah bless you.
thank you very much again!

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

Thank you, James. Try to use this informations.

Thursday, April 25th 2013

I gonna try follow these 4 tips!

Friday, April 26th 2013

You are a good teacher indeed Mr. James …

Sunday, April 28th 2013

Thank you James i try your advice.

Friday, May 3rd 2013

This is a great tool for us to keep!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 6th 2013

Thank you sir you are really amazing teacher who teaches students not to bore but for there enjoyment

Tuesday, May 7th 2013

thank you james
you are a great teacher.

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

It’s very interesting

Tuesday, May 21st 2013

This lesson is very interesting. I looking someone who just like me want to learn english, e.g. talking by skype or writing emails. If you don’t use english in practise it is ineffective. If you want contact me

Wednesday, June 5th 2013

Dear James:

I always enjoy watching your valuable lessons. Both students and teachers find something useful to learn from them.

What I would like to add to what you said is that whenever a foreign language is learned, it is imperative that the student get to know the sounds of it. As an ESL teacher for Hispanics, I believe that unless I take some time to teach my students the English sounds, they will not even understand native speakers; as a matter of fact, I teach them one or two sounds per class. Moreover, colloquialisms are to be learned as well; for instance, students have to know about such a thing as “gonna” and “wanna”, not just “going to” and want to”

As with most any language, one does not pronounce every single word separately; some words actually join together producing a sound that is not present in any of the words in question otherwise. For instance, in her song “Can’t Fight The Moonlight”, Leann Rimes sings:

You can try to resist
Try to hide from my kiss
But you know
But you know that you can’t fight the moonlight
(To watch it on You Tube, please click on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjMGtb3MDWo)

After listening to that song, the average non-native speaker will ask “What’s that cha, cha cha?” That is why, it is very important for any ESL student to learn English sounds, just as he or she learns vocabulary and grammar. For Hispanics, it might even be crucial, given that Spanish has very soft consonants and very well pronounced vowels, unlike English that has consonants that are pretty strong and vowels that are not necessarily well pronounced. In other words, it could be said that English is the opposite of Spanish. I should know since I was born in Argentina, and I started learning English when I was only seven years old.

If you believe that sounds of speech are beside the point, as far as listening comprehension is concerned, please let me know. In the meantime, however, this is what I have come to see from my experience in language learning and teaching.

I certainly appreciate your having taken your valuable time to read my comment. For anything you might like to ask or say about what I state here, feel free to call me at (845) 245-8935 (NY, USA) or try e-mailing me at ehs24961@gmail.com. Actually, anyone wishing to contact me privately is quite welcome to do so using the information just given.

Sincerely,

Ernesto Simon

Thursday, June 6th 2013

I got 8 correct out of 10. I have a trouble understanding and I will try to make on your suggestion.

Friday, June 7th 2013

Good lesson James!. Nice tips, I’ve already been using some of them for a while and I can assure they work. Thumbs up !.

Congratulations to all the EngVId.com, you are doing a fantastic work.

Friday, June 7th 2013

I meant “to all the engvid.com team”.

Saturday, June 8th 2013

Hi, James! I’m an University student from Korea.
Thank you for your lesson! It was great! ^^
It gave me a lot of useful methods to listen English more interestingly!
I hope to see you soon to other lessons!

Saturday, June 15th 2013

Bruce Willis is cool. hahahahahaha

Thursday, June 27th 2013

thank you James

Friday, June 28th 2013

Thank you very much for this lesson;)

Saturday, June 29th 2013

Could you make a lesson about ”how to improve your communication skills” ??

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

I wish I had a teacher so funny like you.

Good Job, Man!

Sunday, July 28th 2013

One of the best lesson I had ever seen.

Monday, August 5th 2013

Thank, I enjoyed the information. Your tone of voice helps me grab hold of the information much easier. Taking the test right after is very helpful and encouraging when I take a test these next two week. Just wondering how to keep all that information for 2 weeks and than take a test of 40 questions that are timed, open-book. I still have not passed yet.
Any suggestion would be so helpful

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

I am so iteresting to learn from here, i try to learn my best from now…

Friday, August 9th 2013

thank you james you are awesome

Thursday, August 15th 2013

HI james you are the best teacher and in this lesson i agreed with that watch movies without subtitles and i watched it’s really works thanks

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Great lesson, these are really effective tips.
I found you funny james.

Monday, August 19th 2013

I got a 7 but I am happy, because I am a beginner and I tried understand you without help of subtitles. Congratulations James you do not need that I tell you that are the biggest and funniest teacher, but I want to tell you and I send a big hug for your nice snake ;.)

Monday, August 19th 2013

riveting teaching way! Thank you for your tips James, Imma work on it soon! you’re so extroverted and this help us on our learning!

Regards!

Friday, September 6th 2013

thanks , james

Thursday, October 10th 2013

Thank you James.

Friday, November 15th 2013

You are a great teacher James ! Before four days after watching this lesson ”4 ways to understand more in English by doing this quiz , got only 60 of 100 points.
Now after 4 days taking only the quiz , got 100 points immediately ! WOW ! Your eagerness to get your students to a higher level is well working now !

Thank you so much !Amazing great teacher you are !

Saturday, November 16th 2013

Thank you so much. I listen to this lesson for 3 times with fun and interesting. No bored.

You are very good at teaching. I will try to follow your advice.

Thank you again.

Sunday, November 17th 2013

oh it very difficult

Friday, November 22nd 2013

thank you!James fo the lessons

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

Thanks so much, James! You are realy a very good teacher by far!

Saturday, November 30th 2013

hello Mr james
i’m thankful for these lessons
actually. you’re a wise man in an inexplicable way.
james i wonder if a native english speaker use old english pronouns such as *thee* and *ye* ….
because when i read the bible in english i found these words intensifily but when i watch films i don’t hear these world except the * yo * that blackmen in the USA use.
please don’t ignore my question

Thursday, January 2nd 2014

    oh I’m sorry i mean words

    Thursday, January 2nd 2014

    That is a very good question!

    (First, a note: the old-fashioned language in many English Bibles is actually modern English! Modern English goes back about 400 years. This page with the Lord’s Prayer in different stages of English shows you how much the language has changed.)

    The pronouns you asked about are no longer used in ordinary English, but they have counterparts in related languages. “Ye” used to be the second person plural pronoun. If you were speaking to just one person, you could say “you”, but for a group of people, you would use “ye”. Now we use “you” in both cases.

    As for “thee/thou”: in French there are two ways of saying “you”, tu and vous. Vous is the second person plural pronoun, but it is also used as a singular pronoun that is more formal and polite than “tu”. You would call your friends and family members “tu”, but you would call a customer or a respected elder “vous”.

    So “thee” and “thou” were the English versions of “tu” and “toi”. Here’s a chart with the declension of all the pronouns. Now we use “you” for everything — second person singular, second person plural, intimate vs. formal “you”. When people want to sound old-fashioned they will say “thee” and “thou”, but because they haven’t been used for hundreds of years, they often use them incorrectly!

    P. S. If you want a more modern English Bible, try looking up the New International Version or the Revised Standard Version. They are newer translations that are used very widely because English speakers find them easier to understand.

    Thursday, January 2nd 2014

I got 60%.

Friday, January 3rd 2014

hmm great i see that you can speak french perfectly
i’m very thankful for your answer
ps i’ve seen these pronouns and other thing like ne’er also in the shakespearean english / A midsummer night’s dream /
thank you again . i appreciate your answer

Friday, January 3rd 2014

by the way … happy new year

Friday, January 3rd 2014

Hi James. Thank you for your help. You are perfect and I like your lessons

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

happy new year.I wish you success.

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Hi, James! I have not enough words to say how thankful to you for all your hard work. Your entertaining way of teaching with many tricks not only inspire me to do my best in english but first of all sat up a direct link between the speech knowledge as it is and my native experience in my subconscious. Some teachers teach some skills but it doesn’t always gives us a freedom to express ourselves. But you gave me the keys from all door and opened them for me! I’m talking seriously. You’re very musician and artistic. So, I enjoy watching all your videos many times to get better how easy and simple you speak. Don’t worry you speak not so fast, but at least for me this is the only way to improve my English. It’s easy to understand what you speak and what for it is. I’m become your fan from the first word! God bless you and all your collegues! You do a very important and wonderful job for everybody around the world! So,please keep going doing that and don’t freeze in this unusial winter.
From Russia with love and respect to you and to everyone from EngVid! Cheers!

Monday, January 13th 2014

thank you for the tips, i love the way you teach, grettings

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Thanks again good lesson. I got 7/10. I know Canada is cold land and loves bio energy like Finland. I have bio energy website http://www.bioenergyadvice.com/ well come all and give me a some feedback. I m not translate site my self. That s my biggest reason learn English more.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi James! i’m one of the students watching your lectures regularly. Thanks for your real advice! Anyway, i have some question. i’ll be honest, when i speak English, i have some difficulties with the uses of prepositions from its object, including ,,…etc..Do you think you could tell me precise definition of these prepositions? Thank you!

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

on,for,with…

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thanks..
Today I learn a lot..Next time will be better for me.

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

James….you make it look so easy!!! lol, anyway…great lesson, as always :D

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Tks for your hints

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

shy

Saturday, March 1st 2014

This websit is alsome. Thanks so much.:)

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Thanks James, I like it very much your suggestions!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

Exelent class, thanks a lot James.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thanx James, I really love your lessons. I finished my english course more than 10 years ago and I used to translate what I hear (think while listenning). This lesson will help me a lot, thank you so much, you are the best

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thanks a lot, it was a great lesson!

Wednesday, May 7th 2014

Great Lesson, it was fun!!

Monday, May 19th 2014

this is fun to watch.at the same your learning!

Monday, June 2nd 2014

I like your lesson, thanks

Friday, June 27th 2014

Many,many thanks!

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

I appreciate this class. That was great!.
James, do you have something grammar, for the use of preposition at end of sentence?
Thanks.

Thursday, July 24th 2014

Thank you for your tips.
It’s really useful to me.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Not good 60 %. Thanks James.

Thursday, August 7th 2014

All the quiz questions are amazing ara really funny. I love them.

Sunday, August 10th 2014

thank you very much James ..In actually I can speak and write English I think of my self I need to improve my listening and I do not know how I can improve this English skills ..so ?please could benefit me how I can develop it
thank you

Sunday, August 10th 2014

listened 5 times, 8/10 thank you ++

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

1st of all thnks alot James,
any1 who want to improve their english speaking free of cost just send me friend request my Skype id is sami72377

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

So great !!! you always do it! CATASTROFY !! jajaja i loved your interpretation. Very useful. : )

Thursday, September 11th 2014

Thank you very much James. I hope I’ll be able to improve!

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

thanks alot

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Hi James
Thanks for convey information smoothly. really this lesson more help us. also i liked the way of teaching. i appreciate Engvid web because make me helpful to improve English language. repeatedly thanks James you and all teachers work from Engvid

Wednesday, October 8th 2014
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