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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.
Listening to old Beatles albums makes me really ____________. I miss the good old days.

I don't want to do anything. I feel incredibly ___________.

White water rafting is a __________ experience. All of your senses get engaged!

If you want to keep your job, you can't be ___________. You have to have a strong work ethic.

I'm sorry, but that statement is __________. Did you even check your facts?

That test felt __________! I can't believe I finally finished it!

I thought the movie was _____________. I felt tense from beginning to end!

Don't be so __________. High school wasn't that great.

I'm tired of their __________ arguing! I wish they would stop already!

We're in massive debt because the current administration has made some truly __________ decisions.


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Very Good lesson teacher.
Once more thing:
May yoy help me about a expression that I am not undestand yet:
“To take for granted”
Can you explain to me please?

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

    Hi, Anselmo.
    Take something for granted;
    contar com ovo no cu da galinha… :)

    Wednesday, March 12th 2014

      Hi Evaldo, exactly, now became easy to understand.

      Thanks a lot

      Thursday, March 27th 2014

        Interesting lesson on vocabulary Alex, but . . . it will take some time before these words actually become part of my active vocabulary.

        If I do not put them into real practice, I am quite sure I’m going to forget them soon.

        Thanks for everything.

        Have a great day Alex!!!

        Saturday, August 2nd 2014

    hi,Anselmo
    the meaning is

    ” non dare per scontato “

    Thursday, March 13th 2014

      I’m sorry Anselmo ( and EngVid ), I had thought at first sight that you were Italian and I replied in my language …

      Thursday, March 13th 2014

        Hi Marvilla, No problem.
        Thanks a lot.

        Wednesday, March 26th 2014

    To assume something or someone will always be there regardless of how much work YOU put into the thing or relationship. Basically, it means you do not value something properly.

    For example:
    I don’t have to help you! Don’t take me for granted!

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Thanks everybody for the explanations.

      This expression was not usual to me.

      best regards.

      Wednesday, March 26th 2014

    Hi Anselmo!
    “take something for granted” significa não reconhecer o valor de algo, ou ver isso como algo corriqueiro.

    Thursday, June 19th 2014

They all are my first words. Really difficult and confusing. But I got 8 correct out of 10. Maybe I was just lucky. haha. My housework is interminable (this sentence is correct?) Thank you, Alex :)

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

    Your sentence is fine. :)

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Thank you, Alex :D

      Friday, March 14th 2014

Thanks for more five new words in my vocabulary..

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

thanks Alex very much !

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Thanks, very useful

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Thanks for your lesson, can we use this when we are writing?

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks I got 80%.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Interesting lesson on vocabulary Alex, but … it will take some time before these words actually become part of my active vocabulary.
If I do not put them into real practice, I am quite sure I’m going to forget them soon.

Thanks for everything.
Have a great day Alex!!!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

    Regino, are you going to be lackadaisical?

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Yep!!! Oftentimes you do not have any other choice at hand Hiubhp.

      I’m sure you expected a visceral reaction on my part, but guess what? I welcomed your observations with open arms. I’ve learned a lot from all of you.

      Have a great weekend!!!
      Regards

      Friday, March 14th 2014

    Thanks a lot! And these words will definitely take most people a while to really memorize and incorporate into their own personal lexicon. :)

    Friday, March 14th 2014

Thanks Alex.Very interesting lesson.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Egregious for Italian students of English is a “false friend”.
Egregio in Italian means Dear. Es: Dear Sir, Dear Mr Rossi…..
Thanks for let me know it!Very useful! Ciao.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

    No problem! And I just learned some Italian. Cool!

    Friday, March 14th 2014

Very good lesson. Tanks

Thursday, March 13th 2014

thanks a lot)) i have no hesitation about usefulness oh these words. got 100% ;D

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks! Alex.
Can you make a movie about ‘engage’. I know this word has different meanings, but I don’t know how to use it well in sentences in different meanings.
If you could help, I’ll appreciate it. :)
Thanks!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

    That’s a good idea for a future lesson. I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks!

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Hi Alex, the word ‘engage’ is hard for me to use too. Could u make a video, ths.

      Friday, July 11th 2014

thanks, you gave me great words to study…they are all useful for everyday conversation…

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks for your video and I got 80% so lucky but somehow I can’t understand other words you used in this video, although I heard them before

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks Alex,

I got 90%.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

thanks for the short presentation of these vocab item, I like so much the first two items: moudlin and lackadaisical. I like the way they sound.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks!Very interesting and useful lesson!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks so much Alex.

I want to ask you about this: “I’m looking forward to meet you” some people say it is wrong. I’m confused, why?.. I need your help about this…thanks in advance Alex..

Thursday, March 13th 2014

    “I’m looking forward to meeting you” is correct. You need a gerund form for a verb that follows the phrasal verb “to look forward to”.

    Thursday, March 13th 2014

    “look forward to” is the expression. Since the expression ends with a preposition (“to”), you need to follow it with a gerund. (verb+ing)

    More examples:
    “I’m looking forward to seeing you.”
    “He’s looking forward to watching the movie.”

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Thanks Alex, greatly appreciated :-)

      Saturday, March 15th 2014

Thank you very much teacher for this interesting lesson.
I’d like to follow some lesson about the “did” when used either affirmative phrase and interrogative form

Thursday, March 13th 2014

OMG. I’ve got 100, Now I am smarter. Thank you, Alex.
PD: You can add me if you want to practise: https://www.facebook.com/rafaelmr?ref=tn_tnmn

Thursday, March 13th 2014

thanks, Adam

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Good job too .

Thursday, March 13th 2014

I got 10 out of 10 ! thank you Alex!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

9/10 the last one beat me.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you for this excelent lesson, Alex. I’ll practice these adjectives (all but visceral new for me) in my conversations. I’m not a lackadaisical person.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

    That’s a good thing!

    Friday, March 14th 2014

Great lesson.I got 9 out of 10. I lenrn 4 new words. thank you so much Alex

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Awesome lesson on vocabulary!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

I got 10/10.
Thank you very much sir. Your video is very informative. One request please provide more adjectives as in the PDF format. Again, Thank you.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Great lesson! Thanks Alex :)

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thanks Alex.
I got 10

Thursday, March 13th 2014

“Interminable” and “visceral” are alike words in my own language.But “maudlin”, “lackadaisical” and ” egregious” I’ve never heard them before.Maybe I was lackadaisical in my vocabulary improvement.
Thank you very much!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

In the quiz I saw the question:
“Did you EVEN check your facts?”
Is it right?
I think better ask:
“Did you EVER check your facts?” Isn’t it?

Thursday, March 13th 2014

I got 100. Very good material. I hope I don’t have to use “lackadaisical” and “egregious” with my students but they will be very useful in case I have to. Thanks a lot!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you Alex, it was a great lesson.
You are awesome and a great teacher

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you Alex! :)

Thursday, March 13th 2014

have I ever said how I love new vocabulary? Pity that them get me confused ´cuz it’s too much vocabulary to remember.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

The net in our country is very bad, but I intresting very much in your lesson, thanks.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

thanks Alex I wish you could post more words … I GET 10 OUT OF 10 it’s incredible ….

Thursday, March 13th 2014

excelent I love these lessons . It help me a lot
Thanks

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Thank you so much ALEX . I get 10 out of 10.

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Tnx teacher, I got 100%!!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

Tnx teacher, I got 100%!! Nice!

Thursday, March 13th 2014

What a visceral lesson! Not interminable. Semms like Alex hasn’t been lackadaisical last week.

Friday, March 14th 2014

    Haha. Nice. Just make sure you say “Seems like Alex wasn’t lackadaisical last week.” :)

    Friday, March 14th 2014

      Roma locuta causa finita ;-) I will use past simple in such cases.

      Friday, March 14th 2014

thx Alex, great lesson!
at first i thought was donig a lackadaisical job…boooum the lesson was so visceral!
thx again.

Friday, March 14th 2014

Hi Alex! Excuse me but I’ve a question for you. Why, in the first sentence, the verb “make” has the “s” at its end.
Thank you very much indeed!

Friday, March 14th 2014

Thanks Alex…

Friday, March 14th 2014

great teacher

Friday, March 14th 2014

80%- give me five

Friday, March 14th 2014

I got 80%
That means, I have to repeaat your Explanation again and again :-)

Friday, March 14th 2014

Thank you Alex.
I got 10 out of 10.^_^
When I see some new words I feel like I’m lackadisical.
But this time, I wroted down all the quizes.
So I repeated those words. It helped me to memorize the new words for me.
Thanks again!!

Friday, March 14th 2014

Hi Alex,
Thanks for being so clear in your explanations!
After that video I definitely won’t be lackadaisical anymore! LOL
I can’t wait for more videos!

Thx

Friday, March 14th 2014

wow what a great lesson! thanks a lot. Keep up

Saturday, March 15th 2014

10 out of 10 :)
Thanks,Alex.

Saturday, March 15th 2014

Very good job!!

Sunday, March 16th 2014

Thank you very much)

Monday, March 17th 2014

Thank you so much. You are the best

Monday, March 17th 2014

Great, after this lesson I will sound like Sheldon Cooper!

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Useful lesson for daily interactions, first time I receive class about this excellent tool for conversations.
Alex your clear pronunciation and appropriate body-language help so much, thanks!!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

Oh man i got 9 out of 10 YUPEEEEEE i knew it…!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

Hi, teacher!
Great lesson! More five words in my mind.
Bye bye!

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

hauhauh Very nice! I just found this web site and signed up! Its amazing! The videos are great and you Alex is the best! I almost felt like we were actually interacting! Good job with the timing! hehe Nice tips in this video! I will sure try to use this words and sound smarter! heheh Thank you! :)

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

That was one of my very best lessons Alex ;). Advanced vocabulary is something I’ve been looking for. Thanks for expanding my vocabulary
Ps. I love your hairstyle ;);):)

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Please for some more lessons like this, please, please, please, please, please ;)

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Thank you,Mr. Alex
8/10 I hope I will learn by heart and try to use it.

Thursday, March 20th 2014

6. That test felt interminably! I can’t believe I finally finished it!

so we can use “can’t” not “couldn’t”. honestly, i wonder a little but never mind. thanks a lot

Thursday, March 20th 2014

thank u for that amazing lesson i want more and more new intresting vocabulary plzzzzzzzzzzz

Thursday, March 20th 2014

Great lesson, great teacher! Thank you Alex!

Friday, March 21st 2014

Very Interesting lesson! Thank you Alex!

Saturday, March 22nd 2014

Thanks so much for that effective lesson .

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

Thank you alex,
You are crazy, you know it.
God Bless you.

Monday, March 24th 2014

You Guys Rock!
Wielkie dzieki! :)

Monday, March 24th 2014

thank you, Alex

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Nice, new vocab, thank you !

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hi, Alex
I felt myself lackadaisical lately because of the interminable winter which made me feel really maudlin. I’ve made egregious statements about the weather, the country, the nature. The arrival of the SPRING is a visceral experience to me, I can’t wait to see the flowers all around and the SUN shining!!
Thank you very much, Alex. As I have said before, you are the best!!!

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Thank i will try.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

Thanks very much. Your lesson was very helpful to me. Please do more of this lessons. Thanks again . Your doing the best.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

thank you very much for the lessons, i felt incredibly visceral because my quiz score almost perfect ! lol

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

thank you Alex but I have problem in pronunciation how can I face this problem??

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Thank you very much-)

Friday, March 28th 2014

very helpful lesson..Good quiz example..I like both.

Saturday, March 29th 2014

can u make a video about all kind of ”to be”? I ‘m confused about it :(

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thx a lot my favorite teacher ever.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Tks teacher. Your class was incredibly enlightening.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

Thanks Alex. a great lesson.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thanks Alex, i got 100

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thank you!

Sunday, April 13th 2014

like visceral sex after a interminable lackadaisical afternoon.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Alex,

Thank you very much for the lesson, as it awoke some brain cells that I haven’t used for quite a while. Hehehe

God Bless You and Yours!

Sincerely,
Cpt. Michael R. Metzler Sr.
Helicopter Test Pilot
English Teacher

Thursday, April 17th 2014

The word lackadaisical sounded like a tongue-twister to me at first, but I actually like it! I can’t wait till I use it!!!
Gracias Alex!!!

Friday, April 18th 2014

How can I request a lesson?

I would like to see a lesson that explains the archaic words: Thou, thee, thy, thine, and Ye

Sunday, April 20th 2014

    I gave it a go here!

    Basically, “ye” is the 2nd person plural pronoun, which in modern English is just “you”, like the 2nd person singular. (Some English dialects still have a 2nd person plural pronoun, though — “y’all”, short for “you all”, is common in the United States.)

    “Thou/thee/thy/thine” are various cases of the 2nd person singular pronoun that would only be used with people you are familiar with. “You” was the more formal 2nd person singular pronoun. Now we just use “you” for everything. However, there are many other languages that still have different pronouns depending on who you are addressing!

    Monday, April 21st 2014

How can I request a lesson?

For nearly 15 years, vocabulary has been the most difficult part of learning any language. After 4 years of researching, I found the only two methods that work universally:
1. Draw a picture for every new word (in psychology this is called learning by association)
2. Study the etimology of every new word.

These is a whole theory in psychology as to why each of these methods works, but simply said it is because different parts of the brain get involved in remembering the new word. The traditional methods for learning vocabulary engage only one part of the brain, and are therefore ineffective for far too many individuals.

I would like to see the teachers adapting one of these techniques, or better yet combining them.

Sunday, April 20th 2014

thank you very much alex!

Sunday, April 20th 2014

So long time not learning English on the engvid. I leaning so many awesome words today. Thanks Alex. I got 8 out of 10.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

thanks Alex ) i got 100%

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned 4 new words,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned 4 new stuff,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned new stuff,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

such a nice vocabularies i feel visceral to learn more

Saturday, April 26th 2014

I got 100% and now I can say how I fell:
My housework is interminable, but I have been lackadaisical lately! If only I could spend all my time in Engvid…
Thank you Alex!

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Happy I got 10 correct out of 10.Thank you Alex for the lesson .

Thursday, May 1st 2014

Great lesson! Since visceral and interminable are Latin words, they are easier to understand if you speak one of the Latin languages, but the other 3 are totally new for me! Thanks a lot, Alex!

Monday, May 5th 2014

    I’m sure you mean Romance Languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, and the like.

    Words that come from Latin are easy for us to learn, it goes without saying Ana Coelho.

    Regards

    Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Hello Alex
Thanks for such a nice video lesson.

Could you please tell me that these adjective expressions for everyday uses or for formal situation?

Monday, May 5th 2014

The most visceral experience I have ever had was diarrhoea.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

this is my first English lesson I take on line, but it was interesting.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

amazing lesson thank you

Thursday, May 15th 2014

lol really awesome class thanks for this page its free and well i first find a page like this,thank you a lot

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Thanks Alex.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10. This means you’re a very good teacher, Alex! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

I got 10 correct of 10. This means you’re a very good teacher, Alex! Thank you very much!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thanks a bunch, Alex!
You’re awesome!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

I loved it! I got 10. I do love this website!

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Very useful lesson.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

This is very useful and interesting! Thank you.

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

l’ve got 10 awesome!!

Friday, July 4th 2014

thank you alex your a very good teacher

Friday, July 11th 2014

very cognitive lesson! Thank you!

Saturday, July 12th 2014

wow,I’ve got 10 out of 10.thanks

Saturday, July 26th 2014

    Good for you Thomchelle, your score speaks for itself.

    All the best with your English!

    Saturday, August 2nd 2014

ahhh 80 %. Ok thanks.

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

great lesson!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

thank you.

Thursday, August 7th 2014

Great lesson! Thanks.

Friday, August 22nd 2014

100% x3 thanks~

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014

Great and useful lesson … I’m so grateful to you Alex and all staff of engvid because you are doing amazing job :) … all words can’t appreciate your work teachers .
My regards .

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thank you Alex I got 90. To be lackadaisical about your lesson is an egregious decision

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Thank you Alex.
Great lesson :)

Thursday, October 16th 2014

He is a good teacher, I can’t believe it today is my first day and I got 10 over 10 on the new vocabulary Quiz.

Friday, October 24th 2014

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I got the quiz perfect :)

Saturday, October 25th 2014

Thank you very much ALEX
good lesson.

Friday, November 21st 2014

10/10! BOOM! Thanks for the new words in my vocabulary. Only watched it once and I now know it. I thought I was slow learner, apparently not!

Sunday, November 30th 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you, Alex. But I think there are many more adjectives to learn. I hope you’ll make other videos on them.

Thursday, December 11th 2014

hmm.. i hope we have a chat box to practice our grammar . thank you alex for teaching us . i will use this website to share my friends ..

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

Is Visceral a positive thrill or can be used in negative context as well?
For ex- I was feeling visceral when dentist was plucking my tooth out. “Right” or “wrong”?
Is ‘being maudlin’ similar to ‘being nostalgic’?
“Don’t be egregious?” Is this a right expression if you don’t agree to a person on some topic.

Monday, January 5th 2015

Hi Alex.In most of the quizzes I got 100 and I dont brag about it,even though if the lesson were interminable I wood never feel lackadaical,not even for egregious bad comments.
Thank you.You are one of the best teachers I ever had in my whole life.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

sorry, lackadaisacal

Saturday, February 7th 2015

I liked

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

so happy to learn new vocabulary :)

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Hi, Alex, thank you for your wonderful lesson. I’m fascinated by the sentence “Grab a bottle of wine and get ready to enhance your lexicon!”, which comes from the introduction under the title. Could you explain the meaning and usage of “Grab a bottle of wine and …”, thank you so much.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

and I was wondering the meaning and usage of “make you the intellectual life of the party”. Never before have I come across the expression “make someone something”.
Please help me.

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Many thanks Alex. Except “Interminable”, all the words are new in my lexicon. One again Tahnk you ^_^

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Alex, you are awesome but this haircut doesn’t suit you

Wednesday, May 27th 2015

looking at these adjectives (I do not know yet) makes me maudlin…

Sunday, July 26th 2015

Perfect score. Thanks Alex!

Saturday, August 22nd 2015

Thanks a lot, dear teacher, Alex ! … I have to recognise that I had never heard about these words. I got 8 out of 10, but I think I have to prectice them many times, I’m still confused in some contexts! I hope my process of learning and improving my English communication skills won’t be interminable ! I dream of being fluent in English, at the end of 2016! … I hope I will never turn into a lackadaisical person, but a tenacious one ! *** Best wishes for you and all my virtual classmates, from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America ! G’day!

Saturday, September 26th 2015

Thanks Alex. I really enjoyed the way you presented the material. Positive vibes))))

Sunday, November 1st 2015

I got 100% Thank you Alex =)

Monday, November 2nd 2015

thanks a lot ;very helpful

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

dead link Sir !!thnks

Thursday, November 26th 2015

this test seems harder

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Thank you Alex,your lessons are always helpful.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I really like this mini lesson to boost my vocabulary to the advanced level. Could you have more lessons like this? Thank you in advance!

Saturday, January 30th 2016

Thanks💕💕

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

A great lesson
Thank you Alex

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

I got 9 correct out of 10 :)

Monday, June 6th 2016

Thank you very much Alex. I got 9 out of 10. Next time, I wont be lackadaisical in paying attention to the sentences!!. (is it right?)

Sunday, July 17th 2016

Alex, thank you very much… Never met those words before…:)
All your lessons are very very helpful!!!

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thank you so much

Monday, August 29th 2016
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