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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.
How many ways to improve your English do I discuss in this lesson?

What does sucker mean, in the way it was used in this lesson?

What movie do I mention in the lesson?

Who was the children's author I mentioned?

What skills would you most improve by reading children's poems?

Why do I say that you need to be careful when reading on the Internet?

Why is talking with a person a good way to practice your English?

According to the poem I read, what's the saddest part?

Why is it not a good idea to select a book far beyond your level?

Who were the two actors I mentioned?


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Thank You teacher Jon

Friday, September 7th 2012

    thanks for the video Jon, i am learning and practice my bad English XD, so thanks from México

    Saturday, September 8th 2012

    Thanks for your video,but I ask myself if reading and listening at same time is better ?

    Wednesday, September 19th 2012

    sir.

    pls snd me ur emsil id. i would like to speak with u for my carrier… plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Monday, October 1st 2012

first, I guess so.

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Jon thanks for all, i missed your class you’re an excellente teacher. could you do me a favor?. please explain me the differences between sense, sensible and sensitive.

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hello Jon, I really enjoy your listening class today it was my first time to have your lesson through video, so I do appreciate nice listening I have just learn today may you keep it up I particular I want more help especially in grammar tenses I mean connection words

Friday, September 7th 2012

    thank you teacher

    Monday, October 1st 2012

Jon lost his glasses in the second part of the video. LOL

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks for the video!

Friday, September 7th 2012

I knew I could do it :)

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thanks for the video Jon. I noticed you have a T-shirt with the name of my country Peru. that’s nice :) :)

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi,

My name is Alex, I´m from Colombia. I want to practice my listening with videos with english subtittles… But I have not found a web with them… someone knows a web with subtitled series… or movies?

Saturday, September 8th 2012

    Do you know how to use CC on youtube.com ? Every right corner of video has some options for you. As you can see a box after clicked ‘CC’. It means you can turn on or off automatic sub.:D

    Tuesday, October 1st 2013

Thanks a lot,keep going on these splendid videos, i suggest to give me out some reading books which are easy and available online.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Jon, you missed one important way of learning — games, especially RPG. :)

Saturday, September 8th 2012

thanks a lot for free video…english lesson

Saturday, September 8th 2012

you’re Getting Weaker.
have you been doing wrong something ? :P
lolz

Saturday, September 8th 2012

So useful,

Saturday, September 8th 2012

I could not identify which part of the video we had the two Actors mentioned.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Please sign the lesson about the “just”
we are confuse with this.. thank you for your lesson…

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Hello I am from afghanistan where are you living right now? I watched your videos and liked it today. I need your help in english part. Tank you

Saturday, September 8th 2012

thanks

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Thanks :-)

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Thank you! This is always useful to know what paths to follow when learning a language.
And the quiz has got some amazing answers’ options. Like this:
“It’s difficult to concentrate because of Facebook.”
I like it :)

Saturday, September 8th 2012

    I agree with you. It’s difficult for me to concentrate with Facebook on. :>

    Monday, December 10th 2012

      Hi Sally I would like to practice my English with you. Please add me to skype upp_ulises or what is yours?
      Regards from Mexico =)

      Friday, July 12th 2013

i like your goal in this quiz.

Saturday, September 8th 2012

could u tell me what the swag means please.i hear it a lot like he has a swag or she has a swag but what is a swag

Saturday, September 8th 2012

thanks jon i like your teaching style and i understant better thank u sir very much i thank ful to u

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thanks a lot

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thanh you very much, Jon for your teaching, but I think you should speak a bit more slowly for beginners like me.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

nice lesson,thanks

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thank you…

Sunday, September 9th 2012

nice :D

Sunday, September 9th 2012

thank you,it really help me to realize the interesting way to learn English than just study books.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Tnx …really nice class…and the teacher ir very funny !!

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Yeah, great!

5 ways how to improve English by Jon and how not to learn English by James!

Thank you!

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thank you nice lesson,

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hi teacher,i´m from Peru and it´s very exciting see you wearing a carateristic t-shirt from my country and colour blue fits ok on you.

Monday, September 10th 2012

Great!!

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thanks teacher

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thank u teacher very much

Monday, September 10th 2012

“Sarcasm?” Actually we’re watching The Big Bang Theory (Brazil), and thank you!

Monday, September 10th 2012

Thanks Mr Jon.
The lession was sent to my daughter to see also. And she’s excited with it. And she ask me to thank you too.
Best regards.

Monday, September 10th 2012

jon thanx for all ,,,

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

I fells this lesson very interesting.
Thanks so much my teacher “John”

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Thank you so much ,
but i want to ask you about the good website for improve the English , because i’m saudi girl and i’m study in translation and language college , and i love English but i need some help if you may :)
thanks again

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

    This website is far the best, but you also can use http://www.livemocha.com. It helped me a lot. I am looking for a partner to practice speaking by skipe. What do you think?

    Monday, December 10th 2012

      Hello?

      Friday, July 12th 2013

      Hi Sally which is your skype, can I add it, my skype is upp_ulises

      Friday, July 12th 2013

        I wanted to tell May I add you, sorry my English is not the best =)

        Friday, July 12th 2013

Thanks Jon, You was wearing a t-shirt from my country, I so proud of my country :-)

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Thanks a lot, Jon! Your way of teaching is really very similar to talking (or maybe it’s just my perception :) And I hope to find a new lesson from you every day!

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Rounders!

I love this one. Yes, there are a lot of slang.

But as Canada Bill Jones said, “It’s immoral to let a sucker keep his money.”

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

i don’t like watching movies,what’s the solution?

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Hi, nice video. I liked some of the wrong quiz answers so much that I couldn’t resist :-)
Cheers, Maciej

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Nice one, will help improve my skills for sure :P

@axelesk Just download a movie in any language and then look for the subtitles in google. You need VLC Player or Media Player Classic for that. Once you’ve got the movie and the subtitles on your computer, put them in one folder and name the subtitles file after the movie one. Hope it works, good luck!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

thanks Jon. hi everyone! i speak English very bad. i really want to improve English by myself. who can speak english? help me please!. my account Skype: kevin.nguyen7891 . thanks a lot

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thank You teacher

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thank you!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thanks

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks for your effots but I can only partly agree with you, sorry. Imagine you’ve just started learning Russian and try to watch a film in Russian or read a children’s poem. To do that you have to be at least an independant language user. Even in this case I am in a doubt if you will understand the movie…

Friday, September 14th 2012

Thanks you for your lesson. I hope You have many good lessons next time.

Friday, September 14th 2012

thank u .. waiting for more tips

Friday, September 14th 2012

thanks

Saturday, September 15th 2012

hi Jon such dashing lessons cool man

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Hi! I’m a teacher and I loved the writing tip; thanks a lot

Sunday, September 16th 2012

    hi, my name is rizwan , i live in Dubai. i want to learn English , is there any teacher who help me. Contact with me at my Email rizwanldn@gmai.com

    Friday, October 5th 2012

Thanks a lot~

Sunday, September 16th 2012

Подскажите, как тут вставить фото?
Я вот пробую, но никак не выходит :(

Monday, September 17th 2012

thanks, it’s really useful.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

thanx

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

Thanks teacher, i got the idea and i was paying attention as well. I noticed that when i read books not in my level i get frustrated and i give up easily. Thank you for clearing the point and im going to start again reading books in my level.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

THANKS SO MUSH

Thursday, September 20th 2012

I like your lessons, is my first time in this web… my puntuation at the quizz was 8.0 not bad for first day!

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you teacher.Jon. :)

Friday, September 21st 2012

It was impossible to watch our class because in the lesson meadle it was blocked?????????

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thank you very much sir!!! itcould be inprove my english!!

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

hello i would to know someone to share english togother on messenger cin i add in my email
thank u

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Thank you so much Jon for the lesson

Monday, September 24th 2012

Hey Jon ! Thanks a lot ! I thought really interesting what you told us in this videos ! I’ll try to do that to improve my English !

Monday, September 24th 2012

Thank you for this lesson

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you jon!! :)

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

Thank you teacher..

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

This was very instructive. Thanks.

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Thank you! I especially liked the tip about writing and changing words, as I do that in my own language when writing and “stealing” structures or sentences from good writing authors. Very good lesson, I would also include listenings of all types not only movies, listenings like the radio which normally is more easy as the topics are more focused.

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Hi I cant fine any thing about polite conversation please help me

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Nice video. I love it. Thank you..

Monday, October 8th 2012

It is very useful. Appreciation !

Thursday, October 11th 2012

mmm thanq 4 this useful lesson :)

Friday, October 12th 2012

good lesson

Friday, October 12th 2012

Thank you so much!I learned a lot!

Friday, October 12th 2012

thank you bro :)

Thursday, October 18th 2012

Thank you!!

Sunday, October 21st 2012

    hi Akibelle, nice to meet you :)

    Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Thank you!!

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

It was a great lesson, I have just found this video by chance. I was watching the music videos, and felt like I wanted to hear some English conversation. I used to be an English teacher, but my English is not really good. This video will help me to improve not only my English but also the way I will be teaching my students when I go back to my country. I have no doubt why people in my country are not well-educated, the low quality of high technology is the main consequence.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

thank you ^^

Sunday, October 28th 2012

    I wanna learn English so much. I like a pop song

    Saturday, June 1st 2013

hi,this is absolutely unmatched experience for people like me.i learn many things with the help of all my great teachers.thank u so much for arranging this sort of videos.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

hey! children’s poems that’s a good idea good tips thanks

Monday, November 12th 2012

Listening Comprehension ! 100 :D I’m over wheels

Friday, November 16th 2012

Beautiful poem! Thank you! Reading poems was the best tip, I never had thought about it. Cool! You are great, thank you!

Monday, December 10th 2012

Thank you very much!!

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

I love English and engvid.com

Thursday, December 13th 2012

thank you very much!

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

Question number seven was tricky :-D

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Thank you very much teacher John,your lessons are really great,am an english learner who is living in Mogadishu-Somalia. since I started listening your lessons my is english is becoming great, I download the lessons and convert it into 3gp and listen it while am working,walking and before the bed thank you very much.

best regards

Friday, January 18th 2013

I liked the video the language used by reporters when reporting spotrs events.I d like you to provide us with similar videos dealing with the language used in the weather forecast,the language we are likely to hear most often in movies, every day language…

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Great way to improve English,ever seen.
Thnks for the Video.

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Question 7 was tricky. I didn’t even read the fourth items and answered the third one (because I have to choose !) Anyway, the tips are really good. The only thing to do is … to do it ! Thanks Jon. Your are really a cool and good teacher.

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

you’ve got to have a brilliant brain to remind all the things you mentioned in the lesson, good job, thanks.

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Thank you for sharing great ways to learn English.

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Cool, thanks !!!!!!

Sunday, May 12th 2013

thank you !! But please try to speak slowly and clearly ‘coz I can’t undestand every thing

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

I got 80 %. Thanks.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

Hi teacher, thanks for your useful lesson about the communication. i want to respond you for the seven question. I don’t want to meet someone. The only that i want from him is to respond me at the conversation. In my job all my life i was with people who was thinking that was somebody big and i was not able to talk with. Now if someone asks me only then i respond him not in other way.
Please if you have a little time correct me and please if you want correct and my essay because i’m not an author but a simple waiter from Greece.
Thank you in advance.

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Thank you 100%

Thursday, July 11th 2013

thank you teacher

Thursday, July 18th 2013

Exellent questions…tnx

Sunday, July 21st 2013

It’s very helpful for me. Thanks

Saturday, July 27th 2013

it’s great my teacher .
I still have problems with speaking skill. so if u have new ways to improve it tell me .

Saturday, July 27th 2013

thanks your advices

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

good video but frustrating questions

Monday, August 26th 2013

Thank you so much Jon, this was another great lesson.

I really love your t-shirt by the way.

Greetings from Macchu-Picchu, PERU.

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

Hello, Jon. Thank you for lesson and I like the your quiz , it makes me smile :)

Sunday, September 29th 2013

I got 5 correct out of 10. That’s too bad for me :(
But I enjoyed the quiz. I have many children’s picture books (not poem). I have had fun with Oxford Dictionaries’ spelling game, engVid, Facebook, TED talk and YouTube recently. I hope to try your quiz again someday. Thank you, Jon :)

Friday, October 4th 2013

Thank you for the lesson Jon. It is helpful

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Thanks!

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Like all the examples you gave

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Hi my name is Sarah, I’m from Indonesia and I’m so interested in English. There’s something I don’t understand. I noticed this from movies, why people who younger than his/her friends or brothers/sisters or someone else used to call them with name?
Thank you :)

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Thanks.. liked it!! :D

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Oh my God, what a positive man! More I watch your videos more I have a passion about English! You make me smile and even laugh! Thank you!

Saturday, January 11th 2014

i read to much books for children, is a good start i hoope :P
Thank you!!!

Monday, January 27th 2014

60%

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

thank you jon.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hi, I want to practice my English and make friends

Friday, February 28th 2014

it was was easy to get also i admire ur way of explaining and speaking ..such gd lesson …thanks a lot

Monday, April 7th 2014

I loved the class with these tips will improve my English!
Today I learned something new!

Thank u Jon!

Friday, April 18th 2014

thanks teacher, thank engvid, i love to become friend with every persion on the world. my face book is Long Boder

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

thanks alot :) teacher

Friday, July 11th 2014

hi. I can t watch movie.why?

Saturday, August 9th 2014

Hi Jon!
First, thanks for the lesson, very useful tips, and I’ll try to use everyone. So, I read about your experience with Brazilian students. could you make a video about the most commons mistakes of Brazilian speakers???
thanks a lot for your explanation and thx for all engvid website.

Sunday, August 10th 2014

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