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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.
Kristine is very nervous; tomorrow her swim team will have their first _________ of the season. They hope to win gold this year.

The mean score of the people taking this quiz is 8.

Here, mean is used as:

A Ponzi scheme is a trick to get a lot of money from people. In fact, some people are ___________ for everything they have.

Tom got a new car, but his insurance company doesn't protect that make because it is too expensive. Now he has to sell it.

Which of the following could be the make of Tom's car?

There is too much ________ on these brakes. That’s why the car doesn't stop quickly.

Some bars serve very cheap drinks. Don't be fooled! They make their money by watering down the drinks.

Watering down, here, means:

It's a good idea to milk EngVid.com for all its English help. Your English will only improve.

Milk EngVid.com means:

A good employee is one who not only _________ expectations, but goes beyond them.

There are many English Readers available in book stores. These are shorter, ____________ versions of real novels that ESL students can use to improve their reading skills.

Restarting your computer too often will quickly __________ out your cooling fan.


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Hi,

I don’t understand the explanation about the milk word. Can you explain of other form? Grateful.

PS: i recommend this site for all my friends, to learn english at home.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    Hi Joao,

    To milk a cow means to squeeze its udders (milk bag, sort of) and get the milk out of it. To milk someone or something means to squeeze all the benefit from him/her/it. For example, if you hurt yourself and everyone is being nice to you, you might milk the sympathy for all its worth, which means you like being treated extra nice and want it to last as long as possible, so you might even pretend to be hurt after you are ok so people will continue to treat you extra nice.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

      hello:
      i don’t get the exact meaning of watered down. can you explain further?

      Tuesday, September 25th 2012

        TO WATER SOMETHING DOWN MEANS TO REDUCE TO QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF SOMETHING. EXAMPLE: BEING SHORT OF TIME, THE PROFFERSOR WATERED DOWN HIS SPEECH. THIS MEANS THAT THE QUANTITY (HERE LENGTH)OF THE SPEECH WAS REDUCED.

        HOPE YOU UNDERSTOOD IT :)

        Thursday, April 25th 2013

      You are grate Adam. I like your teaching program.

      Sunday, November 25th 2012

      in other words to exploit others for your own sake

      Saturday, January 26th 2013

      THNKS WAS CLEARLY¡¡¡¡

      Sunday, March 10th 2013

      you might even pretend to be hurt hurt. in this type of sentence how to use ‘to be’as you used. please tell me more and about these type of sentences.

      Thursday, December 12th 2013

    Very useful things contains this lesson. Thanks a lot for that. I hope you will add something new soon =D

    Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thanks! I got it now.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thank you Adam, wow is this lesson really for the beginners..!!! that means I need a lot to go to the advanced level.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

oh iam first hehe. thank you for your very useful lesson. i didnt khow all these meanings of all those words. if i have a grammer mistake in my writing iam sorry.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Hello, We are really appreciative for what you are
doing here.
as you know nowadays most people apply for studying
abroad. so, I would like to ask you talk about
university vocabulary.
The things that a student needs to know about Foreign
universities from applying to studying there.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Very interesting lesson, thanks Adam!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Hi Adam,
i learned a lot and i think you watered down the lesson very well.
thanks man

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Interesting lesson. Using of same words in unusual meanings make us similar to native speakers. Thanks Adam.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Good lesson Adam, thank you

Saturday, August 25th 2012

I just knew that milk can be used in different meaning. But the rest of the words I didn`t know.
So thank you … good lesson.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

you are great teachers in a great site. thank you very much Adam and other teachers.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thank you Adam! Your lesson gave me surprising?

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thanks Adam, but could you give me more examples of water and down, because i didnt understand very well the meaning

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    Hi Karem,

    If you have some very bad news to give someone, and you are worried about how they will react, you might want to water down the news so that it will be easier for them to hear it. For example, if you were fired from your job and you had to tell your family, you might water it down by talking about the job interview you have next week, that way the news is not as bad.
    Is that example useful?

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

      Yes, it is. Thanks Adam

      Thursday, August 30th 2012

      Mr Adam ,actually I ‘d like to show my admiration to your perfect way to simplify these meanings so clearly like that . My sincer gratitude for you

      Saturday, January 26th 2013

good lesson thanks

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thank you for good lecture :D I’ll milk knowledge from here :)

Saturday, August 25th 2012

a great lesson from a great teacher. I want to milk you teacher Adam and hole site:). you water down the lesson for me.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    Thank you honeymody, but please be careful; you always want to milk someone FOR SOMETHING. Otherwise it might lose its meaning a little.
    :)

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I appreciate your help. First time , I am posting here. On the website, I couln’t find the option to post the questions. I am confuse about when to use expression,’matter of fact’. And ‘mine as well’. Can you help me ?
Thank you

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    Matter-of-fact, as an adjective, means commonplace or straightforward or unimaginative. You might read a matter-of-fact news story that gives you plain details about something. Or when a public official announces some new law in a boring voice, they are speaking in a matter-of-fact way.

    The expression “As a matter of fact…” is used the same as “actually”. “Don’t you work at that store?” “Yes. As a matter of fact, I just got promoted to manager.”

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Why don’t have any examples sentences?

Saturday, August 25th 2012

    Hi James,

    There are some examples in the quiz. Have a look there.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

was a good lesson, thanks adam

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Very good class . I couldn’t imagine this meanings!!!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

also I have same problem with (afef)

Saturday, August 25th 2012

this is a really good lesson.I love it!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

I like this lesson Adam.
Good work Sir.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thanks!

Saturday, August 25th 2012

hey Adam!! you are very handsome !! and a good teacher as well i did like your way of teaching

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Hi, Adam, you have done your job excellent. I really appreciate your way of teaching. It really helps me a lot. Thank you. Take care.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

There’s a typo, I think make = maker.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    Hi yay,

    Actually, that is the point of this lesson: MAKE is the correct word. Instead of maker you would say manufacturer, but when talking about the product itself, we use make (and model). That’s why people get confused.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

      Good lesson , thank you Adam

      Sunday, December 15th 2013

new useful lesson to me.thanks adam.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

1rst,Dear Adam,
Hi & thx a lot.
But r u sure that this is 4 beginners?!
2 tell u the truth,I don’t think so!!
I’m not a beginner but in fact n in my book that wasn’t O.K. 4 beginners!Such a quiz n its results makes them disappointed!!
6/10 was mine but No Way!!!!(I can’t believe)
Speaking of quizzes,I go nuts about(them)!!!
Thxxxxxxxx in advanceeeeeeeeeee,
Regards!
:)

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    Hi fatima.may i get to know u.i mean being friends

    Sunday, February 10th 2013

      Hi,
      Let me know where r u from?!

      Sunday, February 17th 2013

nice lesson adam . thanks..its very help ful

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Great ! thank you Adam :)

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Dear Adam, your class is very clear!
Thank you!

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Hi
All of teachers are good but you are the best.
Thank you Adam

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Adam, thank you so much!!!

Sunday, August 26th 2012

very nice and interesting lessons…….

Sunday, August 26th 2012

It’s really a very useful lesson and I learn a lot from it. Thank you very much.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Thank you very much Adam.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

I wasn’t able to open the quiz!!!! Is this a problem of my computer or a engvid problem…this situation happened twice…yesterday and today. Never happened before…take care

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    Please try again. The quiz was not working in Internet Explorer 9 for a little while, but it should now be fixed!

    Monday, September 10th 2012

thank you!

Sunday, August 26th 2012

hai Adam, how are You? Soory Are you new teacher in Engvid.com? Thank you, kindly

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Thanks Adam, this data is very important, because usually we learn only one meaning and then we find it difficult to understand when others say something in a different context. Thanks again for this information.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    The first paisano I’ve ever seen at engvid.com!

    Tuesday, September 4th 2012

To all teachers of engvid thank you and congrats for excellent job , I hope you will never get tired because you are doing a good to others by helping us to developed our skills, and maybe you are going to correct my grammar because i’m not really sure in my grammar but maybe soon I can say to my self that “Wow! sanny you really improve yourself ” :)
Ps. thaks a lot guys.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    Thanks! Sounds like you’re doing a pretty good job.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Adam, i discover you yesterday on this exellent web site.Like the others teachers you do a realy good job.Continue by this way.because it is on of the best way to help many people around the wold. Thank’s

Sunday, August 26th 2012

i could not understand what the forth question mean

Sunday, August 26th 2012

    Hi Hassos,

    When we talk about cars we talk about make and model. For example, Honda Civic– Honda is the make (manufacturer) and Civic is the model. In q4, the make is Lamborghini, which is a very expensive car so very expensive to provide insurance for.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanks Teacher Adam !!

Sunday, August 26th 2012

hi Adam
your lesson very interesting
can you make an other similar.
thanks

Sunday, August 26th 2012

I got 10 out of 10!! If i don’t listen this class, maybe I will only get 1score~

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Jajaja 9 out to 10!
Actually I’ve only failed in your quizzes. But that’s cool, cause I found the other ones too easy for me and I’m not an advance student.
Finally a real Challenge :D

Sunday, August 26th 2012

great lesson adam, i’d like to hear some more words that can be use in diferent ways.

Sunday, August 26th 2012

thx a lot Adam . I try to learn english from u !

Monday, August 27th 2012

hello Adam that lesson is great and very uesful thanks for that .

Monday, August 27th 2012

Olympics is a massive meet. Bizarre. It sounds like “Olympics is a massive meat” =D

Monday, August 27th 2012

hello Adam that lesson is great and very uesful thanks for that

Monday, August 27th 2012

thanks for your good teaching

Monday, August 27th 2012

A very good lesson. I think that´s no only for beginners¡¡¡ Thanks¡

Monday, August 27th 2012

I had the same problem with word “train”. I thought it is a noun and it means a thing on a rails that carries passengers and cargo. And I was very surprised when i know that this word was in use in 14 century.

Etimology dictionary will help a lot.

Monday, August 27th 2012

    Hi dimaz,

    That’s a great point, but I think most people don’t go that far. Good for you, though, that you do. Keep it up.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanx a lot very interresting lesson :)

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hello,
I really appreciate your lesson.
Thanks Adam

Monday, August 27th 2012

thanks for this lesson , it was very helpful

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hi Adam!
I`m a brazilian taxi driver, from de city of São Paulo and a friend of mine, she´s an English, German, Italyan, Spanish and French teacher ( authorized technical traducer ) recomended me your link. I felt that fucking great, because while you was explaining the tricks I could understand each word like it would be portuguese.Tha´s because you speak a “very polite English”. I learned that in the English School in wich I studied ( Cell Lep ). Unfortunately, not all of the foreigner people that come to Brazil think that way. They think that you have to comprehend them the way they speak, fast, full of slangs and tricks. That´s why I´ll be in my vacations during the Brasil´s 2.014 world cup. But I wil continue watching your lessons on the net. Tehy are great! Congratulations!
Your brazilian friend Beto.

Monday, August 27th 2012

Sorry about my English. I know I made too much mistakes like “de” where it should be “the”.

Monday, August 27th 2012

thanks for the 6 words..

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hi there! You rock Adam. I’d like to thank you for yours 2 lessons so far, and I want to you to know I’m looking forward to watch more and more lessons from you. Thank you very much. See you on the lessons coming up, soon, I hope.

Regards

Leandro from Brazil.

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hello, Adam, Thanks for thos very interesting lesson. I have one question. At the begining of the lesson you said :…..you are not understanding. Why did you use present continuous.. Isn’t understand a state verb or is it an exception? Thanks for your reply

Monday, August 27th 2012

    Hi danip,

    Good ear–you make an excellent point, and in fact you are correct. Understand is a state verb and can’t be used in a continuous form. But, to tell you the truth, spoken English is a language whose grammar rules can be bent, even broken sometimes, without losing meaning. The reason I used understanding is to make the context of the situation more immediate (ie. you are (actively) trying to understand something but are unable to at the time). Is it correct? Not really. I would never write it that way. But, again, spoken English can get away with a lot.
    I hope that explanation helps.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks!!! it is a good lesson and a wonderfull site

Monday, August 27th 2012

Excelent.

thank you Adam

Monday, August 27th 2012

Welcome Adam! Very nice lesson! When will be the next one?!

Monday, August 27th 2012

    Hi there,
    Where were u dear milly!!!!!!!!!!
    Soooo long,no c!!!!!Missed u!
    Hope all’s well with u,
    Have a good 1,
    Abientot,,:)
    Kind regards,,,
    fatiima!

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

      Hi Fatiima,
      thank you so much for message! Sorry to answer you only now, but I don’t know why the email with the notification of your comment ended in my spam file! I’ve just found it now! Everything is ok for me, I hope that’s the same for you too!! See you!

      Thursday, September 6th 2012

        may i get to know y milly?ur email if its possible

        Sunday, February 10th 2013

very useful lesson …more words please…..

Monday, August 27th 2012

Thank you Adam .

Monday, August 27th 2012

Hi Adam, your lesson is very interest.
:: Thanks ::

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

10/10 ,, great lesson thank you Mr.Adam •^_^•

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Hello Adam,your lesson is very interesting have more of this lesson
your Good boy

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank, its open,how much water I’m.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank you very much, very helpful lesson

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

you should be continue, Adam.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Another well anderstandable lesson from Adam.
thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Another well understandable lesson from Adam.
thank you very much!!!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thank you so much Adam for this lesson. I learned a lot. I got a mean score of 9 out 10 from the quiz. More lesson, more vid, and more power to Engvid.com.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

HI everyone,

Thanks again for the great feedback. i really appreciate it.

I just want to explain why this lesson is labeled ‘beginner’– words like make, meet, water, etc., are among the first words students of English learn. The problem is that they learn the traditional meanings and become comfortable with them and don’t pay attention to secondary meanings, which are just as important. The most important point I want you to take away from this lesson is that you need to use your dictionaries all the time, even for simple words; you need to milk them for all they’re worth ;)

see you all again soon

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Thanks to you sir ..you just water the lesson down …you are great teacher ..please post more and more lessons

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thanx alot sir, vry useful lesson

Thursday, August 30th 2012

sir u water the lesson down, vry useful. i used water down. hope my sentence ll b right?

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Good Lesson! Thank you Adam :)

Thursday, August 30th 2012

I like your lesson. It’s interesting. I’m really looking forward more. Will you meet my expectation? :D

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thanks Adam!! your lessons are very useful! milk is like ordeñar a alguien in Spanish hehehe ;)

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Great Adam you water it down for us.Thank you.

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thanks a lot.You are a great teacher, because your explanation is easy to understand, and important.

Friday, August 31st 2012

I’ve milked all of this. :)

Friday, August 31st 2012

thank you teacher you are lion in teaching english

Saturday, September 1st 2012

please teacher provide us more and more from your excllent knowledg

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Hi Adam, it was very interesting lesson, all the teachers here are wonderful,all these lessons are great ,Adam could you make several lessons about subordinate sentences and about prepositions, they are very confusing sometimes, thanks again for this important lesson.

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

very clear and wtered down…thanks teacher

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

great lesson thanks

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

thanks

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Thanx Adam :) it was an interesting lesson .

Monday, September 3rd 2012

you’re great to water down difficulties ;)

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

thanks for the interesting lesson

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

very helpful
thanks adam

Thursday, September 6th 2012

really helpful . guys do you want spoken practice ?

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi Adam!
You’re new here, I guess. I really like your teaching style, very friendly. We are waiting for more english lessons.
I’ll milk you for as many english lessons as possible.
Is that a good example using MILK?
Thanks!

Friday, September 7th 2012

Thank you.

Friday, September 7th 2012

thanks you teacher!
that’s really helpful! ^^

Saturday, September 8th 2012

thxxxxxxx adam

Saturday, September 8th 2012

sorry!
i thank you are the best and you give good give us good lesson after that i want to Apologize you what some writers wrote or submitted this page.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Hello Adam ,I have a question , does ‘watered down versions of real novels’ means the shorter versions of real novels? right?
thank you ,Adam.

Sunday, September 9th 2012

thanks you teacher
I’m so pumped about the lesson

Sunday, September 9th 2012

This is an important lesson .Thanks :)

Sunday, September 9th 2012

    Assalamu aleykum
    From Azerbaijan

    Sunday, October 21st 2012

Its really helpful, I didn’t aware the other meaning of the above six words

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Thanks teacher Adam for this useful lesson. All you teachers are excellent. I love all the videos you have in this website, because you make us understand things that we really should know when we are talking to native speakers. Again, thanks a lot :-)

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Awesome lesson, thanks.

Monday, September 10th 2012

thanks a lot Adam! 7/10 not bad.. but its a little difficult to use these words specialy water and milk ..

Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Thanks alot Adam

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Brilliant lesson, Thanks Adam

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Thank you very much for your lesson

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Thanks Adam for the important lesson.

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

Thanks for your lesson Adam! Your simply way of teaching is very interesting. I got 9/10 marks. So,I think you watered it well and I milked the lesson. :) (Is that correct I wrote?) Hope you will add more lessons in future. Thanks once again!

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Thanks for the lesson

Thursday, September 13th 2012

Wow. . . jst got 9 of 10 i just milked up adam ;) btw tnx for tht

Friday, September 14th 2012

dear sir, i just want to clarify that the word ‘mean” itself is an adjective but also act as a noun..in the quiz
The mean score of the people taking this quiz is 8.

Here, mean is used as:
an adverb
a noun
a verb
an adjective
i mark as a noun just learn from your lesson but its adjective.How sir?

Friday, September 14th 2012

thanks for the lesson ..

Friday, September 14th 2012

this lesson is very interesting. thanks Adam!!!

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Thanks Adam, great stuff here, as a new member, I’m very excited and wantting to keep on milking Engvid.com, great site, I really aprecciate it, keep on the good stuff !!!

Monday, September 17th 2012

thanx you sir …. great lessons ^_^

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Very useful information!

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

great lesson thank you adam

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

thank you adam

Monday, September 24th 2012

thank you sir , I take 7 of 10 ..

Thursday, September 27th 2012

Hi Adam, thanks for your lesson!

If I say for example : “My mother try to milk me for my advices”

Do my sentence seems good? thanks for your reply :)

Friday, September 28th 2012

Thank you, Adam. My mean is 10 of 10. Good lesson.

Friday, September 28th 2012

nice job

Monday, October 1st 2012

thank you in the first but i dont understand wear as a noun

Thursday, October 4th 2012

You have made it as clear as crystal teacher Adam!Keep it up.

Friday, October 5th 2012

thanks

Friday, October 5th 2012

That’s pity, I don’t understand. 5 of 10. I can’t

Friday, October 5th 2012

thank you Adam I hope to milk every lesson in this site
have a good night

Saturday, October 6th 2012

thanks, Adam! It’s very interesting lesson!

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thank you Adam!

Sunday, October 7th 2012

Hello, I think the answer for question number 2 is wrong because ‘the mean score’ means the average of score right? so it is a noun. Why the correct answer is an adjective?

And also the answer of number 6. You said that water down is to make it less intense so I think the correct answer would be lowering the price. Why the correct is ‘adding water to the alcohol to get more shots from each bottle’?

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    Hi Vita,

    Here it is used to describe the score, so acting as adjective. If used by itself, it would be a noun.
    Check this out:
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mean

    As for the watered down drinks, they charge the same price but serve weaker alcohol because there is water in it.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, October 24th 2012

Thank you, it was interesting.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Yeeees and we can “meet a deadline” too.. :)

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

hi Adam is possible to do a lesson with the diferents meanings of the word get? thanks, your lesson are very clear thanks again

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thank you Adam

Thursday, October 11th 2012

very good,
Thank you

Thursday, October 11th 2012

thank you Adam

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi, I improved a mean score of the quiz a little bit… I got 100 percent.
Good lesson sir.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

    nice

    Sunday, February 10th 2013

    :)

    Sunday, February 10th 2013

thank you adam

Friday, October 12th 2012

thank you very much ?

Saturday, October 13th 2012

thanks !!!

Sunday, October 21st 2012

thank you !!!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

Hi Adam

mean at quiz number 2 is a noun.Is not it?

But the answer is adjective.I think it is wrong.
thank you

Friday, October 26th 2012

    wow realy good

    Wednesday, November 21st 2012

wow very confuse lesson ㅜ.ㅜ ha!~ha!~ but your lesson is great!! thank you for teaching me ^^

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Adam, thank you very much! Your lessons are always very interesting and understandable. Make it more)

Monday, October 29th 2012

hi adam ..u surelt watered this lesson down for me.. thanx for this useful lesson.i”ll milk your all lesson.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

Mr. Adam, Thank you very much for such an important lesson. I got 10 out of 10. Best wishes.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

I like the way you teach .Now English is easy for me…thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you

Sunday, November 4th 2012

thanks a lot!!!!!!1

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

thank you so much… I live in COLOMBIA (South America) and I’m really happy to have you and Rebecca to help me improving my english, I know it’s not perfect, but you’re really helping me, thanks Teacher Adam :D

Thursday, November 8th 2012

Hi MR.Adam sir,Am Balaji. I live in India(Tamilnadu)and i’m really happy to listen that lesson. I hope to help me to improve my English speaking. kindly teach me more…..thank you sir.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

I got 10 correct out of 10, I can’t believe it!

Good teacher, good student.

Sunday, November 11th 2012

    u r realy smart i got 1 out of 10

    Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Thank you Adam

Monday, November 12th 2012

Would you help me with the IELTS reading I just don’t know why but I find it difficult I don’t think it’s the English because I have been studying English all my life and i know iam as. good as a native.I think ielts is a skill where we need a tactic to tackle the reading it’s not really a test to know people’s level of English.
is there a way you could help me overcome this problem.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thank you very much teacher, greetings.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

thx adam that was a smart speech

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Hi … It’s a very interesting and rare words lesson we didn’t notice that … thanks a lot.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

thanks. it is really surpried me.

Sunday, November 25th 2012

Very cognitive, some of the new meanings were really unknown for me. Thank you.

Thursday, November 29th 2012

thank you for this great lesson! I thought i knew everything about these words but I leanrt today new meanings ! thanks a lot!!

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Thank you, Adam! It is really useful!

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

hi, adam sir i like your teaching i like speak with you in skype give your id please

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

thank your teaching.
It’s very helpful. I hope that i can improve my English :)

Friday, December 14th 2012

very very useful lesson, I learned a lot, thank you so much

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Good Job Adam
Greeting from Saskatchewan :-)

Here a latin guy here, always learning something new for sure …

Friday, December 21st 2012

Hi, Adam. I’m a Brazilian guy who speaks English fluently due to years and years of studying. You cut to the chase and make your explanation very clear and easy to understand. Very good. Keep up the good work. You’ve got what it takes to be a great teacher and really meet our expectations.

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

oh my Guss im going mad! Very confusing language!!!

Thursday, December 27th 2012

You’re really an amazing teacher .. but it’s strange that you don’t have other than 10 lessons only. You’re really great, you and Ronnie, you should take all the spaces of lessons :)

Saturday, December 29th 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

very intersting i wanna milk eng vid

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

thanks for you lesson adam!

Friday, January 4th 2013

i don’t understand you explanation about milk and water. can you give me other information please or explain of other form?
thanks

Friday, January 4th 2013

Thanks !! i understood very well !! Now i can use those words !!! Thank you so much Adam.

Thursday, January 10th 2013

Hello!
Is there any difference between WEAR, WEAR OUT and WEAR DOWN?

Thanks.

Saturday, January 12th 2013

    Hi victoria230593,
    “wear” has very extended dictionary entries. For example the verb “wear” means “to have something on your body as clothing or decoration” (e.g. to wear a T-shirt; to wear glasses), “to have a particular appearance or expression” (e.g. to wear puzzled frowns) or “to become weaker or thinner because of intense usage” (e.g. His shoes are wearing at the heel).
    “To wear out” and “to wear down” are phrasal verbs, that means the verb and the following preposition belong together. In this case “to wear out” means “to make someone feel very tired” (e.g. to be worn out by working hard) or “to use something a lot that it can no longer be used” (e.g. the tyres had worn out). “To wear down” means “to make someone gradually lose their energy or confidence” (e.g. to wear down an opponent) or “to make something gradually disappear or become thinner by using it a lot” (e.g. the old stone steps have been worn down by years of use). Check various online dictionaries as well! Hope it helps…

    Sunday, June 9th 2013

      Thank you very much.

      Sunday, June 9th 2013

thanks sir,it’s really helpful.

Monday, January 14th 2013

A really interesting lesson…!

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    i’m an english student and if u’d like to learn english we can practice together

    Sunday, February 10th 2013

You are amazing.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Hi,
I milk a lot of things from your lesson! These words look so familiar to me and I know the meanings of these by dictionary but I didn’t really know how to use them until watching this lesson. Thanks!

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you Adam!It’s very helpful. All of your lessons are interesting , you’re the best teacher :) Students all over the world watching videos every day. (i’m from Kazakhstan)Just wanna thank you for your great job!

Monday, January 28th 2013

Thanks you for Teaching

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you Teacher Adam

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thank Adam

Thursday, February 7th 2013

heeey it was great thanks a lot, Adam

Friday, February 8th 2013

9 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Monday, February 11th 2013

Hi Adam
Thanks for yours lessons, you are a good teacher, can we have more videos by you? And also I’d like to recommend thefreedictionary.com is a good free dictionary (hope won’t be banned by this suggestion).

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

9/10 I think a good score.Thanks a lot my master

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Got 9 correct out of 10.
It was hard to understand the “milk and water down” words, but it’s ok.
See ya and keep up with the good work!

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

Hello, Adam! Your lesson’s really useful.Thank you so much. You’re the best teacher ever.

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Adam ! Again with you. Good lesson and excelent explanation in the feed back.I’ve got 9 out of 10 . Thanks a lot !

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank’s for your teaching Adam, but i’ve got 6 out of 10.

hmmmm, never mind. i’ll study hard about english lesson.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

In English training course it needs a review.This is the lessen that students and teachers must learn from this video.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

.Thank you

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

You have a great sense of humor, Adam ))) I mean “It’s a good idea to milk EngVid.com for all its English help. Your English will only improve.” )
Thank you for your job! It’s very useful to milk your site! )

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

thank Adam

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

woow adam this is a good site but, I want to use it and talking about it.

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

woow this is a good.

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

is 7/10 good????

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

very interesting lessen , it is dictionary give just the different meanings for the we search for, but we have to understand the context of the word searched to explain it succesfuly

Monday, March 4th 2013

Dear mam..
i hope you’d like to help me with this prob which is irrelevant to this lesson..this is a very important grammar point which nobody of my friends could explain of…

mam i know how to use ”where”with other ways..

how to use where with words like these??

1 That is the RELATIONSHIP where one thing makes a change in another.

2 if you have gone to a WEBSITE where you have to create an account for yourself..

3 This procedure should be followed in CASES where dishonesty has been alleged.

4 Due to the volume of emails we receive we are unable to respond to the EMAILS where the answer can be found on our web site itself.

5 I got to the STAGE where I wasn’t coping any more.

These are a few sentences i have a lot..please explain to me with some of your own sentences how to use ”where” with these words.

THANKING YOU

ROYSTAN

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Dear Adam:
Really I am interested on it & check My Know How ..kkk
Many tnx’s

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Him is Very important !

10Q u Adam !!

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Thank you so much.

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Thanks so much Adam!I have milked this lesson a lot!

Monday, March 18th 2013

Than you very much sir Adam(please tell me how to call a teacher or sir in a polite way?

Sunday, April 7th 2013

hi Adam,
thank you very much for all what you show to people.Other than this,perhaps we need lesson about verbs which have other meanings when we add prepositions (on,off,out…) to them

Monday, April 15th 2013

Thx a lot!!!

Thursday, May 9th 2013

hi Adam , thanks for your great lesson…
i think you are the best teacher in this group , but it seems that you don’t have any power in this group and you are victim!your fans want to see more videos from you.but now…in this test my score is became 10 correct out of 10.thank you so much.

Friday, May 10th 2013

I appreciate your teaching. I am so happy to learn every class that was recorded on the EngVid.com. They watered down my confusing about many studing points. Thanks a lot!

Monday, May 13th 2013

so sad,i scored 6/10. The words “milk” and “water” are too hard to understand.

Friday, May 17th 2013

Hi teacher.Nowadays is fashion to wear a trousers with holes. Don’t worry about it.

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Gosh, I’ll need to watch this lesson again ’cause I scored 5 out of 10 :( That’s terribe!

Monday, May 27th 2013

that was so useful thanxx,,peace :)

Friday, June 7th 2013

Just a reminder: “wear” can also be a noun meaning “clothes that are suitable for a particular activity or group of people” such as “women’s wear” or “sports wear”.

Sunday, June 9th 2013

Oh my god it was the hardest lesson but I shocked when I got 80 hahahh that’s coool and really thank you teacher adam ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Wow. That was really interesting specially “Milk and Water”. Thanks dear Adam.

Monday, July 8th 2013

Adam, thanks a lot for the lesson! I really enjoyed it =)

Saturday, July 13th 2013

Thank u for your excellent points.

Saturday, July 20th 2013

i have 8/10 thank m.r. Adam :):):)_:):):):):):):):

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

Hello Adam! I’m Dory and I started to study English recently. I’m glad to have discovered engVid because your lessons are really useful, fun and not at all boring. Thank you for the passion you put into your work! :)

Sunday, August 4th 2013

thanks,this lesson said “wear” also means weaken something like clothes.
“what are you wearing?” is this question could be double-meaning(confusing)?

Monday, August 5th 2013

waaaaw good lesson but difficult

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Hello, Adam! Could you write, please, what do you say on 0:28 second of video. You speak very quickly and I don’t have time to hear what you say.

Saturday, August 31st 2013

Dear All!
I must admit that I love this training program so much, I am going to recommend it to all of my friend to learn sound English.
I obtain 7 out of the 10.
I hope to get all 10 correct the next time.

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

Yeah!
Now I am on course with 100% (10/10) correct.
All my friend MUST join today.

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

Thanks Adam.I’ve learnt new things.

Sunday, September 15th 2013

Thank you Adam, very help full.

Sunday, September 15th 2013

I didn’t know that Lamborghini car is the most expensive one, so I’ve chosen the SPORT car.

By the way, it was so instructive to me.
Thanks a lot

Monday, September 16th 2013

I got 6 correct out of 10 :( That’s too bad for me. The words were easy, but I was confused :(
Context is really important, isn’t it. My quiz score was not good this time, but it was good study for me. I’ll review and try the questions someday again :D Thank you for your lessons :)

Monday, September 23rd 2013

HI adam !!
thanks a lot for your sharing good instruction.
i just tell you .i guess quize was not symmetrical to instruction.
at the end i found it very useful.
by the way i am confused with “milked up”
may i have your advice ?
the best regards

Saturday, October 26th 2013

Thanks much appreciated

Sunday, November 3rd 2013

I’ll milk all what I can from this website!!!! Thank U!!!

Monday, December 16th 2013

the lecture is well explained. so thanks for that.

Friday, December 27th 2013

thanks , noted .

Friday, December 27th 2013

the 7th question was very funny.. laughed louder than I should have :P

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

really im so happy to find that wonderful site,adam you are a perfect teacher i like the way you explain your lessons i hope that i can benefit from yr techniques as much as i can.thanks a lot

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

I don’t understand what the explanation of the word water is. Please help me as soon as you can.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

I got 3 wrong but all of them right.they said I got 4 wrong

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Hi Adam,
I’ve got 100 % so happy ^^

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thanks I got 60%.

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

thanks mr adm

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Excellent lesson teacher Adam.
I’ve milked many meanings.
Thank you

Thursday, February 6th 2014

It is a long time to find someone Like you MR:Adam
I’ve little question in the quiz . what the word ( Lamborghini ) means ???????
and thank you for every thing <3

Monday, February 10th 2014

I like your video, thank you.

Saturday, February 15th 2014

hello thank you so much

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Hi, mi dear teacher Adam,

Really I enjoy very much your lessons, you are an excellent teacher!. Today I have met my first 100 score and I hope to milk engvid.com for improving my english before my first certificate exam.

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Fantastic way of teaching, Genius Adam, I scored 80. Please can you clear difference between Adjective and Adverb?

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Hi Adam,

Thank you very much for this kind of lesson though I got 6/10, but no problem, I will learn more English day by day.

Friday, February 28th 2014

How I understood this lesson:
We will we will milk you! But we should water down with our enthusiastic otherwise Adam will have a wear =)).

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014

hopefully, I’m gonna milk all this web site :)) Thanks a lot Adam.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Really Cool lessons.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Tanks.

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Hi Teacher,

I don’t understand the explanation about the water word. Can you explain of other form?

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Hi Adam,
Can we get more questions on the same topic?

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Hi teacher
in question 2 the mean score is a noun or an adj?

Friday, May 23rd 2014

    It is an adj

    Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Dear teacher,
Thank you so much for all your lessons,
Now I can say that my 4 years of studying english in the unversity were useless.
Did you teach in Morocco? if yes, in which city?

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

hi adam!
thank you very much…I like your teachings.

I have 2 question :
1. here :
“The mean score of the people taking this quiz is 8″ why mean is an adj??
2.when we use “milk” as verb , we must tell sth for the reason??
I read this answer of you and consused :(
“but please be careful; you always want to milk someone FOR SOMETHING. Otherwise it might lose its meaning a little”

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Monday, June 9th 2014

thank you very much

Saturday, June 14th 2014

thank you very much you are the best

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Adam = great

Monday, July 7th 2014

thank you teacher,I got 7 correct out of 10.Question number 4,I don’t know about Christian Bale and Lamborghini that made me guess the answer.

Saturday, July 12th 2014

Thank you for the lesson and slang!

Friday, July 18th 2014

Thank you.

Monday, July 21st 2014
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