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Could you please elaborate on the __________ and drawbacks of the new computer system?

The police report pointed out the pluses and __________ of the new law.

The professor asked us to highlight the pros and __________ of the new legislation in our presentations.

We should review the positive and __________ aspects of moving to California.

In your essay, please compare the __________ and minuses of the recent changes in immigration policy.

There are always positive and negative __________ to any city.

The magazine article focused on the __________ points and minus points of life in Brazil.

Why don't you list the __________ and cons of accepting the new job, and then decide whether to accept.

The committee pointed out the advantages and __________ of the new health policy.

I think you should compare the benefits and __________  of buying a new house at this time.


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Friday, November 16th 2012

    thanks alot :) :)

    Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

    Hi Rebecca,
    I was curious to know the difference between an American accent and Canadian Accent. When I watch Hollywood movies I can differentiate between a Texas drawl and a “Yankee accent” but is there any difference between Canadian and US accent?? Is it dependent on ethnicity also?? Specifically speaking what is your accent when u speak??

    Thursday, June 13th 2013

I find this site very interesting, thanks a lot

Friday, November 16th 2012

Very Useful.Could you please give us, list of words as like that…

Friday, November 16th 2012

If one cares about even the minutest of the details in speaking or writing, one should take the quiz after watching the lesson.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    woow, This is an amazing web , I have never though that I will such a full English lesson for free, My lucky has supported me this time when I knew http://www.engvid.com, I hot dream of becoming an English fluent speaker is now on the verge of true, thanks allot to all Engvid teachers for your great job , I was really hungry long time for this style of English teaching from Native teacher. Live longer all of you with peace and health , May god reward you for your great jobs , your lessons will make the blind man see and the deaf one hear something. Thanks Robeca.

    Saturday, December 1st 2012

      Whoa whoa whoa, we can’t promise any miracle cures! That’s above our pay grade :P

      Monday, December 3rd 2012

      Thank you kindly. So glad you find our site helpful. My best wishes to you.

      Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you Teacher

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    Hi Negar , How are you doing.This is very usfull site.Hope to see you here again.

    Tuesday, December 25th 2012

      dear new teacher,
      I really learned a lot. thanks a million

      Thursday, May 15th 2014

Very helpful. I will apply the lesson right now! Your lessons always have unforgetable pluses.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

thanks…

Saturday, November 17th 2012

I have found only positive aspects in completing these lessons.
Thank you teacher for my new benefits in English.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    Glad to hear it! Thanks, and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you :)

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Very good lesson, all the teacher very kind. To me, I think that I much better understand English than before……thank you very much.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thank you Teacher this is really very helpful to my IELTS preparation.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Great thanks for this lesson.
I am beginner student of English and i have little problem with understanding all words that You say. Of course in you tube is subtitles, but if word is difficult, translation is crazy. May you look subtiltes and to correct mistake. If it is altogether possible. .

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    “subtitles” is plural, so use “are”. And don’t trust those subtitles. xD

    Saturday, November 17th 2012

      ““subtitles” is plural” … Thanks!
      It was simply mistake, and i must to be more carefully.
      (co do tych napisów to sa koszmarne)

      Sunday, November 18th 2012

        “i must to be more carefully”

        “must be” — as a modal verb
        “have to be” as a idiomatic modal verb

        Don’t write “must to be”. xD

        Ano są. :)

        Sunday, November 18th 2012

Excellent class, thank you very much

Saturday, November 17th 2012

This is very good aspect thanks for giving good exercise I should tell you i am a Learner

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Hi, Rebecca, It really good for improving my English skills.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Many thanks for the great lesson! Thank you for enlarging our vocabulary!
Kind regards from Ukraine!)))

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thanks Rebecca!

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thank You Rebecca

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Many thanks, Teacher!! Very useful this lesson.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

thank you Rebecca. You are a good teacher.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thanks, I like your lesson.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Your lessons are very helpful, thanks for all !!!!

Saturday, November 17th 2012

thx rebeca ; good lesson tell me please how can i qauestion someone to talk me about her negative and positive ??? we could say for ewemple (could y tell me please about your negative and positive point )??? and sorry for my raiting i khnow itis very bad ;)

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    (could you please tell me about your negative and positive points). This is the correct answer

    Wednesday, December 5th 2012

      thank you…

      Wednesday, January 2nd 2013

    If you are interviewing someone for a job, it might be best to say:

    Could you tell me about your strengths and weaknesses?

    Could you talk about your strengths and weaknesses?

    That might sound kinder, when applied to a human being. All the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

In my opinion, i have many advantages in watching your video lessons. Thanks.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

hi really like these English LESSON, IT’S HELPING ME A LOT.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

thanks a lot for your great lesson

Saturday, November 17th 2012

immm,, sensational lesson thanks a lot
gotta some questions :
1- what about good points & bad points
they say it only used in speaking not allowed in writing

2- you used plus and minus, which they become as preposition in the sentence and they meaning to show that one number or amount is add or subtracted to another, can they used as pros and cons and in which part of speech ?

3- what do you mean about professional E-mail ?

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    You can say good points and bad points, but the vocabulary I have given in the lesson is a little more advanced.

    When we speak about the pluses and minuses of a situation, we are using those words as nouns, not verbs. When we say, Two plus two is four”, we are using plus as a verb.

    By professional email, I meant business email, not personal email.

    All the best to you!

    Monday, February 11th 2013

I cannot find any drawback in your perfect lessons.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    Nice! My best to you, Shay.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Great lesson. Thank you.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Rebecca, you said that only “pros” and” cons” occur always together, and in case of the others, we can use them either both or just one of them. But can we mix them? For instance:

“Let’s compare the plus points and the drawbacks of the newly released product.” — Is that possible, or does it sound kind of strange?

Saturday, November 17th 2012

    no, i think you use them in pairs as R has said. in my perspective, she means that there is only pair that has to go together, other left pairs, you can use one part.

    Friday, December 28th 2012

    It sounds strange when you mix them. Try to learn and use the pairs together. All the best!

    Monday, February 11th 2013

HI, i would say thank you very much Rebecca.It was a very easy explanation & interesting.

Saturday, November 17th 2012

The lesson very advantages for me thanks

Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thanks, Rebecca

Sunday, November 18th 2012

great lesson .thanks

Sunday, November 18th 2012

very nice thank you teacher!!!

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Very thankful to you, teacher!

Sunday, November 18th 2012

engVid always doing a fantastic job!!! You teachers rock :)

Sunday, November 18th 2012

thanks for this lesson .

Sunday, November 18th 2012

interesting lesson,thanks

Sunday, November 18th 2012

interesting lesson,thanks

Sunday, November 18th 2012

interesting lesson,thanks

Sunday, November 18th 2012

interesting lesson,thanks

Sunday, November 18th 2012

90. thanks teacher

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Thank you Rébécca! It’s really interesting.

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Thank you:-)

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Thanks a lot.I’m waiting for the answer for Morfik question.

Sunday, November 18th 2012

I could make more and more benifit through see the engvid .

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Can you give us a lesson on the fllowings,

1.She has already printed this page.
(Note. NOT: She has printed already…)

2.Police are or Police is?

3.everything is or everything are?

4.Does everyone know? or Is everyone know?

5.No one, everyone, everything,nobody, no one, each student / each students? –> is or Are?

6.Different between,
a)Different vs difference
b)Die,died,dead,death.
c)Group of students ..>is or are?
d)People is or are?

Monday, November 19th 2012

    Wow, thanks for all the great ideas. Will certainly pass them on to my fellow teachers as well. All the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you very much/
really usfull topic

Monday, November 19th 2012

Yo got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Monday, November 19th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Monday, November 19th 2012

Yeah ! 10/10,

Monday, November 19th 2012

It was great Rebecca.
Thank you.

Monday, November 19th 2012

Very nice topic. thanks!

Monday, November 19th 2012

Hi Rebeca that´s a good lesson thanks.

Monday, November 19th 2012

Thanks!

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Great…got 10 out 10

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

thanks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

hey rebecca, i must tell you that you’re such a good teacher and i see many of your englsih lessons and i just came to the conclustion that you’re one of the best teachers!
thank you so much! i appreciate it very much!
yossi from israel

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

    Toda, Yossi! All the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Thanks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

As I’m new here, I’m still analyzing the upside and, perhaps, the downside of learning English through this site. Thank you for the opportunity of listening to this lesson.

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Thanks for everything !!! I love you Rebeca ! Now, i am improving quickly my english, because you are special;.;;; good vibes !!!

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

    Keep at it, Cassio, and I am sure you will improve steadily. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

thank you, I like your videos

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

THANKS TEACHER REBECCA FOR YOUR HELPING AND GIVING US MORE BENEFITS.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Thanks very much

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Thank you so much for such great lesson….I love your lessons

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

that’s helpful. thx a lot

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

As usual your lessons are very useful
thank you so much Rebecca

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

It’s really handy

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

thanks :D

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

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I am from vietnam? do y use skype? give me yr skype name and we can chat in english

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Only advantages to have done this lesson, thanks !

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

A good and useful essay thanks

Friday, November 23rd 2012

I am Sree i can write english well but not good in speaking.I can’t speak continuously.I had good interest in participating group discussions at school and college level but failed to do so because of lack of skills.I didn’t get time to practice spoken english.Recently i completed graduation,i understand there are situations where english speaking is necessary.Some areas preferably use english like in airports,restaurants etc., So i am practicing english speaking practically by watching videos like this one http://www.youtube.com/twominenglish

Saturday, November 24th 2012

So interesting! Thanks!

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Rebecca, you are the proficient teacher and I would like to ask you a question, may I???????? What about CAE and CPE???? Do they differ from TOEIC? I am just wondering, because I wanna take some of these exams, it’s really hard to get a job nowadays without having some of these certificates.

Saturday, November 24th 2012

    there are many different English proficiency exams. Which exam you take depends on why you are taking it. I don’t know many people who take exams for fun! So think about what your goal is in taking a particular exam. Also, check what employers or universities look for in your country. Different exams are popular in different parts of the world, so take the exam that will help you the most towards your specific academic or professional goals. My best wishes to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

oh that was a nice lesson :) thank you Rebecca

Sunday, November 25th 2012

HI MS. Rebecca !
When we say ” little and a little ” ” few and a few ” THANKS IN ADVANCE .

Sunday, November 25th 2012

I am studiyng English and I’ve found that this site is the best in the web. The quality of the lessons is superb.

Monday, November 26th 2012

hey getinet from Ethiopia , i must tell you that you are the best teacher and i answer most of questions.
thank you so much! i appreciate it very much!

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

    Welcome! So glad you found the lesson useful. All the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

I do loved this lecture. It’s really prestative.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

I mean helpful.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

    Thanks for clarifying. I was wondering what that meant! My best to you, Thyago.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

thank you Rebecca I loved this lesson!!!

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

thank you Rebecca
this is my first time I hear about ( pros & cons ) . it’s very useful lesson . I really appreciate the way you teaching .

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Very good, I think it’s so important to my career. Thank you so much.

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Thanks for the helpful lessons.I have great interest in learning English language that too i enjoy spoken English by practically watching through videos http://youtu.be/2nqCxtdWgms

Friday, November 30th 2012

you´re an excelent teacher i learn a lot all your lessons are so great thanks grettings fro mexico

Friday, November 30th 2012

thank you so much teacher !!!!

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Thanks Ms. Rebecca, Its really useful

Monday, December 3rd 2012

thanks so much Rebecca you are good teacher , i wish for you to make more lessons about TOEFL .
have a good night .

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Scored 10/10. Thanks Rebecca the great

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

thanks a lot Rebecca
this lesson was very interesting

It will really help me in my work

Saturday, December 8th 2012

It’s great. Thank you so much. Teacher.

Friday, December 14th 2012

I got it. It’s really useful to me.

Friday, December 14th 2012

Do you have example of how to answer those advantages and disadvantages questions?

Saturday, December 15th 2012

    You could answer in many ways:
    The advantages are many. First,.. Second,… Last,…
    The disadvantages are that we don’t have the manpower and resources to meet their demands.

    Something along these lines would work.
    My best to you, Gina.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

it’s good, thanks a lot.

Sunday, December 16th 2012

awsome lesson, I find it very helpful, thank you very much

Thursday, December 20th 2012

undoubtedly , it is good, but I wish there could be more advance lesson for people who are already familiar with such structions and interested to further improve themseves.

Thursday, December 27th 2012

    There are many advanced lessons on our site and we will be recording more. Thanks for watching and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Rebecca: Thanks a lot. I Really believe that one swallow doesn’t make a summer. Thanks for help us. Oh! Sorry. I’m from Brazil. Nice next year for all.

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    Yes, Happy 2013 to all of us and to all people on earth.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

thanks a looot , i get 10/10 which great :)

Sunday, December 30th 2012

Thank you for this class.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Wonderful ability in teaching.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Thank you Rebecca. I huge hug for you.

Monday, January 7th 2013

    Wow, thanks, Gerardo. Are you from Brazil? I get many lovely hugs from Brazil! My best to you too.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

Thanks..

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

im thankful indeed.
nice quiz!

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

Thank you!!!

Monday, January 14th 2013

thank you

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

These are very advantages lessons for me to improve my experiences- teaching style-knowledge and more….

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you so much.

Friday, January 25th 2013

thank you

Saturday, January 26th 2013

as usual u’re feeding us just with the most important delicious lessons thanks Rebecca
sidali from Algeria

Saturday, January 26th 2013

    What a tasty comment! Thanks and all the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

thinks teacher

Monday, January 28th 2013

thanks for teaching.

Monday, January 28th 2013

thank you

Monday, January 28th 2013

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Thursday, February 7th 2013

    Shookran, Mohamed! All the best to you.

    Monday, February 11th 2013

My thanks and best wishes to all for your feedback and comments, which mean a lot to us and guide us in helping you.

Monday, February 11th 2013

thanks a lot

Friday, February 15th 2013

Actually useful lesson with perfect explaining

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Thank you Rebecca! Good work(or job?)!Nice to meet you!I am from Russia.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Its short and sweet lessen

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank you Rebecca for all you do, it is and it will always be a pleisure for me to attend your courses in this website. May God bless you.i am indebt to you.Moreover your explalations are well done. I am from Senegal.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank you Rebecca

Friday, March 8th 2013

Thank you for the great lesson!

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

Thank you very much for teaching us how to use the words properly . Things can be roughly divided into neutral, positive, and negative groups , same ideas in English and Chinese. Common use of verbs +’ noun pairs ‘ were showed in your lesson and quiz . I love such an approaching way you demonstrated to us because it was easier and more effective.

Thursday, March 21st 2013

thanks for the cool lesson

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

Thank Rebecca for your help.

Saturday, April 13th 2013

Thanx a lot

Monday, April 22nd 2013

Thanx Rebecca…
for your fantastic lesson. It will help to improve our written and verbal capacity.
Thanxzz…

Sunday, April 28th 2013

Thanks,Rebecca.

Friday, May 3rd 2013

thanks for all

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

i’m a new member. hope my english improve better. Thanks!

Friday, June 7th 2013

verry helpful thank you

Friday, June 21st 2013

thank u so much Rebecca . it is really a useful lesson. we need more lessons like this.

Monday, July 29th 2013

by watching these kinds of videos we kill two birds with one stone , we become professional in English by expanding our expressions and synonyms , also we can pass any job interview successfully.

Monday, July 29th 2013

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Tuesday, August 6th 2013

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Thursday, August 15th 2013

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Wednesday, September 18th 2013

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Friday, September 20th 2013

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Monday, October 14th 2013

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Monday, October 14th 2013

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Tuesday, October 15th 2013

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Saturday, December 21st 2013

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Monday, March 3rd 2014

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Sunday, April 20th 2014

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Monday, July 14th 2014

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