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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.
My parents are ____________. They don't let me stay out late.

You still have a Gameboy?! That thing is _________!

I still have a flip phone. It's a ____________.

Nice sunglasses! They look like they're from the '70s. Very __________.

I think his ideas are a little _____________. He's stuck in the past. He needs to study more recent information.


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100 Comments on “English Vocabulary & Slang to talk about AGE: retro, dated, antique, old school”


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I’m getting old too. I can’t see the letters on my computer sometimes lol. take care Alex n’ good luck.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    You would better use glasses my friend, that is it.

    Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Rah!Rah!Rah!
Excuse me sir,what was ur sentence at the 1rst of the video plz?!
I would have 2 keep using my old computer!!!
Tx in advance!

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    He said “I will have to keep using my old computer”

    Thursday, February 28th 2013

thank you Alex for this lesson .

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thnaks alots for your assistance

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

nice and useful lesson,thanks

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Hello teachers,I’m really thankful for you.. I have a question.. would you please tell me the difference between “start” and “begin” ??

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    They pretty much mean the same thing!

    Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thank you for your lesson.
Even i am getting old school, my spirit will be new everyday, everytimes with your lessons

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Wow. I love your lessons because those are very interesting and new subjects. Thanks a lot. Take care and keep making lessons.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Very interesting lesson))) thanks!

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Hi Alex,
I would like to appreciate you for introducing us with this commonly used age vocabulary.The adjectives you described in the video are used frequently in English movies,songs and also in everyday conversations.For an instance,we used to send a message to our relatives by postcards or making a trunk call.These were the past means of exchanging information but these are now outdated,oldfashioned.People nolonger make a trunkcall.Now a days, we all use advanced,faster,easier electronic gadgets like “Internet”,”Blackberry cell phone etc to contact to anyone around the world anytime. Even,if we cosider the floppy disks which were earlier used to store electronic information,we find that they are now outdated and extinct.Floppy disks are no longer sold in an electronic shop.A tinnier,portable storage device called External harddisk has taken its place.They are very popular and demanding..
I request you to check my sentences and let me know my mistakes..
I am looking forward to receive an early response from your end…

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Hey, Alex. I have asked you to explain the word ‘would’ earlier. Do you remember it? I have some doubts about “would” In Americal spoken english the word “would” uses everywhere.
i know it means habbitual actions in the past and it uses conditional sentences. But would uses in many conversations.I think it has other meainings. Can you explain it in detail? I’m looking forward to a fast reply.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

    You have the two major uses right there. :) It’s used for the second and third conditional. (“If…, I would…” and “If…, I would have…”) It’s also used for past habitual actions.

    You can also use it to make requests. “Would you help me/hurry up/stop wasting time?!”

    It’s also used in a similar way as “was/were going to” to talk about past intentions for the future. (I hope that makes sense) For example, “She always knew she would/was going to have a lot of children.”

    Friday, October 26th 2012

hello evrybody iam new join in this site i want to learn english pleas help me so i need your guide.
best regard

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Hi my great teacher ALEX!
When I was watching this lesson I got embarrassed because I was watching on my dinosaur laptop so after this lesson I’ve realized that I must buy a new one.
Finally, I would like to thank you by all the lessons that you have been providing to us it has particularly been to me a great help to improve my English.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

nice Alex.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thank you
Have a nice life

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

i wish i had 5 but 4 it is not bad

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

thanks it is nice lesson

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

thx for ur lesson mr alex

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

This is the first time a watch these lesson . they’re very interesting and I like them.For me,they’re going to help me since I’m an English language teacher.
Thank you

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

If anyone would like to practice english here my email: in_vestidor@yahoo.com.br

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

    Hello! I would like to practive English, too! If you don’t have any problem, I will send you mail…

    Saturday, October 13th 2012

Nice Alex You always give simple and important lessons although the quiz in that lesson was not clear.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

I love the way you teach, it is so cool. Thank you so much and wishing you always healthy & happy then you can help others in learning English.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

So good Alex,

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

useful and technical quiz….
:)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

    Greetings from Mashhad!

    Thursday, October 11th 2012

      :)
      hi fatiima,I’m happy see you here…

      Friday, October 12th 2012

Thank you for your lesson. Even i cannot get the high score but I’m also happy.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Nice lessen thank you

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi, people! anyone knows what a flip phone is? thanks.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi my great teacher ALEX!
When I was watching this lesson I got embarrassed because I was watching on my dinosaur laptop so after this lesson I’ve realized that I must buy a new one.
Finally, I would like to thank you by all the lessons that you have been providing to us it has particularly been to me a great help to improve my English.

Good Luck!

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thank you :)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

good job linda D)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

when yor approve me

Thursday, October 11th 2012

thank you, nice lesson ;)

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi Alex.
First of all : Thank you for your lessons.
I would like to ask you if you could, please, teach us the difference between the sounds uː and ʊ. For instance: Fool and full, pool and pull.
Your lesson about a and e was fundamental to my progression.
Bye.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi, Alex.
Very good, as usual!! I began to watch your videos some months ago, and I’ve progressed a lot, it’s really very good material.
I have a request for you, if you consider that could be interesting.
In a Columbo movie (do you remember Peter Falk, the Lt. Columbo?, I’m very ancient, too) I’ve heard an expression that keeps me a little worried.
The movie is in YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUPLHvZ4KLk
From 2:15 to 2:23 time, I believe the transcription is (it’s my own transcription…):
“What do you name each card correctly or incorrectly is entirely up to you, is that clear?”
Is that construction correct? I think it has at least two errors (do and is that…), but surely I’m wrong.
Thanks a lot for your lessons!!!!

Thursday, October 11th 2012

HELLO. L DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH PLEASE HELP ME!

Thursday, October 11th 2012

very good

Thursday, October 11th 2012

thanx alex
but I have a problem please give me advice
i can understand english very well but ican’t speak it well
what can i do??

Friday, October 12th 2012

    and what is the different between immigration , emigration and migration

    Friday, October 12th 2012

wowww, I enjoyed so much that explanation….english is gonna be more easy with engvid.! Thank you so much!!!

Friday, October 12th 2012

Thanks for this not old school lesson.

Friday, October 12th 2012

thx alex this lesson is very interested

Friday, October 12th 2012

Thanks Alex. So useful.

Friday, October 12th 2012

Hi Alex .Thank you for nice Video.Take care yourself.

Saturday, October 13th 2012

nice lesson ..nice teacher,thank you so much

Saturday, October 13th 2012

thank you, I’m so happy alex….please give me more lesson in English?

Saturday, October 13th 2012

it’s very nice.sehr modisch:)

Saturday, October 13th 2012

“My parents are dinosaurs” ….
I think we should introduce that phrase into the English language.
All the best, Alex !!

Saturday, October 13th 2012

I missed words on these sentences: or you’ve seen the movie with ..???.. ok and So if I play Super Mario Brothers 1 or Donkey Con on my ..???.. Anyone can help me?

Sunday, October 14th 2012

hi alex could u tell me how to pronounce the word “cousin”??

Sunday, October 14th 2012

Thanks Alex! Your lessons are really useful.

Sunday, October 14th 2012

thanks Alex :)

Monday, October 15th 2012

thanks sir:)

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Thanks!

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

very helpful!

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

thx for your good presentation in utube video

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

Cześć Alex
Fajna lekcja!Pozdrowienia z Polski

Hi Alex
Cool lesson! Greetings from Poland!

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

    cześć Kinga:) greetings from AZerbaijan to ENgvid and also Poland :) my lovely country,I’m coming to Poland as soon as)

    Friday, October 19th 2012

thanks for ur nice lesson.

Friday, October 19th 2012

Thanks. Nice lesson.

Sunday, October 21st 2012

hi

Monday, October 22nd 2012

    Assalam o Alaykom v Rahmatollah! :)

    Saturday, October 27th 2012

lol getting to old

Monday, October 22nd 2012

can anyone help me with slang “Bloody hell”? i heard a lot but i dont really know exactly .. u know..how to use it

Friday, October 26th 2012

this is the first time that I got 100%
thanks Alex

Saturday, October 27th 2012

hello sir!! can u tell me what is meant by reckon and where n how we can use this word?

Thursday, November 8th 2012

Unfortunately I don’t have parents, which is really sad. But I understood what means old in English Slang!I prefer to use old school!

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

I can not go out of the site without saying “thank you” Alex. Very useful lesson!

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

Thanks a whole lot Alex.
pleas make more more and moooooooooooooooooooooore video.
best regards
Aida ;)

Sunday, December 9th 2012

i’d like really thanks a lot for those lesson it really useful and cool for me and hope to good health and keep making lesson thanks a lot Mr Alex you are the beat teacher cause you help all

Friday, December 21st 2012

Thanks

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

Thank you Alex for this lesson. Take care!

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

Useful…

Friday, December 28th 2012

Very helpful lesson Alex…nice explanation…thanks a lot

Monday, January 21st 2013

thanks so much

Friday, February 15th 2013

I did the Quiz and I get 10/10 I think my computer is dated.

Monday, February 25th 2013

thank you Alex

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

How about the word VINTAGE?

Monday, March 25th 2013

Great lesson , thanks alot sir

Saturday, April 6th 2013

I live in Brazil and I´m going to NY, I´m really afraid of such slang’s!

Wednesday, May 1st 2013

very beautiful video , i got 100
in the quiz :D , i’m excited to learn with you
thank you very much teacher alex

Sunday, May 5th 2013

Nice class…thanks a lot.

Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Thanks!!

Thursday, June 27th 2013

Hi Alex.
You most have to buy a New laptop. Good luck
Great Lesson

Friday, June 28th 2013

I hope I’ll use these “new” words in my conversations))) Thanks a lot

Sunday, August 4th 2013

i´m a progressing!!

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

I got 3 correct out of 5 :( I was confused. But the word “dinosaur” made me giggle. I didn’t know that. I had fun.
Thank you, Alex :)

Saturday, October 5th 2013

Slang is a tough words that made me confused a lot, but any thank you.

Friday, November 15th 2013

Thanks for the useful video!!!

Saturday, December 14th 2013

i am old, antic and old fashioned.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks I got 100%.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi dear Alex and thank you for a great lesson.I’d like to express 2 points:
I still have a flip phone.It’s a ____________.
antique
dinosaur
ancient
old school
as you see all the answers begin with a vowel sound except dinosaur which is the correct answer, because before it we don’t have an. we have only a, and this means without considering the topic we can click on the correct answer.
2) In question number 4:
Nice sunglasses! They look like they’re from the ’70s. Very __________.
ancient
antique
retro
dinosaur
what does’70s mean and why retro is correct and other answers are incorrect? thank you very much for giving your time to me.

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Excuse me sir. I don’t understand why don’t we use “dinasaur” to fill blank but outdated? (in the 5th question) I think his ideas are a little _____________. He’s stuck in the past. He needs to study more recent information.

Friday, February 21st 2014

I got 5 out of 5. thank you Alex!

Monday, February 24th 2014
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