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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.
What does the Magic E rule tell us about vowel sounds?

When adding a suffix to the end of a word that ends with a short vowel sound and a consonant, what do you usually have to do before you add the suffix?

The fat cat was __________(mate) with the pretty white cat.

Do you like __________(whip) cream with your hot chocolate?

The white rabbit __________(hop) over the red fence.

I had __________(hope) to see you again before I left Barcelona.

Yesterday was the __________(hot) day of the year.

I ate the __________(ripe) apple of the bunch.

I __________(rip) my jeans on a nail.

Mr. E ate the __________(big) piece of cake.


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Excellent Class! Helped me so much!

Thanks Teacher James, You’re my favorite teacher from Engvid.

Also, thanks to Mr.E … It always makes me laugh.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

    James’ good sense of humour is an excellent ingredient in his video lessons. He always makes me laugh too.

    Wednesday, June 11th 2014

      Yep! I agree with you James; spelling is a real problem for students of English. The reason, English is not a phonetic language.

      Interesting tips for overcoming spelling problems.

      Regards

      Wednesday, June 11th 2014

for us it´s hard make a word who end in vowel sound silent, like these words: wipe, rate and many other this kind

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

    Native Spanish speakers have the same problem.

    Wednesday, June 11th 2014

      oh realy

      Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Understood…no why-ppe. I loved your explanation. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Great, i got 100. Thank you so much for your efforts to teach us better in english. I like your style, it’s pretty cool…:-)

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

My score was perfect!! When I was younger, I had joined “Spelling Bee” contest at an English conversation school.
It brings me back. I loved the contest. It was fun and exciting :) Thank you for your great lesson, James and Mr. E :)

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

I don’t understand why some people likes to play spelling games. I don’t even treat it as a game.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

tanx James great explanation

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

i’ve never enjoyed your lesson….very very difficult to understand.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    Brother, try again

    Sunday, November 23rd 2014

James what the correct word ? Rated or ratted.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thank you Mr. James, thank you for your great lessons, I have learned a lot.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

James what is the correct word ? Rated or ratted.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    Both are correct. Rated comes from rate, and ratted comes from rat.

    Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Just awesome…
Thanks James……

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Very useful and clear lesson. I liked that story about short man :) – I’ll keep this in mind! I got 10/10. I would like more lessons about this topic. Thanks a lot.
Good wishes from Lithuania!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

The dictionary says that there is no such word as “whiped”, so the right spelling in the question 4 must be: “whipped cream”.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

thank for your lesson. it’s useful for me, what i need :D

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

What does this Spelling 101 means? Is it like reference to S01E01 and means it an introduction to something / first lecture?

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Great as usual.Thanks a lot.I got 10 out of 10.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

nice one ……now it will be easy for me to find the difference…..thank u

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Hi James, it was the first time i saw your teaching, unfortunately. it was so good for me. thank you and good luck ;)

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

I only know this rule after you taught me, this rule is very useful, I applied this rule to do the exercises accordingly and got 100% correct, thank you very very much.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Dear James, you never stop to sorprised me. Many thanks your teaching, coaching and support for sharing skills.it is a motivation and invitation to keep me learning, wiht 0 excuses!!.see you soon. Kind Regards!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thanks, James :)

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Every day I learn more with you james. Thank You.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

I got 8 out of ten… thank you Mr James..
I hope do better after

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Hi James thanks very much for the lesson really enjoyed it. I’m actually quite good at spelling but the bad thing is don’t know the meaning is there any way to memorize the meanings better?

P.S. got 10/10 and note that I’m Korean.
Actually forgot to tell that I used to live in Zambia for 9 years so I’m used to English just that the meanings.
Many Thanks!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

10 out of 10!
BRILLIANT MIND!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Hi James. I really like your teaching demonstration. It is helpful for me and others. It would be much better if you kept things on the board visible. I have hoped that you will continue your great job with something new.

Best wishes!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

I appreciate you,James! I feel good when I`m watching your video!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

I enjoyd watching this lesson. Especially about the unemployed brother in the basement, it was funny! Thank you for all your lessons!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thanks

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

I got it! Thanks again….

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

    I got 90 out of 100, you!The TVC might not need to surf on this lesson because you were in the US. You practice the language everyday in life.

    Friday, June 12th 2015

9/10 – I hope not to be whipped mercilessly till I get 100% because on the 4th I did it wrong!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thank you so much… clear and easy…. We need this kind of lessons so much. These words are simple. we need to learn how to spell complicated words like Psychiatrist!!!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thanks for this opportunity to learn English. It’s very easy to follow.

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

sir plz conduct a lesson on slang word “ASS”
like – ass kicker & ass kisser etc .

Thursday, June 12th 2014

10/10 thank you so much

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Very usefull rules! Thx!

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Excellent lecture, Explaining it so clearly and not making the listeners bored. Enjoyed the lecture

Thank you.

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thank you for the lesson c:

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thank you,
you are very clear.

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thanks James, I got 100% :)

Thursday, June 12th 2014

james you are so inelegant ,thank you i understood the lesson very well

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Yesterday I answered the quiz after listen the lesson. But little after I thought this is a very important matter and you know what?! Today I repeated the lesson and the truth is in fact this is a very very important lesson, till today, nobody gave me an explanation like that, when the subject is double the consonant letter. For me since the beginning of the EngVid this was the most important lesson, I ever had. THANK YOU EngVid.

Thursday, June 12th 2014

thank you, this is easy method to teaching beginners

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thanks for the explanation, I was a little confused but now I got it, You are very clear.

Thursday, June 12th 2014

That was awesomesauce!!.. Wow.. I am utterly impressed! I always ask myself how to pronoun or write down any word. Now you made yourself so clearly

Thursday, June 12th 2014

    awesomesauce that’s a new word to me too, but I learn that just now which is more than the awesome meaning word. i think you don’t need this tutorials because you already in the US and you speak the language in your life there, have a good day.

    Friday, June 12th 2015

100 out of 100)))) yeahhhhhhhhh

Thursday, June 12th 2014

What happened between the two cats..? Ummmmm…:)

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thank you.
Can you prepare similar lessons about a punctuation? Frequently, I have doubts about double letters (SS, LL, FF) in many English words. I just have a tendency to forgetting if words have e.g. double s or not. I hope that you know a solution of this problem.
Sometimes, that are differences between British, and American versions of English (double or single l in words), but it is not always easy to remember all the rules.

Friday, June 13th 2014

thank you first test for me i wos 80/100

Friday, June 13th 2014

hey. thank you man:)

Friday, June 13th 2014

i like this lesson 100 out of 100 i got it thank you man :)

Friday, June 13th 2014

Thank you for the lesson it was verry good and clear I got 100/100

Friday, June 13th 2014

I got 80%. I want more quiz just like this.

Friday, June 13th 2014

I got 100%. Thanks for everything!

Friday, June 13th 2014

Great teacher !
Thank you dear.

Friday, June 13th 2014

Great E-magic Thanks

Saturday, June 14th 2014

Thank you, James, you are the best!

Saturday, June 14th 2014

james you are great , i love your style

Saturday, June 14th 2014

thanks james
you’re the best in my openion ..

Sunday, June 15th 2014

10/10 thank you james

Sunday, June 15th 2014

I stumbled across this on youtube from another teacher. Glad to found this!

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thanks for the vid!! You’re a grate teacher! :D

Sunday, June 15th 2014

you can speak slowly ,please

Sunday, June 15th 2014

hello James thank you for the best lesson!!! you perfect:)

Sunday, June 15th 2014

    Hi. What about a cup of tea? My Skype name is magicsasha.

    Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

    hello there
    h r u ?
    if ur go in english its will be great if we practcing with each other

    Monday, October 13th 2014

thank you

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

thanks a lot.very useful lesson.I am waiting impatiently for your next instructive lessons

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thank you Mr James! You’re very funny.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

thank you Mr. James! i got a perfect score again…so interesting!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

thanks

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

thank you

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Thank you Mr. James! :)

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

hello, it wont let me take the quiz ?
how may I fix it.

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

hey guys Im going to make a whatsaapp group to improve our english, and know each other, If you want to joing us please add me 55 16 99620 0919, thank you

Thursday, June 19th 2014

hi james
1) What is PLS or pictological system?
2) I have heard that we have some formula to create irregular verbs in English I want know how a verb changes to be an irregular one.
Thanks in advance.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

thank you so much

Saturday, June 21st 2014

I like the way you teach, James! You are funny and you make English easy.
Thank you

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Hello, Professor James please, I want to lesson reported speech

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

GREAT!!!!!

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Thanks a lot, it was interesting and funny explanation.But I have a problem with quizzes,if I click on quiz square,the page suddenly closed.thanks in advance.

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

    Anybody else having this problem? What browser are you using, moath?

    Monday, June 23rd 2014

      Internet Explorer

      Monday, June 23rd 2014

got better clarification..

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Tanks James for the explanation

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

James, you are the best.
I’m not so much in listening, but i can listen an understand each your word.

Friday, June 27th 2014

Teacher James, thank you for this useful lesson!

Friday, June 27th 2014

Nice guy,I like his lessons,and it`s really helped.Thank you!

Friday, June 27th 2014

thank you Mr.James , it’s very useful rule ,
thanks a lot

Friday, June 27th 2014

Make me understand eng more and more, Thanks.

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Thanks for lessone!

Saturday, June 28th 2014

Thanks James, I got 10/10

Sunday, June 29th 2014

Thank you James!, this was wery useful lesson, but what about word “all”, “small”? I understud that second L makes A to a long vowel sound! Did I understud corectly?

Sunday, June 29th 2014

thank you Mr. James. Now i understand with this part. Oh btw, i got 100 in the quiz! Haha :D

Monday, June 30th 2014

Thank you for throwing light on the English crazy spelling (I don´t agree Spanish spelling is that hard than English, like an student said !!)

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

a few mistakes but I will try better next time, thanks teacher:)

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

James, thanks a lot. Your English class was interesting. I liked.

Friday, July 4th 2014

Thanks

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Thank you Mr. James … You are fun and useful various means

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Thanks you Mr. James I got 10/10….:)

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Great class!

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Thanks for this class.
Spelling is quite difficult for me.

Thursday, July 17th 2014

Thank you, Mr. James !!
Spelling is my nightmare.
Now I understand this better!

Saturday, July 26th 2014

This is the best ” Instructor ” I’ve ever seen to improve my Language! ;] Thank you Mr. James.

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Hi there . IMO you are a good teacher but i sometimes will be confused what exactly U say because U speak very fast . speak slower if possible.THX

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Thank you Mr James,Your the best teacher i have ever known, you make learning so easy , simple explanations with your pretty smile….your 10/10 .

Friday, August 1st 2014

Sir I like your teaching, you always deliver good lessons

Friday, August 1st 2014

thanks a lot
really i understood it

Friday, August 8th 2014

great!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sunday, August 10th 2014

Ta.
:)

Sunday, August 10th 2014

good work , i got 10,, but i’v another rule about the ‘ing’ form says when the verbe ends by voyal+ consonant we double the the consonant then we add ing ,and when the verb ends by “e” we must omit only this “e” and we add the ing ..is it true in any case??

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I got 100! )) Thank you, Mr. James! I didn’t know this simple helpful rule before))

Friday, August 15th 2014

Well done sir

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Thanks sir

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

I got 9 from 10
thanks

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

biggest help!

Thursday, August 28th 2014

100 I got it.

Thursday, August 28th 2014

yeah! i did it. Mr. James you did me well. I got ten marks. Hmuaaaa muaa muaa.

Monday, September 1st 2014

its great man its the best

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

now i am the best in the class thanks to you mr james

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

good class 1scored 9 out of 10
thanks james

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

good class 1scored 9 out of 10
thanks james

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

one wrong answer bcz the hottest weather lol

Monday, September 15th 2014

thanks for the secret

Friday, September 19th 2014

Lol the fact is: Brazilians CANNOT spell and understand these things completely! But your explanation was great and from now on I’ll try to say it the right way!!!

Friday, September 19th 2014

Thanks teacher:)
Your explanation was useful .
I understand now how can and when i do that.
Thank you teacher.
You are awesome .

Friday, October 3rd 2014

Thank you :) Engvid i got 9 out of 10 . and i appreciate to all of teachers here .

Friday, October 10th 2014

I loved this lesson, thanks teacher.

Friday, October 10th 2014

i get 9 out of 10. thank you teacher that was a helpful lesson

Saturday, October 11th 2014

Thanks

Sunday, October 19th 2014

Awesome james. Thank you so much.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

thanks…

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

thank you Mr.james!. got 100, yippie!. you’re so fun in teaching.

Thursday, November 6th 2014

Hi! I would be interested in a lesson about the school system, for example the differences between college and high-school or university because I’ve looked it up in many dictionaries and they give different meanings. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

I did 100%

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

thanks

Thursday, November 20th 2014

I DID IT! :)

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Thanks teacher.. You are very funny!

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Thank you,teacher James for your lessons.Your videos are the best videos,which i’ve ever seen!Besides,your lessons are very funny and sooo helpful for making English better!!!

Sunday, November 30th 2014

Very funny, very helpful to me. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

:D Hey Mr. James you make English seem funny!
=D I really like your videos.

10/10 on my quiz.
Just reviewing for my English exam!

Friday, December 12th 2014

    I think he is so funny teacher that make me enjoy learning English.

    Thursday, February 5th 2015

thanks that actually helped alot

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Thanks Mr.E and Mr.James, you are awesome!

Sunday, January 4th 2015

i got 5 out of 10 hahahaha i can try next time XD

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

but i learn many thing :) from u James :)

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thank You :) James :)

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Really great work, thank for the lesson

Thursday, February 5th 2015

it’s become my favorite to learning English.
Awesome teaching !! thank teacher James

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thank you James!

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thanks bro

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

i know i can do this exercise. Thanks James

Friday, February 20th 2015

thanks James,I have got 100.

Monday, March 2nd 2015

James you are so humorous explaining the concepts! That’s very very good for me to learn, because I can associate the theory with your funny explanation. Good job and thank you very much!

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

    yes you right very useful

    Thursday, April 28th 2016

thank you MR james

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

thanks Sir

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

Thanks got 80%.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Awesome lesson,thank you so much.

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

thank you for your information

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

Thank you for your quality lesson. It’s very helpful for my study!

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Hello James, thank you for this very useful lesson! Best, John

Sunday, June 7th 2015

it really gives me a kind of rule.
very useful

Sunday, June 28th 2015

You explain very cool. Thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

good job

Thursday, September 10th 2015

I need more about that¡¡..Thanks James¡¡

Monday, November 2nd 2015

lovely. this is lesson made easy.
thanks James.

Friday, January 1st 2016

thanks mr. James , i get 7 mark , its bad but i know my wrong and i will try to focus

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

I got 10/10

Thank you Mr. James

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Good explanation. I loved it. The quiz? 10/10.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

nice lesson. thank you

Saturday, March 5th 2016

thank you so much,
before going to work. i allways learn a lesson on this website. that helped me a lot in my life and my work.
P/S: i have just learnt english, so my sentence maybe wrong. hopping you guys will correct it for me.
thank you.

Saturday, April 9th 2016

thank you very use ful

Thursday, April 28th 2016

Hey, James, hi. I’d like to say that I’m making(not makking👌) headway on my English. Thank you for your sense of humor because you are very funny while recording videos and I’d like journey to record more videos on grammar. Well done

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Oups!! I wrote journey , actually it’s you

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Thanks.

Friday, June 10th 2016
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