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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.
To "turn on" the television means to ______________.

To "turn down" the radio means _________________.

The lights were too bright, so I ______________ the lights.

Mr. E couldn't hear what they were saying on the television, so he _____________ the volume.

Mr. E: The heat is on, but the house isn't warm enough!
James: You should _____________ the heat.

To "turn on/turn off" something has to do with giving the thing power or removing the power.

To "turn up/turn down" something means to change the degree of power or intensity.

I wanted to watch Engvid, so I _______________ my computer.

The bath was full, so I ______________ the water.

Shan:This is my favourite song, could you please turn it _____.
Josh:Sure!


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265 Comments on “Easy English Lesson: turn on, turn off, turn up, turn down”


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It is a pleasure to be the first one to leave a comment in a lesson of a very enthusiastic teacher.

Congratulations teacher for the way you give the explanations. It is easier and useful to understand everything your say and everything you show.

Carry on with your good lessons.

I’m looking forward to see your next video.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

    Excellent lesson on phrasal verbs James; your talking fast, makes the lesson more challenging.

    Looking forward to your next video lesson.

    Regards

    Sunday, December 27th 2015

Thank you James Your lesson is very useful for me and anyone who want to imrove their english skill.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

    Thank you Shelter I would like to be friend with you I added you on skype.

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

      Thank you Ukrit. I added you among my contacts on Skype as well.

      Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Thank you for your great lesson, James. Your lesson was easy for me to understand :)

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

If I’m talking about a car, can I use TURN ON the engine? Thanks

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

The house is too hot,turn AC on.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Plz describe the following
Take for granted
Anything to go by

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thank you for the lesson, I enjoyed it.
Could you please make a lesson of how to use IN and ON as place prepositions, it really confuses me when I want to say for example: «Let’s talk on/in Skype»

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

I also have difficulties to understand when I have to use WHOM instead of WHO

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

I got 90 thanks for the lesson.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thanks a lot James! This video turned up my knowledge.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Great experience.. It’s very helpful to me…thanks

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

thank you

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thanks

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

hey James! great lesson! so, a question for you and it don’t have anything about your lesson but: what does the worm do there ?

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

    That worm is Mr. E. He is James’ virtual friend in his English lessons.

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

      oh all right! thanks for the explanation! cheers!

      Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Hi James, nice lesson, but why did you talk so slowly:) it was too boring, because we used to your speech, please be yourself, and please don’t try to pretend a classic teacher, :P have a nice day

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

    Maybe because this one is a lesson for beginners? Anyway, still faster than Rebecca’s or Alex’s normal speech. ;)

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

    I think his rhythm is reasonable.

    Thursday, December 3rd 2015

    I think he is so kind for doing that

    Sunday, December 6th 2015

Very nice

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

I got 70 so sad

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

thanks james that’s helpful

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

That’s great.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

hallo people

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

thank you james for all your helpful lessons

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Great lesson! Thank you James. Is there someone which want help me to improve my english? I’d love!

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

    You mean,you wanna talk to someone…

    Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Good job James, I love watching your videos and could you please make a video about judicial terms?

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thank you James.It’s very good lesson.I don’t like when the volume of the music is high , so I always turn it down , when it is too high.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thank you James. The lesson was very usefull. And James was quite serious. I was glad to see you more serious.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

I am still wondering what happened between examples one and two XD It should have been really funny looking at James´face!!
Thank you James for this easy but useful lesson!!

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Hi,
What about turning the lights OUT?

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

    The truth can turn out but not the lights. Turn out means to get known something that was a secret.

    Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

      Mmm, I don’t know how to do it politely…you are just being wrong. There are lots of online dictionaries, so dare try one before you state something. At least begin with ‘I think’, please.

      Thursday, December 3rd 2015

        If a grammatical structure is frequently used, that doesn’t obviously mean that, it is correct. I’m sure you know such examples in your language as well. Of course, online dictionaries are trying to collect everything to be as helpful as it’s possible. However, I wouldn’t encourage anybody to intentionally learn wrong phrases.

        Thursday, December 3rd 2015

    Turn out the light it’s same like turn off the ligth.
    but this meaning it’s only about ligth, because usually “turn out” means to something that proved or became evident. or someone that suspected as worng but eventually he was right, so it became clear.
    in Hebrew there is expression: “hatzedek yetze laor” = “justice will prevail”. The meaning of this phrase is, the justice will go out to the light and will be clear like the daylight.

    Thursday, December 3rd 2015

its good

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thanks James, you are great teacher, i know english by the way, but speaking is very difficult for me, becouse i live where no one speak, Nowadays i am trying to improve my speaking through internet. thanks all of fellow students.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Hi James I appreciate once again hanyour fantastic lesson. May I ask you a question: Is there any difference between using switch on and turn on?
Thank you

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

thank you for this lesson

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

hi, every body

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

nice lesson

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Hey James, first of all thank you for the lesson. I have one question. Why in the last sentence you wrote while your computer is turned on go do the quiz ?
My doubt is, why not to use go TO do the quiz?
Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

thanku for this lesson! it was very clear & useful :)

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

100%
Excellent

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

i like your teach so much

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

It’s such an interesting lesson, James!Thank you very much!

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Excellent explanation. Thanks James.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thank you very much, Mr James for simplified way to explain the lessons and your lovely spirit.

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Thanks!!

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

i got 9 correct.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Thank James!

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Thank you James. Great lesson as always.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

The lesson was perfectly understandable,thank you James.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Hi JAMES thank you for this wonderful lesson
I got a question about some word like:rush , reach, reach out or arrive.I’m lil bit confused by the way to use them , would you mind to help me with this , thank you in advance
looking forward

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I want to improve my english

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

good lesson as usual

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

It’s a useful lesson. Thank you James

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Nice lesson, thank you james.
But i think that too long for this idea.

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

James You Still My Nigga keep it up let us turn it up like lil jhon did ..

salute..

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I am happy 100%

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I learned new things here, cheers from Colombia

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Thank you for learning. This is so useful for me:)

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

    it had to be understandable…

    Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Thanks James this is very useful on daily activities making know others what we want them to do, if turning something up or down/on or off. For exampe the A/C at work

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Excellent Lesson. I understood it clearly. Regards!!

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Hello every body

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

    Hello Roohollah.I’m new too !

    Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank for your help

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

thanx james :) شكرا

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I got 100 out of 100. thank you

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

the test was not difficult

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

Nice lesson teacher!
Thanks

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

I got 85% from u…..!!!! Thz q James

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

i want to practise more

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thanks james your lessons are awesome

Friday, December 4th 2015

Hello James, thank you for your explanations about power on, off, up and down, all of them are very useful when you try to speak in English and want to make you undertand

Friday, December 4th 2015

THANK YOU

Friday, December 4th 2015

I like this video lesson. Thank you

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thank you James.

Friday, December 4th 2015

Chow Jesse

Friday, December 4th 2015

In the United states, I heard a lot that people use “turn out” instead of “turn off”.
to make an electric light go out by operating its power switch, they used “turn out” as well.
another thing it happened to me is that in dating or hook-up stuff, you can hear the verb “turn on” and “turn off” a lot.
“turn on” in these situations means “arouse somebody” or to make somebody feel sexually excited and opposite of that: “turn off”. like: you perfume turn me on. OR you rude behavior turn me off badly.

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thank you, James, for this lesson full of ups and downs!

You make my English confidence and understanding go up and up. No, I’ll not say “boy, you turn me on”.

Thanks again and “ciao” (italian) or “tchau” (portuguese).

Friday, December 4th 2015

thank you for this lesson.. very helpful

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thank you very much!

Saturday, December 5th 2015

ta veryyyyy much

Saturday, December 5th 2015

thanks very much.my respect for you

Saturday, December 5th 2015

I LOVE MY SCORE!!!!!

Saturday, December 5th 2015

thanks for the lesson

Saturday, December 5th 2015

I wish I could practice my speaking ???? great video!!!

Saturday, December 5th 2015

Thanks for this video I’ve been more familiarize with on/off, up/down ., i know how to use this words now ????

Sunday, December 6th 2015

I CAN NOT SEE THE VIDEO ,WHY?

Sunday, December 6th 2015

    Our videos are all on Youtube, which is blocked in China. You’ll have to find a mirror or, uh, some other way.

    Monday, December 7th 2015

hahha nice v nice i learned a lot

Sunday, December 6th 2015

thank you

Sunday, December 6th 2015

Thank you Mr. James

Sunday, December 6th 2015

Thank yo for lesson James. For me and may be for other guys will be interesting lesson about “finishing” verbs, such as – finish, end, give up, wrap up and so. To avoid general mistake I use finish in any case instead of right one.

Monday, December 7th 2015

very helpful

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thank you Sir! I got 100%

Monday, December 7th 2015

its very good

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thanks, James

Monday, December 7th 2015

thanks Mr. james, your lesson is very useful

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thank u I got 90

Monday, December 7th 2015

piece of cake. thanks

Monday, December 7th 2015

Hi, James I really like your lessons, i wanna watch more and more, i’ll be around the website for a while ;)

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thank you James for the useful and understsndable lesson!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Piece of cake… thanks james..

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

9/10 thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thanks for the lesson. It’s really good!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

i got 80.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Very interesting lesson, very nice way to teach and explain the issue. It turned up my enthusiasm!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

From different perspective it can be described like comparison of smth’s condition. turned off(no effect) – turned down(low effect) – turned on (usual effect) – turned up (empowered effect, hidger then normal).
Am I right? Anyway, it was funny, thank you!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thank you for the lesson. It was very useful and easy to understand it

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

HI James. Are you still support to Palmeiras (the best soccer team at Brasil )?

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thank you a lot

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Thanks very much for all who supported us to learn English and I grateful for them.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

thank u sir, this lesson is useful for them

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Thank you for the lesson

Thursday, December 10th 2015

    I thanks too :)

    Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Thank you very much^^

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Thank you james..i turned up my english..

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Thank JAMES

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Great lesson James..thanks a million. :)

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Great lesson.

Thursday, December 10th 2015

thank you for this lesson

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Im bad in listening so I need to listen a many times. finally 10/10. Thank you James.

Friday, December 11th 2015

you are just fantastic, I liked the lesson so much.

Saturday, December 12th 2015

thank you so much,

Sunday, December 13th 2015

Thanks a lot

Sunday, December 13th 2015

Very good )

Sunday, December 13th 2015

Very nice.

Sunday, December 13th 2015

10 of 10 . Thanks so much mr.James :)

Sunday, December 13th 2015

thanks you james!

Monday, December 14th 2015

Thank you James!

Monday, December 14th 2015

I love your lessons and the way you explain them. Thank you so much for helping me to love English more and more. I’m looking forward to learning your new lessons ^.^

Monday, December 14th 2015

perfect processing James. thank you

Monday, December 14th 2015

thank you james

Monday, December 14th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10

Monday, December 14th 2015

Thanks, I got 10 of 10! :D

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Thanks Mr James very useful lesson

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

Nice lesson Thanks James

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Thank your for this lesson and I really apreciate.
Question:
Turn on has the same meaning of switch on?
Suggestion:
In your explanation draft about the difference between turn up/down and think you have to change the arrow’s direction for going low (360 low) because I saw that low and high have the same arrow direction.
By the way, I am a beginner and this is my first comment.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Thank you for this lesson

Friday, December 18th 2015

It`s usefull information, of course!

Friday, December 18th 2015

Thank you James

Friday, December 18th 2015

Tanks so much friend

Friday, December 18th 2015

Thank you for the lesson it very easy to understand ….

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Hi to everyone whom are here to learn more about English ! This course is really so great.I don’t like it :D But ı love it ! Thanks teachers !

Saturday, December 19th 2015

I got 10. Thanks James. You helped me a lot!!

Saturday, December 19th 2015

    I got 10. Thanks James. You helped me a lot!!

    Monday, December 21st 2015

Thank you

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Thank you Mr. James. You turn up my brain hahaha

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Thank you James for lesson

Sunday, December 20th 2015

great . good lessons

Monday, December 21st 2015

James, I like your style and your explanation way )) Thank you!

Monday, December 21st 2015

Hmmm… I always lick my computer to turn it on :D

Monday, December 21st 2015

Thank you James it’s a perfect way to love English

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Thanks. 100/100 Great

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

great.. thank you very much

Friday, December 25th 2015

thanks Mr james. Good lesson

Saturday, December 26th 2015

new member …please help !!

Saturday, December 26th 2015

Wow! I got 90

Sunday, December 27th 2015

add me on skype Nurov Jovid

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Thanks a lot james. Your classes are really interesting

Sunday, December 27th 2015

How do I use parenthesis, dashes, and commas and what are differences between them?

Sunday, December 27th 2015

Why can’t I choose 1st option in 4th ?

Monday, December 28th 2015

thank you James. You explained turn experessions very nice.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

hi james
this class will raise my self confidences level.
thanks lot .i need one favour .will please tell me how to improve my english writing and speaking style.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

woa ~ thanks for lesson , this is so helpful for me or some one who want to leanr or improve english skill

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Thank you very much, James. You are good at teacher.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

i want script please

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Thank you, I will keep it in mind!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thanks,this is beautiful and useful lesson
:)

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thank you

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

I have studied English with different teachers. But, i haven’t found awesome teachers like engVid.
Thanks for helping us.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Amazing video, like always :)

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

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3 sleepy cats wearing watermelon hats.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

James, your lessons are very clear
Thanks for your effort on help us.
Cya

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

i got 100 percent thanks james

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Yes I got 100% thanks teacher ,this lesson turn up my knowledge

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thank you James.
I got 90%……

Saturday, January 9th 2016

thank you

Saturday, January 9th 2016

thank you.

Saturday, January 9th 2016

thank you very much, teather.

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Hi teacher!

Nice lesson, thanks!

Monday, January 11th 2016

It’s really useful to help me realize the difference between these phrases.^ ^

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

It was great the explanation!!! Now I have clear how tu use the correct preposition :D

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

Thank u for your teaching, it’s very nice to me

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thanks James.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Super ! Thanks a lot James.

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thank you Mr. James

Friday, January 15th 2016

thanks

Saturday, January 16th 2016

thank so much. right now I totally agree how to use turn on, off , up and down😊

Saturday, January 16th 2016

So good

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Thank you for the lesson.
It was interesting and funny as usual. :)

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Thank you James!

Sunday, January 17th 2016

thnx

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

thank you very much

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

thanks so much for this video

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

thanks so much for this video
i like it

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Excellent lesson!Thank you very much

Friday, January 22nd 2016

thank you teacher i got 70 correct

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Sir you doing great job,,

Thanks

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

Thank you for the lesson,i got 100

Monday, January 25th 2016

thank you :) 8/10 it’s ok :)

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

i got 10 correct of 10
woow!!
thanks a lot Mr james

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Well,this is my first lesson in EngVid, I really liked. James is a nice teacher. Thank you.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

Thank you James, You are a great teacher.

Thursday, January 28th 2016

exellent !! go on

Friday, January 29th 2016

Beautiful English lesson

Monday, February 1st 2016

Thanks a lot James for this lesson.It was very interesting.I like your lessons because you use easy words and i understand all of them even if my english skills are not very well.But i decided to improve them and you help me a lot .If everyone wants to chat with me to improve ennglish please leave a reply:)

Monday, February 1st 2016

you are amazing i like ur teaching with, … thank u it was really helpful for me .

Thursday, February 4th 2016

The good lesson. I understood

Sunday, February 7th 2016

James I like you. You’re perfect a teacher.

Thank you

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Olá, sou brasileira and I love the lessons James!!!
Congratulations e obrigada!!!

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

it’s a very easy and interesting lesson thanks so much james :D

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Easy but tricky sometimes. Thank’s Sir James, I got 100%.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Thank you so much sir.

Monday, February 22nd 2016

it’s easy for understand

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Thank you :)

Thursday, February 25th 2016

Thanks Mr. James

Friday, February 26th 2016

nice lesson,very helpful.thanks.

Sunday, February 28th 2016

Thanks a lot Mr. James.

Monday, February 29th 2016

i got 9. thanks Mr E

Monday, February 29th 2016

Thanks James

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

This class was amazing …..:D

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

Hi,
it’s my first participation and my first video with EngVid. James is very clear and amazing speaker. Now, I understand the differences between on off up and down. Thanks for the perfect explanation.
Do you know if there is an order in EngVid to improve our English, or if we just catch lesson without order.

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Very good explanation!!! Congrats!

Sunday, March 20th 2016

    we could practice , mi skype is miguelkf1
    and my mail is miguelkf@msn.com … greettings
    I am Miguel from argentina

    Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Thank you so much for your lessons.
I don’t know why but i manage to understand most of you say.
Your lessons are very useful.

Monday, March 21st 2016

your lessons are fun, you have a very clear diction that is very important for all beginner who is learning English

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

in my opinion you’re the best teacher at engvid thanks mr/james

Friday, April 1st 2016

I get 9 out of 10 i think it is great thank u very much

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

Easy and usefull. Thanks.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

I like this lesson

Monday, April 4th 2016

“I have the power!”
When he said it, I had to turn down the volume.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Thank you.

Monday, April 11th 2016

Excellent explanations! your enthusiasm are contagious. Before I notice I was already answer your quiz. Talk by myself like a crazy one. Thank you!

Monday, April 11th 2016

Thanks Jame!! Your lesson is very useful

Friday, April 15th 2016

I enjoy the lesson so much. Thank you.

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

You are incredible !

Monday, May 2nd 2016

Congratulations for clarity…. and sympathy!!!

Monday, May 9th 2016

U are my great teacher

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

very interesting, but a little bit confused, need more practice, thank a lot,u great teacher ever

Friday, May 13th 2016

I am like your teaching style, thx

Friday, May 20th 2016

such a lovely style

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Thanks.

Thursday, June 2nd 2016

Thanks

Tuesday, June 14th 2016

very interesting I live in Panama I would like to go to Canada to improve my English.

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Hi, James! Thank you for the lesson. Your explanation is very logical, and I confess that I had never thought in this way before. See you in the next video. Tchau!

Friday, June 24th 2016

i got 10 correct out of 10.
thank you teacher.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Thanks for you Mr.James

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

9/10
The question about water was tricky :) Thanks a lot :D

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Thank you for the lesson sir. These phrasal verbs seem easy, but confusing so it needs serious concentration on how the lecturer gives the lesson.

Saturday, September 17th 2016

oh thanks, I’ll try to study better. thanks sir..

Sunday, October 2nd 2016

quite well, I made 9 of 10 thanks a lot mr. James

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Thank you James, what happen in this lesson? You have changed dramatically your behavior, between the first part to second.
Have a nice day, and thank you all team the Engvid.

PS:Please think a chat in this web site for the students

Sunday, October 30th 2016

thank you james:)

Monday, October 31st 2016

10 from 10 great.

Monday, October 31st 2016

Yesss, I got 10/10 I’ve seen your video about assume and presume so, can I say I presume that I understood the lesson very well because I got 10 !? Is it correct like that ? Respond to me please teacher james

Thursday, November 10th 2016

Nice lesson..thank you James…

Monday, November 21st 2016
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