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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.
You will never be able to sell this. No one wants it. It's totally __________.

Samantha: It's so peaceful and beautiful here.
Joy: This is the most __________ place I've ever been to.

After working in Hollywood for 30 years, Fred was __________ about working with celebrities.

Jane: Did you enjoy the concert?
Tom: No, the musicians were all boring. I found the music to be ___________.

The gang was full of ______________ killers. Everyone in town was afraid of them.

Working from home can be __________. You have no one to talk to except your clients.

We used to live right beside the airport. The noise of the planes was often __________.

As a parent, there are _____________ things to worry about.

Police chief: The murder was __________. The killer went to the victim's house with a loaded gun and shot him.

The major _______ with this phone is that it is too fragile. It breaks very easily.


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101 Comments on “English Vocabulary: 10 adjectives invented by Shakespeare”


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Thanks, Alex ;)

Monday, July 4th 2016

    My pleasure! Thanks for checking out the video, txrwall.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Such an interesting lesson! Thank you, Alex!

Monday, July 4th 2016

    You’re very welcome! Thanks a lot for checking it out!

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thanks Alex and Shakesprear.

Monday, July 4th 2016

Hello, Alex. Thank you for this great video lesson. Your video lessons are never lackluster. I hope to see you again soon! Bye!

Monday, July 4th 2016

    Thanks for your feedback, Julio. I always appreciate it! I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson. You also used the word lackluster correctly. Nice job!

    Monday, July 4th 2016

Very, very nice… thank you, Alex!!!

Monday, July 4th 2016

This lesson was flawless!

Monday, July 4th 2016

    Excellent use of vocabulary! Thanks for the feedback, and as always, thanks for clicking.

    Monday, July 4th 2016

great lesson Alex

Monday, July 4th 2016

Very nice ,thank you Mr Alex .

Monday, July 4th 2016

    No problem! Thanks for clicking, arguig.

    Monday, July 4th 2016

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Monday, July 4th 2016

Tnx You are a terrific teacher this is a very useful lesson I like to learn new vocabulary and new idioms thank u and see u again soon good luck

Monday, July 4th 2016

    Thanks for clicking and for studying with EngVid, bella. I appreciate it, and I’m glad you’re benefitting from our lessons.

    Monday, July 4th 2016

There are a.countless of videos that are very useful here in engvid. Thank you for your support alex. And I got a 10 on the quiz :-)

Monday, July 4th 2016

    Nice job! Yep. There are a ton of useful lessons on EngVid. I’m always happy to hear about students from around the world who are benefitting from our lessons.

    Monday, July 4th 2016

Hi Alex, your lessons are premeditated and informative, I do like them. I find some lessons on the internet are lackluster but not yours. Thank you very much.

Monday, July 4th 2016

    Nice use of the vocabulary! This is the best way to learn. Keep it up, and thanks for your feedback, VietNam1984!

    Monday, July 4th 2016

Hi Alex your lecture is very informative, i’m going to try to listen the audio book during the summer.
Anyway thanks for courses and enthusiasm.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    My pleasure! Thanks for watching. Audio books are super convenient. I usually listen to them when I’m on the bus to and from work, or when I’m doing house chores.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Hello, Alex.
Thank you for your very impressive lesson. Your efforts are never worthless and as well as you don’t seem to be jaded about your work, shall we expect “shakespear’s” lessons to be continued?

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    We’ll see! I’d like to do verbs invented by Shakespeare next. :) It won’t be right away though.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thanks, Alex. Very sophisticated lesson:)

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    Thanks. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thanks a lot Alex. It’s always a pleasure to learn with you. Thanks for all these useful words ;)

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    Always nice to see you commenting! Glad you’ve been enjoying the lessons and learning with EngVid.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Thanks Alex. Your courses are always easy to understand and worthy!

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    Thanks for checking out the video.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

I read all comments and I hope my comments will not be lackluster. I wish you good health and the whole team there and never be jaded about your job. Have a terrific day Alex.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    Thanks, ivan. Same to you.

    Tuesday, July 5th 2016

This video is perfect
thank you very Munch.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Your explanations are always very clear.
Thank you very much.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Hello alex
I got 10 correct out of 10 , because of your countless lesson .
So thank you a countless .

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Hi Alex! Thanks for this video, now I get new vocabulary to use.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    That was the idea! I’m glad you found it useful.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thanks!

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Hi Alex. in one word it was “wonderful”

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

Once again a great video class! You are the best Alex. By the way when you are presenting synonyms for ‘worthless’ I thought I heard the word “nada” … was it that? If so it is the same word used in Portuguese. Thank you.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    I definitely said “nada.” English speakers use it as well, but they also know the origin is Spanish.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Hey Alex!
I got 10/10.
It’s always good to watch new vocabulary with you, but since I’m an advanced student, those words were pretty well-known. :D

I got the book Hamlet, I had to read it for school, but it’s in Portuguese. And the vocabulary is a little bit complex. How complex is it in English?

I can’t find it in English here in my city. :(

Thanks loads!
See you again!
:)

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

    In high school, Hamlet was extremely difficult in English. The copy of the book that I have in this video actually belongs to me, and it’s a version I bought on my own after I’d finished university. I read it for pleasure in my late 20s and loved it then. I’m sure I’d love it now, but it’s tough for teenagers to really grasp.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Than you Alex ! for wonderful and simple words you have chosen to explain for beginners like me. it has helped me in improve my English.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Thanks for the lesson, Alex, it’s very informative.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

thanks you alex,
Turks like to read shakespeare, especially hamlet… and we call her ‘Şeyh Pir’ :)

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Thank you Alex

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

thank you alex.

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

I have some questions that related to ielts
I have one book called ielts advantage writing which published into 2011 five years ago. Do you think it is effective book anyway
Second question cambridge 1 -10 series ielts materials are great to prepare but do not know how to study for example should I mark every stranger word and learn or not like that
It would be great if somebody at engvid did lesson on how to study effective from ielts preparation books
Good suggestion I guess

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

Thanks Alex. I enjoyed this lesson but It’s confused to me the diference between cold-blooded and lackluster. Can you help me?

Wednesday, July 6th 2016

    Hi! Well let me try with an example: if you are lackluster, it mean, that you work without passion, your work is too poor; if you are cold-blooded, it mean, you are a person that does not have feelings to do something, like we say.. you do not have heart! I hope you get it now!

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Great job ..thanks
i want to study mastEr, can you help me ?

Thursday, July 7th 2016

A lot of thanks, Alex. The lesson is usefull and interesting.

Thursday, July 7th 2016

Alex, you opened up a whole new world to me.
Thanks! Shame on me, I didnt know, Shakespeare was such a creator.

Thursday, July 7th 2016

    Absolutely. It’s why he’s studied in just about every English-speaking high school and university.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thank You Alex! You’ve made my day with the : “shake shake shake…” It was a very good lesson about adjectives, I knew some of them before but I didn’t know how to use them.

Thank you again.
Bye!

Thursday, July 7th 2016

    You’re welcome! I’m glad some people enjoyed my ridiculous singing and dancing. Haha.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Hi, guys
I want to improve my English
Please mail me: kolia.sauliak@gmail.com
or Skype: kolia_sauliak

Friday, July 8th 2016

    Would you like to do it on whatsapp? if so, add me +5804268624599.

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Alex,….well done
thank you.

Friday, July 8th 2016

i got 100
YOUPIIII

Friday, July 8th 2016

The best lesson!!! Thank you Alex!

Friday, July 8th 2016

I liked the expressions with the example of the lonely trip XD you always make me laugh

Friday, July 8th 2016

    The best way to learn is to have a good time while you’re studying, so I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thanks a lot !)

Saturday, July 9th 2016

Thank you Alex!

Saturday, July 9th 2016

hello, Alex
how to pronounce “wound” as a noun and “wound” as past tense of “wind”?
wound=food=mood
wound=band=land
is that scale right?

Sunday, July 10th 2016

    You got the first one, but the second one is closer to wound=round=found.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Hello, Alex
when to use “worth” and “worthy” as adjectives?

Sunday, July 10th 2016

Hello, Alex
when to use “worth” and “worthy” as adjectives?

Sunday, July 10th 2016

Thanks Alex for your video.

Sunday, July 10th 2016

Thank’s a lot Alex. I’ve a huge problem concerning the pronunciation of “I” because sometimes we pronounce in a certain way like in liver (I’m gastroenterologist), distance, divorce, famine, notice, prefix etc…and sometime like in life, profile, precise, mobile etc, and I didn’t find the rule about that. Could you help me? Thank you so much Alex.

Sunday, July 10th 2016

    Hi everyone, i really appreciate to chat with people around the world who want to practice their English writing and reading skills. Add me on whatsapp +5804268624599.

    Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Thank you. I would like to complete English courses of all levels. Naresh

Monday, July 11th 2016

Sir.Alex…You are a great and wise teacher.Thanks for all your classes and tips. You certainly has the right balance between a funny and serious teacher and I can understand your classes with all clarity and objectivity.

Monday, July 11th 2016

    That’s awesome to read. Thanks for your kind feedback, Fabfab. I’m glad it seems like I’m doing something right.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

Alex, thank you very much. It was very helpful…

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

Hi Alex

very interesting lesson. I believe the words such as Tranquil and Premeditated, are Latin words. I do not think Shakespeare had been living in Roman times to invent those words. Anyway, thanks for your lessons, they are excellent.

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    For sure! It’s why I said the words are credited to him, but that many of them existed before. Some people say he added 1,500 words to the English language, while others say he added over 2,000. Scholars don’t even agree with one another on this.

    Monday, July 18th 2016

Hey Alex! how long no see you but it is obviously that is not your foul because you always have a lot of passion doing this amazing job. To be honest, i did not know about all these adjetives, some of them sounds interesting. Definitely that all your lessons are not lackluster at all. By the way, i wonder if you know about some grammar lesson`s videos about Repeated and double comparatives. Thanks as usual, keep up a wonderful job! Greetings!

Wednesday, July 13th 2016

    Could you give me some examples of what you mean, JGeorge?

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

      Sure, here one example from my book of each one. The birth-rate is getting lower and lower.(Repeated comparatives) The more education women get, the later they marry.(Double comparatives).

      Saturday, July 23rd 2016

Shakespear ! the name carries a literature for advance learner . Because of your class i motivated to read Shakespeare vocabulary and Romeo and Juliet play. Thanks Alex ! for words you have choose to teach are useful in day to day life ! i would like to know about daunted, overcome, over…..
thank you, once again.

Thursday, July 14th 2016

there are countless reasons to watch this video. playing computer games is worthless in contrast to (with) watching your video. i feel so tranquil after using the new vocabulary you taught me
totally appreciated teacher

Sunday, July 17th 2016

Thanks Alex!

Your lessons are never worthless and you explain very well the contents with examples and great acting.

“Worthless means without value, zero, ‘nada’…” Now with translation. hahaha :)

Some of the words in the vocabulary were new to me.

Sunday, July 17th 2016

    I’m glad people caught me saying “nada.” Haha. I didn’t plan to say it, but it just came out while we were recording.

    Friday, July 22nd 2016

      Nice pronunciation of the word, tough. Looking forward to watching more of your videos!

      Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Very interesting!!!! thanks a lot

Wednesday, July 20th 2016

Very good lesson.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Dear Alex
10 new words and i can remember in just 1 shoot :))
I got 10/10
You are such a great teacher
Have a nice day :)

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

Hi Alex! That’s a very nice lesson. But I think Jade, that Engvid teacher, won’t like to know you are teaching us that “jaded” has a negative meaning. Besides she isn’t jaded at all. I am just kidding! Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

Thanku Alex but i didnt get tranquil :(

Sunday, July 24th 2016

Thank you very much! I like your style!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

10/10 Excellent video Alex! Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you.😊. I like your lecture

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

thanks alex

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Alex,

I am really thankful for all these classes! You are an amazing teacher!

Friday, July 29th 2016

Alex, tank you are an amazing teacher!

Friday, July 29th 2016

That was an inspirational class. Thanks Alex!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Thanks Alex! You are a great teacher!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

good lession, thanks Alex, you are great teacher.

Friday, September 23rd 2016
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