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Bruce: "I've actually never tried Mexican food."
Tim: "Really?"

Why does Bruce use 'actually'?

What does actually sound like?

Actually means 'in fact.'

Student: "There were two American presidents named George Bush."
Teacher: "That's right. Actually, one was George H. W. Bush and the other was George W. Bush."

Why does the teacher use actually?

Simon: "I just got back from a business trip to New York."
Scott: "You know, I don't actually know what you do. I thought you were a teacher."

What does Scott's sentence suggest?

Joanne: "Can you tell Heather the test is next week at the library? She won't listen to me."
Gary: "Actually, it's this Friday, in class."

What is 'it'?

"I love opera. Actually, I've seen over 50 of them."
What is the purpose of 'actually' here?

"Do you actually believe that a man stepped on the moon?"
What does this speaker suggest?

'Actually' can often be replaced by the word 'really'.

'Actually' can be used to start a new paragraph in an essay because it is about to show a contrasting idea.


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226 Comments on “English Vocabulary – ACTUALLY”


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Actually …it’s a very useful lesson

Thank you Adam

Monday, February 18th 2013

quite a tricky test..
;-)

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi Adam
Actually this is a good lesson

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi, I need find some person from Turkey or from other countries who have time to talk with me. I’m from poland but in next month I’m going to Turkey. Please write me on skype ‘adam_szofer’. Bye

Monday, February 18th 2013

Actually I think question 4 gets all wrong answers.
Students affirmation is true, so the teacher emphize its response then:
to emphasize that the student is wrong
must be:
to emphasize that the student is RIGHT

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Hi Oscar.

    You’re right. I should have use “clarified for the student” rather than “correct” in this case. Although, the teacher does say “that’s right” first. he is technically correcting incomplete information, but not an error necessarily.

    Good point.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Sorry that I react to this comment but have problem to write my own so this is probably the only way how to ask: why have you use WITH WHO? since I studied that if preposition stands in front of the WHO, Who has to change its form to WHOM? Is it really common not to change the form or is it just used in Canada?
      Thank you in advance :)

      Sunday, August 25th 2013

Hi Adam,
Could you please tell me if actually and in fact are interchangeable?,
Look forward your kind reply.
Best regards,
Riaz Noor Afridi

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Hi Riaz,

    Yes, quite often they are. However, ‘in fact’ doesn’t fit in as many situations as ‘actually’, whereby actually even has some slang uses.

    Good question.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Adam, this one is brilliant:
She is shocked to find out that you are shocked to find out she’s shocked. :)))))))))))))

Monday, February 18th 2013

10 out of 10 !!! thank you Adam :)

Monday, February 18th 2013

In the question 4, the teacher is not correcting the student said, I think he is adding more information about his student said. What do you think?

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Hi Jose

    You’re right. I should have use “clarified for the student” rather than “correct” in this case. Although, the teacher does say “that’s right” first. He is technically correcting incomplete information, but not an error necessarily.

    Good point.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks Adam fror this excellent lesson

Monday, February 18th 2013

Good one !!!

Monday, February 18th 2013

this is very important topics.

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Thank you very much all you brothers and sisters it is help full.

    Thursday, March 7th 2013

good work
thanks

Monday, February 18th 2013

Actually, “I chew a leaf” was really funny:)

Monday, February 18th 2013

Actually, i only got one of the questions wrong, because i did not read it properly. Thank God, but nest time, by the grace of God i will do better. :-)

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Sorry, it should be “next time” and not “nest time.”

    Monday, February 18th 2013

Thanks a lot for your videos.At last native speakers are really involved in the process of teaching English.Could you deal with essay writing,please?

Monday, February 18th 2013

Actually i loved that!!!

Monday, February 18th 2013

MMmm…bad score at this time, 80% out of score.

Monday, February 18th 2013

Actually i got 4 correct out of 10
it’s so bad i know but it’s so good for me thanks Adam
i will try again and again

Monday, February 18th 2013

Thanks Alex!
Your t-shirt reminded me “Scrubs”. Do you know J.D.? )))

Monday, February 18th 2013

70% of accuracy, I could better actually.

Monday, February 18th 2013

wow,,tnanks :))

Monday, February 18th 2013

Oh!! It has been a nice lesson.

Monday, February 18th 2013

I got 100% !!! Actually, I can’t believe!!! :D

Monday, February 18th 2013

Good teacher and good lesson ! Thank you Adam. Actually I think you’re a very good teacher !

Monday, February 18th 2013

Hi,

Adam could you please teach us in how many cases after GET the third form of the verb (Past participle)is used.PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE.

Kinds Regards,
Farooq

Monday, February 18th 2013

    Will get on it ;)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

that’s very useful for anyone

Monday, February 18th 2013

with who or with whom?
Thanks.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Nathan,

    Kind of random, but I’ll go with whom. :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Adam, I have to tell you : THANK YOU. I’m looking for longtime a similar lessons to correct my language. I talk and write French and Arabic fluently but I feel ridiculous to speak English. Thank you again and see you in your channel at Youtube.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

we can use actually to emphasize something
actually we liked you from the first lesson :)
THANK YOU PROFESSOR ADAM.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

i tried it.Actually,it was good without watching your lecture and next time i will watch first and then will take the test. i scored 6

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thank you Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Dear prof,Adam,
Hope everything’s okay with u,
Would u mind answer 2 my ? plz ?????!!!!!!
Let me know the difference btw it n that.
Tx in advance,
fatiima!
:-)

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Fatima,

    That’s a little difficult to answer, because these are very general terms without context. But…
    It= subject pronoun (like he, she, I you…) but refers to things, places, etc.
    That= demonstrative pronoun that refers to something already known. ‘that’ can also be used as an adjective, whereas ‘it’ cannot.

    That dog is cute. It is my friend’s.

    That=pointing to a specific dog.
    it= the same dog.

    Does that (answer) help?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Yep,
      It does really help!
      Lot’s of tx.
      Kind regards!

      Friday, March 1st 2013

        Lots!
        :D

        Thursday, March 14th 2013

Thanks , goos lesson

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thank you teacher.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank you !

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thanks! This lesson is very helpful.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hi Adam,
You’ve forgotten to mention, that it’s one of these most overused words in daily converasations. Take care.

Les ;o)

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thank you Adam!
I used the word “Actually ” instead of “Now ” or “At the moment ” and I was wrong!
I understood that this is an Italian “False Friend “.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    hi.

    Thursday, February 28th 2013

real, I need to improve my English, please help me

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thanks Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Ok Adam . here I learning about correct pronunciation of the word actually..Thanks Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I got 60 — strange! I use this word all the time, and I actually don’t know what went wrong. But let’s take a look. xD

1 — I don’t really know how the word “really” sounds. It can be pronounced at least in 3 or 4 different ways depending on what the person wants to express, so this question is a little bit confusing to me. I chose “Tim thinks he is wrong.” because “really”, in this case, in my mind means “It’s unbelievable, I’m pretty sure that you had tried it, maybe you don’t even know about that, there is no way to be otherwise”, and this actually means “Tim assumed he had tried it.” xD

2. — I picked up “I chew a leaf”, and I was consciously wrong here! But this one was funny! xD Why? Take a look for the following letters. English speakers pronounce “y” like Polish “i”, and English “i” like Polish “y” more or less, anyway they are switched. And pronunciation of English “e” or “ee” sounds like Polish “i”. Try to explain, using “ak chu i lee”, etc, how to pronounce “city” to a Polish guy. xD That’s why I started to learn IPA because I can’t just follow that way of pronunciation you gave — there is too much confusion, at least to me. xD So, If I can suggest something — would you try to use IPA? /ˈæk.(t)ʃə.li/ — this sounds always the same, no matter what language you speak. xD

9. “Actually” can often be replaced by the word “really”. — I chose “false”. Can I really say “Actually I was wrong” and “Really I was wrong”?

10 “Actually” can be used to start a new paragraph in an essay because it is about to show a contrasting idea. — I chose “no”. Actually I’m not a big fan of this solution, but good to know that. :)

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Morfik,

    1-yes, it’s hard to get a sound in written English. I was hoping the other answers were obvious enough to have only one choice.

    2- I’ve been trying for years to get students to study the IPA but most of them think it’s a whole other language and don’t want to learn it. It would make life much easier for English teachers if we had more students like you

    9- Keep in mind I wrote often, not always :)

    10- Not a big fan of it myself, but when you’re stuck in a TOEFL or IELTS exam and that clock is ticking loudly in your ears, it’s not that bad

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Having said that (about 9) I think I meant to write “in fact’ instead of ‘really’.
      But, basically, people use really to suggest ‘in reality…’ aka, in fact.

      Friday, March 1st 2013

My own questions about “actually”.

1. Do we use a comma when we start a sentence with the word “actually”? For example: “Actually, I…”
2. In the vid, you gave a sentence: “Many people think A, but that is actually not true.” — I want to ask about the word order. Can we rewrite the second part of the sentence to:
“but that actually is not true.”
“but actually that is not true.

I would use all of these three. Does it make any difference when I change the word order, or is there a preferred way of using “actually”?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    1- Yes, you need a comma if it starts the question because technically you are using it as a transition.

    2- All three are correct. the placement adds a subtle difference to why you’re using it, e.g. emphasis, transition, etc.

    Good q’s as always

    Friday, March 1st 2013

thx a lot

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank you very mush i learned from u

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Great lesson Adam. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I got only 60.
Dear Adeam,
Would you like to help me about faulty sentence?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    I’d love to Mesu :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

I got only 60.
Dear Adam,
Would you like to help me about faulty sentence?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I got 8 out 10 :( I don’t undertand why actually can be replace by really. Adam, Could you please explain to me? Thank you

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Carolina,

    Actually, I think I meant to write “in fact’ instead of ‘really’.:(
    But, basically, people use really to suggest ‘in reality…’ aka, in fact.
    Does that help?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks Adam!

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

actually you are a good teacher Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

hi teacher adam ..thanks fot the lesson
please I have a simple query
…………………
*the boy who went missing in australia *
why
(who went)
and not
(who was)
…………………
thanks Sir :)

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Nino,

    who went missing= disappeared, which is an action verb. The sentence is used to describe what happened.
    who was missing uses a ‘be’ verb to describe a situation. It depends on the context though. If you say he was missing, I understand that he is now found, otherwise you need to say who is missing. who went missing can be used to talk about the past disappearance regardless of the present situation.

    Does that help?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Thanks Adam

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thank you very much your lesson very usefulCan you Taidon write the contents of the lesson
In the text of a PDF
So I can review the lesson and how to write the words spoken
Thank you

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hello dear adam
actually, i am new in canada, i am too weak in english. i know what is the mean of actually, why it’s use,i got 3 out of 30. How i improve my english? i check my english level its 2.help me pls. tell me what i can do for this?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    Hi Kuldip,

    Best thing I can tell you is to keep practicing every day. You’re in Canada so you have plenty of opportunities (the language is all around you, pay attention to it, engage it).

    Mostly, be patient. It’ll get better.
    :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Quite more difficult as I expected !!

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

can you please do a programe on word ‘Apparantly”?

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

    will try :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

The quiz was more difficult than I thought, butI got 10 out of 10. :D

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Thanks adam very good !

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

I like this test, It´s very educational, actually my score is 60 percent, I´m going to study more, thanks for the class.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

short and sweet
thanks dear Adam.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

many thanks

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

really?! it can be replaced by really?

thank you Adam! that was helpful! :D

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

In my opinion ‘actually’ is just a filler such as ‘you know’, ‘so’, ‘like’, ‘right’ etc.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

    It can be. Young people overuse it, but it has its value :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Good one!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Thank you very much

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

you so nice thank u very much…

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

It,s good lesson

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

actually I have got 9 out of 10
thank you mr Adam

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

I thought that “actually” was synonymous with “really”
Thanks for this lesson!!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Can I downlaod all trained video from you?
If I can, I downlaod all video in order from biginer to advanced.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Actually got 9 out of 10 on this one.
Number 4 is tricky. I don’t actually think the teacher corrects the student, he merely puts in some additional info.

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

    Hi Pascal,

    You’re right. I should have used “clarified for the student” rather than “correct” in this case. Although, the teacher does say “that’s right” first. He is technically correcting incomplete information, but not an error necessarily.

    Good point.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

it’s harder than I thought, the videos explaination makes us feel so confident, but with the exercises its completely different … ;-)

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

    think simple.you will do it.good luck!!!

    Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Very very useful, thank you dear Adam!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

thanks mr adam.useful lession!!!!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

PLEASE people! help me improve my speaking skills! Add me in skype: mara.vzla

Thanks in advance

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

thank you adam

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

very easy and useful! Thanks Adam!

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Very clear but not very simple, ciao

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

What does (It all comes down to one day) mean?
Thanks

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

    It means everything will be decided on that one day and everything that happened before is no longer important.

    Does that help?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

thank you :)

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Hi Adam. I thought when Clara telling “well,actually” it’s one might understand in two ways(depending on the intonation). Am I right?

Thursday, February 21st 2013

    Hi Ruslan,

    Yes, this words carries a lot of meaning in its intonation. In this case, you should understand not what she is going to say, but that she has some info you don’t.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Thank you Adam.

      Friday, March 1st 2013

Thank you Adam. You care about your virtual students and spend lots of time to prepare quiz which is not very easy and force us to think about it . I love how you teach. Thank you again. Wish you luck on your novel.
Best,

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    Thanks Tara :)

    Friday, March 1st 2013

oh.I get 5 out of 10.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Hi
useful lesson, thank you
I want to know the difference between British and american English, please. and tank you again

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    Hi Tema

    Surprisingly, there are too many to list here ;)

    I’ll try to make a lesson about it.

    Friday, March 1st 2013

Thank you Adam this is the great lesson and requires a little hard thinking :)

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Two more questions. :)

1. On the website (amazon), there is information that the book has 1104 pages. What does actually “page” mean in English? Is there something like “site” or “side” in books? I mean one page = 2 sites/sides? If we turn a page, so basically we are on the same page, but the number is different. I don’t know how to explain it in a better way. xD

2. I want also ask about “negative questions” — I don’t actually know how to name it. xD But basically, it looks like this: “Doesn’t he learn English?” But sometimes I come across questions like: “Did you not want to go?”. I’m not sure if this is connected somehow, but the difference between those two questions is the place where “not” stands. In the first question, “not” is added to the helping verb, whereas in the second question “not” is in front of the main verb. Adam, could you please tell me something about this? Can I move the “not”, and the meaning stays the same?

Friday, February 22nd 2013

    “Page” is one side of a sheet(use dictionary). You are not one here.

    Friday, February 22nd 2013

      I see now:
      “One surface of a sheet of paper (used instead of “page”, which can mean one or both surfaces.)
      – John wrote 15 sides for his essay!
      So, if there is information that book has 1104 pages, this means that it actually has a half of it?

      Saturday, February 23rd 2013

        Oh, yes! It’s 552 sheets of paper!(About your second question “did you not want to go?”. Changing place of “not” in this question just makes a little accent of astonishment(Didn’t you want to go?).

        Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    1- Ruslan got it right. A sheet has two sides,on which can be written two pages. If you want to get technical, a book has the recto (right-hand side) and a verso (left).

    A ten-page essay can have 10 sheets, single-sided, or 5 sheets, double-sided.

    2- The negative questions are the same regardless how you write them. If you want to use the contraction, you have to add the ‘not’ to the helping verb. If you want to open it up, the not has to go near the main verb because that is actually what it is negating. The helping verb is there to construct the question and to apply a tense. the not cannot be contracted into the main verb because it can’t change forms-it must keep its form to do its job.

    Does that help?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Yes, thanks.

      Tuesday, March 5th 2013

that was usefull :thank you so much

Friday, February 22nd 2013

hello i m new student hepl me please

Friday, February 22nd 2013

actually this lesson is very good

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Thank you for good explaination

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

Hi all,
Who knows the difference btw cloths n clothes?!

Tx in advance,
Regards!

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, February 23rd 2013

    Actually, I do :)

    cloth- fabric (usually cotton, linen, etc.)
    cloths- a few pieces of cloth.

    clothes- things you wear.
    there is no singular except ‘a piece of clothing’

    good?

    Friday, March 1st 2013

      Way 2 go
      Way 2 go
      Way 2 go
      .
      .
      .

      :)

      Friday, March 1st 2013

Actually, Adam is a great teacher! Thank you so much, dear teacher!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

8-10 Good starti videong.Thanks for younr video.
keeping going

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Thanks alot teacher

Sunday, February 24th 2013

I actually understand this lesson completely,Thank you teacher

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Great class
I’m actually learning english a lot.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

เรียนภาษาอังกฤษมาตั้งนานแต่ก็ยังพูดไม่ได้ และไม่เข้าใจแกรมม่าด้วย จนปัจจุบันหนูเรียนมหาวิทยาลัยปี 1 แล้ว ก็ยังไม่สามารถที่จะพูด หรือแต่งประโยคภาษอังกฤษได้เลย ทุกครั้งที่หนูไปเทสที่คอร์สเรียนภาษาอังกฤษ หนูมักจะอายที่จะพูดภาษาอังกฤษ และอยากจะร้องไห้ !

Sunday, February 24th 2013

thanks alot

Sunday, February 24th 2013

It’s really a helpful lesson!I like your voice very much!now I know the way to improve my English skills!How wonderful your website is!thank you :-) !

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Actually i got 5 correct out of 10

i need more prectice

thanks adam

Sunday, February 24th 2013

it really works and good one

Monday, February 25th 2013

one topice about parents

Monday, February 25th 2013

Actually i got 7 correct out of 10,but i could do better.I think i will be doing better next time.Actually it was confusing lesson as well.please tell me my mistakes in writing. Thanks in advance.

Monday, February 25th 2013

Hi Adam,
Thank you,
It is actually very nice.

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

Hi sir
this lessons so important and useful
i love that …………

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

8 correct out of 10
(:

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

It is good…thanks

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

thank u adam

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

9 correct out of 10… Actually I liked this lesson…

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Good lesson. Have got 70… next time will be better

Thursday, February 28th 2013

great one

Thursday, February 28th 2013

hi how r u actually i have had problem in

make a paragraph could you help me please what are the topics that i have to follow.

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Adam!

I have a question about pronunciation of this word.
Is it correct to say ac·SHu·al·ly
/ˈakSHo͞oəlē/ (CH change into SH)?

Thursday, February 28th 2013

    Hi Yan,

    I can’t really say there is a correct or incorrect way. The sh will be understood in speech, which is essentially the important thing. It also depends where you’re using the language.

    I hope that helps

    Friday, March 1st 2013

It’s Very Nice Lesson. I’m Enjoying By Watching U

Thursday, February 28th 2013

Thanks everybody :)

Friday, March 1st 2013

Awesome!! thanks

Friday, March 1st 2013

hello i m new student hepl me please

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

nice

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank u adam

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank you so much.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Therefore, Lisa should say: …with whom?
Tom would never cheat on me with her or him.
Her or him = whom.
Am I right?
Amazing class.
Thanks.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Good morning, Teacher,
I am an <>. I mean that I decided to became as good as I can. So, every time I can, I study with native Teachers (in this period once a week). I suggest other students, expecially beginners and intermediates, to whatch also “Extra English Episodes”, that can be found on youtube.
I always listen to different English lessons on the net, and it’s really difficult to find someone that care about the lessons, the quizzes, and about student’s questions like you do. It’s obvious that you are a good man in general. One of that people that everything they do, they do with passion. Nowdays this is very rare, in my country, and I think all over the world as well. Thank you for all this. All Engvid Teachers are good. But Rebecca, you and James are, in different ways, very professional, expecially thinking that you do that for free. Pleace, tell also other Teacher I really thank all of them, even the others I don’t mentioned, of which I watch the lessons too. I’m thinking to do something to thank you because Engvid lessons were very useful to me to improve my English. Somtimes I also think to come in Canada with my family to know all you. Even if I think that probably you don’t work together and you aren’t in the same place together (all the time). I started with Rebecca that is really clear For beginners, and the funny-professional-useful lessons of James made me understand fast speakers. Your lessons are very understable-clear-useful. Thank you so much everybody. Marcello

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

    I am agree with everything you wrote, Marcello. And I am amazed that they created this lessons for us for free. I hope they can keep do it for a long term. Thank you for the advice with “Extra English Episodes” :). Best regards for all!

    Monday, March 4th 2013

    Thank you Marcello :) I appreciate it very much.

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

hello respected teacher,
your art of teaching is very good.
i understood very easily. thanks a lot. i have a question,”actually is same meaning of exactly?”

Monday, March 4th 2013

    Hi Tprabhajiny

    No. Exactly means almost like perfect, or very very correct. Actually, means there was a problem and needs correction.

    Does that help?

    Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I always listen to everybody english language is
difficult to teach. Anybody Can’t teach easily
Actually, english languagevery good & Easy way to teach through engvid.com
very nice teach method

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

We worked in class in Quito, Tumbaco, Ecuador.
Actually the quiz was hard, also we liked the video because you explained it well. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thank you Adam, you are great.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

thank you very much sia Adam,ive learned a lot ..

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

thank you Adam 10 out of 10

Thursday, March 7th 2013

thanks teacher adam.please teach us all about get. when there is a noun after get, when there is adjective after get what does get mean in such situation. and when to use rd form of verb and what sense it gives in this situation. waiting for your response

Friday, March 8th 2013

rd form of verb means 3rd form of verb

Friday, March 8th 2013

Perfect explanation!!! congratulations :D

Saturday, March 9th 2013

thanks a lot but in question four why don’t you replace the option to correct the student with to be more accurate?

Monday, March 11th 2013

Thank you, I loved this video.
You really are a good teacher.
congratulations!

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

Very good lesson! Thank you!

Thursday, March 14th 2013

Thanks a lot Adam..
It really helped me to understand the exact use and meaning of Actually.
But I have few more doubts other than this..
I just want to know actually i have a confusion regarding do and does. I know its very simple but somewhere i have heard that “do” can be used with He or She?
But why?
What are the conditions and logic for this..
Because till now what i have learnt is that in grammar there is nothing like this. Could you please clear this one for me…
Thanks
Deep

Thursday, March 14th 2013

thank you adam, you are a good teacher.

Thursday, March 14th 2013

thank you, Adam!

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Thank You Sir

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

Hhhhh Woooow I get 10 from 10 !!!! I think my self loser in english

thank you so mush adam ^_^

Thursday, March 21st 2013

thanks adam…

Thursday, March 21st 2013

Hey Adam!!!
Thanks alot for your examples, they’re so helpful ;)

Greetings!

Friday, March 22nd 2013

Actually, I’m a lexicophile.

Tuesday, March 26th 2013

I see that QUIZ has the correct answer:
“ak chu i lee”

But ACTUALLY on the board we can see “ak chu A lee”?

So I guess you have to correct QUIZ.

:)

It is a really a good and useful lesson!

Sunday, March 31st 2013

Hello, Adam I appreciate your lessons.
Congratulations!
I have a doubt in the first question

[Bruce: "I've actually never tried Mexican food."
Tim: "Really?"
Why does Bruce use 'actually'?]

The underlined answer was “Tim assumed he had tried it”. Actually i Think that he just emphasized that he had never tried it.

tks ;)

Sunday, March 31st 2013

great great great job, Adam! Carry on! I dont even know What I would do without you. Thanks a lot.. You are not like everyone. You are unusual teacher. thanks

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

thanks, your lesson is very useful, i got 10 correct out of 10,actually i got 8/10 ^^!

Monday, April 8th 2013

amazing ! I in love with yours lessons ! cerry on !

Monday, April 15th 2013

hi Adam,
it is good.. actually i got more meaning for Actually…. thank you…

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

very very good
English Vocabulary – ACTUALLY

Wednesday, April 24th 2013

gooooooooooooooooood!!!!!
thesedays,I’m into engvid.com!ㅋㅋkk
I’m sure that my english will be improved by you.
Thanks a lot.

Saturday, April 27th 2013

Hi Adam thank u 4 this lesson you are a great teacher ;)

Monday, May 6th 2013

It’s actually a very good lesson.
Thank you so much.

Tuesday, May 7th 2013

you are a very good teacher. i like Emma’s and your lessons. i always watch them. thanks for your explanations and examples. i usually use actually like really and in fact. after this lesson i knew it had a definition like contrast. have a good day.

Monday, May 13th 2013

Hi Adam. I think as a Canadian you must know that “actually” is a false friend. Actually must be translate into French by “en fait” and no “actuellement”. This is a very common mistake made by French speakers as well as they translate “eventually” into “éventuellement” instead of “finalement”. Those false friends are very tricky.
By the way, don’t forget , please, to make a lesson on the verbs following “to” with the “ing” form. Thanks.
As from May 22nd my wife and me are going to spend three weeks in Rochester NY. “Happy!” But, “actually”, Air Canada changed our return flight schedule without any explanation so we are going on June 13th to loose our time for more than six hours on Toronto Airport. “Not happy”. We could make a stroll to Toronto but I don’t know what to do with luggage. In France there are no lockers anymore for security reason. Best regards.

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

Thanks a lot. You are a good teacher.

Friday, May 17th 2013

thank you very much adam

Wednesday, May 29th 2013

It was a really good lesson. Got 8/10 in the quiz. Thanks Adam.

Thursday, June 13th 2013

Hi Adam, very clearly explained, thank you. I only failed in question number 9 because I have the “really” assumed more as a question, though I know it can be used in a sentence. Anyway I’ve read above your explanation (in fact). Thank you very much!

Thursday, June 13th 2013

:( I think question no.2 was wrong answer. It’s not “ak chu i lee”, but it’s “ak chu a lyy”. Isn’t it????? Or wrong teach. So confuse!!!!

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Thank u teacher for the lesson. I love this test ,but I need to practice it again

Thursday, June 20th 2013

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

Hi Adam! Are there other uses of ACTUALLY besides the meaning IN FACT?

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

Actually it is confusing quiz.

Friday, August 9th 2013

Thanks.

Saturday, August 10th 2013

actually this lesson was so usefull

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Dear Adam, in my native spanish “ACTUALLY” often is a confuse word with “ACTUALMENTE” both has become in a FALSE COGNADO or FALSE FRIEND too, your class is clear and take off of my mind this false idea, FALSOS AMIGOS O FALSOS COGNADOS. Thanks.

Sunday, August 25th 2013

Thank you Adam,can you show us Likewise,Thus,as well as in future lessons?Thank you for attention!

Wednesday, August 28th 2013

excuse me, adam , why didn`t lisa say with whom?

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

Actually, Adam’s lesson is very useful. I learned a lot from you. Thank you Adam..

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Thank you very much Adam. I actually need to work on my English more.

Monday, September 9th 2013

I sometimes use “actually.” But I got 8 correct out of 10…Actually, it means I don’t understand so much about “actually,” don’t I? haha Anyway Thank you Adam. I could confirm if I understand it well :D I hope to try your video and the quiz again someday.

Friday, September 20th 2013

thanks !

Monday, October 7th 2013

Adam,
Actually, I’m always confused about how to use the word “actually”.
Your explanations are very clear!
Thank you

Sunday, October 13th 2013

Thank you Adam.
Actually, I got only 70 point on your test….

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Thanks Sir, Actually, I cannot understand the lesson completely but this is first lesson by you in which I got 100%. I cannot believe, it’s amazing.

Saturday, January 4th 2014

THANK YOU ADAM.
ACTUALLY YOU ARE VERY GOOD TEACHER

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Hi adam….Its a great opportunity to us that i found engvid.com..like everyone said, your a great teacher.I downloaded some of your videos in my phone.This time i just signed in here in your website.I watch everyday all the videos that i found in you.I learned a lot from here.Thank you so much for this website who created this.Its a blessing from us who wanted to learn and enhance their English skills.

Sunday, February 16th 2014

PS adam…my question is how to use however and then.I always update your new lessons…waiting for your reply.

Darwin Maglines
Phillippines

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Thank you Adam. I am very happy to find engvid.com. You are my first teacher here, and your teaching style is awesome!

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Thanks Adam.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Very helpful Mr.ADAM,thanks a lot.

Sunday, March 16th 2014

Hi guys! It seemed to me that this lesson would be very easy for me..nevertheless I passed the test only at second attempt!! :) Thanks, Adam! I became a bit more skillful in English ))

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

i got 90 :v but its okay, thnks adam

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014
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