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Thanks Alex! My english is improve with these lessons!

Monday, July 25th 2016

    “My English has improved with these lessons.”

    You’re welcome!

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

      Interesting lesson on pronunciation Alex; clear and to the point.

      Thanks a bunch! Have a great day!

      Tuesday, July 26th 2016

IPEEEEE! My first commentary. \o/

Monday, July 25th 2016

I’m so confuse with bus and busy. Arrrrrrrrg
So Alex, I’m always said busy with the middle like bus
Thanks very much. It’s fix my mistake

Monday, July 25th 2016

    “I’m so confused.” :)

    Glad I could help!

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thanks for dedicate your time for us Alex!!!!

Monday, July 25th 2016

I need to practice lettuce, comfortable and salmon. I always forget how to say.

Monday, July 25th 2016

Thanks! It was helpful!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you Alex, you are doing great for English Learner. I look forward to hearing you next video.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    My pleasure. Thanks a lot for studying with EngVid.

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

      Thank you very much

      Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Thank you Alex for the lesson. Thinking of busy, I just remembered a word “business” that many students/learners might make mistake with pronunciation.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    That’s a good one! Maybe I’ll add it to a future lesson.

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

It was helpful , thank u teacher Alex.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thanks Alex!!!I´d never heard how to pronounce the word salmon before XD
It’s always a pleasure to follow your lessons and EngVid.com ;)

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    I’m glad you enjoyed it and found it useful.

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you Alex. This it was indeed a helpful lecture.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    Any time! Thanks for clicking.

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

very nice lesson , thank you teacher Alex.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Teacher Alex!!!!! Good to learn your lesson again.Thanks for your teaching.Our city is called DAEGU will be held chicken and beer festival in the end of JULY. I want to invite you!!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    That sounds awesome! Unfortunately, I don’t think I have the time or money to travel to Korea at the moment. Haha. Thanks, though!

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Alex.. Can you help me with all the forms of conjugation of the verb ”wish” what’s the difference bwteewn these two , I wish I didn’t do this or I wish I hadn’t done this ?

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    Sure!

    PRESENT WISHES = wish + pronoun/name + past simple
    I wish you weren’t so angry all the time.
    I wish we had a dog.
    I wish you didn’t think so poorly of me.

    PAST WISHES = wish + pronoun/name + past perfect
    I wish you hadn’t done that.
    I wish he had told me that sooner.
    I wish we had thought of that before.

    You can also use this “would” structure for present/future wishes.

    “I wish you would stop bothering me.”
    “She wishes I would grow up.”

    Tuesday, July 26th 2016

      Thanks Man ! you got a link or sth I can use of in the future. greetings from Colombia.

      Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Tks Alex <3

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thank you teacher!!!!

I ever made some mistakes like this!!!!

Lettuce is one example!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Hi, Alex. Great video lesson. As I said on YouTube, I watched it again here on EngVid. Thank you for this useful lesson. Bye!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Hi Alex! Thanks for this video, pronunciation is very important when learning any language. I guess I hear the “r” sound between t and a when you pronounce the word comfortable. Is that correct?

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Hi! Thanks for this pronunciation class.I have question for you.
should i write “To put it in a nut shell” in the beginning of conclusion in IELTS writing task 2 ?
Some argue that writing “To conclude/In conclusion” is much better than that.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    Because it’s a formal test, I would stick with “To conclude” or “In conclusion.” However, don’t be scared to use “in a nutshell.” It sometimes depends on who is grading your paper. While IELTS testers are trained to grade in the same way, they’re still human and will have personal preferences for certain words and phrases.

    Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Good time for you! I have a doubt about pronounciation of the word clothes. Here http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/clothes and here http://www.dailywritingtips.com/50-incorrect-pronunciations-that-you-should-avoid/ is said, that word must be pronounced like KLOTHZ, with th-sound

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thanks!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Teacher Alex, which is correct to say: A native English Speaker or an English native Speaker? or both are correct? could you help me please.. :D thanks

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    The correct order is “a native English speaker.” If you say “an English native speaker,” it means the person is from England and speaks a language called “native.” :)

    Wednesday, July 27th 2016

It would be great if you also gave a lesson about the pronunciations of other words. culture is a word that even today i am not sure if I say correctly :D

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

    I’ll definitely be making more pronunciation videos like this in the future. It looks like students really like them!

    Wednesday, July 27th 2016

thank you very much

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Great teacher……….as always !!
sorry man i used to make the same pronunciation mistake for the word engvid that left my mouth like if it was written as “angvid”,i don’t know for what reason…could you explain it to me since it’s happened to you too….:-)

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Hi Alex! :) I like all of your videos, you’re a great teacher! My English can improve a lot by learning with you. Thank you!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Hi Alex!
The word COMFORTABLE is a little tough to pronounce. UNCOMFORTABLE is tougher.

Thank you!
See you!

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

It’s really great. Thanks. It is very useful.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

it’s awesome web site & teachers.
Thank you master ALEX.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Hi Alex,
thanks for useful lesson. The pronunciation is the hardest part of the English language. There is no other way to master it but listen to good speakers and teachers, and repeat after them, although it may be a bit jaded.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    You’re right about it being difficult, but it’s not impossible, especially if you practice regularly. If you put the work in, you’ll see results. It’s like anything else in life. :)

    Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Many thanks my teacher
^__^

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

I’m sometimes confused the word”ENGVID” but now,you help me.

Many thanks,^_^

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    You’re welcome! I made mistakes with it too!

    Friday, July 29th 2016

i just send already one comment to Mrs Ronnie she is the best

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Thanks, teacher Alex.
Even we, as teachers, have something to improve.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    Always! The goal is to continue learning every day.

    Friday, July 29th 2016

Ty very much mr. Alex

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

thank you very mush alex
that’s help me a lot

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

I enjoy your lesson and I would like others prononciation video in the future, it’s a big help for me! Thank you Alex!

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    I’ll definitely keep that in mind! I’d love to do more pronunciation lessons in the future.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thank you very much!

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Thank you for an interesting lesson, was really surprised with “education” and “salmon”. I have never checked the pronunciation of these words being sure that I pronounce them in a correct way ;-)

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Thank you for teaching us the right pronunciation of the words.Hope that I could have a good English in your class.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Thank you teacher Alex. It was very helpful for me. I often make mistake with these words especially comfortable, salmon, lettuce, and clothes. Hope you always have energy and time to share more videos with us. Greetings from Indonesia. :)

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    I plan to make many more videos for many more years. Thanks for clicking!

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

It was an excellent vídeo. I try to improve my English

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

tanks you for your this lesson. sir

Thursday, July 28th 2016

please would you like tell me whene i can use the presente perfect ? thanks

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thank you very much.

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Can’t believe, that people make mistake in words like ask, bus and busy :)))… Thank you very much with clothes, comfortable, famous, salmon :)

Thursday, July 28th 2016

    I’ve frequently encountered Spanish and Portuguese speakers who have problems with “bus” and “busy.” The “z” sound in busy is tough for them sometimes too because of the deceptive English spelling. In Spanish, letters are pronounced as they are written. An “s” is ALWAYS and “s.” In English, an s could be a “z” sound. It makes it tricky for some Spanish speakers to properly pronounce words like “busy,” “is,” and “because.”

    Friday, July 29th 2016

    Pronouncing “ask” as “aks” or “axe” is common in some dialects of North American English! But it’s not appropriate Standard English.

    Friday, July 29th 2016

Ohh,surprisingly I knew almost all of the words.Haha,thank you very much.It wasn’t boring again(I’m so happy about it and don’t know why so)
Btw,is “it” can replace “this” and vice versa?Or what the difference between this words?If someone could answer me,please///:^///

Thursday, July 28th 2016

Thank you very much Alex

Thursday, July 28th 2016

thanks Alex

Friday, July 29th 2016

Who is not in words ask busy ..clothes comfortable famous salmon thank u so much teacher

Friday, July 29th 2016

thank you :)

Friday, July 29th 2016

Thaank you ,,
hello all. I’m new here so is there any one can speak with me to improve my language ??

Friday, July 29th 2016

That’s brilliant,Alex! although I consider myself in intermediate English level, I found this video very useful. Didn’t know that the “L” in Salmon or “th” in clothes are silent. The sound of “u” as “o” is common in German, also the wrong pronunciation of EngVid, where the “E” pronounced like “É”, is actually a German pronunciation!
Thanks, will keep watching your videos!

Friday, July 29th 2016

thanks alex , can you please do for us other video like this we will be very happy

Friday, July 29th 2016

    I think I will do more similar videos in the future. A lot of students seem to like this one.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

This lesson reminds me many things,as you said, many new English speakers have these pronunciation problems, I used to be one of them but with constancy and perseverancia i got it now, you know what? in my English learning way, i have learned a lot just listening even though when it is wrong knowledge but at the end it is experiences. I tell you because i speak like my friend who is American, some times I realize that he does not say correctly some words like those.

The main idea is not listen one person saying the same words, instead of that, listen to everybody.

Good job! Bye for now!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Hi Alex! You have excelled one more time. That is a great video! On the other hand, I am a little bit ashamed, because I finished my English course almost 10 years ago, and I still pronounced nearly half of the list in the wrong way… But I am here to learn, and I thank you for improving my skills. By the way, salmon is my favorite fish as well (too expensive, though)!

Saturday, July 30th 2016

    Nice job! We should never stop learning.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

I need your help to resolve a grammar related problem that I often encounter: I become confused about the use of singular and plural in course of writing a sentence.

Examples:

Millions of people are searching for a house for their families in Delhi.
or
Millions of people are searching for houses for their families in Delhi.

Many people were trying to get a cup of coffee for themselves, but as cups were less in numbers than the people, so many of them could not get one for them.
or
Many people were trying to get cups of coffee for themselves, but as cups were less in number, so many of them could not get one for them.

They all were doing their best to get promotions, but only Jack succeeded to get one for himself.
or
They all were doing very hard to get a promotion, but only Jack succeeded to get one for himself.

Could you please inform which sentences are the right ones and why? And what should I do when I have to write such a sentence.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Love it! Thankes, Alex.:)

Sunday, July 31st 2016

thnxx a lot

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Hey Alex! I consider myself an advanced English speaker, but your video showed me I make some terrible mistakes with some of those words.

Thanks for the class!

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Thank you Alex.I love it.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

thanks Alex .

Monday, August 1st 2016

Good Morning Mr. Alex , I have a question. In words like ”lettuce” British are used to say the ”tt” as a diferent way as American are used to say. Is there any problem?

Monday, August 1st 2016

Very good to speak better! Thanks teacher!

Monday, August 1st 2016

thanks teacher very much, i speak not well so i want to learn with you. thanks!

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Thanks Alex. Pronunciation is the worst problem for a spanish speaker. For example “bus”. When you say “bus” the sound of the vowel heard by a spanish speaker is a mix of the spanish “a” and the spanish “u”. Maybe more similar to the “a” than the “u”. And when a person from scotland pronounce “bus” the sound heard by a spanish speaker is more similar to the spanish “u”

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

    You’re right. These pronunciation rules becoming trickier when you start talking about regional English accents. The pronunciations in this video are mostly with a standard Canadian/American bias.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Hey Alex,

How are you doing?

First of all, I want to thank you for providing splendid classes. I have watched 20 videos so far. They help me a lot while I am planning my classes.

I have always asked myself about the importance of phonetics not only for a student, but also for a teacher.
It would be a good idea to teach pronunciaton by using the 44 sounds of the English language.
In my book, students would have to strive and struggle, but they would be understood by native speakers more easily.
I’m into studying the symbols which represent each sound, word stress, sentence stress and sound pairs.
The sound system of each nation influence on how people pronounce words and I think that every non-native English speaker should study phonetics in class. It should be a priority.

Students would shake this pronunciation issue and sound more fluently with this useful sound system.

Don’t you think that learners would achieve an accurate pronunciation?

I have adopted the “listen-and-repeat” system for a long time. However, when I was introduced to this whole new sound system, I have improved a lot.

Best wishes,
Fernando

Thursday, August 4th 2016

sir plz help me .my english is very nill plz help me

Friday, August 5th 2016

thank you alex

Friday, August 5th 2016

When I started this lesson I thought ‘Oh, it’s not about me. I do these easy words correctly)).’ But not a bit of it. ‘Clothes’, ‘salmon’ and even ‘education’ – I’ve always made mistakes in them. Now I know. Thank you for useful lesson, Alex!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

    You’re very welcome. Glad I could help!

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

My kindhearted teacher, so glad i have you :) …

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Great lesson Ales. Thanks you for helping us to see our mistakes în pronunciation.

Monday, August 8th 2016

    Oh the auto-corrector wrote your name wrong. Sorry xD

    Monday, August 8th 2016

      No problem. I also detest autocorrect sometimes.

      Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Enjoyed a lot your lesson!!!

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

thanks a lot, i am studying English for years, but that’s my first time to pronounce comfortable correctly!

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

    Great! I’m glad I could help you with that.

    Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thank you Alex , that was fun i like it

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thanks you very much!

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Excellent video.Thanks a lot.First time i understood how to pronounce comfortable word correctly :)…

Thursday, August 11th 2016

thx u so much. i’m from thailad
your lesson is very good

Thursday, August 11th 2016

THANKS .. NOW I KNOW.

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Thanks Alex!

This type of lesson not only teaches us how to pronounce, but also how to understand these terms in conversations.

Thursday, August 11th 2016

    …type of lessons…

    Thursday, August 11th 2016

Good night! Thanks lesson very Good. Congratulations!

Thursday, August 11th 2016

thank

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thank you teacher Alex very much!
I have never known a correct pronunciation of the word “education”.
I am shocked to know that, but I get advance for your helpful lecture.
I look forward to watch other your video.

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Hi Alex. It’s grate say hello to you. One month ago I’d made this question and I couldn’t check the answer. Could you tell me. When do you uses sentences?. “Do well” and “Do good”
Thanks a lot. My e-mail is nacho.mr.@gmail.com I know you are a very very busy teacher but I hope you can send it by e-mail. By the way You’re a skilled teacher. Thanks

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Sorry I meant use, not “uses”

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Even I meant great. It because of the auto-correct.

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Thanks teacher you are the best in engvid. The class was very useful to fix some mistakes. Bye bye

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thank you teacher Alex for the correction of these common errors,expecting more of this stuff from you.

Monday, August 15th 2016

Thank you Alex for this lesson. I just learned how to say “salmon” and “public”. I’m a Spanish speaker and my “L” wants to be in every word..lol

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

I loved this video! Thanks!!!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

thanks

Thursday, August 25th 2016

Thank you very much, Alex! An excelent video…Even though english pronunciation is not easy, this is a good way to fix some of our more common mistakes

Saturday, August 27th 2016

Thanks

Sunday, August 28th 2016

Thank you! This video helps me a lot.

Monday, August 29th 2016

Thanks alot alex its very useful

Monday, August 29th 2016

Thanks very much.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016

I thought I was saying most of them in the right way ..thanks

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

Thank you so much teatcher ALEX for this interesting video. But I’m confused for the pronunciation of the word clothes , i always pronounced th like d for this word, and even in google translation. Thanks :)

Monday, September 5th 2016

Funny teacher. I like you. Thank you so much

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Thank you very much my teacher
i am very happy with you .

Saturday, September 10th 2016

thanks , i have been pronouncing ‘clothes’ wrong the entire of my life

Sunday, September 18th 2016

that’s so good

Tuesday, September 20th 2016
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