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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.
_________, the president should resign!

___________, we should accept their offer.

It _________ that you're doing an excellent job.

In my __________, Juan is the best person for the job.

From ____________, the current changes are necessary.

_________ the book is worth reading.

____________, children should not have to wear uniforms to school.

___________, the idea of working for anyone but myself is ridiculous!

__________ you'll like this restaurant. Why not give it a try?

___________ you're right about that point. I hadn't thought of that angle before.


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The other phrase that I use quite often, and I think is weaker than “I think” is “I reckon” (yep I’m in UK now), it’s used here very often.

Anyways, it was a really nice video, I enjoyed it, and learnt few things.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

    Hi Rebacca! Nice lession and thanks.
    It would be so kind of you if perform a lession about “I mean it”, “You’re so mean” which has been confused me forever.

    Saturday, December 7th 2013

      The meaning of “I mean it” is I’m really serious about it, I’m not kidding, I’m not joking.

      The meaning of “You’re so mean” is completely different. It means you are not a kind person, you are selfish, harsh, unfriendly.

      I agree the word mean can have many different meanings! All the best to you, Karthick!

      Wednesday, December 11th 2013

        Thank you so much Rebacca for replying on my comment. I understood.

        Saturday, December 21st 2013

        nice topic again! :)

        Thursday, April 3rd 2014

      Very useful set of expressions to state our opinion on different matters.

      Rebecca, I do have a very high opinion of your video-lessons. You are a committed language teacher.

      Regards.

      Thursday, July 24th 2014

    Different expressions are used in different ways in various parts of the world. The term “I reckon” would be seen as casual and more of a country expression, rather than an urban one in many parts of the States and Canada, but not all.All the best!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

7/10… Some small mistakes. By the way, good lesson.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

You guyz teach so cool lessons.best website

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Hello teacher, Nice and easy lesson. May I ask you to make a detailed lesson on “just”(ADVERB)which I have lots of problems. Thank you. Good luck!

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

    Thanks for your teaching about expressing. But I want to ask you one more that all of these expressing usually use to show about the ideas?

    Friday, January 17th 2014

I got 100%

Thanks, Rebecca!

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

perfect ) useful lesson) Thanks Rebecca)

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Many thanks

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

I got 7 correct out of 10. I was confused but the score of quiz was nice to me :) I will review. Thank you, Rebecca :)

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

thanks mam.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Thanks Ms Rebecca, I got 70%

Thursday, December 5th 2013

I believe this lesson is very useful. But according to me, it should be a little more (or even much more for advanced) difficult than now.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

I feel this lesson is very helpful.
from my point of view,it should be a little
hard.
Thanks for your excellent lesson. I GOT 8 OF 10

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    that’s great

    Friday, December 6th 2013

I think you’re great teacher thanks indeed to help me.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Dear Rebecca,hope you are well.I’m very obliged to you for all your lesson’s!You explane so accessible same us usual. By the way i got 100 point’s ;)

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thank you , Ms.Rebecca for all what you do for us always and i really enjoy your lessons , as a matter of fact you’re one of my few favorite teachers over here , but i just have a small request and i hopefully you can achieve it just i need lesson contain the most important idioms and phrasal verbs which are use in the casual conversation and the daily life too . the second one i’ve watched a lesson for some other teacher he was explaining ” Even ” usage but really i couldn’t get the idea may i’m little bit dumb lol but he was explain good for sure but i couldn’t understand would you mind if you explain it in an another video i know it’s really difficult to be but at least just try and i’ll be really thankful . thank you

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    Thanks for your feedback. We have several videos on engvid which feature phrasal verbs and idioms; these lessons may help you. We continue to record more lessons on idioms as there are hundreds of them which are used in everyday conversation, as you rightly said. My best wishes to you.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Hello Rebecca, thank you for your lesson. Just a question, please. Concerning “from my perspective” is it weaker than “I think” “I suppose” etc.?
Thanks in advance

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    “From my perspective” is more formal, academic and business-like than the other options you mentioned. I would use it in writing or in more intellectual discussions. All the best to you!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

plzzzzz i have broken my leg vs i broke my leg .why present perfect .it is an action in the past why present perfect

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    because you’ve broken your leg until now:) the action isn’t end. I think when we’re talking about present perfect there is always a connection with now

    Sunday, December 8th 2013

    Thanks to all who answered your question. You asked a good question. It’s a little confusing because sometimes there is not much difference between the past tense and the present perfect and in some situations we could use either one. It’s true that the present perfect tries to emphasize how something that happened in the past impacts something in the present. So, for example, if a friend asks you to go hiking with him, you could say, “Sorry, I can’t come. I;ve broken my leg.” The emphasis is on the result of the action, not on when it happened exactly. I know it can be tricky.

    Think of this:
    If I say “I lost my passport”, it could be that I found it later, but if I say ” I have lost my passport”, it’s 100% clear that I lost it and it is still lost.

    All the best to you!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

      It seems to be soooo clear, if you’ve explained it! thanks very much

      Saturday, December 28th 2013

I suppose that if you say “I have broken my leg” to a person in front of you or who is looking at you, you link the past (when you broke your leg) with the present (now you can see that I have broken my leg, it’s something new…like an announcment). If you refer to a precise moment in the past (eg. last year) you ought to use the past tense.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

8/10. Not bad. Thanks.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

thank you.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

ok

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Hi dear Rebecca, i just loved the lesson. I only have a little doubt. There’s a degree of strength in the expressions on the left. Is there any degree of strength in the expressions on the right, too?
Thanks!

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    The expressions that start with “I…” are used more in everyday conversation. The other expressions are used more in writing or in serious, more formal discussions. All the best to you!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

I got 100%
I believe you are a great teacher

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thank you much!very good classes.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

From my viewpoint, it’s truly useful and very important. Mainly whether you’ll take some tests like TOEFL, IELTS or whatever and even if you won’t. Thanks a million Rebecca!

Thursday, December 5th 2013

60%

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Hello Rebecca! Thank for your interesting lesson. I’d like to know if saying ‘it seems to me’ is the same than saying ‘I seem’.
Thank you very much for the clarification.

Thursday, December 5th 2013

    Hello Rebecca! Thank for your interesting lesson. I’d like to know if saying ‘it seems to me’ is the same than saying ‘I seem’.
    Thank you very much for the clarification.

    Friday, December 6th 2013

6/10 thanks very much, Rebecca

Thursday, December 5th 2013

no so bad

Thursday, December 5th 2013

thank you

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Brazilians in the house!!!
Great lesson, teacher.
I think it’s very very useful.
Thanks a lot!

Thursday, December 5th 2013

I got 100%, 10 out of 10, thanks very much Rebecca…

Friday, December 6th 2013

I tried the quiz without your lesson, I’ll follow it now to improve my score.

Thanks
Davide

Friday, December 6th 2013

oh, I’ve got 9 correct answers. Just because I overlooked the comma in the 1st question :(

Friday, December 6th 2013

Kinkly explain the meaning of “shed away”
Thanks

Friday, December 6th 2013

Hello.Rebecca
I have some question unanswered in mind
1) What does language mean to you?
2) How can student articulate their thinking in writing?
3) What is the difference between language and speech?
4) What is PLS or pictological system?
5) I have heard that we have some formula to creat iiregular verbs in English I want know how a verb changes to be an irregular one.
Thanks in advance.

Friday, December 6th 2013

    These are all good questions that deserve a long conversation over a cup of warm tea/ coffee! For now, let me simply answer your second question. I believe strongly that good thinking precedes good writing. So first one’s thinking must be clear, logical and organized. That’s just the start. Then, one really has to be familiar with the syntax of a language. In our engvid lessons, all the teachers try to provide “templates” which act as shortcuts to proficiency, so that students learn elements quickly and can apply them immediately, correctly and confidently. That will have to suffice for now. Thank you kindly for your interest – are you a language teacher or linguistics specialist? I wish you all the best.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

      hi.Rebecca hope you do well madam.
      well.its my honour to be called like that,but actually I,m just an student who is intersted in english language as well.
      I strongly believe that,if i want to speak in one language i should invite it in my life in all of its aspects. well i’m so sorry for the number of my questions but here is another one would you please tell me what is the deffrence between the activator and the synonym of a word?
      Thanks in advance.

      Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Really nice teacher. That’s such a good lesson, Thank you. I got one hundred percent!!

Friday, December 6th 2013

thank you

Friday, December 6th 2013

Thank you! I got 10/10 :)

Friday, December 6th 2013

yes i got 100%

Friday, December 6th 2013

I got 9 out 10 correct. thanks for the lesson.

Friday, December 6th 2013

nice Rebecca
I believe that practice make you perfect, so practice with through skype: tayyab.shafaq

Friday, December 6th 2013

nice Rebecca
I believe that practice make you perfect, so practice with through this ID: tayyab.shafaq

Friday, December 6th 2013

Dear Rebecca !!
Grateful for your lesson !, as your speech is so clear for me to understand.
By the way, when I need to use the subtitles in english, I realized they doesn´t match with your speaking some times. (?)

Friday, December 6th 2013

I think that practice is the way to improvement

Friday, December 6th 2013

I am lerning English spiking at myself an I need an American to spike whit me if you can help me plz call me at 10 est tim on Skype ” Mehdi.shahvali”

Friday, December 6th 2013

Hi there,

Would u mind

2 introduce me

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British Slangs ???!!!

Tnx in advance! :)

Friday, December 6th 2013

i like it

Saturday, December 7th 2013

this is very interesting, I enjoy it. In my point of view it is very useful lesion. I got 70 our of hundred .In future I will try to make 100 out of 100.
thank you :)

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Many thanks.Could please explain how to use DUE

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    A good question but too complex to explain here as the word “due” has many meanings. Please google “due meaning” and you will find the many definitions. All the best!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

      Thank very mucuch for your answer ,but iwould like to enlighten hou to use it. yor Gorgeous

      Wednesday, December 18th 2013

thank u so much

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thanks Rebecca.I got 10 correct out of 10.

Saturday, December 7th 2013

yup! i got 10/10… lol

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Hi! I love that way u speak slowly and clearly in your lessons.It helped me understand quickly.
I watch all your lessons.This great lesson give me a chance to share my views.Thanks a lot for helping me .I got 8 out of 10.HURRAY!

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    Very glad the lessons help you. My bets wishes to you.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

hey
my name is maryam from pakistan
plz help me out
how to improve my english

Saturday, December 7th 2013

please some one help me

Saturday, December 7th 2013

I’ve got 8 correct out of 10:)
Thank you my best site

Saturday, December 7th 2013

9/10, very useful lesson I like the way you teach.. thank you

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thanks, it was useful :)

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    how gould you watch vidos

    could

    Sunday, December 8th 2013

      Hi there,
      U should use a VPN.
      :)

      Friday, December 13th 2013

        No, I don’t use VPN, I use anti- filtering.

        Friday, December 27th 2013

      I download it and then I watch it.

      Friday, December 27th 2013

thank you very Much miss :0

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Hi Rebacca!
Could you please explain me what the difference between “In my view” and “From my perspective” is?

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    They are essentially the same so you can use either one. All the best,Elena.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

      I’m confusing question #4 and #7.
      Why is “in my point of view” incorrect?

      Monday, March 10th 2014

Special thank to you for the very useful lession

Saturday, December 7th 2013

i didn’t watch the video & i got 6 no bad! but seriously what’s up with the first question?

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    You need to watch the lesson to know the answer to your question! Then you will understand why only one of the 3 options requires a comma after it. My best to you.

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Hi there
My name is Sadulla and I’m from Tashkent Uzbekistan.First of all thanks for your lessons because they are helpful for learners of English and secondly, in my opinion they are good resource for teachers.I’d like to get information about how to learn easily understand english speaking people in real life and how to be a synchro translater
thanks

Saturday, December 7th 2013

    Welcome, Sadulla from Uzbekistan! It seems that your English is at quite a high level already. You would need to study translation at a university to work professionally in the field. The best way to understand English-speakers is to listen to them as often as possible. Also, if you look at some TOEFL or IELTS guidebooks and follow along with the transcript of the listening exercises, it may help you to get used to the flow of the language. All the best to you!

    Wednesday, December 11th 2013

In my opinion, it was a great lesson. I hope learn more usefull structures about speaking.thanks

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thanks Rebecca, It was useful for me

Sunday, December 8th 2013

Hi Rebecca. Your video is so clear to learn. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, December 8th 2013

thank uuuuuuuuuuu

Sunday, December 8th 2013

WOW,I GOT 10 OF10..without watching the video.this site is a great one in teaching english ,thankss

Sunday, December 8th 2013

Could you please explain these word meaning – Say,Talk,Speak,Tell.
Thanks.

Sunday, December 8th 2013

please , will you make a video to elaborate the difference between few and a few / little and a little ?

Monday, December 9th 2013

thank you

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

i got 7 out of 10

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Dear Rebecca
kindly tell me that what is relational , situational and psychological context with a comprehensive argument.

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

gud lesson , i got 6 :)

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Where could i find the video lessons ? pls advise

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Thanks to all for your feedback. My warmest wishes to you. Please tell your friends if you find our lessons helpful, so we can continue to produce more lessons. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

Hi Rebecca. Very Nice lesson.

Friday, December 13th 2013

Thanks a lot Rebecca: 80%, In my view was trully good!!!

Friday, December 13th 2013

hi REbecca it is my first time ,you have a good instrument .i will work with you hard to be ahead of my time ..thanks Hakim

Friday, December 13th 2013

“Acording to me” is a wrong grammar, isn’t it? Vietnamese teachers do not allow me to use it either in speaking or writing.
Thank you for your great lesson!!! I got 9/10 :)

Friday, December 13th 2013

Thanks alot

Saturday, December 14th 2013

good lesson, I got 80

Sunday, December 15th 2013

7/10 Good lesson!

Sunday, December 15th 2013

Asalm o alikum
Dear Ma’am Rabecca you are doing an excellent job.I would like to pay Thanks to you. How can I improve my English while listening. I am a new user and I am learning your lesson .May Allah bless you I got 9/10

Sunday, December 15th 2013

Hi rebecca ! i will try to explain to you , i remember when i was at school , i have a great teacher , because of her i loved english , but now i am forgeten all my little english , when i saw your video i was thinking about her , she was very gentil, but right now i so confious , i want to learn english , but it’s very difficult for me now i don’t why ,,?? when i was a child i was very good in english even my teacher told me that but i will be the first in english please help me , i know that i make a liot off mastakes but can you tell if it is clear for you just to see , wich level i will begin , thank you for reading me

Monday, December 16th 2013

i want to larn anglish waht do i do????

Tuesday, December 17th 2013

Thanks Rebecca ecxelent lesson

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

Hey! :) Thank you for your labor. I think it improves our speaking skills.

Thursday, December 19th 2013

Rebecca, This lesson was very simple and usefull to me. Excellent explanation. thanks a lot.

Friday, December 20th 2013

Thank you Rebecca. Before seeing this video, I thought weightage of all words are same. Now, I have identified the difference. It’s really good learing for me and I liked the way you have explained where we have to use “,”.

Friday, December 27th 2013

Could you please explain what is the diffence between “in my perspective” and “in my view”?

Friday, December 27th 2013

Good lesson.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Rebecca You’re the best

Monday, January 6th 2014

To me, the idea of working for anyone but myself is ridiculous!
I wonder, is this sentence correct? My doubt is “BUT”. I’d put “BY”, no? Thanks

Monday, January 6th 2014

thanks

Tuesday, January 7th 2014

good lesson.. thanks alot

Friday, January 17th 2014

thanks teacher

Friday, January 17th 2014

thanks o lot

Saturday, January 18th 2014

very useful lesson! In my point of view ,I should improve my English conversation more and more.

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Hello Rebecca! I have a doubt, I should…, I have to… which one is correct?

Saturday, January 18th 2014

thanks i got a 100 and i got it all rigth lol your explanation it was great that was all i was missing to grt it rigth …thank you !!!

Monday, January 20th 2014

Great Work

Monday, January 20th 2014

Thank you for your teaching, You are a best teacher of me.

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Very good and easy lesson!

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

hai rebecca i have one doubt how is going your work? and how is your work going? which one is correct?

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Good job

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hello Rebecca,
the lesson and the rest of the teaching crew are wonderful bunch!!!i have written my IELTS once and scored 7.5,6.5,6.5 and 7.please, i am really not too impressed and will be writing again. i wants you and all the Teaching bunch too to help me with my writing and speaking more if you all can help.it will be appreciated

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thank you once again. You are a great teacher and my favorite on engVid:)

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thank you. Great video

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thank you so much. You are one of the best teachers that I’ve ever seen! Great video.

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

wow wow wow,100,thank you so much

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Tks. So nice. I liked your class and explanation. Very good.

I got 9 correct out of 10.( Im glad).

:)

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

i think you are the best teacher..

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

i got 10\10 .thank you.you are the best

Monday, February 24th 2014

Great!!

Monday, February 24th 2014

thanks

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Thank you very much for the lesson

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Thanks a lot Rebecca this lesson is very usel for me to have a good call center interview, I’m studying very to be success in that interview and from your viewpoint you gotta good lessons

Saturday, March 1st 2014

Hi Rebecca, i am very thankful to you for your great lectures as usual. It would be very kind of you if you tell the difference between lots of and a lot of.could you please help me for it.Thanks

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Thank Rebecca. Wrong answer for the first question. Comma!

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

This is my first test. 9/10 .
I hope it will not much slide down than this.ha ha ha.
How can I express what I said bove in correct English?

Sunday, March 16th 2014

so easy got 100% :D

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

thank you, I got 100% :)

Thursday, April 10th 2014

I’ve got 10 correct out of 10 ! ^_^
Thank you so much for this lesson, Rebecca! :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Rebecca thank you a lot.
take care

Thursday, April 17th 2014

thank you

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Thank you.

Friday, April 25th 2014

Hi Rebecca !! Thank you for this lesson.
My question is : Can we use two expressions at the same time ? I mean, can I say for example:
In my perspective, I think the government etc.
I’m asking this, because in Frensh it’s possible.
From Morocco with love.

Friday, May 9th 2014

From my view point this lesson is very clear.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks Ms Rebecca, I got 80%.
You are a great teacher.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Awesome lessons . Thanks Rebecca

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

Hi Rebecca! Sorry to write my question here but I couldn’t find “the adequate topic” for them.
PLEASE, HELP ME.
MY questions:
1. What is correct?
I moved to China to start a new life in a foreign culture and environment. I didn’t know that country at all but I did all my best to adapt myself to it, spare neither trouble nor expense . —I did all my best…Or I did my all best…?
What do these sentences mean exactly?

Being able to work with children is one of the greatest ~s of this job.
1.
I am happy because I have found such a “job” where I can listen to my children and deal with them too.
I can adjust the growing of my children to my job, working hours.
2.
My job is that I have to look after children, take care of them.
Since I love children and dealing with them, now I am happy, and I think it is a good job.

-Lévén, hogy gyerekkel (vagy a gyerekek mellett?)
dolgozni lehet ez ennek a munkának az egyik legnagyszerűbb megnyugvása/öröme (amit okoz).

We can look back with ~ on our work well done.
=
1. Now we can look our goog work and it fulfil us with satisfaction.
(We have finished the work and now we can enjoy its “result”.)
2. If one works hard, he/she/they will look his/her/their work to be successful.
(Anybody who does his work hard and well, he will look back with satisfaction.)

Thursday, June 5th 2014

sorry, I left a word from sentences.
~ = satisfaction

Thursday, June 5th 2014

It is very interesting.

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

I can’t take the test :( I require some assistence please

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

easy to understanding. Many thanks

Thursday, June 19th 2014

Thank you Rebecca.

Saturday, July 5th 2014

I got 70% .. I think, the president should resign!, what’s wrong with “I think” in this sentence?

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Thank you, teacher!

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thanks, great lesson!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Thanks for this lesson

Friday, August 8th 2014

Rebecca, you was perfect to teach this lesson.

Friday, August 8th 2014

Very good Rebecca, in my opinion was a very useful lesson. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

Thank you Rebecca

Wednesday, September 10th 2014
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