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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.
Your friend and his girlfriend broke up. Which question will help to console your friend?

Your cousin is worried that there are going to be redundancies in his company. Which question will help to console him?

Your grandmother has a pain in her stomach. What can you say to show your care and support?

When your friend is feeling sad, it is good to be ___________________.

What does the expression, a friend in need is a friend indeed, mean?

Jerry is having financial problems. What can you say to politely give him advice?

Your friend, Anna, wants relationship advice from you. How can you give her advice directly?

Jenny failed her driving exam. What can you say to console her without being condescending?

Jim is sad because of a problem he has. You can change/lighten the mood by saying:


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8/9

Friday, May 23rd 2014

    So you made only one mistake on the quiz Silvia?

    Good for you!!! Have a great weekend.

    Saturday, May 24th 2014

      To tell the truth, making someone feel better is not always an easy task; it depends much on the situation involved.

      However, this video lesson gave us the essentials to console/reassure someone that is going through a difficult situation.

      Telling jokes is not a good piece of advice. This would make the situation even worse. I wouldn´t dream of doing so.

      Many thanks for this great lesson Jade.

      Saturday, May 24th 2014

        Sorry Jade, but I DO NOT agree with the answer for number six.

        If someone is going through financial problems, I will not advice them to borrow money from a bank, even though it is a polite answer.

        This would make their situation even worse; just common sense Jade, I think.

        RSVP

        Saturday, May 24th 2014

          you know what i agree with u on that,cuz thats the one that i failed to answer

          Sunday, May 25th 2014

          I agree with you Regino.
          Sometimes, people are being a lost students because they need to borrow money, but some DO NOT. Evidentially we all are facing a dilemma through the financial aid. Vut if you do not advise them to borrow money, where should they will get that from? Seeking a job is so though.
          We must learn from every evidence.
          Thanks

          Saturday, September 27th 2014

        now I know what patronising mean in real life :0

        Saturday, May 24th 2014

          well done jade , you are an amazing teacher

          Saturday, May 24th 2014

Excellent topic. It was very well explained. Thanks :)!

Friday, May 23rd 2014

I got 7 correct out of 9. I like “I’m here for you” best. Thank you for your great lesson, Jade :)

Friday, May 23rd 2014

Great class! thanks Jade…

Saturday, May 24th 2014

GREAT LESSON JADE!! 8/9

Saturday, May 24th 2014

thanks alot for lesson .. i have a question if u have agood time .. what difference between suggestion and offers

Saturday, May 24th 2014

7/9 I choosed the wrong ones on the 6 and the 7. “You should sell your car. ” because if you have money problems now, borrowing money from the bank doesn’t solve the problem. The other “it might be a good idea to think about apologising,”, it’s more sympathetic than “you think should apologies.”

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    I guess the answer of number six is not only about the better thing do do, but the best way to say it. “You should” is too direct. As she explained, “have you considered” is softer. I think the perfect answer could be: “Have you considered selling your car?” Number 7 I also got wrong. I guess “it might be a good idea to think about apologising,” much more appropriate…

    Tuesday, May 27th 2014

      About the sixth I agree with your perspective, how you choose the words to say it. But on the seventh, I don´t understand?!! You agree with me that´s it?

      Tuesday, May 27th 2014

        Yes, of course. I answered the same as you in number 7.

        Tuesday, May 27th 2014

          You speak well… I’m from Federal District and always is a pleasure to exchange knowledge…

          Thursday, May 29th 2014

jade your pronunciation isn’t clear.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    fairly clear to me

    Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

This lesson is really useful for me.
It let me know how to communicate with people.
Thank you,Jade.Take care.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

“Your grandmother has a pain in her stomach. What can you say to show your care and support?”
“Do you think it might be cancer?”

I cried from laughing. :D Nice lesson, thank you for it.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    me too!!!

    Saturday, June 7th 2014

8 from 9 yeeeey not too bad at all! :)

Saturday, May 24th 2014

In the test I always want to mark the worst answers, they are so funny. The last: I always hate you Jim. :D

Saturday, May 24th 2014

6 out of 9 is a very good score for a new student

Saturday, May 24th 2014

5/9

:$ ..

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    not bad ..worse things happened .. :D

    Thursday, September 25th 2014

9/9 I liked this lesson . Thank you a lot ..

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Thank you.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Hi Jade! Thank you so much for this lesson. I got 9/9 and also improved my vocab. You are a great teacher. Congratulations!

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    Hi! Daniela! If you want to talk…

    Thursday, May 29th 2014

Thank you for this lesson, I love your pronunciation!

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Really nice and full of new words. Thanks:)

Saturday, May 24th 2014

I agree with bigboy, your pronunciation is good, sounds very native. And this what we really need, to get used to real pronunciation. :)

Saturday, May 24th 2014

I´ve just discovered this web page and it´s amazing! Really helpful to learn.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Hi Jade! Today is may first day joining engVid . Really awesome statements.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Hi Jade! Thank you for the lesson! I have improved my English after I found this site. Congratulations for your work here.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

hijade thanks for your great lessons.
i have a question please:
what is the difference between decision and choice.
thank you so much.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

I got 89 mark.Thanks for teacher

Saturday, May 24th 2014

8/9
Love your videos and your accent, Jade !
Thank you :)

Saturday, May 24th 2014

i want to learn more hands on training in grammar.please help me out

Saturday, May 24th 2014

    There are lots of grammar videos on my EngVid YouTube channel – check them out!

    Sunday, June 1st 2014

Thank you so much! The material is really helpful!

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Interesting lesson and specially funny quiz. Funny questions and lots of laug with the answers.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

Thanks you

Sunday, May 25th 2014

Hi Jade! Thank you for this lesson. You are a great teacher. Congratulations!

Sunday, May 25th 2014

i got 8 corrects.is not that easy to find the right words to say when you want to cheer someone up but i looked at the video for a couple minutes i didnt go all the way tho.anyways,thank u for the video

Sunday, May 25th 2014

hi every one

Sunday, May 25th 2014

who wants to practice add me ( abdel max) skype

Sunday, May 25th 2014

    and iam Ahmed Elkady399

    Sunday, May 25th 2014

Hi Jade… I really liked your video and teach…. Have a nice weekend….. Thanks

Sunday, May 25th 2014

thanks jade, absolutely its an interesting video and i also find useful vocabularies it needs to practice so it will remain fresh in our mind to use in the hour of need.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

8/9

Sunday, May 25th 2014

well 7/9 i think i need to improve more

Monday, May 26th 2014

Hi everyone

First of all thanks you so much for this useful lesson.
Is there anybody who could help me find out all popular names of the diseases. I give you my email: a_cioroiu@yahoo.com.
Thanks a lot to everyone who can help me.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Monday, May 26th 2014

this lesson is usefull,thanks you so much

Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you very much

Monday, May 26th 2014

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

great lesson,,I Think this is very important when someone is sad!! yeah cheer up!!! good vocabulary thanks teacher

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

7/9, thumb up> All good jade.

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

Peace be upon you Madam,.
I am from Indonesia. I actually looking for native speaker. because i do observation now.
i am going to research about polite expressions used by teachers in teaching English in the classroom.
May I ask you to be one of my sample?..
because i am going to interview some native speakers via email due to my condition which could not provide me to go to abroad., I expect you do not mind if you be one of my sample of my thesis.
thank you so much for your kindness, Madam.
Peace be Upon you, Madam.
This is my biography:
My Full name is Masykur Rauf
I study at State University of Makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
I am a student of state university of makassar, South Sulawesi, Indonesia.

if you have another colleagues (as an ENGLISH INSTRUCTOR) who TEACH English in the classroom. I do need them to fill my interview guide and they are available and be ready to be one of my sample of my research.
I do respect if you do not mind about it, Madam,
please forgive me if i am impolite sending information and asking you via online. Thank you very much Madam.,

I really want to send my file via private messages, but when I open this website page, i could not find out email or media that can be my sources to send my interview guide. :)

here is my account facebook: Bright Breezy
my email: masykur.rauf.s.hum@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

    Deg I find same thing I dont find any email contact even I dont know if one repy my comment.
    have nice time doing your research!

    Sunday, February 15th 2015

9/9 I don´t know you guys, but what I learned of this lesson is a reminder that apologize can also be written with an “s” “apologise”. I hope this time it stays deep in my long term memory where it needs to be. Nice lesson Jade!

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

    Yes, that is the British English spelling.

    Sunday, June 1st 2014

      what about the American English ?

      Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

great! thanks a lot for your lesson i got 7 out of 9

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

8 from 9 It is amazing

Thursday, May 29th 2014

Thank u Jade. it is amazing

Friday, May 30th 2014

thank you jade for this lesson .may god bless you

Friday, May 30th 2014

I can understand your magic lessons easily. Thank you.

Saturday, May 31st 2014

hey jade see me iam too weak in english please help me jade

Sunday, June 1st 2014

i got just 78 marks

Sunday, June 1st 2014

    Hi Meryem,do u wanna make practice,let me know.X

    Monday, December 14th 2015

Your explanation was great thanks jade

Monday, June 2nd 2014

hi
good lesson . thank you jade

Thursday, June 5th 2014

this time it’s 7 out of 9 :(

Thursday, June 5th 2014

Great Lesson 8/9. Thank for Jade’s lesson… It’s useful …

Friday, June 6th 2014

I thougth that my answers was wrong hehehe I got 8/9 :D it was a great lesson! :D

Sunday, June 8th 2014

Hi guys n girl love you all I’m new here I got 8/9.
Thanks

Friday, June 13th 2014

9 out of 10 not bad,thanks Teacher Jade.

Monday, June 16th 2014

89 not bad,thanks Teacher Jade.

Monday, June 16th 2014

Hi Jade, When I feel sad, I will watch this lesson to have a internet to cry….(joke), Many thanks your coaching & teaching! keep doing it is worth!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Uhulll
Thanks Jane! I improve my vocabulary with the words like: indeed, shoulder, lighten, mood, “get over it!”..

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

i got 7 correct out of 9 , that’s make me happy :)

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

:) Thanks Jane,I don’t wanna hide you that I had some difficult to understand your accent at the beginning, however after having followed few lessons I got used to listening to your voice, and now you’ve become my favorite teacher. :)
By the way, my score is 10/10. Bye

Thursday, June 26th 2014

8/9 .that sounds like good mark for me.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Guys if you didn’t do well on this lesson, eans that you are such a bad friends!! haha just kidding.
hey! for practice you can add me on skype, my ID is andjord.
see you there..

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

    Guys if you didn’t do well on this lesson, *Means that you are such a bad friends!! haha just kidding.
    hey! for practice you can add me on skype, my ID is andjord.
    cya

    Tuesday, July 15th 2014

9/9, I love the style of your class Miss Jade. I enjoy your britain accent is lovely. Currently, I am studying a course of english on my country and I follow you too. I’m very lucky to have here teachers from different countries. Sometimes I suggest include some of your videos on class. Thanks and Greetings from Lima-Peru. See you!

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thanks for this great lesson.
I got 6/9, so I’m a bad friend))
Sometimes it’s so hard to find right words for sad person(

Thursday, July 24th 2014

wow that’s perfect i got 100% for that lesson

Thursday, July 24th 2014

OK, 78 %. Let’s say good for this moment. Thanks.

Friday, August 1st 2014

Ta.
:)

Saturday, August 9th 2014

I really love the british sense of humour! Good Job!

Thursday, August 14th 2014

8/9 not bad :)

Thursday, August 14th 2014

6/9 buhuhaa

Saturday, August 16th 2014

great lesson

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Very useful lesson, thank you :) 9/9

Saturday, August 30th 2014

Many thanks for you

Saturday, September 6th 2014

thanks Jade

Saturday, September 6th 2014

haishh 8/9..Good start anyway

Monday, September 15th 2014

got 8/9.. good lesson .thanks

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks alot.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014

Hi. I wondered is there anyone who might like to help me improve my English skills here ?!

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

great lesson! Thank you.

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Thank you so much,interesting lessons.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

it is realy great to make my English better

Thursday, December 11th 2014

7/9 Thanks!

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

practice makes a perfect , so anyone wants to improve his grammar he should practise these grammatical rules and use them in daily life especially in everyday conversations not just learn then forget them over time .

Friday, January 2nd 2015

all your videos are very informative, london tour was refreshing.
thumbs up. thanks.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

In my country culture
it happen to common uneducated pepople they like to give advice without being asked even they do parentlike the way one give advice.and it is still okey.in my opinion it is such a jeopardy when they face other culture who hold a privacy.

Sunday, February 15th 2015

7\9 not bad

Saturday, March 14th 2015

Hi Jade your teaching was good and your expressions are also good and attractive to learn english.

Monday, March 23rd 2015

Your class was very goof for me thanks

Wednesday, May 20th 2015

Thats awesome ! Thank you very much ! :))

Monday, June 1st 2015

“a friends in need is a friend indeed”. it sounds like a Placebo’s song. Now I’ll try to translate that song. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

Useful lesson, thanks :)

Saturday, June 6th 2015

i get 6/9 :(

Thursday, June 11th 2015

7/9

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

“I’ve always hated you, Jim” lol

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

    hello allves fernanda. Hi are you? I am pleasure to ask you if you want to speak english with each other to improve much better .

    I wish you all the best

    Monday, November 9th 2015

      Hello Evisa!! I will graduate end of this year from civil engineer faculty, and I also need to improve my english.I would like to ask you about speaking english

      thanks for your answer

      Sunday, December 6th 2015

I’ve got 9 out of 9 :D
I’m so glad :D

Sunday, September 20th 2015

8/9 :D

Good advices! Other one should be “Let’s drink my friend! Don’t worry, you’ll get through this difficult moment. I’ll stand next to you!

Thank you Jade!

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

7/9: I choose the wrong answer on 6th and 7th. Thank you Jade. It’s a great lesson.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016
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