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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.
Which is the best response to the boss's request to do an emergency project?

You are a web developer. A woman wants you to teach her how to make a website. She is offering you money, but you don't have time to teach her.
What should you say?

Your friend asks you to put up a shelf in her room, but then when you are doing it, she keeps telling you how to do it and yelling at you when you do something differently from the way she thinks it should be done. You should say:

What does the phrase "loss of face" mean?

What does the phrase "given an out" mean?


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174 Comments on “How to say NO! Communication skills that work”


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Thanks for this great Lesson,James.You´re one of the best EngVid Teachers!

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

    Saying NO without actually saying NO?

    Excellent approach to reject offers/proposals politely without deteriorating your social relationships or finding yourself in conflict with your friends or coworkers.

    Well-designed quiz, however there is an unpardonable mistake in the explanation for item 3:

    “You shouldn’t TO do it, because it’s not worth being told . . .”

    Hope someone can fix it up soon.

    Excellent lesson James

    Ciao

    Tuesday, September 30th 2014

      I would say that all of them are doing an outstanding job.

      Regards

      Tuesday, September 30th 2014

        Ciao. Mi chiamo Lilly. Come Ti Chiami?

        Saturday, November 1st 2014

To tell you the truth,You,Adam and Rebecca are the best ones!

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

    I would say that all of them are doing an outstanding job.

    Regards

    Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I really enjoyed the lesson, and gained new vocabulary

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

    Hi

    Tuesday, January 5th 2016

Five out of five, sweet! Thank you, James.

Say “no” can be more difficult than it seems, even in our own language. This lesson will come in handy.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

    For us, brazilian people, it’s more difficult, Evaldo!

    Wednesday, September 17th 2014

That was nice from you ! Thank you Engvid ^^

to my companions , if anybody wants to practice his English with me ! he’s welcome , Please feel free to be in touch with me :

https://www.facebook.com/anwar.lawer1

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

    Hello, I really intersting to practice in English.Do you use skype?

    Friday, September 19th 2014

      Hello
      Thank you so much
      Yes i Do . and this is mine “Anwar.aimedieu”
      Your are welcome anytime :)

      Saturday, September 20th 2014

        Excuse me Katerina

        The correct account is “Anwar.aimefrance”
        Thank you , and Please feel free to be in touch anytime :)

        Saturday, September 20th 2014

      we can make practice if you like
      I am free all the time

      Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Excellent Lesson!….

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

Thank you James. We often get some situations that saying no. But it’s not easy to not give people bad feeling. When we say “no” whether we speak our mother language or English, it’s important to show respect and honor to friends, boss, or family. You showed us a good example what should we do. Great.
By the way the jacket you wearing is really cool. It so suits you!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

    Hello, Juneriver…you are right. James gave us great lession that taught us how to say “No” in a nice way…Thank you Jamies. You are always my fav teacher.
    By the way,Juneriver I just wondering do you have a Skpye,can I practice english with you…I am from HK…if you have please add me “lfook_hqgloriagan”

    Thursday, November 13th 2014

I really really want to improve my english skills. please contact if you can help me . We can practice in your free time

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

it really helps a lot!!thanks to James

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Good lesson. Is there any discussion sort of forum where we can practise the lesson.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Excellent Thank you James YES… heuuu NO ;)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Hi James, your lesson was quite cool :) Thanks !!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I got 4 correct out of 5. Thank you for your lesson, James :)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

James your a great teacher.and i clearly understand what you mean i got perfect score thanks you :)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I got 5 correct out of 5. Have nice day:)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Thank you Mr. James, often I cannot understand your lessons and now the situation is same. I answered the quiz by common sense and got 80%. I am glad. Thanks again.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I was very happy while you Mr james were explaining the lesson coz you’re fanny boy

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

what you wanna say about snack puctur ?

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I got 2 correct out of 5.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Thanks alot James for your great job.
It was a good lesson as always :D
and I got 100 in the quiz .
You have a nice way to teach but sometimes you speak fast so I don’t got what r u saying :) … hope you all the best teacher
My regards

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I don’t get* .. sorry about that

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Nice lesson James! And i just wanna ask you-did you ever thought regarding actor career ? I think you could be best in it ! All the best!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

    I told him that before.I bet he’ll doing well at acting.you agree,don’t you??

    Thursday, September 18th 2014

Hi James, thanks for letting me and others to get into English in a fun way. Sometimes you speak fast but I like it because it is important to make an effort and try to understand English in a normal pace- Thank you again and good luck…

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

More than an english teacher, a human relation teacher ! You’ve done a good job and you often make me laugh. Thank you so much

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I love James when he teaches us the art of diplomacy:)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Thank you James for your lession. I got 5/5, and it means your teaching way is the best one. You know how to make the others concentrate on all of what you want to say. Have a good day!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Hey James! You’re not only an English teacher but also a psychology teacher! :)

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

james i love that shoving in the quiz.keep up great job

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

I’d a little difficult with the understanding of some words, because James talks in his classes like he talks with your friends. I mean he speaks fast and like in a conversation… Other teachers speak slower, what it’s good, but it doesn’t seems a real conversation.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Тhank you. A very good and not easy lesson.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

    You are bsolutely right Yelena!!!

    Not that easy, even for advanced students of English. But we must meet the challenge of it.

    Good luck with your English.

    Have a great day.

    Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Yelenalena we can practice together if you like

    Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Thanks, 5/5.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Excellent…i got 5 out of 5

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

hallo everyone..^_^

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

These are lessons for life and should never be forgotten, thank you very much!

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Thank you so much For your explanation James .

For my companions ! i wish is there who wants to practice his English , If you’d like to do so ! please be in touch with me ! this is my account name in face book “Anwar Aime Dieu “

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Thanks, James! Great lesson and actual topic!

Thursday, September 18th 2014

its all sounds great dude)) (may i call ya as DUDE?)

Thursday, September 18th 2014

You are so calm today!! but still the best ♥
I get 100% at the quiz, but to be honest I repeated it twice to make sure I get your idea, not because it’s difficult or hard to understand ,no, I heard about this subject many times before.However I was kind of absent-minded ,thinking about lots of things else :( :(

Thursday, September 18th 2014

yeah thnx four in five

Thursday, September 18th 2014

HI, Everybody, i got 5 out 5. i’m really happpy. this is great. I enjoyed it. it make me more bold and it encourages me. thanks for giving 5 out of five.

Thursday, September 18th 2014

I really enjoy this new way to learn english, I did´nt. Know any about this lesson. Uuppss, always replied with a simple NO thanks ¡¡

Friday, September 19th 2014

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees I got 5 of 5 Iam perfect

Friday, September 19th 2014

5/5. In Portuguese as you said ” nada” means nothing, if you say NO, the correct word is “NÃO”. Cheers

Friday, September 19th 2014

My first great lesson, thanks

Friday, September 19th 2014

How can you talk so fast … I admire you!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the lesson :)

Friday, September 19th 2014

    Hi, Katerina. Would you like to practice with me? I’ll send you a message on Skype. :)

    Friday, September 19th 2014

      Yes I would like.

      Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

        Hi, Katerina. Would you like to practice with me? I’ll send you a message on Skype. :)

        Saturday, September 27th 2014

    Hi…..you can talk fast if you read too much and watch English movies to know about idioms and accent…(i can speak a little fast because of this..you can taste it)

    Saturday, September 20th 2014

    i would like to do practice
    here ia my skype id
    malyk.aheer

    Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks alot…….really great and useful ….. i will say it to my students

Saturday, September 20th 2014

    Hi VahidReza,

    I want to practice to someone english. Do you want to practice with me? Let me know if you are interested!
    Best regards

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

      Hi..Thank you my friend..you know i dont have much time ..but i can practice with you in my free times…give me your skype ID
      i reall like to practice English with people..im an English Teacher….

      Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

        My Skype Id is chanekapinzon69. Keep in touche

        Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

          i would like to do practice
          here is my skype id
          malyk.aheer

          Thursday, September 25th 2014

          I’ve added you atique

          Thursday, September 25th 2014

          Hi caro,

          Do you want practice with me?

          Friday, October 31st 2014

      Hi caro,

      Do you want practice with me?

      Friday, October 31st 2014

Excellent ;-)

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Hi, Mr jeams I learnt a lot of vocab in this lesson, thank you so much, see hello to Me E

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Hi all, thanks for the lesson. I want to improve my English . If there is anybody who thinks we can help each other here is my Skype ID avetik.nersisyan1

Saturday, September 20th 2014
Saturday, September 20th 2014

Very useful for life! Thank you :D

Saturday, September 20th 2014

Thank you so much James! A very useful lesson!

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Thank you a lot,that’s not just about language ,but a culture!

Sunday, September 21st 2014

thanks so much James. i think this is the best chance for me. thanks again.

Sunday, September 21st 2014

THANK FOR THE LESSONS.

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Why did you say “shall we”, I once learned on this site itself that “shall” is never used in normal conversation but only for warning(on public sites) and in Laws. Plz do reply.
Regards

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Thank so much James

Sunday, September 21st 2014

thanks!!sometimes I couldn’t say ..no because I didn’t know the best way!!thanks

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Than you teacher, your way at teaching is very interesting.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

I was not able to watch the video due to the internet problem but I just participated to the quiz to test myself, fortunately I got 4 out 5 correct which granted me 80 marks. that is good… heheheh. Thanks for offering such a wonderful & public educational site… May Allah Blessed all.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

i got 5 thx james 100%

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Thank you James!! Very useful videos to improve communication skill.
But i wonder if I get all videos in sequentially.
I tried hard to find the sequence of all videos but i don’t.
Please help me for this.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Hmm, excuse me, i’m not good at listening. Can you tell me the way to improve it? Thanks a lot :)

Monday, September 22nd 2014

thanks alot :)

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Hi i have a communication problem can i improve my language skills help me

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Thanks Sir.

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Hi James,
i am really very interested by your courses , i have a question here and i am sure that you will help me to succeed: i’m gonna writing my dissertation this year and i am very optimistic because i know that i am able to get a good mark on it, i want you to help me to find a good and strong TOPIC to be written ( this topic should be related with economic world ,business world and why not by some political overviews) please write me back on my Email : takwa.neffeti@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Thanks teacher james it is a very good lesson.

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

thank you James ^_^
if anybody would love to practive english with me add skype : eng.tiger3

Thursday, September 25th 2014

thank u teacher james

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Nej! That’s how Norwegians and Danish people say no.
Ayoko! That’s how Philippine citizens say no.
Njet! Njet! Njet! That’s how my Russian friend says no.

It is very hard for me to say no in a needy and demanding individual in front of me. I learned my lesson and still learning.

Your video is really helpful. I need more strength to say no right away without losing the face for both parties.

Cheers! You are an excellent teacher. I really appreciate your knowledge and sharing it to us all. Thanks,Joy

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Tks Jammes … good lesson !!!

Saturday, September 27th 2014

i really like the accent you speak. clear and easy eng.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

I expecting from this lesson to be improve my english communication skill. Guy help me. :-)

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thx for video:) Will try to watch all your vids:) Cheers:)

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks a lot teacher James , you are my favorite teacher here.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

thanks

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

that was a very helpful lesson
really thank you Mr. james

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thanks Mr.James for this video, it’s very helpful for me. Especially in my job :)

Friday, October 3rd 2014

5/5 ..! Next !

Friday, October 3rd 2014

James, you are a good and funny teacher. I enjoy every lesson.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

thanks it’s very useful even in my home language

Monday, October 6th 2014

Great lesson! It’s really helpfull for work relationships :)

Friday, October 10th 2014

thanks it was an amazing lesson

Saturday, October 11th 2014

I think I had some bias that native English speakers generally feel easier to say “no” than us Asians. I do not know… But this lesson taught me how to decline without losing faces and I want to use this phrase if I have a chance.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

Thank you, the lesson was very interesting for me.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

i got 60 marks it’s bad ):

Saturday, October 18th 2014

thanks

Monday, October 20th 2014

jemms you are my hero

Sunday, October 26th 2014

Thank you james i really like the lesson

Monday, October 27th 2014

Thank you James

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Thank you for your lesson, James

Saturday, November 8th 2014

even though this lesson is for beginners, I didn’t get more then half :( you’re too fast speaking for me.

Thursday, November 13th 2014

james i´m goint leasson englesh

Thursday, November 13th 2014

thank you verry much ,but ifound many diffecult words in the quize

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Truely useful for conversation.

Thursday, November 20th 2014

good way to say no, thank you

Friday, November 21st 2014

This is awesome, thank you James. Btw can somebody talk to me so i could practise my English ;(

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

    Hi thuwanh. Nice to meet u. Let’s get practise our E. what’s your skype or fb?

    Sunday, December 14th 2014

Thanks for you effort.
Pls. I wish you to talk about calligraphy,just basic rules.

Friday, November 28th 2014

i dont know why the same video came with subtitle in my iphone but in my computer without

Sunday, December 14th 2014

Hi, I got one question. What “shove it” means? You used that in quiz and the transalation I found for this expression dosn’t match at all.

Friday, December 26th 2014

5/5
that was awsome lesson sir o like it :)

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Hi. I’d like to improve my english conversation skills. If anyone can help me pls contact me or add me on skype. My skype ID: luminianis or you can find me as Zsolt Daragus

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

5/5 my first time :)

Monday, January 5th 2015

thank you very much

Monday, January 12th 2015

thanks alot , james
you’re the best teacher ever ..
Keep going on :)

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

to “come out of the closet” — to tell people that you are gay hahahahahahaha

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Great !!!

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Thank you james very interesting

Monday, March 9th 2015

Good choice. thank you❤

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Hi sir james this is my first time here and i love how you teach us..

Friday, March 20th 2015

Not correctly placed this exercise is not a “beginer”, because it is very difficult.

Saturday, March 28th 2015

cool video :)

Monday, March 30th 2015

Thanks for that nice lesson! It was really useful! I love your lessons, James, the way you explain with your great sence of humor! ;-)

Sunday, April 5th 2015

You’re a wonderful teacher, I like your lessons because they’re always very funny and useful.
Thank you!

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

    Hi, Asphodelio!
    I am from Brazil and I am learning english too.
    If you want someone to improve, Here I am ! :)

    Monday, April 20th 2015

This lesson was good for me, thanks James !
cheers !
5/5

Monday, April 20th 2015

Thank you James! It was very useful.
If somebody want speak, here is my fb:
https://www.facebook.com/olim.khaidarov

Friday, May 1st 2015

Is there anyone want to learn English together?

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Thank you for your approach Dr.James. I really needed this.

Thursday, May 7th 2015

Sir
if you don’t mind i would ask you a question ( not kestion ) that why were you so upset . you looked disappointed and tired sort of . And that was the great lesson about Saying NO

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks, i really enjoyed this lecon. I learned a lot of word and good attitude.

Monday, June 8th 2015

This is the second video that I’ve watched and it really helps me. Glad that I signed up and continue to learn more of this.

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Thanks teacher!!! I’m very happy!!! This lesson is coll!

Monday, July 13th 2015

Thank you James, I like your lession about how to say no. I got 5/5, I will continue. Very helpful. Thanks EngVid

Thursday, August 20th 2015

wow i like getting 100 into the quiz , thanks again

Monday, August 24th 2015

Yeah, I’m waiting for new videos. Great job, sir!

Friday, August 28th 2015

James, you are really the best one, I ever met!!!!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

thanks james for this lesson, I am a big fan of you. I like you humor sense and the way of teach as.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

The lesson which improves English skills and psychological one’s at the same time. It was really useful, thanks!

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Thanks you are the best ,have a good one

Thursday, January 28th 2016

James thank you so much, this is more than learn English, thanks

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

thank you very much mr.james.
i am always thanking engvid espesially you.
today i learned to use the various expression instead of “no”.
thank you.

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Thank you for your interesting, enjoyable and easy understanding class !

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

oh Yeah! I got all 5 correct answers!
Actually, this lesson is the most difficult i’ve learnt here. (in Beginner level)
Some of situation and sentences I may still have confused.
I think I need to repeat this video for several times after.

Thursday, February 25th 2016

i think that it is all matter of character the way to tell someone ‘no’

Saturday, April 16th 2016

James dude
thumb up man
you the best

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

I think this isn’t a lessons for beginners, but thank a lot for this lesson :)

Thursday, May 26th 2016

Thanks!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

you are the best teacher!!

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Thank you, Mr James this lesson is a really helpful to me

Thursday, November 3rd 2016
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