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In some cultures, people don't bury the dead. Instead they make a funeral ___________.

What do we call the action of making a hole and putting a dead body into the ground?

Which word is not used to say someone has died?

When people have a party to celebrate the passing of a loved one, it is called a ___________.

What do we call the event where people take a last look at the body before it is buried?

What do we call the words that you say to a person who has lost someone?

______________ is a box that a body is put into, before burying it in the ground.

A _____________ is when a body is burned in an oven, and the ashes are given to the family.

After a cremation, the ashes are usually put in _____________.


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162 Comments on “How to talk about DEATH in English”


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Thanks James! I got 9 out of 9!! I am so happy!!!!

Friday, May 9th 2014

    Good for you Verin! Now you’re ready to talk about DEATH.

    By the way, do you believe in life after death?

    Regards

    Sunday, May 11th 2014

      Hi James, how’ve you been? Hope everything is fine.

      I nearly die when I saw the topic of the lesson. This was something I was long dying for.

      I thought I was going to be bored to death, but I didn´t the lesson was great and had fun(eral).

      As usual, your sense of humour always makes a lot of difference.

      I’m quite sure I will remember this wonderful lesson to my dying day James(LOL).

      All the best to you James.

      Sunday, May 11th 2014

        Oooops!!! I made another mistake as always. . .

        “I though I was going to be bored to death, …

        but I WASN´T the lesson was . . .”

        Sunday, May 18th 2014

        You didn’t ask for me, but I left me to answer.

        I believe in life after death. Even more if the person still needs to do something on the Earth…

        Monday, July 21st 2014

      You didn’t ask for me, but I left me to answer.

      I believe in life after death. Even more if the person still needs to do something on the Earth…

      Monday, July 21st 2014

        Thanks for answering the question I posted Carol; I have serious reservations about it, though.

        I do believe there exists a supreme being, but tha’s all.

        Thanks again for your reply and keep in touch.

        Tuesday, July 22nd 2014

          I fave serious reservantions too, Regino…

          I guess nobody knows really, right?

          Thanks for your reply too!!! ;)

          Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

I got 5 correct out of 9. I seldom to study about death in English (but I have known about “R.I.P”) I found my new vocabularies. Thank you for your lesson, James :)

Saturday, May 10th 2014

very funny James! And useful.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

nice video i win 8 of 9 and is a good way you taught us the parts of a ceremony of death keep going!

Saturday, May 10th 2014

very useful vocabulary

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I hope your muse won’t die! :)

Saturday, May 10th 2014

james you’re so funny as usual.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I got 9 correct out of 9

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks James!I got 9 out of 9!it was useful.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thank u for the lesson sir..could u teach us all vocabulary related to any kind of natural disaster and expression to talk about traffic..thank u

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks got 56%.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

i like it

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thanks james for the useful lesson , and because of you i will happily S.I.P (study in peace).

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thanks :D

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Luckily for me, the quiz is not too hard, I got 9 correct out of 9, thank you.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thank you for your lesson!)

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you teacher. You are great.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

i like you man soo funny

Saturday, May 10th 2014

i like you man soo funny

Saturday, May 10th 2014

i like you man soo funny

Saturday, May 10th 2014

So Funny.9 Of 9

Saturday, May 10th 2014

After a cremation, the ashes are usually put in _____________.
1) a casket
2) an urn
3) a coffin
4) a bag
5) a BONG! ^______^’

You won Coach!

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thanks sir! i got all of them correct. have a good day.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

James U’re really fun dude. Conduct Ur lessons in this way. It’s super interesting to listen you class.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks James… But your tie is awfulll !

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thank you james i will try again

Saturday, May 10th 2014

thanks,i have to study more..

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thanks..so clear. I got 9 out of 9

Saturday, May 10th 2014

You got 9 correct out of 9.
:D

Thanx!

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you for your funny lesson.

I got 78%.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you James It was a very useful lesson Plz provide lessons for Marriage customs , Public Holidays in US and Canada Ronnie did that for Thanks giving and ST Patric’s day thank u

Saturday, May 10th 2014

I’ve buried my lovely cat, and I believe that the death is just another start…

Saturday, May 10th 2014

    Hello!BianLei!I also come from China!!!!!!
    I hope we can be friend!!!!

    Sunday, May 11th 2014

      :D Nice to know you. We’re already friends. I’ve been to Beijing many times and I love it, the people and the food.

      Sunday, May 11th 2014

    Rest in peace your cat :((

    Sunday, October 19th 2014

Very good explanation, thank you.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Thank you!

Sunday, May 11th 2014

I got 6

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thanks James,

‘Pass away’ and ‘gone’
What about ‘no more’? I hear this word often in the News.
Is some words are formal and others informal?

Please let me know.

Thanks again

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thanks James for this lesson, it was “Funny Moon Party Lesson”.))

Sunday, May 11th 2014

It’s hard for me to listen :(

Sunday, May 11th 2014

    Don’t worry Linh! The first thing you should know is that James talks fast and most of the times is really difficult to understand what he says.

    Stay cool and try again.

    All the best with your English.

    Sunday, May 18th 2014

    Is it hard to listen or to understand what he is talking about? You know, once James adviced to write down everything you hear and then compare your writing with original text (you can try built-in subtitles from Google)

    Saturday, November 22nd 2014

      there is subtitles on the video u dont need Google !

      Thursday, February 5th 2015

thank you! it’s a sad and also an interesting topic. in Iran we bury our lost ones and it’s a very sad sad process :(

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Hello everybody!

Sunday, May 11th 2014

\o/ 9 out of 9!

Sunday, May 11th 2014

so happy

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thank you very much for this wonderful lesson…I watch your videos regularly..there is also another lesson in engvid “talking about age ” Ronnie says about in North America senior people celebrates over the hill .”one foot to the grave”means person near to death…quite interesting..looking forward for more videos in engvid.

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thank you James. It was an awful lesson.

Sunday, May 11th 2014

8/9 . A wake not a passing celebration. Jorge do you mind!?… what do you mean by that when choosing a “passing celebration”?!…..

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Just for fun:
An old man and woman hate each other, but remain married for years. During their shouting fights, the old man constantly warns his wife, – If I die first, I will dig my way up and out of the grave to come back and haunt you for the rest of your life! One day, the man abruptly dies. After the burial, the wife goes straight to the local bar and begins to party. Her friends ask if she isn’t worried about her husband digging himself out of the grave.
The wife smiles, “Let the old bugger dig. I had him buried upside down!”

Sunday, May 11th 2014

    Interesting passage Marcio Loma, but gess what? I didn’t get it; it was too much for me to digest.

    Could you explain it a little bit further?

    Thanks

    Have a great weekend!

    Sunday, May 11th 2014

      She buried her husband with his head down… Imagine where he would get digging…

      Monday, May 12th 2014

      Thanks Marcio Lima, at last I got it.

      It’s always good to leave things to your imagination. But don’t let your imagination run away with you.

      Sunday, May 18th 2014

    too funny

    Friday, November 7th 2014

that was a good lesson.i learned how to say burial

Sunday, May 11th 2014

thanks a lot!

Sunday, May 11th 2014

Thank you.

Monday, May 12th 2014

A nice funny lesson as usual! Thank you, James!
R.I.P. = Rot In Pieces! ^^

Monday, May 12th 2014

James, thank you! Your lesson was great!

Monday, May 12th 2014

9 correct out of 9. Now I’m deadly ready to about death! Let’s go to a FUN-eral

Monday, May 12th 2014

I’m a fellow teacher and some thing here are inappropriate ( not this video )

Monday, May 12th 2014

Good lesson, thanks. James

Monday, May 12th 2014

I like ur hair, james. no offense buddy. I love the way u teach lesson. It is very interesting and energetic !

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

thank you

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

what should we say as a reply to those who tell us: “sorry for your loss” because once my grandpa passed away and somebody told me this and I didn’t know what to say and I just told him “Thank you”. :)

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Very good!

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

thank you sir

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

I hope I don´t have to use them early… Thank you very much!

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thanks for your class . It is good for understanding the different cultures for funeral.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Thanks!

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Excellent lesson !

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Nice vocab

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

An interesting lesson, new words, I´ll try to put them in practice.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

great lesson James.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

great lesson James.
How can i got your all lessons on CD?

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Very funny. Thank you.

Thursday, May 15th 2014

thanks Mr.james we appreciate that and i hope if you explain more in another video about the death and the life after death …….

Friday, May 16th 2014

all the people gotta know that there is another life after death which is gonna be our destiny forever …Hell and Paradise or Heaven

Friday, May 16th 2014

oh ..gosh..i got 6

Friday, May 16th 2014

Thank you for the lesson!

Friday, May 16th 2014

9 out of 9.
Thank you very much sir.
Keep it up.

Saturday, May 17th 2014

Hello dear James
i just wanted say “you are awsome”
you’re amz.u r funny and i can understand u better than other teachers

Saturday, May 17th 2014

i got 7

Saturday, May 17th 2014

Thank you James!

Sunday, May 18th 2014

James, keep like that. Awesome dude!!!

Sunday, May 18th 2014

I got 8 of 9
Thanx sir u ROCK :D

Monday, May 19th 2014

thx James, U R AMAZING!!

Monday, May 19th 2014

thank you James for this “funny” lessons, even though the subject isn’t! I got 10 of 10! I love your sense of humour!
I shared this video on my FB wall! you deserve it well!
ps: sorry for mistakes!

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Thank you James, you are great teacher!!!

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Thank you James, you are great teacher!!!
9/8 )))

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Teacher James, I’ve found your teaching session very interesting and entertaining. Thanks!

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

you are so funny! i loved your class

Friday, May 23rd 2014

100/100

thanks for the lesson James, I’ve learnt new useful words.

Friday, May 23rd 2014

James, could you make a video talking about the word “Indeed”, please?
I think it will be really useful to me in the FCE exam that I have the next 14th of June
Thanks!

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Thanks James hehe!
You’re so Funny!

Saturday, May 24th 2014

thank you for these useful words

Sunday, May 25th 2014

sir ,i have a problem.my computer dont open vedio lecture

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

    It’s probably because you’re in Pakistan, where Youtube is blocked! You will probably have to use a proxy or VPN.

    Thursday, May 29th 2014

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR NICELY DESCRIBING

Saturday, June 7th 2014

I’ve got 1 mistake teacher james. hope to learn more about english.

Sunday, June 8th 2014

i didn”t knew that dead have lot 2 study…….thank u 4 the class….

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

You’re so funny man, thanks for the vocabulary!

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Very nice lesson i got 9 of 9 .. Thanks

Friday, June 13th 2014

i got 89%, nice one. Thank you james.

Friday, June 13th 2014

Thank you James ! I got 9/9 !!!!! :D

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Thank you James. Your style of explaining any kind of things with some part of humour is great.
I mean seriously, there are a lot of people who can explain the meaning and cultural referenes of these words, but their talk won’t be dynamic and fresh like your’s.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Thank you

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Thank you James, more power,

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Just 6 out of 9

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

got 100 on quiz, Where do you live James? Hope could visit you in the future!

Thursday, July 17th 2014

THIS IS OUR DESTINY

Thursday, July 17th 2014

thank you james

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Thanks a lot

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Thanks James,you are the best

Monday, July 21st 2014

hello, I’ve got 78% in this quiz.I’m still wondering about why some nations believe that it’s necessary to ceremony when a loving person passed away. I believe that we’d better be so sad of our losses. we won’t perhaps even meet them again.

Friday, July 25th 2014

i got 100 not BAD:)

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Thank you every body!

Saturday, July 26th 2014

thank you sir.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

Thank you

Thursday, August 7th 2014

thanks.

Saturday, August 9th 2014

If someone wants to practice English….it`s smy facebook)) https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007195237310

Saturday, August 9th 2014

I got 100. ;D That’s why I love engVid, because their lessons are so clear and easy to understand, and very precious knowledge that we need in order to survive in a world like this. Thank you very much, James! You are one of the most fun guys in the world. I love your sense of humor. Please, never cease to enlighten us with your KNOWLEDGE! Peace out, dude! ;D

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

thanks James for every thing…. plz i need your mail or even your facebook

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Thanks James…….I got 8 out of 9.

Thursday, August 14th 2014

James,thank a lot, it was so interesting and fun
I got 8/9 :)

Saturday, September 6th 2014

I propose a lesson on death slang: dead point/ deadline… Thank you James good lesson on death witch we should respect even in jokes.

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Thanks Mr. James, you’re my favorite teacher.

Saturday, November 8th 2014

Thank you sir .

Sunday, November 9th 2014

Thank you James

Sunday, November 9th 2014

Thanks a lot!
Very good lesson.

Sunday, November 9th 2014

I didn’t understand about GONE. How to say that somebody is gone, I mean when he is not died.

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

i must say that you are a great teacher every time i am getting full marks except once

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thanks. Death is not a nice topic is an event that touch all human being.

Friday, December 5th 2014

89%

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

thanks! death is not word that we have to forget. it will happen and we have to know about it everything…

Saturday, January 31st 2015

thanks james!i got 9 correct out of 9

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

R.I.P Mister E……

Tuesday, May 26th 2015

I Got 78% V.I.P. Very Importent Person (No, W.I.P. Work hard and play hard In Peace) Lol!

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

    And, S.I.P. Sleep In Peace Mr. D! Hope Your’e Born As Mr. F!

    Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Thanks james, 7 out of 9 ,watching ur video is fun ,Althought its a serious topic ..

Thursday, June 25th 2015

guys! who knows about a website where we can practice our speaking skills by speaking with other english students??? i would like to find one to practice.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

    If you are still looking for someone to practice I can be helpful, cause I wanna practice too.

    Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

If you have gone with a smile upon your face, you’ll be much more funny)

Monday, July 6th 2015

THX!

Wednesday, July 8th 2015

thank you for your lesson! ;)

Friday, July 10th 2015

hihi ! I got 10! :)

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

It was such a Nice presentation talking about After a particular person gone to god..

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Thanks James!
All explanations were very usiful, the example using coffin and casket help me understend that they are different hehe (empty and not empty) !!

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

GJ James! I got a lot of things about DEATH. Thanks a lot.

Thursday, November 5th 2015

excellent !!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

JAMES IS A`W`E`S`O`M`E`, TOTALLY AWESOME, IN MY CULTURE WE CELEBRATE DEATH (AS A CHINESE) ONLY IF THE PERSON IS (OR WAS IDK) AFTER 90…STAY FROSTY EVERYONE :)

P.S. ACTUALLY I HV NOTHIN’ TO SAY///you got troooooooolled

Friday, September 2nd 2016

dont be mad for that last sentence…:) chill…….LOL

Friday, September 2nd 2016
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