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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.
Complete the sentence using a colloquial (informal) storytelling verb (British English):
"I was standing at the bus stop when a man ________ to me, "You're an idiot!"

Complete the sentence using a colloquial storytelling verb (British English).
"I was arguing with my boyfriend when he ________ to me and was like, 'Be quiet. I can't hear myself think!' Then my friend _______ to me and told me not to listen to him."

When the clown slipped on the banana skin, we all _________.

My sister's joke was so funny, we were all ________.

I fell over and broke my ankle because I tried to run for the bus while I was wearing high heels. ______________________________________.

I was __________ after falling off my horse.

I didn't sleep well last night because I slept on my friend's sofa. Now my back is _______________.

I didn't understand my maths homework at all. I was completely ___________.

When I found out I had an identical twin sister, I was _________________.

When I found out I won the lottery jackpot, I _________________.


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177 Comments on “How to tell a story like a native English speaker”


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Jade! I really love the way you teach! I’ve learned a lot from YOU. thank you soo much! big hug!

Monday, December 7th 2015

    Hello blueapplee how are you? can we make practice together in english? if you see this coment reply you answer :)
    thank you

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

      Hello MS Evisa, how are you? I’m also interested to learn English thorough conversation, if you want you can send my your Skype name or add me in your Skype’s contact list, my Skype name is hasib.nasir2

      Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

      Yep! The only way to have a good command of a foreign language is to take every opportunity you have to use it; storytelling is not the exception that proves the rule.Practice makes perfect.

      Ciao

      Tuesday, January 12th 2016

        Enlighten us. We pronounce and spell ‘chao’ according to the English dictionaries which don’t mention ‘ciao’ at all.
        You don’t get it, do you?
        ‘Practice makes perfect’ What do you mean? Is that English? Nop…

        Saturday, February 6th 2016

      Evisa, pleasure, send me an email: gilvan-muniz@hotmail.com.

      Tuesday, March 15th 2016

Thank you very much, Ms. Jade. I like this video much. I’ve got 10 out of 10 in the quiz. You wrote storytelling verb (British English). So I would like to know if there are different colloquial storytelling verbs between British, American, Canadian and Australian English? Thanks a lot. :)

Monday, December 7th 2015

So interesting lesson Jade.
Very useful.
Thank you.

Monday, December 7th 2015

A very Good Lesson JAde.
Thank you so much.

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thank you Ms.Jade. Finally I find out how to learn English everyday without boring feeling.( Actually I’m not sure whether this sentences correct or not). I’m waiting for your lesson every day. Wish you have a great day my teacher. From your new student with love lol :v

Monday, December 7th 2015

Thanks, Jade. It was pretty interesting lesson…

Monday, December 7th 2015

10/10 thanks Jade… You’re amazing…

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Some new expressions! Thank you Jade.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

    hello katerina
    how are you? if you don’t mind I’m interested to speak and to do practise with you?

    Tuesday, December 8th 2015

      my email is evisamuo@yahoo.com if you are ok please write me in email :)

      Tuesday, December 8th 2015

        hi evisa hi all
        this is my skype id : ovixmu1
        my facebook : taufik.m.ibrahim

        i wait for you to practise english in conversation

        thanks

        Thursday, December 17th 2015

      thanks… very good

      Tuesday, December 8th 2015

      hello Evisa
      how are you? if you don’t mind I’m interested to speak and to do practise with you?

      Tuesday, December 8th 2015

        hello salomelo have you facebook?
        can you tell me your name?
        I wish you all the best :)

        Wednesday, December 9th 2015

          hello evisa, i really want to improve my english speaking skill…if you dont mind, this is my facebook: bachhaicuong110@yahoo.com. we can practice speak english :D

          Friday, April 22nd 2016

      Hi Evisa,you can skype me at any time.

      Wednesday, December 9th 2015

        Hi Katerina, I would like to do conversation with you because i am willing to improve my english speaking.
        Here is my skype: gauravbadyal

        Hope you will reply. Thank you in advance :)

        Wednesday, December 9th 2015

        please Katerina send me your skype in email?
        evisamuo@yahoo.com
        thank you
        I will call you tomorow

        Wednesday, December 9th 2015

          Hi Evisa,

          Are you still interested in practicing english with someone?

          Sunday, December 20th 2015

        Hi Katerina would you like talk to me? donatello133 this is my nikname for Skype. bye see you soon

        Wednesday, December 30th 2015

      Evisa if you read about me ,you will see my skype too.

      Wednesday, December 9th 2015

    Hello, Katerina. Would you please add me as your friend on Skype? My account is Mookmai.
    I’d like to practice to speak English with you and friends.

    Thursday, January 7th 2016

thank you.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Awesome tips, thank you!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Hello, Jade, thanks for the lesson! I can’t believe, my physics teacher’s second name is Kotik (in Russian), in English it’s like Kitty! :)

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

    Hello Arina how are you?
    the best way to improve your english is to do practice do you want to make practice with me?
    thank you :)

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

      Hi, Evisa!Could you write me when you can?

      Wednesday, December 16th 2015

      Hallo, How are you? Since I notice that you want practice english with other people, if you don’t mind I would like to with you my Sype nickname is: donatello133, see you soon

      Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Very good!) Thank you Jade!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

i’m watching engvid since one week,i wanna say something,You’re really kind and helpful people.This website is useful and practical, Ty for everything, and you’re also my best teacher Ms.Jade ,

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

huh…

still little bit confused. may be because i’m not habit in listening procces. i have to learn again ;)
thank’s for lesson :)

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Another expression for a funny story is “I was doubled over in laughter.” Basically, you bent your body forward and were holding your stomach because you were laughing so hard.

Awesome lesson, Jade. Good energy!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

    Hi Mr. Alex, I’m looking forward to your new lesson
    about something special, bye for now

    Tuesday, December 8th 2015

      Thanks, bushra. A new lesson is coming today or tomorrow.

      I also have a special one scheduled for December 18th.

      Wednesday, December 9th 2015

        Hello. Alex you are great! Good luck in the preparation of new lessons. Sincerely, your student.

        Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

Hi!
Thank you for the lesson!

Jade, can you write some more examples/sentences about “I was like…” ? It’s not so clear for me…

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Great lesson.. thanks Jade.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

    Hello Milam how are you?
    My name is Evisa and if you don’t mind I want to do practise with someone that know and speak English very well. I will appreciate if you give me opportunities to speak with you?
    Regards :)

    Wednesday, December 9th 2015

      hello evisa my name is eli and I am an albanian to,would u like to practice english? Tell me ur facebook account name,greetings

      Thursday, December 10th 2015

        Hey,I am an Indian .My facebook id is mohit96a.Can we talk so that we can practice Thanks mam

        Wednesday, January 20th 2016

      I am going to search about English partner for practicing. If you interesting to practicing English with me this is my Skype: Mohamed.wahab64

      Saturday, January 2nd 2016

You got 8 correct out of 10.
:)

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

that’s really useful!!!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Very good lesson. Thank you very much. I’m curious, why Alex always comments on videos even it’s not his? Waiting for answers.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Very useful and interesting lesson, Jade! Thank you very much.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thanks Ms.Jade, God bless you!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

THX Jade, I like your lesson, your teaching so good!

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Hi there can I ask a question what’s the meaning of gotta

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

    it means you have got to :D

    Friday, January 22nd 2016

so nice thanks

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

Thank you Jade

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

That accent tho..by the way,enjoyable lesson.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

I got a 10 :D thanks Jade,

I made the same you said last video,( you went in the last video?) I took some notes and made myself more active…..

First time I´ve got it with you

( I got to say ilike to ear your british accent)

see you later

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Hi Jade, thanks for your tips; now I just need a little practice. Have a nice day!

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Thank you, Jade! You’re absolutely amazing teacher :)
I got 10 out 10.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

    Congratulations Yunna you got full mark while I got 8 out 10 only

    Friday, December 11th 2015

    yunna hi how are you?
    would you like to make practice together in english?

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

      Evisa : can i join to you to make practice in english ??

      Monday, January 4th 2016

        can i join to you to make practice in english ?

        Saturday, January 9th 2016

      Hey,I am an Indian .My facebook id is mohit96a.Can we talk so that we can practice

      Wednesday, January 20th 2016

    hı yunna would you like to make practice with me skype:mcubur-md

    Sunday, January 17th 2016

Got 9 out of 10 cuz of the “crocodile tears” by the way dose it mean any thing drama if I use it in a story :)
Thanks dear Jade

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Good Phrases Mrs Jade..
This is what I was expecting from you guys all
Anyway Nice and Fun was there
I can’t give you Thanks enough Mrs Jade..
Big Thanks to you but you don’t know How much that Big Thanks is! Even I don’t know How much Big thanks is that But I give you Big thumb for this lesson!..
You are going to be speechless!..

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

just great. I’ve picked up some new phrases. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

I got 10 correct out of 10. That’s great :D
Thanks so much for your leassons,Mrs Jade!

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

    Hi Nguy, can I talk to to improve my English please?

    Friday, December 11th 2015

9/10, thank you so much, teacher.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Hey guys i would like to do conversation so by this we can improve our english speaking.

Here is my skype: gauravbadyal

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

hello is me busquets

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10.I think it’s OK for the first lesson. I would like to communicate with you guys and If you don’t mind please reply this message then send me your adress links(facebook,instagram,skype etc…)

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Good story.. tks for the tips..

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Salam, hi guys i want to improve my english, Here is my skype mitrayuliawati

Thursday, December 10th 2015

You are not getting understand. Is this sentence right?

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Thank you Jade.

Thursday, December 10th 2015

i got 7 of 100 ,,, not bad, btw thanks jade, i love u

Thursday, December 10th 2015

good lesson for the begginers…thanks for the efforts
really appreciate your work

Thursday, December 10th 2015

Please.give the answer

Thursday, December 10th 2015

I need a help on a topic???can anybody help me on that ???plz reply

Thursday, December 10th 2015

    what problem?

    Saturday, December 12th 2015

I like the positive energy floating here:-)

Thursday, December 10th 2015

thanks

Friday, December 11th 2015

Hi, Thanks Ms. Jade, I correct myself little bit from this

Friday, December 11th 2015

very useful,and jade is a very nice teacher.

Saturday, December 12th 2015

A complete lesson.
The phrases from quiz helps us very much.
Thanks!

Saturday, December 12th 2015

I love British accent, if anyone is interested to practice speaking, let me know, I also want to improve it… let’s help each other

Saturday, December 12th 2015

Amazing lesson !! Thanks a lot Jade :)

Saturday, December 12th 2015

I got 7 out of 10 but its okay..need to study and understand the situation..
But anyway I love this video very much..thankyou so much!!

Sunday, December 13th 2015

I got 90 of 100, Thanks for the lesson Jade! i’ve learned a lot from ur videoes. :) <3

Monday, December 14th 2015

Great job!!.Thanks Jade👍.X

Monday, December 14th 2015

    Hi, are You a real English speaker? You look friendly! Let’s study it together, shall we!

    Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

Thanks for this lesson!

Monday, December 14th 2015

Thank you Jade. Now my stories will be more authentic :)

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

A huge thanks for this lesson! Much needed!
Sadly we’re not taught this in the university.

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

No doubt about it. Ms. JADE lectured a very special lesson.
If, Dear Teacher, you will continue this topic by providing sample paragraphs of each type of story it would be great. Courage please!

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

There is such a calmness in your voice and face that I love it.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

good job!. Thank you Jade. I going to listen it tomorrow

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

again

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

Thanks you, Jade. I’m a newcomer here, so I was pretty satisfied the way you were teaching in this video lesson. I got 10 of 10 points. Sorry, but could u speak it up next time please?:-)

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

I found some interesting expression in this lesson.thanks.

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

thank you

Friday, December 18th 2015

thanks mam i need partner from native countries i m doing IELTS n i want to improve my speaking.I need partner for dpeaking my skype is
majidmalik.pk
my whats app
+923357884378
i will be very happy if anyone add me in his or her friend list
or in groups
thanks

Saturday, December 19th 2015

Hello everyone
I am new

Sunday, December 20th 2015

Thanks

Sunday, December 20th 2015

hi any one interested to practice English on Skype.

Monday, December 21st 2015

i have got 100 of 100 it was great lesson Jade thank you .

Monday, December 21st 2015

Excellent! Great teaching skills!

Monday, December 21st 2015

I can believe it! I get 10. Now, i have a great spirit to write a story in English

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

I want to learn English in a real conversation, if here is someone who wants to practice English with me, please send me you Skype name or add me, this is my Skype name hasib.nasir2

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

hi this is my first lesson i had. it seems very good method to teach english. l will do my best to have a maximum benefits from this site ..thanks for all your efforts

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

I’ve found out smth new and interesting for me. Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015

engvid…i kindly request you to do a lesson on PREPOSITIONAL PHRASES…including ”in favour of” …it would be a relief for all the students if you do this…Please Please Please teacher’s and sir’s….i cant understand when to use in favour of’ and it’s uses…your attention in this regard is highly appreciated….

Friday, December 25th 2015

Thank you for the lesson! I love your quiz, too. All the answers are amazing!

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Great video! Thanks a lot.

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Hi, I’m from Morocco, i’m looking forward for your next lessons
Thank you a loooooo, i ver appreciat your way of teaching

this is my Skype accunt if anyone wants to speak up
amoula630

AND WAR WISHES OF NEW YEAR

Friday, January 1st 2016

    Hi amoula I hope you are doing well :)
    Do you have a facebook account?

    Tuesday, April 5th 2016

I am going to search about English partner for practicing. If you interesting to practicing English with me

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Nice lesson!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thanks jade

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Thank you so much Jade!

Monday, January 4th 2016

hello teacher Jade, i hope you are fine,i really enjoy your videos which are not only useful but also important because it allows me to hear a native speaker as you(i really like your british accent it would be a dream for me,if i could speak it one day the way you are doing it). unfortunately, i never had the chance to speak to a native speaker which is quite important for an english learner like me,but it will be very stressful for to speak with a native speaker for the first time ever.Briefly i am writing to you also because i am facing a grammatical problem which is the following question : how to make the differance between adjectives and past participles which are used as adjectives e.g1 my car has been stolen, E.g2 my notebook is torn.Are stolen and torn considered as adjs or a past participles?.These are jsut examples , if you could answer my question and solve my problem,it would be great,but it would be greater,if you could show it by displaying a video on ENGVID webcite which would be more explicit and everyone would benifit.I really enjoyed writing to you teacher Jade,sorry for my poor english.you are great.Thank you for your attention in advance.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Hello, Jade. I’m from Thailand. I’ve just watched your video in the first time. This is the best English Lesson I’ve ever watched. Thank you for the great job. You are very awesome.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

All these phrases will make my conversation more vivid. p.s. I already took notes^ ^

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Hello Jade,
Many thanks for this amazing lesson about story telling expressions.

Best regards,

Helmut

Sunday, January 10th 2016

interesting lesson. Thank you.

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Hi. Thanks teacher. 10/10.

Monday, January 11th 2016

Thanks for your lesson.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Thank you. It was helpful. Can we say: he went to me blabla? or they go to me….?

Thursday, January 14th 2016

    Countdown I think yes you can say that,but that’s a colloquial storytelling not
    Real English like they came to me or he came to me. I hope I can learn you like
    Jade. So if you understand that tell me please :)

    Friday, January 29th 2016

      Thank you for your reply. I got it. I’m excited that I hear these kinds of storytelling words after I get familiar through this lesson. You’re right Mathew, they are used mostly in colloquial English. Thx

      Saturday, January 30th 2016

        Thanks Mrs. Countdown.

        Saturday, January 30th 2016

thank you MsJade for this amazing lesson

Sunday, January 17th 2016

thank you

Sunday, January 17th 2016

Hi Jade thank you very much for your teaching us. This is the first time I came here and I’m pleaseantly surprised ‘cos I couldn’t find any other best way to continue learning english. I am very interested in getting a very good command of english because it is very important first of all for my job and besides to a personal interest. I send you regards from Mexico and thanks again.

Thursday, January 21st 2016

This is the first Jade’s video I’ve watched and I have to say: Her accent it’s pretty difficult to understand by me.. Is this a british accent?

Saturday, January 23rd 2016

hi jade you’re simple beautiful and Bright!

Sunday, January 31st 2016

Nice lesson. For advanced students. Yeah we dont learn that kind of stuff in regular books in regular courses.

Cheers.

Anyone interested in practising advanced English on skype or whatsapp?

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Hi, Jade. I like your lessons. The way you teach is a very good way for me to remember without needing to repeat so much.

CHEERS!!

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Very good lesson. Not easy to explain, but so clear! You are great, Jade!

Sunday, February 28th 2016

Hello I am new here, how do I practice the lessons.

Saturday, March 5th 2016

Hello and Hey to every one. I’m new how should i be one of the lessons participates?
Please i need your respond…

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

Excuse me Dear Jade. Your talk is very fluently. It is very hard to understand.You omit men in elementary degree…Dont forget it.

Friday, March 11th 2016

Hello, Dear Jade,
Thanks for your lovely lessons.
I like you and your lessons very much.
And could I have a request for a lesson.
I have some confusion when I want to express something like:
The book is thick, and the stick is thick.
which, you know, one means thickness, while another means diameter.
Could you please have a lesson to talk about this and some similar adjectives?

Best wishes!
Zhi Han

Sunday, March 13th 2016

very thank you for your lesson Jade.It is really helpful to me.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Hi, Jade.
I wrote a novel. Would you proofread it for me? Do you have enough time for it? If so I would send you my email address.

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Wow. You’re fantastic! Thank you for your job.

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Hi Jade. thank you.

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Jade, thank you for everything…….I’m trng to undesrstand more the British english, you’re helping me a lot

Friday, April 1st 2016

Thanks miss/Jade

Friday, April 1st 2016

10/10 Your lessons are very helpful!

Monday, April 4th 2016

Thank you Jade. Very interesting. I got 9 of 10. I’ll try to watch all your video lessons.

Friday, April 22nd 2016

thanks jade it was very helpful for me .I got 9/10

Friday, May 6th 2016

is there anyone to practice for me .I am ready on Skype .My Skype is rıdvan aktitiz.I am a doctor in turkey .I am a radiologist an I am worikng from internet .so I am generolly online

Friday, May 6th 2016

it was a amazing lesson jade keep on doing that!!!
thanks a lot!!!

Sunday, May 15th 2016

hi everyone I would like to speak english so add me on facebook if you want .my fb is: abdel hak

Thursday, May 19th 2016

Thanks jade , i got a 9 out of 10

Friday, May 20th 2016

THANKS VERY MUCH

Monday, May 23rd 2016

thanks Jade

Monday, May 23rd 2016

Thank Jade , I got 10 out of 10

Thursday, May 26th 2016

it was a great lesson TNX

Tuesday, June 21st 2016

I ve looked up you JADE love all especially PRONUNCIATION! But I have a question for this lesson I don’t not entirely understand meaning of ‘accident story’. please explain me little bit more detail! warm regards

Monday, July 4th 2016

It’s really helpful form me because I was not good at telling stories.

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

thanks a lot

Saturday, July 23rd 2016

that is very nice , i will watch this video again

Friday, July 29th 2016

I didn’t watch the video due to network failure and I’ll be really grateful and indebt to anyone who explains explicitly about this topic of discussion..

Sunday, August 7th 2016

love it jade

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

thank’s jade your video give me motivate to learnd english. but i don’t have patner to practice conversation. I hope that i can meet with someone in these sit to join practice with me.

Monday, September 19th 2016

Just loved the “What the F..!” part! =]]

Monday, October 10th 2016

Thank you, Jade

Monday, October 17th 2016

This is great, I just found this helpful website after watching the video. Very helpful, motivating and interesting.

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Awesome, good new vocab though

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

Just love your accent! Jade.
I’m going to appear in IELTS exam this December, Would anyone like to practice speaking with me?
my skype is ameer.usman10

Thursday, November 24th 2016
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