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When we paraphrase...

Which of the following word pairs are synonyms?

Which of the following word pairs are synonyms?

Which of the following words are synonyms?

"Modern technology makes life more convenient."
Choose the best paraphrase of this sentence.

You are given the following essay question on a test:
"Children should never be educated at home by their parents. Do you agree or disagree?"
Choose the best way to start the essay. Focus on what is the best paraphrase even if you disagree with the opinion.

Which sentence is an example of a concession or acknowledging the opposite point of view?

"Are our zoos cruel to wild animals? Discuss."
Choose the best paraphrase of this question for use in your introduction.

What is a synonym for "important"? Choose the best answer.

It is a good idea in an essay to ignore the opposite point of view. You should only talk about your own opinion, not that of others.


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I recently discovered the quiz in engvid, and I can assure that I enjoy a lot this section. I also think that is a good way for improving my English.
Thanks!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Yay I am the first one to comment!!!!
Good morning Emma mam. Thank you for this wonderful lesson. You have made my writing skills into another advanced level. And also you made me more confident to write more essays. Whatever essay will come I will remember all you have taught me and get food marks in the university. Thank you once again for this wonderful video and also boosting up my confidence for writing essays.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

    I’ve already heard of paraphrasing before, however I’ve never put it into use because I didn’t know how to do it.

    It is a useful technique to improve your writing skills, but as any other language skill, it takes time and practice to develop it.

    Many thanks Emma for this superb video lesson.

    Bye for now.

    Tuesday, September 13th 2016

      Gosh! I did not have time to revise and much less proofreed my post. . .

      . . . making mistakes as usual.

      “I´d already heard of paraphrasing before, however I never put it into use because. . .”

      Ciao!

      Friday, September 16th 2016

PH I am sorry I wrote “food” instead of good

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Hlo Emma mam good afternoon . i m new student. please help me in my speaking skills . i shall v very thankful to you for this. and i love your way of taught

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

It really dispenses me some enlightenment about writing a great essay. Thanks
I got 10/10, by the way. :-D

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Lovely , I Got 100% :)

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thanks Emma!!
I really enjoyed this video. You showed very clearly how to write an essay with your advice.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

useful we need the lesson
my writing is so bad
thanks a lot Emma

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thanks, Emma. This is a great lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Dear Emma
Great video covering lot of vocabulary aand such of writing skill that’s so essentals for every english learners.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thanks for categorizing the paraphrases.. its helpful…

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

This was some of great problems that I had, but after watching I do believe that something will change. I do thank you ( Emma and EngVid team) for the lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Paraphrasing is so much handy when writing an essay, but it takes words, which takes improving vocabulary, which takes researching. For those who like to read, dictionaries can be pretty handy with their definitions to put these synonyms into practise, too. Bye the way, thanks teacher Emma. This lesson is very important.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

    Oops! I meant “by the way”. My mistake :(

    Thursday, September 15th 2016

Thank you for new knowledge =)

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you Emma, always. I got 10/10 :D

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Hello,Emma.I have a question:”My teacher said that I need to write the full sentence but you said that we don’t need to copy it.Who will I follow to???

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Big thanks Emma
Please more video like this ( about writing )

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you very much Emma. You do a great job!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thaks, very interesting)

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you for you feed!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

I’ve got 9/10. Thank you Emma. Pararhrase is very essential for learning English.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you Emma for the lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

10/10

Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

I got 100. So useful Emma. I admit that you are onde of my best teacher. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Yessss
Great lesson …thanks 🤓

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Hi Emma,

Thank you very much for these amazing lessons, I have learned a lot with your lessons and with the others teachers too, I hope that you continue doing this for long time. Congratulations for these vital videos, I am always waiting for new lessons.

Sincerely,
Eddy from Guatemala!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

wOow!! I did great means I understand and got good the lecture . Although I tray wrting a good essay , I cannout make a useful one that makes my teachers would really valued . I’ve this issue and Could you do more vedios about making a good essay for university students . thank you and keep up the good work !!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you Emma :)

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Great lesson, just one feedback please let us take notes move at the side of the board.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Thank you so much Emma. You and Adam have a good accent. I can completely understand what you are saying.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

good job emma thanks for lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

tks for this great lesson!

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

It’s important to understand how we can use the paraphrases.

Thank you. It is an essential lesson.

Tuesday, September 13th 2016

Wow! This lesson was simply amazing!
You managed to show us some clever techniques by using some relatively simple examples.
Ciao Emma, see you next time.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

I enjoed this lesson very muuch

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Thanks so much!

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Thank you Emma but I don’t like this lesson 😳

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Thanks Emma for this lesson..it’s very useful and very interesting..:)

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

thanks emma mam

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Good! thank you so much,that was helpful, very good advices.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Hi Emma! This lesson is very useful, not only for students who are getting prepared for a test, but for someone that is going to a job interview as well. Some times they ask you questions like that, so the answer given is very important.

Thanks!!!

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

10 of 10! Very good lesson Emma! Thank you so much ))

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Great explanation, Emma. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Emma,Thank you so much.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Hello Emma. Thank you for your lesson.

Wednesday, September 14th 2016

Is there anyone to chat in english?

Thursday, September 15th 2016

I really like all Engvid Teachers superb job.

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Thank You for such useful lesson! I will be using paraphrasing. People who use, seems so smart))

Thursday, September 15th 2016

100! You are very helpful Ms Emma. Thank you!

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Thank you. Paraphrase is amazing. excellent lesson to improve writing score. I like to learn more about concession.

Friday, September 16th 2016

It was really helpful.
thank you so much Emma. God bless you

Friday, September 16th 2016

well, actually l’ve learnt at my school how to write a good essay, but l have to admit that this video is much more useful. and which the teachers at school dont teach me is the concessions. it is pretty important and academic. many thanks to you Emma

Friday, September 16th 2016

Thank you for teaching us how to paraphrase. this is my first time to get all 10 question out of 10. I very enjoy this video. please post some more video.

Friday, September 16th 2016

thanks a lot
it is a useful lesson for me

Friday, September 16th 2016

Thank you Emma for this invaluable lesson about paraphrasing, but my problem as well as others,I think, are finding the right word for the paraphrased one. I think we need to develop our vocabulary.

Saturday, September 17th 2016

Thank you so much Emma this is first time I heard about paraphrase and concessionot aalso understood how can I write the pragrapg by the way I got 10/10 full mark

Saturday, September 17th 2016

perfect score. Thank you.

Sunday, September 18th 2016

Hi, Emma. Thank you for the good lesson. I have started teaching my students how to write journals nowadays. This video would be really helpful for my students to paraphrase the topic of the journals they write every time. I promote them to watch this when I get them to write one next time.

Sunday, September 18th 2016

It is my first day to login into engid.com so far so good it looks promising learn more

Sunday, September 18th 2016

I am really really enjoying the lessons. Great job

Sunday, September 18th 2016

Thank you so much,i like the way you explain. :-)

Monday, September 19th 2016

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Monday, September 19th 2016

Thanks…for your lessons,It’s really helpful to me.i heard the first time paraphrase…next time i would be remembered what you taught at the moment taking essay…

Monday, September 19th 2016

I got 10/10. Hurrraaahhh…

Monday, September 19th 2016

I got 100!!!!!
Yeeppeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Monday, September 19th 2016

I got 8/10 because I read wrong two ask. Very good this lession!

Monday, September 19th 2016

Thanks Emma, I’m ready for my language assessment in a few weeks :-)

Monday, September 19th 2016

I’m trying to find a lesson on word association. I would like to learn how to determine Which synonym to use in which situation. Any ideas?

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

Hi Emma! Thanks for this lesson!

I think paraphrasing is an important skill to write well evaluated introductions.

When introducing an essay, my opinion is that the ability of using paraphrase guarantees high marks in this section.

Tuesday, September 20th 2016

Seems to be great website.

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

hi emma,
i seen your lesson it is so use for me, thanks emma mam/// i am learn lot of english conversation for your lesson only, please take a next lesson soon

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Thank you so much dear teache Emma it is a useful lesson and you’re my favorite teacher

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Hi Emma!

I always was looking for a class like this is fun the way you teach and how to use although even though , despite , how to take notes too and thank you for all the tips.

You are awesome

Wednesday, September 21st 2016

Thank you so much , I have learned more from you Emma.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

thank you ,,,

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Emma, is this sentece correct? (It’s about Facebook vs. Twitter)
Although many people use twitter very often; in my opinion, facebook is more helpful than twitter.

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

Hi Emma and everybody:)Firstly,many thanks for this useful lesson;however,ı have some troubles in the use of would and reduction.I mean,of course,ı know how to use them grammatically;nevertheles,I sometimes cannot understand the use of would in a sentence or conversation especially in the native speakers’ conversations.Can you make a lesson about this?Because I use ‘would’ with if conditionals(type 2 and 3) or for desire,inclination,polite requests and so on.I wonder that are there other uses for would and can you share these with us?Thanks in Advance

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

thanks Emma i know its gonna help me.im wondering about about how to speak fluently .coul you give me an idea?

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

HI Emma
I’m feeling happy for getting this useful lesson
it’s very helpful:)
hopefully my english will be better
and also this web is such a great web :)

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Clear and interesting as usual. Thanks Emma.

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Oops!how can i watch video from Emma?????please tell me

Friday, September 23rd 2016

Instead of “education”? Well, there’s diffrent words we can use.

Professor Emma,
the above is from your lesson. I think, it should be “there’re diffrent words”. Please explain.

Good job Professor Emma. Thanks.
BR,
mkj

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Good lesson

Saturday, September 24th 2016

IT SEEMS LIKE IELTS VIDEOS ARE WORTHY

Saturday, September 24th 2016

Great Video
Thank you.

Sunday, September 25th 2016

This video is very helpful. I learned a lot to improve my writing skill to get the high marks on IELTS test. Thank you so much Emma :D

Sunday, September 25th 2016
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