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thank you very much adam

Friday, October 31st 2014

    Excuseme Ali, did you take the quiz? I searched high and low for it, but I couldn´t find it.

    I did really want to take it right after watching the video, but to my dismay . . .

    Changing a bit the subject, just a word about these two standardized tests, there is much more to them than meet the eye.

    Many thanks for this well-planned lesson Mr. Benn.

    Saturday, November 15th 2014

      Thanks Regino :)

      Wednesday, November 19th 2014

DJ Khaled rapper salute you .Adam you are the best teacher came to eng vid.com

Friday, October 31st 2014

Thank you, Adam :)

Saturday, November 1st 2014

thank you Adam .like the way you teach .and your way of teaching make me feel like i’m going to a good speaker soon .
and yes ,if anyone wants to practice engish with me ,my skype name is”dev.pra”.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

    Hi devendra i would like tu practice english with
    you my Skype name es fishtacos17

    Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Adam, thank you so much!

Saturday, November 1st 2014

It was really nice and perfect!
I understood all that you mean)
Thanks a lot, Adam!

Saturday, November 1st 2014

It is very helpful for the learner who is going to take Ielts exam. THANKS A MILLIONS, ADAM.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

I understood that I’d never be able to pass any of those exams. :( But thank you anyway.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

    lol. On the contrary,Kingstingtin, this will help you do just that.
    :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

It’s very useful. Thank you Adam.

Saturday, November 1st 2014

Thanks Adam it was helpful

Saturday, November 1st 2014

thank you for your valuable advises and directions

Saturday, November 1st 2014

Thank you Adam… You are one of my favorite teacher… (Y)

Saturday, November 1st 2014

thank Adam, i know getting higher scores in Ielts is difficult but i will try

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

You so awsome Adam,Thank you so much.

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thanks Adam. That is really useful. No matter IELTS or any other test.
But i don’t get it. Is it fast speaking?
I thought you speak as usual.
Do you have a video where you speak really fast?
I want to try my understanding=)
thanks again

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

    Thanks layamblwb,

    It’s not too fast, but fast enough to help you prepare for the tests. I’ll see if I can put up a natural speed video soon.

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Greeting,Adam according to your lesson that talked about time management you advise that students to know instructions before the test day.On the other hand Emma confirms that students to read them in the test.Please, how can I match between two lessons .
best regards

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

    Good question Haider,

    What i mean is that you shouldn’t have any surprises on test day. you should know all the instructions for all the sections and question types so that you do not have to waste time reading them and trying to understand them. having said that, you still need to have a quick look to see how many words/numbers you’re allowed for a blank-fill question; whether you need to say if a statement is true, false, not given, or whether the author would agree with the statement by saying yes, no, not given. In regard to these details, you need to have a look, but not necessarily to “read”. Also, some sections’ instruction are always the same, so no need to read them again and again.

    Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

      thank you very much for this clarification my teacher,please could I get a test copy includes these instructions? I`m grateful if you can assist me . Another question, could I take IELTS as a simulation on line I mean training test ? please, do you have any advises for me to improve my English and enroll one of university for getting a grant to complete PhD
      best regards

      Thursday, November 20th 2014

        sorry universities

        Thursday, November 20th 2014

          Hi Haider,

          You can get a lot of information from the official IELTS site, including sample material:
          http://www.ielts.org/test_takers_information/test_sample.aspx

          IELTS is a paper-based test, so there are no simulations really. There are plenty of books with sample tests though.

          As for your English, you need to study everyday, and especially build up a vocabulary. You’ll need that for uni.

          Friday, December 5th 2014

Hi Adam. Could you explain to me the secret of letter “S” in the end of verbs in present simple and the secret of “DOES”? I ask you because you’re a native English speaker(and I’d like to see that with the eyes of a native English speaker). Why “DOES”? Why not “DO”?

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

    Не претендую на роль Адама, но:
    Он”S”, она”S”, оно”S” и кто”S”.
    С “DOES” тоже самое.
    Драгункин Вам в помощь. :)

    Monday, November 3rd 2014

      Can you explain why?

      Friday, November 7th 2014

        Вот это уж – фиг его знает. :) Наверное потому, что исторически так сложилось и это правило. Тоже самое, почему у нас есть склонения по родам и падежам а у них нет?

        Friday, November 7th 2014

          I hope Adam will give a hand to us…
          so never mind.

          Saturday, November 8th 2014

    Of course,that question isn’t about grammar. It’s about understanding and seeing a sentence with the eyes of a native speaker.
    Thank you.

    Sunday, November 9th 2014

      Hi Katrin :)
      I think I can help you with this. We use ‘does’ when the subject is third person singular, i.e., he, she and it. We use ‘do’ when the subject is I, you, we or they. Simply ‘does’ is for singulars and ‘do’ is for plurals.
      e.g., Does she sing?
      Do they sing?
      In simple present, ‘s’ is added to the verb when the subject is singular. If the subject is plural, then the verb appears as it is.
      e.g., Cat likes milk.
      Cats like milk.
      Hope this helps :)

      Thursday, November 13th 2014

        here we go again…

        Sunday, November 16th 2014

          It looks like “I,YOU,WE and THEY” observe the life from one side of the World and in the same time “SHE,HE and IT” from the other one. It’s very interesting, because in the tongues I speak they all have different endings in verbs. Adam, if you have time for me, I want the hardest explanation. I will understand.

          Sunday, November 16th 2014

          THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

          Sunday, November 16th 2014

          Hi Katrin,

          Actually, Tiana gave a good answer. In the present simple tense, third person (he, she, it) we always have an ‘s’.
          He plays.
          He is
          It does
          She goes
          Katrin has…
          Michael believes…
          The company produces…
          Canada is…
          My sister’s neighbour’s dog barks. loudly.

          And so on.

          The main things to remember are the tense and person and the number.

          As far as a native speaker’s eye/ear/etc., it’s second nature (most people don’t think about it, it just comes out that way)

          Also remember that in a question or negative form of a sentence, we split the do and the main verb, and the do 9or other helping verb) takes the ‘s’:
          She does not like…
          It was not…
          Has she been to…?

          Sorry I can’t give you something more complicated than that.

          Wednesday, November 19th 2014

          it’s second nature (most people don’t think about it, it just comes out that way)

          VERY STRANGE,VERY!!!(I tried to see in that way)… Thank you Adam.
          Looks like “I AM” plural.

          Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Thanks Adam☺

Monday, November 3rd 2014

I did looked at website “writeToTop.com” Adam,It’s so sososo difficult for me. :(

Monday, November 3rd 2014

    Hi Lotte,

    Writing is considered by most English learners to be the most difficult of the four skills. Keep trying… it will get easier to get through.

    If there are ways I can improve the site, let me know.

    :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

thanks a lot, Adam. It was very useful.

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Great explanation

Monday, November 3rd 2014

very good tescher

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Thanks Adam, Guess what? You are an important person!!!

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

    Thank you Mizaliz :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thank you sir Adam. you are really one of the best.

Would you please post more videos about strategies used in different sections of the IELTS?

Thank you in advance :)

cheers,

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

    Will do Elskhawy :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

      Man, you are great :) Thank you in advance for the effort. Wish you best of luck :)

      Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Hi Adam, thanks for your videos, there are very usefull!!
I need to practice my speaking, so I would like to speak with you or someone who want to practice.
I hope hear from you soon.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

    Hi Helen,

    You should invite some of your peers here to chat with you. I’m sure there are many who would be happy to.

    :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

thanks so much Mr. Adam for your wonderful lessons.
I had planed to register for namcol next year to improve my English and Biology so I really need your help sir. my email address is ndaagrace@gmail.com

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

thanx !!! Adam i have been watching your videos i like how you explane the lessons :) thank you again

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Dear Adam
Eng vid lessons have helped me a lot. i have a question regarding ielts. what about using upper case or lower case letters while filling up answer sheets.
can we use all upper case(CAPITAL) letter to avoid the confusion. i wll be thankful for your suggestions. I am taking ielts in few days

Thursday, November 6th 2014

    Hi Nirajdevjoshi,

    I’m afraid not. You need to use upper- and lowercase letters to show you understand proper punctuation. Some answers need to be capitalized and if you do not make the capital clear, you will lose that point.

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thank’s Adam, as always straightforward to the subject; IELTS…. 25 minutes of practical advices.

Friday, November 7th 2014

Adam thank you very much for your lessons.
Now many things in English have become clear for me.
Can I request you to make a lesson about word “whether” and sentences with it?

Sunday, November 9th 2014

    Hi Symon,

    I’ll see what I can do. :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

as far as i am concerned , this is excellent site

Sunday, November 9th 2014

thank sow much Adam best teacher

Sunday, November 9th 2014

thanks very much Adam it is really useful

Tuesday, November 11th 2014

It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. great advices

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Thank you adam you are great

Wednesday, November 12th 2014

Hi Adam! Thank you so much for your lessons! Could you please explain the difference between the words: to manage, to deal, to handle and to cope with. Their meanings look quite similar.

Thursday, November 13th 2014

    Hi Andrew,

    In many situations they are similar. However, there are always subtleties.

    To manage to have some control over the situation, while to cope with it, means to tolerate it, or simply to survive it. To deal with and to handle are similar (and actually similar to manage) but have more of the idea that the situation isn’t of my making, but I will try to control it anyway. Handle and deal with are also more about facing something and standing up to it (in case of a bad situation). You can also handle people in terms of manipulating them to get what you want.

    It would be much easier to see the difference in sentences. if you have any particular ones, send them to me and I’ll point out some details.

    Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Hi teacher :)
Can you PLEASE explain me or make a video on ‘how to write compound and complex sentences’? I really need to know them because my teacher asks me to write them in order to get more marks.
Thank you :)

Thursday, November 13th 2014

    Hi Tiana,

    I will try to make a video, but for now see if this helps:
    http://writetotop.com/what-is-a-sentence-2/types-of-sentences

    Let me know :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

      Hi sir,
      Thank you for your help. Although I can understand the idea of the sentence, it is a bit more unclear to me. The explanation was a bit trickier, Sir. I am waiting for your video explanation. :)
      Thanks again :)

      Monday, November 24th 2014

greeting from venezuela

Friday, November 14th 2014

    Greetings from Canada :)

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

thant you adam, I like your method of teaching.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Adam thank you, you are a great teacher!

Sunday, November 16th 2014

hi all,
iam facing problems in reading section i cant make it….pls suggest me some tips to crack the reading section.
thanks in advance

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

    Which test Gandherahul?

    Wednesday, November 19th 2014

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Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thanks everyone :)

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

in ielts reading…….
hi sir,
iam facing difficult in finding out answers

Friday, November 21st 2014

hi i need emprove my english speaking and i nedd you help please

Friday, November 21st 2014

amazing talker :)

Saturday, November 22nd 2014

Thank you for all tips and suggestions, Adam. I did the IELTS yesterday and it helped a lot (especially the ones about the writing part).

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

More videos about TOEIC ..Could you do that?,
My students are afraid of the test they think that it’s difficult and when they see engvid it’s easier …

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Saxoaudrey. :)

    Friday, December 5th 2014

      Thanks Adam and the team. One of my student came back from TOEIC (old version : only listenning and reading (here in France it’s usual!)) with 950 scored…
      I’mso hapyy for him

      Saturday, December 6th 2014

        Tell him Congrats from me :)

        Saturday, December 20th 2014

Thank you for great lesson, it’s inspire me to pass the IELTS test.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

wonderful lesson ,thanks

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Thanks Adam…

Friday, November 28th 2014

Hi Adam,

Thanks for the lesson. It was a useful. I would like to understand about the max words we need to write in Task 2 in writing section to score good results. You had advised to write at least 350 words however I had people saying we need to strict to max 250. words.

Please correct me if my understanding is wrong that there will be reduction in marks when we write more words than required. Also, advice on how to calculate the number of words we have written.

Thanks

Sunday, November 30th 2014

    Hi Divyasrinivasan,

    Be careful with instructions. The 250 words is the MINIMUM, not the maximum. If you can get to 300 you should be ok.

    Friday, December 5th 2014

thanks adam, you are the best teacher in this site. You spend time to answer every question from your viewers, even say greetings.. thanks a lot sir..:)

Monday, December 1st 2014

    My pleasure :)

    Friday, December 5th 2014

awesome lesson, thanks Adam

Monday, December 1st 2014

Hi. I hope everything is perfect in your side.i found engvid.com recently. Your lessons are more helpful. Great work. I am going to take IELTS exam in next 2 month. i hope you can give me best advises.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

    Best advice Iyoqivino: relax :)

    Friday, December 5th 2014

      I really fell into love with Adam… You are a great teacher. I always see that you try your best to make the lecture very easy and understandable. Thanks a lot.

      Thursday, December 11th 2014

Thanks so much.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

Thank you .Adam your the best teacher.

Friday, December 5th 2014

Thank you Adam,I like to learn english only with you because you teach very well and your accent is very very nice and clear, again thanks alot.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014

Thank you Adam you are the bes teacher.

Friday, December 12th 2014

Adam!! This really was helpful, mainly when i close my eyes and clean my mind before a question. This helped me so much in my university tests, for example. thanks

Friday, December 12th 2014

Thank you Adam.. You are the bes teacher

Monday, December 15th 2014

Thank you, Adam. I’m about to take the IELTS, and your presentation gave me lots of confidence!

Wednesday, December 17th 2014

    Good luck Alex :)

    Saturday, December 20th 2014

that was useful, thank you Adam, im gonna take the IELTS, next week.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

Thank you Adam.

Friday, December 26th 2014

i got all the points which you want to explain here , and i have to say you are the best teacher i have ever seen thanks you..

Monday, December 29th 2014

DAMN! I CAN’N DOWNLOAD THE VIDEOS @| SMB EXPLAIN TO ME HOW TO DOWNLOAD

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Thank you adam. I always watch your videos, i find it very constructive and well-elaborated. However, i got a huge problem with my IELTS reading, it takes a long time for me to locate the answers especially multiple choice and T F NG which is time consuming. Plus, when it come to list of headings, it is so confusing and tricky :( . Which way do you recommend is the best tenchnique? To read the questions first or the passage? Could you give some tips how to find the answers easily please?

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Comes*

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Dear Adam
First of all I wanna say “well-done, great!”.
Bye the way, you always refer items to your nice and beautiful collage, EMMA. I like her. I hope you could stole her heart and mind, if not, I just say, do it again, you can.

Friday, January 2nd 2015

very useful

Monday, January 5th 2015

Hello
Adam, could you please help me how to connect my server to this valuable lesson? As my server is connecting to it. :(

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

brilliant adam

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Hi Mr Adam,
First, thank you a lot for your tips for ours.
Next,:how I can found any reply for my comment, because I am really don’t use this side every day but from time to time or day after day.
After that, the most important that I know every thing about IELTS i know all the structures and style to this exam I interested in general training test but my problem in how catch a suitablemissing words in listening or reading. And in speaking I understand but not every word surly, but when start speak I sometimes miss when using grammar or coherence the sentence. I practiced skills and I listened and watched often video’s and some serial on TV. But still afraid of having high score. Is there any problems in my writing in this comment. What I need more. My test on May.

Thursday, January 8th 2015

    Thank you so much I am greeting you and I am happy to see you .
    your way of teaching is very interesting and useful .

    Thursday, January 8th 2015

thanks Adams…

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Sorry for the spelling of “Adam” :-)

Thursday, January 8th 2015

hi
i have got ma in elt but i don have ielts is there any way paractice on my own and get perfect score in ielts exam in thi site ? I mean tips

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

You are doing such a great job

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

hi Adam.could you help me with “gerund”and “to infinitive”?i mean when and why we use them?

Friday, January 23rd 2015

I learned a lot about the IELTS sections. Thanks Adam.

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you !!!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Sir Adam can’t you help me to improve my skills to learning about English.and other world?Thanks for this lesson Sir Adam.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

very usefull information, once again. the best, for me, is the IDEAS BANK, about preparation for this topics BEFORE the test. I will follow this instruction right away. thank U very much, Adam!!

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Thank you that was helpful

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

I like everything!

Friday, March 20th 2015

Really great lesson!!Thank you so much Adam for all these very precious precisions.I hope that I am going to have a better score thanks to your help;best regards.

Thursday, April 9th 2015

Thank you Adam for your interesting lesson and this lesson especially.
I got sufficient grade to apply for the visa I need to work in Australia. You are partly responsible for this success.
I appreciated your clear speaking and interesting advices you shared (especially in this key lesson).

Good continuation
You can thank Emma that first catched my attention and push me to discover your lesson.
Just for info, I anonymously made a small donation for you 2 because you deserve it.

Thursday, April 9th 2015

THANKS A LOOOOOT ADAM!! You are an excellent 24/7 teacher!!

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Hi Adam!
thanks for your cooperative lesson, I really appreaciate it !
in the lesson, you have mentioned some steps regarding how to save your time effectively in dealing with writing because we are given huge amount of tasks and left with short limited time !. it is one of the most common problems that we are suffering from !
I would be much grateful if you could provide us more instuctions about this issue
I am looking forward for your feedback

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Hi Adam, where is the quiz for this section ?

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Awesome tips! I’ve been practicing on my exercises using almost all of them! :)
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Dear .

Would you please advice me how to prepare myself for IELTS exam within 3 months? Please advice.

Monday, June 15th 2015

Thank you very much

Friday, June 19th 2015

Thanks for your course, Adam. Very usefull.

Sunday, June 28th 2015

Oh thank you so much, but I have a question, how can I know or find the milestones?!

Friday, July 10th 2015

thank u very much

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Thanx thanx thanx Mr. Adam it’s a very useful videos to know what is the ILETS test.. Actually my test is on Saturday, I’m a little bit afraid because I didn’t study well, I just wanted to know the test and what is happening there :), no problem if I failed because I want to know my weak points in order to get a good mark in it..thank you one more time for supporting us.

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Thank you so much Adam, you got a great technique. I would like to see a video explaining something of the IELTS test, for ex. where is locate each question (that’s when I’m listening), how do I know if is above or down. You said something about that, but I would like to know much better this.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Hi, Adam.

I’ve improved my English level a lot since I discovered this website, and you and your colleagues are helping me a lot. I have a question, and I ask you if you can clarify that to me, because I’m taking an English test very soon here in Spain that is very similar to IELTS, and it’s a high-level test of English. I’ve heard a lot of native speakers say “I like to do this”, and all English students are told from the beggining that all verbs after “like” are written in the “ing” form. Eg: I like playing football, very straight-forward. Is there any difference between using one or another form? Or should I just use the “ing” form especially for writtings, in order to avoid loss of points?

Thank you very much indeed in advanced.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Totally agree, the time is frustrating. I remember wasting the first 20 minutes getting the first 14 questions done in my Reading section and I freaked OUT randomly selecting the remaining. Sadly, I got a really bad grade and because this was my first part of the exam I messed the other 3 parts worrying about my score in part 1. Iam going to have my 2nd exam in 2 weeks and already getting nauseous :'(

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Please, make a lesson about Participle I & II.

Saturday, September 5th 2015

u r awesome adam.how can i check out my ielts writing task to some experienced teacher like u who will let me find out my problems ..

Sunday, September 6th 2015

Thank You Adam. Greeting from Philippines.

Saturday, November 7th 2015

It’s perfect and so useful .Thank you very much Mr.Adam ????

Would you give an example for idea bank ( environment, like what?)

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

actually , I’d like to thank you for the efforts you’re providing .. you have a smooth way to deliver your idea .. I’m so interested in what you’re teaching ..

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

thanks

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Sir , I want to improve my reading skill for ielts . Could u pls provide me general reading tips

Saturday, January 30th 2016

I’m from Tunisia and I just started to learn your courses and I’ve glad to study Adam’s video

Sunday, February 7th 2016

One word: Excellent

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you Adam !!
I watch the videos this website every day. I’ve improved my English since I visit it! Congratulations for your excelent job!!

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thanks a lot adam , my issue really is the reading one

Thursday, May 12th 2016

Hello Adam,

I will take the Ielts in the beginning of 2017 in Brazil, and I am wondering about this writing section.
When I check my composition and I see that I accidentally did a mistake, what can I do to correct it?

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

Thank you Adam, you are a great teacher!
I have learned a lot in two weeks from you on You Tube, I daily listen your lessons.
You have such a good excuse, accessible, pleasant calms voice.
I’m happy that I found such a good teacher
Ilonka

Friday, September 16th 2016

hi Adam, i could not see your video lesson. i receive 404-not found error.would you mind giving me a solution?

Monday, September 26th 2016

    Hi! It looks like you’re posting from Iran. Your government, ISP (internet service provider) or phone carrier may be blocking YouTube, where all our videos are hosted. Can you see any other YouTube videos?

    Wednesday, September 28th 2016
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