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109 Comments on “2 Quick Ways to Improve your English – FOR EXAMPLE & SAME”


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Your videos are always good, but I feel uncomfortable when I watch them. I have goosebumps because of the sound which you make while writing something on the board. Can you write more softly or do something to remove that sound?

Thank you a lot!

Thursday, January 27th 2011

    this was the our last problem

    Friday, July 29th 2011

god one james. your teaching method is great .i am so happy to have found myself the first one to comment on.can you please clear the meaning of disgust.disgusting and frustrate. i hope you can explain them precisely

Thursday, January 27th 2011

hi james
I am bored in this class
she was board in the class
plz exp it
can we use second form of verb after is are am was and were can you exp here bored is a verb

Thursday, January 27th 2011

Hello professor James, thanks for this lesson,
Have a good day!!

Thursday, January 27th 2011

Thanks James and Mr.E for lesson. This lesson will help me in essay writing. I’m also get rid of same word form my dictionary.

Thursday, January 27th 2011

sir james
i,ve enjoyed lesson
gud job
way of teaching fantastic

Thursday, January 27th 2011

it is so hard to take that quiz without seeing the video lesson b’coz its not available in my phone.. But fortunately i’ve got the score one out of two.. Not that bad right sir? Hehe anyway tnx for the lesson..

Thursday, January 27th 2011

thanks handsome

Friday, January 28th 2011

nice quiz :)

Friday, January 28th 2011

hi dear teachers, I am kochar from Iraqi Kurdistan, I am student in English department ( college of basic education), we don’t have any English native speaker in our college and we need your help to improve our English, if any of your teacher has free time to teach us on-line by video conference,we will arrange everything just you teach us,we appreciate your help.
this is my e-mail if you want contact me.
I am waiting……….
with best regard

Friday, January 28th 2011

    hi..
    where is your country?

    Wednesday, March 16th 2011

      hey james i am haven a problem with my reading i live in Canada. i cant pronounce my words very well i was wondering if you can tell me my problem for some rreason i was looking on here to learn how to read then i seen these videos would like to hear from you my e-mail is there thanks james

      Monday, May 16th 2011

we really need your help, please don’t disappoint us.

Friday, January 28th 2011

my understanding is not bad, thanks to you James
you lesson is more interesting!

Friday, January 28th 2011

Thank you!
By the way, body language will be great. Keep in mind that.

Friday, January 28th 2011

I think you are an excellent teacher.
I want more quiz

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Hi, I liked the class so much! Congratulations, teacher!

Saturday, January 29th 2011

    Good .. I need a partner to improve my conversational skills r u intrested to help me ?

    Monday, September 19th 2011

Hi James,
I like your class, you are funny and I love the worm in the board. You put worm in board every time, I think is very creative! Thank you for all your help.

Saturday, January 29th 2011

great!

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Hi,James thank you very much for your lesson

have a nice evening

Saturday, January 29th 2011

Hi James
thankx for this lesson

Saturday, January 29th 2011

I’m stduying ESL in Ontario right now,It will be great if you are my teacher.

Saturday, January 29th 2011

you´r a great teacher!!!!
amusing,funny.

Sunday, January 30th 2011

thinks for this site because it help as much and i am sory for my horible languege. i asked you to explain more because i am beggining.

Sunday, January 30th 2011

hello =]
im going to toronto soon
and i really like how you teach!
so i wanna ask.. i want to know where are you working at
i really want to listen ur class

Monday, January 31st 2011

quiz is not working::::

Monday, January 31st 2011

First that comes to my mind:
a)Greetingzz, Greetz, Ave, How’s life,

b)Farewell, and my Polish equivalent 3maj się!

Hope that helped!
Ohhh James…

Monday, January 31st 2011

WOW youre a really good teacher you wouldnt be a competition to the teachers over here. I would like you to teach our english group some day unfortunately you cant cause you are living in Canada , but man youre great keep it up and Ps ignore your bad critics

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Sir how about “SUCH AS”??? …keep up the good work sir…GOD BLESS!!!

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

James, you are perfect as always!!!!! But there is something wrong with the video… and the class board)))))))Did you throц away previous? Bet, it was much more comfortable for you too!

Friday, February 4th 2011

Please tell me the way to speak and write perfect english. I know grammer but I cannot not us it perfectly.

Friday, February 4th 2011

I love body lan too :) Great

Friday, February 4th 2011

This is great, I have just signed up and I’m amazed , teachers are great ALL of them

Saturday, February 5th 2011

Thanks Sir James.

Saturday, February 5th 2011

your teaching is very execellant and it is very useful for youths, those who are learning english effectively,

Thanks to you very much

Sunday, February 6th 2011

very very useful method for english learners.

yours

yogananada

Sunday, February 6th 2011

wow , I really learned from this lesson … thanks a lot , teacher

Sunday, February 6th 2011

On your board, can you write “Example” please?

Sunday, February 6th 2011

thanks for your site and teacher too.this is usefull and good site.i say to my friends that visit this site…..thanks alot ..fateme from afghanistan

Sunday, February 6th 2011

Cool but honestly too long.. I got bored at the end. Could have been better introduced if shorter ;)

Sunday, February 6th 2011

I’m very interesting for English. I’ going exam soon for PET. ….thanks a lot for all Free English Video lessons’s teachers.

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

sir james.. i really appreciate your lesson.. thanks!

Wednesday, February 9th 2011

thanks alot, i felt i’m in my class ^_^
i wanna be your student .

Monday, February 14th 2011

emample? example please check this words.

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

You are “numero uno”!!

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

you are good teacher.however I”am begning in english but i understand youe explaining ;)thanks sir

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

good jop

Thursday, February 17th 2011

you misspelled example as emample

Saturday, February 19th 2011

Can you write the word “example” correctly please?

Sunday, February 20th 2011

I love this guy! :D

Thursday, February 24th 2011

That was something else!!!)))) I was laughing out of loud!!!!)))) James rules!!!!))) Bravo! You could be an actor!)))

Thursday, March 24th 2011

thanks

Saturday, April 16th 2011

This web site is really interesting and i am learning English easily and in my flexible time.
very very thank to teachers and organization.One of my friend is native of Arabic speaker he wants to learn English through Arabic, i wants to know is there any chance.please reply if something i can do for my friend.
Thanks a lot.

Sunday, April 17th 2011

Thank you very match Mr.James you are Really great man.

Friday, May 6th 2011

Hi James!
Where does Mr E come from? He’s got a strong personality!! As you’re inseparable in all your lessons, send him my regards!!

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Thanks james that was great.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Excellent, I really liked the way you are explaining all your lessons.Just continue, a lot of people will benefit from it.Thanks

Thursday, June 9th 2011

Hi James, My name is Marina, Im from Russia, Far East, Vladivostok. Your lessons are amazing, and I like your teaching method, thanks a lot. I’m gonna go Canada soon to learn english and then take IELTS, therefore I’d like to ask what schools do you teach in? Maybe I’ll be lucky and I’ll be your future student)) Thanks, in advance.

Friday, June 10th 2011

    I have emailed you this information.

    Monday, June 13th 2011

you’re so funny and helpful buddy thanks a lot

Monday, July 18th 2011

you’re so funny and your subjects are useful buddy thanks a lot

Monday, July 18th 2011

Thanks

Sunday, August 7th 2011

good job mate really useful ///////////////

Saturday, August 20th 2011

It`s very hard to lern english but one way or another I`m going to get my goal and I know with your help I can achieve it.Once again thank you very much

Sunday, August 21st 2011

I have not beer! ….just wine! Ceers Mr.E!

Sunday, September 4th 2011

Hi James thank you soo much for your help! you are just amazing :)

Friday, October 7th 2011

thanks man

Sunday, October 9th 2011

It’s so good lessons

Sunday, October 9th 2011

To all respected teachers.

These videos are very fantastic because even a new learner who do not have any idea about english language can learn a lot from the videos. I really appreciate it and these type of work should be continuing so that huge number of people may be benefited.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Good job!

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

Dear Sir,

Your videos are just what my students need, but China hates youtube. I’ve been trying different ways to download a hard copy of your video “2 Quick Ways to Improve Your English” and can’t. Is there another way?

Vaughn R.

Friday, November 18th 2011

very useful lesson … plz correct the spelling of example on the title

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Thank you very much indeed, the way you are teaching is very usefull manner. keep doing the hard work.

Monday, January 2nd 2012

Hi,
What did you say. I didnt get anything.

Friday, January 20th 2012

Hello, teacher. I have a question, about your spelling. Eample or Example? Please let me know which one is correct.
Thank you!

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thanks teacher

Friday, February 24th 2012

you are an excellent!!!!!!!

Monday, March 19th 2012

Great!

Thursday, March 22nd 2012

I only join this site because of your lesson.

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

Good and quick to comprehend!
It would be great if your lessons were accompanied by cheat sheet containing the explained material.

Saturday, April 14th 2012

Hello James if u have free time could u write me to my email because I need ur help urmn_one@mail.ru

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

because of u i have been able to be a complete canadian

Saturday, April 28th 2012

Now I am in 10th standard…..But I really like this,fantastic

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

My require.was that.am a student of lagos state university.am studing political science.am very good of speaken english but i m not to good of reading it.my reading of english is to slow and is not smoot.and it acfecting me.what are the help now.

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Thank you,Sir!
I understood “for example”,”for instance”, “similar”, but I did not understand completely “same”.
Sorry,”example”. By the way, a cup of coffee is better for me. :)

Thursday, June 7th 2012

YEAR AND EAR
How to pronounce
Each time I say year people think I said ear
So hard to say year

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

thnkz teacher am a new student am i want to learn this course

Saturday, August 4th 2012

Mr. James
I saw your video and I was trying to follow you instructions on how to write an essay. I write an essay on how to give instructions. Can you please give me a hand and give me your opinion. It would help me a lot. Thank you,

Giving instructions should be clear, well organized, plan ahead and be fallow with a concept check questions.

Giving clear instructions will help students to understand better the given instructions. In some cases some words may mean something else but when they are spoken those might translate with a different context and send a different message. For example, I remembering in one of my ESL classes I was teaching five year old kids and I gave instructions to my students. Today we going to color in a piece of paper, using only color pencils. The instructions were as follow, “first, start by color in the top part of the paper, after we finish color in the paper we can take a break and play a game”. For a moment I thought they understood my message and my instructions but the sad reality was that they were clueless, they did not understand my instructions. Right away I notice the look on their faces. Number one, my instructions were to long for a five year old kid, tow, there were too many words for them to understand. The concept of the word first, start, top, take a break and play a game” will not only were too many words but also too many concepts for a five year old to understand. The problem was that students wouldn’t be able to follow through successfully. So in this case the concepts of each word was important to understand so the students could follow instructions. In another case a student was confused by the word tree and three, the student thought we were talking about the number three but in reality we were talking about trees. In that particular case I have to stop the class show a picture of a tree and a picture of the number three so the students could have a clear picture of the topic. When giving instructions especially to kids it’s very important to speak slow, be as much clear as possible and be prepared with materials for the day’s topic.

Instructions should be plan ahead so there are no surprises or mistakes at time they are given. For example if one is going to talk about singular and plural and you want to use samples during the class, you may want to prepare your materials before going to class, it is also important to keep in mind that practicing with your materials before using them, is as important as prepare them to be use for your presentation. Instructions should always be well organised to avoid mistakes, confusion and chaos. The better you have your materials and your class plan organised the better and more successful your teaching will be.

After giving instructions it is also important to find out if the students understand your instructions. Most of the time the students will show whether or not they understand their given instructions. On the other hand this will not always apply because some students may not show it right away and be shy and will not say anything. Keep in mind that the questions “do you understand?” or “ok” are unlikely to receive a truthful answer from the learners and will not aim the student or teacher’s goal. It is alwas best to use simple questions that require simple yes or no answer, for example in the color in the paper exercise, I ask the students to tell me if their table classmate had finish color in the paper, so in this case they were able to answer yes or no to my question. I also ask “what color is this?” so the students would have to unswer a simple red, yellow, green etc.

In conclusion giving clear, organized and well plan instructions will allow your students to go on with their activities and begin the tasks efficiently with less mistakes and a better understanding. At the same time it will increase the productibility of the class and will keep student’s interest for learning.

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Hi Jams,
My name is ANuarithe I am French speaking I am your student I want to improve my English pronunciiation,writing understanding and my dream is to write the books in English please advice me more.thanks

Thursday, September 13th 2012

This is the better way to improve the english

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Hi, I’m confused, watching the video clip on u tube – I spell example with an ‘x’, but James spells it with an ‘m’ – emample which is correct? I’m so sure it’s example.

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

Hello James,Plz help,How can i do If i need a TOEFL in english because now i’ll like to go to USA for studying there but i miss a TOEFL in my File.Take for your Help.Be blessed.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Hello JAMES I need your help Plz ,right now i wanna go to USA,for studying but in my file i still miss a document ‘TOEFL” how can I do for me to get it?Tank you for your soon Answer

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

Thank you james for your interesting lessons….

Sunday, May 12th 2013

Did you purpously write ’emample’ instead of the word ‘example’?

Friday, July 5th 2013

Did you purpously write ’emample’ instead of the word ‘example?

Friday, July 5th 2013

thanks James,u speak too fast

Tuesday, July 9th 2013

great lesson!
Sometimes I don’t manage to follow your beautiful irony when you often jokes with funny sentences to underline a particular concept. So if it’s possible,could you explain every time the meaning of funny phrase?
Thank you so much!

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

As usual thank’s a lot, your lesson are always great ! I don’t know if my writing improves but I understand better movies and people. And this lesson can be very helful two days from now,…

Monday, October 21st 2013

will be very helpful* Sorry

Monday, October 21st 2013

Thanks Teacher James that was excellent.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

I wanna to practice English speaking by voice chat. It’s better if you are a QA. Please enjoy to me. My skype is vtkimhieu.

Friday, July 11th 2014

Thanks alot , nice lesson

Monday, October 20th 2014

What Does It Mean? “Emample”

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Thank you Mr. James for the great lesson!

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Thank you James. John

Monday, June 1st 2015

Thanks a lot!

Monday, December 7th 2015
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