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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.
What are homophones?

What are homographs?

What type of words are bear and bare?

"The table broke because it could not _________ the weight of all the books."

"Mr. E ate the __________ pizza."

"Do you ___________ that woman over there dancing with Mr. E?"

"Your prices are ________ than Amazon's prices."

"Did you ________ to your friends while you were travelling?"

Male ________ often eat their own children.


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Thanks James for the lesson. That was crisp and concise with funny explanitions. Truly speaking, I ‘ve not had any troble with these words in the past buy nonethelse that was amazing lecture.

Monday, December 29th 2014

    thank you james it is clear and easy to understand..if anyone want to practice his/her english conversation skills you can contact me on skype; fil_04

    Thursday, January 1st 2015

      I’m ganna add you on skype

      Sunday, January 4th 2015

      Excellent class presentation on homonyms James, a bit technical though. But it help me understant a little bit more how the English language works.

      The examples illustrated well enough how these concepts apply to real-world situations.

      Well-designed class, not too mentions the end-of-video quiz.

      Stupendous lesson, no doubt about it James.

      Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Thanks a lot! It was useful and funny!

Monday, December 29th 2014

Nice it’s great lesson. Thanks.

Monday, December 29th 2014

A bit hard for me haha but i’ll keep practice. Thanks

Monday, December 29th 2014

Great video! I really enjoy your videos James! My english level is going hire, oh sorry, higher and higher! :)

Monday, December 29th 2014

Great and useful lesson. Thanks, James and Engvid staff. Congratulations for the work.

Monday, December 29th 2014

This lesson was very helpful! Thanks James!
Please help us with a lesson solving this puzzle:
tough, though, thought, through, thorough and throughout. I always get confused with these words.

Monday, December 29th 2014

Great lesson. Very useful for talk fluently! Thanks

Monday, December 29th 2014

thanks Mr E because he ate my whole pizza. i’m still mixing homophone and homoghrap but i’m working on it :)

Monday, December 29th 2014

Thanks for the lesson.

Can you make a lesson about the connected speech? This one of the most important things that native English speakers always use, and I think that simplify the understanding of this language in a real life.

Monday, December 29th 2014

thnaks James :)

By the way, anybody pls let me know is that true male bears eat their own cub!?!?! :(

Monday, December 29th 2014

    I think it’s right.

    Monday, December 29th 2014

    Yes, it’s true.
    1. They are hungry, and the cubs are easy to kill.
    2. They know that if the mother bear doesn’t have her babies anymore, she will want to mate again… so it’s a strategy for the male bear to have sex.

    Tuesday, December 30th 2014

      = =!

      Friday, January 16th 2015

Interesting :D Thank you, James :)

Monday, December 29th 2014

that’s a nightmare with homophones in real life for non-native speakers… if short phrase and no subconscious – i often get confused ((

Monday, December 29th 2014

So interested this video, thanks you , James.

Monday, December 29th 2014

I like it,I understand about this lesson thankyouu

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Very useful lesson, if you don´t mind I would like to request a lesson on how to use from and out of?
For example:
In ancient time, people used to make sculptures out of mud.
In ancient time, people used to make sculptures from mud.
I hope I can get feedback soon, happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thanks James.It’s a great lesson.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

This aspect of learning English can be improved only by practice I think. When you will be able to feel the language.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

And,Happy knew Year!!! Oh,sorry, “new”!:)

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thank you .it’s very useful lesson

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

I feel much obliged to Jame for his teaching. I hereby express my heartfelt to Jame.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thans Mr James. I like etymology wich i found in your lessons.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Hi, it was a very useful lesson, thank you!
Though I want to complain to your outfit. This stripes on your t-shirt are blinking on a video in a very irritating way. And it distracts from the lesson itself. I believe, it’s well-known issue, and the solution is not to wear clothes with small stripes or squares. Best regards :)

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

    Don’t you like James, the Sailorman,Triada?

    Tuesday, December 30th 2014

    You have to watch the video at a higher resolution. Click the gear icon in the lower right and then change the quality.

    Tuesday, December 30th 2014

      Hi, thanks for a quick reply! But the problem is not the lower resolution, in a higher resolution it stays the same. Here are some advices what to wear on camera http://www.nacubo.org/Distance_Learning/Speakers_Corner/What_To_Wear_On_Camera.html The quote: Avoid fabrics with complicated patterns such as checks, tight/close stripes, herringbones, tweeds, and loud plaids. Fabrics of this design tend to strobe on camera.

      Wednesday, December 31st 2014

        I didn’t notice that it is blinking. There might be something wrong with your eyes.

        Monday, January 19th 2015

    write man in wrung T-shirt :)
    right man in wrong T-shirt
    PS It’s really blinking :(

    Thursday, January 8th 2015

thank u

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thanks for the lesson, James.
I wish you a great New Year.May all your wishes and dreams come true! Ciao.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thanks James! Your lessons are interesting because you’re very funny!

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

thanks sir thank you very much i get 10from 10

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

I wish eat rost chicken who infite me ??????????

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

sorry Invite instead of infite
and we should use article a rost chicken

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Nice nice nice and nice lesson, thanks James. Full of correct answers…100%

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

all i can say thank you very much.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

9/9 hold on, James you aren’t old yet. Your arms still looks like steel. That ones are 4 you. Cheers, happy new year for you all EngVid.com

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

I feel a little confused with subtitles. I felt better when the videos didn’t have subtitles.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

    Just turn them off. Click the “cc” button in the lower right of the video.

    Tuesday, December 30th 2014

      OK, thank you. Problem solved. :)

      Friday, January 2nd 2015

7 from 9 , :( but great lesson thank you so much for your work!

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

really really god lesson professor games, thanks a lot for the video!! i got 9 out of 9.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

thanks James.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Thanks

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thanks James. I love your lesson.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thank you James, this is very helpful lesson.
I wish you a happy new year with a lot of nice videos.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

How I love words with many meanings! Thanks!

I never know when and which nouns to use as singular nouns without article a, an, the.. Maybe some help from you in some of next videos?

Thanks for all you have done, I’m your big fan.
Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

oops,
;) …. of the next videos

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    please admin, I want erase this last post

    Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    behave yourself please next time meda meda ;(

    Thursday, January 15th 2015

    i really appreciate how much time you spent to enlighten us with those information they were too hard before you explain but now it is like a piece of cake(so easy)

    Thursday, January 15th 2015

Thanks James for the lesson.

I wish you a happy new year

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

This my skype account: moath.941
hopefully if u can contact with me in order to improve our English.Thats gonna be really great.Let us ease the learning process together.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thank you James, very useful lesson! :)

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Happy New Year to everybody!!!

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Happy new year Ksenia Rybka
    this is my Skype e-mail: shahin.koprulu
    I will be glad to have conversations via Skype with you improve our speaking skills.

    Thursday, January 1st 2015

      Hi Shahin! Glad to meet you! I’ll add you to my contact list in Skype.

      Friday, January 2nd 2015

      Hi Shahin, nice to meet you, I’ll add you, thanks

      Sunday, January 4th 2015

    happy new year

    Monday, September 7th 2015

Happy New Year everyone! All the best in 2015!

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

thank you, that was useful lesson, i like your way, and happy new year :)

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

crisp lecture

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Merry 2015.

Best 2 all.

Regards,
fatiima!

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

James, I wish you the best New Year ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are great!A fantastic teacher.

Just so you know how crazy I am about this
language, it’s 9:00 p.m. here in Brazil, and the most beautiful firework showis about to happen,here in Copacabana beach, and I’m sitting in front of my computer, STUDYING ENGLISH!!!!!!!!!

Three million people,from different parts of the world are being expected at the beach.

Stages, where the best rock groups as well some
of the most popular singers will perform for the multitude,are already shining with neon lights, and everything is going to be beautiful.

Once again : A very happy 2015 for you and your
family as well as to the Engvid family.

Thank you all for the excellent lessons.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Wow, Sonia. That’s great. All I’m missing outside is snow and -15 degreee temperatures!

    Thursday, January 1st 2015

Thanks James, I got 9 correct out of 9.thx

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

thanks teacher :) so useful :)

Thursday, January 1st 2015

interesting lesson ! than;s a lot .

Thursday, January 1st 2015

I loved the lesson, Thank you James , Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1st 2015

so nice lesson man.But why you were bored this time?Have a good time man.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Yeah! 9 of 9 . Thanks James! You are one of the best teachers who I met. I really like your teaching style. Bye. Happy new year. Bye.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

hi every body,I just need a hand to improve my English, can any one help me? or you can just give me pieces of advice here on this site. thanks.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

hi every body,I just need a hand to improve my English, can any one help me? or you can just give me pieces of advice here on this site. thank you.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

thanks james, i got full scored

Thursday, January 1st 2015

8 out of nine . thank you for this video. I’m so glad that I found your site.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Very nice.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

    100

    Thursday, January 1st 2015

I loved it

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Very useful lesson, if you don´t mind I would like to request a lesson on how to use from and out of?
For example:
In ancient time, people used to make sculptures out of mud.
In ancient time, people used to make sculptures from mud.
I hope I can get feedback soon, happy holidays!

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Great class.

Thursday, January 1st 2015

hello Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1st 2015

I got 8 out of 9.
Good lesson!
James is AWESOME.
Thank you so much!

Thursday, January 1st 2015

thanks for the class… I ‘ll keep learning

Friday, January 2nd 2015

THANKS

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Happy new year! Thank you for lesson!

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Happy New Year!!
I’ve been enjoying to watch your videos w/ a lot of humor. I love it.
I’m stealing how the way you’re kidding us and a lot more confident in talking to people.
Thanks James!!:)

Friday, January 2nd 2015

I am looking for someone who wants to improve his/her english speaking skills over skype. I can understand and type in english pretty well (not perfectly… but still :D), but when it comes to speaking I am total disaster. I want to fix that, but since I am from Iran it is not very common to hear english speech on the street, therefore I can’t develop my speaking skills.This is my skype Id: arsinr rabiee

Friday, January 2nd 2015

thx

Friday, January 2nd 2015

thanks , it was nice lesson .. u the best i like it

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

I like it…great lessons

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

I loved

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Thanks

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Really good lesson. Nice job :)
If somebody wants improve the English and want speak in the language of Shakespeare in skype, may send to me a message on the sk: specchio123.
I from Poland so probably will be for us excellent opportunity to exchenge our experiance and a culture.

Sunday, January 4th 2015

    hi! Carolingus, are you Polish. i’m a Vietnamese. I’m being with a priest who is Poland. May i become a your friend?

    Wednesday, January 14th 2015

nice video it helped me a lot. thanks I got 8 out of 9

Monday, January 5th 2015

Thank you james

Monday, January 5th 2015

Hi teacher .. thank you for everything .. you make everything easy … but can I ask you to make a video about Determiners please .. thank you

Monday, January 5th 2015

Thanks James for the lesson

Monday, January 5th 2015

Thank Teacher ~

Monday, January 5th 2015

Thanks you great teacher

Monday, January 5th 2015

Awesome… instructor..

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

The best teacher!!! Thank u

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Thanks teacher it helped me so much

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Good lesson. I got a 100. Good teachers, great results.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

James it wil be nice if you make an english lesson outside… at the mall or at a park maybe.. think abou it :D and thanks for this lesson it was very useful

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

I just signed up to this site and I must say I’m enjoying it. Thanks for all this help you guys are giving us and keep these videos coming.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

James you`re the best!!! You`re really funny and a great motivator. all your lessons are really interesting and that`s in great part because you teach fantastically.!! yoùre a genie!!genio total!!!

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

thanks very mauch

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Very useful!!!!thanks James I like you

Saturday, January 10th 2015

sorry, but I can’t understand bair and bare please explain it sir by replying please
I took 78 on the quiz and please make a video on prepositions please cause i really have a big problem on them

Sunday, January 11th 2015

Thanks James, great new words and definitions,
“homograph” and ” homophone”

Sunday, January 11th 2015

thanks a lot
it’s pretty awesome Lesson

Monday, January 12th 2015

I always enjoy your lessons brother and honestly I haven’t found a better place to learn english but watching your videos, engvid rocks!

Monday, January 12th 2015

It is a good lesson! I like it .thank you!

Monday, January 12th 2015

I have to say that……I LOVE YOU! hehe WOW All of your lessons are apsolutelly amazing! I love your sense of humour! You are the best teacher I have ever seen in my life:) ….with the best voice ever….:P….wish to meet you one day WOW You are normal and crazy in the same time:) There is not many people like that.Will watch all of your lessons:)PS.Your lady is so lucky:):P

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

I got 9 out of 9!!!.Your classes are very funny.
Well done!. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

i thank you for the lesson

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

thank for this lesson

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

THANKS VERY MUCH! I loved your class

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Where is Mr. E?!?!Ahahahahhaha
You always make me laugh! Thanks James for this great lesson.
Skype: william_flores

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

Grenat! The test was 100% successful

Thursday, January 15th 2015

Great! The test was 100% successful

Thursday, January 15th 2015

Nice presentation Jemmy… Thank you..

Thursday, January 15th 2015

thanks james i’ve got 9/9 correct

Thursday, January 15th 2015

thanks James, your lesson was amazing, this site is very helpfull for students. thanks a lot.

Friday, January 16th 2015

Mames

You’re an excelent teacher!

Thank you!!!

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thank you

Monday, January 19th 2015

Oh yeah!!! I got 8 out of 9…Next time I am going to take the quiz little bit of slower.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

it was rerally fun ! but pleaz could you help me whith the transitional verbs ?! thank you !

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Sir we need subtitle in eng

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

    This video does have subtitles! Click the “CC” button in the bottom right corner to turn them on. Here’s a picture.

    Thursday, January 22nd 2015

awesome thank you a lot teacher

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Very Helpful lesson..thanks a lot

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Good video. Thank you, James!

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Now I Know what CC means (SUBTITLES). Thank you James..

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Thanks for this lesson! You are the best teacher on EngVid)

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Hey James,

Thanks for your way to explain us many things about English grammar.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

9/9 from the first try thank you a lot James :D

and Mr.E :D

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Hi, Mr James! Thank you for explaining this lesson! I’ve understood everything. I always confused homophones and homographs. Thank you a lot. And I could handle with the quiz :D

Friday, January 30th 2015

You’re keeper man !

Friday, January 30th 2015

Thanks James
I loved this Lesson

Saturday, January 31st 2015

I like it…

Friday, February 6th 2015

Hi, James!! I realy enjoyed this lesson! Thank you for doing so useful and funny videos:))

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Awesome lesson James as always,your style is unique
and i like it so much,keep up the good work!Thank you
so much,you made my day.

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Thanks, this is the best way for to learn English, its Amazing!

Monday, February 9th 2015

It was very useful lesson .

Monday, February 9th 2015

Thanks james,I really like the way you teach…;)

Thursday, February 12th 2015

thank u James nine of nine

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Thanks, James

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Thanks James for the lesson.

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

thank you Mr. James, its very helpful in a funny way… keep doing your things :D

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Thank you Mr. James, your lesson is very interesting!

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Thanks, I am learn new things always

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Thanks, James!

Monday, March 2nd 2015

great , I love it .

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Very good lesson, thank you James!

Monday, March 23rd 2015

:D My best teacher. I hope to be friend with native speaker or somone can speak English. I am a student from Vietnam and i want to speak fuently English :D

Monday, March 30th 2015

its really helpfull. Thanks james…

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thanks very much Mr. James, I got 100% and cheered.

Thursday, April 9th 2015

It’s a very interesting explanation! great lesson))

Friday, April 10th 2015

Thank you, James. You’re always fun. Learning in this way is awesome!

Friday, April 17th 2015

Today was the first time I watched his video class, liked it so much I watched about five. You teach very well and you are very fun. Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

    your video class*

    Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Thank you very much Mr James your teaching is great.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

Thank you alot Mr James

Wednesday, April 29th 2015

tanxx james

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

Hi James. I do not know what happened, but I got 9 of 9 and the results showed 8 of 9. I do not understand it???

Saturday, May 30th 2015

nice lesson James i got 10 of 10

Thursday, June 4th 2015

thanks for the good lecture

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Thanks for the lesson Mr.James.It really helps me to understand the true meaning of what a homophone or homograph really means.Thnaks 4 the lesson once again.

Monday, June 15th 2015

Hi all. Im from Poland and I want to improve my english. My skype is emil.sobota

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Very good, funny and interesting words.
Thanks

Tuesday, August 25th 2015

This is the best video ever I seen until now.
thanks a lot MR. james

Thursday, August 27th 2015

thanks, very nice buddy!!!

Tuesday, September 1st 2015

yesss I got 100% :+)

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

eeehh 10/10 thanks MR James and Mr E¡¡¡

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

you’re the best

Thursday, November 26th 2015

Thanks my best teacher

Wednesday, May 25th 2016

You are awesome James and you absolutely know how to teach English in a funny way ….Thanks a lot

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

well done

Thursday, July 14th 2016

good, thanks James

Sunday, August 21st 2016

thank you

Friday, September 30th 2016

Hi James
yours lessons are great

I have a spelling checker.
It came with my pea sea.
It plane lee marks four my revue
Miss steaks aye can knot sea

thanks

Tuesday, October 11th 2016

Thanks!Youare so helpful.

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

i got 7 out of 9

Sunday, December 4th 2016
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