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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 does tough mean, and what part of speech is it in the following sentence? "He had a tough childhood."

Name three jobs that Clint Eastwood did before he became a famous actor.

When was he discharged from the army?

What is something that you can enroll in, and what does the word mean?


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82 Comments on “Listening Comprehension – Biography of Clint Eastwood”


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wow 3 out of 4 good enough,nice free lesson. thank u James.

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

4 out for, i need more free classes like this, thank you JO

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

It’s Very usefull Mr. Jame. I can apply it for my biography. Thanks. Good luck.
Cuong

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

hurreh….I got 4 out 4 ..Thanks JON

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

You scored 4 out of 4.
I like it

Thursday, January 5th 2012

TKS teacher Jon. You’re very nice teacher. Lily from Brazil

Thursday, January 5th 2012

ty Jon and how about other famous people, can u tell more biograhpy-stories, pls

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Very helpful! I liked it a lot!
Maybe you can provideus with other activities like this one, with biographies from actors, etc.
Thanks!

Thursday, January 5th 2012

This wasn’t one of the best performance. Many chattering, ohh ohhh ohhh…it looks like he doesn’t know the meaning of the words at all. Also, the speed of it almost made me fell asleep. The reading is not that good either.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

    indeed

    Sunday, September 1st 2013

    indeed

    Sunday, September 1st 2013

Cheer up!

Thursday, January 5th 2012

you give me the feeling that you are not certain.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

You are very positive person Jon)) I love your way to teach)) You really inspired me.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Hi,
Do you have any online course for preparing CELPIP or Cantest exam?

Thursday, January 5th 2012

I really like the short class. Also help me learn how pronunciation and new vocabularies.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

thanks for the video i learned a lot.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Thanks Jon, very good lesson, I’m trying to memorize all the words… it’s difficult

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Thanks you Jon, I’m trying to memorize all the words, it’s very difficult

Thursday, January 5th 2012

so useful, tnx

Friday, January 6th 2012

tnx teacher Jon ,everything was Pleasant.

Friday, January 6th 2012

:'( 2 of 4 ..but thanks.!

Friday, January 6th 2012

4 out of 4 but i’am not good in speaking English , always I understand many words or sometimes all of them , but in speaking i’am not that good

Friday, January 6th 2012

Thank you very much Jon, you’ve inspired me to study english language again after i was refused in visa to States.

Friday, January 6th 2012

    hey! read your personel info and learnt that you are workıng ın turkey!are you related with tourısm ?

    Thursday, April 5th 2012

      I do not work in Turkey, i’ve been there once in Istanbul last summer, i work on turkish company in Moscow as an accountant. Tourism – its only my hobby to travel to new places.

      Saturday, April 7th 2012

        ahh okay. ı just wanted to asked;)

        Monday, April 23rd 2012

my score is 100%.they were very useful and important words,some of them I knew some I have heard the first time.thanks to engvid.com for lessons:)

Friday, January 6th 2012

Jon, I see you are sick and tired from your job. May I work there instead of you? Come on, employ me, I want to try my luck.

Friday, January 6th 2012

Go Jon! Thx for this interesting biography. I wrote down every word you said and I have three things I could not make out.
1. Striking out on his own he had various xxxx jobs… (xxxx = mini off, it does not make sense)
2)…odd jobs which included xxxx(taking?)swimming pools…
3) Do you really say firefighter? I understood forestfighter.
Thank you!!

Friday, January 6th 2012

    yes really, Jon said forestfighter instead of firefighter. He made a mistake , I think we all do) Let’s forgive him!

    Saturday, June 2nd 2012

yippee!!i got 4 out of 4. you’re really great teacher. your lessons really helps me thank you!! :)

Friday, January 6th 2012

Hi, jon
Finally I hear a good way to improve our english language skills, without rules and boring mental schemes, especially the last one recommended.
Ciao

Friday, January 6th 2012

this is really good web site and very good lesson

Saturday, January 7th 2012

Nice lesson. And for those who are complaining about some minor stutter he made, just SHUT UP! It was a great lesson (just too short in my opinion).

And John, don’t let a few stupid people put you down. You are a great teacher, just like all the other in EngVid.

Greetings from Brazil,
Tiago

Saturday, January 7th 2012

Thanks a lot ! really good lesson and page !

Saturday, January 7th 2012

Thank you very much for this lesson , realy it add some thing to my poor English Language

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Thanks Jon, you chose one my favorite actors

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Thanks Ron, Great Job

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

That was a very nice lesson.
Here’s an advice. Could you be more ACTIVE Jon?

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

Here’s an idea for teachers: before reading or listening to a famous person’s biography, you could encourage your students to write down a list of words or expressions referring to things they know about that person.During the reading/listening task, they have to tick those words which are in their list and appear in the document as well.

Saturday, January 21st 2012

Hi There!!! :)
Thank you so much for lesoones.I’m new here.THis lessone was a littel bit tough for me.How can i improve my English ?Could be kind and answer my question?Really 1000 times thx and i wish you from my deep heart the best in your life ..Bye and have a nice day…Melina :)

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thanks alot Mr jon, it’s avery useful lesson.
tnx.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Ops frist 1 wrong :D 3 out 4 2

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

thanks laot Jon you’er agood teacher
my result was 3 over 4

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

3 outta 4 , fair enough >> Thanks Indeed.

Monday, February 20th 2012

Hy Jon.Thank you for good lessons. I want to ask you what means (write as i hear) various minial jobs, minial? excuse my mistakes :D

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

    The word you hear is menial. A “menial job” is low-paid service work, like a cleaner or a restaurant server. It also has a bit of a derogatory meaning — if you call it a “menial job” rather than a “service job” or whatever, it means you don’t like it, or you don’t think it’s a good job.

    Monday, March 5th 2012

Thanks teacher! Nad yeah, Clint Eastwood is fantastic :)

Sunday, March 4th 2012

Great! useful1 relaxing! Thanks Jon!

Saturday, March 10th 2012

thanks jon! it’s really nice :)

Saturday, March 24th 2012

hi james I love you

Monday, April 16th 2012

very,very nice clase, I love this kind of classes,thank again jhon.

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

Thank u

Sunday, May 13th 2012

Where can i find the reading??

Monday, May 14th 2012

how i improve my english basic skills??? me from pakistan i want practic but how ???

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

thanks a lot for ur enjoyable lession

Saturday, June 16th 2012

HELLO GOOD LUCK FOR ALL
XOXO

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Thanks a lot !

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

enjoyable thanks.

Friday, July 20th 2012

Thanks Jon you’re very nice teacher and teaching ,I really like your way of teach ,keep going.God bless you

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

wow 4 out of 4 thank u very much Jon u teach good see u.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

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Saturday, September 1st 2012

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Saturday, September 1st 2012

2 out of 4….but thanks John I need to improve my English.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thank u so much for this contribution its really intersting just continue

Monday, October 22nd 2012

yeheey…i got 4 out of 4 tnx Jon..

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

i have 4 of 4!!! yahooo!

Monday, November 26th 2012

Good web and good lessons, I like very much thanks all of you

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you Jon it was a very helpful lesson

Thursday, January 17th 2013

I’m a little confuse in the question that ask about the year when he was drafted, because you never said the exact year, but I have it right by the way. Thank’s.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

After listening the video two times it’s very clear. I got 4 out of 4. Thanks.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

It’s very interesting listen and watch the video, I am happy for study this.

Sunday, June 23rd 2013

Thanks Jon!

Monday, July 22nd 2013

I got 4 out of 4. I am really happy for that score. Thanks Jon. This lesson it was very helpful.

Thursday, August 8th 2013

100 % . yeahhhhh thanks so much Jon.

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

I like it….4 out 4…I’M VERY HAPPY

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Thank you so much! So helpful!

Thursday, September 26th 2013

Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Hi Jon,
In the video you say “forest fighter”, while in the quiz it says “fire fighter”.
Am I wrong???

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Jon, I love watching your lessons.

Thank you so much!

Saturday, November 22nd 2014

Unfortunately I still have difficult in listening.. I have to practice more and more…:(
But that’s why I’m here…to learn!! By the way, Jon is great to explain. Thx Jon

Tuesday, April 14th 2015
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