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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.
Choose the best paraphrase of the following: In general, male birds are more colorful than female birds.

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: A smile does not mean the same thing around the world.

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: Our life is defined by the quality of our choices.

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: Climbing mountains is a dangerous activity.

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: His job wasn't very interesting, but it paid well.

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: You shouldn't borrow money from a friend.


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171 Comments on “English Writing Skills – Paraphrasing”


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thank you soooooo much sir :)

All the best to you,

Eeng :)

Monday, August 10th 2009

    Ma’am, I’m very much satisfied with you and your lesson made be able to understand English grammar.

    Thank you.

    Friday, June 17th 2011

Hi Rebecca,

The lesson is perfect. Can you please explain about “How you write a summary of an article” ? Also, How do you introduction and conclusion for a summary of an article?

Najool ^_^

Tuesday, August 11th 2009

    A good summary would include an introduction and conclusion, unless you have been asked to write a very short summary. In that case, you could just include an introductory line and a concluding line.

    A summary should be shorter than the original and should cover the main points made in the article, while leaving out any examples and details.

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, August 28th 2009

      thank you Ma’am . but i tried many time to learn about how to make a precis of a Paragraph.please help me about this.
      dreamofmine1 [ a t ] yahoo [ d o t ] com

      Tuesday, March 29th 2011

that is a very good way to learn better english.

Saturday, August 15th 2009

    Glad you enjoy the video lessons! My best wishes to you.

    Friday, August 28th 2009

      I really liked the lesson and will looking farward to the next one on that subject.

      Thursday, June 17th 2010

I love this video! I can’t wait to show it to my students this week.

Sunday, August 16th 2009

    Glad I could help you. What age / level are your students?

    Friday, August 28th 2009

      I really liked that lesson and will be looking farward for your next lesson.

      Thursday, June 17th 2010

Thanks Rebeca for all ur great lessons and ur marvellous explanation

i do thank u for ur concern and for ur efforts , but i have requests that i wish u can do it.
i love drama and literature, iam asking if u can explane some lessons related to that, besides i am a little bit confused in wat we call MODELS

please , if u r able to clarify that to me, i will really appreciate that.
by the way, my major is english , that is why i adore such beatiful language, i wish i could make some progress in that.
iam keeping watch ur lessons every day, also the other teachers , they all terrific, i love u rebeca, take care.

Tuesday, August 18th 2009

    Sorry, I’m not sure what you mean by models.

    I would need to know a little more information in order to help you.

    Monday, August 24th 2009

      I mean modals, sorry

      besides, some literature if u can

      Monday, August 24th 2009

very useful lesson

Thursday, August 20th 2009

Terrific lesson

Monday, August 24th 2009

Glad I could help.

Monday, August 24th 2009

Was very instructive and the explanation was good.
Thanks a lot!

Friday, August 28th 2009

Paraphrasing is always challenging. Glad the lesson is able to help you all.

Friday, August 28th 2009

    it is so helpful… your right, paraphrasing is challlenging…. hehe… i really love your lessons and your website….can u tell me how to make a website??? hehe…

    Friday, April 22nd 2011

thanks for your help!!
I have learned a lot with your lessons!!

once again, thank you

Tuesday, September 15th 2009

when to use wants vs. want; like vs. likes etc.. please help…thank you!

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009

very useful!
thanks a lot!

Friday, September 25th 2009

Rebecca
I’ve been looking for this kind of on-line english classes for so long and i’m glad to find this web.
Thank u!

Saturday, October 3rd 2009

Thank you very much. It is really helpful.

Friday, October 9th 2009

this lesson is verry useful for me. thanks !

Sunday, October 18th 2009

Thanks to all for your feedback.

To emcee, the answer to your question is to review the present simple tense. I have a video lesson which can help you with this, on the difference between the present simple and present continuous tense.

Essentially, we add an extra “s” to the verb when we’re speaking in the third person singular form:

I want the job, but he wants the same job!
I like tea and he likes coffee.
I live in Canada. She lives in China.

Hope this helps! All the best to all with your English.

Sunday, October 18th 2009

hi ,i learned a lot from your lesseons ,you know i’ll be a teacher hhh ,thank you so much ,these words aren’t enough to thank you ,you are really helpful , i have a problem about parafraph ,i can’t even write a good one ,and i can’t start write ,hope you will do a lesson for that ,about how to write a paragraph ,i’m stuck in here ,thanks before ,you are really amazing ,keep on !

Monday, November 2nd 2009

    One way to write a paragraph is to start with a topic sentence. This is a sentence which provides an overview of the main point of that paragraph. Don’t write too much information in your first sentence or you won’t know what to write in your paragraph. After that you could give an example. Then, explain the result or effect of that example. Lastly, end with a concluding sentence which summarizes what you have talked about.

    Here is a sample paragraph from a sample essay of mine from the TOEFL website:

    Personally, doing things we don’t enjoy builds character and helps us mature. For instance, when young people are in school, college and university, they need to spend a lot of time studying. In spite of being tempted to go out with friends and attend parties, those who have self-control and keep their priorities straight are the ones who get high grades. Through such life experiences people become stronger, wiser and more responsible.
    _________________________________

    All the best with your writing. There are also a number of great books to help you learn to write easily and well.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

Very well, Rebeca, but I´d like to know how to improve my grammar in compositions, some rules to improve them. I have many mistakes.Can you help me?
Thanks a lot

Saturday, November 7th 2009

    There are a number of excellent grammar books you could consult such as Raymond Murphy’s Basic Grammmar in Use. There are also several excellent books which can help you improve your writing skills.

    All the best to you, Mamen.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

HI, thank a lot I am very excited in your lesson because my main problem is comes from this subject. Thank you

Saturday, November 14th 2009

Thank you very much for the great video lesson.

It will be great if I could have a feedback for the wrong choices on the quiz, because I did not know why it was wrong.

thank you

Friday, December 4th 2009

rebeca, i honestly love your videos they have helped me a lot :D thank you so much!
from Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Sunday, December 6th 2009

this lesson is perfect for me …. thank you mom..

Monday, December 14th 2009

Hello ! Mom I’m juss, I’am so glad to write you and my gratiful push me to give you my thanks that why I have to write some ligne of message ’cause you are so kind if I know some things in english, however so if it will be possible to give me some advace ’cause my target is to speak english like mom, please if there is some mistake don’t esite to correct me.

all my best to you and God bless your family.

Monday, December 21st 2009

Thanks Rebecca, I really appreciate what you do.It really help me to forge ahead with my English.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010

A very well done presentation. Very good examples and very easy to understand.

Wednesday, January 20th 2010

Hi,Thanks Rebecca this lesson is Good for me and I wouid laik how to I can improve my English .
Thanks a lot .

Thursday, January 21st 2010

thank you so much!your lesson is very useful for me!

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

Hi Rebecca,

you’re really a great teacher. Your explanations are precise and clear, and I do enjoy watching your videos very much. Thank you for your wonderful work.

I’d like to ask you something that doesn’t have directly anything to do with the current lesson, but it’s a question that I’ve been asking myself for quite a long time now, and since I haven’t found anyone who could answer it, I thought maybe you could help me, and tell me your opinion on the matter.

I’m a Bulgarian (had English in high school, passed the TOEFL and the SATs after finishing high school) who is currently studying in Germany.
When I was in Bulgaria, I had no problems with the foreign languages. I studied English, Russian, French and Spanish, and I knew them pretty well; never confused the one with the other or mixed several languages in my sentences.

Now that I’ve been in Germany for about 10 years, and have shifted my everyday speech to German, I’ve started having problems with the foreign languages. When I focus on English, I notice that my German gets worse, and I can’t find the words to build my sentences, and vice versa. I almost don’t speak Bulgarian anymore.

My only explanation about this problem, is that my native language in my native country worked as a central server, coordinating all the foreign languages I learned, and now when I’m in Germany, the “server” is missing, and there are no direct links between the different words in German and English, if you know what I mean.

So, I wonder if you know what I’m talking about, and if you know a way to overcome this problem. What is your opinion? It feels as if both languages are fighting for dominance :), but since I don’t let the one or the other prevail, it’s making me crazy not being able to find the words to express my thoughts in the language I want. If I let the one win, then the other one gets so bad, that I feel even ashamed to say I knew it.

Anyway, hope you have some ideas on the subject.

Thank you in advance, and thank you once again for the great video lessons.

Monday, February 8th 2010

    I think you should consider:
    1) Definition of language (from Britannica) as a “System of conventional spoken or written symbols used by people in a shared culture to communicate with each other. A language both reflects and affects a culture’s way of thinking, and changes in a culture influence the development of its language.”
    2) knowledge of a language, in terms of ‘command’ and ‘use’.
    3) the 4 basic abilities: comprehend/express a written/spoken language.
    So, while the great part of one given language speakers could be proficient in the 4 basic abilities (see 3) for the most common *PHRASES*, not so many have a great ‘command’ and proper ‘use’ (see 2) of the same language (as defined at 1). Moreover, changing ways of thinking (see 1) is a slow process. There’s only one suggestion I can give you to “overcome this problem” (though I don’t think it’s a problem): try to acquire the same skills of language translators and interpreters.

    Thursday, May 13th 2010

    I understand your frustration. I would say your analysis is an interesting one, though I do not know exactly what is causing the problem. It would be a good question to put to a neurologist, though. If you do manage to speak to one, do let me know what he or she has to say. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

    My best to you in any case. By the way, your English is excellent.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for very good lesson……..I have seen your all videos and I like a lot……..I am waiting for your new video.

Thursday, February 18th 2010

Thanks for your lessons

Monday, March 1st 2010

Hi Rebecc,
Thanks a lot foryour lessons.They are great indeed!!!

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

The way you teach is excellent because I learn immediately the lesson which is completely new and never heard about that topic, for example, paraphrasing. I would like to communicate by e-mail, if you don’t mind, for getting information regarding how to write English impressive and professionally. In English, there are many kinds of sentence structure, and we can write sentences in many different ways, for instance, (1)Subject verb object. (2)Object subject verb. However, I don’t have sound knowledge and when I am going to write, my sentences look like choppy, wordy and very simple. I am not satisfied with my writing because it is neither impressive nor interesting. Thank you very much for your excellent video lessons.

Friday, March 26th 2010

    There are many good books that teach writing specifically. It seems like you are motivated enough to benefit from consulting one.

    My best to you, Vraj.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

You are a very good teacher. The way you teach is excellent. I sent you comment, but I don’t think you would get that because I forgot to fill up the name and mail field box, and I feel very sorry that. I am sorry. Thank you

Friday, March 26th 2010

Hi Rebecca.I saw your videos, you are really good. Thanks guys for teaching us. Now, here is my question,
1)I want to know how and when the words could, would, will and can are used.
2)Even the words like do, does, did, doesn’t and don’t confuse me a lot.

This question is not related to this video but plz,if possible, could you teach us when to use those words.

Saturday, April 24th 2010

Hi Rebecca,Tanke you for your informition.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010

Rebecca, thank you for this lesson. I hope you let me do small remark. I think there is a mistake in the quiz. In the question 1 the best answer is “On the whole, the feathers of the male bird are more striking than its female counterpart.” But computer says that third answer is right. Maybe it’s a technical error.

Sunday, May 9th 2010

    You’re right, Val. We have now corrected the mistake! I’m happy you caught it.

    Monday, May 10th 2010

thank u
than u very much
thanks a lot

for this videos

Thursday, May 27th 2010

hi rebecca i identified my weak side by attending your good english lesson.i will try to improve more in future thanks.

Thursday, May 27th 2010

hi, i can understand to read ur lesson that i can write. but i want to know my grammar. i have ask u one question if u r suggestion me…

Saturday, June 5th 2010

All these lessons are just great. I’m advanced but it still helps me to improve my language skills.

Sunday, June 6th 2010

Awesome lesson. Exactly what I needed. Thanks

Wednesday, June 9th 2010

Hey Rebeca!My name is Vanderlei, i’m from brazil. how’s it going? i’ve been enjoying your classes so much, you explain very well, i can say that your classes are awesome.
i intend to taka an exchange program, is it expensive to study there? thank you for all

Sunday, June 13th 2010

It is really good.
Thanks alot for your helpful videos. I am learning more and more.

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

realy iam very interesting for about your presentation methodology ans realy iwas benfeted more and ihope to learn more about this languge.
thanks
Hamad

Monday, June 28th 2010

well… I liked your lesson very much, things that you were telling about seems to be very simple, but at the same time, they’re helpful. Thanks a lot, I’m sure I’m looking forward for more.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Hello Rebecca
How are you? you are great a teachear your explaintion is very clear. I enjoyed your lessons.anyway I have problem in writing what I can do.

Wednesday, July 7th 2010

    To improve your writing, you need to write often and have a teacher who can check your writing. This is one skill you cannot improve alone. Of course you can consult books on English writing, but the most effective way is to find a good teacher to work with.

    My best wishes to you, Ad.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

You are a naturally born teacher. Thanks for the lesson. Could you please give me some advices about the academic writing for the doctorate level. Some hint about writing a literature reviews and expressing a gap of knowledge.

Monday, July 12th 2010

    Thank you kindly. Please consult some specialized books on Academic Writing, as you will need to follow very specific guidelines for your doctorate. Check with your university about which books they recommend to hone your writing style. Also check with your professors.

    My best wishes to you, Kekoo.

    Wednesday, July 28th 2010

Hi Rebecca I’m taking the toefel soon I’ve incredibly improved my English while revising for the toefel I have just something with the reading section is that it’s really the most difficult part, because they choose special subjects and academic words that seems to me unusual and even I’m not familiarized with that kind of texts do you any tips to understand better and get a better score on the reading section that will be great, by the way, you’re one of the best teachers i’ve ever seen I’m greatful ! thank you

Sunday, August 8th 2010

What an amazing lecture & site is this! I’ve been looking for this kind of VODs. I happened to know this site two hours ago and listening all the time till now. But a little sorry that there’s few advanced lectures. For any sake, I greatly appreciate your kind efforts.

Thursday, August 12th 2010

Hi Rebecca I watched all the engvid classes. I love them. I am immegrent. my pronusiation is not good sometime some people don’t understand.I like improve my English. I do’t know how do i improve. Please I need your help. Thanks

Saturday, August 14th 2010

mam,that was a fantastic,crispy speech.you have shrunk my entire school lives english classes in just 8 mins.thank you immensely mam.
P.S: i hav seen that episode from “friends” & it was hilarious.

Monday, August 16th 2010

dis is verry boring idont like it is sukd

Monday, August 16th 2010

You are just amazing. You have offered me a wonderful time. I want to be a English Teacher
and you are my perfect paradigme.

Monday, August 16th 2010

Thanks.good lesson for me.

Sunday, August 22nd 2010

Hello dear teacher. I need preparing to Ielts or Tofel. But i didn’t find on your website any preparing lessons. Can you advise me something else?

Thursday, August 26th 2010

I’ve passed the Quiz without any mistake! That’s unbelievable! Rebecca, you’re great teacher!

Friday, August 27th 2010

Hi Rebecca.Hope u are well. Your presentation is excellent. Basically, your presentation of how to structure an eassy easily and qucikly.How can I write full eassy after structuring the eassy? Please help me.

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

hi.today is my first day when i watch your vedio….i start wid presnt tene.i realy enjoy ur lecture.plz tell me how i pracitce of tenses….

Friday, September 3rd 2010

good lesson!

Thursday, September 9th 2010

great luck for you

Friday, September 10th 2010

Your way of teaching is very effective.

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

Dear Rebecca,

Luckily, I found your video on Youtube. All of your videos are really helpful and easy to understand! I’m looking forward to learning English more from your videos :) Thank you!

Friday, October 22nd 2010

Well, the lesson was very useful.

Friday, November 5th 2010

But,how many words do I have to write on the tofel eassy?

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Rebecca,
What such a great explanation, brief but quite so clear and also very practical. Many thanks for your contributions.

Friday, November 12th 2010

thank you so much for your lesson I’m morocco what can I do to be very good in english anything

Thursday, November 18th 2010

you aer the best thank you very much .I have a big problem in writing i make Spelling errors a lot can you help me.pleas.

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

Hi Dear Robeca:
I appreciate you for your nice teaching ability.I am an iranian staying in Manila. I watched your video grammer presentations and they are really fantastic.
Especially you tried to present lessons in simple manner and this will be a great step which motivates bilingual students to learn english with less effort and easily. Finally you are a beautiful and gorgeous lady.
Regards
cyrous.s

Sunday, December 5th 2010

It’s the good video ! Thanks teacher !

Saturday, December 11th 2010

Wow the quiz was a bit difficult, but I think the video was excellent though. This vid might even be the most important on engvid. Very good video, and a video you can use in other (all) languages as well.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

its the good vidio,i want ask some question to rebacca plz help me i am new immigrate in canada,so i have a main problem in english. my backhome profasion was nursing, but now i want RN EXAM. my main problem is english, and pass the ielts exam, plz help me.

Sunday, December 19th 2010

i’m in a good mood that i came across this site, and in a good mood that Rebecca is smiling, thank u Rebecca, keep ur position! good luck!

Sunday, January 9th 2011

Thank you Rebecca , it is a very helpful lesson.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

Hi Rebecca, I´m from Argentina and I have a doubt about paraphrasing. Some of them are in other tenses. Do we have to keep the same exact tense?

Saturday, February 19th 2011

Hi,very good quiz.It would be not bad to understand what is “the best paraphrase”Does it mean most coincident or most non coincident?

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011

I dont know what to say,I fail the quiz. I feel sad. holy cows.

Wednesday, March 2nd 2011

Terrific lesson

Monday, March 7th 2011

the lesson was very goog, i’m a ged student so it was very helpful. I also would like you to helpe me with some debeloping idias for my ged essay thanks.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

i learned a lot in this web thank you very much for helping us to be more easier to understand.To all the teacher in this website all of you are intelligent good teacher…now i know that in this web you can help not only but those like me to be a good teacher someday thanks a lot of knowledge you shared.. specially to me….thanks..:)))

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

yahoooooo…

Tuesday, March 29th 2011

I am pursuing Post Graduation with English Literature. Nevertheless, I am not a good conversationalist; but I can write well. Could you please suggest me any website that will help me out to improve my writing skills. Thanks a lot for free coaching.

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

Dear theacher Rebecca,
Thank you for your useful lesson. It is really important for me to learn. When I get citition from that some papers were written by others, I often used to copy and paste. Now I got some ideas from your this lesson.
Yours sincerely,

Monday, April 4th 2011

i really love your lessons and your website….can u tell me how to make a website??? hehe…

Friday, April 22nd 2011

Hello Ms. Rebecca,
Can you help me in Stylistics?? I can’t understand my teacher when she explained it to us. Please give me some explanation how to deal with this. I’m kinda confuse. When analyzing a poem, all I can do is to analyzed it like doing a literary criticism. I hope you can help me. Thank you very much!
—Mika

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

dear rebeca
thanks a lot.

Thursday, May 5th 2011

excellent lesson Rebeca… thanks

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

very good thank you
but the lesson more difecal

Friday, May 20th 2011

this is not that easy for me LOL, I keep repeating the video :D
well thank you dear Rebecca

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

i failed the quiz exam=(. badly needed to master this lesson. Thank you Ms. Rebecca. It help me a lot of my writing skills=)

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

Dear rebeca,

I think i would do very well in this exam. But my score is depressing. Because I think I have misunderstood paraphrasing. Thanks a lot. Could you give tips to improve my English writing?

Monday, July 4th 2011

rebecca, thank you so much for your lesson. now i’m really prepared for my report in english. you’ve been a great help . more power !

Friday, July 8th 2011

i don’t understand about Paraphrasing…plz help me….

Sunday, July 17th 2011

I would like to learn english for vocab enhancement and I am also doing PG in mass communication so I want to be good at writing What I need to do. Please advice

Saturday, August 13th 2011

It’s a good way to learn english…thanks a lot

Saturday, August 13th 2011

Amazing lesson! It will be very useful not only in English exams but in all the exams that I’ll do here in Brazil. Thank you!

Sunday, August 21st 2011

This lesson is fantastic!

Thursday, September 8th 2011

hey rebecca how are you doning first of all i want to thank you for your great lesson it’s very useful but i want you please if you don’t mind to help to overcome my problem for example i have problem with writing it takes me long time to write just a short one

Friday, September 30th 2011

Hi Ms.Thanks for your useful video.I really appreciate it.in the following question I chose first one but the correct answer is the second one.why is it like this?I think the second one changed the meaning and I was told that it is not correct to change the meaning of the sentence in paraphrasing.here, the sentence didn’t mention that why we should not borrow money from a friend so I suppose we shouldn’t mention any reason for that from our side.Am I write?thanks for your helps and also I did enjoy your personal websites.Regards

Choose the best paraphrase of the following: You shouldn’t borrow money from a friend.
-Lending money to a friend can destroy the relationship.
-Borrowing money from a friend should not be done.

Friday, September 30th 2011

sorry.the correct answer is first one and I chose the second one because in first one there is a reason and ….

Friday, September 30th 2011

Dear Rebecca
All the teachers in the engVid are best in certain ways.But you have some extra characters of your teaching.You answer the important questions from students e-mails with clear explanation.This encourages them to learn more and like the laguage.
Also patient and relax when you are teaching as Alex. best wishes for more and more success in the future.
Indi.

Saturday, October 1st 2011

thank you so much Mrs.Rebecca. how awesome your lesson. by many ways, it is very useful. In fact, i tried to paraphrase many sentence but it was really difficult. for now, can can do it much more easier. thank you.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Hi Rebbeca :the lesson is very good but could you explain the present perfect tense ? and present continues

Thursday, October 6th 2011

Wow I got 100, all right all green stars. Thanks I’ve definitely learnt this.

Monday, October 10th 2011

Hi Rebbeca

I watch your videos every day, you are so so great that i became addicted to your lessons , i am so keen to learn the English as i live in a spoken English country . You are talking very clear, soft and your samples are perfect to understand the lesson. I hope you will come out with more new lessons specially with grammar and confusing worlds.
I am straggling with sentences which contains the to worlds” have had ” or had have, so would like to get a lesson of how and when to use them.
Once again, thanks a lot.
You are one of the best teachers.
Sim

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

thanks you very much…it is the wonderful lesson for me………. and i will keep learning …….. so happy !!! god bless you (all teachers )

Monday, October 17th 2011

Thanks Our Dear Teacher Rebecca realy i get your lesson more usefully

Monday, October 31st 2011

In my opinion, you can do this when you know a lot of vocabulary and also grammar (phrasal verbs are terrible for me), althought it’s still a pretty good lesson. Keep it up.

Thank you!!

Isaias Costa

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Thanks for video :)

Sunday, November 20th 2011

the voice of miss rabica is “brilliant”. because i can easily catch the words. i want to ask weather miss rabica is from england or not?

Thursday, November 24th 2011

Awww This is very difficult lesson for me. :(

Sunday, November 27th 2011

may you rebeca please teach us how to type a formal email to a company
thank you

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

Thanks !

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

thnx alot mam….your lecture is very helpful and i like your teaching style :)

Friday, December 23rd 2011

Thanks madame for your lessons I find this lesson very helpful in my education at University (the first year)I am going to sit for the final exam of the first part of the year you explain more than our professor the lesson.I appreciate really you efforts thanks a lot.
Your faithful student Samar from Tunisia.
:)

Monday, January 2nd 2012

Dear Rebecca,
Thank you very much for your lesson. Your voice are really lovely and extremely clear to me. Among the teachers here, I can understand each word you are saying. Perhaps my listening skill is still poor.

My question is Could you please tell me in which case we should use a modal perfect tense, especially in this example:
- A: Do you think she is coming to the party? She is very late.
- B: Yes, she is. She might have forgotten about it. Shall I call her to remind her?
Why don’t B just say: ”Perhaps she forgot about it”
If so, are there any differences between them? People tend to use simple sentences right?

Thank you very much indeed.
All the best to you.

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Thank you :)

Friday, January 13th 2012

thank you so much,it s a very helpful way to lrarn English,the language i love most

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

I am immigrant from Nepal and have problem in English in united states.Now iam going college and finally i got your good website to improve my English and success on it.
Thank you very much

Sunday, March 4th 2012

thanks Rebecca

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

It’s a little bit difficult but we can progress by paraphrasing again and again.

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

I need some help on how to write better a so do you know how can I make my writing better so please let me know on how to

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

I would like to improve on my English and also on my writing so can you guys help me improve on my writing and also on my English a please and thank you

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Thanks for your video.
How can i differentiate phrasal verb and general verb?

Saturday, March 24th 2012

Hi Rebecca,
why i can’t access or click for quiz.
tq.

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

I would like some help on how to write better and also I would like to improve on my writing a so do you know on how I can make my writing better

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

All of your lectures is of great help to my studies. But I need to know the difference between DURING and WHILE. Looking forward for your immediate reply. Thanks and God bless.

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

I failed the quiz 1 out 10!the first worst score I’ve ever had in my whoel engvid’s learning.

Sunday, July 8th 2012

Merci à nouveau pour cette excellente lesson.

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Hi Rebecca,
You are an amazing teacher. You go very slow and I am able to follow each of your words and sentences. Thank you so much.

Saturday, August 11th 2012

hi Rebecca,
you are a very nice teacher. In this video i can understand everything.thanks

Monday, August 20th 2012

Hi Rebecca,
this video is great and it really helps me to understand how to paraphrasing a little bit more. i’m from germany and i have the task to paraphrase some terms like “frpm rags to riches” or “civil rights”. could you help me? it would be very nice :-) thank you

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Beside being an excellent teacher, Rebecca has an excellent taste in Sitcoms too. Love FRIENDS.

Friday, September 7th 2012

Hi, anyone can help me paraphrase this story?

*** Brian Connell felt the first pains of a heart attack while shoveling snow a year ago. But he was only 38, so he shrugged it off.

“At 38, you’re not 21–you’re not bulletproof,” Connell said. “But you certainly don’t feel you are susceptible to a heart attack at that young age.”

A few weeks later, his neck and shoulders started throbbing, and he felt a strange rawness in his throat. This time, he went straight to the emergency room of the nearest hospital. “I asked the doctor, ‘Am I having a heart attack?’ She said, ‘Yes, you are.’

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Your video is very well organized, I hope you could give examples for all the points as you did in the first few points >> Thank you

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Wao…well done Rebecca.

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Rebecca thanks a lot for all the assistance but please draw more light about paraphrasing. thank you

Saturday, December 1st 2012

I like this lesson as the others of this teacher. But (always We have a but). I can’t understand the 3 point, about phrasal verbs; neither I couldn’t understand the prhrase proposed. If you can help me, I apreciated.

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

Im confident now to paraphrase! thanks a lot rebeca! youre such a great teacher!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

hi I really appreciate that explanation

Thursday, March 7th 2013

We are not allowed to copy others’ ideas word by word , but acceptable using different words and or structure to convey similar ideas, aren’t we ?
What is the best one among the three given? I prefer to select the very different, clear and precise one. I got 87, obviously , my teacher, Rebecca did not think so.

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

How about new ideas or theory from scientists ? Is this true that we need to quot them , or would tell the source after getting the permission if they are elicited ?

Wednesday, March 20th 2013

Thank you Miss Rebecca.

Tuesday, April 30th 2013

Thanks! Very good!

Saturday, May 18th 2013

The correct answer of question number 5 of the quiz,Though somewhat boring, his position earned him a handsome income. I know it is mean his position is boring but I can not see the verb! The sentence has one verb which earned! Can you explain please? Thank you!

Friday, June 28th 2013

thnk you mam for guiding us a right path to write good english but mam please give me some more idea so dat i can write well my grammer and way of writing is bad.

Thursday, October 10th 2013

sorry, I got only 2 marks, so I sh’d understand and improve more and i can improve myself.Thank u mam.

Monday, October 21st 2013

please encourage me.

Monday, October 21st 2013

It very tuff to write English report in good way our acceptable for the reader, please we really in bad situation for improve so can you give us good guides line to follow

Wednesday, October 30th 2013

Hello Ms Rebecca, i still confused. 5 and 6 to me still looks uncertain.can you clarify them for me?you are doing a great job and i hope i can join you too when i hit my band 9 and migrate to Canada.cheers

Saturday, February 8th 2014

hi Rebecca your videos are so good, but I want to ask that if I can write an essay and you can correct it or score it. Because I am a SAT student and I need someone to guide me how to write an essay correctly.

Saturday, February 8th 2014

THANK YOU,Rebecca I do need a lot of help on my writing..!!

Monday, February 24th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
Your lessons are very informative and effective. I would like to request if you could do some lessons regarding writing task 1 and 2.
Thank you!

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014
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