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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.
A friend asks you, " How do you like these red shoes?" You think the shoes look too bright.  What is your best response?

Your boss asks you what you think of his latest suggestion to the management. You think the suggestion will cause more problems than it solves.  What's the best thing you could say?

A friend wants to know if you think it's all right for him to wear jeans to an interview as a waiter. You think it's a bad idea, even though the restaurant is an informal one. What do you say?

A colleague wants to tell her boss about an employee who is always late. You think it's not her responsibility to say this. What do you tell her?

Your girlfriend wants to cut her hair and get a really short haircut. You love her long black hair the way it is. What could you say when she asks your opinion?


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158 Comments on “Polite English – Softening Your Message”


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I am waiting the next lesson Rebacca because I like the way you teach.:))

Monday, January 17th 2011

I think Cristina is right!

Monday, January 17th 2011

Thank u sooooooooooooooooooo much Rebecca :)

Monday, January 17th 2011

great class. I’ve learned a lot

Monday, January 17th 2011

thank you Cristina you are right.it’s easy way

Monday, January 17th 2011

Thanks for the lesson!

Monday, January 17th 2011

Rebecca is right but actually if she writing the examples which she gives us,it’s more better.

Monday, January 17th 2011

thanks for the lesson it’ll help me a lot looking forward for another nice lesson thanks a lot u r a superb teacher :)

Monday, January 17th 2011

Thanks Rebacca for making this lesson simple and straightforward

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

Hi Rebecca
useful lesson

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

I want something , please
can the site give us the lesson in documents means the lesson in video would be available in written documents ???

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

It is really very useful….
& a very interesting topic.
Thank u very much….

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

wow! bundle of thanks ma’am for this useful and unique lecture. God bless you and i really love you

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

hey, i’m confused, i don’t know, when use “to” and when “for”?

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

I like it. Thanks!

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

    me too

    Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

I’m so grateful for this lesson

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

really thank you for your effort

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

I like the class…………..

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

well rebecca it’s again one of your bes lesson that indicates your hardwork and precious time for preparing such awesome lessons. i appreciate your kind love for your students which you express in the form of good n very good lessons. i am hopeful that you will bring us more good lessons in teh near future.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

Thank you so much again !!! By the way, remaining the great, brilliant, and fantastic lesson about floods!!!Very interesting and I´d been researching information about this topic since these last days, because of Australia and Brazil are under floods nowadays, Could you elaborate another lesson related with culture, politics, or anything like that?
Gotta say: Thank you Rebecca,James,Ronnie, Alex, the new member Jon and, well.. what´s going on with Valen? anyway, you teacher deserve an adward….
Have a nice day and waiting for new lessons!!!!

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

thank you so much……………..

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

i l hope to speak english

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

i wanna ask you about the equivalency of ielts and toefl.actually i m in Pakistan and searching admission in Europeon universities.i have done ielts and scored 7 band from Australian Education Center now some universities requires Toefl results specially wen i want to apply for scholarship.My question is do they both are equal in value or I need to do Toefl too?I M looking forward to your urgent reply.thnx.I really like your style of teaching.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

thanks you for this lesson teacher Rebecca, I´ve learned a lot of diplomatic´s vocabulary by watching your videos. bye for now

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

Frankly, I really like this lesson, it gives you the opportunity to change the way you always do while you are speaking. thank you very much Rebecca. I would be grateful if you could present more such lesson.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

Ma’m , i just want to know the difference between objective,aim,goal and target

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

thanks

Thursday, January 20th 2011

Thank you ma’am! I got 100% correct in this quiz:-).

Thursday, January 20th 2011

you are really great guys …thank you

Thursday, January 20th 2011

thank you rebbeca

Thursday, January 20th 2011

i joind this site first time ,i realy imress from ur lesson

Thursday, January 20th 2011

In the question about haircut, invisible force enforced me to choose “Are u crazy!”, but I`m glad i`ve chosen the correct one! :))

Friday, January 21st 2011

It’s a very helpful as well as informative session

Friday, January 21st 2011

I love engvid!!!!

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

For all teachers,

The same as Sarah asks
I have a poor vocabulary
I don’t understand every word that you say
I’m a beginner

I want something , please
can the site give us the lesson in documents means the lesson in video would be available in written documents ???
In italian lessons they do it

I’ll should be very happy

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

So simplified and easily to understand, thanks a lot Ms. Rebecca =)

Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Your are a very good teacher

Monday, January 24th 2011

hi,
i needed to ask that how can i look at all ur lessons

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Merci beaucoup pour tout le monde.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Dear Rebecca you teach very good shotr and clear thanks so much GOD BLESS YOU

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

I absolutely love your teaching methodology. Best teacher cos I got 5 correct out of 5

I wish you all the best

Vutha
Cambodia

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

its great lesson thanks you

Thursday, January 27th 2011

i appreciate your way of teaching. you have very soft way. it helps me in my IELTS preparations.
Thanks
SEEME
Pakistan

Saturday, January 29th 2011

you have sucachh a nice way in teaching please give us more lessons

Sunday, January 30th 2011

thanx)

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

    can plz talk to me in enlish i want to improve my english

    Tuesday, June 14th 2011

      ol rajt wi can tok

      Friday, November 23rd 2012

your lessons r very good and i like to listen ur classes and the way you teaching is very fine

thanks&regards
k ravi kumar

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

Thanks for the lesson Rebecca,this was very usefull !!

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

I enjoiyed your class one more time!!, I tests it in spanish every day with my wife and 3kids pack!!

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hi, I’m Persian and i saw your lessons very useful, But about your voice recording, some noises like Car’s noise are very bad, i hope solve that, Thank you a lot

Friday, February 4th 2011

ThanQ very much. I am very impressed. Your teaching is excellent.

Sunday, February 6th 2011

to be honest, this lesson was great! thank you

Monday, February 7th 2011

with respect very excelent i understand it

Monday, February 7th 2011

You rock!!! Thank youuuu, Rebecca : ) : )

Saturday, February 12th 2011

thanks a lot

Saturday, February 12th 2011

Thx

Sunday, February 13th 2011

Thanks!for clearer explanation!

Wednesday, February 16th 2011

Hi Rebecca!, you always pay my attention everytime you have a lesson, you’re one of the best teacher!!!

Saturday, February 19th 2011

I can’t thank you enough~ i like your style of teaching !! Plz, be with us forever~!

Monday, February 21st 2011

what “drawbacks” means

Monday, February 21st 2011

hi Rebecca!
i am the new student of english class and there is something that i dont understand.can you help me?
e.g: i dont know the way we use the word ” relation” and “relationship”.is there any common rule for using these words?

Thursday, February 24th 2011

actually i really love this website. its help me to improve my english lessons. thanks

Friday, February 25th 2011

Rebeca you’re an excellent teacher.

Monday, March 7th 2011

Hi Rebecca!
I m new student of english your way of teaching is so good.i have learnt so much things from your website.i like this website thankx.

Monday, March 7th 2011

hi i like this website so much this is a good for students

Sunday, March 13th 2011

hi i like this website so much and i am new here and i want to learn all things from your website
so what kind way should i take now ?

Sunday, March 13th 2011

10x for very useful lesson…………

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

Hi
I want to ask a queation about this lesson.
can I use those word in other way,because U said we can use them in openion.
when I have a presentation I use some of those word in my exeplanation.

Wednesday, March 16th 2011

thnx a lot for this lesson it’s useful

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011

To be honest the style and the way of teaching is very clear,i am sure every normal person would easily understand.It helps me a lot.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Thank you so much Ma’am Rebecca i’d like your Lessons.

Friday, March 25th 2011

i can’t thank you enough teacher

i’m waiting for the next lesson

Thursday, April 7th 2011

I like it,waiting for more to come.

Sunday, April 17th 2011

thx again

Tuesday, April 19th 2011

you are the best.

Wednesday, April 20th 2011

please give me another chapter ,i can do it a pass.i have more help u

Wednesday, April 27th 2011

I love english so much!

Sunday, May 1st 2011

thanks

Friday, May 13th 2011

“Actually, sweetie, you’ll always be beautiful to me. I’ve always loved your long hair, though.” REALLY?!! Men in Canada speak to women like that??!! I think I’ll come soon!!

Monday, May 16th 2011

Thanks Rebecca, good lesson. Lily from Brazil

Sunday, May 22nd 2011

Wow, i get 100% in this lesson.
Idon’t know how to thank you.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Hi, I’ve just discovered this site and I wanted to thank you ’cause you teach very well! And I also wanted to ask if it’s normal that quizz don’t work in any videos ?!

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

thank u,miss rebicca.this is first time am tinking i can speak english ,because u would explaing very logically and now i thinking to speak english.

Monday, June 13th 2011

it proves fruitful 4 me

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

it is good for me

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

vey much helpful…

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

thank you rebecca

Friday, June 24th 2011

that was awesome……..

Monday, June 27th 2011

thank u this lesson is very wonderful

Thursday, June 30th 2011

thank u this lesson is very wonderful and exciting

Thursday, June 30th 2011

thank you Rebecca. You are the best teacher

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

Hi, I’m Persian and i saw your lessons very useful, But about your voice recording, some noises like Car’s noise are very bad, i hope solve that, Thank you a lot
(hard)for me

Saturday, July 9th 2011

i try and try to study and ….

Saturday, July 9th 2011

i like the way u teaching miss rebeca thanx a lot your lessons are so useful ,i am grateful mam and thanx for your time and effort i m from egypt

Monday, July 18th 2011

Interesting lesson!
Could you please give a short explanation of the word “frankly”. I’ve never heard it.
kind regards

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Thank you so much! Teacher Rebecca. The way you teach is awesome. I am waiting your lessons.

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Thanks.You help us a lot with your lessons.

Friday, July 29th 2011

i think dis very useful

Friday, July 29th 2011

dis video z really good…..i like it!! nw em lukng fr more of such videos….!!

Sunday, July 31st 2011

MISS, Rebecca thanks you .for all the lesson .

Sunday, August 7th 2011

Hi Rebecca,
I’ve some doubts.
Normally we say,
1) I’m blessed with boy baby.
Which one is correct?
Boy baby or baby boy.

2) I feel hungry.
Which one is correct?
I too or me too.

Can u reply this query.

Monday, August 8th 2011

thats one step in humanity

Thursday, August 11th 2011

i want to chat someone who knows english.iam ma student in english course . the one who is phd or ma . thanks

Friday, August 12th 2011

As a matter of fact you look good on that dress, Rebecca u r great.

Saturday, August 20th 2011

I’m so grateful for this lesson.

Monday, August 22nd 2011

i love this topic very much because it is useful to be more diplomatically to what we say to the person we talked. and i love also your style ma’am rebecca in teaching…very interesting.

Monday, September 5th 2011

thank you, You are a wonderful teacher Rebecca and this is a very essential lesson. I hope to add a lesson about definite article too.

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

thank u very much , you`re a GREAT teacher rebecca , honestly I like u , god bless u

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Yvonne, could you solve this problem?? Because the same is happening to me and I don’t know what I should do!! Thanks!!

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Your learning tips are just great! Thanks…

Friday, October 7th 2011

It was a very good lesson! And very useful too!
THANK YOU very much!

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

Hi ,rebecca i love ur teaching ,but i am not able to speak like u
when i am wathing ur video ,i feel that its easy to do ,but once the video is done i am not able to speak similar like u

and i need conversation skills more effctively
please suggest me some ideas

Monday, November 7th 2011

excellent lessons , thank you soooooooo much Rebecca !

Monday, November 14th 2011

Good one,but i want 2 know is there any difference between “mind ur own business” n “it’s none of ur business” ??!
so tx.

Thursday, December 1st 2011

thank you very much rebecca.

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Well, I’d say this is really great to speak in a polite way. But I found myself saying opposite things (somewhere deeply in my heart). I’m afraid I would say ‘ are you crazy?’ rather than ‘hon, you’ll be the best to me, though ..’ See, this is so simple to do drills and so complicated to use in a real situation.

Monday, January 30th 2012

great teachers

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

hello

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

you very soft mam robeca >>> thanks for help.

Monday, April 23rd 2012

good . thank for engvid.com thant you robeca teacher

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Haaai, REBECCA , now Ican follow you. I’m a newcomer. I feel exitement.THanks a lot

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Thank you!

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Thanks Rebecca,you’re doing the best teaching .Have a great day

Monday, July 23rd 2012

Thanks too much for your excellent illustration for the idea.very useful.

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

woh! short $ sweet!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

thank you Rebecca, actually i want to suggest one thing to improve my language through this beautiful videos , i think we have to talk to you in open chat room to contact with us effectively to see our practice to the language and give us some advices for that , thank you again

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Usefulllllll

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Thank you.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Hi Rebecca,I want to know how is the polite way to correct the wrong pronunciation of a person because our pastor has plenty of wrong pronunciation of words while he is delivering his sermon, what shall i do, do i need to let it that way? i feel irked.. thanks for replying.

Monday, October 1st 2012

thx a bunch mate. i used some of your advice on my blog and ineracsed my traffic 5x almost over night (well, over the weekend anyway) and i haven’t even been through all you videos yet. i’m sure i’ll find truckloads of more good advice in the ones that are left. keep up the good work!ps.: excuse my poor english!

Monday, October 1st 2012

thank you Rebecca.

Monday, October 15th 2012

thanks for good lecture

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

Rebecca You are The Best

Friday, November 23rd 2012

hhiiiiiii
vvvvvv good

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Thanks Rebecca.Examples are very comprehensive.

Friday, January 25th 2013

Thank you a lot Rebecca. I do not like BUT I love the way you teach. I am very grateful to find your useful lessons … Best wishes . Ora

Monday, January 28th 2013

Rebeca you are awesome! Thank you for this amazing information

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

thx reb you’re great teacher ^^

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Giving opinion with softened message is very important in human relationship. Learning such a manner, soften message, may help me a lot because I tend to express myself too straightly—immaturity.

Tuesday, March 12th 2013

I am so happy to learn more and more.
please continue.

Friday, March 22nd 2013

i love engvid teachers i like engvid my english speaking is improving thanx a lot

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013

Thank you.. for your enlightening lecture.. but i want to learn more about diplomacy.. please upload more classes.. :)

Saturday, May 4th 2013

Thanks so much :)

Friday, May 10th 2013

nice XD

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

Hi from Athens.

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Thanks alot.
i really love that.

Wednesday, June 19th 2013

I’ve got 100 percent in the test ,which means I understood the lesson

Saturday, June 22nd 2013

Thank you!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Thanks Rebecca. I got 100%. You are the best.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

It’s a great explanation by Ms. Rebeca…so I got answering the quiz 100% correctly. Thanks a lot

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Thank you,Rebecca. ^”^

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thanks for the lesson& I got 100%

Sunday, January 19th 2014

you are a lifesaver! my favourite teacher

Friday, February 28th 2014

Easy to understand,thank you Rebeca.

Monday, May 12th 2014

Good one!I like it.I got 5 correct out of 5!

Thursday, May 29th 2014

great job ms Rebecca.

Sunday, July 6th 2014
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