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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.
Tom told everyone the wrong details in the meeting. Now he has __________.

I'm unhappy with your decision, but it's your ____________.

Before I study, I like to sharpen my brain by drinking a triple _________.

Which word doesn't have a silent consonant?

That will be $5.00. Do you want your __________?

The party was delightful. The ____________ were the best I have ever tasted.

Which word does not have a French origin?


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Tuesday, August 12th 2014

    Useful tips on pronunciation Jade.As far as I can tell, there are a couple of practical ways to overcome pronunciation problems.

    First,try to be exposed to proper input or rather pronunciation patterns.

    Second, once you have picked up the correct pattern, seize every opportunity you have at hand to put it into real practice.

    Practice makes a big difference.

    Regards

    Sunday, September 14th 2014

    Ok, done

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

    Hey Abdell!! I cannot add you. Would you like to send me a request back? frailyn_guzman on skype and
    frailyn52@hotmail.com on facebook.

    Wednesday, September 24th 2014

I request all English Teachers at EngVid and Those who graduate and the the other students of this courses to help me the learning English because I have many problems of speaking English and writing paragraphs so again i request all of you to help me and I haven’t any one that I can make English conversation. please contact me my Privet Email : Abdirashiid1992@hotmail.co.uk and my Facebook user https://www.facebook.com/qalbinour

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thanks Jade.It was helpful.I got 7 out of 7.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Nice lesson. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thanks Jade…

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thank you so much, it was a great and useful lesson.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thank you for correcting the common mispronunciations. Is “mispronunciation” a real word?

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

Thank you it was great, there is just a mistake for the word “Viscount”, the correct French word is : “Vicomte” [V]+[Count].

;), i like when English people use French word, it’s so sexy. Oups sorry.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

I got a little confused with the video, but I got 7/7 on the quiz. Haha! :D Thank you, Jade! I love your accent so much. I speak like an American.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

I love this videos, are good for practice and continue learning a bit every day! :D thank you so much. Greetings from México.

Tuesday, August 12th 2014

I was confused. But I got 5 correct out of 7. Good for me :) Pronunciation is difficult. So, thank you for your lesson, Jade :)

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I really love this kind of lessons. Please do more. Thank you a lot.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you, Jade. I always enjoy your lessons.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I got 100 but I still have some confusions.. should we pronounce the ‘W’ in sword or not? :D

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

would you like to subtitle your video please ?

tnx!

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

You rule!Thank you very much.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thanks for this nice and useful lesson.I really enjoyed it.7 out of 7

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

thank u . but what do
haitch and dubya mean ?

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    They’re just the ways to spell the letter ‘h’ and ‘w’ and they must be aitch and double-u

    Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    ‘Haitch’ woul be the wrong way to say the letter H, and ‘dubya’ a wrong way to W.
    I hope it helps you.

    Thursday, August 14th 2014

    would*

    Thursday, August 14th 2014

Hello …
Thank you Prof. Jade for this valuable lesson. firstly I would like to propose a lesson on describing apartment or a room in a house correctly. Secondly, in case of investigation for example, how to describe someone’s body and personality. Finally, I would thank EngVid Group for their appreciated efforts.

Best regards and thanks in advance.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    majed havey you facebook

    Friday, August 15th 2014

    Hi how are you my friend
    It’s a big surprise is’t it

    Thursday, November 5th 2015

I was wrong, I’ll have to repeat this lesson :(

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you Jade. I got 7 out of 7.
Jade! Are you hungry? At time 17:24, sound like you are hungry.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

This lesson was very well explained, examples very well explained to me, the questionnaire was very easy to answer, thanks teacher Jane

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I got 4 out of 7.Without watching the video.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

I got 4/7 but your site its very helpful. Thanks

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

People from EngVid, is it ok to pronounce the word ‘Suit’ like this: /sjuːt/ ? Because I’ve always done so! Thanks a lot…

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Perfect, Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you Jade for the lesson, but why do you say
height is spelled like width, length and death?
the placement of the T and the H is different.
The lisping sound comes when the H is after the T.
Am I wrong?

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    I agree

    Monday, August 31st 2015

thank you dear jade

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Could you help me to state the difference between the modal verbs MUST and SHOULD, and come up with a single context to explain both of them to lower intermediate students?

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    Hi paujorgel,

    I can’t give you a complete answer but i can tell you what i know.

    MUST, is a stronger modal. It is used while giving orders and is used by people, who can enforce the order i.e. teacher, judge, boss, parents e.t.c.

    SHOULD, is a weaker modal. It is used in advice and is used more by people, who care about you i.e. friends, your own conscience, siblings e.t.c.

    Hope it helped,
    regards
    abhi

    Thursday, August 14th 2014

Help me about reading and writing,spenking

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

    Hi! May I be helpful?

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

      Hello Enzino. Is there any way to contact you and practice. I am trying to understand italian english speakers but I cant.

      Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Well done. Thanks a lot Jade.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

really good work guys thank you so much for your helpful videos thank you again

Thursday, August 14th 2014

thx James Interesting lesson , I haven’t heard about the word history I just learn them by practice ;)

Thursday, August 14th 2014

THANK YOU 100% UR STYLE OF VID-TEACHING IS ATTRACTIVE!!! JUST KEEP AHEAD

Thursday, August 14th 2014

i got six correct answer out of seven questions thanx Jade.

Thursday, August 14th 2014

NICEEE!!!

Thursday, August 14th 2014

This lesson has been a magnificent one. Thank you Jade and keep teaching us!

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thank’s

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thanks Jade!

Friday, August 15th 2014

Thanks a lot! =)

I have question. I did not known any of that french words. How often english speaking people use them?

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

7/7 but the true is that the quiz has nothing to have with the lesson, besides how can we make a quiz about pronunciation? Thank you, Jade very very good lesson, thank EngVid.

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Very interesting lesson, thanks a lot!
I have just realized that the way I’ve always pronounced “iRon”, “iRoning” is actually wrong.
And also for “espresso” , my “eXpresso” had to sound a little weird, since I’m Italian and I should just pronounce it as in my native tongue to be correct (but I changed it, ’cause it sounded “more English” in the other way).
For “lieutenant”, I only knew the US pronunciation and still the “f” in Britain sounds quite odd to my ears.
Well, thanks again! I just hope I remember your advise!

Thursday, August 21st 2014

    Well done!

    Monday, September 22nd 2014

what does mean haitch and dubya?

Thursday, August 21st 2014

    It’s how you say the names of the letters “H” and “W”. If you prefer IPA, “H” is /eɪtʃ/ and “W” is /ˈdʌbl̩.juː/.

    Friday, August 22nd 2014

I Got 7 of 7. Thanks you for the explanation it’s awesome

Thursday, August 21st 2014

I’ve one mistake No.6. Thank you Jade :)

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

Could you do videos like that more often? For me they are very,very useful. I’ve seen a lot of videos about pronunciation but this I like the most. Thank you so much!

Saturday, August 23rd 2014

I got 7 out of 7 jjejejeje

Sunday, August 24th 2014

In American English, we pronounce the “r” in “iron.” See, http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/iron_1?q=iron (click on the US pronunciation).

Monday, August 25th 2014

    Hi TJDMBA,can you add my Whatsapp ID +86 13036782755 to help me the pronunciation.thank you.

    Wednesday, December 31st 2014

Thanks Jade. Nice lesson. :)

Monday, August 25th 2014

I’m loving this site! Thanks Jade! You’re a excellent teacher! I got 6 of 7! I´m almost coming there! ;)

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

    Hi Nina
    I want to speak with you and improve my speaking. If you are interested in, please tell me.

    Friday, August 29th 2014

very nice….thanks for your time

Saturday, August 30th 2014

It a heaven on Earth, EngVid. I do love here!!

Saturday, August 30th 2014

Thank you a million dear Teacher Jade. :)
I am one of the dare-devil fan of you and your lessons.

Saturday, August 30th 2014

It is very good and useful, especially I like explanation for words with French origin.

Monday, September 1st 2014

    hi thanks jade

    Friday, September 5th 2014

wow yeahhh 5 / 7 so close thx for the lesson :3

Saturday, September 6th 2014

This part of the lessons is very helpful. Keep up the good work. Thanks Jade! I got 7/7 too. Yey!

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Thank you Jade

Monday, September 8th 2014

thanks jade

Tuesday, September 9th 2014

Thank u so much

Friday, September 12th 2014

thanks

Friday, September 12th 2014

Thank you Jade

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

Thank you

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Useful lesson :)

Sunday, September 21st 2014

    you look like a filipino

    Wednesday, March 11th 2015

Excellent lesson!

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Dear Jade, it’s awesome how I can understand your British English, first time I heard you, I really couldn’t understand you. British accent is amazing!!
greetings from Brazil.

Monday, September 29th 2014

No bad, no good

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Thank you

Monday, October 6th 2014

I’ve got the wrong answer about the egg on his face. :( short term memory..

Monday, October 6th 2014

yea……….v good lecture even short but I was delight dear……..thx

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Prostate is not balls. It is a gland that produces fluid for sperm to travel in.

Great lesson Jade

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

I have a teacher who is name Jade as well.She is from London.She does not use her real accent.She said that if she used her real accent we could not understand her easily.I wondered that where you are from.Your accent sounds a little bit different to me .Would you mind telling us where you are from ?

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Thanks Jade your accent is amazing, it was a nice lesson

Friday, December 5th 2014

i want to be friend those who can speak english. if anybody want to talk to me they are welcome,,

Friday, December 12th 2014

7/7 Your pronunciation is very important for me!It is your native language if I am not mistaken.

Sunday, January 11th 2015

The rule in French is that the stress is on the last syllable. But in English, the rule is that the stress is in the first syllable.
By the way, “marqués”, Spanish word, is the origin of the word. In the Spain of the XIV century, the territorial division were based in “marks”.
Even Catalonia was the earlier ‘Spanish Mark’ ( Marca Hispánica).
Later, we may discuss about Plantagenet, Motemart and many other things, don’t we?
I’d like to be polite, but…

Monday, January 12th 2015

HI everyone I am going take IELSTS Exam in upcoming month anyone who want to improve English language please add me my Skype ID Rahimullahakbari33

Monday, January 19th 2015

thanks jade really nice

Monday, January 19th 2015

Ta,Jade.
I did not know the W in sword is silent.
Yeah, live and learn.

Sunday, February 15th 2015

    hey Zoran ..
    I’m kinda interested about learning Japanese and stuff … would you like to help ?! :D

    Thursday, September 10th 2015

Hi Jade
Good Job
By the way you said /vaɪkaʊnt/ and wrote on the board /vaɪkəʊnt/.

Saturday, March 7th 2015

Could you please help me to improve my English,
in a ordered manner or which lesson should I start first and how to go further?

Sunday, March 8th 2015

Hi everybody. but why pronounce iron as ion, and is there any difference between the English and American Pronunciation. I feel the difference same as between the the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox church.laughter)) and honestly , I’d like to be milked from the both sides…. thank you Jade, and btw. I’m single with a big heart)))

Sunday, March 8th 2015

Hello everyone , hello Jade .
Nice lesson , I thank you for that but I must rectify something . If you mean balls , as the slang word for testicles , is prostate , sorry to say that but you are wrong . Prostate is a gland beneath the bladder in a male body which is used to urinate and to product male semen . I hope you will appreciate my comment . I learn so many things from you and all engvid teachers that I can’t help correcting this mistake . Maybe a lesson on the names and locations of human body organs would be interresting .
Thank you Jade and carry on

Friday, March 13th 2015

Nice lesson jade and Thank u very much.

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

Ya….we love jade

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Thanks teacher… you’re a very nice girl!

Tuesday, April 7th 2015

Thanks lecture
i got score 100

Wednesday, May 13th 2015

Thank you, i got 100 marks

Thursday, June 11th 2015

Thanks a lot. That was gr8

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

i decided to join after watched your videos on YouTube. thanks jade. you give a lot practice in listening and any words of English.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

I got a little confused with those french words… I need to practice

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

Thank you so much Jade. This is the first time i know French words, they really makes me confused and very diffuclt to pronounce.

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Got 7/7 wow … I’m not that bad after all!
Thanks Jade! :)

Thursday, September 10th 2015

“I want to sharpen my brain by drinking a triple…”
Espresso or vodka. That’s a tricky question =D

Friday, September 11th 2015

Hi Jade! Thank you so much for this useful lesson!
As to the person who was mean, I passed a huge amounts of moments like that, and I would say people like them are being envy when someone’s speech is smart or interesting ;)
You are great! Just laugh at them, because you are better, but don’t become insensible like them, because they just need care.
Best wishes to you!

Monday, November 9th 2015

well..7 is good..no?

Monday, November 30th 2015

Great video and I loved the quiz! Thank you!

Thursday, December 31st 2015

6/7 :D

Thanks Jade!I need to practice more to avoid this mispronounced English vocabulary!

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

Thank you very much, Jade!

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Thank you Jade. It’s funny because I’ve always said ‘haitch’, not ‘atich’ because I’m from London innit and our teachers told us off for dropping our hatiches, LOL. According to Longman’s Pronunciation Dictionary, da Irish say ‘haitch’. Good for dem! Also, you can say ‘sjuit’ in British English, although this is dying out. Here’s another interesting thing: you pronounced ‘prescription’ and ‘prerogative’ with a schwa in the prefix (‘pruh’) but transcribed it – correctly – with a short [i]. I agree with you but it just shows you that there is often discrepancy between the dictionary and reality. One final thing: the prostrate is a gland, not balls! Women, lol. :-)

Tuesday, March 8th 2016

thanks Jade!!!

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Thanks madam your teaching is nice

Friday, April 15th 2016

Hi Jade, you are just awesome and I’m hoping to teach you after learning from you. Hehehehe.

I am Prince David from Nigeria, aka PRINCE OF PHONETICS. I love you so much!

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

very useful video

Thursday, April 28th 2016

prima as in german :D thanks Jade

Tuesday, June 7th 2016
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