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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.
How would you describe a friend you have known since you were in kindergarten?

You want to express that Sarah is a friend you can rely on. Which expression could you use to describe that quality?

A fair-weather friend is:

If you want to clarify that you and your friend have no romantic relationship, you should say:

What specific term is used to describe a person who your entire family knows?

If someone says, "With friends like that, who needs enemies?", it means:


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209 Comments on “Speaking English – How to talk about your friends”


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A really good lesson,I enjoied it thanks v.much….!GOD bless…!

Monday, January 9th 2012

    it is really a good lesson i have benefitted from it so much. thanks 4 ur effort. :)

    Monday, January 9th 2012

      Now, at last I can talk about my friends. Well, to tell the truth I do not have a wide circle of friends.

      I could count on the fingers of one hand the people I actually consider my friends; that’s me folks!!!

      Rebeca, the ease with which you explain your lessons is unbelievable; you’re just great.

      Bye for now, take care.

      Sunday, July 20th 2014

    its realy good and entrasting guys i realy loved this

    Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thanks for every things.

Monday, January 9th 2012

thanks v much for this video it’s v helpful.

Monday, January 9th 2012

I want to learn english. This lessons are really good. which is the first lesson that I should begin it?

Monday, January 9th 2012

good freaking topic Rebecca. the easiest topic 2 understand, i wanna be your friend 4ever n’ ever lol.until next time, all the best 4 u.

Monday, January 9th 2012

hi mam!!
i hope you will be fine.its w0nderfUl …mam please let me tell how i prepare my ielts exams preparation???
i need 5.5 bands and must in each skill having 5bands…i will be very thankful to you f0r this fav0ur if you tell me..
just let me tell any ielts web site in which have just ielts materials….

Monday, January 9th 2012

    You can visit my website: goodluckielts.com

    There is a lot of info there which can help you prepare for this challenging exam. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      i realy fane of you i wanna get something from you

      Friday, July 6th 2012

      plz helpe me english spoken course

      Sunday, September 30th 2012

    Thank U so much 4 U R all lessons

    Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Thank you very much! The lesson is clear and useful.

Monday, January 9th 2012

thanks your lesson that useful and thanks discrib for many of friends

Monday, January 9th 2012

Iadmire your topics.

Monday, January 9th 2012

Good job mam!
All the best.

Monday, January 9th 2012

it is nice simple and easy to digest
thanks

Monday, January 9th 2012

thanks for you .I need more?

Monday, January 9th 2012

Tks a lot Rebecca. You’re very good teacher.Lily from Brazil

Monday, January 9th 2012

Was nice information

Monday, January 9th 2012

very good, the best, i love it

Monday, January 9th 2012

I liked a lot the class. That was a very good information

Monday, January 9th 2012

Very good lesson ,Tks a lot Rebecca You’re very good teacher .kalid from somaliland

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

mam its awesome ..y0u are great..mam plz let me tell how i prepare my ielts ??
i need 5.5bands and in each skill should having 5band…plz

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Thank you so much, it’s very useful

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

thank you alot my teacher rebecca
it is very good lesson

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Hi, this is farhan i really appreciate for this site to whom recognized it.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

thanks for you .I need more?

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

It is one of the most useful lessons.A appreciate it.Thank you very much. I need and wait for more lessons in 2-intermediate. With best regards.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

10q for your lesson.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

You are a good friend :)

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

thank you very much!

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Thanks a lot

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

botaangleze is in Albanian , whereas in English is englishworld.

Me and my students really have found this site very useful. Thanks

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

    That’s wonderful, Tyran. Always a pleasure to hear from a fellow teacher. Please let me know if your students have any special difficulties. My best wishes to you and your students.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Thank you very mutch.The lesson was very good.My score is not good because i dont know many words…but i will try..Thank you again.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

hello there.I always use this sentences
about friends,friend is in well or bad events .is that correct?maybe he had an accident,he’s paralised in legs.he caugh aids virus ,VIH.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

    I think you’re trying to say that a good friend stays your friend through good times and bad.

    Best wishes to you, Dan.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Your lesson always are very useful. Thanks for sharing your knowledges and charisma.

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

engvid.com my best friend ^_^

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

thank you soo much,you’r the best teacher

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

    thanks you……you’r the best teacher for everyone….nink hw r u..???

    Wednesday, January 11th 2012

thanks so much for ur lessons, thats very helpful…
but after the video, im still having some confusion in the word “family friend”, that if it means a friend we know because our family members knew he/she before, or we know he/she before and then he/she become our family’s friend
can u plz help me…thanks again, Rebecca.

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

    Good question. It seems to me that someone in the family had to make friends with the person first and then introduce them to others in the family. The main point is that this kind of “family friend” is someone who visits your home and also speaks to other members of your family and knows them well.

    Hope this helps! My best to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

great work you people very use full for english learner

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

Thank you,was a good lesson :)

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

It is a very good lesson. Thanks :)

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

Thank You REBECCA….

Thursday, January 12th 2012

Tks u great job,just i have learned smth new!

Thursday, January 12th 2012

Excuse my audacity, Rebecca, but could you explain the difference between words “share(d)” and “common”?

Friday, January 13th 2012

    Well, shared interests and common interests, for example, can mean the same thing.

    However, shared experiences are experiences that you had together with someone else and common experiences are experiences that many people, who do not necessarily know each other, have gone through.

    Hope this helps! All the best to you, Alex.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Excelent lesson teacher..thanks a lot…God bless you…

Friday, January 13th 2012

Thanks Rebeccaaaa for your time , It was a very good lesson to describe how to use all the words about the friends,Its useful.God bless you .

Friday, January 13th 2012

wow, great!

Saturday, January 14th 2012

wonderful topic but please tell me how can i begining to learn english to be fluent in english please communicative with me

Saturday, January 14th 2012

    I would try to join a conversational English class or get a good private teacher. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Thank you, Rebecca

Saturday, January 14th 2012

You’re such a great teacher, Rebecca. I wish I had someone like you back in my school.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Thank you very much…..

Saturday, January 14th 2012

thankz alot..i know about this now..

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Thank you! It’s very informative and useful!!

Sunday, January 15th 2012

Can you please do some more saying or proverbs on friends?

Sunday, January 15th 2012

    Thanks for the suggestion; I’ll work on that. My best wishes to you, Krishna.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

I would like to express that lesson was so fantactic thank you so much teacher.

Sunday, January 15th 2012

thanks
i like your way its very nice way and very helpful

Monday, January 16th 2012

Thank for teach students

Monday, January 16th 2012

Good day! Can you do please a lesson about Direct and Indirect Speech? I’m looking forward. Thanks!=)

Monday, January 16th 2012

Thank you so much for this lesson. I really want to make friend with you but I am so young , so I just only call you are my teacher in online. But I think aquentance do not need too much about relationship, that why I want you are my fiend and better than my teacher. Hihi

Monday, January 16th 2012

    I wish you a lifetime full of many good friendships. My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

This not helpful but is very very helpful thank you so much

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

thank you ……. it the best i like it…good job.

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

thx z lot rebecca and all your friends

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Thank u so much for the best lesson

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

that is great lesson

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thanks teachers for teaching.

Friday, January 20th 2012

You are my favourite teacher. Thank you very much for your interesting and very useful lessons. I like them very much.

Friday, January 20th 2012

Very nice lesson and well explained…
Love ur website

Saturday, January 21st 2012

many thanks… love all your lessons

Saturday, January 21st 2012

nice presentation…really useful lesson..

Sunday, January 22nd 2012

Excellent!I am looking for sentence with even, though yet and as if.
Thank you

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Thank you it is very important lecture
it is good to know the meaning of very similar words.
I would like to ask you about the word acquaintance I underestood the meaning but I am not really sure how to use in a sentence.
I would be happy if you give me one example or sentence

Monday, January 23rd 2012

    Jack is an acquaintance of mine.

    or

    Jack and I aren’t friends; we’re just acquaintances.

    Hope this gives you a better idea. All the best to you, hanan.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

It’s best lesson for me.
easy to listen but include very important topics.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

thanks every thing i love it

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Its nice friendship lesson…

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

I dont undrstand very well the last sentece…Could you explain me? Thanks

Thursday, January 26th 2012

hello, I am from to Panama is very happy with you for everything. Excelent! I am learning English so much

Friday, January 27th 2012

Thank you so much for this valuable information

Saturday, January 28th 2012

… and diamonds are girl’s best friend!

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

    Thanks for adding that expression to the list, although I don’t agree with it personally!

    My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

      A tribute to the great Marylin Monroe!

      Saturday, February 25th 2012

I am so glad the way of her teaching english any one can understand that,
I hope that those who are watch this webside with in the month’s then can speak a fluency english,Thanks to you,

Saturday, February 4th 2012

thanx alot for this lesson. I got it

Sunday, February 5th 2012

i don’t belive that. My score were 6 out of 6 . thanks you so much for this lesson.

Thursday, February 9th 2012

    Good for you! I wish you the best with your English.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

thanks teacher

Thursday, February 9th 2012

now i can describe my friends

Friday, February 10th 2012

easy, clear, useful lesson!

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Thank u, the video was great

Sunday, February 12th 2012

thanks it really helped me

Monday, February 13th 2012

i don`t speak english but this course is great

Thursday, February 16th 2012

    Apparently, you do write English anyway! Thanks for watching. All the best, Gustavo.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Hi. i am not a native speaker of English and it not my mother tongue as well because of these i am not able to speak English as the native speakers of the language. there is a lot difference in my pronunciation when compared to proper speakers of the language. it is almost different :(. And even the fluency. please suggest me some improvement methods.

Saturday, February 18th 2012

How would you describe a friend you have known since you were in kindergarten?
a school friend
an old friend
a childhood friend
all the answers are correct—Are you sure ?

Saturday, February 18th 2012

If I have a teacher like Rebecca i would not have any problem in speaking English

Sunday, February 19th 2012

    That’s very kind, thank you. Glad I can help you online through engvid! My best wishes to you.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Tks Rebecca. I’m so glad. Lily from Brazil

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

    Me, too! Thanks, Lily! All the best.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

hi thanks alot>iwant learn enghlish you can learn me any body

Thursday, February 23rd 2012

It’s really wonderful session. I enjoyed the lesson a lot.
the world is in need of a great person like you to lighten the way for others!!

Friday, February 24th 2012

    You are too kind. Thank you for watching our videos and learning with us at engvid. My best wishes to you, too.

    Friday, February 24th 2012

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to watch and leave us your feedback. Please tell your friends about us so engvid can continue to grow. All the best!

Friday, February 24th 2012

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

thanks alot god bless

Saturday, February 25th 2012

This video lessons help me a lot! You are amazing teacher.Thank you Rebecca.
Best wishes from Romania.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

hi dear teacher rebecca you clarified this lesson thanks dear rebbeca

Saturday, February 25th 2012

good lesson // i hope i can find other lessons about : health , styding , polution and health ..

Sunday, February 26th 2012

i am from iraq .. I have been studying in Malaysia for 8 months .I need to get Band 6 overall in IELTS

Sunday, February 26th 2012

this is because i want to study Master of comparative law ..

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Thank Rebecca for this interesting lesson you are a great teacher, I would like to see videos about idioms

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

thnkyou very much

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

WITH TEACHER LIKE YOU ,
WHO NEEDS GO TO SCHOOL.
“THANK YOU”

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

really superb lessons wow

Friday, March 9th 2012

thanks, i appreciate your idea….and i will have good knowledge from Engvid

Friday, March 9th 2012

Your lesson always are very useful. Thanks for sharing your knowledges

Saturday, March 10th 2012

Hi Rebecca, I have a doubt. All my life I thought that after “like, hate” it must be written the verb+ing but lately I have seen to+verb. I’m so confused. thanks!

Saturday, March 10th 2012

Hi Rebecca! thanks a lot from Uruguay. I have a doubt, all my life I thought that after “like, hate” we must write the verb + “ing” but lately I have seen like+to+verb. Iam very confused about this. Thanks.

Monday, March 12th 2012

Excelent lesson, Rebecca. Thanks

Monday, March 12th 2012

I like your way in teaching Rebecca!!

Saturday, March 17th 2012

Hi rebecca, yr teaching is easily understand. Pls suggest how can my English improve fast.

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Hi Mam How To english learning?

Monday, March 19th 2012

Hi My New Friends I am from India
my english is very pover can you help me?

Monday, March 19th 2012

thanks for useful lesson

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

I came online because you said to me to come online.
is this ok

Saturday, April 7th 2012

hello i am from Azerbaijan and i live in Baku )) i want speaking wonderful english language )) plz help me (( i love this site and i learned quickly english speaking with u too ))

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

thanks for everything . everyone knows you are a good teacher

Saturday, April 21st 2012

thank you so much =)

Monday, April 23rd 2012

thank you very much .

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

i really enjoy it ,,, i like you rebbeca :D

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

This lesson ,Mrs Rebbeca is very useful!The expression that i especially like is ‘With friends like that,who need enemies’ !!!

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

Engvid.com is my new close friend!

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Dear Rebecca,

First of all, I appreciate your helpful videos. Second, I am an international student in Canada, I have come here recently. I have difficulty to understand native people as they speak quickly. I do know that I need to practice more, but I do not know how I can improve my listening and speaking skills. Would you please help me with that?

Thursday, May 10th 2012

Dear Rebecca
thank you very much, your way of teaching English is very good. I live in Da Nang, VIet Nam. When you will come to Viet Nam for holiday. I invited you and your family ate dilicous fish of DaNang city.

Thanhs you a lot

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

hi.
dear teacher,i really like your way of teaching.I have a keen interest of learning english and i want to improve my speaking.Is it correct speaking with a native speaker can improve my eng?

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Thnx Rebecca

“With friends like that, who needs enemies?”

Friday, May 18th 2012

thank you a lot for your work .com

Friday, May 18th 2012

Hello, i’m new student here, thanks this page is marvellous to learn english

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Hello & thanks for this lesson.
I just have a question…
I’ll travel with a friend who is a girl. We are just friends.
Is there a confusion if I say “I’ll travel with a girlfrienf”?

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

what da faqin faq????????

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

i really like your video lesson rebecca.if you don’t mind please give us a tips how to apply scholarship.how to fill the blank of requirements or write a letter about it..thx.ika from indonesia

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

thank you teacher

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

You are a very good teacher.Can you help me,please? When I can use expression :”Good for you”.And what is mean?Thank you.

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

really a worthwhile site/lessons that every learner should visit/learn.

Saturday, July 14th 2012

Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

thank you for this lesson. But can you help me! the word “boy friend” is just mean “in relationship ” or “a friend who is a boy” or 2 mean all right?. thanks!

Friday, July 20th 2012

    Boy friend means “in relationship”. A friend who is a boy that we can say a male friend.

    Tuesday, July 24th 2012

nice lesson

Thursday, July 26th 2012

thank you a lot! :)

Friday, August 3rd 2012

THANKS

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

thank u z lot! god bless you….

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

OPEN O SESAME !!!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

    SESAME MEANS THE QUIZ FIELD .

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

realy good lesson

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Hey please help me…is this okey to say I HOPE ALL WENT FINE WITH U?

Thursday, September 13th 2012

u r born to be a teacher

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

If I had a teacher like you when I was a student I could learn English very well and easily.Thanks a lot Rebecca.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

its really gud mam……. mam i just want to imprve my speaking english so how can i improve it???? i want video lectures of urs….

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

I’m very happy ,my first exam is good I get 76 only 2mistics.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

thank teacher, you are the best, i am really pleased for your form to teach and in especial for every test you created

Saturday, October 13th 2012

Hi teacher I want to thank u for ur way to teach and I wish I know this website before . And I have a question can u pls tell me what is meaning of the word a quaintance that Hanan ask u about it

Sunday, November 4th 2012

Good lesson but the sound is a little noisy,

Saturday, November 10th 2012

    … In french, we say ‘son métalique’. How can I tell in english ? But, except that point, your lesson is very interesting !

    Saturday, November 10th 2012

I’m very happy, now i learning English speak all my friend.

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

Rabecca, I hope a long time of live to Syou.Because you are a very kind personality. So I would like to thank you with high polite expression wrods, but I could not.

Friday, November 30th 2012

you got me with the first question i just click the first one i saw, lol…tricky one… nice lesson

Monday, December 10th 2012

Yes,I got perfect! Thanks Maam Rebecca for a good,loud and clear teaching. :-)

Tuesday, December 11th 2012

Thank U so much 4 U R all lessons…….

Tuesday, December 25th 2012

wow, it’s so amazing, teach me more!

Sunday, December 30th 2012

    whats so amazing about it?

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

thanks teacher Rebeca , you make sow easy to learn english ,but I have some dificultis with my writing , I don,t know what to do

Monday, January 14th 2013

its really good it is very useful to the students i like this

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

this iz soo good.. I rmembrd esly..

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

whatever

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

thanks teacher Rebecca for your all lessons,i want to speak in english perfectly and i hope i will do it

Sunday, February 24th 2013

A really good lesson,I enjoied it thanks v.much….!GOD bless…!

Friday, March 1st 2013

thanks

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

Hi, I would like u to explain to me the structure of this phrase and how form it: the more u STH, the more you/the better STH
Thank you. Rebacca

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

100 % nice lesson

Monday, April 22nd 2013

6 correct out of 6, great job. When i was student i was not so good, Thank you teacher.

Sunday, June 2nd 2013

83 %. Thnx.

Sunday, June 16th 2013

it’s very useful lesson thank you

Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Nice lesson thanks Rebecca!

Friday, July 19th 2013

vey useful lessons,thanks all the teachers very much!

Sunday, August 11th 2013

ok , I got 83 %. Thanks Rebecca.

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

Thank you, I hope in the future, I can listen your topic

Monday, August 26th 2013

thanks for uploading this video.this website very useful for beginners.

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Thanks Rebecca, I got 5 from 6 . Is the second time.I did wrong just the first question.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

I was so surprized that I had gotten all corrected. It has been at least two years I haven’t taken time to study English. The score has made me think of taking time to study again. Thank you so much, Rebeca!

Monday, November 4th 2013

I have loyal,trusted,real friends who didn’t lose me anywhere

Thursday, December 5th 2013

thanks madame
but what to say in the restaurant
plz can u help me

Sunday, January 12th 2014

hello,this is the first one time here

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thanks Rebecca for this lesson.
Could you please tell me how can I address to my loved friends? Can I use words like, “My dear”, “My sweat heart”, “My good Helen” or something else like that? Thank you in advance

Friday, March 14th 2014

Thanks Ms Rebecca, got 83%.

Monday, March 31st 2014

Hi Rebecca. I’m Santiago Perera from Brazil. I love watching your videos. You explain very well. Your didatic is great. I wanted to me every teacher from Engvid. It’d be a dream come reality. Love ya’ll. All the best. Keep the good work. :)

Friday, May 2nd 2014

really interesting and enjoy learning while listening to the video…it helps me a lot…thank u for this kind of program that you’ve made…God bless and more power!

Friday, June 6th 2014

Hi Rebecca i enjoyed so much your lesson. I can understand you welll. Thank you.

Monday, August 11th 2014

I can’t loud videos what should I dooooooooooooo

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Great lesson Rebecca I love the way you teach us.

Saturday, November 8th 2014
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