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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 simile compares two different things, using either 'like' or '_____'.

I've been working really hard this week. In fact, you could say that I've been working like a _____.

That woman drinks like a _____. It can't be good for her health.

That man is always coughing. It's not surprising -- he smokes like a _________.

Waiting for food to be served in this restaurant is like watching _____ dry!

You will have to read the quiz to me. I'm as blind as a _____ without my glasses!

The teacher tried to explain a difficult point of grammar. Unfortunately, his explanation was as clear as _______.

I thought the children in that class were going to be difficult to teach, but in fact they were as good as _______.

Are you feeling okay? Your face has gone as white as a ________.

That girl is really nervous and shy. In fact, she's as _______ as a mouse.


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160 Comments on “Using SIMILES to improve your everyday English”


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Good Explanations!. I really love the nursery rhyme. I am still singing. Thanks!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

100/100
Thank you Gill.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Nice And Good! Thank you

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Good lesson:-)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi,Gill.
I took this lesson while reviewing your last lesson about metaphor. They mean making a connection between two different thing. Simile uses “as” or “like” but metaphor doesn’t. Thanks for your helpful lesson!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi, Jill. Your lesson was perfect. It affected to my knowledge from a good side.
Thank you very much about your lesson. I enjoyed it

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you very much Gill!!
Listening to your lessons is a real pleasure. I do love your accent ;)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you, Gill. You are very good teacher. I like enjoy your lessons. The way you are teaching is good for remembering and listening.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Dear Ma’am, I love your teaching style! Your lessons are as clear as water.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

I like your way in teaching.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you, Gill and congratulations, you sing very well !!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

thank you Gill lesson was very very beautifull

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Do not be afraid, your lessons are always as clear as sunshine.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Gill,

You are a talented teacher. Thank you for your wonderful lesson, it was as clear as
glass.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you very much! Your lesson made me think of other examples:
as right as rain…
as sound as a bell…
like a bat out of hell…
And of course the prosecuting phrase in ‘a hard day’s night’: I should be sleeping like a log!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

    :=)

    Sunday, February 14th 2016

    how to submit comment because i am facing music on it i think my account is not approved by engvid.com?
    can you answer me?

    Monday, February 15th 2016

hello mam, could you tell me the using of whether if in a same sentence e.g. he however gave a circuitous reply to posers as to whether the left would approach the congress if it did not make the first move. please let me know soon.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

I must admit, EngVid is the best website to learn English language. Thank you very much :)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

My teacher, Gill

Thank you very much for your wonderful lesson. Your voice is perfect!!!!! I listen your poetry twice.

Thank you..

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thanks Gill :)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hello Gill .
Thank you for this great lesson . Speaking a tongue needs us thinking like those who use it . Metaphors , similes help us feel like fishes in water .

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Enjoyed listen

Sunday, February 14th 2016

100/100
Thank you Gill.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hello,
Thank you for your lesson.I passes my quiz test and I got 10 correct,100%.
Thank you very much.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Following your lessons English becomes as easy as my own language. :)

Thank you

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you for the lesson Gill!!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you Gill!!
I got 10!!
I love your accent!!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thanks for the lesson :) I enjoyed it so much

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Gill,
thank you so much for your useful lessons

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you very much for these very clear explanations. With you, we can’t say that you say is as clear as mud.
Congratulation, you sing very well.
Kind regards love XXX Francis

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Gill,your course is realy clear like “l’eau de roche”.

Thanks.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

This is really nice lesson. And you have beautiful voice! Unfortunately, mine isn’t as beautiful as yours.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you for the amazing lesson.
Your explanation is crystal ​clear (=

Sunday, February 14th 2016

As your bright and tiny spark lights the traveller in the dark,
Though I know not what you are
Twinkle, twinkle little star.

Your lessons are like lights in the dark.
Thanks Milady Gill.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

here you twinkle like a star, gill
thank you for that great lesson and fun :D

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Gill
Thank you
I want help more to learning English

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you teacher Gill. You`re adorable!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

it was a great video, thank

Sunday, February 14th 2016

oh yes bats have radar and nuclear bombs too

Sunday, February 14th 2016

I’m learning every day with these videos.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you Gill! :)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Teacher. your lessons are very useful. Thank you very much indeed.
Please tell me, the situations we use present perfect tense. had, have when should we use them.
Thank you…

Sunday, February 14th 2016

    We use The Present Perfect Tense for the actions that started at a definite point in the past, and still last, their effect is felt in the present. E. g. I’ve bought a car (recently, today). We have lived in America for 20 years (we came to America 20 years ago, and we are still there). Hope this helps.

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

I really, really loved this lesson. Thank you, Gill!
I got 100 on the quiz. Looking forward to watching the next topic. See you! :)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Oh! I forgot to say, your voice is great. ;) I used to play that song on my keyboard. I got rusty. Gotta go back to practicing it. :D

Sunday, February 14th 2016

    I’ve been browsing through comments on this site in order to help learners overcome whatever it is they don’t understand, and I noticed that not so many of them are good at English despite the fact they are trying really hard, but you, Renata, I can say, are one of those who are making incredible progress. Also I read about your dream to live in USA which is exactly the same thing I want. Well, keep your great work up, and I hope your dream will come true soon enough, you have what it takes, just be persistent. Regards.

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

      Thank you! I appreciate everything you said, am a little flattered, too. But um, I’m not better than anyone here. It was hard for me at first. I started studying English for real in 2006, and didn’t know a thing. I still struggle with grammar, but I love it. I love the thought that if I get grammar, English won’t be so hard. Hehe! If you really love something, it won’t be hard, indeed.

      I’m really glad to know that you have the same dream as I do. You’re on the right path. You’ll get there, just keep improving your English every day.

      I’m sure most people here are making progress. We’re sure on the right place. The teachers are great. I feel lucky everytime there’s a new video.

      Best regards!

      Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Great lesson, and you sing pretty well. Thanks Gill!!

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Thank you Jill, I got 10 correct out of 10 .Your lesson is very interesting.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

    And I got 11 out of 10! I win :D

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

      Really!

      Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Thank you, Gill. You are amazing.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Gill,
I love you. I enjoy the way you are teaching. you are very nice and pretty and sweetheart. I feel it. Thank you for song :)

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hello Gill!
Your lessons are very well! I like you, you are doing the best in order we understand English lessons and you are very positive!
Thank all of you EngVid team for your job!
God bless you all!

Monday, February 15th 2016

thanks a lot Ms Gill…… you’re such a humble person.. :)
i love you, you’re so nice.. :)

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you Gill!

Monday, February 15th 2016

It’s not easy to memorize all of those expressions. yet I do remember “work like a log”thanks to the Beatles – a Hard Day’s Night! Thank you for your lesson, and also for the example of that expression.

Monday, February 15th 2016

    Sorry, not log, but dog :-P.

    Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you so much for your explanation, Gill!

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thanx a lot, Gill!!! Great job;)

Monday, February 15th 2016

thanks for this lesson as its explained as clear as water..

Monday, February 15th 2016

I have really enjoyed this lesson. Thanks,Gill.

Monday, February 15th 2016

good lesson!
It is easy to understand

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thanks, Gill :)

Monday, February 15th 2016

thanks Gill

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you Gill

Monday, February 15th 2016

Hii Gill¡¡
What a surpirse¡¡ I’m learning to play violin and is your song, now I can sing it in English¡ Great¡
Good lesson¡

Monday, February 15th 2016

I`m new here. BUt I like it already. Awesome!!!

Monday, February 15th 2016

Great class!

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you so much for your lesson Gill ♥

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank Gill! Your lessons are very helpful and I like your singing too! :)

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you for amazing informations Gill

Monday, February 15th 2016

Truly your lessons are helpful.thank you so much teacher.

Monday, February 15th 2016

IAM VEERY INTERESTED

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you,the very nice lady!

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you

Monday, February 15th 2016

Hello, Gill. Great job! I liked this lesson a lot. Your explanation was as clear as mineral water. Thank you very much. Júlio César from Brazil.
*You sing very well!

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you teacher nice lesson, and i have to say that you have a beautiful voice and i sang the song with you.
Thanks again!.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you Gill. Could you please teach us the difference between the following verbs: to switch,to change and to exchange? I sometimes get confused with these verbs. Thank you so much in advanced!:)

Monday, February 15th 2016

    There is not a lot of difference between switch and change, but to exchange means to swap, it’s an act of giving one thing and receiving another. E. g. They exchanged phone numbers. So, A person gave his/her phone number to B person, and vice versa.

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Thanks Gill! It was a very useful lesson.

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you Gill, for this useful lesson, i really love watching your lessons they’re always as clear as water and it’s a real pleasure listen to you, you’re a wonderful teacher! :)

Monday, February 15th 2016

Hi Gill ! I loved the way you presented these topics. I like when you insert poetry… in the final frame, this wonderful nursery rhyme.
Loved it all ! Thank you very much !!!
Best wishes !

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you very much for your explanat

Monday, February 15th 2016

Thank you very much for your explanation. I haven’t known such a lot things, but now I know well

Monday, February 15th 2016

thank very much my teacher for your useful explanation

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

Amazing class… and btw… I’ve loved rear you singing.

Tuesday, February 16th 2016

thank you very much

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Dear Gill, I absolutely enjoyed the way you sang the song. I replayed it over and over again. Thank you :)

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thanks Gill for this lesson!

This evening I was watching videos and making quizzes like “a child with schoolbooks and pencils”. (The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje) :-)

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Good Explanations! Thank you Gill. :D

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thanks 4 ur lesson. Ur lessons were as clear as crystal clear

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Thank you so much! Your lesson has been precious like a prise…!

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Hello and thanks fot your precious teachings. I’ve got two questions not related to this topic but to one of Shakespeare’s poem from play “Love’s Labor’s Lost”.
1st question: what’s the meaning of the name of this play?
2nd: in one verse he says:” When blood is nipped and ways be faul” what’s the grammatical point of ‘be’ in this verse?
I’ll be thankful if you answer!

Friday, February 19th 2016

    Hi Hosein — thanks for your question. Love’s Labour’s Lost means people who have wasted their time loving someone because the love was not returned. In other words, their labour (of love) was lost or wasted. The play involves courtship and temporary rejection, but everything seems to work out ok in the end ;-) Your quotation is from a song about the winter — the idea of blood being nipped is when you feel physically cold, and your blood feels as if it’s freezing. Foul ways means roads and pathways which are muddy etc and therefore difficult to travel through, again because of the bad weather. The use of ‘be’ is rather old-fashioned — it’s from the verb ‘to be’, but nowadays we would say ‘ways ARE foul’. I hope this is helpful :-)

    Saturday, February 20th 2016

      Thank you, yes it was very helpful

      Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank you very much! You are good to sing!

Friday, February 19th 2016

    “You are good at singing” is correct, and you, Katerina, are very beautiful, I can be your teacher anytime you want :3 :*

    Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Once again thank you very much. I’ve got 100% in test. I will sing the song to my children :)
Greetings from Poznań from Poland :)

Saturday, February 20th 2016

thanks a lot :D
CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR!!!

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank you everyone for your kind words about my singing !!!

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank you very much! You are the best teacher ever!

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Thank you gill mam

Saturday, February 20th 2016

You are a very good teacher

Saturday, February 20th 2016

Hello egain, l’ve got another question from you,
In my language, persian, there are some old poets and writers and also some new belletrists and orators who use old-fashioned grammer and vocabulary, I think for example like Shakespeare for you, and they’re not only understandable for me most of time but also lovely and containing great treasures in themselves, and my question is that whether this is true for English language and are there those in your language who still speak and write that way and people like their style?

Sunday, February 21st 2016

Thank you.

Sunday, February 21st 2016

Thanks for the help, Gill. Your explanation was as clear as water! And I love your accent!

Sunday, February 21st 2016

it is very interesting lesson. Thank you

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

bat from batman :))

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

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Wednesday, February 24th 2016

    I totally agree with you.

    Thursday, February 25th 2016

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      Thursday, February 25th 2016

      Glad I have a supporter, hoseinkeshavarz!

      Thursday, February 25th 2016

Great lesson. I like it.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

Good lesson and … beautiful voice! Thanks.

Thursday, February 25th 2016

I really enjoyed listing your video. Thanks Gill, you are amazing

Sunday, February 28th 2016

You’re so lovely, Gill! Pleased to watch your classes. You’re an example for us!

Sunday, February 28th 2016

This video is great! Thank you, Gill! I’ve scored 100. Certainly, this happened owing to the teacher and her ability to explain))

Monday, February 29th 2016

I loved the song, I know it is for children, but I understand it. Thank you for this lesson.

Monday, February 29th 2016

I like her.

Monday, February 29th 2016

It’s amaizing. I understand you. For me is wonderful. I am glad. Thank you so much. You’re remember when I was a little boy at school.

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

This lesson was wonderful, specially the twinkle twinkle song by you, excellent.

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Thank you, Gill. Your explanation is as clear as water.

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank Gill
Your explanation as clear as the full moon

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you Gill. In my eyes you are like a red, red rose because you are my favorite teacher on this site.

Sunday, March 13th 2016

It’s always a pleasure to learn English with you.
Thanks a lot.

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

Thank you, your class was good and clear!!!

Wednesday, March 16th 2016

Hi Gill! Thank you very much.

Saturday, March 19th 2016

thanks deeply 💐

Monday, March 21st 2016

Hello Gill! I’m really impressed about your lesson. It was so clear and motivating! Thanks a lot! Also your singing was great and helpful!
God bless you!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Thank you very much…Gill. Great lesson

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thanks a lot, dear Gill!

Thursday, March 24th 2016

Thank you for your sweet lesson. Some of those expressions are really picturesque, besides we Iranian use many of them quite a lot.

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

Thank you for your lesson i got 10/10

a wonderful lesson

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

It’s for me.
Thanks

Monday, April 4th 2016

Thank you Gill. Hugs from Mexico City. So this lesson are so enjoyable.

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thank you madam :) I got 100:D Yahoo specially I love your expression while you’re teaching thank you so much 😊 why don’t come here INDIA we can learn good language at you. Plz if it’s possible you must come here I’m requesting to you not order. We give more respects to our elders thank you.I hope you can understand words

Saturday, April 16th 2016

100/100 thank you gill

Sunday, April 17th 2016

thank you very much teacher, really you are angel, but please, don’t say that your expalnation is as clear as a bat, ti is for me as clear as the sun in august in south of algéria ” the big sahara ” , i hope that i am not as clear as a bat

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thanks Gill, you are great.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thank you Gill,your explanation is as clear as sun light. You are a good teacher .

Wednesday, April 20th 2016

Thanks a lot Gill! Perfectly clear explanation…..Don’t worry it wasn’t as clear as mud! best regards

Monday, April 25th 2016

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

“She is timid as a mouse”, is it wrong?.

And about “She is timid like a mouse”, is it wrong too?.

Monday, May 2nd 2016

Thanks Gill!

Wednesday, May 4th 2016

Thanks Gill.. its very useful lessons

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Gill, You are like a red, red rose.
Merci beaucoup.

Friday, June 3rd 2016

Thank you, Gill! You are a lovely soprano. I confess that I sang the song a couple of times to memorize it.

Monday, June 13th 2016

Good song :) Thanks

Monday, July 4th 2016

I have got 90 ,,,
Thanks,,,
You are the best madam

Monday, July 25th 2016

you’re definitely wonderful teacher. I understand everything you teach. Thanks a lot Gil

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016

Wow! It’s amazing! I’ve got it 100 percent in the quiz!:D

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016

to evite/avoid the paradox we can say ”the explenation is as clear as a window not mud”? (after you tell me what is mud mean).

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Hi! You sing very well :)

Thursday, September 1st 2016

10/10 Hello Gill , I love and enjoy your lessons .

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

My primary issue is to know how to download the videos?
Is it possible at all?if yes,in advance thanks for your attention to my obssession guys.

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Dear Gill,
thank you for your passion , your way for teaching is great.
You can explain everything using a simplicity, so kind so calm.
You are a good singer too.
Gill…..Thank you

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

Howday Gill,

I just joined and scored 10/10 in this quiz!

I think I might check out some other of your tutorials . . .

Best,

Paul David Seaman (UK)

Saturday, September 24th 2016
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