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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.
Mr. E couldn't go to work because he got _________ last night.

Dinesh: I've never tried a Canadian beer before.
Gilfoyle: You can taste some of mine. Here, have a _______.

If you drink alcohol when you are out with friends, you are a ________________.

Which one of these drinks is hard liquor?

What can you usually get for free in a restaurant?

When I am driving, I always _____________ from drinking alcohol.

Soft drinks like Coke, Pepsi, Sprite, and 7 Up are sometimes called _______.

If you are drinking water and it goes down the wrong way, you could _________.

A person who drinks so much that it becomes a medical problem is called _________________.

James: Hurry up! We need to leave the bar and meet my friends.
Mr. E: Okay, I'll ________ my beer and we can go!


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86 Comments on “Vocabulary of Drinking: The most common nouns, verbs, and adjectives”


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1st Comment, yay
Also 100 pt
I love this lesson

Friday, August 5th 2016

Hi, James
I could not drink hard liquor even if only a drop of it. Today, I’ve learnt a lot of new drinking vocabulary. Many thanks for this helpful lesson, James :)

Friday, August 5th 2016

    Hi Chloe, a few drops (a sip) of hard liquid won’t do any harm to you, I bet. But a bullet of Vodka -for instance- will make you think it twice, that’s for sure.

    So you are a teetotaler, aren’t you? Me? I’m a social drinker. Alcohol sometimes helps you to break the ice and feel more at home at social meetings.

    That’s it for me! Have a great day!

    Monday, August 8th 2016

      Hi, Regino
      Long time no see. How are you? Thank you for inspiring me.

      For now, It’s easier to just say no “the first time” to avoid drinking too much in the future.I’ve always remembered a quote by Raymond Chandler, as: “Alcohol is like love. The first kiss is magic. The second is intimate. The third is routine….”.
      How do you think about that quote, Regino? :)

      You are so nice. Hihi… but, don’t abet me in drinking alcohol. (I don’t want to play with fire, Keke…).

      Now, let’s drink a toast to our friends. :)
      Thanks for your comment. Take care, Regino. :)

      Monday, August 8th 2016

You forgot the word drunken!

Friday, August 5th 2016

What happened?

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hi, James! Teatotaler say thank for the lesson =)

Saturday, August 6th 2016

thank you.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Thank you very much! You are my favorite teacher!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

I was a social drinker. Now I’m a teetotaler. Thank you, James. Interesting!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

    Are you come from japan ? And you learn english. :D nice to meet you :D

    Tuesday, August 9th 2016

I am a social drinker. When I was younger I used to bet with my friends who would slug the beer back faster, I always won, ’til Michael (a friend of mine) defeated me. You’re a very good teacher.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hi James! To be honest, many times i cannot stand watching a video with much time but this one was faster and i enjoyed a lot! I have acquired new vocabulary and phrases. I am a social drinker even though I do not know how to drink, i mean, I get drunk easier, that is why I choose soft drink.

Thanks for your assistance.
Be well!
Greetings from Venezuela.

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Cin Cin from Italy. The best place where you can drink the best wine of the world:)

Saturday, August 6th 2016

    I´m sorry, but the best wines come from Spain.
    However, I must say that your cars are by far much better than Spanish cars XD

    Saturday, August 6th 2016

      Each to his own!😃
      Anyway,
      I love your Romeo and Juliet;

      Sunday, August 7th 2016

      Hi guys are you drunk 😃? the best wine comes from France. If you are lucky with a bottle of “chateau Margot”, believe me you have no choice you must sip it. We have goog hard liquors we can’t slug, just take one shot because two will get you down 😃

      Monday, October 17th 2016

Thanks James!!
Today we learnt a lot of new and interesting vocabulary.
And nice shirt by the way ;)

Saturday, August 6th 2016

whisky please!)

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hi James.
It was an interesting lesson because I love drinking, so I learned a lot from you about drinking. I used to be a social drinker, going drinking with friends was so fun! but spending too much money for drinks isn’t very nice. I don’t have good memory of drinking hard liquor. After I took a shot of tequila or 2, it was disastrous lol.
Anyway, it’s summer and a great season to drink beer!! Drinking under the blue sky as watching baseball is one of national pastime! Woo, I’m getting thirsty!
Thank you and See you later!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

10/10 THX!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

    Yay, way to go Anek!

    Sunday, August 7th 2016

Thank you , ,James! It was fun lesson! I love it!!!!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

Hi, James. It was a very useful lesson. I am glad because I got 100. Thank you so much. Bye!

Saturday, August 6th 2016

After eat, you had to teach us about drink. And I am very thankful for that. Thank you, bro! :)

I gotta say, I am a teetotaler. I want to avoid alcohol till I die. It’s kinda funny, I never put a drop of alcohol in my mouth, I’m 25. But, I want to keep being a teetotaler, that’s my choice. I’m only afraid to be embarrassed when I’m with my friends, I might be the only one not drinking any alcohol, but I won’t. I hope I won’t be ostracized or anything. :P

Um, about “slug”, it means to drink in a hurry, right? Well, this word brought “sluggish” in my head. Even though you drink in a hurry, at the same time you take it slow, you know, savor it. Am I tripping or something? :D

Saturday, August 6th 2016

    well, I am abstemious now but I have long History of drunk actions in the past, not really cool…

    Sunday, August 7th 2016

    “Sluggish” comes from the original meaning of “slug”: a kind of snail without a shell. I don’t know how “slug” also came to mean a gulp (mouthful of drink). That’s a really good question…

    Monday, August 8th 2016

Thanks James, very useful lesson and pretty long. I like your style of teaching.:)

Sunday, August 7th 2016

James, it was a very impressive lesson man, an it helped me so much. Thank you teacher!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

It was a very interesting lesson. Thank you teacher!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Great lesson! I´ll swig my coffee and then I´ll come back to study a little more. Thanks, James.

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Thank you so much teacher James!!!

Sunday, August 7th 2016

James hi I like the way you teaches.
kind of comic..

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Thank you so much for the useful lesson,
is here anyone who is interested in enhancing his/her english level like me if yes we can help each other through chatting using FB or whatsp 00212634507815 have a happy week folks :)

Sunday, August 7th 2016

Very good lesson, thank you James, the more I watch your videos the more I improve my English, I really have learned very useful words to me, since in my job when I have a happy hour with my colleagues it usually very dificult to talk about drinks. Thank you!

Monday, August 8th 2016

Hi James,

Please let me know that on which accent should I focus more American or British while giving IELTS?

Monday, August 8th 2016

Very good and really interesting

Monday, August 8th 2016

Many thanks!

Monday, August 8th 2016

Hi! James Thank u so much to this video. You help me alot :) :):)

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thank you, I learned new words, it helps!

Monday, August 8th 2016

Very usefull this lesson…I just love the James’s class!!! He is the funniest teacher that I’ve ever met… I learn a lot from him!!! Thanks a lot!!!

Monday, August 8th 2016

i like it
thanks a lot

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thanks for making all these things clear.

Monday, August 8th 2016

I got 100
it was very useful lesson
thank u so much

Monday, August 8th 2016

its really helpful.

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thank these advices and your speech that grate

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thanks. It was very interesting and clear

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thanks, These words are really usefull. I’ll sip my expensive milk hahaha…

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

I´m not sure how often i´m going to use this new vocabulary, specially slug because a can´t found out the meainig in spanish. Anaway, Thanks you for these new words

Wednesday, August 10th 2016

Thank for your lesson !!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️🍺🍻🍷🍸🍹🍼☕️🍵🌷🌷🌷🌺🌺🌺

Friday, August 12th 2016

thank very much teacher.nice to meet everybody…

Saturday, August 13th 2016

Thanks for expanding my vocabulary :) would be great if you tell us more about topics for discussion in pubs and bars (phrases and slang words). And by the way you are in a good shape ;) even if you drink alcohol.

Sunday, August 14th 2016

Thank you James , your lesson is very interesting .

Monday, August 15th 2016

julio.ortigoza2 my skype!

Monday, August 15th 2016

Ontario beers are great. Thanks James, you pretty often makes me laugh when I watch your teaching videos.

Monday, August 15th 2016

why is the volumn so low?

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

but I find it really funny, cool, and it makes me laugh lots

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

Interesting lesson, thanks a lot!

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

I got a 90
Im drunkie bud a goodie lol

well its no so good when you have to work, Hey I remember de game Metal Slug, did u play it? I uderstad better the meaning of the game, thank you,

see a later alligator,

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

You was reading Alpha Male Book, wasn’t you? Haha

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

You are the funniest teacher I’ve ever seen,really!

Thursday, August 18th 2016

Very good lesson and performance, James!

I’m a social drinker. I appreciate the taste of the wines from Chile. They are not very expensive and have perceptible and distinguishable flavors.

If one day you come here, you can have a swig of my caipirinha :)

Saturday, August 20th 2016

Hello James!

Thank you for the lesson. Well, I confess that I am a teetotaler, and I am very proud of that. Beer, wine and hard liquors can do no good for any person. They are all a fantasy. They destroy the health, the family and the society. In fact, I don’t consume even soft drinks. They are too sweet and acid.

I would rather drink a lot of water and natural juices. These are the best drinks on earth!

See you in the next video!

Sunday, August 21st 2016

thanks. I’m watching engvid’s videos often, but I don’t know how I can mark that I watched videos.

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thank you so much buddy,mr james ! good explanation and keep it up brother ! 10/10

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Thanks James your way of teaching so funny and easy way to remember to memorize vocabulary because you look like artiest. However it is difficult for me because I do not use to such of alcohol.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

bery good explanation. Thanks!

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016

This was my first quiz and I got 100!!!

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

wow i got a perfect score! it only means you are very good teacher. thanks for teaching us.

actually, im a teetotaler now since i got married by choice but before im a social drinker.

Friday, August 26th 2016

no friend no life hi all !!!

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

Well, very good luck, I have guessed the answers of the questions, the Spanish polo shirt maybe a clue to guess all the meaning, but it’s been a good explanation, good performance and we can enjoy our drink from now on. Thank you very much and regards.

Sunday, September 4th 2016

Thanks James,
I enjoy your lessons and I really learn more on that.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016

I really like the way teacher James teaches, he makes English so easy to learn! I enjoy every lesson.Regards from Dominican Republic.

Sunday, September 11th 2016

Thank you for the lesson and fun )))

Thursday, September 15th 2016

James, u are have done this lesson in style,freestyle as usual! its amazing.
maybe the word “tipsy” should be added? or how do they say when one is pleasantly drunk, relaxed for a drink? in russian we say the word funnily drunk. of course u can imagine evil russians who always drink the hardest liquors only :o)

Monday, September 19th 2016

James, you are the best teacher ever. I always have fun with your lessons.

Wednesday, September 28th 2016

Very funny and helpful lesson at the same time) as all of James’s lessons

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

You are good teacher. Thank you lesson. I request slow down a little, please. I can not catch your speed.

Friday, October 7th 2016

Thanks James, it’s a good lesson!

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Hello James
Thank you for your instructives lessons.
However i can’t really catch the difference between a drunkard and an alcoholic i know that the last one is a medical condition but someone who drinks a lot even if he is able to work or do thing, he is an alcoholic in the people opinion.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

10/10 yey!

Friday, October 21st 2016

Thank you for such a funny and great lesson!

Monday, October 24th 2016

It was really comprehensive lesson about drinking. Thank you James!

Monday, October 31st 2016

Thanks for the drinking lesson. Just an aside for the word or concept of abstaining. I am not a teetotaler because I am a recovering alcoholic. So in the US I would say I have been clean and sober for (fill in the length of time). In the US, for many recovering alcoholics, being clean and sober is a bigger deal than abstention. Telling someone you are clean and sober for X amount of time means you have not consumed any alcohol for what ever time you stated. Abstention simply means I am not currently drinking. I’m not sure if this meaning holds true outside of the US.

Sunday, November 13th 2016

Great lesson Thanks for teaching

Tuesday, November 15th 2016
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