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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.
Which of the following is the most effective for hitting a target far away from you?

Which of the following is the highest-ranked soldier?

"Boots on the ground" means that

When an enemy attacks, an army will try to ________ it.

Sanctions are weapons because they

Guerrillas are not like regular army soldiers because

The drill sergeant is the leader of

The difference between a ceasefire and a truce is:

Which word does not fit with the others?


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259 Comments on “War & Military Vocabulary: Understand the news”


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Hi Adam! important lesson. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

    I’m sure it is Bluegray. But to tell the truth I have to go over this lesson and put some of these words into practice; otherwise they won’t become part -at least- of my passive vocabulary.

    All the best with your English.

    Friday, January 16th 2015

nice explanation, as usual

there’s a little typo: conflict without “l”

thank you for your understandable accent…

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

    i’m italian like you, read my profofile. i’ll be glad if you’ll contact me.

    Thursday, December 25th 2014

    Thanks Marvilla. My mistake :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

No thing good in war except to expire , The sad city (Benghazi) , thanks Adam

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thank you adam

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Interesting lesson Adam, thank you

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Great one, as always!!! Pretty nice job!

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

A very interesting lesson! Thanks Adam. Actually, I read a lot about war on the web. And you are very wise! This lesson requires a lot of knowledge, much more than just English.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

17 years ago I was a drill sergeant :)
Thank you Adam

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

This is a good lessen for me. Thank you Adam

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

This is a good lession.,.,

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thank you teacher. I’ve been watching your videos and it’s great!!! Congrats for your job. You, Ronnie and Valen are the best. Not that the others are ” bad teacher ” but I’d rather you :) , congrats again!

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

thank you for this leasson, it’s interesting.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Hi adam, very good your lesson, but I’ll like know about pieces military uniform. you know anything? thanks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

    I’ll have to look that up Alex. Keep in mind though that different countries have different features on their uniforms. You might want to get a visual encyclopedia somewhere.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

This lesson and quiz were difficult but good study for me. Thank you, Adam :)

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thank you Adam. This is a good lesson. I like it.

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Adam.
And Happy New Year engVid. :)
I wish you a wonderful year full of joy. I wish a peaceful world for everyone. A year without a war.
And thank you engVid , thank you Adam for all your efforts to help us, this year. Best luck. :)

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

    Thank you Anahita. A happy belated New Year to you as well :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi Adam
I got 8 correct out of 9.
Thank you so much

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

thanx

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

you have nice Tattoo under your left Arm

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Thank you Basem. It says littera scripta manet– the written word remains :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      And what does it mean?

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

        The written word remains means that once written down, it can stay forever. A spoken word, on the other hand, disappears as soon as it has left your mouth ;)

        Friday, January 30th 2015

          Yep, prime in manu tua, right? :)

          Monday, April 20th 2015

          verba volant , scripta manent , in Latin .

          Friday, February 26th 2016

Hi Adam, I think you miss letter “l” in (conflict) you wrote confict not conflict. What do you think?

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I did Hassan. My mistake. Good eye :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi Adam.
I’m Bahram Fattahi from Iran.i’ve been watching ENGVID vids for more than 2 years.it helped me a lot.
i wanted to aske you if you could make a lesson about districts and regions and cover the following words: territory, perfecture, borough, county, province, zone, state
i’m sure It’d help a lot of students to have a clearer issue about it
Thank you in advance

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Hey Bahram I agree with you.
    It would be so great to learn about them ıf adam can make a video in that issue.I am so confused even in my own language :)

    Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I’ll get on that Bahram :)

    Thank you

    Friday, January 9th 2015

thank you very much
Mr. adam
actually i get the benfit of this lesson
thank you agin and agin

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Thank you Adam :)

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Thank you Adam, useful lessons. 100 % like in the boot camp.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Interesting, and well explained lesson. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Thats great! Thanks you for that informative lesson!

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

I watched this lesson the 24th of december !So I wish peace on the World. Happy Christmass to you and Engvid’s teachers.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

its ok

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

hi adam can u talk about health in a movie useful worlds thanks

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Sam :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi dear Adam, this is a great lesson very useful. Thank you so much. by the way please what does that means” I got a chopper in the car”? by Rick Ross’s lyrics. Merry christmas Eve to you dear Adam, may god bless you and your family.

My best wishes to you.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Hi Franky. Actually, I had to look it up myself as I’d never heard this before. It seems to mean an automatic weapon, especially an AK-47.

    Hope that helps ;)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

hey adam, great lesson indeed.Could you please help
me with the right construction of these two sentences:
1.He is 100 times as much powerful as me.
2.He is 100 times as much powerful than me.
which one of these sentences implies the correct sense of the other person being 100 times more powerful than me.This construction of word ‘as’ confuses me a lot, so please, if possible help me getting rid of this confusion about how to use the word ‘as’ to emphasize an amount.Your previous videos have been a great help:) thank u very much.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Hello Harry,
    I’m afraid, both sentences appear to be flawed, to me. I believe in these type of sentences, you only use the word ‘as’. You don’t write ‘as much’. Few examples for you :-
    1. earth is twice as big as Mars
    2. He is 100 times as powerful as I am. (though I am not sure about this one)
    3. His handwriting is 10 times as neat as mine.

    You can also write them without using ‘as’.
    He is 100 times more powerful than me.

    Wednesday, December 31st 2014

      Hi Abhishek! I am looking for someone to improve my conversation skill, do you mind pass me your contact, so we can talk to each other?

      Sunday, January 4th 2015

    Hi Harry. Abhishek gave a very good answer. I will add that He is 100 times more powerful than me is the best option. We use as normally when we use an objective adjective. Powerful, for example is subjective. What powerful means to you and to him might not be the same.
    Mars is 10 times as big as Pluto, for example is Ok because we can measure the size of the planets as compare these.

    When possible, use the -er or more than construction to compare things. He is three times older than me will create less confusion than he is three times as old as me. (in both cases as I am is correct, but less common in casual speech).

    (his handwriting is 10 times neater than mine)

    Hope this helps a little.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

I’m from Ukraine and unfortunatelly this is actual for my country where we have war on a part of territory.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I hope things get better there Zhenya

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi Adam. I don’t like wars and this topic. But thank you at any rate.
I think many people here can’t understand anything when they watch sports. It’ll be great to understand a football commentary for instance. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Katrin. Keep in mind football here is different than in Europe ;)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      Thank you Adam. I think, at any rate it’s very exciting sport if you like it so much.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

Excellent lesson!
Could you teach us some medical vocabulary and expressions as well?
Thanks.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    I’ll get on it Audry :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

War and its Related words are vital when you Wanna understand what is going your Around.it is hard but sometimes we have to explain what they are. So i happy to hear these words from peaceful person like Adam. Thanks for your useful lesson and God bless all Of us from war.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Need to watch the lesson again…I fail to get 100 score of the quiz.:(

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

thank you Addam

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

I liked the lesson! Thanks Adam!

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

dear adam
merry Christmas
have a good time with your family
ali

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Thank you Ali. To you and yours as well :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

I agree with Bahram.Adam teach us more about army.Thank you.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

    Will do Mfarooq

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Thanks Adam

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

Sanctions against Russia…….

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    Yes, unfortunately you are right mileshin.

    Monday, December 29th 2014

Thank you Adam for this useful lesson!

Thursday, December 25th 2014

8/9 I thought that, the captain was above the colonel. By the way in Portuguese we say Cornel = colonel both sounds similar.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    Hi Jorge,
    It’s strange how English works. Should be spelled kernel, but … :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Sorry I made a mistake in Portuguese is ” Coronel”.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Was a good lesson. Mainly for me that are coming in the intermediary level

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Hi Adam,
Excelent lesson

Thursday, December 25th 2014

great and inclusive as usual, thanks Adam.surly no one likes war, but it seems like it is inevitable to learn about it, please keep up doing good work. I would be grateful if you make more videos about politics

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Mustafa

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Adam one more question.(sorry)
Are those grammatically correct?
CAN I CHANGE RUBLES INTO POUNDS HERE?
(can I place @HERE@ in any other place of the sentence above?)
CAN I CHANGE RUBLES INTO POUNDS IN THIS PLACE?
Thank you.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    One more:
    Can we change our seats with each other?(is it correct?)
    Thank you again.

    Thursday, December 25th 2014

      I know the word @replace@. But, what about which is above?

      Thursday, December 25th 2014

        in USA it’s more simple = may we switch our seats? (i’ve heard it in regular conversation many times)

        Saturday, December 27th 2014

          Thank you,it’s from a textbook for kids.

          Sunday, December 28th 2014

          Can I use exchange?

          Sunday, December 28th 2014

          Hi Katrin.

          CAN I CHANGE RUBLES INTO POUNDS HERE? is correct. You can’t put the Here anywhere else.

          You can say can we exchange seats?
          Or can we switch seats? as Dlvbasys mentioned.
          Or, Can we change seats with each other (no our needed)

          Friday, January 9th 2015

          Here is coming up one more question – why we shouldn’t use OUR. Thank you Adam.

          Saturday, January 10th 2015

          It’s understood. If it’s not mine, then I can’t switch it anyway.

          Friday, January 30th 2015

“War is what happens when language fails.”
― Margaret Atwood

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    Indeed Vovchick

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Good lesson, Thanks teacher Adam!!

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Adam I have watched Past Perfect Tense from Rebecca, but didn’t understand one thing: (it’s at 07.20) when Jane arrived home yesterday,her husband had taken the children to the restaurant(are the children at home when she arrives?)
THANK YOU.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    No, their at the restaurant. If you say, by the time Jane arrived home yesterday,her husband had already taken the children to the restaurant., then they might be back from the restaurant when she gets home.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      Thank you Adam.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

Hi again, Adam!
I’d like to tell you about my journey to the sea. It was seven years ago. We went to the sea with my Mum. It was very beautiful and I took a lot of pictures. The weather was very good. We swam for a long time. The sea was so warm that my Mum couldn’t take me out from the water. It was very funny. In the evening(or in the evenings)we went to a water park. I liked it very much. We ate a lot of fruit every day. One day we went to the mountains. There we visited waterfall. It was very interesting. I liked to have a rest like this.
Adam,check it,please. Thank you.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    out of the water
    in the evenings
    I like to have a rest like this

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      1. out of the water(my bad,I knew it)
      2. in the evenings(I thought so, but all the web translators wilfully don’t want add the letter S)
      3. In one movie one character says I LIKED HIM VERY MUCH(so why I can’t say it about the rest?)
      ADAM, THANK YOU AGAIN.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

I think, those are some of my grammar mistakes in my narrative in previous lesson:
1. I woke up at 11.00 and begin(of course BEGAN) to drink tea at once.
2. Presently I turned on my computer and linked the Internet, because I(HAD)wanted to know the price of dollar and the price of oil.
3. At 13.00 I had to be seeing my doctor, because I(HAD)made an appointment.
4. The people,who were in the line,said that there is(WAS instead of is) a live line and I have(HAD instead of have)to be after them.
Am I right or not? I will be waiting.
THANK YOU ADAM!!!

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    1) at 11… and had a tea at once
    2) linked to the internet because I wanted to know the price of the dollar and of oil
    3) I had to see my doctor…i had made…
    4) The people who were in line said there was a long line and I had to be…

    Not bad :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      After the 2nd one I don’t understand past perfect again!!! Thank you Adam…

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

        Because the second sentense is not in past perfect, it’s just in past simple as you dint’t finish to want before you linked to the internet. So all what you did was simultaneously.

        Monday, January 19th 2015

          for example you might have say: Presently I turned on my computer and linked the Internet, because I had just finished my homework.

          Monday, January 19th 2015

          Maybe i am wrong cuz I am russian too)))

          Monday, January 19th 2015

      Adam I wanted to say alive line(when the doctor works really slow(or he takes some people without line)). And people in the line become mad about it and began create their own rules. It’s Russia.

      Sunday, January 11th 2015

        That might be a Russian expression. We don’t have a live or an alive line. We have a lifeline, but that means something that saves you, or connects you to life.

        Friday, January 30th 2015

Hello!
EngViiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiid! I can’t believe it! What was wrong with my message that you have decided not to approve and post it here? I’m so sorry for this behavior! Please, respect the users!

Thursday, December 25th 2014

    You may have been posting the same comment a lot, which we try to discourage.

    Friday, December 26th 2014

    It might have been a simple mistake Anahita. I’m sure it will be looked into

    Friday, January 9th 2015

nice lesson i really gain

Friday, December 26th 2014

Hi Valena

Please help me. How do i improve my English Conversation. most the time i am confusing between present perfect tense and past perfect tense. Please send me any link for understand this.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    HI Subodh, I’m not Valen, but I hope I can help. Type present perfect tense and past perfect tense into the search box above and you will see a few lessons on it. You can also type it into Google and see lots of resources that explain it.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi , Adam thanks for that , but id like u to clarify why all the native speaker drop the letter (t) when it preceded by the letter (n) .! Ad if we dont pronounce it this way is it sound unnaturally ?

Friday, December 26th 2014

    Hi Nenno.

    We don’t really drop it. It’s just soft, so it gets “lost” in the transition to the next word. Also, the tongue position for ‘n’ and t’ are almost the same, so it’s a bit of laziness to move it.

    Does that hep?

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Thanks for the lesson, very actual vocabulary

Friday, December 26th 2014

Useful lesson. Thanks Adam. I want to ask a lesson on words used in building. I am a civil engineer.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Ghassan :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi Adam, it’s my first time to learn English from your videos. First quiz, i got 100, yeye. Thanks a bunch, Adam.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    Welcome Arismnndar :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

big thanks mr Adam. the lesson was very helpful .

Friday, December 26th 2014

I`ve learned new vocabulary!!thankssss Adam!

Friday, December 26th 2014

Hi adam! It was such as interesting lesson. I admit all of the Engvid lesson chunks can boost one’s english knowledge on a variety of topis you’re providing. But still, many of the upper-interm and advanced learners are facing a few gaps relating to their career, work and professional life. Thereby, I would highky recommend offering lessons that cover handling job interviews questions and answers, showing achievements and motivation sides on a field. I can’t deny finding some videos on the area but there is need for specific situations at work.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    These lessons are in the works Omaxios :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

thank you for this good lesson . this vocabulary are very useful .

Friday, December 26th 2014

This is a good lesson to increase my general knowledge and vocabulary. Thanks Adam :)

Friday, December 26th 2014

Hi Adam, i have been in this country more than 12 years and i learned something new today. Thank you for the way you are teaching. I am so much grateful to Engvid to introduce this site. I really appreciate.

Friday, December 26th 2014

Adam, in BBC lessons “Look ahead” there is a dialogue of two mice:
– What’s that?
– That’s a cat.
– What’s his name?(would it be right if a question were “What’s its name?”?)
Thank you.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    Although technically, its is more correct, many people treat certain animals, especially pets, as gender specific.

    Both are acceptable.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

And one more: sometimes I hear the word “OFTEN” with letter “T” which sounds and sometimes without — Which one is right?
Thank you Adam.

Friday, December 26th 2014

    Both are Ok. Some enunciate the t, others don’t. I, myself, don’t.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      Thank you Adam. I thought it is linked somehow with north and south.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

Thanks a lot Adam

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Hi. This lesson is very interesting because I meet this words every time and everywhere.

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Simply great!Thanks again, Adam

Saturday, December 27th 2014

What’s this Log out thing? I have already been
accepted by the engvid. What happened?

Saturday, December 27th 2014

    Not sure Sonia. I see you here :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      Ok, then!:) :) :)

      About war, Adam, Bono sang with Pavarotti and he
      “Ave Maria” and he added this to the song, which I found beautiful:
      “…Ave Maria, where is the justice in the world…
      “…and WAR is always the choice, of the chosen
      who will not have to fight.”

      …too beautifull and deep to add any comments.

      Sunday, January 11th 2015

What is word, what explain to talk about the volunteers soldiers?

Saturday, December 27th 2014

    Hi ioniks.

    I think it’s just volunteers or enlisted. If they are forced to join, then they are draftees (they were drafted by the army)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

thanks Adam ,so interesting lesson

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Thanks a lot for this great lesson. I wish the British English was as understandable as yours is :)

Saturday, December 27th 2014

This is such helpful lessen, I now enhance my knowledge about this kind of subject. Cheers!! :) Adam.

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Thanks Adam for your this lesson. I have always wanted to learn more about war vocabulary. Your character, accent, and examples make the lesson amazing. thanks a million.

Sunday, December 28th 2014

It’s for narratives:
He had been working when I came to him.
He had already came when I called to him.
(Are those grammatically correct?)
Thank you Adam.

Sunday, December 28th 2014

    He had already come when I called him.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      My bad, I thought past participle is CAME. Sorry and thank you.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

Littera scripta manet?

Sunday, December 28th 2014

    Yes, Agni.
    The written word remains :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      :)

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

These days everywhere in turmoil, even your neighboring country. I mean US. Racism is still big problem in US. What about your country? I’ve head Native Americans in Canada are suffering by government yet, Aren’t they?
Sorry Adam, I know you mentioned “please don’t talk about political stuff, but I just want to try writing about conflict and war. That’s it!

Sunday, December 28th 2014

    Hi Evil.

    Yes, here too. Not too violent, but it does happen occasionally. There are very few conflict-free places in the world, unfortunately.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

This my skype account: moath.941
hopefully if you can contact with me thats gonna be sounds great. Lets ease the learning process.

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thank you so much Adam,
I wish all of the Engvid family and the students happy new year which we wouldn’t use these words in our daily lifes.

If you want to talk with me on skype please check my account details…

Monday, December 29th 2014

useful lessons,great teacher!!!

Monday, December 29th 2014

How’s it going?
I’d like to request a video about Basketball, American football and Formula 1. I’m a massive fan of them, but it’s really difficult to understand when the game/race is live on Tv, or even when I’m reading the Sports section on the newspaper, or when people around me are talking about it.
I’d really appreacite it if an Engvid teather could make an explanation about the rules/moves,etc.
Thanks for helping us in everything.

Monday, December 29th 2014

    I’ll see what I can do Henry :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

i love the army

Monday, December 29th 2014

Thank you Adam, It was so informative. It help me so much because I like documentaries about history. Thank you so much.

Monday, December 29th 2014

Thank you!

Tuesday, December 30th 2014

Adam please explain phrasal verbs of the verb CUT. what is the diff btw cut down on and cut back on?

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Hi Ranhraa.

    In some cases they can mean the same thing, i.e., to reduce.

    Cut down can also mean to cut something so it comes down, like a tree.

    In film, you can cut back (edit) to a previous scene or frame.

    Hope this helps.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS ADAM AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Thank you Katrin. I wish the same to you :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      Thanks.

      Saturday, January 10th 2015

hi Mr Adam actually i want to thank you for your great effort in English lessons i learned from it but i need your help to give me some vocabulary about if i will work as a ticket agent

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    HI GM.

    You mean travel tickets? I’ll see what I can do

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      best instructor ever . thanks man ;)

      Friday, January 9th 2015

the correct word is confict or conflict?

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Hi Taffarel.

    It’s conflict. My mistake. a little typo :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

Hi Adam . Very timely vocab. Unfortunately I hear all this words every day. Your lesson is useful for those who watch breaking news.
I’d like to thank you and Engvid teachers for your great job. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! All the best to you, Adam.

Wednesday, December 31st 2014

    Thank you Nadia. To you as well :)

    Friday, January 9th 2015

hey Adam this is a sort of wonderful lesson .. thank you :)

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Great video, thank a lot :)

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Very good explanation for people they are not so familiar with the military. (y)

You do a great job Adam :)

Friday, January 2nd 2015

I watched it twice in order to get the full understanding of the video. Their was a lot of good information in this video . Thank you.

Friday, January 2nd 2015

Thank you for the updated lesson. It is very worthy for me. I have re-posted your lesson to my blog with a few notes, please check it here: http://kidovatov.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/war-military-vocabulary/ Thanks

Sunday, January 4th 2015

8/9 Not bad!!

IMO The 4th question sounds a little ambiguous.

“When an enemy attacks, an army will try to ________ it.”

From my perspective i think it is better to be
“When an enemy attacks, the opponent will try to ________ it.”

Sunday, January 4th 2015

    Hi Kalifatullah,

    An opponent can be a whole army. I was just using it in context. Your sentence is equally good.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      We (English learners) are vulnerable because we are here for studying it and not real English speakers. For us, a little mistake can bring an absolute destruction. So, please use detail / clear / not ambiguous statements and questions. Think from our perspectives, not yours. Thank you for your attention.

      Friday, January 9th 2015

        That’s what we try to do. I don’t see how the original is ambiguous, though.

        Friday, January 9th 2015

        Hi Kalifatullah,

        Understood. Though, keep in mind that there are thousands of people watching these videos and taking the quiz, so it’s impossible to focus on everyone’s individual needs.

        Also, language is by it’s nature ambiguous; you can interpret just about anything in any way you want if you play with the words enough :)

        Friday, January 30th 2015

Thanks

Monday, January 5th 2015

Very nice lesson!

Monday, January 5th 2015

I’m from Ukraine. Now in my country war in Donbass – it’s territory where my home so i must know all this words (unfortunately). Thank you so much!!

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

    I’m very sorry to hear that. :( I’ve been following it in the news a bit, and hopefully things get back to normal soon!

    Wednesday, January 7th 2015

good lesson for us.

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

hello sir you are my favorite teacher.i have learned a lot of things from you. your way of teaching is always excellent. thanks and keep it up

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

sir i need and want to learn “PRECIS WRITING” so please you have all videos except precis writing. so please upload fro me . i will be always grateful to you> thanks sir adam

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

    Hi Gulbahar. I’m working on writing videos, but you can also check my site writetotop dot com. I hope it helps.

    Friday, January 9th 2015

      ok thanks sir adam! but i hope you will accept my request as soon as possible

      Saturday, January 31st 2015

thanks

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

You are a great teacher Adam. To learn english with you seems very easy, keep on with the good work and thank you for doing this.

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Thanks so much. You are the best teacher I ve ever seen or heard, it’s very important to understand things around us, especially now when world is full of battles, so we can’t hide what we have. So any body want to talk to improve English you can add me on Skype vedeneyev.alexander

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Interesting lesson

Thursday, January 8th 2015

You have my attention….thanks a Lot

Thursday, January 8th 2015

Thanks for lesson, it’s useful and actual unfortunately. Took the quiz with 8/9. So I have a question: why “colonel” is the highest-ranked soldier? What about general\admiral\marshal? Actually they are also soldiers in a deep sense. May be the question should be “Which of the following is the highest-ranked enlisted soldier?” Answer: sergeant, isn’t it?

Friday, January 9th 2015

Thank you everyone. Happy New Year :)

Friday, January 9th 2015

thanks for the discussing this topic..its very informative nowadays!

Friday, January 9th 2015

hi adam how can i download this video

Saturday, January 10th 2015

    You can watch it here Tillocik :)

    Friday, January 30th 2015

thnx alote
I hope the war stops on my country

Monday, January 12th 2015

Dear Adam, I play a game about Tanks. In which I read the terms “hull” and “maneuverability”. Could you please give a light to these words?

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

    Hi Prakhar,

    Hull is the body of the tank. Maneuverability is its ability (or lack of) to make movements, like turns.

    Friday, January 30th 2015

      Thank you Adam for help me as always! Now I understand them clearly.

      Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Hi Adam ! My dear friend what is the difference between “at night and in the night” and what is context used in?

Thanks!

Thursday, January 15th 2015

    Hi The Best,

    At night is to refer to a time period (I sleep at night).

    In the night is the concept of night, as opposed to day. Ghosts roam in the night to scare little children in their sleep.
    It’s also commonly used with something else, in the night sky, the sound of the river in the night, etc.

    Does this help?

    Friday, January 30th 2015

      Hello teacher. Sorry, do you make a distiction among your students in answering their questions !? I hope your answer is NO and I am wrong…
      Best regards:soei

      Wednesday, January 13th 2016

I dont know how Should I Thank You For this Lesson It’s to interesting to stop watching.

Friday, January 16th 2015

Thank you for this lesson and all lessons that you made…. btw, Did we have endvid Apps on smartphone? I searched, but I cant find anything … ::so sad::

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

thanks alot, mr. adam is a talented

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

thank you so much

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thank you, it was very instructive!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

I like the way you explain everything
Thank you

Sunday, February 1st 2015

Thanks!
Unfortunately, It’s a daily topic for my country (((

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Thanks Adam for usefull lesson!

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thanks, Adam! In Ukraine it’s a mundane vocabulary now…

Saturday, February 7th 2015

I watched this video and I’ll learn these words only because of the war in my country. I wish I never had such necessity, nobody had. Peace for every home. Thank you Adam for you work. You expain very easly and it’s pleasure to listen to your lessons. I’ll watch your videos.

Sunday, February 8th 2015

I an new student in your class i Want to improuve my English

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Now it is much easier to understand what they actually say about Ukrainian conflict in other countries. It is happenning literally next to my country and my city (Moscow), so it’s rather important for me. Thank you very much!

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

The best one for me, He feels his audience very well
keep going Adam

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Great lesson! My father is on the air force and after this video i know how to say military words in english.

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Adam you’re the best teacher on Internet thanks for upload your videos for us.

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Wow! As I learned English, I also learned about a subject that I didn’t understand very well! Thanks Adam! This lesson is very interesting! I watched your video three times! So, I got 8 of 9! :D #Happy

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Hi Adam
I’m not convinced of number 4
I had it wrong

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Thanks a lot for your job!!!!!)))))))))

Friday, February 27th 2015

Ukraine has a conflict with Russia on it’s own territory.

Is it correct phrase?

Sunday, March 1st 2015

That’s very useful to me, thanks Adam. But you don’t talk about a group of soldier for example batallion, company, army groups, platoon etc

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Thanks a lot for the explanation

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

Adam, I DO enjoy all your lessons and the way you present the subject/s.

If I may, I would like to add to your explanation about the phrase “boots on the ground”. It is also used in USA(by family of the soldier) when soldier comes back from deployment (He/she is back “home”, meaning own country.)

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Adam thank you very much for your lessons!
I like them.
My best regards.

Friday, March 6th 2015

Hello teacher, as a Navy vet I can say: you rocked! Amazing video and true statement. It is hard to explain everything in just one video but that was a WOW explanation. You forgot the coasties (Cost Guard) and National Guard (U.S), just kidding they say nobody ever mention them heheh. Thanks so much! Enlisted are not lower rank its is just different from officers for example an enlisted petty officer has to obey an officer,however, the opposite is aslo true, sometimes an officer has to obey an enlisted men/female like the Master chief petty officer of the Navy or MCPON. Again thanks so much and even if I served I really learned a lot with your video.

Monday, March 9th 2015

dear sir! I am really enjoying every single video u are in.I think I might have seen you at some point on the Toronto’s street.

Monday, March 9th 2015

Hi Adam

I would like to know the difference of Earth, World, globe and planet.

Thank you
From Thai student

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Thanks Adam

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

wow! I’m learning a lot. thanks Adam.

Monday, March 30th 2015

thanks Adam good lesson :)

Thursday, April 2nd 2015

Think Adam, I have a question .
What different between offensive and incursion?
How use them?
Sorry,my English isn’t good enough. My sentence maybe some incorrect in grammar.

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Thanks for lessons, very positive and understandable!

Friday, May 15th 2015

tks Adam, very good topic, help me a lot.

Thursday, June 4th 2015

thanks Adam, you are amazing
my pronunciation very bad how i can improve it

Thursday, June 11th 2015

thanks Adam for this lesson, it was interesting to watch it

Friday, July 3rd 2015

thanks Adam, really helped

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Nice class teacher.
Could you talk about military slangs?
e.g = roger that, fire the hole, tango down.
Thanks.

Sunday, July 26th 2015

    That’s a good idea! I’ll add it to the list of requests and we’ll see what teacher picks it up.

    Monday, July 27th 2015

      thanks for reply.

      Monday, July 27th 2015

Hi Adam.

Could you explain the difference between “war” and “warfare” and how we should use these terms?

Thank you.

Wednesday, August 5th 2015

    I would say the term “war” has wider meaning, while “warfare” means “military actions” and is actually a part of war.

    Wednesday, August 26th 2015

Hi Adam, this is very useful indeed, I would like you to teach us aeronautical vocabulary, thanks

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Thank Mr. adam.. I got 100..

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

PLEASE, MAY YOU GIVE A LESSON ABOUT MEDICAL VOCABULARY.
THANK ADAMS YOOUR LESSONS ARE HELPFUL.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

yah i get better but so many words and we have to collect them thanks ADAM for explnaition

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

I appreciate. It was very good lesson, I know It’s hard to prepare military lesson, because In the Army, they use very different words by different meaning then civilian. I am also military. I wont to ask you, If you can, please prepare one more military lesson for us. T h a n k ! !

Sunday, October 25th 2015

Hi, Adam! I have some problems in quiz on this site, because I know that I choosed the correct answer, but when I look at the result of the quiz, I see that site choosed another answer. For example. If I choosed answer a), in result of quiz I see that I choosed answer b)
Excuse me, I have some mistakes in my grammatic. I hope you understand me. Thank you for lessons

Saturday, December 26th 2015

thanks

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Hey Adam, my uncle was an MIA but I did’t know what is it. After study it I’ve know.

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Thanks a lot 8/9. good !

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

Hi Adam! Could you please explain the difference between “withdraw troops” and “retreat troops”?

Monday, January 18th 2016

Dear Adam your teaching style is awesome I am greatful to you.

Friday, February 5th 2016

I’m fond of your lessons and so do my students)) Thanks

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thank you so much Mr Adem ;; Good explanation

Saturday, February 13th 2016

Hi Adam,thanks for the lesson ,it’s very useful for amateur in English.I understood everything except differens between truce and cessation )

Friday, April 29th 2016

Hi! Adam i appreciate your work. It works a lot!

Wednesday, June 29th 2016

You forgot to talk about cyber war
I like so much your lessons

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

Hello! Thanks a lot gor the lesson. I have a question about the word “conflict”. You`ve written it like “confict”, without “l”. Have you mistaken? Because, I found out in google translator, that it`s written, as conflict (with “l”).

Friday, September 23rd 2016
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