engVid quiz
Quiz

Test your understanding of this English lesson

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.
I went to the party. ___________________, my girlfriend studied at the library.

_____________________ watching TV, I heard a strange noise.

Ivan grated the cheese _______________ Roberto made the pizza dough.

Maria was in the kitchen cooking. _____________________, Vanessa was reading in the garden.

Karen studies hard in the library. ________________, Peter relaxes in his favourite chair.

Is this sentence correct?
While riding my bike, I witnessed an accident.

Is this sentence correct?
Ben cleaned his house, while listening to music.

Is this sentence correct?
I came to the party late, meanwhile Cindy didn't come at all.

Is this sentence correct?
While Chloe went on a road trip. We went to our cottage for the summer.

I drank my coffee quietly ______________ Dennis yelled into his phone.


Next Question
comments
Comments

253 Comments on “Speaking English: WHILE or MEANWHILE?”


Leave a Comment

Emma, hi ;) “meanwhile” has always been used in the past, this is a rule?

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

    Hi Diego! Take a look on #5 “Karen studies hard in the library. Meanwhile, Peter relaxes in his favourite chair.”. So, it’s not a rule.

    Friday, January 24th 2014

      You hit the nail on the head Andrey!!!

      Good for you!

      Have a nice week.

      Friday, January 24th 2014

excellent

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

thank you))

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

My score was perfect! Ya~y :D I didn’t know about how to use “meanwhile.” I got it because of you. And about ‘mean’…I had learned ‘mean’ has ‘verb+ ing.’

ex. I was at home while my daughter was dancing at a studio.

But ‘I was at home while my daughter danced at a studio’ is OK?

Thank you, Emma :)

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

    Nope, it’s not ok. If it was a short dancing and it ended while you were at home, you can say “My daughter danced while I was at home.”

    Saturday, November 8th 2014

      I got it! Thank you, Danials :)

      Saturday, November 8th 2014

Good morning . Many thanks you are gorgeous

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks Mam Emma, I was answering questions while I confused at question 9 and got 90%. Again a lot of thanks for lesson.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks a lot. I got 80%

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks my dear teacher, for your useful lesson.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you very much Emma.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks, I’ve got 90%. It’s my first quiz. I’m very happy.

Friday, January 24th 2014

90 out of 100, great!!!!

Friday, January 24th 2014

i watched a cute girl while i am driving.
is this right ?

Friday, January 24th 2014

    I think: I watched a cute girl while I was driving.

    Sunday, April 27th 2014

thanks Emma u do lesson for free that is really amazing and humanitarian i dont know how to think u and think the group of teachers in this site thank u so much ))

Friday, January 24th 2014

Hey Emma, thank you so much.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you so much, Emma. I can understand more about 2 words ^^

Friday, January 24th 2014

thx Emma, it’s will be useful, when i write or speak with someone…

Friday, January 24th 2014

    sure THETVCBR.

    Saturday, February 1st 2014

Thank you very much, Emma :-)

Friday, January 24th 2014

while I am searching more answers….

Friday, January 24th 2014

i am learning english while i am playing computer game thank you Emma

Friday, January 24th 2014

thank you.

Friday, January 24th 2014

70/100

Friday, January 24th 2014

THanks so much.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you. Easy but important.

Friday, January 24th 2014

I finshed the quiz in 1 min soo easy thank you very mach Emmma :)

Friday, January 24th 2014

    sure

    Friday, July 31st 2015

Nice. Thank you.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Emma I’ve seen some of your video-lessons and noticed that you always make the viewer reflect on the teaching point in question, provide sample sentences to clarify meanings, and give us a chance to put everything into practice right away (at the end of the video we [you and us ] go through a short quiz).

Emma I like your videos since the way you organize your class is very effective and motivated.

Thanks for everything

Regards

Friday, January 24th 2014

10 out of 10 Thanks Emma.

Friday, January 24th 2014

I love how you teach us, I can understand everything. Thanks Emma.

Friday, January 24th 2014

    yes you true she’s a good teacher

    Monday, January 4th 2016

Thanks Emmma, I have scored 100. I really like the way of your teaching.

Friday, January 24th 2014

thank you Emma

Friday, January 24th 2014

thanks my teacher I get 9/10

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank a lot for the clear explanation how we have to use ‘while’ and ‘meanwhile’

Friday, January 24th 2014

thanks, everything is clear.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Excuse me, Emma, but “I will do my homework while you watch TV” is a composed sentence because it has two predicates (“do” and “watch”).

Friday, January 24th 2014

    However it remains one sentence. So Prof Emma was correct in her explanation.

    Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Hello Emma thano you for this’s lesson.meanwhile i got 9 correct

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you so much Emma

Friday, January 24th 2014

Emma, you are a great teacher. Your lesson is very useful, as always! Thank you!

P.S: I like your necklace and think you should wear earrings too!!! :)

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks a lot

Friday, January 24th 2014

It’s been my first video and it was ok.
I hope to follow your useful lessons. Thanks

Friday, January 24th 2014

you are excellent.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Hello, and thank you Emma and user site. I had 8/10.
I tried to undersand all words while I listed the lesson.
Could you correct me ?
Does my sentense is correct please ?
Cordially.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Meanwhile i got 5/10. Is we.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Hi Emma,

Thank you for you effor. However, how can you use these rules when you are speaking. Where and when we should use meanwhile and while? How we can understand if there are 2 or 1 sentance?

Thank you, keep the good work.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Hi EMMA .
Does while and when have the seem meaning
for exemple:when (while)i ate breakfast i was reading newspaper.
think you so much

Friday, January 24th 2014

hi Emma,
i,m really really dispirit and I need ur help plzzz
next month I’ll take FCE exam untill now I don’t know where should I start from in studying

I found the word formation and word transformation

plzzzz help me :((((((

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thanks Emma :)

Friday, January 24th 2014

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you Emma. Fortunatelly I saw you clear explanation before my quiz and I got 100%

Friday, January 24th 2014

I have studied English since 1999 and today I understood the correct application of both connectors while and meanwhile. thanks a lot again.

Friday, January 24th 2014

No.9 question is a bit tricky…

Friday, January 24th 2014

100!
Emma you are amazing!
Your lessons are always very clear!

Thank you!

Friday, January 24th 2014

I got 100/100 :)

Thanks Emma. Your lessons are always helpful for me :).
I have one question that when should we use while and meanwhile? They are the same meaning, aren’t they?

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you, ms Emma.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks Emma my score is 6/10 hhhhhhhh

Saturday, January 25th 2014

but how do we use “awhile” ????

Saturday, January 25th 2014

In question 7 i answer wrong :( but i took 90/100 i think its good in my first test!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thank you!!!!!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Great lesson, Emma! Congrats!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thank you very much Emma for this lesson !

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Your lessons are amazing!
Thank you!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

hı’ emma. Actually I haven’t known “meanwhile” yet.And I had 8/10. This website is really useful and make us understand and improve our eng. Thanks

Saturday, January 25th 2014

I got 70 :-] I want more….

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thank you Emma
Sometimes I dream about knowing English language. Meanwhile, I think reality screeches. Poor, poor, poor.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

I’ve got 90.T_T;
Thanks though!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks a lot.

Saturday, January 25th 2014

thanks a lot ;)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

mm I’ve got 90, it is quite ok ;-)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thank you Emma.
Now. I understand the difference between while and meanwhile.
How about during?? what’s the difference with while??

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Emma, Thanks a lot, it’s helpful tutorial :)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Perfect explanation! Thanks, Emma!

Sunday, January 26th 2014

great teacher

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Emma, while watching this lesson, finally I pointed out the difference.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Thanks teacher :)

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

I got 90

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

i got 100 good thanks

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

While I rode my motorbike my brother had chat with his friend.
I rode my my motorbike into town. Meanwhile, my brother had chat with his friend.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thanks.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

very much thanks you!

Thursday, January 30th 2014

thank you so much.. i got 10/10 tc. :-)

Friday, January 31st 2014

Very usefully, i got 100.
Thanks a lot

Friday, January 31st 2014

It’s the first time I hear how to use while and meanwhile correctly. I understand, now. Thanks for your lesson. :)

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thanks a lot. I got 100%

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thank you Emma, It´s excellent!!

Friday, January 31st 2014

,i’ve got 90 thank you Emma.

Friday, January 31st 2014

Hi, Emma! Very good lesson. I have a question related to it. What about while and whilst? Can we use them interchangeably?
Thanks very much!

Saturday, February 1st 2014

thank you

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thanks)))

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Very good lesson! Thanks, Emma.

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thank you my teacher Emma !

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

I got 90%. ☺️

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thanks, Emma.
I got 100%

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Great Class!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thank you Emma.
I will do my best to study English in the future!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

thank you alot

Thursday, February 6th 2014

Thanks Emma, i got 90. I didn’t understand the question 7. I messed it.

Friday, February 7th 2014

i got 100/100 :)) lol

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thanks

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thanks

Sunday, February 9th 2014

ohh Emma! I love u so much. I can learn a lot of something from u. My E more better. i can see my improvement clearly day by day. again. thank u very much
i am looking forward to yr movie

Sunday, February 9th 2014

    to improve our speaking plz give me your skype or facebook

    Tuesday, February 11th 2014

90 You got 9 correct out of 10.
:)

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

thank alot

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Thank you Emma you are good teacher

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

is meantime mean same as meanwhile

Thursday, February 13th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Friday, February 14th 2014

yeeyyy,, i got perfect score

Monday, February 17th 2014

Thanks Emma :) … You are my favorite teacher ;)

Monday, February 17th 2014

my skype add me (musfir2012)

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

skype (musafir2012)

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

thank u…

Thursday, February 20th 2014

Thank you very much! <3
Owing to this lesson, I all understood.
What a pity! that you aren't my teacher.;(

Friday, February 21st 2014

thanks my dear teacher i learning more from this listen

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

#5 is weird. Favorite is spelled wrong. I thought you only test on while and meanwhile.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

Try to catch the mistakes before you post it online. I liked your lesson anyway.

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

while i was watching this video,somebody shouted at me hhe

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Awesome lesson, Emma. Thanks a bunch

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Hi,Emma.Thanks a lot. I got 100/100.

Thursday, February 27th 2014

Thanks Emma! I got it. The score was 80 %.
Now , I can distinguish them.

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Wow ! Your explanation is very clear. Thank you so much.

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

THANK YOU

Monday, March 3rd 2014

Thanks a lot Emma,it was verry helpfull for me.

Thursday, March 6th 2014

Thanks is amazing lesson

Thursday, March 6th 2014

I liked it.

Sunday, March 9th 2014

congratulation Emma. keep on like this.

Sunday, March 9th 2014

Have the latest version of Chrome or Firefox installed, and you do not need any other media player. But you can also make sure to have the newest version of Adobe Flash Player installed if you want.

Tuesday, March 11th 2014

Thank u ma teacher:-) Eng. will be very easy while watching engvid lessons

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

Great lesson Emma. Everything clear. I learned very much!

Wednesday, March 12th 2014

It’s very useful for me…Thanks Emma

Friday, March 21st 2014

thnx for these kind of videos.It is really helping us.I have a Suggestion.
Can U put the main point of these lessons some where in the site.What I mean for a example the differences between meanwhile & while are 1.M->connects 2 sentences 2.M->Use @ the beginning of the 2nd sentence 3.M->Comma followed by the subject.1.W->1 sentence 2 actions 2.W->Use @ the beginning of the sentence or Mid 3.W->No comma 4.W->sometimes Subject& Sometimes subject+ing.HAVE a NICE DAY..Emma.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

I have 2 mistakes, and I got only 80%.. Thank you. “I want to learn more”

Sunday, March 30th 2014

I got 90. I mistook No.7 because I didn’t understand that I do not need a comma before while If it is in the middle of the sentence,

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

Emma , you are the best teacher,how can I take some individual classes with you ? Is it possible via Skype or another way?

Monday, April 7th 2014

Thank you I got 80%

Saturday, April 12th 2014

It’s ok I got 80% not bad

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Hi Emma,
thanks a lot for helpful video.
You’re a great teacher.
take care

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks…Emma..I got 90%

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Thanks….Emma

Saturday, April 19th 2014

hello..Emma, can you explain to me the difference between when and while?

Thursday, April 24th 2014

Hi Emma, thank you for your video.
I don’t understand when we have to use a verb+ing after while. Is it when in the sentence we are using the same subject? For example:
I always have lunch while watching TV.
Can I say the next sentence?
I always have lunch while I watch TV.

Thank you.

Monday, April 28th 2014

Hi Emma,,,,thank you for your video.

Friday, May 2nd 2014

thanks Emma. i got only 9/10. i confused question 7. i will try more

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Thanks Emma.I like this lesson.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thank you for your clear explanation. I would like to know the difference between the word “dot” and the word “period”. Could you, please, explain how use them ? Thank you in advance.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Thank you so much Emma. Got an 80%

Friday, May 16th 2014

I had been working while study your videos. Excelent class.

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

thanks Emma!! I got 80% :) good start!!

Monday, June 2nd 2014

thank’s Mis Emma I got 10/10

Thursday, June 12th 2014

thanks!now am understand lot!

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

i got a perfect score! Many thanks to you Emma

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

Thanks Emma!I’ll continue from now your lesson

Sunday, June 29th 2014

great teacher ever

Saturday, July 5th 2014

Thanx,I got 10/10

Saturday, July 26th 2014

Thanks Emma

Saturday, July 26th 2014

great Emma! you are the best!

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

We are learning while you teaches! Thanks Emma!

Sunday, August 17th 2014

Thnx for ur efforts,,rly it makes me understand everyrule in english ☺ U r a great Teacher :)☺♥♥♥♥
Big Thnx for u from EGYPT ♥

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

thank you

Monday, September 8th 2014

I got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you, Emma.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014

Thanks for your efforts.

Sunday, September 21st 2014

Thanks you Emma! You’re so nice.

Monday, September 22nd 2014

After this lovely explanation, it was a piece of cake! thanks a million!

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thanks a lot

Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Thanks emma . I’m so excited while watching this useful video .

Monday, October 27th 2014

thaks emma ..you have a beautiful dress..:)

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Thank you very much Emma, your lesson is strongly useful and interesting to us. you are a excellent English teacher.

Friday, November 7th 2014

thank you Emma
its useful lesson

Friday, November 28th 2014

I got the score of 9 out of 10. Better luck next time.:)

Friday, December 5th 2014

Hi Emma! There was a catch in the question number 7, the comma! You’re good at that. :)

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

    I tried not to be fooled by the comma.
    And I got it right. :D

    Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Mark…Thanks, Emma.

Thursday, December 11th 2014

thanks Emma, You teach very clear. it can help me to learn English

Thursday, December 18th 2014

great! lesson.
congratulation Emma.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

ok. I hope.

Sunday, December 21st 2014

I like your class

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Thank You again,you are very nice.

Sunday, January 4th 2015

THANX GOOD LESSON EMMA!

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Thank you so much

Sunday, January 11th 2015

Thaks
EMMA this is my first lecture .

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

I got total score!
I ‘d like to take this opportunity to thank Emma!

Monday, February 16th 2015

Today’s lesson was a little difficult. I got 8 out of 10.
I will try to write some sentences using ‘Meanwhile’.
Thank you Emma so much.

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Nice topic, i though they had the same meaning, like “but” and “however”

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

its quite interesting site

Friday, March 6th 2015

while i’m studying the different between while and meanwhile, my boss is coming
Thanks Ema

Sunday, March 8th 2015

Many thanks to you!!!!!!!!!
We will learn English correctly along side you, dear Emma.

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015

10/10.

Thank you, Emma!

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Thanks, Emma!

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

Thank you Emma, I got 8/10. I did not notice the period and comma in the first question and, I also learn a lesson while taking this test, it is not only about ansewring the question but, I should also identify the tense of the sentence in the given question.

Wednesday, May 6th 2015

i got it
Thank u … Emma

Friday, May 8th 2015

tnx for your nice presentation.

Thursday, May 28th 2015

I got 8/10. Thank you

Thursday, May 28th 2015

what is meant by yelled?

Sunday, June 7th 2015

My favorite teacher ever Emma!!

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

I’m s new student . My teacher Emma !

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Thanks Emma:)

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Thanks emma.I am100%of your lesson!

Sunday, July 19th 2015

Emma is the best teacher on this course.TNX

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank you very much,Emma!
I got 10/10 Thanks :)
Can you help me,please?
I am looking for a lesson -DUE TO/OWING TO,but I can*t find anyone

Friday, July 24th 2015

hello teachers…
kindly please provide me lesson on usage of “while & whilst” . i’ll b very thankful to you

Wednesday, August 12th 2015

i got a 70, it is helpful

Saturday, August 15th 2015

Good,I got 9 out of 10

Thursday, August 20th 2015

you helped me understand English đc more easily because I am Vietnamese so the English in the country so we are useful and which would approximate DC I met Emma

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Hey I got 10 to 10….

Friday, September 18th 2015

Hi Emma,
While I was watching your video I thought a question about the following sentence:
“I read a lot of books while I was on the airplane”
If I have to read the sentence aloud to people and I don’t know the sentence completely how can I know the correct pronunciation of “read” (present simple or past simple tense)?
Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015

    Hi there!
    In my humble opinion, I’d like to suggest that you can take a look at whole sentence first while reading that sentence. It might help you figure out the sentence whether it is present or past simple tense at beginning.
    Or just correct it later if you make a wrong pronounciation on that word.
    Trust me , your friend or other strangers won’t be criticized at this point ,period.

    Tuesday, November 17th 2015

      MustChuck, thanks for your opinion.

      Tuesday, November 17th 2015

Hi Emma ,
Please could you explain me?
” what is the different between While and When”

Friday, October 9th 2015

Amazing teaching!

Saturday, October 24th 2015

I do appreciate for everything you did on teaching English teacher Emma!

Here comes the practices of what I learned in the videos:

1.While a dog was barking , I learned one English course at engvid website.

2.I slipped on my way to school. Meanwhile , the cutie girl I’m fond of was just passing by.

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

I got 9 out of 10. Now i know how to use “while” and “meanwhile”.. thanks emma for this video.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

thanks Emma I Got 9/10 I want more

Monday, January 4th 2016

Very good lesson, thank you.

Thursday, February 18th 2016

I got a 10/10 :) Thank you, Emma. I am not clear a sentence with ‘by’ meaning. Could you show me example with ‘by’ sentences, Emma?

Thursday, February 18th 2016

got 100.

Sunday, February 21st 2016

got 90 thank you Emma and engvid :D

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

Thank you, teacher! Nice lesson. I study English while I have free time in the morning.

Friday, April 8th 2016

thanks

Thursday, April 21st 2016

While you explaned the lesson i was looking for some examples.
Thanks a lot.

Friday, May 20th 2016

I was in Guam while my son was in Rhode Island for college.
Is this sentance correct, Emma?

Monday, June 6th 2016

I always used to use while only. Now I understood and can use both while n meanwhile perfectly. Thanks

Monday, June 13th 2016

I got 100%

Monday, June 13th 2016

I will keep thanking you as much I can because of your helpful lessons.By the way your 1st example has cracked me up,many thanks.

Saturday, June 18th 2016

YOUR lessons are great !
but I’ve question , when you use the often you also pronouncing “t” so is it AmE or BE ?

Monday, June 20th 2016

Thank you so much Emma.

Sunday, July 24th 2016

Hi Emma ! What about meanwhile in the middle like here (fragment of article)
“Cobain’s struggle with drugs, meanwhile, was all but an open secret while he was alive, whispered about or written around in order to maintain good graces and access to the superstar and his band.”
And
http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/68435/can-however-and-meanwhile-be-used-in-the-middle-of-a-sentence

So this is like another use-case of meanwhile which is not covered in this video ?

Sunday, July 24th 2016

thanks a lot , is there a way to differentiate between theme in while speaking ?

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

    while speaking*

    Wednesday, July 27th 2016

Emma you are my favorite teacher 😘

Sunday, September 4th 2016

can we use ” WHEN” in place of ” WHILE ” ????

Saturday, October 1st 2016

Please differentiate ” WHILE ” ” MEANWHILE ” and ” A WHILE “… .!!!!!!

Saturday, October 1st 2016

i finanlly know the differences between these two words. thak you teacher

Wednesday, November 16th 2016

Excellent teacher

Friday, November 18th 2016

Thank you teacher emma.

Thursday, November 24th 2016

I wrote what Emma teach while Emma spoke.
I was watching Emma’s video. Meanwhile my computer was down.
I was writing the example. Meanwhile I was thinking about a new example:))

Thank you Emma. Your all lessons are very clear.

Sunday, November 27th 2016

he Came to my house. Meanwhile, I went to the office.
is this sentence currect

Monday, November 28th 2016

could you give the examples on meanwhile. In daily life.

Monday, November 28th 2016

i need urgent can any body answer me.

Monday, November 28th 2016

    Yes, can we help you with anything?

    Monday, November 28th 2016
Reply
Reply

Leave a Comment