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infamous and famous sound exactly the same except for the 'in'.

The 'ch' in niche is pronounced as:

The 'law' in "law school" and "lawyer" are pronounced the same.

According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, which of the following words does not rhyme with squirrel?

"Rural" means the countryside, not a city.

Months rhymes with stunts.

The 'table' in "comfortable" is pronounced like the table in your kitchen.

Joey was _______________ for getting drunk and getting into fights.

The word "queue" is pronounced the same as the letter 'Q'.


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Thank you Adam for helpful lesson.

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thank you Adam .
Great lesson . You are just getting me out of a infamous difficulty . Before this lesson , I was unable to pronounce any of these words correctly except ” confortable”
In most part of dictionnaries , we can’t find IPA for plural words .
I will definitely add merriam webster to my favorite sites list .
Thank again

Saturday, October 28th 2017

One of the interesting words is “ewe” which pronounce “you” and means sheep!

Saturday, October 28th 2017

    Yes indeed, Zahra :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

i got just 6/9 …too bad

Saturday, October 28th 2017

    Not too bad, Akramkrimo. With practice it’ll go up ;)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Great work Adam. I’m American citizen but not native speaker and this lesson help me to sounds like native speaker.

Thank you

Saturday, October 28th 2017

You are great

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thank you Adam! I used to struggle to use the words “these” and “those” with the words “months” and clothes”, but after your video I can do it easily. I can even think better and faster!

Saturday, October 28th 2017

7/9 thank you after this lesson I pronounced the word: comfortable better

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thank you Adam

Saturday, October 28th 2017

I cant watch your video I don’t know what the problem is
Thanks for useful video lessons

Saturday, October 28th 2017

    Maybe the server was down. can you see it now Assiri?

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you, teacher very useful…..!!

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Excellent lesson.Thank you,Adam.

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thanks Adam!!Really helpful lesson ;)

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Lessons about pronunciation are always the welcome. They are essential.
Thanks Adam. A smile:)

Saturday, October 28th 2017

    :) back

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Adamsın Adam. Teşekkürler.

Saturday, October 28th 2017

    My pleasure Tarik :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

these are really the difficult pronunciation for noun native speaker thanks for the lesson
Adam.

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Excuse me!is there any lesson on how to write diffrent types of composition…for example..Descriptive,narrative,argumentative and story writing…???

Sunday, October 29th 2017

    Not yet, Alison, but I will make a lesson about this soon on my other channel, writetotop.com

    Monday, November 13th 2017

English pronunciation is always confusing

Sunday, October 29th 2017

Dear Adam, could you please help us how to spell “world”? Could you recommend a website or book to learn syllables as per scholars learn? Tks a million. You are the best.

Sunday, October 29th 2017

    Hi Liscamposrosa,

    You can find syllable breakdowns and phonetic spellings in good dictionaries. You can try merriam-webster.com. They spell world like this: wər(-ə)ld.

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you Adam

Sunday, October 29th 2017

Thanks Adam,
Go ahead !

Sunday, October 29th 2017

The pronunciation of such words is important, interesting, and difficult. I ‘m sure if I want to speak like a native speaker I must learn how to speak these words properly. I really enjoyed this lesson. Thank you, Adam. You’re a great teacher.

Sunday, October 29th 2017

Thank you for your lesson

Sunday, October 29th 2017

4/9!
Thanks Teacher Adam,
Although it found little difficult to answer the questions, I believe myself to pronounce those words nearly accurate.

Sunday, October 29th 2017

    Good stuff Ye. That matters more than the score :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

i got a bad mark on it
otherwise, good lesson

Monday, October 30th 2017

    No worries Valessa. Keep trying :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you Adam for this interesting lesson.
The pronunciation help from all engvid teachers are really very fantastic.
So I understand the US and UK TV-news better and better.
Thick thumb up all of you !!! :-))))))

Monday, October 30th 2017

Hi Adam. I appreciate your work, indeed. In this spirit, it would be very helpful to see the difference between verbs RAISE and RISE. For me, they are super confusing and sometimes I think they are using interchangeably which is false. Best

Monday, October 30th 2017

Thanks adam ,I’m sooooo happy to learn Eng. from you

Monday, October 30th 2017

Thank Adam your lesson has enlighten me a lot with those English words cited.

Monday, October 30th 2017

We know that this subject is too hard….
Congratulations!

Monday, October 30th 2017

I would like to attending in a face-to-face class or on-site (Toronto), and I want to know how I can contact you for information about that.

Monday, October 30th 2017

    Hi Alex,

    I actually just moved to a different country. Unfortunately, I do not offer online classes, but I am making other videos on my site (writetotop.com). Maybe these can help.

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Thanks Adam. This was extremely useful session

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

You got 7 correct out of 9.
:)
Thank you!It was an useful lesson for me!

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

I would like to attending on-site, and I would like to know how I can do that please.

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

    Hi Nerlo19,

    We do not have an Engvid school, only online videos. I hope these help.

    Monday, November 13th 2017

My worst result, 6/9

Tuesday, October 31st 2017

    No worries Dodik. It’s just practice.

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Got 78/90 ☺Thanks Adam. Nice lesson.

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Adam, thanks of lot for your very interesting and detailed classes. I just love your lessons!

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

How come you know my questions.
These are I really need to know.
Thank you Adam

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

8/9 not to bad

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Mohamed From sudan
its first time to join engvid team
its helpful lesson
I’m so happy to learn English with you
thanks a lot

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

    Welcome Mohamed :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

oh my god I am still learning, thanks

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Thank you Adam!

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

thanks Adam1

Wednesday, November 1st 2017

Great. Thank you.

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

I agree that English is a grazy language. Thank you Adam for this good lesson.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Thank you Adam.

Friday, November 3rd 2017

Hello Adam,
Thank you for the interesting lesson. I always have difficulty to pronounce the words “word” and “work”. It seems I pronounce them like “world”. Would you please make a video about these words?
Thank you,
Amy

Saturday, November 4th 2017

    I’ll see what I can do Amy :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Adam, could You br so kind to do the lesson about IPA? Without hearing of pronunciation it`s difficult to learn.

Sunday, November 5th 2017

    I’ll see what I can do Polina :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you Adam.

Monday, November 6th 2017

Hi teacher Adam, i’m very happy to join your english course. I trust to learn a lot because I love english and I want to speak fluently.
Congratulations for your help.

Monday, November 6th 2017

    Welcome Logrid :)

    Monday, November 13th 2017

Hi Adam. How are you? Thank you for this lesson.
And here’s my jokes.(Seems to me new Russian jokes are old American ones). Let’s get started!
1 – Where will you fly to spend your vacation?
– I’m scared to fly…
– So you can drink vodka before the flight!
– When I drink vodka I feel not bad here in
Russia!
2 A young couple passes near two old women into
the (hall). One of old women:
– And what did he find in her? Skinny, in
glasses. And he is so nice, so (visible) and a
doctor!
– Seems to me … good analyzes.
3 A woman applies to a police station: “I lost my
husband!” They ask her about his (features) and
his habits. And then they ask her:
“What should we say him when we will find him?”
A woman:” Tell him my mom decided to not come!”
4 On vacation:
– Miss, why are you so pale and (untanned)?
– I’m from Tver(a town in Russia).
– What the …. don’t you have a summer?
– I was working that day…

Thank you for attention and I hope you will improve my mistakes.

Tuesday, November 7th 2017

    Hi Katrin,

    I like these jokes. Except #2…not sure I get it.

    Monday, November 13th 2017

      There are some infections which people might get during the 6ual contact. She hasn’t them…

      Wednesday, November 15th 2017

        Adam,by the way “She hasn’t them…” – is it OK or I should say “She hasn’t got them…”&”She doesn’t have them…”??? Thank you.

        Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Got 7/9. Bad… Thanks!

Wednesday, November 8th 2017

THANKS ALOT MAN.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Got 9/9 Thanks

Friday, November 10th 2017

Very nice lesson, thanks Adam

Friday, November 10th 2017

Hi, Teacher, great lesson, I found out I made some pronounce mistakes; Thanks.

Monday, November 13th 2017

Thank you everybody :)

Monday, November 13th 2017

I got 9/9 :D

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Dear Adam! You are a great specialist in PHRASAL VERBS. When you have free time, I kindly ask you to make a lesson about PHRASAL VERBS with the verb SETTLE. Thank you in advance.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Hi, Adam. It might be a not appropriate question for the topic, but anyway. My current English level is about Intermediate and recently I faced a problem of increasing my vocabulary.
I’ve been learning words on one site via cards. But now I’ve got more than 3000 words there and the amount keep increasing. It takes some time to at least review them :) And that’s becoming a problem. What would you recommend me in this case?
I thought about just giving up learning words via cards and just read/listen/watch videos, so that words that I see frequently would be memorized automatically
And I wonder how people populate their vocabulary having high levels, like advanced
Thanks :)

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

May I request that you make a video tutorial on Simple Future tense, Future progressive tense, and future perfect. Thank you.

Thursday, November 16th 2017

Thank you so much, Adam. Love your lessons, it helps me to improve my English.

Friday, November 17th 2017
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