waycan be used to talk about work, or to talk about sex. Do you know how to use
waycorrectly? In this practical lesson you’ll learn 10 expressions using the word
way, and hear examples of when each one can be used. These are very common expressions for native English speakers, and you’ll be able to use them correctly after this lesson! Learning expressions is a great way to become more fluent in English. Some of these expressions may surprise and entertain you!
I’m really beginning to understand your amazing language; thanks for your lessons, this is the right way to achive some results.
Yeah! We both are on the right track Canardo. However, there is still a long WAY to go to becoming competent users of the English language.
Have a great day!
Adam, you’re one of the good teacher of this site. You’re such a way with teaching that, perhaps, my sentence is right ?
Thanks Beernard. It’s, “You have such a way with…” :”)
totally agree! All the teachers on Engvid have such a way with teaching. We are so lucky to have them all gathered on one website.
Take care Beernaard and keep up the good learning.
Thank you so much and it was so much fun learning English in this way !!
So cool informations thank you
What a great lesson, thank a lot, Adam!
Thanks Mr. Adam so much!
thanks for the lesson! It was very useful for me, something new for me! I saw the video tree times to understand all, but I like when I have something new to learn.
Again, thank you very much! I like your lessons.
the best teacher, thanks a lot
Useful lesson.. By the way, in second lesson the “words” repeated 2 times.))
Sorry, not lesson. Quiz actually
Thanks Ed02. I’ll try to fix that :)
Thanks a lot for your great job! Your lessons are very interesting and helpful!
Thank you Adam.
I enjoyed them all, teacher Adam! By the way, is the adjective “reciprocal” usually used in daily conversations or would it be strange if I started using it? It´s that I have a way with it. Now, I´m on my way to work. Have a nice day ;)
Thanks Ed02. I’ll try to fix that :)
Oops. Sorry Emanoel. A little mistype there.
As for “reciprocal”, it is not an everyday word, thought the verb “reciprocate” is a little more common. Of course, if the situation calls for it, then use it. :)
It is really good. But I need to practice more. Thanks
Very good and useful lesson.It has been really useful to me but I would very much appreciate if you could upload some more advanced videos,although these kind of videos are good for me to review.Thank you so much,Adam,and keep it up,you’re one of the best teachers I’ve ever learnt from.
Thanks you Layonel,
We try to have a nice mix of levels here, but more advanced ones are definitely coming.
Thanks Adam!!Great lesson!!
Thanks Adam for this wonderful lesson. The explanation was really great, thanks again :)
I got 8 correct out of 10.by the way you are great teacher)) thank you so much
Thank you Adam :-)
Adam you have a very nice way with teaching English.
Adam, I like the way you’re talking!
Thanks Adam, you are so good and I love your classes. I’m looking forward for your next class. See you soon
Hi Adam! You’re a very good teacher! I like the way you teach us some very interesting things. You really make classes about a large range of issues and doubts we have. Thanks and until the next lesson!
Hello, Adam! Thank you for the lesson. There were some new expressions for me. I got only 80% on the quiz, I confused with “way out there” and “out of the way” in questions 5 and 10.
As were mentioned above, there is a repetition of “words” in the second question on the quiz.
I like the way you teach, and I really appreciate that this teaching is a two-way street (Can I use this expression in such way?), we can communicate with you, and you always respond to our comments.
Best regards, Elena.
Thank you Elena,
Yes, it is a two-way street, and I’m glad for it too :)
Thank you Adam
Thank you Adam. You’re a great teacher.
Very good lesson,I went all the way
So good lesson teacher it helps us alot
thank you for that keep going !
Your lesson is very useful for me and everyone as well. Thanks alot.
Another very useful lesson in the sequence, you cleared it all up as you said you would at the beginning of the video.
I’d like to point out two most commonly confused expressions involving the word ‘way’, if you allow. The difference is quite obvious for me, but some students find it really difficult to realize. They are – ‘In one’s way’ & ‘On one’s way’. When we say ‘In one’s way’, we mean that something or someone is standing there, and therefore obstructing them in some way. On the other hand, ‘On one’s way’ is the expression we use as you explained, so to be on one’s way, denoting that you are going to a particular place. If I was wrong with these, feel free to correct me anytime.
I’ve been watching English lessons on this site from the start, and it’s not that I’m boasting, but I’ve watched as many as 972 lessons, became very familiar with all the teachers, not only here, but all over the net, on the college where I study likewise, and I’m going to have to say this quite aware that I shouldn’t, but it’s stronger than me (this doesn’t make me weak). It is very ungrateful to make any comparisons when it comes to this, but you CERTAINLY are the best teacher I’ve ever had the opportunity to see. Your way of teaching students is extraordinary, what is difficult becomes simple, what is simple becomes funny with you, you are INCREDIBLE – at least to say. Keep your GREAT work up, you have, not only the suppoter, but admirer too.
By the way, I noticed you have a tattoo on your left upperarm, some letters I haven’t been able to read, would you mind telling me what it says, or that’s a secret that will remain on your biceps? :D
Looking forward to hearing from you, Boss! ;)
Adam has a gift of teaching … and that charm to attract all kind of students all over the world … God bless you Adem
Yep!I agree with you both. Adam explains everyhing with great ease. He is good at teaching languages, that’s my WAY of thinking.
See you round!
Glad we share the same opinion, guys. Actually, this is more like the fact, whether or not people agree, that’s what it is. As I already mentioned before, I hate to make comparisons, especially not here where all the teachers are extremely knowledgeable, but Adam is the exception, he really deserved all this praise, every bit of it. Great man. I wish he were my father.
Firstly, than you for the huge compliment. I appreciate that :)
As for your explanation above, it’s correct. I would just like to add that “in one’s way” can also mean ‘according to one’s particular habits/traits– John loves his father in his own way, even if he doesn’t show it.’
Lastly, my tattoo says littera scripta manet (latin for ‘the written word remains’)
Thank you for an interesting lesson!
thank you Adam. I like the way how you teach. you are a great teacher. I have watched many lessons from you and I always learn something new from them even a simple phrase that you may say while you are explaining something and I am always taking notes. I think it’s a good strategy to keep those words in mind.
Thank you so much Adam.
Fantastic lesson as always.Thanks a lot,Adam.
thanks a lot
Thank you very much Mr Adam!
Excellent (As usual with Adam)!
This was helpful and way better lesson! (Another use of the term) Isn”t it?
Indeed Roywolf :)
(just keep in mind that way better needs to compare two things i.e., that version is way better than the last one)
Thank you Adam. You are Great!Keep up the good work.
Dear Adam, thanks a lot for a lesson. Your pronunciation and a way that you teach are amazing!!! Everytime I’m enjoying when I watch your video-lessons. Keep it up!!!
So nice of you, Adam.
The way, you teach, is a very good way for the beginners in particular.
May Allah help you help others in a benign way!
Adm can you TALK about wrong methods and right methods in learning engish
Hmmm… that’s an interesting topic Hazem. I’m not really sure there is a wrong way to do it as long as you engage the language. That being said, sometimes there is “trying too hard.”
I’ll see what i can do ;)
Very interesting lesson. Thanks!
I’m watching this site particularly for yours Adam!!
Impressive lesson, I can start practice it tomorrow
Great lesson! It was clear as crystal! Surely, my teacher has a way with words. :)
Thank you so much, Adam. :)
Hi or 안녕 :D can we keep in touch with each other for improving our english? :) this is my skype “shyngys.zhakyp93”
Thanks Adam for this lesson!
I am enjoying it.
Very useful lesson Adam. I enjoyed it.
Always interesting subjects.
Hi Adam sir please make a lesson about sentence five patterns .
I’m not sure what you mean. Do you mean sentence types, or svo, sva, etc?
Hi Adam, thks for your good lesson. I have been using engvid.com not too much time.
I answered the questins to check myself after the lesson.
Into item 2:
Terence is the best salesman in the company. They say he has such ________________ words that he could sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo.
Item “a way with words” is indicated as the right answer. Does it mean that right sentence should read:
They say he has such a way with words words that he could sell a refrigerator to an Eskimo??? I.e. two times “words” to be correctly used?
Sorry about that. It seems to be a typo. I will have it checked out and fixed. Only one “words”.
thnks alot mr Adam
anotehr great lesson
Thank you Adam for this lesson! I’ll be probably watch this video a couple of times.. very useful.
Thank you Adam,
Recently, a friend of mine and I worked on a website. We had a two-way street relationship and by the way, we were going all the way to finish it, but my friend was in a bad way because none of us had a way with IT. I told him that he is way off because we always could hire a programmer and make way. But he was way out there so I told him to be on his way.
Well said Michael :)
Thank you teacher for your another helpful lesson.
Thanks Adam, This is a lesson very useful. ^^
Thank you Adam! You’ve got a real talent to teach!
But I get a question:
“Genetic engineering means changing the genetic material of a plant or animal to produce such things as a greater resistance to disease and a higher yield.”
In this sentence, ‘such things’ what does it refer to?
I don’t quite understand the sentence structure here, especially ‘such things a greater resistance’.
Thanks in advance.
Sorry, get one more.
‘grain crops where advances in plant breeding produced seeds that could more than double the yields over existing varieties.’
‘plant breeding produced seeds’ I don’t understand.
which is verb? adjective? etc.
‘Such as’ is presenting two examples of what can be produced in the animal or plant: 1 – greater resistance, and 2 – a higher yield (yield being how much can be produced with each litter (animals) or each crop (plants)
advances (progress, subject) in (in what?) plant breeding (noun + gerund, object to ‘in’) produced (verb) seeds (noun, object)
Does this make it clearer?
Thanks a lot.
But in this sentence ‘advances in plant breeding produced seeds’ why do we use past tense of ‘produce’?
I suppose they are talking about advances made in the past. That’s why they also use could.
I would need more text t tell you clearly.
Adam, thanks a lot for the video. I wonder if you could make a video about expressions with extra not. I’ve read recently that a negative verb (without a negative meaning) is sometimes used after expressions of doubt and uncertainty. Like “I wonder whether I oughtn’t see the doctor”…Thank you
You got me with a tough one here. I’ll have to do some research and get back to you on this one later. I know the expression, but can’t really tell you the grammatical rule for it. I’ll get back to you on this one soon.
All I could find was a short explanation in Michael Swan’s book, Practical English Usage:
“In informal standard spoken English, a negative verb (without a negative meaning) is sometimes used after expressions of doubt or uncertainty.”
Maybe that’s why you can’t find examples anywhere, because it is not used in written English.
I wish I could give you more.
P.S. I’ve honestly tried to find examples in the internet but failed.So I’m not a lazy butt;)
Thank you so much. It’s very good way for me to understand it
Thank you Adam
Thank to you Adam. I’m on the way to improve my poor English.
Adam, tell me please why the 3rd sentence you must make only in Past Simple.(more detail if you please)
The best thing I learned/have learnt this year is to play football better. I learned/have learned some new technics.
My coach taught me. He has been my coach for
You can use simple past or present perfect with this year. It is understood that learning something takes time, so we can view ‘this year’ as a definite past period or an indefinite, meaning you did it sometime in the past year. More likely is the former.
Does this help?
The fact that you learned or have learned some new techniques, means that you are done learning them. They are completed actions (the lessons). Therefore your coach taught them to you, not has been teaching , which would suggest you are still learning. But again, “the best thing” means one, which is presumed complete. Otherwise you’d have said, the best thing I’ve been learning this year…
Does this help?
Yea,but why can’t I say: my coach has taught me?
Because it’s understood to be a completed action. If it’s continuing, then better to say my coach has been teaching me.
But Adam, doesn’t “My coach has taught me” mean a completed action? I’m realy confused…
Adam I really wanna see the diffrence here. Please help!
Thank you so much
Very useful! Thanks!!
I made 9/10 my first attempt.By the way my secount tried, I got a 10/10.did I say right, Adam?
Thanks, this lesson was helpful.
If I want to say “I quit from my job or i quit from a course ” can I use “I get out of the way”? and Thanks for this useful lesson
Get out of the way means not obstruct something or someone. If you quit to make room for someone else to work or study, them you made way for them. Otherwise, just quit.
Hi Mr Adam, can you make a video about how to learn English words easily and efficiently.
Hope youll make the video
I’ll do my best Jacob. To be fair, there are a few vocab-building lessons on the site already. Type “vocab building” in the search box at the top of the page.
Hope these help :)
Hello Teacher Adam. Please help me in one question.
I cant understand these.
What is the differencies in this forms:
for example sentences…
I need to do it.
I must do it.
I should do it.
I have to do it.
I would do it.
What is the differences in *need to*, *must*, *should* and so…
Need to — it is a requirement (usually so you can do something else — to get into university, you need to get high grades in college and pass a test)
must — also a requirement, but it could be a law, or a command. You have no choice about this.
should — this is advice. It is recommended and is a good idea, but if you don’t want to do this, you can say no.
Does this help?
Certainly yes Dear Adam. This is very very big help for me. Please please give more info. Please. There are *have to do*, *would do* and if heve another such forms say that too. Thank u. Thank u Thank u for answering….
And I heard that future *shall* form cancelled from grammar. Is this true? İn all pronouns we will use *will*?
shall is a little formal and old-fashioned, but still used sometimes.
Have to is similar to must (no choice, a requirement).
Would do is a hypothetical. This means it’s imaginary.
I’ll make a video about these ;)
Yes, Sir. It will be great lesson as your all lessons :)
It will be great lesson as your all lessons :)
Please explain me in simple and clear.
explain me in simple and clear.
It is really great lesson. By the way you are in front of the board.
Thanks Adam you the Best ??.
By the way kik me to take English together ?kik:f.e.n
Thanks for this very useful lesson. Lexicology is such an interesting thing. By the way, if i may ask, what is tattooed on your arm?
It says littera scripta manet. It’s Latin for “the written word remains”
As well as the spoken, right?
the spoken disappears into the ether as soon as it is uttered :)
Thank u very much!))) You are the best!)
Thank you Adam
Hello Mr Alex, thanks for the lesson, Could you have a lesson on english proverbs, because I often get confused with their meanings.
I’ll see what I can do Ernazar ;)
Thank you Adam!
Merci Adam pour ces vidéos. Avec elles j’espère améliorer mon vocabulaire ma grammaire bref tout mon anglais. You’re a good teacher.Thank you
thank you very much
Thank You teacher Alex. Excellent lesson. Hugs from Mexico.
Hey, Mister Adam . Now If SomeOne Asked Me Saying : “Dont You Like Apple ? ” And Suppose I Like Apple , What Should I Reply ? .And What If I Do Not Like Apple ? . Thank You
Regardless of the question form, answer the truth.
Don’t you like apples? yes, I do.(like) No, I don’t (dislike).
Is this what you had in mind?
Thank you everyone. I really appreciate all the encouraging comments :)
by the way… your accent is not common. where are you from?
I’m Canadian :)
Maybe too much traveling has warped my accent ;)
hi every body whats the short way to lean english very well
Sorry to tell you this, Eamadjobran, but their is no shortcut ;)
Yes . Thanks alot . You made it easy to me :)
OOOh. You are amazing teacher Adam. Amazing amazing amazing…You teach so goood…I love you my Teacher.
Please make for us comparing lessons. Compare. for example comparing *past simple* – *present perfect* and so…
to be understand abaout phrasal verb that such an interesting thing
thank so much Mr adam
Hello Kindly give me lesson on been and gone. I want to know what is difference between been&gone
The difference is the verbs:
been – past participle of BE
gone – past participle of GO
Hi Adam! I like your way of teaching. Could you please explain me the meaning of, here you are or here is it. It is alittle bit confusing.
These are expressions we use when we present something to someone. When a a waiter brings you the food, he puts it down on the table and says here you go. It doesn’t really mean anything other than “I am now giving this to you.” :)
Hi adam, this lesson was really interesting. Thanks you for the bset you are doing to teach your students. You are really an amazing teacher
I hadn’t known about sites as this. Great job, congratulations.
You have a way with teaching… :)
Thank you very much! It’s useful lesson. But I’m a little confused in the phrase ‘be on your or my way’. I figure that ‘be on your way’ means leave and ‘be on my way’ means come over, but I don’t understand how to be, if we replace the pronoun ‘your and my’ on ‘its or a noun’?
Be on your way does mean leave. Be on my way, means I am now coming over.
Does this help?
your way in teaching is so awesome ;)
you have a way with teaching .. u can do it better^_-
thank’s for everything
I do need someone to talk with, I’d like to improve the pronunciation and listening.
I have a way with the way you use simple words to define things :) !
I will go all the way to learn English.
by the way, may I ask what is your tattoo?
It’s latin. It says littera scripta manet (the written word remains)
thanks you for the lesson, I´m make way to learn english
thank you a lot, I discovered recently this courses, and there are very useful, and you a very good teacher, you have a way with teaching
I’ve got 10/10! Thanks, Adam! The lesson is adorable as usual!
it’s a very useful lesson. Besides, Adam you are speaking very well and very clearly.
I’ll go all the way to understand the English language, intellectually speaking.
10/10 Thanks Adam!
Hello Adam. Thanks your class very well .
Interesting Adam, thanks a lot!
I am very grateful with your classes! You are a great teacher! I am learning English now, but I can understand you! thanks a lot!
yey!!! 9/10…try more try more!!!
why dont we say (make a way instead of make way)?
veeeery useful lesson. Thanks Adam, but I don’t think I got that one: “way off”. I also made a mistake with it in the quiz. 9/10.
May I ask you about “make way”? Do we usually put “a” or that gives it another different meaning??
I’m on the right way to CORRECT ENGLISH because of your lessons, thx~
great lessons i’m on the right way watching to you and I’m never way out there on your lessons by the way i want to keep learning
Thank you for making these lessons easier..
Btw I’d like to ask u about what is the difference of enhance, improve, increase?
Thank in advance :)
Thank you, Adam, you are a very talented teacher! You love what you do, that’s why your lessons are so wonderful and useful)Thank your for work. You are my favourite lector. Tatiana.
Thanks Adam. it was such a good lesson. I wish all teachers could be like you. :)
You have a way with teaching english .
Have a nice day :)
Thank you ,Adam
I am really enjoy watching your videos and I have started o turn off the subtitles as I can understand your nice language (speaking )
Thanks so much !
Thanks a million,Adam.
I guess you forgot one expression for way:under way
Hi, Adam! Thank you for the lesson. These expressions are rather useful in a conversation and make our speech more fluent.
a useful lesson
thats just the way it is
hi again , that was one of the rich lessons, but the more i’m learning english the more i’m thinking about it’s complexity and how long it’s going to take to reach a great level at it . by the way could you give me the definition of these words each in one word if it’s feasible please :
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besides,i would point out that matter of compound adj ,every so often i come across some words that should have hifen they don’t so say in contrary . i’m a bit troubled b
thanks a lot teacher .
Amazing lesson and very useful, I’ve got 70 points, but I have faith in myself that if
Amazing lesson and very useful, I’ve got 70 points, but I have faith in myself that if I watch once more I shall Understand better. Thanks Adam!!! You are a such good Teacher.
i got 8/10 , thank you adam
First attempt, 10/10
I was way off. By the way, I didn’t know marriage was two-way street. Wait for me! I’m on my way.
Thank you Adam. :)
I don’t know how I follow you please
Very useful lesson, Adam, thank you, so much !
By the way, if someone want to talk about with me in english,
add me on skype : email@example.com
Thank you !
thanks alot teacher Adam i am new student wieh you, you have amazing way in teaching English
Thank you Adam, you are a great teacher!
Your classes are so much fun!!! It is my best entertainment and learning at the same time. I have very good, Intensive, and stressful job but I still want to improve my English. I take your classes almost every day and strongly believe that you are very high level professional. A good teacher is the one who can teach complicated things in very simple way. Thanks a lot.
Thanks for useful lesson.You are excellent I hope i would be able to speak English fluently by watching your videos as you made it more interesting & understandable.Please I need your assistance “how & when we use “have Had” in a sentence??
Dear Adam! Thank you very much for such a useful lesson!
Great I have learned a few of new expressions…. thanks for all Adam
Could you correct these sentences please?
1. I knew that happiness was brought (To, In, Into) her heart?
2. The car did a wheelspin or The car had a wheelspin?
3. I did a wheelspin to my car or I had a wheelspin in my car?
Thank you sir.
Thanks a lot for your lessons. It is very usefull for me.
Thanks Adam for this another helpful lesson!
I have a way with your lessons.
by the way you are a fantastic teacher :)
thank you verry well for your lessons
Really, your explaining way is very helpful. Thank
Adam, your lesson was very interesting and useful. But sorry, I made 7 of10
wow great hehe
can i know your facebook?
because i want ask you if i have problem with english.
This my first comment. Please reply! However, thanks for your informative tutorial. I really like your teaching way. Could you please tell me the difference between way better and far way better? Are these correct expressions?
Hey Adam! I just want to say thank you for your lessons. You’re a very good teacher and your explanations are really clear. I’m on my way to become a teacher here in Brazil and Engvid lessons definitely help me out.
Hi, Adam=) Please tell me about this question:
Will: Hi Steve. When are you coming to the party?
Steve: I’m ___________. I’ll be there in 10 minutes.
Why is present continuous used in this sentence in spite of fact that Will says about future?
Thank you so much Adam , it`s a great lesson as always
Hi Adam. Could you please teach us about American Expressions such as animal Idioms, like Chicken, horses, monkey, etc. for example: Monkey business, flew the coop. Thank you very much.
It`s the useful class but it`s very hard to remember all way`s idioms with only class. Thank you, amigo Adam
Thanks a lot Adam ,I have a Question if you don’t mind.The expression ( way to far ) i heard it a lot sometimes i Guess the meaning from the context ,but I Don’t get it every time .
very interesting, thank you
8/10! Well! I come back! This lesson is interesting!
Useful, well-explained, but a lot of expressions!! Difficult to make them mine!