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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.
How do you pronounce scythe?

How do you pronounce arctic?

Does cavalry have an "L" sound before the V?

How do you pronounce escape?

'Foliage' refers to plant leaves collectively. But how do you say it?

Is 'hierarchy' pronounced like higher-arky or high-arky?

Should you use the word interpret or interpretate in the 21st century?

Where do you go if you want to borrow books?

Do you get a PRE-scription or a PER-scription from your doctor?

Which of the following is an English word that means "the greatest or most extreme extent or amount"?


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50 Comments on “15 English words that even native speakers don’t pronounce correctly”


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Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    Very nice class, teacher. I am learnig a lot.

    Friday, June 12th 2020

As a learner, I rarely misunderstand most of those words that you mentioned. I felt so relaxed when you told that the second month of the year was quite confusing to pronounce even for you ;). Feb… what? :)?

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    I say it both ways depending on the moment.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

Hi Alex, thank you for sound advice about EngVid. I have had the same problem as you))) And for INTERPRET. I didn’t know that INTERPRETATE in no longer used.

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    That is correction! “Interpretation” is still a noun, but “interpret” is the correct verb form in English. “Interpretate” does exist in other Latin languages, though.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

      Thank you, Alex!

      Thursday, June 11th 2020

‘Hierarchy’ is still my nightmare, even though I’ve repeated it countless times. :)

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    It’s an annoying one. Like I said, most people will understand you even if you say it “wrong.” Common/Popular usage usually trumps prescriptive usage.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

      You’re right, Alex. Thank you for your response.

      Wednesday, June 10th 2020

        No problem! Thanks for checking out the video.

        Wednesday, June 10th 2020

you are the best teacher

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    That’s very kind. Thank you.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

Awesome, I got 100 on my first quiz.

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    Nice job! :)

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Thanks a lot! I really enjoyed the lesson.

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    No problem! I’m glad you dug it!

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Hello…I’d like to brush my speaking up. Is there anyone who is interested in speaking to me on a regular basis?
My whatsapp number is +8801812788727.
Thank you.
Rasho.

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    Good luck! I hope you find someone. You might want to consider an app like Tandem, or sites like Talki or Cambly.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

thank you Mr. Alex,

such an interesting lesson

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    You’re very welcome. Thank YOU for studying with EngVid, and good luck!

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

thank you Mr. Alex,

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    You’re very welcome. :)

    Monday, June 15th 2020

You are greate teacher. Reale

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    Thank you! If you don’t mind, just a few corrections…

    “You are a great teacher. Really.”

    Good luck with your studies. :)

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

HIIIIII Alex

i was wondering why the fuck there is no english lesson about future perfect in EngVid????

i’ll be grateful forever if you could do a lesson about it

Thank you so much

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    Good question! I just checked and Rebecca has recorded one, but I’m not sure when it will actually become available. For now, I would just use Google and look up some other websites to fill in the gaps.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

The pronunciation sounds very natural in video lessons. The right stressed syllable becomes more clear. The entire words are well explained. I had a good understanding and grade on the quiz.
Thank you Alex!

Wednesday, June 10th 2020

    That’s awesome to hear! Thanks for checking out the lesson, Roberto. I’m glad it was useful.

    Wednesday, June 10th 2020

I’m delighted to came across this English Chanel on YouTube , I have learnt and correct my mistakes on the way i pronounced some words, in fact you’re my best teacher now!

Thursday, June 11th 2020

    Welcome to EngVid! I’m always happy to see new faces. :) Good luck with your studies!

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Yes please,Get Instagram and go for a live lessons. :))

Thursday, June 11th 2020

    Haha. Right now that would be impossible. There would be kids in the background. :p

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Ok, thank you so much!

Friday, June 12th 2020

    You’re very welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Hi ,
Alex you are nice teacher . Your teaching method is so good . thanks to teaches me .
Again thank you

Friday, June 12th 2020

    That’s very kind of you to say! Thank you so much. :)

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Yes, I have heard English-speakers say “Febjiary”. I have also heard “eksetra” meaning “et cetera” from one of EngVid teachers which could be a nice #16 item for this lesson. Thanks very much for educating us Alex!

Saturday, June 13th 2020

    Ha! I have said eksetera many times, but I have corrected it now.

    Monday, June 15th 2020

Dear Alex,
First of all, thank you so much and I have to share something with you about pronouncing of the word “prescription”.
couple years ago James had done a video and in there he told about its pronouns. He mentioned that the pronunciation of the word “prescribe or prescription” is like IPA code “pirˈskripSHən”.
I should have found that lesson but unfortunately, I could not find that. please let me know if I am wrong and get my bulb light.

Saturday, June 13th 2020

    No big deal! Both are perfectly acceptable even if prI is what I see in most dictionaries. James may have been using the pronunciation he’s most familiar with, but I can’t speak for him.

    Monday, June 15th 2020

      Thank you so much Alex, you are the best.

      Tuesday, June 16th 2020

I am really sorry, in the middle of my note I had to write “its pronunciation”.

Saturday, June 13th 2020

thank you

Tuesday, June 16th 2020

I’ve just found u😖😖
Sir please tell me how could know my Level?

Friday, June 19th 2020

I like this video thanks

Monday, June 22nd 2020

thank you Alex

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Very nive and funny lesson!
Thanks

Sunday, June 28th 2020

Great Lesson Mr Alex…

Friday, July 10th 2020
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