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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.
I think the photocopier is ___________.

Her phone is totally ___________.

This computer has been ____________.

I'm not sure what's wrong, but my laptop has been ____________.

Could you check the printer? It's being a little ______________.

Time to get a new washing machine. Our current one is completely ____________.

We definitely need a new flatscreen TV. This one is ____________.

I'm pretty sure this SIM card is _____________.

Their current website is a bit ____________.

I need to charge my phone. My battery is ___________.


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57 Comments on “Improve your vocabulary! 18 ways to say something is broken in English”


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Thank you teacher Alex for this excelent lesson!

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    My pleasure. Thank you for studying with me.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you Alex for the good lesson.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    You’re very welcome. Good luck to you in the new year.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Merci Alex. Je ne suis pas encore totalement “hors course” (dead, finished, missed, …) en anglais, grâce à toi.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    J’espere que tu vas continuer ameliore tout les journees! :) Happy new year!

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Many thanks, it’s a fruitful lesson. 🌹

Saturday, December 21st 2019

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

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you Mr. Alex for a good lesson. These metaphors can help greatly to increase one’s vocabulary. Now I can say “…my internet connection is being temperamental”.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    Exactly! :) Internet connections can be very emotional.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

I would have thought you would use phrases like:
‘the computer was knackered’
SYNONYMS
broken, damaged, faulty, defective, unsound
not working, not functioning, non-functioning, malfunctioning, in disrepair, inoperative, out of commission, out of order, not in working order, broken-down, out of kilter, down.

Even phrases like: on the blink, or words like “Buggered” & my favourite, “Pakarued”.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    “Knackered” is great too! I was using my North American bias, as that word in particular is more common in the UK.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

I had a cellphone in which the software came with a good english dictionary, but in the measured that time was going away, the software started to buggy and was going away together as well, the dictionary. In a beautiful day I decided that that cellphone was dead. So, I bought a new.
Thanks for these new words Alex.

Saturday, December 21st 2019

    You’re welcome! Thanks for checking out the lesson. Just one note: “buggy” is an adjective, not a verb. You can say “The software was buggy” or “the software started to be buggy.”

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thanks Mr Alex it’s completely very simple with me.

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

    No problem, Muad. I’m glad it was easy to understand.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thanks a lot:)

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

Your lessons are very simple and clear.thanks

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

    You’re very welcome. Thanks for studying with EngVid, Fatima. :)

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

the lesson is very usefully, I usually saw the sentence in this clip when I see movies and read paper on internet. Thank Alex

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

    You’re welcome! Just a reminder that “usefully” is an adverb, which means you usually use it after a verb. You were looking for the adjective “useful” in your first sentence.

    “The lesson is very useful.” :) Have a great day!

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you Alex(90)

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

    Nice job! I’m glad the lesson was beneficial for you.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you Mr Alex.

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

Thanks, it was an amazing video. Now I can express my disappointment with electronics devices.

Sunday, December 22nd 2019

When I was a kid, my sister and I were playing games for hours until the computer was fried.

Monday, December 23rd 2019

    That happened to my Nintendo when I was a kid.

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

100 :). Thank you so much Alex!

Monday, December 23rd 2019

    Awesome job as always, Annie! My pleasure. :) Have a great day and a happy new year!

    Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thanks, Alex.

Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you teacher Alex for this very excelent lesson!

Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you so much

Monday, December 23rd 2019

Teacher Alex,
I am so glad I have found engVid! I need to improve the English I learnt when I was in the capital of Mexico. BTW, at that time my teacher was a canadian citizen
God bless you!

Monday, December 23rd 2019

Thank you Alex for your effort, wishing you grateful festive season:)

Monday, December 23rd 2019

Being honest, I hate new technologies. As you said, they´re making us slaves. We think we lose a loved one when our phone is done.
Thanks for your lesson, Alex!!

Tuesday, December 24th 2019

Was a wonderful lesson, thank u!

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

Hi, Alex, thank you so much for your videos, but especially for this one, with words in everyday life. Happy new year with health, peace, love and everything you deserve.

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

Hi Alex, thanks for the lesson!

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

Great lesson, I appreciate!

Wednesday, December 25th 2019

Thanks so much for helping me understand

Thursday, December 26th 2019

I have a problem Akex. “job of 23 years”, “10 years of experience” I see this kind of expressions. Which one is true? Do we say the number or the word first? Could you please explain?

Thursday, December 26th 2019

I have a problem Akex. “job of 23 years”, “10 years of experience” I see this kind of expressions. Which one is true? Do we say the number or the word first? Could you please explain?

Thursday, December 26th 2019

It’s very nice and very easy

Sunday, December 29th 2019

Wow. This lesson is so interesting for me.

Sunday, December 29th 2019

Good learning! Thanks Alex for the lesson on vocabulary.

Sunday, December 29th 2019

it’s so interesting for me, thanks teacher Alex for this lesson, it’s so interesting for me “happy new year.

Sunday, December 29th 2019

Nice lesson alex. It help to improve english skill

Sunday, December 29th 2019

Nice lesson alex. It help to improve english skill.

Sunday, December 29th 2019

thank you ms

Monday, December 30th 2019

Hello, thank you very much for this great lesson ^^ .. i’m just wondering whether we can say “it’s toasted” just like “it’s busted” instead of “it’s toast” ?
and Thank you again Mr Alex :)

Monday, December 30th 2019

You’re ever so clear, intresting. You explain very well the new vocabulary. I’m very fond of your courses.It’s not so easy to remember but I’ll try to use these new words. Many thanks to you.

Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Thank you, teacher….!!

Thursday, January 2nd 2020

this lesson is very useful.

Thursday, January 2nd 2020

Thanks Alex for good lesson. You may surprise about me, because I’m New one here. I would like to participate into this community.

Friday, January 3rd 2020

Well this is the first time that I watch your class and I thought it very interesting,I got to understand you very well. Thanks!!!

Monday, January 6th 2020

Happy New Year! Alex, this lesson is very good.

Tuesday, January 7th 2020

I’m so sad:).. I recognize and love the lesson but I mixed up in last question between 1 and 2 so I got 9 up to 10

thank you sir

Tuesday, January 7th 2020
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