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thanks for this useful lesson!

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    Please guys I need help I have Interview next month I hope there is some one professional or upper-mediate in Speaking English add me on Skype to speak together I will be very appreciate for Him/Her
    This is my skype
    khalid_3adel

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      … making mistakes as usual: … the expression should read:

      “. . . the focus was on three simple and ready-to-be used rules on pronunciation”.

      Profile photo of Regino Regino

    Amusing and workable lesson as usuall James. The focus was on three simple and ready to-be-used rules on pronunciation.

    What I need now is to seize any opportunity that comes up to put them into real practice. Yep, practice makes a big differences when it comes to learning a language.

    Thankful for your commitment and support James.

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great, so don’t be stressed, just your English language

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thanks.

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First of all, THanks for your greatest lessons! But i’ve question – why it is different between expand and expact? There are both way followed by consonant?

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    Hi everybody, I have the same concern as Nyouta, if I read ‘Expand’ and ‘Expect’ and I do not find difference between them, both of them stress the second syllable and ‘Ex’ is followed by a consonant, so why the have different pronuntiation?

    I appreciate any kind of information about this regard.

    Have a nice day!

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thanks for the useful lesoon

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good lesson Thanks

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7 of 9, not bad. Tks James

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very useful for me!THANKS

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Interesting lesson, James! Thank you :)

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Interesting and useful lesson, James. Despite I’m not a beginner, I realize I still pronounced every “ex” as /eks/ … thanks a lot for the tips!

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I googled some of your word of your first example I mean sentence one about pronounce “EKS” . And google gave me a pronounce “IKS”. I don’t know may be I am wrong.

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    Anyways, Thanks for your video. I listened two times

    Profile photo of mrduongdaihiep mrduongdaihiep

Thank you so much..i got 7/9

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Thanks, James!

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    hi inspiramentum
    do you like practice english together??
    if you please me and accept
    there is my whatss app no:00989352684361
    best wishes

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“Good pronunciation is essential to soundING like a native English speaker”. I have never seen before gerund construction like this one.

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Hy, James, thanks
you so much!

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thanks a lot or helping us JAMES you are the one…..’VI RINGRAZIO TANTO’

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    HELLO MY ITALIAN FRIENDS:
    I NEED PRACTICE FOR MY ITALIAN…I LIVE IN WEST PALM BEACH FL,USA BUT I DECIDED TO MASTER MY ITALIAN BECAUSE MY GRAND MOTHER WAS FROM Florence THAT’S WHY MY ITALIAN IS INTERMEDIATE LEVEL,I WANNA IMPROVE MY ITALIAN,GOING TO VISIT ITALIA SOON…””HO BISOGNO PRATICA PER IL MIO ITALIANO””‘
    CONTACT ME PLZ IF YOU EXCHANGE OUR LANGUAGE KNOWLEDGE:)
    slymncodexs@hotmail.com

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Great!

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thank you! i couldn’t understand last qwstions

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Thanks James. Now I am the only Italian girl who can pronounce correctly “X-Man”!

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Oh, sorry…X-Men!

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its helping me a lot..to learn english for my IELTS.

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why not x-man, you are one person,con you explain for me byte, thanks in advance

Profile photo of Manolya Manolya

    We use X-Men referring to the title of the film:
    X-Men by Brian Singer or in reference to a team of mutant superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe.
    We usually don’t use it in the singular form.

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      Thanks you so much byte. I got it now. You’re right. I coluldn’t think this before

      Profile photo of Manolya Manolya

If you don’t mind could I ask a question
what does this sentence mean?
—-as it happens
if anybody answers it I will be happy

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    Hello!
    I found 2 meanings for “as it happens”
    1. one meaning is “by chance” ” accidentally”, “coincidentally”
    – “Do you have a pen?” “As it happens, I have one in my pocket”
    2. Sometimes it is a short form for :” as soon as it happens”, with the meaning :”as soon as possible”, “immediately”
    – you can find the score of the game on the internet as it happens

    I hope it helps you.

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      Thank you so much engread. I understood now. Your examples were clarify as well. I am grateful. With my best wishes to you

      Profile photo of Manolya Manolya

Great lesson. Thanks!

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Good Morning Sir,
I should like to thank you for this lesson. It has been very nice.
Dear Sir I remember having seen you in Toronto but I am not sure. Please do, accept my deepest apologises for disturbing you. I do take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Easter. I hope, I shall see you soon in this web site. I pay my respect to you, Sir James. H

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Useful lesson, thanks!

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So many things behind the language XD

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thanx

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Wow! I didn’t know this before… Thanks.

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Thank you so much, Teacher
I love EGZ or “eggsss”

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I have really struggled to improve my English pronunciation, but at least I think I accomplish that hard mission as native speakers can understand me when I talk with them. Many thanks teacher James :)

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hi
i am hashmat behnam from Afghanistan

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so happy 100/100

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Please, can anybody help me with practising French?
Skype: rep-aa

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thank you ;)

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Hello,
It was great video for students learning English like me ~:D
Thank you for explaining how to pronounce X

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Amazing! Thanks so much!

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Great job!

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I got 8 out of 9. The last question confuse me a little, but I think got it. Thanks.

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It is very good lesson. Thanks so much.

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thanks teacher for useful

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You are the expert

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James, thanks a lot for tjis lesson! My students were very happy to know these interesting and useful rules )

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7/9 Excellent lesson on how to pronounce the letter “X”, very well explained, exactly what I expect from you James.

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Thanks

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I can not watch the vedio why?

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    probably because our videos are all on Youtube — try using a VPN?

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thanks alot man
that was good

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Good lesson, thanks a lot

Profile photo of Carlos Leoncio Carlos Leoncio

I James, I dint understand, about the syllable… I don’t know how define the stress syllable. :(

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I got 7 from 9. Thanks for your new information to me.

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Very good explanation.
Exact information.
Excellent approach.
What else can one ask for?
Thank you,James.

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    I wanna be your friend.Do you have Line application? If yes please add me to contact.”maduk5421″
    or mukda55555@hotmail.com

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Thank You James.

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Thank you, it has been very useful!!!

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thank uuuuuu so much

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Thanks

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Please guys I need help I have Interview next month I hope there is some one professional or upper-mediate in Speaking English add me on Skype to speak together I will be very appreciate for Him/Her
This is my skype vipzoom1522

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Hello.. I would like to improve my English, who can me help? :) my skype is ecstaziy_69

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thanks very much

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Thank you very much :) I learn for this lesson :) I got 7/9, not bad :)

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This video is “eggs”actly what I wanted

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I got 8 out of 9 but I use my memory instead of understanding

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Hello, James. I am Renato. I was in Hansa last week. Great lesons. Thanks.

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actually, this video is really helpful for me because in this time i can make different between eggs and X

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thank you, James

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Thank you, this video help me a lot of!Now i can see the different in the pronuciation!

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thankyou james it is the first time I have learnt about that sounds thanks again

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good!! thank for your class.

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pretty good!!

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It’s very good!! Thanks a lot.

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Great lesson!

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OH MY GOSH I GOT 7 OUT OF 9 BECAUSE I GOT CONFUSED IN SYLLABUL STRESSES

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6 of 9. Thank you James for this lesson. I think, in future i will not do such many mistakes.

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Thank U !!!

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What a great lesson! James, let me ask you sth. Would you say that the study on phonetics is now useless? Thanks in advance!

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    hello naufrago! I am going to go to Chile soon, would you like to practice English by whats up? n: +79673591740

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oops… sory.
my skype id is (haider.manan1)
showing name (Haider Manan Alam)
plz contect me with skype for english speaking practise

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I didn’t get what syllable is :-/ :-/

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    Hi Shne.
    i saw in your profile description that you know persian. well i speak eng/per. i live in iran.
    if you want to practice english with me you can contact with me with skype.
    my skype id is : msn4062
    my email : msn4062@gmail.com

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Thanks i got 9/9 :)))

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thanks James, i got 7/9

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Thanks James

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I got 7 out of 9… thanks james.

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Thank you James, thank you so much.

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I like this guy and all teachers an amazing

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thanks so much

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You are great James, I like your video

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100
Thanks

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9/9 right, thank you James

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Thanks

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Thanks a lot. It’s a very useful lesson. I would recomment it to my students

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thank you

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CONGRATULATIONS!! THANKS JAMES :-D

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I’m really confused about how to pronounce the EX sound, thanks for your explaining.

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Thank you, James.It’s really helpful for me.

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Nice lesson,thanks for the teacher’s time & effort, and for the EngVid Team,you all are great.

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I got 9! Good lesson, thanks to you James !!!

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You got 6 correct out of 9.

thanks a lot..

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Thanks Mr. James.

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