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Very Good lesson teacher.
Once more thing:
May yoy help me about a expression that I am not undestand yet:
“To take for granted”
Can you explain to me please?

anselmo

    Hi, Anselmo.
    Take something for granted;
    contar com ovo no cu da galinha… :)

    Evaldo Mendes

      Hi Evaldo, exactly, now became easy to understand.

      Thanks a lot

      anselmo

        Interesting lesson on vocabulary Alex, but . . . it will take some time before these words actually become part of my active vocabulary.

        If I do not put them into real practice, I am quite sure I’m going to forget them soon.

        Thanks for everything.

        Have a great day Alex!!!

        Regino

    hi,Anselmo
    the meaning is

    ” non dare per scontato “

    marvilla

      I’m sorry Anselmo ( and EngVid ), I had thought at first sight that you were Italian and I replied in my language …

      marvilla

        Hi Marvilla, No problem.
        Thanks a lot.

        anselmo

    To assume something or someone will always be there regardless of how much work YOU put into the thing or relationship. Basically, it means you do not value something properly.

    For example:
    I don’t have to help you! Don’t take me for granted!

    Alex

      Thanks everybody for the explanations.

      This expression was not usual to me.

      best regards.

      anselmo

    Hi Anselmo!
    “take something for granted” significa não reconhecer o valor de algo, ou ver isso como algo corriqueiro.

    BrunaT

They all are my first words. Really difficult and confusing. But I got 8 correct out of 10. Maybe I was just lucky. haha. My housework is interminable (this sentence is correct?) Thank you, Alex :)

Happy04

    Your sentence is fine. :)

    Alex

      Thank you, Alex :D

      Happy04

Thanks for more five new words in my vocabulary..

danielkaipper

thanks Alex very much !

trocamxuc

Thanks, very useful

deapol23

Thanks for your lesson, can we use this when we are writing?

THANISH MT

Thanks I got 80%.

Abdul Qayum

Interesting lesson on vocabulary Alex, but … it will take some time before these words actually become part of my active vocabulary.
If I do not put them into real practice, I am quite sure I’m going to forget them soon.

Thanks for everything.
Have a great day Alex!!!

Regino

    Regino, are you going to be lackadaisical?

    hiubhp

      Yep!!! Oftentimes you do not have any other choice at hand Hiubhp.

      I’m sure you expected a visceral reaction on my part, but guess what? I welcomed your observations with open arms. I’ve learned a lot from all of you.

      Have a great weekend!!!
      Regards

      Regino

    Thanks a lot! And these words will definitely take most people a while to really memorize and incorporate into their own personal lexicon. :)

    Alex

Thanks Alex.Very interesting lesson.

tutte

Egregious for Italian students of English is a “false friend”.
Egregio in Italian means Dear. Es: Dear Sir, Dear Mr Rossi…..
Thanks for let me know it!Very useful! Ciao.

byte

    No problem! And I just learned some Italian. Cool!

    Alex

Very good lesson. Tanks

Ivo Crifar

thanks a lot)) i have no hesitation about usefulness oh these words. got 100% ;D

aigeroin

Thanks! Alex.
Can you make a movie about ‘engage’. I know this word has different meanings, but I don’t know how to use it well in sentences in different meanings.
If you could help, I’ll appreciate it. :)
Thanks!

Sophie

    That’s a good idea for a future lesson. I’ll keep it in mind. Thanks!

    Alex

      Hi Alex, the word ‘engage’ is hard for me to use too. Could u make a video, ths.

      chris2014

thanks, you gave me great words to study…they are all useful for everyday conversation…

otilre

Thanks for your video and I got 80% so lucky but somehow I can’t understand other words you used in this video, although I heard them before

4you

Thanks Alex,

I got 90%.

mohbend

thanks for the short presentation of these vocab item, I like so much the first two items: moudlin and lackadaisical. I like the way they sound.

taskbased

Thanks!Very interesting and useful lesson!

Abisso Rain

Thanks so much Alex.

I want to ask you about this: “I’m looking forward to meet you” some people say it is wrong. I’m confused, why?.. I need your help about this…thanks in advance Alex..

kulet_1010

    “I’m looking forward to meeting you” is correct. You need a gerund form for a verb that follows the phrasal verb “to look forward to”.

    arinamg

    “look forward to” is the expression. Since the expression ends with a preposition (“to”), you need to follow it with a gerund. (verb+ing)

    More examples:
    “I’m looking forward to seeing you.”
    “He’s looking forward to watching the movie.”

    Alex

      Thanks Alex, greatly appreciated :-)

      kulet_1010

Thank you very much teacher for this interesting lesson.
I’d like to follow some lesson about the “did” when used either affirmative phrase and interrogative form

Roywolf

thanks, Adam

dhissie

Good job too .

asala

I got 10 out of 10 ! thank you Alex!

ivanann

9/10 the last one beat me.

Jorge Pedroso

Thank you for this excelent lesson, Alex. I’ll practice these adjectives (all but visceral new for me) in my conversations. I’m not a lackadaisical person.

Luiz Alberto

    That’s a good thing!

    Alex

Great lesson.I got 9 out of 10. I lenrn 4 new words. thank you so much Alex

hilasou23

Awesome lesson on vocabulary!

phelipecastro

I got 10/10.
Thank you very much sir. Your video is very informative. One request please provide more adjectives as in the PDF format. Again, Thank you.

MANISH

Great lesson! Thanks Alex :)

haileykwak

Thanks Alex.
I got 10

thidawan

“Interminable” and “visceral” are alike words in my own language.But “maudlin”, “lackadaisical” and ” egregious” I’ve never heard them before.Maybe I was lackadaisical in my vocabulary improvement.
Thank you very much!

arinamg

In the quiz I saw the question:
“Did you EVEN check your facts?”
Is it right?
I think better ask:
“Did you EVER check your facts?” Isn’t it?

k0nrat

I got 100. Very good material. I hope I don’t have to use “lackadaisical” and “egregious” with my students but they will be very useful in case I have to. Thanks a lot!

cgonzalez

Thank you Alex, it was a great lesson.
You are awesome and a great teacher

Dorian Garcia

Thank you Alex! :)

dorycam

have I ever said how I love new vocabulary? Pity that them get me confused ´cuz it’s too much vocabulary to remember.

grazisil13

The net in our country is very bad, but I intresting very much in your lesson, thanks.

Abuomar Sabbagh

thanks Alex I wish you could post more words … I GET 10 OUT OF 10 it’s incredible ….

mili gomita

excelent I love these lessons . It help me a lot
Thanks

abelino1101

Thank you so much ALEX . I get 10 out of 10.

Hanna18

Tnx teacher, I got 100%!!

Gallogher

Tnx teacher, I got 100%!! Nice!

Gallogher

What a visceral lesson! Not interminable. Semms like Alex hasn’t been lackadaisical last week.

hiubhp

    Haha. Nice. Just make sure you say “Seems like Alex wasn’t lackadaisical last week.” :)

    Alex

      Roma locuta causa finita ;-) I will use past simple in such cases.

      hiubhp

thx Alex, great lesson!
at first i thought was donig a lackadaisical job…boooum the lesson was so visceral!
thx again.

agbonimy@gmail.com

Hi Alex! Excuse me but I’ve a question for you. Why, in the first sentence, the verb “make” has the “s” at its end.
Thank you very much indeed!

giu.vecc

Thanks Alex…

hosko

great teacher

bakar-8

80%- give me five

aliorvicky

I got 80%
That means, I have to repeaat your Explanation again and again :-)

Aloj

Thank you Alex.
I got 10 out of 10.^_^
When I see some new words I feel like I’m lackadisical.
But this time, I wroted down all the quizes.
So I repeated those words. It helped me to memorize the new words for me.
Thanks again!!

reiko kenmotsu

Hi Alex,
Thanks for being so clear in your explanations!
After that video I definitely won’t be lackadaisical anymore! LOL
I can’t wait for more videos!

Thx

winiciuswof

wow what a great lesson! thanks a lot. Keep up

mrnelson

10 out of 10 :)
Thanks,Alex.

fatima311

Very good job!!

china291173

Thank you very much)

Olga2111

Thank you so much. You are the best

carlosworship

Great, after this lesson I will sound like Sheldon Cooper!

nathalia18

Useful lesson for daily interactions, first time I receive class about this excellent tool for conversations.
Alex your clear pronunciation and appropriate body-language help so much, thanks!!

Dennys Espinoza (Vzla)

Oh man i got 9 out of 10 YUPEEEEEE i knew it…!

humzariaz16

Hi, teacher!
Great lesson! More five words in my mind.
Bye bye!

Emersonsiqueira

hauhauh Very nice! I just found this web site and signed up! Its amazing! The videos are great and you Alex is the best! I almost felt like we were actually interacting! Good job with the timing! hehe Nice tips in this video! I will sure try to use this words and sound smarter! heheh Thank you! :)

Vinaum

That was one of my very best lessons Alex ;). Advanced vocabulary is something I’ve been looking for. Thanks for expanding my vocabulary
Ps. I love your hairstyle ;);):)

anina

Please for some more lessons like this, please, please, please, please, please ;)

anina

Thank you,Mr. Alex
8/10 I hope I will learn by heart and try to use it.

venuskz

6. That test felt interminably! I can’t believe I finally finished it!

so we can use “can’t” not “couldn’t”. honestly, i wonder a little but never mind. thanks a lot

yzab

thank u for that amazing lesson i want more and more new intresting vocabulary plzzzzzzzzzzz

sami45

Great lesson, great teacher! Thank you Alex!

Janilza

Very Interesting lesson! Thank you Alex!

Iselita

Thanks so much for that effective lesson .

sherif abdullatif

Thank you alex,
You are crazy, you know it.
God Bless you.

Oumar-61

You Guys Rock!
Wielkie dzieki! :)

Pati88

thank you, Alex

BaoChau

Nice, new vocab, thank you !

brunotimm

Hi, Alex
I felt myself lackadaisical lately because of the interminable winter which made me feel really maudlin. I’ve made egregious statements about the weather, the country, the nature. The arrival of the SPRING is a visceral experience to me, I can’t wait to see the flowers all around and the SUN shining!!
Thank you very much, Alex. As I have said before, you are the best!!!

ivani

Thank i will try.

kongkea

Thanks very much. Your lesson was very helpful to me. Please do more of this lessons. Thanks again . Your doing the best.

Hala1045

thank you very much for the lessons, i felt incredibly visceral because my quiz score almost perfect ! lol

praja13

thank you Alex but I have problem in pronunciation how can I face this problem??

malak1989

Thank you very much-)

Suleiman19973

very helpful lesson..Good quiz example..I like both.

sham5

can u make a video about all kind of ”to be”? I ‘m confused about it :(

trinhbaoduy

Thx a lot my favorite teacher ever.

Hussien@moussa

Tks teacher. Your class was incredibly enlightening.

Najara

Thanks Alex. a great lesson.

noneego

thanks Alex, i got 100

putriafebriana@gmail.com

Thank you!

pumpkinn

like visceral sex after a interminable lackadaisical afternoon.

ecoologic

Hi Alex,

Thank you very much for the lesson, as it awoke some brain cells that I haven’t used for quite a while. Hehehe

God Bless You and Yours!

Sincerely,
Cpt. Michael R. Metzler Sr.
Helicopter Test Pilot
English Teacher

Aviator1

The word lackadaisical sounded like a tongue-twister to me at first, but I actually like it! I can’t wait till I use it!!!
Gracias Alex!!!

Raul1987

How can I request a lesson?

I would like to see a lesson that explains the archaic words: Thou, thee, thy, thine, and Ye

ametedinov

    I gave it a go here!

    Basically, “ye” is the 2nd person plural pronoun, which in modern English is just “you”, like the 2nd person singular. (Some English dialects still have a 2nd person plural pronoun, though — “y’all”, short for “you all”, is common in the United States.)

    “Thou/thee/thy/thine” are various cases of the 2nd person singular pronoun that would only be used with people you are familiar with. “You” was the more formal 2nd person singular pronoun. Now we just use “you” for everything. However, there are many other languages that still have different pronouns depending on who you are addressing!

    engVid Moderator

How can I request a lesson?

For nearly 15 years, vocabulary has been the most difficult part of learning any language. After 4 years of researching, I found the only two methods that work universally:
1. Draw a picture for every new word (in psychology this is called learning by association)
2. Study the etimology of every new word.

These is a whole theory in psychology as to why each of these methods works, but simply said it is because different parts of the brain get involved in remembering the new word. The traditional methods for learning vocabulary engage only one part of the brain, and are therefore ineffective for far too many individuals.

I would like to see the teachers adapting one of these techniques, or better yet combining them.

ametedinov

thank you very much alex!

shahohabib

So long time not learning English on the engvid. I leaning so many awesome words today. Thanks Alex. I got 8 out of 10.

RJ

thanks Alex ) i got 100%

Faridka

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned 4 new words,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Prisevca

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned 4 new stuff,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Prisevca

Thank you very much Alex,i liked this video,i learned new stuff,in the test i’ve got 9 out of 10,i’m very happy:)

Prisevca

such a nice vocabularies i feel visceral to learn more

mahameed

I got 100% and now I can say how I fell:
My housework is interminable, but I have been lackadaisical lately! If only I could spend all my time in Engvid…
Thank you Alex!

Sally S

Happy I got 10 correct out of 10.Thank you Alex for the lesson .

sakiina

Great lesson! Since visceral and interminable are Latin words, they are easier to understand if you speak one of the Latin languages, but the other 3 are totally new for me! Thanks a lot, Alex!

AnaCoelho

    I’m sure you mean Romance Languages such as Italian, French, Spanish, and the like.

    Words that come from Latin are easy for us to learn, it goes without saying Ana Coelho.

    Regards

    Regino

Hello Alex
Thanks for such a nice video lesson.

Could you please tell me that these adjective expressions for everyday uses or for formal situation?

dipusiddiq

The most visceral experience I have ever had was diarrhoea.

pafran

this is my first English lesson I take on line, but it was interesting.

Enoe Ayala

amazing lesson thank you

ilhilh4ever

lol really awesome class thanks for this page its free and well i first find a page like this,thank you a lot

eduard

Thanks Alex.

sarah2013

I got 10 correct out of 10. This means you’re a very good teacher, Alex! Thank you very much!

gabim

I got 10 correct of 10. This means you’re a very good teacher, Alex! Thank you very much!

gabim

Thanks a bunch, Alex!
You’re awesome!

charocasper

I loved it! I got 10. I do love this website!

brunnocezzar24

Very useful lesson.

sltanmka

This is very useful and interesting! Thank you.

lynwine

l’ve got 10 awesome!!

Jaehee

thank you alex your a very good teacher

soraya 050@

very cognitive lesson! Thank you!

leona7

wow,I’ve got 10 out of 10.thanks

thomchelle

    Good for you Thomchelle, your score speaks for itself.

    All the best with your English!

    Regino

ahhh 80 %. Ok thanks.

alpido24

great lesson!

Yagya

thank you.

Iamhere.

Great lesson! Thanks.

Lfabian2013

100% x3 thanks~

Loloxchan

Great and useful lesson … I’m so grateful to you Alex and all staff of engvid because you are doing amazing job :) … all words can’t appreciate your work teachers .
My regards .

aboood1994

Thank you Alex I got 90. To be lackadaisical about your lesson is an egregious decision

loveit

Thank you Alex.
Great lesson :)

franciele

He is a good teacher, I can’t believe it today is my first day and I got 10 over 10 on the new vocabulary Quiz.

fama fall

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I got the quiz perfect :)

zapace

Thank you very much ALEX
good lesson.

NAFIDE

10/10! BOOM! Thanks for the new words in my vocabulary. Only watched it once and I now know it. I thought I was slow learner, apparently not!

Drhobnob1

I got 10 correct out of 10. Thank you, Alex. But I think there are many more adjectives to learn. I hope you’ll make other videos on them.

Dior

hmm.. i hope we have a chat box to practice our grammar . thank you alex for teaching us . i will use this website to share my friends ..

kazuki.kawai

Is Visceral a positive thrill or can be used in negative context as well?
For ex- I was feeling visceral when dentist was plucking my tooth out. “Right” or “wrong”?
Is ‘being maudlin’ similar to ‘being nostalgic’?
“Don’t be egregious?” Is this a right expression if you don’t agree to a person on some topic.

Ravi

Hi Alex.In most of the quizzes I got 100 and I dont brag about it,even though if the lesson were interminable I wood never feel lackadaical,not even for egregious bad comments.
Thank you.You are one of the best teachers I ever had in my whole life.

alainaldo

sorry, lackadaisacal

alainaldo

I liked

carlos 2138

so happy to learn new vocabulary :)

PuddingPillai

Hi, Alex, thank you for your wonderful lesson. I’m fascinated by the sentence “Grab a bottle of wine and get ready to enhance your lexicon!”, which comes from the introduction under the title. Could you explain the meaning and usage of “Grab a bottle of wine and …”, thank you so much.

Osbern

and I was wondering the meaning and usage of “make you the intellectual life of the party”. Never before have I come across the expression “make someone something”.
Please help me.

Osbern

Many thanks Alex. Except “Interminable”, all the words are new in my lexicon. One again Tahnk you ^_^

badaoui87

Alex, you are awesome but this haircut doesn’t suit you

AdriAnnaGe

looking at these adjectives (I do not know yet) makes me maudlin…

nino79

Perfect score. Thanks Alex!

Precious Gee

Thanks a lot, dear teacher, Alex ! … I have to recognise that I had never heard about these words. I got 8 out of 10, but I think I have to prectice them many times, I’m still confused in some contexts! I hope my process of learning and improving my English communication skills won’t be interminable ! I dream of being fluent in English, at the end of 2016! … I hope I will never turn into a lackadaisical person, but a tenacious one ! *** Best wishes for you and all my virtual classmates, from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America ! G’day!

CaribbeanX

Thanks Alex. I really enjoyed the way you presented the material. Positive vibes))))

ee8363

I got 100% Thank you Alex =)

Grinko Evgeniy

thanks a lot ;very helpful

suesoa

dead link Sir !!thnks

mustafa1990

this test seems harder

chutchich00

Thank you Alex,your lessons are always helpful.

chenxi0207

I really like this mini lesson to boost my vocabulary to the advanced level. Could you have more lessons like this? Thank you in advance!

VickyWu

Thanks💕💕

Shahadz

A great lesson
Thank you Alex

sumayah

I got 9 correct out of 10 :)

meryemcee

Thank you very much Alex. I got 9 out of 10. Next time, I wont be lackadaisical in paying attention to the sentences!!. (is it right?)

rounin78

Alex, thank you very much… Never met those words before…:)
All your lessons are very very helpful!!!

Larisa963

Thank you so much

hendoz

7out of 10 not so bad thx sir

Asma abyad

Sir you are good at inculcating knowledge into student’s brain. Am I correct?

RAM SINGH MEENA

can’t love the “sound smart” series more! Thanks, Alex! guess I ‘ll soon be able to recgonize them in reading and use them in writing one day.

HentaiAsFolk

To be honest, I feel like a child watching Dora the explorer when I repeat after Alex lol that makes me laugh.

NOA1991

Thank you so much Alex! Great content!

Jonathas Wilhem

Thanks Alex!

Alex-1956

10/ 10 gracias alex.!

kenyaa

10/ 10 gracias alex.!

kenyaa

your are great

TOUFIK269

Thanks.. I appreciate your efforts.

Mohamed Ali Moyasser

thank you Alex!😊

jao

Really helpful lesson. Thanks a lot Alex and engVid.Your approach and teaching module is fine.

AKM Mostafa

Looking at photos of me and my ex makes me feel maudlin.

Astri
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