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I can’t thank you enough for yours videos and tips… thx Alex u R an amazing teacher.

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    I agree with your comments. Alex is an excellent teacher, I always understand his lessons with ease; apart from being a down-to-earth person.

    Profile photo of Regino Regino

      Hi Alex, let me share some thoughts on the way I look at idioms:

      Idioms always make our talking more colorful and natural.

      They are useful tools that help us see to some good extent how the English language works.

      It was a concise and interesting video-lesson.

      Have a great weekend Alex!!!

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      i agree with you..Alex is a great teacher..=)
      Thank you Alex…

      Profile photo of cez527 cez527

    Thank you very much. I appreciate it.

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    it’s very surprisingly to see here a person from the USA, hello)

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amazing lesson i get new idioms just because of you. thanks

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    No problem! That was my goal.

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I got 6 correct out of 10. I was confused. But later I understood No. 8. BTW when my friends died I was down in the dumps. They passed away when they were twenties and thirties they were too young :( Anyway, thank you for your lesson, Alex. Helpful :)

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    I’m sorry to hear that. :(

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      No problem! I just remembered them a little and tried to make a sentence with “down in the dumps.” Thank you for your sympathy :)

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I finished my assignment down to the wire. :)

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great i got 10 correct out of 10

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very useful lesson i learned some new idioms i think i am not down and out thanks a lot alex

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    No problem!

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thanks Alex , you are a nice teacher i enjoyed by the lesson and you wasn’t down my time the drain :) and i got 10 correct

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100% thanks alex for this great lesson

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Great! All corect. Thanks Alex! <3

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Hi Alex
I’m seven-month newcomer to Toronto.my vacabulary extend is good,but I need to learn some more smart adjectives or nouns or slangs, that i can use them in my daily conversation and writing essay.
I got 10/10

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Thank you! It’s alwaysa pleasure to learn when all is clear

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hii… thank a lot alex. all your lessons are clear as a bell. i’ve scored 100% . thanks for your help. wish you long life ahead

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    That’s very kind. Thank you.

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thanks alex ,,, that was really clear and helpful , thanks again

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I got 10 out of 10. thanks Alex!!!

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I got 9 out of 10. Thanks for the lesson Alex !!!

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hi .I love you .you are the best
and wonder do you classes on skype
id like to have private classes with alex
thanks

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I got 9out of 10. Thanks Alex for useful lesson. Take care and have a nice day.

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thank u Alex. i got 100

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Thank you so much…. Would you please teach us to be advanced speakers?
Best Regards.

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Thanks Alex,I liked the expression “come/go down to the wires”,it was new one for me.

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videos like this kind are what make us speak a fluent english.thank u sir.

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    Not a problem. Thanks for your support.

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I’am can’t understand thx for lessen ….

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10/10… merci beaucoup!!!

All the best

Profile photo of Nathan Cavalcanti Nathan Cavalcanti

very nice exercise. thanks

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Thanks a lot!

Profile photo of Victor Carvalho Victor Carvalho

100 percent…Thank you so much Sir Alex

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Thank you. Alex! :)

Profile photo of Peter Jeon Peter Jeon

Thank you Alex for this useful lesson.
Now,I’m down in the dump. So I decided to quit this job. I think the last three month working here is just down the drain.

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thx Alex for this helpful lesson u r great :)

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Thanks alex , I wanna practice English with anybody by chatting

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    you’re so beautifull emyyyyy, if you wish i can give you my Skype adress.
    what do you think?

    Profile photo of Boy Rios Boy Rios

    hi,emyyyy are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what do you think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Profile photo of Boy Rios Boy Rios

Thanks very much

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10/10 this five idioms are very common used

Profile photo of Jorge Pedroso Jorge Pedroso

thanks for the lesson. What does the “larger than life” mean?

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It will be not easy to remember all!
Thanks, Alex. :)

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Thanks Alex always, Can I ask a question?
I thought ‘Down to the wire’ is an adverb but on the quiz it looks like an adjective.
My example sentence is that “I’ll do my best down to the wire.”
However, on the quiz I saw the sentence “It’s going to be down to the wire”
So, is my sentence wrong?

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Thanks Alex, great lesson

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cảm on nhiều Alex

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Thank you Alex :)

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Alex really thank u before watching that videos I thought I m down to the wire for learning eng.after watching I learn a lot of things . I believe now English like a ocean :-)

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Hi Alex…
Do u mind if u prepare some lessons about passive verb in all different tenses and teach me how can use them in my speaking and writing? I always have a problem with them and I am using them in a wrong way.

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    Good idea. :) I’ll keep that in mind for a future lesson.

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      Tnx ALex…

      you are the best teacher in engvid that I always understand your all lessons.

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great lesson

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    hi, erta are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what dou think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

    Profile photo of Boy Rios Boy Rios

Thank you, Alex!!!!Nice lesson!!!!

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Thank you so much Alex, you are the most down to earth person I have met.

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Hi Alex, thank you very much for your support !

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Very good lesson for unerstanding this material! Thank you!

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Thanks Alex! This lesson was pretty helpful.

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Thanks Alex!
I’ve got a good score!
You’re an excellent teacher!

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very good lesson, i’ve got 10 of 10, understood everything, Thaks a lot!

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    sorry, forgot the “n” :P, Thanks alex!

    Profile photo of Luis9029 Luis9029

Hi Alex, thank you so much for this interesting lesson!

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Wow! I got 10/10 correct! Thank’s for the this good lesson Alex!

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Thanks you very much!!

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Hi Alex, thanks for all your great lessons.
I remember a title of a song by Bruce Springsteen: Downbound Train.
Does it correlate with the expressions in your lesson?
Thank you
Gianni

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Sir, Could you make a video about the differences between Maybe, Perhaps and probably, please? thank you…

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Very interesting lesson.
Thank you Alex.
You are a great teacher
All the best

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Thanks a lot.. those lessons were extremely useful… great work!!

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What a lesson! Very useful. Hope you will make these kinds of video more in the future, 5 OUT Idioms, 5 KEEP Idioms.
Thank you a lot, Alex! :)

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very nice lesson. thanks

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its was very important lesson alex! I apreciate it…thank you for your help

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Hi Alex,
I have a question for you: what is the difference between speak and talk?.

Thanks for all your lessons. You’re a great teacher.

Greetings from Chile :)

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    hi, are you ok! i’d like to add in my Skype what do you think?
    my Skype is: ailton.rios90

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It was an excellent lesson.Thank you.

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for me, is the best teacher that i’ve ever seen,congratulations Alex.

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All your lessons are very very helpful, I can easily understand your teaching. I hope you will have more lessons about “idioms” because as you know, “idioms” is always a problem with many English learner. Thank you very much

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wow! Theses teachers on Engvid.com are the best ones.

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Alex is a good teacher…
Thank you Alex…
God bless you.

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Thank you.

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wow….very good tks Alex, i think your explanations are very clear….can I suggest some lessons teaching about clear differences between use of “do ,does /// is are ,present and past….sometimes, not often I have some doubt to form correct sentences with them tks

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i got 10/10 in quiz.
thanks Alex

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thanks!!!

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You got 8 correct out of 10 .lol. i can do this, so thanks Alex

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first at all Alex, say Thank you for this great lesson, those “Idioms” are Great!! I’ll watch all your other lessons because you are Great, is nice to learn from teachers like You.
Regards from Colombia.

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I can’t believe I was in that relationship for three years! That’s three years of my life ____________________!

SORRY!!!I don’t know why this answer is “down-to-drain”??

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what”s the deferent betwen ever and before

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Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

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Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

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Hi, Alex,this lesson is quite useful. I enjoy watching your teaching video. Thanks a lot for your clear explanation.

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thanks for this lesson)

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Thank You!

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It’s so much easier to learn with a teacher like you!
10/10 correct! Thank you! :D

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Thanks got 70%.

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Great lesson!I love studying idioms.

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first quiz I got 60% and I felt down in the dumps but then I listened again to the lesson and I got 100%
Thank You Alex

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thanks for all the videos, I learned a lot.

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Great lesson

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why the quiz doesn’t work?

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Thank you Alex, It is quite useful.

100%

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Thank you.

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It was very useful! I got 10 :)
Thank you Alex!
But i have something not clear.
It’s about the sentences from the quiz no. 2 and 10.
“That’s $250 down the drain.”, “That’s three years of my life down the drain!”
From here, ‘down the drain’ is noun?
Or what part is it grammatically?

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Many thanks!

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Alex is a great teacher!!!!

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Thank you,Alex,for your lessons.You’re a very good teacher,you’ve helped me :)

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thank you alex.

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thank u. quiz are adequate and nice too as always!

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I can’t thank you enough

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I love your classes, thank you!!

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Thanks alex. You are the best

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Great lesson Alex, thanks a lot. I learnt these useful idioms down to the wire before bed!

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Thank you Alex for useful and good lesson!
Keep on moving buddy, you are doing helpful business!

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its more similar and very confusing, thanks for the lesson

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I cant download leassons, how is it possible???????? plz help me

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    Sorry, our lessons are only on Youtube!

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ı did it thanx to much

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great lecture sir…thank you so much.. :-)

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Thanks Alex. U r best teacher
Hey everybody. Im 33. Im teacher. Add me on Skype (Soyadina25) I really want to have someone to practice my English.

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I got 10/10. but not good enough speaking. AnyoNe please. …

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Alex, your idioms are down the earth :)

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I am so happy. Have 10/10. Thanks Alex :)

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Alex good lesson as always. Congratulations you r an awesome teacher.
thanks a lot.

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I got 10 out of 10.
I want to use these idioms.

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I got 100%! It is very useful lecture. The most pleasant part that your speech is printed! It makes it more understandable. I can see the words you use visually and look in the dictionary unknown or forgotten words. Thank you.

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thank you.

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Dear Alex, In the famous Tina Turner’s song (I don’t remember the name)there is a line ” I am down but not out? Does it mean I am without support but with money or I am without support and money but it is not so bad that I am down in the dumps.

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you are amazing!

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I got 8

thank yo so much

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hi teacher you are a very talented teacher and your manner is very easy , thank you very much for your effort !!!

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I want to thanke a helpful person alex

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GREAT!

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Hi, Alex! You’re an excellent teacher! Thanks for this very useful lesson.I’m a down-to-earth person. Greetings from Brazil! Júlio César.

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perfect.. thank you, Teacher Alex :)

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to tell the true you are the best teacher ^^

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very useful lesson and clear explanation. thank you.

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Thank You Again Great Teacher Alex. I Actually Learn Allot about your topics.

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I got ten correct out of ten, thanks a lot/

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Thanks, Alex. It was a useful lesson.

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I got 9 out of 10… only got a mistake at queztion #7… thanks alex very useful lesson as always…

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I love your lessons. Thank you, i really do appreciate it.

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thank for this lesson alex,. it was very helpful. i always learn something new at engvid.com

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Hold on!
>>She’s beautiful. I just wish she WAS more…
Why “she WAS”? I though the correct verb is WERE!
>>I just wish she WERE more…
The very useful lesson about “I wish…” https://www.engvid.com/wish-subjunctive/

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Hi Alex, I liked a lot this lesson, thank oyu! I got 10/10!

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    IT IS THANK YOU.

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Thank u so much! It was very simple to understand with your lesson.

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10/10 again alex

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    Congrats, Go Rats!

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9 correct out of 10.:)

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Hi, Alex! You’re an excellent teacher! Thanks for this very useful lesson.I’m a down-to-earth person. Greetings from India!

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What is a frog’s favorite drink?
Croakacola.

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Why is 10 afraid of 7? Because 7,8,9!

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Which gate cannot be opened ?
Colgate

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Which city has no people ?
Electricity.

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What kind of a dog does a Dracula have ?
A bloodhound!

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Which dog is a shepherd and comes from Germany ?
A German Shepherd !

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What did the mother cat have when she ate some yarn ?
She had Mittens !

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What did the little puppy say when he sat on sandpaper ? RUFF!

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Thank you very much, Adam!
9 from 10, thanks a lot!

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10/10 Thanks a lot. You are the most down the earth teacher I have seen all my life :)

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I’ve been down in the dumps in the last few days, because I was camera-caught making a right turn on red light without stopping first. I may get a $500 ticket. That’s $500 down the drain! I should have been more down-to-earth instead of daydreaming when the yellow light came down to the wire before changing to red. LOL. Thank you for your down-to-earth lesson.

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Thanks a lot Alex!

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Thank you Mr. Alex for a very useful lesson!

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