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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 have two brothers; the younger one is 15, and my __________ brother is 10 years older than me.

The Pentagon is a very big building, but it isn't very ________.

Although my car looks ___________, six people can sit in it comfortably.

The forests along Canada's west coast have some of the ____________ trees in the world.

There is ____________ reason to believe that your application will be declined.

Scientists in America have just caught the ____________ python [a type of snake] on record. It's over 18 feet long.

The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth. The peak of Mt. Everest is the ___________.

Tom collects spiders. He has a ________ tarantula in a glass aquarium.

Which highlighted word in the sentence would suggest that the tarantula is "cute"?

The Burj Khalifa, which is in Dubai, is the ____________ building in the world.

Lhasa, a city in Tibet, is one of the _________ cities in the world.

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281 Comments on “6 confusing words – small & little, big & large, tall & high”

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Good video to clarify more the use of these words,they always confused me.

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

    I have done the exercise . and that was not bad . thanks teache Adam . you doing good job : ) see you later

    Thursday, August 8th 2013

      Gee!!! I had to watch this video twice.

      You need to be able to notice the subtle nuances of meaning of each word in order to get all quiz items right?

      Do you all agree? I´m open to suggestions guys.

      Thanks again Mr. Benn for all these great Video lessons.

      P.S. I learned a new word today “Nuance”.

      Saturday, November 22nd 2014

        Oh, Gosh!!! Making mistakes as usuall . . .

        Correction: “You need to be able to NOTE the subtle differences IN meaning of each word . . .”

        Saturday, November 22nd 2014

          hahaha no problem Regino, in italian we use to say: Sbagliando s’impara… ( it means: By Trials and errors you learn) However , I think that “usuall” is spelled “usual” :))
          I do lots of errors too. So I decided to watch all the “Beginners ” videos so I can refresh my English ,( I’m sure that I’ve made some errors as well… let me know…:)) )

          Tuesday, December 16th 2014

          Tall and High: As I understood Tall is used for objects that were in a certain way “growth by an action ” A building is, let me use this term, “growth” by people who construct the building, but a mountain is not “growth” by anything, it’s been there forever . So Tall implicates the reuslt of an action and it’s mostly used for physical objects. High is suitable to refer to abstracts ideas. (I know I made some mistakes, so feel free to correct

          Tuesday, December 16th 2014

    Great quiz, Adam! We can learn English and general knowledge; “The Dead Sea is the lowest place on Earth.” I didn’t know this! ;-)
    Best Regards from Brazil

    Wednesday, August 14th 2013

    High and Tall is the most confusing part of it.

    Friday, August 16th 2013

    I also agree with her

    Saturday, August 24th 2013


    Saturday, October 12th 2013

I thought that is an easy lesson…. but I’ve got only 6 out of 10….. shame on me

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

    I got same but i have feeling that there is mistake in calculation cause some answers i puted another one and the another one was shown

    Wednesday, September 11th 2013

      Me too…

      Monday, November 25th 2013

    me too……………….:(

    Friday, November 22nd 2013

    Me too, that was a little dispointing :(

    Thursday, December 5th 2013

i love Ronie so mutch so Ronie thanks

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

    i saw the video and it was so good .

    Tuesday, August 6th 2013

I understood the lesson well and I answered quiz
thanks engvid.

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

i do tha igan

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

great lesson. I love it

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Mointain is sitting and building is standing, it sounds little funny. Thanks Adam.

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

“small/little,big,larger,high/tall” Context…
Great lesson, Thanks.

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Hi EngVid, can you make a video to clarify true/right or false/wrong? it confuses me :(

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

    I’d like to learn the eventual differences (true/right, false/wrong) as well. Thanks!

    Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    HI Kunaug,

    I’ll get on that :)

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      hello Adam , i really hope that you give lesson about how to build right sentences in different situation with proper construction

      Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Thank you Adam, you are a great teacher!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Thanks again, Adam!

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

I’m here again… Thanks as well by subliminar class about “er” and “than”. That’s one among millions things that I need to study so much.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    as well as (?)

    Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Hi !! Very good lesson for a high level students. My big brother is the largest in the family and my little sister is yet a little baby however i’m the tallest member of the family. Cheers from Mytilene.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    Nice sentence. Little still can refer to cute, i didn’t know that before. So i got a wrong answer for the 8th question.

    Thursday, December 26th 2013

      Thank you Adam. Your lessons are great! Bravo!

      Tuesday, December 16th 2014

thankyou very much sir, it’s so uuseful for me

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks a lot, Adam! A great lesson (again)!

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks a lot Adams, this class is very helpful.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

i want practice with any one here just chatting in english

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    I also want practice with everybody, Why don’t we chat E together?

    Friday, August 23rd 2013

      ok i would love to can u give me ur account in facebook or ur email ?

      Saturday, August 24th 2013

        My account on facebook is Hoàng Long with the same profile picture here!

        Sunday, August 25th 2013

Great lesson! Thank you Adam!

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Great lesson… and thank a lot….

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

what a confusing lesson. i wish you hadn`t done it.:(

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    Hi Mahmoud,

    Watch it again, maybe it’ll be better :)

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

good lesson

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks! Excellent review…

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

    Yep! You’re absolutely right!

    Adam’s video lessons are marvelous! ! !

    All the best.

    Saturday, November 22nd 2014

I could understand the lesson, but when I do the test, I was confused

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

One more thing, EngVid is amazing and has great teachers. Congratulations

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

woohooo.. I got 90 ! thanks a lot.

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

5/10 average

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Very Helpful

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

8/10 good

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

thanks a lot Adam its was great lesson

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

i thank you . i m very very lost.in this question. 2 correct .(;

Thursday, August 8th 2013


Thursday, August 8th 2013

Great video thank u!!

Thursday, August 8th 2013

Hi. Adam how great teacher you are i like the way you teach and the topics you choose thanks from azerbaijan

Thursday, August 8th 2013

    so important lesson

    Thursday, August 8th 2013

7/10. Thank You for the lesson…

Thursday, August 8th 2013

I got 6/10…. It’s so bad, but i will impruve my English soon…

Thursday, August 8th 2013

Nice lesson, Thanks so much Adam. :)

Thursday, August 8th 2013

fascinating hearty

Friday, August 9th 2013

I got 10/10

Thanks Adam

Friday, August 9th 2013

thanks adam sir for great clarification about the 6 confusion words.

Friday, August 9th 2013

Please , explain whic is true . big/small or little brother ? thanks in advance

Friday, August 9th 2013

    Hi Vuqar,

    If he’s younger, than little. If he can fit in a suitcase, than small ;)

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      “than”? Did you mean, “then”?
      If it’s correct to use “than”, can you explain it? Thanks in advance!

      Sunday, September 22nd 2013

nice! i got 10/10 some are confusing…tnx adam.. :)

Friday, August 9th 2013

Great lesson!Thanks!

Friday, August 9th 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Friday, August 9th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10. I had a lot of luck.

Friday, August 9th 2013

Hi Adam,
As always your lesson is very interested and clear. But what do you mean by “don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel”?
What is the objective?
How to do that?
Sure I will do so if it is a promotion for you.
Kind regards.

Friday, August 9th 2013

    Hi Jean-Paul,

    Subscribing just lets you know when a new video is up by sending you an email. If you go to the Youtube site and see my vid there, you can subscribe in the upper right hand corner by clicking ‘subscribe’.

    thanks :)

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

I got 7/10. I had tough luck.Well I think in this lesson is the word “context” is the proper word which tells where to use which word.In general meaning is same ,but we should use according to context.
Sir I want to know how to remove public
speaking fear .I’m on high that I would get reply from you.I tried a lot ,but I am unable to through it out from my mind.I removed a little bit ,but I want to completely through it out.

Friday, August 9th 2013

5. When are you going to _______ the dishes? The kitchen looks so messy!
why answer is 2 i e Do ,could you explain by taking lec on dishes and kitchen terminology<I'll be very Thankful to you if do so.

Friday, August 9th 2013

    Hi Rajpa,

    First, make or do depends on what comes after. It’s mostly a question of remembering. I’ll try to make a kitchen lesson.

    As for public speaking, the only way to get rid of fear is by doing it as often as you can. Remember also that the wort thing anyone can do is laugh at you, and in the big picture of life, that isn’t so bad.

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      Thank you sir,now i think i could be a good speaker .Once again Thanks a lot for your motivation.

      Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Thank you!

Friday, August 9th 2013

Thanks for the lesson

Friday, August 9th 2013

You made it clear. Thanks

Friday, August 9th 2013

i really like your way of teaching English.

please, lets me know your Skype id.

My Skype Id: thamersara

Thank you so much

Saturday, August 10th 2013


Saturday, August 10th 2013

7 out of 10…My mistakes were about tall and high…I thought we should use “high” with buidings, trees and things in general… And “tall” just for people! This lesson confused me a litttle…

Saturday, August 10th 2013

9out of 10.Thanks for the great lesson

Sunday, August 11th 2013

hello Adam i’m glad to share you again at that lesson so i got a LITTLE difficulities to answer about questions it’s the HIGHER level but LARGE hervest of benefits thanks teacher have good time …

Sunday, August 11th 2013

Thanks you for the lesson, But I have a little confuse : why somebody said ” high buiding not tall buiding ?”

Sunday, August 11th 2013

    Hi Thanh,

    Many people might use both, but if you want to use only one, use tall for buildings.

    Hope that helps.

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thank you

Sunday, August 11th 2013

The explanation of “high mountain” is really clear! The mountain is sitting there!

Monday, August 12th 2013

I’ve got 9 /10 but it was a very usuful lesson . for me I really was confused and I could not see the deferences but now thanx to you sir I know how to use them .
Thank you

Monday, August 12th 2013

Maybe I’m wrong but I thought that it’s correctly to say my ‘elder’ brother instead of ‘older’.Please explain

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

    Hi Y3nx,

    It is correct to say elder but it is a little old fashioned. Many people don’t use this word anymore. I like it, so I use it, but it’s a personal choice.

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thank you..

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Could you tell me a difference between hard and difficult? It is possible to use them interchangeably?

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

    Hi Namur,

    Technically we use hard to describe something that is not soft. Difficult is something that is not easy.

    Many people do use hard in place of difficult and it is acceptable, but technically difficult is more correct. “This is a really difficult math problem.” “The bread was too hard to eat.”

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thanks a lot Adam, was a very helpfull class.

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Excellent! I do like your classes. I was wondering if you talk about collective nouns and the verb usage. I still confuse when I should say “My family is” or “my family are”…
Could you please help me?! Thank you very much!

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

    1. My family are coming for Easter. 2. My family consists of three people. The first sentence stresses single members of family and in the second sentence family is treated as one body. Another example could be: The police are looking for the burglar. The police is more reliable recently.

    Thursday, August 15th 2013

    Hi Marcia,

    If you are talking about the group (collective) as one unit than the unit is singular, but if you talk about the individuals in the unit, then it is plural.

    The staff are expected to adhere to the rules of service laid out by the company.- means everybody

    The staff is going to be recruited by the president only.-all the staff

    but this is a good question. I will make a lesson about it.

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      you should do it , i am waiting for this lesson .

      Sunday, January 15th 2017

thank you sir.

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

10/10 thanks adam

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

who have practice with me will go ahead balonga22 in skype thanks a lot

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

I had a perfect score 10/10, thanks Adam

Wednesday, August 14th 2013

I could not get why it sould be “a little tarantuna” intstead of “a small tarantuna” ??Thanks

Thursday, August 15th 2013

    Hi Drkoray,

    If the tarantula is cute, we think of it as little. If its size is small, then we say small.

    Does that help?

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      it is right . i face same difficulty and now i find my solution .thanks Adam.

      Sunday, January 15th 2017

thanks teach !

Thursday, August 15th 2013

Hello Adam:

I would like to ask you following question please if you can help about conditional:

What is the differnce between:

If I had’t paid my rent, I would have had to move to the hotel. ( one action in past causing another necessary or urgent possible action (past necessity)

If I had won the last weekend lottery, I would have paid all my loan. ( past conditional but not past necessity)

Could you explain please,



Friday, August 16th 2013

    Hi Rob,

    If I had’t paid my rent, I would have had to move to the hotel.(means that you did pay the rest so didn’t have to move)

    If I had won the last weekend lottery, I would have paid all my loan (means you didn’t win so still have a debt.

    Past conditional is about past events that can’t be changed.

    Does this help?

    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

I got 9/10. It was a very helpful lesson especially when you talking about tall/high. Thank you :)

Saturday, August 17th 2013

I got 6/10. It was a very helpful lesson especially when you talking about tall/high. Thank you :)

Sunday, August 18th 2013

Thank you Mr Adam for this interesting course
I got 7/10

Sunday, August 18th 2013

thank you . i got 9/10

Sunday, August 18th 2013

oh i got 7 points out of 10. but its really good :)

Monday, August 19th 2013

Well~ I got 8 correct out of amount. :) This lesson is very useful specially for non-native English speaker like me. I always heard when someone talking about money and they used the word “big” to describe large money. I know which one is better to use after this lesson. Thanks~ Another question is, can I say huge money?? And what is the difference between huge money and large money? Personally what I understand is, huge money is like a million, but large can be like hundred, am I right?

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

    Hi Bian,

    It’s a matter of perspective. f a house costs $10 million and you’re Bill gates, it’s small change. But, if you’re an English teacher, it’s huge money.


    Wednesday, August 21st 2013

      Thanks very much!!! :p

      Wednesday, August 21st 2013

thank uuuuuuuuuuuuu =)

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

It is great video, Thanks,

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thanks for the comments everyone. Glad to help.

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

okay should we do that Adam and we have learning from yourself…..

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

okay should we do that Adam and we have learning from yourself…..

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

thanks Adam

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

wow,i havn’t seen such a tutor and site in ages

Friday, August 23rd 2013

Thanks a million times!

Friday, August 23rd 2013

i get 50 per cent maybe because im sleepy . lol

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Thank you my big brother :) , it’s true ✌

Saturday, August 24th 2013

As you told us, it is a little confusing as well, but I would like you could create another class about measurement differences:measurement differences: miles, leagues, miles, meters, small medium and large (over clothes), can you? Thanks Adam. Bye bye

Sunday, August 25th 2013

    HI Monica,

    I’ll see what can do

    Friday, September 6th 2013

Great lesson! Thank you so much Adam!

Monday, August 26th 2013

Hello Adam, could you make a lesson about ( UP and more other things) thank you brother for the excellent job!

Thursday, August 29th 2013

such a wonderful lesson

Monday, September 2nd 2013

Very helpful. Thank you. I just have to continue to catch the nuances between “high” and “tall”.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

thank you Adam
can you learning more grammar
more than

thanks waad …

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

My first class and I was very badly lol

Thursday, September 5th 2013

i got 5. what the..
i spend more time to clearly understand.
thank you for lesson.
i go to watching one more time~

Friday, September 6th 2013

Great, Thanks

and if I want to refer to speech, which I use?


high/tall volume
speaks high/tall



Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Hi Adam. My score was not good. I was confused after a long time. I will watch this video and try the quiz again someday :) Never give up! Thank you ;)

Monday, September 16th 2013

Hi again! My score was better than some times ago.
I was glad. Exactly little/small, high/tall, big/large
are confusing, aren’t they. But practice makes perfect!
Thank you, Adam :)

Monday, September 16th 2013

I just got 40 it’s very confusing fr me especially higher and taller

Monday, September 16th 2013

From where I can see videos please help me

Monday, September 16th 2013

hi adam it’s nice lesson and the subscribe is done on youtube

Saturday, September 28th 2013

I have to study a little more.
Thank you for the explanations!

Sunday, September 29th 2013

I have a little money, because I’m 12 years old…

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013


Thursday, October 3rd 2013

My last comment simply desappeared. Oh gosh :(

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

I got 6 correct out of 10. :(

Wednesday, October 9th 2013

    But thank you so much, I’ll watch this lesson more times.

    Wednesday, October 9th 2013

Very good lesson !!!!! Thanks a lot. I find Engvid lessons very useful.

Friday, October 11th 2013

    I couldn’t agree more!

    EngVid is an excellent website to learn English at your own pace.


    Saturday, November 22nd 2014

you are the best teacher Adam and all i need to be professional like you in E is to be with you for one month

Saturday, October 12th 2013

Hi, Adam

Good job, Can you speak slowly?

Thank you.

Friday, October 18th 2013

Thanks Adam. Very interesting lesson and excellent way of explaining

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you for the lesson. It is confusing but as you said I can use any word which make sense

Sunday, October 20th 2013

Thank you I very fun engvid lessons.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Hi Adam I usually use the word “high” to talking about buildings, sounds a litlle strange for me to use “tall”, that’s why I did many mistakes on a quiz.

Monday, October 28th 2013

hay, i’m Indonesian. thank you sir Adam for your explanations

Friday, November 1st 2013

it is too hard lesson i didn’t understand any thing

Saturday, November 2nd 2013

I made confusion and marked “tall” in question 4 because I considered trees as a “standing” thing. :S

Saturday, November 2nd 2013

I’d like more examples for this lesson please

Monday, November 4th 2013

I can understand.

Sunday, November 10th 2013

I under stood the lesson very well, but I just got 9 out of 10. Thanks Adam!

Sunday, November 17th 2013

Hello Mister Adam good video
I want to learn language English since the beginning to the professionalism
What should I do

Sunday, November 17th 2013

Very cool!
Thanks for the explanation! and have a good job!
“Muito Obrigado” ;)

Thursday, November 21st 2013

thank you Mr Adam i understand a bit better now

Friday, November 22nd 2013

Thanks Adam, 60%

Monday, November 25th 2013

Hi Adam, I am new here. I like the way you teach. I am improving my medical english because of being a radiologist.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

mr adam its little bit confused, how ever i understood it please can you upload about more videos.your teaching is well,thanks mr adam…

Wednesday, January 1st 2014

oh really You are a nice teacher :)

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

I’m confused by the question No.4.I thought the tree standing on the ground.

Monday, February 10th 2014

great one

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

I got 8\10
Mmmm, question no. 4 I do not know, I think that the trees do not move, such as mountains and also sitting so why we don’t say highest ??
thx a lots Adam u r the best . keep on.

Friday, February 14th 2014

I like the way you teach, Thank you Adam..

Monday, February 24th 2014

Very nice lesson, I like the way you teach us, Thank you so much Adam.

Monday, February 24th 2014

7 of 10(( actually it’s not easy… Thank you!

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thanks Adam^^

Friday, February 28th 2014

adam i tried over and over but really it’s so confusing

Monday, March 3rd 2014

Hello Teacher Adam.It appears from you teaching I have started picking up.I have got 8 out of 10.

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Thank you Mr.Adam, it was helpful,but in some context it’s really confusing!

Sunday, March 9th 2014

8/10 Thank you so much for all your videos. Those are very helpful . :D

Monday, March 17th 2014

Hello Adam, thanks for your lessons!
Frankly I don’t agree with your question no. 5, because the correct answer is depend on what you want to say.
If you choose “little ” it means that you don’t believe.
If you choose “small ” it means that you believe but chance is not good (big).
Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

    Cheh, personally i think that reason isn’t a physical object, so it’s like in a case with “high season/price/cost”. Of course, we can count reasons but we can’t measure them, at least if we’re talking about dimensions. Let’s see what Adam will answer us))

    Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Adam, could you explain the fourth question in your quiz – The forests along Canada’s west coast have some of the ____________ trees in the world.
The right answer is “the tallest”. Why is it so? I would choose – the highest. You gave us an example of a “sitting” mountain and i think that trees and forests aren’t standing (i mean people ddin’t plant them, especially along the coast). If they are, it means that a mountain stands as well. What do you think about this?
Thanks for your very useful video!

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

    Hi Natie, first of all, let me tell you that you explained yourself clearly.

    Once I was told by a native English teacher that when you talk about buildings or trees you should use the adjective “Tall”. But if you talk about mountains or peaks the adjective is “High”.

    Hope it helps.

    All the best.

    P.S. I didn’t know you were an English teacher until I read your profile. That’s great!

    As language teachers put it, “your performance in the target language is quite good”.

    Tuesday, December 16th 2014

Tom collects spiders. He has a ________ tarantula in a glass aquarium.

Which highlighted word in the sentence would suggest that the tarantula is “cute”?
Here you said that little is correct(I have chosen small considering that there was one spider:)) I cannot understand the connection between cute and little:( p.s.: Thank you very much for such useful lessons!

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

got 70% :(

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

I can use the right one most of the time. I just have a question.

“A small tarantula” and “a little tarantula” are both correct, but the differences are similar to “a small man” and “a little man”, am I right?

E.i You are my little boy (it sounds cute)
You are a small boy. (His stature is short)

Thank you very much Adam. I’d appreciate your feedback. =)

Thursday, April 17th 2014

good lesson adam

Friday, May 2nd 2014

you are good teacher thanks

Friday, May 2nd 2014

Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Hi, Adam
I’ve just signed in for engvid and I’ve some of your videos. And I’m enjoying a lot

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Hi, Adam
I’d like to ask that how a city can be high, I mean it’s been built, right? And it is standing so, It should be tall, why it is high

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

“There is ____________ reason to believe that your application will be declined.”
Whatever the answer is, isn’t it correct to say: “There is a ____________ reason…”? If I’m wrong, please explain. Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Hi, Adam. You’re amazing!
Thanks for this lesson!

Oh, no! 7 out of 10. : (
I need more practice!

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Thank for ur wonderful teaching !

Sunday, June 1st 2014

thanks mr. Adam wonderful . thaaaaaaaaanks alote

Thursday, June 5th 2014

thanks great lesson indeed ..can you please help me with the pronounciation of each letter in order to get a perfect american accent

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

I love your lessons. Your explanations are very clear. :)
Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Uh, cool. I got 100 :D

Thursday, July 10th 2014

wonderful very good classes thanks many many

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thank you Adam.

Monday, July 21st 2014

Hi adam
first of all i love u haha u are a good teacher.
Im not a teacher but i think large is used for longitude and big for size.
The house is large (along).
The house is big (much space).

Saturday, July 26th 2014

you are an excellent teacher

Sunday, August 10th 2014

    Egyptians \o/

    Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Hello, Adam! Your videos are very helpful. I watch them with big pleasure, you are interesting person, and thank you for your clearly pronounciation))So, I have a question. In the test the last expression says “Lhasa, a city in Tibet, is one of the _________ cities in the world.” – how can the city be highest or tallest? I’m confused)Thank you)

Sunday, August 10th 2014

    When we talk about “high” or “low” locations it usually means how far they are above sea level. Much of the Netherlands is so low-lying, they need dams to keep the sea from flooding in. But Lhasa is over three kilometres above sea level! Hence, one of the highest cities in the world.

    “Tallest city” is not a common usage, but could describe the city with the most skyscrapers (probably New York), or the city with the tallest building (Dubai).

    Sunday, August 10th 2014

      I see, thank you! I thought about the location and sea level, but in my language we don’t say so, that’s why I made a mistake in the answer) I’ll do my best )

      Monday, August 11th 2014

7/10 i need more practice :(

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Many thanks adam . You are always a great teacher and everything with you is clear :)

Friday, September 26th 2014

Thank you,dear teacher,although was a little difficult for me to understand.Maybe the reason is I’m getting older then Ineed more time to process information,ja,ja.

Monday, September 29th 2014

    Come on Magda! You’re still young.

    What you need is to go over the lesson and take the quiz again, that’s all.

    Hope you follow my advice.

    All the best, for ever young.

    Tuesday, December 16th 2014

      . . . making mistakes as usual . . .

      All the best, FOREVER young.

      Tuesday, December 16th 2014

i got 7/10

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thanks Adams ,but i have a question about n.8
How “Little” makes tarantula cute ?! :D
Weird question

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

Thank you MR.Adam
My Q:in
• There is ____________ reason to believe that your application will be declined. little
why is it wrong when I use small

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Thanks. These words sometimes confused me.

Wednesday, October 15th 2014

i got 10…and thanx for making clear out m confusion about using these words in conversation..the way you teach is very simple ,effective conceptual and knowledgefull.

Saturday, October 18th 2014

What is the difference between ” a little girl” and “a small girl”

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Hi, I’m from Indonesia and really keen to learn English with better method. And your video help me much on it. You did a great video lesson, thanks a lot. Thanks EngVid ^_^

Saturday, November 1st 2014

thx adam nice lossen

Monday, November 10th 2014

Thank you Adam. Your lessons are great! Bravo!

Tuesday, December 16th 2014

    Thanks for your feedback Perlamar.

    You’re right, most of the times we learn by TRIAL and error -of course by MAKING mistakes/errors- and it is a good approach.

    …a mountain is not GROWN by anyone, it’s been there forever.

    Growth— it’s a noun

    Grow— it’s a verb

    Hope it helps, regards.

    Tuesday, December 16th 2014

sir in ques no 6 how both word are possible.. i confuse

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

so nice lesson , but i don’t graspe it all ,it little bit dificult

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Very good lesson. Before this lesson I couldn’t understand the difference between “big” and “large” or “tall” and “high”. I actually thought they’re synonyms of course, but they’re interchangeable and means almost the same thing.
Thank you, Adam.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

I find this really useful. But the important thing is how can I remember each situation to put the right word in!!

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thank you. I understanded the difference between “Tall” and “High”.

Thursday, April 30th 2015

thank you teacher adam

Thursday, May 14th 2015

Thanks for the lesson :)

Monday, May 18th 2015

Opp.. I got 6 :'(

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

got 8. :(

Thursday, July 16th 2015

Thank you Adam, this lesson is very important! I learned to use large and big!

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

I got 9. The last question was hard for me. I learned a lot from you today. I am taking notes while watching your videos. Very helpful! Thank you teacher Adam.

Monday, August 3rd 2015

i got 9…i was confused at 6th question ,i know both meant same both possible,its okay for me eventually i did well…thank adam i always following you and i love engvid….

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

I got 8 out of 10 ! This topic has always been one of the hardest ones for me ! … It seems easy, but in some contexts I’ve noticed I have problems to use it. Thanks a lot! I think I understand it, a little bit more ! G’day, my dear teacher and virtual classmates! … Greetings from the Caribbean coast of Colombia, South America!

Friday, October 9th 2015

i feel good to find this site

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Thanks you so much Adam, you are the best, this lesson is really useful.

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

I got 80 !:D

Thanks :)

Friday, February 19th 2016

Why do we put “tallest” in : burj khalifah is the _______

It seems like we should put “highest”. Would someone exlpain to me ? :)

Friday, February 19th 2016

    Just use “tall” with buildings, trees or people.

    Saturday, August 5th 2017

Well, I need to review this again.
Thank you Adam.

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Thank You for the lesson…

Thursday, March 3rd 2016

Thank you for the excellent lesson, Adam! You’re the best teacher I’ve ever known))

Saturday, March 19th 2016

Hi, Adam!!! First of all, thank you for the explanation! It was very helpful. Now I have a question: the words “short” and “low” work in the same way of “tall” and “high”. Do they have any peculiarities? Thanks again!

Thursday, March 31st 2016

thanks Adam. This a useful lesson for me! i’ve really confused about it before!

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

I’ve got 9 out of 10)

Friday, July 8th 2016

Hi Adam once again I am learning with your exelents english lessons, thanks for your time and dedication for learners as me and the rest, grettings from Venezuela

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thank you very much about your explanation , I have one request to you could you make a lesson about the different between (chance and opportunity ).

Thursday, September 22nd 2016

i love this video Adam, i love to be your fans thanks a lots for your chanel video on youtube its help me, also, i had done the test its very nice scors

Thursday, November 17th 2016

I love your all videos , it always help me in my writing skills , your way of teaching is fabulous . thanks Adam

Sunday, January 15th 2017

Thanks Adam,I make more pratise using your quiz.

Monday, February 27th 2017

I got 10/10! Great lesson!

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

There may be another 17 meters python that weighs double. It will be bigger? But no longer.

Thursday, April 13th 2017

I have done exercise to 7/10. I hadn’t been studying such of nuances in my school and university. Before i wasn’t interested in english language. Thank you for a chance to have studying.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Really interesting, tx.

Saturday, May 13th 2017

very usefull

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

hi this is gregory and i am very happy to join us adam you are a good teacher this video is veryu helpful

Friday, July 14th 2017


Thursday, October 5th 2017

There is a little reason?
Isn’t a reason countable noun?

Thursday, November 2nd 2017

this video is great. thank you so much, Mr. Adam. I have done exercise 7/10. Engvid is a perfect appurtunity for learning English.

Thursday, November 9th 2017

Small cup of coffee, large cup of coffee (not big).
It’s a little strange.

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Thank you Mr.Adam you teacher about big/large the big boss/the large boss ceo a large number of ……. a big/ large amount of large business/big business tall/high tall-physical/standing,high-above(higher) than others like it -ideas -position -reaching for a peak. 6 feet tall.

Thursday, January 25th 2018

Thank you Adam

Friday, September 21st 2018

Good inform will keep it is practice to learn more n more

Saturday, September 22nd 2018

You got 6 correct out of 10 :(

Monday, October 15th 2018

Thanks Adam , great class !!

Tuesday, December 18th 2018

Thanks Adam. I’ve got 9 out of 10.

Thursday, January 10th 2019

Very good, I love it!

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

what wicked means

Saturday, June 29th 2019

    The regular meaning of “wicked” is “evil”, like a witch, or like the “bad guy” in superhero and fantasy movies. The slang meaning of “wicked” is the opposite—it means “cool” or “impressive”. A really cool skateboard trick is “wicked”.

    In some dialects, it is used as an intensifier like “really” or “extremely”. Something that’s very good is “wicked good”.

    Sunday, June 30th 2019

Excelent Adam.
Thanks a lot for the help.
I really like your videos.

Friday, August 2nd 2019

I dont understand most of the words

Tuesday, August 27th 2019

Thanks sir

Saturday, September 14th 2019

buildings can’t be tallest! only high it is stable rule.

Monday, October 28th 2019


Tuesday, February 18th 2020

waow now I’m going to be a gig boss

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

I ‘m going on to say you are a very good teacher and I am one of your worst “pupili “

Sunday, April 12th 2020

Hello Adam, it´s the first time I take a leson from you. It´s been really “wonderfull”. I liked it very much!

Friday, April 24th 2020

I need to get it again

Sunday, April 26th 2020

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