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Thanks a lot! It’s an useful lesson indeed. I scored 10 out of 10. By the way, one of the idioms you explained about (to speak the same language) is also used in my native language.
Best regards

question

    We also use this idiom in Portuguese!

    Janilza

    That’s interesting and nice at the same time. So do we in Italy ;-) We all speak the same language!

    gianpieropiccolo

      Also we use to say: “we’re in tune” like a radio. In Italian: “Siamo sintonizzati”

      gianpieropiccolo

100 % tks a log

fenix555555

Hi Rececca a small reqest could you please write about your last example about ideoms.
I tried to replay again and again but you talked a mile a minute so i could not understand the last example.

vishnu6887

    you can take from the quiz.

    avonsim

    “My girlfriends talked me out of staying at home crying over my old boyfriend and they talked me into going out with them to the party”
    In this case “girlfriends” refers to “female friends”.

    denise77

thanks so much !

cofrohard

Rebecca,you are a #1 teacher ,always teaching a useful lesson.

cuongchung1

Thanks Rebe!!!

mrgrape380

Dear Rebecca, It was fantastic lesson. Please make more videos like this. They are so useful.
You always choose the best topics and explain them clearly and understandable. Thanks a million.

hrv84

Very interesting these idioms.

ricmen

Great! I got 10 out of 10! We speak the same language, Reb! Thanks c:

pp69

Thanks a lot for all your help i´m really grateful to all of you, my English skills are increasing each day because of you and I just want to say THANKS :)

jeyson360

Yes!! I got 10 out of 10 Thank you Rebecca, you are a great teacher…:)

mari01

I GOT 8 TO 10 , YOU’RE A GREAT TEACHER >
THANKS

marwa23

I only got 90%, :(, I made a little mistake on “spill the beans”, I hope I’ll be lucky next time :)

leje

    Hello, I wonder why my comment of yesterday is still waiting to be approved till now, or maybe I wrote something which is not allowed :(

    leje

      Don’t worry, it was just waiting to be approved! I pretty much only delete a comment if you’re proposing to the teacher :)

      engVid Moderator

thank you Rebecca i got 10 out of 10 , i spend interesting time here with you and other teachers .

asala

Thanks Rebecca , It wa

marouane10

    testing

    engVid

Thanks Rebecca , It was a great lesson ,and I’ve got 100%.

marouane10

:) THANK YOU
:) شكــرا لـك

mo7amedkma

Hi Rebecca. Thank you for the useful lesson. I like your quizzes because you give a lot of examples.

bodzie

    Glad to hear the quizzes help you. It’s always good to check whether you have understood a new point. All the best to you.

    Rebecca

Hi Rebecca, that help me so much, thank you for that lesson.

antoniocoelhoneto

Thank you Rebecca. You make things simple, I like it a lot.

poslegg

Thank you!
Do these phrasers work for BRITISH English?
I mean, Cambridge Exams.

kenzoll

    Yes, they do. All the best to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you Rebecca! Nice lesson

sgmmm

Thanks Rebecca ,just want to know if these are useful in UK

bolorchi

    Sure, yes, they are used worldwide. All the best to you.

    Rebecca

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jeffreyemty

Thanks Rebecca
Very useful lesson!

brala

amazing lesson )) we want more idioms in English plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

sami45

Thanks so much, Rebecca! In Brazil, we also use “to speak the same language” with the same meaning explained in this lesson! Teach us more idioms, please!

Janilza

    Glad you enjoyed the lesson. We will certainly be recording more lessons on idioms. My best wishes to you, Janilza.

    Rebecca

Great video. Thanks for the very useful content.

gabrieltt22

Thanx it’s very useful :)

ilhame

Thanks Rebecca. I have a new questions. Would you like to explain to us when is good to use the question: “Wat’s up?” and what is exact the meaning for it. If someone is using it which are the best possible answers? Thank you very much for answering to us. Cata

catamari

    What’s up?

    This means the same as:
    What’s happening?
    What’s new?
    What’s going on?

    It can also mean:
    What’s wrong?

    The answers depend on the situation, and range from saying “Nothing special” to actually describing what’s going on.
    All the best to you.

    Rebecca

Thanks Rebecca, I like your teaching.

tesfish95

thnx so much . you are excellent forever

farmos

i like it, it’s very useful for me about english idioms one of my problem in learning english

vietnam1

    Yes, you are not alone. Everyone finds idioms challenging, but you can make progress one idiom at a time! My best to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you for this lesson. :)

chernobyl

thanks. this is a beautiful and exciting lesson

amin80

i got an a in this test Miss : Rebecca i just don’t now how can i thank you i’m really thankful those were an magnificent idioms , i hope you make some lesson for conversational skills please , sending big Hi from Egyptian Nile to you ♥ ;)

Afro Jack

    I am so glad to hear you found the lesson helpful. My best wishes to you in Egypt.

    Rebecca

thanks for this lesson.

kamal983

Hi Rebecca,
I’m wondering if you could make a video to explain me this doubt, please:
What is the right way:
March THE 4th?
Or
March 4h?

Thank you in advance!
Best wishes,

Simara Moreira

simara2013

    usually we just say March 4th. Sometimes we use March the 4th, if we are trying to emphasize the date. The first way is always correct, so best to use that. All the best to you.

    Rebecca

I could perfectly understand what these 6 idioms mean, but I’d like to know what “he works on commission” mean.

sunshine425

    It means as much as he can sale shoes,therefore he could get more money beyond of his salary.

    artimiz007

      Thanks!

      sunshine425

    It is easy to understand.
    When you sell goods in a small shop (in retail trade) or in a warehouse (in wholesale trade) in comission, you will get a certain percentage after “the price of a sold good” or your full sale/selling.
    you can see here an example:
    A customer is looking for a shirt with green colour in your shop.
    You have more green shirts in his size and he likes all of them.
    There are 3 products that suit to your customer and now he must decide which one he should buy.
    However, He wants to buy the cheapest.
    It is wrong for you because you will get less “commission” after it. So, you try to “talk him out of buying it” and “talk him into buying the most expensive one”.
    the price of first product is “400$”,
    the price of second product is “500$”,
    the price of third product is 600$.
    -Question?
    Which (one) will you force him to buy it? or to persuade him to buy it? The third one!
    -Why?
    There are 2 chances in getting “commission” :
    1. If you only get percentage after your sale:
    for example: 6%
    You get 6 per cent commission after your selling.
    you will get 600$*0.06=36$ after your selling only this one product!
    It is higher than the others.
    2. If you get not only percentage but a basic salary too, then you will get even a bonus above your salary.
    we say:
    you got bonus above your salary.
    Your salary is 2000$ per month.
    You sold products in 1000$ value.
    Your bonus will be : 1000$*0.06 = 60$.
    The full money you will get after your sale: 2060$.
    Of course:
    You will offer the third one to your customer.

    So, you are motivated to sell the customers more and more products because you will get more and more money.
    I hope I wrote good and it is understandable.

    dcsk

      Wow, it was very kind of you to offer such a detailed explanation to the question posed by sunshine above. Thank you and my best wishes to each of you!

      Rebecca

Thanks

artimiz007

100 Thank you for your good lesson

abdo22

Thanks a lot

gull677

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mazinho007

coud you let me know if “speak the same language” likes “hit it off”???

Thanks so much!

dongvantruong

    They’re very similar! “Hit it off” is less about agreeing with each other and more about just getting along.

    engVid Moderator

      Thanks, engvid moderator!

      Rebecca

thanks, i can use idiom while talking now

jonathan70

Thanks a lot Dear Rebecca! I appreciate your help. I would like that all the teachers could make a call center interview like a helpful learning tool to have a success impression

adolfonicaragua

    Thanks for your suggestion. I will pass it on. All the best to you.

    Rebecca

      you r wlcm ma’m

      bushy

thnx ma’m it’s very helpfull…
this is my first comment coz i could not hold my horses to appreciate ur efforts n cause…

aaadil

madam i need to know the errors in the following sentences and correct answers as well will u plz help me out in this regard?
1.The lady brought a comb for the baby with celluloid teeth
2.Between You and I he’s richer than me
3.I have great pleasure to accept your invitation
4.pushing open the bedroom door, a Jug of water fell on his head
5.I wish He was there
6.Who are you talking about?
7.Being a rainy day I did not go out
8.There is no place in the bus
9.Though he is rich but he is not proud
10.I prefer to read than to write
11.He seldom or ever make a mistake
12.He committed suicide twice before he died
13.Being a cold day I did not go out of room
14.I am hardly pressed for time

aaadil

Hi Rebecca. I got 10 out of 10 and these are very good idioms. Thank you for your help. Good blessed you.

Unmi

unmi11

I know that ” SHOOT THe breeze ” is to shoot with no result , with no target ,, Which one is correct !!!

dina225

    “To shoot the breeze” has nothing to do with guns, or shooting or anything like that. It means to talk casually and unhurriedly about light topics, like when you are sitting out on a porch on a Saturday in summer, with a cool glass of lemonade and a friend drops by…

    Hope this helps you. MY best wishes to you.

    Rebecca

Hi rebecca,
I have tryied to download all your video lesson (101 qty), but no be success
please send me all of its to my mail, if possible
Tanks

iymehdipour

Thanks!

jiyoung501

Thank you Rebecca about these wonderful idioms…I hope more.

3cigars

Thank you for the useful lesson.
:)

elvz777

thank you very much ,it is very useful lesson for me ,something new

anasabunassar

Thanks Rebecca you’re a great teacher :)

fab8

Good lesson, I need more of this kind of lesson, because I am in USA now, so i need them a lot.

kacimo21

It’s incredible! I’m done! Thank you!

tanyushazar

Rebecca, you are really good on this matter and I like the sound of your voice too!

Thanks.

wiltoncleiton

    Thanks! All the best to you!

    Rebecca

I did the quiz perfectly. why do we have to use: talk me into/out instead of: talk to me into/out?
thanks

ricart100

    To talk someone into something means to convince them to do something.

    To talk someone out of something means to convince them not to do something.

    This is the way the idiom is phrased. When we say I talked to him about something, it is the regular use of the word talk, not the idiomatic use. My best to you.

    Rebecca

Thank you Rebecca. I have learned much from your lessons. Could you explain use of the word “awesome”.

gayan82

    The word “awesome” is often used as slang today to mean great, terrific, amazing, unbelievable, etc.

    All the best!

    Rebecca

I got to 9 out of 10. not bad.Thanks Rebecca.

vinhtb88

Thanks Rebecca..you guys are doing a brilliant job…I can see the improvement in myself…
Thanks a lot…

nrban

    Happy to hear you are making progress…all the best to you.

    Rebecca

thanks

mubark17

thank you

vishta

Thanks Rebecca… good lesson

jgjacome

Rebecca , you are a great teacher .. beleive

me i enjoy all of your lectures ..

AMA

Great lesson, I really understand this,
but i’ve got a question
could I say this: We don’t speak the same language or we speak different languages. ???

JonathanOlea

    Yes, you could say that. Good for you to think of it, too. My best wishes to you, Jonathan.

    Rebecca

I got 100 %, Thank You Rebbeca for your kind explanation, and I love your smile, every teacher in Engvid very friendly and nice, thanks for all of You Guys.

asmaasaad14

thank u Rebacca it is very useful when we are speaking

bebeto

Such a great lesson Rebecca ! Thank you so much!

tranngoclinh02101996

Ms Rebecca,how r u? i need ur help… is the following sentence correct? ( Does a mountain climber enjoy climbing difficult mountains? No,they___________ )…what do u think about it… thanks in advance.

fisher1

Thanks mam!

thiruselvi

Good for me!

webbram2002

i’ve got 80 from 100 thank you rebbaca

AbdulmagedAlwaled

“spill the beans” and “speak the same language” are also in my native language. We have got any others too but we put them another way. Those sind very valuable informations,
Thanks so much!

delilah

This’s the fist I got 10 corret quiz :)))

Diepbk

Thank you very much, Rebecca!
It is great and very useful lesson!
I want to join Janilza and ask you
“Teach us more idioms, please!”
In Hungary, we also use “to speak the same language” with the same meaning explained in this lesson! :-)
It is not coming to here (in this subject) but I confused about it.
So I want to ask you.
I read it more this: “what happened”. I don’t understand wha not “what’s happened”. it is not a ‘passive sentence’?
So is it not correct if I say like this:
“What was happened after Cindy had called her old friend?”
(or it work as an idiom too?)
Thanks.

dcsk

    Sorry, there are a few too many questions here to answer all of them. The last sentence should be:

    What happened after Cindy called her old friend?

    Also, “what happened?” and “what’s happened” is almost the same, so don’t worry too much about it, except the first is used to talk about anything that happened in the past and the second is used to refer to something that happened relatively recently.

    All the best to you, and yes, we will continue to have more lessons on idioms.

    Rebecca

quite interesting m njoyin

bushy

Rebecca, you’re so professional ;-) I like the way you speak. Although, sometimes too slow for me ;). Very useful and I just can’t wait to use them at work. Thanks

anina

Thanks Ms Rebecca

I speak the same language this is a useful lesson. is this correct?

got 90%

Abdul Qayum

100% :D Thanks a lot

Menna Ramadan

Thanks to all for your feedback. Mastering idioms is challenging, but worth the effort. My best wishes to each of you.

Rebecca

I’d like to thank dcsk for detailed explanation. It was very helpful! I will keep up my learning English :D

sunshine425

oh wow, I dont know how did I catch u teacher but I cathed u. U began to speak so fast for example you were talking a mile a milion but now is different coz I understood thank a lot!”!!!! goodbye

knoo

Hi Rebecca,
Is it:
• to speak a mile a minute
• OR to talk a mile a minute
Thanks,
Frid Adm

Frid Adm

thanks

hasden12

I have got 80 marks . Thanks a lot .

Zhaoyi57

tHANK YOU VERY MUCH REBECCA I AM LEARNING REAL FAST WITH YOU.

juan segura blanco

10 out of 10. I am really happy! Thank you very much, Rebecca!

Liliya Lebedeva

In Mexico we use the same idioms.

Enoe Ayala

thanks a lot i got 90

skooon

Thanks! I’ve got 100

gr.cactus

Hi Rebecca how are you . I think fine ,I am Asif from UAE. I am a regular listener in http://www.engvid.com. I have a problem about vocabulary ,I cannot remember it long time can you help me about it how can I remember vocab long time .

Asif26

I have got 100 thaxx…

Jacks

100% yay!! Thank you very much.

Taiba Na

Thank a lot

Davis.art

thank you very much Mrs rebecca i appreciate all your efforts > this video helped me very much ,i scored 10 out of 10 by the way :D

mohamad raslan

I loved your website. it is very educational.

puruxg

Thanks a lot!

Ejebe

dear mrs.rebecca! I have learnt Eng for a short time. and I have much dificulty in studying Eng. Ur lesson make me understand more about it. So I am very happy! Thanks very much.

Llinhh

Hi Rebecca, Very nice video with the nice quiz in the end, Can we have one more lesson on some more common idioms, Please. Thanks in advance.

shivam28

Hi Rebecca. We are all enchanted with your lessons. Thanks so much, and God Bless you!

albertejy

I got 10/10
Thank you Rebecca.

sl.sl

and thanks for the lesson its really wonderful :)

Mohannad9999

Great lesson! Thank you.

mark971

Please upload more idioms about Business English. these are really very helpful.

umerfarooq108

Dear Rebecca,
I am going to spill the beans about your lessons.
They are exciting, fascinating and rewarding.
Best regars.

Peter

Dear Rebecca,
Sorry for the fault.
Best regards.

Peter

Thanks, engvid moderator. All the best to you.

Peter

my quiz rebecca:
90
You got 9 correct out of 10.
:)

chakim hamzah

тнαикѕ яєввα¢є ι gσт α 9 σf 10 ;)

matangi

i gt 8 of 10 thinks rebecca :) :)

rania jimmy

I got 90, thanks

ziamommand

hi there and thanks a lot for this great idioms and greater teaching. you teach very well. I wish I had a teacher like Rebecca in my country. but i’m grateful that i can see your English training video.and best hop for you Rebecca.

Amir-physics

Rebecca if it possible for you train us about GRE exam and GRE words. thanks a lot

Amir-physics

i love this site to the moon and back
what are your opnion about my idiom?? :) :)

thanks for you efforts..

SaRa

Nice lesson. Very useful.

Abhi

uh it is so sad that i do understand 4 idioms of 6. i feel so difficult to understand about ” to talk someone into something” and then to talk someone out of something. :( anyone willing to explain me more detail ??

yangmi kim

Thanks Rebecca for this useful idioms!

Michelle

Why is no. 10 c, not a?

Astri

Thank you for useful idioms

Behzad Gharehlimiandoab

thank you dear teacher . it’s very interesting !

Soei

nice lesson thank you

hanad ahmed

Dear Rebecca, Thank you for this lesson. I am passionate about it. It was very interesting usefull and fun as usually.

Ivan Gubanov

Thank you!

Pokrovska

I got 100% . You dont speake a mile a munite

ALKEBSEE

Thanks Ms. Rebecca this lesson was really helpful. I really like how you take you little time to help me understand these idioms.

Kemar Pounall

good video!

Mikesyndrom

Thank you Rebecca ! 100 again :)

mahshidsamami69

Thanks Rebecca, I like your method of
teaching.

m.aliko

Thank you very much, Rebecca! 100!

travelmama

The words are here are often used as in daily life ?

estherch

Thanks

merghidou

You got 10 correct out of 10. thanks..

M kartal

Good stuff..

Anuru2015

Thanks!

shihai182

I got a perfect score. Thanks, Rebecca.

sreedharbukya

Thank you Ms. Rebecca.

Alex-1956

thank you Rebecca.

ann ann
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