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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.
What is a bookworm?

What is a teacher's pet?

What does cut class mean?

What does it mean to ace something?

What does it mean to flunk out?

What does learn by heart mean?

What does it mean to play hooky?

What does this sentence mean?
Mr. E flunked out of school last year.

What does this sentence mean?
I aced the TOEFL last week.

What does this sentence mean?
Thomas Turtle is a bookworm.

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170 Comments on “7 Common School Expressions in English”

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Wonderful lesson. Thank you very much.

Friday, August 17th 2012

    yes it’s a great lesson

    Sunday, September 30th 2012

    yes good one thank you sir

    Sunday, November 17th 2013

9 out of 10, almost an ace. thank u a million for this freakin’ topic James.

Friday, August 17th 2012

good lesson… 9 out of 10… thanks

Friday, August 17th 2012

Almost an ace (9/10)… maybe more ten years…

Friday, August 17th 2012

    nice one

    Saturday, November 3rd 2012

i like it but i dont understand very well i think that is because i recently be in basic 12 so i have problems about the different in could have, would have, should have

Friday, August 17th 2012

10 out of ten. Thanks

Friday, August 17th 2012

Thank you, James, for the lesson!!

Friday, August 17th 2012

Thanks James , please can u tell me What is the difference between ( love – like ) to say it for a man like me ?
and thanks again for ur efforts .

Saturday, August 18th 2012

10/10 , indeed :D However , I’d be keen on new slangs & synonyms(which are really common)

Saturday, August 18th 2012

how can I email u or any other teachers ??????

Saturday, August 18th 2012

thanks teacher I’m going to be bookworm and I

Saturday, August 18th 2012

I’m going to be bookworm , and I will learn by heart to be the teacher’s pet.
I will not play hockey to miss the class then I’m going to fail the exam after that you might flunk me out.

Saturday, August 18th 2012


Saturday, August 18th 2012

this is a good lesson :)

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Thank you for the lesson

Saturday, August 18th 2012

I aced this lesson.. :)
thanks,Mr.James a lot..
the fun helps me a lot

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Good lesson, thank you.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Can I have silly question? Why are the letters in title all start with uppercase? It’s aesthetics or grammar?

Saturday, August 18th 2012

    This is a style of writing titles in English. There are different styles. Here on engVid, we are not consistent ;)

    Sunday, August 19th 2012

Thank you, nice lesson !

Saturday, August 18th 2012

hi my name is narjice and i am from morocco,thank you very match for this website, i write this letter because i want to know the diffrence between start and begin.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Thank you. Nice lesson. 9 out of 10. almost an ace!-From SriLanka

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in reality was a entertainment account it. Glance advanced to far delivered agreeable from you! However, how could we be in contact?

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Thanks a lot.It was interesting and helpfull lesson.But I cannot keep on mind vocabulary.Do you have any advice to do this easy?

Saturday, August 18th 2012

thank you it’s a good lesson

Saturday, August 18th 2012

The team of English Teachers are excellent.I’m learning a lot.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

what a wonderful and interesting lesson! I learned a lot.

Saturday, August 18th 2012

Man,I’ve been watching your video since 2008, end you’re always awesome, all lesson is always good, very good man … thank you so much man…

Saturday, August 18th 2012

10of10. Maybe I’m a bookworm hahaha great lesson

Sunday, August 19th 2012

    hi my name is Narjice thanks a lot for all teachers of engvid and thank you James for this lesson but please can you make a video on the diffrence between start and begin or just give an answer here .thanks.

    Sunday, August 19th 2012

is very goood thanks

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Thanks a lot Master Jedy James!!!

Sunday, August 19th 2012

10 of 10
thank you good lesson for beginner

Sunday, August 19th 2012

wonderful lesson, many thanks James!!

Sunday, August 19th 2012

I aced the Quiz! U are a very good teacher!

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Thank you very much!

Monday, August 20th 2012

waooo 10 /10 excelent.. thanks

Monday, August 20th 2012

funny lesson, i’ve love it

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

thanks James!

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

My soore is 6 out of 10, it’s too poor of English.

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

10 out of ten.Thanks, you are very nice

Tuesday, August 21st 2012

it was v diffecult lesson ,,i dont get it at all.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

you definitely aced teaching us this lesson!
You guys of engVid are the best!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thank u teacher

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thank you so much.

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

please where are the lessons i coud not see the videos . what can i do for that? help me ,please i came to here for learning

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

9/10 very good lesson thank you very much jemes

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thank u teacher

Friday, August 24th 2012


Saturday, August 25th 2012

Great lesson love it

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Thanks for your lesson james

Saturday, August 25th 2012

10 of 10 good!!!! But i am english

Saturday, August 25th 2012

funny and amazing teacher. thanks James.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

thank for your lesson sir! i love your class

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Hi Sir…This 7C_SEE is super!! fantastic!


Sunday, August 26th 2012

    ….. why are you telling people where you live?

    Friday, July 8th 2016

very funny and visual

Monday, August 27th 2012

:: Very good :: Tks :: Theacher´s pet ::

Monday, August 27th 2012

I aced the test!)

Tuesday, August 28th 2012


Tuesday, August 28th 2012

10 out of 10…yipee

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

Great material! And what a wonderful teacher!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

Hello teacher.I’m from Kazakhstan.i’m beginner learn to english.i like it this lesson.Thanks you vety much teacher.

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I really like your class!! I can get much information and you cheer me up like a festival!XD

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I really like your class!! I can get much information and cheered me up!!XD Thank you!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I’m 26 old also an English teacher for primary level, would like to teach like Mr.James as funny. I teach grades 1 to7. But I love my children much, they enjoy my class too. But my Headmistress has been warning me not to keep close rapport with children. I mean If I laugh, she doesn’t like. She insists me to beat children and frighten them, rather I don’t like this. I love them as I love my Christ Jesus.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

    you are a good person, god bless you. :)

    Friday, July 8th 2016

i’ve learnt by heart this lesson. thank u James.

Friday, August 31st 2012

I don’t understand the difference between “play hooky” and “cut class”. Is there someone that can explain it to me another time, please?

Friday, August 31st 2012

10/10, thanks for the lesson.

Friday, August 31st 2012

very good, a very funny way to learn english !!!

Saturday, September 1st 2012

excellent lessons!

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

you are so interesting, i like the way you teach us.thank you

Sunday, September 9th 2012

10/10 ! thanks for your lesson!

Saturday, September 15th 2012

i learn something new today and his teaching method awesome….

Sunday, September 16th 2012

The four question, I think the server answer is wrong!

Because you told, ace something is do very well in a test, and not:
“Have learned something, and can remember it easily!”

But 9/10, I aced it!

Sunday, September 16th 2012

I aced the test, 10 on 10, but I prefer not to be the teacher’s pet!

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

You are an ACE James.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thanks for this lesson teacher, it makes me to keep learning with fun lessons, not that boring bookd who make me lazy studying them, thanks a lot teacher

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

good lesson

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

these lessons are very useful for me . thank you

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

thanks, good lesson

Friday, September 21st 2012

extremely exciting !!!

Monday, September 24th 2012

I am Awesome.. got 10 out of 10, all becouse of u Mr.James .. thank you

Thursday, October 4th 2012

your classes are very well please can u tell me what is the difference,between used to, and past tense i’m confused.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

thanks you

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Thank you so much.

Sunday, October 7th 2012

hi..james ..i’ve been watching ur videos..it really helped me out…the way u explain is incredible..love u man..
i’ll b in canada next year for my mba inshallah. where can i find u..??

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10.

Thursday, October 18th 2012

I love it nice vid :)

Thursday, October 25th 2012

what is the meaning of STUFF

Friday, October 26th 2012

    ask a teacher, or email them, but in my opinion, just make something out of it.

    Friday, July 8th 2016

10 out of 10. Thank you so much!

Saturday, October 27th 2012

9 by 10!!! thank you^^ you always make me happy your class is awesome^^

Monday, October 29th 2012

Hi James, could you make someday a video about lucky idioms or expression.

Best regards from Argentina!!

Monday, October 29th 2012

thank you ,,uu r rock

Thursday, November 1st 2012

10/10 engvidworm

Friday, November 2nd 2012

I’m a bookworm. kakakaka. And thanks for your good lession!!

Thursday, November 15th 2012

Thank You you explain very well!

Sunday, November 18th 2012


Sunday, November 18th 2012

I took this lesson right by my cellphone and I understood :D

Monday, November 19th 2012

Hello, teacher James, there’s a query I’d like to ask you, cut class is a verb, isn’t it? so the past tense would be cutted class?

Could I say I never cutted class?

and how about flunk out
I never flunked out?

I hope your answer thanks in advance :)

Thursday, November 29th 2012

I’ve aced the test

Thursday, November 29th 2012

Thank you!!

By the way, nice lessons!!

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

I’ve aced the test… Thank you I really learned this lesson by heart <3

Monday, December 3rd 2012

I’m a teacher of private school, and 2morrow you James will teach my students instead of me. We’re learning school phrases:)
Thx in advance. Hope they’ll enjoy it!

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

Wonderful lesson, thanks

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

i like ur lessons thank you so much

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Hi this the wonderful lesson for me i would like to ask something here about this lesson.
What does TOFEL mean.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

cool lesson! i got the perfect score!

Monday, February 11th 2013

8 correct out of 10 – Thomas from Poland thx

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

I say “kick it out from” or “kick it ou of”?

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

    I say “kick it out from” or “kick it out of”?

    Wednesday, February 13th 2013

10 out of 10 ^^ ……..don’t worry I’m not going to turn bad now lol
You’re seriously awesome Mr. James. Students understand u perfectly. ( maybe not 100% though) lol

Friday, February 15th 2013

very cool

Sunday, February 24th 2013

your presentation is not good

Thursday, February 28th 2013


Tuesday, March 5th 2013

ten from ten ;) nice job James

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

Thanks James. Very funny to listen. I learned by Emma what is a bookworm and by you again. It is definitely memorised, by heart.

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

thank you very much. i aced my last test.

Sunday, March 17th 2013

thank you so much,I got 8 out of 10

Tuesday, April 9th 2013

10 out of 10,I done it because It’s did’t have grammar! Thanks you so much!

Monday, April 15th 2013

7 out of 10. wonderful session. Thank u very much

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Hopefully I will turn into a bookworm or EngVidworm.

Sunday, May 12th 2013

My students would definitely like to learn these expression and use them.

Monday, July 1st 2013

i hate teacher pets and thank you james i love your talking

Thursday, August 29th 2013

thank you james ilove your lessons& your speaking cool men

Sunday, September 1st 2013

the video is nice but why the subtitle is wrong !!!,??

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

thank you it’s a good lesson

Friday, September 13th 2013


Sunday, October 20th 2013

Very good lesson Thanks very much and got 60%.

Friday, February 7th 2014

I got 10 out of 10. thank you james!

Sunday, March 16th 2014

Thank you Mr james ..Really, this expressions help me to use it with my students in the class :) :)

Friday, March 28th 2014

very nice lesson

Sunday, May 11th 2014

very good lesson. i got 6/10….Indeed!
then i might flunk out at engvid? :´-(

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

I got 100, thanks!

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Thank you for interesting lesson :D

Monday, July 28th 2014

you are amazing,thank you

Monday, November 3rd 2014

thank you

Friday, November 14th 2014


Thursday, November 27th 2014

thanks to engvid

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Thanks for teaching us! 9 correct answers from 10 is quite good :)

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014

Thank you James!

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

Hello James, I am from Kurdistan and I am a crazy fun of you even once a teacher brought in class a Video of in order to advice us to listen to your videos meanwhile he said this faro’s friend as he saw many times watching your videos. <3 <3 <3

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

Thank you James!

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

Thank you James, You are awesome.

Thursday, June 18th 2015

thanks james, your english courses are very helpful.

Saturday, July 25th 2015

Anyway Nice lesson and Nice presentation I got something on this video Thank’s James!!!.. .

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

thank you James!!!

Friday, October 30th 2015

Wonderful lesson. Very useful. The teaching is awesome.

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015

i get 10/10. good teacher!

Tuesday, March 22nd 2016

Hi, James. I think you’re a good teacher. Your illustration is funny but you should speak a bit slowly to everyone could hear all what you say.
Many thanks in advance and all the best to you

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

You aced the class!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

I aced the quiz

Saturday, March 26th 2016

thanks very much for the video. you teach things in a fun and easy way. keep up the good work. :) oh, and i aced the test, yup, 10 out of 10.

Friday, July 8th 2016

This lesson, I learnt by heart well, I got 10 correct out of 10. However, I play hooky sometimes too for other lessons. Don’t worry I never cut class on your lessons. :D

Saturday, August 27th 2016

Well, reviewing all these expressions like “bookworm”, “learn by heart”, “ace something”, “teacher’s pet”, “play hooky”, “cut class” and “flunk out” I have remembered my time as a student at the school, lovely time, but I ask myself if someone could develop all these roles by himself, which means, one person who has experienced all these expressions in different moments of his life, it would be outstanding. Anyway, thanks a lot, teacher James, it has been a very interesting lesson.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

thank you. very good

Sunday, April 23rd 2017

THanks Sir, james.

Sunday, July 30th 2017

Thank you James

Monday, September 11th 2017

Good lesson,James.You love what you do that’s why
your lessons are always interesting and due to your
good humour,funny. Thanks a lot.

Sunday, September 24th 2017


Saturday, October 28th 2017

You got 10 correct out of 10.

thank you.

Wednesday, June 13th 2018

Thank you very much Mr. James!

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

thanks for your help.i aced the test, 10 out of 10

Tuesday, May 28th 2019

very very good..so easy to understand…we are learning the same playing…

Wednesday, July 31st 2019

i need improve..8 to 10…but i think not so bad…

Wednesday, July 31st 2019

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