AWOLor to be
MIA? And what is the point of saying
alpha, bravo, charlie” when referring to letters? In this lesson, you will learn many different military words and expressions that have made their way into everyday English. We will discuss the meaning of
I've got your 6,
FUBAR, and more. This lesson is definitely not a
dud, so make sure to watch and do the quiz afterwards!
Copy that? Roger!
I am the first one ! I got 7 out of 10. Thanks Adam, for the nice lesson.
Copy that! It was great, as usual.
We copy this lesson perfectly (:
I got 9 out of ten (: it wasn’t a snafu. Thanks Adam very helpful lesson
i am passionate about war movie, this lesson really helpful, hopefully you will make more lesson about vocabulary about particular topics, we listen to you explaining it’s easier to remember and comprehension the words and look up in dictionary or read textbook.
thank you so much teacher Adam.
Nice lecture professor Adam, it seems difficult even i got 7 correct out of 10.
Thank you teacher. Most of the time I get frustrated for not knowing English but you’ve been helping me a lot since I found you. Love the way you teach and how you make us understand. I wish you could be my teacher in real life.
Thanks teacher…I loved this lesson
1st time i try this quiz. i only get 6 correct out of 10. hmmmmm
Nice lesson teacher Adam! I got 10
Nice! I got 10/10.
can we both havd discussion for overcoming English skill…Let me know in your comment.
I didn’t like it becouse of too many frasalverbs and words wich I don’t know either. (
Thanks Adam!!Nice and interesting lesson!!!
10/10 omg 10/10! :D
although is my fist time that I hear that I got 9 out of 10 ..thanks Adam..GOD bless you..
you are good.your teaching style is great…
That is a great lesson again, thank you very much. I don’t know how you can find these so creative topics. No wonder you are one of the best teachers! But I have a question about another topic. It is related to the prepositions “in” and “on” when we speak about Internet. What is right? I search an article “in” Google or “on” Google? I talk “in” Skype or “on” Skype? I watch videos “in” Youtube or “on” Youtube? I always take into. That is a snafu in my mind…
Thanks in advance, and see you in the next lesson!
I think is “on” . –search/look on the internet/google/youtube
Generally, anything you do online is “on”. So, I spoke with a friend on Skype, I surf on the internet (or online, which includes the ‘on’). If you do a search, then you do it in the search engine, so I search in Google for…. That being said, because you are doing something, you can also use on. You can find information in a website, but the information will be on the particular webpage. (just like words are written on a page in a book). In conclusion, use on for most things :)
Thank you so much Adam! This is very thoughtful of yours. You have helped me one more time, as usual. You are great!
I really appreciate what you do for us, English learners! I am very fond of your English lessons and I am looking forward to seeing more. Btw, I wanted to ask you if you could make a video about speaking tips or, you know, how to do well on exams such as TOEFL/IELTS on this section.(Speaking templates or something like that) I would be very grateful!
I am taking the IbT Toefl in a couple of weeks and I am a little bit nervous about the speaking section.Yet I know that I have to practice every day, and I do so, but I have somehow a sense of apprehension about the incoming test.
Thanks in advance! Have a nice day!
I’ll get on that Adi :)
How can I improve English language
Thanks for trying to help me about my question related to the prepositions “in” and “on”. You are right, as Adam has answered soon afterwards. Sorry for taking so long to thank you, but I have received no e-mail from Engvid when you replied me. Fortunately, I received an e-mail when Adam replied me, and I could read yours.
Well, don’t be so worried about the TOEFL. I am sure you will get a good grade in it. At least in the writing test you will get a excellent grade, since you can express yourself very well in English. Good luck!
By the way, I have noticed that you are from Roumania, and I think your country rather interesting. Especially because I have found out you speak a Latin language. You know, Portuguese, my first language, came from Latin too, so I feel myself somehow linked to your nation.
I would like to keep in touch with you if you want so. “Numele meu este Eduardo”. Be free to call me. Bye!
don’t know if we can use these word in writing or just in speaking?
Mostly use these in speaking. Because they are military terms, we use them as slang in everyday speech. For formal writing, these wouldn’t be acceptable unless you are writing dialogue that reflects real life.
i’m don’t believe i got 100 , it is difficult lesson , thank you adam with everything easy!!
I love the lesson, and I got 100. :-)
Cool! I was so excited and surprised! Today, I did not believe that I could learn many military words and expressions which I did not understand very well when I was watching war movies before.
And one more thing, there are three words as “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” that I didn’t understand their meaning. Adam, could you explain those words for me, please.
Many thanks for this interesting lesson, Adam. :)
Hi! Just try google “military alphabet”. That will do)
Yes, I will try it. Thank you for your kindness. :)
When you see these types of words, they reflect the alphabet: whiskey = w, tango = t, foxtrot =f,
so whiskey tango foxtrot = wtf (what the f#*k)
Hope this helps :)
Oh oh! :)
Copy that! Thanks a lot, Adam. :)
i just want to know how to have the lesson
The lesson is in the video. Are you having trouble opening the video? In China Youtube is blocked, so you might need to use a VPN.
It wasn`t so easy.I`ve got only 7 out of 10.
My name is Rawan taking IELTS test for immigration purposes and need to get straight 7 in the four modules.
I have taken the test 3 times so far, and I’m able to hit band score 7 in listening, writing and reading modules, but I keep getting 6.5 in speaking!
Do you provide one-on-one online tutoring? If yes, can you please provide me with more details regarding that, such as cost, payment methods, duration of a class, your availability during this week as my test is on Friday the 9th of September 2016.
I think the problem is that I’m not able to tackle the areas that I need to improve my speaking in, hence work on for better speaking result!
Appreciate your prompt reply and your help!
Obviously this is a bit late, but you can find out about private coaching here:
Hopefully, you passed the test and this is no longer relevant :)
the quiz was not easy I think but I got 10 yay
can we both have discussion for overcoming on English skill…Let me know in your comment.
It was a great lesson with many new words and expressions. I got 8 out of 10 in the quiz.Thanks a lot Adam.
Wow. Great lesson. 10/10 was my result.
Very interesting lesson. Thank you, Adam!
great offer,thank you
hi Adam this is a very helpfull lesson i could hear people say “copy it” but i didn’t even know how to write it and what it meant.thanks to this lesson i better understand know because i have got 10 out of 10.But can we use the expression “i have got you 12” and what it means?
I have got your 12 means I am covering your front. 12 is the position on the clock, so straight ahead. 6 is behind, and 3 & 9 are to the sides.
Hope this helps.
Thank you Adam for this lesson. As I’m not so into movies, ans specially war movies, I can say that I saw some of these words in musicians names : M.I.A, a female rapper and AWOLNATION, an american band. And now I know where they come from.
See you soon.
Hi Adam. Could you please make a video lesson about the word ‘EVER’? I am quite confused with this word.
Thank you so much for this lesson.
Love frome Viet Nam !
I’ll see what I can do Thanh :)
need someone to do practice over phone calls through whatsApp.
unbelivable I got 100 tks Adam
you are the best
Thank you so much for this lesson it was great and very interesting as always im looking forward to watching your next lessons and im sure theyre gonna be awesome!
I know it is hard for me now.but i am trying to improve a lot more..
Keep at it Reiven :)
cheers Adam, As always interesting.
keep it up.
thanks a lot . I got 10/10 .
Thanks Adam.the lesson was very interesting i got it all.
My first time here .. I got 6 .. Not bad ? .. Thank you mr adam
Welcome Amons :)
how can i use the word issue ?
Issue has a few meanings. It can be the topic being discussed, or a problem:
Political fundraising has been a major issue (topic) this election.
We are having issues (problems) with our suppliers.
Does this help?
8 better than nothing
Yes, Abadel, it’s 8 times better than nothing ;)
Thanks Adam, I am going to the military after 2 months and I promise I will not cause any collateral damage to any group or any human being :) .
I’m glad to hear that Mohamed :)
10 out of 10
Before watching your lesson teacher Adam, I just knew few Military expressions. I’ve already written down the new ones. Thanks
wow the lesson was awesome so are you teacher i got 100 out of 100 but there was one thing that lacked__ you should have weared a Millitry Genernal’s uniform while making this video it would really suit you anyhow its okay for now but do wear a fighter pilot’s uniform when you are going to make a video about the air force.Thanks
LOL, I’ll see what I can do next time Eichi :)
Thank you so much teacher i am looking forward to see you as a fighter pilot…
Wow I got 90% bravo to me…
Bravo indeed, Emzkie :)
I got a 10 out of 10.Yay!
this is really interested lesson ,today i learn something new lesson. thanks ….Mr Adam
Hi Mr. Adam,
Request to provide a download link with all lessons and transcripts if possible.
One can watch as many times as he/she wants and can revise without internet.
Hope you would like this suggestion.
I’ll pass this suggestion on, Sachinkaushik.
I beg to differ on the choice of words in question #8.
If the star player scored zero in five games, then we can assume that he was present on the field, just did not score. He might have lost his mojo but he was present, so definitely not AWOL/gone. In this case, however, there is no correct choice among the available words.
Perhaps the question should be rephrased a bit, eg. “..the star player went … during the playoffs, thus the team scored zero in the last five games”. AWOL would be a correct choice then.
Great lesson otherwise.
Fair comment. I think the idea is that he was great before (regular season), so when he contributed nothing in the playoffs, he might as well have been missing. It’s about him, though. We don’t know what the rest of the team did. Maybe others stepped up.
Hi，Adam.I’m from China.I’ve been studying English for 2 months here.Can I have you lessons on to on and face to face?Thanks,I’m looking forward to you reply.
I’m sure I can help you out. You can get more info here:
It was an amazing Quiz 10/10 it is!!
Hi Adam! Thanks for this striking lesson!
I was not MIA, nor a dud, I finished the video and made the quiz with success :) Great new words and expressions!
‘I am at work’ and ‘I am in work’ what are their meanings?
Which one shows that the meaning of ‘I get a job and I am not a student’?
Sorry, get one more question.
‘compared to’ and ‘compared with’ what is the difference?
Thanks in advance.
I’m at work means I am there now (at the office or wherever you work). I’m in work actually doesn’t mean anything. To say that you are not a student but rather are employed, simply say I work.
As for compared with or to: in most cases you can use either one, but generally, if you want to stress the similarities between two things, use ‘to. If you want to stress the differences between two things, use ‘with’.
Can you please give a session based on the uses of “for” vs. “of”?
I’ll see what I can do, ParthUpa.
For now, of is mostly used as a possessive or to show the whole (5 of the students).
For is often used to show purpose (study for a test), or direction/target (this is for you).
I’ll try to elaborate in a video though.
Thanks mister Adam ,your lesson was very useful. It was a little dud for the first time I listened but I have copied all of it as listened for the second time.
It was a great video thank you very much!
My question.. What does it mean “TO DO A STRIKE” in “It’s collateral damage, innocent people get hurt, but that’s what happens when you do a strike.” And is US Military and US Government the same? And finally in a movis The Call starring Halle Berry the police dictated the licence plate number “7CFI06X” in a way you described “Number seven, Charlie, India, zero, six, X-ray”. So could you tell me some other cases when they would use the language like this? Thank you!
To do a strike is to attack (such as a plane strike on a target, with missiles, or a drone strike, etc.).
The US military is part of the US government. i.e., the US President is also the Commander-in-Chief, that is, the head of the military.
If you need to give your name over the phone, it is common to use this kind of alphabet to spell out your name, especially if your name is not a common one.
Hope this helps :)
Thank you for the great comments everybody :)
Excelent! Thanks Adam!
wow ! i got 10 out of10 .great
Dear Adam , I love your teaching style , i am lucky person , who has a good teacher, by the way i am from india,actually i need your help, could you make a video over in a couple of days/week/month or a couple hour please mention my name which is requested by me please dear , i love you take care this is my contact no. 8750897663
Sir Please reply me
Hi Gaurav. Scheduling is not up to me, but I’ll see what I can do.
thank you a lot adam it’s very intresting and useful lesson . i like your way for teaching a lot and thank you again to help me .
good luck :)
Thanks for your lesson ! it’s useful in daily conversation.
Great lesson, Adam. I learned a lot with it. And I got in my first test 10/10. Thank you very much.
new vocabulary but as far as i´m concerned, I´m not going to use them at least I watch some movies. Thank teacher.
thank for Adam! I get 8 of 10.
i got 9 out of 10 , Thanks adam.
hi dear teacher Adam,you seem to be enjoyable with your teaching so much, but I’m not so much happy with my test. see you with next vdo.
Your lessons have been very helpful and thank you so much! Love you!
Really thank you for teaching these kinds of words.
Its first time to take this lesson.
I am looking forward to having class.
I got 8 out of10… Adam,Could you explain little bit about alpha? I just chose it despite not understanding it.
6/10 I LIKED , I WILL IMPROVE …
I got 8 out of 10,thank you.
thank you Adam,a lot of new words,i went thru elections,customs,military-all come in handy.but month back we passed us customs with a charming lady,former Lithvanian,in Heathrow,she even changed our seats on the plane-was it customs officer?-two of us were given three seats in a row-i slept like a log all the way to Chicago
Wow I love all this videos. I got 8 of the 10 and one really learn a lot, from all those videos at the same time one can practice with those quiz Thanks Adan you re the best.
Great lesson!!! Thank you Adam!!!
I got 9 of 10!!!:-) Thank you Adam for lesson and for the quiz!
I got 90. I think I’m getting better!
Hi Teacher Adam, Congratulation . I like how to explain the gramma, I would like to learn more. thank so much
Thank you Adam
I got 10. I will take Toefl next month. if you give me some pieces of advice, I can take advantage.
Hello everyone, my score was 8, I need to remember AWOL and FUBAR.
Explaining difficult things using simple words that’s what defines a great teacher. It is a pleasure to be your student. Greetings from Poland.
Thank you Adam. Excellent explanations…
Thanks teacher Adam I always watch your videos and I like your method of teaching you are really a good teacher.
I have one question ,although I know enough vocabulary but still I have poor listening skill specially when I watch movie I dont catch exactly can you suggest us a good way of improving lestinng skills ?
Thanks a lot
You are the best>
yes! I got 9/10
10 of 10!!!
Thank you Adam!
I got 10 of 10 . it was a great lesson Adam, thanks alot
Hi Adam, your course is really helpful for me to learn English,your lessens is impressive and fantastic. I got 8 of 10, what level it should be? Is that the one be competent to communicate with native speaker?
very helpful teacher i appreciated.
Thank you Adam!You are my favorite teacher.
Thank you Adam.This lessen is great!
Thank you Mr. Adam.
Ich got a 1/1. Thanks for the nice lesson 100.
Please give us a detailed lesson about :
The more I complain, the more laugh.
The more we write, the happier our tutor becomes.
What is the rule of this lesson?
Where is the subject put in the clauses?
Where is the verb put in the clauses?
Where is the comparative adjective put in the clauses?
Is the article “the” necessarry in the two clauses?
We need more about this lesson and more and more examples.
In the first example above why the subject disappeared in the second clause?
Is the word “more” necessary in this rule?
In the second example above, we notice there is no “more” in the second clause.
We, students, need a detailed lesson about this topic.
Thank you for this lesson. That was great.
8/10! Not so bad!
Hi Dear Adam,
From two days I have started watching your videos. Generally speaking I was scared about the English now I am feeling some confident. Thank you so much to giving such efforts to train us… you are real Guru. Thanks a lot. Appreciated .
10 out of 10 delivered a coup de grace to the quiz
greetings from Kazakhstan 16 Dec2o21:)
thanks a lot. very interesting!!