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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.
How many types of grabbers were mentioned?

What was the other name given for reasons?

Which of the following is NOT a step in creating a thesis?

Which of the following is NOT a "grabber"?

Which of the following is a good reason for writing a good introduction?

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314 Comments on “How to Write an Effective Essay: The Introduction”

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Thank you for the lesson

Monday, July 11th 2011

A nice class, keep it up!

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Good lessons.God bless you.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

i’m anamika from india.
i ‘m very happy to see this site to learn english and i would like to say thanku for this..
but i want to say one more thing that is.. iwant to speak in english, which i don’t know how to speak. would u help me if u dont mind?

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

    ya sure.

    Saturday, December 17th 2011

    hey i hv got an idea if u wanna improve ur self in english add me on skype (waled.khaled99) we can improve our english

    Thursday, August 30th 2012

    Hi, Anamika.

    You have just small mistek, but not much,you can write.I think you should use, I, not i. See more English movie..

    It’s will help you..

    I’m Taeyang and a English Student.. From Norway.. :)

    Monday, March 31st 2014

      Hi Taeyang! How are you? Do you have e-mail address?

      Tuesday, May 13th 2014

appreciate ur commitment, a good lesson

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Thanks for your lesson. This is the great one to figure out how to improve my essay. And i am looking forward to watching more great video from you.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

You just uncovered and revealed the secret of the best way of write taht is being uesd by all good journalist! I have been studing English for nine months, yet I have never been touht such technic! Thank you so mush!keep making this series, and doing what you do!

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

it is wonderful method to learn English .MR.James
you are a good teacher for me go a head .

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

thanks for the lesson

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

hey am from iraq! and know i think to learn english
and i begin watching to Your class, and your a good teacher for me and i can understand you rely well
Thank You so much.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Thanks so much for posted this on the wed free,,,

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

    hi very happy to know you.

    Friday, July 15th 2011

thank u

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

Thank you, James. I love the way you present the lessons :X. You’re great!!!

Wednesday, July 13th 2011

i appreciate your way to teach…it’s very nice ‘n soft ;D thanks

Thursday, July 14th 2011

I just want to thank you James for your good efforts ,don’t know why but I did apreciate all your videos just keep teeching !!

Friday, July 15th 2011

Your really are good teacher thanks so much for posted this video

Friday, July 15th 2011

I found this video very interesting, because, in my opinion, a good ideas and suggestions are things that always we will need.
Note: I would like to know more about counterarguments.

Friday, July 15th 2011

Thank you for your solution

Saturday, July 16th 2011

Thanks for showing right path

Monday, July 18th 2011

That was an amazing teacher with a well prepare lesson.

Monday, July 18th 2011

thank you Mr.james for the lesson.

Monday, July 18th 2011


    I hope your fine

    Thursday, July 21st 2011

One of your lessons I like the most. Well done.

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Learning with enjoyment.Thanks for that.
Welcome to India.

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

    hey m from india ,,, dear frn vry nyv site , isn’t it ??

    Tuesday, September 20th 2011

I really enjoy this video, and think that it´s very helpful, thanks for the videos, and James its a great and funny teacher.

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

Thanks for the video.. It helps me a lot.. Now I’ll try to do an essay.. :)

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

Thanks James! After listening to your lesson, I was immediately inspired to write a 250 self-profile. After applying what I learnt from you, my writing style was also much different. I will definitely look at all your videos. You aspire people to be just like you. You are really interesting to watch, although sometimes your lessons have so much to take in such a short period. Thanks again!

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

Greeting to all the staff of these programs,
I hope you are feeling well with your team collegues,

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Hi James!
The next part of the lesson: how to write an essay it was perfect! As always a very useful.
Thank you for that!
Edyta from Poland

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Brilliant!!! Light years ahead of my English teacher. Thx!

Friday, July 22nd 2011

This is a very useful and helpful video. Thank you very much for it. I like watching engvid´s lessons.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

Hello James,
Just wanted to compliment you on all your lessons, you are a very dynamic teacher,keep up the good work.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

thanks it is woderfull

Sunday, July 24th 2011

thanks!!! it is wonderfull

Sunday, July 24th 2011

thanks it is wonderful

Sunday, July 24th 2011

Gorgeous lesson, keep uploading videos please. Thanks James.

Sunday, July 24th 2011

please can you explan more about essay

Monday, July 25th 2011

thank you for this lesson am very useful

Monday, July 25th 2011

I really love the way and method of teaching shown in this video.Really appreciable and want to thank for the video.This video really helps everyone in developing their English writing skill.Thank u so much.

Monday, July 25th 2011

Thanks for the lesson, helped heaps!

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

Definetely it was a great lesson. Actually my teacher congratulate me because of my essay which was perfect thanks to James’.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

JAMES’ the BEST! Thank you for teaching so clearly. Love English because of you!

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thank you james, teached us to make introduction in essay, because , i had a problem to writing essay and you’d told us. great james. i will struggle more to writting essay fluently. you’re cool.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thanks alot Mr.James for this useful video & for all your videos . actually, I get a huge benefit from this amazing site .. thank you again ….

Thursday, July 28th 2011

Thanks Sir…! It was really funny and educating.
I want to know some of the usual “grabber” used as examples and that E (snail) is great and i like it.

Thursday, July 28th 2011

really helpful

Friday, July 29th 2011

awesome man!

Monday, August 1st 2011

awsome 4 correcting concept ov essay introduction

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

thanks, James, your videos are such great grabbers! they just make you want keeping up to learn English… maybe because they are not just about English, but about real life!

Friday, August 5th 2011

i love your method of teaching ,really helpful. thank you james!

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Damn cool !!

Friday, August 12th 2011

Hey guys, i really liked this video and i got some useful information. Thanks Mr: James . keep on :D

Friday, August 12th 2011

AH, james, finally ican breath , i prepared for ielts exam by myself and really ur videos help me .
thank u very much . :)

Friday, August 19th 2011

I like the way your teaching expression,sir :)

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

Thanks a lot for your lessons. Plz Go on

Thursday, August 25th 2011

Very helpful.

Saturday, August 27th 2011

It was a wonderful lesson
God bless you.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Thank you for the lesson,It helped a lot. I am not a English native speaker but academic essay writing has always been a struggle for me. That should be a good topic for a new video “essay writing for non-native English speakers”

Thursday, September 1st 2011

i love u and thankful to u for launching this site. specially for video tips

Thursday, September 15th 2011

thank you vary much your a great entertaining teacher and the way you explained it made me see all the sections in every into i read thank you again

Thursday, September 15th 2011

you are great Sir G, i like the way you teach using examples, thank you sir G.

Tuesday, September 20th 2011

James, Thank you very much. I have just started relearning again at a later age in life and had a mental block to how to start writing an essay – watching your videos has helped me immensely.
Great stuff!

Thursday, September 22nd 2011


Friday, September 30th 2011

i found this to be very helpful, and i will be passing this web site on to my class.

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

Hi,James can you help me to write an essay with advantages and disadvantages?

Friday, October 14th 2011

This is a beautyful lesson for students who have problems whith writting. I am one of them. I can’t to make my reader interest in my text and this video, in my opinion, can help everyone for improving their knowleges. Thank very much, James!

Friday, October 14th 2011

Hi.I’m Nick.I’m 12 years old. Your lessons are really useful for me.I really like all of them. This lesson helped me to write my school essay. thanks alot.

Saturday, October 15th 2011

i wont to lern englesh proftionel

Saturday, October 15th 2011

U are Awesome !! helped a lot on TOEFL.Thank You

Sunday, October 16th 2011

you know Jems, I spent more than 3 years to learn English language to do my master next year, I have ever never seen any teachers in NZ said like this information,especially, in W5 questions.It’s really helps..thank you man …
keep going , I wish I meet you one day.

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

Brother this is Great!!! you would make a excellent bible Teacher!!!

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

5 out of 5 :P thank you so much for the lecture :) really helpfull

Monday, October 31st 2011

thanks, hope to get a good result on the TOEFL essey

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

wow.. good lesson .. thank u a lot

Saturday, November 5th 2011

    hi i could talk with you i think that speaking will help us to improve our language skill

    Saturday, June 4th 2016

many many thanks! your lesson made me think clearer. Marina

Saturday, November 5th 2011

Thanks for great explanations, I wish we had the same teachers in our university who could teach in an interesting way))

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Thank you for your work! It was the most useful lesson for me because I’ve never been taught at school how to write a good introduction. Thanks to you I know it now!!!!!

Saturday, November 12th 2011


Tuesday, November 15th 2011

how do i take the quiz?

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Mr, James your lessons are interesting

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

hello james

you should come in movies seriously your charming personality speaks itself

Saturday, November 19th 2011

u r just amazing solved my problems thank you..!!

Sunday, November 20th 2011

I like the way you teach. I have a hard time writing good introductory paragraphs.

Monday, November 21st 2011

it is so great lessoon thank teacher..

Monday, November 21st 2011

Thank you for the useful lesson =)

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

I prayed for help in writing and my prayers have been answered. I am 48 and going back to school and I have a fear for writing which I love to them? Some paper have cause me to drop classes until my writting get better. The word thesis drives me crazy thank you

Monday, November 28th 2011

Great………….. Lesson i have improved many things here

Saturday, December 3rd 2011

This is wonderful stuff and delivered with passion and energy. As a mature student here in England taking on writing for dissertation ,these video presentations make the business less daunting and enable a confident approach. All delivered in a very accessable friendly way. Keep it up james you are doing a fantastic job!

Sunday, December 4th 2011

    Your English is great, Jez! I’m glad you are finding the lessons useful.

    Monday, December 5th 2011

thanx am from egypt it was a great lesson

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Thank you

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

hi,am ahmed from somalia and probable now most of u saying somalia !!! what does this pirate doing here? is there even an internet in somalia ? first of all let me say am not a pirate and many people in somalia or most of them are not a pirates either. so that is number one number tow yes we have internet in somalia and in some places we have the same technology that every one in the world’s first countries used or some time better then them.so i am here as many of you i wanna learn english what i wanna say about lesson is as usual mr jams is great teacher he has this way to combine fun and seriousness in his lessons so i had a lot of fun watching this video and also i benefited from it. in the end keep it up mr jams& engvid.com

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

    Hey, I didn’t think you were a pirate! Relax!

    Wednesday, December 14th 2011

      hahaha, i was joking mr jams but admitted mr jams i got you . again thank you mr jams. you are a great teacher. ahmed from bosaso ,somalia

      Thursday, December 15th 2011

    well described your position.

    Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Very Nice :)

Monday, December 19th 2011

It was an awesome session!!! Really loved it!! and learned a lot.

Wednesday, December 21st 2011

nice and interesting class

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Hi James. thanks a lot. you are very good teacher and your teaching can understand everyone.

Thursday, December 29th 2011

James, I really like the way you teach! I appreciate Engvid.com. I can’t find the other videos that follow this one. Help?

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Dear James,

I hope you are fine and doing well. I know that time is precious, but may I request you to rate my IELTS General writing task 2 on band scale? I would highly appreciate if you could do this favour before 6-Jan-12 as on 7th Jan I will be taking on IELTS exam.


Monday, January 2nd 2012

Wow u so funny and i love your way of presenting lessons :) wish u all the best.by the way im from morocco/north Africa

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Thanks Mr.james…. nice lession

Friday, January 6th 2012

Hey! James!
I’m an ESl student and i have problems with my writing skill, can you make a video about how to write a essay?

Monday, January 16th 2012

Hi James,
You mention that there will be another video about the BODY of the essay. Will you be uploading it soon? Very eager to learn =D

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

    Where I can find the video of the BODY of the essay please?

    Sunday, September 15th 2013

i learned a lot,

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Hi all, I am from Mongolia. It is just what I needed to start writing essays. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Thanks so much for the video.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

oiii u! yeahh im talking to you! ;) hahah
when are you going to do the second vid about the essay
how to write an effective essay: the body…
common…. im in year 12 this year and i needa learn it quick!!!!! :D pleaseeee, im enjoying your vidz :D good stuff :) keep it up

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

how can i share my essay with you?i want you help for improving my essay.

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Hi James,
Thank you for the lovely lesson on “introduction”. Have you made a lesson on “the body of an essay”? I couldn’t see it in the menu.

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Love you James! Going to sit for my IELTS test this Saturday at the Singapore British Council. Your video really helps! I will update you of my results. hehe

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

thank u very interesting and useful

Friday, February 24th 2012

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“Instead, an integrated mosquito management using physical, chemical and biological methods should have been taken up. Networking of various agencies involved in the efforts is also crucial. Mosquito control is a continual exercise and results cannot be expected by taking once-in-a-year anti-larval drive” says fellow Researcher with UGC on Vector control K.Hemalatha. The Vector Control Department would be submitting these recommendations in the national-level workshop on Integrated Mosquito Management to be held on Monday through Visakhapatnam municipal Commissioner Ms.Satyavathi.B.
Spreading of mosquitoes in rural Indian and need to have an integrated approach to effectively control the breeding of mosquitoes.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

Help me make tutorials on writing Primary 5 Picture Compositions!
Thank you,
Victoria Aye

Sunday, March 25th 2012

Thanks so much . I found a great benefit from this video ^^

Monday, March 26th 2012

good lesson thx

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

finally someone who explains good (very good method)

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Thank u very much…………………..
Best teacher ever :D

Friday, March 30th 2012

Thanks James for a beautiful lecture….Indeed pleasure to learn from you…

Friday, March 30th 2012

You are an awesome teacher! Im learning zoo much from your videos and you are hilarious as well :D i was literally laughing so hard at the diet coke thing :D keep up the amazing work :)

Saturday, March 31st 2012

thanku for this web ,i have learned more
specialy from rebecca teacher
wel i want to learn about precis how write passage can you help me in this ?

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Hi James,
Thank you for the lovely lesson on “introduction”. It is really very impressive. Have you made a lesson on “the body of an essay”? If not, please, do it.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

James, you lessons are all good. As per this one, I have a question: will you continue explaining how to write a good essay? I mean, you did the INTRO, then seeing the rest would be wonderful.

Great thanks,


Monday, April 16th 2012

    James will be doing the rest of the essay lessons soon!

    Monday, April 16th 2012

Thank you James ..
you are an amazing teacher
i really need this lesson at this time because we had a competition

Monday, April 23rd 2012





Monday, April 23rd 2012

Do you have something about writing a letter for general Ielts??The only thing i know how to write in letter is “Dear Sir/Madam”… and “Yours faithfully…” :) Maybe u have in mind a few words which i can write between? :)

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Thank you so much for this lesson you explained it very well.

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

Thanks!! from Sydney, Australia :D

Thursday, April 26th 2012

This is my first seeing your english videos and I must say, it is very simple to grasp.I have been withdrawing myself away from writing due to the complicated steps that I was taught throughout my years of school. I want to write a book but I want to write with effectiveness. I want to say to you, thank you, thank you and thank you.
From the USA.

Friday, April 27th 2012

think u so much ^^

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Wow! you make things so clear! This video was really helpful! I want to be an excellent teacher like you.. thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Oh my God!!!!!! I am shocked !!!!!!
You ALWAYS explain so easy and clearly!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your lessons are always breathtaking!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot =*

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

you have an amazing personality(i love the way you share jokes) James…i like the way you teach and i find it/understands so effectively! keep it up!

Saturday, May 26th 2012

James, thank you for sharing these wonderful videos. Your teaching style is fun, easy to understand, and full of value.

I would LOVE to see Part 2- “The Body,” of this video. Where might that be?

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

James, you’re amazing! , so much better than my current English teacher!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

You are the best english teacher ever for real.

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

You have no idea how you are a big help to me even though i am not even in high school. I wish that you are in the United States.I have a trouble with writing even though I am advanced in English class. I am from Ethiopia and spoke my language since I was 3. Then I toke ESOL for 4 years. Now it is hard to speak Amaric but I speak english. I want you to know how much I appreciate you and your smarticles(I made up this word).Please us it in a video.If not, I understand.I am sorry I wrote a lot.

Thursday, June 7th 2012

so nice teacher….

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Hi James,

Thankyou so much for an inspiring lesson on introduction!
Can you please tell me when will your lesson on the body of the essay be available?

Thankyou and Take Care

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Amazing teacher !!

Thursday, July 5th 2012

i really need help for writting my college essay :) thank u teacher

Sunday, July 8th 2012

yhank you <3

Friday, July 13th 2012

i wish that you would display a topic and first of all paragraph,secondly paragraph, thirdly and inconculision so that i may visualize

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

I am learning English, i need to practice more speaking and listening, this video was interesting

Thursday, July 26th 2012

thanks, it was usefull this video for me, I´m lerning English

Thursday, July 26th 2012

it’s a really nice video, but where can i find the video of writing the body part, please?

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

A fun and informative video

Thursday, August 9th 2012


Sunday, August 12th 2012

I want MOOOOREEE videos about writing an essay! :)

Monday, August 13th 2012

Thanks! I love your classes

Monday, August 13th 2012

You are an amazing teacher JAmes.God sent u.Have my Intermediate level of GCSE and this helped a lot.MAy i suggest writing some structures for reports such as informative,proposal or maybe even an assesment report.Improving on summarising a text would also be benefitial to me thanks again.

Monday, August 20th 2012

Thank you very much for the effective Intro presentation! It is very useful and it helped me a lot. But I could find the second video, “How to write an ultimate Essay Body” =(, please help me with it. Thank U in advance!=)

Saturday, August 25th 2012

I really enjoyed your lessons James it has given me good ideas when am in school teaching others.

Tuesday, August 28th 2012

hi….do these videos help me by wtiring an srtong formal essay?paper?

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Good speech. thanks

Saturday, September 8th 2012

Hi James,

I think you are a great teacher. I live in Toronto, just wondering if you provide a private tutoring?

Sunday, September 9th 2012

Great lesson.Thank you

Thursday, September 20th 2012

this lesson was great, entertaining and helpful so thank you

Friday, September 21st 2012

I really enjoyed your teaching and I learned a lot from you. I am a teacher and I would love to show this to my students; however, I cannot because of a few choice words – it is not appropriate for 6 graders. I will use a lot of this in teaching writing to my students. Thanks. I need you to do some on information writing, argumentative writing, and expository writing. Thanks I am looking forward to more videos from you.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

Great lesson.Thank you

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

Loved the video…. Where is part 2?

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Hello ,Mr.James, i really thankful and grateful to you and like your way in teaching , i have an IELTS exam on december the first and i need someone to check my writing to tell me exactly what’s the defects are so if you could help on that , i send what i wrote and you leave comments it will be so FANTASTIC :) thank you

Friday, October 5th 2012

I watched your video once at got 5/5 on your quiz straight away!! You are the best English teacher!

Monday, October 8th 2012

Good eve Sir James, can you please discuss about parallelism? in English, I know as well that can add flavor in writing. What is the degree of its importance? can i used them regularly when I’m writing about anything?

Best Regards.

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

U consume lot of time.

Friday, October 12th 2012

thank you for the valiabul advice and time it was a nice funy video

Wednesday, October 17th 2012

HI James,
Would you explain of inferences in passage? I am still waiting for your teaching to us.

Sunday, October 21st 2012

very well done, thank you for the insights

Friday, October 26th 2012

Thank you and God bless you,,,God teach me your way, accidentally ,, I need an introduction to my essay ,,,and it is really help a lot…My God thank you for video …perfect

Saturday, October 27th 2012

Hi James, thank you for such an interesting lesson in writing essays! You made it fun & you made it all sound so simple and easy to follow. you are in inspiration! god bless Gail

Monday, October 29th 2012

good lesson

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

This helped a ton, thanks.

Wednesday, October 31st 2012

How would you use this formula to answer a question? Thank You!

Thursday, November 1st 2012

Thank you for you help

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

I loved the way you teach sir. One thing i could not find on the site is the precise writing;i wish to learn about how to write a precise of any given topic. Will you please update some lectures regarding precise writing?

Friday, November 9th 2012

an amazing and dedicated lesson. I love it.
thank you very much

Sunday, November 11th 2012

very productive way of authoring a topic….

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

thank you so much

Thursday, November 15th 2012


Thank you very much the grabbere has really grabbed my attention …God bless you

Friday, November 16th 2012


Saturday, November 17th 2012

Thanks, very helpful

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Thanks for the lesson, it has been so interesting!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Awesome Video thanks heaps! I’ve copied the format and will use it often – wow writing essays is actually doable, who would have thought?
Where is the essay body video located? I really want to see that.
Thanks for all your hard work, its very appreciated!

Friday, November 23rd 2012

this did not help at all :( The grabbers are a bit stupid c’mon!

Saturday, November 24th 2012

Wow….. so interesting, James..Loved it
Keep it up … :) :D

Saturday, November 24th 2012

thank you,it was great class
I was wondering if you could explaning the ultimate body and the ultimate concluding
I look forward for it

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Hi Mr.James
I want to ask about the three main idea. do we have to concluded in the introduction or just in the body

Saturday, December 8th 2012

HI, I really wanted to know how I can improve upon this and how I can write a thesis fro this kind of a topic…please HELP! This is my intro.-
Redemption? Destiny? “Holes” (by Louis Sachar) is an engrossing novel that revolves around these. In fact, everything, for whatever the reason might be, seems to line up, linking many generations and histories together through “Stanley Yelnats IV”, the protagonist. Nevertheless, he doesn’t know about it! Nor does he know that his endeavors have actually reformed him into a better person. This essay will now explore and examine how Stanley, unaware of what he was actually doing, set things right and how this changed him from a mousy to a confident character. The reader will discover how Stanley gets rid of a curse…a curse put on the Yelnats which completely eliminates their chances of making a fortune, in fact, is believed to be the reason they face such problems. Moreover, this “redemption” results in many worthy implications. In addition, the reader will also acquire how Stanley re-unites Zero and his missing mother. So, how does our environment affect us? Does it make us who we are? Does it change us?

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Hi Mr James, I saw two videos and I learned good advice in both reading and essay, really you have good point of view, this encourage me to improve my English.. Thank you


Thursday, December 27th 2012

James..thank you 4 da lesson you are very good, top teacher

Saturday, January 5th 2013

is this intro good

The Oxford Dictionary defines literature as written work, especially the work that lies in the beauty of language or in emotional effect. A picture is worth a thousand words, meaning just pictures can give you much information as text or spoken words. The award winning graphic novel Chinese Born American won the Best Book award in 2006/2007 because it was smashing through all genre barriers and racked up, yet another prestigious first. Persepolis is a very emotional story about a little girl and her family going through hard time while their country, Iran, is at war. Stitches is a memoir about the author, David Small, and his crazy life. Graphic novels should count as a form of literature because they are emotional, funny, crazy, etc., in other words, they attract readers in their own intelligent way.

Sunday, January 6th 2013

Many Thanks

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Thanks for this video James – even as a native English speaker it is only now (when writing my undergraduate dissertation) that I have learnt how to write a good introduction! Good Job!

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Is the follow-up video available yet? Could someone post the link if it’s ready? This was great!

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Please will other video about the rest be soon?

Monday, February 11th 2013

wow, that’s great, i like your method of teaching, thank you!

Friday, February 15th 2013

Many thanks James, you are a very inspiring teacher, and your humour on the side really adds to the learning experience, and makes it a more joyful and memorable.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

hi james thanks for the lesson.
But i have a question.
how do you relate the grabber to your topic?
also when is the next video coming out?

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

Wonderful James.you are amazing but i am sad. Do you know why because I didn’t met you when I was there.

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

sir ??..
hmm… i really need your help..
can you help me to finalize my research papers ?

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

You are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love how you explain…

Thursday, April 11th 2013

hello james i like your lessons but i steel have problems in writing could you help me more can you give me some advice’s
thank you

Monday, May 13th 2013

Somehow I got it… but I’m so confused about the topic and thesis, isn’t that the thesis is the same as topic? for example my thesis for my essay will be, I love cycling, because cycling is a great cardio, good for health and challenge. So do you think that’s is thesis statement or topic? please help!!!! I hate and love writing at the same time, because… I don’t get it yet… thanks

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

I’m writing an essay topic the causes of civil war :) my thesis stamens is, Thus the civil war was the revolution war socially, economically and politically.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

It was very useful ,fantastic lesson ,thank you.

Sunday, July 7th 2013

OMG! James is great teacher, really caught my attention. Very helpful video.

Wednesday, July 10th 2013

I like the calculated approach James took to handle The Introduction. For me it is never easy to start an essay, my mind always wonders off the topic.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

hanks for this video James – even as a native English speaker it is only now (when writing my undergraduate dissertation) that I have learnt how to write a good introduction! Good Job!

Friday, August 2nd 2013

I very thank

Friday, August 2nd 2013

thanks but can you tell me which martial art you taught

Sunday, August 25th 2013

thank you:)

Monday, August 26th 2013

Hi James! Firs of all I would like to say “Thank you”. I think you are a wonderful teacher and all your lessons are very useful. I’m glad there’s such a web site.
I’m confused because I’ve never written an essay before and it seems to be very complicated. I have to write a 350 word essay. The topic I’ve chosen is: “Why I want a university education and what I expect from it with regard to the future”. There are some grammar mistakes in the title but I have copied it from a book.
In this video (https://www.engvid.com/writing-skills-paragraph/) it is said that the paragraph should contain from four to five sentences. The introduction is a paragraph, isn’t it?
It is said in one of your lessons that the simple essay consists of five paragraphs with five sentences in which of them so it contains twenty-five sentences. 350 words divided into 25 sentences equals 14 words in a sentence. The paragraph of a simple essay should contain 70 words.
Here is the problem! My introduction contains 83 words, which are almost the half of the essay. Please, read my introduction and tell me what I’ve done wrong: “How can you get every woman’s heart – have a nice university education! There’re lots of women and men in the universities where people study interesting subjects. There people can meet someone with similar interests. Great friendships can emerge. Furthermore the studies encourage people to develop. Companies need smart people, so the university education can help you have a good start. The university education is the way that can open many doors for you and it can show you many paths in your life.”.
Thank you one more time for the great lessons!

Monday, August 26th 2013

The lesson was very clear and to the point, James! I am impressed by your teaching!


Saturday, August 31st 2013

not good 60 %

Sunday, September 22nd 2013

I enjoyed the lesson it was very informative. My problem is writing an essay off of what I just read.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

thank you so much keep up you are an amazing teacher ever

Monday, October 7th 2013

my weakness is brainstorm. can you teach how to do?

Saturday, October 12th 2013

It is nice to be taught by such a charismatic teacher =))

Friday, November 29th 2013

thank you for your lesson please if you can help me with personal Statement ))

Thursday, January 9th 2014

    I need an advice on this

    Thursday, January 9th 2014

Thank you very much James for the video it was very helpful I scord 100% fro the quiz!!!

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thank you very much James for the video it was very helpful I scord 100% for the quiz!!!

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

hi games my name I francesska and I would like be better in my English I don’t really know where should I start from

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

hi games my name I francesska and I would like be better in my English I don’t really know where should I start from

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thanks, James,an exellent work! How can I send message to Mr.E?

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

Hi James, your tutorials are great! I found it very useful. However, i couldn’t find the video for teaching How to Write an Effective Essay: The Body. Can you send me the link?


Tuesday, February 25th 2014

super great!

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

great thank you for your lesson James i really appreciate it . can you make tv show , it would really help lots of people around the world .
its a good idea really . thanks again James and Mr.E

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Hello, James! I’ve searched about complicating for me FAN BOYS, so I found, but I still have misunderstanding (>__<) Can you make video about that, for goodness sake please (*_*) ? (please correct my answer)

Saturday, May 10th 2014

    I mean answer (shame on me)

    Saturday, May 10th 2014

      *question, who could make double mistakes? only I

      Saturday, May 10th 2014

        oh my goodness, I talk with myself

        Saturday, May 10th 2014

It’s really good class I used a grabber in my report introduction and it’s work!! thanks James

Saturday, May 10th 2014


Tuesday, May 20th 2014

it is one of the best video

Friday, May 23rd 2014

You blow my mind like a Cat 5 hurricane.Thanks.

Wednesday, July 9th 2014

That’s awesome! The best I ever seen/heard!

Monday, July 14th 2014

Hi James,

Thank you so much for the fantastic lesson. The only problem I had was with the captions. As I usually tell my students to use your videos, and they often use the captions; this time they were complaining about the inaccuracy of the “subtitles”! I checked them myself and saw they were so right. What you say is nothing written there…

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Thank you for sharing to us your lessons. Your way of teaching us is truly amazing simple yet meaty and concise.

Sunday, July 27th 2014

teacher James , thanks for this lesson
i wrote every single word you said it
i really liked your way in teaching English
and i get the full mark in your quiz

Wednesday, July 30th 2014

great sense of humor! thank you I lough a lot :D

Monday, August 11th 2014


Wednesday, September 17th 2014

thangs james

Thursday, October 16th 2014

Thank James. You have my dad name, and i really love your teaching. You’re really a grabber.

Monday, October 27th 2014

James,you are a good teacher,funny as well.

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Engaging and understandable

Saturday, November 15th 2014

Thanks Mr. James can i send you my outlines and thesis statements for critical analysis. i will write them for my upcoming exam.

Sunday, January 4th 2015

Thanks sir,, stay awesome! godbless

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Hello.. Mr. James,
I need your help for my argumentation speech for this coming feb,11,2015 would you help me to make that speech.?


Sunday, February 8th 2015

Mr. James
Can you upload more videos about how to write Essay?

Monday, March 23rd 2015

hi the lesson went o good but im the learner can pls explain the words like thesis so it will be good and i can know english to some extent and thanks for the lesson

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thanks for the useful information. I feel more confident now and I will definitely continue with your lesson plans. I’m glad that I stumble upon your YouTube video and this site as well.

Monday, March 30th 2015

good job!

Friday, April 3rd 2015

The lesson was really fun and usefull to me. Thank you so much!

Sunday, April 5th 2015

…great job!
I need to practice speaking English as well…hmmmm

Monday, April 6th 2015

That was nice I liked it :)

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Thank you for the lesson)I will use your tips for writing essay for writing site Essayltd, i hope they will be enjoy

Friday, September 25th 2015

Hahhah … you are the best!!! Before I had not any idea how I can I write a assay , but now I have got !!!! And I have to say THANK TO YOU!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

thanks for the lesson ready to go to the next step.

Friday, October 16th 2015

I am extremely impressed with you teaching methods. I do have a question about Introduction paragraph. If we use an anecdote, is there an etiquette to follow on how long it should be? I don’t want to lose my readers (my professor).

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Sorry, I used you instead of your….but my typing is a lot slower than my thinking. Good excuse??

Monday, November 2nd 2015

Thank you so much ^_^

Monday, November 9th 2015

hello . I want to ask how to write an essay about a quote (discussing a quote)

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

thanks but i will like to get your videos for the body and conclusion. how do i get them? plsss

Sunday, January 10th 2016

Wonderful explanation. I made notes to study later. James, where is the second part? I’m craving it.

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

I really love the way that u teaching 😍

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

What makes a teacher become happy of teaching? It is when his/her students say ” Teacher I am learning or Teacher I learned a lot from you”. Sometimes, we tend to think that when a student tell us “teacher you are smart, or teacher you are the best in the world, or teacher you are my favorite” that will make a teacher proud and happy. In contrary, a dedicated teacher would be the happiest profession on earth if he/she sees successful students he/she taught. What’s my point here is, JAMES IS A GREAT TEACHER BECAUSE I LEARNED!!!!! AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM THIS SIMPLE LECTURE.. Honestly, I do not pick you for any lesson in this site, however, you were able to grab my attention with your advertisement topic for your lecture. From now on, I would be excited to check on new tutorial lessons from you.. I hope to successfully pass the IELTS Academic exam with your tips.

Sunday, March 20th 2016

Thank you!

Saturday, April 9th 2016

Love the lesson, I wish I can send my writing for you to see if what are the things I need to improve more…

Monday, July 4th 2016

Awesome study, love the quiz! Thank you!

Friday, August 19th 2016

Thank you

Wednesday, August 24th 2016

Love my picture picture and your doing a wonderful job, I’m learning a lot. Thanks much

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Must say your lessons are very entertaining! Keep it up!
Could you please improve the sound quality?

Friday, October 28th 2016

This was a complete lesson with a lot of concepts to learn and a little difficult to put in practice because you have to think clearly and carefully to enchain the four parts: grabbers, topics, thesis and his relations. It was a great lesson, thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from EngVid.

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Prof Jame how May I write an narrative essay about m experience in a car accident

Friday, February 17th 2017

I got two wrong! Shucks!

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

Wow, I suck on the second attempt!

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

FINALLY, I get 100!

Wednesday, March 15th 2017

    Good for you. congrats! i will be taking my 2nd TOEFL attempt next month and i am still having trouble forming my own essay. it sucks!

    Thursday, March 30th 2017

Thank you Mr. James. That helped me understand better on writing intro. i was hoping u will make a part 2.

Thursday, March 30th 2017

Keep teaching..

Saturday, April 8th 2017

Thank you for the explanation, when are you going to do the next part of the video? I would like to learn about the body and the conclusion.

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

it was a very interesting lesson, but it seems too fast though I shall watch again before the second part…but you´re a very good teacher james

Thursday, June 29th 2017

Hello James,

Thanks for your great lessons, but do you have any suggestion to check essay and paragraph which is written by me. Because I can not check it correctly. So please tell me any suggestion?

Friday, August 4th 2017

Thank you James

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

I can’t believe I am understanding and learning more from EngVid.com than in my own classroom! Thanks, James, you are a lifesaver.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

James you are a better teacher explaining the concepts then my past composition one teacher, also I have a question for introduction we can use quotes two but what my Comp 1 teacher said that a quote counts as a outside source and should be put after the thesis statement? can you explain me more about what he meant because that got me confuse.

Thursday, January 11th 2018

thank you, this was really helpful.

Thursday, February 15th 2018

Wonderful lesson!
I want some more new technics.

Wednesday, May 9th 2018


Saturday, May 12th 2018

You got 5 correct out of 5.

Tuesday, August 14th 2018

Thanks for your help.

Wednesday, October 10th 2018

I liked “grabbed her”.Oh,wait a second, I have just grabbed your ATTENTION.

Friday, October 12th 2018

thanksss .. sir you are the tip top

Monday, December 24th 2018

Thank you sir.

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Excellent!! Thank you so much for the lesson.

Monday, June 3rd 2019

I really need help doing an outline on Teenagers and Young Kids are spending too much Time on Technology Devices please help me

Sunday, September 15th 2019

You grabbed my attention and even I signed up which I do not do easily! 😊

Wednesday, October 23rd 2019

Cool article!

Thursday, November 28th 2019

Dear James
I am writing an academic essay and as usual I have problems with sequence and structure. I understand the theory of your approach. It makes it sound easy, however I find it difficult to pick out proof statements or my proof statements are not adequate because I cannot write freely. I would appreciate suggestions.

Sunday, March 1st 2020

hey am enjoying your lessons thank you for the great work, have a great day too

Sunday, March 22nd 2020

James, thank you for your teaching. one of the best teachers with all the jokes makes your teaching very interesting I want to learn more and am a student nurse. now I can write my essay well

Friday, May 15th 2020

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