214 COMMENTS

Thanks that was very helpful and clear.

Ana

    My pleasure, Ana.

    James

      Hey James,
      Please don’t hold your peace!
      And same as always keep your ground ^

      Homeboy

      can i have your Facebook Acc please ?

      AhmedHesham22

    Yes thank you a lot. it’s more than clear and it’s not boring at all.

    mamyhawa

Your video is great and fun to me . I really want to learn English from you .Thank you for your help

Anson Choi

Thanks, I am getting more from this website.
Asif

Ghulam Nabi Asif

James, I would like to ask you for giving some explanations about phrasal verbs in order to clear up the differences involving “out, on , in, off, etc” , as you did explaning “up” so properly.

Thanks in advance.

Best wishes! God bless you!

John_Br

There are a lot more idioms of word hold. I.e. Hold someone hostage, hold someone’s attention, hold something against, hold out for, hold a grudge, etc

Thanks for your lesson of “Hold”

Malik

Hi James! i am so happy I have found your site. English is my hobby, but I am too old to join to any course neither is too expensive for me. Now I am not alone with my learning. I think there are a lot of mistakes. Please forgive me!
Thanks for your lessons!

Kate

dear James
I find a new Idiom:to get a hold of yourself.

It means to calm down or to relax before you react .
Thanks a lot best wishes

cavalier

Hi James

Thank you for this video !

oceanid

It is good sometimes to hold the candy to the devil.
Lo and be hold.
hold forth.

faraz

hihi James thxx god to knew this site they so helpful i love it all viedo =] i like when u teach it fun =]

Lativa

indeed thank you so much
kassem

kassem

it’s very good… thank u

erdal

James thank, this class was very important. James you are very kind

globe

Thanks James for this lesson, I think it was a good and very important for me, and what does means if I tell somebady Hold off or hold out?

Dayrom

Hi, I really liked the way you taught. It was very funny. Your teaching was excellent and i learned very important lessons today the uses of hold in idioms. It was really helpful to me. I believe i could improve my fluency n will be able to speak as fluent as others.Thanks a lot.

shankar

Hi, James.
You are one of most great teacher that a know.

Congratulation,
From Nicaragua

Iveth

Hi! ohh really you are the best teacher that i see in my life, i just see two days, but i learned a lot so from yesterdar i will see forever/ thanks..

Nancy

Hi James, Great Job.

One more question, which is grammatically correct like ,”
Sign in the back of your check please,
or
Please, Sign on the back of your check,

Thanks

Jackey

James,

Great job.

Tks from Brazil.

Wellington

I want to ask about hold my ground? It’s not change my position or my decision, is it?

ittp

i like the way you instruct …thanks

Umair

please teach us how to use logically, ironically, literally, technically, and basically in a sentence.
thanks a lot

lan

amazing the way u taught its very interesting way f learning. I really want to learn english.

shaan

thanks alot bro. that was a great video i’ve ever seen

batyr

I love you jamessssssssssss thank’s alot

Aslam

You’re awesome man … i’ll try to get a hold of you when i come to Canada and thank you in person ;)

Abdul Rahman

your teaching is as smart as you. very good. I like your style of explanation

ajitkr

James rulezzzz!

Anton

u ar so cool!

veron0972

Awesome!

jblaron21

Dear James

I’d like to thank you so much for this lesson,which is very helpful for me

Please I need your advice to get more Idioms!!!

looking foreword for your reply

God bless you

Iraqiman

Hi,
great job james, you’re a very good teacher!

“I can stand my ground”

has the same meaning of

“I can hold my own” ?

thanks in advance !

isidoro

thank you james ,,,you are amazing and clever to teach…

Abdullah

great job james.. thank you for sharing! God Bless!

xuzhaoning

Hi there . I really have some problems to learn a new worlds so if somebody knows simple thing that would help me ,i would be glad thinks a lot

Faez

Hello, James. I love your teaching style very much.

MNG

nice one thanks teacher!!

bigboy85

I like the expñanation, is my first time at this site. I will try learning more and more.
bye

gustavo

hi James .Thanks for your efforts .I am studying from what you teach especially Idioms and vocab to enrich my english because I am in English department thank you

amira miro

Hi James! Thank’s A Lot Very Good Leeson So Useful And So Clear to Understand!
U Are An Excellent Teacher!

Carolina

You make learning idioms so easy. Thanks. I like your style of presenting your lessons.

Antonia

good .!

freemelia77

Hi James!
Thanks for your wonderful lesson, I’ll hold my ground to learn from you :)))

donia

Can we say (hold your horses with your students??)
Thank you

simoziko

i like ur teaching style but u speak little fast and thnk for your wonderful lesson

sujika

your so cool..!

Greylle

Thank u so much for your funny and benifficial lessons
I actually appreciate you
My regards

alfa

Tank you!

Sharifi

thank you JAMES ^0^

enkhe

thanks a lot. you are amazing james (:

onur

really very helpful
i love all of you Guys

Amir AlDin

Hi James, I have learned a lot from you! I really get out of the videos that you recorded about different lesson!
Thanks a lot
From Afghanistan

Husnia

Hi james i really i appreciate your help man, watching your videos it makes me feel like I’m in the school i do watch them every single day ,I also would like to share this Idiom that we do say most of the time in USA , Chill out … it means cool down.

usher tazi

thnx from Azerbaijan

rumil.babayev

i like this video learning english because it can help me to improve my english skill when i study everytime.

jackie

Hold someone down = oppress, keep the job, support and protect. Please correct if I’m wrong… bye

Flávio

tnx dude. that was clear as a bell..

englishcopycat

James, I have been watching your lessons for the last week, and I think you are a gifted teacher. Bravo!

paolo

hold it right there, stop holding me back,holding hands.

Charlie Stud

i just like your way of teaching james that’s pretty interesting i hope i will an english teacher like you

maryem

it s very interresting think you

aziz

Hi James, your lessons are very fun and easy to follow your explanations. Thanks.

txisbur

Hi James
There are many other idioms using the word “hold”.
Here they are:
-Hold cheap
-Hold good
-Hold hard!
-Take hold (Private universities take hold in Germany).
-leave one’s hold of smth. (Toryism is beginning to lose its hold on many of its former middle class supporters)

Elguja Deisadze

thanks for lesson.

georgia(not state)

You are a good actor, thanks from Spain

manel

wow, I do love it. These idioms are so cool! And they help me in school on my English lessons. Thanks a lot!

yuliashopaholic

    Hi!!!
    Do James your best teacher??

    max2011

i hope you can have more videos to watch for idioms!
:)

xanthe

hey James! thanks for the lecture, it helped a lot. please kindly give a lecture on “will and would” , where to use them? can we use would instead of “WILL”?

meshi

hold back- to not to do something, hold off- wait

julia

Thanks alot form your helpful vedio and I hope to make many of the same vedio thanks again

fazelhaq

Thanks. Great job. I learned a lot.

carol

“Hold on” is for phone conversations or we can use it in different situation?
thanks

izzm

Hi James. Thanks for your wonderful way of teaching. I’m a teacher and an MA TEFL student. I’m doing my thesis on idioms.
Are these idioms the most frequently used ones in a native setting?Since I’m non-native it’s hard to recognize and select the most useful idioms.I haven’t find any frequency list for this purpose yet.

Armine

You were brilliant!!!!!!!!
Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!

olichka

hold court (to attract people who want your attention ) I have a bulk of English lesson so would you publish my lesson to your website

Rohtash

Hold court (to attract people who want your attention)
This is Rohtash Kumar English trainer so would u publish my lesson to ur site

Rohtash

great job love it from mexico come up with new vids

francisco

you are a great teacher

anxhela

I’d to ask you a leson about Already when i can use it .

WILLIAM

Hi James,how you are doing?
Iwanna ask u something
if someone says”hold the line” what do they mean?

Sincerly.

marie

Hi James, u r great. Tell me please, what does it mean: “Here (there) we go” ?
Thank you.

zaretsky

Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
to all teacher.

ahff

Dear Mr. James,
Request for next lesson : different/when we use “Lot of” and “Many” ?
Thank you.
Best Regards.

linawinny

hahahah D)) Mr. James, you’ve got shot.

linawinny

thanks to all teachers and its was realy bombastic lesson!

saifoo

I really aprreciate your fun and ever energetic lesson. Your video gives me a great time to improve my ENglish feeling cheerful as I watching it. Best wishes!! from Korea.

Angelique

james. your lessons is fun. thanks.

luxa

james your way of teaching is amazing. can you help me regarding speech fluency.

jamila

wow….fantastic,,,i learn more on your lesson…thanks a lot.

emz

helpful lesson ,very good job,,,

esar hussain

THANK YOU FOR THIS LESSON IT’S VERY HELPFUL TO ME

IMAD

Thank you for your lessons. I like them a lot.

Vaida

One more expression: “She doesn’t hold a candle to you” = She has so much less quality than you that the comparison can’t even be done. (But to tell the truth, I don’t see the connection with the candle!!!)

milly

Its very interesting

bhaskara

Hold on to your hat!!!! Get ready, hold on tight, we’re in for a ride!

Rachel

thanks sir james..your videos make me learn and laugh at the same time. cheers!!!

laarni

Thank you james, i reeally enjoy your f**king teaching way, ’cause you’re f**king good at it.

loiky mt.

Hi,

Hold off…

Thanks

Mohammed

hey man.good job

mosaeedi

Great lesson.
Thanks from Poland

Sebastian

Thank you for your lesson, sir james =)
That was very helpful =)

desiere

I like your videos,
thanks,

bui thi hanh

Hold your hand, hold your head up high, hold your hats…

julima

Hold hold hold, he he he..

King0fKinh

i really dont know what to say .

u are helping many people
thanx

ranim

hold your body it means to take your shirt

margaret

u r the best James!!!
I like your lessons
I learn a lot with you man
thanks

lucasrbtsk

hey guys would you like to tell me the meaning of point out and figure out?

Lucky

I am m. bux I like your idioms and your teaching. due to tese idoms my speaking power is very good thank you from pakistan

Mohd bakhsh

I am M. bux from pakistan like your idioms . thankyou

Mohd bakhsh

thank a lot all! teacher
you are very kind
you teach me without cost
I do love you idiom so much

Hsa K' Paw Atoo

so tnx,
take hold n hold hard mean what plz??

fatiima

thanks james,,from dominican republic,,you are very clear, in all your lessons and not boring

arquiel

Thank`s a lot sir.James realy your lessons are the best. Ant plase tell me how poseble learn English “fastly and avtomatikly” becouse I have got work whis forigne nationalety and olvase I have problem for tolking English.

Dalerjon

I hold you resbonsplity

fahad

GREAT !

Jeams is the best teacher, pretty cleary and funny clases.
Thanks a lot.

miguelin05

thank you it’s really useful :)

niveen25

wow I really love your lessons, i can understand everyhing clear :)

rachel27

JAmes your lessons are very helpful…
Thanks from Azerbaijan..

Dunya

Thanks James,your lessons are very interesting and helpful…..

qumrum

Hi James thanks for a lessons, i like your lessons, thanks and waiting for new

paul

Hi, james, great lesson, I hope remeber all in my next english test,specially listening skills.

mileidis1979

it’s realy very nice thanks

kavitha

That was an awesome way to convey the whole presentations with well chosen words or examples .

tariq

Thank you!

kentiya

    don’t thank, give your money

    anon

Speak your piece means “state your opinion or view.”

anon

hold one’s breath = cease breathing temporarily
hold it! = calm down!

Alex

Dear teacher..
Could you explain ‘..easy to get hold of(f)’. Not sure about single or double ‘f’

tuknan2004

You are great Teacher!

Magda

Hi James! I have heard this: “hold me” or “can I hold you?” is that mean to give a hug? I’m not sure about that. Thanks a lot

cabaaso76

nice lesson

safwat

that’s awesome, thank u so much James:)

eagle

Thanks for your illustration. there is two idioms came out from the top of my head
1-to hold a grudge
2-to hold down the fort

fawzim77

Hi James it’s nice and you funny thanks

maggy

Customer orders a hamberger and he said:”hold tomato and onion” what is that means?

Lang

    It means “don’t put tomato and onion on it”.

    engVid Moderator

Thank you. You really make me understood.I like the way you teach

Nia

Thanks that was very good

Khalid

thanks Mr I like your way of teaching

ehab

Hi,I think in many of your videos you are talking too fast,and we learners have difficulty to understand,please speak more slowly,anyway Thank you for your job!

Roni

Thanks James, these lessons are excellent….

argenis

thank you very much.You explained very well.I glad for you that you explain so good.

Abzal

hi James,
Out of all the teachers, you have the greatest sense of humour, and your explanations are shagging great! Keep uploading vids mate:) I’ve just started watching them and enjoy them a lot!Warm greetings from Budapest, Hungary! Anett

Foldes Anett

Thank you James. You are a very good teacher.

Leon from Greece

Hello James! Your “w” letters on http://www.engWid.com domain name looks like a breast and buttocks :) Realy! And so sory my poor English.

Mehmet Can

Excellent T-shirt!

aterm13

thanks a lot

elkrespo

Not always i understand the meaning in previous lessons but this time it was excellent, thank you James

antonia12

thanks :)

jazzb

good lesson ……..liked it.

monika82

good lesson!

jorge78

thanks a lot

nabil athmane

Thank you!

znamensky

haahhahahahaha!!!! hold on! ahahahhaha!!! i´m Laughing!!! oh yeah! uuf!! you´re Sooo Funny man! haahhaha!!! good Video!

Offslate7

I love your style James :)

cemmy.92

James u are the best teacher ever! I love the way u explain and I soooo much love ur humor sense! I love you so much and yeah I’ll never forget about STD :D (if u get what I mean) <3

Ejbiebs

James you are such a good teacher.Will you explain me.How to use pain-sore-hurt.Please reply me.www.davebrarmission@yahoo.ca. Or you can write me under which lesson I can find it.
Thanks for response.

Dave Brar

thanks for the class i realy enjoy learning in this way

wilmarmoralesroa

just great! thank you!

Lanaawesome

thanks so much

nour alhalabi@abc

Thanks

Abdul Qayum

i love you jams <3

erta

thanks james :d u r great teacher. It was useful and also funny

amin.h

you are so great! thanks

DrNO484

great as usual
thanks

amr86

the lesson was informative and funny :)
thank you! ;)

jkudryavtseva

Hey james you are very confident with you are doing on videos.İt makes you productive also.Your lessons are very catchy but I have one little wish that your videos can be little longer 10 minutes it is not enough man, too short; but I m sure there is a reason for it though. Anyways I would spend my whole time by listen to you if there is more and longer video in this side, honestly.

murat1988

Do your own web site also, like jamesvid.com:) is that okay for you ? I am not joking you are succesfull as much as the next guy with your body language and acting skills on tv programs. You can make more money:) and also more importantly, get help with much more people who wanst to learn english.

murat1988

Big thanks, very helpful.

Vlad172

hi James,
thanks a lot. Please give a quiz…

hamedhlm

don’t get the “hold your piece” one

fytsai

I really like this video. Old on!!!
Thx james :) !

Marimar

Hey James… Amazing video! Thank you so much…
I won’t hold my peace until I learn all these idioms…

Patrick Alves

Hello James, thanks a lot for this lesson and all of your works.

Andahazy

I need to talk with you Teacher:James as soon as possible

Angle222

thank you very much

Aboela

Thank you a lot James!Your lessons are great!And i loooveee your sense of humor…makes this much more interesting!

Dragana Peric

Hi James,
thank you so much, but I have one question, What is different between hold my own and hold my ground?

malikalcoon0

O, it’s very interesting.I can use one word(hold) in difference meaning.
Thanks for your lesson.

Anna Vladimirovna

Hi James!
You are such a great teacher! I think you were born to teach :) I know it’s not easy and very nervous job.
Thank you so much, dear teacher!

aynur1984

Hi James. I’m really appreciating what you are doing here for foreign language students(which means for me at the same time), and i just wanted to say-probably you won’t but- if you need any turkish-english translation for anything, i can do my best with pleasure. Thanks for the lesson.

deft

Very nice teacher, I have learned many things from your lesson

mustafa20167

Hold on, Hold on, first of all the Batman t-shirt is awesome! Introducing myself as a fan/student Hi James ;-)

jacortesmahmud

Thanks for this lesson.

Maliban

Amazing!!! It helped me a lot.

gisele torres

thank you

zhongting

Thank you so much, very useful.

Marta Lopez

Where is the quiz?

Astri

If anyone say, ‘Stop studying English!’, I’ll hold my ground. Thank you.

Hiroki.Y

Oh, it’s very useful) Thank’s a lot))

NatalyaSh92

A lot of meanings the word “hold” has, but it’s easy to remember them when you listen a teacher explaining each case or form, more than read them beacause some time it’s boring to read a lot. Thanks.

angardiobel

Thanks !

ashishzaware@gmail.com

Any Quiz?

Ginnie

thank you so much the lesson war so good

Rebaz omer

Your pronunciation is good

the betst of the bet

Thank you

Tyrion

can you PLS make a video about SUBJECT VERB AGREEMENT

JEREMY123

THANK YOU

JEREMY123

So cool, thanks James!

Jonathas Wilhem

thanks!

shihai182

wooowwww goood….. I like it

ottokalangi

That was an excellent lesson !

Thanks James

adrijana

Hi James, i learn a lot with your videos. Thankyou. I like your style :)

Edna

So great

alirezadinakani

Hello James,
How can I contact you? Please help me! I have many questions for you

k...olzhas

hey james ! i’m so pleasure to watch somebody like you and after watching you r videos i’m holding my own to be perfect in speaking English and nobody say to me hold your peace because i speak wrong .hold me on 1 month and i will be fluent in English

samer2373

Thank you for all videos im from Poland and i want to develop my language skills so you are the best teacher for me <3

dzikson99

thank you so much your the best teacher i have ever known

hasooony01
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