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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.
I _______ it is difficult for me to tell you the truth.

Dear employees, I _______ to inform you that because of circumstances out of our control, everyone will be laid off as of tomorrow.

Please offer my ________ to your aunt for the loss of her husband.

My wife and I are going to see a relationship counselor to try and __________ our relationship.

Ever since the government scandal at town hall, the citizens of Riverdale have been ________ with their leadership. It will be almost impossible to regain their trust.

What I'm going to say will shock you, but I ask you to not _______ violently. Please try to remain calm.

Because of all the hardships he suffered while growing up, Paul has ________ to practice peaceful parenting with his own children.

Sociopaths are people who are unable to feel ________ for others. This means they cannot put themselves in other people's shoes and imagine what others are feeling.

My father has had a significant _______ on my development as an adult. I'm grateful for his guidance.

Suzie was constantly frustrated with her husband, so she asked him if he could talk for a moment. She told him he rarely __________ her for her efforts in their household.


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66 Comments on “English Vocabulary for difficult situations: confess, regret, condolences…”


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Great as always Mr James
helpful lesson thank you so mach

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

100 great job and I acknowledge this is empathizing lesson for us because let us consider about to the high level of words in English vocabulary.

Best regards

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

I got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you James.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Thanks

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

What a great lesson. Got 10/10. Mr.James from
Engvid, you definitely are a great professor.
Thank you very much for your lessons.
That’s what Engvid is all about!

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

At my daddy’s funeral, as people gave me their condolences acknowledging his merits, I was glad they emphatized- but I regretted the time not spent with him

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Thanks a lot James!!Interesting vocabulary!

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

R.E.M :Losing my religion…so nice:)
Useful lesson.

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

10/10 great, even though I ‘ve gone wrong

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Cool teacher :) Thaaaaanks

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

Is Mr. E worm?! I thought it’s a snake!

Tuesday, April 10th 2018

    Me too.

    Thursday, August 16th 2018

thanks for your effective lesson
I got a suggestion, could you make a lesson about the difference between some synonyms like “infer vs conclude ” or “suggest vs insinuate vs imply”, you know, these kinda of things that are so confusing for us to use in different situations,about their connotation and other stuff

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

😍 Got 100℅ .I m so surprised . What a useful lesson. Sociopath is the newest vocab overall in this lesson . I feel good by knowing new words in my memory. Thanks a lot , James.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

“empathize” it’s a word very important; understand and share the feelings of another. Thanks for this lesson!

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

got 10/10

there is my first try, ready to have ane comments on it.

1. I was disillusioned about her when I herad what she’d said about a woman, who was asking for a help and support because her husband was seriously ill. There was not an ounce of empathy, she was very harsh and cynical. She was saying like the man had been acknowledged to be dead(or being dead? I’m confused, which is right?)
2. If you truly regret about something, maybe you should find an opportunity to mend it.
3. His story of overcoming something that had seemed to be impossimple to handle had a great impact on my conscious. It still motivates me, when I have troubles and almost feel despairing.

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

*any

Wednesday, April 11th 2018

You are perfect!

Thursday, April 12th 2018

I got them 100%!

Thursday, April 12th 2018

    Hi Zohreh!

    Sunday, June 10th 2018

James, I only regret one thing – I don’t have such a cool shirt :))

Thursday, April 12th 2018

Your face in the title image is priceless, James.

Thursday, April 12th 2018

very well sir ..i love you adam sir,your expression is really good.

Friday, April 13th 2018

Thank you James !

Friday, April 13th 2018

Professor James, I imagine how busy you are, but I’m
going to ask you a colossal favor: could you prepare
a lesson on split infinitives? It’s a topic I have
always had problems, not to mention dangling participles.Hope you read this comment.

Friday, April 13th 2018

Excellent. Thank you very much.

Saturday, April 14th 2018

I’m truly empathized with your videos,sometimes i got problem with my english but with your help i have to acknowledge that i getting better and better cause u are mending all my english problem.

tks James.

Monday, April 16th 2018

thank you James

Monday, April 16th 2018

Very good lesson!Thank you teacher!

Monday, April 16th 2018

I have to confess one thing- seeing how you are breaking up with Mr E was the saddest moment I’ve ever witnessed online. Ii is going to have a lasing impact on the rest on my life. My condolences to poor Mr E. You should have told him earlier.Now i’m disillusioned with you teacher. I regret watching this video.
Hilarious lesson. Thanks

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

Thank you teacher….!!

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

Hi there! James, gotta say this lesson blew my mind up. I got 10 out of 10. About my homework i will come up with it soon.

Bye bye

Tuesday, April 17th 2018

Mr. James. You are so great. You make me understand, absorb and love English.
Many thanks to you.
Khaled

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

I’ve got 10/10 Great! Thanks James.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

Very useful lesson, thank you! I got 10/10.

Friday, April 20th 2018

James can you teach me how to write a compare writing please I need to do for my homework!!!!!!

Saturday, April 21st 2018

thanx

Sunday, April 22nd 2018

You or Mr. E should consider to become the new president of Brazil… I’m kidding, hahaha! Great lesson James

Thursday, April 26th 2018

thanks

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

You got 8 correct out of 10.

thank you.

Tuesday, May 8th 2018

ho my GOD 3 different quizzes and i’ve always 90. so funny

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

anyway you’re a good teacher

Wednesday, May 30th 2018

yeeees..! i did it..mr james ur my superb teacher…

Friday, June 1st 2018

I regret to tell you that I disillusioned about your lessons. I hope to consider my little acknowledgment about you, but nothing can mend my English after following your lessons. I’m sorry but I confess that your lessons are …..
:) I’m just joking Mr.james you are a really superb teacher. I tried to use what I have learned recently by following your fantastic lessons.

Saturday, June 2nd 2018

you are the best Mr.James

Saturday, June 2nd 2018

What a great lesson! Thank you.

Sunday, June 10th 2018

Thank you, so much sir.
This was very helpful….. 😊

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

I got a hundred

Thursday, June 14th 2018

Here’s one of my assignments. I tried to make it funny and I wanted to share it would you. I’m open to suggestions. Thanks and let me know yours.

* As the captain of your national football team, I regret having to bring this news for my fans (also for those not so fans). The Argentinian football team is conscious about its regular performance and our lack of response. Since the dissatisfied draw in our first match with the Iceland football team and the unacceptable 3-0 with Croatia, We’re are trying to empathize with the pain that you may be going through and we hope to mend the team as long as God lend us a hand (or a leg. It’s all accepted).
We’re aware that many of you are disillusioned with us for leading you on victory that never existed. But please consider that we are under tremendous stress because of the impact a loss naturally causes .
We are reacting in , perhaps the best way possible, and we hope you can acknowledge the effort that… Ok, doesn’t matter …
Therefore, in order to come out of this quandary of today’s must-win clash with Nigeria, We resolved to ask the Technical Director to send some of the staff substitutes to encourage the Croatian squad to beat Iceland so to help us out.*

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

    Very good 👏👏👏🌸

    Tuesday, August 21st 2018

      Thanks Ghydaa! I’m glad you liked it!

      Monday, December 3rd 2018

Hi James and E, I have to confess that I am delighted to learn English with you. These lessons have strongly impacted my english and from now on, I have resolved to speak with empathy in order to mend my relationships at work.

Thursday, June 28th 2018

i have got 100%

Wednesday, July 4th 2018

James, why worm?

Wednesday, July 11th 2018

Hey James, I’ve got 9 of 10 thanks a lot sir.

Tuesday, July 31st 2018

you are a great teacher, i got 80 but i will get 100 on my next quiz.

Tuesday, August 7th 2018

Thank s

Monday, August 13th 2018

Thank you very much! So interesting!

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018

I got 100. Thanks James for the wonderful lesson.

Sunday, September 23rd 2018

9/10. Thanks James for superb lesson!

Friday, September 28th 2018

Thanks,James. Have 8 of 10.

Friday, September 28th 2018

Thanks you Jame. I am proud to share with you and and classmate the score i got ( 10/10)

Sunday, October 21st 2018

Hello, sir you are superb as usual.
Although you give us lot of knowledge about the English language, I regret to say that I am very careless in doing practice of them.
So, I’m confessing you my mistake which make me disillusioned in front of you. These mistakes impact my life widely

Monday, November 12th 2018

vocabs is difficult but good explanation
thanks

Saturday, November 24th 2018

It was my disillusion that I will get 10 out of 10 but now I confess that I got 9 out of 10. I know you can empathize with me what I am feeling right now. I will resolve this and I will not forget the impact that makes me feel regret. Consider me as a beginner and normally beginners make mistakes.

Sunday, November 25th 2018

Thanks James,with your unique teaching skills,
i personaly feel more confident during talking amongs the peers

Saturday, December 8th 2018
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