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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.
My cell phone is ______.

My grandfather ______ when he was 98.

The opposite of life is:

Die is a:

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217 Comments on “English Vocabulary – How To Talk About Death and Dying”

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It’s really god.

Tuesday, May 5th 2009

    Hello Ronnie,
    I would like to thank for teaching us the way you do, that is “phat”. The more I check out your videos the more I want to learn. Anyway, I have been trying to find a pronounciation video on -o ending words but found none. I am italian by the way, and as so I found the way I say them all the way different the way them are ment to be said, they sound longer and I would say nicely. So here’s my request: Would you fancy doing a lesson on -o ending words?
    Thans in advance..See ya Pacey!

    Thursday, January 24th 2013

its very good but death is noun

Wednesday, May 6th 2009

heheh This site is very good .

Friday, May 8th 2009

ur way of teaching is too good. thankyou for your lesson.

Tuesday, May 12th 2009

This site is very good today i am first time visit so i am very impresive

Sunday, May 17th 2009

its really excellent….

Monday, May 25th 2009

thank you teacher ! I learned alot .

Wednesday, May 27th 2009


Die -> verb (past: died; present continuous: dying)
Dead -> adjective
Death -> noun

Very nice !

Thanks Ronnie !

Monday, June 1st 2009

I don´t like that this site die.I want that always exist it.

Thursday, June 4th 2009


Saturday, June 6th 2009

pls dnt die ENGVID , i hope u live long time kkk…thnk u teacher yr leossen was awsome.

Monday, June 8th 2009

Hahaha, so cool the last image! xD
Great lesson! You seem to be such a great person (:

Wednesday, June 10th 2009

ur style of teaching is very nice. i like it.thanks

Tuesday, June 16th 2009

im in the 3level and their exercise help me to improve my brain thanks ,i will see you soon

Wednesday, June 17th 2009

Very Very nice site

Thursday, June 18th 2009


Monday, June 29th 2009

hi thanks a lot !!

Monday, July 6th 2009

I like vocabulary lesson and I think it’s interesting for a lmos people who would like to improve her/his English Langauge
Thank you very much for the great work.

Monday, July 27th 2009

i want learn english complet
thanks for you are teach

Wednesday, October 7th 2009

i watched your explanation and you wrote on the board MY CELLPHONE IS DEAD

Sunday, January 24th 2010


Sunday, January 24th 2010

Great lesson Ronnie.

Wednesday, March 31st 2010

Wow.. This is great! Thanks alot.^^ Finally, I found an english site so good. Thank you teacher!!!!!

Sunday, April 25th 2010


Monday, May 17th 2010

At one point i am not agree with u and feeling u r wrong. in sentence “he is dying” dying is is not gerund but is main verb.is -helping verb and dying is main verb hence is+dying= complete verb.in addition to that this sentence has’t not any object.wats urs reaction abt this

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

    are u a teacher????
    if no, respect the teacers

    Friday, April 22nd 2011

OHH shit::

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

really so nice…….daily i am watching your website only …

Thursday, May 27th 2010

thank youuuuu…very learning lessons..!!!

Tuesday, June 8th 2010


Sunday, June 13th 2010

its very good ,thank you Ronne

Saturday, June 19th 2010

Have a good life and comfortable death.

Monday, July 5th 2010

very easy to learn english with your videos, i am very excited to watch that videos.

i will rememeber the difference between die & dead like do & die situation :)

Sunday, July 11th 2010

Thank you for another lesson…
I’d like you to know that I really enjoy learning with all of you(teachers from engvid).

Wednesday, July 21st 2010


Monday, July 26th 2010

very very good techar many thanx

Tuesday, July 27th 2010

dear Teacher;
Ur way is realy amazin. Its very interesting .

Friday, July 30th 2010

thanks for the oportunity

Friday, August 20th 2010

Sorry, maybe it is out of the subject but I really want to know about it. A friend of mine told me that when we said the words with “th” (The, that,three.this,those with, etc) we must put our tongue is adhering on our palate.Is that right?

Saturday, September 18th 2010

I love the way of the teacher and thank her so much

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

It’s easy to understand and helpful too

Monday, October 4th 2010


Wednesday, October 13th 2010

I wish you a long life!

Thursday, November 11th 2010

    i wish you the semme thing

    Wednesday, April 13th 2011

what is different between dead and death

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Thank you Ronnie for your english lessons,they are very good, and you explain them very well thanks again and I see you next time,bye.

Sunday, December 26th 2010


Thursday, December 30th 2010

what’s the correct answer for number one? dead or dying ?


Tuesday, January 11th 2011

Thank you for the lesson.

Sunday, February 27th 2011

I hope all the teacher will be try.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

if u die, funny teacher I will die too.

Friday, March 4th 2011

hi ronnie.hw r u?hope u will be fi9.plz explain it…..(we are done)in this sentence done is using as adjective or..?plz reply must……..

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

hi ronnie.hw r u?hope u will be fi9.plz explain it…..(we are done)in this sentence done is using as adjective or..?plz reply must……..

Friday, March 25th 2011

its nice

Friday, March 25th 2011

but in the answer 1
not was dead

Saturday, April 2nd 2011

thank you so much for the leesson it very good

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Dear Ronnie,
some people say “his mother expired” or “he expired ” is this word correct.

Monday, April 25th 2011

    WOW – YES that phrase is correct, but we never say that in Canada.

    Monday, April 25th 2011

Very interesting site…i love it… great teachers i prefer to listen on your site than to my class i learnd a lot here than listening to my teacher..haha…its funny…well tnx…your great….i wanna ask if u have here about TIPS for INterview question?? tnx and Godbless..luv you..mwuahh..hehe

Saturday, May 7th 2011

    Do you mean tips for ASKING or ANSWERING interview questions?
    Let me know and I can help you!
    Thanks for watching!
    Good luck!

    Monday, May 9th 2011

hello Ronnie teacher. i learning all of you. I have question. which sentense is correct?
my cell phone is dead
my cell phone is dying.

Thursday, May 12th 2011

    Both are correct – one is past tense. (My cell phone is dead)
    “My cell phone is dying” is present continuous – which means it is happening NOW!

    Thursday, May 12th 2011

Hi Ronnie,

I enjoy your lesson so much.

BTW, may I ask u something? If ‘my cell phone is dead’ is a past tense, then ‘why don’t we say ‘my cell phone was dead’.

Sunday, May 15th 2011

    If you say your cell phone was dead, that means that it died and now it is alive. This is past tense.
    If you say it is dead, it is present tense, not past.

    Tuesday, May 17th 2011

Thank you teacher. It’s good lesson.

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

hello runnie, thank u for the lesson pls am confuse on how to use “yours” e.g some one send u a greating message and u don,t want to repeat your self is “&yrs” do u want use or “and u too” pls i will be waiting for your reply. thank you

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

    Yours means it belongs to someone: “That baby is yours.”
    You can say “and you too” or “and you” — this is a way to reply if someone says… “Have a good day”. You can say: “You too!”

    Saturday, June 4th 2011

Hi Ronnie, your lessons funnier than my school and very enjoyable.After watch your lessons it is easy to remember all of these so I want to watch much more video plz…In fact , I need to IELTS vocabulary and I know there are a lot of students need it.Its only suggestion because you’re doing your best.Thank you.

Saturday, June 11th 2011

:D Long life to Black Humour!

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Could u be kind enough to teach me the use of AIR QUOTES (“FINGER QUOTES”)during a conversation.

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Hi Rannie.thank you abaut evrythink .you’r good teaching.Ilove this way of teach.cood time

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

thanks ronie.that is means by (ok) stanted for

Friday, July 8th 2011

very easy to understand

Monday, July 11th 2011

good lesson.thank u.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Hello, teacher, thanks for this lesson. What about the phrasal verb “to pass away”, do you use it?

Saturday, July 30th 2011

    Yes we do!

    Monday, August 1st 2011

Oh! great end)))) I am scared))) thanks for the lesson/ Your lessons are very interesning and usefull!!!

Sunday, August 14th 2011

thanks for this useful opportunity.Ronnie you will be of my age. i am very impressed by your style of teaching.

Monday, August 15th 2011

Hello Ronnie, how can I she is dead… I’m gonna say 3 years, 1 week, 2 months. Thank you for you anwer

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

    Um… I’m not sure what you mean but I think you mean how to say how long someone has been dead for??
    You can say she has been dead for 3 years/1 week/2 months.

    Wednesday, August 24th 2011

      Yes, exacly that what I wanted to know. Thank you;)

      Thursday, August 25th 2011

the picture at the end was not good i will never let eng vid die

Monday, October 10th 2011

Thank you teacher.

Sunday, October 16th 2011

Thanks a lot Ronnie

Monday, October 17th 2011


Tuesday, November 1st 2011

Much as gracias ronnie el material es fantastico y tu exelente maestra

Friday, November 4th 2011

Dear Ms. Ronnie,
Thank you for your lesson. I have a question, “how could we tell politely someone is dead.”
Eg: My grandpa passed away yesterday! (Is this a polite sentence?)
Please advise with alternatives.

Tuesday, November 8th 2011

    Yes! Your sentence is perfect!

    Tuesday, November 8th 2011

it was just awesome Ronnie.thanx

Sunday, November 20th 2011

Hi Teacher!! :)! I have a question that When someone is older than us is dead, but we do not want to say like that because it’s not polite. So what should we say in this case?
Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! :)!

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

    You can say they passed away.

    Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Hi teacher, how r u? i have a question about adjective dead and verb die in the past ,
do we use dead when for example someone passed away a long time and died when just happened like futur of the past

Friday, November 25th 2011

you are a good teacher,I now because Im teacher too.thankssss…one day,If you are come to TURKEY.I want to take private lesson from you..When you come to TURKEY,Could you say in here…bye

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Hello my best teacher Ronnie! first of all i hope you’re doing well. I just want from you please don’t let your humor and your nice smile DIE,keep being cheerful and smily all time,you are wonderful and i’m imroving my english due to your great way of “ELT” english language teaching.Thank you!

Thursday, December 1st 2011

why, in your expo you said, my cell phone is dead,or on the exercice we said my cell phone is dying,what is the different please.

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

    Dead= adjective.
    Dying = verb

    Monday, December 19th 2011

u teach in an excellent way:)

Sunday, December 18th 2011

so good,you are a good teacher Ronnie

Friday, January 13th 2012

Hi dear and sweety Ronnie , its very good to hear you online i got my confussion off,you realy inpired me and my admirration is for you, I am there fore cordily inviting you here in pakistan particulerly to Swat vally, you will see the people’s hospitalities and eagernes towards learn english,if you could please accept my humbleness ,thanks

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

    Thank you very much!

    Thursday, January 26th 2012

is cermony means party ? or cirmony

Friday, January 27th 2012

    Ceremony means a rite or ritual.

    Sunday, January 29th 2012

hi.teacher,thanks for this lecture. i am from azerbaijan. i enjoyed your lesson. please accept my sincerity

Sunday, February 12th 2012

ronnie teaching is awesome

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

what is the difference between
she is died and she is dead?

waiting for your kindly response

Thursday, March 1st 2012

    You have to say She is dead or She died. She is died is wrong.

    Sunday, March 4th 2012

sorry my question is out of your lesson but i really need the answer
which is correct
1- Can you tell me what is the time?
2- can you tell me what the time is?

Tuesday, March 6th 2012


    Tuesday, March 6th 2012

    If this picture is you, you’re so cute. I love this boy.

    Wednesday, August 29th 2012

thank you very match appreciated

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

thnx Mam

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

really i would like to be my friend in oder to help me in my teaching .i hope a possitive reply.

Wednesday, March 14th 2012

Hello you can say. When was a wake?i was invited to the
Funeral home. Then services come after. You wore something
black. The funeral procession runs along the street . The cars
Get into the grave yard in florida. Is that correct?

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

    When was at a wake, in Florida. I was invited to the
    Funeral home. The services came after. I wore something
    black. The funeral procession ran along the street . The cars
    went into the graveyard.

    Tuesday, March 20th 2012

thats nice thank a lot……

Monday, March 26th 2012

Hai teacher Ronnie! I have learnt a lot of knowledge from your all of the videos. Thank you so much. Could i ask some questions to you?

1. I heard they say ‘I will die today’ or ‘i died today’ ( They mean they met or will meet unfortunate something that day) Is it correct? If no, why?

2. I saw many movies and songs have the word HE’D.What’s the meaning of “he’d”?

3.How to use the word DAMN? Is it politely word and the other meaning same as VERY? Can i use this word when i chatting with teacher?

I hope to hear back from you ASAP. Thanks a million Ronnie!


Tuesday, March 27th 2012

wonderful! Ronny you are an amazing teacher!

Saturday, March 31st 2012

I liked the lesson with u.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

You are great

Thursday, May 10th 2012

I love Ronnie’s entrance and of course her teaching

Friday, June 1st 2012

It’s extremely marvelous this website..

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

All the 7 teachers are supereb. I have spend 30 years to learn english.I have not been get a chance to get such classes. Ronnie,Rebecca,valen & james are superb. Let me be blessed to listen alex ,john &emma also. Thanks to Entire group.

Monday, June 18th 2012

Hello Ronnie.

I’m sorry as my questions are out of your lesson but I really need to know what these words mean.


Can u please explain the meanings of these words with examples and how and when I can use them and in simple english.

Saturday, June 30th 2012

Hello ronnie.
what is the difference bettwen a dog dead and a dead dog.

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

iam larun english

Saturday, July 21st 2012

You are a good and funny teacher:)I always enjoy your lessons a lot.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

Ok Aqui é para os brasileiros que estudam inglÊs por meio deste site.Primeiramente para usar dead antes da palavra dead tem que ter o verbo To be que são eles Is,Are e Am e já Died nao é necessario simplificando maiis ainda.Veja o exemplo abaixo;

Dead : Morto
Died : Morreu

agora tenha um nivel de ingles adequado para saber veja comigo.De acordo com a dica á cima vamos acimilar

Carmen is …. (Carmen está…)qual dos dois pode haver mais significado Carmen está morreu ou Carmen está morta.Então é isso aí pessoal.Se gostaram da dica publiquem á baixo e assim continuarei ajudando e se houver alguma dúvida,publique a dúvida em português e assim irei ajudar você satisfazendo o seu desejo de aprender inglês.Bons estudos

Saturday, July 28th 2012

That comentary above is just for the brazilians students because have the translation for portuguese of the words “dead and died” is easier for us brazilians.RONNIE WE LOVE YOU.YOU ARE THE BEASTEST TEACHER OF THE WORLD UHUUUUU

Saturday, July 28th 2012

Hello jamie19,
First you can’t say dog dead because for that you need the verb to be for you use dead,in this case you just use died,The dog died.the died dog is wrong.you’re welcome by answer you ask ^^ goodbye

Saturday, July 28th 2012

hi guys

Saturday, July 28th 2012

very good lesson but we need more vocabulary about this issue

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

Thanks Teacher!

Friday, August 31st 2012


Wednesday, September 12th 2012


Monday, September 17th 2012

:( , I will try it again.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

OK, this time, I got 100%


Sunday, September 23rd 2012

oooooh woooooooow yees i got 100% thank you techaer i love you

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

Hi Teacher,
What is the past participle verb in die
“After he had dead we came here.”is this correct?
Thank you.

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

    Died = p.p of die!

    Friday, November 2nd 2012

Is Death in a dying condition?B’cos science is Gradually gaining overpower on a lot of our organs.

Monday, November 12th 2012

Hi Ronnie,Thanks for your useful lessons,
But I have a question,
What is the difference between these two sentences:
My cell phone is dead.
My cell phone died.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

    My cell phone died is past tense.
    My cell phone is dead is present tense,

    Thursday, December 6th 2012

Hi Ronnie,thank you for your useful lessons,but I have a question,
what is the difference between these two sentences in meaning,
My cell phone died.
My cell phone is dead.

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

thanx ronnie . my score is 100 . i dont know why i cant every thing you said . i am sure the problem is me .

Thursday, December 6th 2012

sorry . some mistake . i mean (i don’t know why i cant understand every thing you said)

Thursday, December 6th 2012

i just want to understand if there’s difference in idioms and words among UK , Canada and USA . please help me because i want to get the British accent :D nice video my teacher ;)

Saturday, December 8th 2012

Thank u

Sunday, December 30th 2012

may i ask you a question ?
what is difference between
“My cell phone is dead”
“My cell phone dies” ?

Monday, January 7th 2013

Hello dear and lovely teacher Ronnie :) I’ve got a question.. Here it comes ->

How is it correct to say?

I’ve given lots of headaches TO MY MOTHER


I’ve given TO MY MOTHER lots of headaches ??

which is the correct placement?? or are both the same? thank you

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

    I’ve given TO MY MOTHER lots of headaches = wrong!
    You can say I’ve given my mother lots of headaches! OR I’ve given lots of headaches TO MY MOTHER.

    Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

Perfect ! Thank you very much <3you're the bees knees ! :D Yaaay

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Here in the Brazil, funeral is written exactly the same way “FUNERAL” ;)

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thanks and lot of thanks for teacher

Thursday, January 24th 2013


Thursday, January 24th 2013

very much like mss ronie you an encellent teacher ever

Thursday, January 24th 2013

hi, teacher. I’m so happy today for learn one more English word by heart. I don’t know but my friends said me that my English is improving day by day. I grown up in a small town where nobody can speaks English. I have not gone any English teaching class. But now I’m one of the country in Europe as exchange student. Every day when I wake up with fear because of my English. I have still trouble speaking. Please, talk to me on skype and give advice. this id my skype Id guli.ahkmet. I will be grateful if u help me.
Birth and death presents of god for us. Every good thing has an end. so do life.

Friday, January 25th 2013

Helpful lesson, thanks so much Ronnie

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Hello ronnie; How are you ; Please I wanna know are you American or canadian ; and please tell me Please what’s the difference between accent candian and accent american and british because I used to listen to american people and Now I am listening to you and I understand all of you say AND I wanna know do you speak easily or candian is like this please explain to me! And thanks a lot you’re amazing thumbs up(y)

Saturday, May 18th 2013

Thank you Ronnie. I think it was better if you would elaborate on this lesson. thanks for not being dead after it, just joking.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

Thanks,it’s very useful ,please teach us more than adejvtive and verb like this lesson thanks a lot , xxx

Sunday, August 4th 2013

Thanks a lot the best teacher!!!!

Saturday, August 31st 2013

What does’t present tense mean?

Thursday, September 19th 2013

thanks Ronnie:)

Monday, October 7th 2013

hi ronnie, i’m jessica from indonesia. i’d like to know about zero conditional. is that possible to put another tenses be sides simple present in zero conditional? can you tell me about this, please? thanks :)

Friday, October 18th 2013

    this cool tjesica!
    deneng ora nganggo foto?

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

thanks miss Ronnie: It is cool. i got 75 not very bad.

Monday, November 18th 2013

It would also be nice to talk about mourning in this class, it can be a little confusing sometimes, thx Ronnie

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

what is the correct sentence 1- my phone is dying or 2- my phone is dead ?!

Sunday, January 5th 2014

I am not dead. I am alive. And I’ll not dead, I don’t want.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Ronnie, I just want to let you know that you already in my top-ten-people-that-i-would-like-to-meet list

keep lecturing us :)

Thursday, January 30th 2014

    @hany I like ronnie to the best teacher ever

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

U will never die )

Saturday, February 8th 2014


Sunday, February 9th 2014


Sunday, February 9th 2014

I love your style, Ronnie.Thanks

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

Ohhh I got 75 %. Thanks.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

it’s very good.

Wednesday, April 30th 2014

100% good lesson

Monday, May 26th 2014

tnx a lot teacher :)

Saturday, June 7th 2014

Thank you very much.

Friday, June 20th 2014

Excuse me. There is any conversation in this site

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

peace of cake . BTW u look sad or uncomfortable in this video . i was expecting more verbs like : passed away , he is gone or nouns like : cemetery, graveyard , cremation . buried …… etc . cheers

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

You’re great Ronnie!

Monday, September 8th 2014

Thanks, that was really funny and scary. kkkk
I don’t wanna die anyway, ;SSS

Sunday, November 16th 2014

@tjjessica, we live in the same country Indonesia

: )

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

    @Hany hai

    Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Thank you Ronie. I have learned new expressions, your are awesome

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Thanks you Ronnie!! I was very confusing about it!! I love your lessons!

Friday, February 27th 2015

I love your stile of teaching; please, dont die!is this sentence correct?

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

excuse me;I mean your style

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

i’m a new one
your videos are very helpful.

Monday, May 18th 2015

what is the different between ‘dead’ and ‘died’??

Saturday, July 25th 2015

    dead is an adjective and died is a verb like married verb for example: Anyone killed your dog.Now your dog is died.Then you can say I have a dead dog.

    Wednesday, October 31st 2018

and ‘death’ also

Saturday, July 25th 2015

75% not bad

Monday, September 7th 2015

perfect score. thanks ronnie

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

Hi mam.
people often use “rest in peace(RIP)” word in death situations..is it a proper word to use..
is there any alternate words are there to use in those death situations..

Thursday, October 1st 2015

My best teacher ever
All I can say to u
May God bless u Ronnie

Saturday, October 10th 2015

very useful lesson

Monday, November 30th 2015

thank you my teacher Ronnie
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “When a man dies, his deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah (ceaseless charity); a knowledge which is beneficial, or a virtuous descendant who prays for him (for the deceased).”

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

I am drying ^_^

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Hello Ronnie,
I saw your’s many videos on engvid almost 174,
Can you categorized all of them in a learning sequence for beginners to intermediate and at the end for advance learner?? I mean give no. to your all videos if possible,
Thanks and Regards.
Nabi Ahmed

Friday, February 17th 2017

Thanks Ronnie!

Monday, March 6th 2017

Thank you.I know i will die but I hope it wiil be after 100 years😃

Thursday, January 4th 2018


Sunday, February 11th 2018

Thank you.

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

thank you ❤

Saturday, September 1st 2018

You got 3 correct out of 4.

Death is a starter for other life.

Wednesday, October 31st 2018

Very nice!
i didnt wanna die

Tuesday, November 6th 2018

Awesome quite fabulous it’s great quite fabulous too good lvvvvllyyyy

Friday, February 22nd 2019

All f them 👋 signs for new hiii @hello!

Friday, February 22nd 2019

Is there anybody here from 2019

Sunday, March 31st 2019

Thank you Ms. Ronnie.

Monday, June 24th 2019

I get it, 100%, thanks Ronnie for this lesson.

Saturday, June 29th 2019

Hello Mrs Ronnie

Wednesday, March 25th 2020

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