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What does "vert" mean in Latin?

If someone switches from one religion to another religion, they have:

I tried Windows Vista, but I hated it, so I ________ to Windows XP.

Someone who has strange ideas about sex is sometimes called a:

I want to change my pesos to euros. I need to find a place to ______ the money.

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91 Comments on “English Vocabulary Pyramid – VERT”

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Thanks James I was dying to see your class again!!!! This is very important!! Thank for your efforts!!

Saturday, August 21st 2010

    My pleasure! Keep watching!

    Saturday, August 21st 2010

      plz can u make a video about adverbs verbs etc and show me

      Saturday, September 4th 2010

Yet another very useful video. Please don’t stop.-)

Sunday, August 22nd 2010

Another wonderful lesson!!Keep doing it!

Sunday, August 22nd 2010

thank you James. your lessons are important.
I have confuse between convert and subvert, please would you like to explain me what difference between convert and subvert?
thank you

Sunday, August 22nd 2010

Hey James, I´m from Mexico and just found this site, it´s great so are you!!!! My best wishes…and I took a look at your background and let me tell you…You´re a great person…God bless you

Monday, August 23rd 2010

James, thanks for you great class. I became your fan, guy. You’re awesome. I can’t wait for the next video.

Monday, August 23rd 2010

Thank you so much!

Monday, August 23rd 2010

Thak you james this si very intersting wods.idid know before now I Know them.

Monday, August 23rd 2010

I would be really happy if you could help with this question Mr. James. my question is when to use have had, had had, has had and when to use only one have, one had, one has? Please, answer my question because am really confused.

Monday, August 23rd 2010

You are the best, I am your fan, already

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Dear james
firstly i would like to say thanks,
i dont no much more english to speak could u send me the video’s of all gramer class n how to speak in english……….
dont mistake me i dont no how right alao….

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

5 out of 5 questions. This means you are a good teacher. Thank you!

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Thanks for this lesson james have please keep teaching us, bye amigo!!

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

    uff sorry the post can´t be edited I wanted to post was:

    Thanks for this lesson james, please keep teaching us, hasta pronto amigo!!

    Tuesday, August 24th 2010

Hello James,

I couldn’t find another way to ask you and therefore I’m asking here. I’m little bit confused about how correctly used “have had”. Actually, I can’t deeply understand it. Could you, briefly, explain it.

With a best regards,

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

    ‘have had’ is used in Present Perfect Simple tense.
    In pres. perf. simple HAVE or HAS is used at all the times.
    HAD is irregular verb of HAVE. For example:
    How long HAVE you HAD that bad cough?(you have)
    Check out Present Perfect Simple for more info.

    Friday, October 15th 2010

    There are two uses of have and had.
    1- use of have as verb shows our possession. For instance: I have a computer. Yes, I still have it. It’s at my home you can see (if possible).
    I had a computer. Here it is the 2nd form of the verb showing that I don’t have the computer now but I had it some time in past.
    But now I don’t have any computer.
    An other use of has/have/had
    Remember We use “Had” in Past, Have/Has in Present and have in future as helping verb before a Verb.
    Example: I had already done my work. (past) here had is “helping verb” and actual verb is “done”
    I have done my work. (present perfect)
    He has done his work.(present Perfect)
    It means, it has not been a long time I did this work. I have just done it may be 5 mins ago.

    I shall have done my work. There are two meanings of this sentence. (Sir James can correct me if I am wrong)
    i- There will be a time in future when I shall do this work completely.
    ii- may be i have done it (perhaps it was i who did it because no one else did it).

    Tuesday, November 9th 2010

thank u brother for ur efforts

Wednesday, August 25th 2010

I like this website very much coz it can make me improve my English skills.You must keep it going. Thanks every teacher for teaching me.

Wednesday, August 25th 2010

Hey, James! You’re definetively the best! I’ve already invited all my friends to join us on EngVid! Greetings from Brasil!

Thursday, August 26th 2010

James U’re really amazing. Dont mind! i am poor in speaking english, But your lecturing is good

Saturday, August 28th 2010

Hi James
would you mind if I ask you to introduce more lesson that is useful for me
thank you in advance

Monday, August 30th 2010

Nice quiz…like it…Thnk yew

Tuesday, August 31st 2010

wow! I love it..

Tuesday, August 31st 2010

How to Improve English grammar??????

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

This was really helpful. Thank you!
Keep making new videos

Friday, September 3rd 2010

thank you james. im studying for my ged. and this im confident will help me in my journey to bettering myself in life.

Friday, September 3rd 2010

thanks alot james you are the best English theacher that i have ever see.
but i am little confused about the present and past participle and also the perfect particple . I dont know how to use them and what they are for.So please can you explain it to me or make a video in the future.
Thank you again james

Friday, September 10th 2010

Hi James! You are the best!
Your language classes are great!!…thanks a lot!!I’d like to meet you :-)

Sunday, September 19th 2010

It was a good lecture

Sunday, September 26th 2010

It was a good lecture. I liked it.

Sunday, September 26th 2010

than x for all these lessons

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

thinks alot

Friday, October 15th 2010

I like all lecture you teach
you’re very kind
thanks so much

Friday, October 29th 2010

Hi mr.James..I think you are doing great..could you give mr your e-mail address I am a translator I need to know how to identify the main verb of sentences

Sunday, October 31st 2010

thank you . it is a good way to learn a lot of words. i like it… thankssss

Thursday, November 4th 2010

James I would like you to make a video on adjective and adverbs, they can get kinder of confusing. I know that the adverb describes the verb, and what confuse me is when the adjective also describes and adverb, help me please!!! or is it the other way around? HELP,! HELP.!!!!

Thursday, November 4th 2010

Sir James, I love to watch your lectures. But I haven’t seen them all yet. So, When I shall have seen them all I’ll definitely ask you the questions you expect from your students.
Yours Sincerely,

Tuesday, November 9th 2010

Hi james,
You are good teacher & i liked your teaching style. This is regarding the below sentence mentioned in quiz.
“I tried Windows Vista, but I hated it, so I ________ back to Windows XP.”
And ans is revert.
I think revert should not be used with back as both word has same meaning. In that case correct sentence would be “I tried Windows Vista, but I hated it, so I _come back to Windows XP.” am i correct?

Wednesday, November 17th 2010

    You are correct! It is redundant to say “revert back”, though it is used quite often. I have fixed the quiz based on your feedback!

    Friday, November 19th 2010

4 out of 5 questions. This means two things: a)you are a good teacher. b)I diverted from very good people to someone who need more homework

Thursday, November 18th 2010

Yes, I found these lessons extremely useful not only because of the material contained in them but also because the way it’s being given to us. Listening to a native speaker – how it sounds in everyday’s life – one can’t find it from the news broadcasts, it’s too official there, and even when teacher says something beeng turned away from you – that gives a priceless experience to help in understand people “on the streets”. All I wish now – to find a way of improving my conversational abilities somehow – what about a live feedback? Maybe, Skipe?

Saturday, November 20th 2010

i love his lessons he is so funy and good speacker teacher :*

Saturday, November 20th 2010

your method in teaching is fun and fascinating!!! thank you james.

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

The lessons – I mean they leave nothing to be desired! Out of this world! I love English and all that jazz! To be honest, These kinds of lessons are all that dead interesting, which make the learners never get bored! I seem to be at a loss of words right now… and “GREAT” is all that I can express…

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Thanks james. I got 5/5 for the test; James Iam curious to know why letter “n” is added in the word “co-n-vert”

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

Native speakers!!! Please, help me with English. Somebody tolk with me!!! on skype (my skypename-poznyky)

Wednesday, December 15th 2010

hahaha teacher ! what a coummant ! what an example !……

Thursday, December 16th 2010

Hi James, I like the way you teach vocabulary. We learn the words qucikly and retain it for a longer time for you break the word and explains its origin and tells the meaning.


Saturday, January 15th 2011

Hey James!
Right now I’m preparing myself to be a languages teacher. I’m about to start my practicum at an EFL Institute and I really like to watch your lessons because they give me ideas to plan interesting classes. This Vocabulary Pyramid is marvelous!
I also love your teaching style. That last part was genius! I think that being funny (not a clown)and keeping a good mood is a great way to make students interested in the class and you do both perfectly.
To sum up, I’m definitely watching your videos to get ideas for my upcoming classes and, of course to master my English skills.
Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

i tried to be bad boy but it caused my more trouble so i reverted to be a good boy.
thanks for lesson, James.

Monday, February 21st 2011

your lessones so fun thank you so much for all your hard work

Monday, April 11th 2011

Thank you James for your wonderful lessons

Friday, May 13th 2011

thank you a lot mr

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Love Vocab Pyramid lessons.

Sunday, June 5th 2011

I’ve found a perfect teacher here called James…

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

hi James hope your doing well1please could you kindly help me which dictionary should i use for prefixes?

Sunday, August 7th 2011

thanks from Turkey bro. keep goin’…

Sunday, September 4th 2011

hi,James.I noticed your videos 3 days before.I am upper intermediate and preparing for toefl.I like litening English from you.Don’t give up!please..

Friday, September 30th 2011

Thank you teacher james you have helped me out a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

what are you talking about?

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

hi am am mr james

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

You failed to mention the third di-3 Prefix

I thought I would add the complete context from this referenced dictionaries context for your students.

di- 1
combining form
twice; two-; double : dichromatic.
• Chemistry containing two atoms, molecules, or groups of a specified kind : dioxide.
ORIGIN from Greek dis ‘twice.’
di- 2
variant spelling of dis- before l, m, n, r, s (followed by a consonant), and v; also often before g, and sometimes before j.
ORIGIN from Latin.
di- 3
variant spelling of dia- before a vowel (as in dielectric).
dia- (also di- before a vowel)
1 through; across : diameter | diaphanous | diuretic.
2 apart : diakinesis.
ORIGIN from Greek dia ‘through.’
drill instructor.

Saturday, January 21st 2012

thank you )

Saturday, February 4th 2012

thank you )

Wednesday, February 8th 2012

hi james sir…

i love to watch ur lesson.. its very useful to d learners like me.. i like ur way of teaching each lesson differently

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

i never went to an english course, and a speak better than a lot of teacher here in brazil !!!! I’m self learning ….
I,d like to contact you by msn ( elsonfarol@hotmail.com) add me there..
by lol

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

I like your teaching style. I like the worm it’s cool! Your so funny it makes learning fun.Thank you for teaching on this site!

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Thank you James for your useful and attractive lessons. Best regards to all the teachers of this wonderful site.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

James, you are a great teacher, everything is clear with your explanations and you do it in a funny and accesible way! thanks a lot! I will be loking forward for your lessons

Tuesday, January 15th 2013

i love that site toooooo much very interresting site thnak u guys

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

thank you very much

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Hello !!! great Lesson!!!!thanks

Do you give a private lessons on skype???

Thursday, January 24th 2013

i’m really like’n pyramid kind of thing

Saturday, January 26th 2013

James good! His performance as a teacher is great, always manages to explain very clearly. thks.

Sunday, February 24th 2013

Fantastic lesson!
Really so interesting!
Congratulation teacher!

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

I’m learning a lot with you! Thank you

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

Thank you James! Beneath is a new word to me, I catched the meaning.

Thursday, August 8th 2013

Thanks James

Thursday, September 5th 2013

Hi James!
My name’s Maria. I am from Greece.I have been studying English lessons for two years. I speak fluently French and if it is not too late…,i would like to learn English language as an educated native speaker…
I really enjoy your teaching!! I am sure you can help me…!
Bytheway ! Averta (like “vert” in Greek language means “a lot” ) .
Have you ever been to Greece?

Saturday, October 26th 2013

Thanks again James for your wonderful lessons. I always take down in my notes all the vocabulary that you’ve shared in all your videos. I’m so glad to hear your voice again. You spoked fasted, but it doesn’t matter. Happy day James.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

It was my second video from James, 1st I watched PORT roots. I scored 5 out of 5 in my quiz. Great! From where can I get more ‘root’ videos. Those are very useful.

Sunday, January 4th 2015

you should have few more questions in some quizzes to cover all the words…..and some lessons doesn’t have quiz which is bad…please keep them….

Thursday, February 26th 2015


Sunday, May 29th 2016

Taking notes with “con-“, “per-“, “di-“, “sub-“, and “re-“, then I can memorize their meanings and explore words with these prefixes. Thanks a lot, teacher James from Engvid, as always a good and interesting explanation.

Saturday, December 31st 2016

I don’t know, what to say. God, mmm… sorry, very good lesson!:)

Wednesday, January 31st 2018

Thank you for giving latin roots. It makes very clear everithyng.
Thank you funny guy. Pyramids learning is very original way of memorysing
Than you James

Monday, March 5th 2018


Wednesday, April 11th 2018

5/5. thanks

Monday, September 24th 2018

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