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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.
Language isn't only about vocabulary and grammar. What can help you better understand a language?

Zack asked Beth out on a date, but he _________ it and ended up looking like a fool.

"Catch-22" is an expression that means a dilemma in which each solution requires the other to happen first. It is also:

If you're "not in Kansas anymore", then you are ___________.

"A rose by any other name is still a rose" is a line by __________.

Can watching YouTube videos featuring native English speakers improve your listening skills?

Some Hollywood actors can be characterized as _________ because they ruin their lives at a young age.

Americans often reference presidents, while the British reference ____________.

"Houston, we have a problem."

This famous line is from a movie and also ____________.

"DIY" stands for "do-it-_______"


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60 Comments on “Understand more in English: Expressions from pop culture”


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Thank you Adam
As always it is perfect and more than useful

Thursday, April 11th 2019

10/10
My first time.
Thanks Adam.

Thursday, April 11th 2019

    Welcome Enrique :)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

Thank you Adam

Thursday, April 11th 2019

You are the best.

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Thanks

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Ual!! Aula incrível.

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Great lesson !! thanks !

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Very helpful! Thanks, Adam!

Thursday, April 11th 2019

These lessons are off the rails!!

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Thank you, teacher!!!

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Great class!, thank you!!

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Great video Adam, thank you!

Thursday, April 11th 2019

Nine out of ten before watching. Now, it’s time for me to watch and learn. Thank you for creating such a useful lesson like this one.

Thursday, April 11th 2019

thank you Adam, i got 6 of 10.

Friday, April 12th 2019

Thank you Adam. I watch some shows such as The Big Bang Theory, The Flash. CBC Radio helps to understand some of Canada’s actual problems, discussions, etc.

Friday, April 12th 2019

    That’s a good idea Leonid. Keep it up.

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

Could you inform me what does the idiom “in inverted commas” mean?

Friday, April 12th 2019

    Hi Tornike,

    I’d need to have the full sentence. Inverted means opposite sides or direction. An inverted comma would then be quotation marks. Not sure I am familiar with this as an idiom though.

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

I’m failed 05% 😞😭

Friday, April 12th 2019

    Try again Jasmine. It takes time :)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

5 marks*😋

Friday, April 12th 2019

IT’s amazing.
Congrats Adam
90%

Friday, April 12th 2019

so can we use these words in writing like in SAT – essay or for a school essay exam

Friday, April 12th 2019

    Hi Humaid,

    No, these are mostly too casual or too cliche for academic essays. Some are usable, but if you are not sure of the right context, better to avoid them.

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

Thanks, teacher Adan how to you your video because what we don’t understand, to understand you so we haven’t understood anything about in English in this knowledge we know some about English thanks Mr: Adan Keep going best teacherm

Saturday, April 13th 2019

Hi, Adam. Thanks for the helpful video. You promised to make video about sport vocabulary. It will be great! You know, a lot of teachers try to explain grammar? different between DO and MAKE, Perfect tense or something like this. There are a lot of videos related to the same topics in Internet. But there aren’t enough videos for listening skills. Recommendation to watch TV are good. But many student, like me, who passed English grammar with red Murthy and have 3000 words in their vocabulary can’t watch TV and movies. Because they have high speed, use more vocabulary and many specific words and expressions. I can valuably watch only Peppa Pig and also I use Mad English channel for listening skills. YouTube is good things for students because we can reduce speed turn on subtitles. We’d like to have 5-12 minutes videos for listening. For that I guess teacher may use any events and tell as their opinion or reaction and along the way explain the words . Thanks again!

Sunday, April 14th 2019

    Hi Nina,

    I’ll see what I can do, but I don’t schedule the lesson topics. Hopefully it will come up soon.

    As for listening, it’s all about training the ears with practice. ;)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

Thank you, Adam!

Sunday, April 14th 2019

thank you Mr.Adm

Sunday, April 14th 2019

Thank you. Good teacher!

Sunday, April 14th 2019

Thanks Adam for your lesson, it’s very helpful, I look forward to your new videos!

Monday, April 15th 2019

Thank you very much, teacher.

Monday, April 15th 2019

Thanks for this class, Adam!! I have a question: can you explain why you used the word “TEMPO” instead “Time” in the basketball exemple? :D

Monday, April 15th 2019

    Hi Gabrielvs,

    No-one can control time. Tempo means speed, which you can control (i.e., play fast or slow– this allows you to use more time on each play or les time to have more plays, etc.).

    Hope this helps :)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

      Thanks for the great question and explanation here.

      Wednesday, June 12th 2019

All your tips sound very sensible.
Thanks a lot Adam ;)

Monday, April 15th 2019

10/10, Thanks Adam, you are a great theacher

Tuesday, April 16th 2019

Hi Adam, Thank you for useful video. You show a greate idea about learning language. If you create new lesson about sports term, I and a lot of your student will be happy. For instanse, what the difference between take away and give away.

Wednesday, April 17th 2019

    Hi Erazm,

    In sports, a take away is a steal (you take the ball away from the other team). At the same time, the other team gives it away (lose the ball).

    Of course these terms have other meanings in other contexts. Too many to list here though. Type “define take away” in a search engine and you will see some of these.

    Hope this helps.

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

This’s an amazing lesson I learned a lot of things. My way to understand more spoken English is to take a script of my favourite TV show and print it out and then I highlight all the new words and phrases. I then use Anki app to make my flashcards and I learn them for like 2 weeks and when I feel ready I watch the episode to test my comprehension. I know this is a long process but during making the flashcards I actually absorb the words and when I’m learning on Anki it generally feels like reviewing really. And I actually get to know a lot of advanced words and phrases using this method. Thanks again Adam.

Saturday, April 20th 2019

    That’s great, Jude. Effort like that will certainly pay off in the long run. Keep it up :)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

my first 90 thank you so much for doing this and give me the opportunity to learn

Monday, April 22nd 2019

Thanks Adam

Wednesday, April 24th 2019

Thanks a lot. Very interesting and useful lessons

Sunday, April 28th 2019

9/10 Thank you, Adam.

Sunday, April 28th 2019

Hi Adam. Indeed, whole life in a different culture, speaking a different language. Not easy to make up for :)
Perhaps a little bit different issue but challenging to me too – how to understand the weather guys on tv (particularly on the British news channels)? I usually only grasp “sunny spells”. I’m not sure if it is just speed or they use some special syntax. I’d love to watch a lesson in which such a speedy weather forecast was broken down into understandable pieces. Regards.

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

    Good idea Tomek.

    A spell is a short period of time. Keep in mind that British, American, Canadian, etc. English each has its own particular phrases. Learn the one you want to use most.

    I’ll see what I can do about the weather forecast ;)

    Saturday, May 4th 2019

Thanks everybody :)

Saturday, May 4th 2019

I thank very much for this fantastic lesson!

Monday, May 13th 2019

10/10 Thank you so much teacher :”)

Saturday, May 18th 2019

This relates to my situation. Its a big help. Thank you 😊

Monday, May 27th 2019

In this video You are teaching us “how to sharpen our saw” not “how to cut the trees”. please do more of these stuff. These are more useful than some grammar rules or vocabulary lessons.

Tuesday, June 4th 2019

I like Adam the way he teach.

Friday, June 14th 2019

cool lesson!

Tuesday, June 25th 2019

Great lesson! Hard questions, though. I got a 90.

Saturday, July 6th 2019

GOOD LESSON, THANKS

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

Great lesson! Thank you. I feel like I’m not in Kansas anymore because of my lack of expressions haha

Monday, September 30th 2019

My First classe Adam, very nice!!

Tuesday, October 1st 2019

Thank you Mr. Adam.

Tuesday, October 15th 2019
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