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Who likes play poker thumb up! ;-)

Tr0yan

    ;)

    Adam

Dear teacher you’r really book smart has i know.

Rohu23

    He is a book smarts

    Gaga-intelligent

      yup

      Rohu23

    Thanks, Rohu23, but I HAVE book smarts ;)

    Adam

Got 08/10 ☺ awesome! Thanks adam.

Annie

Thanks, Adam. it very an important lesson to understand native-speaker.

Abdulateef

Thanks, Adam!
I’m not sure I understood correctly the phrase “he’s not considered the best for nothing”.
He’s not considered the best, but he is really the best?

inquizy

    Hi Inquizy,

    He is considered the best, and he has this reputation for a reason. In other words, it is not for nothing (for no reason) that he is considered the best.

    Does this help?

    Adam

      Hi Adam!

      Yes, now I see.
      It is not for nothing that he is considered the best – that’s clear.

      Thanks a lot, your lessons are great!

      inquizy

This is a very good video for the person who wants to have the deeper knowledge of English.

Alexneti

Thanks for a quiz! I’m going to watching a video again for acieve more positive result.

Mikhail-cool

Hii Adam …can you please prepare a lesson on how to write different types of composition like…descriptive,narrative,argumentative and picture composition..

Alison

    I’ll see what I can do Taylor.

    Adam

      Plz..

      Alison

Don’t give up my day job. lol

Tsengchun

    lol

    Adam

He seems to be out of lunch or He seems out of lunch?

vadimrus

    Hi Vadimrus,

    Out to lunch.
    We also say this when a person is out of the office (to have lunch).

    Adam

GREAT lesson as usual! Thank you!!

But is it “a SMART cookie” and not sharp ?

RonenR

    Hi Ronen,

    Actually, both work. Sharp means smart. Smart can also be used to mean having an attitude :)

    Adam

Hi Adam, thanks a lot. Some new expressions, but in Australia I’ve also heard saying “a smart cookie” instead of “sharp cookie”.

Vicbuk

    Actually, both work, Vicbuk. Sharp means smart. Smart can also be used to mean having an attitude :)

    Adam

Thanks, teacher. It was good lesson))

Natig Panahli

Thank you Adam.

Tyrion

Good lesson, teacher….!!!

Jakub Alvarez

Dear Adam,

First of all, Thank you for your videos and posts on the facebook page.

As I am a postgraduate student, I want to apply for my Ph.D. However, I faced with these “motivation letter”, “Cover letter”, and “Personal Statement” phrases. By searching on the internet, I could find lots of samples and websites but I can not distinguish which one of the websites are reliable and valid. Thus, If you the reliable webpage about them, could you please introduce me? And also could you tell me how the standard template of them are?

HOSSEIN EBRAHIMI

    Hi Hossein,

    I’ll look at some pages and let you know.

    A cover letter accompanies a resume and is usually used when applying for a job or to introduce oneself.

    A motivation letter (also called statement of purpose) describes what you want to study, why, and toward what goal. A personal statement gives a portrait of you to the reader as a way to show why you would be a good candidate.

    Adam

      Hello Adam!

      First of all, I MUST (as an obligation) thank you! Your lessons are amazingly good and I have been improving a lot since I started to follow you here and in your, Write to Top, youtube channel.

      Secondly, I would like to tell you that you’re my favorite Grammar-Savvy, I know you are a Grammar purist just like me, so if I make any mistake, please let me know.

      And finally, I would like to ask you to give me information above these letters, which my virtual colleague is asking for.

      Great hugs from Spain,

      jane.doe

        Please !!!
        The emotion made me lose my education!
        ;-)

        jane.doe

          Hi Jane :)

          I am currently working on a site dedicated to these statements and letters. I will notify you when it’s ready, but it might take a bit of time as I will be making videos for these as well.

          Adam

I really don’t understand where to use these kind of words like cookie deck etc .etc

Manand

    Hi Manand,

    the more you read and watch English TV and movies, the more you will see and hear these words. hey are part of everyday conversation among native speakers. You will rarely see them in textbooks.

    Adam

Thank you Adam for this good lesson.

beernaard

A real “key” lesson to the everyday English language. Thank you Adam. Only a question… These expressions are used as much in American English as in British English?

Lazaros

    Hi Lazaros,

    These are more North American, I’d say. Every country has it’s own slang, but mostly these will be understood by British and Australians in context.

    Adam

Great lesson as usual Adam.
Thanks a lot!!!

knopfler86

The worst score ever! 60! I am not the brightest star in the sky ! That is for sure. Thanks Asam. ;) lol

robertsroberts

Best class… Litterly This was a new class.

Hemant Rawat

I have 7/10. Thanks Adam, By the way I’d like ask you the number 9 question because I don’t see you used option: don’t give up your day job I meant you don’t explain this option in your lesson

nguyen van long

    Hi Nguyen,

    don’t give up your day job means you should keep your job because you are not good enough at something (in this case singing) and should not rely on it to succeed.

    Does this help?

    Adam

      Dear Adam,

      Thank you so much for your lectures i truly appreciate. you are real Guru!!

      anjum123

Very good lesson.Thanks.

zigmund

I have been thinking that there are 56 cards until today. Thank you Adam for this information and lesson.

KATRIN777

Very good Lesson! As a techer you are the cream of the crop Mr. Adam. Yes, la crème de la crème:)

byte

Hi Adam ,
Thank you for this lesson .
Mr Jespers doesn’t miss a trick or a tick . Wich one is correct ?
See you
Bye

tsamp

    Hi Tsamp,

    It’s trick

    Adam

      Sorry, I didn’t realize I missed that word. It’s actually trick. That was a typo.

      Adam

Hello Adam!
I know a famous president who isn’t playing with a full deck… Will you guess who I’m talking about?
;)

Sakenussem

    hmmm…. ;)

    Adam

so sad got only 5 :(

Vanessa Tan

    No worries, Vanessa. It’ll be higher next time :) Keep trying.

    Adam

The president is a nut job.

CyrusKing

    :)

    Adam

Hi. Great class, very useful. I have a question: “He doesn´t miss a tRick” or “a tick”? In the quiz appears “trick” but in the video you said and wrote “tick”.

SalvadorChaconR

    Hi Salvador,

    Sorry, I didn’t realize I missed that word. It’s actually trick. That was a typo.

    Adam

Adam is the cream of the crop of Engvid teachers.

CyrusKing

Thank you very much Adam for your quick videos
This lessons help me a lot

ab.emir@

Hi…Adam can you prepare a lesson on poetry writing..

Alison

    Hi Taylor,

    I’m not sure many people would like that, but I will see what I can come up with.

    Adam

      Ok your wish, teacher. It’s not a compulsion.

      Alison

Hello Adam … thanks for your class, very interesting
A bit difficult to learn all the phrases, but very important..
Regards

hipocampo

Thanks for the lesson is excellent

omarvidicom47

Thanks for these new idioms now Í can realize what really means instead of just translate from the dictionary

omarvidicom47

Hi, Adam
I’d be appreciate if you explain us complex subject and complex object and what is the differences between them

Nurbol Shabetov

    Hi Nurbot,

    These are subjects and objects that have modifiers. Simple subjects would be just the nouns, gerunds, etc. Complex ones include adjectives, clauses, phrases, etc.

    Does this help?

    Adam

dear teacher thanks a lot for ur nice job.really i like ur lessons verymuch…..the way of teaching awesome…..

rksaamymech

thankss

sodojsa

Thank you Mister Adam. You were in the ball during this lesson.

Gaga-intelligent

Well…I have to practice a little more :(

El Mono Loco

Ilike to your leson and very good teaching

majkoor

I am inperss

majkoor

thank you adam

shakour.sh

MERRY CHRISTMAS ADAM!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS Mr MODERATOR!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!!!
Thank You for the lessons and help!!!

KATRIN777

    Jokes from me!

    1 The boss of a bus depot Ivan Ivanovich kisses all
    his bus drivers after work on their lips. He wants
    to know who of those fu.ks steals gas…
    2 It’s nothing that this cockroach got into
    salad. It’s strange that he died in this
    environment…
    3 Wife to a girlfriend: “I had been molding
    dumplings all day long! He came in evening and
    said: ” Don’t buy those anymore!””…
    4 A man complains to his friend:
    – Those fu….g bedbugs so annoy me!
    – Have you tried to get the bed out into frost?
    – Yea! I have. But they take it back!

    Thanks for attention!

    KATRIN777

      About the first one: there’s an old method of bus gasoline discharge by using hose and mouth suction.

      KATRIN777

        3 I had been making dumplings …

        KATRIN777

          Not sure I get #3

          Adam

          In Russia it is believed that homemade food is much better :)

          KATRIN777

    To you as well Katrin, and happy New Year (belated) :)

    Adam

Hello Adam,
I am trying to learn the British accent.You are really good in explaining the correct pronunciations.

So, I was wondering if you could do a video on “How to sound British”.

Or maybe just some tips. Btw I love your attitude and I think you are a great teacher.

Javid H. Shah

    Thanks Javid, but to be honest, you should listen to the British teachers here. Even if I pretended to speak with a British accent, it would still be fake and not good for you.

    Adam

      Yes, you are probably right. But i was thinking like a short video that would just bring into light the differences between the two accents.

      I m sure many people would love to see that coming from you, i know i would.

      Also, since you are a very capable teacher, have you ever thought of making videos illustrating teaching tips and techniques?

      Javid H. Shah

        :) I’ll keep that in mind. :)

        Adam

          Thanks :)

          Javid H. Shah

    Benjamin. He’s British.

    A. N. Woof

Hi Adam, can I keep in touch with you directly. If you use messenger, viber etc…please let me know about it.

Neda

    Hi Neda,

    You’re welcome to ask me any questions you have here :)

    Adam

why don,t you write what teacher said ???

jeej22

    I’m not sure what you mean Jeej.

    Adam

Hello Adam! I’m new. May I join to your lessons? Thank you at any rate for this lesson.

Muslim Ru

    Welcome Muslim Ru :)

    Adam

      Thank you Adam. Sorry, by the way Happy New Year!

      Muslim Ru

        To you as well :)

        Adam

Hello Adam,
I am not quite sure about the eighth question. Could you expand on the explanation of the answer?. Thanks.

Albeiro Ruiz

    Hi Albeiro,

    To fool someone means to trick them or cheat them somehow. You shouldn’t waste your time trying to do that to Mr. Jespers because he is too smart and will catch you.

    Does this help?

    Adam

Hello Adam
I need any one to practice English with me
for increase our English skills

BelalAhmed

Thanks everyone.

Sorry, but i made a typo on the board: the expression is don’t miss a tRick.

Also, don’t quit your day job means you’re not good enough to do something, so don’t try to make money from it.
:)

Adam

Hi Adam. My name is Anna. I’m looking for a teacher to brush up on my English. I couldn’t be more happier if you can be my teacher. Could you please contact me? anochko@gmail.com Just an FYI. I live not far from Toronto

AnnaNochko

    Hi Anna,

    I’m afraid I don’t do private lessons. Also I now live in South Korea :) I hope you can find someone to help. Good luck.

    Adam

      Thanks for the response. May I ask for any recommendations? I am here totally alone and don’t have anyone to ask on this. Thanks a lot))

      AnnaNochko

        Have you tried Kijiji.ca? You can find some good teachers there, but just be careful and use common sense when arranging to meet anyone. I’m afraid I don’t know any teachers there anymore.

        Adam

Hi,Adam. I’d be very thanks full to your goodself if you please explain to me the difference between “infinitive and bare infinitive” with examples.

usman@ali

Thank you Adam

kheireddine007

Hi Adam, “don’t miss a tick” or “don’t miss a trick”, what is the correct expression? I’m confused.

Igor

    Never mind. I already saw your answer above. Thank you!

    Igor

    Hi Igor,

    It’s trick. That was a typo.

    Adam

adam ,
“posh” means smart. right? it’s a slang?

dariowerbowy

    Hi Dariowerbowy,

    It’s British slang, meaning high-class, stylish, etc.

    Adam

      i jush read on a book it means smart/ clever.
      posh boy = clever boy!!

      dariowerbowy

Hi Adam

Got a question:
In the quiz, in the number four if the guy numnber A says Neil Johnson is a sharp cookie, the guy B says is not the best for nothing. I guess the guy B should say “a bit slow”. Thanks for your comment in advance.

Gori

I think the most common variation of “not the sharpest/brightest ____ in the ____” is “not the sharpest tool in the shed”, maybe because of the song “All Star” (by Smash Mouth). Also, I’ve heard negative versions of “sharp cookie”, which are “smarty pants” and “smart ass”.

Pedro

    Hi Pedro,

    Smarty pants and smart ass is when being smart gets you in trouble. ;)

    Adam

      Thanks for the reply :) I guess we should aim to stay one the sharp cookie side, but sometimes we end up being smarty pants instead =*

      Pedro

You are the cream of the crop, Adam.
Love your videos.
Keep up the good work.
Just a small question—
–>He has book smarts
or
–>He is book smart
Which one is correct?

FahimMahmud

I don’t really understand no. 4

Astri

    Somebody asked this question already. See above.

    Egghead

Not miss a tick. What is the meaning of a tick? Is this a clock sound or something else???
Sorry, I am not 100%. Look at my profile picture:((

Egghead

Hi Adam! I have learned a lot from your videos Thanks and keep up the good work. I have a question.
“Mary has gobe out for lunch” or “Mary s out to lunch

Rain Chan

Sorry, I accidentally clicked “Submit Comment”

Further to the above comment.
“Mary has gone out for lunch.”
‘Mary has gone out to lunch.”
Which is correct? I should use “for” or “to”?

Rain Chan

Thnx !

zorro007

Hello Adam .
I am new student

komail

Hi I couldnt watch this leson. There is problem.

Ghashami33

Hi Adam!!!! it was fun to learn English expression. I hope by practicing daily, i can be sharp as a tack. Is that right ?

nguon soksambath

Hi Adam,
I’m confused about last two expressions “quick/slow”. Does it always mean stupid if I say “You are so slow” ?

OlenaK

nice to know but careful to apply, mistakes cost a lot

Zaki46

thanks a lot Adam

Alex-1956

Very clear and useful, thanks

Jorn

nani?

SherlyYT

wow. you are grrreat! Thanks a lot!

farshidzarghamy

Why the right answer is “don’t give up your job???

Ghydaa

    Maybe because since his singing isn’t good, then he shouldn’t give up his job, so that he doesn’t need to sing.

    A. N. Woof

Thank you!
In French, to be the cream of the crop is “être la crème de la crème”. I find it pretty funny aha!

Clara C

Very awesome video. But I am a bit out to lunch. I got a 40, 50, and a 70. :(

A. N. Woof

Never mind, I got a 100.

A. N. Woof

Dear Adam,
This is one of your best lessons! Oh my, I laughed a lot :))) Thank you for your hard work!

Juliod

Im starting to catch the slang meaning. I laughed a lot with this lesson. Thanks

Chem.Eng.F.L.

Wonderful!10/10! I got full marks again. The idioms make me confuse and let me like.

Jerry Gu

This lesson quite hard but not bad adam

darien123

6/10 ,it turns that I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer 😂😂
I found this lesson a little bit difficult, I think I need to take it one more time.
Thanks Adam.

Marwa F. Adam
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