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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.
Jon: Where's the library? Tim: It's _____ the corner _____ Ontario Street and Maple Syrup Avenue.

Could you tell me how to get ___ the library?

When a place is in the middle of two other places, what is the best preposition to use?

In the video, what was the "tourist's" final destination?

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on the test understanding, question 4th and 5th are the same.

Monday, May 30th 2011

    I was just going to say that, I scored 5 out of 5 btw.

    Monday, May 30th 2011

      This is fixed now.

      Tuesday, May 31st 2011


      Tuesday, May 31st 2011

      It is needed a few more expressions in order to be able to tell how to get to a given place; however, it is a good start.

      Thanks Jon.

      Tuesday, July 14th 2015


Monday, May 30th 2011

Thanks Jon

Monday, May 30th 2011

nice presentation! keep it up and more videos to post… thanks a lot teacher John.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    Thanks. There are more coming. Thanks for you enthusiasm.

    Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Nice video, contratulations from Spain.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

hi Jon :
thanks alot

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

I enjoyed :) thanks

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    I´m from Brazil and want to improve my english with people from Canada. If you want, pease add me on my MSN: val-decy2008@hotmail.com

    Wednesday, September 7th 2011

thank you a lot MR.jon

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Hey Jon, good session from you. I enjoyed it. You did not waste time erasing the board or writing. Hope to see more from you.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

hello, i didn’t see the clip. but i done the quiz, it’s everything right.

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thank You teacher Jon. I’m aprecciate your lesson. Lily from Brazil

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    In Brazil always hot?

    Wednesday, July 20th 2011


Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Hi Jon sorry to bother you ,could you tell me how to get to your house to thank you so much for this lesson ?

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    That’s great!!! Excellent use of “could you tell me how to get to…”

    Tuesday, May 31st 2011

For all fellows that don’t live in USA, follow below some common streets suffixes abbreviations. I have doing too much job outside and my GPS has taught a lot.
Avenue(AVE); Boulevard (BLVD); Circle(CIR); Court(CT); Extension(EXT); Gardens(GDNS); Highway(HWY); Lane(LN); Parkway (PKWY); Road(RD); Shore(SHR); Square(SQ); Street(ST); Terrace(TER); Trail(TRL); Turnpike(TPKE); Valley(VLY);

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

    Thanks!!! It’s very helpful indeed)

    Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

It´s fantastic!

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

Thanks Jon is very helpful to know directions.You are excellent teacher.Do you have skype maybe we can speak together my skype is carabas24.Peace out Dorin from Moldova.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

thank u ,lol & very cool ur

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

thanks jon that lesson was very interesting and the other thing that i wonna tell u that my score is 4 out of 4

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

yahoooooooo….. i get 4 out of 4 marks

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

yahoooooooo….. i get 4 out of 4 marks

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

    Well done.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

I got 4/4…. Mr. Jon, why don’t you try to give us a lesson between may and might?

Friday, June 3rd 2011

sir Jon, i’m going to wait ur may and might.

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Sir jon, thanks.its really intresting video.

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Where’s the library? Tim: It’s on the corner of Ontario Street and Maple Syrup Avenue.

The second one “at, in” could be nice too?

Friday, June 3rd 2011

    I would not say “in the corner”. “At the corner” means very close to, so people would understand, but I think “on the corner” is the best answer.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

      yes. MR ITHINK THAT ALSO AND thank you very much you`r very talent

      Friday, September 9th 2011

thank you it’s helpful

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thank u veryuch for this intresting lesson

Sunday, June 5th 2011

sir Jon,,, hello… can u give a lesson about the rule of combining noun and pronoun in a sentence… like “Jon and I or Jon and me”. I’ll wait for this from you.

Thursday, June 9th 2011

    I will take note of that. Thanks.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

      oh,,, i have a long time to open engvid,,, coz i’ll became busy lately,,, but thanks sir Jon,,, i’ll wait that lesson… i’m sure, it helps us a lot…

      Saturday, November 19th 2011

John, tell me something. When you say DIRECTION it sounds like D[:i]rection but there is another pronuncation like D[:i]rection (something like wide, wife). I hope you get what i mean. Are they both correct?

Thursday, June 9th 2011

    Unfortunately, English is not as consistent as Spanish for example, so you will here many variations depending on where the ‘native’ speaker is from. My suggestion is that you listen to native speakers from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand, the U.S. and England, etc. Choose the accent that you would like to hear and practice with their pronunciation. Good luck.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

Sir Jon, hello, I’m curious why you didn’t reply our comments. Are you still reading it? Anyway, I want to ask you a favor about a lesson using a conjunction “and” and “or” in a subject or predicate of a sentence.

Thursday, June 9th 2011

    Sorry about taking so long. I will take note of your request. Thanks.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

      thanks sir Jon, its help us a lot….

      Saturday, November 19th 2011

Thanks :)

Saturday, June 11th 2011

yeah ! i get 4 out of 4 marks

Saturday, June 11th 2011

thank you for this lesson teacher jon.

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

    need ur help

    Wednesday, June 15th 2011


Tuesday, June 14th 2011

It was great!,.. good job teacher jon.
I learned a lot from you thanks for the infos. you share,….^__________^ a big smile 4 u

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

iam mongolian i want study english very well

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

good !

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Thanks very much for your nice ecplanations.

Thursday, June 16th 2011

I did all :)

Saturday, June 18th 2011


Monday, June 20th 2011

thanks so much t. jon i’v benefited a lot from the lesson ^_^

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

thanks jon

Friday, June 24th 2011

thank u for this lesson which was wonderfull
go ahead teacher jon

Friday, June 24th 2011

Thanks John !

Monday, June 27th 2011


Tuesday, June 28th 2011

Awesome video Jon !!! Regards from Brazil
That’s the best website to learn and understand English!!And I hope to keep learning from all of you qualified teachers !!!

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

    Thanks. I lived in Recife for about 6 months in 2006. It’s a beautiful country and the people were very nice and friendly.

    Friday, August 12th 2011

    Hi,Would you like to be my friend? so we can practice english.If you want, please ad me on my MSN: val-decy2008@hotmail.com. See u there.

    Wednesday, September 7th 2011

thanks engVid so much .

Friday, July 1st 2011

jon u r agreat man .

Friday, July 1st 2011

thanks so much<

Thursday, July 7th 2011

thanks =)

Friday, July 8th 2011

thanks a lot

Sunday, July 10th 2011

cool lesson… thank you so much teacher.. :)

Sunday, July 10th 2011


Tuesday, July 12th 2011

    seme to you

    Sunday, October 9th 2011

Wonderful lesson

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Great lesson

Monday, July 18th 2011


Tuesday, July 19th 2011

thank you very much jon. you are great.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

great job

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thank you!!!! that’s great!!!

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

thank you Great lesson

Monday, August 1st 2011

hello jon! u teaching very faste,and understanable. good job and god bless you.Good night

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011

you are good teacher and and i hope if i can meet you to thank you any way its thaaaaaaaaaaaaank you

Saturday, August 6th 2011

jon it was nice..

Sunday, August 7th 2011

Thanks your efforts are appreciated

Sunday, August 7th 2011

Good choice for the names of the streets ! Very witty :-) !

Monday, August 8th 2011

thanks. after this lesson. i have known how to give directions.

Friday, August 12th 2011

    I’m happy that you found the lesson helpful.

    Friday, August 12th 2011


Sunday, August 14th 2011

    Nice pic alex)

    Friday, September 30th 2011

Thanks Jon, you are perfect :)

Sunday, August 14th 2011

thanks Jon , it was helpful and useful for me, because i am not very good in directions

Monday, August 15th 2011

i hope you’ll give us more useful lessons like this next time, Jon. we don’t need to go to English Center, just stay at home and watch your videos.Studying English become more effectively than other way. thank you and your lessons very much ^^

Friday, August 19th 2011

Thank you Jon. It was very helpful lesson. I got 5 correct answer :-) But prepositions are not to easy to understand and use. There are meany of them which have the same or similar meaning!!! Maybe you can prepare a video lesson about this subject… Thanks

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

thx MR JON YOU`R VERY good MR and iunderstod all of the section today

Friday, September 9th 2011

thanks a lot.

Monday, September 12th 2011

that is great thank you very much.

Friday, September 16th 2011

I dont know when im gon’ stop thank ya

nd i woud say it for thousands times because You already helped us!


Wednesday, September 21st 2011

Hi Jon

Thanks a lot for all your lessons. Everything is very helpful and in a good sound and video quality.
You’re the best ;-)

greetings from Europe

Friday, September 30th 2011

I am an Egyptian girl .I want to thank you for your great effort in teaching us.You made us like English language more for your cheerful character

Saturday, October 1st 2011

Thanks Jon!

Saturday, October 22nd 2011

hi!thanks I’ll try to be watching and practing
with your videos are easy to use thanks.
and have nice thanksgivig day

Friday, November 4th 2011

I want to learn more,thanks for teaching us,hope we learn more,really good,

Friday, November 11th 2011

Thank you!
Don’t you think to do this in Sri Lanka?

Saturday, November 12th 2011

I think the last one is Terrace (Ter.).Thanks for all.

Sunday, November 13th 2011

thnks my greatest teacher, thanks so much but i have a small question i want to ask you what does this mean”i must dash’ thanks again

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

thank for lesson my teacher…

Saturday, November 19th 2011

Hi friends I am glad to connect to this site…
i hope to learn english with you…
Thanks for this lesson Jon…

Monday, November 21st 2011

Thank you for very good lessons.

Thursday, November 24th 2011

thank you very much. This lesson very helpful for me.

Saturday, November 26th 2011

very helpful sight and keep posting new lessons.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

I like this lesson.. it’s very useful..
and I felt like I’m practicing the listening skills too..

Thank you very much Jon

Monday, December 12th 2011

ThkQ Jon, nice and useful lesson. BTW, What’s a Court (Crt) What kind of street is that?
Another question, when one says opposite (meaning across from), does he have to use the preposition to, (opposite to…)?

Sunday, December 18th 2011


i really enjoyed listening to this lesson!

Friday, December 30th 2011

thank u so much it,s really good lesson :)

Friday, January 20th 2012

good job

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thank u lotsa!

Monday, January 30th 2012


Wednesday, February 8th 2012

thaank you jon

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

I really appreciated it!!!

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Thank you Jon, Well done !

Sunday, February 19th 2012

Hi, Jon. I`m a teacher from Kazakhstan and thank you for your good lesson.These are good ways to explain students all the material. It`s so simple and understandable!!!!!Thank`s a lot!!!!!I enjoyed !

Friday, February 24th 2012

really good

Saturday, February 25th 2012

i really enjoy ur class jon, i bet u going to be a great and fun father. ty

Saturday, March 3rd 2012

easy, very easy

Thursday, March 15th 2012

u really made it east
thnx jon

Thursday, March 15th 2012

thank you a lot teacher , my name is jamal , In yemen .arabic

Saturday, March 24th 2012

How Can I change(shape)… my shape

Saturday, March 24th 2012

4 out of 4
thanks jon

Friday, April 13th 2012

Mr. I’m very enjoy about your lesson.. thanks a lot…

Friday, April 20th 2012

this is cool! i’ve been looking for something that could help me in learning expressions to use when giving directions. is there more? especially if you’re on the road?

Monday, May 7th 2012

what i mean is are there more?

Monday, May 7th 2012

But, what people need to learn, are the street corner directions: Is this the Southwest corner? How do you know, from there, how do they get to the next place, and turn left on the NorthEast corner?

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Thank you so much for your marvelous lessons.:) I just would like to make sure that I could use ‘make right/left’ instead of ‘turn right/left’. Actually, I’ve heard lots of people saying ‘make a left and go straight’. I would appreciate it if you could reply me when you have time.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

I’m the best student here ever hehehehe

Friday, June 15th 2012

The lesson is very important because we
all have to move to places we don’t know.

Thank you teacher.

Friday, June 22nd 2012

Thx so much it’s also useful

Monday, July 2nd 2012

usefull!!! thank you..

Sunday, August 5th 2012

Thanks for every good lessons.
I’ll learn more by the video from this website….:-)

Monday, August 13th 2012

Thanks for every good video..:-)

Monday, August 13th 2012

Jon, Thank you so much.

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thanks Jon

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

mmmmm….I’ve got 75…. hehehehe

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

You are such a good teacher

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

If I want to ask about certain building, what should I say? “How can I get to ten Main street?” Is it write?
And how can I say about a building on, for example, 6th avenue? “How can I get to nine hundred sixth avenue?” Is it write?
Please, answer both questions.

Monday, December 3rd 2012

thanks engvid

Friday, January 18th 2013

you’re a great teacher .. thanks so much :))

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

you are fantastic, jon… thank you

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

thanks so much

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Relly, Thank yu Jon, u r good

Wednesday, March 13th 2013

It’s very hard for me to give directions.I’m hoping to try after this video.Thanks,

Thursday, May 16th 2013

Hi Jon,

Thank you so much for this helpful lesson. Go ahead

Monday, June 3rd 2013

thanks Jon.it was a really very nice lesson.

Friday, July 19th 2013

LOL that stupid face like a completely lost person was funny! Nice lesson, thank you Jon

Thursday, August 1st 2013

thank you too much for this lesson jon, finally, I can understand how to say directions :) thanks again and you’re so funny ;)
grettings from Mexico

Monday, August 19th 2013

Hey, that lesson was great. I think we all need to improve so many things in English and listening to a native speaker is great.

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

ehhh 75 %…..sorry. thanks was helpfull

Friday, September 27th 2013

Your hat is cute ;-) Thank you for your lesson, Jon!

Tuesday, October 8th 2013

A very practical video. Many thanks!

Thursday, October 17th 2013

thank you very much teacher!

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

thank you Jon .could you tell me how use this site for speaking ?

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Thank you for your lesson , I got 100%

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

John!It’s a pleasure watch your video.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Thanks EngVid.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Thank you Jon!!!

Monday, August 4th 2014

It was very helpful muchas gracias

Monday, September 1st 2014

It was a nice lesson! thanks

Friday, February 20th 2015

Very interesting, I’ll practice and I’m sure I’ll improve with your helpful video. Thanks!

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Thanks Jon!!!!!!

Monday, April 13th 2015

Great lesson! Thanks John!

Saturday, September 5th 2015

thank you Jon for this useful lesson
best regards

Tuesday, October 27th 2015

thanks jon!

Friday, November 20th 2015

Oh my i Just disvered your Channel, i always saw ronnie and James videos,i like your way to say jokes. I dont understand a lot your face when you mentioned your wife!?!?

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

This lesson correct my mistake… Thanks a lot

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Sorry.. This lesson corrected my mistake

Tuesday, September 27th 2016

Thanks a lot,Jon

Saturday, April 8th 2017

Very interesting, thank you Jon

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thank you, teacher Jon.

Friday, January 26th 2018

Thanks a lot! Is “Drive” one of the names for road?

Monday, April 30th 2018


Tuesday, May 8th 2018

Hello jon thank you

Friday, December 14th 2018

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