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Thank you Mr.Alex, you are one of the best on Engvid.
I appreciate your videos.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

    all teachers are the best :)

    Sunday, April 30th 2017

      all teachers are the best :)

      Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    You’re very welcome. Thanks for checking out my videos.

    Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Mr.Alex, is that a correct writing ? ” exagerrate” ?
or ” exaggerate ” ? you had written on the board like 1st example of mine.
Thank you

Saturday, April 29th 2017

    I checked it out in the wordreference dictionary as it looked strange for me too.
    According to WR, it is exaggerate.
    We all make mistakes ;)

    Saturday, April 29th 2017

      My mistake! Double consonants are annoying. Yes, the correct spelling is exaggerate.

      Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Thank you for the great tips!

Saturday, April 29th 2017

it’s very useful for a language learner to read two stories per week.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

    Could you introduce me books for intermediate level? I’m from Iran
    Thank you

    Saturday, April 29th 2017

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      Sunday, April 30th 2017


        Sunday, April 30th 2017

thank you!!! i gonna practice with the book pride and prejuice .. Jane Austen

Saturday, April 29th 2017

I admit that since I began reading the Bible my English improved a lot! and that’s my favorite book and I am always reading it in English!

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Thank you

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Just a short comment to say that I think that reading a book or any other kind of writing is good for improving your vocabulary and grammar skills. However, if you are not with a native English speaker, who corrects you when you don´t do it right, you can´t know if you´re pronouncing properly or not. That´s the only negative point I see in reading by yourself out loud. Just my point of view.
Thanks Alex!!!

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Thanks Alex. You always gives good advice. Bye!

Saturday, April 29th 2017

thank Alex

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Great job, Alex! Thank you so much.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

The Portrait of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, is one of my favorite books, teacher Alex, as many of Stephen King´s novels and Edgar Allan Poe´s poems. Even though I´ve always been drawn to sad, horror or dark stories, I can read different genres as well. Hey, you ought to take a look at some of Álvares de Azevedo´s poems. He´s a Brazilian poet WHOM I´ve read since I was a boy. By the way, could you name me some Canadian writers? I´ve always been curious about the Canadian literature. Thanks a bunch.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Hi Alex! Thanks for this lesson. I like to read but my problem is that I’m often not sure how to pronounce because of that, many times I get used to pronounce wrong some words. What do you think about audiobooks, I means, listen to the mp3 while reading the actual text?

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Hi Sir,I’m from India. Your class is really helpful for those who are 2nd language speakers. It helps me a lot.

Sunday, April 30th 2017


Sunday, April 30th 2017

As always great lesson .thnx Alex

Sunday, April 30th 2017

very nice way…

Sunday, April 30th 2017

    Its improving not mproving

    Monday, May 15th 2017

Thanks Alex! It is really great lesson.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Je lis actuellement à l’est d’Eden et je me régale. Voici le lien pour ceux qui pourraient être intéressés.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thanks Alex for this lesson. I used to read news on line, but I stopped doing it. I have to develop the habit again. Reading really helps to improve our English skills.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Ever and ever reading books will improve our vocabulary but I would prefer the audiobooks at this moment of learning period, they are less boring that without sounds, of course, you can follow the enunciation, the pronunciation and the fluency on them, my last book with a difficult reading was: “He Knows Too Much” (Alan Maley) by Cambridge University Press, Advanced Level and a lot of new words and expressions so we must lose our fear to afford the next phase of learning. Thanks a lot, teacher Alex, it has been a very useful lesson, we should exaggerate our skills to sear into memory new topics.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thanks a lot! Mr. Alex. Your lesson is very useful but sometimes reading english books with the challenges and difficulties because so many cultures include.
All in all, Book as window of the world.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

exaggerate… On the board we can see “exagerrate”.

Sunday, April 30th 2017


Sunday, April 30th 2017

i want to know more from you

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Totally agree with you. I used to read for the purpose of learning English and as well as enjoying it. Lstely I’ve been reading Don quixote de la mancha… <3 what a great book… But also an awesome way for improving many skills of your English, as of any other languages also. And I always liked myself reading aloud, even murmuring when I could not do so.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

    Well its great ,but a had a question about that many time ago. So what will happen if book is not in original and its more easier, will i learn new English vocabulary correctly for example book= Jane Eyre. its simple now, but not so hard. What i must to do .I want to learn more and more with Origial and correctly written book. i think Engvid s advanced lesson will totally help me. Am i right in my annoying opinion?

    Thursday, May 3rd 2018

      If you read this reply and you are still here on this website I will be really amazed, Lazare. :D :D Hope and not only hope, but I am sure that you have achieved English proficiency that you were looking for back then and that you are a very successful guy today. Wish you all the best. Great to see my compatriot who shares the same passion and devotion for English. If you see this reply and let me know that you have seen it, Lazare, well, I might go crazy for some seconds!!.. :D :D :D :D

      Friday, May 8th 2020

hi every one
im waleed and nice to meet you here

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Good video

Sunday, April 30th 2017

could you give lesson or interview face to face ,by skype or video calling from any software like messenger ,imo etc ?

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thank you very much theacher for this leason.

Monday, May 1st 2017

I think Kindle is best way to improve reading skills and my vocabulary or I haven’t to stick with the books, what you say.

Monday, May 1st 2017

    I have a kindle

    Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Dear Alex,
Thanks a lot for such a persuasive and useful lesson. I really enjoyed it and I’m going to use your professional advice on reading out loud in future :)

Monday, May 1st 2017

I loved this video, now I’ll try to practice this method and my first English book will be Dracula. Have you ever read Dracula?

Monday, May 1st 2017

Hi Alex,
I always read a newspaper, comic magazine and books. I usually like to read loud as well. The other way that I have done is talking by myself out and loud, because I don’t have many friends to practice conversation.
Anyway, many thanks.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

    You’re doing the right things. Keep it up!

    Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I love reading books , and I wanted to study English by my hobby.Now,you teach me.Thanks.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Hi Alex, I read many English books with my ebook reader. It is very useful!

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Thank you very much Alex

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

Hi, Alex. As always, thank you for helpful lesson.
I like reading, but I’m not a good reader.
One of my favorite authors is Haruki Murakami. I’ve read his books almost all of them. So one day, I want to read his books in English and want to compare how different they are between Japanese edition and English edition. But the problem is books written in English are more expensive than Japanese ones here in Japan. I wish I could get them cheaper…

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

This is very help full for me.
thank you

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thank you so much, Alex!

Friday, May 5th 2017

hi alex is clearly you lessons and thanks

Sunday, May 7th 2017

all teacher is best

Thursday, May 11th 2017

amazing tip alex, thanks a lot

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Hi Alex!

Thank you so much for this awesome video! You are incredible, and I really appreciate your didactic and amusing way of teaching. It’s no wonder you work with pleasure.

I love reading as well, and I reckon those methods rather efficient to an English learner like me.

Regards from Rio de Janeiro!

Friday, May 12th 2017

Thanks Alex, video is so useful

Monday, May 15th 2017

    You ar right

    Wednesday, May 17th 2017

I like Alex as much as a dog loves his bone.
Hope you create another lesson like this one.

Monday, May 15th 2017

Hello Alex I am Lee

Thursday, May 18th 2017

Thanks for your lesson.

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

great video! thank You, Alex:)

Saturday, May 27th 2017

It’s very useful. Thank you so much

Sunday, May 28th 2017

thanks alex

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Thank my 👨‍🏫

Tuesday, June 6th 2017

I really like your pronunciation.

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

I’m new here! Thank you Alex! I need to learn a lot…

Saturday, June 10th 2017

Hi Alex !!! Nice video thanks for your lessons, those are very helpful for me to improve my english.

I just finish to read the book “the little prince” and it was very easy to understand, only some words I had to search in the dictionary, but, Do you think if the book “Journey to the center of the Earth” is a difficult book for English learners? I just bought this book and it is n’t like the Little Prince it’s more difficult.

Thanks for your advices, buddy!!

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

i was just reading an english book (the mysterious affair at styles) and it was being so hard to read it out loud until i saw your video. it really help me so much. i don’t stutter anymore xD
thank you for the advices!!!

Saturday, June 17th 2017


Monday, June 19th 2017


Monday, June 19th 2017

i can understand almost everything only when the teachers speaking slow, when they speaking quick my brain just blocked suddenly and i get frustrated…

Wednesday, June 21st 2017

Thanks a lot Alex, I have to say this is the best advice from you as a native speaker.

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

It’s perfect. Thank you Alex

Friday, July 7th 2017

Tank you sir Alex

Thursday, July 13th 2017

Thank you, Alex Your class is beautiful, its the best way to learning English. I am an accountant, and I need to improve my level. I sometimes go to Gibraltar, it’s a good opportunity for practice my English

Saturday, July 22nd 2017


Tuesday, August 8th 2017

Thanks..This is the right method for comprehension and confidence.

Saturday, August 12th 2017

I bought a book to read but it has been kept on my shelf for long…Today am going to open because of this video..Thanks Alex

Saturday, August 26th 2017

Very interesting lesson Mr Alex. I do appreciate. Thank you for all these efforts you making to help us improve our English.

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Very interesting lesson Mr Alex. I do appreciate. Thank you for all these efforts you are making to help us improve our English.

Saturday, September 16th 2017

Thank you.

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Many thanks Alex. I understood your lesson. I really appreciate your tips.

Wednesday, September 20th 2017

Thanks a lot Alex . I truly appreciate your way of teaching ,your very clear pronunuciation .

Friday, September 29th 2017

really you are a greatest teacher.

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

thank you

Thursday, October 26th 2017

Great advice Alex, thanks

Monday, October 30th 2017

Great lesson!

Saturday, November 4th 2017

Thank you Alex for this Warner lesson before I begin the day.
Merci Alex pour cette leçon d’échauffement avant que je ne commence la journée.

Tuesday, November 14th 2017

Thank you Alex. I am going to watch all of these videos on COMPREHENSION and READING because I want to improve my English.

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Hi Alex,

Good lesson!!

Friday, November 24th 2017

thank you teacher :)

Wednesday, December 6th 2017


Friday, December 29th 2017

Great advice! I find that making a habit of watching & reading high-quality, English news with crisp writing for an hour per day is very helpful.

Sunday, January 14th 2018

Thank you Alex, your videos are awesome. It helped me so much to learn English, so I really appreciate that. Hope you have lots of health and keep making useful videos.

Thursday, February 1st 2018

Sir, please keep uploading videos.I with my friends, really enjoy your videos. These are so much helpful

Sunday, February 25th 2018

Thank you for the tips Alex.

Friday, March 16th 2018

Thank you. It’s help me to improve my English.

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

my favourite book is crime and punishment for destoevsky clerk

Saturday, May 19th 2018

nice job

Monday, July 23rd 2018

thank you Alex.

Wednesday, September 12th 2018

So thankful Alex for this video

Saturday, September 15th 2018

Thank you, Alex!Good lesson. I will use your recommendations.

Wednesday, October 24th 2018

Thanks a lot Mr. Alex! I’ll follow you.

Thursday, December 6th 2018

Great thank you much

Thursday, December 13th 2018

Hello Alex, I thank you very much for this lesson. I just read a whole book aloud and already I understand better when I look at videos in English. For those who would like to try, here’s a site where you can hear the pronunciation of any English word :

Friday, December 21st 2018

Thank you Alex. You explained clear and in detail.

Monday, May 13th 2019

I love reading and I think the audio books is good idea for learning. Thank you for this great lesson, Alex!

Thursday, July 11th 2019

Thank you do much

Tuesday, August 27th 2019

Hi Mr. Alex. I appreciate it. So I have a doubt: How may times I have to read the same book when I am not getting to understand the text?

Sunday, November 3rd 2019

A very helpful lesson, Mr. Alex. Once again, you are one of the best teachers on EngVid.Com; your pronunciation is very clear. I have a question for you… Which is correct “…on EngVid.Com” or “…in EngVid.Com”? It isn’t very clear to me when and how to use the words ON and IN. Could you explain me that, please?

Thursday, December 12th 2019

You’re best teacher. Thanks so much.

Tuesday, December 24th 2019

A good lesson, no quiz, and it encourages students to pick a book to read. I am going to try read it out loud myself to see how it works; especially, focus on words ending with -ed and -s. Thank you, Alex.

Tuesday, April 14th 2020

Alex, as an ESL teacher myself, I greatly value what you and the other engvid instructors do for students. BUT, on your whiteboard, you have to correct EXAGGERATE, please!!
thanks in advance.

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

Mr. Alex, thank you, but please clarify the order of the videos so that I can follow them gradually

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

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