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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.
Out of the following students, who is the most shy?

It is impossible for a shy person to learn spoken English.

Which of the following is the best daily goal for a shy person learning English?

Emma recommends visualizing a conversation before you have it. This means:

Which sentence is not useful to memorize for social conversations?

You will feel more comfortable talking about something you know nothing about.

If you smile, it will help you feel more comfortable and less nervous in a conversation.

Practicing your English in front of a mirror is a waste of time. You must have another person with you.

Sometimes, shy people don't know what to say in social situations. Emma recommends the FORD technique as a way to find good conversation topics. FORD stands for:

It's okay to make mistakes in English. People make mistakes in speaking English all the time. Your English does not need to be perfect.


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Thanks for the tips!!!

Monday, January 16th 2017

thanks !

Monday, January 16th 2017

She is a very teacher!

Monday, January 16th 2017

It is really helpful, tons of thanks!

Monday, January 16th 2017

    really it’s a very useful lesson thanks

    Monday, January 30th 2017

Thank You Emma. :)

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I got 10/10 ☺ .That was a great great lesson. Many important points you have discussed on it. Worth it. Thank you so much. Love you 😊

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I got 10/10. That was a great great lesson. Many imporatant points you have discussed in it. Worth watching. Thank you so much, emma!

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you so much Emma

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks Emma , there”s a great tips in this video,btw i caught you when you said at 15:31 minutes :”I wish i WAS confident…” instead of “I wish I were confident”. I know a lot of native speakers make this mistake especially when they speak and it”s acceptable.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

    that’s right kolv, good observation, there are also videos in engVid about this teach us to follow ‘i wish’ by ‘i were’ great thanks.

    Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Emma, you’re one of the best teachers, the others are …. sorry , I have to go.bye

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you So Much Emma, it was amazing topic … god blase you

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

    Hi Zaid
    just say : god bless you (blase means something else )
    bye … god bless you :)

    Tuesday, January 17th 2017

      In addition, he should say “God” instead of “god”, because god may be any thing worshiped except God, god may be stick stone tree, and so on.
      But God refers to the one that has no gender and cannot be plural, Who created everything, and who is called Dieu in French, Allah in Arabic, and Dios in Espagnol, god in arabic means alliha or illah but not Allah.

      Tuesday, January 17th 2017

        Thanks for your complete explanation. You’re right, he should write God.

        Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Good tips indeed, even for learners who aren’t particularly shy.
Thanks Emma.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks, this lesson is very suitable to me, that what i have been looking for, i will recommend this video to peoples i know, Take care Emma.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks Emma!!Nice lesson ;)

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks a lot 😘🤗

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

my goal in learning english is ‘ know and speak english like you emma’ is a great goal but like they said ‘ a juorney of a thousand miles begin with a single step’ and i am wondering’ how long it will take emma ?’ thank you emma for your lesson you are really psychologist teacher.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

10/10 Thanks Emma. A great lesson. I am a shy person, but your tips and (common) goals make me more self-confident :) Now I don’t afraid make mistakes, I am calm and I want to talk ;) You are a teacher and a psychologist :) Take care and have a nice day

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Hello. Emma I used your tips not only for learning english but I also used for studying other subjects better. While I’m not a shy person, I really believe one of your tips. You mentioned, it’ll be better if you make small or smaller goals, which you are sure about them and you are assured you can achieve them. You are right. This technique works for both learning English and learning other disciplines. Nice teaching and take care.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

    There’s a mistake: Emma did I used your tips not only for learning english…
    According to the related grammar, I wrote wrong.

    Tuesday, January 17th 2017

      Oh no!!! That was wrong too😭.
      But this time I’m sure about this one: Emma not only did I used your tips for learning english…😥

      Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Hi Emma! I’m shy and introvert so this lesson is for me. After watching the EngVid videos for over a year you guys, at EngVid, have become my friends, so I speak to you, this could be another tip.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Stressful situations- the situations, where a man have to speak English, really helped me to improve my speaking skills.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Emma, your lesson nice for me, and I like your voice very much, hope can heard your new lesson asap next time

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks teacher Emma! Your tips are very interesting.
I would also like to congratulate you for the clarity of your pronunciation. You are the teacher that I can most easily understand.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks Emma for this lesson..it was great and easy to understand…:)

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you teacher.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks for the tips Emma, it’s been a great help for me had heard you because i’m a shy person n’ sometimes is difficult to communicate with other people. You are the best ;)

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

thank Emma very good lesson

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Hi Emma! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks with us about becoming more confident when speaking with others.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Dear Emma, I loved this class today. It was a great gift for us. Thank you very much for all advices. Have a nice week.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I love this lesson and Thanks for Emma.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

thank you Emma
you are No 1 to me

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thanks Emma! The topic is very interesting!

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you very much teacher Emma

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I quite agree with all greatful comments to Emma. Such a wonderful lesson!
I liked the most the smiling technique and power poses reference. I will definitely use them. My daughter is taking her examinations these days. She needs these tips a lot. I sent the link to her. I hope that will help to overcome excess of stress.
As for me, I’m not a shy person, but I’m too strict to myself. And I’ve never rewarded myself. So, I will. I know my strong sides. I will love them. I will do something pleasant tomorrow morning.
My studying goal for tomorrow – speak English not less than hour, no matter who with. If I don’t find my sacrifice it’ll be my cat.
Thank you Emma once more.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Why do my comment need to be approved?! So often! Are there any limits in the content or frecquency?

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

    don’t worry , it’s the same for me . Maybe it’s to avoid politic comments as last week.

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

      No, there weren`t any improper expressions. I just commented the lesson in grateful manner and set plans for today. But it was not short. That`s why it`s pity it wasn`t published. After some days it wont`t be up to date…

      Wednesday, January 18th 2017

    Sorry about that! Sometimes when comments are very close together they are marked as possible spam or double-posts.

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Frequency, sorry

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

I appreciate your tips, they are very useful and interesting, especially when you don’t use the English language daily and you have to look for people like tourists, receptionists, classmates, and whoever that can understand you speaking English and explaining your ideas about different topics. It’s a great aid to listen to all of you, teaching us how to improve our skills, I like it but we must inquiry how to minimise the waste of time because we have limits in our brains, maybe this is the cause of our shy. Thanks a lot, teacher Emma from Engvid, a very nice lesson.

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

    I don`t think we can exceed our brain ability. But we all face with lack of time. And as time goes by our memory fails us. I need more time to memorise things now in comparison with past. That`s why it`s harder to study when you`re adult. (I`m about fourty). How old are you?

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

      It’s very true that you have written, I think by myself but there are many other people around the world and sometimes I can guess their experiences, but not always. I’m in my middle forties nowadays but I’m living like in a second youth. Thanks for your comments.

      Wednesday, January 18th 2017

        Yes, I feel myself free now, much free than two year before. My daughter finished her school, entered the Uni and moved to Moscow. I unexpectedly found myself free! I have never had so much spare time…. Even in the youth. I can afford myself doing what I really want – studying English .

        Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I loved the lesson! I got 10.. Thanks Emma!

Tuesday, January 17th 2017

Thank you for your tips.
I’m a shy person. I’m afraid of making mistakes. Your lesson really changes my mind. I shouldn’t worry much about making mistakes, because I would learn a lot from them.
Take care and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Good lesson!

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Dear Emma
Great lesson, I feel that you made this lesson for me, because I am really a shy person. You gave me lot of confidence accordingly my weekness.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

    This problem is widely commun, i am also shy but i try always to put my self into oral conversation with people through Internet

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Hi Guys!

Who is interested to do some practice via skype?
Add me luca.medici88 – Advanced Level only

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

    Me, by the way i am not very good, so dont expect a lot from me, my Skype name is: Houssyene Nadour, Facebook: Housseyne Nadour, and Whatsapp +213669272426

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Thanks Emma for this wonderful lesson! I really appreciate all of these suggestions

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

That was a great lesson for all of us that we considere ourselves a shy person. Cheers!

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Very good, Emma. Thank you.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

hello ma’am
I really beg you to help me find out those video which you introduced us in this lesson. could you put the links here please?

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Or dear moderator if you read this comments, lead me to the videos please.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I have got a question: why there is not “to” before improve and feel after help?
“Speaking in front of a mirror can really help you improve your spoken English. It can help you feel more comfortable speaking.”

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

    Hi . After help both are correct : She helped me to improve my English or She helped me improve my English.

    Wednesday, January 18th 2017

      OK

      Friday, March 24th 2017

Thank you Emma for this lesson. I have just a question: why did you say ‘ afraid to make mistakes ‘ instead ‘ afraid of making mistakes. I heard it while your speaking. thank you very much.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

Thank you Emma for this lesson.I feel nervous when I speak to another person so it may help to speak on Skype.my skype nour.nour2624

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I got 7 out of 10.. I’m happy with it..

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

You are right Emma. I am very shy when trying to speak with a native or advanced level student. Thank you for these tips.

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I got 9/10 =]

This site is really cool.

I think that when I gonna to London in Oct 2017, my english will be better than now :D

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

thank you so much

Wednesday, January 18th 2017

I’d really like to congratulate you on your great work, you certainly encourage us all to become better and better at English.
As for today’s topic, I totally agree, I tend to be deeply shy when it comes to talking to people and I try to do my best to push those boundaries further no matter how hard it is.
Thank you very much.

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Hi Emma,
I have finished all your lessons within a month. I like your teaching style and will keep stay follow you. I really like this kind of lesson cause it is encourage to people. We need this to forward. Sure it will continue.
I want to contribute about power poses with link below. I hope it can help for better understand. You mentioned about her in your power poses lesson.
https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?l
and until next time take care :)

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Thank you so much for your lessons, Emma!!

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Thank you, it is very helpful because personally, i’m afraid to make mistake but i’ll try to be comfortable and just to enjoy what i do. You’re right, I need to make mistake to improve myself

Thursday, January 19th 2017

thanks a lot ,I gained much from this video and I got 100% in the quize

Thursday, January 19th 2017

i am very happy teacher Emma ……100……yessssss

Friday, January 20th 2017

Owo, you’re amazing Emma, love u

Friday, January 20th 2017

It is very good lesson. I got 9/10 point. Thank you Emma :)

Friday, January 20th 2017

Thanks Amma it is very good lesson …I got full of 10 marks …..thank you so much😊

Saturday, January 21st 2017

i passed the quiz before watching the video, i got 9/10 :D

Saturday, January 21st 2017

Thank you for your great lesson. This helped me a lot. I’m so shy.

Saturday, January 21st 2017

thank you madam great topic

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

thank you Emma

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Thanks Emma~ Thease tips are helpful~

Monday, January 23rd 2017

I have a problem with speaking. You advice is very good!!!!

Monday, January 23rd 2017

Thanks teacher!!!!

Monday, January 23rd 2017

Thanks a lot! It was very interesting and useful. I try to follow you recommendations:)

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

    Hi? Luchik. I suppose that Dania would mind our conversation. Nevertheless I dare to request it. In brief, may i write you? ( nothing personal, just for learning)

    Thursday, June 8th 2017

thank you so much Emma. You are a quite perfect teacher in every detail you teach

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

Thank you so much teacher

Tuesday, January 24th 2017

thank you teacher emma :)

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

    What a nice photo just jerry ! It reminds me my childhood . Take care.

    Friday, January 27th 2017

very useful…

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

thanks ! very useful!

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Emma , you are a very good teacher.

Thank you.

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

I liked, very good teacher!

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Emma, thanks! I indeed very pleased to see and to hear you.

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

Great job Emma!!!!

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

If I realize that I will have 5-10 minutes, I know that I would spend my time with the use of by listening EMMA’s LESSONS

Wednesday, January 25th 2017

It’s exactly that I needed. Thank you so much.

Thursday, January 26th 2017

Very useful topics
Thank you

Thursday, January 26th 2017

Thanks a lot.Emma

Friday, January 27th 2017

I am Proud Of You My Dear Teacher (Emma)

Saturday, January 28th 2017

I adore Emma.

Saturday, January 28th 2017

that is very good
thank؛s alot

Saturday, January 28th 2017

Thanks you Emma!

Sunday, January 29th 2017

awesome tricks

thnx

Sunday, January 29th 2017

Thanks you Enma! you are excellent teacher! I love the lesson!

Sunday, January 29th 2017

very help full for any one he want to learn english

Monday, January 30th 2017

Love you

Monday, January 30th 2017

Thanks Emma! This lesson was very special for me because I’m a shy english student, so I needed it!

Monday, January 30th 2017

Thanks Emma.

Monday, January 30th 2017

Thank you Emma. Interesting lesson.

Monday, January 30th 2017

Very wel

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Thank you

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

Thank you so much for this lesson .I’ve learned a lot

Wednesday, February 1st 2017

I love your way emma , you are very smart and very quiet .

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thanks Emma! I got a100

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Thank you so much Emma. It was a very useful lesson!

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Tx Emma!

Thursday, February 2nd 2017

Great tips! Thanks a lot Emma =)

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Thank you, Emma. I will use the tips you were given.I’m the type of introvert person which afraid to make mistake while talk with other people. Thanks again and I really enjoyed this video.

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Hi Emma, thank you for the useful lesson!
You’re just a great teacher!

Saturday, February 4th 2017

Thanks Emma. I liked the sentence “There’s nothing wrong making mistakes in English”. =)

Sunday, February 5th 2017

Cool i love your lesson

Sunday, February 5th 2017

thanks a lot ,for this topic

Monday, February 6th 2017

10/10. Great lesson. Tks

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Useful tips
thank so much Emma

Thursday, February 9th 2017

Only 70%.I’ve confused everything and have to go to the mirror to continue training.

Monday, February 13th 2017

Thanks Emma. it very helpfull.i am going to buy mirror to practice .just for fun don’t make it serious.
i am very curious to watch power pose video.

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

I find all Emma’s tips are extremely useful and enjoyable. And the most impressive thing is that you needn’t spend too much strengths to follow these tips and get a some progress every day. Here is one of my favourite English proverb – Little by little make a mikle.

Wednesday, February 15th 2017

Great lesson. Thanks Emma!

Friday, February 17th 2017

thanks you for your teach, i like the way you teach, it’s make me understand..

Friday, February 17th 2017

Thank you Emma for your lesson! It was very useful for me, because you are inspiring me to speak in English more confidently, not afraid do more mistake. Thank you again

Monday, February 20th 2017

I got 10! UHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!

Monday, February 20th 2017

thanks

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

tks a lot!!!!

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

thank you so much.

Thursday, February 23rd 2017

This topics is very useful for me.Thanks teacher.I try your suggestions.

Friday, February 24th 2017

How i can start English. ..

Saturday, February 25th 2017

Thank you Emma :)

Sunday, February 26th 2017

Thank you so much Emma :)

Monday, February 27th 2017

Thanks a lot Emma really I like it

Sunday, March 5th 2017

You can guess by my avatar, I’m so shy person and theese tips really helpful and useful for me. Thank you, Emma! Right now I fill more comfortable in speech

Saturday, March 11th 2017

Thanks a lot for your clear explanations.

Tuesday, March 14th 2017

Thanks a lot, Emma! Great lesson

Saturday, March 18th 2017

thankx alot T. Emma

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

I’m grateful for the tips. I think they’ll work for me because I’m shy.

Wednesday, March 22nd 2017

Thank you Emma. This lesson was very important to me, because I am a shy person

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

thank you Emma

Friday, March 24th 2017

i think she is very better teachers and she knows every problem which is faced by beginners..so i could say that she is perfect in her occupation

Monday, March 27th 2017

Thank you Emma

Thursday, March 30th 2017

Thanks alote

Thursday, March 30th 2017

Thank you very much

Thursday, March 30th 2017

You are perfect teacher!.

Friday, March 31st 2017

I DO IT 100% CORRECT

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

You wonderfull teacher!

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

thank you so much for your lesson, Emma

Friday, April 7th 2017

thank you so much for your lesson, Emma

Sunday, April 23rd 2017

very useful lesson, thank u!)

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

thank you emma i had watching very carefully . After ı had pass the quiz 8/10

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

emma you are a good teacher, tahnks you

Sunday, May 14th 2017

She is a very teacher!

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

I got 10/10!!! Great lesson! Thanks teacher Emma!

Thursday, May 25th 2017

you’re the best Emma.

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

I’m too shy to write comments. OMG, what am I doing? Other people will see it. My face is slowly getting red colour. Mu-ummy!!!

Thursday, June 8th 2017

thanks

Saturday, July 1st 2017

Thanks, Emma.

Thursday, July 13th 2017

This is my first lesson, it’s useful!! Thanks a lot, Emma.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

    Welcome to engVid, Julia! 😊

    Monday, July 24th 2017

oh that a good suggestion for me.. from now i fell more comfortable

Saturday, July 29th 2017

Thanks Emma and engVid

Wednesday, August 2nd 2017

Thanks! I love this page!

Friday, August 4th 2017

Thanks!

Friday, August 4th 2017

Making mistakes is an important part of learning.

I think so, too.
I’m shy, but I will remember that sentence when I have been in these situations.
Thank you Emma.

Thursday, August 17th 2017

thank uuuuuuuuuu

Monday, August 21st 2017

yey! I got perfect score! Thanks for this lesson Emma I learned so much from you. God bless you.

Thursday, August 24th 2017

this program ENGVID it’s very useful and effective to my life.Thank a lot for whose this making program ENGVID

Monday, September 11th 2017

10 out of 10

Monday, September 11th 2017

Perfect Job …. Keep it UP EMMA!

Sunday, September 17th 2017
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