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Thanks for this great Lesson,James.You´re one of the best EngVid Teachers!

Profile photo of Gabriel Vieira EngVid Gabriel Vieira EngVid

    Saying NO without actually saying NO?

    Excellent approach to reject offers/proposals politely without deteriorating your social relationships or finding yourself in conflict with your friends or coworkers.

    Well-designed quiz, however there is an unpardonable mistake in the explanation for item 3:

    “You shouldn’t TO do it, because it’s not worth being told . . .”

    Hope someone can fix it up soon.

    Excellent lesson James

    Ciao

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      I would say that all of them are doing an outstanding job.

      Regards

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        Ciao. Mi chiamo Lilly. Come Ti Chiami?

        Profile photo of Lilly Gleek Lilly Gleek

      I learn a lot from yesterdays course. (Thanks to you Ms. Jane) please allow me to share my own take. Should it be? You shouldn’t DO it, even if you can because you’re tolerating her laziness. But if I find out there is a valid “excuse” (e.g. health matters, priorities & so on) and in a decent approach, then I will do it for the sake of maintaining positive workplace.

      Profile photo of M.Hatulan M.Hatulan

To tell you the truth,You,Adam and Rebecca are the best ones!

Profile photo of Gabriel Vieira EngVid Gabriel Vieira EngVid

    I would say that all of them are doing an outstanding job.

    Regards

    Profile photo of Regino Regino

I really enjoyed the lesson, and gained new vocabulary

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    Hi

    Profile photo of midomar midomar

Five out of five, sweet! Thank you, James.

Say “no” can be more difficult than it seems, even in our own language. This lesson will come in handy.

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    For us, brazilian people, it’s more difficult, Evaldo!

    Profile photo of Carol3139 Carol3139

That was nice from you ! Thank you Engvid ^^

to my companions , if anybody wants to practice his English with me ! he’s welcome , Please feel free to be in touch with me :

https://www.facebook.com/anwar.lawer1

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    Hello, I really intersting to practice in English.Do you use skype?

    Profile photo of katerinapas1 katerinapas1

      Hello
      Thank you so much
      Yes i Do . and this is mine “Anwar.aimedieu”
      Your are welcome anytime :)

      Profile photo of anwarLawer anwarLawer

        Excuse me Katerina

        The correct account is “Anwar.aimefrance”
        Thank you , and Please feel free to be in touch anytime :)

        Profile photo of anwarLawer anwarLawer

      we can make practice if you like
      I am free all the time

      Profile photo of AhmadSleiby AhmadSleiby

Excellent Lesson!….

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Thank you James. We often get some situations that saying no. But it’s not easy to not give people bad feeling. When we say “no” whether we speak our mother language or English, it’s important to show respect and honor to friends, boss, or family. You showed us a good example what should we do. Great.
By the way the jacket you wearing is really cool. It so suits you!

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    Hello, Juneriver…you are right. James gave us great lession that taught us how to say “No” in a nice way…Thank you Jamies. You are always my fav teacher.
    By the way,Juneriver I just wondering do you have a Skpye,can I practice english with you…I am from HK…if you have please add me “lfook_hqgloriagan”

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I really really want to improve my english skills. please contact if you can help me . We can practice in your free time

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it really helps a lot!!thanks to James

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Good lesson. Is there any discussion sort of forum where we can practise the lesson.

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Excellent Thank you James YES… heuuu NO ;)

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Hi James, your lesson was quite cool :) Thanks !!

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I got 4 correct out of 5. Thank you for your lesson, James :)

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James your a great teacher.and i clearly understand what you mean i got perfect score thanks you :)

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I got 5 correct out of 5. Have nice day:)

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Thank you Mr. James, often I cannot understand your lessons and now the situation is same. I answered the quiz by common sense and got 80%. I am glad. Thanks again.

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    So am I

    Profile photo of Anuar is from Kazakhstan Anuar is from Kazakhstan

      Thanks for sharing

      Profile photo of Abdul Qayum Abdul Qayum

I was very happy while you Mr james were explaining the lesson coz you’re fanny boy

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what you wanna say about snack puctur ?

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I got 2 correct out of 5.

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Thanks alot James for your great job.
It was a good lesson as always :D
and I got 100 in the quiz .
You have a nice way to teach but sometimes you speak fast so I don’t got what r u saying :) … hope you all the best teacher
My regards

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I don’t get* .. sorry about that

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Nice lesson James! And i just wanna ask you-did you ever thought regarding actor career ? I think you could be best in it ! All the best!

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    I told him that before.I bet he’ll doing well at acting.you agree,don’t you??

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Hi James, thanks for letting me and others to get into English in a fun way. Sometimes you speak fast but I like it because it is important to make an effort and try to understand English in a normal pace- Thank you again and good luck…

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More than an english teacher, a human relation teacher ! You’ve done a good job and you often make me laugh. Thank you so much

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I love James when he teaches us the art of diplomacy:)

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Thank you James for your lession. I got 5/5, and it means your teaching way is the best one. You know how to make the others concentrate on all of what you want to say. Have a good day!

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Hey James! You’re not only an English teacher but also a psychology teacher! :)

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james i love that shoving in the quiz.keep up great job

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I’d a little difficult with the understanding of some words, because James talks in his classes like he talks with your friends. I mean he speaks fast and like in a conversation… Other teachers speak slower, what it’s good, but it doesn’t seems a real conversation.

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Тhank you. A very good and not easy lesson.

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    You are bsolutely right Yelena!!!

    Not that easy, even for advanced students of English. But we must meet the challenge of it.

    Good luck with your English.

    Have a great day.

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    Yelenalena we can practice together if you like

    Profile photo of AhmadSleiby AhmadSleiby

Thanks, 5/5.

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Excellent…i got 5 out of 5

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hallo everyone..^_^

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These are lessons for life and should never be forgotten, thank you very much!

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Thank you so much For your explanation James .

For my companions ! i wish is there who wants to practice his English , If you’d like to do so ! please be in touch with me ! this is my account name in face book “Anwar Aime Dieu “

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Thanks, James! Great lesson and actual topic!

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its all sounds great dude)) (may i call ya as DUDE?)

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You are so calm today!! but still the best ♥
I get 100% at the quiz, but to be honest I repeated it twice to make sure I get your idea, not because it’s difficult or hard to understand ,no, I heard about this subject many times before.However I was kind of absent-minded ,thinking about lots of things else :( :(

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yeah thnx four in five

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HI, Everybody, i got 5 out 5. i’m really happpy. this is great. I enjoyed it. it make me more bold and it encourages me. thanks for giving 5 out of five.

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I really enjoy this new way to learn english, I did´nt. Know any about this lesson. Uuppss, always replied with a simple NO thanks ¡¡

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yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees I got 5 of 5 Iam perfect

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5/5. In Portuguese as you said ” nada” means nothing, if you say NO, the correct word is “NÃO”. Cheers

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My first great lesson, thanks

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How can you talk so fast … I admire you!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the lesson :)

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    Hi, Katerina. Would you like to practice with me? I’ll send you a message on Skype. :)

    Profile photo of almeida.ec almeida.ec

      Yes I would like.

      Profile photo of katerinapas1 katerinapas1

        Hi, Katerina. Would you like to practice with me? I’ll send you a message on Skype. :)

        Profile photo of AliAbdullah07 AliAbdullah07

    Hi…..you can talk fast if you read too much and watch English movies to know about idioms and accent…(i can speak a little fast because of this..you can taste it)

    Profile photo of VahidReza VahidReza

    i would like to do practice
    here ia my skype id
    malyk.aheer

    Profile photo of atique atique

Thanks alot…….really great and useful ….. i will say it to my students

Profile photo of VahidReza VahidReza

    Hi VahidReza,

    I want to practice to someone english. Do you want to practice with me? Let me know if you are interested!
    Best regards

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      Hi..Thank you my friend..you know i dont have much time ..but i can practice with you in my free times…give me your skype ID
      i reall like to practice English with people..im an English Teacher….

      Profile photo of VahidReza VahidReza

        My Skype Id is chanekapinzon69. Keep in touche

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          i would like to do practice
          here is my skype id
          malyk.aheer

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          I’ve added you atique

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          Hi caro,

          Do you want practice with me?

          Profile photo of danielpn danielpn

      Hi caro,

      Do you want practice with me?

      Profile photo of danielpn danielpn

Excellent ;-)

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Hi, Mr jeams I learnt a lot of vocab in this lesson, thank you so much, see hello to Me E

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Hi all, thanks for the lesson. I want to improve my English . If there is anybody who thinks we can help each other here is my Skype ID avetik.nersisyan1

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Very useful for life! Thank you :D

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Thank you so much James! A very useful lesson!

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Thank you a lot,that’s not just about language ,but a culture!

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thanks so much James. i think this is the best chance for me. thanks again.

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THANK FOR THE LESSONS.

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Why did you say “shall we”, I once learned on this site itself that “shall” is never used in normal conversation but only for warning(on public sites) and in Laws. Plz do reply.
Regards

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Thank so much James

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thanks!!sometimes I couldn’t say ..no because I didn’t know the best way!!thanks

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Than you teacher, your way at teaching is very interesting.

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I was not able to watch the video due to the internet problem but I just participated to the quiz to test myself, fortunately I got 4 out 5 correct which granted me 80 marks. that is good… heheheh. Thanks for offering such a wonderful & public educational site… May Allah Blessed all.

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i got 5 thx james 100%

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Thank you James!! Very useful videos to improve communication skill.
But i wonder if I get all videos in sequentially.
I tried hard to find the sequence of all videos but i don’t.
Please help me for this.

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Hmm, excuse me, i’m not good at listening. Can you tell me the way to improve it? Thanks a lot :)

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thanks alot :)

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Hi i have a communication problem can i improve my language skills help me

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Thanks Sir.

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Hi James,
i am really very interested by your courses , i have a question here and i am sure that you will help me to succeed: i’m gonna writing my dissertation this year and i am very optimistic because i know that i am able to get a good mark on it, i want you to help me to find a good and strong TOPIC to be written ( this topic should be related with economic world ,business world and why not by some political overviews) please write me back on my Email : takwa.neffeti@gmail.com

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Thanks teacher james it is a very good lesson.

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thank you James ^_^
if anybody would love to practive english with me add skype : eng.tiger3

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thank u teacher james

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Nej! That’s how Norwegians and Danish people say no.
Ayoko! That’s how Philippine citizens say no.
Njet! Njet! Njet! That’s how my Russian friend says no.

It is very hard for me to say no in a needy and demanding individual in front of me. I learned my lesson and still learning.

Your video is really helpful. I need more strength to say no right away without losing the face for both parties.

Cheers! You are an excellent teacher. I really appreciate your knowledge and sharing it to us all. Thanks,Joy

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Tks Jammes … good lesson !!!

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i really like the accent you speak. clear and easy eng.

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I expecting from this lesson to be improve my english communication skill. Guy help me. :-)

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Thx for video:) Will try to watch all your vids:) Cheers:)

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Thanks a lot teacher James , you are my favorite teacher here.

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thanks

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that was a very helpful lesson
really thank you Mr. james

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Thanks Mr.James for this video, it’s very helpful for me. Especially in my job :)

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5/5 ..! Next !

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James, you are a good and funny teacher. I enjoy every lesson.

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thanks it’s very useful even in my home language

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Great lesson! It’s really helpfull for work relationships :)

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thanks it was an amazing lesson

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I think I had some bias that native English speakers generally feel easier to say “no” than us Asians. I do not know… But this lesson taught me how to decline without losing faces and I want to use this phrase if I have a chance.

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Thank you, the lesson was very interesting for me.

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i got 60 marks it’s bad ):

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thanks

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jemms you are my hero

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Thank you james i really like the lesson

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Thank you James

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Thank you for your lesson, James

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even though this lesson is for beginners, I didn’t get more then half :( you’re too fast speaking for me.

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james i´m goint leasson englesh

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thank you verry much ,but ifound many diffecult words in the quize

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Truely useful for conversation.

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good way to say no, thank you

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This is awesome, thank you James. Btw can somebody talk to me so i could practise my English ;(

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    Hi thuwanh. Nice to meet u. Let’s get practise our E. what’s your skype or fb?

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Thanks for you effort.
Pls. I wish you to talk about calligraphy,just basic rules.

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i dont know why the same video came with subtitle in my iphone but in my computer without

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Hi, I got one question. What “shove it” means? You used that in quiz and the transalation I found for this expression dosn’t match at all.

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5/5
that was awsome lesson sir o like it :)

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Hi. I’d like to improve my english conversation skills. If anyone can help me pls contact me or add me on skype. My skype ID: luminianis or you can find me as Zsolt Daragus

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5/5 my first time :)

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thank you very much

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thanks alot , james
you’re the best teacher ever ..
Keep going on :)

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to “come out of the closet” — to tell people that you are gay hahahahahahaha

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Great !!!

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Thank you james very interesting

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Good choice. thank you❤

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Hi sir james this is my first time here and i love how you teach us..

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Not correctly placed this exercise is not a “beginer”, because it is very difficult.

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cool video :)

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Thanks for that nice lesson! It was really useful! I love your lessons, James, the way you explain with your great sence of humor! ;-)

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You’re a wonderful teacher, I like your lessons because they’re always very funny and useful.
Thank you!

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    Hi, Asphodelio!
    I am from Brazil and I am learning english too.
    If you want someone to improve, Here I am ! :)

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This lesson was good for me, thanks James !
cheers !
5/5

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Is there anyone want to learn English together?

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Thank you for your approach Dr.James. I really needed this.

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Sir
if you don’t mind i would ask you a question ( not kestion ) that why were you so upset . you looked disappointed and tired sort of . And that was the great lesson about Saying NO

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Thanks

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Thanks, i really enjoyed this lecon. I learned a lot of word and good attitude.

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This is the second video that I’ve watched and it really helps me. Glad that I signed up and continue to learn more of this.

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Thanks teacher!!! I’m very happy!!! This lesson is coll!

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Thank you James, I like your lession about how to say no. I got 5/5, I will continue. Very helpful. Thanks EngVid

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wow i like getting 100 into the quiz , thanks again

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Yeah, I’m waiting for new videos. Great job, sir!

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James, you are really the best one, I ever met!!!!

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thanks james for this lesson, I am a big fan of you. I like you humor sense and the way of teach as.

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The lesson which improves English skills and psychological one’s at the same time. It was really useful, thanks!

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Thanks you are the best ,have a good one

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James thank you so much, this is more than learn English, thanks

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thank you very much mr.james.
i am always thanking engvid espesially you.
today i learned to use the various expression instead of “no”.
thank you.

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Thank you for your interesting, enjoyable and easy understanding class !

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oh Yeah! I got all 5 correct answers!
Actually, this lesson is the most difficult i’ve learnt here. (in Beginner level)
Some of situation and sentences I may still have confused.
I think I need to repeat this video for several times after.

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i think that it is all matter of character the way to tell someone ‘no’

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James dude
thumb up man
you the best

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I think this isn’t a lessons for beginners, but thank a lot for this lesson :)

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Thanks!

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you are the best teacher!!

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Thank you, Mr James this lesson is a really helpful to me

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Thank You for useful lesson!

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100% – yabba dabba doo

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Love it, I’m got perfect score.

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thanks!

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Nice lesson.I agree with sir James. Our excuse and no should be diplomatically

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thanks Mr James awesome lesson I got 100% in the quiz , but to say no even in my mother language difficult, your method fantastic to escape in difficult time.

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James, this quiz was very interesting. Maybe these ways of rejecting situation are too much soft or polite.

Anyway many thanks for the hints.

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feeling happy , you have safe my relationship with my family member , my friends , and specially with my team . last one was just kidding , i am sorry to all my team. and after all again i want to say thanks to great teacher and his team who contribute to make easy others life .

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You got 5 correct out of 5.

thanks a lot.

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Your lesson is good James! Thank you very much.

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thanks a lots sir, now I can use this approach without losing our social relationship.

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Thank you James, this lesson is very important to knowledge yourself and for limit in yours relationships personal and professional.

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How can l watch the video of this lesson? I mean here

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thanks James

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thank you ,I really enjoyed the lesson

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