124 COMMENTS

Thanks, Adam !

Profile photo of Rozenn Rozenn

    It is my belief thar being constantly exposed to the target language and use it as much as possible are the only ways to master the complex English sound system.

    Theory helps, no doubt about it, but a hands-on learning experience makes a huge difference.

    Good to hear again from you Adam. Useful tips on how to improve our fluency.

    You’re just great!

    Profile photo of Regino Regino

      Regino you comment in each EngVid video!?! :-)

      Profile photo of SherlyYT SherlyYT

Hello Adam,my dear teacher! The lesson was very Beautiful and useful, as other lessons.
I Think the problem is that a native speaker drops all the time and this make it more difficult to understand them.
I wish every native speaker had spoken as the way you speak.

Profile photo of Mehdi 2022 Mehdi 2022

    I wish the same Mehdi but you know teacher is also a native speaker and he speaks in the same way as all other natives do.The reason why he speaks so articulately here is that he knows that almost all the students here on this forum are non-natives and also learners of English language there for he speaks slowly and clearly to make every word of him understandable,for which we should all be thankful to him. He is really working hard for his students. Hats off to him.

    Profile photo of eichi eichi

      Hello again my kind teacher! You are quite right and I feel that like my duty to thank you and other teachers who help us so much.
      Thank for your respond to my comment.

      Profile photo of Mehdi 2022 Mehdi 2022

        Thank you Mehdi and Eichi :)

        Profile photo of Adam Adam

      eichi your face look like Adam! :-)

      Profile photo of SherlyYT SherlyYT

I have some difficulties with transitions th-s, like “Smith says” and s-th, like “queezes through”. I have to make an interval between the words. Would you tell me, please, what should I do to pronounce it more smoothly.

Profile photo of Roman06 Roman06

    Hi Roman,

    In most cases you can drop the ending of the first word (Smi sez). In context the listener will understand. If you want to use the pause to break the two words up, that’s fine too. You can also practice making the pause shorter and shorter until it’s barely noticeable.

    Hope this helps.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Thanks alot Adam..
Please Adam is there a vidoe about how to pronounce “ter” “tion” sion”..?

Profile photo of Ayman arafa Ayman arafa

Thank you for your awesome video. By the way I like pronunciation lessons because there are no quizzes for them)

Profile photo of ndashio ndashio

Thank you Adam for a further very good lesson! “Thumb up” :-)))

Yes Adam, your are so right:
Sometimes for example, I don´t understand clearly the US news speakers at TV! ;-)

Profile photo of Ralph-GER Ralph-GER

Thank you, Adam
That was a great lesson and very useful.

Profile photo of Imad-Ali Imad-Ali

Thank you teacher….!!!

Profile photo of Jakub Alvarez Jakub Alvarez

Hi Adam. Can you make a lesson on how to know where to pronouce the h in words and where not. For example herbal and graham the h doesn’t sound but in Abraham it does. This really confuses me I would love to know that. Thank you I appreciate your help.

Profile photo of lori05 lori05

Great lesson Adam.
Next year I going to know Toronto, and I dying for this day, I hope to learn about the english much more and to know this beautiful place.

Profile photo of Thiago Brito Thiago Brito

    I hope you like it Thiago ;)

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Hi Adam, In my opinion you are the best teacher.

Profile photo of mikula18 mikula18

How can I improve my reading Adam sir

Profile photo of sarose kandel sarose kandel

    Read every day, Sarose.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Interesting lesson Mr Adam! From now on I´ll try to realize the “of” pronunciation that natives have.

Profile photo of knopfler86 knopfler86

    why can’t I see the video?

    Profile photo of winnie winnie

      All of our videos are on YouTube. It looks like you’re posting from China, where YouTube is blocked. You’ll have to use a VPN, proxy, or mirror to watch the videos.

      Profile photo of engVid Moderator engVid Moderator

That was a very useful lesson. It is become easier to understand the native speakers. Thank you so much Adam.Can you make other short words pronunciation lessons?

Profile photo of isakibrahim8315 isakibrahim8315

    Will do Isak.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Thank you, Adam

Profile photo of houssemedinne houssemedinne

Thank you Adam teacher.For me, this lesson is very helpful in listening skills and speaking skills.

Profile photo of pinyada pinyada

Thanks, Adam. It’s so useful for me. I live in Toronto, most time I don’t understand the people when I make small talk with them. somavem speak more different accent, so i have misunderstanding alotatime
In this topic, i tried to use some words with “of”. But I’m not sure that I did it correctly.Adam, Could you check it, please? Thanks

Profile photo of elvin067 elvin067

    How does “insisted of them” pronounce? insistedazem ?

    Profile photo of elvin067 elvin067

      Hi Elvin.

      Insisted of them doesn’t really work grammatically. Maybe you mean “insisted on it”?

      Profile photo of Adam Adam

My red is almost down.
I’ve learned it too!

Profile photo of Zahra Zahra

you are so unique and amazing teacher i really appreciate your effort many thanks to you :)

Profile photo of Nada@salah 123 Nada@salah 123

Thank you Mr.Adam

Profile photo of Mahmoud Bely Mahmoud Bely

good job

Profile photo of ALGhazali2250 ALGhazali2250

Thank you.

Profile photo of pavanut2 pavanut2

hello everyone

Profile photo of Kholel Kholel

Thanks, Adam. Very imortant to know it=)

Profile photo of Rishka Rishka

hi sir. is there any way for online course for learning British language feom you

Profile photo of ayeshazaki ayeshazaki

    Hi Ayeshazaki,

    There are three British teachers on Engvid. you should watch their videos.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

I have liked this lesson, thank you Adam.

Profile photo of VardanGhazaryan VardanGhazaryan

These sounds were a problematic question when I started to listen to the English conversations because they were strange and weird sounds. The question was the continuous sessions of listenings to find the differences between one sound and another different sound in the same word, it was pronounced of different manners or accents. It was the main problem when I mixed the grammar with the listening and conversation, to identify the form of pronunciation in English. Thanks a lot, teacher Adam, a good lesson to remember this sounds.

Profile photo of angardiobel angardiobel

Thanks, Adam.
By the way, I would like to ask ‘fit on the head of a pin’ what does this expression mean? I don’t understand when I saw it in an article.

Profile photo of Sophie Sophie

    Hi Sophie,

    depending on context, it could either mean very small, or very dense. (a pin is like a needle for sewing; the head is the top).

    Does this help?

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Hi Adam. Under the last video I promised to translate jokes from old magazines. So here are couple of them. Police topic again:
1 In every person, even in the worst one, you can find something good. For that you must search him.(From the instruction(briefing) of police officers)
2 Police officer Petrov was arrested for trying to rape comrade Sedorova. Comrade Sedorova was arrested for resisting to police officer.

And one more:
3 Yesterday by police officers Petrov and Ivanov was arrested a group of robbers. In the chasing after criminals officers made 4 warning shots into the air but the robbers didn’t give up. Then officer Petrov came up with idea and made a warning shot into the officer Ivanov. The criminals preferred to surrender.

Thank you for attention.(and of course I’ll be glad to hear my mistakes)

Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

    Thanks a lot :)

    Profile photo of Mahmoud Abdelatty Mahmoud Abdelatty

    Good stuff Katrin :)

    Where possible, use active verbs instead of passive (Yesterday, officers Petrov and Ivanov arrested a group of robbers. (the word arrested implies police officers, so no need to mention)).

    Came up with the idea of– this is the expression

    Came up with the idea of firing a warning shot into officer Ivanov.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

      Thanks Adam. I’ve not really heard the expresson “came up with idea of” anywhere on TV. So it was a risk to me using it here. Maybe you will show me more appropriate variant?(Officer Ivanov not only “came up with the idea”, he invented(in his brain) a subtle(crooked) thing(idea)to make that shot)

      Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

        Should I use passive in this situation even if this is a newspaper pablication?

        Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

          sorry active

          Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

          Hi Katrin,

          Generally speaking, use the passive when you want to hide the subject, or if the subject is not important enough to mention. Otherwise, the active is usually a better choice. Newspaper style is mostly for newspapers.

          Profile photo of Adam Adam

Not easy

Profile photo of Doris Dzifa Hottor Doris Dzifa Hottor

I am enjoying this and have learnt much

Profile photo of Doris Dzifa Hottor Doris Dzifa Hottor

It’s a good point to know. Thank you Adam.

Profile photo of Bhramarambika Bhramarambika

Thanks for that lesson, but I have a question, a thing that really confuses me. How do I know which sound pronoune, I mean, how can I know when the letter I will have the i sound, or the a sound, like in the word “diner” the I has a different sound from “dinner”, or like website, but opossite, thanks again.

Profile photo of malbatan malbatan

    That’s part of the learning process, Malbatan. You need to look up new words in the dictionary and learn their pronunciation; also watch movies and TV shows to hear different words.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

am an english teacher , i need your guidance mr ADAMS

Profile photo of DAVID ASURO DAVID ASURO

    By all means, David.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

SEND ME AVIDEO ON EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF ENGLISH

Profile photo of DAVID ASURO DAVID ASURO

    Watch all the videos on Engvid. We have a good group of teachers here.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Hi, I followed your tips on Ielts Reading and i scored 8.5
Please do some tutorials on PTE academic. You are the best tutor among all on engved.
I there any way to contact you personally??

kind Regards,

AQ.

Profile photo of AQ531 AQ531

    Hi AQ,

    I’m afraid the PTE is not very common and wouldn’t serve that many people. The lessons on the IELTS can still be helpful for that test though.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

      By the way… Congratulations :)

      Profile photo of Adam Adam

Thenk you for lesson Adam. Can you make a lesson on modal verbs in different times, this is a very interesting and not easy topic for many who learn English, especially verbs- must,may,might. This is very tricky topic for many people, Thenk you.

Profile photo of Vladimir Vladimir

    I’ll see what I can do Ashurik.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

      Thenks a lot Adam

      Profile photo of Vladimir Vladimir

Hi, I want to take assistance in terms of feedback for my IELTS writing task, I would prefer getting feedback from Adam. How can I proceed? I’m OK with a paid service also? let me know the details

Profile photo of udayvadapalli udayvadapalli

    You can visit my site, writetotop.com, though for now I am not doing the assessments. You can check there for updates though.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Hello teacher please tell me how a time difference is defined in English like when there is 2:00 pm in Canada there is 11:00 pm here in my country means there is almost 9 hours difference my question is, how I will tell someone that time in Canada is different than ours.Are the following sentences correct?
1:The time in our country is 9 hours ahead from/than Canada. or
2:our country’s time is 9 hours ahead from/than Canada.
3:The time in Canada is 9 hours behind from/than ours/us. or
4:Canada’s time is 9 hours behind from/than ours/us.Thanks

Profile photo of eichi eichi

    Hi Eichi,

    Toronto is 9.5 behind Mumbai. (Keep in mind that Canada is huge and has 5 time zones)

    You are 9 hours ahead of us.
    You are 9 hours behind us.
    There’s a 9 hour time difference between us.
    Your clock is 9 hours ahead of ours.
    etc.

    Does this help?

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

      Thank you so much teacher

      Profile photo of eichi eichi

Thanks for this lesson Adam!

Profile photo of Isaias Menezes Silva Isaias Menezes Silva

Thanks Adam! This is not easy at all, only by practicing and training my ears I can get it. A lot of work to do on this topic.

Profile photo of Aleachi Aleachi

Excellent! Thank you Adam!!!

Profile photo of DrKmie DrKmie

Hi teacher, thaks a lot for the class, way clearly and easy to understand.

Profile photo of Leolimacont Leolimacont

thanks

Profile photo of hatem551 hatem551

pleas don’t be fast in your speech

Profile photo of the betst of the bet the betst of the bet

Thanx ,

Profile photo of Yasmeen Saad Yasmeen Saad

Thanx ,

Profile photo of Yasmeen Saad Yasmeen Saad

Thank you, Adam!

Profile photo of Ghoretti.Lima Ghoretti.Lima

i adore your clases !

Profile photo of marjoriegrace marjoriegrace

Thanks everyone :)

Profile photo of Adam Adam

Thanks Adam! I’ve been looking for ages of an English Tutorial with sense and you nailed it! Love all your videos and the way you explain every word of the lesson. And the bloopers. Hehe. Thanks again and will learn more stuff from here. God bless!

Profile photo of SamUdasco03 SamUdasco03

Thanks mr Adam!useful lesson good

Profile photo of Nasteha Nasteha

thanks alot

Profile photo of sahar94 sahar94

Thank you so much! I will keep practicing.

Profile photo of hyperkiwi hyperkiwi

Thank you so much!
I’m here to learn how to sound important pronunciation.

Profile photo of Young Kyung Lee Young Kyung Lee

7:03 – in Russian language ‘tovar’ means product.
You’ve said it like native Russian)

Profile photo of Styx Styx

Hi Adam, thank for your video, that’s so good.
But has you any advice to pratice?

Profile photo of dinhhanh0705 dinhhanh0705

    Hi Dinhhanh,

    The best thing to do is find someone near you or online to speak with. You can find people here in this forum, or in your local community. Otherwise you can also record yourself copying the speech of others on YouTube or TV shows.

    Hope this helps.

    Profile photo of Adam Adam

Listening to some native English speakers isn’t an easy job, mainly when they use too many contractions and change the pronunciation of words all the time. Foreigners learn in English courses the standard of pronunciation and how to create beautiful sentences grammarly correct, but in real life things are rather different… It makes us crazy!!

Fortunately, Engvid exists to help us in this field, giving us tools to overcome this challenge. Many thanks, Adam!

Profile photo of Eduardo França Eduardo França

you perfect

Profile photo of hassan hamido hassan hamido

Hi Adam Thank´s You for this information is very useful to know what are the diferent sounds for ´OF´

Profile photo of Luis Armadillo Luis Armadillo

Thanks Adam. You are a good source to teach to everyone. Thank you again!

Profile photo of yankako yankako

Great explanation !!!

Profile photo of ValterDenn ValterDenn

Thank you very much for those tips, I really put them on practice.

Profile photo of Bruno Larios Bruno Larios

thanks Adam. I like your beard.

Profile photo of vuhoangduy102 vuhoangduy102

Hi Adam, sometimes I don’t understand English when I watch the English movies because some character has heavy voice but your voice is very clear so I easily understand your lesson.

Profile photo of anagar anagar

Hello I’m English learner so I need a person who can talk with me in English. we can help to each other for practice.
My skype ID =ashok.webdesigner

Profile photo of anagar anagar

How to say ‘OF’ in English. 10 min video. Jeez

Profile photo of OlgaBlade OlgaBlade

Hi. I’ve learned alot form you. Thanx alot 🌹

Profile photo of Fahime Salari Fahime Salari

Very helpful!

Profile photo of Hishamls Hishamls

All my medical students are unanimous: Adam is the best teacher. And they add: after you, sir!))

Profile photo of Mike1959 Mike1959

hey, Adam, your English lessons were very helpful lately make more vids:). there’s something I don’t understand about this video how do you pronounce of like ov I just don’t get it, or maybe I don’t understand native speakers very well/I don’t know.thanks anyway I subbed to ur channel and liked it. bye have a productive day:)

Profile photo of ruel25r ruel25r

Thanks, very usefull

Profile photo of carloslearning carloslearning

Hi Adam.I come from Vietnam where Ho Chi Minh Presedent was born. I find your lessons really useful. Thank a lot !

Profile photo of khanhlinh0712 khanhlinh0712

this lesson was interesting, the pronunciation of these expression is complex when you don’t know that people dropped some letters in the words, however practice is necessary, listening at least. Thanks a lot Adams, useful lesson

Profile photo of alexandercolina1972 alexandercolina1972

I want to thank you not only for the lesson but also for the very interesting details that you give us to clarify the lesson.you are brilliant as all the time.

Profile photo of hilasou23 hilasou23

teacher, can you tell me how to pronounce “if you ” when a native speaker speak ?
In the last sentence in your video , ” if you like ,please subscribe to my channel on Youtube”
I heard it many time but I still heard ” I feel like this lesson ….”
thank you

Profile photo of baotrungsocola baotrungsocola

Can’t thank you enough my dear teacher

Profile photo of NoorMajed NoorMajed

Hi Adam
Let me first thank you for all the lessons about ilets writing. I earned band 6 last month.
Now I need to score band 7 in writing next week. I think i m weak in generating ideas and grammar. I will really appreciate it if you could guide me.

Profile photo of TEHMINA TEHMINA

A very good example is SA-NO-VA-BITCH.
Easy to understand and easy to remember.

Profile photo of Egghead Egghead

Thanks Adam

Profile photo of rikaprana rikaprana

Great ,thank you

Profile photo of ataala ataala

thanks adama

Profile photo of kenza boukhrissi kenza boukhrissi

Great video, thanks a lot :)

Profile photo of Allen640 Allen640

Thank you very much Adam.

Profile photo of kenshanmugam kenshanmugam

Thank you so much.

Profile photo of Omar Ghander Omar Ghander

Thanks.

Profile photo of XinTong XinTong

Where can I pracice it? Could you recommond me website?

Profile photo of Mango1014 Mango1014

Thank you very much Mr. Adam; a very good lesson and explanation!

Profile photo of Alex-1956 Alex-1956

Great lesson, Thanks dear teacher.

Profile photo of Kazimkhalil Kazimkhalil
Only engVid members can ask questions and comment.
– or –