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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.
Reading is difficult if you don't understand _________ of the vocabulary.

Mind maps are useful because they force you to ____________. This makes things easier to understand.

In a good mind map, all the information ______________.

Why are there pictures in a mind map?

To help understand and remember the vocabulary, use your dictionary to find ___________.

Most books are organized by _________.

A _________ helps you remember what happened and when.

Make sure to include a general statement about what you've learned from the book. This will be helpful when:

In your mind map, it's a good idea to include the type of book, ____________, and the date of publication.

If you are reading a reference book, you should check the date of publication because:


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Hi, teacher! I am very greatful for EngVid, it has great teachers and you are definitely one of them! Let me tell you that I have found out that learning for me is easier when I listen to someone else, for some reason reading makes me very tired, I wish this didn´t happen to me since reading is very good; don´t get me wrong, though, I do read but I´m saying that it is better for me to listen to someone else instead of reading on my own, like you guys or audio books. Anyway, like I said I am very greatful and you are a great teacher and this was a great lesson!

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Thx Mr/James

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Oh, I’m sorry for you, today you’re not first one!!!😮😔
    Maybe, the next lesson.

    Thursday, March 23rd 2017

      Hello my friends. Kotoz wasn’t the first one because of me. He gave me way by sending me the notification about new lesson on Skype. But I was buzy with my work, so his generosity was in vain. Anyway thank you, Kotoz. You are the real gentleman.
      Thank James for the lesson. I always take notes on the lessons; it’s very useful. But tell you the truth, l have never read books in English! Many years ago I tried to, but it seemed to me too difficult, so I quitted. I will take the new attempt; and will definitely use mind maps. Thank you, James , for encouraging us!

      Thursday, March 23rd 2017

        u r always wlc

        Thursday, March 23rd 2017

        Hello Nataanna and SKIKDA. Both friends.
        I HAVE TO tell you two things;
        First, I need to congratulate SKIKDA for his/her kind heart. Well_done SKIKDA. Now I’m sure you’re the real first one and Winer. Keep it up. Believe me, I didn’t mean it. Don’t be upset with me. If I wrote sth that made you upset, I beg pardon.
        Second, I like to tell you Nataanna; that try reading english books, they are really useful and effective for your speaking skill. Read an english book as soon as you can.
        Bye friends…

        Thursday, March 23rd 2017

          Sorry, wWinner

          Thursday, March 23rd 2017

          Hi nkh,
          Why do you call Kotoz as SKIKDA?
          I think we are four: you, Kotoz, SKIKDA and me

          Friday, March 24th 2017

          Sorry, I was wrong.
          Ok, kotoz

          Friday, March 24th 2017

Thx Mr/James

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Wow! This is a very clear explanation, thanks for your tips, James.
By the way, before this video I didn’t know the meaning of the word “mutt”.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Hi Canardo! Me neither. I used the word “tyke” instead of mutt.
    See you

    Thursday, March 23rd 2017

      Hi Nataana ,
      I didn’t know mutt neither tyke but according to my dictionary mutt is slang word for dog and tyke is for young boy or michievous child .
      Are you sure we can use ” tyke” speaking about a dog ?
      Thank you for your comment .

      Thursday, March 23rd 2017

        Hi tsamp,
        I was sure that “tyke” meant dog without any breed before your comment….
        Then I made some research and found out that it would be better to say “mongrel” or “cur”.
        But “cur” is the dog whose parents are of different breeds that is frightening or fierce.
        Although some Russian dictionaries translate dog of mixed type as “tyke”.
        Does anybody know the proper word?
        Maybe it’ll be one of the next topic for the lesson? I think many students are interested in vocabulary discribing breeds, types, how to pet, to train dogs. Please….❤

        Friday, March 24th 2017

Help ….I Need help ….Why my firefox don’t load this site? …I’m Coming by google chrom already .

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Design problem
    They had better 2 put Script of JQuery in [ body ] not in the head

    Friday, March 24th 2017

Hello teacher! It’s a real pleasure for me to watch your videos. They are very usefuls, it’s been a while since i wanted to find a good way to improve my english. But now i think it’s Alright due to your help. I am gonna keep Watching your videos. Thank you very much teacher!

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

hello i have a question can you answer it thank you very much
that i am not good at vocabulary and grammar but i can’t draw a mind map with this one can you tell me some ideas ?:)))
thanks
minhhang
from vietnam

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Hello, start with taking notes of each lesson. It will help. Good luck.

    Thursday, March 23rd 2017

      thank you for your comment i will try my best
      thanks again
      bye for soon

      Friday, March 24th 2017

Hi, James thank you for today´s lesson great.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    yes i just think like you

    Thursday, March 23rd 2017

      It´s amazing this web I´m really happy with it , how you learn with this amazing teachers , I am really glad

      Friday, March 24th 2017

Thank you, engVid is one of the best way for learning English.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Great lesson James
Cool dude !

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

i hope we can’t dominate english :)

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

who can tell me how to turn on engvid video ?

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Hi! It looks like you’re posting from China, where YouTube is blocked. You’ll have to use a VPN to see the videos.

    Friday, March 24th 2017

Congrats, amazing tips!!!

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

I find this lesson helpful.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Hi, James. Thank you for posting the lesson. I would like to ask you for providing subtitles English for downloading, belive, it really helps very much. Provided subtitles as yours videos already has are importante as well but for learners the other way put together with this one will be more powerfull. Please,lets all teachers from Engvid know the suggestion. Sincerily.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    There currently isn’t a way to download YouTube subtitles separately. However, you can see the whole transcript by going to the video on YouTube and choosing “Transcript” from the “More” menu – here’s a picture.

    Friday, March 24th 2017

Could you recommend me any book for intermediate level?

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

great quizz and lessons to improve your english . i’would like to thanks all the members of engvid and speacially to miss Emma she teaches in a excellent way and easy to understand and memorize for all . good job well done again thank’s to all teachers

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

i appreciate your hard work

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Thank you James! Finally I’ve started to understand all pieces of information you’re talking about. And for me it is a great success, because I thought you are the most difficult teacher from EngVid.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Following this lesson, I almost fall sleeping because I have listened to other videos that “Valery teacher” has sent me by Skype this evening and I have had with him a video conference, to interchange comments that I have had to keep in mind with Mental Maps to explain to him because I have almost spoken during 20 minutes, I am exhausted now with all the evening listening other histories. Very useful to identify a word or concept with a picture, and requesting all the background of a book to get a general idea of it. I have doubted with the timeline concept but I had thought that it was the correct answer though I selected another answer, and the assignment when you have read a book to enquiry its ideas and comments. Thanks a lot, teacher James, it has been a good explanation how to make Mind Maps.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

    Friend , with your comment your a british writer already, good

    Friday, March 24th 2017

      Yes, I have to practice writing and speaking, but always with mistakes, I can’t avoid my mistakes. Thanks!

      Friday, March 24th 2017

James thanks for your lesson !!! you are great!!!

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Thanks teacher, just one feedback keep aside of the board, your body is blocking the board (This is a class, not a comic show presentation where you stand in the middle); I like student like to take notes, save screens, look back previous notes you write, should be a column not two or smallers and you should take the right side or left.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Thank you.

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Hi Nataana ,
I didn’t know mutt neither tyke but according to my dictionary mutt is slang word for dog and tyke is for young boy or michievous child .
Are you sure we can use ” tyke” speaking about a dog ?
Thank you for your comment .

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

It’s very helpful

Friday, March 24th 2017

Hi teacher, thank you for this lesson. My main problem when I’m readidng is that I don’t know many words/exprexions/slangs and the process is too slow. I have to review the dictionary many times to understand the general idea. At the end, I take many time understanding and jus get me more stress. Can you help me?

Friday, March 24th 2017

Thank you very much for the lesson. It was really good

Friday, March 24th 2017

Hi James. Very interesting! I’m glad I’ve made only one mistake on the quiz (I got 9 correct out of 10). That means, your lesson was NOT all Greek to me. Thank you very much. See you in your next video lesson. Bye!

Friday, March 24th 2017

Thanks Mr.James

Friday, March 24th 2017

I got 90.Tx Mr James. U learn me a lot of things. I hope to see U soon!?!

Friday, March 24th 2017

    Hello mgh. How are you?
    First; happy NOROUZ. Have a nice year.
    Second:I’m an Iranian, like yourself
    You know, I just want to remind you that you have to say ;”you TEACH me a lot of things. ” Not learn me.
    Actually,we learn from James, but he teaches us. Did you understand? I hope you can understand my words. See you again my countryman.

    Friday, March 24th 2017

Really nice lesson, this will help me to show my Ss the importance of reading and using mind maps as tools for understanding. Thank you.

Friday, March 24th 2017

Your tips and lessons are really useful but your diction for videos needs to be improved. You talk too fast, sometimes a little low and you should to look directly for us (yours listeners) instead of looking part of the time Toward the blackboard Sorry for my criticism, though.You are very competent

Friday, March 24th 2017

Thank you very much for this last lesson, i like your kind of teach, good tips, i am going to practict them, thanks again and God bless you jame s

Friday, March 24th 2017

Thanks !!!

Friday, March 24th 2017

D.T. looks like real one!

Friday, March 24th 2017

woooooooooow i got 150%

Saturday, March 25th 2017

hello teache.Thankyou for lesson.I got 6 coorrect out of 10 from quiz.

Sunday, March 26th 2017

thanks james for that lesson the topic was interesting see you in other lesson

Sunday, March 26th 2017

Mr. James you are ma’ favorite teacher and you teach well.

Monday, March 27th 2017

I got 60% thanks Mr.James

Monday, March 27th 2017

I am a new comer for engvid.com. but I don’t know how to use it after logging in. Who can help me? I will appreciate that.

Monday, March 27th 2017

Hi. It´s awesome!! you helped me a lot. Thanks!!

Thursday, March 30th 2017

thanks james .

Saturday, April 1st 2017

    👍

    Tuesday, April 11th 2017

Hi Teacher,
You did really good. But it is little confusing. I want you teacher to show us how to read fast and understand what you read to answer the questions that belongs to an essay e.g.

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Thank you.

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Dear Mr.James,

Kindly I hope if I can arrange some lessons with you but I do not know how can I reach you. please advise.
Regards,

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Thanks and see you soon.

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

Hi, I really like your lessons, I want ask you a favor, I have a question, can I say : “The end of the film really disappoints me”, or, “The end of the film really disappointed me” ? and Why?. thank you

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

Hello, I feel depressed

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Thank you James

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Hello,
Sir
Reading an english newspaper makes me confuse.sometimes its easy to understand but sometimes the way the articles were written is too difficult to grab.but on the other hand I find your lesson

Friday, April 7th 2017

    I find your every lessons very helpful.

    Thank you

    Friday, April 7th 2017

Got 10-10. Thank you James. I will try mind map on the novel that I am reading.

Sunday, April 9th 2017

good way to reading
thanks James

Monday, April 10th 2017

I am reading this book: Also sprach Zarathustra

Monday, April 10th 2017

I never know about this before thank you for the lesson.

Monday, April 10th 2017

Am new here guys I really appreciate engvid teachers

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

THANK YOU SO MUCH JAMES. IT IS VERY USEFUL FOR ME STUDY ENGLISH AND EVERYTHING.

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

hello dear sir. May I have the pdf source of that lecture?

Monday, April 17th 2017

Excellent !!!

Saturday, April 22nd 2017
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