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Thanks for your good work!!
It helps me with English idioms a lot!

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Thank you! Very easy explanation to understanding and keeping in mind))

ol007

Thanks a lot.. Very good explanation, helped me a lot to understand these idioms…:)

bgl

thanks for the nice idiom lessons, would you please explain to me how much of idioms do i need to score high in TOEFL, I am really suffering reading for the TOEFL, OR any other advise will be appreciated.

Mohamed

Thank you so much for that information, specially because I’m learning english, and this is really useful, You all make it easy to understand and remember. Excellent work to you all, I’ve seen some of your videos.. They have helped me a lot. Thanks again, Keep on like this! :)

Natalie, Venezuela

it`s so interesting .
thanks alot.

wafa

hi Dear Alex.i listen your lessons with great pleasure.you explain everything very good.i think i have learnt much more important idioms thanks to you.

Ugur

    Hi Ugur. I am fond of his explanation. He is perfect, I think.

    Ugur

it was excellent!!!

Alex I would like to ask you, what´s the difference between idiom and slang?

thank you.

walter beda

    Hi Walter,

    That is an excellent question, and one that is not easy to answer.

    Slang is usually used by young people, or within a certain group of people. For example, hockey players have their own slang. “Give me the biscuit” means “Pass me the hockey puck.” Slang changes the meanings of words, and is usually only understood by people who are in a particular group. Slang can also destroy proper grammatical structures.

    Idioms are more universal in the English language. An idiom is an expression, word, or phrase whose literal meaning is different from its intended meaning. If I say “he has two left feet,” the literal meaning is much different than the intended meaning.

    For more information, you can consult wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slang
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idiom

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      Can you please explain to me
      the different btw slang-casual English ??

      rawan

thank you very much!!))
i have a little question) in the test i have seen this sentence”You agree with my conclusion?” but i was learnt that the construction of the interrogative sentence must be like this “do you agree with my… ”
is it always allowed to ask in that way?(like you wrote)

thank you)))

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    Hi Lina,

    I used “You agree with my conclusion?” not as interrogative, but as a clarifying statement/question. It’s like saying “So, you agree with me.”

    Here is another example:

    Alex: I thought that movie was terrible.
    Lina: Yeah, I thought so too.
    Alex: You agree with my opinion? Wonderful!

    It would be silly to ask an interrogative question after you said “Yeah, I thought so too.” By saying/asking “you agree with my opinion?” I am not really asking if you agree with my opinion, but clarifying and re-stating that fact.

    I hope this helps and makes sense!

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      thank u so much!

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=)))))))))
Thanks a lot)

Profile photo of Olya_from_Ukraine Olya_from_Ukraine

Hello Alex,

Thank you for your clear lesson on some idioms related to some parts of our body.

I’ve got two left feet by the way. So the first idiom becomes me perfect. (Hope this sentence makes sense.)

Looking forward to your next lesson..
Bye for now.

Becca

    Becca,

    I think you meant to say “the first sentence describes me perfectly,” or “the first sentence fits me perfectly.”

    Thank you for watching.

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      Thank you so much Alex. You’ve been helping me a lot with the your clear and clarifying lessons.
      Looking forward to your next video.
      Thank you for all your suppport

      Profile photo of Wellington Sousa Wellington Sousa

hey Alex,

thank you for this,
Anyway, could you please give the explanation/definition of each idioms? I just see the explanation for number 1: put your back into it = work harder.

Appreciate your reply.

Thanks

Carolina

Carolina

Thank you very much for this lesson. Could you lend me a hand for more body idioms.

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Hi everybody. Alex, thanks a lot. You are perfect! You explain everything well.

Gunel

hi everyone ,
and thanks a lot for the explanation .
the lesson is awsome ..
please i want to know more idioms .

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Thank you kindly Alex for these useful idioms . Iwait more and more

marmora

thank’s a lot for this explanation.

as a english student i have some dificult to understand this kind of sentence.

keep doing this job man….

tks

denis silva

What’s up? Alex Thank you for this lesson. I’m learning little by little Thank You again.

Robert Estrada

really first time for looking your web ..oh destination for everybody that so interesting to learn english…thank you so much

pop much more

Thank you so much about these great lessons.
I have a question:
How can I use the words: effect, affect and fluence?

Thanks so lot and have a good time.

Mary Hieu

lurvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv u soooo muchhhhhhhh
this helped a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
to tell u da truth all ur vid dooooooo
once again love uuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hi Alex , I would like to thank you very much.
munim

Munim

thanksssssssss

ai

Thanks for help

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Your lesson is very undestandable!!!

Alyona

*understandable

Alyona

Thank you for this lesson. It is perfect!

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Thank you Alex.

I would like to ask you, what´s the difference between register and recorder?

Thank you

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Hi, There Alex.

Just stopped by to give you A BIG THANKS, for your wonderful lesson ^^

And, I have questions, if you don’t mind ^^ :

1. Can you show me/tell me, how to teach students in the first meeting (well, basically they don’t really understand English, don’t they ? ) ? specially for students from the age of 3 to 12 ?

2. Do you have tips to teach students from other country (like Japan or Korea for examples ) ?

3. Can I have your e-mail (so I can ask you a lot of questions ^^) ?

Thank you Alex.
Keep a good Work ^^

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Thanks. It was very very useful.

David

Thank you very much Alex for having wonderful and useful explanation……………

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You are such wonderful insturctor

wendi

thank you Alex

Aslam

Thanks your class is very important for my, its going to help me a lot.

pattilu

excellent explanation thank’s alot Alex

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You are the best!!! Thank you for you are !!!!

Larysa

wow lol thanks Mr. Alex I enjoy yoiur lesson very much…

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You are such great insturctor thank you for your insturction

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Wowwwwwwwwww
sweet Alex;
sence tow day ago i joint your on line class .
it’s reaally fantastic . i 100% passd a quize but still now i am confuse abut how to use , put your back in to it . i think its mean need to hard work , or need to push by some one or sommthing eals ?????????
just help me for more clearifacation
thankssssssssss

pek

thank you teahcer

ANNIE

Dear Alex

I am very appreciate your online teaching. it is very great chance for me to improve my english I really want to know more and more

Deeply thanks for your best work

Best regards,

H. Phanny

he phanny

fantasic and very beautifully explained

sabina

Hi, I like this video. Can I use it in my lessons? How can I download it?

Irene Starodubtseva

Thanks a lot Alex ^_^

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Thanks a lot. It’a very helpful lesson. Good luck!!!

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thanks for the lesson it was easy to undertand

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thank you for your examm.
thanks alot
Hamad

Hamad

Very useful.

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thanx alot very nice i like it

dhmi

I’m luckly for to find out this website is really helpfull thanks a lot teacher

Gina

thanx Ur work is really he is going to help us in large interest.

sunil

your a good teacher aswome..

cooldave

It’s really very nice ……

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Very good, thank you

Luis Miguel

That’s triff. Thanks a lot,the lesson is very clear to understand it.

patrick

I’m Really happy today finding engvid.com.
itcould improve n make a good progess of my english skill.

Saylup

Thanks Alex, I learn alot from you.

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Thank you sir
you really had lend me your hand for this lesson

Swapnil

your videos are very helpfull for me,sir i want to speak english but lack of confidance and spelling mistakes i feel anable to speak and write my viue plz help me if any one help me. plz tell me how can i speak english very fluently and write english correctly. plz riply me

ajay

your videos are very helpfull for me,sir i want to speak english but lack of confidance and spelling mistakes i feel anable to speak and write my view plz help me if any one help me. plz tell me how can i speak english very fluently and write english correctly. plz riply me

ajay

first i want to offer my thanks to you for your informative video lessons i love your teaching style.Apart from that i have a question to ask is that the sentence “keep your nose out of someone`s business” is a rude and impolite sentence? or it`s just a regular kind of telling someone that not to concern himself for others problems.
I`m looking forward to the answer.

Profile photo of samaneh samaneh

    i`m not patient enought. i`d be thankful if someone answers my question.

    Profile photo of samaneh samaneh

    Hi samaneh,

    It is a very strong statement, and it may sound rude depending on how you use it. I would not use it as a regular part of my speech, especially if you are in a formal situation. It is fine with close friends or it may be used if you are angry or if you WANT to be forceful with someone.

    Profile photo of Alex Alex

thanks for your concerns

Reham

really useful

Verizonality

thanks for the learning, it helps me a lot.

Ghost

I’ve been learning English for two years.I’m in college now. One of my problems is to understand Idioms,I hear new ones every day sometimes you can guess their meanings yet, guessing doesn’t always work .I think you guys should focus on them a lot.Keep up the good work!!!

Thanks a lot.

Wendyaristil@yahoo.com

very good Mr Alex thank you very much but i want some vocabulary about human body like “marrow” for example cause i am so bad in that kind of vocabularies and thank you so much

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    Thank you for the suggestion. I may give a biology lesson in the future!

    Profile photo of Alex Alex

wow thanks for your help

ahmed abdi

it was a nice lesson
i like it

ayoub

this is cool!

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What’s a helpful lesson !!!
It’s amazing as it always :)))

rawan

It really helped me!Thanks!

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No better words to say! Thank you. Excellent job!

Fran

Thank you .I’ve been learning a lot

Fran Falcao

Tank you very much!
I’m french from Québec
You make the explication clear.
You are a great teacher.
It’s générous to share for free the advices.
Good day to you.

nathalie M

I’m from Ukraine,Ivano-Frankivsk. We use your lessons for our students every time. You really help us to improve English.Thank you very much.

liubov

Thanks a lot, Alex. This is very interesting and useful information.

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hi alex,
This is really helpful,apart from that could you clarify the difference between ‘keep your nose out of my business’ and ‘Maintain your low profile’.which one of these are more polite?

Profile photo of srikavicitizen srikavicitizen

    To keep a low profile means to be inconspicuous, or not to be too obvious in a situation. You can hear this in many spy or action movies. :)

    “Keep your nose out of my business” is not really polite, and is used if you are angry or annoyed with someone who will not leave you alone.

    The two phrases are different. I would say that “keep a low profile” is more polite, because it is helpful advice. “Keep your nose out of my business” is a much stronger imperative, and shows that the speaker is upset.

    Profile photo of Alex Alex

it was really helpfull for me .
thank you so much sir!

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i really like your lessons . thank very much .
your explaination is clear as a bell

thu

I am from Pakistan facing difficulty to learn English but these videos are helping me a lot. A tremendous job is being done to help the students across the globe. Really, the teamwork is commendable. Hope to watch more latest videos!

Sania Qureshi

Hi Alex
Istared see your lesson sience three weaks and i love it It really help to improve my english. Could you tell me pleace,what do i need besides the program to improve my english or those lesson are enough for imfroving my english

thmina

I’m really greatful to watch thoese lesson. I learn lots of thing with in few weeks in thoese lesson.Could you tell me please what do i need to improve my english beside these lesson.i want to put my back to improve my english. Please help me to give your advice.

thmina

Hey alex, i need your help.
-Could you tell me what’s idioms and slang?
And where do i hear that?
RSVP

I’m looking foraward to hearing you.

thank you.

marie

    Hi Marie, for you who is French (?):
    IDIOMS= expressions
    SLANG = argot
    You’d probably found this words in “LESSON TOPICS” = sujets des leçons.

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i want to learn spoken english pls give tip

shakila

thank you!!!

stephanie

that’s great and very well, now i m going to make my English well and better, and i m very thankful to u and all teachers…

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    we can speak english on skype

    HAIM

Hi! Alex.
Very Clear Lesson.
Looking Forward to Your Next Lesson.
Thank You.

Michelle

Dear sir.
I am Vietnamese.Would you mind explaining an action to celebrate victory: hi five or high five.I have searched in Oxford Dictionary ,it only has” high five” but sometimes in subtitle of videos for speaking English I saw ” hi five”

tri bui

I’m looking forward to more useful lessons from you :)
Teacher, thanks so much ^^

WooMin

Thank you very much ! I really enjoyed it.
Best regards, Javier.

Javier

Hello Alex, thank you very much for your explanation. I really enjoyed !
Best regards.
Javier

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thank’s!

jenel sanon

Dear Alex,
thanks for all! I’m very happy that I discovered :o) these lessons.
I have a little correction in spelling an adjective “embarassing”. It should be “embaRRassing”. Am I right?
Pa,pa :o)

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    we can speak english by by

    HAIM

good Thank you and good quiz

HAIM

Hi, your lesson about Body Idioms is very interesting and benefit, thanks.

Victor

thank’s

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100 %!)
hi Alex!you are really the best teacher which I ever seen!You help me every day put my back into it!And it’s very difficult for me to learn English because I have 2 left feet…You lend me a hand in my English way!Thanks a lot)
with best regards Anna from Russia

Any Russia

thanks a lot alex i never knew that i have much to learn

marc

hy ALEX how r u?ALEX can u help me to describe in easy way the use of has ,have and had .bcoz i cannt use these words easily in spoken english.i know my grammar is so week my english is not too good but i hope u will understand my problm.

duaa

thank you so much mr alex
i got 5 out 5 i am glad .
i have a question my question is if i say someone who is daddy ? or Don’t believe the hype? is that right sir

ibrahim magale

Greeting from Romania!!Great work!

geza

Very good and helpful lessons. I’m going to improve my English with this lessons. I need English every day for my work. It is possible to do a video about CV and cover letter example?
Thanks.

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NICE WAY OF TEACHING

lucky

Pretty good!

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Thanks Alex. You are a perfect teacher

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Hi Alex,
Many thanks,i really appreciate your teaching and could you lend me your hend that i have no grip on spelling sometime i know the words but always fail to write good words due to spelling problem.
I will appreciate your patronge.
Thanks.

Zubair

thnxxxx that was my first video and i admired u
but i face a problem that when i listen i can understand what people say in english but i can’t say it or when i start talkin i forget many words plz tell me what should i do

sherif

thanks Alex!

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I like the way you teach Alex !!! I have just a question about pronunciation: How is it possible that the word “read” has 2 kind of sounds ? I mean when it means past I’ve to read “read” (red) when it means present i have to read “read” (reed)

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i learn a lot,thanks

Adhikary Pushpa

thank you Alex you are very good teacher.

Qadir

Hmmm…I decided to put my back into learning English and you,Mr.Alex lent me a hand…And …even if you have two left feet and always try to solve smb’s problems…I am really glad we see eye to eye!!!)))

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thanks a lot for your quiz…
i can know more about idioms…..

afik

Thank you very much. Alex.

Chris

it’s great!! I’m perfect… thank you alex

emerelyn pairat castro

Hi! Alex this is sunil kumar,
how can i improve my english so that i can speak in front of anybody very easily

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your a great teacher Alex. the way you explain and use body language helps us easy to understand the problem. thank you so much ! watching ur videos everyday and really enjoy them

lan

thanks alex, very useful for me

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thank u SIR.

Abdul mateen

perfect…..im learning from your lessons alex…thanks..

jonathan

Thank you very much, Alex. You help me to improve my English.

Nur

amazing lesson!

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Thank you Alex…

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Hello Alex,
What a difference between thus and hence?

TSH

I have seen and exercised it. Thank you so much for delivering it by nice way

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nice idioms

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i have enjoyed this lesson

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omg….a lot of comments. It´s a great page. Thanks.

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100You got 5 correct out of 5.
:D

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Very good lesson! Thanks Alex!

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Can you make a lesson about how to use would ، I am absoIutly flommuxed when I have to use it and thank you for this nice lesson .

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very interesting thanksssssssssssssss
mr james and Alex

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a very nice lesson . thank you

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Thanks Alex, very good lesson.

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very good. explaint

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:d

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thanks

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than you : )

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that is the best thing I’ve found on the internet.

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It’s very interesing. Thanks for the lesson.

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It’s really interesting. Thanks a lot, teacher Alex. My English is improving more.

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thaks u Alex,

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5/5

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Good one. Thank you.

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Thanks a bunch Alex for all lesssons that I have recieved, I love your accent and it´s very significant that you are showing differents examples in every class a big hug from Colombia

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5/5, i got 100% nearly in all lessons – it becames a good tradition

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hi,nice glacces

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Thank you

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The reply of the first question was wrong, so test gave me an explanation, now i got it. Thank you, Alex!

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Hi Alex,

I am learning a lot with your free English videos. I am looking these videos since last week. I am improving a lot.Thanks for helping us.

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Alex! Thank you so much :) I’m clear as a bell. Nowadays I watch the your video. It’s exactly helped my English skill. I’m so happy.

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Thanks Alex, it is very helpful

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Thanks Alex I really learnt a lot.

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You guys are very wonderful!!!!

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Thanks, Alex. I got 100%! Great!!

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i got it all correct , thank you.

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I really excited to learn these new idioms and I scored 100% of your test :)

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100%
Good job.
Please more idioms.

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5/5 Thank you

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Thanks!

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Thanks!

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I need to push my back into finishing my minithesis.

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Thank you very much Mr. Alex.

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