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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.
Do as much of your thinking about ideas to discuss _______.

You should try to tie one idea to as many topics as possible.

The answer "The Shawshank Redemption" can be used with which of the following questions?

Which of the following is not an aspect of fluency?

If you're asked about a topic you've never thought about before, it's fine to say, "I don't know" or, "I've never thought about that before."

Treat the answer to Part 2 _________.

It is a good idea to have a few books in mind in case you're asked about books.

Talking about smartphones can be the answer to which of the following questions?

The list of ideas you create should be on a range of topics, including personal and everyday things.

To demonstrate a good level of fluency in Part 2, you should practice speaking for 1 to 1.5 minutes on various topics.


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Hi Adam .
Thank you for this lesson .
Talking about smartphones should not be a favourite topic in school . It made me fail at question 8 .
See you

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    Hi tsamp!
    If there is an answer “all of these” or “both answers” that means it’ll be the right answer in most cases. Pay attention to all answers

    Tuesday, November 20th 2018

      Thank you for your comment Dolcom .
      I know that in most cases where “all of these are correct” is proposed , I must tick this option .
      I keep on beleiving that smartphones cause troubles at school even in playgrounds and unless they are studying new technologies in high school , they should let them in the cloakroom .
      But maybe am I hold-fashioned .
      We are more than one and so différent , thus failure sometimes belongs to the one who thinks that there is only one answer.
      Bye

      Thursday, November 22nd 2018

        Hi Tsamp,

        Remember, the point of this exercise is to have one topic and adapt it to different questions. A smartphone can be a good backup if you don’t have enough to say about a school subject. Begin with science, especially physics, then move the conversation to smartphones because you like to figure out how they work. It can also be regular cellphones.

        The point here is that the answers just have to well delivered; they don’t necessarily have to be true.

        Thursday, December 13th 2018

As always on the most extreme drive. No one can get bored. Continue to stay on this wave. Thank you so much, you are a motivator from God =))) I don’t know what I would do without the engvid team.

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

Lasagna method? I’m so hungry right now.

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    Me too, and only lasagna can change that.

    Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    May I make a suggestion? I hear lasagna can fix it ;)

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

Hey Adam and Alex
Although I don’t write very often in the comment section I’m following the Engvid regularly
It might be a good idea to get a class from you talking like the way you use to talk with your friends, either in a party or at the bar. Speed and slang.
I’m telling you this because I and probably many students, understand you near about hundred per cent, but I wonder how it would be in a regular situation. Thanks and
best regards

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    That’s a good idea Gori.
    I’ll suggest it to the Engvid team.

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

      OK.
      Thank you.
      I take this opportunity to wish you and the rest of the Engvid team Merry Christmas

      Thursday, December 13th 2018

        To you as well, Gori (belated) :)

        Friday, January 4th 2019

      Oh, it’s a very interesting idea! I’ ll be looking forward to seeing such a video.
      Adam, your explanations are really great, absolutely clear and easy to listen to. I suppose, you won’t talk to your friends this way. ))) Please, let us see how you do it.

      Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Hi Adam,
excellent lesson. However, the english idiom “to kill two birds with one stone” is really cruel. It made me sad in your lesson.

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

    I’m sorry to hear that, Adrijana. Unfortunately, it’s not the only one. But that’s language. Better to know what people are saying and then try to persuade them to change certain habits. I’ll try not to use it again :)

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

      :) In my language we say “to kill two flies with one hit”. It might be a little more human idiom.

      Thursday, December 13th 2018

        I’m afraid that this is exactly the same situation, Adrijana. First off, we kill thousands of animals every single day because that’s what people do to get food, and to say that killing a fly is “a little more human” than killing a bird is a little hypocritical — and even if we’re just talknig here about idioms, it remains so nevertheless.

        Wednesday, December 19th 2018

          But we kill the flies only if they are annoying to us. Not for food. Not to have fun. It is a huge difference.

          Wednesday, December 19th 2018

        There’s another English saying, “He/she wouldn’t hurt a fly.” It means the person (or, sometimes, animal) is gentle and won’t harm anything. Maybe you “wouldn’t hurt a fly”?

        Thursday, December 20th 2018

      That’s all right, Adam. You shouldn’t worry about that.
      In Russia, we say “to kill two hairs with one shot”, and no one says it’s rude, everyone knows it’s just an idiom, and no one is going to kill a poor animal. There is a collocation in Russian about such a situation: “a kindergarten!” It obviously means that a person doesn’t react as we expect him to, but in a very unusual way, finding a problem where it doesn’t exist.

      Sunday, June 2nd 2019

        there was a misspell. Hares, of course. Sorry. (((

        Sunday, June 2nd 2019

From today, my favorite food is lasagna.

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

This was an interesting, rewarding lesson with great ideas to keep in mind, or l should say To keep in mouth?

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

Thank You Adam

Tuesday, November 20th 2018

Adam, you r adam.

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

Thanks

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

Thank you for the assistance

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

this is a difficult lesson with me. I have 6/10 anyway thank Adam and hope in next your lesson i will answer better

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

    Keep trying Nguyen. It will get easier :)

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

Thank you Adam :D

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

Thanks a lot Adam.👌

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

50% :(

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

In fact, The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favourite movies.
Excellent lesson and method.
Thanks a lot Adam ;)

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

    Yes, great movie ;)

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

it is superb
thanks

Friday, November 23rd 2018

Thank you, Adam

Friday, November 23rd 2018

thank you

Friday, November 23rd 2018

I’m improving my English language because of you Sir 🙏🏻

Friday, November 23rd 2018

Thank you Adam and engVid.com

Friday, November 23rd 2018

Hello Adam! As always, great lesson. Thank you!
Please, help me to figure it out. I often face the word ‘yet’ that put at the beginning of the sentence and I don’t understand its meaning. Here is the example: “Yet, arithmetic can be as difficult to learn as reading and some people never master it, leading to dyscalculia”. And there are many of sentences like this. Especially in magazines. It troubles me so, and I still can’t get this purpose of yet. Please, explain.

Saturday, November 24th 2018

    Alex, “yet” means: Nevertheless or still.

    Saturday, November 24th 2018

      Is it a formal way to use it?

      Sunday, November 25th 2018

    Hi Alexander,

    Saul is correct in saying it means nevertheless. But the key is that it is a conjunction with a similar meaning to but:

    I have tried very hard, yet I still have not been able to succeed.

    Starting a sentence with it is actually pretty common in academic writing.

    Does this help?

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

Thank you, Adam, You covered All the bases

Saturday, November 24th 2018

nice lesson

Saturday, November 24th 2018

Thanks alot.

Sunday, November 25th 2018

how can i watch video

Sunday, November 25th 2018

    All our videos are hosted on YouTube, which is blocked in China. You may have to use a VPN or something like Tor Browser.

    Monday, November 26th 2018

improve my oral english

Monday, November 26th 2018

Hi ADAM give a lesson about differences between (sight,view) please.
Best regards

Saturday, December 1st 2018

    I’ll see what I can do Akram.

    Thursday, December 13th 2018

Thank you Adem

Monday, December 3rd 2018

thank you so much Adam

Tuesday, December 4th 2018

I think so much

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

I thank so much while give losson

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

hello Adam.Thank you for each of your lessons.
I want to ask you how can i distinguish and use negative prefixes.Some of them i have already known: kind-unkind and etc.but there are a lot of kinds of prefixes and i always confuse them.I’ll be very happy if you prepare such a video-lesson.
Thanks again

Wednesday, December 5th 2018

Great information!

Sunday, December 9th 2018

Thanks everyone :)

Thursday, December 13th 2018

thanks very much

Thursday, December 13th 2018

very useful

Sunday, December 23rd 2018

Thanks Adam. This lesson is very useful to me

Sunday, December 23rd 2018

By chance I found this website and I am so glad to find like these kind of topics that I am looking for it collected together by those great teachers , and thank u really about this lesson b/c it was really has useful advices .
Best regards

Monday, December 24th 2018

    Welcome Jasmine :)

    Friday, January 4th 2019

Hello adam.. you look so handsome on this video

Friday, December 28th 2018

It will help me alot in future when I will be siting in front of an interviewer and he will be questioning the same you briefed.Great Efforts.Love from Pakistan.

Friday, December 28th 2018

My first time was not bad I got 7 out of 10
Thank you Adam for teaching us

Saturday, January 5th 2019

Lasagna is always a good idea <3

Monday, January 7th 2019

Great lesson,I got 80,but the number 6 was confused, I didn’t understand the question…..:(

Friday, January 11th 2019

thanks Adam For This Amazing effort
and Its A funny expression when you say ” Killed Two Birds With One Stone )
i love your method in explain .. Keep Going and all of us with you .

Monday, January 14th 2019

thank you, Adam, your explanation easier than the others

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

Awesome !

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Hi, Adam. I agree with Gori’s opinion. Would it be possible to have a chatroom?

Friday, January 18th 2019

You are the best teacher in the world, thank you!

Monday, January 21st 2019

thank you for this valuable information

Thursday, February 7th 2019

hi every one i’m new here help me………………..
can any one of you talk with me in English to improve my speaking.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

thank you so much Adam.

Wednesday, February 13th 2019

Hi T. Adam… Does writting in mesh characters reduce marks in writting task in IELTS??
Thanks for your support and help.

Friday, February 22nd 2019

Brilliant lesson! Thanks, Adam.

Sunday, March 17th 2019

Thanks Adam!

Monday, April 8th 2019

Hi Adam! i am preparing to IELTS but my speakin is low. i get 5.5 point from speaking. Can you tell me how can i improve speaking at home? how can i pracitce?
please help me!

Saturday, April 20th 2019

You are a great teacher! thanks Adam ;)

Monday, April 22nd 2019

hello,I want to communicate with you on Twitter

Sunday, May 26th 2019

Great, logical, interesting.

Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Tq Adam for ur great lesson…I need 7 band so what are the things that I should follow to reach 7

Thursday, June 13th 2019

Your teaching was superb. Thanks :)

Monday, June 17th 2019
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