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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.
If you want to _______________ the damage, you must act now.

Water can _______________ into ice or vapor.

New tenants are _______________ from bringing pets into their apartments.

The earthquake _______________ in 2005.

The breaking down of the Berlin Wall _______________ the end of the Red Threat.

Police have been _______________ an answer to the crime for over 40 years.

It is ___________ that 40% of the victims were male.

Scientists have _______________ over 100 elements.

The book can be _______________ as an allegory of Christ's crucifixion.

The color red on the flag _______________ the blood of the people.

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250 Comments on “IELTS & TOEFL Academic Vocabulary – Verbs (AWL)”

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Well, 100% without watching the video,lol. I think that these words are very similar to my own language but it can be trick for people who have a completely different alphabet system.

Thanks alex!

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    I totally agree with you, Marcelo! You have said exactly what I was thinking while watching this video! What an interesting coincidence! We also use words similar to these in Portuguese, and not only in academic context…

    Wednesday, November 27th 2013

      Yes…for our luck, don’t you think? Academic English is easier for us because it uses words or roots derived from Latim.

      Take care Janilza.

      Wednesday, November 27th 2013

      As you said, we use these words on a daily basis and they are not fancy for us.

      Wednesday, November 27th 2013

        Thank you, Marcelo! Take care and congratulations for your English! You can communicate very well!

        Wednesday, November 27th 2013

      very nice .i need somebody to practice speaking .this is my name’s skype omar.aldrese

      Sunday, February 9th 2014

      I also got 100%, but I think it is because the teachers are qualified and likable to us.

      Tuesday, March 15th 2016

      Another Brazilian here!!!! And, of course, I tought the same!

      Saturday, April 2nd 2016

    that’s my language , Arabic , it’s completely different

    Monday, January 13th 2014

    Me too, i didn’t knew that my English is good before :)

    Sunday, February 9th 2014

    I agree. These latin words are quite easy for all of us latins.

    Saturday, March 5th 2016

Excellent lesson Alex like all your lessons, I enjoy all what you teach us, thank you for the ten verbs, I got 100%.

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

I was confused but I got 8 correct out of 10 :) Maybe I was just lucky. So I will review your lesson and quiz later. Thank you, Alex :)

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    me too

    Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Vocabulary is most important for learn English, and it is also where my weakness is…

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

thanks teacher

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

100 % without watching the video as well :)
Thanks a lot for your useful lesson ;)
I’m taking the IELTS on January !!
Wish me good luck ! I’m so nervous about the writing section I can’t seem to orgainse my ideas well enough

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

    Hi Ahmad, how was your IELTS?

    Nice to meet you!

    Saturday, March 25th 2017

I got 10/10 score. very useful lesson, thank you!

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

10/10 Not bad.

Wednesday, November 27th 2013


Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thanks Alex. I reached 10/10 score. I am very proud. (It’s obviously joke). My English is poor still. Like sang Fredi M.: “But my smile still stays on.”

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Excellent got 100%, Sir you a good speaker for non native students.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thanks Alex, i have refreshed my vocabulary after watching your video, and i answered all questions correctly.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

I got 100%

Thank you, Alex

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thank you Alex.You are a great teacher. Hi from Greece.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

hey friends add me who has a skype/rasim053499))))))Thank you Alex for excellent job!

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thanks Alex.It was a useful lesson

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Alex, thank you. Is excellent your lesson.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Thank you.

Thursday, November 28th 2013

thank you a lot,it is a very interesting lesson

Thursday, November 28th 2013

frankly,the best site to learn English very well is engvid

Thursday, November 28th 2013

Iobtain 10 :)) I’m greatful to engvid.com

Thursday, November 28th 2013

I can’t save the page of those vocabulary lists..what should I do?

Thursday, November 28th 2013

I have some question unanswered in mind
1) What does language mean to you?
2) How can student articulate their thinking in writing?
3) What is the difference between language and speech?
4) What is PLS or pictological system?
5) I have heard that we have some formula to creat iiregular verbs in English I want know how a verb changes to be an irregular one.
Thanks in advance.

Friday, November 29th 2013

What is the difference between the activator and the synonym of a word?

Friday, November 29th 2013

I got 70% without looking the video.
Thank you Alex.

Friday, November 29th 2013

great job my lovely teacher
if someone wants to practice with me for english learning so my skype address is : english.learning58

Friday, November 29th 2013

I got 9 correct out of 10. Better for me. Thank you again :)

Friday, November 29th 2013

8 out of 10

Friday, November 29th 2013

Alex your English is very simple to understand! Many thanks!!

Friday, November 29th 2013

Dear Alex I have a doubt about ‘on’ On your English,On vacation,On project,On exam ETC.where do we use on?Please make a video

Friday, November 29th 2013

well, Alex I’m a very big fan of yours. I really like the way you teach. I was wondering may be if you could help me with my question. I m totally confused about WILL AND WOULD(for example:(1) I will say its your decision (2)I would say its your decision

Friday, November 29th 2013

Clearly, simply, hence I passed the test with flying colors :)

Friday, November 29th 2013

I got 9. thanks,Alex. it was fun!

Friday, November 29th 2013

80% without watching the video i think is a good beginning for me. thank you teacher

Friday, November 29th 2013

Great, great, great….

Friday, November 29th 2013

Thank you man. I really appreciated that.

Friday, November 29th 2013

70% ))

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thank you very much.

Saturday, November 30th 2013

    would you mine please if we speak english on skype to improve our conversation?

    Sunday, February 9th 2014

      nadir.bouhmid3, this is my Skype Msr aldreseomar if u are interested in practicing english

      Thursday, February 13th 2014

Thanks Alex, your lessons are the best ,I got 10/10

Saturday, November 30th 2013

Thank you very much :)

Saturday, November 30th 2013

100% Thank you !!!

Saturday, November 30th 2013


Sunday, December 1st 2013

Hey Alex, Your video is mind blowing keep it up! and I also liked your vocabulary collection which you’ve put on the website thanks

Sunday, December 1st 2013

thanks alex but where is next lesson

Monday, December 2nd 2013

thanks my teacher!

Monday, December 2nd 2013

Good class, Alex. thank you.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

great job.

I’m so much pleased to be here
and above all, this is a great way of teaching.
I really appreciate it.


Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

    i agree with you aftab, the way they are teaching is wonderful.I appreciate as well.

    Thursday, January 30th 2014

I understand as you explain slowly. Thx Alex.

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

hi Alex, I’m new to this website and i’d like to thank you for all of your videos, they are very helpful. I’d like to know if you can make a video on the difference between “newest” and latest” or just explain it right here by posting a quick explanation in the comment section. I always have trouble to use the right word while talking about brand new things or something that was just released. Thank you in advance

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

I’m from Indonesia. This is the first time for me to learn with you and I feel that this lesson can help me to improve my English language. Thank you very much

Thursday, December 5th 2013

many thanks Alex

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Dear Alex. thank you very much your lessons . they are very useful for us.
And Dear friends could you give me website which explains The argumantative essay.
thank you.

Sunday, December 8th 2013

very easy academic vocabulary, I think “english bar” more difficult

Sunday, December 8th 2013

good words

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

7. It is ___________ that 40% of the victims were male.

Don’t you think, that if we have definite percent, we should use word “identified” instead of “estimated” in this clause, because “estimated” means approximate knoledge?

Wednesday, December 11th 2013

I got 8 Thanks

Friday, December 13th 2013

100% . Thanks teacher so much

Friday, December 13th 2013

Amazing lesson!

Sunday, December 15th 2013

8\10! Thanks you a lot!

Monday, December 16th 2013

thanks Alex , good job

Monday, December 16th 2013

I understand as you explain slowly. Thx Alex

Friday, December 20th 2013

this is a nice presentation

Saturday, December 21st 2013

I need your help I know that SPECIES is pronounced with (sh sound) not as I heard (s sound)is there any hidden information especially after checking from Cambridge dictionary.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Thanks alottttt

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Thanks teacher Alex. Interesting lesson.

Sunday, December 29th 2013

I got 100% on this exam,so it easy for me to understand your lessons, I like the way you explain, thank you Mr. Alex.

Monday, December 30th 2013

i got 100%

Monday, December 30th 2013


Tuesday, December 31st 2013

this is fun.. easy to learn it

Friday, January 3rd 2014

100 score god start:)cherrs Alex

Friday, January 3rd 2014

well .. my scors is 9/10

Saturday, January 4th 2014

Thank a lot.

Saturday, January 4th 2014


Saturday, January 4th 2014

These verbs are important in IELTS exam. All of four skills of IELTS need them. Thanks so much.

Sunday, January 5th 2014

It would be a good idea that you make another video related with this. thanks Alex

Monday, January 6th 2014

thanks Alex thats very usefull :) ıve got 8 :S

Thursday, January 9th 2014

Thanks Alex, it is very good. The way you presented with examples is nice. Now I am clear about those words and synonyms.

Saturday, January 11th 2014

I obtained a Lot from this lesson , thanks teacher Alex ^_^

Monday, January 13th 2014

Thank you Mr. Alex , I’ve got 9 which is good for me to improve my capacity of my vocabulary.

Thursday, January 16th 2014

it is my first time to join engVid and i liked it
my result in the first quiz is 10/10 :D
thanks engVid
thanks Alex :)

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Thanx alex :))

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Thank you so much Alex .Its is very awsom leson and I realy intested with your teching .You are briliance teacher .

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you. It was helpful.

Friday, January 24th 2014

Thank you!

Friday, January 24th 2014

i enjoy reading the mistakes people make here ..it helps my studying a lot.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Good lesson. I got 10 out ten, but is just for similarity with italian vocabulary.
TKS a lot.

Monday, January 27th 2014

thank you!

Monday, January 27th 2014

that was very usful .. thanks alot

Friday, January 31st 2014

i am happy to get 100% wow…

Monday, February 3rd 2014

i got 100% awesome

Monday, February 3rd 2014

I learned good thing thank u

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thanks……………….so common verbs

Thursday, February 6th 2014

all correct. thanks Alex

Thursday, February 6th 2014

i need someone speak english with me on skype

Sunday, February 9th 2014


Thursday, February 13th 2014

My thanks to you Alex about this lesson

Friday, February 14th 2014

Well , i got 10/10 before watching the video!
the video is so much interesting especially with the examples you gave us , thank you teacher !

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

i got a 100% ;-)

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

It’s a piece of cake! As Marcelo Machado stated above, it’s really easy for native speakers of Portuguese and other Romance languages.

Friday, February 28th 2014

    what do you mean by Romance Language?

    Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Thank you Alex, it was fascinating job…

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Many thanks.

Friday, March 14th 2014

i got 90 % no bad

Thursday, March 20th 2014

thank you

Thursday, March 27th 2014

Got 100 !!!! Thanx.

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

many thanks Alex,i have enjoyed the lesson and i got 100.

Friday, April 4th 2014

i am got 70 marks so thats are very intersting quiz u done very gud job thaaaaaaaaaaks you

Tuesday, April 8th 2014

i want also practice my English with someone
my Skype pseudo is :yacine-sweden

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Hi , Who are you? I want to be your friend

    Saturday, April 19th 2014

i’ve got 9 out of 10 :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Alex,
Excellent lesson like all your lessons.
I enjoy all what you teach us
take care

Thursday, April 17th 2014

This site is the best for learning English in a very high way

Saturday, April 19th 2014

As always~ thank you so so much~~^^ I got 100%.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

Very good

Monday, April 28th 2014

100% …. Excellent lecture. Thanks

Sunday, May 18th 2014

thank you Alex

Friday, May 30th 2014


Saturday, May 31st 2014


Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thanks you my teacher (Alex)
It a powerful lesson for improve my english

Saturday, June 7th 2014

100% wow Thank you Teacher Alex.

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

thanks and make new update vocabula

Thursday, June 26th 2014

It was a nice motivational practice this morning.

Friday, June 27th 2014

I need somebody to practice english speaking and listening . majidpak99@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 1st 2014

Thanks Allex you give me more learn of your lesson God bless u

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Very good.God bless you ))))

Monday, July 7th 2014

Congratulations. Very good site! Found it looking for TOEFL things.
I will certainly share!

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Thank you very much.

Wednesday, July 30th 2014


Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Thanks Alex, great lesson.

Friday, August 15th 2014

80%// thanks for everything.teacher

Monday, August 18th 2014

70% thanks for every think ,realy it’s great.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

Well, 100%. That is a good start.

Monday, August 25th 2014

Got ten but still can’t remember all the vocabularies. Need to memorize and practice everyday :) will do my best!

Friday, August 29th 2014

I got 70% nice

Monday, September 1st 2014

Excellent lesson, I have 100!

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Thank you Alex. This lesson is so useful for my learning.

Monday, September 8th 2014

Thank you Alex! I got 10 of 10 lol

Wednesday, September 10th 2014

tnk u alex

Sunday, September 21st 2014

I got 10/10. Very proud of myself. I’m going to continue practicing with your explanations. They’re very clear. Thanks a lot Alex! :-)

Monday, September 22nd 2014

Thank you. I got 100

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Nice lesson alex … the god bless you :)

Saturday, October 11th 2014

thank you my teacher for your valuable lecture

Sunday, October 26th 2014

HEY Engvid folks :o) Just want to thank you all for all your hard work. Everyone of the teachers is inspiring to pursue learning to new level and to reach new horizons. Thanks Alex – SUPER useful and clearly explained as usual. Take care!

Friday, November 7th 2014

Thanks a lot

Sunday, November 16th 2014

100% Thank you so much for this valuable information. But I still did not completely understood the word Symbolize. I think I need more practice.

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

    hi brother …..
    symbolize:to represent something
    The lighting of the Olympic torch symbolizes peace and friendship among the nations of the world
    بالعربى كدا:ترمز إلى أو تمثل

    Thursday, December 18th 2014


Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Thanks a lot Alex

Monday, December 15th 2014

thanks alex ,you are amazing ………………

Thursday, December 18th 2014

10/10 :)

Saturday, January 10th 2015

I got 80% thanks teacher!

Sunday, January 18th 2015

100% correct. The teacher taught well

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thank you !!!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thank you Alex

Sunday, February 1st 2015

dear Alex, your teaching style is impressive…you’re incredibly kind and a very effective teacher, thanks to you one can clear out a lot of doubts :)

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Your explanations are help me a lot. Thank you so much :)

Sunday, March 1st 2015

thanks you

Tuesday, March 17th 2015

Thank you.

Sunday, March 29th 2015

fluent speaking and really useful lesson,
thanks a lot.
love from turkey.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you.

Saturday, April 4th 2015

thank you.

Sunday, April 5th 2015

That’s very good to have a site like this! CONGRATULATIONS!

Sunday, April 5th 2015

8/10. not bad, but need to try more

Friday, April 17th 2015

thanks Mr.Alex

Friday, April 17th 2015

Thanks Alex for your helpful lessons!

Please,if you could put a PDF file for the Academic Word List, it’s easier to print and practicing with it.
Thank you.

Sunday, April 19th 2015

i only get 5/10

Sunday, May 24th 2015

i got 100% … thank you :)

Sunday, May 31st 2015

100. thanks Mr. Alex for helpful lesson!

Sunday, June 7th 2015

Thank you very much:)

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Thanks alex.I learned more.

Thursday, July 9th 2015

thanks so much !

Saturday, August 29th 2015

Thank you Alex

Friday, September 11th 2015

I,am new member and I want to improve myself

Friday, September 11th 2015

Thank you for giving me good example.

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thank you for giving me good example. I am new member I need you help me

Monday, October 5th 2015

Thank you teacher. See you next lesson.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thank you Alex .. This is the first comment for me . I am new here and I enjoyed the lesson and got 10/10 .Many respect

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Hello Mr.Alex, I am unable to get my benchmark. could you please post some videos or questions which matches with the exact difficulty level of IELTS?
because I think all the quizs are comparatively simple.
please respond,
Thanx & regards.

Saturday, October 31st 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10
thanks Alex you are the best ;)

Friday, November 27th 2015


Sunday, December 13th 2015

thank you very much Alex, for the verbs

Tuesday, December 15th 2015

I got 100marks!

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Good lesson that provides us verbs to enrich our vocabulary
Good job Alex

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Awesome lesson, Alex!

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thank you Alex. It was very great.

Monday, January 18th 2016

Hi Alex, one small information I require.
I have been continuously making spelling mistakes in the listening module. How can I correct myself and improve on it?

Monday, January 18th 2016

teacher i would like recive same lessons in my email address.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

For portuguese speakers, the english’s high level vocabulary is a piece of cake. God bless the Latin. LOL

Monday, February 8th 2016

Got a perfect score on this one. I’m not taking either IELTS/TOEFL. I’m only self-studying as i don’t have the money to pay for it. Because here in the philippines, it’s really quite expensive, and really can’t afford it. But thanks to you guys here in ENGVID i now have the chance to learn englis for free. Thanks to all the teachers here in engvid. God bless you all.

Friday, February 19th 2016

Alhamdulillah, I have gotten 10 correct out of 10
Thanks Mr. Alex

Monday, February 29th 2016

I got 90
I’m getting well
I’m looking for a partner to train
search for Paulo harim on facebook or send me a e-mail to: paulguitar@hotmail.com.br
thanks Mr. Alex

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

I got 100/100

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016

Thank you very much.

Friday, March 11th 2016

I really like this course, I think I am learning…

Tuesday, March 15th 2016

hello thanks it was good 100%


Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Hello Alex,

I would kindly ask you to explain to us the structure of compound nouns. We are interested in their formation, especially noun +noun structure.( e.g an hour’s delay? Two hours’ delay or two hour delay?…. For example, if we want to say “properties for expats” should we say “expat properties” or “expats properties”.
We would like to understand whether the noun which becomes the attribute bears the plural or not.
Your sincerely,

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

big thanks, Sir Alex

Tuesday, April 26th 2016

Thanks a lot!

Saturday, April 30th 2016

Thank you!

Monday, May 9th 2016

thx, you are brilliant

Friday, July 29th 2016

Thank you Alex. I got 90

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

i made one mistake maybe because i was in hurry answering the test any way you are doing just great Alx thanks

Sunday, January 22nd 2017

Thank you

Thursday, January 26th 2017


I have been struggling with IELTS and I want someone to help me improve my speaking skill. If you are willing to help me, please contact me at my Instagram haridan.jhondum and DM me, We ought to have a conversation everyday.


Saturday, February 4th 2017

I have learned a lot from this video…thanks…

Friday, February 17th 2017

I got 8/10, I think, I am not good at English.

Sunday, March 19th 2017

Alex, thanks! Great lesson!

Saturday, March 25th 2017

Thank you, Alex !

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

Alex, profound job. Keep doing as we may keep extending our knowledge. Thanks a lot

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Thanks Alex, 10/10!! My first language is Spanish, very similar words, very lucky!

You are the best English teacher that I had!!!

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

thank I reached full mark in the first time

Monday, July 3rd 2017

Thank you Alex

Thursday, September 14th 2017

Easy, but interesting as usual. Alex elucidates perfectly!

Monday, February 26th 2018

That’s perfect! I got 10/10. Thanks Mr.Alex.

Tuesday, June 19th 2018

Thank you very much, Alex!

Sunday, July 8th 2018

I think watching the video is important even if you get an 100% right score. Listening the explanation of the meaning of the words help a lot for memorising them.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018

For these 2 verbs “minimise” and “symbolise” even google translate and MS-Word did not recognize them
the auto correction found “Minimize” and “Symbolize”

Thursday, July 26th 2018


Monday, December 17th 2018

THank you My teacher Alex .i would like to add more exemple similar to this words .see you later thank you again .good bye ….Toufik from Algeria

Tuesday, April 2nd 2019

Well thought. Thank you very much.

Monday, May 6th 2019

Hi Alex,Do you have online classes on skype?

Sunday, May 26th 2019

If so,how much per hour

Sunday, May 26th 2019

80% thank you for the great lesson Alex it has helped me to develop my vocabulary

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Thanks. Please give more examples.

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Awesome! You’re amazing.

Tuesday, September 24th 2019

That’s perfect! I got 10/10. Thanks.

Thursday, October 3rd 2019

Hi Alex, many thanks for the lesson. I do really appreciate it. Best regards

Tuesday, October 15th 2019

I get 9/10 i’m so happy

Tuesday, October 15th 2019

Thank you Mr. Alex!

Monday, December 2nd 2019

Thank you!!!

Monday, January 13th 2020

thank you so much , your teaching way is great

Tuesday, February 18th 2020

Thank you Alex for your teaching English. I got 10 marks.

Thursday, February 27th 2020

very useful verb, thx

Tuesday, March 31st 2020


Friday, June 19th 2020

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