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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.
I'm _______________ dissatisfied.

Their new menu is _______________ good. You should give them a second chance.

I'm _______________ tired.

I'm _______________ finished my essay. I just have to write the conclusion.

She didn't like the show, but I thought it was _______________ fine.

Another word for "completely" is:

Another word for "very" and "really" is:

Another word for "fairly" is:

I'm _______________ sure that's correct.

We were _______________ exhausted.


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62 Comments on “Improve Your Vocabulary: Adverbs of Intensity”


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Thanks to everyone who watched the lesson! If you have any feedback, please leave your comments below and I’ll do my best to answer as much as I can! :)

Friday, June 14th 2019

    Hello Alex, I´m Yenerlyn from Venezuela. I´m extremely happy to see you again on a video. Let me tell you this was a very good lesson and I enjoyed it. Thanks!!! Very well done

    Saturday, June 15th 2019

Thanks a lot for your lesson, Alex. Those words are difficult to use for me while speaking, even though I know all of them. I maybe find some occasions to use those expressions. By the way, Mr. President of the USA seems to use “very very.” :)

Friday, June 14th 2019

    Hi Feles! Yes, Mr. President doesn’t seem to have a large vocabulary. Everything is tremendous, and every man he likes is “a good guy! Great guy! I love him!” :p

    As for the lesson, I know it’s tough to use words in regular conversation even if you know them when you see or hear them. It takes time and regular effort to try to internalize new knowledge.

    Friday, June 14th 2019

      I honestly appreciate your reply, Alex. I wish someday I will be able to handle this language better, even a bit more.

      Friday, June 14th 2019

I got 10/10 !!!!! Thanks for this video Alex Sir😊

Friday, June 14th 2019

    *high five* Nice job, palakshi! I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson.

    Friday, June 14th 2019

I got 8 out of 10 sir!!! I read the quiz thoroughly but it was hard for me to find the common word for fairly. It would of great help if you just guide me through that word. Otherwise, the quiz was a great help on improving my English vocabulary.I would love to talk English like you do after I learn it properly. Anyways, Thank You for the quiz Alex Sir!!!

Friday, June 14th 2019

    Neither do i, i failed answered that quiz.

    Saturday, September 14th 2019

Thanks a lot for your lesson,Teacher

Friday, June 14th 2019

I didn’t get question 8 right.

Friday, June 14th 2019

    That’s still really good. The important thing is to become familiar with the adverbs even if the sense of degree isn’t 100% when you’re speaking.

    Friday, June 14th 2019

      Hi, Mr Alex how are you, I am Yaseen from Iraq soi am very happy to enjoy your lessons. I am want to learn English I very love it. so can you help me,
      please

      Wednesday, July 10th 2019

Shouldn’t “4. I’m mostly finished my essay. ” be “I’ve mostly….”?

Friday, June 14th 2019

    You can use both, just like you can say “I am finished” or “I have finished.” Good question!

    Friday, June 14th 2019

    also don’t understand the phrase I’m finished. it sounds strange. what’s the grammar rule here?

    Saturday, June 22nd 2019

      “I’m finished” is passive Present Simple form. You are probably more used to active Present Simple form like “I’m finishing the essay.”

      The form is “I + am + past participle”.

      Passive form is used to reverse the IMPORTANCE from OBJECT to SUBJECT.

      For example we can say: “Someone robbed me” in Past Simple tense. But word “someone” is not interesting, it is not important, because we don’t know who was the robber. If we switch the importance from subject “someone” to object “me”, we can say: “I was robbed.” In this case “I + was + past participle”.

      General usage is: “Subject + any tense proposition + past participle.”

      Next sample. If two people are arguing and one just don’t want to argue anymore he or she can say: “I am done.” It means: “I have finished or completed the arguing with you.”

      Next sample. If someone over plays me in shooting computer game: “I am doomed.”

      Next sample. From some movies if someone is in really bad situation, like some bad guys are chasing him and he realizes that there is no way out: “You are ‘fucked’. Now we are going to beat you like crazy.” (Sorry for ugly word).

      Wednesday, June 26th 2019

I got 09. Alex what does utterly mean? I’m a little confused .Isn’t that mean completely ?

Friday, June 14th 2019

    utterly = completely, totally, absolutely, entirely wholly, fully, thoroughly. I means it is 100% completely.

    Wednesday, June 26th 2019

I completely believe that your lessons are very useful for learners English all over in the world, thank Alex

Friday, June 14th 2019

    It is probably better: “I completely believe that your lessons are very useful for ENGLISH LEARNER all over the world (WITHOUT IN WORD), thanks (MISSING ‘S’) Alex.”

    But I utterly agree with you.

    Wednesday, June 26th 2019

Thank you, teacher….!!

Friday, June 14th 2019

thank you for this video, it is pretty good. but I want to ask you to write the examples, this will be rather helpful.

Friday, June 14th 2019

Thanks for your effort

Friday, June 14th 2019

Hi Alex ,
Merci pour cette leçon.
Question 4 . shouldn’t you write ” I mostly finished ” rather than ” I’m mostly finished ?
Dans l’attente de te lire
A bientot

Saturday, June 15th 2019

    Alex, sorry to jump in. Hope you don’t mind.

    About question 4. It is not the same meaning. “I mostly finished” is Past Simple. Past Simple is used for actions in the PAST that does not have any influence to the current state we are talking about. For example: “I finished primary school 20 years ago.” This was some action in the past.

    But in this case we want to say that we ARE FINISING the essay. The essay will be almost finished any time soon.

    We can use Present Perfect Simple tense like: “I have mostly finished”. Present Perfect is used for action that has started in the past and is still continuing in the present. Like essay, I started writing essay in the past and I am still writing it.

    And “I am mostly finished” is passive use of Present Simple tense. Please see my detailed explanation few lines up.

    Wednesday, June 26th 2019

Thanks Mr Alex it is very usefully.

Saturday, June 15th 2019

Hi everybody! I’ve come back!

Saturday, June 15th 2019

    Nice to meet you. Where’ve you been?

    Saturday, September 14th 2019

Great lesson. I got 9/10, but I must say that I do
like using adverbs. They give ” strength ” or rather
“support” to what I’m saying.
Great lesson, Alex, as usual.

Saturday, June 15th 2019

Your lessons are really helpful.

Saturday, June 15th 2019

I thought pretty = quite and they are less intense than so/very/really.

Sunday, June 16th 2019

It’s nice to hear some polish accent at engvid ;)
Good lesson.

Sunday, June 16th 2019

En excellent lesson (like always) !!!

Sunday, June 16th 2019

Thank you so much Alex!!!
Btw, “un piquito” in Spanish is a colloquial way to say “a little kiss”. The right way to say it is: “un pOquito” ;)

Sunday, June 16th 2019

slightly in persian is kami

Sunday, June 16th 2019

wow you are completely good with this lesson, big thanks to you alex

Sunday, June 16th 2019

Hi Alex , I extremely enjoyed your lesson ,
Thank you a lot

Monday, June 17th 2019

Dear Alex,
This lesson is totally useful for me!
I extremely satisfied with new knowledge!
Many thanks!!!
A little in Ukrainian means “trohy” like in Polish.

Tuesday, June 18th 2019

Thank you so much for this lesson , I think I will watch again..by the way I did 8/10 ..I know that words as FELES but could not use effectively .. thanks again🙏🏻🙏🏻

Wednesday, June 19th 2019

Thank you so much for this lesson , I think I will watch again..by the way I did 8/10 ..I know that words but could not use effectively .. thanks again🙏🏻🙏🏻

Wednesday, June 19th 2019

thank you so much for this lesson.It is really useful.

Thursday, June 20th 2019

I never expected to get good results since I answered the quiz without watching the lesson. 80 is not bad ,right? :)

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

It was extremely cool lesson )))

Saturday, June 22nd 2019

Thanks, Alex!

Sunday, June 23rd 2019

my best alex this word little by meaning in somalia language (wax yar)

Wednesday, June 26th 2019

a little – trokhy (трохи) in Ukrainian

Friday, June 28th 2019

I utterly enjoyed your lesson, Alex. It is no doubt that this video extremely helps English learners over the world.
Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019

Thank you Alex. Mon vocabulaire, grâce à toi, sera peut être meilleur que celui du Président ? Good, very good !

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019

Thanks, Alex, pretty good and completely useful lesson

Thursday, July 4th 2019

In Russian a little is nemnogo (немного) as a opposite of mnogo (много).

Thursday, July 18th 2019

Hey Alex this time,and as always, your class was completely outstanding yeah I’m pretty sure of that, by the way could you please explain what or who is totoro, I know OKJA which is an adorable huge hippo or pig mmm I cant remember now but it was an awfully movie…… Anyway thanks for the lesson and I still wait for the pronunciación of Canadian cities…… Greetings from surco

Thursday, July 18th 2019

I got an 80% on it. I am happy with my results.

Friday, July 26th 2019

Thanks Alex for the good lesson your lessons are always awesome.

Friday, July 26th 2019

An absolutely interesting class!

Thursday, August 1st 2019

I’m extremely impressed.

Monday, August 5th 2019

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D Thank you so much for this lesson
Excellent

Saturday, August 24th 2019

Thank sir,its really helpful

Tuesday, September 10th 2019

This lesson extremely help! Thank you mr. Alex i’ll practice those words and easy to memorizing

Saturday, September 14th 2019

Hello T Alex , this lesson is completely help me very well

Thanks

Sunday, September 29th 2019

I’m absolutely certain this video is very helpful

Friday, October 11th 2019

I’m a little bit sleepy when i listened to your explanation then i tried to answer your quiz. I was really amazed because i got 8 out of 10 even i am not focus to your topic. Thanks again, from now on i am familiar to the verb of intensity even if it’s hard to use in a sentence or speaking.

Wednesday, October 16th 2019
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