a little…? In this lesson, learn to expand your vocabulary with a wide range of adverbs that will add complexity and nuance to your speech. Study with me and learn adverbs like
a bit, and plenty of others. Learn and laugh with this intense English lesson! I guarantee you’ll be thoroughly satisfied.
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! :)
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
Thank you very much for the lesson.
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.” :)
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.
I honestly appreciate your reply, Alex. I wish someday I will be able to handle this language better, even a bit more.
I got 10/10 !!!!! Thanks for this video Alex Sir?
*high five* Nice job, palakshi! I’m glad you enjoyed the lesson.
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!!!
Neither do i, i failed answered that quiz.
Thanks a lot for your lesson,Teacher
I didn’t get question 8 right.
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.
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,
Shouldn’t “4. I’m mostly finished my essay. ” be “I’ve mostly….”?
You can use both, just like you can say “I am finished” or “I have finished.” Good question!
also don’t understand the phrase I’m finished. it sounds strange. what’s the grammar rule here?
“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).
I got 09. Alex what does utterly mean? I’m a little confused .Isn’t that mean completely ?
utterly = completely, totally, absolutely, entirely wholly, fully, thoroughly. I means it is 100% completely.
I completely believe that your lessons are very useful for learners English all over in the world, thank Alex
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.
Thank you, teacher….!!
thank you for this video, it is pretty good. but I want to ask you to write the examples, this will be rather helpful.
Thanks for your effort
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
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.
Thanks Mr Alex it is very usefully.
Hi everybody! I’ve come back!
Nice to meet you. Where’ve you been?
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.
Your lessons are really helpful.
I thought pretty = quite and they are less intense than so/very/really.
It’s nice to hear some polish accent at engvid ;)
En excellent lesson (like always) !!!
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” ;)
slightly in persian is kami
wow you are completely good with this lesson, big thanks to you alex
Hi Alex , I extremely enjoyed your lesson ,
Thank you a lot
This lesson is totally useful for me!
I extremely satisfied with new knowledge!
A little in Ukrainian means “trohy” like in Polish.
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????
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????
thank you so much for this lesson.It is really useful.
I never expected to get good results since I answered the quiz without watching the lesson. 80 is not bad ,right? :)
It was extremely cool lesson )))
my best alex this word little by meaning in somalia language (wax yar)
a little – trokhy (трохи) in Ukrainian
I utterly enjoyed your lesson, Alex. It is no doubt that this video extremely helps English learners over the world.
Thanks a lot.
Thank you Alex. Mon vocabulaire, grâce à toi, sera peut être meilleur que celui du Président ? Good, very good !
Thanks, Alex, pretty good and completely useful lesson
In Russian a little is nemnogo (немного) as a opposite of mnogo (много).
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
I got an 80% on it. I am happy with my results.
Thanks Alex for the good lesson your lessons are always awesome.
An absolutely interesting class!
I’m extremely impressed.
You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D Thank you so much for this lesson
Thank sir,its really helpful
This lesson extremely help! Thank you mr. Alex i’ll practice those words and easy to memorizing
Hello T Alex , this lesson is completely help me very well
I’m absolutely certain this video is very helpful
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.
I am new Comer, but I love the way your team taught. Whenever I have time, I visit engrid and learn, then of course sit a
quizz, mostly I gained full score.
Thank you AleXbox, this combination lesson is very useful for us, second language speakers.
I even recommend your site.
Thank you Mr. Alex. I am completely satisfied with your explanations!
I’m always impressed, how pretty simple your explanation ist.
The adjective utter and the adverb utterly are often used as an intensifier to mean “total” — often with negative connotations. Utterly doesn`t go for example with excited, because if you are excited about something that is normally a positive emotion. But sometimes utterly and utter can be used in positive context: “utterly gorgeous”, “utterly brilliant”.
Although complete and completely are much neutral and can be used in positive, neutral and negative context, we cannot say completely excited.
Alex, jestes naprawde swietny w tym co robisz, masz niesamowity talent. Bardzo lubie Cie sluchac. Keep going.
Very helpful lesson. Thank you!
Hi Alex,hi everyone.
As always i took the quiz before watching the video. I wanted to check how good my vocabulary is. I got 9/10. I made a little mistake in 7 question. I choose the answer “considerably”. I think it’s correct too.
Synonyms of “very” are:
and i assume there are more of them.
However when i was taking the quiz I hadn’t known that awfully can be used as “Very”
I always thought it can be used only for bad, negatives things like “badly or unpleasantly”
But now i know we can say. I’m awfully happy i could watch this strikingly useful lesson.
Thanks to you i’ve learned a bit of vocabulary again.
Many thanks Alex
All the best for everyone.
Ps. Alex. I rather like your T-shirts. It seems you are quite a fan of serials. Isn’t it?
Good lesson! thanks a lot. It was very useful to me. (or for me??) I always have this confusion, when to use to or for…
Hi teacher Alex,
this lesson is very helpful
thanks a lot for your useful lessons
well done, Alex
hi from Kazakhstan 22 Nov2021
This lesson is easy
Hi dear Alex. Is it correct to say “so much more comfortable” or “so much more expensive”? I mean can we use “so much” with comparative degree of adjectives which begin with “more” like the examples that I typed. Thanks in advance.