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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.
Which sentence contains a demonstrative adjective?

Which sentence contains a demonstrative pronoun?

Which demonstrative indicates the object, person, or thing is close-by?

Which demonstrative indicates the time has ended?

What is the plural of "this"?

Come here and look at ________ really cool lizard.

I finished _______ project last week.

Please bring all _________ boxes closer to us so we can see properly.

A: Hello. Who is speaking?
B: _______ is Mr. E. Is James home?

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164 Comments on “The difference between THIS and THAT”

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Awesome lesson Mr James :)

Monday, June 29th 2015

    Interesting lesson on demostratives James, although it was not a video specially designed for beginners.

    Relative time, but especially distance are concepts not THAT easy to grasp at early stages of language learning.

    Awesome Video-lesson James.

    Sunday, July 12th 2015

    This is awesome, I’m happy to be a part of this group.

    Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Very clear lesson. Thank you James!
And… Mr He is very funny :))
This is simply my opinion, right?
Bye to everyone that follow these useful lessons on EnnVid !

Monday, June 29th 2015

    Mr He is very funny .why Mr and He are combination ?

    Wednesday, July 1st 2015

      Sorry friend, I have done a mistake :)
      The name of the long worm, that James always drdws on the board is Mr. E not Mr. He
      You are right, my apology
      Bye for now

      Wednesday, July 1st 2015

        Hey guys! By the way, “Mr He” sounds very interesting :) It might be a good idea for James to refresh his worm-friend..

        Thursday, July 2nd 2015

          I agree too. It would be double funny.

          Sunday, September 18th 2016

Just a day before travel to Canada I´m learning english with this awesome teacher !Thank you James! Next month in Vancouver to visit my daughter ! See you in August Engvid! A great website!

Monday, June 29th 2015

Hi, Mr James, and all the staff at Engvid.
You did a good job, thank you. However, when you talk about s/t that is over here(close) and I answer you using the pronoun ‘that’,(that is inappropiate), in this case, (you as native), would you feeling it as a BIG MISTAKE, I am asking, thanks, ta ta

Monday, June 29th 2015

7/9 well demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns are not my type. I made the wrong choice in the first ones.

Monday, June 29th 2015

thank you for that lesson, in these days we need to speak a good English.

Monday, June 29th 2015

interesting lesson. thank you james.

Monday, June 29th 2015

James. Thank for lesson. I think when you said “a”, You must say “b”. :) It’s time to explain word: “there”, “over there”, “here”, “over here”. In today’s lesson You used word “over there”. Why?

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thank you for your online material.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

    Hi ,would u like to communicate with me?I really like improving english my speaking to foreign people.Looking forward to hearing from u.Greedings!

    Wednesday, July 1st 2015

      yes i want cause we are in same country

      Wednesday, July 8th 2015

    werawan, English language also like u:)

    Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Amazing video. Thank you very much.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

tHIs Lesson has been fantastic! Your are gREat teacher as always

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

good explanation Mr james thank you

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

I’ve got 100 points :)

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

great lesson!!!

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

thanks for the explanation james :)

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thanks James, very good!

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

I like this page because I’m studying English so I can find a lot of helping.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Big thanks to your video lessons for all. I hope I could communicate English with other people from different nation. However, I would like to request more for update. Thanks!!!

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

this is a good video :)

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

That lesson is suit me, unfortunate I’m not close to Canada because I want to study with those professors in engvid.com. Thank you James.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

great teaching!!

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thank u Mr. James, I think this lesson is so helpful!
so i cant get (close)what mean?

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

    hello, I want to communicate with you, we might improve our English language

    Tuesday, October 27th 2015

Thanks a lot James. I like the way you explain.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thanks a lot MR E!!! Great lesson

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

good job

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

thanks James

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thanks a lot Mr. James.

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Thank You, my english is not that good but that was easy to remember.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

very usefull

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

That is really an interesting and useful lesson.Thank you James for that.I wish i could speak English as fast as you speak;-).I enjoyed watching that video.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

thanks :)

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Really i learn much more from that video

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

which is correct “these” or “those” when it comes to referring to things that were already mentioned in another sentence?
e.x: pollution and wars are the biggest issues we’re facing today. “Theses” issues can be overcome by …

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Thank you James for your great lesson as always.
Here is my Skype adress for those who wants to improve speaking skills please don’t hesitate to contact me :yucel143

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

awesome this lesson, thanks James so much ! U’re genius. :)

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

thanks a lot :) i am very bed in english :( now i want to improve my english .

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Great lesson!

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

You are fantastic and i’m doing like you during my courses as I’m a trainer of english language

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

I got 100!

you are a very good teacher James!
thanks because your jokes aren’t dirty!

great lesson!
I also learn to give lesson with you because I am an English teacher as well!

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

amazing lesson
thank you james
i enjoyed the lesson with you

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Nice lesson, thanks

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

Thank you.
It was very helpful lesson and you help me to understand many things.

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

    Helpful Lesson, Thank U!

    Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Thank you

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

it was so nice, thank you

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

7/9 :(

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Hello James, It’s Jader.

Good lesson.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

thank you for the lesson

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Teacher James, where is the subtitle? It’s very important for me and so is other people. Please add the subtitle if it’s possible. Thank you teacher.

Friday, July 3rd 2015

Loved the lesson!!!

Friday, July 3rd 2015

Hi James! You’re so fun and positive, this fact really help us to learn and to wait next lesson with great expectation. It’s awesome:)

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Hi Mr.James
What is the use of this/these and that/those in spoken English?I am confused because sometimes people use that in spoken though they are supposed to use this.Please,explain to me.Thanks

Saturday, July 4th 2015

Videos aren’t playing? What should i do ?

Saturday, July 4th 2015

I cannot say thank you enough!!
lately I’ve been taken my time to learn with many of yours on EngVid website.
Before I finish my course, I already can give classes!! you’re always helpfull

Saturday, July 4th 2015


Saturday, July 4th 2015

89% :(

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Thank you james.Your explanation was very good!

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Thank a lot for the Lesson Mr; James awesome!! nice

Monday, July 6th 2015

thank you …

Monday, July 6th 2015

    hı would u lıke to talk wıth me to ımprove our englısh skıll

    Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

hope everything workout for you
i really wanna ask you what is the best way to start teaching english to someone who has not any exprience of it what is the best way to start i mean for example is that good to ask him/her to first memorize some new words or first start with listening by the way consider that he or she doesn’t have time maybe less than 10 session what is your suggestion?
thanks in advance.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Listening is enjoyable dear teacher :)

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Thanks James, Great lesson!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

Great lesson

Thursday, July 9th 2015

thanks too much and great lesson

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Thank you. Good lesson!

Thursday, July 9th 2015

You really helped me,Mr.James!I like all your lessons!Thank you so much!

Thursday, July 9th 2015

Yes i get it

Friday, July 10th 2015

Thank u so much that was so helpfull ,,
i do really like your way how to give lessons : )

Saturday, July 11th 2015

Hey eessaa could you plz help me??? Videos aren’t playing in my iphone 5. What can i do to solve it ???? I’m also frm pak

Monday, July 13th 2015

    That might be the problem — our videos are hosted on Youtube, which may be blocked in Pakistan. Try using a VPN, proxy, or changing your DNS server.

    Monday, July 13th 2015

Very good. Thanks

Monday, July 13th 2015

That was a nice lesson

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

thanks for your explaining. I really had confused about the different , but now you solve it. thanks alot

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

wow…what a lecture …i don’t saw lecture this…it’s really enjoyable and easily understandable ….thank you james…..

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

Great lesson James! I agree with you, black is a good color! ;)

Wednesday, July 15th 2015

thanks a lot

Friday, July 17th 2015

I think you are the best guy… :)

Saturday, July 18th 2015

I’m very happy about this site is very good

Saturday, July 18th 2015

Thank you for the wonderful lessons every time. By the way, do you have a plan to feature the difference between “make” and “let”? I often confuse these 2 words to use. :-(

Sunday, July 19th 2015

first Thnx you so much for sharing your experience with us,then I would like to get a lesson about “over”,some other phrasal verbs.

Monday, July 20th 2015

Thank you Mr. James!

Monday, July 20th 2015

Thank you ..

Monday, July 20th 2015

thank you James :)

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

Thank you very much, your lessons are helping me so much. I meesed up just the last one.. :(

Tuesday, July 21st 2015

i really like the lessons and i just watched two of them.

Saturday, July 25th 2015

When I read the title of this lesson I thought, this is not for me, I know a lot about how to use this and that, but I’ve realized is good to review what you have learned some time ago. Brilliant lesson and great job, James!

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Thanks Mr James

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

It was very interesting. Thank you for the lesson

Monday, August 3rd 2015

Thank you! James

Tuesday, August 4th 2015

Thank you James
great lesson :)

Thursday, August 6th 2015

nice lesson.

Friday, August 7th 2015


Friday, August 7th 2015

Thanks a lot! like always your lesson is perfect.

Sunday, August 9th 2015

Awesome teaching…..

Thursday, August 13th 2015

Hi Mr James
Thank you very much for (this) lessons. It was very helpful.

Friday, August 14th 2015

I really like that!

Friday, August 21st 2015

Obrigado James.

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

oh thank you so much MR james . your lesson as usually very useful

Monday, August 24th 2015

Thank you very much

Monday, August 24th 2015

I’m already in love with your lessons! Great work!

Monday, August 24th 2015

I’ve just passed a quiz without watching the video :O I like your films, I understand a lot :)

Friday, August 28th 2015

Thank you James please put up exam questions too!

Saturday, September 5th 2015

thanks james, i like your lessons , i’ve been folowing theme for a while and i think those lessons are interesting ^^

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Hey Professor James i´m brazilian and i´m 12 years old and I´m leaving In U.S!!! You are helping me so much with my lessons and i´m very grateful by finding this site and learning with you! Huge Fan of your Job and Congratulations! your the funniest teacher i ever saw!

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

Thanks James, so clear explanation!

Saturday, September 12th 2015

Thank you, James. At this time, you teach me a lot.

Monday, September 21st 2015

Thank you James

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Hi Teacher james!
Thank you, because this is very important and very easy lesson, really you made us understand, i am so glad how you explain the lessons for us…. i wish you best.

Friday, September 25th 2015

Hello Mr. James,
This lesson is very useful, but I’m still confused with the sentence: Now It’s that time to learn something new. “Now” means a present time so why don’t we say that: Now It’s this time to learn something new?

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Thank you Mr James!

Thursday, October 29th 2015

Tks Mr james¡¡

Friday, October 30th 2015

Very helpful lesson James, thank you very much!

Wednesday, November 18th 2015

James, thank you

Saturday, November 21st 2015

Thank you,Mr.James!!!

Tuesday, November 24th 2015


Wednesday, November 25th 2015

hey James!! that shoe was really smelled bad :D it came from there to here ! D:

Saturday, December 19th 2015

9/9 Thanks James

Thursday, December 31st 2015

You’re really entertaining while doing the lesson james. You really have that natural sense of humor. I only got 5 out of 9, it’s a little confusing to me. But anyway, thanks for sharing this lesson james…

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

9/9 Good work James!

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Very good lesson, James. You’re great.

(It has been so hot in Brazil, James.Lots of
tourists are just melting in the streets.
Carnival time. Brazilians go bananas. Nobody works, just singing and dancing in the streets.
In some States it lasts 15 days.
The “escolas de samba” (samba schools??) are
going to parade. It’s something totally
awesome. You have to see it to believe it.
Prince Charles was here many, many years ago
and he (kind of) danced with one of the
“mulatas”. He seemed so happy.
I think you should come to Brazil and see it
with your very own eyes.)

Thursday, January 21st 2016

This lesson is very useful! Thank you James!

Friday, January 22nd 2016

Got 8 out 9. Thanks james for sharing this lesson.

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thanx Mr James , very simple & smart , well i watch you daily ,so please keep up your great work :)

Thursday, March 31st 2016

thank you so much for that lesson. I did 9/9, so I believe I’m absorbing a lot of your explanations. You are a great teacher!

Sunday, April 3rd 2016

hello how are you? i like mestar jams

Thursday, May 26th 2016

Thank you for this video. I’ve already studied this subject,but, at those time, i didn’t understand clearly like todays.

If I did any mistake, please, correct me.

Monday, August 8th 2016

omg this lesson is awesome. thank you man.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

omg this lessn is awesome. thank you man.

Tuesday, September 6th 2016

Amazing !

Friday, September 9th 2016

shouldn’t you use ‘this’ in this sentence? now it is that time to learn sth cuz we use ‘that’ when we talk about the complited actions

Sunday, September 25th 2016

Hey teacher !!
Forgive me if i write something wrong,Im Brasilian
Do you gave particular class maybe for Skype ????
I hope you answer me :)

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

Thank you so much. You are a genius.

Wednesday, November 9th 2016


Thursday, November 17th 2016

i got 8 out of 9

Saturday, December 3rd 2016

Good lesson !!

Sunday, December 25th 2016

I ❤ your lessons! Thank you, James

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

That quiz was great! Now I’m going to prepare english for my exam and I will use these books over here to make it easier for me :)

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

I got 100% in that lesson

Monday, May 29th 2017

This is awesome lesson.. thanks James.

Tuesday, October 3rd 2017

awesome lesson thanks a lot

Thursday, October 26th 2017

THAT lesson was very very useful for me. Thank you, James.

Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

that was awesome…

Friday, March 9th 2018

You got 9 correct out of 9.

thanks a lot..

Saturday, May 26th 2018

Thank you, James!)

Wednesday, August 15th 2018

Great learning

Saturday, February 23rd 2019

You’re funny James, every time I watch the videos I laugh :)

Wednesday, March 20th 2019

Thanks so much for all the lessons. U are u funny learning us English.

Friday, March 29th 2019

First time that I access this website. I`s going to be very useful to me. Thanks a lot and congrats!

Tuesday, May 7th 2019

Much obliged for THAT lesson, sir James!

Friday, October 11th 2019

Thank you James, I got 100%.

Saturday, March 28th 2020

Thank You for useful lesson!

Monday, April 13th 2020

Thank you James, that was great!

Saturday, May 23rd 2020

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