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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.
What is the best strategy when listening to someone?

How much faster can your brain work than you are able to hear?

Try to remember each of the ideas that were presented in this lesson? How many were there?

Which ideas both appeared in the lesson?

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399 Comments on “Learn English – How to Listen and Understand”

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I could not catch the fifth idea. Not clear to me.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

    It means: Judge the content, but not the way of speaking people.

    Thursday, July 1st 2010

    means: judge the content (the principal idea)but not the way of speaking the people who share with you that idea.

    Wednesday, April 13th 2011

    It was easy, that means you have to focus on the idea of the message and not the rithm, fluency or intonation the speaker has.

    Sunday, February 5th 2012

    good lesson

    Sunday, October 14th 2012

    thank you very much for your great effort
    very good lesson

    Sunday, October 28th 2012

    Hi, teacher, Could you explain me the second question in the quiz please what it means about the times. I don’t need to listen a faster speaker to understand the english but in a normal speech.I don’t know the speed but why the correct is three to four times.

    Wednesday, June 26th 2013

    Love ya James! I try to keep things all you said.
    These are all such wonderful guidance.

    Thursday, August 15th 2013

I understand it as “listen even if you dont like how the speaker is talking”

Sunday, April 25th 2010

Hello James. Excellent your class about how to improving English by listening.
I think it’s really important understanding the general idea and not understanding word by word. I do not know if this is a common worry for another countries English learners but it’s a very common behavior for the students in my country. Most of my students are letting this habit back and their English is improving on a daily basis. Result: they are more confident when communicating despite their mistakes or accents.
Thanks very much for your time and congratulations to EngVid for the amazing and impressive English video-classes quality.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

Excellent I always have told my friends who study English and try to translate word by word that English is a language of interpretation, not translation and I’ve always advised them to try to capture the idea in the context.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

I’ve tried to stundy english for a long time, but I’m not very well.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

    I can help you out of that. Trust me and give me a ‘knock at my door’. Nice to meet you, I’m Viet Hung, from Vietnam.

    Thursday, December 2nd 2010

Hello. I am very happy to find this web-side. I just to conect it and I am learning more. Your explanations I grasped very well this told me that I am improving, I’ve tried to get this kind of web-side but there aren’t to much. I hope forward watching you with English video classes amazing.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

    just to correct some spelling mistakes: coNect. web-siTe. toO much.

    Wednesday, July 14th 2010

hello am very glad to find this web-side
i have got a lot to develop my speaking English
well thanks to the lecturers of this web but here i have one problem:
since i started learning English till now i’m like dictionary, when i start conversation with someone i can’t use the words i have, till i become the mid of the conversation so Mr. James please pay your advice i am going to follow it\

Monday, April 26th 2010

“I know you want me”
You got me ;-) Now you are me favorite teacher… You really do cool videos…. I still remember your great video “how to talk about looks”…..

Thank you for your very interesting lesson. I really enjoyed it and took a lot of benefit out of it! Go on buddy. Your are the cool teacher I always searched in school!

Greetings from Germany!

Monday, April 26th 2010

I have an exam coming up and i found this session awesom. More more more.

Monday, April 26th 2010

    we need for the courses dealet and wrere is conutry

    Wednesday, September 1st 2010

I am Indonesia person. Now I am studying at the university in Indonesia… at the first time until now I am interested in Engvid… May you give me How to download the vidio or give me the advantages of this program.maybe sometimes I can study in the other country.. Thanks

Monday, April 26th 2010

thannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnk you for help us
you have a new method to learn .what i can say just you are a great teacher.
your student:sara

Monday, April 26th 2010

I can,t describe this video
it is very very very interesting
and good for me

Monday, April 26th 2010

thanks for your optimistic help james. You were a nice friend when you told us that the native speakers are also responsible if we don’t understand them. In fact this is the most difficult for us to improve because we learnt always the cleaner spoken english (books teachers …)

Monday, April 26th 2010

I do like it and and I am waiting for other ones

Tuesday, April 27th 2010

hi,thanks all my help.

Wednesday, April 28th 2010

hi,sir thank you a lot for how to improve english by

Thursday, April 29th 2010

hi,sir thank you a lot for how to improve english by listening.

Thursday, April 29th 2010

Teacher : James, Your lesson is very nice and effectively with little of comedy moves I like.

*you’re breaking/expressing any new vocabulary for us during the lesson ,
you have not give us something to inquire/ask about

6 important points about listening is in mind from this moment.

Thanks a lot

Thursday, April 29th 2010

i love you james…..you are the best !!!!thank you soooo much!!

Thursday, April 29th 2010

    I will be glad if you speak with me through the Skype to improve english ..

    My Skype is xalilos2

    Tuesday, November 25th 2014

hello james how are you ,my name is Ronald i d like to speak quicly english i need your help.listen the first i came on this web site i was see rhe video class now i can t so tell me what s the matter please. thank you.

Thursday, April 29th 2010

thanks a lot for these english lessons and tips. you really help us quite a lot to know about various strategies in the field of teaching; esp teachers of english as ETL. i hope there will be more lessons boaddcast on engvid.com soon. wish you the best.

Thursday, April 29th 2010

really great teaching… i’ll spend more times to learn english here/… thanks 4 all tutors

Friday, April 30th 2010

thank u very much u r great teacher

Friday, April 30th 2010

you are the best one…….thank you so much ….

Saturday, May 1st 2010

monday i have test……..help me jamesssss im terrified!!!!!

Saturday, May 1st 2010

    Cuold you give me your skyp name

    Wednesday, March 16th 2011

1st of all i want to great you with islamic greating salam how r u my dear teacher you are the wonderful teacher i learn alots of thing from you plz keep up it

Saturday, May 1st 2010

thanks a lot, very useful lesson, it’s like when you read a book in English and try to understand every word, it becomes boring, but when you try to find out the ideas of what you are reading, you understand most everything and without the dictionary…

Sunday, May 2nd 2010

thanks alot james ,, you are a great teacher :>

Sunday, May 2nd 2010

Hello James,
congratulations on the Web, I discovered recently and is helping me a lot.
I have thought to go this summer, July-September (three months) to Canada, to improve my English but not which city and school choice. Could you recommend one please?
Do you have any english academy?

Monday, May 3rd 2010

hello James you’ re woundarful to teach i am understand a lot so but i couldn’t speak can you help me how to speak THANKYOU SO MUCH GOOD BUY .
your studant

Tuesday, May 4th 2010

hello James
very clear your lesson also your Example very clear . Thanks a lot for you

but I have some problem with simple past and the Subject modale verbs > How i can take from you lesson about that please.

Wednesday, May 5th 2010

You are the best teacher in all the world!! thank you very much!

Wednesday, May 5th 2010

teacher! I have to join the exam in next 5 weeks, but now my listening skill is not good ,how much time i should spend to pratice a day .

Wednesday, May 5th 2010

I feel very good to learn this language is very important.

Sunday, May 9th 2010

good jop

Sunday, May 9th 2010


    Sunday, May 9th 2010

Idont understand anything, talk more slowly please.

Tuesday, May 11th 2010

Thanks for your help!

Thursday, May 13th 2010

I just coming but I want to learn and I think the there´s a good teachers over here, so I´ll stay for a long.

nice to be here guys

Thursday, May 13th 2010

Thank you. As usualy in your lessons it was comprehensible and persuasive. well done!

Saturday, May 15th 2010

good boy! it’s very interesting to listen to him/

Thursday, May 20th 2010


Thursday, May 20th 2010

I have many classmates like this, TEACHER I WAS, BECAUSE, WHEN I , BECAUSE GBHABAHBAH,BAH,BAH they never think before to say something . .lol

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

this is a good adviced.

Sunday, May 23rd 2010


Sunday, May 23rd 2010

thanks teacher, i like to listen your lesson,good luck !

Monday, May 24th 2010

    hi mr james hope u r doing grt am planing to contest a toefel exam to win a adminstion for the course and i believe myself i have good english to demostrate to pass my exam.even though i have been out of the school for the last six years.but my problem is i dont understand the accent of the northern america english since i have been practicing a british english system.pliz i would like your and advice before i write my test.so that i can achieve my goal waiting from u thanks,,,,

    Wednesday, October 5th 2011

I love this teacher!

Monday, May 24th 2010

hi….this net page is very good…pleae heplp me!

Tuesday, May 25th 2010

Amazing, I liked very much. I wish that my Classes could be like this.

Wednesday, May 26th 2010

hey james am your fan…..everyday i am watching your video only..all your videos are so so interesting…

Thursday, May 27th 2010

cool teacher………..

Tuesday, June 1st 2010

i can’t catch your lesson well

Sunday, June 6th 2010

thank you very much
i start stadying 2 manths ago , i need to better and better
but i’m boring

Monday, June 7th 2010

thaaaaaaanks alot

Monday, June 7th 2010

so great

Monday, June 7th 2010

i have made up my mind to be a teacher in future but now i have change it ,i have made up my mind to be teacher like james………
he is novel teacher.

Tuesday, June 8th 2010

kaka, i like your ending.

Wednesday, June 9th 2010

    kaka lol r u from india

    Monday, August 23rd 2010

I’m very happy cause I find this site… here I can take part in good classes, with native teacher. I loved the progress and the opportunity the web came to us. You’re a very good teacher, thank you, James. With this tips I will can be less worried about my confusion with the word. Bye for now. Hugs.

Wednesday, June 9th 2010

Very good speech. So helpful no even for a language learning. Thanks

Friday, June 11th 2010

this is the best english video class I’ve ever had!congratz you are the man XD
I wanna thank this site couz it gives us a good oportunity to learn english with native teachers.
it’s so helpful the tips you’ve taught and now we’re less confused with the words

Saturday, June 12th 2010

this lesson was very helpful
thank you

Sunday, June 13th 2010

James thank so much for this great lessons !! Hugs man !! I m lookin’ forward for one another class!!

Sunday, June 13th 2010

I really liked these lessons!

Sunday, June 13th 2010

James you are amazing
please go a head many students like you in my country Saudi Arabia.

Monday, June 14th 2010

Hi James,
I have tried to learn by listen. I have a great difficultry to understand, and get a idea. Could you, please write or indicate any ways?
Thanks for your time.

Monday, June 14th 2010

Thank you, James! Your lessons are my favorite! Carry on, please. Best regards.

Thursday, June 17th 2010

thank you james’ i love your lessons… it was good for me.. if i understand you than i can understand everyone…it may takes long time but it will’ i believe it. thank you again

Monday, June 21st 2010

I like your lessons you make it funny to lean english

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

I would like to have teacher as James is.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Thanks James nice presentation.

Friday, July 2nd 2010

hi james.
what are the exceptions in grammar rule?
i just wanna know….thanks!

Friday, July 2nd 2010

It’s so strange that you mentioned Croatian language. I thought no one has ever heard of it. There is a good reason for that, I guess, or you are good at Geographic.

It’s like the same as Serbian, Bosnian and Montenegrian (yeah, Montenegrian, the new language that has nearly nothing else different from Serbian one. They just decided to create their own language after independence) and they are all made by Serbian language.
Croatia did a good job of reforming their language and now it has the most difference, but practically is very, very similar to all of them.

It is like UK English and US English. There are differences in some of the words, spelling, dialect (ekavian and jekavian) and pronounce, but is clearly understandable.

I wrote this just to let you know more, since you mentioned it.

I think this lesson is very good, but I also think that without a rich vocabulary is not that as easy as you said.

P. S. Since I’m not a native speaker, it would be really helpful for me if you point me to mistakes I made in this writing. It will be a way to improve myself a little (little bit?) more.

Thank you in advance.

Monday, July 5th 2010

    James is a bit busy, but I will correct your comment. Most of your mistakes are minor. Your English is very good!

    It’s so strange that you mentioned THE Croatian language. I thought no one HAD ever heard of it. MAYBE there is a good reason for that, or you are good at GEOGRAPHY.

    It’s the same as Serbian, Bosnian, and MontenegrIn (yeah, Montenegrin, the new language that has nearly nothing different from Serbian. They just decided to create their own language after independence.) They are all DERIVED FROM THE Serbian language.

    Croatia did a good job of reforming their language and now it has many differences, but practically IT is very, very similar to all of them.

    It is like UK English and US English. There are differences in some of the words, spelling, AND IN THE dialectS (ekavian and jekavian) and pronUNCIATION, but SPEAKERS OF EACH OF THE LANGUAGES ARE clearly understandable TO ONE ANOTHER.

    I wrote this just to let you know more, since you mentioned it.

    I think this lesson is very good, but I also think that without a rich vocabulary, IT is not that as easy as you said.

    P.S. Since I’m not a native speaker, it would be really helpful for me if you point OUT TO me mistakes I made in writing THIS. It will be a way to improve myself a little (little bit?) (BOTH ARE FINE) more.

    Thank you in advance.

    Thursday, July 8th 2010

Hi James!
Thank you so much! I found your lessons and this web-page and so happy! You are great teacher! Your lessons very useful for grammar, pronunciation and listening.
Could you prepare next lesson by topic “Job Interview Questions and Answers”? Best wishes for you!

Monday, July 12th 2010

Thank you so much for you teach

Sunday, July 25th 2010

it so good this lesson

Tuesday, July 27th 2010

this is sawsan from egypt ,i just wanna say thank u for this interesting n helpful lessons
,the whole website is amazing!!!!!

Thursday, July 29th 2010

this benefits me.

Sunday, August 1st 2010

i think Mr. James is always use very interesting methods to deliver the listen. I think he is very successes in most videos I have seen for him. I appreciate his efforts and I wish him all the good things

Thursday, August 5th 2010

Thank you very much. I have learned a lot from you guys.

Friday, August 6th 2010

Sir, Jammes Good after noon, I am from India , I wana to learn how to speak after listen to other. Please help me. How can i make me fluent in english.

Friday, August 20th 2010

I like you! So much!
You did a great job!

Tuesday, August 31st 2010

James teachs well. Easy to listen.

Wednesday, September 1st 2010

You don’t know where am I now??
I am in Longview and I am speak Indonesia Language !!! :)
You are awesome James !!!
AGHhhhh… WIIFM !!!

Thursday, September 16th 2010

fantastic!! what a great lesson! I never understood listen as he explains it, what great tips! this guy has a natural talent for teaching!

Monday, September 20th 2010

James! You and Mr. E are the greatest teaches ever! I’m amazed with the content and ideas of your lesson! Thank you for the creativity of your method of approaching of an educational process! Keep up the good work!)))

Saturday, September 25th 2010

you are best teacher Ive ever seen.

Monday, September 27th 2010

ThankS! I learned from it.

Thursday, September 30th 2010

I love this teacher!

Thursday, September 30th 2010

Hi, i appreciate the way you tech mr. james, most clearly couldnt be

Friday, October 1st 2010

i couldnt watch film so i cant answer right plz help me

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

Hi Sir,

Thank you so much…

Your the best teacher and I would like to learn more in your videos. my greatest dream is to be fluent in english language that’s why I’m trying my best to learn everyday.

You’re very kind person because you didn’t hesitate to share your knowledge with us.

God bless & more power to you.

I’m hoping that more blessings will come to your life.

Good job!

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

Good lesson!!

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

It was fun lesson. I have a question. There are many kinds of listenig books for listening practicing. Most books have dictation parts on workbooks. But you say we don’t have to listen each word. we try to catch the general idea. Then what kind of book is good for listening practice?

Thursday, October 7th 2010

you are N1 :)

Friday, October 8th 2010

I have problem with undersdanding somebody very often. My main mistakes are my EMOTIONS. When I talk with somebody I am very nervous and I forgot a lot of words and I don’t know what said…it’s frustrating. Day by day I watch Your lessons and i feel better. I believe that I can do this, like You.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

Thanks for your lesson. It’s very fun. But i could not clearly get the four ideal “Open mind (emotion). Sometimes i hear someone speaking, I did not hear what they say. As you mention i should ignore what they say and then guess(idea) it later, right? and in the third “Longer” idea, it mean i have to practice ?
Thanks again!

Friday, October 15th 2010

Hi teacher, you are perfect teacher ,,
I like your teaching style, it’s interesting and useful at the same time. thank you very much ,,

Sunday, October 17th 2010

These are the best lessons for me…

Thank You so much…….(‘.’)

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

I don’t understand :(
what can i do ?!!!

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

I am so glad to have found this web site, you are a very good speaker. I am getting my GED and I need all the help I can get. I would like to say thank you.

Thursday, November 4th 2010

Peace be upon you
I do not know how these videos revealed Ooohml ask you to explain my friends

Sunday, November 14th 2010

thank you , bcause right now my english is better …

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

hi James,
I would like to improve my grammer and english. I tried myself couple of time but i am getting frostration to not improving my grammer and writting so could u please help me…. i like your listening calss and grammer class.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010

Hi James,
Thank you very much for your wonderful video. I would say your are simply the best. All most all virtual classes are eye opener for me and now I am thinking why am didn’t search your video before. I am looking for your kind suggestion regarding my listening ability. According to your lecture that you said just grab the general ideas. But if you don’t know anything that the content, how do I detect which is most important and which are redundant. I would be more than happy if you suggestion that specific area for me.
Thank you very much.

Thursday, November 18th 2010

I think i was a good manner to learn English

Sunday, November 21st 2010

It’s a good English lessons.

Thursday, November 25th 2010

oh my God i really love you style teaching it so great

Saturday, November 27th 2010

hi James, you seems to be a coach in adition to teacher, the paths you gave are more important that the lernings, I agree 100% of key driver you broke down.
thanks your engvid day to day classrooms, see you soon in next one!!
Regards from Argentina

Monday, November 29th 2010

Hello James, You are so hilarious. I wish I can converse with you to practice my listening.LoL.

Monday, November 29th 2010

hiiii James , you are very amazing one , I hope to practice my english with you.
it is big dream to be fluent and attractive speaker like you,
best wishes for you .

Tuesday, November 30th 2010

Thanks James for good teach me, i hope will speak good english.

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

Thanks James for teaching me

Friday, December 3rd 2010

Hi James I’m from Jordan I’ve a problem in listening English I cant understand
I want to test my abilities in listening English if there is any test please send it to me to Improve my listening ( thank you so much )

Friday, December 3rd 2010

thanks james good job for us, u r great teachar, i think we met (hansa language centre) in toronto right?
anyway thanx again.

Friday, December 3rd 2010

thank you and congratulations for you

Friday, December 3rd 2010

I’m ukrainian girl and I think such lessons are really helpful for everyone, they develop our skills, we try to speak and listen better, to keep the information in our minds. I fond of English, and I want to know it perfectly. I would be happy to travel to the English speaking country! Thank you, James! It’s cool!

Monday, December 6th 2010

speechless, indeed you are a great teacher
thank you so much!

Thursday, December 9th 2010

James, here’s Fabio from Italy.
Well, you must learn me what could I say when I do really appreciate someone very, very much.
Because I’m going to say that to you for your help in teaching us english !
You’re great.

Friday, December 10th 2010

You are a great teacher. I have no words to describe that. I have watched number of English classes on net. But your teaching is really great. Could you please teach me English.
God Bless you!

Tuesday, December 14th 2010

I am starting to learn today only,I think It is useful for me.Please teach me ..Thanks for all

Sunday, December 19th 2010

i am glad to see this website little bit i am getting improvement i will try to watch daily

Monday, December 20th 2010

you can really teach

Friday, December 31st 2010

Hello from Kosovo!
Thank you Jeams! It’s nice to have a teacher (in fact two teachers, you and Mr.E ) everyday in my home, and learn a lot of new words.

Wednesday, January 12th 2011

Thank you so much ! :)

Friday, February 4th 2011

James,I really like your lesson.your presentation is too good that helps us to catch and learn the lesson.Whenever I watch your lesson I feel m in real class room and enjoy a lot.Thank you so much!!!

Monday, February 7th 2011

Never come across a teacher who is so kool and knows how to make even the dumbest understand. I’ve always found it difficult to concentrate/ understand someone but after this i will try my hardest to listen LONGER and GIVE MY BRAIN A JOB listen out for IDEAS. Thank you.

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

The best ever lesson… thank you very much, you’ve encouraged me to go ahead studying English.

Thursday, February 10th 2011

Help! I am trying to join but a message keeps saying there is an error on activating my account!

Thursday, February 10th 2011

You are awasome :)

Friday, February 11th 2011

Dear James .. thanks a lot for your efforts
God bless you

Sunday, February 13th 2011

You are a Dredger and it’s not good for you !!!

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

Your teaching about lesson is good but I want to say if it is possiable provide long conversation vedio, so this would be helpful for those that they desired to improve their communication skill.

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

u are a good teacher i think averyone are learning here are having fun thsnk u man u are the best in the world xD i hope u keep making more videos u and mr E are the best lmao i think i’m getting in love for mr E xD

Thursday, February 24th 2011

you are the best teacher, thanks a lot.

Monday, February 28th 2011

I like the way you teach man great hell awesome \m/

Tuesday, March 1st 2011

It’s very good analysis,

thank you so much!

Tuesday, March 1st 2011

Mr. James you’re speak very quickly in your lessons :(
I am an Arabic
I have problem with listening in English , which is when I watch English movies , I feel myself very bad in English because I don’t understood only just a little
but here in EngVid I understood everything when I listen to the lessons :) maybe because I open my mind carefully :)

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

I’m delighted to see/hear something that worth! I loved it!

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Man you have a gift

Sunday, March 13th 2011

yes l get the idea believe my english skills will improve a lot thank so much

Friday, March 18th 2011

One of the best websites ever. Thank you for teaching us awesome ways to learn English as well. I wish you and everyone behind engvid all the best. God bless you.

Monday, March 28th 2011

Thank you very much! Very useful!

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

hi and thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu so so so much it is very useful for student have a great life byyyyyyyyyyyy

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

Great Lesson, great teacher!
I always knew that was the way (not getting the whole thing, but getting the idea)
Two new things for me: ignore my triggers and the WIIFM!

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

Thank you very much! Your lessons are awesome!


Thursday, March 31st 2011

Thx a lot for this interesting videos provide on this website. It’s a good tool to improve my english. Keep it up Engvid! :)

Tuesday, April 5th 2011

Hi james, I find your vids very helpful… I need help on grammar and I tend to bounce my story around alot while writing essays. what vids can I watch for my bouncing around and grammar?

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Thank you very much

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Thanks so much >!!!

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Thanks a lot! This particular lesson fits perfectly not only for foreign languages, but for native as well ))

Friday, April 15th 2011

thanks very much

Thursday, April 21st 2011

Perhaps it’s just coincidence, but i have started to understand fast English speech during watching of the lesson. It’s amazing feeling! James thank you very much! :-)

Saturday, April 23rd 2011

    This is exactly what we love to hear. Thank YOU!

    Sunday, April 24th 2011

Great! Thank You! Your way of teaching is really good and helpful!

Monday, April 25th 2011

hi james sir….!!! i lov d way u teach and its really vry helpful . thank you soooo much sir.and sir i hav a doubt, sir cn u upload a video which will tell how to use and where to use the modal auxilaries like would, could etc.

Monday, April 25th 2011

thanks a lot dear
happy to have you

Monday, April 25th 2011

When I watch the James videos, I understand how lousy were my english teachers…! Thank you and please continue!!

Thursday, April 28th 2011

great lesson

Sunday, May 1st 2011

thanks teacher

Wednesday, May 4th 2011

you’re good teacher
thank you

Thursday, May 12th 2011

You were right, James. I usually listen to every word people speak and at the end of each sentence I don’t remember a thing. Again, thanks for great lesson.

Monday, June 6th 2011

it’s a nice lesson…i really like your comedy…communication with comedy is really fantastic…

Monday, June 13th 2011

thank you very much James, it is very interesting lesson

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011

Really nice..

Friday, June 24th 2011

thanks alot.its nice
iam from saudi arabia

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

thank you but you are talking fast

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

These are really great tips.

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

visit >>>>thank you very much..

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

Thank you for the tips. I love love love Engvid! I´m learning how to study and my English is improving a lot!!!

Friday, July 8th 2011

Thanks very much James , and really you help with that lesson because i used to have bad hear when people talk to me by english langauge , and i think with that lesson i will be able to speak and listen better than i am , and i will take your advice , i will do it :)

Saturday, July 9th 2011

this lesson was very helpful for me and i am going well with English >>>> thank you jemes .

Thursday, July 14th 2011

james can I say that u r an amazing teacher. it’s a goood listen specially for those who have a lack of confidence .
ayman from kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

I just want to say thank you. Explaining the concept of listening made it much mor clearer. I needed the inspiration; thanks again

Sunday, July 31st 2011

nice leson, J

Thursday, August 11th 2011

Hi, a verry effective effort :) thanx the whole team for teaching in such an effective way, and providing such opportunity to learn english so easily.

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Thank You.

Monday, August 22nd 2011

hello James
i’ve been searching for some english lessons on youtube few days ago and found your video and i found them very effective,well i am not a very old viewer of your videos i have watched few videos of yours and as you can see that my english is not very good so could you please guide me that from where should i start my english learning process as in from which part…thanks and please if could tell me my mistakes in this..

Saturday, September 17th 2011

i am bad in listening

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

I learned English so many years, about thirty years, not so hard of course, but I can’t understand TV, so frustrated.
I have to translate english to my language to understand it. I think the reason is that I listen few. Maybe it need 2000 hours to listen Engilsh to understand it, the real listening. By the way, I want to know that writing can help me improving.

Thursday, September 29th 2011

hello. i’m glad when i found this website. i’ve studied English for a long time. But my skill’s still too bad. What should i do:((

Friday, September 30th 2011

thank you very much for your openness John!

Saturday, October 1st 2011

you are the best for me
i like your lessons

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Greetings from Croatia, thank you for excellent lesson and mentioning of the Croatian language.

Also I would like to say hello to my neighbor from Serbia who had interesting comment above. I know this isn’t the place for this kind of discussion but please don’t believe Serbians everything they wrote. Unfortunately for him, it’s true that Croatian and Serbian language have common roots and they are very similar, but Croatian isn’t product of Serbian language.

Sorry for this disputes, and please keep on going with great lessons.

Friday, October 7th 2011


Tuesday, October 11th 2011

ThanQ for teaching the listening skills.
I have a problem with my vocab would you please help me with it.

Tuesday, October 11th 2011

Wow! It’s a very good class, I can understand everything you say, word by word. Your accent is very easy to understand. I live in Brazil, and a few people from Brazil just can’t speak english because of their accents, but I think it’s normal to those people who are learning the english language. Thanks in advance.

Thursday, October 13th 2011

Thanks for your suggestions :)

Sunday, October 16th 2011

Very good lesson !

Friday, October 21st 2011

Mr James! You are great teacher. How interesting your lessons are ! My listening skill has improved quickly. Thanks.

Friday, October 21st 2011

Thanks its very good

Friday, October 21st 2011

ENGVID is great. Thank you very much!

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

I started learning English!
As Vietnam so I need to become a global citizen! I do not hear your video, and I understand the body language + photos!
We hope to get acquainted and communicate fluently with you!
Thank you all!
(I use google to translate and write you a sweater)!

Thursday, October 27th 2011

you write by your left hand, and me too. i like that. hjhj. and i like this lesson

Sunday, October 30th 2011

It’s not easy but i’ll try to be longer.

Saturday, November 5th 2011

amazing class..You are such a talented teacher..I appreciate you… I am a medical teacher.I have got 3 times as “Good teacher” award in medical school.But after seeing your classes i got more inspired… YOUR CLASSES ARE BEYOND COMPARABLE……James keep it up guy…… All the best ..May GOD ALMIGHTY BLESS YOU LOT……

Thursday, November 10th 2011

thank you a lot James , we have a pleasure if you give us the impassibility to really participate to some online conversation i think is glad for us this manner and can help to improve our level

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

waooo that was awesome,catch the general idea and you can get the information that you need, or get the idea,thanks for you lessons james, you are the best teacher

Thursday, November 24th 2011

OMG!! Really I understood!!! like you said, is so frecuent that we try to catch every word and if we put in practice this 6 rules or ideas i think we can do it hard work every day, though

Saturday, November 26th 2011

i like this website, i just find this website and i’m studying here, i think that this is place where is very good for me to learn English,now i’m a student in university in Vietnam, i’m studying English department. I hope that i will be learnt many things from this website, i hope that everyone will help me to improve my English skills

Friday, December 2nd 2011

I love this site

Sunday, December 4th 2011

i really love this site …thanks a lot…god bless you

Thursday, December 8th 2011

i really lik this site… pls upload more and more videos… the teachers are well.
I lik valen mam’s teaching..

Friday, December 23rd 2011

Hey! I watch lots of movies everyday and listen to musics, right? But I don’t understand half of what they are saying. I don’t get any benefits. Please help me, what cab I do to listen and understand the langueage better?

Wednesday, December 28th 2011

Wooooooooooow, this is the lesson I’ve been looking for a long time. James, you read my mind. Man, are you a doctor of language? I’m wondering. . .

Saturday, December 31st 2011

nice to learn english with you, no problem )))

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Thanks James!This is the best lesson ever. You did a really good job! Btw, i live in Toronto now, hope that i can see you someday :D Have a good day man!

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

Thank you teacher.It’s very useful.
I always be nervous when I speak English.

Friday, January 13th 2012

I need to limprove my listening faster and faster. I had good catches from you James, but one thing there are many more ways to improve English listening, so can we follow all these ways (headache!)? Please advise more…

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

Last 10 seconds was awesome and that conveyed a lot of emphasis on longer listening ….. u proved it in a flash man !!!

Saturday, January 21st 2012

This is really really great. I love this. thanks alot

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

Thanks James!
Very interesting & positive lesson)
I understood everything & the main thing it wasn’t boring!Like it so much ))

Tuesday, January 31st 2012

hi, james you are really great i am thankful to you for this lesson. i have english listening problem.i don,t understand others what does they say to me.but from this lesson i get a ideas to improve my listening. once again thanks..could you plese correct my sentenses?

Friday, February 3rd 2012

I opportunistically find your lessons. than you James!

Sunday, February 5th 2012

I want some people to talk to them in English to practice ma language… ow can I get some??!!! through the web sure!!

Friday, February 10th 2012

James, you are, in my opinion the best teacher out there. :D Thanks for giving great tips on how to comprehend listening, and reading. two of the main fields I’m currently having difficulties in. I hope you upload more videos and continue to give your best for everyone struggling with english. Once again, Thank you James!

Friday, February 10th 2012

Thank for your teaching me . You have a good speaking skill . Your lesson is so attractive .

Thursday, February 16th 2012

thank a lot James!
I have benefit more from you sir

Friday, February 24th 2012

awwwwwwwwww i like it u r a good teacher

Saturday, February 25th 2012

James, thank you for everything! I’ve learned more during your lessons than anywhere! This is the best way to improve my skills!
P. from Hungary

Sunday, February 26th 2012

dats gr8 lesson

Sunday, February 26th 2012

thanx alot

Monday, February 27th 2012

Hey James, you’re awesome guy, thanks and congratulations! You work very well!

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

hi! james, im glad that ur sharing ur knowledge to us. personally im not really gud in english particularly on grammar so i keep on studying although sometimes i want 2 give up…bcoz i think i need 2 study many things and ive got confused…especially on tenses..i hope u continue sharing us about what we need to learn in english..KUDOS!

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

Hey james
Thank you for these lessons but sometimes I cant catch some ideas.I hope so I overcome this problem with engvid :)

Saturday, March 31st 2012

Hi James I’m bad listening, You speak very very fast, and you never answer me. How should I do for Listen and answer the question?

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

agree 80%

Friday, April 6th 2012

i loved your video it will help me with my students a lot thanks a lot hope to see more !!!

Thursday, April 12th 2012

you are a wonderful teacher iam from chile i like your classes they are very joyful and i learn a lot

Sunday, April 15th 2012

I used to be suggested this web site by way of my cousin. I’m not sure whether this submit is written by means of him as nobody else recognise such distinctive about my trouble. You’re incredible! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 24th 2012

Hello James, just want to tell you that I think you are excellent teaching english and will try to take advantage of all the free material available in this page to improve listening and comprehension of this important language.

Sunday, April 29th 2012

Hi Mr Jame. Your video is really useful for me to improve speaking and listening skills. You know I can’t hear well so I don’t understand what foreigners say though I studied English long time. I am confused to speak English with them. I will try to do following your advice and I hope I will improve much than. Thanks a lot your lectures.

Sunday, May 6th 2012

Amazingggggggggggggggggg :)))))

Monday, May 14th 2012

I am an English teacher in Brazil and Your classes are helping me to give better classes to my students. You are really wise and you show wisdom in your classes in a very simple and direct way. Thank you very much for helping me!

Friday, May 25th 2012

Hey James thank you for your advice, I really find it easier now :) And I am also getting better now. :)

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

“awwwwwwwwww i like it u r a good teacher” Huda i think he is better than the word good.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

You are very good….teacher….

Thursday, May 31st 2012

i just want to throttle them and then kill all of their babies and eat them :)

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Hi James, this is a good lesson for life, too!

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Thank you! Very useful lesson, i’m was surprised that so boring them can be so interesting.

Friday, June 8th 2012

u r awsome……..verry verry special

Monday, June 11th 2012

Hey James, thank you so much for your courses, i found the first one in youtube then i watch some of your videos everyday, because i really like the way you teach and it help me to improve my skills.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

great!! I really like the lessons on this site!

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Thanks! It helped a lot! Do you have any other tricks? Because I’m going to be interviewed in front of my whole school (a thousand people) and I wouldn’t like it if I had to ask the interviewer to repeat in front of all of these people… English isn’t my native language.

Saturday, July 7th 2012

I need your help fully I have that understand the English to work, give me some ideas please james.

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

This lesson is very useful and important.

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

Hi there, just became alert to your blog via Google, and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of men and women will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

Thursday, July 26th 2012

You are by far the best teacher i ever had….

Friday, August 3rd 2012

Hello James, today was the first time that I saw your video, I thought it wonderful, helped me a lot. I ve been studying English for 1 year and I can understand exactly you said about listen longer and dont try to understand each word.Your tips is very important. Thank very much. Luciane from Brazil

Monday, August 6th 2012

i have problem listening if somebody talking ,or taking class or lesson feel difficult to understand meaning word while conversation

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

I have problems trying to remember/narrate a movie, lessons, articles, events

Sunday, August 19th 2012

Excellent !!!! I like this lesson very much. Thank you.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Excellent way to learn english. thanx

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Hi jame I would like to thank u to get thise website. I always try to listening news but I couldn’t understand so can u tell me children movie website because may be to see with action to understand . I think u help me thank u very much continue

Monday, September 3rd 2012

thank’s for all

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Please upload videos on other site like daily motion.

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

i cant speak english. your lesson helps me a lot. i should had watched it every day.

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

i speak english correctly but i often take painss to understand native speaker i don not know why please give the way so that ….

Thursday, September 27th 2012


Sunday, September 30th 2012

good lesson teacher …i got what say ..perfect

Friday, October 12th 2012

It Is very good listen Mr,James

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Thanks for lesson very much! ))) Your lesson is cool as always.

Monday, October 22nd 2012

very good lesson in clear language with useful ideas. thank you very much for what your great lessons!

Thursday, October 25th 2012

awesome ideas!! thanks alot ,, realy i liked this site alot :)

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Hi, my name is Edinaldo. I am from Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). I have been trying to learn English a long time but as Brazil borders only countries that speak spanish not English my understanding gets hard to improve. We are the only country in South America THAT SPEAK portuguese and not spanish like everyone thinks so if I wanna learn it I have to pay for English classes. Engvid is another tool that is helping a lot. Thanks!

Monday, November 12th 2012

hi , I’m italian and I’m trying to learn listening english… I’m watching english series tv and a lot of films … so in your opinion , I’ll be able to understand english when someone talks to me?
(i can understand you but i don’t get all words that you said)
thank you

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

But my brain just can work as half as fast I’m able to hear ;)

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Fantastic Video, engvid help me so much to improve english skill. Thanks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012

Great video thanks so much

Sunday, November 25th 2012

This the first time I see like this video … Thank you so much mr.james

Monday, November 26th 2012

James your lesson was awesome………Thank you and wish you luck

Monday, November 26th 2012

hello i am new here

Thursday, December 13th 2012

very nice lesson

Friday, December 14th 2012

I like your lessons so much!

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

James fantastic!! I Will put it in to practice

Monday, January 14th 2013

thats wonderful lesson

Saturday, January 19th 2013

Thank you James! This lesson was really helpful! I appreciated that!

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Thank you very much James..I am a university student the big challenge which i faced in my studies is this language..I Real need to be fluent in both spoken and written..English is my second language seems i am trying my level best to write because i understand what I heard and even i read but i can not speak well,I cannot argue..ooo i don know whether i lack confidence or not because all of my classmets are english native speakers please help me on what should I do.Best Regards

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

I blew the test :(

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

4 correct out of 4 – Thomas from Poland thx

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

thanks for everything man! I come from Italy and personally i found it very useful, i’ll try to improve my listening with your advice. by the way i got 3 correct out of 4 =)

Tuesday, February 12th 2013

Hi james my name is Rosie I’m going to culinary school. For me is hard to be organized with 5 different classes will you help me? thanks in advance GOOD TEACHING.

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thank you very much for lesson and I want to ask if you can explain everything about “to get” because it is used instead almost of everything..

Sunday, February 24th 2013

thank you so much!!

Thursday, February 28th 2013

hi,you know you are speak very fast

Thursday, March 7th 2013

this video is very good
nice talking to every one

Tuesday, March 19th 2013

thank you james, i like your syle :)

Wednesday, March 27th 2013

hi . i want to remind you we are beginner .we are not native. you are speaking very fast and incoherent.have u ever see your vids?but thanks.

Sunday, April 21st 2013

Hello! I really aprecciated your class and a pay a lot attencion to listenig yours suggestion. I’m sorry by my bad english. Thank you so very match.

Friday, April 26th 2013

hi, excelent tips thank you

Sunday, May 12th 2013


Thursday, June 13th 2013

Hi! I am going to be taking my qts English exam and I am stuck in the comprehension section. I have to chose what section of the text is an ‘explicit contraction’ or an ‘implicit contradiction’ please help as I do not understand what these two phrases mean!! :)

Friday, June 21st 2013

Hi and thank you.

Wednesday, June 26th 2013

Thanks James :) You are good teacher!

Friday, July 26th 2013


Wednesday, July 31st 2013

well you are fantastyc..only my problem is my gramma, and my listenig… I know I need more practic… ufff…thnaks for your oportunity…

Wednesday, August 7th 2013

Thanks James..^^

Thursday, August 15th 2013

Bravo James! :)

Thursday, August 29th 2013

u speak toooooooooo much fast man

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Thank you James. You’re a very good teacher and I’d like you to give me private English courses once or twice a week (30min, an hour or two, etc.)to improve my English (conversation skills and so on).
WIIIFY (from the “WIIIFM”)? Contact me via my email adress so that we can talk about that issue. If you’re not available, maybe Adam is? I have listened to several teachers here, they’re all good but, I would like to work with Mr E./James or Adam.
I hope that this will be possible. Looking forward your answer.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

thanks JAMES

Sunday, September 8th 2013

O, man! I discovered that EngVid is a awesome way to improve my English regarding to listening skills. I found out James’ lessons yesterday and I’ve simply fallen in love with the new and practical way to study English with his abilities. Thanks so much! Hugs from Nova Iguaçu in Rio de Janeiro state (Brazil!!!!)! \o/

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Thank you James,
I really love your classes.
You are helping a lot to improve my english.

Greetings to Mr. E

Monday, October 7th 2013

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Friday, October 11th 2013

3 of 4, Thank you James!!!

Sunday, November 10th 2013

thanks for helping me in my difficult period :)

Sunday, November 10th 2013

Good job!

Friday, December 20th 2013

Thank you.

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

James, great lesson ! Very clear concepts, truly useful suggestions. Thanks a lot! Bye

Sunday, December 29th 2013

you did’nt mention any Arab countries

Wednesday, January 1st 2014


    Saturday, February 13th 2016

This is very much useful, thank you James and EngVid. My English is improving and I’m getting less shyer in speaking English than before. Please do correct my writing if there is somewhere to be corrected

Friday, January 10th 2014

Thank you

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Thank you, James!
I am from Brazil and I’m trying improve my english. I have much difficult with comprehension, but I should undestanding the general idea.
However, much words I did not understand. I have difficult when the talk is quick. I hope improve my comprehension soon!
I love so much find this website!
ps: Sorry for my errors in the text.

Monday, January 20th 2014

thank you james

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

I can’t understand what you said in 6:23. Can you or someone tells me please?

Monday, January 27th 2014

One of the best James’ videos I’ve seen. Thank you so much

Wednesday, February 26th 2014

thanks james really you are funny i like your way of explaining

Friday, March 21st 2014

Hi James, thanks a lot for another great video
You are excellent teacher
take care

Sunday, March 30th 2014

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Friday, April 4th 2014

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Tuesday, April 8th 2014

HELLO James, i had 4/4 after the see twice the vid and make the quiz also(the first quiz I had 2/4 ).

thank you for the lesson and engvid.

Thursday, April 24th 2014

You touch my heart.

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

Thanks James! I got 75% :)

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

ow!! cool!!

Friday, May 16th 2014

thank for Mr. E asking him to teach me the important infomation

Thursday, May 29th 2014


Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Hey guys i got a problem, i understand better when i got my headphones on, than listening the TV, what should i do

Thursday, June 26th 2014

its so fast…. i could nt catch ur lesson ….

Thursday, June 26th 2014

there is no magic in the hole world that is work.

Monday, July 28th 2014

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Monday, August 25th 2014


Thursday, September 4th 2014

thank you james :)

Saturday, November 15th 2014


Sunday, November 16th 2014

that is nice lesson

Saturday, December 27th 2014

Thank You JameS. Now i know the secret on how to listen effectively.

Friday, January 16th 2015

James! I have a question regarding english grammar. what is the best way to study english grammar?as you know I am in level 1, I decided to do the level 1 first then go to the next level, Is that a good idea?

Friday, January 16th 2015

thank you james.Its help me for improve my english.

Thursday, February 5th 2015

Thanks James…good lesson!!! I’ve just started to improve my scholastic English by liste ing films and engvid…but i’m looking for someone to talk… I.e in skipe! (My skipe name is frartoloni)

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

thank you for the advices! It was a very good video

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

thanks a lot,you’re a good teacher

Tuesday, March 24th 2015

I’d like you to speak more slowly. I can’t follow you even…:(

Tuesday, April 14th 2015

4/4, thanks, James!
you’re a very good teacher

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

James! You’re my favorite teacher! Thanks for these gold suggestions!

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

Nice!You are very good theacher

Monday, August 10th 2015

Hi My name is Lakshman and I am still struggling to speak English fluently and I want to migrate to English speaking country (Australia, New Zealand…) and is it possible to come over there learn English so that I can learn English as soon as possible

Tuesday, September 8th 2015

excellent class, the teacher James incredibly facilitates understanding.

Sunday, September 13th 2015

hey teacher !!
This video its’nt working…

Thursday, October 22nd 2015

    Hi! Is Youtube censored where you are? You may have to use a VPN in order to watch videos.

    Saturday, October 24th 2015

Thanks very much teacher!

Monday, November 16th 2015

As usual you are the best. :)

Thursday, December 3rd 2015

good..3/4 is ok? ja ja great MR james¡¡

Friday, December 4th 2015


Friday, January 8th 2016

It is reasonable

Saturday, February 13th 2016

Thanks james

Sunday, February 21st 2016

how much fast is the brain ??? where did you talk about it ? I’ha watched the video two times but i didn’t catch it ….

Friday, April 15th 2016

Thanks you so much. You always make me laugh. You are the best.

Thursday, May 5th 2016

Perfect, Mr. James, your lessons are awesome.

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Not easy 😞

Sunday, June 5th 2016

Thank you Games it’s very helpfull what you introuduse.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016

Thanks alot james ,you are a great teacher! <3

Wednesday, August 17th 2016

Very helpful rules for English speakers understanding. Thank you, James! Another one additional rule which I invented for myself. I’m trying to associate or imagine how would I perceive an information or particular phrase in my native laguage. On this wave it’s easy to transfer these sensations for better perception of ideas.

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

In English

Wednesday, October 5th 2016

Wow, speaking quickly my brain works so fast than I have to use all my senses to understand and I must also change my mind to a sharp one. I have to write the ideas and take note because it was difficult to follow and chain the topics. Thanks a lot teacher James from Engvid, optimistically, open minded and delivering oportunism.

Friday, December 23rd 2016

Thank you James for this brilliant and inspiring lesson!

Sunday, December 25th 2016

Thank you James. You’re very amazing teacher. Teach of your style make me remember and understand your lesson.
Thank you again :)

Friday, June 2nd 2017

Mr. James, i like your lessons a lot, very focus on the target to enjoy/learn English…success

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Thank you James

Sunday, July 30th 2017

Great great lesson! Thanks!

Sunday, September 24th 2017

It a very good lesson.
I watched this video in 2017
Who’s the same?

Thursday, October 19th 2017


Saturday, December 23rd 2017

Thank you, James!

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Thank you Mr.James for the lesson, it easy to understand and very fun. It very helpful for me ^^

Friday, March 2nd 2018

as always great Mr James and your topic too
I got a wisdom from my teacher in secondary school says ( a good listener is a good leaner ) .

Saturday, March 17th 2018

You got 2 correct out of 4.

Sunday, August 19th 2018

Thanks James! Your lesson is as great as others are.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

Thanks Alot!

Thursday, March 21st 2019

Thank You. It was very important lesson for me. Especially first point ;)

Sunday, June 2nd 2019

Hi James, I came back to Brazil, but continues here to learning more and more..tks

Friday, November 29th 2019

Thanks a lot :)

Thursday, January 16th 2020

thank you.

Wednesday, March 11th 2020

Although I like you teaching, I used watch your lessons less than others teachers here in EngVid, because you talk faster than the others. But after this lesson, I intent watch your lessons more! Thank you for the tips!

Friday, April 10th 2020

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