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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.
Jim _________________ by joining the race for mayor of his city.

The argument between Lacey and Sally _______________ after their negotiations failed.

After the company broke the rules of their contract with their client, ________________ between them.

What do you call a very difficult challenge?

When you are just trying to hold on in a difficult situation, you are _______________.

The people are _______________ to oppose their corrupt government's new law.

"_______________" means you are giving up.

To "win hands down" means:

When there are "no holds barred", it means:

Another way of saying "to give up" is:


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19 Comments on “Learn English the MMA way!”


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Excellent class, James.
I got 100%!!! But, it wasn’t a win hands down. :)
Thank you!!

Saturday, January 25th 2020

    This was useful but I didn’t understand anything because it was funny

    Friday, May 15th 2020

In my country (Slovenia) we have one similar saying to “Throw in the towel.” We say: “Throw rifle in the corn.” which means to give up, because there there is no point in continuing fighting. The saying comes from second world war when German army was multiple times more powerful then our army and fighting such a power would be unreasonable, because all of the solders would be dead. So “trowing rifle in the corn” and showing “I don’t have a weapon, so don’t kill me” is the most reasonable action, to not be smashed by superior power.

It can be used also in the other way around. Don’t “trow rifle in the corn” which means I still see the light, there is still some solution to solve the problem, don’t give up yet, it is too soon.

Sunday, January 26th 2020

I Loved this useful video. Keep up with your great job. thank you so much!

Sunday, January 26th 2020

I got 8/10, i wrong at number 6 and 8, the lesson is quite long and uphill lesson, it’s difficult concentrate constantly total in 30 minutes. Anyway thank James so much

Sunday, January 26th 2020

In Spanish instead of winning hands down, we use the expression winning with eyes closed

Thursday, January 30th 2020

I got 9 out of 10

Thursday, January 30th 2020

Thank you James, It’s difficult for me, but I couldn’t throw in the towel. I got all well after three times.

Saturday, February 1st 2020

Thank you. I watch UFC championships sometimes: now I’m trained in ‘terminology’.
I believe that ‘go for a broke’ means ‘va banque’ in French. In a card game, it is a statement by a high-risk player that his bet is equal to the total amount of the bank account. Dostoevsky often bet ‘everything on the game card’. It’s a Russian expression.
On the other hand, it means that in life you are acting too bravely, risking everything, acting recklessly.

Sunday, February 2nd 2020

this is really good ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Friday, February 7th 2020

Hi,masterJames.Do you have text of active listening ?

Saturday, February 8th 2020

Thanks.

Saturday, February 8th 2020

Thanks.. thats a good video about words that i’ve never heard and now I know them. Greetings.

Friday, February 14th 2020

Difficult and interesting lesson.

Friday, April 3rd 2020

What a lesson James!!! You’re really a fighter!!!

Monday, April 6th 2020

thank you so . you are a great one

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

I’ve got 9 correct out of 10. Quite interesting lesson Thank you.

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

This is great. As a home-school parent I see so much potential in these videos as a visual for my lessons. Maybe, add some variety to the leadership. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 28th 2020
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