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114 COMMENTS

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Since I didn’t like some teachers speech but now I’m so comfortable with their speech..
I love it..
I love it..
I love it..
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Sivakumar

I quite love all Engvid Teachers and this Site too especially why is?..
I’ve learnt English language only through this site not by anybody or any other site this is true true true..
the most important to improve my English is nothing their awesome presentation with their effort!!!.. .
And I almost watched all lesson of all teachers lesson..

Sivakumar

It was lesson for fun. Thanks.

galina spirina

Yes, It was quite fun and funny…
And I enjoyed And I learnt some new words here too..
Lovely actually it was!!!… .. .

Sivakumar

Funny lesson, Gill! I liked it! Thank you.

Jlourenco38

nice lesson. Thank you

mimand

It was very interesting lesson, thx a lot!!!

Torwit

Hello every one?
Gil I’m very exiting about studing poem with you, one day may be Shekspear of Engvid. Hell what? hhhh,
Spilling the beans: It was a great lesson, Gil. I like more. thank you.

moh-avid

Thank you, Gill!
It was nice)

linochok

good job

michaluch

Thank you very much!
A runcible spoon is a very interesting and useful thing!

yaannai

Please, Gill, go on with this kind of lesson!
Great way to learn many new words in a funny way!

byte

Gill, i want to learn English from this website.
but i am really confused regarding the sequence of watching these videos.
could you please give me an advise

sravani segireddy

i want to ask u question,please
why when we start the sentence with a noun like’smoking’ dont we put ‘the’ before it?
i want a quick answer,please.

waleed mohamed abdelkarim

how to learn spoke english language and grammer?i know english little. could you please tell me how to improve my english skiils?

bhuvanchandar0410

    Thank you, Maxim, that was a good idea and a real charming end of the lesson of Gill!

    Denkzeichner

it is really a good lesson and so funny. I enjoyed my time. thanks a lot

marii mohamed

I wasn’t thinking that English poem would be as easy as this :) Of course thanks to you Gill !!!

nabulsi313

I did like this lesson so much.
If we think that any message has a meaning,
could you please, Milady Gill next time,during the lesson, tell us what you think it was the metacommunication that the poet was telling at the people of his time with this poem?
Thanks a lot.

Riccardo S

Wow! This is a terrific lesson! Thank you, Gill.

BlackVenus

Unforgettable

1907santanna

Thank you Gill.

wstutz

Great lesson, Gill! I liked it a lot! I got 90! Thank you! Júlio César from Brazil. Bye!

Júlio César L Sousa

It was a excellent and fun lesson. Could you do this kind of lesson more often, please? Gill, you’ve improved my knowledge about the world. Someday I’ll tell and sing this cute poem for my son and daughter. Thank you.

Cris24

I’m worry about Why always my comment is waiting to be approved By Engvid..
I should want to know that help me!!… .
Why Because is how others comment only be approved by Engvid but not my command?..

Sivakumar

An entertaining nonsense poem. It was my first time hearing it too. Thanks, Gill!

Alex

    Hi Alex, Talking about your video on “cars” your guys have used the word: (Steering wheel), but I realise that there are other uses of (Steer) in English as : Steer clean S/O why is this?? thank you a lot.

    moh-avid

      For sure. “Steer clear of Max!” means “Stay away from Max.”

      Alex

        Thank you very much, but you don´t steer clear of us please, hhh because we need your help, Thank you Alex and through it all the staff.

        moh-avid

    So nice to see you here,professor Alex. Very nice of
    you.Gill is a fantastic teacher,isn’t she? Now,Ifeel
    like learning that poem by heart.Maybe sing it to my
    greatgrandson.

    Sonia1234

very interesting lesson, tanks Jill !

MarFi

Thank you Jill

Ukrit

Hi, I liked this lesson. Gill explained it very well.

ESmith

it was really interesting…Thanks.

najlaa-tam

Beatiful poem Gil! Thank you! I enjoyed a lot!

AdelmoVinicius

I’m really thankful to you
I learnt lots of thing with engvid.com

ghazi.786

Thank you very much Gill, it´s always a pleasure to listen to your lessons!!
Hope to see you again soon ;)

knopfler86

Thank you Gill for the lesson.It is very interesting, and it is always pleasure to listen to you. You explain it very detailed ,as always.

anahit15

Love this class. Thank you, Gill.

Luiz Alberto

Am I the only one who thinks of someting else when I hear ‘O lovely pussy’ and pussy-cat?? Meaning changed over the years? After all, the poem was written in 1871.

Bruges

Thank you very much, Gill. Don’t you know how happy I feel?

This a lovely way to learn new contents, with a good story and lively entertainments!

Fabio Cicerre

What a such fun lesson! I enjoyed a lot. Thank you Gill.

Danddan

thank you very much

nada2222

thank you so much (:

wafoo6

thank you so much teacher it’s another ten out of ten; i’m really delighted

rachidovicoksov

this leason was very good thank u .

alexa07

Thank you for your lesson Gill, I have a question, I didn’t get the how is used the preposition by in these two states:

– by the light of the moon
– by the sea

fabiofierro8@gmail.com

    Hi Fabio — thanks for your question :-) The use of the preposition ‘by’ in the two quotations is a little different each time. The first one, ‘by the light of the moon’, means ‘in the light of the moon’, ‘illuminated by the moon’. The second one, ‘by the sea’, means ‘near the sea’, ‘at the side of the sea’. I hope this helps :-) Gill

    Gill

Thanks a lot Gill for that great lesson on poetry, I really enjoyed it, thanks!!

JJJR

I enjoyed this method of teaching! Thanks Gill

Maliban

Hi Gill, you are my favorite teacher in engvid.com. This lesson with poem was no nice. Very interesting. It´s a nice way to learn English, culture, art. After your lesson I read the poem and I laugh a lot. It´s really funny. He has a good sense of humor. I hope to watch more lessons of you Gill. Bye

LucianaCamy

Thanks,Gill!

tako-anato

Hi dear Gill .I watched your video.It is great .please upload more lessons .

SaeedGhaedi

Thank you.^-^

phamquynhanh

Very amusing

nikos.polemis

thanks,
after watch that video i knew E poem

Azure1721

hallo Ms Gill,really i’ve enjoyed this lesson,i like your teaching style.I’ve tried to read the sonnets of the great Shakespeare but unfortunately i can’t go through it..any advice?! i hope that you will do more vedios about old poets and poems. thanks alot

john111

Thank You, Gill. I adore you lessons, and it’s so sad that your lessons produced not very often. I’m looking foward to another lesson. I hope it will be produced in not long period.

Andrew

I really enjoyed this lesson, not only because I learned new vocabulary but also cultural aspects of your culture

jorgeist19

I appreciated
your lesson a lot.Thank you teacher Gill!

Laura Cavallari

Hello teacher Gill
I liked this funy poem lesson so much but mainly i liked your british accent indeed. I subscribe for your new lessons and thank you for learning new thing like nonsense story to us 🌹

Anahita

I love this lesson! Tanks! I alread download this poem for my kids, really cute :D

angecaol

Thank you a lot! The teacher explains understandable. I leaned new words such as ‘mince’, ‘quince’ etc

mzwork

Thank you very, very much, Gill. I’m new in this site and I’m very happy to find all of you. I’m a 73 year old brasilian man.

pcostaFloripa

Thank you very much!
I really enjoyed this video lesson

Vivimi

Wonderful! We look forward to more poetry lessons! Thank you very much!

Platonov

Great

Khyber shaheed

Thanks for the lesson and lovely poem.

I think 21st century must be between 2000 – 2100, after all the word century means a hundred years, right?

“The poem was written in 1871. 19th century = 1800–1899 20th century = 1900–1999 21st century = 2000–2999”

sibelka

It was really informative lesson . I’m asking you for more studys like this ?

Akhmet@kazakh

Thank you, Gill! You have mastered this difficult lesson wonderfully! I would be very glad to hear still many lessons from you!

Denkzeichner

very nice story,also Gill is a wonderful teacher.

spider

very good

Ramazan Mohammadi

How lucky I am to have this lesson! This is my first time to learn an English poem. Thank you.

jack0910

I didnt get 100 but i really enjoyed !
thanks teacheer

LILY

Brilliant lesson! I really like your lessons, thank you.

Dacotta

Thank you Jill. You are my favourite teacher. Your English is very clearly for me. I have just done the quiz and my spore is 100%

Wieslawa Stefek

I never thought that I could read and understand a poem. Thanh you for this great lesson, Gill.

beernaard

poem is always too complex, and it’s also difficult to understand, because the lines of poew involves abundant slan meaning and strange words, so if you want to understand the meaning of poem deeply or thoroughly , you should research their culture and history.

baofeng235

Gill is a brilliant teacher !!! She has a wonderful, clear speech!!! I m very glad her explanation ! I think she is the best professional on this website

Evgen-konon

Where is lesson?

zhao.qr

Hello Gill: In the first verse there are 3 things that confuse me:

#1: Went to sea: isn’t it “Went to THE sea”?
#2: Looked up to: isn’t it “Looked up AT”?
#3: And sang to a small: isn’t it “And sang WITH a small”?
Maybe both your words & mine are correct because English is as fun as it is confisung or “wierd”.

Thanks & greets from Argentina.
Marcelo.

marcelomiguelbazan

    Oops two typos at the end: I meant to write CONFUSING & WEIRD.

    marcelomiguelbazan

      Good question Marcelo!

      siby

    Hola Ramos,

    Espero que estés bien.:)

    Hope you can still get/find my reply :). Let me answer those for you and also for those who might be wondering why this or that preposition was used in the limerick:

    1. There are some expressions, where the definite article (“the”) is missing, and then the meaning or the usage is also very specific. That is, there is NO article used in the following expressions with the following meanings:

    – If you are “AT SEA”, it means you are on the surface of the sea in a boat or a ship; that is, you are either travelling/sailing or rowing (= pulling oars), or you might be working on a ship or a boat on THE sea (= this is NOT a fixed phrase, so we use the “THE” here).
    – If some goods (= products) are “BY SEA”, they are in/on a ship (across THE see), e.g. Our exports always go BY SEA (= the means of transport used). We can also say “BY VESSEL”, which is a large ship (no article used here either). Similarly: BY AIR (= using a plane).

    2. You “look AT” someone/their face, but you “look UP TO” the sky/the stars. You can also “look up to SOMEONE”, which is an idiom that means you respect or admire them. All of these are so-called phrasal verbs, so you have to learn them as they are with their definitions and usage. There are some special dictionaries or books for learners that contain only phrasal verbs.

    3. If you sing TO a musical instrument, I understand it as that someone (a musician) takes the lead and he/she plays the music/tune on it, and you (only) accompany them by singing, and not the other way round. That is, in some cases, the main “attraction” is maybe the guitar/violin etc. itself, and not the singer’s/choir’s singing.
    A real example from the Internet:
    “Some of the ‘planned’ things had to be changed….the organist wasn’t there…so we sang to a guitar….”

    As for 1&2, I suggest you also check out e.g. Macmillan and Longman dictionaries online.

    Hope this helps. Regards,
    David

    David

LIKE YOU GILL. I FELL THAT YOU ARE VERY NICE AND GENTEL AND EVEN CUTE. DONT MIND IF YOU DONT LIKE I SAY THAT. JUST MEANS I LIKE YOU A LOT. AND CUTE IS A GOOD WORD ON YOU. I THINK SO.

tinasong

Brilliant lesson, Thanks!

Dinesh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVU_6GLZ-5Q

When I started to watch the videos I thought “Gill will teach us with a poem’s help’ and it happened!!! Thank you very much!! Also, I can learn about the culture and History of UK! Can you talk about the Noble titles and their History???….

Emilio@

    SORRY! Could you talk about Noble Titles in the UK and their Hostory, please? (we must be polite haha) :D

    Emilio@

Thanks Gill, Please…please keep posting more lessons videos! XX

siby

    She’s doing a great job

    Bismark Soedzede

Thank you very much!
A runcible spoon is a very interesting and useful thing!

Arif.Adihaini

Very interesting. I used not to like poems for their complexity! Thanks a lot, Gill!!! :)

Veranika Sharanevich

Thank you for this wonderful lesson, Gill!I absolutely adore your accent!
Oh,and one little question from me.In the first line of the poem is said ‘to sea’.Why not use the indefinite article ‘the’?
I’m looking forward to your answer!

JConstantine

Great ! I am learning Gill

jesuherc

THank you very much! A Very interesting and userful manner of retelling!

Franzustik

Great lesson,Gill.Very useful. I wonder if you
would be so kind as to teach us English using another
poem.Maybe I’m asking too much because you are a very
busy teacher. But, who knows?
A million thanks,Gill.

Sonia1234

You got 8 correct out of 10.

thank you.

KARTAL

Very good lesson.Many thanks.

zigmund

Thank you Gill

Tyrion

Dear Jill, I really like the lesson. I like story. It’s interesting poem. I enjoyed it. Stay blessed everyone. marry Christmas to every Christian.

Shkruallah175@gmail.com

Thank you Gill for this lesson

HarryLogman

Thank you so much

I Gede Wayan Suparna

Thanks Ms Gill for the great lesson , I watched lessons for Emma , Adam and James but you are the best , god bless you

khalidraul626

Thank you Mrs. Gill! I like this poem!

Alex-1956

Gill you are awsome!
keep posting more videos about poems please
thank you😍

Ellies

It’s a funny poem. I really liked your explanation. Thank you so much, Gill!
I love poetry, so I want more lessons like this.

By the way, I read a nice poem yesterday and I want to share it with you. Here is:

“Remember, every year two million people die of dehydration.
So it doesn’t matter if
the glass is half full or half empty.
There’s water in the cup.
Drink it and stop complaining.”

– Rudy Francisco

Abdullah Alshamiri

Thank you Gill. I hope learn recently poem too.

Terrysam

How correct! I got all 100percent. Thank you Fill.

Mungai

Thank you Gill and not Fill.Sorry it was typing error

Mungai
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