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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.
"Butterflies in your stomach" means:

'Severe' means:

'hatch' means:

Where was the young girl in the story from?

How did the doctor discover the girl's problem?

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220 Comments on “Listening Comprehension – Learn English with strange news!”

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What a strange story but a very good lesson, don’t ever drink water from streams ;)

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

    I totally agree with you, so weird the story.

    Monday, November 14th 2011

This was a top class lesson! Even if I nearly sicked after I heard that story :D

Be honest I didn’t know too much words from the blackboard, but you explained them very well. BTW the word “symptom” is international I guess.
Anyway, great lesson, thanx ;)

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Excellent Lesson !
I’ve learned a lot of words !Good story also
thx Jon :)

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Excellent Lesson !
I’ve learned a lot of words !Good story also
thx Jon :)

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

very good indeed Mr. Jon

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

I thihk this story is very hard for beginners…

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

thank you it wasExcellent Lesson

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

    excellent lesson, many thanks from Italy

    Friday, November 11th 2011

I played the video twice n’ answered your questions right, what a freaking story.your lesson was understood dude. have a good day Jon.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

Adoro suas aulas, Jon. Você é um ótimo professor!
Muito obrigado!

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

great lesson thank u so much MR.Jon

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

I don`t envy that girl.. But it was a useful experience to hear this story ) thanx

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

thank you sir for such a good lesson but em lil bit confuse about word “shunned” could you make a sentence of tht word?

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

    The word ‘shun’ means to keep away from, to avoid. “He was shunned by his community.” ‘To shun’ is the base verb. I hope that helps.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

Didn’t know that it is possible to detect such parasites with x-ray… Is it really possible?

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

    To be honest I am not sure, but I liked the story.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

    it is hard to detected with x-ray
    but it is always detected with stool analysis or immunity analysis by antibody or antigen.

    Saturday, October 20th 2012

Valldecy said: I love your lesson. You’re a good teacher.
Teacher you’ve to give us more story like that. However, this one was so weird.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

That was really a good lesson, I understand it very well.
Thanks a lot teacher you did a good job.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

you’re awseome, thanks :)

Wednesday, November 9th 2011


Your video does not go to the final. The middle of the class it is blocked????? I did not watch until the end.

Wednesday, November 9th 2011

    I’m not sure why you were not able to see the entire video.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

It was an amazing lesson I’ve learned alot

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Realy very interesting story. Thanks for it))) buy the way I got 5 out of 5))))

Thursday, November 10th 2011


    Monday, November 21st 2011

thank you i got some lessons.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

good one i enjoyed, n learned a lesson too.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Thank you mr Jon.it was very nice lessone,but very sade history .

Thursday, November 10th 2011

    Yes it was rather sad, but in the end at least she was able to figure out why she was in so much pain. In the end she was cured!

    Monday, November 21st 2011

sorry ,i ment sad

Thursday, November 10th 2011

great lesson , thanx so much

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Hello Jon, very good story to make us understand all the new words, Thanks again

Thursday, November 10th 2011

good one, you have done.

Friday, November 11th 2011

its crazy story but I learned a lot of words from it ..

Friday, November 11th 2011

knowledgeable, allround, good information provider for learning for beginner children

Friday, November 11th 2011

What’s the scary story :(
I won’t never drink water from the strange source anymore

Friday, November 11th 2011

I liked it

Friday, November 11th 2011

what a nice story .to me it learn new vocabulary ..many thanks joe.

Friday, November 11th 2011

thx! nice story

Friday, November 11th 2011

Very good story, I have learned more vocabulary.

Friday, November 11th 2011

thank you so much teacher Jon

Friday, November 11th 2011

Very interesting Lesson Jon. Thank you so much.

Friday, November 11th 2011

Now I know the truth
how snakes are born…

Friday, November 11th 2011

Very nice story! Thank you very much Jon! I’ve learned a lot from you all from EngVid!

Friday, November 11th 2011

Thanks a lot

Saturday, November 12th 2011

thank you first it’s nice lesson and interesting thank u too much teacher

Saturday, November 12th 2011

    You’re very welcome

    Monday, November 21st 2011

Hi Doctor Jon
what a story !!! I like it and it was very easy for me . I learned new vocabulary and really enjoyed your stile of teaching , keep it up

Saturday, November 12th 2011

Hi I’m from mexico, and this situation is not rarely in my country, there are a lot of child whith this problem.

Saturday, November 12th 2011

Thanks for the video, Jon. It’s an interesting, new format of lectures. Hope you’ll keep producing such lessons once in a while.

Sunday, November 13th 2011

John, how we can ask a question using “used to”? For example, can we ask Did you used to go to the gym? Is that correct, or we must say Did you use to go to the gym? Please tell me which of these examples is correct. Thank you in advance.

Sunday, November 13th 2011

    Did you use to go to the gym? This is the correct form because used to is the past tense of use and if you are using the auxiliary verb “did” then the main verb must be in the base form. This is a very common mistake. Take care.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

Thanks Jon for giving new vocabulary. I hope you do more lessions like this.

Monday, November 14th 2011

thanks about lisen teacher

Monday, November 14th 2011

Thanks for ur help.really very useful site

Monday, November 14th 2011

thanx….i got 5 out ov 5

Monday, November 14th 2011

thanks a lot Jon , we need more stories

Monday, November 14th 2011


Monday, November 14th 2011

A good lesson, I liked the style of teaching thanks

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

thank you very much!
I had 4/5
but I did’nt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

can anyone please tell me why my quiz section is not working,it doesn’t click the question mark sign when i try to

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Hey Jon! How are you, man?
I’m Alex from Brazil and I really like your lessons so much. Actually, I love all the lessons from this website. They are so helpful.

Thank you so much for helping us with your amazing lessons!

See you!
Alex Roberto

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

i love u jon

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Thank you so much ,I Like the way you teach.
I learen new new vocabulary. I hope you do more lessons like this.Really very useful site
Thanks Jon

Thursday, November 17th 2011

hi john how are you ? can you please tell me how can i improve my listening because i find dificulties when i watch a movie on tv so i’m obliged to read subtitle . i know it’s a wrong way so i feel i’m not good at english because i think that mastering english equals understanding without reading .thanks

Friday, November 18th 2011

    I think it is normal to require subtitles in the beginning. Don’t be so hard on yourself. Keep watching films and listening to music. Try to do it without subtitles to test yourself. Then you can watch the movie without subtitles to see how much you understood. Good luck. It takes time, so just enjoy yourself.

    Monday, November 21st 2011

      really gr8 work jon hatts of to u i have learnt many words tdy jon becuse of u

      Monday, April 23rd 2012

    yah exactly like me ):

    Friday, June 29th 2012

tanks 4 u help ! the teacher it’s very funny!

Friday, November 18th 2011

Jon, i completely love your lessons !! it is always so useful and funny!! thank you so very much!!

Friday, November 18th 2011

You are great teacher jon. thanks for all lessons

Saturday, November 19th 2011

i con;t help my laughing )) i u were my teacher i would finish english in one month you r cool teacher ) story was strange and you didn;t pronounce the name of turkish girl well )

Saturday, November 19th 2011

it so funny and i want to sat thank you for you guy.

Sunday, November 20th 2011

hi teacher jon ..

i love English & all the lessons were helpful .. but what about that i’m impressed with you ? what an awesome teacher :D
hi guys .. my skype name is laura_L44

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Thank you very much

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

Thank you! Very good lesson!

Thursday, November 24th 2011

Really Thanks , I get 5 out of 5

Thursday, November 24th 2011

thanks my teaacher it is a goood lesson.after ur lesson i had to cram for my biology exam. good bless for you

Sunday, November 27th 2011

Hi, teacher
very useful lesson I really enjoyed :)
Thanks alottttttttttttt
best wishes:)

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

John that’s lrsson make me very completely,soo thanks soo much from u.

Tuesday, November 29th 2011

thanks a lot jon.

Friday, December 2nd 2011

i think it was agood leson and i get so informations from it so thanks alot sur john and iwish ilearn alot from you and other teachers because am in the bigening

Friday, December 2nd 2011

only, thanks

Friday, December 2nd 2011

thank you very much…from Congo

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Great jon, i had an wonderful lession & leanred it, thanks

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Hi, John.Thanks a lot for the listening lesson you”ve given. I’ve visited this site for the first time and it’s really interesting.I liked it because my problem is the vocabulary and I’d like to improve my vocabulary english .I’ve got 2 questions if you don’t mind.
1- Can I give to the word symptom this definition( to feel a change in the body that indicates a beginning of a sickness)
2-shunned( to be sacked , fired or isolated)from a family ,from a job, from a community……

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Thx Jon for you lesson!
I have a little question for you. I hope you will answer:
In the Netherlands we also said ‘Butterflies in your stomach’ but in the Netherlands it means you are in love => ‘I have butterflies in my stomach when I see that girl.’
How you say that in English? Can you also use ‘butterflies in your stomach’?

Tuesday, December 13th 2011

Hİİ JONE it is nice to hear from a Turkish story..I hope one day you can come TUrkey … it is really a beautiful country…and I hope one day I can come Canada:)

Wednesday, December 14th 2011


Wednesday, December 14th 2011

it was brilliant lesson i really love him as he taught us the way he teaches grat

Tuesday, December 20th 2011

sir how to use torment in a sentence

Sunday, December 25th 2011

I don’t know what story is about that.
MY listening is very weak.
but the lession is very fun.

Monday, December 26th 2011


Friday, December 30th 2011

Jon thanks a lot good Lesson just good inpuff me

Sunday, January 1st 2012

really interesting. i’ve learned some tough word. the story is great for learning. thanks a lot.

Sunday, January 1st 2012

hey best teacher,, it was amazing and useful lesson thx alot :) but could u please explain the meaning of “hatch ” again !!

Monday, January 2nd 2012

The movie is not playing on my laptop. Is there anyone who can give a tip to solve may problem?

Thursday, January 5th 2012

hi mr .jon i wanna know the maining of cause pain??? thank u :)

Friday, January 6th 2012

This English learning site is awesome..

Friday, January 6th 2012

I am a new comer to engvid.com . I found it sooooooooooo useful.

Friday, January 6th 2012

tnx :)

Friday, January 6th 2012

it was a helpful lesson. Thanks

Monday, January 9th 2012

nice lessone and very useful and I learned a lot of thing thanks jon

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Could you explain what the words in this story go afer
1)her family was shunned by suspicious f..
2)by the town.As the symptom ..
3)removing the …

Sunday, January 15th 2012

Shunned means to reject somebody who you do not like in a group
Torment means cause pain
Severe means very strong
Suspicious means distrust

Hatched means create from the egg
I like this story because I can know some new words and read more comment from everybody that is improve my knowledge. I hope you can create more story and introduce to everybody. Thanks
Stream means small river

Tuesday, January 17th 2012

I liked the story so much….and I learn new words…thank you sir.jon

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

The story was really weird…I’ll never drink water from the stream again!!!:) I used to do it when I was a child:)
But the lesson was really great! Thank you so much!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Oh, and I like this expression ” Butterflies in your stomach”. I’ve never heard it before…very helpful lesson. Thanks again!

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

i’ve some problems with listening comprehension!!! But after looking this video I have a better feeling in understanding the ontents.

Of course the story is very severe but it’s a funny one.

Thanks engvid.com

Thursday, January 19th 2012

    i feel the some clasemate. i feel optimistic!!

    Tuesday, February 28th 2012


Thursday, January 19th 2012

first thanks so much teacher jon about story and lesson

Monday, January 30th 2012

hey jon you are a teacher very funny. I love your class. thanks

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

weird story, but possibly can happen. thumbs up sir Jon! tnx…

Monday, February 6th 2012

Thanks so much, feel that this page help a lot… Regards from Nicaragua..

Tuesday, February 7th 2012

Hi, please what means sneck? or this word that you say…

Thursday, February 16th 2012

hi, can i have a reassumed of this story? it’s very urgent… thank you… :) bye

Friday, February 17th 2012

excellent lesson. thanks.

Sunday, February 19th 2012

WOW it was a very scary story for me, you know why ?? because in my country there are a lot of people especial in the villages still drink and use for cooking the water from stream or open wells.

Monday, February 20th 2012

very useful lesson it’s good

Monday, February 20th 2012

fantastic lesson sri, thanks you. you are a good teacher also your teaching method is good.

Tuesday, February 21st 2012

The snake in her stomach is a kind of worm or parasite , i think.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

It happened to me when I was 5 years old.
Then I got better.
Thanks to great teacher.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

    wow. haw did you overcome that? surgery?

    Tuesday, February 28th 2012

fantastic story!. i tell you, here in my country ,Peru, there are a similar story, here we call the snake “SOLITARIA” like lonesome in english. well good story. see you

Tuesday, February 28th 2012

Amazing lesson but we want more difficult text

Friday, March 2nd 2012

Hey Jon,

It`s a really weird story, aye. But i`ve learned a lots. Thank you very much!!

Friday, March 9th 2012

Interesting story Jon!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Hi Jon, It’s a useful lesson! Could you tell me some tips for taking note in listening??

Friday, March 23rd 2012


Sunday, March 25th 2012

What a scary story!

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

How weird story was that! :)Thank you jon for the great explanation.

Thursday, March 29th 2012

Congratulations, excellent lesson. thanks.

Thursday, March 29th 2012

A bad artist but a wonderful actor!The lesson is very interesting, but the story is crazy. Don’t listen this story befor having a lunch=)

Friday, March 30th 2012

Hey Jon! The story is good.I would like to make a request.If you don’t mind please make some lessons on phonics.I am really confused in that topic.
Some of my doubts are –
1)why ‘A’ sound in apple is different from ‘A’ sound in strange?How to find the exact sound in some new words? Are there any rules for those sounds?
2)In the same way with other alphabets like ‘O’,’C’,’I’,’E’,’G’,’Y’ and so on.
I found so much stuff in internet about this.But none explained me why? and the rules to follow them.Please make a lesson on this and that could be a great help to me.

Friday, March 30th 2012

that s very good story and jon you are very good teacher. Thank u for about new words.

Friday, March 30th 2012

What can I tell You Jon you are a grate teacher with the other guys,when i started to watch these videos i felt more sure when i speak English. And i would like to aks for a favor i’d like to learn executive conversations and business also…

Saturday, March 31st 2012

I have a midterm for monday and thanks to these videos I improve my skills
Thank you Jon
Hello from Turkey

Saturday, March 31st 2012

hey teacher, you are all doing a very good job in a very interesting way, i enjoyed your way of teaching. but i have a problem with my english that i forgotten the rules of grammer instantly.please help me for this situation… so i’ll be thankful to you…

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012


Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

it was great

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

It was great lesson Jon

Wednesday, April 11th 2012

thanks a lot.best lesson which I ever seen.because of I learned many useful words,as well I was an active listener,I could answer some questions.I liked your teaching style very much,I got it easily.yeah,it was very6 interesting.thanks teacher.

Sunday, April 15th 2012

Great lesson I love the way you guys teach.

Friday, May 11th 2012

ewwwww snakes !!!

Thursday, May 17th 2012

who is fabricate this lie .this store is terrible.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

    I am afraid you have been misled; we are not a store. All our content is free :)

    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

It is an excellent lesson

Thursday, May 24th 2012

wow my score is 5 out of 5.i learnt some of the new words from u.thank you sir.

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Thanks Jon!!!

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Hahahaha it was a funny story I am improving my listening skills thanks Jon

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Excellent history, but it´s difficult for my ears, I must to listen much. Where can I see the transcription of the history? So I can read and hear. Thank very much!

Monday, June 4th 2012

Thank you. You did well to explain this lesson. Nice.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

taaaaaaaaaaaanx a milion jOn
it was so useful ,n am interested by it so much =)…
keep it up

Sunday, June 10th 2012


Friday, June 15th 2012

Jon your lessons are really perfect.Thank you

Friday, June 22nd 2012

very nice lesson Dr.
I enjoyed it so much ..thanx alot..beside you are so cute ..I liked you ..

Friday, June 29th 2012

thank you MR.jon i had 4/5 :) :D

Monday, July 2nd 2012

thank you for your lesson Mr. JON. it’s very interesting :), I hope I can improve my listening :)

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Can you send me the story by email, because i want to review it. I dont understand all words. My email is xcornejo-iglesias@hotmail.com Thanks

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Thanks Jon you’re so great teacher and teaching too ,God bless you .take care.

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Are you sure in correct expression of new words? Webster dictionary has another explanations to many words of this lesson. Strange!

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

thank you for your lesson

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

Thanks for this lesson. I have learned some new words, hehe. ( but i bet there’s nothing left for me after some next days. hic hic). Please tell me some ways to remember new words?. :(
Thanks in advance.

@@: I dont think a snake can be alive in the stomach. If it could, it would not a snake.

Saturday, August 25th 2012

its really nice thanx jon we want moreeeeeeee

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

You’re awseome, thank you so much

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Of course the story is good as a lesson, but it not truth that snakes can live in human stormach. I think so. Thank any way.

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

Thanks a loooot uncle Jhon! i really enjoyed the lesson. It was intresting, useful, and fun as well ^^. But i’m just wondering.. is it a real story?? I mean, 3 snaks lived in a girls stomach for 5 years !! Thank you one more time Jhon :)

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Very good Teacher. Thank you for your teaching.

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Thanks you are realy a goood teacher

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you Mr John you are good teacher,
thanks a lot.
If anyone want to chat in skype or Yahoo my mail in yahoo is romantic_microbiologist@yahoo.com

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Jon,i like the way you speak,not too fast and not too slow everybody understand you,that’s why i got 5 out of 5.yeehh…

Friday, November 2nd 2012

Thanks a lot and keep going>>>>.

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

i love jhon

Friday, November 9th 2012

Thank you very much.

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

Great lesson Jon! I believe that is the best way to a non-native to learn another language. This method, using a little story and having short questions and answers. Keep going!

My best regards from Brazil.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

Thank so much teacher. That’s interesting story !

Monday, December 24th 2012

thx so mcuh Jon

Friday, January 11th 2013

Really nice story and first time i answered all all the questions asked by you and even in the quiz too.

How to contact you guys as i want to improve more myself on communication skills, writing skills and interpersonal skills.

Monday, January 28th 2013


Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Hi Jon, You are a genius, I like the manner how you teach and communicate the information. All your lessons are very interesting !

Wednesday, February 20th 2013

Thanks Jon , I feel lestening difficult …. is this because I’m still beginner ?

Thursday, February 21st 2013

Thanks for this story Jon. This way to improve the comprehension – I mean vocabulary, story then questions – is quiet good. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, March 16th 2013

Yeah Teacher I’m from Turkey :) I try to learn english language It’s very fun but nobody talk with me I have no friend who knows speak english. How can I find the friends ?

Thursday, August 22nd 2013

its very very usefull jhon, thankyou

Thursday, September 26th 2013

Thanks Jon.

Very funny and also useful class. I like the special way you teach. It´s very easy to get everything you teach due the mothodology you use.

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Thank Jon. I understood your lesson. Nice baby chicken!!

Saturday, February 8th 2014

It was a really strange story , it was very easy to teach it .

Sunday, March 30th 2014

woooo it’s a similar method of my bookworms of oxford university, it’s a very effective method for to improve the vocabulary of a student. Thks! teacher, I really enjoy this video, I’ll be attentive for future lessons!.

Friday, May 30th 2014

plz plz help me to solve cloze test becoz my bank exam is coming next sunday i need this job terribly i have no time i had try lots of time to solve it but nothing happen plz plz help me if any one who know the solution this problem plz send me email on my id. i have only my mom i want to give her this gift plz

Sunday, July 13th 2014

    hi MR.PARITOMAR u gonna have a butterflies in your stomeche but you gonna be fine trust me speak with confidence pretand like you are the boss and don’t be shy i think you gonna be great then all the best

    Wednesday, August 27th 2014

thank you MR.JON for your effort i got 05/05 in the quize eventhough the story was strange but i have a synonyme to shunned may it right (ostrsize) is it true ?? answer me please

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

strange but interesting lesson i like it

Friday, September 5th 2014

Great story…don’t drink water from rivers or walk with no flipflops…

Sunday, September 7th 2014

Great staff Jon! that’s the way great teachers like you find easy ways to teach students getting them involved in a story that can not be true but call their attention! congratulations!!

Monday, September 8th 2014

Hey man thank you! You are funny and i learn! Bye

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

I got 5 correct out of 5…thanks a lot for that really interesting story…and for new words…

Saturday, December 20th 2014

Hi Jon. This is a fantastic history. I liked it. Thanks for your great informations.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

thank you a lot Mr.jon
keep going

Monday, February 9th 2015

I would like more histories. This history have seen important for me. Thank you Jon.

Thursday, February 26th 2015

good doctor must knew in intuitively =)

Monday, May 18th 2015

it’s impossible (good thing)
i know that’s this story that is easy

Thursday, May 21st 2015

It’s not easy for a begginer

Tuesday, July 14th 2015

Good story i really like it ..Thanks for your lesson i have enjoyed it

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

I got 5/5 thanxx a lot

Friday, February 12th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

thanks for the lesson!

Friday, July 22nd 2016

Thanks for the lesson. The disease is caused for worms (probably tapeworm or roundworm). Snakes are other animals

Saturday, October 8th 2016

Thanks you for the lesson and your enjoyable theaching.

Saturday, March 18th 2017

Many thanks,good pronunciation !!!

Monday, June 19th 2017

Thanks! very ugly butterly lol

Thursday, June 22nd 2017

I got it, 100 point QUIZ.
In my coutry Brazil water snack called the Lombriga kkkkk

Sunday, August 6th 2017

Thank you Jon

Sunday, August 27th 2017

Many thanks

Wednesday, September 6th 2017


Sunday, November 12th 2017

Nice tale Jon! I’ve heard a similar story from Brasil where a kind of snake got inside a man’s body while he was swimming

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

I learned new words with this lesson. Thanks teacher!!!

Monday, March 4th 2019

Thank you Mr. Jon.

Sunday, April 7th 2019

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