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Topnotch! I like the method. it really works with the P.A.N. system, but I’m wondering when the completed version of S.E.A.M. will be available, I’m also looking forward to having the next part of the lesson on effective writing. You did the intro. but how about the body and conclusion! Saludos desde BOLIVIA!

Tavo

No quiz but a very nice shirt! Where did you buy it?

Mauro

    :) Yes, Mauro, you’re right :)–the shirt is nice and there is no quiz. Anyway, thank you, James, your methods are always so extraordinary! Can’t wait to see your other videos about the SEAM method.

    alice12

      exuse me alice12 do you know where are James from please could you tell me please? you know? thanx

      engstudent

        Hi engstudent! As I know most of the teachers here are from Canada. But I think it’s better to ask them right on this site or on their page on facebook. I mean the page of engvid.

        alice12

          then u refer that all the teacher ere from canada? well thanks for anwwer me

          engstudent

          thanks very much alice12 helpfull page thank you very much realy I have a question: ¿do you are realy from RUSSIA??????? take care

          engstudent

          hey! alice12 how I know that you are from Russia mmm????????????

          engstudent

          Yeah, I’m really from Russia :).

          alice12

          hi american

          dragon jack522@5

    lol

    sofia

    he bought it somewhere

    Menoto

Your lession is good but it should have better if included some example sentences

raju.k

James good lesson you are a good teacher please could you tell me where are you from please XD :)I love your lessons

engstudent

    You don’t like his lessons, but you like him, and his shirt :) Am I right??? :D

    Linda

      what did u say? its for me this message?????????

      engstudent

        Yeah, this message is just for you. . . Are you male or female???

        Linda

          Im male. but you know where are james from? could you to tell me please? take care

          engstudent

          I really don’t know, but he is probably from USA or CANADA, and what city does he live, also don’t know. I think when he sees this comment, he will answer you :)

          englishstudent

          whats a loser!

          He’s form China!!!you can tell by his accent!!! Gosh, I can’t believe this shit!!!

          bob85

where is the quiz ????

Yash

i love to learn grammer.cuz i am a high school girl.i am 12 years old :)

afrinprapty

    Hi, where are you from dear??????

    PRESIDENT

    Where is the quiz😐😕

    Yuvii

Hi James, all your lessons are very good, fun and really useful. Unfortunately, I am learning at school where our teacher doesn’t explain us a lot of things! Could you tell me the main difference between American English and British English, thank you!
P.S. your site is fantastic and all teachers are very good.

yurana

Just a question. I guess the past form of ‘I’m able to do this’ is ‘I was able to do that’ and not ‘I would be able to do that’. I think ‘I would be able to do it if…’ puts a condition in the present. Am I getting it right?

So under the heading ‘possibility’ the past form of ‘will be able to’ is ‘was/were able to’.

Thanks

Emily

    hello Emily,
    he said that the past form of( will be able to do that) is ( would be able to do that) that’s because the past form of WILL is WOULD…
    otherwise, if we have to talk about the past ability we can say for instance ” we were able to do something so on.
    thanks

    takwa wanderlust

Thank You very much james.

PRADEEP

Your very good teacher James .

Marzoq

It,s a very uesful lesson.but no quiz ,why,it need a quiz.At all thanks James.

emaneldaly

thanks jaime for your leson 1 like how you teach your lesons1 know my englih is not very well but 1 try to learn

javier

thanks james, i really excited when you’ve taught us. most of the engvid teacher, you are the best teacher for me, but the other teachers are great too. love you all.

style boy

what a good explanation, you have just made it easy to understand. the mnemonic is pretty useful!!!!

Juan Manuel

you are great
congratulations from greece!

dimitra

Bro, has anybody ever told you that you’re funny. You are a pain in the ass. My true respects to Alex. You suck!!

jonandy73

    Ouch!

    engVid

    Incredibile! And you are an English teatcher?! But at the university, no-one ever explained you that the choice of words is as important as the idea? Which credibility do you think you have with this comment? You have the right not to appreciate the lesson but how dare you speaking is this way ? I wish one day one of your students would speak to you like that …

    milly

    Well,when you open your mind and you stop being ignorant,you’ll allowed yourself the oppurtunity to get rid of your biases,released your prejudices,stop being sexist and not being racist.
    And here’s the deal,you can still not like people;no ones taking that from you.That’s the privilege for being human..I don’t like you! but at least you will do it from the position of being knowledgeable.

    jumat

I want take some private lessons… Is that possible? just you and me? I’m still in love with you :-) lol

sofia

hai plz forward your english meterial grammer speak english books

M RAJA SEKHAR REDDY

Thanks for your lesson

Duy Quy

I like it

danny

THANX BUT WHERE IS THE EXAM?

ibrahimsaa

“He is to go”
I have trouble understanding this sentence! would you mind explaining ??

aamad

i really like your way of teaching i want to say thanks to all the teachers who are providing us very good lessons lots of people are learning through your website

samreen

hi please help me out,i am applying for studying in UK,almost all the universities ask you to submit a Statement of purpose or personal statement…..it includes your academic background.what have you studied?where?how long?explain why u want to study overseas?your professional goals etc,please could you help me out how to take start an what steps should i follow.i will be obliged.

rabia

you are a good teacher continued

oscar

@Aamad
He is to go. (he is willing to go)
He has to go. (a place that he is not willing go but need to go)

Mudasir

You are a great teacher.

arbaz96

thank you James ^^ funny and nice lesson . I like it very much ~~~this method ~~

chelle

what is different bewteen must and have to ?

MOOON

    Hi,
    must is more informal than have to..

    You should use must when you have a specific or personal obligation:
    I must go out because I’m late.
    I must learn English. It’s important to me.

    You should use have to in perfect tenses, general and external obligations like rules and laws
    I have to wear a shirt and a tie at work (rule)
    Hope it helps you:)

    MaciekM_PL

thank you

zohra

James can you speak after finishing your work

Zhan

good lesson
nice method
and so on

thesand

Hi James,
as far as modals are concerned, I have a question for you. I’d like to know the difference between MUST and HAVE TO when talking about school rules. Is it better to use MUST or HAVE TO?
For example:
Students must keep silent during tests. / Students have to be silent during tests.
Students must be on time. / Students have to be on time.
And so on, and so on.
The examples above come from authorities at school, but they’re also about rules.
Which is better, I wonder?
Thanks a lot.
Ernesto

Ernesto Franzoso

    Maybe I can help you. “Must” is used when the rule comes from an authority and it is expressed in a formal way, whereas “Have to” is an informal way to say the same. For instance, there’s a sign in the library saying “Students must return the books in 24 hs” (The message comes from a superior authority). If a friend of yours asked you how much time he has to give the books back to the library, you’ll probably reply saying that he has to give them back in 24 hs. I hope I were clear enough…and let’s wait for James to answer your question. Regards, Regina

    Regina

Hey James! Your lessons are really usefull. Thanks a lot for your support. I really appreciate it!

Igor

Very nice lesson, thanks a lot man.

ezechiele

I really liked your method of teaching. I can be more understanding by this method. Thanks.

Almasoudi

Hi James, good work, keep it up. I’m looking forward to having the next part of the lesson on effective writing. You did the intro. but how about the body and conclusion!
Namaste from India.Vj

Vijjaygm

that so esy way to understand
thanks

alnaji ismail

bye the way where is the quiz ????

alnaji ismail

hi.i am new here.very pleasere hear you.i want find more frends who interested by english.thaks for evrethings/

tanita

sir james i am really thankful to god that i found you. you are really a best teacher that i ever known. i am very poor in english please correct me if i get wrong.

haven

Wat`s difference between Have to & Have got to. Can you explain.

Alexcey

You are crazy James. And this makes your lessons stand out from other teachers’ and more interesting to watch. Let Mr.E forgive me but I love you more than him:)))

juliange

There is no quiz on such a difficult topic:( I’m crying

juliange

    write me about your question

    carlos

Hi James, im a little bit confused with can and could. So what’s the difference between I can help you and I could help you? I know can is present and could is past. Can you please explain further? thanks…

coolfresher

thank you mate

volkan84

thank you Mr James, you have a good method. but you speak quikly like you talk with english natif’s. altough we are not.anywehre i will be able to understand you.

bingo

we learn alot but where is the quiz…
nice shirt

dawa

hello the lessons are good but remember you are teaching english to people who have not ability to speak and understand english well i would like you espeak a litle more slowly thanks..GOD bless you.

santos

hey James
could u pls spk slowly ?

thanks alot

mesfer

could you provide us with to chick understanding

azza

aquiz

azza

Hi, I couldn’t find S of Seam method. Can you give me the link guys if you know?

ilay

thank you Sir James…! i like your style of teaching..

eater..

No quiz! Sorry

valbrun

Great Job James ……….And T h a n k Y o u

javedsafi

hi everyone

Dilawar Khan

Hello,James.Would you please tell us what the difference is between “necessity and obligation and which modal we use.

SARA

really grear job

hoda

Thank you :D

wakeelahmedchanna23

Hi,James.could yuo please,tell us when do we use must have /can’t have /might have to explain possibilties ? Thanks in advance .

Osama

James, you are great!) And me personally think, that your method seam is called so, because you wanted special thinking from viewers (logic plus association, which could connect all said by you in one SEAM, which helps join our understanding of material together)))) Great job!!

meddi

Great approach of explanation

Venkat

hey james you way of teaching is different and i like this vedio and thanks.

arunthaluk

I am not sure about the jokes…..but I like news ideas to help others to learn

1maria

Very helpful lesson! You are a great teacher.

Thanks.

Laylah

nice ,very good lessons to learn
thank you

alsaggar

hey!!!! brother thank so much!!!! I’ve learned so LOT from this video.,Its really a good one…KEEP IT UP…Can’t wait to see your new video…
GOD BLESS YOU MY FRIEND…..TNX…

bernie..

Hey, there is not quiz, I´m feeling blue for it.

mileidis1979

I love James way of teaching. Fun, lively and easy to understand. Thanx Bro!

Maznah

thanks you are greet

emad

its easy and fun goahead

emad

thank you are best teacher

kaan123

hi thanks you :P

thorradin

Thanks for the important and nice describe of the MODALS

sherwan1982

like your lessons.you are my favorite teacher)

Aziza

Thanks for the lesson ,it’s such good one

mohammed13

Thank you James, it’s very clear :)

Mohamed

hi james,
your lecture was good,,but a bit confusing at the same time.
You told that,’could’ is the past of ‘can’,’might’ of ‘may’ and ‘would’ of ‘will’ respectively.But in other lectures,you had also told that could is used for possibility/suggestion(which is a future in fact),would for imaginary(again future),might for possibility(again future).Then how can these words be used as past of ‘can’,’will’ and ‘may’?
and,
are these words- could,would and might used in present also?
I didn’t get the exact tense of these words.could you please explain.
I’m so confused now.
Give me a reply soon please….:)

jish

Thank you :)

jour

Hi Regina.In my opinion, it’s not question of formal or infomal for the modal “must” the synonym “have to ” is given to the modal”must” so that we can put it in the past form .It”s impossible to put the the modal “must ” in the past tense

SARA

Hi James,

Good lesson and great tips. However, it sometime makes it difficult in real essay writing because modals can be very close to each other.
I have understood this lesson and hope to apply it correctly as possible.

At last, your are funny too.
Cheers

mtalwar18

great work james. thank u very much

NEZAR from Morocco

james…teach us about conjunctions please:(

ruby17

where is the quiz

noormooon22

    There’s no quiz for this lesson!

    engVid Moderator

Hi James, Thanks. From where I should get the quiz for this lesson?

Sam

Hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh oh god he’s kind of crazy hhhhhhh

Rozanna

Thanks for your lesson, James. I have one question. If we say “I could meet you at the airport”, the sentence has two possible meanings: 1. I could – in the past. 2. I will be able to meet you, 60-70% sure. Is that right?

lena2012

nice one!

deejhay27

Simply thanks for all your effort, free lessons and your precision.
You, teachers are very valuable.

Sherry

Thank you for taking the time and effort to do this. Your lessons are engaging, I like your jokes and the creative and graphic ways you use to present the contents. Having thought Spanish as a Foreign Language I know how demanding and difficult it can be to turn grammar concepts from sleep-inducing talk into something that people can listen attentively to for 16minutes straight. Great work.

For those of you insulting him, well, I dare you to make it better. This is a free gift to help you learning English, not paid lessons.If you don’t like it move on or go trolling elsewhere

Klamery

looking forward for next lecture regarding this topic

sadaf

Thanks for your efforts , please add some more examples.

sky

I LIKES yours lesson

aya

Its really helpful. I were expecting some quiz on this.

engvivid85

Hello James, please explain me what is the difference between possibility and ability:)

georgi

there ist no quiz :(

Inge

I DON`T LIKE ! YOU JUST MAKE NOISE…

danaluca2612

now that you have come you___as well stay. which of the below is the correct option.
a.can b.should c.need d.may

dammy

option d.
may??

aka258

I think I am in love with him…
I love how you teach, you make things easier. thank you!♥

mela

Hey ! James you are Gr8 man ! They way teach is really awesome. All teachers’s here are superb ! God Bless you all.

All of you are the real “GURUS”.

Take care

Bye.

Ricky

engvidstudent

I feel happy because today I understand more about Modals

yacsal

Thanks for your passion to teach us James! I can notice that more than you methodology.

pascoal.andre

This is the Video I was looking for……Thank you James..

Tabish

Thank you very much.

bummia

hi,not only great is the SEAM method but also the teaching method of Mr.James..the way he teaches,is realy helpful and splendid.THANK YOU SO MUCH

Shakir444

It was a great HI 5 to the E. worm ;)

Absolutely funny.

Maillory

Hi james. Well… i cant find the quiz??? Where is it???

jocloglez

Jaja I can’t see the quiz where’s?…

Madyoli

Thank you Batm…ehm James,James!

Iamhere.

You are really great.

Piyush Sangwan

ur teaching is so enjoyable, i enjoy the way u teach i really do!

bee05

Wow, thank you for PAN method.
Excellent, thank you James.

Koichi

Many thanks, it’s Great Lesson! you have the ability to teach:)

OuldNahi

Many Thanks!

OuldNahi

Can I use your videos to help my students to be more efficient with modals dear James??

Saxoaudrey

where is the quiz for this video ?

yaquirivvmm

it has being a helpful lesson!

LuizHenriquecampos

Where is the video of the M? to Make Lo.co suggestions.

HernandoArteaga

with all due respect mr.james, i’m still confused about >possibilities among could,may,might,which one is stronger to possible ? ex. we could stay here longer
we might stay here longer &
we may stay her longer
i’m hoping your reply ,thanks :-)

lucas

LOL, you are a funny guy. I highly appreciate what you have been taught.

jadepty

we write like this sim ?

takfa360

Yeah, that’s right!!! Most people are complaining we can’t find the quiz!!! Please, reply to us!!! :)

teachermls

I’ve really mastered Modals!!! Thanx!

Tra-ta-ta

Does anybody know if there is a video lesson about “make lo.co sugestions”???
I could not find that one

SofiyaMe

Hey James, your teaching is incredibly good!!! You’re amazing!!!

crzangela

Thank you man!Your teaching help me a lot. I’ve been wondering what method I will use in my demo teaching for this topic. I guess I will just imitate yours :-)

jannahmarimon

Thank you for lesson , but where I can found the test for this lesson .

omar.aljamal

James, your lessons incredible and very useful)
each lesson as a small performance=) Thank you very much)))

LeraAlex

with ONE lesson a no-native English is able to learn the difference between modal verbs in a while. I asking myself … why did I find this site after a lot of years lost in WEB, searching for someone so easy to understand!!??

teckne

Dear James, you open a world of POSSIBILITIES with your ABILITY in teaching English,filling our NECESSITY in learning and giving so many ADVICES. These classes give us PERMISSION to so large amount of knowledge.

imozawa

I’ve been watching these lessons at least two to three times to better understand all this info, but it helps!!

jackiepumas

where is the quiz??????????/

alexandre ramos

where’s the quiz

kotoz

good work

trasgo29

Hello!
What about the construction “be to”. Does it express the neccesity?

orlovalarisas

I love your sistem! now all is clear for me ! :)

Citlalli

where is the quiz?

emanuel.yash

James is great as usually. But we are keeping a tiny hope to have a quizzz …

barmalei

It’s a good choice to review modal verbs and what are their meanings with the rules PAN: Possibility, Permission and Prohibition, Ability and Advice, and Necessity, that is 3,2,1 logically in order. Thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from EngVid, it was a funny and amusing lesson.

angardiobel

Nic
Lesson

Udheyvirsingh

Thanks Engvid’s teachers for help us learn English.
I like to know a lot of peoples around world learning English for free. Thank you very much.

Flanildo from Brazil

Thamks Engvid for help us

milenizar1

there is no quiz :(, btw I loved the lesson, thanks Mr James!

caiopablo

Good lesson, thanks.

phelippe8

James, you are the best! I adore your lessons.

Future Chemist

excellent!!!

javi82

Any way thank for lesson …can you stop your action because it is interrupt my attention

nanahassan

Thanks!

shihai182

What’s the difference between “may” and “might”?

Leonardo Matos

And where’s the quiz you’ve mentioned?

Leonardo Matos

Great,James,you are the best.

Janice chen

thanks, woo there is no quiz today.

Prashant2000

Great lesson thanks

Leti2002

Thank you for the lesson, but the quiz is not uploaded.

Gwoode

greatest work
thanks

nabila maskri

It was great lesson i learned a lot. By the way it’s my first video lesson i like engvid alot it’s the best

Natnaelgirma

what is different bewteen must and have to ?

@AlejandroS

Thank you very much James. Now it makes sense to me.

VICVIL

Good lesson again.But could you tell us where is the quiz? You said here would be the quiz.
You shouldn’t have lain.

marcin95

Is there any quiz to practice modals?

hareem khan

Where can I find the quiz for this lesson?

deygom

I don’t like this teacher, He is silly not funny at all

Moamenkhalifa
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