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What does the expression play hardball mean?

What does the expression 'savvy' mean?

What does the expression 'the bottom line' mean?

What does the expression 'number crunching' mean?

What does the expression 'put on the map' mean?

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– I think thanking not enough to say for you teacher for this lesson ..
– but you have all my respect sister ..
– that was helpful for me ..

Saturday, September 12th 2009

you are making me change my decision that to travel to Europe
but now I’ll travel to Toronto to complete study …

if you advice me to do , which collage is better in Toronto

I hope you answer me about that teacher


Saturday, September 12th 2009

    What is best way learning English? What book you recomet most?

    Tuesday, May 14th 2013

Thanks for the lesson. You are so beautiful too.

Saturday, September 12th 2009

    thank you so much for the lessons i’m a student and i really don’t like english very much but your lesson are really helping me understand properly. PS. i like your outfits

    Saturday, September 19th 2009

Thank you for the lesson , I’am a newbie .

Sunday, September 13th 2009

really u are cute and ur teaching is too cute… I love it.

Monday, September 14th 2009

you are amazing. i hope i can be in your class

Monday, September 14th 2009

May be you have small mistake in the quiz knowledg[E]able.

Tuesday, September 15th 2009


Wednesday, September 16th 2009

Thank you, for your presentations.
is very useful.
I would like to know the pronunciation of the Irregular Verbs.
Could you help me?

Thursday, September 17th 2009

Valen, thank you for the lesson . Is it possible to say: “If our competitors don’t comply we are going to have to play hardball?

Thursday, September 17th 2009

    Yes, that sentence is correct!

    Monday, November 16th 2009

      hi miss valen hope you are fine ! thanks for those videos its really help me lot:)

      Wednesday, March 30th 2011

        imiss you

        Monday, April 18th 2011

        uo look like female actot in turkish series

        Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

      I want learn english languag

      Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Greattt…Thank you…
you wrote ” We Hired Makr because he is computer savvy.” why not ” We hired Mark because he is “A” computer Savvy.?
Thank you.

Thursday, September 17th 2009

    “Computer-savvy” is an adjective, not a noun, which is why we cannot use “a” before it. Hope that helps!

    Monday, November 16th 2009

      He is a savvy young man. YOUR WRONG!

      Tuesday, March 15th 2011

        She’s not wrong!
        “A computer savvy” is wrong n
        ” A computer savvy man” is also right.
        You are not wrong too.
        When you combine any adj and noun you need to use an article n when you only use adj, no need to use any article.

        Friday, March 8th 2013

      ya ma’m you are right

      Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Great lesson. But I like you much more than any lessons.

Thursday, September 17th 2009

Thanks teacher,
ur teaching is perfect, i like to see ur lessons more and more.

Sunday, September 20th 2009

I did´t understand what Tweak means. Can you explaine the sentence again, please.

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009

    Tweak means to re adjust a things

    Tuesday, December 1st 2009

    it means doing a slightly adjustment.

    Friday, August 30th 2013

Tweak means to retouch a report, to alter it so that it will be better understood or be more concise

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009

i feel very happy when i know this webside.Anyway i want to say thanks to all teacher who teaching all lesson.i will go to this webside to learn every day.

Wednesday, September 30th 2009


Friday, October 2nd 2009

Thanks a lot. It will help me to increasing my English knowledge.
You are so Beautiful.

Sunday, October 4th 2009

Dear Valen,
how are you dear i hope you will be fine healthy, Dear i am very happy that i found such as a wonderful teacher you are gorgeous the way you are teaching i love it so much and i appreciate your feeling that you provide for us such kind of wonderful lessons and i like it very much and i will learn English from you dear. when you read my message you will known how my English is week anyway if there is mistake please forgive me
thanks for your hard word and you doing good job.
i want to contact with you dear all the time and i need your help regarding to learn English. this is my email address seacalm@yahoo.com if you get my message please reply me by your mail address i’m looking forward you
cheers Ahmad

Monday, October 5th 2009

thank you

Thursday, October 8th 2009

nothing to say
thank you!!!

Thursday, October 8th 2009

Thanks for your excellent lecture!

You are also so beautiful..


Wednesday, October 14th 2009

Thank you very much.You are a great teacher and so beautiful too.And this website is really wonderful and we are in need for such websites.We are waiting for more interesting and important lessons.
And i have a questions: Why didn’t you say ” A savvy computer”? is it because “savvy” is an adjective without a noun?i’m waiting to the answer.

Friday, October 16th 2009

    Yes akram, you are right. The expression “computer-savvy” is an adjective so we don’t use A.

    Monday, November 16th 2009

thank you so much teacher, my english is not good so I cant hear clearly what you sad, can you speak slowly please! Thanks teacher!

Thursday, October 22nd 2009

    i agree with you but i want something like lyrics or like we see in the films in the bottom of the screen the english words that help us to know what they say

    Monday, October 26th 2009

it’s my first comment in your wonderful site but i want to suggest new idea for ur website and ur videos
and if you do it
belive me the people who watch ur lectures will be increasing more and more and more
i suggest for all the teachers in this website to make an english text contains ur english talking cause more of us can’t hear you clearly i mean text like lyrics and accompany your videos as we see in films translation in the bottom of the screen
i’m really need it and i think that every one sign in ur site need it and can’t hear u clearly

Monday, October 26th 2009

    I read your opinion. but…
    I don’t think so. (just opinion)
    I think hearing is more important to students than reading.
    If we can read, not listen to, what teachers say, we may not try to listen to teacher.
    and then, we can’t make our hearing ability more powerful.
    so I think it is better to let it be.
    how do you think ?

    Friday, October 30th 2009

    I also strongly disagree with this proposal. If you can’t hear clearly you should hear this video again and again.

    Friday, May 14th 2010

i had posted a comment from a short time but i don’t find it now :(
generally i only suggested to accompany ur videos in the engvid site with english texts like we see in the bottom of the film’s tv screen cause i and i think that more of us can’t hear you clearly
the reason of that not from u but because more of us weak in the english language and log in ur site to improve it

Monday, October 26th 2009

hi mam i’m thank ful to u.i’m ganing lot of from ur lectures.u r superb.when will ur new lectures come

Thursday, October 29th 2009

Nice Stuff, Thanks

Thursday, October 29th 2009

hi,i want to thank u for your great teaching,it’s really helpful,i spend most of the time on this site,it’s really useful to English students,i’d be glad and would thank you if u nice teachers get familiar us with more and more common idioms,slang and necessary vocabulary

sincerely yours;

Friday, October 30th 2009

    hi sarah,assalam alaikum.this is adnan from pakistan and i just wanna ask you that would you become my friend or partner to learn english?

    Sunday, August 29th 2010

HI , thanks for everything you do for us ,you are very helpful ,but there is a problem > when you speak please make us understand sometimes we don’t catch-up all the words you say ,anyway you are doing good job , and i hope you will do a lesson just for speaking because my moth stuck in here . waiting your reply !

Monday, November 2nd 2009

Hi Valen,
Your lessons are really really helpful to me to improve my english language skills.
And you looks pretty cool while teaching that puts me in a joyful mood and never feel boared.

Thanks alot mam , thankyou verymuch…..

Friday, November 6th 2009

Thanks teacher,
ur teaching is perfect, i like to see ur lessons more and more

Monday, November 9th 2009

really helpful.thnx valen.

Wednesday, November 11th 2009

Thank you Valen…..Your Class & You both are nice

Thursday, November 12th 2009

thank you very much, this lesson is so helpful for me…

Sunday, November 15th 2009

Hello,thanks Valen, it was so helpful.

Thursday, November 19th 2009

Thank you teacher Valen,..i have also an example of idioms,..”bring home the bacon”,.which means “to win”

Thursday, November 19th 2009

Dear Valent,
Do you know if all the expressions you mentioned are used in USA also ??? I don’t want to use them with this guys in order to show off I’m aware of business expressions and discover that they are looking at me with a question mark at their forehead !!!!
Thanks a lot for showing a lot of passion during your English classes.

Monday, November 23rd 2009

please give me good book for reading for improve me lunguage
think you

Saturday, November 28th 2009

it is my first time and iam really excited .I have figure out alot of things that i used to make mistakes.


Monday, December 7th 2009

your accent is too fast and it’s amazing.. we just having trouble understanding.. as far as i know it’s something to do with liason or word connection.. i wish i could talk as far and as clear like you .. can you teach as your technique on that??? what do you think??

Saturday, December 12th 2009

your videos have been very helpful and i am really greatful for it. i had seen the videos on youtube and from there i got the address of this awsome website. God bless you! i have taken the notes and really learnt a lot. i am also a good reader of english fiction and read many books both classic and modern fiction. i also helped me in a great way. i want your help regarding improving my vocabulary skill. i will be greatful and obliged if you reply me. any ways thank you very much, you and other teachers of engvib are doing a great job.

Saturday, January 9th 2010

not he is computer sawy, but he is a computer sawy.

Monday, January 25th 2010

I can’t thank you enough. This lesson is a big help for me to deal with business people.

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010

thank you so much for you efforts Jesus bless you

Friday, February 5th 2010

hi valen thanks for perfect lessons can you give us a lesson about passive and active voice

Thursday, February 11th 2010

Thanks a lot Valen I hope helping me in this.

what does (sale pitch) mean?

Tuesday, February 16th 2010

    sales pitch – selling purpose, commercial goal, business objective…

    Friday, May 14th 2010

Some times is really very hard but thank you.

Thursday, March 4th 2010

dear Valen
You are an exellent english teacher
I appericiate your courses
your are so beautifle which made the coures more attractive
thank you for your effort, We don’t know how we reward your helf

Thursday, March 18th 2010


Thursday, April 1st 2010

Dear Valen ESl
i don’t know what i want to say thank you
Thank you very much.You are a great teacher and so beautiful too.We are waiting for more interesting and important lessons.
And i have a questions: Why didn’t you say ” A savvy computer”? is it because “savvy” is an adjective without a noun?i’m waiting to the answer.

Thanks & Regars

Thursday, April 1st 2010

That”s very very good
Idon”t Know how I thank you

Sunday, April 4th 2010

tnx…very helpful..keep up the good works!God bless

Saturday, April 24th 2010

All of your classes are very well organized and great; keep up the good work.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

Btw, is it possible to change this icon thingy? LOL.

Sunday, April 25th 2010

We really can`t thank You enough! Your lessons are very usefull! And your teaching way is very interesting! Thank You so much for Your website!
May God bless all of You!

Sunday, May 2nd 2010

Great Leason.Love it!

Monday, May 3rd 2010


Monday, May 3rd 2010

SAlaam and hello to my respected teacher Valen. I have boosted my confidence in english. Miss Valen has a very good method of teaching. Thanks to http://www.engvid.com for this .

Saturday, May 15th 2010

thank you for lessons and you are beauty enough

Sunday, May 23rd 2010

Dear Valen you and your teaching method are attractive.Thank you so much & have a nice day

Sunday, May 30th 2010


Friday, June 11th 2010

Hello dear Teacher,
Thank you so so much for your good teaching, your are prosperous teacher, i like to listen to your class, wish and hop i liked to attended in your class & one of your student,

Friday, June 18th 2010

your lesson is good. it is easy to understand. thank you

Saturday, June 19th 2010

thanks for all lessons (MOrocco)

Thursday, June 24th 2010

Dear Valan,
Thank You for your lessons. They are very useful. But I have a small question,-Can we say, ” At university we were playing hardball” or else ” We worked as playing hardball”?? I’m confused.please reply.

Monday, June 28th 2010


Sunday, July 4th 2010

Hi teacher how are you? I hope so . Your English is very well. where do come from ? My mail cj.dardar @yahoo.com

Monday, August 2nd 2010

thank you so much i learn a lot….

Tuesday, August 10th 2010

You are the most beautiful teacher I have ever seen.Your teaching is wonderful.I need more lessons.

Friday, August 20th 2010

hi vallen,how are you and hows everything going,i m a student of b.com and studying and paying attention for english these days i m from pakistan.so i have became your big fan.thank you teacher.and GOD bless you.i will wait for your rply.

Sunday, August 29th 2010


Sunday, September 5th 2010

Hi Valen,

Please give the more lesson so that I could learn english and see you.
You are stunning.

Tuesday, September 14th 2010

this is exactly what I wanted to learn to improve my spoken english , I have an advanced english level , but I have no clues about these expressions , if i hear a native saying something like these , I won’t undrestand and I will have a lack of confidense in myself , so learning these expressions will improve my spoken english , I mean slang , and they will make me more confident.I live in USA more than 7 years , I have no clues about theses expressions and I am studying international business.All I have to say , this is great method , it is recommended to undrestand not the language but the culture too, so thank you so much , and your effort will be rewarding.

Monday, September 27th 2010

I learn very much as a teacher and you are of a great help.

Friday, October 8th 2010

thank you miss

Monday, October 11th 2010

Oh my god it is anice and useful site,also anice teacher.
thanks to engvid.com

Thursday, October 14th 2010

I like the way u teach.

Tuesday, October 19th 2010

Thank you valen everytime to help me thankyou so much you are better lesson

Thursday, October 28th 2010

first of all i must say that u r priety and i liked ur teaching methodlogy… thanx for such a wonderful website ..it helped me a lot

Monday, November 15th 2010

Hi ms Valen I am going to finalize your intermediate lessons but I would like to ask . Are you still teaching o the site ?

Saturday, November 20th 2010

Dear Teacher,

I don’t understand meaning of two expressions:

flying by the seat of your pants.

In quiz also are not put the exercises regard to these two expresions.

Could you help me to figure itout, please?

Thank you,

Sunday, November 21st 2010

what’s a good style madam
i like you too and ur stylish method
i love you toooo much

Friday, November 26th 2010

thanxs alot valen
but i didnot understand what “number crunching” mean ….
so can you explain it to me ?

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

good morning valen really your eng is very good

Monday, December 13th 2010

How are you valen.when you teach me,I improved
my language.so I like your lesson and your smile.you are lucky about your priety and I am lucky you being my teacher.
tank you. Dec/15th/2010

Wednesday, December 15th 2010


Wednesday, December 22nd 2010

Hello Valen,
If you were my teacher, I would always get 100. Thank you very much

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010

dear Valen.

your teaching style is very good.


Saturday, December 25th 2010

Hello dear Valen. I like your class very much you are such a good teacher. I´d like to know about the expression: DEA LINE. I know it wasn´t mentioned in this video. But does that have to do with business?

Tuesday, January 4th 2011

I mean DEAD LINE. Sorry!

Tuesday, January 4th 2011

thank’s I miss you

Thursday, January 6th 2011


    Sunday, May 15th 2011

you are so damn beautiful and nice.

Saturday, January 8th 2011

    r u learning or just looking?

    Sunday, February 12th 2012

thanks for the lesson can you please write des explication that can help us to undrestand better

Thursday, January 13th 2011

i really very very thankful to you about the lessons of common expressions, but i like also your good face expressions.

Thursday, January 13th 2011

your expression is really good. we need some more expression.

good day.

Thursday, January 20th 2011

thanks a lot Vallen.Have a nice day!

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

thank you so much for the lessons i’m a student and i really don’t like english very much but your lesson are really helping me understand properly. PS. i like your mohamed gad from egypt

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

thanks teacher,today u have exposed my ignorance by providing me knowledge………..thanks

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

thanks madam.can u provide some more lecture on eng structure. waiting for reply…

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

Teacher sorry, but I don’t understand tweak means. Can you repeat that? RSVP

Friday, January 28th 2011

Ah! sorry,I made a mistake in the Quiz!

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

Thanks you very much!!!!!(:

Monday, February 28th 2011

I didn’t understand lesson perfectl but i like it. I try to remember all. Thanks Valen!

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Very useful. Thanks.

Thursday, March 3rd 2011

Thanks Valen.

Tuesday, March 8th 2011

i love your teaching steps. i am improving my english beacuse of your lesson.

Monday, March 21st 2011

thank you Miss Valen for teaching me and giving me some tips.

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011

Thank you Ms. Valen, you are really a nice teacher. I learnt alot from your lesson. Thanks again and please upload your more lessons regarding Business Englisg thanks.

Monday, March 28th 2011

thanks its helpful

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

    where are you from,

    Sunday, April 3rd 2011

thanks for everyone!!! these videos are helpful for me!

Thursday, March 31st 2011

hello valen i didnt get the
play hardball
can you reply

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

thanks Valen for these expressions

Friday, April 8th 2011

thanks,pleas explen the conjunction

Monday, April 11th 2011

Hi. To tell the truth, I really appreciate your work on this “Common expression in the workplace” series. Thank you so much!

I have a couple of questions if you don’t mind, and I hope you will help me to figure everything out:) I wonder why the future tense is used in the following if-clause:

“If our competitors won’t comply we are goind to have to play hardball”

Is it an expression of kind of uncertainty and that’s why we put “won’t” instead of “don’t”?

The other question is why are we using present continuous? I’m quite unfamiliar with such grammar construction; would you be so kind to explain or give some grammar link? Thank you beforehand!

Tuesday, April 12th 2011

    I agree with you, Romars. I’d like to ask Valen if in this case “won’t comply” refers to “refuse” rather than the the future tense itself. Valen can you shed light on this?

    Sunday, December 11th 2011

THANKS for your classes. You are a GREAT teacher!
: )

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Greetings from Costa Rica!!!

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Hi Madam!
Thank you very much for teaching us English.
Please give a lesson on Parts Of Speech please plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….

Naveed Ahmad
from Pakistan.

Thursday, April 14th 2011

hi valen ur english study is great i love the way u teach thans GODbless u

Thursday, April 21st 2011

u are helpfull teacher valen

Thursday, April 21st 2011

Hi Valen, This is really good stuff. I appreciate you effort.if you can give more examples it would really help us in day to day activites.Thanks once again

Thursday, April 28th 2011

Thanks Valen for mentoring us on common workplace expressions.

Bottom-line also means net profit of company after deducing expenses. So, your explanation would have been more relevant if you had explained in business context.

Wednesday, May 11th 2011

thanks alot, for this lesson …valen

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

this is too much helpful.

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thanks a lot.

Monday, June 6th 2011

Thanks Valen. I can understand this lesson. I answer corrected 4 question :) I’ll try next lesson. Nice to see and know you as well as this website :)

Saturday, June 11th 2011

thanks valen

Monday, June 20th 2011

i like your teaching method. I want to join your class. thank you so much my teacher

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

    thank you very much valen my teacher

    Wednesday, June 29th 2011

my teacher velan: i like your teaching method. you are good teacher. thanks

Wednesday, June 29th 2011

I don’t know how to thank u teacher Valen , but I can just say I benefited a lot from ur lessons .

Khalid .

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

i asked many questions but i havent gotten any answer for them
plz answer my questuons

Saturday, July 9th 2011

i want to make the lesson to long instat of it so short

Monday, July 11th 2011

Hi Valen,
Very useful expressions, much appreciate your effort.
By the way, you have a mind-blowing speed of writing.
keep up the good work.

Monday, July 18th 2011

thx .but i need more example

Monday, July 18th 2011

ur teaching is too charm :)

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Nice and cute lesson.

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

Dear Valen,

I hope this finds you well. I just like to thank you too much for your great job. I’d like you to send me some interesting teaching materials where I’m English Trainer at university.
It’s so kind of you to RSVP.


Sunday, July 24th 2011

fristly, thank you for your explaining .
then i would like you when you explain, plz write the meaning beside its word.

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

this is very useful to me. Thanks for your valauble information.

Wednesday, August 17th 2011

I can’t help thanking you ma’am..One suggestion that we all want to give you is Please include videos about improving FLUENCY and Communication skills in English coz must of all know the vocabulary part but can’t speak informal English fluetly. Hope you got that..thanks anyway…

Friday, August 19th 2011

    Hope you will give some response regarding my suggestion..thanks..

    Friday, August 19th 2011

Good morning Valen,
i hope you’re doing very well today, thank you for this lesson

Sunday, August 21st 2011

can you help me please , the quiz doesn’t appear

Monday, August 22nd 2011

Hello !
Dear Valen !
This is my pleasure to be your student, and i want your best attend to teach me to learn fluency English language,and at the end to become a good teacher in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

hi teacher, your lessons are useful for all of new beginning learner and advanced as well, many thanks for providing such a good lesson

Sunday, September 18th 2011

great stuff!

Sunday, September 25th 2011

thank you so much for your interesting lessons. I like english much. and I like the way teach and your voice, not so difficult to understand but sometime your speed is a little fast. If you speak a little slower will be better for me. thanks!

Monday, September 26th 2011

thanx alot

Saturday, October 1st 2011

sorry miss i could not understand the expression
Flying by the seat of your pants,
Kindly explain it for me!
I ,ll b grateful to you for this.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

you video are very great especially the idiom lessons.. please teach us a little slang language ..
thank you

Friday, October 7th 2011

Hi , how r u?I am byju, from India.Thanks Valen teacher,ur teaching is perfect.I am waiting for ur more new lessions.thanx for such a wonderful website ..it helped me a lot.

Saturday, October 8th 2011

Hey teacher i want to know is the following sentence right?

We have no objection to going there.

Sunday, October 16th 2011

many thanks indeed i really like your way in explaining your lessons iam (Saudi Arabia)

Saturday, October 29th 2011

I have many english files from different website
and I do not know how to begin because I listen to the vedio and after it finishes I do not know how to practice that in my daily life- please help me to speak english – I only want to speak as anative speaker -my problem is to communicte and express myself in english – I think my grammar and writing are – thank very much

Saturday, October 29th 2011

Hi valen,
thnks a lot for ur lessons.. waiting for more lessons.. :)

Sunday, October 30th 2011

where are you from,

Saturday, November 5th 2011

    i am from the hell, would you come with me?

    Monday, December 10th 2012

    you should go with him chabil.

    Monday, December 10th 2012

    i am from the hell, would you come with me to the hell?

    Monday, December 10th 2012

      you should go with him chabil.

      Monday, December 10th 2012

You are very professional Ms Valen. I enjoy your teachings. Thank you.

Friday, November 11th 2011

O my lil sister) wanted say thanks to teachers) i like these lessons.

Saturday, November 12th 2011


Tuesday, November 15th 2011

valen can speak a little slowly please.

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

Dear Valen, Please tell me whether the following sentence is correct or not.
“I should have to make things better for the coming general election.”

Sunday, November 20th 2011

Hi Valen! Thanks for your lessons, but please do not erase so quickly all from the board. This does not help us at all to learn English.
Thanks for understanding:) All the best!

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

thank u Miss valen this is very help full lesson to me

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Thx a lot Valen, I really appreaciate your lesson. I left a comment to Romar’s one of April 12th. Please see it.
You said that flying by the seat of your pants, was sort of “take smthg off the cuff” Up to now I thought it was only an expression in Spanish, and I was afraid of being misunderstood

Sunday, December 11th 2011

Hi Teacher how are you ? thank you so much ur lesson and teacjing……..

Wednesday, December 14th 2011

hi vallen,my problem is i find defficult to understand by phone when i talk with peaple.
please advise,thanks.

Friday, December 16th 2011

wow ,thank u alot valen .. u are helpfull …i wish have teacher like u ….thanx

Tuesday, December 20th 2011

Thank you for help that helped me to learn better english

Friday, December 23rd 2011

thx a lot. I’ve learned new expressions today.

Monday, December 26th 2011

really IOU so much and all great teachers here.
i can’t describe my feelings, i’m very happy with your site.
it helps me a lot.
thanks again and may Allah bless all your days.
have a glory life.
salam “C U L8R”

Monday, January 9th 2012

Communication is very well.

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

Hi teacher Valen
I am going to leave a comment that u r a good teacher and one of the world level teacher. therefor I regularly gets ur lessons from ur web site. and mad a separat folder in my computer. I have find only 16 lessons in web. but I need moor lessons in different topics. so taht I could teach my school children well and my school children are also very impressed from your lessons as well as ur personality. When I open other teacher’s lesson but the children says that open Valen so this is the children’s demand. So I wish u all the best and pl keep it continue specially children lessons. thanks
Mumtaz Ahmed Gilgit Pakistan.

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Hi Teacher Valen
I hope u heve received my comments
But I am running an English school and I need english language series lesson of your, ist possible I wait for answer thanks

Saturday, February 11th 2012

hi velan thanx for all the lessons n pl come bnck to these site

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Thanks alot Valen but if you speak more slowly it will be great

Sunday, February 12th 2012


    Tuesday, September 11th 2012

hi valen thank you so much from the first i like only your videos and your voice its so clear and seay to understand inspite of the fact that i have only tought englaish means it is not my real longuage but what i want to yo

Wednesday, February 15th 2012

Hi Valen I am Elshan I am from Azeribaijan tanks your lessons is
very nice

Saturday, February 18th 2012

Hi my name is subhan I am from Afghanistan and i want to learn English
basic way tell some to learn English thanks from your lessons

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

hope u do well,madam
would u tell me how can i be a good speaker. i mean plz tell me the elemnts of that. thanks

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

You’re very savvy! Thanks!

Saturday, February 25th 2012

    You´re very savvy! tnahks.

    Saturday, February 25th 2012

Thank you very much.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Wawwwww, Fantastic, ggreat job.


Sunday, February 26th 2012

nice lesson though.

Sunday, March 4th 2012

Thank you dear teacher Valen!

I am farid I live in Afghanistan Kandahar province , English is my 4th language. I have you to tell me how to learn English language fast?
this is my email just plz tell me how to learn this is my emaill adress…


Sunday, March 11th 2012

great job done by ms valen
i like the way you teach especially with examples

Saturday, March 17th 2012

thanks for your excellent lessons

Friday, March 30th 2012

Hi Valen, great lesson from you again. You have a amazing personality with superb teaching style. Really I like you very much.
Thanks a lot Valen.


Saturday, March 31st 2012


Tuesday, April 3rd 2012

Thanks miss Cherub , for the effort you put to collect those pearles for us.

Friday, April 6th 2012

greetings from Belarus, Valen you are the best

Sunday, April 8th 2012

i got 100 score in your quiz session:) thank o lot dear

Sunday, April 15th 2012


Tuesday, April 17th 2012

i think you will be fine with God grace and you are the best one english teacher in the world Miss Valen.
and Miss how can i improve my english because i am very week in english…

Saturday, April 28th 2012

Hello Valen, tks for you help me.
So I live in Brazil, some time i research about good Learning english sites and your site ís perfect. So I don’t speak and write to..Last year i went study english in London during 5 month,before aftertaht i canback to brazil continue my life. So I want start again a course but if english teacher,,maybe you can help me about. Before i need to know, how can i to use better this site …Tks again good job,,,see u and sorry about my english.


Monday, April 30th 2012


Monday, May 7th 2012

Thank you very well.I’m new on this website.I feel it so close to me and i learnt a lot in English in a very few time .

Sunday, May 13th 2012

hi miss valen
thank you very mutch for this vedio
please c

Saturday, May 19th 2012

thank you very much for your lessons, they are wonderful

Monday, May 28th 2012

i couldnt understand tweak

Thursday, June 7th 2012

Hi Valen I’m a new participant….
Please teach me… i really want to be able to speak English….It’s an honor to me if you reply this
Thank you very much….

Wednesday, June 13th 2012

All the lessons I have checked are fentastik but you should provide use online speaking practice oftions.

Monday, June 25th 2012

Thank you much valen and your way in teaching is very very nice

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

it was very useful thank you very for nice explanation.

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

thnx :)

Monday, July 23rd 2012

hi valen how r u ? i need esl claasis if u help me please…. i see ur lesson can u help me to speak english. i am waiting 4 ur answer.thax

Monday, July 23rd 2012

hi valen thanks your video lesson it is so helpe me i hope u well make more video .
thanks agian

Thursday, July 26th 2012

Dear Valen You are the best in teaching.

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

What is the difference between
1 should have and should have been
2 would have and would have been
3 could have could have been

Monday, August 6th 2012

dear Valen,
thanks for the tips..i am sure it would help each one of us.. wish i could get to learn more such expressions which would help me impress my HR..because i am going to face the interview the coming month and i am working hard on this section so that the interviewer would hire me.. now that u’ve seen my comment, i wonder if u would help me with the feedback about my English knowledge..

Friday, August 10th 2012

dear valen, your teaching is so wounderfull, i really appreciate you effort to the nation. And be bless with all needs in your lifetime.

Saturday, August 11th 2012

thank you valen you are a great teacher

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

it’s hard

Friday, August 17th 2012

:) Valen

Friday, August 17th 2012

you are not only teaching english so good but also is a very beautiful teacher

Saturday, August 18th 2012

It’s improving my english thanks to all of you
Specially Valen I like your teaching style

Sunday, August 19th 2012

you speak veru fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!sometimes i don¡t understand you! please talk more slowww

Saturday, August 25th 2012

Hi Valen

Thanks for you lesson. İ was very nice. But i did not understand at the end of the 2 expression. Could you please explain again both of them.


Monday, August 27th 2012

Excellent stuff. Good to know.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thanks so much

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Hi. you are fine valen i am will happy if you sent me you email
i don’t to learn English but know about you your live about your family

subhan from Afghanistan,Kabul

Monday, September 10th 2012


Tuesday, September 11th 2012

Really a great and friendly style of teaching so that learner can understand easily …


Thursday, September 27th 2012


Monday, October 1st 2012

Valen you need to be clear.ok?

Wednesday, October 10th 2012

Thnk u,Valen for your teaching. Your lessons are very helpful, along with your examples being given in each lesson.Im looking forward to new ones.

Thursday, October 18th 2012

i didn’t understand some expression ‘all hell broke loose and hit it off, would you mind rephrasig it for me? how may i keep in touch with you?

Friday, October 26th 2012

Sooooooooooooo useful…

Saturday, November 10th 2012


Saturday, November 24th 2012

Bottom line could be a decisive point or mostly used in financial reports to show net profit or loss ….!!!!?

Sunday, November 25th 2012

Thank you for this expressions. I see that I am not only one who didn’t understand the tweat meaning. But it is more clear after comments reading.

Friday, December 7th 2012

hi, Valen your expression is very good and I like to speack like you. Thanks for helping me de to it.

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Thanks a lot for the video and the teaching! It really help me a lot!
Thanks a thousand and hope you will have more and more practical and useful video and I looking forward it!

Sunday, December 23rd 2012

Thanks Valen,
i’ve got 4 correct out of 5.
is that acceptable? I look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Thanks Alot Valen For This Lesson . As U Said , You Are An English Savvy . And The Pleasure Is Mine To Be Your Student ^_^

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

Dear Teacher,
I am really happy to found these nice place for learning English before i had some lessons which my friends are given me but there are some new and what i need and please help me for learning of English language and if you don’t mind can i have your Skype id too.

Wednesday, December 26th 2012

it easy to make 100

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

“off the cuff” was an add-on for me ;)

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

u r magical i’d like to marry you

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Dear Valent,
Do you know if all the expressions you mentioned are used in Afghanistan also ??? I don’t want to use them with this guys in order to show off I’m aware of business expressions and discover that they are looking at me with a question mark at their forehead !!!!
Thanks a lot for showing a lot of passion during your English classes.

Monday, February 11th 2013

Hi Valen
I would really like to see teaching a bit of formal English too. Will be waiting for your further videos.


Sunday, February 17th 2013

u r superb in English. ur lecture helps me alot. well done Valen

Sunday, February 17th 2013

It’s really good to learn some vernacular sentence.

Friday, February 22nd 2013

thanks alot for this lesson

Friday, March 1st 2013

you are gooood teacher

Monday, March 4th 2013

Hi, Valen
I’ve taught English for 5 years in a small town in Iran . my first language is kurdish and I learned persian at school. in our country kurd people have to learn pesian language insted of kurdish so if they want to learn english it will be the third language for them . persian acts as a bridge between english and kurdish,our native language, now you know that how hard it is to learn english for our children. how we can make it easier?
if you have eny information about this problem i’ll appreciated to hear from you.

Friday, March 8th 2013

waw this is very nice,,,valen what is the difference between verb,noun and adverb.

Saturday, March 9th 2013

thank you,teacher Valen.

Monday, April 8th 2013

thanks alote teacher Valen

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

thanks dear teacher Valen.

Saturday, May 4th 2013

very nice, Thanks Valen. anyway for all of you guys, let’s meet up at skype : @henryhejocokor. let’s practice our english

Wednesday, May 15th 2013

good :)

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

I am so happy i found out this website. That’s awesome.

Friday, August 16th 2013

Thanks a lot Valen. The Free English Video Lessons will put Ms Valen on the map ! ^^

Thursday, September 12th 2013

oops I just forgot to TWEAK me comment a little bit…

Thursday, September 12th 2013

Valen, thank you so much!!!

Friday, October 18th 2013

thank you very much for you this video it was really useful

Friday, November 8th 2013

i love you so much for ever……
you speaking too clearly, and the one that i can understand on you. thank you a lot!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

i didn’T geT “Tweak” :) ,,

Sunday, January 12th 2014


Thursday, January 30th 2014

You r so good the lessons is v. helpful N I ‘ld really b following u videos

Thursday, January 30th 2014

I don^t understund your lessons…

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thank you for this lesson.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

hi valen

Saturday, April 12th 2014

hi i am Rafiullah from Afghanistan thanks from your teaching i have learned lot from your teaching

Thursday, August 14th 2014

thank you my dear valen you my best in the wold

Tuesday, August 26th 2014

Thank you You are a creative teacher

Saturday, September 13th 2014

HI dear all friends I am new in English but I am very eager to learn it in this Case I need help of your Everyone this is my Skype ID Contact me Jamil.241

Thursday, October 9th 2014

what is tweak mean

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

valen i think i am a savvy i got the full mark
i think i ‘ll be perfect in english in the bottom line after your useful lessons
regards valen

Friday, November 7th 2014

hi teacher
thanks for the topic and teaching..

Friday, November 7th 2014


Saturday, December 6th 2014

Hi Valen
May I ask you please tell me what is the meaning of tweak?Unfortunately I didn’t get it :(
I’m not be able to Thank you anymore.

Wednesday, December 24th 2014

interesting 8 min..nice

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

I am very happy when I learn vocabulary English with you and known all of you to study with Valen, is good for me and try to study it with you more time ASAP.

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Now I say thanks and goodbye.see you next time

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you again.Good lesson!

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Hi , Ms valen
thanks alot but you say 8 idoms not 7
and realy i undersatding only the frist 4 and the last I don’t undersatding you are fast
Be slowly please

Saturday, February 21st 2015

I want to ask
Is this u.s.a experssion or it’s english becaue I don’t hear it before

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Greetings valen!
we hired Tom because he is computer savvy.
we hired Tom because he is a computer savvy. but shouldn’t we put ‘a’ before the word computer?
best warm wishes to U.

Wednesday, March 18th 2015

These expressions are always helpful, great job! I’ve made your quiz but i guess is missing something, cause taught eight expressions but asked just five. Anyway it was awesome. Thank you so much again.

Sunday, March 29th 2015

thank you for your amazing lesson!

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Hi Valen, is it possible to use this sentence “he is navigation savvy that’s why we put him on a bridge”? Thanks a lot! :) ooppss! Just wanna say you’re a great teacher…

Thursday, April 30th 2015

I don’t understand your language since you have been running in teaching please can you go slowly and clearly… last but not least there is no exact sub title what exactly you taught.. .

Monday, August 17th 2015

I’ve got 5 to 5 on this lesson.. .

Monday, August 17th 2015

Great!Thanks Valen!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

Wonderful lesson! Thank you.

Sunday, October 4th 2015

awesome teacher.

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

simplified and very helpful Lessons. to forward

Tuesday, October 20th 2015

Good lesson!!!! thanks Valen.

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

Thank you, Valen.It was nice to know that such expression like this.

Thursday, February 4th 2016

You got 5 correct out of 5.

Wednesday, April 13th 2016

Can I have a powerlunch to put myself on the map?

Saturday, April 16th 2016

Valen realy I like u.
U r very nice.

Saturday, April 30th 2016

thank you why you are absent valen

Friday, May 13th 2016

thank you….

Tuesday, June 21st 2016

excellent class Valen. i love the way to explain..

Monday, July 11th 2016

    excellent class valen. I love the way you explain…

    Monday, July 11th 2016

hello. Thank you for this useful lesson. have a wonderful time

Saturday, October 29th 2016

i have taken three quiz and my performance was 100%.
is there any way where we could the random question practice.because when we take quiz that time we only think about in that particular topic.but if we get the way where we could the random practice it will better to ours.because
##knowledge comes through learning
learning comes through practice.
plz. provide the solution if possible!
thank you valem ma’am!!!!!

Sunday, December 25th 2016

miss valen can you teach IELTS i am want to learn IELTS with you … so please ma’am upload your IELTS lecture ….please ma’am

Thursday, March 23rd 2017

Very Good Valen

Friday, June 9th 2017

you have all my respect
your way is piece of cake

Thursday, September 21st 2017


Sunday, September 24th 2017

10/10. Thanks! Fist time I watch our talk,. And I liked it.

Saturday, November 18th 2017


Saturday, November 18th 2017

thank you

Saturday, December 23rd 2017

Tanks valen

Saturday, February 24th 2018

Very good to learn this expressions!

Saturday, March 10th 2018

hoooohooo 100% amazing. Thank you Valen, so sexy name

Thursday, May 17th 2018

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