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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.
Contractions like "I'm" are common in formal and academic writing.

Cover letters, business reports, essays, Facebook posts, and text messages are all examples of formal writing.

Which of the following words is informal?

Which of the following words is formal?

What is one problem with the following paragraph?
"There are many forms of transportation. One form of transportation is the car. The car is considered a convenient form of transportation. It is often the preferred form of transportation."

You are applying for a job. You write a cover letter. What is the best way to end the letter?

You are writing a formal essay for school. You write, "In the past twenty years, there has been a ___________________ in population."

It is a waste of time to plan what you will write. You should never plan your writing. Let the spirit of the wind take you where it wants.

Before you write something, you should think about:

It is always a good idea to edit you writing. Think about the mistakes you usually make, and be on the lookout for them. Editing checklists can be helpful when you check your own work.


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125 Comments on “My TOP 5 Writing Tips (for all levels)”


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You are amazing
Thank you very much

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks a lot, Emma

Saturday, April 28th 2018

thank you

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thank u so much….emma

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanku mam.

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks

Saturday, April 28th 2018

i thought “a bunch could” sound more formal than “many” :(

Saturday, April 28th 2018

    Yeah, me too.

    Sunday, April 29th 2018

      Can somebody tell me about reading tips?

      Monday, May 21st 2018

thanks for the lesson.you are important for my future in Harvard.

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Great quiz!

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks, Dear Emma.

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks, Dear Emma.

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks for this helpful lesson.

Saturday, April 28th 2018

I can not find the quiz questions

Saturday, April 28th 2018

Thanks for all your useful tips, Emma ;)

Sunday, April 29th 2018

very useful

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Regards

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Yours all lessons are perfect. Thanks for everything!

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Absolutely best teaching!

Sunday, April 29th 2018

A very interesting lesson and understood it, thank you!

Monday, April 30th 2018

Thank you ))

Monday, April 30th 2018

thank you emma,but i am chinese frist time contact english,but i can’t see the video

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

    Hi chenyina, all our videos are hosted on YouTube, which is blocked in China. You may have to use a VPN, a mirror, or a browser like Tor.

    Thursday, May 3rd 2018

    Hi!Chen, I am Chinese too. And i am easy to access to Youtube. Try to use shadowsocksR instead of VPN, which is already not used widely in China.

    Saturday, May 26th 2018

Absolutely fantastic! I have learned many things today.

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

your voice and your manners are fascinating

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Marvelous! Thank you for these most helpful tips.

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Hi Mam , I have tried a sentence using Despite.Could you please check it and suggest ?

“Despite the fact that art plays a vital role in all kinds of human civilization around the world, nowadays, few people are showing interest in it and leaning towards technology and entrepreneurship.”

Tuesday, May 1st 2018

Thanks Emma

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

it is so good for me THAKS Emma

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Thank you, Emma

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Thank you, very much….!!

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Hi,How can I get a transcript of this doesn’t please help me

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

    If you go to YouTube, in the menu below the video there is an option to view the transcript:

    Saturday, May 5th 2018

So useful, I’m writing like in informal way!

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

Thank you very much, Emma.
Today is the first day to me. I’ll study with you, continously.

Friday, May 4th 2018

Thanks so much emma

Friday, May 4th 2018

God bless you Emma, you’re awesome. Thank you so match

Friday, May 4th 2018

Thanks Emma!

Sunday, May 6th 2018

Thank you,I need to more for learn.

Sunday, May 6th 2018

Amazing Lesson, Emma!

Monday, May 7th 2018

This method is too much useful…

Monday, May 7th 2018

Thank you ma’am Emma. I hope we learn a lot from you.

Tuesday, May 8th 2018

Thanks Emma. You are the best!

Wednesday, May 9th 2018

very good lesson

Thursday, May 10th 2018

thank you so much. it’s very uesful for me

Thursday, May 10th 2018

thanks

best regards,

Friday, May 11th 2018

please exam me again

Friday, May 11th 2018

thanks

Friday, May 11th 2018

thanks Emma. the video helps me a lot

Friday, May 11th 2018

Thanks, Emma. I got 100. It is the beautiful explanation.

Friday, May 11th 2018

Thanks, Emma!

Friday, May 11th 2018

Thanks Emma ☺☺☺

Friday, May 11th 2018

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Friday, May 11th 2018

thanks

Saturday, May 12th 2018

do you have any advices to improve reading?

Sunday, May 13th 2018

This is really works good, one can cultivate skills here nicely, thanks

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

It is an interesting video, it covers so many points to keep in mind when you are doing an English Certification. Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

much more information

Thursday, May 17th 2018

i got 100 percent
thank yaa

Friday, May 18th 2018

it was so helpful tips, thanks

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

Nice videos, thanks for all staffs from Engvid. These videos help me a lot .I really love it.

Saturday, May 26th 2018

these subject are interesting for me

Monday, May 28th 2018

Thanks , it is an amazing lesson . I enjoyed 🌸

Tuesday, May 29th 2018

I watched your video twice, I tried to answer the quiz and I feel great because I’ve got 10/10 THANKS EMMA.

Thursday, May 31st 2018

Wonderful mam I scored 100 feeling very happy.

Friday, June 1st 2018

Thanks Emma.

Saturday, June 2nd 2018

9/10 very good score.

Sunday, June 3rd 2018

Hi, I would like to practice conversation.

Monday, June 4th 2018

Episode is awesome!
Emma, thanks for your job!

10/10

Tuesday, June 5th 2018

Very useful

Wednesday, June 6th 2018

Thank you so much,

Sunday, June 10th 2018

Thank you very much.

Sunday, June 10th 2018

Hi Emma my first comment here but i saw a lot of video and thx so much. see y again.

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

Very useful

Saturday, June 16th 2018

Thanks

Monday, June 18th 2018

Thanks….in the first question I have read, ” in formal” by ” informal” and I make a mistake…

Thursday, June 21st 2018

The sound is comming double time.But i love emma mam lesson

Sunday, June 24th 2018

Thank you very Much Emma.

Friday, June 29th 2018

Thank you.

Friday, June 29th 2018

Thanks, Emma. Your lessons are the best. I got 100.

Friday, June 29th 2018

Thank you. I love you lesson)

Tuesday, July 3rd 2018

Interesting! Thank you very much.

Sunday, July 8th 2018

I have to express my regards and excitement for your meaningfull job on this site. As a thankful student I dare to ask your employers for increasing your salary.
Sincerely, all the best for you.

Friday, July 13th 2018

Thank you for useful quiz.

Friday, July 13th 2018

Thanks you Emma. It ‘s really useful.

Monday, July 16th 2018

Thank you for your time to teach people on the internet.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018

Thank you, Emma. It was a very helpful lesson.

Thursday, July 19th 2018

thank you for the lesson.

Friday, July 20th 2018

This video is very very useful.Thank you Emma

Saturday, July 21st 2018

i scored a hundred! thnak you teacher ;)

Wednesday, July 25th 2018

Thanks Emma

Friday, July 27th 2018

Thank teacher

Saturday, July 28th 2018

thank you so much, today is the first day I start writing lessons. my quiz result 10/10 again thank you a lot A very interesting lesson and understood it, thank you!

Monday, August 6th 2018

Thank you so much for this wonderful lesson.(Formal)

Wednesday, August 8th 2018

Thank you Emma

Thursday, August 9th 2018

Thank you, teacher

Saturday, August 11th 2018

It is very important for me.thanks

Saturday, August 11th 2018

Thank you Emma 💕

Monday, August 13th 2018

Thank you Emma

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thank you Emma. I have lost confidence in my writing abilities. You are most helpful.

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

Thanks a lot Emma, This lesson is very helpful for us.

Thursday, August 23rd 2018

I like your teaching Emma thanks so much

Friday, August 24th 2018

Thanks Emma for this video, i find it very important.

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Thanks, very interesting and simple way.

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Thanks Emma, very interesting and simple way.

Sunday, August 26th 2018

Tank you Emma

Sunday, September 9th 2018

Thanks

Thursday, September 20th 2018

Thank you very much.

Friday, September 28th 2018

Very useful in the best way of presentation.
Thanks Emma

Sunday, September 30th 2018

Great lesson! I got 8 out of 10. Thank you Emma.

Monday, October 1st 2018

Thank u Ms Emma

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018

100 was my score. I enjoyed the lesson and the test was fun. I am grateful, thank you.

Thursday, October 4th 2018

hello dear Emma, hope to be fine. it was a very informative video. about the quiz.. in question no.2 i think text messages and Facebook posts can be formal too, based on your explanations we need to see who is the audience of our text message. thank you again for your good English lessons

Sunday, October 7th 2018

Thank you
you are amazing

Thursday, October 11th 2018

Hi Emma, thank you for your great analyses, which helps to differenciate whether to use the formal or informal language. The tip about “making a plan” is very useful.

Monday, October 15th 2018

thank you Ms this is so helpfull

Wednesday, October 17th 2018

I get 80 score…
so sad…

Friday, October 19th 2018

You are one few of my best teachers in engvid.
Thank you.

Sunday, October 21st 2018

thanks emma . day by day i improve my spoken throw in your video

Monday, October 22nd 2018

thanks

Saturday, October 27th 2018

Thank you so much, Emma.

Friday, November 2nd 2018

You are really amazing thank you so much Emma.

Monday, November 5th 2018

Dear Emma,

your lesson about writing tips was effective.

Kind regards

Sunday, November 11th 2018
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