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9/10 So, write off means to reduce the estimated value of something. I will know it.))

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    My mistake, too.

    If I understood when the product is selling off his price can be written off to stimulate the sales as well. I think that “to write off” means reduce the price, while “to sell off” means to stimulate the sales. Am I right?

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      When I said that “to write off” means reduce the price, I mean It reduce the price by another cause different of only to sell off the product. I think that I could sell off something using another marketing plan to improve the sales, even though I hadn’t reduced the price, couldn’t I? Or can I just say “to sell off” when the product were with your price reduced?

      Profile photo of claudio77 claudio77

        sell off- you can sell off because of different reasons.. maybe you need urgent money, you have to pay your employee s salary or you want to release your old product and to buy new model.

        Profile photo of fakhranda fakhranda

        my understanding on write off is not similar to sell off, i think this phrase in business relates to reducing or waiving taxation by the government to encourage buyers to buy materials or items

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    In this case I think “write off” means to renounce at the value of that car considering it as a total loss (it was completely destroyed).

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      Sell off- means that you have to sell your products cheaper than its worths becaue you need urgent money or you have any reason to get urgent money

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        I know.I was speaking about “write off”

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        Yes! You’re correct. Excellent expalnation!

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        Yes! You’re correct. Excellent explanation!

        Profile photo of Wellington Porto Brito Wellington Porto Brito

    Its means to reduce the estimated value of something according to the depreciation of this object , so you can write off the depreciation value of your car :)

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    I made the same mistake and I did also get 9/10. That is a good score though.

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    I got 7/10. I need some review :)

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    It means something like “списать”, “списать в расходы”

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Thank u James. Have you seen that i got 10 out of 10 :-) that was a mazing . This is the first time i do understand som of your lesson
hheehhehehh

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    :))

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Lessons . sorry

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Great! I’m so happy, 9/10.

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Opz .. It’s a Private video !!! O F F

not working … :(

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Nice lesson!, Thanks ^^

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Cool

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James thank you, very good lesson.

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Thanks a lot!

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thank uu )))) i want more lessons about phrasal verbs i want lean them all it is the hard part in english

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nice lesson thanks James

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I just noticed that I can learn English better than I thought. 10/10 thanks engVid ;)

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Wow 10/10! Thanks James and Mr. E :)

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Thanks James ! I really like the way you teach us . well explained . cheers

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useful lesson

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That’s is great

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Hi, James!

Another terrific class. The Engvid is taking off in Brazil. Every day I have seen so many brazilians students in the comments and so I thank you guys twice. Your is the finest job about english in the web!

This time I put 9/10 in the quizz. The question about to write off the value car really got me. But, late, I understood my wrong.

See u, guys!

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    Hey Claudio, i’m form Brazil too, i heard about Engvid about 1 month ago and i really like it.

    And you made some mistake.
    “This time I put(GOT) 9/10”
    “But, late(later), I understood my wrong(mistake).”

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      and my mistake was sell off istead of write off..
      sell off is correct for the fist sentence, but later when we pay attention to the sequence of the accidents, we can realise that write off is right.

      We are going to have to _________ the value of that car. I think it was completely destroyed in the accident.
      write off

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I like your new photo, James. You look serious ;)

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I would like to learn English very soon because I have a lot of American friends

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Excellent lesson!!! thank you James.

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9\10

THANK you so much .

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nice James, thanks

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Very Good lesson!
thanks James

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:)even if it was difficult for my level I got 10 thanks James you’re a wonderful teacher. Ciao.

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Ok, this is greate, I understand almost all.

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Excellent lesson!!! thank you James

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Thanks for your lesson, James.
Could you tell me the difference between “colleague” and “co-worker”? Thanks in advance

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    colleuge- we work in the same office, but we have different works, for example you are an accountant and i am a lawer..
    co-worker- we have the same profession..both of us are lawers..
    if i am not wrong

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Awesome, Thanks so much!!!!8)

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Very kind lesson James ! And I are improving my listening with you. I understood all you said ! But,I’v got 7 to 10, principally, some time I’m getting lost! Some time I’m in two minds ! Thank you again !

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You’re always taking off, fella!

Best regards.

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Nice Lesson
little bit difficult for understand
but, in the end
understand Properly

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If you want to to take off for vacation the Greece is right in the corner waiting for you. Thanks for your really fantastic lesson. I’m a very diligent student. , and i’m very proud of me because of you…

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Thanks a million, James..

So, “write off” here is not only for taxes, but also it goes for the value of the things?

As in the quiz, reducing the value if the car’s price because it was totaled?

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You’re so funny and I like it.

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Nice joke at the end of the quiz.

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Hello… anybody can see me?

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    hellooooooo?

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Thanks James. Awesome class as usual

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9/10. The seventh was wrong. I need to take off some weeks¡¡.

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I got 10 of 10 thanks for this lesson !

by the way I like your heart sound effect james !

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Only 6 out of 10 on my first day here . I
‘am covered with Satisfaction

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it’s been a really good lesson, i`m sure your fan’s number will take off cuz’ anyone of your lesson is a rip off that’s why i think you’ll never be laid off…. i`ve got 8/10

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sorry your lessons are not a rip off, at all, it just a little tiny mistake

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i have a question, do you have a voice chat, it would be gret if you do…..

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I like the way you explain the phrasal verbs.It is logical, so it’s easy to understand and to recall. Thank you!

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Thank you!!

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gooooooooooooood

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Thank a lot James for helping to understand how to use the phrasal verbs

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Thank You James, I got 9/10 I am so happy with this Video it is very useful, and I Love the last question in the quiz it is so fun, You made me laugh, Good Luck James :)

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9/10 thanks James for the lesson and NOT all the people of India are same
and I’m SORRY that u ripped in my country. and one more thing whenever u will come in plz just call me and look my country on my way I bat u that u will love my country. I love u James u ripped off me THANKS 4 LESSON

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Good video… It helped me a lot. Thanks for being so clear. I’ve got 8/10, but i’ll do better the next time, beacause it has helped me a lot to recognize what I need to improve…

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James, you’re awesome. I’m a great fan of your lessons. I’d like to follow you either on twitter or Facebook? Could you tell?

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9 !!! I didnt understand the question number 7… Was “Write off ” and I put “sell off”. I have doubts yet.

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    “Sell off” means to sell at a low price.You can sell “the car” but not “the value” of the car, like in the question. But you can “write off the value of that car” which means you give up on the value of that car, because it is completely destroyed.

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    Hi Glauzuki,
    the car was damaged, so they have to decrease or reduce or cut down (or write off) its value now.

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Ow no james! I can’t believe that you took off your common saying “www.engvid.com”
:(
lol

Best wishes!

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    I told James that maybe people were tired of hearing it… you miss it?

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100/100 Thanks James you’re very great

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Thnaks James for this interesting class!!!

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Hi Mr.James
Can you pleas ex plane when we can use past simple and when we can use “used to”
Pleas if you can
Thanks

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Thanks James!

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First, thank you for the great effort
The big problem for me
He understand how the formula phrasal verbs
Or Category phrasal verbs
Or installation phrasal verbs
or how to use it
Thanks and appreciation

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james, thanks alot
you are good teacher

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is it _sell off_ means like -SOLD-
.
.
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answer me plzz

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Wow! my first 90% in a english quiz. I can see I am not the only one that got wrong with the car question.

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good, i got 9/10. but i still don’t understand that when can i use ”write off” in specific way.

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Thank you James. It was an excellent class, very clear and funny as always. I did 10/10

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thank you very much! it was an excellent lesson.

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Hey James, another great vid of yours. Whenever I have some time, I check out engVid amazing lessons. After all, y’all are badass teachers! Keep up da good work, dude!

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hi
thank you James for the lessons
your videos are great
i was wondering if you can help me in writing section i face problems in writing
how can i send my writing assay to you

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You are a great teacher. You use a lot of mimic and phonetic elements for your clases. Thank´s, James

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I got 9/10 very useful. Thanks James.

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Hey James. Thank you It really helps me a lot!

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thanksssssssssssss

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8/10 it’s not bad :) thank u very much

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9 out of 10. Thanks James

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why doesn’t James answer on our comments or respond to us???????????

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wow cool lesson I enjoyed it thanks James

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correct 7 out of 10 > < I need to improve, learn from mistake.
great lesson, thank you so much James :D

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I took a little of marks but i will take good marks when i listen to u again anyway you are good teacher i like to be here all the time thanks alot my teacher:)

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thanks a lot master James

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very good explanation James. Thanks

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I like this man. Very interesting. Cool speaker.

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Take off in English

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10/10. Like a boss >:)

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Hi my favorite teacher! Would you be so kind and do some lessons on medical vocabulary?

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thanks Jame!your lesson is very useful.You are an exellent teacher.your humors during the lesson make us relax :)

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good :)

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thanks..i like the way you explain thing :)

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I got 9 out of 10, I’m learning a lot with James, Thank you for all good lessons, keep up a good work!!!

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Hi,Mr.James ,I’m just wanna ask about write off , can you give me a definition for write-off and explain it to me again because I’m a little bit confusing
And Thanks Mr.James

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it’s really awesome, thanks

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Great lesson! i got 8/10. I need watch it again .i am confused about ‘take off ‘has the mean, to be successful,i am ready can’t understand. who can help me on this?

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    you can think about the plane idea, a plane is on the ground (down), and sundelly it takes off (up), it the same when something or someone get sucessful. they start down and then go up.

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Hi Mr.James,
I love your videos. It’s useful for me.

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“Write off” is difficult to understand :(. I was wrong two sentences with “Write off”

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thanks…

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Mr James/worm. Would you be my private prof? Say yes!

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Very funny quiz! Thank you, James! But I refuse to clean the toilets )))) 10/10

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10/10

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Thank you James. I think “write off” means claiming something to reduce the tax. Am i correct?

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Thank you James for your work. Now you can take a day off :)

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I like Mr. E (*^^*) I got 5 correct out of 10 :( I have to review. Thank you,James (^-^)/

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Again, Thanks a lot, James!

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Thanks a lot! I really needed a phrasalverbs lesson, by the way I love you’re way of teaching ’cause you make it the fun way :D LOL. Anyway I think I need to “take some time off” learning english for a couple of days :P

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Thanks James, good lesson. You are my favorite teacher, I like your lessons and your sense of humor. Now I can write off ignorance of the phrasal verbs.

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with these lessons I think my english will finally takee off :D

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Thank you!

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Thanks Mr. James got 80%

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wonderful , thanks alot

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Thank you.

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am asked my manager to take some days off but he replied me that we are going to sell off some stuff these week to avoid laying off some of your co-workers because MR E company ripped off our new broudact idea

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LOL the same mistake for all 90% :D

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Thanks, James>.

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last year i got a business, then robbers rip it off.I tried to sell it off to a lower price just to stay in the business, but it wasn’t enough.I decided to lay off my worker and write off the remaining products. finally i realize i was rip off through out the year….

:) thanks james

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why in number 7 I need to use “write off”? Is it possible in Canada to write off broken things at the end of the year?? and if so how do you certify that it was broken from the very beginning :D

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i got 8

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9/10 So, write off means to reduce the estimated value of something. Very Good Class

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Yahoo, I got 10 of 10. Thank you! And it’s been fun, nice sense of humor. :D

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wow…I got 10/10.thank you so much Mr.James:))

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Hi James,

thanks so much for the lesson. This is my first appearance in this site and I’m really enjoying your way of teaching. I got 9/10 .
thanks again..keep it up.

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Mr E want to take off because It knows that today you are going to clean toilets. Lol

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Hi james,
I would like to know if u have any recommendations for the best way I can improve to write English very well especially about the business englinsh.

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I love it :)

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you do very well work james yhank you for all

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what a mistake! i need to take off, IM GONNA ASK IT TO MY BOSS

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60 :/

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Thanks a lot James.

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Good class! Thank you

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70/100 nice!

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good lesson i took 9/10 i really interested to practice English with people here , and who is really interested h can find me on skype (gosslife)

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thx, James!!!

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James! Not only you are handsome! You are also a genius!

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Thanks.

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:D THNXXX

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for my first time is ok

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THANKS JAMES

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80% at the quiz.
Thanks James it’s an interesting lesson helped me a lot but I think I didn’t get “write off”

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Well done! 100% correct!

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!Thanks a lot!

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Thanks a lot

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Thank you James , very good lesson I got

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10/10…thank u james…

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Bosses dont like take offs.

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I really agree with last question ‘! Thumbs up

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I always have so much fun watching your videos, excellent lesson!

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Thanks a million james your manner in teaching is very useful today I have learned alot about this topic and I can’nt express how thankful I am.
you are glowing dear james … you are talented in teaching ……..

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wohoho 10 on 10 great teacher student did all right :P

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Can you explain me again, what “write off” means…

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Thankful james

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great

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I like your method of teaching. By the way, you look like a good singer with that bottles on hand. Thanks a bunch for the lesson

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We have to pay attention ,and use logic to answer all questions well .
Tank you Jame, you’re a great teacher .

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Good class James, thanks!

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good job@ like you james and mr e…so cure and fun to learn english in this way

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10/10!!!weeeewooot!!!
I really like James, he has got this great sense of humor that helps him deliver a lecture quite naturally!hihihi
keep it up Sir!!!

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I got 7/10 so I need to watch the video again xD

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Hi!! i have a questions; How do i know my score, each apply a quiz?

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Great Lesson.Thanks!

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As usual James’s Power <3 :D

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Great Lesson.

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The funniest lessons I’ve ever had are yours, James. And very intelligible too (10/10 =))! Thank you very much for this great job!

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Wow! Wonderful lesson! Very interesting.

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Nice lesson I have got 10 to 10..,
Only because of your powerful speech and you have got that talent to make people to understand what you do teaching.,, that’s where you are James…

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Some hart but l can learn it so l sould learn

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i got 10 out of 10, it was very useful and understandable lesson thanks for your time and energy.

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Great lesson James! Thank you.

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:-((((((((((( 6/10, I must repeat, repeat ……

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Great Lesson thanks a lot!

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Very useful lesson James!

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My score is 9/10.Thank you James.

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Love this Envid!!

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Thank you Mr James for the interesting lessson.It is useful and funny.

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Well, I got Write off” right, althought I wasen’t sure..
But now after reading your comments I got it.
Thank you!

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a very smart way to teach, a lot expression with OFF Congrats James

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You got 7 correct out of 10.

thanks..

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Thanks!

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Thank you James and engVid. I really like your videos and I am learning lots of things thanks to you. And I got 8/10 from this test; actually I expected it because I couldn’t understand “Write off”. I need to watch the video again. :)

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10 of 10 oooooooops! :D excellent for me! ^^

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Nice lesson James. Thanks!!

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thanks James!

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