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hello everyone
how are you doing ?
would you like to practice your english language with me ?
this my mail on skype : abdo.ahmed4250

Profile photo of azooom azooom

    That sounds like a good idea. Let me first install that program on my computer Azooom.

    Thanks for your invite.

    Profile photo of Regino Regino

      Great class on phrasal verbs Adam.

      Talking about spelling,Yep! You were right about the spelling of assaSSinate. How about the word “protege”? As far as I can tell, it comes from french, so it should be spelled out “protégé”.

      Thanks for this superb lesson Adam.

      P.S. Did I use the verb “spell out” correctly?

      Profile photo of Regino Regino

        Hi Regino,

        You’re right about the accents on protege, but some writing apps (this forum for example) do not offer the option of adding these, so it has become acceptable to write without them :)

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      Hi Regino! A good idea. Please can you tell me how i can install and use the program for Skype? Thanks a lot.
      Mike

      Profile photo of Mike One Mike One

    we made good group on skype we will have 3 hours daily voice calling if you want to share as send add friend to me .
    i think it’s very good idea to improve our speaking skills

    Profile photo of azooom azooom

      YOU WILL CAN SPEAK AND TALK ALSO TELL TO ME
      I GONT TO WILL AND ARE TEACH YOU,, YOU WILL BE REALLY GOOD SPEAKER ENGLISH BY MY TEACHING,, WORRY DONT,, HAPPY BE MAN GOOD,, ME NEED YOU TO THANK ME..

      Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

      THat’s sound sort of great!

      Profile photo of Lhuis Lhuis

      Hello can you add me to this group ,Please

      abdelrahman.mosatafa1

      Profile photo of Abdelrahman Abdelrahman

      Great job Azoom. I like the initiative ;)

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      You told that 3 hours a day. What time does you will online?

      Profile photo of rungruny rungruny

      hello azoom, I’m interested to practice english and I want o joing your group. My Skype name is gigio94531

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      thanks sir.

      Profile photo of Dr.Bassem Dr.Bassem

      Hey people I would love to take participation in this group you have made. I live in Brazil and people here are quite often reluctant to try out any speaking ability that they might have reached. cya guys

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    GOOD,, I AM ARE WILL LEARN ENGLISH,, AND MY IS ENGLISH ARE VERY PERFECT THAN YOUR ARE WELL,, THANKS

    Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

      THANK YOU FOR COMMENTING, BUT PLEASE turn off all caps because it makes it sound like you’re shouting

      Profile photo of engVid Moderator engVid Moderator

    Hello Azoom, I’m interested in this group in skype. When do you practise and how long? I will install the skype and I will add you,ok? See you

    Profile photo of Nanocapitan Nanocapitan

    YOU’RE NOT TURKISH!!!YOU’RE TRYING TO MAKE FUN OF THEM!!!IT’S NOT GOOD!!!

    Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

      OOAAHHAHAHAAA,, I AM TURKISH PURE %100
      NO HARMFULL TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN FOR ANYBODY
      DONT WORRY BABYYY

      Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

      Surely… This man is not Turkish…
      Or at least, he is trying to be funny… Because, he got more than 5 mistakes in a Simple text…

      Profile photo of Patrick Alves Patrick Alves

        POOR KIDO,, READ WELL WHAT I TYPED HERE,, I DONE JUST A JOKE ,, DO YOUR WORK AND KILL BUFFALOS, BARBARIAN PEOPLE..YOU ALL ARE KILLING ALL BUFFALOS ASIF IT IS A SPORT,, IF I AM NOT TURKISH,, YOU ARE NOT FROM ANY COUNTY OR NATION AT ALL..AND YOU ARE GIVING ADVICE TO ME ???

        Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

      Hi Katrin,

      Best thing to do is not give attention to those who look for it :)

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        ARE YOU TEACHER OR OR WHAT ?

        Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

        I CAN REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT AS YOUR LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH, YOU ARE ACCEPTED AS A TEACHER OKAY BY ALL ONES HERE BUT YOU PROMPT OTHER PERSONS GET ANGRY WTH ME, AT THE BEGINNING DONE A JOKE BUT THE LOOSER ONE NAMED KATRIN DONE INSULT FOR ME,, AND YOU SAID : DONT PAY ATTENTION,, SO I ADVICE TO ALLBODY HERE NOT TO TAKE ATTENTION OR CARE FOR YOU,, IT WAS JUST A JOKE MANN..BUT THIS WOMAN INSULTED US BY SAYING I AM NOT TURKISH,, IT IS NOT HER BUSSINESS NEIGHTER YOU,, BUT KNOW THAT : YOU HAVE BIG LUCK, MANY PERSON BELIEVE YOU ARE TEACHER AS YOUR OWN LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH..

        Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

        INFACT YOU ARE NOT TEACHER AT ALL

        Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

          Hi Selcuk,

          The whole point of this forum is to help each other learn English. Jokes only work if everyone is laughing. If you see a negative reaction, better to let it go, not to increase the anger.

          I meant no offense, just trying to settle things down.

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          OKAY MAN ( MEANTIME, ADAM IS MAN IN TURKISH :))
          I MENT TO DO JUST SOME JOKES BUT WHEN OTHERS SAY : HE IS NOT TURKISH THIS MADE ME TOO MUCH…
          I EXPECTED THEY WOULD UNDERSTAND IT IS JUST A JOKE BUT IT IS REACTED OPPOSITELY, ALSO I DIDNT MEAN TO OFFENCE ANY BODY AT ALL,, I AM SORRY OR THAT.

          Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

          It’s no problem Selcuk. Sometimes misunderstandings happen, especially when there is only text and no face to see :)

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          MY KEYBOARD DOESNT WORK PROPERLY, SOME WORDS AND LETTERS ARE MISSED IN PREVIOUS MESSAGE BELOW..

          Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

          THANK YOU BOOSS,, YOU ARE VERY GOOD TEACHER AND HAVE ALMOST INFORMATION ON MANY THINGS LIKE MILITARY,GUNS,MANY MORE,, GO ON BROOOO THANKS

          Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

          I MENT : YOU HAVE ALMOST ALL INFORMATION ON MANY THINGS LIKE MILITARY,GUNS,MANY MORE,,

          KEYBOARD IS KILLING ME :))

          Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

        youre right sir adam youer my favorite techear.

        Profile photo of JUDITH SENSEN JUDITH SENSEN

          Hi would you like to talk with me on skype in order to practice english? If you wanto my skipe username is: donatello133, best regards to you, bye

          Profile photo of dfantauzzi769 dfantauzzi769

    I’m new in this page but I’d like to practice my english with you, speaking throught skype.
    My username is Locked.up14

    Profile photo of AlejoDaza AlejoDaza

    That’s great.. I wish learn English, with you!

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    i would like to participate in the chat my skype is zulmita.hernandez please add me

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    ur always available?

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    I’d really like to practice my english this is my Mail no skype Camilo macias

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    Hello everyone. I’d like to improve my English speaking too. Please add me to your group. This my Skype name : hanho17293

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    add me me on my fb Shaique.ahmed.3

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    Add me please Andrés_Alberto

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thank u my teacher u help me a lot

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I got 10 out of 10 Thank you very much for this lesson
i wish you all the best in your life

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    Likewise Akarkoub :)

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Thank you Adam for this great and useful lesson! Indeed, I realized that phrasal verbs are very important in English language. Could you tell me which the phrasal verb with the largest differents meanings?

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards.

Profile photo of Wellington Porto Brito Wellington Porto Brito

    There are many like these Wellington. :)

    You can look them up online and study them. For example, how many meanings does ‘turn in’ have ?

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      Thank you teacher! You have awesome lessons and your particular website is very educational too. :)

      Profile photo of Wellington Porto Brito Wellington Porto Brito

Very useful lesson, thank you Adam! I didn’t know about take after, take in, take to, take on.

I’ve found also :take aback (to surprise) take away (the British form for take out – as I understood)

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    Hi Engread,

    It’s taken aback (surprised) :)

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Hi Adam,
I did know only “take-away” in place of your “take-out”. It seems that the former is used in Great Britain, whereas the latter in North America.
Right? :)

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    Indeed Antonella :)

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    Ciou; antonella, I sosno gurvinder.
    would you like to practice English with me.

    Profile photo of g.gurvinde g.gurvinde

got 8 correct out of 10.
:)
8. The tailor took ________ Joe’s pants to make them smaller.
over
out
back
in
10. Ann’s baby took ________ breastfeeding almost instantly.
to
down
in
up

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    me too,same results :)

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    Hi Kholio,

    To take means to make smaller, tighter, better fitting.

    Take to, means to like something, or to pick up the habit.

    Hope this helps.

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      ohh can’t imagine my self Mr/Adam with him self who’s commenting over me :) , really thanks a lot for this example :)

      Profile photo of kholio911 kholio911

Thank you so much Adam

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Cool! I wrong the question about Pink and Brian, I just remember the phrase in Portuguese :D and number 10.

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    Hi Sermotajr

    Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

    The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

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Thank you so much for helping me out , I appreciate it

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Adam, I don’t understanding the question 10. Can you explain me why is take up? Thanks a lot.

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    The last question was the only one that I’ve missed. Actually, I don’t understand how to use “take to”. Can you explain with more details, teacher? Thank you so much.

    Profile photo of Fernando Boente Fernando Boente

      HI Fernando,

      Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

      The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

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Awesome and i got 9 and out i and so it was an experience for me to make mistake this one

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I got 5/10 ^^;. I should review later. Thank you, Adam :)

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    6/10.. It’s too hard to remerber

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Phasal Verbs lessons are my favorite one !

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Phrasal verbs are very important , and you teach very well thanks Adam

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Thank you so much for the new lesson. As always you do an excellent job.Blessings to you and to all the teachers

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i was feeling that i will not get 10 but luckily i took it on and got 10 out of 10 :D

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thank you so much for the lesson, but I only have a Question: I dont really understand meaning of the last quiz
10. Ann’s baby took ________ breastfeeding almost instantly.
to
down
in
up
Can anyone explain it to me? Thanks a lot. ^^

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    Hi Pearl,

    Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

    The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

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Thanks a lot, Adam.
We all wait for your videos.
Just the last one “take to” I didn’t got the exact meaning and I got confused when I read the last exercise ” Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly”.
Can you give a little more about it?
Kind regards.

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    Hi Muhamad,

    Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

    The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

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Yes i got 100 percent off this test

Profile photo of jowaslauas jowaslauas

Hi Adam! Thank you for the lessons, espesially for the medical one. And,also,I have a question. There are three variants:
1 My friend has(got) A not very big island.
2 My friend has(got) not A very big island.
3 My friend has(got) not very big AN island.
Which is correct?(or all three variants possible?)
Thank you Adam.

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    Adam couldn’t you publish a short list of verbs after which we have to use “TO” or must not use it before following verb.(I like TO read,I want TO play, I can swim, I help…………)
    Thank you.

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      DONT WORRY BE HAPPYYY,, WHY YOU DONT GO TO YOUR REAL COUNTRY KATRINN ? ALSO IS THAT YOUR REAL NAME ? I DONT THINK SO :)

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        because my country doesn’t exist…

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        We’re all here to help each other Selcuk. No need to be mean

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          ADAM, WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY : NO NEED TO BE MEAN ? YOU MENT : I AM IMMORTAL OR CHEESY ?

          I WAIT YOU TO EXPLAIN IT

          Profile photo of SELCUK1974 SELCUK1974

          ‘To be mean’ means to be ‘not nice’.

          This site is about English only.

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      Hi Adam. Special thanks for the link.

      Profile photo of KATRIN777 KATRIN777

great lesson. thanks man :)

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Thanks, Adam. You are a very good teacher and today I have many new words to study!

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very useful gor 90
:)

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opps i mean got

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very good thanks alot

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Hello Adam from Thailand.

If you have some time. I would like to study English. About ! Okay. I interested in the words of native speakers when they say with their boyfriends or girlfriends (informal language). I would like to know, when they are boring, angry or want to stop the relationship with their girl/boyfriends. How native speaker say ?? If in Thailand, we say ” we should keep our distance ” yes, I don’t know Is my sentence make sense in English or not ? Haha !!!

Another sentences such as ” You are better for me., so we should give up our relation. Or I think, we can not mix. (It means we are more different, I can not understand you, you can not understand me.)

Or please give me what reason in English when people use for giving up relationship with someone
Or How will they say ?
Thank you.

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    Hi Haridan,

    There are many expressions, so this might make a good lesson :)

    As for your examples:

    We should time some time for ourselves.
    You are too good for me. I don’t deserve you. You should find someone better.

    Hope this helps a little :)

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I prefer taking out food from my oven, than a take out from McDonalds! heheh!

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    Nice sentence!

    Profile photo of Saint-Wu Saint-Wu

    :)

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    Completely agree with you, Iconica15 :)

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I watch your video two times, and then i took the quiz. I’ve got 9/10. It ‘s very good for me. Thanks Adam so much!

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Hi teacher, It seems all your lessons concerning to phrase verb are my favorite in learning English. It is extremely useful to me. I am looking forward to your continuous lessons. Thank you so much.:)

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That you Adam

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Sir : Adam
thank you for help us to be better in english

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hi i’m looking for a parten to practice my speaking english, if you are learning spanish i can help you
have a good day

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Thank you so much Adam… Nice lesson… You were my first favorite teacher in this site. Was because of you that I knew engvid, thanks…

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    Thanks Luis :)

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Hello Adam,

Even I have watched only once your lesson, I have got 9 from 10.Many thanks.
Anyway I have to practice more to take me under your wing!

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Great lesson Adam, very useful and now I hope to commit less wrongs about it.

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I got 8 correct out of 10

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I love Emma! She´s a nice teacher!

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Thanks! I hope, there will be a day when my English skills make a great take off)

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Thank you very much. Now I want to watch the lesson and got 5(fife).

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This a very useful…admittedly..this lesson has clarified me certain doubts..Thanks a lot..

Adam, Can you please upload another lesson with phrasal verbs specifically with the word “bring” thanks in advance

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thank you a lot teacher.

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Thank you Adam, you are a great teacher!

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Very helpful!Thanks!

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Thank you, Adam. Very well structured explanations. In the lesson you gave an example for “take to (someone)”, but in the test it was used as take to (something), particularly the process of breastfeeding. It was a bit confusing to me, considering not looking it up in the dictionary right away and the meaning you provide “to have a sort of connection with that person…”. So, my question: referring to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, does it mean “to conceive a liking for”? Maybe it’s obvious, but I just want to make sure I understand that correctly. Which baby doesn’t like it? :)

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    Hi Haliota,

    Yes, you are correct. You can take a liking to someone or something. It means to like or to develop a habit.

    You’d be surprised how many babies don’t like breastfeeding. They are given baby formula instead. :)

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Ann’s baby took ________ breastfeeding almost instantly.

What about this ? Can someone help me :)?

Profile photo of Hitjones Hitjones

    took to – it means to start doing something
    Baby took to breastfeeding- began to eat

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    Hi Hitjones,

    Vasil gave a good answer, but here’s a little more:

    Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

    The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

    Hope this helps

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Hi guys,
I am Vinod from India, i completed my school and college from my native place only, it was very difficult for me to speak a good English in my work place, now I am also a students of Engvid.com. I think it a good way to learn english, i like the way you guys teaching ,am very interest . Whenever i get free time i use to go to http://www.engvid.com instead of go to music channels, but to download all lesson is very difficult for me , so is there any CD or something available for the whole lesson ? If it is available please let know the payment mode and other procedure so that i can do it ASAP.
I would like to get the whole lesson in a sinlge way , like CD or something.
I am very happy to follow you peoples . i already suggested to my friends . my email id is vinodbnglr@live.com

Thanks and Regards
Vinod Puthenpura
Awaiting for your reply

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    Hi Vinod,

    I’m afraid the lessons are only available by Youtube or this site for now.

    If this changes, we will let you know.

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Thanks Adam

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Hi Adam,

Thank you for the lesson. I will continue practicing. I want to get 10 out of 10 next time:>

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Thanks for this useful lesson.

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hello everyone,

thank Adam for your meaningful lesson. it’s really useful!.
anybody wants to practise speaking english, please add me on skype. my skype name: clear sky. you can search my skype account through email sanghd7@gmail.com.

you are all welcome!!!

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thank a lot teacher

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I’m new here and I have enjoyed because the teachers are excellent! Like Adam, you are a adorable teacher for me..Thank you for explaning everything clearly. And please everybody! Correct me if I write something wrong here.. Thank you!

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    Welcome Ana :)

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      Hi, Ana! Count on me! Feel free to keep in touch.

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Hi Adam

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With you Adam our English will take off very soon. Thanks a lot.

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80% Thank you, Adam,

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Taking quizzes is a great exercise.

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I loved this lesson. I´m an English teacher here in Brazil and my students love when I take some news to them. In Portuguese, the word “protege” is when you take care of something or somebody. “Eu protejo você” “I protect you”…

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i thought that i have some mistakes in the quiz but, a have 100% you are an amazing teacher Adam. Thanks a lot.

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Thank you very much

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Hello Adam; thanks in advance for your explanations. You are very clear. Very helpful information.

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Good as ever, Adam obrigado.

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I got 8 correct!Thanks you so much Adam,my teacher.

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Take Me under your wing please ahaha I like it so much. it reaLLY HELPED ME TO IMPROVE MY ENGLISH

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Hi
these instructions for preparing IELTS test is effective.
i like all of trainers in ENGVIS.
Thanks Amma , Adam. Jade,…

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hello dear teachers, i am from china, i can’t see your videos as youtube is banned in china. is there any other ways that i can see your video teaching, thanks.

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    I’m very sorry — you’ll have to use a VPN, or see if anyone has mirrored our videos on a Chinese video site.

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      ok, I’ll try to use a VPN; i watched a few of courses when i was abroad and they are really great. Btw are these videos available for downloading, maybe i can download these courses and post them in china video site so that billions of chinese english learners can learn from you wonderful guys.

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Hi Adam.
Thanks for the lesson.I hope to learn quickly.

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thank you for adding group sir abdo

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10 out of 10 Nice :) I’m a fast learner :)

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Hi Adam, Thanks for your lessons, it’s totally useful. Especially the phrasal verbs’ ones. I’m currently working in London to improve my English and my collegues often use verbs like pick, drop or push. Would it be possible to do a lesson for each of this verb ? Again, thanks a lot ! Nico

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    Hi Nico,

    I’ll see what I can do :)

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Thanks a lot. Adam… very useful

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Phrasal verbs are kind of difficult. But when the teacher (Adam) explains them. they seems easy.

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really helpful!!!

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Thank you, Adam! I’m happy, I’ve got 8 of 10!!!

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Great session teacher, I find them very useful. If someone wants to speak with me in English I will be very grateful.

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My flag is brithish but I am Spanish. I can change your English for my Spanish

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First of all, I am going to ask you a lot of questions (sorry about that) which confuse me all the time.

I’m basically focusing more on writing than speaking. So most of my questions will be about that.

1. In the last sentence I have written, Do I need to put comma after so (this confuses me many times as it is the most common transition word)?

2. If I write two questions which are separated by the conjunction or, do I need to invert the word order to question or do I have to use embedded question word order after or?

This is exactly what I have just done unintentionally (putting two questions using or).

3. In the last two questions, I have used question word order after the introductory clause and if clause. Is this right? Can I use question word order after comma?

4. Which noun form should be followed by any (singular or plural)?

Lastly, could you please tell me if I have made any grammar mistakes above?

Thanks Adam. You are awesome.

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    Hi Mkb,

    I’m basically focusing more on writing than speaking. So most of my questions will be about that.

    1. In the last sentence I have written, do I need to put comma after so?

    You need to put a comma before so, not a period. This is a coordinating conjunction.

    2. If I write two questions which are separated by the conjunction or, do I need to invert the word order to question or do I have to use embedded question word order after or?

    You wrote this question correctly. The important thing about coordinating conjunctions is to have parallel structures on either side of the conjunction: do I need to or do I need to…? Should I do A or can I get away with B?

    3. In the last two questions, I have used question word order after the introductory clause and if clause. Is this right? Can I use question word order after comma?

    Yes and yes :) The question is the independent clause.

    4. Which noun form should be followed by any (singular or plural)? both are possible:
    If there are any questions on the test you’re not sure about, ask for clarification.
    If you are unsure about any word(s) in the text, look it/them up.

    Lastly, could you please tell me if I have made any grammar mistakes above?
    Nope (one capital D, but I’ll take it as a typo;) )

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Dear Adam,

Thank you your lesson and your explanations. Your lessons are the best useful for me. However I agree with Haliota’s comment. Please write more about phrase of “Take to”. (Dear Haloita, I am violin artist and I would like to know you, because you could help me in my profession and vice versa.)

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    Hi Vidam, basicaly my background is in visual arts.
    I’m afraid that Music is not my area of expertise, although my child plays 2 musical instruments. If you are looking for the musical terminology in English, I’m not the right person to ask. But if you have any general related questions feel free to ask and I will see if I’m capable to help you out.

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    Hi Vidamzenesz,

    Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.

    The baby liked it, or developed the habit almost instantly. Some babies take a long time to breastfeed and some babies never do it at all.

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Thanks, Adam.
But I have a question.
‘I failed in history.’
‘I failed history.’
Are both of them correct? If yes, what is the difference between these two sentences?

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    Get one more question. Sorry.
    ‘fail the exam’ and ‘fail in the exam’
    Which one is correct?
    Thanks.

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    Hi Sophie,

    Technically, “I failed in History.” is correct, as you are talking about the subject. But many students say I failed history, meaning history class.

    I failed the exam is correct.

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Great lesson, Adam! You are a great teacher. I have a request. Could you create a lesson about phrasal verbs with verb SET, please? Thank you very much!

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    I’ll see what I can do Halem ;)

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Thanks Adam,
learning phrasal verbs is not my favorite but your teaching makes it super easy to understand.

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Thanks for your lesson. It`s very helpful. waiting the next lesson from you Adam.

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    yes you are right Maryam

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I got 100% Thanks Adam.

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it is really useful. Thank you for your lesson! Adam

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I got 100%, but I need to pratice more and I would like pratice with someone by internet. Very good class.

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Nice lesson, thanks

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7/10 what is yours best way do remember all of phrasal verbs ?

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    Hi Junior,

    The best way is to use them as often as you have a chance to.

    You can also write sentences using them and hopefully get someone to check these for you.

    :)

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HI Adam how can i spike englesh very well

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    Hi Tony,

    Speak as often as you can with whomever you can. It’s all about practice and being patient. It takes time :)

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I got 10 , tks Adam, very helpful lesson

Looking for people for improve my english skills and make new friends too. my skype ricky.fiebig1

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Thanks, Adam

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Hello dear teacher Adam, I am confused between the difference of Ever and Never. when can I use them

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    nice DALI

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    Hi Dali,

    Ever means all time. Never means no time.

    Paris is the most beautiful city I have ever seen. (in all my life)

    If you ever get a chance to go there, you should. (at any time)

    I have never been to Algeria, but I would love to go there. (at no time)

    Hope this helps :)

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this is my fb account name who wants to chat with me in english to practice. FB: Mohammed Dali

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Thanks adam,I really love your lesson.
I got only 40.I’ll hear more..

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i like it….nice to meet you all,i new member here.

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    Welcome Adeputra :)

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really useful!!!

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Thanks for your help Adam! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Please let me know if here is any facilities that i could talk with teachers on Skype or Mail them.

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    Hi Pallabi,

    I offer Skype lessons if you’re interested. You can contact me through writetotop.com

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What is the difference between no sooner than and as soon as :D

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    Hi Zand,

    They’re almost the same.

    No sooner than means right after something. as soon as means at the same time, but essentially, they are used in the same way to mean the same thing.

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Sir /Madam video lectures can not be played……..

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    Hi Zubair,

    It might be a Youtube issue. you might need to use a VPN

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Hi teacher ,, can you do favor for me
? would you like to give me good translator ( English into Arabic ”
Thank you :)

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    Hi Moustafa,

    I’m afraid I don’t know any Arabic translators. Maybe someone on this site can suggest someone for you.

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Any advice for studying the academic poetry ??

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    Hi Ghasa,

    Actually, there shouldn’t be anything called academic poetry ;) But I’m sure you can do a search on how to analyze poems and go through the many sites that are available.

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Hello everybody im new student

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    Welcome Giosurf :)

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Hi Adam. This is Liz, I love your english classes. Please, can you explain the difference between each and every. Giving examples. Thanks a lot.

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Thank you Adam, this classes are really helpful. Thank you, very much!

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many thanks Adam

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Hello , Adam
It’s kind of hard to me . But it’s good lesson . Thank you very much .

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Another 100. Thank you guys

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I realy, realy, realy love ENGVİD

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“Take my breath away” good song by Berlin, reminds me my old days in San Diego hehe. I think that is a good phrasal verb example. I Suggest to watch the video with lyrics good way to learn English.

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    Hi , I think it is better to say ” I suggest that you watch … ” not “I suggest to watch …”

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Thank you Adam, It’s very usefull
I Got 8 out of 10,

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hello adam i want to join ur class lesson please guide me how to join this ?i want to practice this language with some one do you have any group on skype?

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    Hi Tabi,

    I only private lessons on Skype, no classes. If you’re interested, you can contact me via writetotop.com

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i am waiting for your response?please i realy want to learn this language please

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adam how to watch your lectures ?your lectures on youtube orwhere?please if any one else who want to practice this language just tell his or her skype id

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    Yes, the lessons are on Youtube. Type engvid Adam in the search box there :)

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it ia a very usefull information! thanks!

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Hi everyone !
Any one wants to practice with me he is more than welcome this is my email vip-e7m-e7m@hotmail.com

Have a good one

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8/10 a little diffucult

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thank mr adam i got ninety percent i cannot answer the last question right

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Hi Adam. I find your phrasal verbs lessons quite mild and user friendly ;) You pick 1-2 meanings for each, whereas one can find loads of meanings for some of them in dictionaries. Moreover, there’s the declaration you made the other day, that your phrasal verbs lessons series will soon be finished. A mysterious thing.

Anyway, there is something else I’d like to take up with you. It concerns expressions built of nouns, like:

“tenses usage explanation”,

“the design and the implementation of the automatic mode of the processing of the clients requests”,

“phrasal verbs lessons series”.

Any time I have to use an expression like that, especially in writing, I feel uncertain. The doubts come in 3 categories:

1. When to use the version with “of”, when not? Which forms are better, the above or:

“the explanation of the usage of tenses”,
“clients requests processing automatic mode design and implementation”,
“the series of lessons of phrasal verbs”

or maybe some “mixed” versions would be optimal?

2. When is it possible or desirable to use a gerund instead of a regular noun, e.g. “the design and implementing of the automatic mode …”, “explanation of using of tenses”?

3. How to use articles in such expressions? Can some be omitted for the sake of style?

Would it be possible to put any rules or tips on this subject?
Thanks for the lesson.

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    Hi Tomek,

    When it comes to compound nouns, remember that the first in the series act as adjectives.

    tense usage explanation– what type of explanation? tense usage

    If you can use ‘of’ then there must be an apostrophe (‘) if you omit the of.

    client requests’ processing

    The gerund is the activity. If you want to talk about the concept, use the regular noun if one is available.
    The design and implementation of A takes years to master. (the idea of this)

    He is responsible for the designing and implementing of A. (for doing this)

    Articles cannot be omitted if they are required.

    Hope this helps a little.

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      It definitely helped, thank you.
      However, what about following example: “input validation”? For me, it means exactly the same as “validation of input” and I would never write “input’s validation”. Am I wrong?
      I would also like to ask directly about long chains like “something of something of…”. I put an example of that in the first comment. Are such chains ok or you would suggest rearranging them somehow?

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        Well, when you get to technical writing, it’s a little difficult to avoid these chains because they use jargon. This is why most people hate reading technical stuff. If you can avoid it, do so.

        As for input validation, here you have a compound noun where the first noun acts as an adjective to the second. In this case, the possessive is generally understood (liver transplant = transplant of the liver). When you start adding words (nouns) then eventually you need to add the apostrophe to indicate which noun the possessive belongs to.

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          Thanks for a quality response, I appreciate it.

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Great job. :D Thank you for the great lesson. I’m looking forward to more lesson on phrasal verbs.

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Thank you, I enjoyed the lesson.

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Hello,
Mr.Adam
I would like to ask you for something!
Could you please make a video what is the diffrences btween TOEFL and ILETS, I’m really so confused which of these should I do it.
I’m going to to master and the university need one of these exams, but I really don’t know which one should I do!
coould you please help me for that?
Thank you very much .

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      To be honest and I’m really sorry to say that! I can understand you and some of the other teachers very well, but I don’t unerdstand teacher Rebecca very well! I know it’s my mistake and I know I need to practise more to understand all the kind of accent!
      Now what I felt from your vedios and other teacher vedios that is ILETS exam is more suitable for me. Im just following your vedios and teacher Emma’s vedios to be better.
      The last request is I have problem with (s,’s or s’) could you please do lesson for that?
      Thank you very much

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        I’ll get on it Emy :)

        One important note to keep in mind if you are going to do the IELTS: spelling counts on IELTS because it a handwritten test. ;)

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Hi Adam, firstly I would like to thank you for your great lesson on phrasal verbs. I’ve really learned so many things by watching your videos. I would like you to do a lesson on I’m afraid VS I’m sorry. Thank you very much and wish you all the very best to continue your good work.

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    I’ll see what I can do Chamara :)

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how many times could I watch lesson to learn better

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    Hi Bido,

    As many times as you need to know the material well :)

    Sorry for the simple answer, but there is no one answer for everybody in this regard.

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Hi adam , is it right to say “I suggest to watch it. ” or is it better to say “I suggest that you watch it. ” ???

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    Hi Blackmak,

    I suggest you watch it (You can remove the that if you want)

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Adam if it isn’t difficult please help.

Mary and Philip Swan are talking to a travel agent about future holidays.

What are they interested in? For questions 1-7, choose the correct answer a, b or с. There is an example (0) at the beginning.

— Would you like to (0) tour Europe during your holidays?

— No, thank you, we are looking for a 10 or 15 days’ (1) _______ in the Pacific Ocean.

— There is a wonderful trip around Australia and New Zealand.

— Great! Is it (2) _____________?

— About 2000 dollars. (3) ___________ to Australia by ship?

— No, it’s a long way. We think we (4)______to Australia by plane.

— That’s fine. I think you can travel (5)_______ the ship The Sun Princess. It’s a wonderful place to (6) _________ and have fun.

— Are there any special activities for children? (7) _______ our own games for our 8-year-old son?

— No, you needn’t, they are happy to have children on board! Your son (8) _____________ play water games, take part in toy boat races and beach parties. There is a children’s only pool on the ship. Maybe he (9) _____________ in the swimming competition.

— Well, the voyage starts on 15 August. Then we (10) _________ Australia on 14 August.

— Fine. I hope you (11) _________ your trip.

0 a come b tour c choose

1 a show b break c voyage

2 a expensive b boring с dangerous

3 a Are you going b Do you go с When are you going

4 a are going to go / are going to fly

b will go / will fly

с are going / are flying

5 a in b on board с at

6 a relax b know с change

7 a Are we taking b Will we take с Shall we take

8 a shall b will с is going to

9 a will take part

b is going to take part

с is taking part

10 a are going to arrive in

b are arriving at

c are arriving in

11 a are going to enjoy

b will enjoy

c are enjoying

Thank you.

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    MY ANSWERS:0-b,1-c,2-a,3-a,4-b,5-b,6-a,7-c,8-c,9-a,10-a,11-b.

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I got 7/10 :D , Thank you Adam for all the lessions,my English is going to take off

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Hi Adam.
This lesson is very interesting.
But I thing you did talk about one meaning of the expression “take off” which is “to remove”.
For example if I say : I take off my shoes or my clothes.
Best wishes.

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Hi Katrin,

All Ok. :)

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    Thank you Adam. And for an advice,too.

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Great lesson!

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This was very helpful for me! Thank you

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Hi Adam.
This lesson is very interesting.
But I thing you didn’t talk about one meaning of the expression “take off” which is “to remove”.
For example if I say : I take off my shoes or my clothes.
Best wishes

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Thank you so much Mr.Adam for the nice lesson. Your teaching make me too easy to understand the meaning, differ from my old teacher who tell me to remember only.

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Hi ,
what is the best sentence to use : Today I went to school or today I have gone to school . Because I haven’t already figured out the difference between the past simple and the present perfect when there aren’t any yet , already , lately ( which are used with the present perfect ) or the time of the action isn’t said like yesterday , last week ( which are used with the past simple )
Thank you ;)

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    Hi Berne,

    I would say Today I went to school. It is an understood past time because you are not at school now and ‘today’ is not that long, so it’s almost a definite past time.

    Does this help?

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Hi Adam thanks for lesson. I have a question what is the different between struggle over and struggle against? Example struggle over racism or struggle against racism which is correct?

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    Hi Cerenacar,

    Actually they are both correct. The struggle over is the fight (noun) about something. Struggle with is to fight (verb) against something.

    African-Americans’ struggle over equality has been going on for decades.

    African-Americans struggle with racism every day.

    Does this help?

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Oh gosh,phrasal verbs drive me crazy!

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Great teaching. I sometimes find it difficult to translate on my own without a native speaker’s help. If possible help me to edit-proof my translation.

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Thanks for the lesson! I’ve learned a lot. I got 10/10 :)

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Thank you for answer and assistance me know about the expressions.

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Thank you so much Adam. It’s very pleasant to come in your classes. Now, i’ve got a question: What are the correct expressions?:”I take the problem on” or “I take on the problem” and “I take my class notes down” or “I take down my class notes”.

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    Hi Santiago,

    In these examples, both ways are acceptable. There are some phrasal verbs in which the noun must come between the verb and preposition.

    In most cases it’s a matter of what is more comfortable. Also, in some cases the difference is emphasis.

    I take on the problem- focus on problem
    I take the problem on-focus on take on

    Does this help?

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      It does. Thanks!

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hi,Adam!I,m an english teacher.I teach english in a small village.WEhave
Hi!Thank you very much.You speak so clearly that I
understand english as my native language.to take off
is also mean to remove clothes .Isn’t it?

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Dear Adam,
You are right. The word ‘assassinate use double ‘s’.
Also, I made a mistake in the quiz.

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Thank u so much Adam, u r really a great teacher
How I can improve the british accent ?

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    Hi Timane,

    Check out Benjamin’s and Jade’s videos :)

    Also, watch a lot of BBC

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hi dear.can i download these videos? hwo i can? thanks for every things

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    Sorry Shahramsaberi. These are only available to view online.

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Thank you so much Adam.your lessons are very interestin.I like
the way you teach.

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thank you so much adam you are really great teacher:)

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I got 100% .
thank you

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hello teacher Adam , i am really going very bad , till now i can’t understand sorry but your teaching method very good always i am watching your videos , thank you so much

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    Don’t worry Samirpro. It takes time. just keep trying :)

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Thank you

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thank you

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You’re very good, Adam. I think it’d have been much better if you had written the meanings of phrasal verbs on table. Please, consider this for your future videos ;)

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hi every one, i really enjoyed my time here,if any one need to practice with me …just add me in whatsapp:+201096864882

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In my opinion you are very good teacher! You are very clear , speak easily.Sometimes I ask by myself if you really are speak English or Portuguese kkkkkkkkk! Maybe my English are improving!

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thanks a lot

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Great test. I realy enjoyed every sentence.

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Thank you Adam. Very good lesson!

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Hello Adam,
I am so happy doing your exercises! Tell me please,do you have some lessons about “there is-it is,there are-they are” and when is correct to use one of these?
Thank you.

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Adam,

I admire your job. You’re very practical in your lessons. Thanks a lot!

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Hi Adam,
“6. Jack wants to take Cindy_OUt_ on a date.” means: Jak wants to kill Cindy on a date ! or take her out door?

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It is a very good lesson, indeed.
Pretty awesome it is followed by Quitz!
Thanks, Adam.

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Hi Teacher Adam,
Really I understand near whole video, however with phrase verb “take to “, alittle bit is not clearly. Could you give me extra information or some example. I make a mistake in quize, 10th sentence.
toward replying from you
joy!

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You are the best teacher, you answer all questions from student’s comment.

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thanks so much teacher adam.

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Thank you Adam.
hello everybody. I”m interested to improve my english and I think the best way to do this is speaking. So, my skype name is gigio94531, feel comfortable to add me.

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Thaks a lot!!!

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I take down my notes while watching video and then answered the questions it is useful way thank Adam

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thanks….. it’s very useful

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Thank You dear Adam and Haloita your answers. I have understood, dear Adam. It is great that your child play instruments. If you want we can talk each other online, dear Haloita you can find me on uzleteim75@gmail.com This is an opportunity to practice english.

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Hi everyone I’m so delighted to be part of this intellectual circle, so I’m available and widely opened to anyone who would like to practice in order to increase his savoir , one people one love and full respect to you all education is for ever though everything passes.

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grate lesson I got only 60 something are very seemed but good lesson

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thanks

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I got 6.It was difficult for me.

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i hope you will teach more phrasal verbs like break or put or make. i am always waiting for your lession

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sir .. i m unable to download ur phrasal verb video … will u help me ???

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10 out of 10… :)
thank you Adam GBU…

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Hi, Adam
I really appreciate your valuable lessons and commitment to them. I would like to let you know your lessons have a strong power to make us get motivation for studying English even harder. Thank you once more.

Based on this lesson, I have made some sentences and I want to share them with Envid friends and you.

1. take out
– I can’t eat this food in a restaurant because I am running behind by 10 minutes. So, I’d better take it out.
– Please pay particularly close attention to the food in the oven. You should take it out in 5 minutes.
– He was charged with taking out a couple of innocent people.

2. Take in
– This skirt I bought yesterday doesn’t fit well. It would be better to take it in.
– I saw a poor dog on the way home yesterday and really wanted to take in the dog, but I couldn’t. Because I have an allergy to dogs.

3. Take over
– I am going to take over his role and responsibility temporarily during his absence.
– The CEO is persuaded to take over the company we visited last month.
4. Take up
– Before taking some pictures, we should take up some space to set up our camera.
– I am considering taking up yoga for my health.
– When I had some problems, I used to take up with him.
5. Take after
– Even thought he looks like a Casanova, he takes after Mahatma Gandhi.
6. Take back
– I consider taking back my promise I gave to him.
7. Take off
– His new store is taking off as soon as an opening ceremony is done.
– I love the moment when a plane is taking off.
8. Take on
– Sometimes I am afraid of taking on an emerging problem on this project, but I have to overcome it for my success.
9. Take down
– Although he looks stronger, you can take him down as long as you believe in yourself.
– Please, take down this sentence.
10. Take to
– Could you take this stuff to him?
– She has a good sense of humor. It makes me take to her.

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hi Adam i love your method of teaching Thanks!!!!!!

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being a teacher , i`m super proud to be taught from one of the most respected and modest teachers ever.
but i have a special request Adam, please, will you make a video about names of spices and herbs ?
thanks a lot , really appreciating your efforts.

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10 of 10
Thank you very much Adam !! you are my favorite teacher!!! In every lesson I can understand you perfectly!

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I loved this quiz!!

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Thanks …9 of 10 ;)

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Hi Adam,

I have a question. At this part of The Beatles’ song what is the meaning of take out?
You said that it may refer to food (to go / your e.g: mcdonald’s food). You also mentioned its literal meaning, in other words, to take something out of somewhere (your e.g: turkey). And lastly, you said it may be used as a slang (to assassinate).

If you don’t take her out tonight,
She’s gonna change her mind,
(She’s gonna change her mind)
And I will take her out tonight,
And I will treat her kind.
(I’m gonna treat her kind)

According to your explanations and definitions, I could not find the appropriate meaning. Does it have to do with invitation?

Best wishes,
Fernando

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    You’re right, there is another meaning — to take someone out on a date.

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      Thank you very much.

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A little bit difficult to remember all theses and clarify.But I am trying

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Thanks teacher.

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Thank you, Adam!
I have been enjoying watching your videos since a long time!
Wish you a good day!

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okay, I think someone is stealing your videos:
http://www.engvid.net
or is that permitted by you?

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    I’ll look into it!

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this is my skipe account Nico19851405
Please add me,i’d like to improve my English….byeeee

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Hi,Adam
you are a great teacher!
I enjoy your class.
you could upload other class about phrasal verbs.

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i wanted to take up English because i’m stupid

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Dear Adam. Congratulation to you too. You are very good: a.) you can motivate also via clip, b.)you are authentic, and you affects as person and personally c.)you are a native didactic genie.
Thanks a lot for your talent and for that how you use it. My english practice and improving thank you too.
Mike

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I got 100% ..Thanks for your lesson. It’s very helpful..great teacher

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I’ve taken up English since last September. I’m late to know engVid. This is great website, and I took down notes of Adam’s lesson. Thank you, Adam. Hope my English can take off quickly to next level. ^_^

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Hi, Adam) Thank u for your usuful lessons. I’d like to ask u about “take into”. Is it the same as “take in”?

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Jack wants to take Cindy out on a date – like turkey out of the oven))))))))

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Adam, you are great teacher. Well done.

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thanks Adam every day I learn from you

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yeeeee!!I did it!

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Hello Adam. There is a song. And lyrics goes like can you take me over can you take me lower. What d’u think it means. Can you explain in other words. Thanks in advance.

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    What’s the song?

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Hi, I’m always thankful to your great lectures.
After I saw this video and took quiz, I have a few questions about them.
I didn’t catch on quiz #6, 10 sentences’ meaning.
You said ‘take someone out’ meant ‘kill someone’.
You meant ‘Jack wants to kill Cindy ON A DATE’???????????
I was a little confused.
And in quiz #10, ‘Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly.’
I can’t understand the meaning of this sentence.
Looking forward to hearing from Adam or anyone who can answer to my questions…
;(

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    Actually in this context, the phrase was used in literal meaning: to take sth out of someplace.
    So, sometimes it might have discrepancies and you need to distinguish them by the context.

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You’re amazing, thank you.

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does it depend of its name?

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thank you Mr Adam

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Hi Adam!
I’m new to this great community and let me just tell you that you do a great job as a teacher and I really appreciate all the effort :)
I learned English back when I was at school but almost five years later I feel like my English has gotten really rusty. I was hoping you could give me some advice on how to get back on track since I’m planning on taking the IELTS exam next month and I don’t feel as confident anymore.
Thank you so much for all the great videos and I hope to hear from you soon :)

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Hi Adam,
Not bad not bad. I see that you have got a vocation for teaching. In Russia your lessons are very popular.
Would you have failed to explain the meaning of ‘BLOW” in different situations?
Thank you in advance.

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hii adam… what the other meaning of as well? thanks in advace

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Hi Adam
Take off means to live a car-am I right???

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    Not live but leave((((

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Thank you Adam is useful lesson !!!

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THNK YOU MR:ADAM . RELLY I’M LEARNING FROM YOU 9\10

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Ten out of ten

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HI ADAM
thank you very much for the effort you make to make our life easier in english.
i have a problem of pronounciation even i try to read in high voice.
i hope that you oppen a page in skype to practice english with native speakers.
best regards.

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Great lesson Adam. Thank you. Hi everyone, if someone to want practice english by skype, follow my skype: renattossouza. bye

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Hello teacher!
Thank you very much for your useful lessons.
I have been watching your videos since over a year and it worked perfectly with me.
I have been in Canada since last year and hopefully I can meet you sometime .
my residence in Windsor , it is 4 hours away from Toronto by car, I wish you to come visit Windsor sometime we will be very honored having you in our house .
kindest regards.

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Thanks Adam for the video :)

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Thanks a lot teacher ..!
I’d like to practice my english you !
my name on skype : oussamalouss

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Great lesson Mr. Adam
thank you for explanation

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Thank you Adam you Rock!!! Love your videos!!

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Congrats Adam. You are doing me a great favor. TSM.

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Seems to be the most difficult part of learning English. But I’m gonna keep trying. Thank you, Sir.

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Thanks 8 of 10 not very bad.

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thank you very much, it helps me to understand the difference more clearly

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I’d really like to practice my English. I need it please

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Hi everyone! i’m interesting too…so can you invite me to your group please? my skype mail is crsitianbeltranp30. Thanki you.

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Thank you so much, Adam! I’ll try to practice phrasal verbs. They are a little bit complicated to me. See you later.

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I like “Try to take over the world” I recalled to Pinky and The brain when I was a child:)

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Who likes improve English with me? I am happy with boys and girls. We arrenge the time. Always I am around. Please add me. misrak.taye9

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Hello Sir Adam,
Can you tell me any online source on which I can check my essay writing?

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Thank you very much for this class Adam, it’s very useful!

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thanks Adam , that’s a very interesting lesson.
Keep Going

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Hello. I want to improve my speaking skills. Thats why ask you to add me in your speaking group, if it posible. Thank you.

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    My skype nickname is romashkaua2.

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Hello Adam! I have one question do you teach in person

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Thank you so much T.Adam . Please cauld you give us more than one quiz if you can.

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Hi Adam! Thank you for lesson!! I love this site and teachers!!!

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You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

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Hello Adam I’m new .
I don’t understand why we must write ”to”
At question nb 10

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so do I! I didn’t understand this topic too.
But i’ll try.

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thanks mr. adam, i took 9/10 in the quiz, i messed in took to breastfeeding, i chose took in, i think i didnot get it very well.
see you latter

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I got 10 of 10… thanks adam, it’s really easy to understand almost all of your lessons coz your a really good teacher…

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Thanks Adam!!

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YOU ARE GOOD TEACHER. I UNTERSTAND YOUR COURSE :) REGARDS …

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Good lesson. I understood everything. Thank you so much.

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thank you very much , for this explanation

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Thank you, Adam. 9/l0 :D

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Awesome web site.Thanks a lot.You ‘re an exceptional professor.

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thank you so much . im learning very fast with you . your words and examples stay in mind :)

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I loved the phrase of Pinky and the Brain :P
Greetings from Mexico

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Hi, Adam,
Thanks for your lesson. It’s useful like usual.
Could you explain me, wheather it is a joke when someone gives an answer ‘We will take over the world’ to a question ‘What are we going to do tonight?’
After all, nobody can plan to assume control of the world in particular everning for fun.

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Thank Adam…your lesson is nice!

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hello, who wants to practice english with me ?

my skype : naioofy151

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Wow! guys. Hello mr Adam i hope to help me to get the ex english ^_^

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Hi Everyone,
I would to practise English with you.
My skype is: lananhphung89
Thks So much

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Really good, thanks you so much for these knowledge.

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Thanks Mr. Adam, could you explain ‘Take under’? Thanks in advance.

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hello please add me to your group my skype id is fawad3633

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Thanks teacher, list of take: take after, take along, take aside, take away, take back, take down, take in, take into,take off, take on, take out, take over, take to, take up. Also we have: take apart, take under, taker aback. take up with…

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I’ve got a 10 of 10. Thanks teacher for your great Job! Continue work out to teaching!

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Thanks Adam! It was a good lesson, I forgot many phrasal verbs, and I´m so happy because a I remember everthing. And I´m so glad that you take up learning spanish. When you need practice spanish or questions of culture meanings, you can ask me, and I´ll so happy to help you how your lessons help me.:D

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Hi Mr. Adam I found out this so helpful for me

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Adam, your lessons are really good. EngVid has helped me a lot to improving my english. Thanks a lot. I suggest to you a lesson about “might”.

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    *to improve

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thank you adam , i got 8/10 again

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Thanks to lesson.

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Thanks to the lesson

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is there anybody add me on fb shaique.ahmed.3
to conversation for learning

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Thanks Adam.. hope all natives speak like you so I can understand well. hehehehe

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hi mr Adam

i like your lessons,they are interesting; just one question about the verb take away it means also take out

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Thanks a lot Mr Adam, but it’s still difficult issue to me.
Could i ask if “take after” has the same meaning of take care or responsibility of some one
Thanks in advance

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thanks a lot! Mr. Adam.

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Hi Adam, can i use “take over” in the meaning to transfer responsibility to smb for example when i changing job.

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hi Adam. in this situation “we take you up New-york. you can enjoy pure air there” ->what does “take up” mean?. thanks a lot!

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Thanks Adam. My English skills are taking off since I’m following your lessons.

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Thank you very much for everything you are doing to help us.
I really wish you all the best in your personal and professional life.

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I got a 100 percent!!!

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I got 7 correct out of 10:)
4. Pinky: “What are we going to do tonight?”
Brain: “The same thing we do every night. Try to take _______ the world!”
down
up
over
in
8. The tailor took ________ Joe’s pants to make them smaller.
over
out
back
in
10. Ann’s baby took ________ breastfeeding almost instantly.
to
down
in
up

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Thanks Adam.

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Hi Adam I am very new in here and I just discovered your videos while looking some useful videos at youtube and I am so glad..thank you for sharing your knowledge…hope to be ready in my future plans teaching english here in my country..love to learn more from you…

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By the way I got a perfect score in this test…😊

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Thanks! Before I watched this useful video phrasal verbs with take had frightened me a lot XD

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hi adam congratulations you are a good teacher i got 90 after i watched this video and i like the way you teach

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Hello Adam, Could you explain the take with other examples, because the explanation is not clear?

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thanks Adam 😊

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10/10 . Thanks Adam

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I like learning Phrasal Verbs like this.
Great exercise !
Thanks Adam

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Hi Adam! I don’t make sense on these 3 common mistakes are: First Name, Middle Name and Last Name. Could you please explain?.

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Hi Adam! I just want to know if we can say:
I can’t take in any more information.
take in here means absorb.

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Thank you so much for your clearing

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I got 9. Thanks, Adam. You took in all the students as a protege.

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U r great, u know?! =) Im going to go for abroad soon and learning English hard…and its easy with your lessons. Thanks.

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Hey, Adam thank you for this useful lesson.Please, could you explain answer of the 10th question?

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    I didn’t understand either

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Hello Adam. Could you tell me what mean following phrasal verbs: take me over, take me lower? Thanks in advance!

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Thank you Adam, Great lesson as always. I think you, James and Emma are the best teachers on EngVid, well I haven’t taken up lesson with all teachers.

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Man I got 10 out of 10 but phrasal verbs is not easy at all

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Hello! I understand phrasal verbs. its not easy. What should I do?

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Bunch of thanks. I’m so grateful for your significant videos :)

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hey adam Thank you for lesson but I didn’t understand 10th question Can you explain it for me Ann’s baby took to breastfeeding almost instantly

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Hello guys! I’m Emma and currently live and work in China as Business English Trainer. You’re always welcomed to add me on WeChat/whatsapp to practice and improve your oral communication skills. +8615997444049. thanks

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Hello Adam, Thanks for this lesson. Could you please explain why the correct answer to this question of the quiz is “to” and not “up”?
Question: 10. Ann’s baby took ________ breastfeeding almost instantly.

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hello Adam, thanks a lot for doing this, to you and to all your colleagues, it’s very helpfull :-) i just started with this lesson, (and i also can’t see the difference between take to and take up on the question 10.) i’m hungry for the rest of them, pretty sure i will send some more questions soon…

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The less you know the better you sleep.

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I think there is another meaning for “take in” contemplating. For instance: we were taking in that beautiful landscape. Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Great lesson as always👍

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10 out of 10, but I was lucky on the last one, not very sure, Adam’s word ‘connection’ was the key for take to.

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Wow you really take off about teach English, Mr. Adam

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thanks a lot
i really understood

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hi Adam
i still dont understand the question 10 answer .Could you expain more please

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Hi everyone. I’d like practice and improve my english skills, so anyone there who want practice? It’s possible use facebook or skype.

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    Hi buddy, i’d like to practice my english too, can you add me on the skype, my account is maicon_unzer@hotmail.com

    We can help each other, it’ll be nice :)

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Hi I’m very glad to have teacher like you really make learning fun and I wish that if got a teacher like you in India.

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9/10 Aww yeah

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You said you are taking up learning spanish, so I will say this in Spanish: GRAN TRABAJO AMIGO

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Hi Adam! I love your lessons about phrasal verbs!:)
I have a little question about the difference between “look like” and ”take after”!
Look like –> Physical similarities
Take after –> Same character traits (personality) + Family relationship
Am I right ?
I can’t say ”I take after my friend because I love cars like he does.” ?
But I can’t say “I look like my friend because I love cars like he does.” either ? (given that ”look like” is for physical similarities) So, how can I say it?
I hope you will understand, I’m only a beginner and I can’t express very well.
Thanks a lot :)

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Yey! 💯

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Hi adam.
You are second to none.
I have a question,pls answer it.
Explain the meaning of this verse:
Why do you see right through me?

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The secret of learning is practising.
Scored 100 %

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Your lessens take me up.

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Radiant explanation dear Adán as usual anyway greetings from surco

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Thanks for the class.
I really liked it.

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one of the most helpful lessons ever with such a teacher, thanks a lot Adam :)

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Hello
Every one , I read all comment from every one
Thanks from Azoom
That’s good idea
I have a question how to give a quiz or test after watching the lesson
I did one time , but I want to do more then one time

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it was really helpful

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thank you teacher this phrasal verbs are very useful

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Hi everyone, if you want practicing let’s do it. skype my name is Lord lordifane.
I’m looking forward

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Thank you very much, your lessons help me to successfully learn English.

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One question, When you say, – you are sitting on the table, get off. It’s correct to say get away of the table?
Sorry my english is very bad.
I like your classes very much.

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Hi dear teacher. I can’t see video on the your website ?why?

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    Hi, Eliiialp. All of our videos are on YouTube, which may be blocked in your country.

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Thank you Mr. Adam.

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Hello Adam,
I am new here.Thank you for the lesson and your explanations. I got 9 correct out of 10. From now on I can learn English by myself using this website.

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As always – fantastic examples, leaving no a!biguity or doubt!

To my ears though, to take the turkey out of the oven sounds quite literal rather than idiomatic. Definitely less idiomatic than
On the other hand, I can’t take it anymore = I can’t stand it, sounds more idiomatic

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As always – fantastic examples, leaving no ambiguity or doubt!

To my ears though, “to take the turkey out of the oven” sounds quite literal rather than idiomatic. Definitely less idiomatic than: “I can’t take it anymore” = I can’t stand it.

Not sure how speakers of other languages see that.

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thank you very much

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IT’S REALLY A GREAT WORK DONE BY YOU ADAM.
THANKS

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please add me on Skype I want to take classes over their

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Hi Adam^^ I want to ask number 10. I don’t understand why the answer is “to”. Can u explain it to me plis?

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Thank you, Adam. I get successfully the lesson.

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Thanks for your lesson Adam, I got 10 correct out of 10. I’m learning a lot with your videos at home, it is the best of this quarantine, thank you so much. You are an awesome teacher

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Adam , I’ve been watching you for 2 or more years , sometimes I feel you are my neighbor .Thanks for this feelings!

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