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Hi, James!

I would like to thank you and your fellow teachers for sparing your time to make these great video lessons, they are very helpful and much more interesting than those boring textbooks I used to read when I was a student.

And I have a suggestion for your future (hope there will be more) lessons. Everyone knows your speech becomes more vivid if you use synonyms instead of repeating the same word all the time. Say, use the words “splendid, brilliant, marvellous, fantastic etc.” when talking about things one finds wonderful. The problem is, you can look them up in the dictionary and even write the synonyms down, but it’s difficult to remember them on-the-spot, when you are actually talking to someone. I believe that’s because you memorise them out of the context, so they just go into what we call “passive vocabulary”. So if you could make some lessons illustrating the situations where such words are used, that would be splendid-marvellous-fantastic :) I know your informal presentation and artistry make sure students remember the lesson properly :)

Here is a short list of other “often used and having lots of synonyms” words: like, dislike, good, bad, interesting, beautiful.

Saturday, May 9th 2009

    Hi, Roni. Don’t you want to speak in english via skype to develop speaking and listening skills?

    Saturday, May 7th 2016

    He is the best teacher

    Saturday, March 25th 2017

I am new here. :) you’re such a cool teacher. I’m a beginner, and used to think that English is not quite easy. But look, after I have watched your video I turn up that English is indeed a very nice place to be. :) thanks Mr. James,

I am looking forward to right some of my errors here in my comment.

God Bless.

Friday, May 15th 2009

What’s up James ?

Mannnn, i love phrasal verbs!
Could you do more videos about it ?

Your classes are very nice!

Wednesday, May 20th 2009

hey James am jalal here wen i was seen ur class turn up my knowledge…

Wednesday, May 20th 2009

thank u

Saturday, May 23rd 2009

Hello sir Really you are amazing in your explaine to us and cool
I wish to find more studies in this website beacause you are the best
I feel that my level turn up :) and increase by your words

Thanks alot

Saturday, May 23rd 2009

It is a very good lesson . It’s been very helpful to me. but what about (
turn out). is there any phresal verb like this?

Friday, June 5th 2009

thank you !

Thursday, June 11th 2009

Hi jams:
I am new for the languge,but I understand your’s amazing and you are so good.If you have a chance pleace lesson about grammar. thank you my vison is turn up!!!

Sunday, June 14th 2009

Thankyou James!

Monday, June 22nd 2009

thank you James! it is too simple to learn grammar with you)))

Monday, July 6th 2009

I will turn back again to this great website to watch James’ lessons and lessons of other teachers!

Monday, July 27th 2009

Thank you James!

Monday, August 3rd 2009

welldone, first of all i wanna thank u all who r paritcipating this job it is really great opportuniy to get that. actually when ever i watch ur vedios i feel that my english skills are turning around from worse to better form. pleas keep up this job u will turn up agreat respect from us

Wednesday, August 26th 2009

it’s really helpfull..thnx james..

Monday, September 14th 2009

Many many thanks James. really i was searching for a class abt phrasel verbs with “turn up, turn down..etc. if u don’t mind can u explainabout “turned off”. i’m very eagerly for waiting for listening the class abt the phrasel verb with turned off.
In adn. yr class is very simple to follow u and it’d be very useful and helpful for the students just like me.

Monday, October 19th 2009

    hello selo
    turn off simply means shut or switch off.ex: turn off your mobile.

    Friday, January 6th 2012

i don’t understand why he said apple when he is talking about turn over.Could someone explainme this point? thanks

Sunday, December 13th 2009

thank you james. i got new meanings..

Tuesday, January 12th 2010

Nice lesson.

Friday, March 19th 2010

    where are you from?

    Saturday, December 11th 2010

Thank you

Wednesday, April 28th 2010

Hi James
Thank you It is very interesting lesson for me . I always watch this video lesson . I m looking toward to watch new lessons more

Sunday, May 9th 2010

hi, its nice sir.

Tuesday, May 18th 2010

I loved the lessons! thanks a lot

Wednesday, May 19th 2010

thank james you are agood teacher but please talk more slowly

Monday, May 31st 2010

Thanks a lot James!! You are the best teacher I have ever been taught) Thaaaaaank youuu very much!!)Always Be happy!))

Wednesday, June 16th 2010

Hey, thanks but how about, “turn off, turn on, turn out.” Any help?

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

I like your movements ,while you theaching and ammmm it’s great lessons

Monday, July 5th 2010

Do you speak french, James? :)
If you do… that would be a real great thing if you could make french lessons in same style :))

Saturday, July 10th 2010

thx u & the God help u

Monday, July 12th 2010

It’s nice been watching you videos. That’s great! Thax alot

Friday, July 16th 2010

Nice one. I could not store it but i realy wish to do so. I am not from english speking country.
Need new more video on english gramar. I hope that you take it in to consideration.
Wanna thanks again to http://WWW.ENGVID.COM and all techers.

Tuesday, August 24th 2010

thanks James….Where is my quiz ??

Tuesday, September 14th 2010

” Turn over”
Can I use that word for this situation?
when I grill a pork I can turn over the pork to another side ???

Friday, September 17th 2010

thank u sir

Monday, September 27th 2010

I liked this topic, “TURN’, wanted just to remind you there is also. “turn-in” which means. I think to return. isn’t it?James?

Sunday, October 10th 2010

Hey James! nice lesson, what about “turn in” and “turn out”

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010

Tks, James! I’ve started understanding the verb turn !!!!

Thursday, November 4th 2010

hey, good work

Saturday, November 27th 2010

Yo James,what’s crackin? i do have a question,dude.Does flip over n’ turn over mean da same? U r da bomb,JAMES.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

    HI Jamse thank you so much for your lesson you are the best teacher I wach your vidoe every day my English be better in before keep speech many class god bless you .

    Thursday, January 27th 2011

thank you widely teacher , I am much obliged to you James !

Friday, March 18th 2011



Thursday, April 7th 2011

where is the quiz

Thursday, May 12th 2011

Thank you very much. i am realy very happy to get teacher like you , best of luck to you.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

I would like to know how to write all kind of purpose an applications, thank you again

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

james u’re really good teacher i like u because u teach very good

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Hi James, thank you for super lesson about “turn”, It’s easy and marvellous to learn english from you. Keep up!

Friday, June 17th 2011

Hi James , in fact it’s a very nice lesson , but I have a question if u find it please try to answer it . ( what about turn off and turn on ? ) when and how can we use them ?

Friday, July 1st 2011

Hi James, first things first, you have a great method of teaching, of course, it is a great honor for you and your family, I really appreaciate all of your efforts. Besides everything I am an English teacher too. I relly enjoyed all of your videos. thanks a million. I want to know something about English phonotics.If you could answer me soon.

hope for better services,

Hameed Bakhtani
from Kabul,Afghanistan

Saturday, July 16th 2011

Hi James,thank you so much for your good lesson.But how about turn in,turn on and turn off.Thank you.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

Turn ON/OFF are very used too. ;)

PS: apple turnover is a kind of pastry.

Tuesday, July 26th 2011

    ahaaa finally got it

    Friday, January 6th 2012

Thank you very much James.
you turn up in an english teacher.

Sunday, October 2nd 2011

Amazing!!! I´ve been learning English since I was…let it out!! Sicerely you are the Best!!!I hope have a teacher like you once in my life! Thank you! You are real and really a Teacher!!

Monday, October 24th 2011

Thank you James, what a good lesson!

Friday, November 4th 2011

thank you
i have taken advantage of your lesson to improve my english

Saturday, November 19th 2011

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

thanks james..your style is really nice.

Friday, January 6th 2012

thanks a lot

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

i love u

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

I turn up my knowledge with this lesson
thanks a lot.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

james i love your lessons your a very good teacher.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

hi games love your quiz to thank i am look for next video lesson.

Tuesday, January 29th 2013

Who is the best teacher I´ve ever had?
They call him James.

Thursday, February 7th 2013

Thanks so much James..excellent lesson

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Thank you very much James
for your excellent lessons

Friday, March 29th 2013

Thank you

Friday, April 5th 2013

nice lesson

Wednesday, April 10th 2013

nice and good

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thnx James :)

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Hi James,
thanks for great lesson. EngVid is the best website for leasrning English I have seen on the internet.
take care

Thursday, April 3rd 2014

i love you James you are the Best Mvt like what they say in basketball MvP :P :P
and i would ask you to be my friend on the fb i like your why in teaching and talking and your little friend mr.e :P and my final order from you can you help with some advice to study Toefl alone because I am from Syria and I am studying alone right now to get toefl because I am trying to get improve from colleges in the us sand me an email if you can and thinks a lot for you your the best teacher ever and this is my email :

Monday, April 28th 2014

Hope James would make more example sentences of using these phrasal verbs. Thank you James!

Tuesday, August 5th 2014

Hello James! You are awesome! But I still have a doubt…abou the diference between “turn around” and “turn over”… Can You hellp me?
Thanks You “Fucking” Much!!! I really Liked your BATMAN LESSONS!!

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Very nice, James.

How come there is no Quiz? I learn a lot when I
do them.

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Wow! Very interesting lesson. Thank you.

Friday, September 25th 2015

authentically ;it’s fine not only fine but also incredible.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016


Thursday, February 18th 2016

Thank you so much.

Sunday, May 29th 2016

Thank you so much teacher James

Thursday, September 15th 2016

Very interesting explanation about phrasal verbs with “turn”, like “turn up”, “turn down”, “turn around” and “turn over” (up side down) but I don’t almost understand what is the relation between “turn over” and an apple, though I will inquire it. Thanks a lot teacher James from EngVid.

Thursday, December 1st 2016

thank you james!!

Tuesday, December 20th 2016

I’m wondering that how can I use ”turn out”. You didn’t mention about it.

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Awesome.but I didn’t find quiz

Saturday, April 1st 2017

thank you a lot!

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

Thank you James

Monday, July 24th 2017

awesome, each time i turn my english up with ur lessons but…. where r the quiz?

Sunday, January 7th 2018

    i turn my English leve up*

    Sunday, January 7th 2018

ha! I like this lesson.
I turn back the video and watch it again. :)

Sunday, May 20th 2018

thank you, Sir James, nice presentation it turns up my interest in learning English.

Saturday, July 14th 2018

this lesson is much good!!CONGRAULATIONS.

Monday, April 29th 2019


    Monday, April 29th 2019

Great presentation, man!

Sunday, June 21st 2020

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