224 COMMENTS

You are very good teacher. Thank you.

ub121

    Thanks

    James

      I love your teaches my teacher, otherwise am looking forward to have your downloads, have a great day

      Hakim Kamula

      ther aren t the exercises about this?

      carolinads

    you are the best of the best .i like the way you teach grammar very great methods and sensible techniques.thank you very much.i need a lesson of present perfect and present perfect continuous.once again thank you so so so so much from Morocco .

    mariama1

      really mariama

      salmane400

    You are a very good teacher.

    connor timple

Dear, James:

I want to say you, that you are “the man”, i have been learn a lot with yours explanations about common topics, but very useful.

It was wondering if you send me, a list of the most commons phrasal verbs.

Thanks a lot, my best wishes.

George

George

    Hi george,

    I don’t have a list of common phrasal verbs right now but I am working on something to help you. It’s a course that will help you understand phrasal verbs. I’ll let you know when it’s ready. Meanwhile, I will produce other videos to help you with phrasal verbs.

    Meanwhile you can check out the phrasal verbs with “bird” and “hand”.

    I hope this helps.

    James

    James

      Can you speek after finishing your work?

      Zhan

Thank you very much for your class! Well done!

I have a comment for you: the legibility should be improved. What you write can’t almost be read! Anyway, your video cheered me up!

Best wishes,

Pablo

Pablo Chamorro

    Yeah, “Up” is a hip word to use! ( is it slang?)

    About James’s writing on this video, I think it’s hard to read just because the light is too bright and it bounces on the whiteboard. Or maybe he’s pen is just running low on ink! hihihihi…

    Nilo_M.

      Nilo,

      You are right on both counts — the marker was running out and the light was a little too bright.

      We’ve fixed the problem and I hope the new lessons are easier to read.

      James

James, you’re very good on teaching.

You’re a gifted person, I see.

Thank you very much for your teachings.

John_Br

Hi James, my name is Jenny and I’m going to do the IELTS next week. I believe that your videos are very useful especially “idioms” and off course this one. I really apreciate if you tell me where can I look up more useful information about phrasal verbs because I only have found meaning but nothing like your work.

Thanks you and congratulations for your excelent work, you make me laugh a lot ;)

jennlms

Hi James!
You are a fantastic teacher! congratulations… you clear up some of my doubt! thanks… but I must confess that I must study more… Are there exercises to do? I accept homework…

Miriam Sena de Santana

James
are there exercise about this lesson?

Miriam Sena de Santana

hi James,

Can you Provide Any Vocabulary Documents which is helpful for us or mail me at irf_sun@yahoo.com

Irfan85

Thank you so much. I enjoy learning from native people. You are nice for teaching. On the other hand is truth that some lesson was nearly invisible for us.

carlos parada

Thank you so much.

ycengiz

Hi

really it is a nice lesson. but i think we need more practice about PHRV.

NAIF

naif1977

Hi James, You’re a great teacher! I’m going to do the Toefl on the next Saturday, these lessons are very useful! Bye

jacopo

Dear James,
thank you very very much for your videos – you help so many students!
I know that teaching is hardworking… I worked as a teacher of German language for 25 years. At the time I live in UK and I am trying to improve my English /suffered from German-English schizophrenia/ so I am very thankful for your help!
Wish you all the best!

Your colleague Iva

Iva

Hello,

congrats for you! You’re the best teacher here with such a nice explanation and I feel you have a great pleasure to teach.

I have a questions for you. what about the “down” phrasal verb?

Does it mean that I have to speed down something?? for instance: Write down!

thanks, buddy.

Fabio

Thank you so much mr.james But i can’t saw the light was very high

Aslam

Thanks a lot Sir!your lessons are mindblowing..keep up your good work and help people like us who find difficulty in english.we really owe you sir.

shazia

dear teacher
i love your way for explaining. i hope you to help me to improve my knowledge in grammer
with my best wishes
khaoula

khaoula

thank you so much for your helpe.

farideh

hi James,

Miriam

Thanks James! You’re a great teacher (better than my english teacher at school). I’m happy that i’m found this website – thanks to you.

It’s totally particularly elegant to listening to you instead of that i’m listening to my english teacher at school whose native language is finnish.

I hope that you understand me. Could you tell me how i can learn better english language. And could you fix my typo, please.

Have a nice day!

– tafin

tafin

hi james
I have a question about up
what is the difference between I will fill up and I will fill it ?
do we use it only for the future tense ?(how should have used “only” for that question?)
thanks

hakan

Dear James, i had seen your lessons at website vkontakte.ru, they are very popular there too….it was interested me, and that is why i desided to be one of your students here…your work is very important for all of your students. it is holiday for me when i am watching your videos…thanks for your work, you make me happy! :)

Ruslana

    I’m glad you’ve joined the site, Ruslana! Thanks for supporting us, and please tell your friends about us, too.

    engVid

Wow! I, finally, understood the ”UP ”.

Thanks James

Africana

Great lesson,

Tks James !

Francisco

Dear James
I like to see your vedios but I don’t know how.
Would you please tell me how watch them.
Regards
V. MOhammadi

788

you are the greatest teasher i ever meet,i have learn a lot because of you. thanks

pototo

Dear James,
Thanks so much, finally I found the good teacher as you. And the topics is very very important to increase my english . This is the topic that I have been searching so long.

yono-ptci

Hi james,
could you tell me please would vs should
when we can use would and can’t use should and vise versa…

Mher

THIS WEB SITE IS MARVELOUS. I`D LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE SOME PROJECT TO RECORD AND SELL THESE VIDEO CLASSES.

NJS

    Not yet, NJS. I am not sure if there is enough demand yet. But maybe in the future.

    engVid

      Hi. YES there is.

      Soei

Thanks so much sir !! you are really great ! Teacher can teach sth but you are making difference !! l like ur sense of honour ! pls keep up to teach :)

onehitch

hi! Do you have any lessons about using would vs could after wish?

eg,

I wish I _______ play the piano
A. would
B. Could

jennie0709

I thank you so much to improve my english.

sawan

hi

tamoo

Hi, Jame You are very good teacher I just more understand about Phrasal verb with (Up) and it still difficult for me with other phrasal verb How can I do? and do you have good more of it ?

Prack SOphay

Prack Sophay

Hi, Teacher Jame
You are a Good teacher. I glad and lucky that I found this website. I learn a lots from this website.

phay

hey james i just want you to know how much imporante is your job as a english teacer I really have leaned a lot with you.thanks a lot

Rêgi

hey guys

khan1212

Thnx very useful your all videos

Anvar

Thank you very much for this lesson James.

And I have one question:
Why dont you have an Exams in your lessons??!!
I think it will be better with exams so we can see if we had understand the lesson or not !!

and Thank you again..

yousefgouda

Thank you very much.

rema22

hi sir,
Thank you so much for this lesson.The first time I watched your video was just to get boredom away but now it’s been my habit. Now I could catch up some of English common words and use them correctly here in our country.

lynne73

hello james,,

very thanks for your help.you are the best teacher..also where are ı fınd lessons for my mp3 player.

flower83

Indeed, a list of phrasal verbs would be a lot helpful. I will wait for it as well.
I hope we”ll soon have it !

Thank you very much, teacher motivation :)
Best, Nassiba

nassiba

Thanks a milion..

rafaelboga

HI!! you are a good teacher! :-)

domoina

IT was a very nice English lesson.It is an useful lesson.Thank you for your kind of teaching.I like it a lot.I wish you all the best.Good bye James.CARLOS

CARLOS SIMÕES

Thanks very much

cafe

well i really find it easy to understand. wow i want learn more.. thank endvid very much.

kidghost

Thank you very much teacher…

KKL

I understood finally.
thank’s

karoll

you are a very good teacher

waliiiiiiiid

you areee the BEST teacher i have ever seen in my life

noura

ur the best teacher ever . thank you so much

noura

You’re the best theater I’ve ever seen!!
I love your way of teaching. It’s amusing.

Thaaanks : )

Arwa

Could I send an example IELTS writing to you, then try to find any errors and corrections?

gwapo

Hello “a man”! I think it will be better for you if you’ll change your funny friend under the well-known name “Mr.E” to another animal. And generally you’re a good teacher.

Dmitrij

dear instructor, your lesson is really useful. i have a question, in this sentences ‘ he ran up a hill.’ and ‘he ran up a bill.’ which one of those sentences is separable, and which one is inseparable? thank you.

rawa

THANKS…

genova

this lesson you see because the light makes reflaxtion
thnks

mustafhagi

Thanks a lot James!!!!! It was so helpfull for me! this weekend I0m going to have a test, to be exactly on Friday. Thanks again! Nadia from Argentina!

pinina1987

very helpful! thank u:)

juvs

Hi James,

Nice work ! I like it!
I don’t know whether you have some post graduate lessons. This will help some of us very much progressing.
thank you for all.

safe

this is a very different aprroaching for learning english. thanks james, but please keep in mind you´re speaking to people who actually are learning english, so slow down a little, just a little

ilprosecutor

thank a lot and i need learn about ‘out’ (Ex blown out)

dev

It’s very simple to understand, thank you all my eng-vid teachers.

supriyo

Regards from South Sudan
It’s my pleasure to congratulate you for your good teaching comrade James, i really like your lessons my teacher

Hakim Kamula

Thank you a lot for your brilliant way of teaching.

Aklilu

Hello James,I don’t like, when pople say I’m well and fine because they sometimes not feel this way. How can I say hello in neutral way I’m ok or something like that?

zuzana

Hi james I’d like you to explain me about up and keep

jaime

thank u sir james

laarni

thank you it was useful

bateel87

Thank you so much , teacher.

Dorian

teaching is a kind of art and u really master it. great!

thao anh le

how to use ‘off’

keshan

Hello James,i thank so much

hamada

Thanks a lot! You’re giving me the nice basis on ‘UP’.
I’m Japanese, and we don’t have such that basis grammartically. So your lessons are really helpful.

k10lie

Really, you are outstanding teacher.
Thank you.

shehka0e

Realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly very good

mostafa99

When I saw you programm.I was happy.And also I told to my friends.Meanwhile me & Them are your student James.Thank you very much.

seid

Hello, James

really, you’re doing a great job.

that’s highly appreciated.

I look forward to getting a lesson about phrasal verbs with out as you did the same way with up.

best regards

Ghaly

grkut

Hello Sir,
It’s very useful lesson, Thank you sir,

rampek

Brilliant lesson, quite easy to understand phrasal verbs with particle: “up”. Thank you so much teacher.

Isabel

Awesome ,, thx :)

zayed

You forgot about the “give up”.)))
never give up it’s such a wonderful life-Hurts)))
I’m listening to right now))
and thanks))

Masha

you awesome man

shoukath

your lessons are very wonderful!but how many times shall i watch the same video to remember it strongly?how many times is it better?your advise?

farhad93

great… magnifica explicacion , te agradezco mucho..

caval

Hi,,James,,

It`s being great for me have your english classes, I`m now in England an exchange here,, I`ve been here for 3 months already, and I will have 7 months more yet,,but I have to learn more about phrasal verbs,( and of course many things else,,,but now let`s start from them,,,kkkk),,Could You send a common phrasal verbs list,,,cuz I tried to find out on the internet and I found just the longest ones,,it`s pretty difficult to learn all,, my e-mail is ysmaell_@hotmail.com,,,thanks buddy

I expect you continue with these lessons here,,,
They`re quite usefull for us beginers..

See U and have a nice day

ismael1993

Thank you

bandar2

Hey, James teacher, thx a lot.

jafcru12

hi man, im in english school. im asking about if you can teach us something about the subjects like physics or chemistry or whatever.

can you do that?

youssef moawad

Hi james,

can you upload videos about subjects like math or physics or whatever because im in english school and i need to understand them

youssef moawad

Oh you’re amazing teacher!!!
I guess I start to understand english clearly ^^

Nana

You are amazing James
keep it up “,)

mano99

thank you so so much teacher you are great

nihad1991

You are wonderful teacher

Layth

Hi James,
very useful videos, be sure I’m going to follow your classes and will recommend it to my colleagues.
Take care!

alba

Your lesson is very good. Thanks so much.

gvhoangphuong

it was very good

feeling.heart

I think James should organize better the way he explains. He should use Alex’s tecnique. Not to abuse of the improvisation.

denisse1982

I have ever found a useful website like engvid . Thank you teachers, you are really doing very well

apollo

Hi James!!! You are a very good teacher!!! Thanks!!!

sarasantboi

Hiya James you are a very enthusiastic teachers thank you so much. I learnt more from you but I have problems with writing Do you have any recommending ?

bristolme

hello.lam so glad i found your website.It is very useful,I hve to pass the toefle test so,i need to improve all my 4 skills .Actually i am looking for sombady talk to me in order to improve my spiking or corect my sentenses.by the way I am apriciate it.

mitra

actualy “blow up” have more then 2 meanings

anon

Thank’s for Teach me James! Aloha!

fernandoaldo

thank you

memo99

It was interesting, thank you

slovesnik

thank you very much :)

anisa28

You are the best teacher in the world!!!

andrew80

Good lesson…thanks

misterprr

You are a great teacher! I am learning a lot in your lessons.

ieggen00

hello
thanks a lot . u r an amazing teacher

safanah

Hi James,
I am really enjoying every and each of your lessons. keep up the Good work.
I don’t know how to pronounce words if they are repeated consequently,mean words like engineering, and many other
and can you tell me how “Z” is pronunced, mean why people say “zi” and others “ze”. thanks!

Dibanos

there is also chik out and slow down
hope u clear it

and it was great lesson by the way

ketchup

Mr. James, you got one hundred teaching that lesson, I understood everything and I have to congratulate the http://www.engvid.com staff because you are excellent English teachers. You have a good one! Thanks…..

Rafael Ceballos

At university, we`re teaching English conversation course and we make a lot of mistakes in pronunciating some words, so we have to work a littler harder in that part. How can you help us with this please?

Rafael Ceballos

Thank you so much…

jurfer12

Thank you sir.

win min

what about cope up?????????????
sir

sraju1712

thank you i did very enjoy with your class . i hope u will be continue on the lectures.

raman

Your teaching is excellent.
You simplify the complex theory.

English is my native language. Plus I wrote equipment manuals as a technical writer more than ten years. (But I got my B.S. in math.) So I understand what “sounds correct” from every day experience and my technical writing classes and seminars. But when I try to help people in language online chats who come from different language backgrounds, I do not know the rule to explain the correct English.
These videos help me understand the English rules. Truly, I learn a LOT about English when I hear these videos. I hope to eventually listen to them all.

On this “phrasal-verbs-up” I could just feel for you as I saw your felt tip pen skip. I know I would have freaked out, but too late then. A Japanese-English supervisor I had always used the term “list up”. I know we don’t use that in correct English. But I am still not sure how to explain why “list up” would not make sense as the complete list to a person from another language background. So my answer is simply, “That is crazy English.”

Also, the site you reference “www.Engvid.com” sends people to a particular lesson but not the entire list. They need “www.engvid.com/english-lessons/” to see the entire list. Too bad with 400 randomly listed sites there is not an index. I wonder too if people with limited English skills would be able to find the video they need. But that is where I come in to guide them to the particular video for a specific application. I am sure not going to reinvent the wheel when all you guys do such a superb job.

Jerel Ellison

You are a great teacher! I am learning a lot in your lessons everyday.

thanitsita

awesome

afnan

wonderful

afnan

James, I do love your lessons. In fact I’d like to meet each teacher of you. I’m Thiago from Brazil. I watch your videos every single day. Thanks a lot.

James

first i need to thank u MR. james ur the best teacher u make me understand u have good way to teach student but if i need to speak english what is the best way to do that i learn grammer i dont know where i need to begin plz help me thanks

mahmoud1989

hello
dear jams you are great teacher
i have a question that you always use this word ” OK you got it “Cool” ” so what is the correct mining of Cool??? if you please tell about Cool

thanks
your student
R.Weda

R.Weda

James please explain something about IPA transcription for example upsetdown e is schwa. I don’t even know how all the IPA sybols spelled this why I can’t formulate my question. But this is about long vowel sounds. There is long ‘ae’ thought is like aaaa or like eee but i go astray whi s this sound i mean don’t understand something))

Victor

HiRusya)) It nice to meet you here. I enter here when roaming of all the sites around world which not assign to runet)) It ‘s nice to see You Divchina here)))

Victor

Good !

optimism

PLZ ,, I want EXAM for this lesson !

optimism

Hello James,you cheer me up whenever I watch your lesson!It’s a pitty there are not such teachers!My daughter for example had to lern about 50phrasal verbs in one lesson,with all these up,off,in,on etc…it was horrible and the result was horrible too :-)It’s impossible to learn English in a such way….

ivana64

you are fantastic

sawsan

great teacher. Very clear! Thanks!

daniel

Hi James,
I would like to express my gratitude to you and through you to other engvid great team (Ezecio on top), actually this moment I have wrapped up your lecture (UP) I have finished reviewing two parts of the precious learning videos (Beginner and Intermediate levels)..So please share my celebration with me now. I have started with engvid for 40 continues days ago, starting with Valen and ended with you.

I need your assistance about not to resume working with the advanced level unless reviewing some grammar books like “Grammar in Use”, to better tweaks my English structure.

What do you advice please?

All the Best,

Jalal, Bashar
Baghdad-Iraq

bashar1

You are great! Keep it up!

Lyn

thank you …J.. well done

Mohammed

You are just awesome.. Great teacher; but your maker needs to be replaced… This site is really awesome.. All the teacher are great.

Thyago Perera

excellent lesson, i find it very helpful, thank you very much

argenis

Thanks a lot. J

Muhand

It’s not easy to learn phrasal verb :( So would you mind producing more video teaching us that? Thank you a lot

onlystar304

Thank you for your good lesson. I suggest you for the next time to put the meaning of each phrasal verb you teach on the board in order that we follow you. We need a test after your lesson to practice what you teach us.

Coulibaly Petanguy

Hi my dear son
I enjoyed.

manijeh

James, you know what? you’er amazing teacher. You ysyally faciliate the lessons to make it easy. also, you usually choose topics that are importnet and useful. Mnay thanks to you from KSA= Saudi Arabia.

yossef

Thank you James

sattam300

hi sir thank you for your lesson and you are a good teacher

susain

Hy there!!! You are a great teacher. I´m an English teacher too and I always drop by to refresh my mind with some ideas.. Keep up the great work..

Patty

Thank you for useful lessen.it was very clear, but it is almost nothing to be seen on the board. maybe lighting was not the right or it run out of ink

Thank you for useful lessen .it is very clear, but on the board is almost nothing to be seen. maybe not the right lighting or run out of ink

boris

Thanks a ton. Very useful lesson.

spring12

Hi James,
Thanks for your splendid lessons.
Does “Give up” fit in these three uses of up (complete, move or increase)?

bubulina

you are an amazing teacher

struggler

I finish up to watch the video

elkrespo

hi sir James,
thank you very much for this interesting lesson, i already asked teacher here to give us lesson of this part,however i think we can understand better yet with quiz

kays2mee

Thanks for the awesome lesson! But the white board is a little too bright to be seen.

dejyunhou

actually you are awesome

soum1a

thanks for the lesson

ayan

Hi!

Thank you for your lessons!

Could you, prepare some lessons about to say: “I got it/ I understand”, please? So we should get easily all possible way to express in our response that we “Yeah, I got it, man!” :)

I hope you could catch my idea James. “/

Thank you!

P.S. Please, draw the head of your worm a little bit bigger :) Perhaps, he is already smart enough. ;)

dboyko

And other thing…

You have used these phrasal verbs: fill up, finish up, catch up, sit up, turn up, cheer up, blow up, grow up…

But could you explain a difference between its infinitive form and phrasal form, please?

I.e. fill up / to fill, finish up / to finish, catch up / to catch, sit up / to sit and so on.

It is really confusing me so if it is possible, clarify it, please.

Thank you, James!

You are the best of all!

dboyko

Interesting way of teaching…thanks!!!

spous67

Why sometimes the preposition is placed at the end:

I wish you would stop beating yourself up

and sometimes it is placed right after the verb?

If I hadn’t messed up the evidence…

sebastian2013

I really appreciate the way you do it. I learn a lot thing about phrasal verb in a few minutes.
Congratulations!

hugh1

Hi James. Thank you for your help.I hope my
English will get better soon.

unmi11

you are excellent teacher.

3cigars

Great lessons James you are a very good teacher, i decided to start from your first lesson i don’t want to miss any. Thank you very much, i really appreciate a lot your job.

stevencssm

Good lesson. I must see all your lessons here :)

marekserwer

Excellent !!!!

jafern1480

Really cool))).

znamensky

Even u do not know how amazing thing you are doing thankssssssssssssssssssssssss a lot. I am lucky that I found this website

amarpreet

Thanks for the lesson. I noticed that you said a phrasal verb consists of a verb and a PREPOSITION! I think a preposition is a part of speech that stands BEFORE (or “in front of”) a noun (pre-position). With that definition, UP (like any others of the kind that follow a verb to make phrasal verbs) is not a preposition in phrasal verbs. It’s just part of the verb phrase that makes the verb going along with has a new, distinguished meaning! For example: “Stand up/ sit up” don’t have a noun following it. :) Thanks again. Keep up the good work!

DNGUYEN

Hi James,

please can you tell me when I can use the participle past of verb to be?

Thank you

mejdoubi

thank you so much, i have one recommadation, there is too much lighting in the video , we can’t see very well what you write

STOFF

James thank you. Your lessons are very useful and I always enjoy :)

JaneS

How about “set up”? Up here stand for what? Could you please explain a bit about this phrasal verb.

mostafa

U are very awesome teacher!) Thank u for the lesson!)

Sellisti

Congratulation. Today i could learn this subject that i never learned at a regular english school

Gustavo.gomes

Thanks for your teachings! What is the meaning of this expression? = Open up my heart

Sara003

Thank your Mr. James.

Abdul Qayum

I love when teachers are funny. Otherwise i get bored. Would you throw some light on the phrasal verb ”down”. Is it the same case?
Before some time i wrote somewhere that we use ”up” when we want to emphasize on the meaning,to strenghten it. Is it the same with ”Down”? Thank you in advance!

BGgirl

Thank you James

samrerng

Great job. Thank you very much. I ask question. Can I use phrasal verbs? For instance. She brings up Also P tense- have bought up?

bileg

Very good lesson. You are a great teacher. Congratulation.

dslij@hotmail.com

Thanks James

Tchin Shi

sank you teacher -there is no test

gami

Thank you James.

Emy Dia

usesfull a lesson. thanks

serifhan

Thank you so much.

soumia dess

hi, teacher
your lessons are good, but why don’t you put quizzes attached to your lessons?

gag

Nice Understanding both previous one “hold” and this one “up”

Sivakumar

U R the best teacher ever :)

edziafrog

thanks …… great lesson

RosSem

thank you.

ann ann

thank you James.

lunaresa

thank you so much!=D

blueapplee

hi, i do love this lesson. Thanks a lot.

nozimaxon

Hi James, I would like to know if the phrasal verb ‘catch up’ actually has another different meaning which is exchange information? Am I right? thanks in advance.

jacortesmahmud

Phrasal verbs are really important to learn and sometimes they are very confusing, so thanks a lot for this lesson.

Maliban

Thanks.

Ienaluk

Great one.

masadeh81

Phrasal Verbs with “Up” mean “Increase, Move and Complete”. It was a good example how to identify the meaning of this type of verbs, some times a little difficult to understand their meanings but we can guess how to use them with this lesson. Thanks a lot.

angardiobel

mr.James you are so young in this video :-)

Tr0yan

Thanks.

ashishzaware@gmail.com

Hi james ,
you told us about up has 3 forms of UP :-
1. complete
2. move(ment)
3. Increase

In your last video you told us about idiom “Hold up (to wait )” .
so it will come in Movement category ?

and thank you for these lessons .

Saurabh20

Hi

I had always had the doubt of the meaning of up in some phrasal verbs. When you explained the use of the three categories, light came to my mind and I could understand it.

Thank for your accurate explanation.

Adii

Thank you James

Tyrion

Thanks again James, it was too helpful!

Jonathas Wilhem

Thanks!

shihai182

Thanks for the lessons! I always watch your videos and I am learning a lot things with you

Congratulations you’re great!

Juliana.oliveira2

Thank you

Krich

I can’t believe even 10 years ago you are explain everything completly perfect

JadeHarley
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