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You are very good teacher. Thank you.

Monday, December 8th 2008


    Wednesday, January 14th 2009

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

      Friday, February 18th 2011

      ther aren t the exercises about this?

      Wednesday, December 25th 2013

    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 .

    Friday, August 2nd 2013

      really mariama

      Friday, April 18th 2014

    You are a very good teacher.

    Friday, May 9th 2014

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.


Tuesday, December 9th 2008

    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.


    Wednesday, January 14th 2009

      Can you speek after finishing your work?

      Monday, September 12th 2011

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,


Saturday, December 13th 2008

    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…

    Sunday, January 11th 2009


      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.

      Wednesday, January 14th 2009

James, you’re very good on teaching.

You’re a gifted person, I see.

Thank you very much for your teachings.

Monday, January 26th 2009

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 ;)

Monday, February 23rd 2009

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…

Tuesday, March 24th 2009

are there exercise about this lesson?

Tuesday, March 24th 2009

hi James,

Can you Provide Any Vocabulary Documents which is helpful for us or mail me at

Tuesday, April 14th 2009

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.

Sunday, September 6th 2009

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, November 17th 2009


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


Sunday, January 10th 2010

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

Tuesday, January 12th 2010

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

Monday, February 8th 2010


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.

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

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

Friday, February 19th 2010

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.

Monday, May 10th 2010

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

Wednesday, May 12th 2010

thank you so much for your helpe.

Sunday, May 30th 2010

hi James,

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

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

Monday, June 21st 2010

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?)

Wednesday, June 30th 2010

Dear James, i had seen your lessons at website, 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! :)

Tuesday, July 6th 2010

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

    Thursday, July 8th 2010

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

Thanks James

Thursday, July 15th 2010

Great lesson,

Tks James !

Friday, July 23rd 2010

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

Tuesday, September 28th 2010

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

Friday, November 5th 2010

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.

Thursday, December 2nd 2010

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

Wednesday, December 8th 2010


Thursday, December 30th 2010

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

    Thursday, December 30th 2010

      Hi. YES there is.

      Friday, February 5th 2016

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 :)

Sunday, January 2nd 2011

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


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

Wednesday, January 12th 2011

I thank you so much to improve my english.

Wednesday, January 12th 2011


Wednesday, January 19th 2011

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

Thursday, January 27th 2011

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

Friday, January 28th 2011

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

Saturday, January 29th 2011

hey guys

Friday, February 4th 2011

Thnx very useful your all videos

Saturday, February 5th 2011

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..

Friday, February 11th 2011

Thank you very much.

Friday, February 18th 2011

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.

Saturday, February 19th 2011

hello james,,

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

Saturday, February 19th 2011

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

Thursday, March 10th 2011

Thanks a milion..

Monday, March 28th 2011

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

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

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

Thursday, April 7th 2011

Thanks very much

Saturday, April 9th 2011

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

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Thank you very much teacher…

Saturday, April 16th 2011

I understood finally.

Saturday, April 16th 2011

you are a very good teacher

Thursday, April 28th 2011

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

Thursday, May 12th 2011

ur the best teacher ever . thank you so much

Thursday, May 12th 2011

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

Thaaanks : )

Friday, May 13th 2011

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

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

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.

Saturday, June 11th 2011

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.

Friday, June 17th 2011


Friday, June 17th 2011

this lesson you see because the light makes reflaxtion

Saturday, June 18th 2011

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!

Tuesday, June 28th 2011

very helpful! thank u:)

Saturday, July 16th 2011

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.

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

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

Thursday, July 28th 2011

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

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011

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

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

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

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Thank you a lot for your brilliant way of teaching.

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

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?

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

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

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

thank u sir james

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

thank you it was useful

Sunday, September 4th 2011

Thank you so much , teacher.

Friday, September 9th 2011

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

Saturday, September 10th 2011

how to use ‘off’

Sunday, September 11th 2011

Hello James,i thank so much

Friday, September 23rd 2011

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.

Friday, September 23rd 2011

Really, you are outstanding teacher.
Thank you.

Sunday, September 25th 2011

Realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly very good

Saturday, October 8th 2011

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.

Sunday, October 9th 2011

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


Wednesday, October 12th 2011

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

Monday, October 17th 2011

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

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Awesome ,, thx :)

Tuesday, October 25th 2011

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

Sunday, November 6th 2011

you awesome man

Sunday, November 20th 2011

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?

Sunday, November 27th 2011

great… magnifica explicacion , te agradezco mucho..

Sunday, November 27th 2011


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,,,thanks buddy

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

See U and have a nice day

Thursday, December 1st 2011

Thank you

Sunday, December 4th 2011

Hey, James teacher, thx a lot.

Sunday, December 4th 2011

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?

Sunday, December 11th 2011

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

Sunday, December 11th 2011

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

Friday, December 16th 2011

You are amazing James
keep it up “,)

Sunday, December 18th 2011

thank you so so much teacher you are great

Monday, December 19th 2011

You are wonderful teacher

Thursday, December 22nd 2011

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

Saturday, December 24th 2011

Your lesson is very good. Thanks so much.

Friday, December 30th 2011

it was very good

Friday, January 6th 2012

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

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

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

Thursday, January 19th 2012

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

Sunday, February 19th 2012

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 ?

Sunday, March 25th 2012

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 the way I am apriciate it.

Sunday, April 1st 2012

actualy “blow up” have more then 2 meanings

Friday, April 13th 2012

Thank’s for Teach me James! Aloha!

Saturday, April 14th 2012

thank you

Saturday, April 14th 2012

It was interesting, thank you

Saturday, April 14th 2012

thank you very much :)

Sunday, April 29th 2012

You are the best teacher in the world!!!

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Good lesson…thanks

Tuesday, May 1st 2012

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

Sunday, May 13th 2012

thanks a lot . u r an amazing teacher

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

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!

Friday, June 15th 2012

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

and it was great lesson by the way

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

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

Thursday, June 21st 2012

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?

Thursday, June 21st 2012

Thank you so much…

Monday, July 23rd 2012

Thank you sir.

Thursday, July 26th 2012

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

Friday, July 27th 2012

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

Wednesday, August 1st 2012

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 “” sends people to a particular lesson but not the entire list. They need “” 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.

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

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

Tuesday, August 28th 2012


Thursday, September 20th 2012


Thursday, September 20th 2012

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.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

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

Friday, October 19th 2012

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

your student

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

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))

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

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)))

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

Good !

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

PLZ ,, I want EXAM for this lesson !

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

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….

Tuesday, October 30th 2012

you are fantastic

Monday, November 12th 2012

great teacher. Very clear! Thanks!

Friday, November 16th 2012

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

Sunday, November 25th 2012

You are great! Keep it up!

Sunday, December 2nd 2012

thank you …J.. well done

Thursday, December 6th 2012

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

Sunday, December 9th 2012

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

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

Thanks a lot. J

Wednesday, January 9th 2013

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

Friday, January 25th 2013

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.

Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Hi my dear son
I enjoyed.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

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.

Sunday, February 10th 2013

Thank you James

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

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

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

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..

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

Thank you for useful 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

Monday, March 4th 2013

Thanks a ton. Very useful lesson.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

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

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

you are an amazing teacher

Friday, March 29th 2013

I finish up to watch the video

Monday, April 1st 2013

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

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

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

Saturday, April 20th 2013

actually you are awesome

Friday, April 26th 2013

thanks for the lesson

Monday, May 6th 2013


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. ;)

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

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!

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

Interesting way of teaching…thanks!!!

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

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…

Wednesday, May 8th 2013

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

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

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

Saturday, July 6th 2013

you are excellent teacher.

Thursday, July 11th 2013

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.

Tuesday, July 16th 2013

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

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Excellent !!!!

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

Really cool))).

Sunday, September 1st 2013

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

Thursday, October 10th 2013
Saturday, January 18th 2014

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!

Sunday, January 19th 2014

Hi James,

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

Thank you

Monday, January 20th 2014

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

Thursday, January 30th 2014

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

Friday, February 21st 2014

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

Friday, May 2nd 2014

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

Sunday, May 4th 2014

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

Sunday, May 25th 2014

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

Friday, May 30th 2014

Thank your Mr. James.

Saturday, May 31st 2014

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!

Monday, June 2nd 2014

Thank you James

Monday, June 30th 2014

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?

Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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

Thursday, September 18th 2014

Thanks James

Saturday, October 18th 2014

sank you teacher -there is no test

Friday, December 12th 2014

Thank you James.

Sunday, December 28th 2014

usesfull a lesson. thanks

Saturday, April 4th 2015

Thank you so much.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

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

Tuesday, August 11th 2015

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

Wednesday, September 16th 2015

U R the best teacher ever :)

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

thanks …… great lesson

Thursday, November 26th 2015

thank you.

Thursday, November 26th 2015

thank you James.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

thank you so much!=D

Thursday, December 10th 2015

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

Friday, January 15th 2016

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.

Monday, February 22nd 2016

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

Thursday, March 10th 2016


Friday, June 3rd 2016

Great one.

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

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.

Tuesday, November 15th 2016

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

Tuesday, January 10th 2017


Wednesday, February 1st 2017

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 .

Thursday, July 20th 2017


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.

Wednesday, September 13th 2017

Thank you James

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

Thanks again James, it was too helpful!

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018


Monday, January 29th 2018

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

Congratulations you’re great!

Friday, July 13th 2018

Thank you

Tuesday, November 27th 2018

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

Thursday, June 4th 2020

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