758 Comments on “Understand What You Read in English (Reading Comprehension)”

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Thank you su much for the helpful tips =)

Wednesday, October 29th 2008

    most welcome ,its my pleasure

    Tuesday, July 27th 2010

      Hi James.
      I am sajeda from jordan I speak Arabic I would like to speak English fluently Thank you so much. I liked your style of education it fascinating and enjoyable at the same time

      Sunday, March 17th 2013

        English is not difficult Sajeda

        Friday, June 14th 2013

          I think english hard

          Friday, July 10th 2015

          English is not hard and it is very cool!
          Try, why we don’t try anything and think it is hard?

          Friday, June 8th 2018

          Hi.can you ride for me in VK. my id isid175722667

          Thursday, February 16th 2017

          Hi jefffri I’d like to have an English friend in skype .this is my ID live:b6c624cc8fb4d8e1 if you want to converse in english. BTW I speak arabic and french if you are interested. thank you

          Thursday, September 27th 2018

        hi james,
        i am sidhu usually punjabi speaker.i have some problems with comprehension English help me in easy way how to understand reading and how to manage time i am taking test of ielts time management and understanding is my biggest problem.and you can contact me through my email i have alot of questions

        Saturday, September 13th 2014

          My problems same as you

          Monday, June 12th 2017

        Hi Sajeda,
        I agree with you James is very good teacher.Don’t wory you will learn english quickly. I’m also speaking Arabic (Egyptian). This site will help you very much but always check for new lessons.
        Best Regards,

        Saturday, January 23rd 2016

    thanks for the helpul tips

    Tuesday, December 7th 2010

    thanks james! I have a HUGE problem with reading comprehension and I was just wondering what if you are reading like a long chapter for a book for school and you only have 1 night to read it and have a quiz the next day and you don’t have time to read it 3 times?? then what do you do?

    Tuesday, January 17th 2012

    Hello James,

    Thank you for teaching people in the all around world. I really would like to know about inferences, persuasive, expository, logical conclusion, and theme in the passage.
    Would you explain to find those in the passage or paragraph?

    Thank you,

    Saturday, October 20th 2012

    Hi James.
    I am from Saudi Arabia .I am excited to learn English . Thank you …

    Monday, December 30th 2013

Are you really married, James???

Just, you are so young! :) Cool :)

Anyway, thanks for the tactic! It is really smart! I will do it personally!

Thanks again for the help and such a beneficial site!

I wish the thing which will never miss on your face be your smile! :)

Monday, November 3rd 2008

Hi James,
It help me a lot, I am practicing for present the Toelf, I have practice with the toelf guide, but my score has not been as good as I want. I will appreciate your advice.

Kind regards

Wednesday, November 26th 2008

    Hi Maria,

    You did not tell me exactly what you are having problems with, so I can’t give you the precise advice you are looking for.

    If you can let me know what you are having difficulty with, I can give you some advice.

    Rebecca, who is also on the site, teaches TOEFL. She may be able to help you. Drop her a note!

    Sunday, January 11th 2009

      Can you help me pls about how can i keep the words in my mind and its pronunciation? cause its seems hard to me.

      Sunday, March 7th 2010

      tomorrow I have a Tabe test language and I have problem when I have to combine sentences and to find the main idea from the paragraph

      Thursday, March 7th 2013

      Hi James,

      I’m your great fan. I wonder is it possible to have private lessons with you on Skype?

      Best ragards

      Wednesday, January 7th 2015

        Hi JulieBurago,
        If you want, we may practice english together on Skype. I think this will be very helpful in learning specially in speaking.
        Hope to agree :)
        Best Regards,

        Saturday, January 23rd 2016

Cool! Im gonna try it out! Thank you so much ^^

Monday, January 5th 2009

Hi James

I am glad to find something good regarding writing in your video, i am preparing for IELTS exam, i would be really greatful to you if you please guide me or could suggest something practicing material for ‘Writing’ part of IELTS.

Thanks & Regards
Usman Butt

Monday, January 12th 2009

    Hi Usman Butt,

    Check back and watch the video on writing the five-paragraph essay.


    Wednesday, January 14th 2009

      I am from yemen and I am studing english (begginer)and I have problem in speaking. What can I do to improve my speaking ?

      Thursday, April 8th 2010

        u can have some practice with account on oovoo is “sadeghsafari”.thanks

        Sunday, July 10th 2011


          Thursday, July 17th 2014

      problem with reading and understand english

      Sunday, August 5th 2012

Hi James

I am new student.I am preparing for IELTS exam.My exam will be next week,actually I have a big problem with reading I cann’t do it very well so what should I do?

Sunday, February 1st 2009

thank you very much James you are doing a great by helping people to understand English well . my question is, how you can help me for my reading skill ,because i can not read quickly.looking forward to getting your reply.

Monday, February 2nd 2009

hi Rebecca, hi James

It’s my first in this website then I want to thanks you for good job. I sure that your advices will help a lot. Sorry for my bad English,… I’m sure that in this way I could improve my English.
Thank you so much

Monday, February 2nd 2009

Hi James I´m Diego, I´m new in this web site…. thanks for your advice about the reading comprehension but I have another doubt and it is about may and might, please help me.


Wednesday, February 4th 2009

Hi James.,

I am sivarajan.V from India, I am new to this forum, yesterday i saw some of your videos am very much impressed, i need your help to improve my speaking axcent, can you able to give some steps to improve my speaking axcent

Thank you.,

Friday, February 13th 2009

hi! this is the second time i visit this website. it’s very useful. thanks lot. however it’s just focus on some points in grammar. can u make deeper fields in speaking and listening?
i think it’s hot for any student who learn E as second language

Friday, February 13th 2009

This place is awesome. I’m really impressed. I have laughed so much with the BATMAN lesson, I found it very interested and fun, no so many teachers dare to do it. Thanks very much for your dedication.

Saturday, February 21st 2009

hi james how r u doin? 2 night

Thursday, March 5th 2009

hi james its my firs time in here i have a problem in speaking can you tel me the easy way to know

Thursday, March 5th 2009

Hi, thanks for the lesson
Should I do the same thing either reading an english book with more than 80 pages for example or just to small articles?

Thursday, March 12th 2009

Hi James,

I need some tips from you to improve my English as i am preparing for IELTS.

Here are my weakpoints..
1) While speaking i will be getting breaks & Gaps in the words….and it makes for the people wo are listening to me makes to understand a little bit difficult.

2) While reading i am not aware of the meanings for many of the words ( I will your video on this as u said to do read the before & after words and try to understand the meaning of the word which is not known,) Any other ways u have to improve.

Please suggest your advice for my 2 points.

ok then Thanks ….. for the Videos…bye for now.

Friday, March 13th 2009

Hello james,

Your lesson about reading comprehension was very informative and i expect more lessons about the IELTS speaking section.

Tuesday, March 17th 2009

    james I need mor lessons thank you

    Sunday, August 30th 2009

hi Jame ! my name is Thuan I’m frome Vietnam , this is second time in this website. I want too say thank you . You are good teacher and how I get another lesson
thank you so much for helpful

Monday, March 23rd 2009

    Hi!Thuan, my name’s Suong, Iam Vietnamese too. Iam ver glad to see u.This is the first time i joy in this forum.
    I hope to see your reply from u.

    Thursday, December 1st 2011

You are so nice

Tuesday, March 24th 2009

hi Jame.. Thanks for providing such a information to all the needed people including me. I want to share my problem with you. I am not good in reading, writing, listing as well as in speaking. But I want to improve myself in all fields that why I have seen few of your vedios today. I am not able to understand about pause that are required during , . ? ! etc. & donot know anything about this during reading & speaking. I don’t know difference between high tone & low tone that is required to express your feeling in more natural way. I don’t know which word need to speak slowly & which one more loudly. I believe these all are not only my problems some other persons may be also facing the same problem. Can you give me some suggestions to improve myself. And can you help me in any way.

Thanks once again Jame.

Monday, April 6th 2009

Hi James

I already took the TOEFL test and my score is not so good, I thing is not difficult but it is so long text and you don’t have time to understand everything or summarize. Now I saw your class and I will make what you said , read more than one time and after you understand better and with pratice after I will read quicky .
Thanks for the leasson .

Tuesday, April 14th 2009

thanks sir james its so nice to this site

Sunday, April 26th 2009

    Thank’s very muck this is site very perfect I lake it

    Monday, February 21st 2011

I already took the TOEFL test and my score is not so good, I thing is not difficult but it is so long text and you don’t have time to understand everything or summarize. Now I saw your class and I will make what you said , read more than one time and after you understand better and with pratice after I will read quicky .
Thanks for the leasson thanks sir james its so nice to this site

Monday, April 27th 2009

I am trying to find out how to leave a comment for you in your box when is not related to the lesson, please help me out.

Thank you

Sunday, May 3rd 2009

Hi again james,
It would be much practical if you had an example for us. People learn through examples. You should had a small article to demonstrate your lesson.
Thank you

Sunday, May 3rd 2009

Your videos are really helping…thank you so much!!!

Monday, May 11th 2009

Thank you James, I do believe your video will make me more understand reading comprehension.

Friday, May 15th 2009


Let me say that your videos are great. I have been trying learning English from 14 years ago, jajaja!

I can read or understand something like 70% (I think!) of English language, but when I have to write or speack in English, I am a disaster.


Wednesday, May 20th 2009

Hi, I’ve been out of school for 6 year and now I just stated taking a Master’s degree class. Its a lot of reading and some in boring. How can I read the boring books and make the knowlege stay with me?

Wednesday, May 27th 2009

thank you so much james for this lesson i’m new in this forum my native language is not english. and i need realy to improve my english,my english pronunciation,vocabulary and all things about english, i hope that i dont made any mistakes in this paragraph, please correct it to me.
think you very much

Saturday, May 30th 2009

Thanx so much James!

Monday, June 1st 2009

hello mr james this is baktash i realy like to be your student i like your teaching and i have aproblem in my listening will you help me thank you

Saturday, June 13th 2009

Hey James
That was an interesting video but i don’t think it fits my real comperhension problem. I hesitate to read huge text because im afraid that i won’t understand it. Then when i start reading it it makes no sense to me. But smaller text with similar words im fine with. I’ve had this annoying habit since i started school. Any solutions to this??

Monday, June 15th 2009

thanks you james!
you re surely making good job!
i m in turkey and trying to pass toefl paper based,but i did not find any information about structure part of it.
can you help me,
see you,thanks a lot!

Tuesday, June 16th 2009

thanks James! I like this website…
But, Please…can u give me some ideas to do Toeic…
I have to do more than 600 and I have some problems about listening.
Toeic has many traps and I always fall down…Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease… me!

Friday, June 19th 2009

hi james,
i have a seriose problem. i have to do ilts exam the next month,but i haven’t got any idea how to do it. i’m good at grammer and listening,but not so good at reading and speaking.i’d like to ask you for giving us more lessons about speaking skills and how i can answer reading questions when i can’t understand the whole articl.finally you’re the best

Wednesday, June 24th 2009

    You can speak while listening your audio or video, It help you to improve your speaking in english.

    Monday, June 7th 2010

hello james .
i m from california and i am preparing for Gmat.i visited this site via youtube and i find it very useful in preparing for my test .but can u plzzzzzzzz provide me some more lessons on reading comprehension with the help of some examples.
anyways ur way of teaching is fantastic.i appreciate u .

Monday, June 29th 2009



Saturday, July 4th 2009

Hi james
I saw your so many videos. They all are really awesome. Your explanation is really funtastic, but in this video you didn’t explain with putting any example, so I didn’t understand properly. Actually I am preparing for TOEFL. I think there is no more time of reading so many paragraphs many times because of the time limit, so in this situation what should I do for understanding axactly? Please reply me. Thanks

Saturday, July 4th 2009

    I’m Brasilian and when I saw James explain how to do to understand what we read, I realise that we have to find a logic, it is the way to understand a text
    actually, werever you are, or language you speak, you have to think in the logic way.
    Did you undertand me?
    see you.

    Wednesday, August 19th 2009

hi james

can you please tell how do to do quiz on this website
can’t find it
and your a good teacher

Monday, July 6th 2009

    Hi hamidj, James hasn’t added quizzes for his lessons yet, but you will find them for most of the lessons of the other teachers on the site. You should see the quiz just below each of the lessons, above the comments.

    Monday, July 6th 2009

Dear james,
Thanks a lot sir Actually the big problem for me in ielts preparation is reading. and now i am following this method i hope it will improve my skill or reading.if u james any other best tips for me so please post it me.
Best wishes
Muhammad Tayyib

Sunday, July 19th 2009

hi james i’d like u to upload some samples on ielts exams it’s really gonna be helpful thank u
u’re really doing something

Sunday, July 19th 2009

This site is really helpful for the poor people. I have problem reading paragraphs as I dont know to follow the punctuation . Can you people please send some to my mail id I am indian and I liked the tutors in this

Friday, July 24th 2009

Hi James,

This site is really helpful for the poor people. I have problem reading paragraphs as I dont know to follow the punctuation . Can you people please send some to my mail id I am indian and I liked the tutors in this

Friday, July 24th 2009

Hi James, I am Neto from Brazil and I need your help, please. I am here in Canada (Vancouver) studying english…I can write, I can understand all your classes, but why I need to think in Portuguese before to speak in English??? I am afraid, because I will start working in October here in Canada and I am not comfortable about my speaking skills….help me please.
Love your classes, thank you very much my friend.

Friday, July 24th 2009


Monday, July 27th 2009

    Pure russian…Just I too^_^
    By the way, thanks for the lesson James!!

    Monday, April 25th 2011

    Hi Alena.
    I am looking for Speaking Partner.
    If you want we can talk and practice our english.

    Sunday, May 5th 2019

Wow it’s really helpfull

thanks my teacher I really haven’t seen a lesson like your lesson before
it’s not a compliment I’m honest I understand them easily

I have a suggestion

I think it better to allow students downloading the lessons

I would like to download them but I’m not allowed to

thanks teacher again
waiting for more

Monday, July 27th 2009

My 9yo son has difficulty reading and comprehension, so thank-you so much for this – we are going to try the technique out.

A teacher many years ago gave me this tip :

Most of what a paragraph is trying to say is in the opening sentence. The closing sentence usually summarises what the paragraph has said. So, for the purposes of getting through (a lot of) reading he advised
1. read the first sentence
2. read the last sentence
3. If you need more information or understanding then read the whole of the paragraph. Doing 1 and 2 has given you the context and a pointer as to what the writer is trying to get across and usually contains supporting arguments or facts.

Tuesday, July 28th 2009

i have a seriose problem in my life i have been out of school for 6 years now , i want go back to school becose without school your are finish please i need your help my problem is i cant read perfect some prounciation is very hard for me to read and understand. how can i improve my english speaking, read and understanding without education your finish in this world where can i start please i need your help. thank you very much.

Thursday, July 30th 2009

hey; the guys got very good questions here… why you don’t answer them? I’d like to read some answers from you… paz…

Thursday, August 6th 2009


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    Saturday, January 9th 2010

hi im afreen just joined it i wanted to iknw if u could send some test of toefl reding on my id it would b a gr8 help

Monday, August 10th 2009

Really good job james

Sunday, August 16th 2009

Thanks it’s going to help me a lot!!!!

Saturday, August 22nd 2009

thank you james for your lessons

Sunday, August 30th 2009

you are really good teacher . your teaching it was so useful to me thanks alot

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009

thanks james
i came across with this page today and it`s really cool
keep this fantastic work on
have a good one..

Thursday, September 3rd 2009

Thanks for your useful lesson…Now I’m learning IELTS course…I think my reading skill is not good. I suppose I can’t using your lesson to apply my reading test, so can you give me some advices for reading skill of IELTS?
Thanks you so much! best wishes for you! :)

Sunday, September 27th 2009

so if i want to read a 600 page book i have to read it 3 times to understand it? i think this is wrong..

Saturday, October 24th 2009

Hi all,
First of all thx for the web page,i just wonder why do u use youtube for videos,i see u dont take money from members,bbut as soon as u built a web page like this,video adding shouldnt be a big problem.Kindly requesting you to use another video share platform as youtube is banned in turkey for about 2 years.I can watch lessons as i use university based internet,But other people can’t.

best regards…

Sunday, October 25th 2009

    It’s really too bad that Turkey and other places like China and Iran have banned YouTube, since there are so many great, educational videos on the site. Unfortunately, we would have to charge money to access engVid if we hosted the videos ourselves. As for other platforms, they don’t have nearly as many users. We need the most possible people to see the lessons, so right now YouTube is the best option, though that may change in the future.

    Sunday, October 25th 2009

Hi sir,

thank you so much for your lesson, it’s really useful for me!!!

and now, I have a small question..that I don’t know when we use ” may have” or just “might have”, and when we just use “may” and “might” to suitable witth? and could you please lecture exactly the mean of them when we use?

thanks and regards,

Monday, November 2nd 2009

Hi James,
I find very difficult to read english. you see, If there is any complex or compound sentence to be read I can’t understand, when I read 1st time. Another thing is while we are talking we use conjunction to speak so I have some problem in conjunction part too . How to resolve this problem? If you could help me I would be happy.


Friday, November 6th 2009

Hi James, I got problems with cloze in EILTS, how can i improve this skill, any advice for me?

Sunday, November 22nd 2009

nice video James ;)

Saturday, December 5th 2009

Hi ! James
i like study english so much but my english very bad…please help me!
Thanks you for your lesson

Tuesday, December 15th 2009

    me too
    and i want some one helping me to practise my english

    Sunday, April 12th 2015

i am vietnamese.

Tuesday, December 15th 2009

hi James thank you for the lessons im from problem is i understand english very well while listenning and i want to express my self in a very good way(pronunciation and vocabulary)….and is it possible to speak as a native??

Sunday, January 10th 2010

i want to see vedio classes of sir james. But its not be open pleaz tell me other sit or methed of open the vedio clips of clsses of sir mail id is

Thursday, January 14th 2010

hello, thanks for the tips
i have a question
…is it better to read books improve my reading
or is it better to read many news articles.. ….
be waiting for response

Wednesday, January 20th 2010

This is what english lessons should be.

Thursday, January 21st 2010

hi,hope u f9.Very helpful video i wl apply ur methood of undrstanding coprehension.Thank U Kindly

Friday, January 22nd 2010

hi! I’ve been studying English for about 8 years….i am at the proficiency level…i always had and i still have a difficulty to read passages and then answer the following questions although i past my lower examination with high pass…..what can i do to improve it/??

Saturday, February 6th 2010

thank you so much james

Thursday, February 18th 2010

thanks James, this leson is very useful for me!

Monday, March 8th 2010

thanks for your lesson. the steps what you said are very useful for me to practice Reading part for my next TOEFL iBT exam. But, my problem is that I don’t know how to summarize each paragraph effectively. May you help me to solve it?
once again, thank you very much ^^

Saturday, March 13th 2010

Hi James,
your lessons are really helpful and fun, but there is no lesson about listing, speaking and most important sub-test as for me writing.

Hope you’ll make more video about IELTS.
Thank you so much, from Ukraine :)

Friday, March 19th 2010

thanks so much

Saturday, March 20th 2010

Dear sir,

Hello, my name is Ronald Hsu, I am 20 who r studying in Hong Kong City University associate degree. I do not know the reasons why I join the Ielts examination two times, but I still cannot obtain a score over 6.5. the highest one only got band 6.0. After watched your English video teaching, I got to learn a lots, but may I got to know and learn more about others’ part of the Ielts examination. Because my mother language is Cantonese rather than English. And I think that my grammar is my main difficulty for coping with the Ielts examination. Perhaps I wanna ask you one question rite here, how could I read the whole article as soon as possible during the Ielts examination. Because I think that it is impossible to read three times in 1 part during the Ielts reading test.

Saturday, March 20th 2010

Hello James! Its a good lesson. Thank you. It helps me. Anyway James, I don’t know how to differenciate between:-

1) I watched it
2) I was watching it
3) I have watched it
4) i have been watching it
5) I had been watching it
6) I had watched it

Can you help me with this. Im malay.

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010

Thanks a lot. Really, you are amazing.

Thursday, March 25th 2010

Hey james thank you very much for your teaching skill. And most of the time i use to read the newspapers without understanding the meaning and after that i use the dictionary to find the meaning for those words. You and this website is more helpful for us thanks

Tuesday, March 30th 2010

Ah ok, I’ll follow your advice, because when I read something I always stop when I find a word that I don´t know its meaning, you can imagine how much time I take the readings.

Thank, Friend.

Thursday, April 1st 2010

Hi I am Abdullah from Yemen

Thursday, April 8th 2010

Hi James it’s very usefull thanks. I’m preparing fom my TOEFL eaxms and I have problems with reading comprehension. I think it’s the most difficult than other sections.

Saturday, April 10th 2010

I lov your lesson ,,,,,,,and advice ths.

Sunday, April 11th 2010

thank you so much its very important things to improve my skills in reading .
i will try to do it and start from today.
im not good in reading and in a
IELTS exame im Always get 3.5 im so sad about that my score high in all parts except reading part =(
i need ur help pless ..
and thanx again

Tuesday, April 27th 2010

wow, it’s so interesting. Thanks so much for your tips.

Thursday, May 20th 2010

Hi Sir How are you, Sir tell me one think i want prepration IELTS PAPER EASY WAY TOO SUCCES MY PAPER.

Monday, May 24th 2010


Wednesday, May 26th 2010

Thank you teacher. Hi I’m Marry from Korea. Teacher! I have some problem. For example, 1. I read many paper and book every day. But i can’t memorry all that words.
2. I can’t speak an English well. Because don’t have any practice, haven’t native speak Friend. Sorry made mistake some grammer. Good luck for your job. :-) Marry

Thursday, May 27th 2010

thank you very much James <

Sunday, May 30th 2010

excelentes videos , excelente profesor i love it

Monday, May 31st 2010

Hey Mr, James,
I’m Giwantha from Sri Lanka, But i live in UK. End of this month I’m going to do IELTS & I must get more then 6.5 to do ICT in a uni.I’m working hard on my reading part, But still I can’t score more then 25 out of 40
Can U please tell me what should I do….???

Thursday, June 10th 2010

Hi James!
I have a little wonder.
For long passage( about 3 pages), if I read it, read again, and read again. It take time to finish all i want to read from a part of a book. So, would you mind giving me advice for reading book, especially some academic books.
Thank you so much.

Thursday, June 24th 2010

James You are the best :) I really like Your lessons :)

Sunday, June 27th 2010

Hi james sir,
I wanna score more in speaking section of toefl , wat to do.Pls tel tips

Monday, June 28th 2010

thank u i wouid like to ask about how can i make a story short one thanks u are great byyyyyyyeeeeeeeee

Monday, June 28th 2010

hi sir i am new student. i am poor in speaking english any tips tell to me.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Hey James, I am going into the police academy and I need help reading, writing, and grammar, what books or were can i start..I would like some info…thanks so much

Friday, July 9th 2010

Thank a lot! your leasson very useful for me.
Can you give me some advice about speaking skill and writing skill?
Are you ok?
Thank you for anwsering !

Friday, July 9th 2010

i’m from Azerbaijan

Tuesday, July 13th 2010

I really like your lesson. Thank so much!

Friday, July 16th 2010

Ijames I really enjoy the class and at this time I’m study very hard for my new carrer and this tips really helps a lot.

Monday, July 19th 2010

thanks a lot, your jop is graet

Tuesday, July 20th 2010

hello , i really want to thank all who’s behind this great helpfull web site .

Saturday, July 24th 2010

Hello James Why you so serious in this lesson???? Thank You

Wednesday, July 28th 2010

cool steps. :D

Sunday, August 1st 2010

can u help me pleas becasue i have problem with english words plz help me if u can all the teacher in this website thankz all of u

Monday, August 2nd 2010

very useful

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010

nothing now

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010

you guys are great ! I am really glad i found this site. Comprehension is very hard for me so i am going to use your skills. I hope i can find other skills in the future. Your great !!!!!!!!!!!!n

Wednesday, August 25th 2010

You ain’t answering most of the questions been asked you…try to give a general answer to prevent duplication on questions…you’re doing a great job keep it up!

Sunday, August 29th 2010

Hi James! Your lessons are very helpful!Today, I have an exam of reading comprehension. The tips helped me a lot, while improving my reading, but sometimes the text you read is easy to understand but questions for it are so much confusing and it’s hard to answer it especially on advanced level.
Bye bye

Friday, September 3rd 2010

hello teacher i really feel good because im improving my inglish as navite speaker and i thank you very much for your help…

Saturday, September 4th 2010

hi james…can u prepare me for ielts online? though skype or phone…?

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

hi james
i am going to give ielts exam on 11th of september.there are lots of confusion related to speaking part of exam.thats why i want to see a few vedios regarding this.hope you can help me.but vedios are not me.

Wednesday, September 8th 2010

hi james,

i wil try ur advse on d reading comprehension.,o hope u may discus also on how to attack questions
thank you!

Saturday, September 11th 2010

Hi James
Thakns a lot for your lessons. This site is really very useful for me especially. But I have a big problem with my listening and score is too little, can you advise me anything for that.
Thanks in advance.

Sunday, September 12th 2010

Great tip! Thank you very much, James. I’ve tried a little bit, I could remember more though I omitted to summarize.

Friday, September 17th 2010

Hi James,
Your class is very nice.Thank you for the video.
My problem with the ielts reading is that within 1 hour time i am not getting enough time to read it thrice n den answer.Also would you please give some tips on how to answer YES/NO questions..

Monday, September 20th 2010

i ia reading english books but sometimes its ard to understand the meanig so that time i am loosing the interest to read can you give me some valuable tips please

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

I’m so glad that i finally found what i’ve been looking for in a long time by accidentally dropped on this site.actually , i really enjoy reading and i’ve read heaps of books but unfortunately not remember anything after , at all.I attended to this english course in my place a year ago but it didn’t really work out on me.:(

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

The method you teach seems little longer for comprehension. How can we get proper score in IELTS since we have limited time to perform multitask in specifed time in Reading section?

Saturday, October 2nd 2010

thank you soــــــــــــ much

Tuesday, October 5th 2010

I am miraqa I am an Engineer .

Wednesday, October 6th 2010

    okay miraqa so what, u are an engineer that is not a big deal !

    Monday, June 2nd 2014

hi James
I need help in Reading test in IELTS. The time run out before I finish the answer Q.I dont know what is better read the Q first or read the text?
How to read faster during the test it is only 20minute? please help me

Wednesday, October 6th 2010


Monday, October 11th 2010

This is vid awesome.It’s make me like read long book=no problem!And can i ask you a question.How can i remember the new world?Thanks alot

Tuesday, October 12th 2010

Hi, Sir James,

Thank you so much for helping us to improve our english through this site. I study very hard to improve my english speaking coz I believe that if we are fluent in english there are so many opportunities for us.

God bless! More power to all the staff of this site……….

Wednesday, October 13th 2010

thank you james

Sunday, October 17th 2010

Ur The best xDeey

Wednesday, October 20th 2010


Wednesday, October 20th 2010

    Yes, right now. But we may add teachers from other countries in the future.

    Thursday, October 21st 2010

great but it’s not clear.

Saturday, October 23rd 2010

Dear James,
In one of your videos about reading comprehension, which actually is one of my favor, you haven’t provided us with any examples. would you mind showing us what do you exactly mean besides just telling us.
Please provide me (us) with an example….
Thank you so much

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Thank you very much, but I have to tell u something,u talk to fast! gee!!!
by the way.. u are very handsome!!(rsrsrs)

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

thank you so much, the lesson really help me to much. good teacher !

Wednesday, November 10th 2010

that was great.many thanks

Sunday, November 14th 2010

thanks james you really helped me.

Thursday, November 18th 2010

sorry for my english is the first time I write…
I’m happy to meet you…. your english lesson is very good for my english base… bye bye

Friday, November 19th 2010

hi James

can you help me to improve more on speaking English…
i want to be a good English speaker… thanks

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010

Hi, James
Thank you for the lessons. It really Helpfull.
I’m from Holland and I do bilingual education. I’m in second year now. But I standing insufficient now on averaging. Which means I cann’t go to third year. I have got an upcoming test. And it is really important I get a good mark for that. So pleas, if you have any tips…

Wednesday, December 1st 2010

We really love this webpage. Wewish we could come here everyday\all day.

Friday, December 3rd 2010

james YOU ARE SOOOOOOO GOOOOOD. i’m from Georgia. i enjoy with your lessons everyday, you know i’m biginer, and i’m trying to learn more and more about english, will you help me?

Monday, December 6th 2010

Thanks alot James, How can I know my level in English?
Some time I feel good & some times I feel weak
Please help me.

Tuesday, December 7th 2010

hi my name atheer salim really you good teacher thanks to help us

Sunday, December 12th 2010

hello!!james thank you so much

Thursday, December 16th 2010

thank you man

Sunday, December 19th 2010

dear sir,
can you help me in preparing for ielts writing improvement,&reading.

Sunday, December 26th 2010

Hi. I’m kern George. And I’m from Trinidad and Tobago not to sure if u know about there. But I must let u know your english tips are very helpful. I do not have any passes from school but I’m

Friday, December 31st 2010

Sorry I pressed submit comment by accident. I was saying. I don’t have any passes from school but i am really willing to learn. I am 25 years old live alone, renting, and have 1 son. I’m starting class on the 3rd of January 2011. So I’m askin u for ANY HELP OR TIPS in starting over will be most appreciated.(Thank you)

Friday, December 31st 2010

Ronnie I like very much your teaching style. you are a great teacher. love you take care

Friday, January 7th 2011

Hi James!

Could you tell me pls the best way/source that I can use to read for the TOEFL preparation!

Thank you very much.


Monday, January 10th 2011

I cant read correct
how i read is good?

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

I’m taking the TOEFL test this Friday, and i have some reading problems, i usually get lost. Can you please give me some advices ?

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

I Need your help I can read but i can’t contain it and the words get me to…. I need to understand what i read. from memphis tn but I’m in to college at murfeesboro tn mtsu. you taught me something James. I want my reading to increase better.

Friday, January 21st 2011

thank you to engVid accepted to me

Monday, January 24th 2011

hi james , ur tips on reading really works . now i am getting 6 bands in each part of ielts but i need seven in each module. how can i get them . advice me . looking forward in anticipation.

Monday, January 24th 2011

i m gonna follow ur method,james….

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011

hi! James thanks for you lessons buddy I am brazilian and improve my english here it´s so difficult you can´t imagine…I understand at all really thanks James…

Thursday, February 3rd 2011

Hi James,
I am planning to take up the IELTS test in about three weeks, I have just started to prepare, I am confident about getting a good score. James, is there something that you would like me to do? Please let me know!!

Friday, February 4th 2011

Hi james

i watching u English learning video i learn a lot but in writing mi very poor ,please tell me how mi improve my writing ,in spoken language i improve little bit but in writing mi very poor,i hope u help me i belong Pakistan my native language is Urdu.

Saturday, February 12th 2011

thank you james

Sunday, February 13th 2011

thank you james

Monday, February 14th 2011

Hi I watching your english learning vedio a lot of it’s great. I have problem with verb + the way. I couldn’t understand so I hope you will help me. I waiting your masagge thank you. I’m from Kazakhstan

Saturday, February 19th 2011


Monday, February 21st 2011

Hi James!
I like your lessons and your teaching method. I want know more about reading ways: over viewing,scanning, skimming and inference, etc.
Could you teach us some lessons including these topics?
I hope hear from you soon
Thank you

Thursday, February 24th 2011

yes… prety nice¡! i’m just about to take the CAE exam the next June… so it has been very usefull …

Tuesday, March 8th 2011

You know I’m work and study and try to have time for reading some English articles , any helpfull website have a small articles? :( , and you are doing such an amazing work here and FREE , really how can I thank you all.

Thursday, March 10th 2011

    Hi Dear,
    I think you’d better just work because your Grammar is somehow terrible.
    I’m so sorry to say it!!

    Tuesday, March 29th 2011

i love your teaching

Saturday, March 12th 2011

How can i download this to mp3 so i can listen to your lessons repeatedly?

Thank you so much.

Sunday, March 13th 2011

hi James;
thanks alot ,when I watching this video,I feel good(lesson and join)

Monday, March 14th 2011

James, i have just watched your lessons! Congratulations! You are a wonderful teacher!!!

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

    I like Spanish people and like to learn Spanish … can you please??

    Wednesday, June 26th 2013

    Congratulations! Anisora, you are a amazing teacher too. You can speak English,French,Spainsh,Russian and Romanian.
    That is great.

    Friday, November 15th 2013

hello dear James!
thanks for your lessons. they are very can we chat with you?

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Can You tell how to use without dictonary, for example: In Star test.

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Thank you so much James :)

Wednesday, March 30th 2011

Nice style … be continue …

Sunday, April 3rd 2011

Hi James, I would be very grateful if you told me how to make a text analysis?

Wednesday, April 13th 2011

Thanks James, you’re a good man!

Sunday, April 17th 2011

James!!!!U’re my fave teacher ever!!!!love you!

Thursday, April 21st 2011

Hi Good Afternoon
I really like how you teach because you make it simple and clear to understand. I do have this problem but i will practice what you mentioned on the video. What advice can you give me when reading a book and i cannot pronounce a word should i wait until i finished reading the chapter of the book to look over the dictionary and find the proper way to pronounce the word.


Thursday, April 21st 2011

James you’r cute

Tuesday, April 26th 2011

Hello Sir,
I really liked the video and would definitely follow these tips.
Second thing is , can you help me with the fluency? i mean i can speak well but i am not fluent.
Please help me Sir…..

Monday, May 2nd 2011

I wish what bless to you

I would like you post more vide about reading: dicas, topic and etc
I am brasilian en in may brain, same time have a bit confusion whith words.



Wednesday, May 4th 2011

oh,how about if we are in the exams,since we don’t have too much time checking overly,do you have any tips to catch the main meaning just once time reviewing.

Thursday, May 5th 2011

and thank you so much.

Thursday, May 5th 2011

actually i use dictionary when i encountering such an unfamiliar words…is that makes my comprehension improve or not…?
i usually do this thing…and i thought this is right thnx james…

Sunday, May 8th 2011

thank-you but if your in an exam and if you have about an hour to do it. Will you not run out of time by the time you read it 3 times?

Sunday, May 15th 2011

Thank you james
In fact,I have to take a test tomorrow.
when I learned about your class, I don’t have to be nervous.

Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Hi james
yea when taking the sats what tips can you give me when reading comprehension i have a hard time understanding the passages and cant seem to well on the multiple choices questions.

Tuesday, May 24th 2011

thank u…very helpful

Saturday, May 28th 2011

Dear James,

What if I was sitting for an exam and I was not allowed to use a dictionary. I guess, I’d have to guess the meaning through context and bet my chances I understood the main ideas correctly.

Thank you guys for the effort you put in your videos this is my best learning site by far.


Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Hi Jame,
I am vietnamese. Thank you very much for your guide.My English is untill poor so I look forward receiving more about this topic for your example. Thanks.

Sunday, June 5th 2011

Hello James,

I have one main question, how I need to read it? Loudly or mentally (I don’t know how this word translate)?

Monday, June 6th 2011

wow!!! It is a Good tool for me to increase my reading skill… Thanks sir James….

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

waw.. terrific.. thanks before

Wednesday, June 15th 2011

Thank you teacher James! It helps me alot!

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Dear Teacher James,
I want to score good marks in my composition for my Second Exam so i would appreciate if you give me some tips on it!
Thank you!
Victoria Aye

Thursday, June 16th 2011

Thank you teacher , I got alot of benefit from this lesson. =D

Friday, June 17th 2011

hi James, what a useful Video..I’m from Vietnam I’m quite well at Listening but I have problem with Speaking Skill?? I can’t say anything when I’m in public, althought I have ideas (in Vietnamese). How can I improve it, I want to speak better, better and better…….

Monday, June 20th 2011

Hi James, I find this lesson very informative and helpful, thanks a lot. And I ‘d like more lessons like these to improve each of modules of IELTS. Thank you. Marina.

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Hi James
i really like the way you teach and i expect more videos from your teaching reading comprehension . Especially the way in the test thank you

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

Thank You Mr James

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011



I love your style of teaching

Thursday, June 23rd 2011

I realy like to learn more english,because i want to get IELTS for applicant the university.
This way for learing is very good.

Friday, June 24th 2011

It gives me a lot of improvement Thanks Sir

Friday, June 24th 2011

mr.james,you are cool, your way of teaching is too cool…

Friday, June 24th 2011

uhm, im very bad at English, so i cant understand what you said clearly!

Friday, July 1st 2011

thank you

Sunday, July 3rd 2011

Mr. James
It is my pleasure to tell you that you are very instructed on teaching english.
Thanks for be there on ENGVID.COM.
greaT GREAT.

Tuesday, July 5th 2011

my name is yacine i am student english esl, and i have a problem with comprenhension in reading, i do not how to answer the question, and understand the text.Please i need you help.

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

hey.i also need some one who wanna have some practice on speaking.can u help me?my account on “oovoo” is “sadeghsafari”.thanks

Sunday, July 10th 2011

    hi i’m pretty good at speaking

    Saturday, February 2nd 2013

Hi! Sir James
I’m so grateful, thanks for the tips, you are a really great teacher. honestly I’m not good in English, I can’t speak fluently and i can’t understand what I’ve read.

Friday, July 15th 2011

Hi! Sir James
its really great, thanks for the tips, now I know, what I’m going to do, to understand what I’ve read.

Friday, July 15th 2011

Hi! sir James!
I’m so grateful, thanks for the tips, now i know what I’m going to do to understand what I’ve read. you’re a great teacher, honestly I’m not good in English, i can’t speak fluently and i want to learn more in English.

Friday, July 15th 2011

Hi James! U know, i really have a some barriers in reading but from this day i will apply your methods…)In a few days, i will write about my result in reading:-))
Thank you everybody!

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Thank you so much for the great effort

Thursday, July 21st 2011

Thank you so much! I am really into english and i want to improve my english skills.
You have a good teaching.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

i feel my listening skill improve more than before. thank your lesson so much. I hope that you give more lessons for everybody can learn.

Friday, July 22nd 2011

hi sir james,,,
..i really want to learn so much more about english..everything-writing, reading, listening and speaking..but of course with the correct usage of tenses and good grammar…..i hope i can do it…
by the way,,, thanks for your helps a lot!!!

Sunday, July 24th 2011


Friday, July 29th 2011

Hi James. I’m a student from Manila, Philippines. This topic is very helpful to me.

Sunday, August 7th 2011

hi james
how can i emprove my english.

Friday, August 19th 2011

hello Mr. James,

Your lesson is really helpfull for me. I want to know more about english. thanks for ur presentation.

Sunday, August 21st 2011

Hi James,
I really like your style of teaching English. Please keep doing it and make the study fun for the student.Thank you.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

you are my favourite teacher.please I HAVE a proplem with used to and what comes after it .

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

Thanx a lot for helping us out, Sir.But if you proof your thesis with the relevant examples, it will be more comprehendible to all of us.
Reading a very long passage-containing three to four paragraphs- is a tedious work.A big trap! in which about everyone falls into it.Thanking you in advance for replying me with a satisfactory answer, which we all people can understand.

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

hi james ,my mame’s prisca.I am from cameroon but now I live in canada specifique in Edmonton,Ab with my family. I have been living there for a year, I am a student still learning english and i plan to be a nurse in the future but i need good english first.I have been wacthing your site and you might be a good advisor for everyone who wants to speak english, sound good for.I have a dream and i wish to realise my dream ,so i am ready to be your student now and follow everyhing you should tell me.I want to speak like British and American people i mean to understand what they’re talking about and have a perfect conversation with them. my probleme now is i write as i speak, so i want to improve my written again, my speaking and my listening.I am new on your site and i wish to get a god result from you. Take care James

Monday, August 29th 2011

what is the minimum score of IELTS for Australia and Canada?

Tuesday, August 30th 2011

thanks sir james.i’ll try that technique immediately and share also to my friends. ;)

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

very very good i am asking for lessons related to tourism and hotels pleas provide us with this topics and what ever you can
thank you very much

Saturday, September 10th 2011

i have lots of problems to complete it in time. i want to know easy way to do comperhenions thanks

Monday, September 12th 2011

sir james! sometimes in dictionary the meanings of the words are different and the word we are reading is different.

Tuesday, September 13th 2011

    checkout synonyms .

    Wednesday, November 7th 2012

sir james!you are good teacher, i like learning english with you. but my english so bad, how to improving ? thank you very much for give me this website, i kind regards.

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

that was really helpful. Thanks James

Thursday, September 22nd 2011

i thank you teacher but do you think it will take time and i am no so patient

Thursday, September 22nd 2011


Sunday, September 25th 2011

I am trying to take IELTS exam ,and i want to get around band 7 .what do I need to get high score .Please help me.

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

Hi James,
Awesome video as always.Could you perhaps make a video on how to comprehend Shakespearean literature?It would be really helpful if you could do that because I have a hard time reading those books.



Thursday, September 29th 2011


Friday, September 30th 2011

Nice blog!! keep up the nice style, it’s nice to see writer’s like you these days

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

hey thanx for ur useful tips bt i need more help.
sometimes i can’t even understand the sentence formation and the other thing is i wanna improve my listening skills

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

I like your teaching meathod very much.thak you sir for doing this job.

Thursday, October 6th 2011

thank you!

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

very good lession sir,i appreciate u and looking forward to hear and see u allot its a informative and easy to understand

Thursday, October 13th 2011

I love hahaha

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

hi my name is zainab can u please write it becuse if peple are looking for the answe on the phone the chid or adult won t understand it.

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

hi,james i’m fahri from indonesia,but i’m teaching english to children in saudi arabia.i was teach them about letters in english,now i’m going to teach them how to read..but i was confused how to teach them the changed naoun for exmple:B and A we read it “Ba” or “Be”?if i told them its Ba,when we found its in the word “back”,B an A in that word we read “Be”..also in another vocal letters (I E U O ).so how to teach it james…tanks a lot..

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Hi thanks for your information, i hope u always share your knowledge for everyone and god will bless you

Friday, October 21st 2011

James!!!! Your video is amazing, and really helped me with my reading and writing skills.
You are a Baws!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!but…..

Friday, October 21st 2011

Hi James
Thanks for this great simple explanation.
I have a problem with memory,I learn a massive number of new words every day but four to seven days later

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

Hey James! Thank you for your teaching video. I really like your teaching style. You are such a great teacher! :)

Saturday, October 29th 2011

it’s such a good lessons & learning s to us.. thanks you so much again for the nice tips.

Sunday, October 30th 2011

hello sir,
tanks for your fantastic tips.i having a promblem of i got idea about this.

Monday, October 31st 2011

hi how r u plz help me i cant speak in english ihave studied in many institutes of english plz help me how i can speak english fluently and writing skills

Saturday, November 5th 2011

Hello jame, Thank for the lesson. It my 1st trial and I’ll be writing the IELTS TEST (academic) this saturday. Please I really need youe help and advice. Thank you

Tuesday, November 15th 2011

I are working the same problem before. It is quite a bit less easy an solution as you believe that it is, its something that you’ll have to write out for you over time.

Thursday, November 17th 2011

Hi! James, Thank you your help. I’m not familiar with all the rules for writing, and is very difficult for me to put words on paper.

Thursday, November 17th 2011

hi james,
this method is really helpful,
so thanks.

Friday, November 18th 2011

dear james.thanks alot for your vid. i have a question. how do i teach students a story. every student has the same copy. what can we do to comprehend it and study it proberly.

Friday, November 18th 2011

dear james
thanks alot for this vid. i want to teach m students how to read. they have a story for example what do they have to do to comprehend it and what shall i do in class to with them. what cand of activitt can we do and what kind of strategies can i do so they comprehend it. thanks alot

Friday, November 18th 2011

Hi! Your tips are very helpful. Thanks a lot.

Saturday, November 19th 2011

Thank you for your video. I have seen your video and I will try to do the three steps that you mention in the video. I hope it will help me. Thanks!

Sunday, November 20th 2011

could you please advise me how can i orgnize my time with IELTS reading . my time run out and i still did not finish .which one i have to read first questions or an essay ?
thanks a lot

Sunday, November 20th 2011

thans James your lesson is very good

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011

I enjoyed the way you explained the reading comprehension method,but what about in a proficiency test that you are not allowed to use dictionarries?

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

Dear James:

Thank you so much for this helpful lesson. I truly appreciate it. I also love how you instruct; you are so passionate about it and you make me want to listen to what you are going to say next. You totally make learning fun.

-Thank you.


Wednesday, November 23rd 2011

hi James:
thanks so much for this video know i have a guide of how to understand every things i read but i don’t know how to summarize i mean i want to know is i should delete every words that i don’t know or find meaning

Friday, November 25th 2011

had a social studies and science test miss both by 20 pt. because i did,nt understand some of what i read i need healp ,I would like to get my GED i read well some time i don,t understand what i read

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

sorry that word is help

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

    I think you should learn more about the words.If u good its u can read and speaking very well.

    Thursday, December 1st 2011

can anyone help me how to improve my comprehension part i m doing o level frm cambridge university

Friday, December 2nd 2011

Thank you, this lesson is really helpful. I love it.

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

Hello James,

I just received the news that my children are having problems with reading comprehension. What surprised me the most was my son’s reading comprehension state score because his vocabulary score is in the high 90’s. Why is this so? Also, my daughter’s reading comp. is affecting her writing. Both children only speak English. I speak Spanish/English but I do not speak Spanish at home and I do not have problems speaking or writing English at all. Help?

Desperate Mom

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Hello James,

I left out the reading comprehension state score was in the low 70’s.

Desperate Mom

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Dear Teachers,

Could you please make more videos about ielts preparation. How to manage the time in the real exam and some tips that will help answer the questions.
Many Thanks

Saturday, December 10th 2011

i really happy i find this website,,,,

Monday, December 12th 2011

Hey james,I have problems with comprehension,and I should be ashame because I am a 23 year old male..That is my weakness and I want to correct it…

Sunday, December 25th 2011

Dear James,

I am preparing for IELTS General test. However, selecting appropriate heading for given paragraph is quite bit ambiguous for me.

Therefore, I would highly appreciate if you could help me with your views on how these questions should be tackled.

I will take on my exam on 7-Jan-12 so any suggestion prior to the test may count a lot for me.

Narendra, India

Thursday, December 29th 2011

Hi James

Your lessons are very helpfull. My husband will be writing he’s IELTS for the 7th time, and everytime the reading is the one to be failed. For some reason he can not get the headings correct. Is the some magic way or method to understand and connect the correct headings?????????????/

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Your lessons are very helpful. I have just one quiestion. If i read a long story (novel), how should i learn the words from this? Thanks for your answer :-)

Sunday, January 8th 2012

you are great thanks a lot mr: james

Sunday, January 8th 2012

Happy new James, I hope you enjoyed your first of January. 2012

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Very nice lesson. Thanks for your help.

Saturday, January 14th 2012

I am not a child, but I am wondering if an adult can get your help as well..I have trouble with comprehension and I want to correct it,so if you help me, please do…

Monday, January 23rd 2012

Hey James,I am wondering if you can help me with my comprehension..To me comprehension is important,if you cant comprehend,then you cant understand what is happening around you or in the world.

Tuesday, January 24th 2012

Did you really tell them to not read a dictionary. Spelling Bee.

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Pls i read and i dn’t unstand,tell me how to read and understand.

Thursday, January 26th 2012

HI. So,u mean i must practice n practice n practice again? What if it is a test and u are only given 1hour for 2 passages 10Qs each and a summary for 1 passage? How can i do well? Hope u can help me.. =)

Sunday, January 29th 2012

thanks teacher james really it was wonderful leaaon and advicess

Monday, January 30th 2012

excellent advices!!!

Monday, January 30th 2012

thank u James it was a very use full tip, but how to read a novel and understand it takes much time ?

Thursday, February 2nd 2012

hi, James i am from Egypt. i’m very glade to listen you.but i have a problem with how to pronounce? and i how to make stress on words and which one i should do stress?
thank you.

Monday, February 6th 2012

Dear James,

I am preparing for IELTS General but having difficulties in Reading section. In my last 2 exams I got 6 Bands in Reading Whereas, Other sections were quite good (L-8, S-7.5, W-7). Even though I am doing good in mock test’s, My real exam was horrible. I need your help and valuable tips on how to excel in Reading. Because of that only, I am not able to process my Immigration.


Tuesday, February 7th 2012

I think you can’t spend so much time on reading section on test day. You have only 60 minutes to read passages and answer to 39 or more questions.
So, I think James, you failed about this tip. May be this method can be helpful for reading books or news but not on TOEFL IBT!

Thursday, February 9th 2012

hi,James! Thank you a lot for this video! It was ver helpful to me.

Friday, February 10th 2012

Hi James. i need your advice in graphs. I don’t know how to describe them. I went to the IELTS course but I think it’s better to study by yourself. It’s difficult to understand graphs and describe because even graphs show me the information I don’t know how to start and about what write. Thanks

Saturday, February 11th 2012

Hi, James! my name is Rio! i’m from KZ that means Kazakhstan! i’ve seen a plenty of your videos and i’m glad cause you help to people who have some problems with english. i’m going to pass IELTS approximately after couple month. but as everyone who wants to pass it , i’ve got some question to you. can you tell me really useful ways to improve READING, and sometimes i find speaking a little hard! faithfully, Rio

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

Thanks, James! I decided to watch all the videos in EngVid!

Friday, February 17th 2012

can u ple explain how to indroduce myself?

Monday, February 20th 2012

hi i want to why i cant read ? is becuzz i born with a broblem i will like to no to read

Monday, February 20th 2012

thank you sir….but it will be helpful to us if you tell in detail about each section of ielts in detail

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

Hello teacher james thanks so much for all videos I’m totaly new with the english I from venezuela but now I live in Canada then I need to learn english quickly and you help me so much thank sorry if I don’t write fine :D

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

It was wonderful listen to you, I found the lesson very interesting. Thanks so much James.

Saturday, February 25th 2012

Thank you Jams for the tips, I would like to have more of your teaching on reading.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Hi,James! I’m from Venezuela and I’ve been studying English for a long time but I haven’t been able to learn yet. My big problem is listening comprehension. How can I do to improve?

Sunday, March 4th 2012

hi my name is mariem I frome tunisinne I like say english is very nice

Friday, March 9th 2012

Many thanks James for lessons . Its very useful and interesting .
Thank you again .

Monday, March 12th 2012

my problim is when i read at the school i just frizz i cant read when someone is listning to me

Monday, March 12th 2012

thank u teacher coz u healped me

Sunday, March 18th 2012

Hi James, My names are Miracle Godswill, am from Nigeria, i rely appreciate for your tuitor, but my major problem is that, i read my books everyday without comprehending the main aim of what am reading. plz i need help, but in speaking and comprehension

Monday, March 19th 2012

Hi James, Thank you very much for your wonderful reading strategy.It really help my reading skill. And I also would love to know about context clue too.Plz kindly help me.

Monday, March 26th 2012

God bless you
I am Eric from Pakistan interested very much for English I can speak but i have a problem can not understand when any body speak to me or when see moves
Please help me so that i may understand when any body speaking or when i see the moves
Most respect and best wishes Eric Jawaid Gill bye

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Hi Everybody!! It’s so nice to be here with you for this trip. I’am learning a lot. My dream is near to be real. I sure I will talk in English very well and maybe I would talk with you and do a knew friend and have fun. have a Good day . Thank you so much James. I love the way that you teach.

Wednesday, March 28th 2012

Thank you so much, you are very nice teacher, I will do all your advise.

Thanks again

Saturday, March 31st 2012

Hi james, I would like to know if I can send you an essay I wrote to help me out with.

Saturday, March 31st 2012

Thanks for any some other fantastic post. The place else might possibly anybody get that particular information in such a good way of writing? I’ve a presentation future week, and I am for the look for such facts. Augustina Ronne

Monday, April 2nd 2012

I pulled this up for my son and he said it was not helpful to him. We live in Georgia and he will be taking the CRCT Tests to pass the 5th grade. he said i need a dictionary, I said no you can not use a dictionary on a test.

Wednesday, April 4th 2012

This tip is very nice~ Thank you~

Thursday, April 5th 2012

you are so great!i also start this method…

Friday, April 6th 2012

hi james. i have a problem. i can understand the text but i can not choose correct answer. thank you for answering our questions

Saturday, April 7th 2012

Great tactic ! Thanks teacher!

Sunday, April 8th 2012

hello i new freind

Monday, April 9th 2012

I will try it. Thanks for your tip.

Tuesday, April 10th 2012

HI Jamesthe beginning was slow to understand his English, because I studied all his life with Britsh teachers, but listening and watching can understand three times

Sunday, April 15th 2012

Thank funny teacher…

Monday, April 16th 2012

James I know you are the best teacher ,but I have some problems with math can you please help me.I am so sorry for bothering,but can you please help me I kind of get everything of reading comprehension.thank you very much James!

Monday, April 16th 2012

you are so helpful

Thursday, April 26th 2012

HELP!!When I read 12th grade materal…I cant foucs or understand..HELP

Friday, April 27th 2012

James, I have nerve ever read in my life…just started I cant seem to focus on reading my mind wonders off….HELP

Friday, April 27th 2012

Your english training is good i want it to reach every one. I request you to grant me permisson to create andriod application for your work or else create by your side. By the way i am from india.

Friday, April 27th 2012

James, I’m having trouble understanding what I read..I don’t understand or focus on what I read..I’m doing to take my las GED exam..HELP!!

Friday, April 27th 2012

hey james, you are so sweet. i like your teeth. you are a good teacher better than the others here. i have tomorrow a big exam in english.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

i don’t understand this at all

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

hello can you help with understanding readin because i dont know what is fiction non fiction drama poetry thanks

Thursday, May 10th 2012

wow . great lessons , Thanks a lot James you are fantastic teacher !!!

Saturday, May 12th 2012

thanks for the tip!

Saturday, May 12th 2012

hi mr james , this lesson is very good but what can i do in the exam if i cant understand what i read ?
and if i understood some times i cant choose correct answer, can u help me and tell me how can i solve this problems
thanx alot

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

This lesson is very interesting and I’m going to try it.
Thank you James for your and your colleagues lessons.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

In IELTS test the time is not enough to follow this all steps.. can u help to IELTS reading part?

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

hello Mr James, pls can u help me because since my secondary i dnt know how to read very well.

Saturday, May 19th 2012

how many marks do you need for a level 6 in englsh comprehension

Sunday, May 20th 2012

pooh you have to follow this steps before the ILETS test and get more practice in reading ,so in the test day you will be able to understand directly. You shoudn`t follow this steps in that day just try to read the Qs first and think [what is the passage gonna talk about?] then search about the answer by reading fastly. I`m sure that will help you to save your time and your energy also.{hope for you a best}

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Hi James,
I am one of your amongst fans, and would like to leave good comment. We all really enjoy watching and listening your super helpful Videos. You have Super Natural Talent. Please keep it UP. I read some comments posted here and some of them are really upsetting and Please don’t pay attention to those and carry on your career! WE ALL LOV YOU, students. UZBEKISTAN

Monday, May 21st 2012

Hi, james
Do u have any books that help me out in reading section for IELST before the test?

Monday, May 21st 2012

helpful lesson buddy

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

hi how r u ?
i have many problems ,i am learing but when i what to express it i properly so pleas i need your help
thanks alot for your help and have a nice day

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Thank you very muck James.I am really finding things much easier now. x

Saturday, May 26th 2012

hi,James! Thank you a lot for this video! It was ver helpful to me.

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Sir on Step #2 that was Dictionary, you missed it :)
anyway, thanks a lot :)

Friday, June 1st 2012

Thank you.

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

perfect, thanks

Monday, June 4th 2012

Hi,please can you all put a video;about finite and non finite clauses because i have an exam about it tomorrow please =(

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

hi teaches thanks for the video i need help i can’t read or write how i can do it? thank you.

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

thanx =))

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Thank you,Thank you,Thank you so much M.r James
you were helpful and I understood what have you introduced to us but I have question:
If we keep that 3 ways to the reading skill,will we progress in the reading and read fast?

Thursday, June 14th 2012

wow. this is cool

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Thank u so much James =)

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

Hi there James,

I think that always must be putted in an HD video-lesson, not only for the visual reason but mainly for the audio reason.
For all the rest… RESPECT!

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

thanks for the lesson, I want to ask if someone could recommend me a Engish School in Canada, I need to take de Toefl IBT and get at least 100 points in it: however first I should improve all my Englis skills….

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

Hi James
Thank you for all of that..
Actually I’m Sorry about my reading it is very very poor Who can i learn that :(

Thursday, June 28th 2012


thank you teacher for your making me understand the best method to understand english.
but i have got difficulty in understanding english,i sometimes dont understand what people are saying,i fell really ashamed at that time and uncnfortable to speak in english infront of alots of peaple,becouse whenever i talk in english. iam constantly thinking that iam using wrong words my grammers arent right either.
so how to improve understanding natives
thank you

Saturday, June 30th 2012

it’s a ossom video.. keep going.

Sunday, July 8th 2012

Most tests of comprehension are satisfied to provide levels of comprehension they lack provisions for targeting specific comprehension needs. The most fundamental aspects of comprehension and cognition are ignored. There is a 21st Century method of assessment that will greatly assist teachers in diagnosing and correcting several aspects of comprehension. It is called the Informal Reading- Thinking Inventory or IR-TI (Manzo, Manzo & McKenna 1995, 2004, Cengage publishers). The IR-TI with years of research in the making is organized around the three most fundamental abilities to comprehend, namely the assessment and comparison of abilities to read the lines, read between the lines and read beyond the lines. This instrument puts a sharper point on comprehension needs. This multifaceted instrument has proven especially useful in working with second language learners. Uniquely it also helps to identify weaknesses in seemingly proficient readers and strengths in weaker readers.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

talk me about fame?

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

I just want to say thank you very much to you about your tips. :D

Saturday, July 14th 2012

pleaseeeeeeeeeee help me , i have ielts exam in 21 avgust

Sunday, July 15th 2012

can u give me some tips to learn english?
thank u

Monday, July 16th 2012

amazing, thank you

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

hello! I am glad to read advices here. I am a beginner and my main problem is to pronounce well the words. can someone show me the best way to achieve It.

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

i am experriencing more stress while doing reading passages in acadamic IELTS.please give me tips.

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

Thanks U too much sir for that lessons It really really helping me but one of my problem is that I can’t comprehend when a long complex structure ( complex sentences ) having punctuations like comma , : ; etc. and too long modifiers

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

thanks.. this video help me a lot..:)

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

Hi teacher,
Thank you for our presentation its very cool , i tried to do the placement in my school in reading but i fail every time. Please Help Me.

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

Eric Foreman ????

Sunday, July 22nd 2012

hi teacher this is the all good for understand but when i have exam and short time i con not read three time because i do not have time what i do for understand the paragraph quickly

Monday, July 23rd 2012

Thanks for your real help 4 me. U r a perfect teacher!

Sunday, July 29th 2012

Its really cool trick…..

Monday, July 30th 2012

Hello James,
I took EILTS exam, i got scores as specified below Speaking 6, Reading 4.5 writing 6.5 and listening 5.5. I don;t know what to do. :-(
I need to complete my test which on 1st Sep.

Thank you

Monday, July 30th 2012

Hello, i am having a class called TOEFL CLASS and i am having a section named reading, but unfortunately is hard for me to answer questions like “what does the author mean” and i always get it wrong. Could you help to

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

hai james,
thank you for video

Friday, August 3rd 2012

all of your lessons is very amazing and Very interesting
thanQ u a lot

Friday, August 3rd 2012

thank nice work

Monday, August 6th 2012

Thanks for your tips a lot. I will practice it and let’s see whether it can help me or not! =]

Monday, August 6th 2012

please, Is there anybody that wants talk to me on my skype, for together practice english conversation,
thanks for your attention

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

    yes i can practise with u if you want. add me on skype :othmane.kabbaj7

    Thursday, May 28th 2015

Hi! Jomes.
I am an English Teacher in South Korea like you.
Your teaching is excellent.
you explain English with ease.
Thank you so much.^^*

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

James it was a very useful lesson. It’s very important in order to improve our comprehension ability.

Saturday, August 11th 2012

Thank you Mr james this is usefull

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

have a good day!

Sunday, August 19th 2012

hi james, i really like ur style bt it doesn’t work on exam…it really takes time to do tht for me so wht do u advice for me ….ur style with speed?…am waiting ur reply….pls reply ma test is after 3 days

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

hi,I love English and actually want to practise e fluently, please help me!

Sunday, August 26th 2012

hi James,
Thank you for this tips,I used it once and it was very helpful for me, but I have a problem with words for example I can’t remember the definition of the words.Can you give me tips please.
thank you,

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Hello sir i like ur method of teaching,I am going to give my toefl ibt in one month i wan a suggestion regarding the reading comprehensions.I was wandering to find the websites where i can found plenty of reading like essay r topics that are most likely asks in toefl..

Thursday, August 30th 2012

it is best thank you

Monday, September 3rd 2012

Hi,James i can’t understand what you mean with say “summarize everything”

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

thakns sir very cool leson :)
Greating from EGYPT :D

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

hello mr. jame! i’m from cambodia. i really support ur video so much all the explanation is perfect. of course i take all those tips on my daily study! thank u so much.

Friday, September 7th 2012

I am really thanks for your great idea regarding reading comprehension.

Saturday, September 15th 2012

Hi jems,
I would

Saturday, September 15th 2012


Tuesday, September 25th 2012

I really want to know how to read an article and a textbook because I am reading 30 pages article in my Business Ethic class…. and cannot understand the vocabularies almost everything!! I used my dictionary when I read it first time because it was “AFTER” watching your lecture…

Sunday, September 30th 2012

Sorry not after, I should have said “BEFORE”…

Sunday, September 30th 2012

You are a great teacher!
I am from Brazil and I love to learn English with you. Thanks.

Saturday, October 6th 2012

This is realy cool your job is very helpful thank you ; )

Tuesday, October 9th 2012

james you good teacher)))

Thursday, October 11th 2012

Hi James, I like those tips you provide. However, I will try and apply them as you stated and hopefully I can understand completely the things I am reading. Thanks!

Saturday, October 13th 2012

hi, I was wondering how I could get better at Unfamiliar text, I do read it a couple of times but i have problems answering them at an excellence level.

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

we cant do this in a exam

Tuesday, October 16th 2012

Hi James!
My name is Rodrigo and i am from Brazil, i would like to say that you are doing a great job man.
Thanks for all of you.

Thursday, October 18th 2012

thank u man!

Friday, October 19th 2012

thank you teacher

Monday, October 29th 2012

Hi James
I want to improve my English. When I read a story and news I think I’m understanding but when I see the question I couldn’t answer. How will it improve? Can you give any tips because I’m worry about this situation.

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Hi, I found it very good, it really helped me, but I would like to know whether you could help me with my PET exam! I’ve got 16 days to get ready for it! I have been studying, but I don’t really feel prepared for it!

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Thanks James but how can I achieve a positive outcome in IELTS reading part, if my time is limited? I highlight normally. I have practice at home for my IELTS exam; it is coming soon.

Wednesday, November 7th 2012

Thank’s alot my teacher

Thursday, November 8th 2012

what if i don’t have the time to read it three times .. in an ielts exam for example !!

thnx :D

Thursday, November 8th 2012

thanks alot JAMES
i love your method to teach us
be happy .. :)

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

who wants to improve english skills ant to talk about evrything in english add me in skype ceka531

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Dear James,
Thank you for the lesson ,you are very sweet :)!

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

Thank you

Sunday, November 18th 2012

Thanks for everything. It was very useful.

Monday, November 19th 2012

Hello James
A my teacher said me : when you read newspaper , any word you don’t know , please check it by dictionary ( even many times ) . it mean check new word by dictionary in the first , not three times as your introduction. Do you thing that?

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah thaaaanks

Monday, November 26th 2012

thanks james you are my techer mow
becuse i am stadying right now in
thank u so much <<< it is corect ?

Thursday, November 29th 2012

james ı think your accent is perfect and clearly ;) I’m going to join TOEIC exam after one month and can you help me for the plan one month??

Thursday, November 29th 2012

thank you James you are the perfect.could you tell me please what is the difference between these words
1.describe and depict place
3.full entire whole complete

Friday, November 30th 2012

Hi James!
Thanks so much for your lesson! it’s very helpful.
So, I have a question that I must read the documents in IT(computer scientist) and I have many problems to understands with the new words.Could you give me some tips to improve my reading skill in this major?
Thank you very much!

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

what if i am having an exam and i can’t use a dictionary ?

Sunday, December 9th 2012

Hi James,

I have some problems in reading that sometimes I don,t understand some vocabularies,so relying on dictionary and find out the meaning of new words but some reading comprehensions is tough topic could be talk a bout medicine,but when the topic is talking about our daily life that,s like piece of cake,and I think if we know more vocabularies that will help us to understand any theme .

Monday, December 10th 2012

i’m a student in english department and i find some counfuseing to understand what i read i like your teacher james to help me pleas . thank you very much

Wednesday, December 12th 2012

hi james,
in fact , my problem is i can not read and understand quicly. i’m very slow esp in understanding english although i’m a university student, second year . I feel something lacking

Friday, December 14th 2012

Can someone help me how to use this comprehension when reading stores that are in my language arts textbook. Please reply this to my email. Thank you in advance.


Friday, December 14th 2012

Great lesson !!! It’s Help me a lot. Thanks james. Honestly.

Sunday, December 16th 2012


Thanks for preparing video lessons.
Dear teachers I want to study English passing proficiency exam for studing University. I anyone can help me for please send me message to

Monday, December 17th 2012

U r a perfect teacher from my perspective.

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

hello sir….
i am from india i’m a student i want to speak n communicate in english….
i dont speak n communicate in english plz help me what can i do for the perfect english ….
plz tell me about regular english words to communicate plz plz plz sir help me…..

Saturday, December 22nd 2012

Dear James,
I watched you video last night on you tube.Its very good.Furthermore i am appearing to GCE O level Exam this year,i am really bad in writing and attempting reading and comprehension,and that is the reason why i failed twice in English Exam.Can u just please help me out in attempting above two problems

Hear from you soon

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

first i have a serious problem in pronouncing english words and sometimes these problem make others not understand the exactly meaning which i mean and i watch pronunciation videos but i still have that problem >
have you sir any ideas or advices can help me???

Friday, January 4th 2013

Excellent efforts. Ilike your way of teaching .

Monday, January 7th 2013

Is it possible to get to know one to benefit me to improve my English because I am at the beginning of my way in this language of one who can help me I want to talk with someone

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Is it possible to get to know one to benefit me to improve my English because I am at the beginning of my way in this language of one who can help me I want to talk with someone

Tuesday, January 8th 2013

Hello James, Firstly, I want to tell you that your classes are very interesting and fun. Thanks for that. Second, I would like to know what is the difference between Instead and Rather. Thanks again.

Friday, January 11th 2013

Hello James,
You really good teacher,I hadn’t had seen it before!
I’m from Russia and STUDY english.
I want to pass the TOEFL, I know it’s really difficult, but I think you can continue to help us! Thank you so much!!!

Monday, January 14th 2013

thank you very much for such useful tips

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Thank you for these simple steps i can said i’m truly understand it.

Sunday, January 20th 2013

Thanks James, good explanation for comprenhension.

Thursday, January 24th 2013

Hello James !!
Thanks a lot for the useful tips !
My comprehension from reading is good whereas , I have found out some difficulties in answering IELTS reading questions , I`m going to commence practicing your tip about reading comprehension from tomorrow !


Thursday, January 24th 2013

Hey !!!

I’m a high school student and i need some help on the reading comprehension. I do really bad on them, i saw your video and you said that you are suppose to read something three times but how would you do it on a final?

I’m not a fast reader but i ain’t that slow either, after i read the comprehension i do bad on the questions that follow.

Could you please help??

Friday, January 25th 2013

hi sir my name is kiran kumar i am completed my degree but i am not talking in english perfectly plz help sir
thank you sir

Saturday, January 26th 2013

HI first of all.

My name is Issak living in Somewhere in this great USA, and I want to thanks to all of you I mean each one of you who working at this website, about the great job you doing for people like me.

I need Help please about how to be English writer,Speaker and reader.

Soon my plan is to start English class and math, so I am happy to have this website which i think is helpful.

Thanks again and God place all of You

Monday, February 4th 2013

i like your teaching and i wanna to get more. please you guide me!

Wednesday, February 6th 2013

Thanks james for your sharing. My question is when we on test condition, like TOEFL test, TOEIC test or something like that, would we have to follow the strategy?. Coz I think it will need more time. thank you

Saturday, February 16th 2013

Dear James,
I am so grateful due to your advices nonetheless, as you know in IELTS exam we do not have enough time to implement this method. Can you introduce the useful methods for IELTS reading.
Best wishes,

Sunday, February 17th 2013

You are great teacher, thank you for the lesson :).

Thursday, February 21st 2013

what about in ILTS test , i don’t have time to read for 3time and i cant use dictionary

thank you .

Friday, February 22nd 2013

Thanks for your inavaluable help! I am an English teacher and I have to be kind of updated because my students are really demanding. Great job! Keep it up!

Friday, February 22nd 2013

thanks ! it is useful. great job

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

thank you alot i want to learn english as second languge and i know i have alot of mistake but you so help me

Monday, February 25th 2013

What to do if you read a sentence, you know all words in them but you can not understand anything? Just looks like a words order (usually whent the sentence is too long).

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

thank you! from vietnam*

Thursday, March 7th 2013

    hi anna 1988,
    I’m Minh. i like to tall with you by english. may be we practice together. this’s my phone ( 0902508089) or yahoo ( nguyenxuanminh_90 ). Hope you reply me!

    Friday, March 8th 2013

I am not speaking fluently in English
kindly help me

Thursday, March 7th 2013

I am not speaking fluently in English
kindly help me

Friday, March 8th 2013

I’m Minh,that’s interesting video. thank teacher help me improve english. so i hope all teacher heathly and successful.

Friday, March 8th 2013

thanks very much for making me perfect student. I would realy appreciate you keep writing thanks

Sunday, March 10th 2013

Hi! James great lesson about reading comprehension.
I use to draw a picture what represent the unknown word, following your tips I improve this skill.


Wednesday, March 13th 2013

Hi James,
Thanks for your lesson.

i have an English exam 2 weeks later and there will be pharagraph reading comprehension questions . What do you suggest ? ( without dictionary of course :) )

Friday, March 15th 2013

Hello sir,
It is a very helpful video.
I am following your method but still unable to get some idioms & phrases since i couldn’t find it in dictionary. Please help me to understand idioms & phrases.
Thank you

Sunday, March 17th 2013

great lesson

Sunday, March 24th 2013

my problem is when I read topic I never know or read about it such as ice age .

Sunday, March 31st 2013

Hello, James. I still get a lot of troubles in studying all skills of English. Sometimes I don’t know how to use the words in the right context. Please give me some advice. Thanks so much!

Friday, April 5th 2013

thank you so much mr.James
this is useful tips.

Sunday, April 7th 2013

Thanks for the lesson, you’re incredible!!!

Monday, April 8th 2013

Man, you are one of the most talented teachers I have ever seen. Just the way that you break down things is very simple and helpful. I wish that I were studying English in Canada. I would totally go to your class. I am learning a lot from this website. Thanks for putting it up.

Sunday, April 14th 2013

GREAT GREAT TIP… You can’t believe how much you help me… THANKS SO MUCH

Tuesday, April 16th 2013

I will try this rules

then we see

Friday, April 19th 2013

Hi James! Thank you very much for your advices about “Understand what you read in English” but I have one question:
1º tip, you told: “Read quickly and underline the words you don’t know”. If I read online, please, how could I underline the words, which don’t know?

Saturday, April 20th 2013

hi thank you so much you’r very helpfu am good in english now but PLZ wu’d u speak slowly

Friday, April 26th 2013

You Know? I already knew what you said, but rarely have tried to do so, because I used to think it’s really time consuming. But now, after watching this vid (as video ;) ) I wanna give it a shot…hum? Let’s see what will happen!
BTW, thank you James!

Monday, May 13th 2013

Thank you. I like your cool classes!.
I’m in Florida try to improve my English, but I don’t find any “good School”. Any advice?.

Thursday, May 16th 2013

ya it’s good I’ll try it Thnaks

Monday, June 17th 2013

thanks for the tips !
i have problems in the comprehension but in the litenning part of the toefel exam
can you give me tips or recommend a video?

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013


Saturday, July 6th 2013

hello James
you are the best teacher ever
I’m from Lebanon and i have TOEFL in 13th of July and i still week in writing and specially in coherence of my essay besides my speaking is a little bit slow can you help me or advice me
i feel as if i will not do well in TOEFL
help me pleas and thx you anyway

Sunday, July 7th 2013

Hi James

I am from thailand I would like to learn Eng. I learned very little from my country. What should I start?

Wednesday, July 10th 2013

Hi James,
I”m Duong and come from Vietnam. Thank you so much for your lesson. And please kindly advice some tips in order to be the beginner of TOEFL training….

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Perfect method! Thanks, James!

Wednesday, July 24th 2013

Thanks! I’ll try this method. I’ll message my experience next month.

Thursday, July 25th 2013

thank you James, i follow you from youtube :) i like your class!

Friday, July 26th 2013

Ok, I have 4 books to read by Wednesday, so I will try this out and let you know how it worked for me, thank you!

Tuesday, August 6th 2013

Hi James, Thank you for your tips. :)

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

I want to ask you about how to use ‘tobe’ like below sentence, can you post the video to tech us about that.
1. Newspapers are not to be taken out of the room.
2. Who will the couple to be married invited?
I don’t know when I need to use ‘to be’, and how to translate this? Could you teach us?
Thanks so much

Monday, August 26th 2013

Hi Sir,I am preparing for IELTS,how can i improve my reading skills within less time because they will give only 60 minutes for 3 comprehensions.

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

hi sir tnx .

Friday, September 6th 2013

how do i get a photographic memory? Thanks.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

Anyway, “repeat repeat repeat…” is important to read, understand, write and listen, isn’t it? Not only TOEIC…but also learning something. I could reconfirm because of your lesson. EngVid means ENGlish plus VIDeo, too. Thank you for your tips :D EngVid is really helpful. I like this website very much :)

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

thanks for this video,it will hepl me to understand any english book

Saturday, September 21st 2013

hi! thank you soooo much. but there’s only one problem , we don’t use a dictionary in the examination they give us a passage which we are to read and answer the questions given below

Tuesday, September 24th 2013

Thank you,James!!
I will try it you said.
“Comprehension” :)

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Hi James I’m very grateful for all your help.
I’m thinking of taking the FCE exam so I would like to learn some tips to get the top mark. Could you give me some advice,please?

All the best,
Brian – from Peru.

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

Hi Sir James(By the way, do I have to capitalize the word “sir”),

I am confused on how to write a certain topic. I have a question. My question is: Is it okay if my essay would exceed to 5 paragraphs? I don’t exactly know how to write an article. I don’t know how to write a certain topic on a bond paper.

I am just 13 years old. I am very eager to learn English, James.

I hope you will answer my question and my request.

Thank you. You’re one of my idols. 13 yrs.

Tuesday, October 1st 2013

    Do not read the phrase “13 yrs”.

    Tuesday, October 1st 2013