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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
You should just starting reading a text without asking any questions.

Never skim over a text. You have to read every word.

You should sum up each chapter or paragraph in two parts. What are the two parts?

What is the best way to check your comprehension?

Can you improve reading speed?

Should you practice improving your reading speed for more than an hour a day?

What is the best way for you to do a quick comprehension check after reading for 15 minutes?

Does speaking out loud help you remember information after you read it?

Is it better to practice every day or to take a rest between sessions?

Does reading fast mean you won't be able to really understand the material?

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138 Comments on “Reading skills that work – for tests and in class”

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thanks! James. I really like this lesson. Hope you will up more video, Engvid

Saturday, December 15th 2012

this is amazing i love this so ****ing good

Saturday, December 15th 2012

Hello, James
Thanks a lot for your video class, i aways study a lot with you. Waiting for ur new vídeos.
Best regards,

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you James.I enjoyed the lesson so much.Good teacher.

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you James. oh is English your native language? :)

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you so much James for your efforts and you are my best teacher .

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thanks James, you are the champion. Merry Xmas & Happy New Year to You!

Les (Poland) ;o)

Sunday, December 16th 2012

i like your teaching.i want all information about all topic send my email

Sunday, December 16th 2012

sir I hv learnt this lesson from u and get so much ideas of improve comprehensive . sir I would leave here one question for you how is the best way to read newspaper?

Sunday, December 16th 2012

yoouhh!¨¨ i am the 4thr thnks ¨!¨¨it was good

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thank you so much Teacher.

Sunday, December 16th 2012

You know what? Your personality is fascinating ! :D
Thanks for the lesson.

Sunday, December 16th 2012

thank you so!
you`ve born a teacher! ;)

Sunday, December 16th 2012

Thnks James ,you are best teacher.

Sunday, December 16th 2012


Sunday, December 16th 2012

that was really what l was looking for
thank you

Sunday, December 16th 2012

muchas gracias!

Sunday, December 16th 2012

oh Thanks James it was lesson Great.

Monday, December 17th 2012

Good course, thanks.

Monday, December 17th 2012

Thanks a lot! I’ll try it every day in my busy life)

Monday, December 17th 2012

Thanks for the lessons!
I’m beginner in English and I have problem with understanding why in 9 point the answer is “rest between sessions” not “every day”.
Maybe I don’t understand the question?

Monday, December 17th 2012

    I understood the same too. Maybe did he wrong it?

    Friday, April 8th 2016

this is good! pls help me to tech the “o” sound using jazz chant. thank you.

Monday, December 17th 2012

thank you

Monday, December 17th 2012

thank you , your lesson is so nice

Monday, December 17th 2012

this is the best method for learning English
good luck

Monday, December 17th 2012


Monday, December 17th 2012

thnks for your great video

Monday, December 17th 2012

i like your teaching style. its’ really imoressvive method and helpa for beginners

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

thaaaaaaaaaanks !!! ur soooo coool.
I liked your lessons

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

I think you’re speaking even faster in this video, so this class should be for “advanced” students, but I could understand the mean ideas anyway. Thank you.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

hi james thank you a lot for such amazing lesson i want to ask you if this mothod works with stories i mean iv just bought stories books to improve my vocabulary but i spend much time in cheking words and expressions yeah this method is used to and so helpful i used it before the problem that i’d undestood the story infact i did’nt improve my vocabulary i just ran to catch the end of story nothing else soooooooooooo sir how i can get fast in reading and in same time get benifit i mean rather than comprehention i should at least win a word so what’s the key according to you yeah this method is so helpful in class or in exams or tests i’ve experienced is realy 100% useful but what about enjoying reading skill with a benifit mmm how!? plz sir tell me i realy inneed of your help imagine i spend last time 3 months in a story with 545 pags so i’m realy in dilemma so help me plz . thanks and best regards to you James :)

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

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    Thanks a lot
    wish you best of luck

    Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Thank u for teaching This’s my frist time So I’m a (green horn) Did I Spell Right? I don’t know But That meaning is someone is new Is that right???

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

nice lesson I really like it

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Great lesson, as usual !

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

thank you vere much james and engvid have anaic day

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Thanks James. Your tips are amazing. They really help me (;

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

james you are the best now I could finish my book report and improve my reading :)

Thursday, December 20th 2012

Thank you so much james, I really appreciate your advice, this lesson is so useful and im gonna visit this web page more often right. Thank you again. blessings, marry chrismas and happy new year..

Thursday, December 20th 2012

James, Could you make a video about word “pitch” and different meanings of this word. Every time I see this word while reading or watching something, there appears to be one more meaning of the word depending on context. I can’t catch the idea how and where to use it or not to use. Or at least, tell your colleagues to make a video on it.

Friday, December 21st 2012

    That’s a good idea! “Pitch” has so many different meanings–it can be a kind of tree sap, a playing field, a proposal for a new book or movie, throwing a baseball, and more. I’ll add it to the lesson request list.

    Friday, December 21st 2012


      Saturday, December 22nd 2012

Very nice lesson.thank u.

Friday, December 21st 2012

that s so great

Friday, December 21st 2012

Thanks james .
I need help to understand what I read can read fast but idont understand anything I have ielts test in few day’s later

Monday, December 24th 2012

Pleas if you can help me

Monday, December 24th 2012


Monday, December 24th 2012

it actually keep me inspired as reference tool motivating advanced basic building reading lanuage.

Friday, December 28th 2012

Thanks for help the world for free

Saturday, December 29th 2012

good advices!

Saturday, December 29th 2012

thanks very much my teacher ok the easy way to undersood the vido language ok /

Saturday, December 29th 2012


Saturday, December 29th 2012

thank’s james

Friday, January 4th 2013

I want to lean English

Saturday, January 5th 2013

Thank you, Mr. James.

My name is Ayik, i’m a student,
and my english is bad. I just searching for english lesson on internet few days ago and found great site, and i love to study in here every day :D

I just finish your lesson about “Reading skills that work” and take the quiz and i got 90 :D
when i take a quiz, I always check which part that i false,
and in this quiz a false on number 9.

“9. Is it better to practice every day or to take a rest between sessions?
– every day
– rest between sessions”

my answer is “every day” but the correct one is “rest between sessions”. It seems weird to me, is there a mistake at your question or i just do not get what the question mean ? can you help me ?

Monday, January 7th 2013

thanks for the helping ,

Friday, January 11th 2013

Thanks for the lesson and i improved reading by following what you said

Thursday, January 17th 2013

Thanks James!! God bless your life..

Friday, January 18th 2013

i think it’s too fast for beginner like me. :((

Sunday, January 20th 2013

thanks james. pleaz can you make a video lesson on how to read a novel and benifit from it

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

hi teacher James (*^_^*) I’m a newbie here! it’s amazing your teaching method is so effective! I really enjoying it! thanks so much!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

I enjoyed it. Thank you James.

Wednesday, January 23rd 2013

I’ve just found, and i do like a lot this website , Regards from Amsterdam

Thursday, January 24th 2013

thank you

Thursday, January 24th 2013

you are ready for HOLLYWOOD !!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 25th 2013

thank you so much

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Excellent, thanks.

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

thank you so much

Monday, February 4th 2013

Thank you so much

Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Hello, I just found out about this website a few days ago and I’m in love already. I have a question: What’s the expression in english James used to say don’t get rid of everything??? (sorry for my bad english. It will improve, I hope)

Saturday, February 9th 2013

I often ask myself, why I connot find teacher as James in Italian schools.

Sunday, February 10th 2013


Monday, February 11th 2013

great lesson

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

Thank you Mr.James . This lesson is very helpful : )

Thursday, February 14th 2013

Thans Teacher,this lesson is very import for me

Thursday, February 21st 2013

i want kiss you james…

Thursday, February 21st 2013

I can not write a paragraph
kindly help me

Thursday, March 7th 2013

Hi Freinds, having Engvid a great learn and fun, I am very excited with engvid. I need a some of needy friends like me. I would like to introduce my self I am Daksh from India, I have been trying to speak english for last 5 years, But always found a big problem, I am not from English background, But Now Engvid has given me a boost, here we can learn best. I would like to thank engvid alongwith all teachers, every teacher of it has a different quality, Thanks Engvid. I am looking here a some friends to having chats with me on skype/face book. So lets start a practice we all, My Facebook email ID is daksh12345@gmail.com, Please search me…we must feel different…

Friday, March 8th 2013

    Hey Daksh, Sunil from Bangalore India here.
    Still feel u need a person to interact with?

    Wednesday, January 1st 2014

The lesson is really good, but video has a poor sharpness

Friday, April 5th 2013

Thank you James.

Monday, April 15th 2013

improving is the best. thank you James ^_^

Monday, April 15th 2013


Saturday, April 27th 2013

    سلام دوست عزیز. شما از کجا هستین. می خواهم انگلیسی بیاموزم مره در فسبوک اد نمایید.. This is my Facebook account; Sifatullah Safi

    Tuesday, September 23rd 2014

Thank a lot teacher .. This lesson was very usefully ..

Saturday, May 11th 2013

it was important, than you

Monday, May 13th 2013

very precious lesson

Monday, May 13th 2013

90 %. Thanks

Thursday, May 23rd 2013

Hi James. Great lesson, I learned a lot from it. Got to put on use quickly. Thanks

Friday, June 21st 2013

    hi how are you my name is jhony i want to meet you if is possible my skype is kamaru67i

    Sunday, July 21st 2013

Thank u so much. It is very helpful

Friday, June 28th 2013

thank u so muchhh

Sunday, June 30th 2013

10 points! Ieeeeei!!!
Thanks! :-D

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013

what you mean other meaning of important i cannot understands the diction?

Friday, July 5th 2013

James you’re a great teacher and I like your teaching way,it’s really useful for me.

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

hi james i want to ask you a question if you a beginner and u want to reach to an advanced level in english how long will it take for u and with any rate i mean how many hours you will need to study english daily? thx alot james for your effort

Thursday, August 15th 2013

thanks you so much

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

late comment but thank you very much

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

tank you so much; James . You have an interesting way of teaching we don’t find it with most teachers.

Friday, August 30th 2013

Thanks.It is difficult lesson.

Wednesday, September 4th 2013

Thanks !

Tuesday, October 15th 2013

Hi teacher, in my opinion it’s better to learn every day the foreign language and after a few days to take a break, not after a session. Anyway i like your teaching. Keep doing.

Saturday, November 16th 2013

Thanks sir very difficult lesson and hard to understand but useful and I got only 50%.

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

Hi, James! Thank you very much!!!!! This is great and useful lesson for me and my friends!
Sonya from Ukraine.

Wednesday, February 12th 2014

I hope to improve reading skill. The quiz was difficult for me to understand. But the score was nice for me. Just lucky…maybe(^^;) Thank you for your lesson, James and Mr. E :)

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Hi Jemes,I love the way how you teach and make simple thing to understand! Thanks i got 100% in all of your test!

Friday, June 20th 2014


Monday, July 21st 2014

James is the best english teacher possibly born.

Saturday, August 16th 2014

hello mr.james
you are the best teacher ever i have seen.

thank you from all my heart :)

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014

Thanks James it was useful

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Hi James, I like a lot the extra tips about learning … It’s evident that you love your job. Thanks a lot. However if you some extra help with your Spanish or even Italian lessons I’ll be happy to help you. ;)

Monday, December 29th 2014

You should just starting reading… or You should just start reading… Are both correct?

Monday, December 29th 2014

Thank you James. I find your video very helpful. I wish you have a video on how to do the extended responds effectively. Since 2014 The American GED has been change and most of the students taking GED having a hard time on extended responds part including myself.

Thursday, February 12th 2015

Thank you James!

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

thank you James.. your are amazing

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Nice lesson.

Tuesday, July 7th 2015

How do we ask the 5 w questions? In what section of a story or poem is the introduction and what is a topic? What do you mean by what the paragraph or chapter does in summarizing?

Tuesday, October 6th 2015

Thanks James

Wednesday, October 14th 2015

You are amazing!!!!!!! Each of your lessons is interesting and easy to understand.

Sunday, November 1st 2015

Sparkle in my eyes!! You are so funny :)

Super helpful !

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Thanks you so much

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Thank for being excellent teacher

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

I love this lesson . Great

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

I am a fan of reading …..better video …if any one want to talk with me ib English so my Skype I’d:countryzaib

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thanks james

Tuesday, June 7th 2016

thank you. You helped me a lot.

Tuesday, July 5th 2016

I can’t read in correct way in addition I very slowly when I read 😢😭can you give me some advices , please 😯

Wednesday, July 27th 2016

very practical ways to make an improvement. thanks a million

Monday, August 8th 2016

Thank you, Jame. But you know what I have learnt with my English teacher at school, he teaches me to read the questions first finding the keyword of each question then imagine to synonym or antonym of those keywords then try to find them in the text. This is a panic way because I am not a rich vocabulary guy. Furthermore, IELTS’ reading task has a lot of tricks, especially the vocabulary sweep.

Monday, August 15th 2016

I will have to watch the video again because I have many doubts at this moment about all these concepts. Thanks a lot, teacher James, a very good explanation.

Saturday, April 15th 2017

    Watching the lesson twice aid me to remember some grammatical structures I have listened to the explanation, like what a paragraph means, and it would mean that you understand the main topic and reduce the words that you use to explain it, you would run with a short explanation easier than the original.

    Saturday, April 15th 2017


Monday, October 16th 2017

Grate lesson James! Thanks a lot!

Tuesday, June 26th 2018

Thank you James.

Monday, May 13th 2019

thanks James, have a great time

Thursday, March 19th 2020

why will the book talk to us???????

Thursday, May 21st 2020

Actually, I’m not a petson who will comment under video or something like this. But after I watching your video. I want to say thank you so many time. I really like the way to teching. You make I feel like grammar it’s not hard any more. Really apprecited for everything you did and share to social. Have a great life.

Thursday, May 21st 2020

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