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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.
Laws are _________.

If you break the law, you could receive __________.

If a police officer lets you off with a warning, she is ______________.

When you are arrested, you have to be told your __________.

When you are stopped by the police, they can ask to see your _____.

If you ___________, you may be arrested and sent to jail.

In most situations, you have the right to ask a police officer for his or her _________. (in Canada)

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122 Comments on “Real English: How to talk to the POLICE”

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This is going to be very important lesson I guess for m, Thanks for you James made this sort of lesson..

Monday, December 28th 2015

    Breaking the law has never crossed my mind, but in the mean time . . . I’ll go over the lesson to learn some vocab and expressions; just in case I get into trouble.

    Thanks a lot James for your pieces of advice.

    Tuesday, December 29th 2015

      I agree with you

      Sunday, August 20th 2017


Monday, December 28th 2015

Hello James .
Thank you for this lesson . I know it is important to be polite in any occasion and whatever people your are talking with but why some police person hasn’t been told that ? politness is a rule not a law , and as you said , a rule can be personal.
Few things i would like to know :
– If you are let off of jail because you paid a bail and you are found not guilty the day you are before the court , do you get you money back ?
– if you don’t have enough money for a bail after being arrested and put in jail , and finaly you are released because found not guilty , do you get a compensation for having being wrongly imprisoned ?
What is the less important infraction you can be put in jail for in Canada ?
Thanks in advance for your answers.

Monday, December 28th 2015

    In my country, you get your money back and of course you can sue authorities for compensation if you’ve been imprisoned unjustly

    Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Interesting lesson but interesting questions too. So I am longed to have the answers.

Monday, December 28th 2015

it is interssting lesson for every one

Monday, December 28th 2015

Thank you very much James!!
I didn´t understand the first question ,that was about rules vs laws. In my opinion, none of the answers were right according to your explanation. Maybe I´m wrong and I didn´t understand that part of the video…

Monday, December 28th 2015

    hi knopfler86, I wil try to explain it.
    Laws are enforced by the police = Police can make you do it.
    Listen again carefully from 11:30

    Wednesday, December 30th 2015

      correction: I will try..

      Wednesday, December 30th 2015

        Thank you very much emo53, now I get the idea ;)

        Thursday, December 31st 2015

I loved this lesson, very useful! kkkk I’ll be polite! And I don’t understand the first question, too. I think only laws are enforced by the police.

Monday, December 28th 2015

A Very important lesson. Thank James.

Monday, December 28th 2015

thank you for this lesson teacher james have a nice one

Monday, December 28th 2015

Exceedingly useful!

Monday, December 28th 2015

I do not understand first question too. But your video is super. Thank you.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi . How interesting! Thank you very much.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Puzzled about the answer fot the first question too.
Rules and laws are enforced by the police?
Rules? Rules in the company? Rules for little children how to behave? Rules of Monopoly game?
Enforced by the police? 8-0
You in English speaking countries have very strict legislation! =D

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi James, love all your lesson. I am in New York City and I would like to know if you suggest any english course here. I would like to improve my english. As soon as brazilian people be autorized to get in Canadá with a American Visa, I will make my dreams come true and finaly travel to your country, the best in the world.

Monday, December 28th 2015

very good leason

Monday, December 28th 2015

Thankyou :)

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hi James
It is always nice hear from you. About four years ago I was not able to understand the most of what you said, but now thanks God I can take in almost everything you say.
I have been learning a lot from you.
Thank you very much and God bless all the people of Eng.Vid

Monday, December 28th 2015

Very interesting and useful lesson, James! Thank you! I got 100.

Monday, December 28th 2015

Hahahahaha have been a nice and useful lesson as usual my mate, thanks for sharing with all us! You have made good point about rules and laws, They help us from our childhood to be better citizens. Before watch your lesson I had some ideas about the subject but not get me wrong… i said it in a good way. I am not sure but i think that a big percent who wears uniform like them, they feel with a super power to intimidate others… it’s just my view from some them.
thanks again for everything!

Monday, December 28th 2015


Monday, December 28th 2015

i get 7 for 7 good lesson ms james
but I don’t think the law protect every one ,my idea

Monday, December 28th 2015

Thanks a bunch for this handy class, it was very significant understand some rules and laws in many countries which people speak English, rules and laws that are not so differents from my country and I think that in quite nations have a similar legal behavior, obviously there will be a territories that not have these kind of laws. I had one wrong answer and I believe was because I was confused when you was teaching us that when a child, e,g. did some wrong, this guy could receive a punishment, and in the question that speaks about this there was a opción with this information, severe punishment and jail, I finished for choosing the second, how I tell you, I though that punishment was referring only to that sort of bad behavior, respectfully to children, But anyway it was a slight error that I am going to keep in mind,ahh by the way be polite is always a outstanding strategy of the life in any situation… …I would like to ask you a lesson about how to use “by and for”, Profoundly grateful

Monday, December 28th 2015

That is something you have to know when you are in another country. Thanks James this lesson was very good.

Monday, December 28th 2015

thank men you give me a good lesson

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Thanks a lot. I did enjoy your video. It is very informative.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

    I am new here & want to learn.
    so, who interested in learn together meet me on FB

    Friday, January 1st 2016

      we can chat sometimes bro sid if u get chance

      Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Thank you very much James! I’ve never seen this kind of video which is about the real life situations. In this video you mentioned very useful information to people who have a plan to live in USA or Canada.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

am catching up gradually… thanks

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

when i read a task or listing to the video i feel my English good, but when i want to speak of write it is not acceptable for me, what should i do pleas advice me

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

This lesson is great. It contains of many useful words too. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

HI JAMES.Thanks very much.Therefore Useful lesson.and interesting lesson.but may be so very difficult to talking about police officer.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Hi, James. It´s a very nice lesson. But I wouldn’t like to be arrested. Thank you so much. See you soon.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

I am not learning English only but I’m learning culture of others….Thank you engvid….Thank you James

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Respect officer always

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Very interesting information.

Tuesday, December 29th 2015

Interesting information !:)

Thank you James for making us to understand Basic Law and Regulations,
This is going to be pretty much useful for me I guess.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

Very useful lesson.

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

This lesson is very useful for that situation.I hope I will never meet. XD

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I got 71😡

Wednesday, December 30th 2015

I have learned a lot from you Mr.James

Thursday, December 31st 2015

Very good lesson 🙌🏻

Thursday, December 31st 2015

thanks james

Friday, January 1st 2016

Nice and very useful lesson. Tanks a lot, James.

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

100 !!
Turn down for what !!!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Hi James!
Thank you for the lesson.

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Hey monsters!
Somebody knows if I can use “attending to this book…” in the same way as “according to this book…”?

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

    as far as i know , NO you can’t … ” attending to this book ” sounds meaningless , this is what i think .

    Saturday, January 23rd 2016

thanks james
but i want script

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Nice lecture.

Sunday, January 3rd 2016

Hi James,
Thank you so much for the lesson.

Monday, January 4th 2016

Thanks a lot for the info teacher James 0020. In Perú 20 is the highest score. I watched your video last week, but I didn’t have the time to answer the quiz or leave a comment so this morning I’ve made them 😊

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

James is the best!

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

thanks for the lesson I lent so much.

Wednesday, January 6th 2016

Thanks A lot , Learned Something Very important :)

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thanks and happy new year.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Thank you James.Your lesson are so interest.

Thursday, January 7th 2016

thanks for this good lesson

Thursday, January 7th 2016

Hi all
May god bless you for this type of job.i think we can learn from each together…for example even from our comment we can learn new words.as i’m do right now.
Every day i learn amount of words .but for best result i found that””my own practice”” i must use them during my relation and chatting and also calling with my friend.but honestly i conclued that to make benfit from your new words””just try to speak and write down the new words “”
Really recording the video”simply from your smart phone “” and then back to watch it….you will find your mistake .so try to correct it and record new video .you will get best result””god willing””.also your pronounciation will be perfect and fluntly.just try to do this .
Thank’s all.
And thnak’s for all who work behind this site”keep going”.

Friday, January 8th 2016

Thank you James I found this really useful, just one question is this applying to the us law?

Friday, January 8th 2016

It was very interesting and important information. Thank you James!

Saturday, January 9th 2016

good lesson.

Saturday, January 9th 2016

i got 100 :D

Sunday, January 10th 2016


    Wednesday, April 6th 2016

Hello James teacher,

I came across the question of uncountable word ‘knowledge’: Knowledge is a valuable treasure. Can you explain me why after word knowledge there is a ‘a’ (knowledge is uncountable) and if this sentence is right can you explain me the rules.

Thank you

Monday, January 11th 2016

interesting lesson as always.

Monday, January 11th 2016

good lesson James thanhk you

Monday, January 11th 2016

I wasn’t watch the video yet…But i already took the test..I got 6 answered correctly lol…thanks

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

It’s really helpful & useful .

Wednesday, January 13th 2016


Friday, January 15th 2016

I got 71℅ 😕☺ useful lesson James!

Friday, January 15th 2016

Nice lesson

Thursday, January 21st 2016

Excelent lesson, James. Congratulation.

Monday, January 25th 2016

Thanks James,I started to study by your lesson two days ago, and Now I bealive that I can get my English better.

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

love you James ^^ happy luna new year!!

Thursday, February 11th 2016

” yes I nave a speedometer I can see it”)))
James has excellent sense of humor. Great teacher

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi James, I am Alex, Do u remember me? U are the best teacher…… I love u so much

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, March 1st 2016

Awesome! Very usefull cause you never known when you gonna use it!
James is the best!

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Thank you for lesson. You are nice artistic teacher.

Wednesday, March 9th 2016

Lesson was funny, thanks James :)

Thursday, March 17th 2016

You don’t have the marker to fill the blanks, but you have a phone for ID demonstration, James!

Wednesday, March 23rd 2016

Hi James,
can you make a video about the arrest and detain video specifically?

Sunday, March 27th 2016

Very funny lesson! Thank you!

Monday, March 28th 2016

I enjoyed it.thanks.

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

In California you don’t ask if im being arrested they usually ask if i’m

Wednesday, April 6th 2016

    Sorry I submitted by accident what I meant is people usually asks am I being detained or am I free to go.

    Wednesday, April 6th 2016

can you do a lesson on Plea Bargaining?

Monday, April 11th 2016

Thanks much James for a wonderful session. I have scored 7/7.

Monday, April 25th 2016

Thanks for teaching these special English expressions!

Friday, May 6th 2016

Thanks for this opportunity

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

it’s really useful. thanks james

Thursday, May 19th 2016

You must be careful and don’t break the law in the foreign country,But unfortunately if you broke the law,you must face it,Policemen will arrest you,May be you will be put in the jail.you may pay some bail to get temporary freedom.
Is that right?

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Hey james! I’ve just started watching at your videos, and I love that ! thing I could not guessed before “learning by watching people speaking …” but it’s awesome, love the way how you teach, you seem to be a good man . thanks!

Wednesday, June 1st 2016


Thursday, June 2nd 2016

I got 6 out of 7.it’s not bad,anyway this lession is very very usefull.thanks mr james for making this viedo.

Thursday, September 1st 2016

it’s great I got 7

Saturday, January 28th 2017

very useful!!!

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

thanks so much .
your prounciation is so clear. I really like it .
However ,i only got 5/7 in quick test .

Monday, February 6th 2017

Very interesting topic. Thank you a lot! James.

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

i’m a good policeman, you’re awesome james

Friday, February 17th 2017

Thanks man

Tuesday, February 21st 2017

Thanks for the lesson James, but i have question..
will they refund you the bail you paid after the trail?
or it’s not refundable?!

Friday, March 10th 2017

You are under arrest because you are a great teatcher

Thursday, May 4th 2017

If you ask me, I do not pretend to break the law, but sometimes when you are in a foreign country, you can break it without knowing, as a result of the different cultures, so, unquestionably we should learn this vocabulary. Thank you James!

Monday, May 8th 2017

thank you james it is very useful

Thursday, June 29th 2017

thank you sir.

Friday, December 15th 2017

My favorite teacher

Sunday, December 17th 2017

You got 6 correct out of 7.

thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2018


Wednesday, June 6th 2018

This lesson is very interesting, I just could`t stop laughing when seeing the attitude test part…

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

Excelent and very useful lesson
I ve got 86
Thqnk you very much JAMES

Friday, November 9th 2018

What a superb explanation that was, thank bro.

Wednesday, May 15th 2019

thank for this lesson…Good tip to follow here in Canada.

Monday, August 5th 2019

thx lots and lots! always give us a good example! and I laugh a lot everytime I watch your video! learned a lot today again! thank you James again!

Tuesday, October 29th 2019

I speak spanish but this lesson was really helpful for me.
Thanks a lot and… give me your ID!!

Wednesday, July 15th 2020

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