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Francis: "I'm going to the store."

Mathilde: "I'm worried about tomorrow's exam."

Socrates: "The unexamined life is not worth living."

Mahatma Ghandi: "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Weather Report: "It's going to be rainy all afternoon."

Ron: "You should show up early."

George Orwell: "At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves."

Rosalinde: "I'll be right back."

Beth: "Dinner's at 9 o'clock."

Lost character, Jack Shepherd: "If we can't live together, we're going to die alone."

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These questions without a reference character is hard to do.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

    Thanks Alex

    Sunday, May 27th 2012

    Thank you, great teacher

    Monday, May 28th 2012

    exactly so hard i really don’t got it.

    Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

    Mr/Alex told us that if we study hard we succeed

    Thursday, March 30th 2017

Alex said me, ups, I mean, Alex told me that I shouldn’t say said me, nor told that. Thanks Alex for a very nice explanation on that topic :)

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

    haha… :) yeah… good explanation…

    Friday, June 1st 2012

Tk you teacher Alex but I’m confused yet. I need ti exercice more and more. Lily Diaz from Brazil

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

i am happy with this website , i am learning english and this is wonderful. thank you a lot.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

thank u teacher Alex. Im improving my English with you =D

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

nice quiz I got 9 of 10

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Alex told us with this lesson ‘no more mistakes between say n’ tell’ in reported speech. is that right? so long n’ good bye teacher.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

thank you teacher Alex you really helped me i have a quiz tomorrow wish me luck ;)

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Very good lesson. Many mistakes are done for foreigners.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Hi,I want to tell you I like you So much and I can understand every thing you said .all love and respect to you my teacher

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

This lesson was great, as always…

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

I don’t agree with the answer of the 8th question of the quiz. ” Rosaline said she would be right back”. Wouldn’t it be ‘ Rasaline said THAT she wolud be right back”

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

    You’d be right, but it’s okay to leave out the “that”.

    Friday, May 25th 2012

I need to practice a little more !
Thank you , teacher.
Excellent lesson and nice video. :)

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Hi Alex,
I have a question
Could I say the reported speech in the present?
For example:
Maria: It’s hot
Maria said to me that it’s hot

or in the future

Maria: I’m going to Mexico tomorrow
Maria said to me that she’s going to Mexico tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

    Hi Samantha,

    The tense in reported speech is one tense back in time from the tense in Quoted speech.
    Maria: it is hot.
    Reported: Maria said to me that it was hot.

    Maria: I am going to Mexico tomorrow.
    Reported: Maria said to me that she was going to Mexico tomorrow.

    However, often if the speaker is reporting something soon after it has been said, there is no change in the verb tense. This is also true if the reported statement is a general truth.
    Quoted: “The capital of Canada is Ottawa.”

    Reported: Alex said that the capital of Canada is Ottawa.

    Skype: mursaleen_1

    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

      yes it is, we have to move back one tense. how ever, we have to convert:” tomorrow” to ” the next/following day” also when we use reported speech. in conclusion, all the adverb of time need to be chaged to the write form. see ya!

      Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

hi everyone, I love your lesson, Alex. By the way, I am looking for someone to practise english through ” skype and yahoo”. If everyone have time, please feel free to add me as your friend, then we would have some conversations. my skype and yahoo id: turtle_cub2000. Please leave a message!. thanks

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Thanks Alex.
Is this correct?
He said that it was cold.

Skype: mursaleen_1

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Hi Alex.

When we use reporting verb ‘ask’?

Skype: mursaleen_1

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Thanks Alex.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hi Alex.
My name is Erhan,from Turkey
Thanks for lesson.I like your lesson and syle of teaching.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

seems to be easy… but some mistakes in quiz… a kind of complex

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hey Alex,

Can you describe the difference between: say, tell, talk and speak?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Thanks Alex!

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Now I understood the difference between tell and say.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

your way of presntation is pety simple i realy admire it it was a eal hlp to us

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

I always said wrong way but this very important 4 me thanks ALEX

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

thak you alex your lesson is very nice and ı can understand your conversation and ı tested 9 out of 10 ı request some lesson about conjuctıons pleasee and more exampla on the board,,,

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hello,Alex.”Jack told everybody that if they couldn’t be together,they were going to die”,and not “Jack said…?
Thanks .

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hi Alex,

As usual, your lesson was great and helpful.
I really appreciate your effort. You probably need to think about the lessons and prepare it. It’s not so simple. It takes time…


Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hi Alex,
I really like your site. It helps me a lot to learn english.
Thank you all for a good job!

Przesyłam pozdrowienia z polski ;-)

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

It was really good. Every single thing you teach is really usefull!

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

thanks a bunch MR Alex but i want ask about the difference between say and tell ,here when we use said to equal to told in meaning cause here we direct the information to somebody is this right?

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

I’m the champion in this game :)

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

I got 8 from 10 correct answers. Not so bad #eh :D

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hello Alex!

Great class. Now i thing never will forget!

See ou soon¹

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Hello Alex!
You have a great class.Now i want to learn more english from your classes.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Alex, you are my fav. at Engvid.com. Thanks for Giving free Lesson.


Thursday, May 24th 2012

I made just one stupid mistake but i am doing well !!! i have to take a TOEFL test in the next months and i wish that these lessons will help me improve my skills ! thank you very much Pr. Alex !

Thursday, May 24th 2012

thank u very much…

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Thank you. I wish I didn’t forget this class!

Thursday, May 24th 2012


Thursday, May 24th 2012

Thanks a lot for a v good lesson.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

You scored 10 out of 10.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Very enlightening class !
I´ve never paid attention on that.
Thanks, Alex.

Thursday, May 24th 2012

Alex, I’ve been learning a lot with you. Your website its one of the best that I’m using to learn English. Congratulations.
Sidnei from Brazi

Thursday, May 24th 2012

    I did wrong, my country is Brazil.

    Thursday, May 24th 2012

      me too.

      Friday, January 24th 2014

thank u so mach

Thursday, May 24th 2012

My thank goes to our dearest teachers, I say thank you for your help,Thank for everything you do us, now I start to learn some mistakes in my grammar tenses because my grammar is poor and terrible but I desire to enhance it, also I have a big problem in vocabulary so I want to increase my vocabularies

Friday, May 25th 2012

Please would you teach us the animals sounds (mew,etc) objects sounds, onomatopeas. I didn’t see explanations in engvid. Thank you very much. Kind regards

Friday, May 25th 2012

what does mean give me and give to me

Friday, May 25th 2012

Thanks teacher alex!… This lesson nice.. :)

Friday, May 25th 2012

Why “Jack told everybody that if they couldn’t live together, they were going to die alone.” is correct when Jack said it many people?

Friday, May 25th 2012

some thing about noun

Friday, May 25th 2012

I’m from Sri Lanka. Thanks a lot Alex. These English lessons are great for me. I’d also like to ask you a question.
When we ask a question to know, what somebody is doing. Like schooling, doing a job etc. In this type of question, what’s the tense, we should use ? Present simple or Present progressive. As a eg- 1. What do you do? 2. What are you doing?

Friday, May 25th 2012

I want to say that is it a grat lesson! :)

Friday, May 25th 2012

    *great :)

    Friday, May 25th 2012

Hai, thank you Alex for the lesson. If you don’t mind I have a question. Sometimes in a text i heard phrase “Mind you, ….” what does it exactly mean? I look forward to hearing the answer from you soon. Thanks! :D

Friday, May 25th 2012

you’re fantastic. i’ve got learned so much with you. Really thanks.

Friday, May 25th 2012

nice explanation ,thank you

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Hi Alex,
Your classes are great!!!

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Thank you Alex

Sunday, May 27th 2012

This is very useful for my students. Thanks a lot

Monday, May 28th 2012

this lesson help me understand easily

Monday, May 28th 2012

i love tis leson thx teacher alex u are famose.<3 :0

Monday, May 28th 2012

hi iam zizi from jordan i want to be agoood speaker of english i want t say to u that this lesson is very amasing leson thx teacher alex :) <3 :)

Monday, May 28th 2012

I’m from Afghanistn, tnx MR. Alex from your useful lessons,I would like to say you’re an excellent teacher.thanks alot.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

It’s the first time that I catch the difference between to say and to tell. Thanks a lot, Alex!

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

    I wanna chat with U “Annadema” for improving English , R u interested to speak English with me.

    Monday, June 11th 2012

I had two mistakes, well I hope to improve. Thank you Alex.

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Thank you for your lesson.
I’ve realized I made some mistake how to use talk and say.

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

it’s a very understandable lesson , wow
i thanx for alex it;s a great lesson , coz i never heard differance between told and said. so he told me to watch the engvid, they said to people watch the engvid. am i correct sir thanx

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thank you !! now I know how to use correctly told and said…. very helpful.

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thank you very much Alex, I can say that you’re a good teacher and the exercise was very helpful as well.Take Care

Thursday, May 31st 2012

It was well explained

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

nice, thanks for this lesson

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

very gud …thank you for the lesson

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

Rosalinde: “I’ll be right back.”
Rosalinde said she would be right back.
why she said??? if she talk to me directly

Sunday, June 3rd 2012

    Hi Leo,
    If Rosalinde had talked to you directly, the third answer would have to be: “Rosalinde told ME she would be right back.”
    So, the first option is the only one that is correct.

    I hope I could help !!!

    Best wishes!

    Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Mr. alex said to us how to use said or told in speaking.
Is it right?
I think it is so easy after this lesson.

Monday, June 4th 2012

Thank you Alex, it’s really very important

Monday, June 4th 2012

Thank you Alex for this useful explanation!

Monday, June 4th 2012

Alex told me that stop to say “said me” if anyone give you instruction directly .

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

i am little bit confuse between “said me that” and “said that”,similarly “told me that” and “told that” ?

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

hell sir i’m want inprove my english.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

how i speak english and how tell to another person.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

thanks Alex for your kind explanation,

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

Dear Alex, Your lesson on how to use words say , tell , told, said is 80% of new information for me . Thank you. I did quiz test , I scored 7 out of 10.. Thank you for your great lesson. Tashi Delek.. Topgyal

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

how i can start tolk anybudy

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

one day my teacher in my class and she said to me what you help me complet my work.I said that why not.Next day she came and aske me you see my sim card.No. you wil find my sim so reaturn me it’s not me.Next day teacher gave a report some time after i went twoward teacher for chek my work.My teacher mobile sim fall between my foots.I pick it and gave her.

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

some word miss in my note (1st is came ,will,after some time)

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

thanks alot (:

Wednesday, June 6th 2012

7 out of 10 some room for improvement ;-)

Thursday, June 7th 2012

Hi Alex, I want like to ask why use ‘to’ after can use ‘ing’, for example: ‘is restricted to being mere. what kind of grammer in use and what is the condition for this. thank you

Friday, June 8th 2012

teacher please upload again more leassons.. i am still confuse about english language.. please teach to me about the words bellow :
slow – slowlly
carefull – carefully
and more..
what is deferent about it..

Friday, June 8th 2012

    Hi Obby, what I know about those adjectives is that we add (LY) to the adjectives to describe how a person did, does or is doing something (an action) for example: I always do my homework carefully and that is why I always get good grades. (In this example I am using the Manner adverb to describe how I do something, like the way I do something)

    I love being a careful person.( in this 2nd example I am describing the person I am with an adjective)

    Saturday, March 11th 2017

i scored 7 out of 10 i have to study harder… thanks a lot Alex!

Monday, June 11th 2012

It was very useful.
Thank you!

Monday, June 11th 2012

i got 8 out of 10 not bad………..:)

Monday, June 11th 2012

U r rocking Sir, I got to know the different after b/t tell and say watching this video….

After “Tell” can we “To”?

Monday, June 11th 2012

I just did one mistake out of ten……
once again bundle of Thanks sir….

Monday, June 11th 2012

Hai alex, All the lessons are great!
I cant understand the difference between “due to “&”owing to “.I get really confused and do not know when to use which one.
please help me out.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

Great lesson. As always I love Alex’s lessons. Keep It Simple.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

Hi teacher Alex! got 9 out 10…something is wrong with my laptop.
I’m sure I answered all ten items
but somehow the prompt message showed
item 10 wasn’t answered..gd day n
take care

Thursday, June 14th 2012

Thank you Mr. Alex

Thursday, June 14th 2012

great, i have been able to understand all. thanks

Thursday, June 14th 2012

how can we use had

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Great ,great
thanks Alex

Sunday, June 17th 2012

Hi Alex, thanks for the lesson! I wanted to ask if there is a difference in meaning between “I like the way you speak” and “I like the way you talk”, and if they both are correct. I know that “to speak” is used when one person is speaking and the others are listening, and “to talk” is used when there is a conversation taking place between two people or more.

Another confusing thing is that I always thought it is correct to say to speak WITH and to talk TO, but very often I hear people say, “May I speak to…” or “talk with”. So which one is correct or what does it depend on if these prepositions are interchangeable? Please, help me understand! Thanks!

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

i undersland thnks

Thursday, June 21st 2012


Thursday, June 21st 2012


Sunday, June 24th 2012

Thanks james 10/10

Wednesday, June 27th 2012

8 out of 10 not bad but perfect score could make satisfaction.

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Greetings from Poland !

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

thanx Mr Alex

Saturday, July 7th 2012

thanks!!! Alex! very helpful lecture^^

Sunday, July 8th 2012

hi teacher alex how are you.. i will like to know the mean of even when can i use because i been hearing people use this word but i dont know exactly how use it.. tnks a lot.. by the way youre a good teacher..

Sunday, July 8th 2012

wawww… I’m always impressed by ur lessons, thanks Alex

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

i have got 5/10 i am very thankful for these kind of quiz,,,,,,,,,,,

Thursday, July 19th 2012

“Mam told me I may fly to grandma on the holiday.

The reporter said that It was car accident in the night. ”

Alex, thanks a lot. It was a very helpful lesson.

Thursday, July 19th 2012

Alex, thanks for your help

Friday, July 27th 2012

Sir alex . I really impress to your teaching style and you are my favorite teacher in all . Sir please teach me how i use word “come up with ” in sentences ..I will wait to your answer . Bye

Sunday, July 29th 2012

what is the reported speech :Question of the

1. are u living in your old neighborhood?
2. are you still living alone?
3.what are you doing for a living now?
would you like to play tennis with me again, like old times?

plz can you help me with that !!
i really need this now tnx
can’t answer it

Tuesday, July 31st 2012

thank you. i have tried to find this slight difference between tell and say. and i found here.

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

Thanks Alex.
However, I am still not very clear about the usage
For E.g: My answer was Third in below case whereas correct answer was First. Unable to understand:

Rosalinde: “I’ll be right back.”
Rosalinde said she would be right back.
Rosalinde said me she would be right back.
Rosalinde told she would be right back.
Rosalinde told to me that she would be right back.

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Great video Mr.. 10/10 in my case,but i think you should explain beginners thats in reporetd speeches ,sometimes the modal changes can/could , will/ would and others dont change…just that… good luck Mr…

Thursday, August 16th 2012

7 out of 10 hehe

I love this site

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

    I know!!!! Me too!!!

    Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

      Me too! You are the best! Thank you for this opportunity to learn English with so great teachers!

      Thursday, January 10th 2013

It clear to me now, the difference between say and tell (said & told)

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

“They don’t get a cookie”…? I didn’t know this expression! I want a cookie! But I got 9 out 10 at the quiz, do I deserve one all the same?!

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

It.s very clear, i really got it.

Friday, August 31st 2012

Hi, thank you very much, I did not know the difference between the words , now I hope i’ll know how to use them corrctly.
thanks again:)

Thursday, September 6th 2012

Hi, thank you very much and I love this site

Monday, September 17th 2012

I really love your lessons Alex.

thank you

Saturday, September 22nd 2012

I watched your explain but I feel doubt.
I understand that say is a discurs undirect..e told is direct, but to make the exercicie I don´t get.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thank you for this lesson , but the quiz is a little bit complex and it made me confused …..

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thx…you are very good teacher

Thursday, October 4th 2012

I’ve got 9 of 10 (question 10 failed)

Anyway, sentence “Jack told me that if they couldn’t live together, they were going to die alone.” is correct grammatically, I think. Right?

Thursday, October 18th 2012

thanks,alx u r teaching technique is to good….

Wednesday, October 24th 2012

nice but still confused with “said me” and “said to me”….please throw some light on it…..

Friday, October 26th 2012

thanks you are a good teacher

Monday, October 29th 2012

thanks for making us correct such common grammatical mistakes.

Sunday, November 25th 2012

Very clear! thanks

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

very clear, Alex!

Wednesday, November 28th 2012


Thursday, November 29th 2012

yaaaaaayyy.. i got 10 correct out of 10.

Monday, December 3rd 2012

Thanks dear teacher Alex I would like to tell that sometimes I get confused especial when we talk to some body but I am doing very well while doing the exams I mean how to used lit during the conversation not only exercise

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

Hi Alex thanks again I got ten out of ten right great teaching

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

Thanks for all of your support, guys!

For reporting questions we usually use the verb “ask.”

“He asked me who/what/where/when/why/how/which…”

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

    sir if the question was not ask with W.H words then how can we say

    Monday, March 25th 2013

great material it really helped me.

Thursday, January 3rd 2013

Alex, thank a lot. Your lessons useful for me. Please don’t stop and go on.

Monday, January 7th 2013

Thank you Alex, I think it is a little confuse, but I got 9/10. I can’t understand when I need to use THAT e.g.: “Rosaline said she would be…” or “Rosaline said THAT she would be…”

Thursday, January 10th 2013

he always________ lies. we will use tell or say

Monday, January 14th 2013

Awesome lesson Alex…everything understood….thank you very much

Sunday, January 20th 2013

it’s good but still i am confused :D

Friday, January 25th 2013

Hello Alex.
Friend of mine told me that she liked your hair style
And I told her so did I

Saturday, February 9th 2013

You got 10 correct out of 10.

Monday, February 11th 2013

perfect thank you very much

Saturday, February 16th 2013

It is a little bit complicate but It’s very interesting

Saturday, February 16th 2013

thanks :)

Sunday, March 3rd 2013

thank u so much alex…helped me so much for my exam

Wednesday, March 6th 2013

My English will be better in the future.

Thursday, March 7th 2013

thank you very much!

Thursday, April 18th 2013

thank Alex. At third question, i think we need to change “is” to ‘was”, right?

Wednesday, May 1st 2013

Hi thank you.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

You got 9 correct out of 10. Thank you so much.

Tuesday, May 28th 2013

thanks alex.

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Thank you so much

Thursday, May 30th 2013

I understood the difference between ‘say’ and ‘tell’. But, I am not still clear about the use of ‘that’ in reported speech. Also, about the use of past tense and present tense in reported speech. It would be better if Alex or some other teacher elaborate on this subject. Thanks a lot to engVid.

Wednesday, June 5th 2013


Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Thank you.Finally I undestand this common mistake.

Wednesday, July 17th 2013

Great work Alex.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

very interesting theme.. could you tell more information about reported speech.. Thank you

Tuesday, July 30th 2013

Hi Teacher Alex,
How have you been?

I’m a big fan of you…absolutely you are a good Teacher.

I would like to confirm with you about these phrases below.

When we have a statement in the present we need to report this in the past, Don’t we?

I know that there is no change if we report something that is truth, however I had this doubt about these sentences because I’m not sure if these are the truth.

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

Socrates said me that the unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates said to me that the unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates told me that the unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living.

I guess that is the correct response for this case is:
Socrates said that the unexamined life was not worth living.

Mahatma Ghandi: “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”

Ghandi said that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Ghandi told that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Ghandi told me that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
Ghandi said me that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

I guess that is the correct response for this case is:
Ghandi said that an eye for an eye made the whole world blind.

Thank you in advance to help me out and if I’m wrong, could you please send me the explanation about that just to understand better all possibility of reported speech.

Rogerio Romera.

Sunday, August 11th 2013

I would like to thank u

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thanks Alex, now I understand it.your free lessons help me more then some english courses that I had to pay for them.i have one problem with english.i know many difficult words but when I speak I always use the same simple ones.i assume i got this problem because when I speak I still think in my mother language.another think when we speak we have no time to thing long time. Could you pls give me some advice what i suppose to do to be a better speaker.thank you in advance.

Saturday, August 24th 2013

Thanks for your great teaching!
I got an idea how to use correctly using say and tell from now on. Well, it was always confusing, but it would be much easier when I need to say something in reported speech!

Sunday, September 1st 2013

Hi Alex, could you please do a lesson how to talk about looks.

Sunday, September 8th 2013

thanks Alex, they told me that you are good and i figure it out myself.
Ali M. Soltan – Egypt

Friday, October 4th 2013

Alex, you so cute)

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013

I got one answer wrong, the sixth one.

Friday, November 1st 2013

well done thanks from Iraq

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Thank you Alex for this lesson!
I did 10 correct out of 10

Saturday, December 7th 2013

WOW! I wanna tell you you’re the best one and I’ve got 90 :)

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thanks a lot, Mr Alex! Good lesson!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

i got only 50 marks because i was not watching this video seriously and i thought the quiz will be easy.However,i watch this video again and now and i corrected my mistake that i had done in earlier quiz

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

Great lesson thanks 10/10!!!

Thursday, January 23rd 2014

Thanks Alex I got 70%.

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

ehehehe dont want to brag about… i had 70% (whispered) LOL anyway, it was a pleasant lesson and a pleasant character. Thank you very much Alex, you are great! hey! where can i get my COOKIE?! i said that a promise should be a promise not a lie. And i want an expensive one, im not a cheap student nor have a cheap brain :P

Sunday, June 8th 2014

thak you so much alex

Wednesday, June 25th 2014

Thnks alex

Saturday, June 28th 2014

I puzzled over a long time to get it clear. Now it’s the way it is. Thank you)

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Good job you Alex

Monday, August 18th 2014

7/10 many mistakes

Monday, September 29th 2014

oh i got 8/10 great :)

Monday, October 27th 2014

I got 9 of 10, Thanks

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Thanks a lot you have cleared my confusion for those two words thanks again

Monday, November 17th 2014

Thanks a lot i got 9 out of 10 crazy english

Friday, March 27th 2015

Thank you!

Sunday, April 12th 2015

Good ı understand

Saturday, April 25th 2015

I love this website. As an ESl teacher i often come here when faced witha question i can’t explain. It’s one thing to speak English… it’s another thing altogether to explain why we say things! Keep up the good work. Alex i like how clear and simple your lessons are. No frilly bits that go over learners heads :)

Friday, May 8th 2015

I got 9 correct out of 10. Thanks Alex.

Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Thanks teacher :-)

Thursday, June 18th 2015

Thanks Alex.

Thursday, July 9th 2015

I’ve got 10/10
Thank you for your lesson Mr Alex.

Friday, July 10th 2015

8/10 Thanks for this lesson!

Thursday, September 3rd 2015

That was a great class Alex!! Thanks!!

Friday, September 4th 2015

very well explained, I do have a question though. when do you use “THAT” after tell???? for example, in the second one, I got it correct “Mathilde told me THAT she was worried about the next day exam,however, I didn’t get correct the 6th “ron told me THAT I should show up early” I chose that one, but it wasn’t correct, the right one was: Ron told me I should show up early”. I hope you can explain that.
congratulations for such a great job you do

Wednesday, December 16th 2015

7 out of 10.I’ve to study more. very helpul lesson.Thank you very much.

Monday, January 11th 2016

Thank you so much Alex. :) ♥

Monday, February 22nd 2016

I’ve listened the lesson twice after some mistakes in the quizz. But now, I think I understood thanks to you.

Friday, February 26th 2016

10 0f 10! Thank you,Alex!

Monday, March 21st 2016

i’ll read it again tomorrow, because i was not able to make the test

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

rewarding lesson, although I´ve just seen it, I consider I learned something new

Thursday, July 7th 2016

Thank You, Alex !

Friday, September 16th 2016

so as I Got that is
tell=say to
is it correct?

Sunday, October 2nd 2016

Thanks a lot Alex=)

Saturday, October 8th 2016

Wow!so great,I got 10/10.Thank Alex for your good explain.

Monday, October 24th 2016

good lesson
i got 90%

Sunday, October 30th 2016

Dear Alex,thank you for the lesson, it is very usefull! please explain the quiz: Socrates: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”The right answer:Socrates said that the unexamined life is not worth living. The question is why we don’t change the time to past simple here,I don’t quite understand.Thank you in advance!!

Friday, November 11th 2016

Another good lesson on reported speech.

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Thanks Alex it is such a useful video

Thursday, January 26th 2017

I’ve got 10/10
Thank you for your lesson Mr. Alex.

Friday, February 3rd 2017

Could you tell me please the difference between these two sentences I think both are correct and I couldn´t notice the difference between they both! :D Thanks

10. Lost character, Jack Shepherd: “If we can’t live together, we’re going to die alone.”
***Jack told everybody that if they couldn’t live together, they were going to die alone.
***Jack told me that if they couldn’t live together, they were going to die alone.

Saturday, March 11th 2017

Hi Alex, I surprisingly made 10 correct. And it is surpising, coz sentences 3,4,and 7 have their dependent parts in the present simple. Is it because those sentences are the quotations of the famoous people so the they emhpasize some ideas?

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

Thanks Alex

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

What cases that we can use both say ang tell ?

Monday, June 26th 2017

i think i need explanation for these quiz,because i don’t understand how the question incorrect and correct

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

I think this program is really helpfully for us

Monday, January 1st 2018

Thanks Alex … It was very easy and helpful lesson

Tuesday, January 9th 2018

It was very helpful!

Sunday, March 18th 2018


Monday, June 25th 2018

thanks teacher

Thursday, August 16th 2018

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

70/100 very hard

Saturday, November 10th 2018

It was hard to do, 60/100.
Thanks Alex

Thursday, January 10th 2019

I got all 10 answers correct.
Thank you, Alex!

Thursday, January 10th 2019

thank you 100%

Tuesday, April 23rd 2019

Hello teacher..I don`t understabd the number 10 of the quiz. Can you help me?..PLease.

“Jack told everybody”, instead of “jack SAID”.

Thursday, May 2nd 2019

Thanks Alex!! Great lesson, as always! Finally I understood the different meaning between “said” and “told”. Thanks a lot!!

Sunday, May 26th 2019

Thank you Alex . , i love your videos

Tuesday, November 12th 2019

Thank you Mr. Alex.

Friday, December 13th 2019

Hello I couldn’t understand the 10 question. Please,help me! why Jack told everybody? I think Jack said everybody. Jack gave information to everybody not one person? as you said we use “tell/told” direct but Jack said everybody?!

Saturday, July 4th 2020

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