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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.
What is the basic meaning of break?

Rachel told Sly the Snake that she needed a break from their relationship. Was does this mean?

Mr. E ate a lot of pizza and chocolate when he was a teenager, so his face broke out a lot. Was does this mean?

"Thomas Turtle, all I have is $100.00. Can you break it for me?" Was does this mean?

Work has been very stressful lately. I need a break. Perhaps a vacation in the Bahamas would be good? Was does this mean?

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131 Comments on “Slang in English – BREAK”

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Can you give me a break pease???Can you speak more slowly? thanks

Friday, December 30th 2011

    thanks i hoppe to learn us how to speak english fluently

    Saturday, December 31st 2011

    I don’t want him to talk more slowly, I like this way. It’s awesome. Also, it was explained to intermediate students.

    Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

      Totally agree with you! ;) Até mais!

      Thursday, May 3rd 2012

      You’re so right, I agree with ya !

      Sunday, January 20th 2013

    If the way he speaks is too difficult for you to understand, you’d better watch other teachers’ videos :)
    As for me, I like James’s lessons very much)

    Sunday, August 12th 2012

    ya right cristina !

    Saturday, January 4th 2014

    believe me, he is speaking slowly (:

    Sunday, August 17th 2014

    you can control the speed of the video

    Wednesday, March 28th 2018

Thanks so much,very nice lesson

Friday, December 30th 2011

I just want to say, have a safe new year to all seven teachers, I mean six teachers, Valen left engvid. I’m blue but Emma is pretty as her. see ya.

Friday, December 30th 2011

Thank you.
You are the best teacher.
Would you like to make a video about listen and hear?

Friday, December 30th 2011

l like the sound of that ,thanks a lot
please, could you make us a vocabulary series for intermediate students for improve ourselves in vocabulary

Friday, December 30th 2011

good job <3

Friday, December 30th 2011

james,,,thanks for all your helped, you are awasome, i have a questions?, do you speaking fast, for us intensionality?

Friday, December 30th 2011

good lesson
if you ask me , I think it is important to listen to different paces

Friday, December 30th 2011

Thx James, great! I really like your lessons, always interesting things. I did learn the way to ask for money change in this case. Other teachers talk slower, however, I think the pace of your talking it’s a good thing cause it makes us refine our ears. Happy New Year to all the teachers!!

Friday, December 30th 2011

James thanks , the lesson was very interesting and your accent is perfect i hope that I can pronounce English just like you .

Friday, December 30th 2011

Wow ! I got 5 out of 5

Friday, December 30th 2011


Happy New year to all

Friday, December 30th 2011

i heard you talk about break,but i felt boring you know,can you teach more about grammar and how do i can read?please.thanks a lot

Saturday, December 31st 2011

Respect to the best teacher on EngVid site!
James, I admire you, your way of learning, how you approach to students, your professional attitude, everything. Keep up your great work, way to go!!!

Saturday, December 31st 2011

I love to watch your videos.

Saturday, December 31st 2011

but… Why you ask in the quiz “WAS does this mean?”, is this slang too?

Saturday, December 31st 2011

    yeah,i see it must be false

    Saturday, January 21st 2012

Cheer up!
5/5 seems nice.

Saturday, December 31st 2011

I’ve got some pimples from this lesson , funny & red snake look like me when I am angry :)OMG

Saturday, December 31st 2011

Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for your good lesson.
I hope more from you?
Thank you

Saturday, December 31st 2011

Dear James,
Great and usful lesson. Thank you very much!

Saturday, December 31st 2011

hello thank you for lesson i want always help me

Saturday, December 31st 2011

sir you are excellent.. you’re doing well thnks :)

Saturday, December 31st 2011

i got it, i was awesome

Saturday, December 31st 2011

L love it

Saturday, December 31st 2011

thank you very mach and happy new year for all

Sunday, January 1st 2012

There is a pronunciation mistake in the sentence: Rachel told Sly the Snake that she needed a break from their relationship. Was does this mean?
Is this possible to repaire it? The sentence will be more clear.

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Happy New Year to all.

Sunday, January 1st 2012

5/5 uff.

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Thank you very much for this super lessons, Please ignore when people ask you to speak slowly, Your Speaking is good. If You ask me , to understand the native speakers talking, we have to accustomed to listening and understand. We already understand your speaking. Thank you James . A ? : Break in or Break into , I think they are same meaning …

Sunday, January 1st 2012

It’s a great lesson! Thanks a lot, James. ;D

Sunday, January 1st 2012


i am new here.what a great lesson..i enjoy it.and can you give more challenging quiz.thank you.


Sunday, January 1st 2012

great lesson dude

Sunday, January 1st 2012

please change that green flag

Sunday, January 1st 2012

this is my first time to watch your lessons but i really enjoy with it thanx alot

Sunday, January 1st 2012

very good lessons, your way to speak is really easy to understand by the way. Congratulation and thank you ! SeeU asap for a new lesson :D

Sunday, January 1st 2012

Hi James, I love your way to teach English and 1th things I found it really hopefully in your lesson Your Drawing.

IF you could make your drawing lesson in document. That will be Great full

Happy New Year :)

Monday, January 2nd 2012

very nice
i got
4 out of 5

Monday, January 2nd 2012

Thank u..it is fun lesson

Monday, January 2nd 2012

It’s fantastic thank you a lot

Monday, January 2nd 2012

That was awesome teaching”s method.
Easy,simple and understandable.
I really like the way the teacher taught.
Thanks a lot…
Gives me more…

Monday, January 2nd 2012

hello..thanks 4 the lesson…i don’t understand “BREAK UP” slang…could u please explain it…?

Monday, January 2nd 2012

thank you for the lesson it was a good lesson….

Monday, January 2nd 2012

Thanks for lesson.it is more helpful to learn English. I invite every who wants to improve their English.It will be also helpful for me to chat others members.So join me at Dilawarbwn@yahoo.com

Monday, January 2nd 2012

yeah 5/5 thanks

Monday, January 2nd 2012

I am not satisfied. You are talking too fast. Slowly, please

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

thank you very much it is really usefull

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

oke4.. thanks alot …..good job eith my score..

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

good! speak more slowly please….

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

There are always some people that asks James to speak slowly. I hope he doesn’t fall into this… Other teachers already speak slowly enough and I think it’s very important to have both speeds, so the ear can get used to both of them. And in fact, for those who only complain about his voice speed, I have a question for you: do you guys really want to learn English? Or do you really think people will always slow down for you? Just watch ANY movie and you will see they speak even faster than James, so, STOP COMPLAINING!!

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

first of all i wish you a happy new year and i have to thank you james for this useful lesson and this funny way of teaching

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

you are a good teacher thank you

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

4/5 its the firs time,i think that it was perfect.thank…teacher

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

exelent class thank you

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Hi i am new to this website.I like to listen your lesson.good jobb

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Great lesson James , you explain very good please guys listen very carfuly. I’am goin to take a break. THANKS A LOT JAMES.

Thursday, January 5th 2012

both you and Robbecca are excellent

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Hi teacher , Do you register on a face book LONELY ?please give me your family to find you ? it is very simple that we ask our question directly.Thank you

Thursday, January 5th 2012

Thanks you James!!, very good lesson

Thursday, January 5th 2012

The best teacher ever! James, thanks a lot for your on line classes!It really helps me!

Friday, January 6th 2012

i was little confuse! your body language i love it! but lesson was superb.

Saturday, January 7th 2012

what about the break danse ?

Sunday, January 8th 2012

I don’t need a break when listening to your lessons, thank you for being such an amazing teacher. I am improving my english…I have a little crush in you

Monday, January 9th 2012

Pretty awesome.

Thursday, January 12th 2012

thanks James…
big pleasure…..

Friday, January 13th 2012

I like the way you teach! Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, January 19th 2012

thank uuuuuuuuuuuu..
u r teaching is so good for a beginner english learner …awesome

Friday, January 20th 2012

Thanks, I like this lession. It’s very interesting !!!

Monday, January 23rd 2012

i not under stand Plece

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Hi James! Nice lesson as always. With this tee-shirt, you remind me of Marcel Marceau… :)

Tuesday, January 31st 2012


Friday, February 3rd 2012

very nice, thanks

Sunday, February 5th 2012

Thank you very much I’m looking forward your new lessons, that will help me to improve my English

Monday, February 6th 2012


Sunday, February 12th 2012

Hey, it´s very nice to learn English in that way. Obviously I would love to improve it in Canada. Who knows one day I could have this opportunity!!!

Sunday, February 12th 2012

awesome…that´s the way how people learn English..thanks James.

Sunday, February 12th 2012

Well done lesson James.Thank you

Tuesday, February 14th 2012

James, i love the way you teaching!! i assimilate an information much better than ukrainian teachers explain it in Russian or Ukrainian! So..I wish you keep up work in the same way! Thank you!

Thursday, February 16th 2012

4 out of 5! Better luck next time! Urgh! Anway I am going to take my exams so WISH ME LUCK please!

Monday, March 19th 2012

frankly i’ve watched one of your videos out of curiosity since i’m rather advanced, but James, you’re so funny i’m gonna keep watching :D and one day i may find useful those lessons about slang espcially if i’ll go to kanada to drink some fog :) greetings.

Thursday, April 5th 2012

James you are so WOW

Wednesday, April 18th 2012

not bad

Thursday, April 19th 2012

Great lesson, except for the test. What happened with “was” at the beginning of the question?

Thursday, April 19th 2012

very good…
h h h… i can say it only…

Friday, May 4th 2012

Awesome. and sir how can i learn English in one and two weeks ? because my English paper very near to me.and i have no way means i have no short cut way :P so please guide meeeeee . Thnx

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

I have visited your site for the first time and i found it helpful.

Friday, May 18th 2012

Good job !!! I like all video you make. I’m learning to use many expressions and I improve my listening.

Friday, May 18th 2012

5/5, I’m proud of myself :), Thank You James

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

thanks im really like it!!

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

He’s great and so funny! I lov him!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

it was great this class… i’ve learned a lot with this class.. thanks!!

Sunday, June 10th 2012

I’m offering you to dedicate one lesson to weed)Explain what means words like hit the bong, blast off, trip balls, stoned,baked, blazed… Anyway this lesson will be funny))Make this lesson more vivid.Take youself like example, I mean smoke joint) Iam sure when you get high you will be even more funny, and defenately more happy)

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

Thank you for the lesson, James :)

Monday, July 30th 2012

I like your lessons very much, Thank you, very good job !!!

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

thanks a lot teacher
I’m so pumped about thhe lesson
thanks you again ^^:)

Monday, September 10th 2012

Very useful lesson. Thank you James.

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

It’s like a really teacher in my room. I’ll be back every days

Saturday, October 6th 2012

Hi. James! Thanks for your lesson! Slang really need to know for understanding in conversation.

Saturday, October 20th 2012

Thank you very much for your lessons:-)

Friday, October 26th 2012

yeahhh… i’ve got the perfect score…thank you mr. james for the amazing and wonderful lesson that you’ve prepared… love yahhh

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

thank you mr james it was a good lesson

Thursday, May 2nd 2013

Yeahhhh I got 100 % here . Thanks.

Sunday, June 16th 2013

yeahhh sure 100 %. Thanks so much James. We used a lot this slang at my work exp: I will go to break ( to be rest 15 min. or eat lunch , meal ).

Tuesday, September 10th 2013

” Can you break a ten ” is so useful phrase.Thanks a lot Mr Jams

Saturday, September 14th 2013


Tuesday, September 24th 2013

Thanks James

Saturday, November 9th 2013

James, you are such a cool teacher! I like the way you explain grammar, vocabulary and all about english :)greetings

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

great, Thanks

Monday, March 17th 2014

Thanks got 100%.

Monday, March 31st 2014

Good lesson
Now I’m going to break out from here so I can take a break. I’m not breaking up with you, James, I’m just in a break till I come back from breaking my 100€ bill
I want to break free!!

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Thank you!

Sunday, July 13th 2014

I think, that james has an excelent way, just give him a break.

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Thank you. Break temporary

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thank you James and dont give me a break because I want to continue studying with you,Ok.

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Thank you for the lesson, James :)

Thursday, May 21st 2015

great great lesson, my english is basic but can understan all ,i mean all the way to speak all teachers, i feel so happy for that thanks

Monday, June 22nd 2015

yesss thanks james 5/5

Monday, August 22nd 2016

thnks good lesson for me
it was so clearly

Thursday, January 5th 2017

Taking a break while we are learning English with this method so useful and funny. I have reviewed an old doubt about the Phrasal Verbs, Particle Verbs or Prepositional Verbs, three different forms to pronounce these verbs depend on the teacher you have listened to. Breakout and break up, and only break, separating or ending or mashing or getting out or leaving or so on. A lot of meanings to remember. Thanks a lot, teacher James Greer from EngVid, it has been an interesting lesson.

Sunday, February 26th 2017

You got 5 correct out of 5.

thank you

Monday, August 13th 2018

I´d like to break up my relationship because I´m not very happy…And I need to take a break or vacation

Thursday, December 6th 2018

    A break is the perfect way to get over a break-up!

    Saturday, December 8th 2018

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