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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.
Mr. E is bad at baseball. _________ at baseball.

I need to find a sucker to buy this piece of junk. 'Sucker' means:

Sly the Snake is such a suck up, he always agrees with Mr. E even when Mr. E is wrong.
'Suck up' here means:

"Stop complaining about how fast I talk! _____________ and try to understand.

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183 Comments on “Slang in English – SUCK”

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You make everything so easy to understand, thanks for your lessons!

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

    thanks for teaching to us the grammar which we have some difficulty.if we have talented teachers as you all will be ok.i want to be a friend o9n line with you.

    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

ohh that is great for understanding..you r awesome ^_^
thank you MAN! bye the way thanks to you From Azerbaijan-city Samukh :)

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

hey it was really great… wish u could explain the use of fuck cause sometimes dont find the way to teach the use and the phrases with it..love ur slang section

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

It´s good to learn those kind of things, it seemed to me great.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

hahaha you blow it!

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

thanks for this lesson.
I was waiting to hear (hi for our friend sasa from Palestine).

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Great Post like always ….
Guys, Please Post tutorials on Writting Tips …. :)


Tuesday, May 15th 2012

thank u James, 4 the freakin’ lesson. I’ll be waiting 4 another freaking topic. hell yeah. be real.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Thanks james:)

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

hi, James. I like your classes so much. But I think that you speak really fast; so I don’t understand you so well. please, try to speak not so fast so that learners of English who are already fluent in English but still have some difficulty in understanding English when native speakers talk fast, can undersdand you better. hugs. bye.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

I answered the quiz, but I missed one. I think I am a sucker. hehehe

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

thanks for this lesson james :D

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Bad lesson,bad teacher. You should kid less when you teach.

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

    Sorry, but I prefer grammar lessons which are more useful! Please, don’t say that grammar videos suck. It is not true!

    Wednesday, May 16th 2012

    I wanted to say that I agree with CREBIO comment.

    Wednesday, May 16th 2012

    If you do not like the teacher and the way he is teaching, go to hell, imbecile!

    Wednesday, May 30th 2012

thks so much.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Although it was new n a bit h… but profitable.
Way 2 go sir.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

wow .. i really like the lesson ..
and believe me when i say this .. you are one of the best teachers i have ever had .
but i’m gently asking you ” if you can make more videos about the slang ” .
i think it would help more
thank you :)

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

you are awesome teacher…i love u man

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

I think that to communicate well you have to know slang. That’s why I believe this lesson is important. James is a great teacher, perhaps he would be a great actor as well, because the way He uses body language is funny and also makes easy to understand the whole idea! Thank you James, keep doing this amazing job!

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

this is a great lessons! looking for more like that!

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

I agree with CREBIO. This teacher should stop to teach in this site because he is no funy and kid a lot.

Wednesday, May 16th 2012

thanks James

Thursday, May 17th 2012

u r awesome. james i like ur way of teaching

Thursday, May 17th 2012

nice job james.i love u

Thursday, May 17th 2012

thanks James

Thursday, May 17th 2012

thank u, it’s a useful lesson

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Hi James
I see that the slang “suck” with its several variations is very very used in real English and in movies too.
So I hope that you continue making lessons with this king of slang as well as you don’t change the way you act while you teach (in a funny way).
See you next time

Thursday, May 17th 2012

hi James my name is Audrey I’m from Africa principally from Cameroon in central Africa thank you so much your are doing an amazing job. i really like it because you make thing easy for us especially for me cause my first language is french. keep doing this please its would be very helpful for me thank you

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Hi,thank you James I like your way to teaching English ,now I tell my self suck it up leyla and do it “listen English ,study study”

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Sorry but you are the only one the I cannot understand very clear, because you speak too fast and there are people like me learning at a beginning. could you please speak more slowly… thanks

Thursday, May 17th 2012

you are good,but you speak fast.please explain lesson without run.thanks

Thursday, May 17th 2012

an interesting teacher with a pleasant voice and acting)

Thursday, May 17th 2012

we are not suckers hahaha

Thursday, May 17th 2012

Thanks.that was a good lesson.

Thursday, May 17th 2012

i learn it easy thank you for lesson.i live in canada

Friday, May 18th 2012

I like to learn about slang in english, they are good topics to learn. Maybe in this lesson you speak faster than in others lessons.As far I´m concerned, I like the way you do it.Be water my friend.

Friday, May 18th 2012

thanks alot for your nice and useful lessomn

Friday, May 18th 2012

I am waiting Emma’s lesson! She is the best teacher!

Friday, May 18th 2012

    And she is very beautful girl. Do you think like me?

    Friday, May 18th 2012

    I like Emma. She is very nice.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

Thanks your fun!

Friday, May 18th 2012

i’d likes

Friday, May 18th 2012

i ‘ m going to give exams tomorrow!!!!!!!! :))it is 3o’clock in the morning I cant sleep.But i want to thank you because you helped me so much.All of you you’re amazing
kisses from Greece

Friday, May 18th 2012

Speak more slowly guy. Don’t be stupid! In this manner nobody understand you.

Saturday, May 19th 2012

    i dsagree w/ u. i understand it clearly. you sucks hehe JK. anyways tnx to this. now iknew what suck/s is. woah

    Tuesday, January 1st 2013

    no my friend as he said you must suck it up

    Sunday, September 15th 2013

thks for the lesson it’s very good

Saturday, May 19th 2012

WOW!!! JAMES U ARE THE BEST EVER!!! I am a sucker!!! hehehe LOL

Saturday, May 19th 2012

James,,, thanks for your explanation

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Let’s vote who is the worst teacher on the ENGVID. I show my vote here: James

Sunday, May 20th 2012

    shut up! if u don’t like him, don’t come here, suck it up!

    Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

      Fuck you your beast!! You do not like hear the true.

      Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

        Screw you! James teaches useful things. Americans often say these expressions.

        Thank you James!

        Thursday, August 23rd 2012

    Says a guy who understood nothing of what James talks about. Yes, sometimes it’s hard to catch everything he has spoke, but you always can return back on the 10-15 seconds of the video and listen as much as it would be enough for understanding.

    Thursday, September 12th 2013

super like

Monday, May 21st 2012

u’re always funny, teacher james. I love the way u said “suck my e e ” :))

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

Your lessons are very interesting! Thank you very much, and hello from Kyiv, Ukraine)

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012

that is wonderful!! love this

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

Dear teacher, how are you?

Could you please explain the diference between: RISE/RAISE/INCREASE and LAY/LIE? when I use?
When I talk about salary?rise or raise?

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012

    Check Emma’s lessons. She’s got it.

    Thursday, August 23rd 2012

ianswered everything correctly,It was nice.Thank you.

Saturday, May 26th 2012

What about the word “can”?

I think it is really important

Saturday, May 26th 2012

Mr.James sir you are really awesome in teaching lessons. I love you sir. You just bring simple and effective ways to learn English. Hats off sir.

Sunday, May 27th 2012

good lesson sir jemes.

Monday, May 28th 2012

thank u

Monday, May 28th 2012

am very hapay and very great full about this service of english and am really got same skills about the pronasation thank you so mach for about your help

Monday, May 28th 2012

james, where i can find people to chat with?, to practice my english ability. does your website has a particular chat room?

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

this is a very good lesson and ihave enjoyed it

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

james first of all i live south america i had been studying english all my life and i want to improve my accent or my fluense talking i realy like your videos

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

sir,your classes are really great ….from this i will improve my english skills thank u sir

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

Hi Funny James) I like your lessons and I defenetly like the way you teaching people.Good luck, bro)

Wednesday, May 30th 2012

I like your lessons, Jame.

Thursday, May 31st 2012

wow, that’s awesome! thanks for lesson)

Thursday, May 31st 2012

hi, i’m an Indonesian. it’s very very very useful for me to develop my English skill, WOW i’m an English department student very very thank to this web. i’ll open and learn English as long as my life ^_^

Thursday, May 31st 2012

Thank you man, you made it clear , you are great, talking fast also has a good side of it, just suck it up do not compaint)))

Friday, June 1st 2012

i didn’t understand some phrases .. but i really understand 1 2 and 6 !!!

Saturday, June 2nd 2012

Thanks a lot teacher! Great job,just I needed to listen it twice for understandable well.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

Now I know the difference between ‘sucher’ and ‘such up’! Thanks a lot! It’s very helpful! It’s very hard to meet good lessons about slangs like yours!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012


Tuesday, June 5th 2012

I do really suck it up with english improving!

Thursday, June 7th 2012

james is really amazing …… and his lessons are very good and his explanation is also good

Saturday, June 9th 2012

Thanks , your lessons are amazing!

Sunday, June 10th 2012

James you rocks! I mean it, you really are great. Amn’t sucking up, am saying what I really feel.

Thursday, June 14th 2012

it’s a very useful lesson, thanks James

Wednesday, June 20th 2012

thanq u james iam not good in english ur lessons was helping me a lot

Thursday, June 21st 2012

only one word for u dat is u r great james myself simer from india

Thursday, June 21st 2012

u r great

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

Hi James. I was wondering if you could help me….What is the correct answer in the following sentence: “Everything (be) __________________ spotless by the time they get here.” (future perfect or future simple)? Thanks in advance. I like your lessons!

Saturday, June 23rd 2012

This lesson blowed up my mind \o/

Thursday, June 28th 2012

Thank you James, it’s a very useful lesson.

Saturday, June 30th 2012

thank you! you’re the best teacher ever!! I still love n want you! :-) <3

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

dear james great lesson.it wouldn’t be so easy to understand in an english book. from são paulo brazil

Thursday, July 12th 2012

huh! omg haha that best suck lesson ever!!
ur an awesome teacher I laught a lot with your explanations of everything

greetings from ecuador

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

thank you for this lesson! :)

Thursday, July 19th 2012

haha! blaw job)))

Thursday, July 19th 2012

James, you explain every word in a nice way….thanks

Friday, July 20th 2012

Finally I blow up my brain.Thanks James

Friday, July 20th 2012

Thank You James, the lesson is very helpful.

Friday, July 20th 2012

thank you so much …..now i can suck it up >>>>>god blessed you

Saturday, July 21st 2012

me no trying to be a sucker but u rock maan!!! love the way u teach <3 keep rocking maan!!!

Monday, July 23rd 2012

really good! easy to understand. thanks :D

Tuesday, July 24th 2012

thank you very much I enjoyed
god bless you James

Saturday, July 28th 2012

you make my day

Monday, August 6th 2012

Thanks James ! I like so much how you teach !! good job

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

Thanks for lessons!
I really love it.
You are very good teacher with great sense of humour,also a handsome man.
Come to us to Russia :)
Guess,we are close to Germans with our”fantastich” pronunciation:))))

Tuesday, August 14th 2012

Just 2bad answers i need to practice, cause i could confuse this slag thanks

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

It was very clear and helpful. It did’t suck :-)
Thank you.

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

ur gr8t !!!!!! u always ace ur lessons !

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

Thanks you, James!

Thursday, August 23rd 2012

more slang videos. they are very useful

Thursday, August 30th 2012

I gonna suck it up, I mean English

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thanks you,James!!^^

Saturday, September 8th 2012

HI JAMES the lesson is well understood

Wednesday, September 12th 2012

You are just amazing James

Thursday, September 13th 2012

You are a good teacher James.. I salute you sir :)

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

Thanks for this lesson . It’s been very practical and helful.

Monday, October 8th 2012

more helpful than school lessons! (i’m not a SUCK UP man)

Monday, October 15th 2012

Thank you. Good lesson

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thanks for a great lesson. It doesn’t suck at all.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

I really enjoy your lesson!!! U are so funny and make it easy to understand!!Thanks a million!Love U

Saturday, November 10th 2012

is amazing

Monday, November 12th 2012

omg!!! great lesson! u r a greeeeeat teacher!!!

Tuesday, November 27th 2012

You awesome thanks.

Tuesday, December 4th 2012

It sucks… just kidding ;-D

Wednesday, December 5th 2012

that is great lesson , go ahead we need more like this topics it’s will be easy to learn it and speak it thanks bor

Thursday, December 27th 2012

i really love d word suck it up :))
haha suck my _i_k is kinda bad

Tuesday, January 1st 2013

thanks for lessons

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

Hi there.I like your lessons ,and this one It was nice lesson that I got it and I Waite more thank you .

Wednesday, January 16th 2013

it help me alot…

Thursday, January 17th 2013

I like the way he talks! Thanx

Monday, January 21st 2013

    that’s true, however it’s the first time I get to see the name of your country “Kyrgyzstan”, splendid name hehehe

    Monday, July 11th 2016

Ok I won’t complain this time!

Monday, January 21st 2013

English is my first language and I missed two!

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013

Thanks James. Very nice lessons . I’m also a teacher and I’m happy to find out that my way of teaching is a little similar to yours . That means I’m on the right way. Do you answer letters and where ?

Sunday, February 17th 2013

nice one!

Tuesday, February 26th 2013

thank you so much.

Sunday, March 24th 2013

What’s the nice suck teacher?
i really learn about the word Suck.
It is very useful

Monday, May 27th 2013

wow ! got 4 correct out of 4 ! thanks a lot Mr. James for making me more easily understand those lessons.

Thursday, June 6th 2013


Sunday, June 16th 2013

    What a good idea you have got after the lesson, nice example of the word “suck”

    Monday, July 11th 2016

I mastered this slang! 4/4 quiz. I enjoy learning about the history of the word suck. I never could imagine that emerged from jazz. Thanks James!

Tuesday, July 9th 2013

Oh! It’s really useful!

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

Thank a lot James I like yr slang

Friday, August 30th 2013

hahaha nice! james never blows it! such a cool teacher!!

Thursday, September 12th 2013

Thanks James.I believe you’re borned to teach ( because you do not suck at teaching ^^)

Saturday, September 14th 2013

thanks james i did understand you again

Sunday, September 15th 2013

can u speak more slowly a little bit?

Wednesday, September 25th 2013

heh, yay, too quick for me, but I remembered that he told that he does not like to speek quickly =D.

Sunday, November 17th 2013

Thanks a lot, Mr James! Good lesson! :) ;)

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Dude u r awesome but speaking speed is 160 and I think the limit is 80 right!

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014

Thanks James for the lesson I really enjoyed it got 100% for the quiz!!!

Friday, February 7th 2014

Thanks got 50%.

Sunday, February 23rd 2014

wow, stunning lesson.
i got full marks in it.LOLLL

Friday, March 28th 2014

Hey, James! I only have one question: Are “suck” and “Suck up” nouns? Or could I use them like verbs?
I mean, Is it: You are a Suck Up/suck. Or could it also be : You are sucking up/sucking?

Saturday, April 5th 2014

Very good lesson, however I am not sure about the Suck and Sucks grammatical usage. Are they noun or verb. This something will make not use it unless know what they are in grammar.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Very good lesson, however I am not sure about the Suck and Sucks grammatical usage. Are they noun or verb. This something will make not use it unless know what they are in grammar. If anyone knows please help.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

James from EngVid oh ye!

Wednesday, May 21st 2014

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

“Stop complaining about how fast I talk! suck it up and try to understand” nice way to drop a hint! lol

Sunday, August 17th 2014

As always .. all your lessons don’t suck.

Saturday, October 25th 2014

james more Quiz please!

Tuesday, February 17th 2015

Thanks James

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

It was fun!) Thank You James.

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

thx a lot buddy

Saturday, April 18th 2015

you are My Favourite Teacher! b’coz I can get it easily when I watch your videos. Thanks for the best lessons James!

Saturday, May 2nd 2015

Thank you James.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

thank you

Monday, June 22nd 2015

Thanks for it. You’re a great and funny teacher.

Monday, November 30th 2015

I can not stop watching your videos keep it up

Friday, December 4th 2015

Thanx James I like this lesson very much

Sunday, March 6th 2016

i learn alot thank you

Wednesday, April 27th 2016

Thanks for the lesson James!

Monday, July 11th 2016

Sucking it up with this lesson, I think I can get to improve my English level but it’ll cost a lot of time, enjoying your learnings is the best way to stimulate your effort with the English language. Always being positive although some questionaries suck my optimism. Thanks a lot, teacher James, it has been an interesting lesson.

Friday, March 10th 2017

Interesting lesson and very helpful!!!!!

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

you are such a good teacher! helpful video

Monday, August 28th 2017


Friday, June 22nd 2018

You got 4 correct out of 4.


Saturday, August 11th 2018

I got %100

Monday, January 21st 2019

No flaws, hundred percent. Thanks James.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019

You are humorous and helpful!!

Sunday, February 23rd 2020

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