310 COMMENTS

Dear, James!

I want to ask you what is the difference betwen: do, cook and make? I mean, here in Mexico we have almost the same meaning for these words, obviously it depends in what context we are in. Also I’m confused when I use the past tense, is correct to use did + main verb in past tense or if i use did, i can’t use past tense in the main verb?

Your website is amazing, i believe that i will learn so much of you!!!

Thanks, and my best wishes for you.

George

George

    Hi George,

    Well in English they are similar, but they are not the same. They are all used for action but for different things:

    Do:
    Is used just for action but does not have a final product.

    For example: if you do your homework at night, it is the action of working we are talking about.

    It is also the auxiliary verb for the simple present

    Make:
    Is used to tell what will be produced by our actions.

    For example: you make a decision, and the final product is the decision.

    Cook:
    Is used mostly for food and making food.

    For example: you must cook a chicken before you can eat it.

    As for the past tense if you use the auxiliary then the rest of the verbs are in the base form.
    Ex: George didn’t have money to go to the movies

    If the main verb is in the past tense, then all the verbs are in the past tense.
    Ex: When George went to the movies he bought popcorn and some chocolate to eat.

    I hope this helps

    James

    James

      very cute response! thanks.

      undaiaal

      Hi James .how are you .I want you to teach me what are the best ways to learning english language please .and thank you

      Sami

      Hiii james
      It’s sona from India.I would like to tell you that when I began watching videos and listening the teacher’s voices here ,I faced a lot of problems-I had to play the same video clip for more than one time to properly follow you because listening a foreign language and understanding it back at the same time was too hard to me- it was beyond my ability but as the days passed, I slowly had been able to catch..At present when you speak,I can properly get you..Your explanation ,teaching,way of delivering a concept are awesome and they relly helped me a lot to lift me to a further level-I am really grateful to you…

      sona sharma

        sorry for being forgotten to mention that when you read my message ,it is requested to you to rectify my sentences if any type of mistakes are found-keep it up James-Make me like you-I get jealous when I see you speak fluently-sometimes I ask myself that why wasn’t I born in Canada or any other English speaking country???

        sona sharma

          thank you for making this videob .

          Muhammad Tarek Ahmed

        Nice practice..keep it up..you are doing well

        kent

      thank you for making this Vid. yes those words are sometimes confusing and now I know how to use them and when to use them…

      thumbs up for that!

      markbel23

      hi jemes this response made me clear thanks jemes

      Aadil

      this is useful. thank you!

      PANH

    oh..really. the same meaning.. so wrong man..!!

    caval

    nice

    Akhilesh.kr

    All roads Lead 2 Rome

    kotoz

    Thx

    kotoz

you’re a good and a very interesting teacher!!!!!!!! Thanks for the help :)

maria

dear james i want to ask you what is difference betown do cook
and make? maen here an kabul we

baloch

    Hi Baloch,

    Look at my response to George’s questions and that should help.

    James

    James

thanks James
this is a very good lesson, and you are a very good teacher

ahamza

thanks james iim glad when i saw your lesson

fowz

hi thans gays

fowz

    actually its guys not gays sorry

    Amy

dear, james !
i’m very hapy when i’m known you. i very like your lesson. thank you for your lesson.
i come from VIETNAM. There’s many poeple, they don’t like VIETNAMESE. and you ?
i will learn so much for you. thank you for your lesson, too.

Jin

hi james

what is the difference between shall and should, and what time i use them…and “can” “could” and be able, i’ve watched some other people’s example but i’m still confused….i like the way you teach english, you used simple words, and thats what it suppose to be, and how you started with finding the meaning of words, makes it more easier for me to understand….i like your sense of humour very interesting to watch…thanks james much appreciated….and can you please post more videos…:)

mara

    “Shall” is like saying “will”. “I shall return in 4 hours” = “I will return in 4 hours”. In almost all cases, you will use “will” instead of “shall” as “shall” is an older English word that is rarely use these days.
    Should means that something is expected. “The class should be over by 4 o’clock” = “I am expecting the class to be over by 4 o’clock (but I’m not 100% sure).

    Can and could are from the same infinitive, which means “to be able”. “Can” is the present tense. “I can cook” means the same as “I am able to cook”. “Could” is past tense when it is followed with “have”. “I could have cooked” = “I was able to cook”. Otherwise, it can be used as future tense, and implies that there is a “possibility”. “I could be wrong” = “I might be wrong”…
    You have asked some very good questions, as those words are very versatile. There’s more to it than what I have, but I think it would take more than one post to explain…

    I hope this helps!

    Richard

      Thanks for responding to questions, Richard!

      engVid

      Excelent explanation, thanks a lot.

      Titch

thanks alot and GOOD LUCK

weer

Hello James,

When weare talking to someone, and we do not understand very well what she said, is it correct : Say it again! or Tell it again!

Thank you.

andressa

Hello James,
‘m from Kerala, India. my english language is very poor. after attending yr class up to an extend i culd improve my language. I hope that yr class ‘ll be very very useful for the bignners.
ok. my doubt is that how we can pronounce the word “asked”?. If you don’t mind please clear my doubt. In adn. ‘m awaiting for yr valuable reply

Selu

dear james , can u say what is auxilary verbs?

gksriharsha

when to use tell, tells, told. I just wanna master the use of these words.

Julia

    told is the past tense of tell, and told must be use in past sentences. you can only use the word “tells” if the subject is singular. exp. she tells me about her life… she is singular.

    jercster

Hi, nice information . thanks.

akram

HI AGAIN. I forgot to ask you about What are uses of tell ? for instance:

tell a story. is there any

akram

james i like the explanation. thnks

karimkhan

    Kari..you are right.
    I like the explanation too.

    From Gimmi, an albanian man ( ^__^ )

    Gimmi

My first post. I’m new here and your class was the first I saw.
Thank you very much for helping us.

zani

Hey James, I really enjoy your class and I learned so much from you.
I have a question here, could you tell me what the difference are between ” speak” and ” tell” ?

Thanks so much.

raejune

Five stars! Could not be better!

Txs =)

Dania26

Thanks a lot

abadi

James! Where is the quiz? :)
We need get the quizzes. After lesson 24-48 hour.

undaiaal

Hi James,

I love this website, it helps me a bunch.

I got the explanation about tell and say but could you also explain speak?

When do I use SPEAK??

Thanks!

Lyria

Lyria

Thank you so much mr.jamess

Aslam

Hello, James.
I’m Julia from Russia.
I want to learn English more and more
Thank you for lessons!

brilliant

    Hi Julia!
    James is the best teacher ever!!!!!

    max2011

    HI how are im from Baku )) good luck

    pokoritel

    hi julia “brilliant” of Russia :)

    earnes 08

hello,james
i want to learm about surbordination or transitions word
thank you for you lessons

antonieta

thank you very much. you’re a good teacher
I want to learn English more and more when i learn with engvid.com

duyen ngo

please i want word memorise.tell me

tuya

Hi James,I am very much happy with your lesson. Thanks a lot!
Can I get an access to download freely!
Thanks again, Nani

Nani

Sir

I would like to ask you,can you tell me how do we use sait and told? and examples

Advance Thank You Very Much

Mohamed

Dear james
very nice simple explanation.
Learner can easily catch your method.
thanks with regards.
s.wankar

sharadwankar

Hi james
you are a great teacher, i will not have a problem with say, tell, hear, or listen anymore.

You are the best

Von

hi James
very interesting lessons and i would like to see more intermediate lessons too. please add somemore spoken english lesson.
thank you and all other teachers as well

sulo

Hi James! I’m a student in university of foreign languages in Russia. Thank you for your lessons, they are very informative and useful for me. I learned a lot of new things)
And I have a question. In this lesson you made an example: ” Did your hear the bird singin?” But can I say to someone : ” Listening! Birds are singing! ” Beacose in this caseI mean a prossess. Am I right?

DariaDenezhnaya

Thanks for your tip! It’s very useful for me!

Nguyen Ha

    Hi!Nguyen Ha.Where are you in VN.I hope to be ur friend.We can help learning English with each other.Are you agree with idea.Hope to receive ur reply soon.

    dragon

I heard that, even though I was listening to the teacher,

Charlie Stud

I think the right way should be, Listening the birds singing is a beautiful thing, or Listen! the birds are singing! but let’s wait for James’s answer, He is a teacher I’m learning English.

Charlie Stud

Cool

Muzaffar

One more good lesson. Thanks

yogendrakumar

Hello James

I’m Rashad From Egypt and im really interested specifically in your classes and the rest of the teacher i general as well, But unfortunately to me i can find your all classes in a Sequence arrange,…. so is there any possible way to get your all classes the beganer

Rashad

and the advanced lessons as well because i want to get the most benefit from this awesome website as mush as i can

thank you in advance

Rashad

Rashad

dear James…. I’m very glad that I found your sait, and….I hope it will help me for my english. I’m from Kazakhstan, and I wanna learn english very much. I try very much, In our town there isn’t anybody who is foreigner, so I can’t practise my english, that’s why please give me advice, what must I do for practice? thanks……..

Aliya

Hi, James! Thanks for the lessons! It’s very easy to learn English! I’m from Kazakhstan too, like Aliya!

Gau

Hi James, I want to ask you what is the difference between could, would and when should we use it?.
thank you for your lessons.
thanks
rani

rani

Thank you for your lesson,It was very helpful. I have question ,
What is the difference between say -said-tell-told .thank you

satin

dear jamed
i want to improve my english language, what i do please give me a good advice

aman baloch

Hi JAMES
I’m from Mali in a french speaking country where english is rarely spoken,i have nobody with whom i talk and discuss about sth in english but i wanna speak fluently.What are the solutions i must do,caould i have some?

DIARRA Ousmane

Thank u for the lesson!
Only one question!
What if i was sitting at the lecture and listening to the music. and did’n hear what the teacher was talking about because of my headphones. And then the teacher asked me: “Are u hear me?” or “Are u listening to me?”???

thank u so much
sorry for my english

eva_green

    Hay eva hope you are fine and you are enjoying your study on engvid especialy with james .he is such an effective teacher .what about adding eachother on facebook and brush up our english together . I am towardly open for teaching you some writing and speaking skills this is my email aintaya2015@gmail.com wish i could have you online as soon as possible see you soon,,,, take care

    mohfreeman

HI JAMES
I LIKE YOUR TEACHING,COULD YOU TELL ME HOW TO USE ANYWAY AND WHAT IT MEANS PLEASE

ABBAS

thanks a lot for your lesson.. it help my English much…

budi

Hi James, is this sentence is correct?
“He Told me that he wanted to have a discount”
Thank you very much

Jorden

Good day James. Your lessons are funny because of your style of teaching. Thanks for the lesson. It was helpful. I hope You wasn’t frozen. By the way the right sleeve of your sweater is dirty unfortunately. Take care

peple

hi i really like your videos ,,I understand the explanation More than a teachers on youtube
xD

somaya

    same to me,

    emrul

hi, my name is noemi, I want to know how i can enter in you wed site for learn english. I want to improve my english in writng and speaking, i from puerto rico.

noemi

James
Where are your quizzes???

CREBIO AVILA

Hi james by which method we can improve our english?

Nazifullah Ahmadi

Hello.. thanks for your lessons…

Could you please tell me the difference between “chocolate milk” and “milk chocolate”

anival

Thank you for your lessons. They will help me a lot, i know because i was looking for some help to improve my english. I’ve found in the end. Thank you a lot

frea

this is a good lesson for ever.we all are comfortable with teacher james.

ammu

I’d like ask you one lesson about already when we can use this word middle or final of the phrases ?

william

this lesson helped to me very much! thanks, James!

sedred

the explanation is very good.

vy fong

Thank you very much mr jemes for thes lesson

Hnan

you are so kind

majdi

Thank you Jame this website is more useful for me.

Kik

Dear Sir,
ThankIng you and Other teachers for helping us…
Best Wishes,
Praveen Mohan

Praveen

Hi james,
this is kind of informations we want to know for sure!thanks.

simplechange

Hello, James! nice explanations))) Thanks a lot for your contributions!
Now I see the difference between these words, but still there is a problem for me with making distinctions between “speak” and “talk”
Can you make it clear for me?
Thanks)
Olga

olga

Hi James, Thank you very much, this is really helpful for me

kolarambabu

hello james im samah ilove english but idont skeak english and i wish skeak her

samah

thanks a lot all engvid teachers.

style boy

i wish james will be come to korea and then he could teach me face to face. lol he’s really good teacher! actually these days i don’t that much afraid of talking eng but i think my basic skills about eng like grammars and expressions is not good so badly. i hope getting better my eng and someday i could speak fluently.!

HANNALE

thanks u sir james

laarni

    if you are interesting to raise your level and skills in speaking english you can react with my in skype join me at toufiktitou4 -( skype accountn)

    TOUFIK-LM

Thank you for the lesson. It’s very helpful.
By the way, you have a really nice handwriting, especially for a left-handed person.
When I started writing as a little girl, I was naturally, that is without nobody to tell me, left-handed too but I was writing from right to left side (in French) ; I have never understood why this happened. Naturally, except with a mirror, you could read nothing !!
Still today, even if I am now writing with my right hand, I can also do it with the left one. Though, I still feel more comfortable with right-left movement.
Thank you again, best regards.

Raphaele

Hi sir

These videos are more usefull to learn more english

prakash

Dear James,

You sure have a funny way of teaching the differences between both… except they’re not fully accurate. You can most definitely use tell to repeat, and likewise, you can absolutely use say to provide information, give instructions, and issue orders. Your use of say and tell are accurate, but the reasons and grammar rules for doing so are not, and it’s probably because as a native speaker you use them all the time. I often enjoy your videos but I suggest you research the topic and re-make this video. Best regards!

Chris
Linguist

Chris

thanks

Ahmed

you are my favorite teacher :) ,but where is the quiz !!

alahmadi

Thaaank yaaa ^.^

snickers

Thanks for helping me to understand well to distinguish them

bui thi hanh

Thank you very much sir.It’s cool.

randika

really i am very glad for teaching, please continue your great teaching dear, secondly i would like to ask you how could i learn english? as well as i leave in a country that uses french, regards

houssein

Hi, I am so happy to know this website. i loved it. And i have one question.
I want to know the difference among Say, Speak, and Talk.
Please help me out.

taylor

Hi James! How you doin? :)

i’m getting a slow internet connection! it takes ages before i could finish your lessons. do you have videos where i don’t have to buffer?

Thanks.

bambiecruz

Hi James.

I took the quiz. I want to know if i did it correctly:

Say: What did mother said a while ago?
Tell: Tell me exactly what she said.
Tell: Tell her to wait for me.
Tell: It’s ridiculous to tell but i’m going to say it anyway.

I think my example made confuse. :) please correct me.

Thanks a bunch.

bambiecruz

Hi James !
i’m really feel listen to english very hard

kachiusa

hello sir! Would You tell us the difference between ‘under and beneath’, ‘above and over’.
Thank you!

asadullahjan

    “Over,” as was said, indicates superiority or transcendence, neither of which need be vertical (although they can be), and usually implies some sort of movement. I jumped “over the fence.” That just means that I transcended the fence (by moving of course). I skipped over a few questions when I was doing my homework. (nothing vertical involved; movement figurative, or you could think of the pen as having moved over those questions)

    “The clouds are above me” indicates simply that the clouds are located vertically above me.” “The clouds are over me” sounds awkward and would most likely be used with some sort of verb of motion, i.e., “The clouds hovered over me.

    anon

      Superb! I like your explanation.
      Wish you all the best!

      asadullahjan

hi,i want to know what’s the better way for to be well in english, thank you very much

yamina

dear james,
i want to aske you a question: i cannot do the difference betwen the present perfect, past perfect, present continous and past continous
i am waitng your answer with ilpatience….thank you very much

yamina

i want to know a better way of saying “let me see you” to indicate you want to see someone for a talk.

mafak

James you make it enjoyable to learn..I listen
to everything you had to say,but there was a distracting in the background..haha. James

fargokate

dear james
I have abig proplem Ihave been lestening well for monthe untile now i didnt have abilty to speak i really frustrated from this situation .
my best wish

mohamed eltahir

HEY. when I say I do have a job, why can’t I just say I have a job? some time it is the other way round!

faz

This is my first time to use this website and i want to ask these lessons for all people or for some specific grade?
Thanks

Ibtisam

Nicely, thoughtfully prepared lessons.
Thank you.
Can you, please, transcribe the last 3 sentences/phrases you said (told us) after writing wwww.engvid.com ?
You just swallowed them (it is not a comlaint :-)).

vlakov

Thanks a lot

naeir

hi,
really I have problems with speaking, I can’t find the right words to express my ideas. how can I speak more fluently?? I have focused on tough vocabulary,yet I can’t use them while speaking I don’t know why?

reda

very useful lesson!
Thanks :D

chloe

hello sir,this was such a good lesson. it did help me. thnx. and i really really enjoy your class.bye. :)

afroza

Hi would you please make a lesson about prepositions? eg(s) at school , beside the you , I walk in ‘through’ the doors , in , on , towards , so on. It just confusing me. Thank you. :))

hiimswendy

Thank you James You help me so much !!!

nando08

go home is correct? or go to home is correct sentence?

saraswathi

    i knew that
    go home! correct
    and go to home of page is correct too

    anon

hi ^_^ i love your speaking lessons it‘s great

thank you sir

kurapica

Hey There!

I’d like to know what is the difference betwen: Talk and speak?
And if there is a link with SAY and TELL?

Thank you

PS: Your lessons are very funny!!!

habakkuk

    no link i guess
    talk with someone and speak to someone

    anon

      it is more complex. search for Say/Tell/Speak/Talk

      anon

        Hi Alex,

        I don’t understood!
        Don’t have link, but it is more complex ??????

        See you

        habakkuk

          Disregard, I watched the Ronnie’s video lesson.

          Thank You for attention!!!!!

          habakkuk

          Hello James,

          Sorry, I confuse your name.
          Alex is the other teacher.

          Thank you.

          See you

          habakkuk

James, congratulations,
I did not know your site and I have just seen 5 lessons yours.
I understand everything you explain, word for word,amaizing!!
but,for example, if I start to watch a movie in English I do not understand it 100%.

gargonra

Who have Skype account ? Add me pls. I want to talk with international friend. I’am Thai

magickung10

Thank you for sharing your precious knowledge with us for nothing James,you have a nice heart…I am confused at some point,not really bothered but still i want to get it right.
I think that the word “hear” is also active if we describe being “active” as how the activity is done.For instance,if we say “The door was closed.”,here the verb “close” is passive.Because the door was closed by someone else.But if we say “She closed the door.” here the same verb is active as we here have a subject…Yes we have no power over our hearing mechanism unless we block our ears with hand but i think we are active in this happening and also if it was “passive” we would saying ‘i am heard’. :) Am i not there,way far from the subject,please enlighten me :D

eleman

And if I say “i have something to say” am I giving information? or just repeating what I thought???

marisol0

I comment before looking this vid but,the title makes me feel it is so interested,correct me if I’m mistaken please,thank u in advanced.Jeff Im from Haiti.

Jeff JB

great!

pyuriy

Hi James Can you please explain about the verbs, Rise, Raise, Lie and Lay and give some “tips” about it? Thank you very much!

rosana

James is the best! Thank you for all.

Moon

Thank you very much for all this lesson !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lala

Hi James, Thank you for this lesson You and all the teachers in this website are helping me a lot. Thank so much guys.

galindoaa

Hi James your website is really nice and enjoyable.Thank you a lot.

adam

Hi,James, thanks for your interesting lesson, i like your teaching method, funning and useful, easy to understand.

shawn999

oh God, with me he tell so quickly.
But it’s helpful for me to practise listening english.
Thank you fo much, Sir James.

Ba Danh

hi james i liked ur vidoes n i want u to cover auxillary verbs as well pls, thnks

namrata

I like your style of training))) thanks

sandraland

Thank you. I like you a lot .

March

thank you for your lesson
it is very helpful for me to learn english

SAM

James you are a great teacher, I learnt a lot from you. We should all appreciate you efforts to teach us and not to have offensive attitude as some of us have.

Mustafa

if you are a good teacher? good you please teach me how to speak and write in correct grammar.. please… my friends always bully me because they say that i am a slow learner. I hate myself coz i can’t speak and write.correct grmmar
. please help me…..

rechen rom

    Tell your friends to step off, not everyone learns at the same speed! English is a very hard language to learn. Maybe you can find some nicer people to practice with on Facebook?

    engVid Moderator

hi sir !
iam littel bit confused about do cook and make i need ur heip………

fathom

hello to all the teachers ,
i am learning english since last few days .and i found that i have little problem with tenses so if u can upload video which is able to teach me about tense then i will be very great full to all of u..

divyesh

Thanks

fouad111

thank you very mush . I LOVE SO MUSH ALL OF YOU

gehad mahgoub

Hi Guys..!!
Congratulations..!! this is a different kind to learn english, i like a lot.

oscar

I´m writting from nicaragua and i am still learning, i am in 6th level and is really hard for me learn quikly. please can you give me some tips to talk as you. regards

oscar

Excellent presentaton thank you very much

pablo09m

Thanks,James…It helped a lot…

ruslancik

Hello dear teacher James
i hope you be fine thanks for the lesson on say or tell and active or passive now i understand completely about saying or telling you solve my mistake and i will use it correctly during conversation with my clients, thanks a lots i appreciate you you are a great teacher in engvid God help you.
bye
R.Weda from Afghanistan( a librarian )

R.Weda

It is good!

Elizaveta Nikolaeva

Listen. I need to tell you that have you been doing a great work!!

Sincerely

Alysson

thanks for such a nice lesson

AAMIL

I am sorry I don`t understand it

nadya

id like to learn writing but i dont know how?
h dont know i need to read grammer or vocab or…
please say me which point is first point for starting learning writing

ali

first of all,I can’t find words to thank u James really for my I haven’t had any a problem to get your point,and your method of teaching is very sophisticated not traditional way to be honest James I have learned a lot of thing from your lectures and all your lectures are fruitful and useful , also I feel I,m on a roll and my English is getting better ,and at the end I appreciate your help to us.

mohsen

Thank you!

tomek84

It’s very clearly for passive and active good job man!!!

ob1986

it is good way to improve english

amjad1

What called sush as simillar words?

itri

hi! happy to write to you. I’ve just one question, what the best form between the bible said us and the bible said to us?

haviv

    To us, but you would normally say “the Bible tells us“. (Present tense because you’re talking about something in a book, but that’s a different lesson…)

    engVid Moderator

thanks a lot James…and congratulation to engvid.com ..excellent job…thanks again

argenis

Hello James,
Attention Attention Please!
I opened over the video subtitles, but it doesn’t exactly translate yours tells!?

Nihal TÜRK

lol, thank you very much James. Now I understood what mean exactly such terms and how to use.

cachaceiro

hi james, how to use these words could, should, would, must and might
jothi kumar

jothi kumar

You are the one who actually makes me listen to your classes James….:-)

Abdul Aziz

Well in English there are certain words or letters looks similar but they are different.Like using of its and it’s. We need to correct use them to make correct sentence.

Sree

    Hi, I’m not a teacher but It’s = It is (subject + verb to be) and Its ( can be possessive adjective or possessive pronouns). It depends of the context.
    I hope this help.

    gabrielagoes

thanks, it is easy when you telling those rules

alpido24

Useful lesson, teacher! Thanks

thulius

good thanks

sumaya5

Thanks, James. I loved this session class :)

zelmira

This video stops at beginning. I couldn’t watch it. Report it to site administrator!

lutek2013

    Hi there! The video is working for me; could you explain your problem a bit more?

    – Is it any other Youtube videos or just this one?
    – When does it stop?
    – What are you watching it on? (A phone? A computer?)
    – Your Internet connection is fine, right?

    thanks :)

    engVid Moderator

hello sirji,
i would like to know about some nursery rhymes.there is one rhyme named “Three bears”.in this rhyme they use is instead of are. “look there is three bears”.is this correct???please guide me.
thanking you

rash94

Hello James,
I listen you what you said in the videos….
Thank you

rahulprasad

Thanks a lot!

valeriarossi

Hi James, thank you for your lessons. James, give me a suggestions: how can i improve my comprehension? My understanding, i mean… ;-) cheers

baccicin

hi james, I have watched your videos. could you tell me what is the secret of being a good eng. teacher?

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Thanks 4 lesson James it was good.I think u didn’t get my msg my exam on 26 of June 2013 and I have problem in spellings I don’t know how to spell the words plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz James plz help me I don’t have time plz help me I’m waiting 4 ur answer

preetu

ok James can I say ” I listened to the music”?

ahmed334

thank you really i”m vere happy to learn E by like this type.

khalifa79

dear James , how do you do ?

khanghaxuan

Dear, James!
I like your teaching. it is very interesting.
i want to ask you what is the difference between LUGGAGE and BAGGAGE. thank you very much!

catherinezhang

Hello James! Great explanation! Thanks :)

fabianaoliveiras

Hey james
Shahzad javed Hear
i want to ask you some think that why we use (take) with tea but actually it’s a liquid and we always use (drink) with all liquids,
so why we don’t use (drink) with tea….
so Please tell me the different between drink and take
i hope you understand…

Shahzad javed

James, you are great!!! Thank you!

znamensky

Good lesson. Thanks a lot James. It’s much clearer the difference betwen hear and listen.

cheo

sorry ‘between’

cheo

Hello Sir,I am zain and I need to know how can we use the word hear in continuous form, I hope you will make me comprehend.Thanks you.

zain13

thank you very much for the lessons,
very simple and very interesting, very good teaching style you have…. good luck.

tharindudoo

hello master i need to pdf text of all speaking lesson please

hossein12

Thanks for the Video Mr.E

Supercool

Thanks a lot James :)

Temaa

Thank you very much! I know now the difference between hear, tell etc. Not only these words but there are also many things about English I’ve got from you. thanks

mimi

U are cool teacher!!!

ShannyLee

fantastic

khalid subhi

Thanks James.

trantien759

really u r abitter mister james
Thank u very much for clearly to our

abdalla basheer

oh. thnk god and thank u james. now i got it. we always use ‘say’ in indirect speech. and there is no such word like ‘hearing’ as present participle.right?

bujji

Hi James! Hope you’re doing fine.
I was thinking that maybe you’re the perfect person who can help me on my concern as I find the approach of your teaching a way enjoyable.
I am currently abroad, in the Middle East, working in an atmosphere where all my colleagues have different nationalities, well I don’t think that I should say that most of them are not really aware of the grammar usage. And to get myself used to it, I always tend to use it whenever I have a conversation, knowing that it could be a good practice, but what my concern is that I always end up finding myself struggling to let them know what really I’m trying to say. In short, they don’t get me and it allows myself to just break the grammar rules to simply explain in a way how they speak English. And now I am afraid to get used to it and I don’t wanna lose the improvement I gained from all your lessons. I would be pleased if you can give me any further advice on this regard.
Thank you in advance!

Anzu

Where is the test for this lesson?

elvis botu

Hi James
thanks a lot for your helpful lesson
You’re great teacher
take care

cep62

thank you!

arielk

I wanted to ask…is using”say me” a good English….?

NithyaShree

thanks james but where’s the quiz?

Rasho

Your explanation are Very clear, like the way you teach.

stephanie27

If let say, that’s a weird sound around you and you are not sure what is the sounds, and I wanna ask people which just beside me, so should I ask ” did you hear something??” Is that correct? ?

stephanie27

hi iam amira thank you for you

amiraabdo

Hi James,
I like your lessons, but I think should a good idea if you cuold write short senteces as example for each grammar rules that you explain.
Thank you very much and sorry for my bad English!
Greeting from Italy by Lorenza79.

Lorenza79

Thanks

Abdul Qayum

Hello I am Zhan and I am a student and i have been learning english since last year and my level is intermediate and i want to improve my speaking and listening and i am looking for a native speaker and how can I improve my speaking and i can not find a native speaker could you help me ?I would be happy if you helped me please!

Zhanik

Thank you James for clarifying some confusing words like that. I’m so genuinely interested in all your lesson that you’ve sharing. I’m not exactly good speaking in english but because of this site it helps me more about how and when do we use a right words in some sentence or in a conversation. Happy day to all teacher and members of engvid. More power.

Noraisa

Hello to every guys who made possible this website, we appreciate your effort

edgarjgb

    more helpful and easier tips. Thx for sharing.

    lhidya

    James, it would be very nice if we can have a class explaining us the difference between speak and talk and when to use them.

    lhidya

    thanks a lot

    Fianna-law

hi, I have a question
what is the difference between saying:

To eat , For eating
To speak, For speking
to play, For playing

so on!!

??? thanks

dtgraphic

Thanks

zaynab Rafiq

thanks for the lesson, actually is good that you don’t be normal, James you make the lessons fun and easy to follow

Greg Second

hola jorge no es lo mismo cocinar que hacer
si hablamos mal es diferente
hi george is not the same cook than make or prepare
if the people use the wrong way to describe something thats different

amadeomonkiky

Thanks to you.it is very good and your way is very good
thanks!
Mohamed

midonasr

what about the quiz of this topic?
:(

dgaritac

thank you teacher ^_^

pagika

u r always best…thanks a lot..

rajeev raj

Hi James :)
but where is the exam for Say, Tell, Hear, Listen?

nanaz2

Very well explained. Thanks

Sonia1234

Aha!love your voice in the videos and CAN’T stop listening it for one day!:-D

miao

Hi James, what’s up? How about talking and speaking? Thanks!

Glau Wertz

Hello James, I listened you up and loved the way you finished your great class. Thank you !

Del Carmen

James, you are available to provide information to learn English. I say to you thank you very much. You’re a good teacher.

maksimus

It was a helpful class. I was checking this web site and fortunately improve so much the quality of videos. Congratulations :)

Autana

Thank you Mr James for the wonderful class love it

neymer

hello i want any offline grammar easily identify the grammar games to the poor government school

rasakthivel

nice thanks

Dessa29

how are u

Tanveer shah

Hello James, thanks for your three lessons what I saw today. Best, John

Andahazy

awesome lessons!! James

ITwagner

james u r the best :) thank you

faith helen

Thanks Mr.James :) very hopeful

Annisa Nur Shalihiah

:( i dont now what are mean this lesson :(

Muniraalali

thanks, James, i love your lessons

Mohamedcrespo

thank you, your classes are a help for me :)

OskrOrtiz

very good explation

hazem gamal

    very good explanation

    hazem gamal

I appreciate your teaching method and sharing your experience with your fellow students. I am from Africa and you are completely resembling to my uncle. Who knows, you might have blood relationship with him. I wish you and he would do bloody DNA test.Here we go ! If the blood test will be positive, really, it is privilege for me being having such amazing person like you. I look forward to seeing you James !
See you
Bye

yakob Allen

Hi James
I have been studying English for more than one year to join higher education(university).I would like you to help me something, friend. I eagerly need pamphlet(upper advanced), which containing all English grammar rules but not tests.If you get for me, we shall negotiate the cost, friend.
Notice: I have used the word ‘friend’ because I am 51.As I am watching you always in the screen, it looks like you are younger than me. I hope the word ‘friend’ will not offend you. The other point is, would you directly use this email address for reply, please ? yakoballen@gmail.com
kind regards
Y. Allen

yakob Allen

Thank you

Luydmyla

Thank you.

ebihand

Thanks for this lesson!

Vivimi

Hello James! Thank you for sharing your informations with us :) Let me ask a question :)
https://www.engvid.com/english-grammar-reported-speech/
İn this video Rebecca reports the sentences with ‘tell’. for example: He told me she beautiful. But according to your video, she needs to use ‘say-said’, doesn’t she ?

Espore

These words are very confusing, so this lesson would be great to identifying them.

Maliban

Hello, James. Thank you for your lessons. I’m a student in B2 intermediate level and grammar is a little difficult but enjoyable. Your video is very helpful. Greetings from Mexico City.

Edynglish

I can’t find out place where are exeercises

Nemensis

Hi, would u plz help me in my teaching? you know this is my question that what materials can I teach to children in Family and Freinds 1 ? thanks

narjesi

that’s was excellent sir James.. it’s very comprehensive explanation.. thank you so much sir James.it helps a lot..i hope you will continue to teach us in the future… :)

julelen20

Thanks.

Ienaluk

Thank you so much.

Marta Lopez

Hi,
I`d to know the difference between for example and for instance.

Abdullah @123

Thanks

awaisu2013caskano

Wow Very good Thanks . sir

realrubel

Thanks teacher James from EngVid, I knew the meaning of these four verbs but I have learnt them again focused on another point of view, it was an excellent explanation. Thanks a lot.

angardiobel

I love this site.

Marlon kamui

Hi, James. Can you tell me how to improve my English quickly? (Sorry, I just do exercise about “tell”)

blinklv

thanks a lot

Frank Hernandez

You are great at explanations and handsome too! It’s a real pleasure to watch your vids.

Valerush78

If you wanna know what mean “You know the drill”, what James said. You just should look this video to the very end.

Bohdan

Thank you

kheireddine007

THANK YOU

sar1998ah

Thank you
Teacher

Hamse jama

Good explanation Mr. James,
thank you.

Karim Khan Wardak

Amazing explanation Mr.James
Thank you , and my best wishes for you.

oumeimameze

What I like you to do is to make a lot of videos for students James.

Rezajohn

Thank you so much!!!

ronixsan1

thanks!

shihai182

I get it so easy, thanks for your help!

Jonathas Wilhem

Very clear and nice explanation James, congratulations and thanks for helping so many other students..

Edilson Gomes de Menezes

In Chinese website,the videosseems not to work at all.

chinglish boo-ya

Thanks a lot

Ali Abdalah Ishag

you speak too fast

luiz renato

    We have tried to slow James down…but he cannot be stopped!

    engVid Moderator

Thank you James

Chan M.

Sir,

As you mentioned at the top of the page, i also have confusion on that. Does it okay if i use always “did” with present tens instead of using past tens of the word ex- I did come instead I came home , She went and She did go likewise (Please correct me if my wordings are incorrect or not in the order )

sudaspc

Thank you, James! It is always great to listen to what you say!

JJulian

thanks very much

Nhungnhung123

Thank you

Sitina

Thank you

Majed

hello dont you have pdf about the teory?

Rafael NCC

hi Jame, thanks for you lesson
that helps me use correctly english

quangdong
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