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.



    Hi George,

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

    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

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

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

    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



      very cute response! thanks.


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


      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


      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!


      hi jemes this response made me clear thanks jemes


      this is useful. thank you!


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




    All roads Lead 2 Rome




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


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


    Hi Baloch,

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



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


thanks james iim glad when i saw your lesson


hi thans gays


    actually its guys not gays sorry


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.


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…:)


    “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!


      Thanks for responding to questions, Richard!


      Excelent explanation, thanks a lot.


thanks alot and GOOD LUCK


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.


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


dear james , can u say what is auxilary verbs?


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


    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.


Hi, nice information . thanks.


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

tell a story. is there any


james i like the explanation. thnks


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

    From Gimmi, an albanian man ( ^__^ )


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


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.


Five stars! Could not be better!

Txs =)


Thanks a lot


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


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??




Thank you so much mr.jamess


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


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


    HI how are im from Baku )) good luck


    hi julia “brilliant” of Russia :)

    earnes 08

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


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


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



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

Advance Thank You Very Much


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


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

You are the best


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


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?


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.


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



One more good lesson. Thanks


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


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



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……..


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


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.


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


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

aman baloch

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


    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




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


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


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


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


    same to me,


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.


Where are your quizzes???


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”


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


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


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


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


the explanation is very good.

vy fong

Thank you very much mr jemes for thes lesson


you are so kind


Thank you Jame this website is more useful for me.


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


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


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?


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


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


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.!


thanks u sir james


    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)


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.


Hi sir

These videos are more usefull to learn more english


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!





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


Thaaank yaaa ^.^


Thanks for helping me to understand well to distinguish them

bui thi hanh

Thank you very much sir.It’s cool.


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


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.


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?



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.


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


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


    “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.


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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 :-)).


Thanks a lot


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?


very useful lesson!
Thanks :D


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


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. :))


Thank you James You help me so much !!!


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


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


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

thank you sir


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!!!


    no link i guess
    talk with someone and speak to someone


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


        Hi Alex,

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

        See you


          Disregard, I watched the Ronnie’s video lesson.

          Thank You for attention!!!!!


          Hello James,

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

          Thank you.

          See you


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%.


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


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


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


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



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


James is the best! Thank you for all.


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


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


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


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


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


I like your style of training))) thanks


Thank you. I like you a lot .


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


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.


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………


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..




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.


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


Excellent presentaton thank you very much


Thanks,James…It helped a lot…


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.
R.Weda from Afghanistan( a librarian )


It is good!

Elizaveta Nikolaeva

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



thanks for such a nice lesson


I am sorry I don`t understand it


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


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.


Thank you!


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


it is good way to improve english


What called sush as simillar words?


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?


    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


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.


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.


    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.


thanks, it is easy when you telling those rules


Useful lesson, teacher! Thanks


good thanks


Thanks, James. I loved this session class :)


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


    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


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


Thanks a lot!


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


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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Speaking English – Say, Tell, Hear, Listen – How to use them correctly · engVid | Kelts School

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


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


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


dear James , how do you do ?


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!


Hello James! Great explanation! Thanks :)


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!


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


sorry ‘between’


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.


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


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


Thanks for the Video Mr.E


Thanks a lot James :)


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


U are cool teacher!!!



khalid subhi

Thanks James.


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?


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!


Where is the test for this lesson?

elvis botu

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


thank you!


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


thanks james but where’s the quiz?


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


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? ?


hi iam amira thank you for you


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.



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!


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.


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


    more helpful and easier tips. Thx for sharing.


    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.


    thanks a lot


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



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


Thanks to you.it is very good and your way is very good


what about the quiz of this topic?


thank you teacher ^_^


u r always best…thanks a lot..

rajeev raj

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


Very well explained. Thanks


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


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.


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


Thank you Mr James for the wonderful class love it


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


nice thanks


how are u

Tanveer shah

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


awesome lessons!! James


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 :(


thanks, James, i love your lessons


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


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

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


Thank you.


Thanks for this lesson!


Hello James! Thank you for sharing your informations with us :) Let me ask a question :)
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 ?


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


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.


I can’t find out place where are exeercises


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


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… :)




Thank you so much.

Marta Lopez

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

Abdullah @123



Wow Very good Thanks . sir


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.


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”)


thanks a lot

Frank Hernandez

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


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


Thank you




Thank you

Hamse jama

Good explanation Mr. James,
thank you.

Karim Khan Wardak

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


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


Thank you so much!!!




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.


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 )


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


thanks very much


Thank you


Thank you


hello dont you have pdf about the teory?

Rafael NCC

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


Hi James why you do not give us an exercise about you taught us after every lessons.

toty elsaed

Thank you. That is useful.


Thank you

ZAID Youcef
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