140 Comments on “Speaking English – Talking about pains and aches”

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THAnk FOR The lessoN!I knew SOme of them but not at All ! Now I Can be clear XD thanKs For the lesson Alex….

see you In soon in one of your amazing Classes!

Saturday, January 15th 2011

    To talk about pains and aches we also use the word PAIN -of course, apart from the words seen in the lesson: hurt and ache)- for example “I had a sharp pain in my back”.

    Excellent lesson Alex!


    Thursday, November 5th 2015

thank you so mutch ^_^

Saturday, January 15th 2011

thanks Mr Alex

Saturday, January 15th 2011

Thanks Alex V.much …….but where is the quiz??

Sunday, January 16th 2011

    This lecture doesn’t have a quiz

    Thursday, January 20th 2011

      Hi amine,

      I apologize, but there is no quiz for this lesson.

      Sunday, January 23rd 2011

thanx mr.alex

thank you so much

I need learn English all the time

Sunday, January 16th 2011

very helpful, thank you Alex

Sunday, January 16th 2011

I am from Libya but now in USA for master’s studing .
It is good lesson,good luck

Monday, January 17th 2011

dear sir i realy impress from your first lecutre that was about health keep it up………..

Monday, January 17th 2011

plz tell me Alex where is the Quizz that lecture.i am waiting your prompt reply…………

Monday, January 17th 2011

    This lecture doesn’t have a quiz!

    Monday, January 17th 2011

Thanks for every lessons.
Do you think to prepare any lesson about “unless ,providing,as long as,other wise, but for , etc.”
Because these are really confusing…

Monday, January 17th 2011

thaks a lot Mr.Alex

Monday, January 17th 2011

thanks mr Alex you are the best teacher

Monday, January 17th 2011

we need the quiz alex

Monday, January 17th 2011

    Hi mohsino,

    I’m sorry, but there is no quiz for this lesson. The lesson is pretty easy.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Great job !!!

But, what about example :
My teeth hurt … is that right ???
Because teeth is a plural.

Monday, January 17th 2011

thanks a lot Alex,u have clarified things fr me

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

thanks Alex..your method of teaching is very convenient.i am learning much from you.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011

congratulations for all who are part of this site.

each has a differential that helps a lot in the way of learning.

am a math teacher living in Brazil have a big dream is to acquire fluency in English.

I would love to meet people from canada or USA to help me get one day in its country

Tuesday, January 18th 2011


Tuesday, January 18th 2011

Thank you so much sir.

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

do u hv any lesson on the ‘subjunctive mood’?? i could’nt find any on dis website….

Wednesday, January 19th 2011

    Hi veera,

    This is a good idea for a future lesson. Thanks for the comment!

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

Thank You I am very happy with this way to explain tnanks and god Bless You

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

Mr Alex…what about the word ‘ pain’, sometimes we use it eg back pain, neck pain etc…when we should use it..tq

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

    Hi saedon,

    You are correct. You can also say that “I have a pain in my arm,” or “I have a pain in my back.” The type of pain you feel is different from an ache, though.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

hi alex
i could not come cos i had headache (past)
i can not come cos i have headache (future)
is it correct?

Sunday, January 23rd 2011

    Hi ramzan,

    “I could not come because I had a headache” for the past.

    “I can’t come because I have a headache” for the future.

    Thanks for your question.

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

hi alex
(he was bored in the class)

can we use second form of the verb aftar was and were

Monday, January 24th 2011

    Hi ramzan,

    I’m not sure that I understand your question. However, the sentence you posted is correct.

    Monday, January 24th 2011

    Maybe I can understand your question :))
    Look !! You didn’t use the second form after was you put an adjective !!but you can use (was/were+2nd form) in the passive “past simple in passive ”
    Is that right Mr Alex ???

    Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Very helpful vocabulary when you are sick and need to explain symptoms. Thanks!

Monday, January 24th 2011

God bless you, Mr. Alex

Tuesday, January 25th 2011

It was very nice :)
Thanks mr Alex !!

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

hi alex thanks for this lesson could you teach about preposition becouse i am all time confuse them

Friday, January 28th 2011

Hi ALex Iam learning a lot with you you are very cool

Sunday, January 30th 2011

Can we say legache, eyeache and legache. Are they grammatically right??

Monday, January 31st 2011

Thanks, quiz?

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

Thanks Mr. Alex but where is the quiz?
I like the way you explain

Tuesday, February 1st 2011

Thanks a lot!)

Sunday, February 6th 2011

thanks mr Alex the lesson is easy and clear and helpfull

Sunday, February 6th 2011

where is the quiz

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

hi Alex plz send me all your gramar videos

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

thanks Alex

Tuesday, February 8th 2011

Thankyou Alex,
Can I have a full course for speaking for download, please.
I’m 8th grade.

Wednesday, February 9th 2011


Saturday, February 19th 2011

I have learnt a lot

Thursday, February 24th 2011

thanks Mr Alex its really nice and good lesson .

Sunday, March 6th 2011

hi sir alex i love you way of talking its good oppourtunity for thirsty students like us for education god bless you can u please explain how can i improve my vocabulary? HAVE A NICE TIME

Friday, March 11th 2011

my headache!!

Saturday, March 12th 2011

tthank u so much :P

Sunday, March 13th 2011

Hi Alex i ve tried all ur lessons they are outstanding i ve learnt a lot from that except for 1 matter in English can we use ear ache like everother aches of the body please kindly in form me soon .

Friday, March 18th 2011

and 1 thing more can you teach me french by accompanying yourself and ronnie kindly

Friday, March 18th 2011

I dont know how to thank u. I like this site and teachers very much.

Saturday, March 19th 2011

excuse me teacher i have a cuestion
when it all happend
can i say like this
”i’m sorry yesterday i had to go home because i had a headache”
sorry about my grammar i hope you help me!! please :)

Sunday, March 20th 2011

Hello Alex, Could you please tell me how to talk about being sick? I’ve heard sick when you have nausea, but how about being ill, injured, hurt, having a cold, flu? Are there specific words describing levels of not being well?? Thanks for your further help!

Monday, March 21st 2011

Thanks for lesson, Alex. It helped a lot! But you did not say what is the difference between pain and ache.

Thursday, March 24th 2011


Wednesday, March 30th 2011

this teacher is my fovorite.Thank you for all

Saturday, April 2nd 2011


Wednesday, April 6th 2011

thanks Alex it’s very interesting I don’t know wyhy there is no quiz

Sunday, April 24th 2011

thanks a lot

Saturday, April 30th 2011

Thanx alot

Monday, May 2nd 2011

you have been very helpfu.
thank you and carry on your goods

Monday, May 9th 2011

Thanks Alex
I am a little confused about sometimes we say headache & for the leg we say leg hurts.
Please can I have more examples about that.
Thanks for everything, be in good health

Monday, May 9th 2011

hey alex you teach so i am understood very well thank you

Friday, May 27th 2011

thanks alex.. but where is quizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

Thanks very much, my great teacher, I’m learning a lot of, with EngVid.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

Alex, is it correct say chestache?
or pain in my chest.
or my chest ache.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Hi Alex
I really appreciate you for your teaching well but I want to know what will we say about eye hurt?

Saturday, July 2nd 2011

thanks a lot,Mr.Alex.

Thursday, July 7th 2011

I like how you teach english, you look like you know what you are doing, i have leard a lot from these lessons more than in the university

Thursday, July 7th 2011

thank you so much sir.

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

Hello everybody,
I’m Ganaa. I’m so happy this english lesson and online training.

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

Thanks for the lesson…..
So far we have studied structures such as “My head hurts” or “I have a headache” but what happens when the subject of the sentence is plural? For example they?… Do I have to say “they have a headache” or “they have headaches?”

Thanks a lot..

Thursday, August 25th 2011

    They have headache.

    Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Think you so much

Monday, September 12th 2011

Thank you teacher. There isn’t any quiz for this lesson and I have a big headache, LOL).

Wednesday, September 14th 2011

Where is the test???I wanna check my knowledge!(((

Saturday, September 24th 2011

thank you so much sir

Monday, September 26th 2011

thanks is useful

Sunday, October 9th 2011

thanks a lot, I think this lesson made me improve.

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Didn´t you say there is a quizz? I can´t find it =(
Please add the link again
thx in advance!

Sunday, December 25th 2011

thanks for informative lessons
last week i visit a hospital
Most of the patients had stomachache.
Two you teens had tummy ache.
Two patients had backache.
One girl had earache.
One old man had toothache.
After seeing I had headache too.
could you please check these sentences thanks
They are correct. aren’t they?

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

visited not visit it is past i realized

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

It’s very useful, thanks a lot!

Friday, January 13th 2012

Hi sir i’m in china and here we can’t use facebook as wll as youtube so your lesson are unattainable here and i’m totally pissed off please tell me the way or any anothe website.

Saturday, January 21st 2012

thank you Alex I realy love this vid

Wednesday, February 1st 2012

I found this site view days ago I have learned Lots of things I wanna thanks people who have made this site.

Friday, February 3rd 2012

Thanks a lot Alex

Friday, February 3rd 2012

alot of thanks Mr. Alex

Sunday, March 11th 2012

Thank u Alex! Its very interesting theme.

Tuesday, March 13th 2012


Friday, March 23rd 2012

Good classes, really njoy it

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

terrific way to teach Mr.

Tuesday, March 27th 2012

Thanks :) From now on I would be able to express the state of my heath in a better way :)

Thursday, April 19th 2012

Thanks Alex for all your lesson

Friday, June 8th 2012

you feel do you feel?i feel better,dizzy.homesick,nostalgic,
sick headache.he had a shock.abortion.

Sunday, June 10th 2012

Thanks Alex!

Tuesday, June 19th 2012

affective much

Friday, July 13th 2012

useful lesson

Sunday, August 5th 2012

Hello sucked but I did not even watch the video

Wednesday, September 19th 2012

great lesson,thanks.

Sunday, September 23rd 2012

thanks a lot guys , you are doing a great job

Tuesday, November 13th 2012

You mean alot to me, thanx.

Wednesday, November 14th 2012

thank s

Monday, November 19th 2012

Thnxxx for This lesson and i am getting to learn so many thing through your lessons so thnxx again alex..

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

we prefer using aches in mandatory fields. are there some exceptions in which we can use ache as well as pain also?? Like , can we use any of them in a sentence? if there are some exceptions.. do tell :)

Saturday, November 24th 2012

i really appreciate your time

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

Thanks for your “talking about health”. Could you put a “Quiz?”

Sunday, February 17th 2013

Great job Alex,thank you!
I have 1 question: what*s the difference between “ache” and “pain”?

Monday, April 1st 2013

Hi Alex

thank you for the lesson. I have problems with a pronunciation of words: air, airport, ear, earache and sth like that. Could you make short lesson about it. You are very good explainer!

Thursday, June 27th 2013

Thanks Alex.. Ur accent is so soft.. i am learning so fast.. thanks alex..

Saturday, August 31st 2013

I wanted to try the quiz. That’s too bad for me. But today, I got a headache (not here). Perhaps it was lucky for my head. Thank you, Alex :)

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013

Hi Alex,
thanks a lot, your lessons are great
take care

Tuesday, March 25th 2014

Hi Alex, by any chance, do you have any list that contains words to express ache, pain, sore, etc. I mean, with which nouns can I use the ending -ache

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Alex, I have a tummyache. xD
Why are so many people asking for the quiz if the lesson is pretty easy.

Friday, April 25th 2014

Mr Alex!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 4th 2014

Thank you Alex. I cannot get the Quiz.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thanks a lot:))

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

thank you so much for your pronunciation. i always said headage, toothage. Actually is /hediek/.

Tuesday, September 16th 2014

interessting lesson, I like your teaching manner

Thursday, October 16th 2014


Sunday, November 30th 2014

Thank you.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Dear Alex
I really enjoyed the way you teach this lesson. It is really clear and tangible. This way helped me how to teach my students .But I still have a question. if someone has a pain in her or his head because of hitting can we say I have a headache= my head hurts.I am looking forward for your reply. Thank you in advance.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

sorry looking forward to your reply”making a grammatical mistake”

Sunday, February 1st 2015

thank you, Alex. every topic is doing well.

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thanks for your lessons!You are my the best teacher

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

It was very interesting! Thanks Alex :)

Thursday, December 10th 2015

It was good lesson. Thanks.

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

Alex you are a good teacher… thank

Friday, February 12th 2016

Could you please clarify the difference between the words “sick” and “ill”?I would be grateful to you
if you did.

Sunday, April 17th 2016

It was a very interesting lesson
..thanks mr.Alex

Monday, August 29th 2016

Good lesson! Thank you teacher Alex!

Monday, May 8th 2017


Friday, December 8th 2017

Thank you Alex!

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

thanks a lot! I liked this your present. Please would you like to teach more about health? Goodbye.

Saturday, March 3rd 2018

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