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A long time ago in England, the kings and queens sat on the _______ side, and the common people sat on the other.

_______-wing people are in favour of bringing change to communities and people collectively.

The extreme side of the left-wing system is called ___________.

A ________ society is one that believes that both sides have good and bad ideas.

Conservatives are in favour of __________ rights.

Because the right wing favours lower _________ and fewer regulations, they consider themselves more free to do what they want to do.

What is one aspect of democracy?

Capitalism is often viewed as a _________ value.

Liberal countries tend to prefer higher taxes and fewer rights for ___________.

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80 Comments on “Talking About Politics: LEFT WING & RIGHT WING”

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It’s fantastic video lesson.
Thank you very much dear sir Jameas.

Well, i’m little confused weather it is ‘James sir’ or ‘Sir james’, i mean which one is correct.


Well, Engvid is such a worthfuLl site for improving English and i believe, someone who wants to take his or her English to the next level then these videos are definitely going to help them to get that.



Saturday, October 15th 2016

    James sir
    Sir James

    Both same. You can use it whenever you want

    Saturday, October 15th 2016

Hello my friend in France you have hospital wich works with national system but there is also “la clinique” which is a private establishment.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

    You’re right, but even the clinic welcomes all people. And the costs are reimbursed by the social system. Surely we have a good system for all, but that is expensive.

    Saturday, October 15th 2016

      Hi Fredojo and Beernaard!

      I really admire the French system of Civil Services (I think you call it Social Democratic). In my opinion, everyone has the right to the same level of basic services, like education and health. I know it is a reality in France.

      On the other hand, in Brazil there is a huge discrepancy between public and private systems, unfortunately. It is not fair, at least for a democracy.


      Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Hi James.

It was fantastic seeing another new lesson. In recent years, the Spanish Public Education System has commited lots of mistakes with the English Subject.
Is the case of Spanish youngsters, who can’t understand some expressions and also they can’t communicate fluently with english people. Starting with our teachers, They don’t have been well prepared for teaching students. I’m not refering that They aren’t knowledgeable about the English Language, but I’m focusing on the fact that they hadn’t receive pedagogical formation, in order to identify the student’s need. For instance, they just read the student’s book, and they don’t care about if students learn something or not. Unfortunatelly, that is in which consists being a teacher in my country. The only option for having a good english level is going to some english academies, and not everybody can assume the higher prices that they offer in different courses and terms.

That’ why I defend this kind of web sites, that offer english lessons for free, and also, it makes you trust on it beause of the great teachers that are part of it.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

    Spanish teacher teaching English are awful !!!! I like this web site, the lessons are very useful and entertaining !!!

    Saturday, October 29th 2016

Hello girls! If you want to practise English with handsome boy you should add me in Skype (zahar_turutya). I need you too)

Saturday, October 15th 2016


    Saturday, October 15th 2016

    Please change your profile picture to a photo of yourself so we can tell whether you are actually handsome or not. Thank you!

    Monday, October 17th 2016

      It was a joke. I wanted to be more creative.

      Tuesday, October 18th 2016

      rapid fire :)

      Friday, October 28th 2016

I’ve got 5/9.
I need more practice.
Thank you, James for the lesson.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

waaw it’s a nice video ….
i likes to watch vedios that has this teacher thnks for all

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Hi James, great lesson, thank you. Could you clarify a bit the concept of liberal, are there any relation between liberal and liberalism, seems they are opposite, right?

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Great information! You made my day! Thank you so much, James. :)

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Very informative lecture i got 9 out of 6 i need more practice

Saturday, October 15th 2016

great lesson pal, you are rock !!!

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Thank you James,

One question. Can you explain what is the position OF Liberalism?

What are the differences between Kapitalism and Liberalism?

I heard before Canada is a Liberal Country.
(Justin foreveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer:)

See you.

Saturday, October 15th 2016

    My score: 7/9

    Saturday, October 15th 2016

Hi James! This was a very good video. Learning about politics is really important beacause some times when talking with people from other countries I´ve been asked about the political system of my country and I was not sure about what to say until now.
But as you said we must take care when talking about politics. My grand father used to say: you must keep from talking about politics, sports and religion because people tend to be sensitive and become irritated.

Thanks!! I really appreciate what you all guys are doing for the Engvid community.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Thanks James!!!
Nice lesson!

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Hi James. This lesson was really beneficial but actually it was not interesting to me. By the way thank you for your perfect method.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Nice explanation. Thank you, James.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

What’s the difference between real and really

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Thank you James, you the best! haha. I like these breaks on the quick quiz

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Just a little correction connected with history (see 4:29 on the video).
The USSR (i.e/ the Union of Soviet Sotialist Republics) was found in 1922, when the first four soviet republics (Russian, Beloeussian, Ukrainian and Transcaucasus) joint togeher, not in 1918.
To speak about the VERY beginning of the communism construction, it was in 1917, when so called the Great October socialist revolution happened in those times Russia.

Sunday, October 16th 2016

    Sorry for misprints.
    Belorussian, of course.
    And socialist.

    Sunday, October 16th 2016

Thank you James it is amazing lesson. I got 9 of 9 for this lesson

Monday, October 17th 2016

out of the lesson
hateful man he is OR he is a hateful man
which is gramatically correct ?
cuz I have heard :hateful man he is
it’s correct way to say or just colloquial

Thanks in advance

Monday, October 17th 2016

8/9, great lesson for me.
Thank you, James.

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thank you teacher James. It’s such a great video which explained at high level the polical systems around the world. Thanks again!

Monday, October 17th 2016

Nice lecture according to different economics system. I got 6 out of 9.

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thanks James!!!!! Good lesson!!!

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thanks James, very good.

Monday, October 17th 2016

Excelent lesson James. You rock 👊

Monday, October 17th 2016

Thanks Jame.

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

Wrong. In USSR we had been having Socialism, not Communism. You totally do not understand what is a Communism. In Communist society individuum is absolutely liberty from government, and freedom for creation. It is the best politician form but it is utopia or dream, like anarchism, because suggest saints people :)
You almost wrong about Conservatism. Socialists countries could be conservative or liberal as well as a fascists. Heights form of liberation of economy is a Fascism (capitalists, nation, groups), but of policy is a Communism (individuums).
One common definition of a Fascism focuses on three concepts: the fascist negations of anti-liberalism, anti-communism and anti-conservatism.
This linear model is not good, because you lose Liberalism. Better to use matrix.

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

    Heck of a grammar man:) You should be watching EngVid more often.

    Sunday, December 11th 2016

It was very interesting exposition, it seems like a political meeting from left, centre and right wing. Thanks a lot teacher James from engvid, now I have listening with a little more precision. Regards.

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

Not bad for my test, Thank you dear James for more details about the Left wing_center_Right wing in political.

Tuesday, October 18th 2016

it’s interesting lesson

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

9/9, thanks James!

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

I got 8/9
Thank you James :)

Wednesday, October 19th 2016

that’s so amazing , he’re always talking about the good subject ,I’d like to see more videos him

Thursday, October 20th 2016

Thank you, James! Very nice lesson.

Sunday, October 23rd 2016

well done, simple language.

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Great lesson. I got 9/9. Thank you, James.

Wednesday, October 26th 2016


    Thursday, October 27th 2016

i dont even understand what question is asking

Thursday, October 27th 2016

Thank you James , I have got 8/9

Thursday, October 27th 2016

Thanks James for this lesson!

This is a complex subject to present and I think you put it down in a clear way!

According to my knowledge, we can break a nation organization, as you’ve said, in political, social and economic aspects. Political forms, or government forms, ranges from tirany to democracy; social forms, from conservatism to liberalism; and economic forms, from communism to capitalism. Interesting that the conservative and liberal terms, as you explained, are associated to capitalism and communism, nowadays, respectively, but in the French Revolution Era, they were associated to aristocracy and bourgeoisie (little capitalists), respectively. The meanings changed over the time. Here, in Brazil, we use the conservative and liberal terms in this latter sense.

Thursday, October 27th 2016

thank you my score is 75/100

Saturday, October 29th 2016

It has been a great lesson… thank you Mr James and keep you in this way. I am learning every day with your lessons and i wish to improve my english leve as soon as I may do it.

Tuesday, November 1st 2016

Perfect class, thank you for this lesson Mr. James.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

It´s a very good class

Tuesday, November 8th 2016

James you are awesome, thank you SO MUCH for all of your lessons.

Sunday, November 13th 2016

Amazing lesson!!

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Hi James!

That’s a cool lesson, thanks! It must have been difficult to make it, since it is a hard subject to deal with. But you have done it well, as usual.

Relating to the expressions “left-wing” and “right-wing”, there is also an explanation liking these names with the positions of the parties during the French Revolution when they assembled.

All the best to you!

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

It was interesting lesson. Thank you, James. I got 8 out 9 in the quiz.

Thursday, December 8th 2016

Fascinaiting & compelling lesson. I learned a lot. Thanks James.

Sunday, December 11th 2016

thanks . I liked it !

Sunday, December 18th 2016

Thanks a lot. Great Lesson!!

Monday, January 16th 2017

Thanks for enlightening me! I really needed this a long time ago. Your way of explaining is simple and easy to understand especially when it comes to this kind of topics.

Thursday, January 19th 2017

thanks. one question is it right liberal countries prefer higher taxes and fewer rights for private business? I thought in opposite way. is n’t USA one of those liberal countries?

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

    It’s complicated, but I would say that the US is an exception to the rule.

    Friday, April 21st 2017

This is a very tough topic and you have done it easy to swallow using wise examples. And … yes, I have heard that Canada have a great and tidy system of live.
One question: how EngVid has been able to gather that excellent sort of teachers.
Unbeatable team.

Sunday, July 23rd 2017

Thank you, James!!!

Saturday, November 18th 2017

Thank you James !
The French health system was created in 1945. I’d call that a social policy, not socialism…to me.

Monday, December 4th 2017

Thank you James

Wednesday, January 10th 2018

I am pleased as Punch!

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018


I’m afraid you made some inappropriate definitions.
First USSR was not communist. Their vision was to be communist inthe future, when their socialist programme succeeded (turned out succesfully). This is because in the communism the state (government is not supposed to run the economics affair), but in the socialism phase the state (by means of the government) runs all businesses.
Second, France is a social democracy. It means that all social affairs (public interest, such as education, health, public transport, etc.) are run by the state. But is not forbidden to have complementary private business in that areas. Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden etc are social democracies in different levels.
Fascism is related to countries where the private interests are protected by the state (generally by use of military force) in order to keep the ordinary people in their social places (under satisfaction of their basic needs and amusements – bread and circus politics).

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

You got 7 correct out of 9.

thank you so much.

Saturday, May 19th 2018

    Achualy its /10 not /9

    Tuesday, June 26th 2018

I got 44% because I didn’t know the meaning of the new terms I should to memorize them!!! Thanks mr. Jeams

Saturday, May 19th 2018

Thx James, great lesson, I’ll study English to get the scholarship and travel to America and work at Nasa! :) I want to explore the universe! :D

Wednesday, July 11th 2018

Hi James . Thanks for this awesome lesson 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼😄

Sunday, August 26th 2018

This was amazing I got 8/9.
Thank you so much.

Monday, September 10th 2018

you r the best dude

Monday, December 17th 2018

I didn’t understand the question 9.

Thursday, July 25th 2019

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