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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
When something is "old-fashioned", it means:

When something is "outdated", it means:

Mark: "Gramophones are __________ because they have been replaced by new audio technology."

___________, we have medical technology that helps extend the human lifespan.

I haven't been going out much ___________ because I've been too busy with work.

Let's make a plan to meet ___________, after you've had a chance to read the reports.

__________ will be too late. The deadline is this Friday.

This magazine gives you the ____________ celebrity gossip.

Frank? I haven't seen him __________. With his wedding, honeymoon, and return to work, he's been too busy to hang out.

"The screening is scheduled for this Tuesday."
What period of time does this refer to?


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62 Comments on “TIME Vocabulary & Phrases in English: recently, outdated, of late, nowadays…”


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thank you for all lesson video. you are the best

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Dear James, Thank You very much indeed for Your lessons and this lesson. But I want to ask a question. “it is no longer that useful” how can it be paraphrased?I have some doubt about original phrase. Thank You very much indeed!

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Thanks a lot. It was nice to watch the Video. 9 rights is a good rate I think. Though I must admit, it’s difficult to understand your English.

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Excellent vocab. lesson, James. Thank you very much.

Sunday, January 6th 2019

07 :-/ . I need to watch the video once again. Thank you James. I admire your work <3 hats off!

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Very useful lesson among the latest lessons. Thank you for your incredible work! In my opinion, Engvid is the coolest website nowadays! I wish you all the best in this year!

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Thank you so much for this video!You’re the best!

Sunday, January 6th 2019

you are the best teacher.. I like so much your class. tks

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Thanks a lot

Sunday, January 6th 2019

Thanks again, Teacher. sincerely appreciated.

Monday, January 7th 2019

Excellent .. Thank you so much :)

Monday, January 7th 2019

Cool lesson. I wrote two sentences and I am not sure if they are correct.
1. My computer is OUTDATED, so I need to buy another one to write my master’s thesis.
2. OF LATE I have slept too long because I am unemployed.
Sb can help me?

Monday, January 7th 2019

    for writing ?! really? what is your computer? what do you study?
    I think “lately” is better for number 2.

    Monday, January 7th 2019

Good job, I like your videos, are so funny and smarts. Thank you.

Monday, January 7th 2019

Great thanks

Monday, January 7th 2019

Thank you very much. I learnt a lot.

Monday, January 7th 2019

thank you Teacher i got 9 out 10

Monday, January 7th 2019

Thank you, Mr James…!!

Monday, January 7th 2019

Thank u teacher James

Monday, January 7th 2019

Thank you, Mr James. I got 9 out 10.

Monday, January 7th 2019

Sometimes I like to wear old fashioned clothes and walk and see people expressions.some like it. for example blackboard an chalks are out dated but when I use them, it makes me feel warm I don’t know why.Nowadays everything changes very fast even each year has it’s own style.these days fashion designers don’t care about comfort and healthy that much.I’m gonna use ancient Persian colors this week. Each day has a color and I would go green this Monday and white for Friday and ….., yes life is colorful and shiny with Great teachers specially you James you know that I love you.

Monday, January 7th 2019

    Hi, Soozi. Pretty nice HW =) If I were James, i`d give you an A+.

    Wednesday, January 9th 2019

Hi! I really like this page, so i’m going to pick a lesson or maybe more than one every day. I’m going to leave my comment if it doesn’t mind :), if you wanna talk to me, it would be fine to me
so here’s my comment
Past:
My laptop 2501 from 2000’s is old fashioned
I thought, it was old fashioned studied english, but it’s not.
My grandma told us about her teenage old fashioned stories.
Taylor swift’s music from 2006 is old fashioned
My last christmas had been old fashiones since we’d watched Home Alone.
I’m so tired of my mom’s old fashioned music
And that’s it, i hope you can help, i would be so grateful to you
bye, greetings :)

Monday, January 7th 2019

I got a 100 :)

Monday, January 7th 2019

would somebody talk to me?
make friends you know :D

Monday, January 7th 2019

Thank you very much James for your video it is really helps a lot.

Tuesday, January 8th 2019

thank you all for the lessons
i really appreciate

Tuesday, January 8th 2019

James, YOU are the best. you’re my favorite teacher here in Engvid.com
thank you big time!

Tuesday, January 8th 2019

Thank you James. I got 10/10 from the quiz. I like your teaching style. Whenever you upload your new videos, i never miss wathing them. I wish all english teachers in the world take you as an example.

Tuesday, January 8th 2019

Thank you for the lesson James, always a pleasure learning with you.

Tuesday, January 8th 2019

Thanks, James. Wonderful lesson, as usual. But I clearly dont see differences between “lately” and “of late”. If someone can explain me, it will be great :)

Wednesday, January 9th 2019

    I have the same question😅

    Saturday, January 12th 2019

      i am confused about it too, but looked again the sentence about of late, looks like it is closer to past more then lately. Cause after using of late, we see a lot thing happened in his friends life before saying that.

      Thursday, January 17th 2019

thank you for your lesson. I’m always waiting for the new one

Wednesday, January 9th 2019

Thanks James your lessons are excellent and different You are very good at your job.

Thursday, January 10th 2019

thanks.i got 10 correct. it took me a lot of time though.
time vocabulary is not that easy.

Sunday, January 13th 2019

Thank you James! Your lessons are very good and impressive.

Sunday, January 13th 2019

the better place to learn

Sunday, January 13th 2019

Hi James. Can you teach us about the gerund following after phrasal verbs. Is it a constant principle that we should use gerund after each phrasal verb. The sentence with 2 verbs f.i.Subject + phrasal verb + verb +ing + object.

Monday, January 14th 2019

The resolt of my test is 10 to 10 :-)

Monday, January 14th 2019

Could u plz explain the difference between “onto And into””

Monday, January 14th 2019

Thanks a lot dear James for your brilliant class You re my favorite Canadian after michael j fox …….greetings from surco

Monday, January 14th 2019

thanks for the lesson its true that some words which refer to the future causes confusion.However, i feel that im making progress and in nowadys ur methods of teaching are definitely not outdated

Monday, January 14th 2019

Nice video!

Monday, January 14th 2019

Thank you, James! It is very useful video

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

I got 10 that was a great lesson thanks a lot

Tuesday, January 15th 2019

thank you for all lesson video. I help me a lot, great job, you are the best

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Thanks a lot, James

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Thanks MR James 💕💗

Friday, January 18th 2019

Hi! these are my six phrases.
1. I’ve seen some clothes in the mall, they were outdated.
2. there are some books in my college’s library that are obsolete.
3. Nowdays, i am always, a little bit tired.
4. Latest news were so cheerfull
5. this friday, i am going to travel.
6. the day next tomorrow is unknown

Friday, January 18th 2019

I really like you lectures and you as well you are the best teacher I have ever seen, hats off. Thank you very much for being there.

Friday, January 18th 2019

Great lesson. Thanks james. Your accent likes me too much because is a little difficult to understand XD

Tuesday, January 22nd 2019

thank you, James!

Friday, January 25th 2019

thannks

Friday, February 1st 2019

Thanks James your lessons is very fanny. Congratulations!!!

Sunday, February 3rd 2019

    Hey. Fanny* is incorrect. Funny is the right word. 😊

    Wednesday, June 12th 2019

Thank you. 100%

Thursday, February 7th 2019

I just found this page and this is the video i have watched and I actually learnd from it

Monday, February 11th 2019

Thank you Mister James!

Monday, February 11th 2019

Thank you so much, James! I love your classes!Your English is the best and very easy to understand!
And You´re so funny! You made me laugh with your joke about slide rule hahahaha

Tuesday, March 12th 2019

thanks a lot james i got 8 out of 10
you are the best…..

Sunday, March 24th 2019

All correct! Thanks James.

Wednesday, June 12th 2019
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