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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.
Notetaking skills are also useful in areas other than TOEFL/IELTS.

Which of the following is an example of an acronym?

$g sug. econ fr.
What is the best extension of (meaning of) this note?

To take good notes, you should create your own set of codes and abbreviations.

The President's State of the Union address worried some lawmakers in Washington.
Which of the following notes seems best for the above sentence?

In task one of the TOEFL writing section, takes notes on:

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168 Comments on “TOEFL & IELTS skills – Notetaking”

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I’m not good at note taking.
Taking note was difficult because I forgot my code :(
So I should make list, should I. Thank you for your great lesson, Adam. Code and abbreviation look mysterious and curious :)

Friday, September 26th 2014

    As far as I can tell, this new version of the TOEFL Test follows a computer-based format. It means that your typing skills also play a key role on test results, don’t they? or do they use voice recognition software?

    I think the IELTS test is a bit more reliable than the TOEFL when it comes to integrating language skills since in the IELTS speaking section you do not respond to a machine (computer)during the test; you actually talk to the test administrator who is usually an English native speaker.

    It is a fact that standarized tests and language courses are changing to unconventional formats to face the new challenges of ICTs.

    Thanks for all these great test tips Adam.

    P.S. You are a man of your word, You talked a bit faster than we were used to.

    Sunday, October 5th 2014

      Actually, Regino,IELTS is becoming the more popular test around the world. And yes, typing skills do play some role, but on the IELTS spelling counts, which is why some prefer the TOEFL.It ca be argued that these days spelling is less of a concern because of spellcheckers, but then again, that is why people are losing their spelling abilities. ;)

      Anyway, glad you liked the lesson.

      Monday, October 13th 2014

        Thank you Regino and Adam :) I think your comments are useful for everyone who take IELTS and TOEFL.

        Tuesday, October 14th 2014

        Hello ADam
        i want to ask you that what is mystery of notetaking ?

        Friday, November 7th 2014

Thank you Engvid , thank you Adam , this is so important subject
to my companions , if anybody wants to practice his English with me ! he’s welcome , Please feel free to be in touch with me This is my Facebook account name “Anwar Aime Dieu”

Saturday, September 27th 2014

thank you Adam for your informative lesson , actually I need more tips related to IELTS test specially writing , I need more information about the task 2 types and how to deal with every type , thank you in advance :)

Saturday, September 27th 2014

    Hi N. Gouda,

    Vheck my site. there might be some good information for you there as well. In the meantime, I will prepare more material for here.

    writetotop dot com

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Hello Adam! What difference between:
– I was to London
– I was in London.
Thank you.

Saturday, September 27th 2014

    You should say I have been TO london. or I was IN london.
    in Past simple we use IN . In present perfect we use TO.

    Saturday, September 27th 2014

      At any rate I can say “I WAS TO LONDON” if some one would ask me “WHERE WERE YOU GOING?”.

      Sunday, September 28th 2014

      Well, when you say that you have been TO somewhere, it means that you went to that place and you are still there, but you do not live there.
      But when you say that you have been IN (somewhere), it means that you have been living there for an amount of time.

      Thursday, October 2nd 2014

        Sorry.. you use TO when you went somewhere and you are back now. My fault.

        Thursday, October 2nd 2014

          Of course when somebody says I’VE BEEN TO LONDON it means
          that he’s back now, but what about I WAS TO LONDON?

          Friday, October 3rd 2014

          I think what changes is the tense of the verb but the meaning is exactly the same.. Lets ask Adam.

          Sunday, October 5th 2014

    I been to London or was to London means that you are not longer exist there ! you been there but you left
    – i been in London, it means you still live there

    Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Hi Katrin,

    A good discussion going on here :)

    I have been to London means that you have had the experience in your past of going there. You are not there now.

    I have been in London– if someone asks where have you been? they usually mean recently. So your answer (I have been in London), means that is where you were for some time and now you are back where you are.
    To answer the same question (where have you been?)you can answer “I was in London.” because the time reference is understood.

    I was to London is grammatically incorrect. You could say I went to London. The preposition ‘to’ shows direction of a movement, so you generally don’t use it with a ‘be’ verb.

    Does this help?

    Monday, October 13th 2014

      one more point: I have been to London means I have gone there in the past. That’s why we can use it with the ‘be’ verb in this sense.

      Monday, October 13th 2014

        Thank you Adan. I didn’t expect that I HAVE BEEN TO LONDON means experience in the past. I thought it is just happened right now.

        Tuesday, October 14th 2014

          Also I knew that WAS TO the same with OUGHT TO, so I WAS TO LONDON incorrect. Thank you very much Adam.

          Tuesday, October 14th 2014

          Sorry for the mistake in YOUR NAME!!!!!!!!!!!
          I can’t improve it. S O R R Y!!!
          I wasn’t attentive!

          Tuesday, October 14th 2014

          Hi KATRIN777 ,

          Do you have mind if we speak to each other in English Language because I want to take tofel and want anone who’s native English speaker or sound like Native English speaker at least so he could help me to do well in TOFEL exam so I hope from everyone who’s have this quilty to reach me out here, please .

          and this is my Skype accout to whom concern and want to practice with me : immrgant.passanger .

          and Thanks fot you Agam for this Vedio .


          Wednesday, November 2nd 2016

Hi Adam,
i am really very interested by your courses , i have a question here and i am sure that you will help me to succeed: i’m gonna writing my dissertation this year and i am very optimistic because i know that i am able to get a good mark on it, i want you to help me to find a good and strong TOPIC to be written ( this topic should be related with economic world ,business world and why not by some political overviews) please write me back on my Email : takwa.neffeti@gmail.com

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Thank you Adam
It is a good tips for TOEFL & IELTS test
we must remember those notes.

Saturday, September 27th 2014

Adam i love you and i am really a fan of you, i wish i had you as a teacher in real life,your way in teaching is awesome.

Saturday, September 27th 2014

    Thank you Zoaldyeck :)

    Monday, October 13th 2014

There placement test before the study in British institute could you tell me about that exam and how can I get a high score because I want to study from intermediate
thank you a lot you are a great teacher.

Saturday, September 27th 2014

    Hi LOL,

    I’m afraid I don’t know about the placement test at the British Institute. I assume they create their own test. You might be able to email them and get a sample. But, having said that, the point of a placement test is to see where your English level is at so that they can put you in the right program. I’m not sure you are supposed to study for it.

    Let me know if I can help though.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Thanks Adam, you are a great teacher, you always give us good advice:)

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thanks a lot:) ….I didn’t do well at the quiz :/ however it really needs a lot of practice.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    hi . can i speake english with u to improve myself and yourself in english … kkapo87@yahoo.com

    Saturday, October 29th 2016

can we use the abbreviation “ex” instead of “eg” for examples??? I mean if we use it,will the others know that we mean the same as “eg”??

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Yes and Yes. ex is just less formal than eg.
    Actually, you just use what you understand better and faster when you reread your note again. :)

    Monday, September 29th 2014

    Hi Rahaf,

    As Tety said, yes, ex. will work as well as eg. On the test your notes are for you, so whatever works for you is good. Others will also understand ex. in context. On a formal academic essay, however, use e.g.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

I’m very happy that I got 6 correct out of 6 for this quiz.Thank you,Adam, for this great lesson.
By the way, I appreciate someone can practice English with me via Skype ( ID:jarods).Thank you,every one.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

thank you Adam for that Great lesson.

I have a question.
what is the difference between (one another)and (each other)?
thank you in Adavance !!!

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thank you Adam, your lesson very useful, but I just got 3/6 question :(

Sunday, September 28th 2014

thanks adam it was a useful lesson . i just wanna suggest an idea … why doesn’t engvid add a reading section practice? … for example teachers put texts twice a week about diffiente topics like scientific .. economic … stories .. whatever .. then we take the quiz as always.. so we can improve reading skills.. it also helps students who are going to do iElts and toefl exams .. i hope this idea would be accepted :) … thanks again to all staff of engvid u r doing agreat job:)

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Hi Aboood,

    It is a great idea, but not as easy as it seems. I am working on this for my site. I will let you know when it is up and running.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

please .. i want to get all your lesson in CD or DVD
How can i ?

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Hi Humood,

    I’m not sure that they are available on CD or DVD. I will find out and get back to you.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

it was greatt, i really enjoyed it,but i need to improve the attention like my first teacher said

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Hi Adam, your lesson are so interesting. I would like to ask you what is the best way to study for the TOEFL test, it has many things and for me have been so difficult to create my study plan. I practice my listening everyday, with difrerent issues and I write sometimes abou it. However I think that I should have a better methodology. Thanks again.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    Hi Manuelco,

    Actually, practicing every day is the best way. Read a lot and build your vocab. Create questions based on the TOEFL structure and answer them. As for the writing, have someone check it for you and learn to self-edit.
    Also, record yourself speaking and listen for your own mistakes.
    Concentrate on a different skill each day, and once a week take a full practice test to build stamina.

    I hope this helps a little.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Your sound are so wonderful. Can you tell me some methods of speaking English well?

Sunday, September 28th 2014

    The only way to improve, Princess, is to do it every day. Find a prince and practice :)

    Monday, October 13th 2014

    you are just kidding. Iam so young that I can’t have a boyfriend at my age

    Tuesday, October 14th 2014

      Yes just kidding :)

      I thought you were Avril Lavigne, that’s why lol

      Friday, October 31st 2014

thanks Adam..very well

Monday, September 29th 2014

Thanks Adam, your classes are as good as usual, and I really keen on your teaching style, and I’m trying to learn all these approaches and knowledge that you put online as much as I as can, cuz I really want to be a English teacher in the future, can you give me some advice of using English in daily life and being a teacher ?

Monday, September 29th 2014

    Hi Tom,

    Ideally, as a teacher you want to learn as much as you teach. Start learning new things all the time, just do it in English. This way you improve your language, and you will have more to offer your students. It makes it much easier for students when the teacher can come up with different examples to illustrate a point. So you need to have a lot of examples, which will come from your own learning.

    Hope this helps a little.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

thanks a million Engvid :)

Monday, September 29th 2014

When the subject is notetaking I have to learn much more! Skills for notetaking that’s something I need to overcome. And the proof was this quizz. 2/6. The worse score ever since I attend to the EngVid.

Monday, September 29th 2014

    I did the same worse score!!!
    Now we are surprised about ourselves,aren’t we??

    Monday, September 29th 2014

      Yep, that´s life.
      By the way in portuguese you use ex. for example but in English I think you must use e.g. (you say for example, but write e.g. the truth is I dunno why?). Cheers

      Monday, September 29th 2014

        Thanks my friend :)

        Monday, September 29th 2014

Where’s that video about “looking forward to”.I can’t find it,could anyone help me,please??

Monday, September 29th 2014

it will be hard but we will do it

Monday, September 29th 2014

Wow! I got 100. Thank you Adam. U ar d bst tchr (you are the best teacher)
I did IELTS G and got 8 for reading and 6.5 for each other papers. I need 7 each. In first time I did Lots of past papers and didn’t know about the Engvid.com. Anyway I’m practicing again and looking forward to do the exam again. Thank you again.

Monday, September 29th 2014

    Good luck Dilanka :)

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Unfortunately you can´t take notes on my country, it is not permitted to write anything down on either the answer sheet or the examination paper.

Monday, September 29th 2014

    Hi Roger,

    You should look into that. IELTS and TOEFL both allow it. Ask around.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

this is the best webpage ever made

Monday, September 29th 2014

Now that I realize how important it is to take note while listening. I never took note before! Thank you so much Adam! That’s useful for me :)
Hope to see your next lessons!

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

please teach me how to do editing and omission

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Hi Pallo,

    That is a whole course in itself. Actually, not sure what you mean by ‘omission’. Anyway, If you have excellent grammar, you can be an editor. It’s just practice to get the speed for it.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Hi again, Adam.
I can see in text books “I LIKE READING BOOKS”,”I LIKE PLAYING GAMES”. But can I say ” I LIKE READ BOOKS” and so on.

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

    Or “I LIKE TO READ…” and when we have to use “TO” in before verb?

    Wednesday, October 1st 2014

      There must not be IN. Sorry…

      Wednesday, October 1st 2014

        Hi Katrin,

        I’ll make a lesson about this. In the meantime, I like to play games and I like playing games are both correct. It must be either ‘-ing’ or ‘to’ after verbs such as ‘like’.

        I know this might not help, but I’ll get to it soon :)

        Monday, October 13th 2014

          That’s helped me Adam, thank you.

          Tuesday, October 14th 2014

oh! Great!

Thursday, October 2nd 2014

Guess I need more practice! Thank you Adam! Another helpful tips for taking TOEFL and IELTS.

Friday, October 3rd 2014

I think that I need more examples for to practice before that I take the TOEFL test

Friday, October 3rd 2014

    Hi Cope,

    Make sure you get yourself a good book with complete practice tests. It’s very useful.

    Monday, October 13th 2014

Yeah, I know how note taking’s important in a TOEFL test. As a Toefler, I appreciate your precious tip for note taking. :)

Saturday, October 4th 2014

Adam I’m still confused when I use (GO,WENT). In dictionary I can see two different meanings of these words(IT’S A SINGLE ACTION AND PLURAL ACTION). For instance: I WENT TO LOCAL SCHOOL means that I visited that school for some definite time in the past(but WENT in the dictionary means also a single action). Or must I say: IT WAS YESTERDAY. I DID GO TO LOCAL SCHOOL AT 8 O’CLOCK( or I HAD BEEN GOING TO LOCAL SCHOOL AT 8). SUDDENLY I SAW HIM. It’ll be great to
know more about that. Thank you.

Saturday, October 4th 2014

    The Google translator gives me that I WENT TO LOCAL SCHOOL is a single action in the past(in one day).
    I HAVE BEEN GOING TO SCHOOL also a single action in
    the past(but in the middle of action(at 8 o’clock for instance ).

    Saturday, October 4th 2014

      I WILL HAVE BEEN GOING TO THE LOCAL SCHOOL – is it means that I will visit that school every day for some period of time?

      Saturday, October 4th 2014

        Hi Katrin,

        I’m not sure what you mean by a single and plural actions. Verbs don’t take numbers really, except for their relation to the subject in the present tense(Jack goes, Jack and Jill go). The difference between went and have gone is definite and indefinite times in the past. Use went as the simple past (known time in the past) and have gone as a present perfect for the indefinite past (unknown time in the past). The future perfect (will have gone)suggests that an action will be completed by a known time in the future.

        Where did you go yesterday? I went to the local school yesterday.

        Where did you study as a kid? I went to a local school. (here ‘went’ is used to mean ‘attended’)

        Does this help at all?
        Both answers are correct for their context.

        Monday, October 13th 2014

          I’ll rewrite you Adam, just couldn’t explain it to you. Thank you.

          Tuesday, October 14th 2014

I think it’s a little bit confusing when we have to use infinitives or (to + infinitives) after verbs. Could you help us by giving some tricks you probably know? Either you could make a lesson about this, or not; we all appreciate your time teaching us.
All the best to you!

Sunday, October 5th 2014

Hi Adam, My favorite teacher. You do a great job in every next video as usual. I am very thankful to the Engvid team for such a wonderful lessons that has made the language learning easier across the world. I wish i keep enjoying the lessons on Engvid.com

Sunday, October 5th 2014

this is really usefull thanx alot

Monday, October 6th 2014

Not bad)) Thanks, Adam!

Monday, October 6th 2014

Great teacher… I took my first lesson today.

Monday, October 6th 2014

Hi Adam. I’m not sure I can ask that kind of question here or in some other lesson. I mean does it depend on issue of lesson what I can ask) Anyway I wonder what’s the difference between “it doesn’t matter” and “it no matter”. In what case can I use one or another phrase. I hope I was totally clear. Sorry If I wasn’t.

Thursday, October 9th 2014

    Hi Katrin,

    All questions are welcome :)

    It depends mostly on context. It doesn’t matter means something is not really important. It no matter is grammatically incorrect.
    No matter.., means regardless
    No matter what is an expression meaning regardless what happens.

    It’s not a matter of… means it’s not about …

    Does this help?

    Monday, October 13th 2014

      Thank you, Adam, it was quite helpful. Yes, I noticed my mistake “it no matter” is incorrect of course.
      It needs to to work with a little more, but I guess I got it.
      But could you please explain me one more thing about this issue? Why then M.Jackson sings “It DON’T matter if you’re black or white…”? (or I’m just misheard)

      Wednesday, October 15th 2014


        Song lyrics are probably the last place you want to learn grammar.

        Friday, October 31st 2014

One more question Adam! It looks easy, but what is actually difference between GOT(or British HAVE GOT) and HAVE. For instance: I GOT(HAVE GOT) a car. I HAVE a car.
I think I can’t say: I HAVE GOT a nose.

Sunday, October 12th 2014

    Or may be I can say: I’VE GOT my nose from my parents.

    Sunday, October 12th 2014

      So, when to use GOT(HAVE GOT) and when HAVE?
      Thank you very much.

      Sunday, October 12th 2014

        Hi Katrin,

        Both are OK. Some people think that have got is more formal than have, or it’s a matter of British vs. US English.

        It’s a personal choice.

        Using only ‘got’ to mean have got is grammatically incorrect, though you might hear it often amongst Americans.

        You got your nose from your parents. Not have got. Also in the perfect tense, some people use gotten.

        Does this help?

        Monday, October 13th 2014

          That’s clear Adam, thank you.

          Tuesday, October 14th 2014

You are awesome..

Monday, October 13th 2014

i was not bad on this lesson 4-6

Monday, October 13th 2014

Hi Adam,could you plz explain me the meanimg of “in terms of conversation” here is context. To be honest, i was scared we would be the only ones there with brooke, i mean she is fine in a group ,but after we have compared nail polish colour’s, thats’s it in terms of conversation.

Monday, October 13th 2014

and here’s the other one. A boy asked his friend; how did practice go? and his friend said it went well why did not you come. He replied, (I thought i would let you newbies settle in without feeling overshadowed by my superior skill.)I would like you to explain me the last one sentence in brackets.and also tell me the meaning of overshadowed.

Monday, October 13th 2014

I want to know the meanings of following words here.what does trippy, purge and nark on mean.

Monday, October 13th 2014

    Hi Fari,

    in terms of means speaking about… or in relation to.
    (If we speak about our conversation, it was about nail polish and that’s it)

    Newbies- new to something
    overshadowed- feel less than someone in terms of their power
    (I didn’t want to make you new guys feel bad because I am so much better than you so I let you settle in)
    trippy- weird, crazy, wild
    purge- get rid of something
    nark on- call the police and tell them you/someone have drugs


    Monday, October 13th 2014

Thanks everyone. Don’t worry if it was difficult. It takes practice and patience. It will come :)

Keep working hard.

Monday, October 13th 2014

Thank you so much Adam. I got it. it becomes easier to understand when you explain meanings of words and you explain very well. you are a Great teacher. I am so excited to find you.:)

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

i realy need exam to know where is my lefel in english , can i found that exam here ? thanks

Thursday, October 16th 2014

I got 5/6. Yes, it’s true. If you want to pass any tests you need to be ready to do it. Practise, practise, practise like said V.I.L.)

Thursday, October 16th 2014

I will make it the best with you.You are the best teacher I’ve ever seen.Thank you for all everything.

Sizinle en iyi seviyeye geleceğim.Siz şuana dek gördüğüm en iyi öğretmensiniz.Herşey için çok teşekkür ederim. :) in turkish :)

Thursday, October 16th 2014

i’ve taken a short course in toefl. but i still feel that my listening ability to poor. i have try to watch film without subtitle, listen west music, and so on. actually, is there any tips that i could try?
here, i hope i can not only able in listening but also in writing.
thank’s adam

Monday, October 20th 2014

    Hi Atabik,

    Listening is about practice and time. You need to train the ear.

    As for writing, see my website:

    writetotop dot com.. I hope it can help

    Friday, October 31st 2014

hi! thanks for your lessons Adam!
I have appeared 3 times for IELTS in last 2 months. I need 7 bands in each module to be a registered nurse in Australia.
at first attempt I got:
at next attempt I got:
them again I gave ielts and got:
now I am again appearing for IELTS on 1st November and really worried for my writing part!!
I am loosing my confidence with each attempt!!
please guide me with some most important tips for IELTS…I do not want to appear again for test!
thankyou and God bless you :)

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

    Hi Aarzoo,

    I guess it’s a bit late now, but you can see my website for some tips:
    writetotop dot com

    Good luck

    Friday, October 31st 2014

    I know the feeling! Cheer up!

    Thursday, February 18th 2016

Hi Adam,
I have never been capable to take notes and listen at the same time, it’s very difficult for me, :( On the other hand I am going to try to take notes wiht a code. Thanks a lot for your lesssons.

Friday, October 24th 2014

thank you Adam for these valuable directions

Sunday, October 26th 2014

Adam is a extremely nice teacher. I really appreciate so much their effort. Thanks!

Monday, October 27th 2014

I need to learn more and more

Thursday, October 30th 2014

am new in this and i don’t konw how to used

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Thanks got 67% without watching.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

am glad …83 is very good ..thank u very much

Wednesday, November 26th 2014

I’m a student from Viet Nam. I’m not good at English and I want to take the Toefl certificate but I don’t know how to begin leaning. Can you give me some advice? Thanks so much

Friday, November 28th 2014

Hello Alam, I’m going to take the TOEFL test in some weeks but I’m very nervous about it. I’m learning new vocabulary, I’m improving my listening and speaking skills, I’m learning advanced grammar and I bought some books about TOEFL test but I don’t feel still ready. what do you recommend me to do to get ready quicker (because the test will be in a couple of weeks) and what skill should I improve specially to get a high score? My thanks in advance for your answer :)

Friday, December 12th 2014

Hi. First of all I am thank full for you tips for both exam, these are useful, but reality I have feeling worried to get codes, so it’s first time to see like them. I have special codes for me, but not like your exact codes. Therefore in the IELTS exam I am going to write my especial codes as I know. I don’t know if I can ? Could you tell please how I can learn like these (( your codes ))? Really I am upset now, is it important to know them??!!

Monday, December 15th 2014

I like your style of teaching!
Happy new year to you,Adam!

Friday, January 2nd 2015

4/6 Well… Way to go!

Sunday, January 4th 2015

To the best of briefe you are a great teacher I don’t know how to thank you I’m sure it’s not enough to say thank you so so much.

Monday, January 5th 2015

Hi Adam, your lessons are really really useful for me. Thank you 1000 times!!

Tuesday, January 6th 2015

Hi Adam, Thanks so much! Your lessons are very helpful!!!
I do not know if you already gave this information…
I really need to know if I can write with hand letter on write test in IELTS. Because in Brazil is common handwriting, and I wrote all my life like this. I will lost my speed if I will try to write different.
Can I use hand letter on IELTS write test?
Thanks so much!!!
Edilene Gama.

Tuesday, January 13th 2015

can u do a video of note-making?

Wednesday, January 14th 2015

I want to learn english Language in a short time how we can

Thursday, January 15th 2015

Thank you, Adam. Your lessons are always useful!

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you !!!

Sunday, January 25th 2015

Thanks Adam. I got 67. Is it ok?

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

very usefull information. you speak so fast, but is easy for me to understand want you’re saying. congratulations!!!

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

thank U very good/!~

Monday, March 2nd 2015

Thanks for this enlightening notetaking lesson for TOEFL Adam.Could I ask you something ? Which one of the following sentence correct gramatically ?
I’ve been always wanting to travel around the world.
I’ve always wanted to travel around the world.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

hello adam i wanna know the difference between IELTS andTOEFL? and which is the best? and if you can send me some examples about TOEFL because i want to pass it please , and i need some advice please .this is my gmail: yacinemeb05@gmail.com

Monday, March 23rd 2015

ADAM you are great teacher . THANKS A LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT )))))). ı hope that your lessons wıll help ın my Toefl exam

Wednesday, March 25th 2015


Monday, April 13th 2015

Thank you

Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Hi, Adam, I’m back! I had some health problems.

My little heart got angry..I needed a surgery.

But, now, I think I’ll get better with all the
medication I’ve been taking, and eating properly.
I’ve never smoked or drank alcoholic drinks in my life, that’s why everything came as surprise for me and my doctors.

Now, I can sit as long as I want to study my
beloved language: English. I might get a little
tired, eventually, but at least I can listen to
you and learn from your wonderful teaching.

I loved this lesson,but I didn’t do well.
As you said in your explanation, it’s paramount
to have my own code.

I hope you still remember me. I’m from Brazil and I’m taking a TOELF exam this coming September.

Thanks for everything,Adam.

Did I use the eventually word correctly???

Tuesday, June 30th 2015

Correcting mistakes.

1)I’ve never smoked or DRUNK

2) I might get tired, at times/ now and then.

What do you think? I hope you read this!!!!!

And “paramount”? Should I have written “is of
paramount importance”?

Wednesday, July 1st 2015

I like your lecture about notetaking very much and it perfectly fits into my need for improving my TOEFL. At the the end of the lecture, you said that you will give more examples on engVid.com, but I have not found them yet. Could you tell me where I can get to look at those examples?

Sunday, July 5th 2015

Hi Adam,greetings from El Salvador in Central America.

My question is: what is basically the difference between the different English exams? I mean, Why are there TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC and what are the strong points when you make that exams? I mean, one of them is more academyc and the other ones are more about daily speaking or what?

Sunday, July 26th 2015

hi adam, i can easily understand your each and every word,i just love accent :)

if anybody interested to talk with me for practicing the IELTS speaking exam just contact me.

skype id: mohdshahbazahmed2..

Monday, August 17th 2015

in order to understand my note taking, the first thing that i can do is to create my own codes. i got 33 from my taken quiz, by the mistake answers were at the coding question

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015

Hi Mr. Adam, actually you are the most fabulous and professional teacher i ‘ve ever seen. many thanks for you.

Saturday, December 19th 2015


Sunday, December 20th 2015


Monday, January 4th 2016

hello, Adam, i have been watched your videos for quite some time and i want to know how to contact you for my practicing of oral English? and how much is it for 30 minutes and 1 hour per day?
thank you.

i have skype.

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

my skype is : chenhongfeifei

Tuesday, January 5th 2016

hi Adam. I am not getting used to with the note taking styles despite lots of practice. I tried lots of tme but my notes are not clear so even if i start to speak i couldint understand my notes. So what can i do?

Tuesday, January 26th 2016

Well done Adam.
Thank you :)

Sunday, February 7th 2016

Adam, I have seen your videos for a while and I have done twice the TOEFL test (I need a 90 plus 24 on writing; I got first time 86 and second time 88), and still I have made the same mistakes! For me is hard to know how to write what I heard… What can I do? How can I practice this skill? Do you have any example of the task 1 or where I can go and so some search… Please!! Answer me or someone else, I really need and want to tackle the TOEFL!

Thursday, February 18th 2016

awesome, 5 correct out of 6
83 percent
it is a good percentage

Sunday, February 28th 2016

Sir Adam, im big fan of you.

Friday, June 3rd 2016

Hi Adam! What is the best choice (TOEFL or IELTS) for a foreigner get a job in Canada or USA? I’d like to try some of these tests to obtain a professional VISA in the future (2 or 3 years).

Monday, July 25th 2016

thank you teacher..this is so helpful

Tuesday, January 10th 2017

I Adam! Thank so much for making this video.
I took the TOEFL a few months ago, which made me realise what my weaknesses are. I believe that my listening ability is the high level, but it comes to speaking and writing essays I am not very good at it.
I am planning on taking the TOEFL again soon because I really need to apply to college this year to finish my degree here in this country.
My question is, How long it will take me to improve my writing and my speaking skills to be able to pass this test?
Thank you so much and I will keep watching videos and taking notes because they really help.

Monday, January 16th 2017

Hi Sir,

Thank you for your note taking strategies.

More power.


Thursday, October 12th 2017

Thank you Adam for the lesson.

Thursday, February 15th 2018

Thank you so much Mr. Adam

Tuesday, February 20th 2018

Hi Adam, Thanks for the interesting lesson.

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Thanks Adam. That’s a great hint for the test takers.

Sunday, June 24th 2018


Sunday, August 19th 2018

Adam is a great teacher I have been learned a lot from him . but I need to practice my English
skills if someone anyone wants to practice send me a message to my email address thegodfather26@live.com
We can help each other out

Friday, May 24th 2019

Thanks Adam. This was a very useful lecture.

Wednesday, September 18th 2019

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