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engVid Moderator

    Definitely a smart idea, Moderator!

    Alex

      agreed ;)

      Adam

        thanks alot Adam

        sharmake

Thank you Adam for this lesson . It was very helpful lesson. I’ve got 10 out of 10 . I wish you could continue to make lesson related to politics.

positive_learner

    Will keep it in mind Asmaa :)

    Adam

Nice lesson I got 8 correct out of 10, look forward to hearing another one.

Muhammad Abbas

Thanks teachers

Alejandro513

Brave and soft, perhaps the best strategy treating controversial topics like this.
My sincere congratulations and thanks.

Canardo

I got 8. ☺It helped me out. Thanks Adam.

Annie

    sorry for the other two points

    SKIKDA

    OOOOOOOOOOO
    I got ten out of ten.

    Abdul Rehman Ismail

10/10 :) Thanks Adam.
It was really useful. :)

Aftab2020

Thanks Adam, that was very useful

nadia

Hi Adam,
You told us very clear lesson as your other all lessons .
thank you :)

Mehpare

10/10 thanks Adam!

sbstn79

Thanks Adam for the lesson (Y) (Y) (Y)!

Jacqueline Tieu

Thanks, Adam! I got 10 out of 10!

Ruedaneto

thank you very much teacher

Samson12

thanks very much teacher I got 7 out of10

Samson12

I got 10 point. Very much appreciate Adam

MyintKyawThu

In Russian we have a word that means- the power of oligarchs- oligocracy. I don’t know if there is a similar notion in English.

Roman06

    The term “oligarchy” also exists in English. This is likely what you are referring to. :)

    Alex

      Thank you. We use the word “oligarhy” for indication of social group- people who are oligarchs, but when such peolple get the authority in the country, such political order we name as “oligocracy”. We also use the word “cleptocracy”- the rule of thieves.

      Roman06

Thank you Adam. I love to read political articles and that would help me to understand more. Thanks a lot ❤️

Jude Benyamin

    I wanna talk with you

    Mohamed gemi

new words that i tought them for me thankyou adam

SKIKDA

Thank Adam. Lesson has been presented as perfect. 9/10

Max777

It was my first lesson here
I got 10/10
Thank you Adam

mhdadolph

    Welcome Mhdadolph :)

    Adam

Hi Adam, my husband is a landscaper and I’m the one who’s supposed to answer the phone calls but when people ask me if he does certain kind of job I don’t know what to say because I don’t know what they talking about. Can you please make a lesson teaching us about landscaping work and tools and shalalaLA shalala

lori05

    It’s a bit niche, Lori, but I’ll see what I can do ;)

    Adam

9/10.
I read the acient book by Aristotel and he wrote about it otherwise.

svetashev

    Times do change Svetashev :)

    Adam

Thank you Adam for a lesson which can be useful for all your students who live in differents systems. It helps to open the minds.

beernaard

Good lesson, now I learnt some English politics!

pablovinicius

Thanks for this useful lesson, Adam. :)

Chloe.Lee

Thank you Adam good lesson about politic. I got 10/10 :)

orellana707

Thank you Adam your lesson was very interesting .

Sabrina Pilato

Excelent lesson. Thank you. Please deaper one more.

l@tif11

    I’ll work on it L@tif.

    Adam

Good! 10/10

Esteban78

Very good.Thank you..

mohamedali7795

Good lesson..thanks a lot.

Yeify

I got 6 out of 10:( ,il’s Difficult lesson,Thank you

fatoom1993

Thanks a lot Adam (and Alex). I got 10 out of 10.

John B

Thank you so much Adam. I like your lessons because they will help growing my english knowledge.

best regards.

Ramiro.

Thanks a lot!

Vivimi

thanks Adam…

Ahmad501

That is a very useful vocabulary. Thank you so much, Adam.

Júlio César L Sousa

Great lesson Adam. Tx a lot!

Dudurito

Hello, Adam.
Democracy and dictatorship: can they be used as countable nouns?
“In a democracy, leaders are chosen by the citizens” (point 6 of the quiz)
Hello, Adam.
Democracy and dictatorship: can they be used as countable nouns?
“In a democracy, leaders are chosen by the citizens” (point 6 of the quiz)
Can I say “democracies” or “dictatorships”?

Lili

    I wanted to ask a similar question : “Can I say “What a wonderful rain!” ?

    proverbial horse

      Not sure what you mean, Proverbial Horse, but if we’re talking politics, then maybe you mean reign (which is countable). If you mean the wet stuff, it’s not common, but you can actually use rain as a countable to talk about the different rain sessions.
      Anyway, hope either one helps ;)

      Adam

    Hi Lili,

    Yes, they are countable. We can discuss the different systems in different places. For example, country A and B are democracies, while countries C and D are dictatorships. In other words, it’s the same as saying governments.

    Adam

i’m sorry that i have to say someting that in china we can’t play all of your video and can’t use twiter and facebook and so on.but much of chinese that just like me want to watch your video to help us improve our’s english.

chongyang

    Hi Chongyang. You can use a VPN, but otherwise, not much that can be done. Weibo is Chinese only so difficult to get on for those who can’t read the characters.

    Adam

    Hi, I would like to recommend shadowsocks. It’s not a VPN but works very well. The block to Youtube and Google is really annoying = =

    Franklin Lu

we use weibo

chongyang

i got 10!
impossible! ))
thanks Adam for this useful info!

GulimEO

I don’t like politics but it was intresting

karik44

Thanks Adam, for all this new vocabulary!!

knopfler86

Adam how is called the system where there is an election and many parties but the same guy by some miracle always on top though most people don’t want him.

KATRIN777

    corruption

    vasil

    Hi Katrin,

    Well, technically, it’s a rigged system, meaning he cheats. But, he is probably a dictator, or an authoritarian. It’s more than simple corruption.

    Adam

      Thank you Adam 8-)

      KATRIN777

HI Adam… Nice lesson, I enjoyed the explanation about spin doctors but I wanna ask can extremist be referred to as Hobson Choice?? Clarify me please

Victory20

    Actually had to look that up Victory :)

    An extremist, by definition, made a choice (between extremism and moderation), whereas a Hobson choice is a take it or leave it choice, a or a lesser of two evils kind of choice.

    Not sure if this clarifies it, but extremism is a complicated matter.

    Adam

Although a few vocabulary about this topic have just been learnt,I got 10 correct out of 10.Your determination is appreciated.

kami88

Adam is saying “I will be not …” correct or I must only say: “I will not be ….”? Thank you.

KATRIN777

    I’ve never seen “I will be not”. Saying it this way presents an oxymoron (contradiction where one word opposes the other).

    Adam

      Thank you Adam.

      KATRIN777

greetings to you dear Adam

juan28

    And to you Juan :)

    Adam

thank you Adam

isam

thanks Adam i’ve got 7 of 10 it was really helpefull
pleaase could you make more politics vocabulary lessons

megdi

    I’ll see what I can do Megdi :)

    Adam

9/10. Let’s do more difficult words next time :-)

maxspin

Excelent Lesson!

Xavier90

thank you adam

Gambuu

I sometimes like to discuss about politics with foreign friends on FB but not enough vocabulary words about it to do. This lession is useful . Thanks

Jack Quy

thanks alot

MOUSTAFA.almasry

Very nice Adam! thank you a lot.

Delmita

Hi Adam!Thank you so much you are a great teacher!I was surprised when you replied on my comment!I’m a huge fan of yours sir!~.~By the way if it’s convevient for you could you please teach a lesson on the word “of”.(I don’t know the proper noun for this kind of pronunciation issue that I’ve got in my mind,maybe it’s considered spoken contraction I’m not sure)I’m really a English enthusiast,watching n listening English all day long,really want to be an idiomatic english speaker.Here is my question:phraes like “full of”and”call it”.For example the phrase”full of”in their mouths sound like “ful/le/v”,there is “le” in the middle instead of “e”,and”call it” sounds like “cal/li/t”.Other examples are”all in all”(sounds like”al/lin/all),”In it”(sounds like”in/ni/t)

Erik1774

      Thank you sir I appreciate it!Yes I have watched that video before.
      Now I know how to call it academically~I can start to do some searching first~

      Erik1774

phrases like”What the hell”(sorry I know this is the bad language but I want to understand why I heard”wha/de/hell”).
“One of us”(One/ne/ve/us) “some of them”(som/ne/v/them) “all of them”(al/le/v/them)

Erik1774

    That’s a good idea!

    engVid Moderator

    Hi Erik,

    A lesson on the ‘of’ sound is in the works ;)

    Adam

Nice to meet you again, dears but i only got 8 from ten !!

polly poohly

wow! i can to do well in the second times for the test. Thanks!

polly poohly

Hi Adam! Thanks for this lesson!

Politicians with true intentions and capacity to conduct the country to a welfare state in a long-term aim, without involvement with corruption, without thinking only in particular and party issues first, is what I desire.

Fabio Cicerre

    As do we all Fabio :)

    Adam

Hi.thanks for this lesson, Adam.I have a question.where can I speak english with tee people from all over the world?online and free😼

IzOw

    Hi Izow,

    To be honest, I haven’t used any, but if you do a search for Free online English chatrooms you might find something. I can’t say which are good and which aren’t; it’s a matter of experimenting. I heard once of Livemocha, but not sure if they’re good or not.

    Adam

    Hello IzOw!

    If you have webcam and microphone, you can create an account on Skype and talk with Engvid students face to face for free. I do it very often. That’s cool!

    Regards!

    Eduardo França

Thank you very much! Very good explanation! I got 10/10 :)

svbNY

Thanks Adam for the lesson! <3

Jacqueline Tieu

This was my fisrt lesson here and I like so much! Thank you teacher Adam!

AdrianeMendes14

    **first

    AdrianeMendes14

Thanks, Adam.
I want to ask “…down to timing” what does it mean?
“down to” what does it mean?

Sophie

    Hi Sophie,

    It basically means the final condition. I.e., it depends on many things, but after we resolve all the others, it comes down to just one–timing.

    Adam

Thx a lot adam Mother Russia loves you

adons

    Sorry Adam for downcase my shift button is soo bad

    adons

thank you for the lesson

susty

I´m not good at politics, that´s why no comments!

CART

    You’re a professional politician already Cart ;)

    Adam

Thanks everyone :)

Adam

Anyone please help
in the last question in the TOEFL reading there was a chart with 7 empty boxes that needed to be answered it was worth 4 points i got 6 correct out of the 7 will the whole question be incorrect and get 0 or will i get some points ?????

zaidm12

    Hi Zaidem,

    In some cases you will get 0, in some cases you might get 2 points. Usually they tell you at the start of the question.

    Adam

thank You Adam for thi lesson and it’s my firt time that i understand well and i got 10 out of 10…. can you give en idea to improve my pronunciation and callect some vocabularies ………..

FG420

9 out of 10
thank you

Aymane22

Thank you very much Adam for this awesome lesson. I like reading politic article and after learning these words,it helps me a lot to understand politic issues.

Chakrey Duong

I love teaching ESl,English as a second language, and since I am attending college next year I am still confused on what to major in. Do I major in English or linguistics best?

maruita

    Hi Maruita,

    I’d say major in what is more interesting. Having said that, I think English will be more useful and more interesting and you can later take a course in TESOL. Linguistics is a little too involved for what you want to do. Better do some research on each.

    Adam

I Am get 9 score thank you teacher

Nattapat-1

Thank you!!! 8/10

Hebbmara

hi Adam can you help me with is please
temperature _____ on bimetallic thermometer by the amount that the bimetallic ship bends.
A)indicated
B)indicates

sara sab

    Hi Sara,

    To be honest, this is an incomplete sentence (not including the blanks). For now I would say ‘indicated’ because ‘on the thermometer’.

    Adam

Thanks

iskandar19750

Thanks a lot for very useful lesson. After watching this video, I got 100% on the quiz )))). But I still want to read the full transcript and memorise them to learn the way a native speaker speaks/talks. So could you please upload the full transcript, cause I already follow your youtube channel, there is transcript but it isn’t full, it just for firsts 4 or 5 minutes. Thanks a gain!

Anh176

i misunderstand the point (left-wing/right-wing)
so iam going to studu it again
i express my appreciation

Kyrollis

I got 9. It’s interesting and important lesson. Thank’s.

OlegKlimenko

Hi Adam!

Thank you for this interesting lesson. The military dictatorship in Brazil lasted 20 years and fortunately ended in 1985, and we have been a democracy since. Nowadays, the main Brazilian parties lean to left-wing. But, as you know, our democracy is passing through a dark period… But I am hopeful that we shall overcome!

Good bye!

Eduardo França

i got 6 but i was very happy to learn this notions
with you. thank you

jasmine12

Thanks for your lesson.
I chose wrong in NO.9
what’s the difference between dictatorship and authoritarianism?

gugu0322

10!!! I’m so happy to reach that mark :D

CatalanLearner

I got ten out of ten,thanks.

spider

very nice I’ve learned a lot of things thank you very much

saeedAhdarf

8 is not so bad!Thank you very much!

Aksai

Hi,Adam
Thanks for giving us the useful lesson!

Wendy

Dear sir. Can you create the video clip related to Financial Skills for using in Banking field. Thank

Sothearo@1993

9/10. Not bad.Big thanks for you, Mr Adam.

apdilawirawan

Thanks a lot, Adam!

Herzpause

Thank u Adam) Ur lessons really good and helpful, keep it up!

Serovking

Thank you Adam . It is a very useful lesson

Abdulhamid Aljasem

I loved this class.
I love your videos.
Sorry for my english because I’m still learning

priscilacalessio

I got 90%

ALKEBSEE

Appreciate that Adam. i got 10 of 10

rezsol

hey Adam,I want you to take a lesson on embedded clauses.I am finding difficulties to pick out clauses from a sentence.I hope you will sort out this problem at the earliest.

iamvicks

Hi Adam, I am Cris from Brasil and I’ve been whatchin your videos for some time and I want to follow you on facebook, can I please?thank you very much

cris costa

Thank you, Adam!!

JJulian

Thanks for making lesson on politics.

Gaurav786

Thanks Adam !!!!!

Laura Insua

I got 8 out of 10. I thought this lesson was advanced. Thank you Mr. Adam!

Chan M.

It’s really useful vocabulary to help us get what politicians say. Thanks.

Kahled

please give more a word in political. thanks you. it is very useful in learning English.

chhiengny

thank you

hassman

Thank you Mr. Adam.

Alex-1956

i wish every quiz u made..we can download ..thx..very helpful

vitosofyan

I got 10, yes!!

mauriciango

thank you for this lesson, teacher!

samiraemanuela

Thanks Adam !

Stavroula

I love your lessons because I can understand you so thanks

Joseph20@
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