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Thank u T. James for this excellent lesson its very wonderful lesson in writing thank u
my best regards
mahmoud omar

Wednesday, June 23rd 2010

how can i download the lectures?

Friday, June 25th 2010

    We don’t offer this yet, sorry.

    Thursday, September 2nd 2010

    go to and copy the links from youtube

    Wednesday, June 8th 2011

    You can do it, if you will go to and than press the button “Download”. If you have the button. If you don’t have it, you can use any other programms to download from

    Friday, October 5th 2012

    Using the download helper by mozila firefox ! Google it :D

    Tuesday, August 20th 2013

    torch browser

    Monday, December 1st 2014

good!!! good job ……

Friday, June 25th 2010

is the best video you have. was more – much more is the video. I like to see the very best video andak.anda. good job.

Friday, June 25th 2010

you are my best

Friday, June 25th 2010

Hi James…
I enjoyed with your comments and deed, i hope it might be useful


Friday, June 25th 2010

hi sir good job .

Friday, June 25th 2010

plz somebody help me I’m very poor in English ….. my weak points in speaking i can’t speak continuously and also i suffering from grammar so i need your help and someone guide me to the right way

Saturday, June 26th 2010

So many important topics! This makes a good way for studying! Thank you! But…you talk very quickly! I have to take a vitamine to follow you!! ^:^

Saturday, June 26th 2010

So many important topics! This makes a good way for studying! Thank you! But…you talk very quickly! I have to take a vitamine to follow you!! ^:^

Saturday, June 26th 2010


    Thursday, May 3rd 2012

the vidio dont help to me in everithing, the guy speak very fast for learn a peoples, that not talk very well english. Defenitly it is in my opinion not helpful…..he need speak more slowly…this is my recommendation….I learning english, srry if i have any misspelling

Sunday, June 27th 2010

    It would be better if EngVid includes English subtitles on the videos …

    Sunday, July 4th 2010

    Cubano, this is a lesson for advanced level students, that is why is so difficult for you to follow the teacher. There are many lessons for beginners in this site.

    Friday, September 13th 2013

very good

Sunday, June 27th 2010

i like this………………….

Monday, June 28th 2010

    this one is the best…………………………………

    Monday, June 28th 2010

i think you d be the best e teacher i ve ever met. thank very much

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

One comment about the ‘few/a few’ and ‘little/a little’ topic:
Consider these two sentences:
1. There is little merit in your argument
2. Few people would challenge the giant
Can these two statements include nothing/zero in the implied meanings? That is, can ‘little merit’ include ‘no merit’? Same for few.

Tuesday, June 29th 2010

Thank you for your help. Would please speak slowly?

Wednesday, June 30th 2010

this site will be better if the advertising page don’t disturb to the reader.thanks.

Saturday, July 3rd 2010

    Okay, but then the site will not be free anymore.

    Thursday, July 8th 2010

      its okay….we should just concentrate on lessons…
      the site is awesome
      and advertisements are for our own benefit

      Wednesday, September 1st 2010

Hey How you doin, Im almost 17 and i was wondering how I can stay focused in school, yet have friends that aren’t nerds ha ha. I want to become successful, yet im failing school. If you could give me any advice that be great. Much love, Bo.

Sunday, July 4th 2010

Hi mm I`m looking for help, you know sometimes I find difficult the rules about relative clauses and I want to know if somebody knows about a link in engvid that talks about relative clauses that will be very helpful please!!! Greetings from Mexico :D

Tuesday, July 6th 2010

thank by all your help, iam have english basic 1 i need you help please help to me in all basic , intermedio and avanced thank please sending me videos all to me mails.

my name. carlos jesus ponce quispe de nacionalidad peruano ayudenme por favor a aprender el idioma ingles.

Tuesday, July 6th 2010

how to write a story?

Wednesday, July 7th 2010

Really, Really Very informative and Useful. Thank a ton.


Friday, July 9th 2010

You are amazing :)

Friday, July 9th 2010

what is up? i cannot watch this video ….it is writing “an error occured, please try again later”….i try about 2 days but nothing works =((

Saturday, July 10th 2010

    Not sure what’s wrong, Ruslana… it works for me, and the video has many views. Maybe try from another computer? I hope you can watch it because this is a very useful lesson.

    Sunday, July 11th 2010

Hi James,

You and your team are really working outstandingly….. I learnt lot from your lectures….. God Bless you guys and keep helping us.

Sunday, July 11th 2010

thanks James… you enlighten my knowledge

Monday, July 12th 2010

hey!!!! I want you to teach us again!! you´re great!!!!
Where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
Too much partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!
Too much holidaysssssssssssssssssss!!!!

Sunday, July 18th 2010

yr every lesson is intersting n funny …. i like the way you teach us .. thanks a million

Sunday, July 18th 2010

i like you…..

Tuesday, July 20th 2010

actually you are great persons ,i wish to know you be4 i faild hahahahah thanks again very useful very funny and amazing i appreciate who did this site thanks

Monday, July 26th 2010

Thanks a lot James .. I really appreciate your fabulous deed to survive us from the terrible mistakes .. but don’t you think that you’d better speak a little bit slower so that we could catch the picture ..

Saturday, July 31st 2010

Its a very good presentation.You have performed well. I like you very much. if elaborated with some practical example it might be helpful a lot.Can you please present a video with real test situation.

Saturday, August 7th 2010

You Are such a Great Teacher!

Sunday, August 8th 2010

Would you marry me? OH darn, forgot, I’m married. OH well, thanks for the lesson. I’m going to actually use this with my 5th grade students!

Tuesday, August 17th 2010

thanks a lot, How to listen well? please help me

Sunday, August 29th 2010

Thank you very much for this lecture .. but I suggest to add English subtitle because u speak very fast and I found some hard to understand specially that I am beginner and missing some words not give me a clear idea about the lecture .

I am sorry if I had some mistakes in my writing .. but I hope that I can improve my English with your Interesting Website .

Thank You ..

Ahmed Ashour

Tuesday, August 31st 2010

hi james, your class is good, but i don´t understatd some words because you speake many fast…see ya…

Thursday, September 2nd 2010

I have forgot my pass word
when i enter the email for the password recovery
engvid says that your pass word has been submitted to you through mail but email does not come plz solve this problem

Friday, September 3rd 2010

nice teaching skill i hope your english is very weak so plz give me same best tips so i impovr this skill, your obediently, kashif form pak

Tuesday, September 14th 2010

he is pretty good teacher

I am sorry

Thursday, September 23rd 2010

I did not understand anything.It’s complicated and doesn’t work

Friday, September 24th 2010

Hi, I’m Joseph from Colombia, so James’s lessons are very amazing, but how can we improve our english alone? we speak normally spanish here and i want to speak english with everyone. Why don’t open a english chat in this page?

Monday, September 27th 2010

James is a great teacher…so when do i get paid for saying this??

Wednesday, September 29th 2010

ooH!! that’s so great >> i really like it :)thaaanxx anyway btw i’m from jidda

Sunday, October 3rd 2010

great teachers in EngVid but I hope we have on in like this in kh

Saturday, October 9th 2010

I can’t catch it clearly. I want to know how to reach the summary as following each step clearlier.

Saturday, October 9th 2010

hi james, I’m elated because of I’am learning alot from you. Question when you have a word that has two constants in the begining, middle and ending word. How do you determine what letter to omit for pronunication. I understand the rule for two constants that are the same, but when they are different that’s when I have a problem.

Monday, October 11th 2010

Excellent, James!


Wednesday, October 27th 2010


do you have a text to which you can apply those tecnics?

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Sorry, it’s tecnique, not “tecnic”

Wednesday, October 27th 2010

Hi. I didn’t understand anything. You speak to to to fast. Please speak slowly, it is the first video that confuse me. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Hi. I didn’t understand anything. You speak too too too fast. Please speak slowly, it is the first video that confuse me. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010

Hi James, Thank you so much for your lesson. You are amazing teacher I’ve ever seen. The way you taught us is very interesting and make us more motivated in learning English.Thank you for all of your hard work and I truly appreciated it.God bless you.

Monday, November 8th 2010

man i like your style

keep it up and happy to br you student

Thursday, November 11th 2010

everyone tells u that u r great! I don’t want to be just one of them but I could not just watch the video and go!
I’m an english teacher, I don’t even need to watch your videos but I watch them anyway!
I like ur style of teaching and it is exactelly my style but I can’t watch myself so I watch and learn from u!
Wish I could meet u and learn some more about teaching from u.
Do u live in London or in the USA

Friday, November 12th 2010

James, can we take private lessons from you?
do u live in London or in the USA?

Friday, November 12th 2010

thank you ,,you have summarized this lesson in a way we could understand easily
Great job James I like your way of teaching ^_^
thanks allot

Friday, November 12th 2010

is there any video I could memorize words that common in use between you guys in the US and Canada?

Friday, November 12th 2010

Well done!very helpful both to the teachers and students.

Saturday, November 20th 2010

o hi sancks for your lessons they are very good and funny.
p.s. sorry abaut my bad inglish

Saturday, November 20th 2010

hi James! I just want you you to know that you are really a very talented mmm.. not even a teacher but a Personality transferring the necessary knowledge into my head in the most proper way-)
Your lelssons are like rewarding (?) talks with a close and smart friend, they make comfortable, leave such a nice “after-taste” and give a useful gist of knowledge without needless rubish-)

Sunday, December 5th 2010

A good lesson! However, you don’t speak slowly enough for us to understand. I understand too little of what you say, It’s so sorry :( I would think there should be subtitles or a enclosed text which help us more.Thank you,Mr.James and Engvid- the best English page :D

Saturday, December 11th 2010

james that was very funny. in school our class are forced to write a 3-5 min speech. i really need help. I am not good at reading or writing a speech.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010

fantastic lesson james!gud job:)

Wednesday, December 29th 2010

Wonderful lesson, your words are fully understood. I learned a lot. Thank You for providing this lesson and I like it very much. Take Care, James!

Friday, December 31st 2010

you are very well my dear !!!!

Monday, January 10th 2011

Hi James,
this is the best video i’ve ever seen on summarisation. Meanwhile, I’m trying to develop a summarisation system and i will need your input if you don’t mind.
Hope to communicate with you better through email.

Saturday, January 22nd 2011

thanks alot, James. I think if you summrize a text for your students as an example…it will be great and more helpful, don’t you think?

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

Hi, James. I listened some of your lessons. I’m preparing for the TOEFL. I need your help. I would like to know that if I write Writings and send you can you check them and give me piece of advice? Thank you in advance I’ll wait for your answer.

Friday, February 4th 2011

James I know that you are a very good teacher. But I want the hardcore sumary writing rules dear. Could you help me.

Saturday, March 5th 2011

pls help am very dull in english

Monday, March 14th 2011

you have agreat strategies in teaching
realy I like them and I like your ways
all the best

Tuesday, March 15th 2011

I like your style of explanation!!! keep up the good work. God bless

Saturday, March 19th 2011

this is a topic i am looking for a while . thanks james . i will like more explanation about ths topic . (summary)

Saturday, March 19th 2011

love u James :)

Wednesday, April 6th 2011

Hi James…
I understand this lesson , thank you

Monday, April 25th 2011

Gorgeous style in teaching lol
i need to re watch it i’m so smart lol
Thaaaanks a lot

Monday, May 2nd 2011

hello James, I’m from Vietnam. Your lessons are so great, and helpful. I love it!

Tuesday, May 10th 2011

i want to know mor about writting lectures please

Thursday, May 12th 2011

i find the difficulty of download,,,how can i do it fluently??

Friday, May 13th 2011

Thanks for the excellent lesson. For me you are the Mr.right for practing listening English.

Tuesday, May 17th 2011

lol, answer will be infinity…))

Friday, May 20th 2011

Hi James. Good lesson. You´re a good teacher but you really need to speak more slowly. we are just students… Please!!! your lessons would be much more useful for us if you did´t speak so fast.

Saturday, July 9th 2011

I am agres with my friend celia thanks

Tuesday, August 16th 2011

hi teacher
how are u ???
i hope you do very well??
i had study english about 1 year and i learn but aleran very slowaly
when i saw your vido its amazing
realy you are expline very well
thanks alot

Saturday, September 3rd 2011

thank you Mr. James

Wednesday, September 7th 2011

Mr James is the best teacher

Monday, September 12th 2011

very helpful

thanks for all teachers

Monday, September 19th 2011

Excellent lesson.I think a written example of each point would make it more clear.Also,I think that English sub titles would be helpful for many!

Saturday, October 8th 2011

I highly thank you mr james and you colleagues,may God bless for this work.SO i would like you to talk about inversion;a grammar lesson.CORDIALLY

Sunday, October 30th 2011

Sorry for the mistake,I wanted to say your colleagues

Sunday, October 30th 2011

thank sir…i thougth summary dificult..but it easy just need a lot of traning..

Thursday, December 8th 2011

this video helped some but my problem is I have to summarize somthing for spanish. The papers i have show a small 1 or 2 sentence explanation then shows lists of words as examples of the explanation. Could you pleas help ASAP?!

Wednesday, December 21st 2011

that’s good

Friday, January 13th 2012

you can download this lessons using real media player!

Saturday, January 14th 2012

This is what i cal anawesome work t’s the set it off i like all from you james

Friday, February 24th 2012

thank you for you sir

Wednesday, March 7th 2012

thanks m.r James .i have under the lessons .prayer to me b/c tomorrow ,i give paper.

Monday, April 2nd 2012

hanks m.r James .i have understand the lessons .prayer to me b/c tomorrow ,i give paper.

Monday, April 2nd 2012

hello,i have a huge problem with intergrated writting.i’m scared of it and don’t know how to study or write intergrated essay.please help me

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

i didnt understand what does summary means actually

Monday, April 23rd 2012

I’m wondering where does inspiration for lessons agenda coming from? I haven’t seen your moleskine notebook from a while :)

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

it was really complex …………ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :(

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

Thanks James, I enjoyed the lesson. Please continue to teach, you do a wonderful job.

Sunday, May 20th 2012

Very nice! I enjoy every time your lessons, thanks

Monday, June 4th 2012

Nice teacher….

Friday, June 15th 2012

Thanks Mr. Jeams for this lesson..

but can you help me with this linke i want to make summry for this Article ..

Sunday, July 1st 2012

what is the website about the 42 thing?

Thursday, July 19th 2012

very interesting topic , thank you for your video .

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

I love the way you explained everything. I never thought writing a summary could be easy and fun. Thank you, God bless and more power to you James and to engvid. :)

Thursday, October 18th 2012

helpful job thanks

Friday, October 19th 2012

thank you teacher…
it was very helpful.. !! :)

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

well, good lesson as always.

I love the end most.

If you do not write “com” correct, police will arrest you, James! :P :D

Anyway, thanks again James and!!!

Tuesday, November 6th 2012

Hi James, thank you so much for your terrific videos. They are excellent!!

Monday, November 19th 2012

Thanks Sir

Friday, December 7th 2012

mr.james you are a graet techer, thank you so much

Monday, February 11th 2013

Thank you teacher :)…
it was very helpful for me. thanks again

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

thanks for your lesson….

I wanna know very english
I wanna learn more fast :S:S

is possible know english, without living in a city where speak english ?

Thursday, March 14th 2013

haha, best action… .com
well done, bro :P

Sunday, March 17th 2013

Thanks,fantastic guy James. English makes me both tired & bored But you can change it to be exciting with your acting. Push liked.

Thursday, April 25th 2013

This is great! Thank you!

Thursday, July 11th 2013

Good job :)

Monday, July 22nd 2013

Hi James,
thanks for great lesson. You’re amamzing teacher
take care

Friday, March 28th 2014

Hi James
Thx for ur great lesson. U teach very well.

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Thanks, it was very useful and learning it with you was funny.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

this is an excellent video.
i loved it , and im a begginear plz mind my spel mistake can u plz suggest the right flow of videos that i shld go through for better learning

Friday, December 12th 2014

Hi James,

It was a very nice and useful video and I have checked the number 42 I saw a video in Youtube, it was pretty funny.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Great teacher!

Friday, March 13th 2015

Hi James !!! ) The lesson is certainly good, but it is not for beginners lesson – and for advanced! Thank you!

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

I still don’t fully get how to summarize can you make another video that’s more detailed?

Saturday, May 30th 2015

What is your James’s nationality?

Friday, July 17th 2015

Thanks you so much. You are the best. I enjoyed your lesson. You always make me laugh.

Friday, April 29th 2016

I was wondering how to get the ideas from an article or whatever and how to learn the rare words once you looked up for them.

Monday, September 12th 2016

HOW TO SUMMARIZE: Prediction, Asking, Compare, Visualize, and Summarize. I have understood every concept but it will be necessary to put into practice to learn how to do it, and I hope to use them some day. Thanks a lot, teacher James from Engvid.

Saturday, December 31st 2016

thank you teacher…a really funny and intresting lesson

Monday, January 9th 2017

thank you ,you are the best

Friday, May 26th 2017

Thank you James

Tuesday, August 1st 2017

Thanks sir

Saturday, September 16th 2017

This is very bad video. He talked very rapidly so I understood nothing….

Monday, October 2nd 2017


Monday, December 18th 2017

please Iwant your help in writting paragraphs . How to start my paragraph and how to end it . My English improves when I surf engvid.Thank you.

Friday, July 20th 2018

Thanks James!

Tuesday, September 18th 2018

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