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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.
Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
I didn’t need any help.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
Let’s watch some TV this weekend.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
We found out when they met up.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
Many children in the world lack adequate food and housing.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
I’ve been under the weather lately.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
I would like to apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
Furthermore, we have seen the number of units sold increase dramatically.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
Lots of kids have dropped their courses this fall.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
Write back ASAP.

Is the following sentence an example of formal or informal writing?
To top it all off, I have an essay to write by Monday.

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386 Comments on “Writing Letters: formal & informal English”

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Great lesson!!!

Monday, November 11th 2013

    I Am originally from EGYPT ,and I Love Israel I hope i will be there for tourist

    Tuesday, November 12th 2013

      Thank you teacher for giving us a lesson on how to distinguised betwen informal and formal writing. I will watch the video again so, I have a grasp to undertand it better.

      Wednesday, November 13th 2013

      You are more than welcome to visit Israel. There are many beautiful places to visit.

      Tuesday, November 19th 2013

        You sould welcome him to a real country where there is human beings Like Gaza,Palestine is much better and much real

        Friday, September 12th 2014

        There Is No Israel

        Wednesday, August 31st 2016

      how can you say that ?? you are not Arabian .. there is no Israel .. it is just PALESTAINE .. israel will die soon إن شاء الله

      Friday, December 26th 2014

        Okay guys, if you want to argue about politics, you can’t do it on Engvid. Take it to email or Skype or whatever.

        Friday, December 26th 2014


        Sunday, January 4th 2015

          I’m afraid that people argue about Israel and Palestine everywhere, even in Canada. If you want to have an argument, please exchange emails and take it off site.

          Monday, January 5th 2015

      i really don’t wanna open a conversation in here but i think that israel is a terrorist state. i do not generelize there is good people out there.

      Wednesday, February 4th 2015

      It Is Called Palestine

      Wednesday, August 31st 2016

      what??? you are not from Egypt anymore,,how come you say that???

      Saturday, July 28th 2018

    It is called PALESTINE… not Israel ( FAKE Country )

    Thursday, November 21st 2013

      MOD WARNING: If you want to argue about the legitimacy of nation-states, you are totally welcome to do so! Just not here on engVid. Take it to email or Twitter or whatever.

      Friday, November 22nd 2013

        Great answer. I loved it!

        Sunday, December 14th 2014

      i’m with you ;)

      Monday, December 2nd 2013

      youcef my brother don’t worry I feel you keep it up :)

      Wednesday, May 14th 2014

      The land form God is Invisible. It’s in your heart. Peace

      Friday, July 4th 2014

Awesome lesson, thanks Emma
great lesson, thank you Emma

Monday, November 11th 2013

Very good tips to identify the differences between formal e informal in writting letters.

Monday, November 11th 2013

thanks a lot;)

Monday, November 11th 2013

I would like to announce that I considered this lesson very useful….)

Monday, November 11th 2013

thank u emma… really it is very helpful lesson for me :D

Monday, November 11th 2013

I have got 10/10.
Thank you very much.

Monday, November 11th 2013

thanks so much Emma

Monday, November 11th 2013

Thank you very much. It is very helpful lesson for me.

Monday, November 11th 2013

Thank you, Emma! Such a helpful video. Could you please make a video to finish explaining the steps of answering writing task 1 of IELTS the academic module? I hope you make it soon. Thank you in advance.

Monday, November 11th 2013

    I mean finish explaining what you started in your old video “IELTS – How to get a high score on Task 1 of the IELTS.”

    Monday, November 11th 2013

Agreed. Formal writing always seems too long if compare with informal writing.. :)

Monday, November 11th 2013

    Formal writing is a way of communicating in business and academia while an informal writing is a way you can use in a regular conversation in writing such as e-mail, letter to your friends, family, etc.

    Wednesday, November 13th 2013

thank you, love you

Monday, November 11th 2013

10 out of 10. Very interesting lesson. Thank you Emma

Monday, November 11th 2013

What’s wrong with “very”? Is it so informal?

Monday, November 11th 2013

    I’m also surprised… I really thought we could
    use “very” in both ways, formal and informal!

    Monday, November 11th 2013

Very good! Thanks :)

Monday, November 11th 2013

thank Emma.

Monday, November 11th 2013

I got a 100.
Thank you teacher, I guess I undartood it.

Monday, November 11th 2013


    Monday, November 11th 2013

      Yeah, magnífico! :) Greetings to Mexico!

      Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Great lesson!

Monday, November 11th 2013

    I want to learn English yes …

    Sunday, February 23rd 2014

Thank you Emma

Monday, November 11th 2013

Very good lesson. Thank you so much Emma.

Monday, November 11th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10 after a long time. BTW on this website, which way should I write the comment informally or formally? Thank you Emma :)

Monday, November 11th 2013

Thank you for such a useful resource. It’s great

Monday, November 11th 2013

Emma thamk very much indeed.Allow me to ask can you Question can I say this sentence.
(You may approve it earliest convenience)

Monday, November 11th 2013

Emma, as usual many great tips. Thank You.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Hi Emma! thank you for your lessons! I’m trying to understand!

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thanks 100 %

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

I learned many

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Hi! Maam you said! For more of these examples there will be list in resources section of engvid vebsite. I talk more about latter.
where the list will be maam

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

    There is a link in the description of this lesson. To access it, just go to the description above the video and click on the “resource page” (red letters).

    Saturday, November 16th 2013

Hi Maam, you said! For more of these examples there will be list in resources section of engvid website. I talk more about latter.
Where the list will be maam?

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thank you so much , it was useful :)

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Hi can you send this video to me?????

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thanks a lot :-)

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

inconvenience EMMA PLEASE EXPLAIN BETTWIN inconvenience DISTRIP

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

The first time i clearly understand about “formal” and “informal” writing. Thank you!!!

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thank you a lot teacher I enjoyed the lesson very much.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Now, I really know when to use the word in informal and formal. Thanks for making this video, hope to see more explanation about this topic, it is very helpful

Tuesday, November 12th 2013










Tuesday, November 12th 2013

great lesson!

Thank you,Emma

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

I had 100. I liked very much this lesson. In English I am very fond of formal language. I hate contractions, abrevation, idioms and of course slangs…
I have great problems with phrasal verbs !
Is it a handicap if I always use formal English when I write or speak ?
I am frightened that people think I am snob !

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Now, I know more about formal and informal speaking and writing
Thank you Emma for your excellent lesson

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

many tks ENGVID (informal)

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Excellent, Emma! But how do you (English native speakers) know witch word has a Latin origin?

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

10/10 ILY

Tuesday, November 12th 2013


Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Emma,you look better with longer hair,just keep that way permanently.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

7/10 thanks Emma.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Thank you very much it is a big help for me.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

Nice lesson!
I need your help. Actually, I’m going to sit the IELTS test (General) soon. As you know, to write a letter and an essay in a formal manners, we require much more appropriate words to cover a particular topic. It is hard to understand for me that how one can just fill his vocabulary with such words within short period of time, as many people suggest that two or three months’ time or even a little over it, is enough to be able to write anything formally. Furthermore, where can I find the list, full of words, that shows the best replacement for informal words we could possibly require?
Your help will be appreciated.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

10/10 Wow

Tuesday, November 12th 2013


Tuesday, November 12th 2013

i got a 100. thank you so much emma.

Tuesday, November 12th 2013

I got 10/10 ! Its my first visit to this site :)

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

I remember that my teacher advised us to not use the word ” televesion ” in writing, because it is old and people start to not use it lately.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

great lesson

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

thank you very much

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

I got 10. Thank you teacher.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

    You got 10! You have to say sorry to Emma!Ha!

    Friday, July 4th 2014

Hi there. This is very importat lesson for ESL speakers. In our mother tongues we just feel, which word or phrase sounds formal, which not. Thanks, Emma.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank for the nice quiz.

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

thank you very much, Emma. your explaination is comprehensible

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank you so much. I enjoy it :)

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank you Emma, very useful information for all the English learners, you’re so smart

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank so much for your help and support

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank you emma . I like you lison very match

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

Thank’s a lot Emma,
I would like to ask where we can find the list for phrasal verbs on the website ?

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

I love this Video very much. Teacher Emma :)

Wednesday, November 13th 2013

I got 10 correct out of 10. Many thanks.

Thursday, November 14th 2013

I got 100%

Thursday, November 14th 2013

If I were a canadian, I would invite Emma for a cup of coffee :)

Thursday, November 14th 2013

I am 31 year old I only story elementary in mexico, but I will get my GED as sun is pocible, thanks alot to all the teachers, for your help God bless all of you.

Thursday, November 14th 2013

I got 90 :)

Thursday, November 14th 2013

Thanks a lot, although it is(informal, but it is away of thankness

Friday, November 15th 2013

Great lesson, thanks.
One question. This quiz sentence: Furthermore, we have seen the number of units sold increase dramatically. It says “number of …” not numbers, so I do not understand why not increases. Any help appreciated.

Friday, November 15th 2013

This is one of the greatest and most informative lessons I’ve watched in EngVid.com. It’ll be “strongly” useful for me :)

Thank u Emma and EngVid.

Friday, November 15th 2013

Hello Orbert,

Yes, The lesson is really great, About your question: The ” Number of units” is Plural, so we can not use “increases”. Hope it helps.

Friday, November 15th 2013

Based on my test result, I think I can fairly differentiate between informal and formal sentences ! But for sure, I have a lot to do to achieve provisional writing, Particularly so, in grammar and spelling!

Saturday, November 16th 2013

HI …!
It’s my first day in class,
and it seems that I will improve my English here Very Soon .
Thank You So Much Teacher :-)

Saturday, November 16th 2013

i Got a 100%. Thanks !!!

Sunday, November 17th 2013

dear Teacher,your explanation is very clear and nice so asto make me understandable the formal and informal letter-writing. sadook

Sunday, November 17th 2013


Sunday, November 17th 2013

Thank You. That was great lesson

Sunday, November 17th 2013

thank you so much

Sunday, November 17th 2013

Thank you..very good

Sunday, November 17th 2013


Monday, November 18th 2013

Thanks emma that was great lesson

Monday, November 18th 2013

Don’t use exclamation and imperative.

Monday, November 18th 2013

100 YEAH :)

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

Great lesson, Thanks Emma, you are the beste.

Tuesday, November 19th 2013

    Sorry, I would say “the best”.

    Tuesday, November 19th 2013

i love emma…awfully thank

Wednesday, November 20th 2013

great lesson

Thursday, November 21st 2013

It’s a nice lesson to know the difference between formal and informal writing in an easiest way. Thank you teacher Emma. Keep up the good work!

Thursday, November 21st 2013

thanks emma

Thursday, November 21st 2013

hello. thank you for your teaches

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Dear teacher, I’m taking up Ielts lessons. I’ve read two sentences: ” The graph depicts comparison related to the number of cars sold of five makers over the first three quarters in 2013.” and ” The graph depicts the sales figure relating to the number of cars consumed of five makers in the first three quarters in 2013″; and I don’t know why they use “related to” and “relating to” in those sentences. In addition, can I reorder the position of ” in the first three quarters in 2013″ an ” of five makers”. Thank you very much for your help! :)

Thursday, November 21st 2013

Dear Emma,
I just score 10 out of 10.
The way you are teaching its feeling very convenient to me…

Thank you very much for supporting us with such great effort.

Ziaul karim

Friday, November 22nd 2013

can you explain how to write argumantative essay?

Friday, November 22nd 2013


Saturday, November 23rd 2013

Very useful test i got 100%

Monday, November 25th 2013

Hi Emma,
thanks for all the lessons.
I learned a lot.
you are the best teacher

Monday, November 25th 2013

Hi teacher, I am from Costa Rica, and I want to say thanks you, for all these excelent lessons

Monday, November 25th 2013

    in your comment u have used Iam from costa rica, is it possible to use I from costa rica?

    Saturday, July 26th 2014

I totally like the Canadian accent,it’s better than the Aussie one.

Tuesday, November 26th 2013

    You’d better hope no Australians are around :P

    Wednesday, November 27th 2013

great lesson and great teacher thank you emma

Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Thank you!Very useful

Thursday, November 28th 2013

thank you :)

Friday, November 29th 2013

Thanks, Emma.
It is really useful

Friday, November 29th 2013


Monday, December 2nd 2013

good lesson

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

Thumbs up

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

Hello Emma thanks a lot! What about ielts speaking, may I talk informal or not? Best regards :-)

Wednesday, December 4th 2013

thanks ms emma

Thursday, December 5th 2013

Hi Emma!
Thank you for this lesson

Saturday, December 7th 2013

astoniched lesson, congratulation

Monday, December 9th 2013

thank you very much!!

Tuesday, December 10th 2013

Thanks i got it. The defference of informal. And formal.. Ye heyy..

Saturday, December 14th 2013

Emma, I have two questions:
1) I am preparing to General test. Do you think I should really worry about Formal Letters or Graphic and Maps? I have read that in General test the Writing often ask an informal or semi-formal letter.
2) According to “www.ieltshelpnow.com/general_training_writing_test_1.html” it’s recommended to start an informal letter with agreements as “Hi there! It’s been so long since I’ve heard from you…”. Isn’t too informal in your opinion? It sounds me such poor vocabulary but I am afraid that the examiner expected read some informal beginning.

Wednesday, December 18th 2013

thank you for lesson , interessting.
could you tell me please what is the diferent between staff and employee – work and job – trip , travel and journey? and some other exemples .
thank you .

Sunday, December 22nd 2013

y do people never remember Portuguese (it s by far more spoken than Italian) lol, anyway thx for ur lessons

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

very very very fantastic lesson thank you very mach my dear teacher EMMA.

Tuesday, December 24th 2013

Thanks a lot Emma. I didn’t know if words like RSVP, ATTN, ASAP were totally used in informal linguage as well as the ‘a lot of”, and I understood it,, so thank you again and Happy New year

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Simple and short lesson, nice.

Saturday, December 28th 2013

Nice lesson! Thank you EngVid team!

Monday, December 30th 2013

Wow, very good lesson! Thanks

Thursday, January 2nd 2014


Sunday, January 5th 2014

Great lesson Emma. Simple tips but very powerful. It seems you are intelligent in English language. I was expecting some example letter writing at the end of the session. But it is not there. Anyhow nice information about formal and informal letters.

Saturday, January 11th 2014

I have got 10/10.
Thanks a lot Emma.

Sunday, January 12th 2014

Thank you for a great lesson. This is wonderful.

Tuesday, January 14th 2014

nice lesson

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

You are a good teacher , i liked your method of teaching it was so clear and you did explain everything well. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, January 15th 2014

Thank you.
Good lesson

Saturday, January 18th 2014

Hi Emma! Thank u for r lesson! Really useful and helpful as you brought up. Nevertheless I’m gonna have to disagree with on one point. U said that the I. Language is a language in which one people have the possibility to relax, but i don’t think so. I think the formal language in English is easier than the informal one, because to dominate and using spontaneously and naturally the i.l. it’s essential to learn about the phrasal verbs and there’re very many phrasal verbs and some ones are used to refer to a same action and i dunno which one have i to use among so many options. So I pick only one phrasal to use but i run across texts in english containing pv that i never before have seen to talk about, and when i look up 1 the meaning is the same one also applied to another action which might be also represented by another phrasal verb. Ex.: hold up and put off: they’ve got practically the same meaning: to delay.
To use the formal language, it’s just necessary memorizing determined expressions and words and and so every1 can use it on.
So, i think that the f. language relaxes mr than the informal 1, cause in the f. lang. there’re not phrasal verbs.
But i’m gonna try to use increasingly the i. lang by studying the slangs and phrasal verbs which are really MANY..

In conclusion, Go on posting more lessons about vocabulary, i enjoy ’em… bye bye God bless ya!

Sunday, January 26th 2014

It’s a very useful lesson.Thanks a lot.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Very nice lesson. Thank you so much

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

very nice emma ,
please we need more lesson about how write form litter or mail , an give sample

Saturday, February 8th 2014

Thank You, teacher Emma. :)

Monday, February 10th 2014

Hi Teacher, Can I used formal and informal English as a combine in letter?

Thursday, February 13th 2014

I love you Emma! :*

Friday, February 14th 2014

Like other students of yours, I have difficulty in understanding “Phrasal verbs”. I will look for your video regarding the topic.
Thanks for the good lesson!

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Thanks, you are very clear, I understand your class.

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

Thank you.

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

thanks Emma

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

thank you soo much.

Thursday, February 27th 2014

thanks a lot!

Thursday, February 27th 2014

I got 10/10 !! Thanks Emma, you make it so much easier! :)

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Hi Emma,
Just wanted to let you know that this lesson was very comprehensive and really useful to me.
Well, I was confusing the formal and the informal English in my speech all the time.
Thanks to you, I made it clear. To sum up you are an effective teacher.
Hope to have a new lesson from you soon.

Saturday, March 8th 2014

Excellent lesson! Thank you for the resource too. It will help me a lot!

Monday, March 10th 2014

Thank You !!!

Sunday, March 16th 2014

Thank you!

Monday, March 17th 2014

aaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaannnn niceeeeeeeee

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

You are good at teaching that’s why I understand very well Thanks Emma

Saturday, March 29th 2014


Monday, March 31st 2014

I got the full mark thank you Emma , You’r a good teacher !

Tuesday, April 1st 2014

Thank you very much indeed

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Wonderful lesson, I learn new things today :).. thanks Emma.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

gread lesson i like it

Saturday, April 12th 2014

thanks i got 90

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Hi Emma,
thanks a lot for your useful lesson.
You’re a great teacher
take care

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Thank you very much. It’s been very useful for me and simple. Very easy to understand.

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Thank you

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Thanks Emma..I got 100%

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

i want a skype friend( usa , canada, uk ) to improve my english level .contact me dipu.iqbal@gmail.com

Saturday, April 26th 2014

its a wonderful lesson. I got a lot

Friday, May 2nd 2014

waw i get full mark ‘ i love EMMA

Monday, May 5th 2014

Thank you very much, Emma
Great lesson
I got 100%

Saturday, May 10th 2014

good lesson and Plain Explanation, Thanks.

Tuesday, May 13th 2014

Hello Miss Emma I would like to thank you about the lesson the way you explain the lessons is amazing and easy to catch keep it up the good work

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

thanks Emma I understand perfectly this lesson I got 10/10 per cent THANKS AGAIN FOR TEACHING ME ENGLISH

Thursday, May 15th 2014

Intriguing lecture,
salute, Dear Emma .

Friday, May 16th 2014

it’s easy quiz)

Thursday, May 22nd 2014

thank you very much emma, i am very happy for the way are teaching.

Monday, May 26th 2014

Thanks emma, it is a helpful video for me for taking a celpip exam.

Monday, May 26th 2014

Thanks Emma, That is so interesting

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

10 out of 10))))) thnx

Friday, May 30th 2014

Hello! everyone I need help how to write a letter i am filipino. please pm me.

thank you

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Thank you, Emma, all of us can learn a lot from you! So I am very grateful to you!

Sunday, June 15th 2014

good ! however , i have one mistake :((

Sunday, June 15th 2014

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, June 17th 2014

Hi Miss Emma. its call excellent teaching.
Thanks a lot.

Thursday, June 19th 2014

It was a perfect session to me thank you so much.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Thank you emmah.. You are good teacher.. I got 100%.

Saturday, June 21st 2014

Congratulations and many thanks for this great class!

Sunday, June 22nd 2014

Many thanks to you
It’s really great lesson.

Monday, June 23rd 2014

I liked the class!! thank u teacher!! :)

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Great. Thanks teacher

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Thank you so much, Mrs. Emma. I got 10/10 in the quiz. wow so fantastic.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Strongly helpful to use in the office,
Thank you very much

Friday, July 11th 2014

It was a great lesson I had not ever listened it.
Thanks a lot Miss. Emma.

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

I got 100 out of 100 marks…

Tuesday, July 15th 2014

Great lesson!

Sunday, July 20th 2014


Saturday, July 26th 2014

Thanks Emma

Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Many thanks, it helps alot.

Sunday, August 10th 2014

What a great lesson.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014

Thanks Emma,
Because your lessons made ​​me practice my English better and better…….

Saturday, August 16th 2014

My fIrst lesson. Great!

Saturday, August 16th 2014

very informative lecture..

Saturday, August 30th 2014

That was a great lesson. Thank you very much indeed.
Am I too formal?

Sunday, September 7th 2014

    Just a little! For an Internet comment “thanks a lot!” would sound better. But don’t sweat it :)

    Sunday, September 7th 2014

this is really yet another interesting quiz and lesson

Monday, September 8th 2014

Thnak you teacher Emma It was a strongly instructive lesson.

Friday, September 12th 2014

your lessons are strongly helpful
thank you very much Emma

Thursday, September 25th 2014

Thanks. It has been an interesting lesson.

Friday, September 26th 2014

Thank you Emma. I got 100.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Thank you. I got 100%.

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

10/10 :)
Thank you

Saturday, October 4th 2014

cheers emma very helpful

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Thank you Professor Emma, this lesson is great

Tuesday, October 21st 2014

Teacher what is the important of informal or slang? I hope teacher you will make figure completely out of this.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

Thank you for all your helps

Friday, October 24th 2014

Really help full thank u

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Thanks for the video!

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

nice lesson

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

100% easy

Thursday, November 13th 2014

Wonderful lessons…thanks teacher.
Anyone wants to practice on skype?
To improve English together…

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

wonderful lesson thanks teacher alot

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

Thanks Teacher I got 100

Wednesday, November 26th 2014


Monday, December 1st 2014

thank you emma

Saturday, December 6th 2014

Thank you very much.I enjoyed it.

Tuesday, December 9th 2014

Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Awesome lesson!

Sunday, December 14th 2014

Thanks a lot I have learned new things from this test.

Thursday, December 25th 2014

Emma .. you are great teacher !! <3 thank you so much

Friday, December 26th 2014

thnx emma ,it is good work. this video has emparted me sense of formal and informal .english

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thanks Emma. Great lesson on informal versus formal. In quiz it is pretty easy to answer the questions. But when I try to use them while writing the letter, I am using informal words in formal letter. :(

In my point of view, I feel I need more practice to avoid confusion among all these words.

Tuesday, December 30th 2014


Monday, January 5th 2015

Thanks you Emma, is useful in my workplace

Thursday, January 8th 2015

This was one of the things I did have doubt. Strongly usefull. Thanks for the explanation.

Thursday, January 8th 2015

I am interested by this session

Thursday, January 15th 2015

u r great and i really love to watch ,study with u

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Thank You Teacher
I have done 100 points
It is a strongly lesson.

Monday, February 9th 2015

100 got it

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thank you very much……it’s very nice…..I got 10 correct out of 10.

Monday, February 23rd 2015

Hi Emma,

Just wanted to clear a doubt, It’s not related to this lesson but I was wondering if you could tell me if the below mentioned statement is correct..

Richard was one of the thieves that stole the painting from the gallery, but due to the lack of evidence , he got away with it..

Is this sentence correct or do i have to change anything.

Thank you so much..

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

Useful lesson

Thursday, February 26th 2015

When I speak formal English,I must be very nervous.
But I learned that if I can not use formal English, people will see me impolite person.
Today’s video was very useful. Thank you Emma!

Sunday, March 1st 2015

hi,Emma a great lesson.

Tuesday, March 10th 2015

i got 100 from 100

Saturday, March 14th 2015

It’s very simple, but very important in the business activity. Thanks Emma!

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Excellent explanation!Formal or Informal.That’s the question.Thanks a lot Emma for this great class.

Wednesday, April 1st 2015

Thank you teacher Emma!
I am grateful to see you everyday on Engvid.com video and learn more.
God Bless to all Engvid teachers.

I got 10/10

Friday, April 3rd 2015

It was very helpful. Thank You.

Monday, April 20th 2015

Thank you I really appreciate this website

Sunday, April 26th 2015

Thank you i am strongly appreciate this website

Friday, May 8th 2015

You are my angel Amma, thank you so much.

Monday, May 18th 2015

Thank you, i learned many things

Thursday, May 21st 2015

hey, I have I a bit of a dumb question maybe, but at 3:03 you use a word that sounds like “mature”, I don’t get the meaning of this word and I think that’s because I spell it wrong so got the wrong translation. Can you help me please?

Saturday, May 23rd 2015

    she said MAYOR DIFFERENCES. mayor is a synonym of big.

    Sunday, May 24th 2015


      Monday, May 25th 2015

well I´ll see this topic in this week class so is good to have some knowledge about it thank you.

Sunday, May 24th 2015

thanks a lot very useful lesson

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

my favorite teacher is Emma.thans

Tuesday, June 9th 2015

got 10 correct out of 10

Monday, June 15th 2015

Hi Emma,
Thank u givings us great lessons and explaining everything on a plain language <3 I would like to know , after passing quizzes successfully we would get a certificate? or is here any program level on which we could get certificate in the end of the course?

Friday, July 3rd 2015

I love your lessons.Your teaching excellent.
It is helping me a lot.

thank you

Monday, July 6th 2015


Friday, July 17th 2015

It’s very helpful to me!!
Thank you, Emma^^

Thursday, July 23rd 2015

Thank you, Emma. you are beautiful.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Tank yolu.

Friday, August 7th 2015

this lesson has helped me a lot, thanks ma’am

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Thank you a lot Emma! You are the best!

Monday, August 17th 2015

I have no prediction how you could have been sauch a wonderful teacher like that!Literally its perfect thank you Emma!

Wednesday, August 19th 2015

Excellent lesson, very useful

Tuesday, September 15th 2015

Thank you emma really perfect lesson

Friday, October 9th 2015

Dear madam.
I would like to know if give private lessons.Futhermore will you put more videos about this topic.You may answer at your earliest convenience.
Yours faithfuly.

Sunday, October 25th 2015

thank you Emma from my heart
I am realy appriciate your hard work and I want to say you are so wandorful and so kind
and I want you to forgive for my mistakes
all the best to you

Thursday, November 5th 2015

yeeeeeyyyy! 10/10 again .thank you Emma.

Monday, November 9th 2015

Great lesson and helpful to everyone.

Saturday, November 14th 2015

Dear Emma
i watched your video, difference between formal and informal writing so i have got much learned.

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

Thank you Emma!!

Saturday, November 28th 2015

Indeed a Good lesson….why Emma does not answer any of the questions asked by English learners here on this website

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Thank you Emma.
very useful

Sunday, December 6th 2015

Thank you ,Emma !

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

thank you Emma, you are so nice teacher i like your way of teaching.

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

Excellent Emma, l have enjoyed a lot.

Thursday, December 31st 2015

I got all callect 10/10 thanks Emma.

Wednesday, January 13th 2016

thaks for those lessons i like your explanation
i got just 8/10 but i will try to get more thank you emma

Saturday, January 16th 2016

He was fabulous and a new lesson for me

Wednesday, January 20th 2016

got 90%….new lesson for me ….i like the way u teach ……informal writing hahah

Sunday, January 31st 2016

thanks you emma

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016

Greta lesson but also I need to practice my speach.

Thursday, February 4th 2016

Thanks Emma.

Friday, February 5th 2016

How beautifully you explained this lesson!
I love your teaching methodology.
Live long Emma!

Wednesday, February 17th 2016

Finally, I have understood this lesson and got 100 out of 100 marks. Thanks Emma

Thursday, February 18th 2016

Send me videos on how to write an informal letter and formal, essay, article.

Friday, April 22nd 2016

No I know that I should use “TV” in informal emails and “television” in formal ones.

Saturday, May 7th 2016

Thanks alot,It was strongly helpfull.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016

EMMA’s lectures very understandable. Emma has got fascinating style during the lecture.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016

Thank Teacher!

Friday, June 3rd 2016

It was very helpful. Thank You.

Saturday, June 4th 2016

Great Lesson ,
Great Teacher,
Thanks much

Sunday, June 12th 2016

Thank you Emma

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

Thanks Emma.

Monday, June 27th 2016

Thanks Emma ,I loved it.

Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Thank you very much for this useful lesson. Would you mind if i asked you a question? As you said, idiom should not be used in formal letters, but I think that it can help me get more marks in essays. Is it right? I look forward to your reply :)

Friday, July 22nd 2016

It’s hard part to judge what words is formal, and what words is informal.However, thanks Eamma for your teach, and share a chart about formal and informal.

Friday, July 22nd 2016

    so do i have a the same feeling, maybe should enlarge my Vocabulary

    Friday, October 7th 2016

thanks a lot Emma

Thursday, August 18th 2016

It was really useful Emma, thanks!

Sunday, August 21st 2016

you are a great teacher Emma!I admire you so much…

Saturday, August 27th 2016

Thank you emma
Thank you so much engvid

Sunday, September 11th 2016

Greatt lesson!!! It fit me perfectly since i am revising for my IGCSE test. Keep it up!!

Wednesday, October 12th 2016

what a useful lesson it is!i got it ,thank~

Saturday, November 12th 2016

Great! lesson
thank you very much engvid

Saturday, November 19th 2016

Thanks teacher for your teaching .I understand Formal and Informal now.

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

Thank you, teacher Enma.

Thursday, November 24th 2016

Thanks a lot Emma, you are the best teacher that I have until Now.. because you
Very beautiful and also, express the word of a way that help us to understand very well… I am loving your classes!! And you of course!!

Saturday, November 26th 2016

Hello I want to ask a question.
“Please send me at your earliest convenience.” Is that correct in formal or not?

Monday, December 5th 2016

thank you Mrs. Emma. it’s usefull

Tuesday, December 13th 2016

i got 100%

Thursday, December 15th 2016

Thank you so much. I love to watch all your videos.

Friday, January 6th 2017

thanks it is very helpful lesson for me I got 10/10

Friday, January 27th 2017

Thanks, Emma. Great lesson. I got 100.

Sunday, February 5th 2017

I cannot print out the English Resources for Formal & Informal English. Why?

Monday, February 20th 2017

Thank you emma

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

great Lesson

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Great tips! Thanks Emma.

– Hosseiй

Friday, March 31st 2017

thank you so much for great lesson

Monday, April 24th 2017

Thank you Emma !

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Thanks Emma…… it was quite informative. I never kept in mind while writing my day to day writings.

Saturday, May 20th 2017

Thank you, teacher.

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

Hi Emma, i love your lesson, intersting and easy to understand

Tuesday, June 20th 2017

Thank you so much Emma .
Your lesson was very nice .

Sunday, July 2nd 2017

Thank you for the lesson. Could you answer some questions, please?
At the first, if I’m writting a formal letter, how can I apply to the person whom I write it? If I write to my friend, I can start with something like “Dear friend!”, but what if I write to my boss, teacher, etc.?
At the second, I wonder if I can use informal language in General IELTS Speaking? I’m pretty sure I will get a higher score for “vocabulary” if I use idioms and phrasal verbs.

Thursday, August 24th 2017

Thank you Emma.On the top of it all ,this lession is preety interesting.

Sunday, August 27th 2017

thank emma ! i love you and video much love from me and my famely thank you a very much! thank!

Tuesday, August 29th 2017

Thanks Emmah
your are my great teacher

Friday, September 8th 2017

Thanks Emma
your are a great teacher

Friday, September 8th 2017

Very useful

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Yayy I got my 100 % :) well explained

Sunday, September 10th 2017

Very clear, thank you Emma

Tuesday, September 12th 2017

Thank you, Emma!!!

Thursday, September 28th 2017

You got 10 correct out of 10.


Saturday, November 18th 2017

Great ! Thanks for your lessons

Saturday, December 9th 2017

Big thanks for u

Friday, January 26th 2018

Emma , you are just awsome thak you…ıt was very useful

Friday, March 23rd 2018

Are contractions like “wanna”, “gonna”, “gotta” and similar acceptable in non-formal GT task 1 letters?

Sunday, March 25th 2018

I want to give you an informal kiss! Thank you very much for the lesson

Tuesday, May 15th 2018

thank you very much for the lesson

Sunday, June 10th 2018

Thank you Emma for lesson and for your methodology

Tuesday, June 12th 2018

Thanks, it was a very good hint to write proper letter.
Also it’s my first comment and first lesson I saw in your web site.

Thank you very much.

Thursday, July 5th 2018

Hello Emma
Thank you for your innovative and helpful videos.
could you please answer my question.
Can the answers be written in all CAPITAL letters in IELTS Writing test?

Friday, August 10th 2018

Thanks Emma i got 100 .

Friday, August 31st 2018

I really like the way you teach, you are super

Thursday, September 27th 2018

Amazing Emma, I got 100. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 16th 2018

Great explanation.
Just found your yt channel guys. Will be using definitely to improve my english skills!

Wednesday, November 14th 2018

Great lesson ! Thank you so much Emma ! Unfortunately, I can’t print it…no link for… ??? :-(.
Would you please help me to find a solution for printing this useful resource ?
Thanks a lot

Thursday, November 22nd 2018

THanks lot Emma for such heplful videos .we are having CEFR now and your videos help me and us lot.keep it up ! I think these hot words helps you to get more energy and encouregement as well.

Tuesday, December 4th 2018

I would like to express my sincere thanks and appreciation for this valuable information which I have benefited greatly from

Monday, April 22nd 2019

Thanks Emma!!

Wednesday, July 24th 2019

I understood the informal english now

Friday, August 23rd 2019

I have luck to find this website 😊

Monday, February 3rd 2020

Thank you Ms. Emma.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

The lesson was wonderful

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Thanks, Amma. I got 10 correct out of 10.
I am making progress.

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

10/10! This lesson is very useful for me to write an email with the business customer. Thanks, Emma!

Sunday, June 14th 2020

I got 10/10

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

Thank you Ms. Emma for your efforts! I got 10 out of 10.

Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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