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hi i am Anthony from hungry and i am living in bournemouth , if somebody want practise english in verbal method you can find me on the skype my skype name is dravant thanks ..


    hi anthony i’d like to practise english verbally. i’ve sent u request on ur skype. this is my skype id: chohan_yemeen.


    ok skype me on balonga22


it is a little bit to understand your lesson.


    a little bit easy or hard? ;)

    it’s all a matter of practice.


      try to conclude this lesson below:


      1, thesis statement(general) + supporting details (why important, reasons, examples)

      2, flow bridges (sentence to sentence), end with bridge (paragraph to paragraph)

      3, indent or skip a line, any length but 4-6 sentences in TOEFL

      “it is all a matter of practice”.

      many thanks.


      hi Adam it’s hard for me ı can understant your pıon whıle you’r speakıng ın that video but your grammar was too compilicated for me can u gıve me some suggestıons about that ?=

      hakan ceylan

      hello sir, is there any you can check my work ?


      It was ok. It’s not a difficult topic, but, like you said, it’s a matter of practice.


      It’s a matter of practice

      Emad Daoowd

      Hey Adam,
      How much practice one requires in tackling all grammar and writing issues? unfortunately, found your channel when exams are near. . Rep Asap :)




thanks a lot that what we needed for IELTS
pleas if you have more present to us about Writing essay for IELTS


Nice topic, it helps to understand reader & make it interesting too.
Nice lesson.


please do more lessons for writing thank you


Very, very interest topic. After this lesson I’m sure that next articles or reports writes by me will be short and full understandable. Thanks.

Dennys Espinoza (Vzla)

Fantastic lesson Adam!!!!. It’s crystal clear but I know I’ll watch this video a few more times. This topic is probably my weakest point and your explanations are a big help for me. I think it would be very good for those of us with a certain level to go deeper in writing skills. Although it is not nice to repeat words in the same paragraph, FANTASTIC LESSON all the way.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really like the way you teach, also
the subject of the paragraph and the vocabulary you used.

P.D. I’m looking forward to be enlightened by all of you with many more masterpieces like this one.


    Thank you Carlos :)


Hi Teacher. I am very happy to see your vedio. You have explained each sentence very well, i love it. After today, I’m sure that i will follow your suggestions when i will start to write my thesis. Thanks.
My question is that May I join your course online to improve my speaking and writing english? I need your kind help. Please suggest me


    Hi Mohi,

    I’m working on that. I’ll let you know.


It is also amazing lecture. It is exclusive. It occured to me that I am so lucky and happy to be able to see this high quality lesson for free. Thanks for well-organized lesson. b^^


please do more lessons for writing . thank you


    ok, but if i want to write a paragraph or essays .. i can not write in the right way and found the Specific sentence four each other ..


Im gonna have Ielts this week, so this lesson was really useful and helpful for me to understand all tricks of writing paragraphs. I have some problems with writing as sometimes i don’t know what to write about. If it’s not difficult for u, could u please give me some essential tips for writing tasks (1 and 2). Thanks in advance.
P.S. Once again – lesson was brilliant!


    Hi Kate,

    I’m afraid there is too much to tell you about that here. I will make some lessons on that but it might take some time.

    For now though:
    task 1- do not give an opinion.
    – first paragraph summarize the task given ( i.e., what are you looking at?)
    – next two paragraphs, mention highlights, that is highs and lows, major trends, drastic changes, etc. don’t try to include everything.
    – there is no need for a conclusion.

    task 2:- have an introduction that presents the topic, the question, your stand on the question, and how you will argue for it.
    – at least two body paragraphs, one for each line of reasoning you will take (as presented in intro)
    – conclusion should be a short summary of the essay. Do not introduce new ideas.
    – make sure you give good and realistic examples.

    Hopefully you have already passed your test so this is needless, but just in case. :)


      Thank u so much for ur tips! I passed IELTS on 6.0! It’s very good result for me, because it’s my first time ever passing such kind of difficult exam!!! :) :)


        Congratulations :)


        Hi Kate! How are you? I noticed in your profile that if I talk to you I can learn more English? ;) If I’m not wrong, please, add me in your skype. My account is cris.sp.brasil. I’d like met you. And I met one person that will like met you, because he’d like learn your language, russian. ;) See you! Best regards! Congratulations for your test!Thank you!

        Cristiano Rodrigues

        Hi Kate! Could you give me some tips about IELTS? Im taking TOEFL at the end of the year and I’m a little bit worried about it!

        Thanks x


          Quer praticar alguem ?


Good one.


Can you stop being so awesome? Each video you make just impresses and helps us more and more…

Congrats,Adan, best wishes for you.


    I couldn’t agree more, Thalinho! Adam is really an excellent and awesome teacher!He also impresses me a lot. Thank you very, very much, Adam!


      Thumbs up!


    You kill me Thalinho :)

    Thank you


Hi adan. I like to join you guys. please give me your email id. I become fan of you .
please reply me soon. i need your help to improve my english
have a good day


    Hi Mohi,

    You can email us via engvid.


      hello teacher.
      I have to ready for IELTS. I read 2 books about vocabulary(focus on vocabulary 1 and 2) also I read grammar. I read COLLIN and Longman about writing but I am really weak even to write one paragraph. I don’t know what I have to do to progress my writing.


Thank you, Adam!


Hi Adam

I don’t really have understood the expression “key terms” in this video.

By the way, thank you very much for your excellent work.


    I think, I know it now. It means “important words” for the topic.


      Yes :)


thanks :D
please ,I have a problem,I cannot write a paragraph :(
my vocabulary isn’t much >_<
can't increase it
any help ?


    Hi Perky Girl,

    We have a few videos on here to help you build your vocab. Look for them in the search box at the top.
    Good luck :)


Thank you Adam i like your lessons indeed i have some problems with my writing and that is my weakest point i hope thay your lessons will help me


    sooo sorry i made a mistake i wanted to write i hope that


That was a helpful lesson for me, thanks Adam!


Question #1, the number cups of coffee,a person should drink everday,I think they should be every day,because it is an adverb of frequency,it show how often it should be.


    Good eye Cuong ta. You’re right, that was probably a typo.


Thanks for the cognitive lesson!

Adam, whether you can help? I absolutely cannot understand the difference between From where/where from, What for\For what…
and when to use this?


    Hi Kazumi,

    Well, there are some old English textbooks that teach that you should never end a sentence with a preposition. It’s a little old fashioned, but some people still believe that and follow that rule. They think you should say:
    From where did you get that dress?


    Where did you get that dress from?

    These days both are considered acceptable, unless you’re a purist. But they mean the same thing.

    Not sure if that answered your question, but I hope it helps. Let me know.


      It helps me a lot! Thank you immensely ^-^

      Thus my conclusion is that If I want to say the well-known expression “Where are you from?”, I can also say “From where are you?”.
      At least this rule exists in our days .)


This is a very good lesson about writing skills suited for writing in any language, not just in English.

Thank you!


good job Alex. I’d like you to make many lessons on how to write an essay.


hi i like this


thanks for your answer about your english.You’re a great teacher.Keep it on!


    Thanks Alex. I’ll do my best to keep it up. :)




thanx a lott


Hello Adam. Thanks for the video. I would like a suggestion about a helpful book to a foreigner PhD student to improve the writing. Thanks


Thanks, Adam! Great classes always. I’ve gotta watch that video again… See you!


very easy to understand :). You simplified everything as shortly as you could and I found that the lesson wasn’t too sophisticated to comprehend:)Thank you, really like you and Ronnie :)




    let’s practice




Hi Adam. Thanks for this lesson. it was very interesting and helpful for me.


Thanks. It’s very helpful. I will keeping following and learning your lessons.


Hi Adam. A dent is also a bump on a car’s body isn’it? In French writing style, a dent is called an “alinéa”.

I am studying English le best as I can. With this aim, I am working everyday vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. One problem is the richness of the English vocabulary which probably counts more than twice the number of French words. In addition, a single word can become a verb or a noun and often, adding ‘ly’ or ‘ness’ to a verb, you get an adverb or a noun not to mention the phrasal verbs which are pure nightmares. However we can take advantage of this abundance of words to avoid repeating twice a word in one sentence.
Now, concerning grammar….
At last, I would say that pronunciation is capital to be understood by native English speakers, you are better off making vocabulary or grammar than pronunciation mistakes.
So, I can just say that learning English is a nice personal challenge..


    I agree Patple.

    Keep up the good work. :)


I appreciate you and website for these lessons, i was wondering if you could give all the vocabulary word related to (ANGRY and SORROW) including phrase related to these words…
thanks to all


      Oh, Thank you for sharing the name of the book.


Thanks sir,its the best website for me to impprove my english, and its very intresting lesson. please upload some other vedios which help me for writng.


I try to answers the quiz without watching the video.so,i only got 5 correct out of 10.that was so bad.


    Hahaha! What did you get *after* you watched the video?

    engVid Moderator

60 — this is the worst score I’ve ever had, at least for a very very long time. I just can’t choose the better option. Sometimes two, or even three, variants sound good to me, so how can I decide? :)

The funniest thing is that in my country people use tab for starting a new paragraph, and I do not follow that way, and I’m using space (skipped line) all the time because I think this looks a way better than a little indentation. Besides in the internet, everyone uses spaces because you can’t simply make tab in these forms on www pages when you are commenting something. :)


    I agree. I skip lines as well, but it all depends on who you are writing for. Every publication has its own style guide. Academic writing, though, usually asks for indentation.


thanks adam your lessons are really helpful.
I wanna know which English is considered standard world wide, British or American and why?


    Hi DSingh,

    Can’t really say there is a standard. I think American is more popular but that’s because America has a greater reach globally, in terms of Hollywood, CNN, etc. Internet English is mostly American as well. I’ll try to see if there is any research on this question and let you know.


Please keep helping me with my English. Thank you


    Teacher Adam, Your explanation was very clear.. Big help for me on how to construct a paragraph.. Thank you so much..I got the idea.


Hy sir adam I just want to ask you where do you come from? Usa or uk

yuber hammond

    Hi Yuber,

    I’m Canadian :) (That’s somewhere in between )




Thanks Mr.adam you are really a good teacher :)


Dear Adam,
1st thing 1st,A Warm Hi :)
Would u mind 2 lend me a helping hand pls??!!!
So do I….So am I….Me 2….So have I….
In my book,they use in accordance with the verb o helping verb which sb is saying.
e.g. :A: I do my homework at the weekend.
B: So do I.

:) fatiima!


    Hi Fatima,

    Yes, that’s exactly right. Always agree with the verb.
    A: I love English.
    B: So do I

    A: I’ve never been to Paris.
    B: I haven’t either.



What’s up? How’s everything?

I’m having too much dificulty understanding the difference and usage of “on to” and “onto”. Could you explain them?

She held on to her child in the crowd.

Let’s step onto the dance floor.

So, how did you get onto this deal?( does get onto here mean to know about sth?)


    Hi Henrique,

    With on to, remember that the on goes with the verb, the to goes with the object.
    so, hold on, means grab, or hold tight. to what? to the rail.

    ‘onto’, basically means ‘on’. It’s not used as often as plain ‘on’.

    As for the ‘get onto this deal’, it means as you said, to come to know/be involved with something.


Thank you so much. Adam


Really awesome. but hard to me . Got long way to go…


Wow!!! This is an amazing video. The BEST VIDEO I’ve ever seen in my life. Many thanks Adam. I’m awfully obligated to you.


Thank you so muchhh! :)

colors view

thank you a lot for support have luck……


Hi Adam, great lesson! I thought it was going to be a pretty boring aspect of English ( sorry, but it’s not as much fun as say, idioms or vocabulary :)) ) but you made it really interesting and what’s the most important – useful :)

My question concerns putting quotations. I’m not sure if my inquiry is within the subject, but if it’s not too much trouble, can you please explain how I should quote in say, MA thesis? Just to be sure that we’re on the same page, for example ” learning should be an autonomous process” Brown J. … should I use ” or ‘ ? What else should I write, the year, the page, what if Mr. Brown is also quoting someone else ? Sorry if I haven’t explained my question thoroughly enough but that’s just it- I’m really confused when it comes to these quotations in e.g. MA thesis. Thanks a lot!:)


    Hi Cornellie,

    You’re not alone. It is very confusing. First of all, you need to find out which style guide you’re supposed to use (APA, MLA, Chicago). Your MA syllabus shouold tell you that.

    Next, try OWL at Purdue. This site will give you all the formatting info you need. It’s a very useful and easy to use site.

    Let me know how it goes.


Thanks for the great comments everyone :)


Hi Adam,


thanks Adam i’m always trying to focus with your lessons thank you for your helpfully good luck………


hi!what about how to use prepositions?

stephen lee

    Hi Stephen,

    We have a few lessons on this site about prepositions and more coming. Do a search at the top of the page.


i failed in this test ) but it is useful lesson thank u so much


oh my god teacher!!! I understood a little a bit.finally i didn’t understand.may be it difficult for me to know this level. how could i understand this skill?


    Hi Vangsavuth,

    It’s mostly practice. Also, feel free to ask questions here.


Great teaching stuff. Plus, the technical that you used is unforgettable. Thanks Adam


You are a great teacher , your have such an interesting manner to explain things , I understood all the lesson thank you very much .
Nadia from Iraq ★

Nadia Alkola

Really awesome


Thank you very much for you lesson


Very useful topic and lesson, and very interesting. It gave me a lot for almost 15 minutes! THANK YOU!!!


Thank you very much!! Very useful lesson!


This really helped me! I´m preparing the FCE. I would like to take it at the end of the year. Thanks!


jeez,I got only five out of 10. I think I still need to work on paragraphs.I could have done better.Anyway, I learned a lot from this lesson. Thanks,Mr Adam.


send me e mails that will better help me in this area.

Adrian Glaspy

Thank you so much Adam. You are the best teacher! I need more lessons about writing essay. Please!!!


7/10 Very interesting! Thanks ,Adam.


Thank you Adams, your ” writing skills ” was awesome. Have a nice week !
Best regards from Artentina,



Hi Adam,why do you do not reaply my question?

stephen lee

Someone said ” the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates, the great teacher inspires” Adam, you got a gift of teaching, I wish to be one of your students.i am so happy I found the website.thanks for your effort.


I’m sorry! I posted the comment at the wrong place.


It is very useful. How can I subscripe?


very informative and easy to understand the principles of writing effectively.


i didn’t get the lesson. my problem is i can’t write the easy very good, i need your help please

my email: cadykayombo38@yahoo.ie


Hello Adam, please, can you tell me what means that sentence which is starts “yet, it is very question of costs…” ? I’ve been seeing that part “yet, it is this..” so much but nothing clear so far :(( I would be delighted if you could tell me with other explanations :) [and I will have an exam four days from now, please correct my mistakes if you see any :)]


first of all, thank you so much =)
but I have another problem. next week I have an exam at Uni, level FIRST(B2) and for the writing, it could be an article, a report, a formal letter or an essay. I would know which are the main rules of each types of writing? For example: when and where phrasal verbs can be used, when not, or how many paragraphs there are for an article, how many for a report or an essay? and so on. I hope that you understand what I mean. Thank you so much another time:)
p.s.I’m sorry if there are grammatical errors in this comment :P


thanks Adam ,it was very good .


Thanks a lot Adam.


thank you alot teacher, by the way, is there any simple formula for paragraph planning on task 1 & 2 that can be used to avoid thinking too much ??? coz i am going to take ielts test by beginning of Oct 13. Best wishes !


Hi, you are teaching very well. I watched lessons by another teachers also. But you are the best. Thank you!


Thank you very much! I have immence problem in writing. I need to solve all obstakles. Engvid my teacher and course. Thank you very much!


Hi Adam
Let me express my appreciation for ur fantastic and practical lesson.
I want to improve my writing, every time I check the collocation. plz give me pieces of advice I improve my writing fastly.


so fast


hi prof thank you so much .it is really simple and easy to understand ,but i have a problem now i know how to write a paragraph and an essay,but i don’t know how to link between sentences and organize my ideas within a paragraph…..For example (in addition,moreover,hence , as a result…….)sometimes i write essays but when i read it i just read a sentence after a sentence….there isn’t coherence and linking between my sentences just a group of words!!!please i want you to teach me how to join between ideas and sentences in order to form a paragraph and an essay .thank you so muchhhhh


Thank you so much ^^


Hi Adam, Your lecture is very informative. Recently, in IELTS (GT), I have scored only 5.5 in writing in spite of getting 6.5 in speaking, reading and 7 in listening. After going through your lecture, I understand that how many mistakes I have made.
Now, I’m going to appear of IELTS by October 2013. I would be very thankful to you, If you could provide me some tips on Letter Writing.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for your lecture on paragraph, that’s excellent



Simply superb!

I watched your video about writing paragraph and would like to improve my writing skills. I have belief that only by practice i can improve my writing skills. Do you have any books where i could write, and then i could check the answers myself. Or Do you have any other better suggestions.



Thank you so much, Mr Adam! Your lessons are always so helpful to me. I really want to have more writing lessons about IELTS writing task 1.
Thanks again!


how to find more idea? can you teach me?


Hi Alex~ May I ask if we are writing friendly letters, we should start with :

Dear XXX

in this case we must have indent right?or we can:

Dear XXX,


Kindly wait for your reply thanks.=)


Dear Adam,
Could you please repeat the name of web sites you mentioned in this lesson?
The lesson is really useful but difficult at the same time.
Thank you!


After seeing this lesson, I am feeling more comfortable while writing. Thank you Adam.

Sofia Soriano

when i was seeing this lesson i thought i under stand everything but when i took the exam i simply forgot everything !! this is my problem not just in this lesson always when i watch videos or anyone speak english i think that i know and it very easy but i always confused or afraid to make mistakes if i try it


that was great. thanks adam. more power!

rosie tubayan

Very practical class!!


Hi Adam ,

Can i have ur address email ? i wanna write and if it’s okay , ur correcte my essay . I’ll be very happy u r agree. Thank u so much Adam


Please I want to help me to write well essay

Night Queen

Thank u Adam because of your useful lesson.
My question is we have to write 250 words in ielts exam as you said for each paragraph we can use 5 sentences. Can we write paragraph ?
My I ask to share a video about conclusion ?


it is my task that i have to say thanks you and your parents because they give you us. :)
my grandma always pray Allah to give Gold us.now i pray to Allah to give Gold you.
if i mistake sory my lack english.


Thank you very much Adam.But can you tell me how we will use the tense in any topic or many tenses we should use.


Thanks, 40%

Abdul Qayum

Thank you Adam for this lesson, it reminds us how important vocabulary is to avoid repetitions.

Roy Egan

on the video, I find the sentence “they have access to means with which to enforce the law and punish offenders.” advanced. I am not familiar with the term “with which”. If I were to write it, it would be something like “they have access to resources which can enforce the law and punish those who violate them.”.

Adam, do you mind explaining this? does this give extra points to the essay?





    engVid Moderator

Great Class!!

It´s the sort of class that i´ll watch several times and take good information each time i watch. It´s not easy to make such explanation!!

Thank you Adam!


Hello, Mr Adam Thank you so much for this interesting lesson . could you correct my paragraph please if you want of course

Their are many ways to find the behavior of some one in love .
First of all , He spend much time with you,and never leave you, as well as felling happy when he stay with you . Sencond,He remain with you in bad moment and god moment,For instance,When you faced many problems we find her next to you every day, Like your shade.Third,He always thinking about you and every day call you,So that hearing your voice . All in all, we conclude that this person fall in love with you, and want spend all his life with you .

anouar haddaoui

    Hello, Mr Adam Thank you so much for this interesting lesson . could you correct my paragraph please if you want of course
    Their are many ways to find the behavior of some one in love .
    First of all , He spend much time with you,and never leave you, as well as felling happy when he stay with you . Sencond,He remain with you in bad moment and god moment,For instance,When you faced many problems we find her next to you every day, Like your shade.Third,He always thinking about you and every day call you,So that hearing your voice . All in all, we conclude that this person fall in love with you, and want spend all his life with you

    anouar haddaoui

Morocco is one of many great places in the world. It has a sunshine weather most of the year,natural views as boaches, revers, mountains..and also calm and air fresh. Thats why receives many tourists from the world.

I know my teacher that I have many problem in writting that why I ask you please to help me to overcom that problem I try to write a descriptive paragraph

abeer alward

sir ,
really your lecture was useful, helpful and amazing


thank you so much adam !!

adil dafrallah

Hi Adam,

First of all thank you for provide me an excellent knowledge about English.

I am going to appear in IELTS 22nd February.

My question is How to mentioned units of number in writing task-1 in case such as (10 Millions of cubic meters)?

In this case the unit is very big and in writing there are so many time numbers have to be mentioned. So How to deal with it?

Thanks And Regards,


Mr. Adam,
Thanks a lot for this video. I have learned a lot from it.


Thank you so much for this lesson! I’m developing my English skills about an year and I’m intend to do the TOEFL exam. I have difficulty on writting and your classes are helping me to fix that.

Clara Nathaly Daltrozo

Hi! Adam, I have some question about sequencing word. How different among finally, eventually and ultimately?


Hi!Adam,I have some serious problem for doing text completion sentences.
How could i improve my understanding power.


Thank you Adam, I think it is difficult for me to understand. Even I tried to listen you twice and do the quiz, but I’m still confusing.


Hello Adam!
i am soumaya from Morocco i am one of your biggest fun. Actually, i am studying English first year at university Abd El Malik Asaadi i do not know if you have never heard about it .
My questions are:
1/ what was the website that can help us to improve our writing skills, you mentioned to it during this lesson
2/could you please tell me the names of some grammar books that can help me at the university please please.
i hope to answer my questions


hi my dearest teacher
i was searching since 5 years in internet to learn english. eventually by the grace of god i found ur lecture thats very fantastic for me .
basically i am nurse working in saudi Arabia.i am striving for vocabulary and always have spelling mistake , sir is it possible to give me some special tip.


Hi Adam,
I heard you said; Style Guide book in 8:53, could you please write the title?



    @engVid Okay, he mentioned a title though, for where could I find MLA, APA…, so please write down the whole title and the writer. Best
    Unfortunately, nobody answer our question here!!


very good lesson


Fantastic lesson and fantastic professor!
Thank you.
Hamid from Oakville


Hi Adam,
Thanks for your valuable tips about writing. Is it possible to explain task one including introduction,body and conclusion. I am trying for IELTS 7band( academic) and if you dont mind let me get your personal email id.


Dear adam. Kindly tell me something about the word mean. For e:g i mean what i say.

Thank you very much.


The video is informative! Would it be possible to tell us the difference between writing body paragraph with listing reasons and comparing or contrasting?


Hai Sir,I became a huge fan of yours.After watching some of the videos of your teaching I could understand that excellent teachers are still available in this world.Your videos are really useful………I donot have much vocabulary to explain my sincere respect and thanks to you…..
I have a request….I will be so happy if you are able to suggest some books(In different category) having good vocabulary(Not having tough words).
Please suggest if there is any website having a facility to correct the writings……..

Thank you sir


Thanks I aprecciated the explanation for my wrong aswers . It is like learning any where in engvid. :)


Hi Adam Thanks for teaching. but there’s a problem in my mine did you support me .i wanna to support me how to write in this topic .

asha abdirahman

Thank you, Adam! You, guys, are the salt of the earth. I’m so happy to get to know all of you. My dreams come true with you!


Thank you Adam.




No…only 50 %.


That was amazing sir.. But I do like to know about ur bridges in this paragraph. I mean should I link every sentence with others in the paragraph?

Ụm Ðiffëřëņt

Hi Adam,I just bumped into your videos about a week ago. I happen to like the way you and other teachers highlight English piece by piece. I am a
Filipino Nurse working in Saudi Arabia planning to take IELTS 2-3 months from now or when I seem ready. Unfortunately, I don’t know how and what to start. Please help me and guide me on this. Thank you very much.


Thankyou alot!


Thank alots! I have learn more things on this website! :)


Thank you Adam.I found it very useful .My problem is that am writing a lot of unnecessary vocabularies .And my ideas are not arranged .How should i start planning ?? Thank you again


thanks adam. i have problem, how can i know about weak words and strong words. where i can found the resources and collected them.

Ahmad Arief

Hi Adam thank you. Good lesson, it was very helpful for me. I like very much your classes.


Hi Adam,
Can you explain the pronunciation of word “directly”?
You pronounced the “i” in it like “e” in the word “be” I have heard somewhere the “i” in the word “directly” like “i” in “lie”, “die”.

Li lit

Hi Adam! This is a great lesson. I am planning to retake my IELTS because I did not quite reach the writing band score that I had wanted (I had a 6.5 but I was opting for a 7 or a 7.5). I like writing, to be honest, but I struggle a lot when it comes to academic writing. Your video made it easier for me to understand how ideas should flow within a paragraph and how to transition to the next paragraph without making the reader confused as to what I am trying to convey.
Thanks once again. Im looking forward to more videos from you regarding the IELTS and IELTS Academic Writing.


Really impressive VIDEOS. I must say you are in the real sense a fab teacher.


your way ou explaining is really intersting, what i want if you don’t find any problem about that is i have a serious problem in my academic writing essays i’m a failure on them please if you could help to get over that situation ( and sorry about my english i think its bad ) thank you in advance


a very useful lesson,Adam… it would be a key for toefl writing section
I intend to pass toefl by the end of this month, any tips that u can provide would be the most welcome :)


Hi sir adam im just a little bit confuse about the cloze passage reading can you give some advice plz ? Thank you


Your lessons are really helpful. You teach very well. Both the introduction and paragraph writing videos helped me alot. Could you give a video on concluding paragraph as well?? Thank you.


Loved your presentation. I might use the concept in my class, but will have to adjust the topic/thesis for my students. I am working on paragraphs and teaching the inter to an essay.



Alaa Noori

Thank you teacher Adam for all these lessons , I know it’s hard but very helpful , but I have a request if you can guys make few lessons about you know…far away of grammar on the streets for example ,things we see in our life, or find by walking on z garage when we find for example some sand pieces of wood a fence and all these stuff ,it will be very nice !!


Hi Adam!
First of all, thank you! This is a very useful lesson, like most of your lessons.
I was wondering, is the paragraph you gave as an example not too long for an essay? If you have 3 paragraphs like this + introduction + conclusin it’s gonna be more than 350 words, or even more than 400. I thought that an essay should be more concise and not too oversized, otherwise you may loose points. I though that perfect essay size is between 250 and 300 words.
Not even to mention that very few people could write such a long essay with good coherance and grammar in less than 40 minutes.
Could you comment on this, please.


hi Adam help me out with this question

Indicate which underlined portion contains an error.

The collision happened on account of the brakes were faulty. Had the brakes been functioning properly then she would have been able to stop.
– happened
– on account of
– functioning
– then
I know the answer, but I need to understand why . It sounds perfect


    Hi. By your leave Mr. Been, dear teacher.
    I think THEN shold be changed into IF . because it is conditional type 3. Best tegards : soei


      …should…. sorry


thank you


Dear Adam, many thanks for your great lessons. Where we can find very good and reliable examples of IELTS writing task 2 (scored 7 and above)?
Waiting to hearing from you.


Hi Adam, Thank you for the lesson. I dont think i can write an essay that complicated this much but i wonder if you were the reader on which band you score the paragraph about pollution:)


Hi Mr, I really than you about that lesson but I hate writing because I think it’s the most complicated thing in English especially the acadmic essay , I hope that I can improve myself and be professional at it .


very helpful lesson it was clear but I got bad result may be because this is the first time to deal with writing lesson ,I think more lessons from you in writing make me better


Hi Adam,
I really like your videos and I watch them on YouTube.
I have a problem with this video, though, it seems loading, but in the end the file is not found.
Thank you again for your help.


yeah..these are very useful for ilets and improving my english..thanks emma and anthony

yeshwanth chowdary

Really helped.


hi Adam. I have several problems when it comes to write a paragraph. In my writing class the commas and to be creative is very hard for me because when I’m writing I can not see my errors until they corrected. Do you have any technics. that can help me.


it’s very awesome and helpful teaching..
thanks a lot sir

abhi kansagra

Hello Adam,
I am anxious to thank you for your precious lessons.
Could you write down the website you mentioned at 9:00 in the video above?


in the vedio at 9:00 *


Hi Adam,
Could you please help me
I left the sentence below to be reviewed. Please correct me if am wrong.
What I had for the administration requirement were agreement and invoice paper. These two documents should be applied to our finance department soonest then they make a payment for the outstanding.

Dipa eka

hello sir could you please give me the structures of descriptive and narrative paragraph . I’ll be very thankful to you sir ADAM

khalid et-taoudi

Hi, Adam! Your explanation was clear and easy, thanks a lot! But i have a question about assignment when the task given like “Do you agree or disagree” or “Give your answer to support” or “discuss” so what’s the differences between them. I’ve heard that they should be different from each other, i have difficulties in finding it?


Salam Adam,
I like your teaching style, you are most of favorite teacher at engvid; Sir, I would like to request please design a lesson on profession email writing; like from start of an email till end. This is will help me a lot.
Thanks again Adam!


hi, im nehru and im a malaysian.If you don’t mind can you teach me more on the next paragraph.


Dear Adam,
honestly you have done prefect correction on my writting method and thank you extrem much and i would really like to see your method or way to write IELTS essay conclusion .
i am looking forward your video about that

Shojalil Kosimov

Hi Adam, I just wanted to say this video is amazing. Thank you man. :)


you are best teacher :)
thank you :) :D


Adam, keep it in mind that your the best teacher in the world. love u


Hi Adam, I do have a question which is related to the essay you have written.
What is the meaning of the “very question of”?
Looking forward for your reply !!

Loh Vin

Sir you are an amazing teacher :) thank you for your free lectures <3


Adam, I must say EngVid has greatly helped me and has massively increased my knowledge of english and enhanced my techniques to take on an exam like IELTs. I have my exam in the next few hours, I would like to thank you Emma and other trainers here. You guys are doing an amazing job and are helping millions of us who are taking this exam. a Big Thank you … and i would like you all to know i am a big fan of you and emma, i like your presentation styles .. would love to meet up and thank you guys in person once i get my PR for Canada .. and after i kickass in tomorrow’s test :) .. thank you guys !


I got 100, again. Wow!. Thanks Adam it’s a good lesson to practice.


Terrific tips, thanks a lot, I was wondering if you could possibly produce a similar video but applicable to the Cambridge CPE Writing test, the main challenge in the test consists of writing a discursive essay where the key points of two texts of approximately 100 words each need to be summarized and evaluated, it also requires expressing my own idea/opinion on the topic in approximately 240-280 words.

I know this is uncommon, but I am taking the exam early next year and you have a way of explaining things that actually make sense, thanks a lot.


I have join this website just now. I really impressed by your lesson Sir. You the man great work for us who are actually learn to english as foreign language. Thank you

Masood Siddiki

Hi Adam! I will be taking the TOEFL in 3 weeks. Do you give private lessons? I would like to have my essays corrected by you, and if you do how much do you charge?


That’s not easy please can someone help me!!!!!!!


Thank for the lesson, Adam! It is extremely useful for me. I’m taking a university contest in English in February. There is a task, in which I am to write a paragraph on the given topic. My problem is that it is not an essay, just ONE PARAGRAPH. I have to “state the topic, give reasons and make a conclusion” (it’s what the task says). Should I change the structure of the paragraph you talked about or it will stay the same? Please help! It is very important for me.


Hii Adam . thank you for this interesting video .I just have one question ; what if we are supposed to talk about for exemple one of our stories or some experience e.g : to talk about an incident in which you felt courageous. and Thaank you


hello sir.your video about paragraph was great,many useful tips in it.however,i took an English course just for that specifically.that was ok too,yet i still made 4 out of 10 correct of your quiz.oh boy i have to along way haven’t i?


Thanks Adam.
I wish I was born in America because of the English that I could not speak or write well.


First and foremost I would really like to appreciate what you have done.Then, Will I be asking you to make another video on grammars used in this lesson? Such as:
1. Offenders ( who are ) individuals and ..
2.Yet, it is this very .. ( this here I think should not be used )
3. limit anyone BUT the government .. ( the usage of but here is eye-catching. Please explain it)
4. May might “it” change ITS WAY OF DOING BUSINESS ( I think you should not use capital part because of using ” it ” ).
Thank you in advance


hi,what can I do to inprove my writing?


i am a new student of English language and linguistics and actually i don’t know how to improve my writing skills
can you give me some steps ?


Hi adam. I appreciate and love all your videos as well as emma’s.Now, i would like to ask if you can recommend a good site for online courses. This i believe , will extremely help me. Waiting for your reply. Thanks


Hello Adam,
I’m studying APP and I think to write a paragraph for me it’s the most difficult part. I liked your explanation, but when I have to write I can’t. :(




Franklin Paz

Hi Teacher Adam. i am a new student here. it is still difficult for me to write a paragraph.
How can i improve my writing?


Hi teacher Adam,

Have a nice time.

My question is how to deal with a new topic, unfamiliar to you or you have no ideas to write about, especially ,when you have no choice just to write.Knowingly, you are in exam and no way for using any other resources to get information.


Sofian Al-ameri

Hi Teacher Adam. I am always confused by pronouns. The second sentence in the model paragraph in the video: ‘The governments have the …the law to support them’. The last word ‘them’ in the sentence is referring to the ‘governments’ or the ‘great changes’ which mentioned in the first paragraph?


Hi Adam,

How can I start to describe an example one the paragraph? And can I put any mine example?



Hi Adam,
I have a question. Before My question I want to say something. First of all thank you for everything which you taught. Second in your opinion , your prefer is about indent and skip. which should I use for toefl. Thank you again.

nazim yildizoglu

I don’t know how to write a paragraph.always my marks very lowlow

Ella Chen

Practice makes perfect. :))
I can do it by learn everday.
Fighting, my friend!


Thank you mr.Adam . I have a question for you. In the paragraph. They have acess to means or They have acess to mean.

617 khaled

Thank you for the lecture Adam! I just have a question for you. When I tried to write “flow-bridges” especially at the end of the first body paragraph, it seemed a bit off of the main idea because it is rather more about the next paragraph. If I skip the flow bridge at the end, and just starting next paragraph, would it be too dramatic?


After the quiz I can understand much better the areas where I need more improvement. Thanks!


Love you Envied teachers the lesson was totally useful many thanks? this is my first time to learn writing skills and I was wondering if you “Mr.Adam” offer an online writing course ?


Brilliant video, so helpful!
Do you do skype tutoring? How much would that cost? If you do not do this could you recommend someone to me?!
If you could pm me i would appreciate that immensley. I have also messaged Editproof.com (is that your company also?) I have tried about 6 tutors already and I deperate to find the right tutor
thank you so much


Hi Adam,
I would like to thank you for all the English lessons you have done for us. Much appreciated! I’ve learnt a lot from your videos. All the best!


Without words Adam. Great and difficult lesson. Thanks for your knowledge.


I think that’s the most difficult part if you’re taking the TOEFL test, like I’m about to do soon. I wish there were a platform where we could get our essays corrected, even that in a general way, like… correct just a few so we see the most common mistakes. Mine would probably be the lack of vocabulary.


Also, Adam is one of the best teachers here. I like how he goes straight to the topic and is very clear when talking about something. Thanks!


Thank you sir for what you have learned to us .
Thank you very very very much ??

Sarahzozo 25

what is technically

Esl student 09

Hello Adam! I am from Cambodia a small country in the world. Could u show me how to start a paragraph writing,please.

Srey South

Hello buddies…..!
I want someone to talk in English.
Here is my contact number +91 9992887878


Lovely explanations! 8/10, need more practice to get 10/10 :)


Adam thank you…
You are the best

Omar Albess

A good lesson as many others thanks Adam!


I got 6.5 twice in ietls academics. Appearing again on 19th may. Can you give me structures for opinion,discussion ,adv/disadv essay.


6.5 in writing, over all I have 7.5 score. 8.5 each in listening and reading and 7 in speaking


Great tips…. was really helpful!!


I like ur classes


Hi Adam,
I have been watching your videos quite a while, and I really want to let you know that you have been a big help to me.
I am preparing to take my TOEFL and GRE as part of my MBA admission requirements.
I have a question. What tips could you provide that will help me find ùy ideas during the writing for the TOEFL? I think that the grammar, the vocabulary and following the essay structure will be easy because those are standard. However, having the correct idea will also help you write faster your essay.
Would you mind sharing some tips please?


Hi Adam,
Is there any good reference essay and letter writing book for ielts ?


May I download this video from here?


    Sorry, no. All our videos can only be streamed on YouTube.

    engVid Moderator

Hi Adam,

Thesis bridge to paragraphs and bridging between sentences and paragraphs were a real eye opener. First of all, thank you and I was wondering if I could get the question or statement of this pollution body paragraph to relate it simultaneously.


Hi, Adam, i’ve been parcticing but i need practice, by the way, your videos are so useful


Hi sir, I found your channel on YouTube and I liked the way how you teach can I get some help from you please?


thanks, your lesson is timely for me. I’m working on my thesis proposal. and i need more of it.


If you’d rewrite the last sentence of the example paragraph “Yet, it is this very question of costs that limits anyone but the government to act against pollution.” how would it be? I am having a hard time understanding what it means… Thank you for your help.


I’m disappointed that I only got 40% on this test.
I’ll do it again later.
Thanks for the lesson


If you can talk more about reading especially ( Toefl one) .
And your lessons are awesome.?


Thank u teacher adam. really i have understood very much. but i have to watch it again.

mohamed hassan hussein

Hi, this is Nicholas. I thought this lesson was very useful; arw there also lessons about the introduction and/or the conclusion?

Thankd, Nichlas

A. N. Woof

Perfect!Just what I needed. Thank you!

shipra dixit

Is there a demo lesson available for writing conclusion?

shipra dixit

Indeed,a very helpful topic. Thank you Anthony.


Hi Adam,
I liked how you explained paragragh writing. It’s clear and concise. I also liked the idea of the quiz.


My dear adam. Is there any website I can upload my essays to find out have any mistakes or erroneous?

Agha joon

I’m a beginner, I’m preparing for ielts, If anybody wants to have conversation in English through skype Or any other platform, Dm on Instagram, here is my id-rehankhan7746

Rahil khan

5/10! Terrible! What a F marks I got! I can’t understand the question. What should I do for my English learning.

Jerry Gu

Good morning,
Can you help with my personal statement?

Nathy Bahia

Hi teacher. Thank for the lessons. If I say: according to teacher, today we are not having lessons. Am I quoting, citing or pharafrasing? I’d like to know the differences
See you…


Great lesson. I didn’t realize how many rules I had forgotten when it pertains to writing. Thanks!


Hi Adam, I think you’re an excellent teacher, just as many others here are! I’ve been using your lessons in my teaching as an adjunct with great success :) I love your website and what you offer.

Regarding the first question, I think it might be less confusing if you changed caffeine to theine because contrary to popular belief, tea does not contain caffeine. So the sentence “The history of tea drinking around the world” does not fit the topic of the paragraph devoted to caffeine.


I want to make a conversation to improve our speaking skills.
If any body interested. just contact me on skype
Same name: Fadel Johurry.

Fadel Johurry

number 8, I selected another reason, I can’t understand why after all is the answer, actually.


Well. Have to work on it. Will try to write and use your tips.


This was very helpful, thanks alot

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