Classroom English: Vocabulary & Expressions for Students


Hi. Welcome again to www.engvid.com. I’m Adam.
Today’s lesson comes as a request, because I know that there are actually quite a few
of you who are teachers of English, and you wanted to know some classroom English. So,
today, we’re going to look at classroom English. This is more for beginners, especially people
who have just joined an English class, an ESL class, EFL class, etc. and you’re starting
to get used to the classroom environment, and you’re not exactly sure what the teacher
is saying, what you should say, etc. We’re going to start with the teachers. What
do teachers say that you need to understand? Okay? [Clears throat] Excuse me. First, the
teacher will take attendance, or the teacher will take roll call. Sorry, these are two
separate words, “roll call”. Basically, they want to know who is here and who is not here.
Okay? So, if a student is in the class, he or she is present. So, if the teacher says:
-“Bill?” -“Present.” -“Mary?” -“Present.” -“Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?” Bueller is absent.
He or she is not in the class. So, “absent”, not here. “Present”, here. If the teacher has finished with attendance
and starts to teach the class, and a student comes in then, that student is late. And they
get a little check. Too many lates, you get into trouble. Now, you could be absent, but
you can have an excused absent, means that you have a note from your parents, from your
doctor, from your boss, or the teacher just knows that you’re not coming today
and it’s okay; it’s excused. Now, the teacher will give you commands. He
or she will tell you to do things. Okay? So, it’s very important that you understand what
to do. If a teacher says: “Put up your hand”, or: “Raise your hand to ask a question, to
make a comment, to ask to go to the bathroom”, put up your hand. Raise your hand. Don’t speak
out. Because if everybody speaks out, it’s just noise. Put up your hand, ask
your question, get your answer. Okay? Then, the teacher will ask you: “Take out
your notebooks. Take out your pens. Take out your earphones.” Basically, get them
ready, we are going to use them. Okay. “Take your seats.” Basically means sit down,
sit. Okay? So, he’s trying to get organized, or she is trying
to get organized. Next, they’ll say: “Take out your book. Turn
to page 37.” Means open your book, page 37, let’s start reading,
working, etc. Now, if the teacher wants you to do things,
but not alone… For example, if you’re doing math, yeah, you do it alone no problem. If
you’re doing ESL, the teacher will want you to work in pairs. It means two people together,
so you can speak. “Work in groups”, means get into a few people
together; three, four, five. If he wants a specific number, he will say:
“Get into groups of”, or: “Work in groups of three.” So, you find your two friends,
three sit together, do the exercise. Now, if the teacher… As everybody’s talking,
the teacher wants everybody be quiet and listen to one student, he will say or she will say:
“Please pay attention to Jack. Jack is going to speak. Everybody, please pay attention
to Jack.” Or if you’re doing exercise, if the teacher wants you to be careful about one
word or one grammar structure: “Pay attention to the independent clause.” Means
be very focused, be aware. Okay? So, these are the basic things you need to
know what… That your teacher will say. Now, you’re the student, you have questions or you
don’t understand something, what are you going to say or what are you
going to ask? Let’s see. Okay, so now, you’re the student and, you know,
sometimes you don’t understand everything the teacher says. So, there are things you can say
or ask from the teacher, of course, to help you. If you didn’t hear something, what will you say?
You could say: “I didn’t catch the last part.” Now, if you say: “I didn’t hear”, and I’m
the teacher, I have been speaking for 10 minutes, and you say: “I didn’t hear.”
I’ll say: “What? Everything? 10 minutes?” I can’t say again. So, “I didn’t hear”, or:
“I didn’t catch the last part.” So, I will go back and say again the last part, or: “I
didn’t hear the part about what to ask.” Or: “I didn’t hear the part about independent
clauses”, or whatever the lesson is about. So, be specific. Tell the teacher which part
you didn’t hear. He or she will say it again. Or you can just say: “Could you repeat that
please?” Repeat, say again. If you didn’t hear: “Could you repeat that please? Could
you say that again?” But again, say which part. Be specific. Or: “I didn’t hear/catch what you said after
here.” So, tell the teacher you heard everything until here, and from here, you didn’t hear, you
didn’t catch. “Catch” means hear or understand. Okay? And if you’re having a lot of trouble, ask a
teacher: “Can you please speak more slowly?” And the teacher will slow down, and it
will be much easier for you to understand. Okay, now, if you are learning something…
And again, we’re learning English and you’re not familiar with what the teacher says…
It’s something new or you don’t really know what it is, first of all, make sure you know
how to spell the word. If it’s a new word, ask the teacher: “How do you spell that?” And
the teacher will say: “S-p-e-l-l.” Spell. Okay? “How do you spell that?” Now, if you
don’t know the meaning of the word and the teacher just continues speaking, put up your
hand, say: “I’m sorry. What does this word mean?” And the teacher
will explain to you. Now, if you’re learning in another country,
you’re learning EFL, English as a foreign language, you can say: “How do you say this
word?” in your language? If you’re learning in Japan: “How do you say ‘spell’ in Japanese?”,
“How do you say ‘spell’ in Spanish?”, “How do you say ‘spell'” in any language? And:
“What is this word in Japanese?”, “What is ‘spell’ in Japanese?” So, these two
basically mean the same thing. By the way, these marks means same as what was
above, just so you know. What is the word in your language? If you’re learning outside.
If you’re learning in Canada, for example, and you say: “How do you say this word in
Spanish?” I don’t know. I don’t actually speak Spanish. I wish I spoke Spanish. I will learn
one day, but for now, I don’t. So, you have to be careful. Okay. Finally, if you need a bit more information,
you want the teacher to explain a little bit more, maybe you understand or you heard, but
you’re not really sure. So, you can always ask for more specifics. “Can you use this
word in a sentence?” So, for example, you heard the word, you understand the word, but
you’re not sure how it would fit in a sentence, how to use it. Ask. “Can you use…?” Like,
for the teacher: “Can you please use this word in a sentence so I can see how it works?”
Or: “Can you give me”, or: “Can you give us”, the class, “an example
of this?” Okay? So, for example, the teacher taught you about
some new technology. You understand, but you want to see in real life what this means. So,
you want examples of things that use this technology, so you ask. Now, this is everything you need to know,
teachers, students entering the classroom, but the most important thing you need to remember:
if you don’t understand something, ask. There’s no such thing as a bad question or a stupid
question, or you’re not sure about. If you’re not sure, ask. The teacher will be happy to
tell you the answer. He or she will be happy to repeat a few times until you understand.
I’m sure that other… Your classmates, other people in the class, they also have questions,
but they are too shy to ask. You ask. You get the answer, you move on.
Okay? Go to www.engvid.com. If you have any questions
for me, write them in the comments box. I will answer them. Do the quiz, make
sure you understand everything. And come back again
to www.engvid.com. Bye.

100 thoughts on “Classroom English: Vocabulary & Expressions for Students

  • March 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm
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    Great!

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  • March 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm
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    Can you Show in another video the differences between a British classroom and a American classroom? I will be so happy if you explain more about it.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 7:37 am
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    Excellent. It was perfect. Thank you.

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  • April 11, 2018 at 10:20 am
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    You are one of the best ever teacher i have ever met on the internet
    Many thanks
    But if i want to ask student what to say to student to tell me in which page we arrived last class
    How can l say that ?

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  • April 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm
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    Teacher I love you so much. The way you would like explain everything in your lesson so great. Thanks so much!!!

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  • April 24, 2018 at 5:16 pm
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    Nice video

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  • April 25, 2018 at 2:41 am
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    I love you, thanks! excellent teacher

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  • May 5, 2018 at 7:11 am
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    I really like it pls make some more videos like this

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  • May 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm
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    I have a question for the article. The children are eating candy or Children are eating….. same way The children are feeling sleepy or Children are……
    Same problem with The students or Students and The boys or Boys…

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  • May 24, 2018 at 5:42 pm
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    Great!

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  • May 26, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    Sir you are very good teacher I like your teaching style

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  • June 8, 2018 at 4:40 am
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    Wow perfect
    I like how to teach. 🙂 thank you for sharing 💖👍

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  • June 15, 2018 at 2:05 am
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    Excellent. I am pursuing ESL teaching . Very helpful .

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  • June 16, 2018 at 5:07 am
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    thank you for the best discribtion

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  • June 17, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    Sink you

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  • June 27, 2018 at 1:41 am
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    trank the class

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  • June 28, 2018 at 5:22 am
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    Sir. .nice class.. We do request you to have us more classes on class room English as well outside the classroom. .

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  • July 3, 2018 at 9:42 am
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    How are you

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  • July 13, 2018 at 9:04 am
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    Also make whatsaap group sir

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  • July 18, 2018 at 4:53 pm
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    how excactly a new teacher can pass a demo class ( interview to make a good impression??????????????????

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  • July 19, 2018 at 6:37 am
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    I need to learn how to ask questions.

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  • July 25, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    Nice video sir

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  • August 1, 2018 at 12:12 am
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    Good class

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  • August 1, 2018 at 12:40 pm
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    nice sir

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  • August 4, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    there very nice

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  • August 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm
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    Thank u

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  • August 12, 2018 at 12:35 pm
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    Thank you so much, this will help with my students!

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  • August 13, 2018 at 4:44 pm
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    Excellent class!! From: Brazil

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  • August 14, 2018 at 4:26 pm
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    great lesson! Thank you so much!

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  • August 16, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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    thank you!!!!! this video helps me very much!!!!!!! I am Mexican and in Mexico is so many Americans!!!!!!!! Thank you very much!!!!!!

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  • August 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm
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    I can understand what are you talking about but when I have to talk in english…I just can´t… :C

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  • August 31, 2018 at 3:43 pm
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    Hi teacher. when i want to say to my student to leave more space for other student to sit on the same bench. what do you say?

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  • August 31, 2018 at 3:45 pm
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    where can I find more commands in the classroom?

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  • September 13, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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    Class math

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  • September 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Thank you for your lesson. This lesson helped very much when I am in my classroom. Thank you so much!

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  • September 19, 2018 at 12:48 am
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    I like.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 3:59 pm
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    Nice tq 🙏

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  • October 8, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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    great! adam

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  • October 11, 2018 at 6:33 pm
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    Oh vontade de dar pra esse home.

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  • October 15, 2018 at 4:38 pm
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    Thank u Adam

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  • October 19, 2018 at 1:35 am
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    Great !!!

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  • November 2, 2018 at 11:14 pm
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    Thank you a lot Adam; I'm now a new student of yours. You're always explaning our doubts very well. Thumb for you

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  • November 24, 2018 at 8:14 am
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    useful video

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  • December 3, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    Thank you teacher¡

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  • December 11, 2018 at 5:26 pm
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    Good video !! Thanks for the explanations 👍

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  • January 19, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    Thank you it's so useful

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  • January 27, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    I loved this class! thansk a lot

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  • February 2, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    sir.. you are requested to cover all the conversations n compere script on all the occasion in the school..

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  • February 4, 2019 at 2:46 pm
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    Sir awesome your method to teach is quite good……

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  • February 6, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    if you know the to be, and the to have verb….you are well on your way….vocabulary….is numbers and diagrams, until you can start picking up on them…

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  • February 16, 2019 at 9:07 pm
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    goooood

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  • February 20, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    1:12 omg

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  • February 21, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Good class.

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  • February 22, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Nice

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  • February 23, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    For attendance which one is correct "here" or "present". I am in Canada and everybody says here.

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  • February 25, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Nahidshirazi

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  • February 25, 2019 at 3:26 pm
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    Hi you are agood teacher

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  • March 1, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    Thank you so much 👍

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  • March 24, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    Thank you for the video, I have a question for you, what would you say as a teacher if you want one of the student to read something, like…new words, and let others repeat after that student.

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  • May 12, 2019 at 10:39 am
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    But you can nice teacher plz till me what is the tense

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  • May 21, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    Thanks for your help!

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  • May 30, 2019 at 1:48 am
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    Adam, you are very good at teaching people How to improve the English languege, congratulations.

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  • May 31, 2019 at 1:52 am
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    I looking for infomation about how planning class before going into any class room? Thank

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  • June 9, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    You are good teachers

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  • June 11, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    I still learn english as a communication language

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  • July 16, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    Know some classroom english

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  • July 17, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Haha…It's so funny that you used Bueller's name. I don't think anyone else got it that it was a character from a movie 😉

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  • July 19, 2019 at 3:42 pm
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    thank you for this vdo that i have found. English is our second language and we need to learn more.

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  • July 19, 2019 at 5:14 pm
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    Would you suggest us some classroom language for teachers?? thank you very much for your excelente videos. Greetings from La Paz, Bolivia.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 6:11 pm
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    Awesome! Thank you!

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  • August 9, 2019 at 8:46 pm
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    Outstanding effort!

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  • August 11, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    i dont know how this could be usefull in class. if the teacher doesnt know these expressions. how you expect the student to understand when teacher using them. thank any way

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  • August 11, 2019 at 7:12 pm
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    Thank you sir your explanation is clear.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm
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    A very good video… really easy to understand but the only problem when we want to speak new language..we are too afraid to make mistake….and we mostly people don't confident…sometimes i fell when i speak English everybody Will look me like awkward…but i realize that English is very important so i should learn English and try it..because the best way to be fluently is SPEAK Out…

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  • August 17, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    Let's speak…excuse me sir..i didn't understand the last part…could you tell me agan…sir want does that word Mean in Bahasa…pay attention to Siska she Will tell US about her opinion …who absens today…hey what you came late ..of u do it next week u cannot follow may quiz …thank alot for your description iya really helpful…btw i actually don't too understand the middle part of the paragraph could you explaint it to me please..why not…

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    rishabh 4

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  • September 1, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    What do you say to the teacher when you're late for classes ?

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  • September 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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    I like this teacher because I can understand everything very well

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:25 am
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    I am trying to increase my Vocabulary. as an English teacher I want to know more terminology vocabulary. I mean; can you make a video for English teaching Vocabulary like business English Vocabulary words? if you didn't get what I mean I will mention some of these words I mean "Homograph, Homophone, Homonym, Antonyms, Heteronyms, ….."

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:58 pm
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    Wow I like it I want to lurn English can you help me please!

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  • September 14, 2019 at 12:54 am
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    Thanks much for your instruction. The info imparted was concise and easy-to-apply

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  • September 17, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    It was a really helpful video thanks Adam so much 🙂

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  • September 24, 2019 at 2:41 am
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    Thanks .

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  • September 26, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    As an English teacher in China, i find this quite useful for me. Thank you, Sir

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:25 am
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    Sir your number is send plz

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  • October 2, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    Thank you sir!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:16 pm
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    Thanks you very much 😊

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  • October 7, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    1:11 it was a joke about an american movie so all no native speakers didn't understand the real meaning.

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  • October 18, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    Thank you for your explication. I'm gonna teach it to my student.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    i am in training course and when i teach my students i have many mistakes of structure , when i asking them questions i say it in a wrong way then my adviser telling me you should know who to ask , explain to them the practice before you give them, you should to be professional how i be professional while my collage only give as literature, phonetic and morphology, please help me, because after the training course i have graduate.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 2:47 am
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    Good video

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  • October 31, 2019 at 9:14 am
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    Hulayta Andrea Puspa, Agriculture Faculty, Lampung of university, thank you very help me

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  • November 1, 2019 at 1:56 pm
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    Thank you

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  • November 5, 2019 at 12:59 pm
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    Hello

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  • November 6, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    All of my teachers say call THE roll, is that ok?

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  • November 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm
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    I love english education and English language no anything before English other how many language in the world those are zero no for anything zero

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