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Tips and training suggestions for learning English as a foreign language.



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Idiom of the week – Let someone off the hookIdioms in English

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 17:11:42 +0000

Definition: Let someone out of a difficult situation or let someone avoid doing something unpleasant Examples: I asked him to make a presentation, but he was so nervous about it that I let him off the hook and chose someone else to present. I am relieved that my manager let me off the hook and […](image)


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Join us at CATEOL Santa ClaraSmart Book AwardRead Aloud eBooks

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:05:54 +0000

Join us at CATESOL in Santa Clara for a presentation by the author on “Read Aloud eBooks with Adaptive Assessment” on Saturday, 10/21/17 at 9:45 AM in Room H2 Bayshore West (Booth 114)(image)


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Idiom of the week – Blow through somethingThe English Skills Series

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:09:52 +0000

Definition: Use up/consume Examples: That start-up blew through the first round of funding in less than a year. He blew through his inheritance so quickly that it surprised everyone. Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com  (image)


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2017 Academics’ Choice Smart Book award for Mind-Building ExcellenceSmart Book AwardRead Aloud eBooks

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 18:26:32 +0000

The Read Aloud eBooks series with Adaptive Assessment earns 2017 Academics’ Choice Smart Book award for Mind-Building Excellence(image)


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Idiom of the week – Blow overThe English Skills Series

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:32:13 +0000

Definition: Become unimportant after some time Examples: Don’t worry; the controversy about this will blow over soon. As she predicted, the press frenzy blew over in a few weeks as reporters went on to other issues. Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com  (image)


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Idiom of the week – Get a handle on somethingThe English Skills Series

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 17:14:15 +0000

Definition: Get control or understanding of something Examples: I feel more comfortable after doing some research as I am getting a handle on some of the issues. This is a new area for him, and he doesn’t have a handle on it yet. Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training […](image)


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Idiom of the week – Be on the same wavelengthThe English Skills Series

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 16:48:50 +0000

Definition: Think in the same way about something as another person Examples: My co-worker and I came up with similar solutions to the problem; we are on the same wavelength. My husband and I almost always agree on how to handle our children; we are usually on the same wavelength. Improve your fluency in English. […](image)


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Idiom of the week – Free ReinThe English Skills Series

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:46:59 +0000

Definition: freedom to say or do things the way you want to Examples: My manager gives us free rein to set our work schedules as long as deadlines are met. Over the summer, we had free rein to explore the island near my grandparent’s house. Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English […](image)


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Pull one’s weightThe English Skills Series

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:56:24 +0000

Definition: do one’s fair share of work Examples: That new employee needs to pull his weight pretty soon, or we may have to let him go. Pulling one’s weight is important when one works in a small team with tight deadlines. Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from […](image)


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Stand up to something/someoneThe English Skills Series

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:41:38 +0000

Definition: hold one’s position in the face of a challenge Examples: I admire her; she stood up to them and risked losing her job. Standing up for his beliefs gained him the respect of his colleagues.   AmEnglish.com Programs: Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com  (image)


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