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Join us at CATEOL Santa Clara

Posted by englishlessons on October 16, 2017

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)

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2017 Academics’ Choice Smart Book award for Mind-Building Excellence

Posted by englishlessons on August 25, 2017

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

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Idiom of the week – Be on the same wavelength

Posted by englishlessons on August 1, 2017

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.


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Idiom of the week – Free Rein

Posted by englishlessons on July 25, 2017

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.


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Idiom of the week – a Windfall

Posted by englishlessons on May 17, 2017

Definition:

an amount of money that you receive unexpectedly

Examples

When his great aunt died, he was surprised to find she left her house to him in her will; it was a windfall.
The extra dividend from the stock was an unexpected windfall.

 

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Idiom of the week – a Tipping point

Posted by englishlessons on May 12, 2017

Definition:

the critical point in a situation or process beyond which an unstoppable change happens

Examples:

Scientists say we are at an environmental tipping point where inaction will have dire consequences for the planet.

We have reached a tipping point in terms of infrastructure where growth may overwhelm this town if it is not carefully managed.

 

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Idiom of the week -Take time out

Posted by englishlessons on April 12, 2017

Definition:

Take time to rest or do something different from usual

Examples:

He took time out from his busy schedule to attend his son’s concert at school.

She tries to take some time out to relax before starting a new project.

 

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Free Trial for Read Aloud eBook with Adaptive Assessment

Posted by englishlessons on March 29, 2017

The Green Sea Turtle, the first of 45 titles in the Read Aloud eBook series with Adaptive Assessment, is now available online as a Free Trial.

Reading grade level ranges from 2-6 in this series for English language learners.

 

 

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Idiom of the week – Pull the trigger (on something)

Posted by englishlessons on March 27, 2017

Definition:

initiate something

Examples:

We decided to pull the trigger on our remodeling project, and we hired a contractor this week.
Our manager has been talking for months about hiring more engineers; I hope she pulls the trigger soon.

 

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Idiom of the week – Iron something out

Posted by englishlessons on March 20, 2017

Definition:

solve a small problem/problems

Examples:

Before we sign the contract, we just need to iron out a few more details.

The two friends had been arguing, but since they met to iron things out, they have been getting along well.

 

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