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Eric H. Roth
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I write, I teach; I live by the beach. And I co-author the Compelling Conversations series.
I write, I teach; I live by the beach. And I co-author the Compelling Conversations series.

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Why are idioms so important - and confusing - in English? This 8-minute video provides some clear, fun examples. Teresa X. Nguyen, a college ESL teacher and co-author of Compelling Conversations - Vietnam, shares some tips and American idioms in another humorous video. #ESL #EFL #learningEnglish #idioms
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Who was the food critic Jonathan Gold? Why is his death hitting so many folks so hard? This column, written about his friend Anthony Bordian, captures his style and sensibility. http://www.latimes.com/food/jonathan-gold/la-fo-gold-anthony-bourdain-20180608-story.html
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What do you know about Sammy Davis Jr? This poignant BBC documentary captures his astonishing skills as an actor, singer, and dancer. It also tells some painful stories of overcoming racism, breaking barriers, and becoming a legend.
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Do you teach English conversation to adults? Are you looking for some tips to make tutoring English easier and more satisfying? https://www.compellingconversations.com/teaching-matters-tutoring-conversation-skills-esl #tutor #adultESL #ESL #adulteducation #Englishtutor
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Looking for a quick primer on some crucial spelling differences between British and American English? Check out this article: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/spelling/british-and-spelling #TEFL #TESOL #IATEFL #ESL #EFL #spelling #British #American #English
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Should English teachers and material writers create lessons for an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) environment or an ELF (English as Lingua Franca) environment? This post - which summarizes a presentation at #IATEFL convention examines the issue. Note: many of the suggested changes might be relatively minor and work better in international classrooms with #ELLs from multiple countries and mother tongues. #EFL #EFL #TEFL https://clareseltcompendium.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/from-efl-to-elf-materials-writing-for-english-as-a-lingua-franca-a-summary/
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Did you make it to TESOL 2018? What were the highlights for you?

I'm still recovering from a long trip home, but my friend Jennifer Lebedev (better known for her popular English with Jennifer YouTube channel) has already started writing up her highlights. Well done!
#TESOL18 #edtech #en.news

As the article details, one free resource for English language learners - en.news - impressed both of us. Is this the YouGlish.com of 2018?
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Do you consume too much sugar? Are you looking for ways to cut back? This practical NYTimes article outlines several places where you can reduce the unintentional consumption of surplus sugar. I found it helpful; you might too.
https://www.nytimes.com/guides/smarterliving/how-to-stop-eating-sugar
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