When Push Comes to Shove

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “When Push Comes to Shove”. What does “when push comes to shove” mean? “When push comes to shove” means if worse comes to worse. It is when a decision needs to be made to resolve an urgent issue matters become critical and call for an action someone …

Black Sheep VS Dark Horse

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s compare the idioms “black sheep” and “dark horse”. They are both about animals but their meanings are totally different and they are not to be confused. Black Sheep: What does “black sheep” mean? When you say someone is a black sheep of his/her group or family, you mean that the person: is considered …

Over the Moon

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “over the moon”. What does “over the moon” mean? This idiom is used todescribe one’s mood: very pleased extremely happy ecstatic in high spirits How to use it? Add “about” or “with”: be over the moon about/with something Examples: Her daughter just gave birth to a healthy …

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Conversation Circles

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To register for the Conversation Circles, please fill out the registration form here. Do you want to improve your English conversational skills while learning about different aspects of Canadian life and culture? Are you looking to build your vocabulary, practice new phrases, and increase your confidence? Join our free conversation circles to participate in weekly discussions in English with other …

Conversation Circle

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Do you want to improve your English conversational skills while learning about different aspects of Canadian life & culture? Are you looking to build your vocabulary, practice new phrases you learn, and increase your overall confidence? Come join our Conversation Circles, a weekly discussion with other newcomers in a friendly, supportive environment that covers beginner to intermediate level topics, such …

Conversation Circles

Daniel Wu Leave a Comment

Do you want to improve your English conversation skills and learn about Canadian life & culture? Are you looking to build your vocabulary, practice new phrases you learn, and increase your overall confidence in speaking? Join our Conversation Circles to participate in a weekly discussion with other newcomers and English speaking facilitators in a friendly, supportive environment where we cover …