Cut and Dried

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut and Dried. What does “cut and dried” mean? Clear and definite Done and completed Settled, decided, and unlikely to change How to use it? “Cut and dried” is used to describe a situation, solution, or plan. You can use it as a predicate adjective, which modifies …

Fly off the Handle

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In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Fly off the Handle. What does “fly off the handle” mean? To lose control of one’s emotions all of a sudden To lose one’s temper and become extremely angry How to use it? Note that “fly off the handle” is a very informal phrase. Use “fly off …

Public Library Fall Programs Registration Open

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Calgary Public Library is organizing new fall programs. Book for a spot for your children and family in one of these online and in-person programs: Programs for babies and toddlers age 0-5 years: 1-2-3: Count with Me, A-B-C: You and Me, Busy Bookworms, Family Storytime, Words and Wiggles, Baby Rhyme Time programs Programs for kids and teens: Coding Buddies, Code …

Glenbow Museum Offers Free Weekends Before 3-Year Renovation

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Glenbow Museum is set to close its doors on August 29, 2021 will reopen in 2024. Visit Glenbow Museum for one last time before their building closes for a three-year renovation project. Free admission is available for booking during these two weekends: from Aug. 19 to 22 from Aug. 26 to 29 The third & fourth floors are already closing. …

Free Virtual Fitness Classes Offered in August by the City of Calgary

Lisa C. Community, Daily Life, Health and wellness, Updates

No need to get dressed up for the gym. You can work out in whatever is comfortable by joining City of Calgary’s Virtual Fitness Classes. All classes are free in August, so take advantage of them now! Paid classes begin in September. Benefits of joining online fitness classes: Live instruction from certified instructors No additional monthly fees No need to …

Common Uncountable Nouns

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In the first article of our new series “English Learning Tips for Newcomers“. English learners tend to overuse plural forms on uncountable nouns. Uncountable nouns are nouns that cannot be counted, e.g. water, weather, air, etc. Most uncountable nouns are liquid, abstract concept, mass nouns, states of being, or feelings. Here are 10 uncountable nouns which English learners tend to …

What’s New at Library: Changes to CPL’s Health & Safety Measures and Available Services

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On June 14, the Calgary Public Library opened all but two locations. Then on June 28, the last two libraries opened doors to public. As of today, all locations are open at regular service hours. Starting August 3, some new changes will happen to the Library’s safety measures. Masks are no longer required inside Library locations, as Calgary repealed the …

Historic Calgary Week July 23 – August 1

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Historic Calgary Week is from July 23 to August 1, 2021. During this week, the Calgary Public Library and Chinook Country Historical Society present three free events for those interested in learning more about the history of our city. Click on the ones you are interested in and register today: Historic Calgary Week: Behind the Scenes with the Mapmakers – …