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ielts tips common idioms for speaking part.3

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.3

In the pursuit of mastering a language, certain linguistic tools can help you stand out and excel. Idioms, those captivating expressions that infuse language with color and depth, hold the potential to significantly enhance your IELTS speaking score. In this article, we embark on a journey through the meanings and origins of eight intriguing idioms. 1. A Dime a Dozen: Meaning: This idiom refers to something that is abundant and easily found, often suggesting its low value or uniqueness. Example: “In the digital age, social media influencers seem to be a dime a dozen, making it harder to stand out.”

ielts tips common idioms for speaking

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking Part.2

Language is a fascinating tapestry woven with phrases that often carry more than just their literal meanings. Idioms are one of the most colorful threads in this linguistic fabric, offering insight into cultural nuances and expressions. 1. Once in a Blue Moon: Meaning: This idiom refers to an event that occurs very rarely or infrequently. Example: “I only see my childhood friends once in a blue moon, as we all live in different parts of the world.” 2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words: Meaning: This phrase emphasizes that what someone does is more important and telling than what they say.

ielts tips common idioms for speaking

IELTS Tips: Common Idioms for Speaking

IELTS is a widely recognized examination that assesses the language proficiency of non-native English speakers. Scoring well in the IELTS test is crucial for individuals seeking to study, work, or migrate to an English-speaking country. One effective way to impress the examiners and demonstrate your language skills is by using idioms appropriately in your speaking section. Idioms are expressions that hold a figurative meaning that may not be obvious from the individual words used. Mastering idioms can enhance your language fluency, making you sound more natural and competent in English. However, using them incorrectly can have the opposite effect, potentially

anime revolution 2023 a big celebration of japanese animation in vancouver, canada

Anime Revolution 2023: A Big Celebration of Japanese Animation in Vancouver, Canada

Anime Revolution, a prominent anime convention held annually in Vancouver, Canada, has been captivating anime enthusiasts and pop culture fans since its inception. This three-day extravaganza celebrates the vibrant world of Japanese animation, bringing together fans, cosplayers, industry professionals, and artists alike. With its diverse programming, interactive workshops, and immersive exhibition hall, Anime Revolution has become a hub for all things anime in the heart of British Columbia. Anime Revolution will be held on Aug 18-20, 2023, promising an exciting and unforgettable experience for attendees. With its stellar lineup of events and activities, including exclusive screenings, cosplayer showcases, and engaging

convenient car sharing services in toronto!

Convenient Car Sharing Services in Toronto!

Car-sharing services have revolutionized urban mobility. As one of Canada’s bustling cities, Toronto has embraced the concept of car sharing, providing its residents and visitors with a convenient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional car ownership.  With an array of reputable car-sharing companies dotting the city’s landscape, navigating Toronto’s bustling streets has never been easier. Whether you’re a local looking to avoid the hassles of owning a car or a traveler seeking a flexible means of transportation, Toronto’s car-sharing services offer an exciting and forward-thinking solution for all. Some advantages of car-sharing could be the following examples: Car-sharing services

6 ways new westminster school district prepares its students for the future

6 Ways New Westminster School District Prepares Its Students for the Future

The New Westminster School District is a dynamic educational institution that offers a wide range of academic programs and extracurricular activities to students. Located in the Metro Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada, the district is committed to providing high-quality education to students of all ages and abilities. With its size being 22,000 sqm and having 2,259 students as of January 2023, it’s a comfortable school where students feel at home. Here are six benefits of studying with the New Westminster School District: 1: Innovative Educational Programs The New Westminster School District is committed to providing innovative educational programs, designed

attention international students exciting opportunities for trades professionals through express entry!

Attention International Students: Exciting Opportunities for Trades Professionals through Express Entry!

If you are an international student studying in Canada with expertise in trades like carpentry, plumbing, or welding, there is some great news for you! On August 1, 2023, Canada announced the first-ever Express Entry invitations specifically designed to welcome skilled newcomers, such as you, with experience in critical fields. This move comes as Canada seeks to meet the rising demand for talent and fill key positions that contribute to the nation’s economic growth and advancement. Streamlined pathway for trades professionals The Express Entry system, Canada’s flagship application management system for permanent immigration, is now tailored to provide a streamlined

canada’s most and least expensive cities– the benefits of living in saskatoon, sk

Canada’s Most and Least Expensive Cities– The Benefits of Living in Saskatoon, SK

Canada boasts a diverse landscape, not only in terms of geography but also in its cost of living. One significant factor contributing to the overall cost of living is the expense associated with renting a home. In this article, we will delve into the most and least expensive cities to rent in Canada, and focus on the benefits of living in Saskatoon.  Most Expensive Cities: Vancouver, British Columbia:  Known for its stunning natural beauty, Vancouver also holds the reputation of being Canada’s most expensive city to rent. The city’s high demand for housing, coupled with limited supply, has led to

make your passion a profession with blanche macdonald’s professional hairstyling program

Make Your Passion a Profession with Blanche Macdonald’s Professional Hairstyling Program

About Blanche Macdonald Blanche Macdonald, located in Vancouver, Canada, was established in 1960 as one of the pioneering institutions in the beauty and fashion industry. Over the years, it has earned an impeccable reputation for producing top-tier professionals, including award-winning hair stylists, makeup artists, and industry leaders that have gone on to work for global brands like Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, MAC, Nike, and more. The Professional Hairstyling Program at Blanche Macdonald reflects the institution’s commitment to delivering world-class education and empowering students to unleash their creative potential. About the Professional Hairstyling Program The hallmark of Blanche Macdonald’s Professional Hairstyling

5 must try, all you can eat restaurants in metro vancouver

5 Must-Try, All-You-Can-Eat Restaurants in Metro Vancouver

Calling all food lovers and enthusiasts! If you’re craving an all-you-can-eat (AYCE) experience in Metro Vancouver, we’ve got you covered. Dive into the city’s diverse culinary scene with our guide to five must-try restaurants. Get ready to satisfy your taste buds and explore the delicious side of Vancouver! 1. Tandoori Flame Coming in hot at #1 is Tandoori Flame in the Surrey-Delta area of Metro Vancouver. Tandoori Flame is North America’s biggest AYCE Indian buffet and restaurant, with three locations spread across Canada. Known for their expansive and diverse menu offerings, they offer up to 150 items, 12 food stations

explore canada's largest public university with over 140 diverse programs

Explore Canada’s Largest Public University with Over 140 Diverse Programs

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is a public university located in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1981, KPU has grown into one of the largest institutions of higher learning in the province, serving over 20,000 students annually across its four campuses. The university offers various programs, from diplomas and certificates to bachelor’s and master’s degrees, focusing on experiential learning and real-world application.  The institution currently has more than 140 diverse programs spanning career, vocational, trades and technology programs, as well as co-op education opportunities, international learning opportunities all over the world and unique programs that include graphic design, brewing, fashion design

charting a path to financial success with langara college’s accounting program

Charting a Path to Financial Success with Langara College’s Accounting Program

Why pursue accounting in Canada? Accounting Education in Canada When it comes to choosing a field of study, accounting has proven to be a versatile and rewarding career option. In Canada, universities and colleges offer top-notch accounting programs that adhere to high educational standards, and courses cover various aspects of accounting, including financial accounting, managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, and more. The curriculum is designed to equip students with a strong foundation in accounting principles and practices, ensuring that they acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in the field.  Opportunities for Practical Experience One of the major advantages of

douglas college's associate of science degree will open your doors to university transfer and career success

Douglas College’s Associate of Science Degree Will Open Your Doors to University Transfer and Career Success

Douglas College, located in British Columbia, Canada, offers a comprehensive Associate of Science degree program designed to provide students with a strong foundation in various sciences, mathematics, and electives. This four-semester-long program serves as a stepping stone for students who plan to pursue further studies in science-related disciplines at universities or embark on careers in fields such as healthcare, research, technology, and environmental sciences.  Program Overview The Associate of Science degree program at Douglas College is a well-structured and academically rigorous program where students are required to complete two years of first-year and second-year university-level courses to concentrate on one

fun yet weird facts you may or may not know about canada part 2

Fun Yet Weird Facts You May or May Not Know About Canada Part 2

Welcome back to more fun yet weird facts you may not know about Canada! We talked about this same topic in a previous article of ours, so if you have not checked it out just yet, click here to check out part 1 of this topic! There are still many facts that we have yet to discuss since there is plenty about Canada that some may not know of. Let’s dive into more facts, both interesting and weird! A list of weird facts about Canada The townspeople of Nanaimo, B.C. race their bathtubs as part of an annual aquatic tradition.

let’s go into depth on coast mountain college's talented alumni!

Let’s go into depth on Coast Mountain College’s Talented Alumni!

Cheers to CMTN’s Alumni! Here we are as July comes to an end! As we are in this time of year, it is important to shine a spotlight on the incredible and inspiring career journeys of Coast Mountain College alumni (CMTN). Join us as we explore the life-changing achievements and memorable moments these students have experienced during their time at Coast Mountain College. With all these alumni, stories range from remarkable accomplishments to promising opportunities that could be given to them after graduation! David’s Engineering Journey Coast Mountain College is happy to talk about one of its talented engineering students.

breaking news and beyond fanshawe college’s journalism broadcast program

Breaking News and Beyond: Fanshawe College’s Journalism – Broadcast Program

Embarking on a journalism degree opens the doors to a world of possibilities and exciting opportunities. Journalism not only equips students with the essential skills to be great storytellers but it also empowers them to become the voice of truth in an ever-changing media landscape. At Fanshawe College, the Journalism program goes beyond the traditional confines of academia, putting students into real-world scenarios where they must report, write on and research newsworthy events: all in real time.  About Fanshawe College Fanshawe College is located in London, Ontario, having 43,000 students across multiple campus locations. It is one of the largest

burnaby sd buzz student achievement recap and academic program overview

Burnaby SD Buzz: Student Achievement Recap and Academic Program Overview

Campaigns for the community Students of the Burnaby School District have been making remarkable contributions to their community through fundraising and awareness campaigns. From elementary to high school, these young changemakers have demonstrated leadership and creativity in their fundraising and awareness campaigns. At Aubrey Elementary, nearly $4,000 was raised for the Burnaby Hospital Foundation. At the same time, students of the Leadership Committee at Brentwood Park Elementary organized several successful fundraisers of their own, including a sale that resulted in a donation of more than $2,000 to Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. Not to be outdone, Impressively, Grade 4/5 students at

reminder to international students changes to off campus work hours in canada

Reminder: Temporary Policy to Work Off-Campus for More Than 20 Hours per Week Will End on December 31, 2023

According to the government announcement on December 7, 2023, study permit holders meeting certain conditions will be allowed to continue working for more than 20 hours per week until April 30, 2024. Additionally, IRCC is considering to expand off-campus work hours for international students to 30 hours per week while class is in session. Please stay tuned for more updates. Reference: Revised requirements to better protect international students Last updated: December 7, 2023. Update (December 8, 2023) For eligible study permit holders in Canada, a temporary public policy announced in October, 2022 has allowed them to work more than 20

the fall season is approaching for 2023! discover these vancouver spots perfect for an autumn hike!

The Fall Season is Approaching for 2023! Discover These Vancouver Spots Perfect for an Autumn Hike!

What causes leaves to change color? Have you ever wondered why leaves change color in the fall season? It’s a fascinating process driven by nature’s mechanisms. During the warmer months, leaves are a lush green due to the presence of chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for photosynthesis.  As autumn approaches and daylight hours decrease, trees receive signals to prepare for winter. In response, chlorophyll production slows down and eventually ceases. As the green pigments break down and disappear, other pigments present in the leaves, such as carotenoids (responsible for yellow, and orange pigments) and anthocyanins (responsible for red and purple hues),

ring in 2024 a guide to new year's eve fireworks and celebrations across canada

Ring in 2024: A Guide to New Year’s Eve Fireworks and Celebrations Across Canada

As the countdown to the end of the year begins, cities across Canada are gearing up for spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations, each with its own unique charm and festivities. There’s something for everyone to welcome the arrival of 2024. Join us as we explore the diverse and exciting ways Canadians bid farewell to the old year and embrace the new. Calgary Join Calgarians in welcoming 2024 with a stunning midnight fireworks display synchronized to music on CJSW 90.9 FM. Enjoy the show from any location with a view of the park or from home via livestream at When:

everything you need to know about richmond’s secondary schools

Everything You Need to Know About Richmond’s Secondary Schools

Embarking on a journey of education is a significant step, but it can be even more challenging when it’s done in another country. When it comes to Richmond’s secondary schools, the possibilities for international students are both exciting and diverse. In this mini guide, we’ll summarize everything you need to know about Richmond’s secondary schools – from their unique offerings to their academic excellence, extracurricular activities, and the supportive communities that shape students’ experiences.  Linear-based schools (September – June) Richmond Secondary School Enrollment: up to 1250 Located near downtown Richmond, Richmond Secondary School is within arm’s reach of the city’s

paving the way for technical excellence with vcc’s cad and bim technician program

Paving the Way for Technical Excellence with VCC’s CAD and BIM Technician Program

Architecture, engineering, and construction are all thriving sectors in the city of Vancouver and in many ways, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) have become indispensable tools for professionals in these fields. The CAD and BIM technologies revolutionize how projects are planned, designed, and executed, making them more efficient, accurate, and sustainable. Vancouver Community College (VCC) recognizes the growing demand for CAD and BIM expertise and offers a comprehensive diploma program to equip students and aspiring professionals with the necessary knowledge, skills, and training.  About the CAD and BIM Technician Diploma Program VCC’s CAD and BIM Technician Diploma

journey in stagecraft and event technology my experience at douglas college

Journey in Stagecraft and Event Technology: My Experience at Douglas College

I am currently pursuing a diploma in Stagecraft and Event Technology at Douglas College. In my program, we learn the necessary knowledge and skills of stagecraft, such as lighting, props, set design, and stage management. Why choose to study at Douglas College? A few years ago, I explored various colleges and universities while staying in Vancouver for a week. I was drawn to the atmosphere at Douglas College, and I felt that it would be a suitable fit for me. Subsequently, I decided to enroll in the college. Why choose this program? The program offers a comprehensive range of stagecraft

amber alert a vital system for child abduction emergencies

AMBER Alert: A Vital System for Child Abduction Emergencies

When a child goes missing or is abducted, every second counts in ensuring their safe recovery. In such dire situations, AMBER Alert emerges as a crucial system in alerting the public and mobilizing communities to aid in the search for missing children. Recently, an AMBER Alert was issued in British Columbia, Canada which highlights the importance and effectiveness of this life-saving mechanism. Understanding AMBER Alert The AMBER Alert (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) is a coordinated effort between law enforcement, media outlets, transportation agencies, and the public to quickly disseminate information about abducted children and their abductors. Named after Amber

canadas 2 billion trees program combating climate change and navigating tree pollen allergies

Canada’s 2 Billion Trees Program: Combating Climate Change and Navigating Tree Pollen Allergies

The federal government is confident that its ambitious “2 Billion Trees” program, aimed at planting two billion trees across Canada within a decade, will significantly contribute to combating climate change. Emphasizing the importance of nature as a powerful tool in this fight, Steven Guilbeault, the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, stated during the recent announcement in Surrey that the initiative will not only help restore wildlife habitats but also play a crucial role in mitigating climate change and enhancing the overall livability of cities. “This latest round of tree planting projects announced in British Columbia is yet another