10 Common English Baseball Idioms

Brett Lawrie

If you go down to the Rogers Centre, beside the famous CN Tower, you’re likely to hear someone chanting “Let’s go Blue Jays!” What you might not know though, because of its popularity in North America, baseball has given English many popular expressions. Let’s take a look at some of the most common English idioms that have come to us from baseball.

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Vocabulary: Let’s Go To The CNE!

Canadian National Exhibition

The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as The Ex, is one North America’s popular fairs and ultimate fun experiences, happening annually at the end of summer at Exhibition Place in Toronto.

In this article you’ll find out a bit about the history of the CNE and its fun and “delicious” vocabulary, which you will definitely need while visiting the exhibit.
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8 Reasons to Volunteer in Canada

Reasons to Volunteer in Canada

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “volunteering”?
Good will? Altruism? Help with no expectation of compensation?

Volunteering can be all those things and more. In Canadian society, it’s a common way to expand your life experience while helping others.

Summer is usually the best season to start volunteering, as there are many opportunities out there, from small marketing campaigns to monster-sized events such as Pride and TIFF.

In this article, we have lined up some important benefits you can expect from volunteer work. Check out these 8 main reasons why volunteering is cool and exciting.
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Must-See August Events in Toronto

Music Festivals in Toronto

The last month of summer is around the corner and it brings lots of fun social events, festivals and happening across the city. Most of these events celebrate cultural diversity, with music, people and cuisine from all over the world.

Most of the activities are free and open to the public. Check out this list of must-see August events prepared by ILAC and we guarantee you will never forget your summer in Toronto.
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5 Must-See August Events in Vancouver

5 Must-See August Events in Vancouver

Sounds of drums, salsa moves and the taste of delicious food are coming your way this August with a host of fun public events and festivals.

Check out the list of must-see activities happening in Vancouver this August and make sure to attend them all.

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How to Improve Your English Through Mass Media

Improve English Through Mass Media

Learning English as a second language can be a bit overwhelming and quite an arduous task. Most students have hard time understanding native English speakers especially if they have learned from books and are trying to apply their knowledge in the real world.

Thankfully, we live in an information age where we can easily access tons of resources in just one click. In this article, we have compiled a list of 5 forms of mass media which are, in our opinion, the most effective, hassle-free, low-cost and fun way to improve your English.

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Events You Absolutely Must See in Vancouver This July

Must see events in Vancouver

Known for its mild weather and spectacular vistas of the surrounding landscape, Vancouver remains one of the most popular travel destinations for international students, especially in summer. When you feel the warmth of the radiant sun and pleasant fresh breeze from the ocean, there’s no more pleasant place on earth.

July makes it even more special. There are so many events happening around the city that it will definitely make your summer here unforgettable.

In this blog, we have scouted out festivals and events that are an absolute must-see this July.

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Must-See July Events in Toronto


July is the warmest month in Toronto, and Torontonians like to make the most of it, being outdoors until sundown, and leaving behind their shiver-inducing memories of a long winter.

There are so many festivals, events and outdoor activities happening every day around the city that it can be overwhelming,

In this article, we have listed “don’t miss” events taking place in July, from mega-sized sports events to massive parades, as well as events that will satisfy your gourmet cravings. We hope you will find your favourite event to visit and that your summer will be unforgettable!

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Canada Celebrates Pride

Pride waving flag

One of the reasons why Canada is loved by so many people is how accepting and tolerant we are of everyone. Regardless of race, culture, religion, beliefs or sexual orientation, our country treats each individual as equals. Canada’s embrace of diversity should not be taken for granted, but should be celebrated.

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