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Using Idioms in Conversational English (Part 2: Handling Conflict Situations)

Idioms – commonly used phrases whose meaning are different from the literal meaning of its words – are found everywhere in the English language and are an essential feature of effective communication. Learning idioms will help improve your understanding of English, make your speaking more interesting and expressive, and help you enjoy fluent conversation with native speakers.


This activity will help you:

  • Understand the figurative meaning of idioms
  • Practice inferring the meaning of unfamiliar idiomatic phrases
  • Use idioms in different speaking situations

Please note this activity consists of Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 will focus on idioms used in handling conflict situations. Students are welcome to join both sessions.

Code(s) SPA-054-002
Date(s) 17 October 2019
Time 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Venue(s) Theater, Language Commons (Room 3019, Lift 2)
Facilitator(s) Rachel Ho, Language Activity Officer
Duration 1.5 hours
Maximum Number of Participants 30
Eligibility All HKUST students are welcome.
HLTH1010 Course Hours Upon successful completion and satisfactory participation of the activity in the period listed below, you may attain up to 1.5 HLTH1010 course hours under “Wellness and Personal Enrichment” of the “Activities” module.
Registration Dates Now - 3 October 2019

If you have any further questions, please contact us at:

E-mail: lcmip@ust.hk

Telephone:(852) 2358-7851
Office: Room 3018 (Lifts 2 & 3)

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