Monthly Archives: October 2017

Go Over Someone’s Head Again

Here are some images from the web using our latest Idiom of the Week:

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NYC Service Center for Hurricane Evacuees

Now opening: the New York City Service Center for those affected by recent hurricanes and displaced from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other areas of the Caribbean.

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Idiom of the Week: Go Over Someone’s Head

Meaning: To not understand something.


The teacher explained how to use past perfect tense but it went over all the students’ heads.

My supervisor’s instructions went completely over my head, so I had to ask a co-worker for help.

“I would tell you but I’m afraid it would go over your head,” said the scientist.


Pop Quiz:

What’s the best reply to someone who says to you, “That went right over my head“?

A.  “Let me try to explain it in a different way.”

B.  “I’m happy to hear that.”

C. “You’re so stupid!”

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29 Countries! 5 Continents! 1 Program!

The countries in red are the countries our University Settlement Adult Literacy Program students and teachers come from. There are 29 countries in all – try to guess which ones they are. You can click on the image above to get a larger view of the map.

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Give Someone a Hand, Again

Here are some images and quotations for you which use our latest Idiom of the Week:

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This Feels Like Home

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Marc Nuñez’s Gotham Dance Theater

This Feels Like Home


Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Sunday, October 15 at 7:00pm | Speyer Hall | 184 Eldridge St

Ticket Information

$15 General

$10 Students and Seniors

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This Feels Like Home is a performance in collaboration with recent immigrants who are part of University Settlement’s Adult Literacy program, their English Language teacher, Julie Condon, and Marc Nuñez’s Gotham Dance Theater. Together, they have created an embodied vocabulary, capturing the full dimensions of leaping into an American life. Experience how they create moments of joy and celebration amid a balancing act of expectations, obligations and contradictions.

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