Chatterbox Episodes

English conversions at a normal speed. We interview someone who has an interesting story to tell.

Catch Word Episodes

English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary

Simplified Speech Episodes

Our hosts have natural conversations in everyday English, while speaking slowly and clearly.

Real Talk Episodes

Practical English expressions for everyday situations that you encounter in an English speaking country.

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LATEST EPISODES

Catchword #175 – Such a flake

It’s always frustrating when plans get cancelled at the last minute. So don’t be a flake and bail on this episode, because today we’re talking all about breaking plans and the people we trust only to be untrustworthy.

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Chatterbox #172 – Interview with Jenn Foote

Are you self-conscious about your accent, or do you have trouble mimicking the speech patterns of native English speakers? In this week’s episode, you can learn useful information and some great tips for practicing your spoken English from Dr. Jenn Foote, a specialist from the University of Alberta in English pronunciation.

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Real Talk #005 – Shoe shopping

When you don’t have the right pair of shoes, just getting around can be a real pain. Join Andrew and Morag as they share the essential vocabulary for shoe shopping. Because when you need a new pair of shoes, you need them right away—even if you’re visiting an English-speaking country!

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Chatterbox #171 – Video games

Video games aren’t just for kids anymore! Join Andrew and Morag for this chatterbox episode as they have a natural conversation about one of the biggest time sinks—video games.  

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Simplified Speech #012 – Canadian wildlife

Have you ever wondered what kinds of animals live in Canadian cities? How about the wild animals that live in the vast wilderness of Canada? Join Andrew and Morag as they talk about Canadian wildlife in this special listener-requested Simplified Speech episode.  

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Real Talk #004 – Part 2: Ordering lunch

Ordering lunch at a sit-down restaurant can be tricky. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne conclude their chat about ordering lunch. Join them as they discuss some useful questions and phrases related to ordering lunch at a sit-down restaurant.    

POPULAR EPISODES

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Catchword #166 – Don’t front

Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not? If so, you’ll relate to today’s Catchword episode. Join Andrew and Maura as they introduce and explain three expressions that are used to describe people and things that are inauthentic or fake.

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Simplified Speech #6 – Morning routines

Are you a morning person? If so, this episode is for you! Join Andrew and Maura for a conversation about what they do each and every morning. You’ll learn more about them than you ever thought you would!

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Chatterbox #151 – Dreams

Do you dream every night? In this episode, Andrew and Harp take a trip to dreamland. Join them as they talk all about dreams, nightmares, and bizarre sleep habits. Don’t sleep on this episode. It’s not to be missed!

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Simplified Speech #5 – Technology addiction

Do you ever find yourself looking at your smartphone just a little too often? If so, you might be a tech addict! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Maura get to the bottom of addiction to technology. Join them as they talk all about their technological weaknesses!

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Chatterbox #145 – Learning to drive

Do you remember getting behind the wheel for the very first time? This episode is all about learning to drive. Join Andrew and Harp for their conversation about getting their driver’s licences. They talk about going to driver’s ed., hating parallel parking, and feeling the freedom that comes with becoming a driver!

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Chatterbox #134 – Checking out flicks

Don’t you just love kickin’ back and relaxing with a big bowl of popcorn and a great movie? If so, you’re in luck because today’s episode is all about the movies. Join Harp and Maura as they debate watching movies at home versus going out to the theatre and chat about some of their all-time favourite more »