Chatterbox #30 – Vacation

In this episode Maura and Ricardo are dreaming about vacations. They discuss their dream vacations and share some of the memories of vacations when they were kids. They also talk about different kinds of vacations that are popular for Canadians. If you are going on vacation in Canada soon, then this episode is for you!


Expressions included in the learning materialsdreamvacation

  • staycation
  • not by choice
  • stress-free
  • high season
  • construction holiday
  • common vacations in Canada
  • rustic/luxurious
  • camping
  • road trips
  • dream vacations
  • the south
  • all-inclusive vacation
  • Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico
  • a cruise
  • kick back/take it easy
  • Canadian beaches
  • the Great Lakes
  • get outta here

Sample transcript

Ricardo:  Did you take a lot of vacations when you were younger?
Maura: Yeah, every summer, at least, we went away somewhere, I think.
Ricardo: Really?
Maura: But you’ll have to wait. I’ll talk about it later.
Ricardo: Alright.
Maura: So the first thing we’re going to talk about is different types of vacations.
Ricardo: Different types of vacations.
Maura: Yeah, so the first kind of vacation – and this is a really new term – is called a staycation.
Ricardo: A staycation. I’ve never heard of that before. What is that… a staycation?
Maura: It’s a vacation where the people stay at home. So they take time off from work, but they don’t travel anywhere, they just stay at home and relax and take care of things.
Ricardo: That could be fun and it’s also a good way to save money too.?

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips