Canada – Culips ESL Podcast

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This podcast is Canadian! People all over the world know a little bit about Canada, but how much do you really know? We’ve finally put together an episode about some famous Canadian people and things. Listen to Harp and Maura talk about famous Canadians, Canadian inventions, and all sorts of other things we’re known for. Check it out, eh?

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Maura: So let’s do one more thing that we’re known for, which is that we’re very polite.
Harp: Almost to the point that we’re boring.
Maura: Yes. But very polite and not necessarily arrogant or aggressive, but a quieter kind of people, I think.
Harp: Yeah, that’s definitely the image we have; we’re peaceful, polite. That’s what a lot of people think of when they think of Canada.
Maura: And it’s so nice, but it is; it sounds so boring, Harp.
Harp: It does. But in another way, I think it sounds nice.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

To be on top of it Celine Dion
Jim Carrey Justin Bieber
Michael J. Fox The telephone
Basketball Standard Time
Big surprise To bum
The zipper Hockey
The weather To blow someon’s mind
Maple Syrup Pancake Tuesday
Multiculturalism As far as something goes
Free health care Meh

Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Ruben Schade

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  1.' Giovanni says:

    Hi, I want to compliment with you all for your effort and the very good job that you’ve been doing to help people learn English. I’m from Italy and there is a dispute about who invented the telephone between Bell and Meucci.
    I wish I could visit Canada one day because it has very beautiful landscape and lakes.

  2.' Suelen says:

    I LOVE Michael J. Fox, he’s the best! I like Michael Cera too.

  3. Maura says:

    Interesting link, Giovanni. I’ve also heard of other items being invented at almost the same time by more than one person.

    I like Michael Cera. Arrested Development is one of my favourite shows and he was on it. Do you know it?

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