Chatterbox #59 – Canada

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?

Expressions included in the learning materialscanada_episode

  • 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 someone’s mind
  • Maple Syrup
  • Pancake Tuesday
  • Multiculturalism
  • As far as something goes
  • Free health care
  • Meh

Sample transcript

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.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips