Chatterbox #61 – Meet Kelly

Here’s an interview with our friend Kelly. She helps out behind the scenes at Culips, so we thought we’d use an episode to introduce her to you! Like all of us at Culips, she’s not originally from Montreal. In this episode, we talk about her hometown, which is in the province of Saskatchewan. We also talk about Montreal and what makes it a place that people love! If you want to know more about Canada and hear a new voice, listen to this one!

Expressions included in the learning materialsKelly and Maura

  • Chatterbox
  • The Prairies
  • Regina, Saskatchewan
  • Flat
  • Elbow, Eyebrow, and other crazy
  • Saskatchewan town names
  • French words in English
  • Very, very Montreal’s favourite foods
  • Mount Royal

Sample transcript

Maura:  So first, let’s let everybody get to know you a little bit more.
Kelly: OK.
Maura: Tell us where you’re from.
Kelly: I’m originally from a city called Regina, Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is a Prairie province in the west of Canada. It’s very, very flat. I came to Montreal about four years ago and started teaching English at high schools here and I love it.
Maura: Yeah, yeah. And I’m sure it’s very different from the flat place you’re from.
Kelly: It is extremely different from the flat place that I’m from; flat in many senses of the word. It’s pretty boring, too. Here there are a lot more places to go, restaurants, people to see, concerts. I like it a lot.
Maura: Yeah. So let’s talk a little bit about Regina, because Canada is such a big place and most of the time at Culips we talk about Montreal and what’s going on around here, which is exciting, but I’m sure many people listening don’t know much about Regina and that part of Canada.


Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Culips ESL Podcast