Multiculturalism in Canada—Culips English Podcast


Here’s another episode suggested by a Culips listener. Compared to other countries, Canada is pretty new and very multicultural. Harp and Maura talk about how multiculturalism works in Canada and share their own family backgrounds. Where is Maura’s family from? Where did Harp’s family live when they first moved to Canada? Learn more about Canada’s diverse population in this episode.

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Maura: So first we’re gonna talk about ourselves, because Harp and I are both Canadian, but like most Canadians, we have a family background. And many Canadians have different stories.

Harp: Yup. Maura, what’s your family background? Tell us your story.

Maura: Right. You can’t just make pudding and then one minute later, start eating it, because it’s not ready. You have to make the pudding, let it set, and then the real way to tell if it’s good or not is not by looking at it, it’s by eating it.

Harp: Yeah. So the proof is in the pudding means that you have to wait for the end result before you can judge something.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

Who doesn’t like nice comments? To have a frog in your throat
Off and on A background
Canadian standards The middle of nowhere
First-generation Canadian A sensitive topic
To read up on something A visible minority
Natives/Aboriginals To have ups and downs

Podcast/ Learning Materials: Culips English Podcast, Photo: stu_spivack

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