An interview with Maura


You’ve already heard our interview with Harp, now here’s the interview with Maura! How much do you know about Maura already? Do you know which countries she visited when she travelled around Europe? Do you know in which country she taught English? Set the record straight and check out this episode to get to know more about your other Culips host.

Maura Harp

Harp: After this time in Europe, did you speak French well?
Maura: The saddest part is, Harp, when I was looking for places to WWOOF, that was my objective. I wanted to go and have a French immersion. But the only place that accepted me was a place, a farm, where the guy was from England.
Harp: Oh no!
Maura: Yeah. So I was in France but I was staying with English people, speaking English all the time. So I didn’t learn much French at all, unfortunately.
Harp: But you’re very fluent in French now. Did you learn that mainly in Montreal?
Maura: Yup. After I came back from my travels in Europe, I lived in Quebec City, which is even more French than Montreal, and I started learning French there. I took a class at the university there and when I came to Montreal, I took more classes and I did language exchanges, which I have to say helped me so much with my French.

Expressions from this episode included in the Learning Materials:

Oktoberfest A Mennonite
A stint To end up somewhere
WWOOF A safe bet
To not be far off To get into something
To push someone To look into something
To kill two birds with one stone To use one’s time wisely
To stick (or put) your foot in your mouth

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

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