Chatterbox #99 – Commuting

Most of us travel to work many times in one week. Some of us have a quick little trip and others spend hours on public transportation. This episode is all about that—travelling to and from work. Harp and Maura talk about what commuting is like in Canada, how people get to work, and how long it usually takes them. They also share their own experiences of getting to work every day. If you’re a commuter, listen to this episode on your way to work.


Expressions included in the learning materialscommuting

  • To commute/a commute
  • A carpool/to carpool
  • To take turns
  • Hardcore
  • A traffic jam
  • Right off the bat
  • The metro
  • No problem
  • To hold back
  • To see where this is going
  • To jaywalk
  • I don’t blame you

Sample transcript

Harp: And then we’re gonna talk about our some of our own personal experiences with commuting.
Maura:  You know, it is something very personal. Sometimes people love their commute, or they hate their commute. So people really have a strong feeling about it.
Harp: Yes. I definitely agree with you.
Maura: OK. So let’s start by talking about how people get to work in Canada.
Harp: Well, I have to be honest; most people get to work by car.
Maura: That is definitely true. I think, internationally, Canada and the US are known for drivers. People really like to drive around here.
Harp: Yeah. People love their cars and they love driving to work, or anywhere.
Maura: And most of the time, people are alone in their cars. So you have a car with one person driving to their workplace.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips

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