Chatterbox #170 – Sue’s trip to Orlando

Need a new item for your bucket list? After listening to this episode, you may just add Orlando. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they talk about all the fun things Suzanne did while in Orlando!

Fun fact

Opening on June 7, 1990, Universal Studios is a theme park that brings your favorite movies and televisionLM_CB170 shows to life with the help of consultants like Steven Spielberg.
Steven Spielberg helped create the long-running E.T. Adventure, a ride, based on the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, that also ran in Japan from 2001 to 2009.

Expressions included in the learning materials

  • Cutting edge
  • A bucket list
  • An amusement park
  • A love–hate relationship
  • To wind up

Sample Dialogue

Andrew: Well, I have a love–hate relationship with Toronto. Let’s put it that way. I do like Toronto, but I also don’t like Toronto. Let’s just say Toronto’s OK. I have no strong feelings of love for Toronto and no strong feelings of hate for Toronto. It’s just an average place for me.
Suzanne: Hmm. I hear you.

But you mentioned you were in Orlando for 6 days.




Was the conference that long?

Suzanne: So I guess I was there from the 8th through the 14th, and the conference was, I guess, 5 nights, 4 days—Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and then Wednesday. Wednesday, let me tell you about Wednesday.
Andrew: Hmm, what did you do on Wednesday?
Suzanne: One of my good friends, who you know as well, who was a PhD student at Concordia …
Andrew: Mmhmm.
Suzanne: Where we studied. Her and I bought tickets, expensive tickets, to Universal Studios.
Andrew: Ooh.

english PodcastAudio/Learning Materials: Culips English Learning Podcast