Chatterbox #193 – Interview with Andrew’s sister

Meeting someone’s family and learning about their hometown is a great way to get to know them better. So get ready to learn all about Andrew! In this special Chatterbox episode, he interviews his sister, Heather. Join them as they talk about British Columbia and the best places to study English in Canada.


Fun Facts

In this episode, Andrew interviews his sister in their hometown, Kelowna. If you think Kelowna sounds like a strange name for an English-speaking city, you’re on to something! The names of many cities in Canada are taken from the language of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. So Kelowna isn’t an English word at all; it comes from the Interior Salish word for grizzly bear.

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • To bottleneck
  • A home base
  • To suck it up
  • Business as usual
  • Off the top of your head

Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License