Chatterbox #140 – Have you heard the latest slang?

Every year, thousands of new words and expressions are added to the English language. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about some very recent additions. Join them as they quiz each other on the meaning of some cutting-edge expressions! Expressions included in the Learning Materials With a twist A raptivist To take off Cinderella more »

Chatterbox #139 – Fads and trends

Are you trendy? Do you like to keep up to date with all the latest fads? Today’s episode is all about what’s cool. Join Harp and Andrew as they chat about some memorable fads from the past and some of the hot new trends that are popular today!

Chatterbox #138 – An interview with Ross

This episode features an interview with our friend Ross. Ross is a student of applied linguistics and is very knowledgeable about learning and teaching foreign languages. Join Andrew and Ross as they chat about using music to study languages, walking in Europe, and brunch!

Chatterbox #137 – Meet Suzanne

Today’s episode features a very special interview with Andrew’s colleague Suzanne. Tune in to hear all about Suzanne’s fascinating life and stories. She tells us about what it’s like to be an American and describes some of the differences between life in Canada and the USA.

Chatterbox #136 – Superheroes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a superpower? Would you use it to make the world a better place or just to have some fun? Today’s Chatterbox episode is all about superheroes and the powers they possess. Join Harp and Andrew as they talk about the kinds of comics they more »

Chatterbox #135 – Andrew’s band trip: Part 2

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the exciting conclusion to Andrew’s epic band trip story. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about Andrew’s road trip across Canada. During their conversation, they talk about the dangers of driving in Canada, wildlife, and camping! Expressions from this episode included in the Learning more »

Chatterbox #134 – Andrew’s band trip: Part 1

Have you ever wanted to play in a band? Or maybe you’ve wondered what life is like for a touring musician? In this episode, you can learn all about it! Join Harp as she interviews Andrew about his experience playing in a band and touring across Canada. Expressions included in the Learning Materials: I was more »

Chatterbox #133 – Bilingualism in Canada

Have you ever wondered why Canada has two official languages, English and French? This episode is dedicated to explaining this complicated subject. Andrew and Maura chat about the historical reasons that caused Canada to be a bilingual country. They also discuss language education in Canada and what it’s like to be an English speaker in more »

Chatterbox #132 – Death and cultural traditions

When learning another language, we need vocabulary for all kinds of situations. That’s why we decided to do an episode on a more difficult topic. We also got a request from a listener! In this episode, Harp and Andrew talk about expressions that you can use when someone you know has a friend or family more »

Chatterbox #131 – Dancing at different ages

Whether you love it or hate it, at some point in your life, you’ve probably danced. In this episode, Harp and Maura talk about dancing in Canada throughout a person’s life. What do children often learn about dancing? Where do people dance when they get older? As always, they also share their personal experiences with more »

Chatterbox #130 – Interview with Jade

A Culips listener on Facebook recently requested that we do more interviews, so here’s another one! This time it’s our friend Jade who’s talking to you. In this episode, Andrew asks her about her life growing up in the province of British Columbia, about going off to university, and about what she’s up to now. more »

Chatterbox #129 – Secrets

Do you have many secrets to hide? Don’t worry, we won’t make you share any of them! But that’s what we’re talking here. What should be kept secret and what do you share with people in your lives? Everyone has a different answer, and in this episode Andrew and Maura give their opinions on secrets more »

Chatterbox #128 – Tickets and scalpers

Whether you go to a show once a year or once a month, there’s some fun vocabulary related to going to one, and we’ve done an episode all about it! In this episode, Andrew and Harp also share their experiences of going to concerts and buying tickets. Listen to this episode to find out whether more »

Chatterbox #127 – Travel stories

This episode we’re all here sharing our favourite stories from some of our journeys abroad. Andrew talks about an interesting place he visited outside Berlin, Harp tells us about her search for tigers, and Maura shares a story about being lost in Thailand.

Chatterbox #126 – Money

Every place on earth has some sort of money system, but everyone does it a little bit differently. Listen to this episode where Harp and Andrew talk about their experiences with money in Canada. They talk about hourly pay and salary, the two major ways to be paid for work, and they also talk about more »