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 »

Chatterbox #125 – Home is where the heart is

Home is a special place, so it makes sense that we’ve got a bunch of expressions to talk about it. Andrew and Maura start by explaining the difference between house and home, then review the most popular expression with home. They also talk about their experiences being away from home, including culture shock and homesickness. more »

Chatterbox #124 – High school cliques

High school is a special kind of world with all different kinds of people. If you’ve ever watched an American movie, you’ll probably recognize some of the characters we talk about here. In this episode, Andrew and Maura talk about high school stereotypes, and share their own experiences. Was Andrew a band geek? Was Maura more »

Chatterbox #123 – An interview with Roberto

In this episode, we interview Roberto, a Canadian who partly grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, spent 10 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, and is now known as the Vegan Yoga Dude. Roberto and Harp discuss his experiences learning French, and what it’s like to edit English-as-a-second-language textbooks.

Chatterbox #123 – Winter Olympics

It’s Olympic time again! All around the world people are tuning into sporting events happening in Sochi, Russia, so we decided to do an episode about it. Harp and Andrew talk about their own favourite events, and also discuss what Canadians love about the Winter Olympics. There are also come cool new events being added more »

Chatterbox #121 – Aleks: Part 2

This episode is a continuation of our previous interview with Aleks. If you missed that one, go check it out. We left off as Aleks was talking about her first trip to Canada. In this episode, she tells us how she ended up moving to Montreal and where her career has taken her. She also more »

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Chatterbox #120 – Aleks: Part 1

We recently interviewed our friend Aleks about her life and adventures, so that she could share her stories with you. Aleks is originally from Serbia, but she’s also lived in the US, Denmark, and Canada. Her English is pretty impeccable, but she actually learned it as a second (or third, or fourth?) language, like many more »