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Simplified Speech #026 – Math

Love it or hate it, many people have a strong opinion about math. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their memories of taking math in school. Join them and learn some interesting new terms and expressions!

English Writing - Simplified Speech #025 – Writing

Simplified Speech #025 – Writing

Writing is one of the most important forms of communication! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag have a slow but natural conversation all about writing.

Simplified Speech #024 – Roommates

Apartment hunting can be an extremely stressful activity. Never fear, Andrew and Suzanne are here to help! In this Real Talk episode, they explain the words and expressions that you need to successfully find an apartment in an English-speaking country.

Catch Word #183 – They’re well off

Do you dream of being rich one day? If you do, this episode is for you! Andrew and Suzanne explain two phrases you can use to talk about being wealthy: to make six figures and well off. After all, while money might not buy happiness, almost everyone would be happy about making more money!

Chatterbox #184 – Old wives’ tales

Have you ever thought something was true, but later found out it was false? Discover more false facts with Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss old wives’ tales—common advice and traditional beliefs that are unscientific or untrue.

Chatterbox #182 – Nicknames

Are you ready for a good laugh? If so, then this episode is for you. Join Andrew and Suzanne for this fun-filled Chatterbox episode as they share some of their former and unfortunate nicknames!

Chatterbox #181 – Interview with Henry from Spoken

In today’s episode, Andrew interviews Henry, an English teacher who has developed a new English learning tool—Spoken. Join us to discover this exciting new way to learn and practise English for real-life professional and business settings.

Real Talk #010 – You’re in my seat!

Have you ever gotten on a bus, a train, or an airplane and someone else was sitting in your seat? In today’s episode, Andrew and Morag walk you through the vocabulary and phrases you need to handle this awkward situation in a polite and easy manner.

Catch Word #180 – I’m just spitballing here

When you have a problem that needs solving, sometimes you have to toss a few ideas around in order to get the ball rolling and figure out how to solve it. In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expressions that will help you talk about generating and evaluating ideas: to spitball and more »

Real Talk #009 – Do you mind?

In English, sometimes yes can mean no and no can mean yes. In this episode, Andrew and Morag tackle an example of such a tricky situation. Come join them as they explain all about the useful, but potentially difficult construction of do you mind if [something]?

Simplified Speech #019 – Procrastination

Do you sometimes put off working on your English skills? It’s normal to avoid difficult tasks, but don’t procrastinate any longer! Come join Andrew and Suzanne for this Simplified Speech episode about the troubles everyone faces when trying to get work done.

Catch Word #179 – It’s in the vault

Everyone has secrets. When someone tells you a secret, are you good at keeping it to yourself? In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain in detail two expressions related to keeping information to yourself: in the vault and to hold your tongue.

Real Talk #007 – Crossing into Canada

Knowing what to expect when crossing the border into Canada can bring you one step closer to a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain the questions that you’re most likely to be asked when crossing the border from the United States into Canada.

Catch Word #178 – Touch and go

It’s always good to plan ahead, but sometimes you just can’t know what’s around the corner! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain a couple of useful phrases for uncertain situations: touch and go and up in the air.