Real Talk #014 – Apartment hunting

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.

Chatterbox #174 – Playing in bands

Everybody likes listening to music, but what is it like to actually make music? From song writing, to recording, to gigging, come learn all about Andrew and Suzanne’s experiences playing in bands in Montreal. Rock on!

Catch Word # 160 – To know the ropes

Do you know your stuff? If not, you’re going to want to listen to this episode! Today’s program is all about experts and how to describe them. Join Harp and Andrew as they share many useful expressions that will come in handy when talking about skilled and smart people! Expressions included in the Learning Materials: more »

Catch Word #154 – That’s sick!

There are tons of negative words that are used as positive slang. We’re looking at a few of the more popular ones in this episode. Andrew and Maura give you their take on sick, mean, and wicked. If you look these words up in the dictionary, you might not find these definitions, but if you’re more »

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 »

Catch Word #148 – It’s as clean as a whistle

It’s great when you have a nice, clean space, and you may want to talk about it. This episode is all about expressions for saying that something is really clean. Harp and Maura also talk about whether their bedrooms were spick and span as teenagers, and Maura asks Harp whether her desk at work is more »

Catch Word #147 – She just swept it under the rug

Have you ever done something that you wanted to forget about, and hoped that everyone else would forget about it too? If so, then you wanted to sweep it under the rug. This week’s episode is about wanting to pretend that something didn’t happen. Sometimes people act this way when they’re embarrassed.

Catch Word #144 – Expressions with one

This episode we’re doing things a bit differently – We’re looking at expressions with the word one. You’ll hear explanations for one-horse race, one-track mind¬, and one-two punch. If you’re curious about what all these expressions mean, then this is the episode for you. Do you have a one-track mind for learning English? Listen here more »

Catch Word #132 – It’s in mint condition

When buying or selling used items, it’s important to know what condition the items are in. In this episode, we talk about some expressions that are used to describe an item’s condition. We look at expressions to say that something is in excellent condition, bad condition, or somewhere in the middle.

Catch Word #65 – A chip off the old block

Are you a chip off the old block? Are you similar to any relatives that came before you? In this episode we are talking about family, and how often family members look alike and act alike. There are many ways to talk about this, and some especially fun expression like to be a chip off more »