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Episode Info: 2016 is almost over, and 2017 is fast approaching. What are you going to remember most about 2016? In this special Chatterbox episode, all three of the Culips hosts discuss the most interesting and memorable personal and global events that happened this year. Come join Andrew, Suzanne, and Morag as they share their highlights of 2016! Fun fact 2016’s calendar is exactly the same as 1994’s calendar, in terms of days, dates, and festivals! Expressions included in the learning materials * Big time * A highlight * A downer * To blow [someone] away * To steal [someone’s] thunder For a complete transcript, click:    Sample transcript Andrew:           Today we have a very special episode for everyone. Not only are all three Culips hosts here together at the same time, but it is our last episode of 2016! So, today we’re going to take a look back at the year. This episode will be a Chatterbox episode and, in a Chatterbox episode, we just chat. We pick a specific topic and discuss it. And today’s topic is 2016, a year in review. So, guys, 2016. Big year, right? Morag:              Oh yeah! Suzanne:        Yeah. It’s been a year of big ups and big downs, I would say. Morag:              I would definitely agree. It was a pretty big year for the news. Andrew:           Yeah, so without going into the details, some of the big news stories that stand out to me this year, first of all, is Brexit. Suzanne:        Ugh, Brexit. Andrew:           Brexit! Do you remember Brexit? And of course Brexit, for all our listeners out there, is the event where the UK decided to separate from the European Union. So this is a blended word: Britain, the UK, Britain and exit. Together: Brexit. So we had Brexit. We had the American election, that was a huge, huge news story. Suzanne:        And all of the things that led up to that election, too. There were a lot of news stories throughout that whole period, right? Even leading up to that. Andrew:   Read more »

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