058 – 5 Minute English: Why is Canada called Canada?

This episode is part of a new series called 5 Minute English. The goal of this series is to help you become fluent one topic at a time.

Today’s topic is about the history of the name Canada. The aim of this lesson is to help you become comfortable with all the language and phrases you need to speak with confidence about this topic.

In This Episode:


  • settlement
  • occupied
  • territory
  • explorer
  • voyage
  • inhabited
  • tribe
  • inhabitants
  • interpreters
  • sailed
  • landmarks
  • misinterpreted
  • villagers
  • vitamin-rich
  • broth
  • cure
  • scurvy
  • kerchiefs
  • maritime
  • colonies
  • fur
  • traders
  • conquest
  • Merged
  • Iroquois 
  • First Nations


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