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Listen to fun English podcasts with natural expressions and everyday vocabulary for language learners. Every Culips episode has interesting elements of culture as well as language.

Listen to fun English podcasts with natural expressions and everyday vocabulary for language learners. Every Culips episode has interesting elements of culture as well as language.
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Montreal, QC

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Listen to fun English podcasts with natural expressions and everyday vocabulary for language learners. Every Culips episode has interesting elements of culture as well as language.

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@Culips

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English


Episodes

Simplified Speech #040 – Home remedies

5/21/2018
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If you ask five people for the best remedy for a sore stomach, you might get six different answers! It seems everyone has their own ideas when it comes to medicine. Join Andrew and Suzanne for this episode as they talk about their favourite home remedies! Fun facts Did you know that the cocktail ginRead More

Duration:00:16:19

Real Talk #023 – Returning a missed call

5/17/2018
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What should you do when you pick up your phone and notice a missed call? Andrew and Jeremy can help you! In this episode of Real Talk, they share the most natural ways English speakers return a missed call. Fun facts Even though companies like Apple and Samsung are leaders in the smartphone industry, theyRead More

Duration:00:19:11

Speak Easy #004 – How to pronounce “s” endings

5/14/2018
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In this Speak Easy episode, Suzanne and Andrew teach you how to make your English sound natural by mastering “s” endings on plural nouns and third-person singular verbs. Fun facts Did you know the letter “s” can be pronounced three different ways? Learn the pronunciation rules by listening to this episode. he London Underground holdsRead More

Duration:00:22:52

Catch Word #201 – Emotional baggage

5/10/2018
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Homelessness is a big problem throughout the worNot all of our experiences in life are positive. Sometimes life is difficult or even traumatic. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss English terms to use when speaking about emotional baggage and our past experiences. Fun facts The emotional baggage of the brothers in theRead More

Duration:00:21:43

Chatterbox #207 – Homelessness

5/8/2018
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Homelessness is a big problem throughout the world. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss the causes and the social implications of this serious issue. Fun facts Although homelessness is no laughing matter, Charlie Chaplin had a stellar film career making people laugh with his tramp character. Expressions included in the study guide ToRead More

Duration:00:21:34

Speak Easy #003 – Linking

5/3/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you a connected speech feature called linking, or connecting one word to the other, in order to sound more fluent. Fun facts Linking can be found in many languages. In French, it is called using the liaison. Expressions included in the study guide Transcript Pronunciation exercises Bonus listeningRead More

Duration:00:23:25

Catch Word #200 – Beats me!

5/1/2018
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Nobody likes admitting they’re no good at something. But if you must, in this episode of Catch Word, Andrew and Jeremy explore two sayings that will help you express yourself: beats me and to not have a clue. Fun facts Clue is the name of a movie from the 1980s, based on the board gameRead More

Duration:00:20:36

Chatterbox #206 – Creativity

4/26/2018
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Everyone is creative to some degree, but what makes some people more creative than others? This question has fascinated artists and thinkers for centuries. In this episode of Chatterbox, Andrew and Morag add their own two cents. Fun facts The London Underground holds claim to the oldest subway system in the world. When it openedRead More

Duration:00:20:12

Simplified Speech #039 – Gettin’ around

4/13/2018
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In this episode of Simplified Speech, Andrew and Suzanne discuss the various ways of navigating a city. Should you travel by public transportation or go your own way? Find out how our hosts get around. Fun facts The London Underground holds claim to the oldest subway system in the world. When it opened in 1863,Read More

Duration:00:17:18

Real Talk #022 – You got the wrong number

4/8/2018
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Have you ever called the wrong number and didn’t know what to say? Don’t worry! In this Real Talk episode, Suzanne and Andrew discuss the best ways of dealing with these awkward situations on the phone. Fun facts Inventors Innocenzo Manzetti, Charles Bourseul, Johann Philipp Reis, and Antonio Meucci all had claims on the inventionRead More

Duration:00:15:58

Catch Word 199 – To die for

4/3/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about the expressions to die for and to kill for. Don’t worry, it’s not all about death—it’s about wants and desires! You won’t want to miss this episode! Fun facts Food truck festivals are popular the world over. The one in Brussels claims to be the world’s largest,Read More

Duration:00:18:28

Chatterbox #205 – Conspiracy theories

3/28/2018
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In this episode, Morag and Andrew share their thoughts on popular conspiracy theories. You may agree or disagree with some of these, but you will surely learn some new words! Fun facts NASA scientists say that the US flag planted on the moon should still be standing, although you probably wouldn’t find colour on it.Read More

Duration:00:24:38

Simplified Speech #038 – Jeju Island

3/25/2018
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Andrew tells Suzanne all about his recent trip to Jeju Island, South Korea, and his trek to the top of Mount Halla. Fun facts The last time that Mount Halla erupted was in the year 1007. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode To be jam-packed To rough it A way away That stinks Smack dabRead More

Duration:00:17:29

Real Talk #021 – How would you like your burger?

3/20/2018
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Do you like eating hamburgers and steak? If so, this episode is for you! Join Suzanne and Andrew as they talk about how to order a hamburger or a steak at a restaurant. Fun facts The word burger is short for hamburger and, although the word hamburger originates from Hamburg, Germany, Americans eat the mostRead More

Duration:00:25:36

Catch Word #198 – Dating slang

3/16/2018
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Andrew and Jeremy teach you some funny and modern slang expressions about online dating. Fun facts According to the Pew Research Center, only 5% of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship say that they met their partner online. This means the majority of couples in the United States met the old-fashioned way,Read More

Duration:00:25:55

Catch Word #198 – Dating slang

3/15/2018
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Andrew and Jeremy teach you some funny and modern slang expressions about online dating. Fun Facts According to the Pew Research Center, only 5% of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship say that they met their partner online. This means the majority of couples in the United States met the old-fashioned […]

Duration:00:25:55

Speak Easy #002 – Three tips for pronouncing the past tense

3/3/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you three tips that will help you master how to pronounce regular past tense verbs in English. Fun Facts The overwhelming majority of verbs in English are regular. There are only about 200 irregular verbs that are commonly used. What’s included in the study guide: Transcript Pronunciation exercises […]

Duration:00:34:54

Chatterbox #204 – Andrew’s big week

2/22/2018
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Andrew tells Morag all about his crazy, busy week in this Chatterbox episode. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: To get renovicted To jump through hoops To get screwed over A support system To get moving To be in mint condition A whirlwind [something] In store for [somebody] Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

Duration:00:18:36

Simplified Speech #037 – Netflix

2/15/2018
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In this episode, Andrew and Morag talk about Netflix—the extremely popular TV and movie streaming service. Find out which shows the Culips hosts think you should watch! Fun Facts Although Netflix is famous for its online streaming services, it started off as a DVD sales and rental company. In fact, you can still order […]

Duration:00:18:51

Catch Word #197 On the fence

2/10/2018
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Join Andrew and Jeremy (our newest Culips host) for a lesson about how to use two everyday English expressions about decision-making. Fun Facts In this episode, you’ll be introduced to our newest Culips host, Jeremy. To learn more about him, check out his YouTube channel and podcast, Sponge Mind. Expressions you’ll learn in this […]

Duration:00:19:16

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