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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.

Twitter:

@Culips

Language:

English


Episodes

Simplified Speech #032 – Dancing

12/14/2017
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Are you a good dancer, or do you have two left feet? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag talk about dancing and share fun expressions you can use to talk about dancing. Fun Facts In the 1920s and 1930s, dance marathons were a popular craze. Couples would try to win prizes by more »

Duration: 00:16:55


Catch Word #194 – Easy on the wallet

12/10/2017
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Should you buy new shoes? Will the shoes be easy or heavy on the wallet? We can’t help you with whether you should buy the shoes, but we can help you talk about it! In this episode, Suzanne and Andrew discuss expressions involving wallets and money. Fun Facts Wallets can be cheap or expensive, more »

Duration: 00:22:42


Real Talk #019 – Complaining at a restaurant

11/30/2017
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Have you ever received cold food at a restaurant? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain important expressions and phrases to help you deal with this problem. Join them to learn how to politely voice a complaint at a restaurant. Fun Facts Many restaurants in Quebec have poutine on their menu. Poutine more »

Duration: 00:37:10


Chatterbox #200 – Hiking up Mount Fuji

11/26/2017
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In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about Andrew’s summer trip to Japan and his hike up Mount Fuji. Join them and improve your conversational English skills! Fun Facts Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization more »

Duration: 00:26:36


Simplified Speech #031 – School lunches

11/22/2017
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What kind of lunch did you eat when you went to school? In this episode, Morag and Andrew take a trip down memory lane and discuss the school lunches of their youth. Come learn about the ins and outs of the cafeteria. Fun Facts In this episode, Morag says she’s a slight goth. The more »

Duration: 00:13:39


Chatterbox #199 – A day in Beijing

11/17/2017
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In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew talks to Suzanne about his whirlwind day in Beijing, China! Join them and learn all about Andrew’s crazy adventure! Fun Facts Beijing is the capital city of China and is populated by over 21 million people! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: To get a taste of [something] To more »

Duration: 00:20:27


Chatterbox #198 – Interview with Andrew’s dad

11/11/2017
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In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews his dad, Terry. Join Andrew and his dad as they take a trip down memory lane and talk about Hamilton, Ontario, and the War of 1812! Fun Facts The Rust Belt refers to an area around the Great Lakes. The area was very well-known for its booming more »

Catch Word #193 – In a jiffy

11/3/2017
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In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss two idiomatic expressions that you can use to talk about being speedy: in a jiffy/in a jiff and in a flash. Join them to learn how to make your English sound like a native speaker’s! Fun Facts A jiffy is used not only in English more »

Duration: 00:25:14


Chatterbox #197 – Interview with Andrew’s mom

10/27/2017
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Are you ready to get to know Andrew and his family better? In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews his mom, Fiona. Join them as they chat about immigrating to Canada and Oakville, Ontario! Fun Facts Oakville, located in Ontario, is only about 30 kilometres away from downtown Toronto (Canada) and 123 kilometres away more »

Duration: 00:16:38


Simplified Speech #030 – The beach

10/23/2017
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Do you like the beach? That’s the topic in this Simplified Speech episode. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they talk about everything under the sun. From beachcombing to nude beaches, you’ll be sure to laugh! Fun Facts Canada has the longest coastline in the world, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Artic Ocean. more »

Duration: 00:22:09


Chatterbox #196 – Kitchen renovation

10/16/2017
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Do you dream about renovating your kitchen? In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss Suzanne’s changes to her kitchen. Join them as they have a natural and fun conversation all about renovations! Fun Facts Over the past decades, kitchens have changed. In the 1930s, kitchen countertops were custom-built based on the height of more »

Duration: 00:25:01


Catch Word #192 – Late to the party

10/10/2017
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Have you ever felt left out because you were behind the times? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain two fun expressions related to being late and missing out: to be late to the party and to miss the boat. Fun Facts Canada’s largest national park is Wood Buffalo National Park, which more »

Duration: 00:20:58


Chatterbox #195 – Apps

10/1/2017
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Do you love technology and the latest apps? If so, this episode is for you! Sit back, relax, and listen to Andrew and Morag as they chat about the devices and apps they’ve fooled around with. Fun Facts Apple is one of the most successful companies worldwide, generating more money than Google or Facebook. more »

Duration: 00:25:37


Catch Word #191 – Get a hold of yourself!

9/26/2017
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English expressions can be tricky, especially if they sound the same but have different meanings. Don’t worry, because Andrew and Morag are here to help! Join them for this Catch Word episode as they explain three uses of the expression to get a hold of. Depending on the dictionary or grammar website that you consult, more »

Duration: 00:22:03


Real Talk #018 – Fill ’er up!

9/17/2017
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Running out of gas is one of the most stressful things that can happen when you’re travelling—so it’s always best to make sure that your car has a full tank. But what vocabulary and phrases should you use when talking to a gas station attendant? Don’t worry, Andrew and Morag are here to explain everything more »

Duration: 00:26:07


Chatterbox #194 – A Maritimes road trip

9/11/2017
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The Maritime provinces—Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island—are known for their simple beauty and rich history. In this episode, Suzanne shares with Andrew memories of her road tip across the Maritimes. Be sure not to miss this gem of an episode! Fun Facts Green Gables, a farm located in Prince Edward Island, more »

Duration: 00:26:19


Chatterbox #194 – Interview with Andrew’s sister

9/5/2017
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Meeting someone’s family and learning about their hometown is a great way to get to know them better. So get ready to learn all about Andrew! In this special Chatterbox episode, he interviews his sister, Heather. Join them as they talk about British Columbia and the best places to study English in Canada. Fun more »

Duration: 00:23:33


Catch Word #190 – All the fixings

8/28/2017
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Learning English can be a blast! Laugh along with Andrew and Morag as they share three fun expressions that you can use when talking about condiments or toppings: all the fixings, all dressed, and the works. Join them to learn all about these three expressions. Fun Facts Ketchup is one of North America’s most more »

Duration: 00:20:38


Chatterbox #192 – Alternative medicine

8/24/2017
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While no one likes going to the doctor, it’s still very important to take care of your health. Luckily, going to a Western doctor isn’t the only option. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss alternative medicine! Join them to hear Suzanne’s story about how she fixed her health troubles using alternative and non-Western medical more »

Duration: 00:19:27


Simplified Speech #29 – Veganism

8/21/2017
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Do you eat meat and dairy? Many people all over the world avoid eating or using animal products—vegans. In this episode, Andrew and Morag have a slow but natural conversation all about veganism. Join them to learn about this growing trend. Fun Facts Vegan is a relatively new term. Until about 1994, vegans were more »

Duration: 00:20:42

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