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We love catching up with friends. In fact, before every Culips episode, our hosts spend some time doing just that. Today you get to listen in as Andrew and Kassy catch up on the latest news in their lives – from Andrew’s new hobby to Kassy’s big purchase! Simplified Speech features clear, natural, and easy to understand English conversations betwee…
 
Are you a fan of music festivals? In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the ins and outs of a typical musical festival. Tune in to learn about music festival culture and useful tips to make your music festival experience more enjoyable, all while practicing your English listening skills. Culips’ Chatterbox series is great for high-intermediate a…
 
Hitting the road with friends or family, for a week-long adventure is a time-honoured tradition–especially in North America. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about what makes a great road trip and share their favourite road trip memories. This is Culips’ Simplified Speech series. It features clear, natural and easy to understand English con…
 
Have you ever wanted to travel to space? A few well-known billionaires definitely have! In fact, they have restarted the Space Race and their companies are racing into infinity and beyond. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Anna talk about the new Space Race and what it means for the future of space travel. Chatterbox is a series designed for i…
 
We’re back with another Catch Word episode! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you some idiomatic expressions or phrases to use when talking about something that improves or gets better. Tune in to improve your English listening skills by leaps and bounds! Catch Word is a great series that focuses on key vocabulary and phrases used in all sort…
 
Many have cherished memories of their grandparents, from listening to their stories to feeling loved and supported throughout childhood. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy share stories about their grandparents. Today’s conversation might tug on your heartstrings! The Simplified Speech series features clear, easy to understand conv…
 
Have you ever noticed a well-dressed, friendly person working in the hotel lobby? This person is often helping guests with taxis or telling them about the best restaurants in town. Many hotels employ a person called a concierge. Their job is to help you with all your needs, big or small. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the va…
 
Have you missed hearing Jeremy’s voice on the podcast? Then tune in to this episode, which was recorded last year while Jeremy was still on the team. This Chatterbox episode is full of useful tips and resources for finding great listening materials for learning English. Culips’ Chatterbox series is perfect for upper-intermediate or advanced English…
 
It’s always fun to compliment a friend (and to receive a compliment, too). Luckily, the English language has many expressions you can use to tell people how good they look! Today, Andrew and Kassy define two such expressions: to look like a million bucks and a sight for sore eyes. The Culips Catch Word series explains idioms, phrasal verbs, and exp…
 
Can you talk to animals? In this Simplified Speech episode, Suzanne tells Andrew an interesting story about her dog and an animal communicator. She says this animal communicator communicated with her dog and found out the problems in his life. Even if you are skeptical, it’s worth a listen! In Simplified Speech episodes, two native English speakers…
 
The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone over the past year and a half. So what does this mean for the economy? In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Kassy discuss the pandemic economy, how it’s changing, and what this could mean for the future. Culips’ Chatterbox series is designed for intermediate and advanced English learning. All Chatterbox e…
 
Would you like to receive a slap in the face? Probably not! However, the expression a slap in the face isn’t a physical thing, it’s more of an insult. In this Catch Word episode, you’ll learn all about it as Andrew and Suzanne talk about the various ways of using the expressions a slap in the face and a slap on the wrist. Take a listen and learn ho…
 
Nice beaches, beautiful architecture, and warm weather: these are some of the things people most associate with Spain. But since cohost Anna lives in Spain, she can tell us a lot more about the country. Join Anna and Andrew as they talk about living in Spain in this Chatterbox episode. Chatterbox is a series designed to present listeners with natur…
 
Since you’re listening to Culips, that means you’re learning a language! Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to teach one? Today, Anna and Andrew chat about their experiences as both language teachers and language learners. Chatterbox is a Culips audio series for intermediate and advanced English learners. It features natural, unedited convers…
 
In this interesting Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy will teach you some useful expressions to use when talking about things you don’t want to do. Catch Word is a great series that focuses on key vocabulary and phrases used in all sorts of common everyday English conversations. This episode focuses on phrases that you might use when talking abo…
 
Have you ever wondered what life is like in the UK? Turns out, it is a bit different from Canada or the US! Andrew speaks with UK native Anna to find out exactly what life was like in this English-speaking country. Tune in for a new episode of Chatterbox, the Culips podcast series designed for intermediate and advanced English learners. Today’s nat…
 
Have you ever wondered more about your family history? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their family trees and different ways to learn more about your family history. They also discuss DNA test kits and their effects on society. This Simplified Speech episode is perfect for intermediate English learners looking to hear…
 
The Summer Olympics! They happen every four years… well, almost. The global pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but hopefully cheering on our national athletes with be good entertainment for us all. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their thoughts on the Olympics. Which events do you think they prefer? Football, swim…
 
Everyone deserves a nice vacation from time to time. If you are not comfortable checking in to a hotel speaking English, don’t worry. In this Real Talk episode, you will learn useful expressions you can use at the check-in counter. Real Talk is a series designed to teach you practical real-life English. In this episode, we teach you how to check in…
 
Are your days so busy you find you don’t have any time for yourself? English has many ways to express this crazy busy state you’re in. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two key phrases so that you can let people know you’re too busy. Culips’ Catch Word series teaches idioms, phrasal verbs and expressions so you can improve your E…
 
Ever wonder what life is like for our podcast hosts when they’re away from the mic? Well, you’re in luck! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy catch up and swap tales of the exciting things that have recently happened in their lives. Simplified Speech episodes are designed to help you improve your English listening and speaking skill…
 
Everyone loves a good party! Every July 4th in the United States, Americans celebrate their Independence Day national holiday with fireworks, family gatherings, and good food. Hear what hosts Andrew and Kassy have to say about Canadian and American national holiday festivities in this episode of Simplified Speech. Simplified Speech is a series in w…
 
With a heavy heart, Andrew announces that frequent cohost Jeremy is leaving the Culips team. However, it’s a great time to introduce the new Culips host, Anna! She is from the United Kingdom and currently lives in Spain. Anna is a teacher and even has her own podcast. We hope you follow her new Culips journey with us! Chatterbox is a series for int…
 
Here comes the bride! Andrew’s bride, that is! In this episode, Andrew shares the story of his wedding day with Kassy and our listeners. In our Simplified Speech series, native English speakers have clear and natural conversations on common topics. These episodes are designed to boost your English listening skills and increase your vocabulary. On o…
 
Have you ever tried making a reservation at a restaurant and it just didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked? Then tune in to this Real Talk episode where Andrew and Kassy teach you all the questions, answers, and expressions you need to know to make a reservation at a restaurant in perfect English. The Culips Real Talk series is great for hi…
 
These days, there are so many different sources to use when studying language. That’s both good and bad. There are pros and cons when you study with movies, TV, the internet, or any other kind of listening material. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Kassy dive deep into the positives and negatives of these different ways of studying. Chatterbo…
 
Are you clumsy and uncoordinated? You’re not alone! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach us two ways to talk about being clumsy and share stories where they broke things by accident. Culips’ Catch Word series teaches you idioms, phrasal verbs, and expressions that help improve your English listening and speaking skills. Our online English gramma…
 
In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce two really useful phrases for talking about emotions and feelings. Sharing the thoughts buried deep in your heart isn’t an easy thing to do, especially in a foreign language. By listening to this episode, you can make those difficult emotional conversations feel a little less stressful. Our …
 
Do you have a Netflix, Spotify, or YouTube Premium subscription? All three? In this interesting Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne chat about monthly subscription services. Tune in to hear about different types of subscriptions services that are available and which ones Andrew and Suzanne subscribe to. Chatterbox episodes are perfect for high-i…
 
Some people can’t get enough of jigsaw puzzles. They like connecting the dots and the challenge of piecing everything together. In the end, it’s always important to pay attention to the bigger picture. In this Catch Word episode, that’s exactly what hosts Andrew and Jeremy are talking about. Their two main expressions are to connect the dots and to…
 
The way we communicate includes more than what we actually say. Sometimes there are hidden meanings! In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain two phrases that mean to look past the obvious for the truth. Catch Word episodes define idioms, phrases, and slang so you can sound like a native speaker. Listen as two English speakers have a natural con…
 
In today’s Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy are back with another catch-up session. In today’s episode, Kassy talks about her spring break trip and Andrew updates us on his adventures in obtaining his driver’s licence. Simplified Speech is a great series for intermediate learners. Tune in to hear natural English conversation spoken at a …
 
Have you ever felt like you don’t really belong? Or perhaps that, somehow, you’ve fooled people into believing that you’re more successful or intelligent than you really are? That’s called imposter syndrome. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy explain imposter syndrome and share their experiences dealing with it. In this Chatterbox episode, you’ll he…
 
Going to the bank can be a stressful experience. Going to a bank using a second language can be ever more stressful! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy take you through the normal steps to open a bank account and the English expressions you will need to know. In this episode, our hosts explore what it means to have unlimited transaction, t…
 
Spinach, love it or hate it? In this scrumptious Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about controversial foods, foods that some people are dying to eat while others wrinkle their noses in disgust just thinking about them. This Simplified Speech episode on controversial foods is perfect for intermediate learners of English. Today’s ep…
 
Everyone has a skincare routine, whether it’s moisturizing occasionally or sticking to a daily regime. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their skincare routines. They also talk about how different cultures view skin care. In this episode, two native English speakers discuss their skincare routine. Chatterbox is designed for intermediate to …
 
Welcome to another Simplified Speech episode where hosts Andrew and Kassy catch up on recent news. They always have a lot to share with each other, so give it a listen! It’s Kassy’s birthday in a couple of days! Happy birthday, Kassy! Of course, by the time you listen to this episode, it will have already happened. In that case, you can say, “Happy…
 
Animal lovers gather around! Whether you have a fur baby of your own or just love pets, you’ll enjoy listening to Andrew and Kassy talk about Pinky, Andrew’s new dog. In this episode, two native English speakers talk about owning a pet. This English audio lesson is designed to help you improve your vocabulary with everyday words and conversations. …
 
Hmm, what’s today’s topic? Oh, that’s right! In today’s useful Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy will teach you some helpful phrases to use when talking about memory and remembering something. So, before you forget, click that play button and get listening! Listening to the Culips Catch Word series is a perfect way to learn new English phrases …
 
Grab your popcorn and get comfortable. Listen as Andrew and Kassy talk about a few of the movies that changed how people think and that inspired a whole generation. In this episode, you’ll hear how two native English speakers talk about the movies. Listening to conversations about everyday topics is one of the best ways to learn English. You’ll imp…
 
In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy decide to catch up and share recent news about their personal lives. Andrew is on his way to getting his Korean driver’s licence, and Kassy is going to supervise the SATs—an exam she took not too long ago—as a teacher! In this episode, our hosts discuss the importance of pulling it together during…
 
Have you ever thought about what your favourite word is in the English language? In this interesting Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their favourite and least favourite English words. Tune in to find out what they are. This episode is full of interesting English phrases and slang words that are sure to boost your English spea…
 
Life is full of important decisions, and some of them cannot be undone. You have to carefully navigate the world of decisions. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss expressions that revolve around the major choices we make. In this episode, our hosts talk about life-altering decisions, like marriage and when to change jobs, as well …
 
Be careful where you step! If you’re injury-prone, you might just twist an ankle. In this episode of Simplified Speech, Andrew and Jeremy talk about their worst injuries. In this episode, you’ll hear how native English speakers talk about accidents and injuries. Along the way, you’ll hear useful idiomatic expressions used when talking about physica…
 
Here’s another brand-new Catch Word episode for our listeners! Tune in with Andrew and Jeremy to learn some useful English phrases you can use when you want to hurry up and do something quickly. There’s no better way to improve your English than learning English phrases encountered in natural conversations. This episode is perfect for advanced begi…
 
Brrrriiinggg! There goes the school bell. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy look back on their high school days to talk about all of the interesting high school electives available in their schools in Canada and the U.S. This episode is chock-full of natural English expressions to boost your English fluency to the next level. Tune…
 
How’s your English learning these days? Are you getting into the groove of things? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy give you some useful expressions to use when talking about a project or job that you are about to finish. Fun facts Did you know that the act of procrastination has increased significantly in the last few decades? This is…
 
You’re driving down the street and notice the police car behind you has just turned on its siren and flashing lights. You need to pull over. What do you do? What should you say? Getting pulled over by the police while driving can often be a stressful situation, even if you haven’t done anything wrong. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy giv…
 
Do you love making or fixing things on your own? You’re probably a DIY enthusiast! You’ll enjoy today’s edition of Simplified Speech, where Andrew and Jeremy talk about do-it-yourself projects and whether or not it really is a good idea to do it yourself. Listen and improve your English skills! You’ll hear a conversation between two native English …
 
Grab a spoon and a tub of ice cream and dig in while listening to today’s Simplified Speech episode. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about popular desserts from their home countries and their favourites. Fun facts October 14th is designated as National Dessert Day in the United States. Another fun fact: people get paid to taste test differen…
 
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