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Learning English is tough stuff, but we're here to help every step of the way. This podcast is for English language learners who want to improve their lives by becoming fluent in English. Our high-quality lessons are free, fun and taught by our expert hosts.



Listening to Culips is like sitting in on an interesting chat between good friends. Your fluency, listening skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation will improve naturally as you get to know our hosts and learn about interesting topics and trends in Canada and around the world.



Get awesome at English, with Culips!

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    • 4.8 • 64 Ratings

Learning English is tough stuff, but we're here to help every step of the way. This podcast is for English language learners who want to improve their lives by becoming fluent in English. Our high-quality lessons are free, fun and taught by our expert hosts.



Listening to Culips is like sitting in on an interesting chat between good friends. Your fluency, listening skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation will improve naturally as you get to know our hosts and learn about interesting topics and trends in Canada and around the world.



Get awesome at English, with Culips!

    Chatterbox #318 – Digital modesty

    Chatterbox #318 – Digital modesty

    Episode description:



    In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the concept of digital modesty – the idea of being mindful about how much personal information you share online. They explore the benefits and drawbacks of sharing on social media and the importance of setting boundaries to protect your privacy.



    What you'll learn in this episode:



    * The meaning of digital modesty and why it's an important topic

    * Different perspectives on sharing personal information online

    * The potential risks of oversharing on social media

    * The importance of setting personal boundaries and limits for online sharing

    * How cultural differences can influence what is considered modest or acceptable to share



















    How this episode will improve your English:



    * Expand your vocabulary with words and phrases related to online behavior and social media, such as: digital modesty, non-negotiables,off-putting, oversharing, and boundaries.

    * Improve your listening comprehension by following a natural, unscripted conversation between native English speakers.

    * Learn idiomatic expressions like strike a chord and play devil's advocate.

    * Gain insight into cultural differences and how they can impact online behavior

    * Improve your speaking and communication skills by using the study guide and connecting with the member community to practice speaking about digital modesty in English.



    The best way to learn with this lesson:



    Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member.



    Become a Culips member now: Click here.



    Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here.



    Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.



    Episode references:



    * Mary Harrington interviewed on the Modern Wisdom podcast: Click here.

    * The geography game Andrew mentioned, GeoGuesser: Click here.

    * The story of the missing van lifer: Click here.





    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

    Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free

    Image: Kaique Rocha (pexels.com)

    • 33 min
    Bonus episode #098 – Lifestyle change

    Bonus episode #098 – Lifestyle change

    In this episode, Andrew shares a simple yet powerful change he made to his daily routine that has left him feeling more rested, productive, and less stressed. He explains how keeping his phone away from his bed at night and reading a book first thing in the morning has made a big difference to his well-being. Andrew also talks about the Korean book he's currently reading and the inspiring journey of its translator.



    This episode will help improve your English communication skills in several ways:



    * You'll get great practice listening to and understanding natural, conversational English as Andrew shares a personal story.

    * You'll learn useful vocabulary related to daily routines, reading habits, sleep, productivity, and language learning.

    * By listening to Andrew’s story, you'll build your ability to understand spoken English and grasp main ideas.

    * The topic of making positive changes might inspire you to think about your own habits and discuss them with others in English.





    * Study with the interactive transcript:

    * Join the Culips Discord server:

    * Try the comprehension quiz:

    • 27 min
    Simplified Speech #194 – Double birthday bash

    Simplified Speech #194 – Double birthday bash

    Episode description:



    Join Andrew and Kassy as they talk about their upcoming milestone birthdays. Kassy is turning 30, and Andrew is turning 40! They'll chat about their favorite ways to celebrate birthdays, common birthday traditions in the United States and Canada, and the customary foods enjoyed on birthdays in South Korea. This episode is perfect for English learners who want to improve their listening skills and expand their cultural knowledge.



    What you will learn:



    * Birthday celebrations: Discover how people in North America typically celebrate their birthdays.

    * Cultural traditions: Learn about birthday customs and traditions in the United States, Canada, and South Korea.

    * Personal experiences: Hear Andrew and Kassy share their own birthday memories and preferences.



    Milestone birthdays: Understand the significance of turning 30 and 40 in Western culture.

















    How this episode will improve your English:



    * Vocabulary building: Learn essential words and phrases related to birthdays and celebrations.

    * Listening skills: Improve your ability to understand native English speakers in a natural, conversational setting.

    * Cultural awareness: Gain insights into birthday celebrations and traditions in different countries.

    * Relatable content: Connect with the hosts' personal stories and experiences, which can help you retain the language more effectively.

    * Speaking practice: Use the study guide and connect with the member community to practice discussing birthday-related topics in English.



    The best way to learn with this lesson:



    Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member.



    Become a Culips member now: Click here.



    Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here.



    Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.



    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

    Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free

    Image: Thirdman (pexels.com)

    • 25 min
    Bonus episode #097 – Binge-watching

    Bonus episode #097 – Binge-watching

    In this episode, Andrew shares about his experience binge-watching the new Netflix sci-fi series "The Three-Body Problem." He discusses the show's interesting premise, engaging storyline, and characters. By listening to this episode, you'll learn vocabulary related to TV shows, books, and the phenomenon of binge-watching.



    This episode will help improve your English communication skills in several ways:



    * You'll hear natural, casual English spoken at a conversational pace as Andrew discusses the show's premise, characters, and his overall impressions.

    * You'll expand your vocabulary with words and phrases related to TV/movie plots, acting, adaptations from books, and giving opinions.

    * By listening to Andrew's story, you'll get practice understanding spoken English and comprehending someone's thoughts and viewpoints.

    * The topic of a popular sci-fi series provides cultural insight into this entertainment genre loved by many English speakers.



    Study with the interactive transcript: click here



    Join the Culips Discord server:



    Become a Culips member:

    • 19 min
    Simplified Speech #193 – Only children

    Simplified Speech #193 – Only children

    Learn about what it's like to be an only child in this interesting episode of the Culips Everyday English Podcast. Andrew and Kassy will share their personal experiences growing up with siblings. They will also talk about their thoughts on not having any brothers or sisters. This is a great episode for listeners who want to understand more about family life in the United States and Canada.



    What You Will Learn



    * Family Experiences: Hear different stories about growing up with siblings versus being an only child.

    * Cultural Views: Understand how people in North America view families without brothers or sisters.

    * Personal Stories: Listen to personal stories from Andrew and Kassy about their childhoods and family lives.

    * Family Relationships: Learn about the special challenges, benefits, and relationships in families with only one child.



    How This Episode Will Improve Your English



    * New Vocabulary: Learn common words and expressions related to family in a conversational way.

    * Listening Skills: Practice understanding how people really speak in casual conversations.

    * Cultural Understanding: Learn the cultural views on family structures in North America.

    * Relatable Content: Become motivated by hearing real personal stories and experiences you can relate to.

    * Speaking Practice: Use the study guide and join the member community to practice speaking about family topics.



















    The best way to learn with this lesson



    Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member.



    Become a Culips member now: Click here.



    Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here.



    Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.



    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

    Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free

    Image: Vitaly Gariev (pexels.com)

    • 24 min
    Bonus episode #096 – Perfect day, perfect date

    Bonus episode #096 – Perfect day, perfect date

    In this episode, Andrew shares stories designed to help you build your English fluency, increase your cultural knowledge, grow your vocabulary, and become a better communicator.



    Andrew shares about a perfect day out he had with his wife, exploring a historic neighborhood in Seoul. He talks about uncovering the city's history, observing its architecture, and their lunch at a traditional Korean restaurant where they enjoyed boiled pork with kimchi and rice wine. Andrew also shares a funny incident involving the rice wine and concludes the story with their quest for a café on a busy Sunday.



    Join the Culips Discord server:



    Become a Culips member:



    Submit an audio story for bonus episode #100:

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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64 Ratings

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Culips is the best podcasts I’ve ever heard, thanks for making these valuable materials Andrew
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A Useful English Podcast!

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