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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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    • Apprentissage des langues

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!

    Simplified Speech #079 – Escape rooms

    Simplified Speech #079 – Escape rooms

    Escape rooms are a fun, entertaining, and sometimes challenging way to spend an hour or two with friends. Andrew and Kassy talk about the escape rooms they’ve tried and how this fun experience can be different depending on where you are in the world.









    Fun facts
    The very first live escape room was created by the Japanese company SCRAP in 2007. The concept is based on escape room–style video games, where players have to solve mysteries in order to escape and move to the next level. As of 2018—just 11 years later— there were over 14,000 escapes rooms worldwide.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Here and there
    * To come up with [something]
    * From [something] to [something]
    * Lifeline
    * I’m just going to say it



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    • 13 min
    Chatterbox #244 – Meeting celebrities

    Chatterbox #244 – Meeting celebrities

    It seems everybody has a story about meeting a celebrity. Sometimes it is an uncomfortable situation, and sometimes it ends up being a great story. In this Chatterbox episode, hosts Andrew and Suzanne have some interesting stories to share with you about their celebrity encounters.









    Fun facts
    Paparazzi are famous for stalking celebrities to take their pictures. Interestingly, the word paparazzi comes from a character named Paparazzo in the movie La Dolce Vita. As you might have guessed, Paparazzo was a pretty intrusive news photographer.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To get a lot of buzz
    * Starstruck
    * To freak out
    * Under the radar
    * A-lister
    * Down to earth



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    Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

    • 28 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips #9: Making new habits

    Jeremy’s English Tips #9: Making new habits

    Episode description
    In this episode, we are going to be talking about habits, and more specifically, we will be talking about making new habits. In order to learn language more efficiently, we need to make some new study habits and integrate them into our daily lives. In order to do that, I recommend something called habit piggybacking. Now piggyback, to give someone a piggyback ride we say, means you give someone a ride on your back.
    Habit piggybacking is a great way to form new habits. For example, if you want to make a habit of studying vocabulary flashcards every day, then you should pair your vocabulary study with another thing that you already do every day. For example, before you eat breakfast, you study your flashcards.


    Take home messages



     Making new habits is difficult because following old habits is always easier

     You can’t teach an old dog new tricks

     Habit piggy-backing is a great way to form new habits

     For language learners, making a habit of doing repetitive listening and vocabulary study is a great way to accelerate your learning

     It is okay to take breaks sometimes because the brain needs time to synthesize all the new information



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    • 9 min
    Simplified Speech #078 – Raising a bilingual child

    Simplified Speech #078 – Raising a bilingual child

    How many languages are spoken in your household? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about raising a child to be bilingual and some useful tips to use when going about it. Whether you already have a child of your own who you hope to raise bilingual or you hope to raise a bilingual child in the future, this episode is a must for you!









    Fun facts
    Over half of the world is fluent in at least two languages. Learning a new language is known to have many benefits, such as enhanced creativity, musicality, and focus, along with the added bonus of preventing dementia later in life. So get out there and keep learning!
    -Anyone interested in browsing the YouTube channel mentioned in this podcast can go to Hyunwoo Sun’s page here.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To tackle
    * To talk up a storm
    * We shall see
    * [Something] soup
    * To rub off on [someone]
    * Chore



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    Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

    • 24 min
    Chatterbox #243 – Coronavirus

    Chatterbox #243 – Coronavirus

    The outbreak of viral diseases is something to be taken seriously. The new coronavirus affecting China, and soon after many other countries, is a cause for concern for everyone. In this Chatterbox episode, hosts Andrew and Jeremy talk about the sensitive topic of this new outbreak and how to discuss it in English.









    Fun facts
    It might not seem like much, but one of the best methods of prevention when it comes to infectious diseases is the simple act of washing your hands. Be sure to scrub up frequently throughout the day!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To prime [someone]
    * To spring up
    * An angle
    * Out of [one’s] mind
    * To get worked up
    * Epidemic/pandemic



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    Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

    • 19 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips #8: English names

    Jeremy’s English Tips #8: English names

    Episode description
    Thank you for checking out this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips. In this episode, we are going to talk about English names. All right, so I should start by saying that most of this is my personal opinion. So, I know that some people might think differently, but all I can do is share my personal opinion with you, so that’s what I’m going to do. Now, my opinion is that English names are helpful when your real name is too difficult for English speakers to pronounce correctly.


    Take home messages



    *
    Jeremy’s opinion is that English names are helpful when your real name is too difficult for English speakers to pronounce correctly.

    *
    If you make an English name, you should choose something that sounds similar to your real name.


    *
    Middle names are common in English speaking countries, but are not necessary.


    *
     In diverse parts of North America, many people will prefer to call you by your real name out of respect.


    *
    Nicknames are names that are usually made for fun, and can be a shortened form of your real name or something completely made up. 




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    • 11 min

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I like this podcast. I learn a lot of good and very useful expressions to speak english as a native speaker.

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