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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.



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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!

    Simplified Speech #087 – Working out at the gym

    Simplified Speech #087 – Working out at the gym

    Gyms aren’t just places for body builders. They are also popular with anyone who wants to get healthy and maintain a good body weight. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy explore some expressions you can use when you go to the gym.









    Fun facts
    Long before fitness centres became popular, Joe Gold opened his first gym in 1965 in Venice Beach, California. Now, Gold’s Gym is a chain of gyms with over 700 locations around the world!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To play pickup
    * To warm up
    * To end up
    * To get toned
    * To bulk up
    * To cool down



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

    • 22 min
    Real Talk #039 – How to pick up medicine at the pharmacy

    Real Talk #039 – How to pick up medicine at the pharmacy

    Do you often visit the pharmacy during flu season? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce useful phrases and vocabulary that are heard at the pharmacy.









    Fun facts
    The popular fizzy beverages Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and ginger ale were all invented by three different pharmacists in the late 1800s.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Just living [one’s] life
    * Symptoms and side effects (drowsiness, nausea, swelling)
    * Clear up
    * Dairy products
    * Dose
    * To fight off [something]



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

    • 17 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #16: How to Choose Good Repetitive Listening Material

    Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #16: How to Choose Good Repetitive Listening Material

    Episode description
    In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I would like to talk about repetitive listening. More specifically, how to choose good repetitive listening material. In a previous episode of Jeremy’s English tips, I talked about repetitive listening. So if you haven’t listened to that one yet, you might want to check it out first, before listening to this one.


    Key Points



    * Repetitive listening is a form of study in which you listen to the same audio file over and over again for a period of time
    * Choose content that is the right length for your level
    * Choose content that has good sound quality
    * Choose content with a voice that you enjoy listening to and want to emulate
    * Choose content that you can get on your phone in MP3 format so that you can loop it easily



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    • 8 min
    Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #4: What’s up?

    Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #4: What’s up?

    Episode description
    Today our quick tip is going to be covering the use of the common greetings, What’s up? and How’s it going? These are two very common native speaker greetings that are used among friends and family. We say what’s up? and how’s it going? a lot.


    Quick tip takeaways



    * It’s common to use linking from the ending consonant of one word into the beginning vowel of the next word.
    * It’s important to use these greetings, “What’s up?” and “How’s it going?” with familiar friends or co-workers but not in formal contexts.
    * These greetings can be used just to say hello, even if you do not intend to continue a conversation. They can stand alone as a simple greeting to a familiar person.



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    • 4 min
    Catch Word #224 – Take the wind out of your sails

    Catch Word #224 – Take the wind out of your sails

    When you’re feeling down, it is still important to express yourself. In this episode of Catch Word, Andrew and Jeremy define two phrases that are used during those low moments in life.









    Fun facts
    Most sailboats have two sails: a mainsail and a headsail or jib. A sailboat is any boat that moves through the water using sails. The wind blows against the sails and pushes the boat.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * The highs and lows
    * To take the wind out of your sails
    * To shoot it down
    * To kick you when you’re down
    * In a bad place
    * A slap on the wrist



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

    • 15 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips #15: How to make English learning fun

    Jeremy’s English Tips #15: How to make English learning fun

    Episode description
    In this episode, I would like to talk about how to make learning English more fun. I will explain three tips to help you make your English study more fun.


    Key Points



    * English is a global language that can help you connect with people from all over the world
    * English can help you get ahead in your career but learning English solely for professional reasons can easily lead to burnout
    * Focus less on studying grammar and more on enjoying the content you listen to, read, or watch
    * Find content you actually like, rather than content that seems educational
    * Make friends with English speakers through language exchange



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    • 6 min

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