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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 #090 – School uniforms

    Simplified Speech #090 – School uniforms

    Uniforms in school is a hot topic for students. Some students love that they don’t have to choose their clothes in the morning. Others hate the lack of freedom. In this Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Suzanne share their opinions on and experiences with school uniforms.









    Fun facts
    The prevalence of school uniforms varies drastically from country to country. In the United States, most schools do not require a uniform. Compare that to schools in Seoul, South Korea, where 98% of all middle and high schools require their students to wear uniforms!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Private/public school
    * Driving force
    * Status symbol
    * To speak for everyone
    * Dress code
    * Insider



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    • 20 min
    Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #5: Question intonation

    Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #5: Question intonation

    Episode description
    Today, we have a quick tip for you. And today we’re going to talk about open-ended questions, and the intonation. So, when you ask a question, does it always go up at the end? Not always. Intonation. Many times people see a question mark or ask a question and automatically assume that a question should always go up in intonation. But there are actually some rules regarding questions and intonation.


    Quick tip takeaways



    * Just because a questions ends with a question mark (?) does not mean the intonation or pitch should go up at the end.
    * Intonation is the rise and fall of pitch in speech, usually used to emphasize and stress a word in a sentence.
    * An open-ended question is a question that cannot be answered with yes or no. Instead, it is answered with a descriptive response.



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    • 5 min
    Simplified Speech #089 – Personal style

    Simplified Speech #089 – Personal style

    Regardless of what magazines and articles say about fashion, everyone has their own unique, personal style. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne describe their personal styles and talk about how they’ve changed over the years.









    Fun facts
    Men’s clothing has the buttons on the right side. Women’s buttons are on the left and sometimes the back. This is because some women used to be dressed by servants. As most people are right-handed, having the buttons on the left made it easier for the servants to button up the clothes.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To make an impact
    * To set your intention
    * V-neck
    * Downsize
    * Do [someone] a solid
    * To pare down



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    • 20 min
    Catch Word #227 – Get the picture

    Catch Word #227 – Get the picture

    There are many expressions in English that use the imagery of pictures. A common one is to ask someone, “Do you get the picture?” Listen to this Catch Word episode with hosts Andrew and Jeremy to find out the many ways to use this expression.









    Fun facts
    Humans have been painting pictures for millennia. Some of the oldest surviving pictures are found in caves throughout the world. Many of them are over 40,000 years old!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To get the picture
    * To land [something]
    * To cut things short
    * If you catch/get my drift
    * To spell [something] out
    * To get it together



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    • 19 min
    Real Talk #040 – How to order coffee

    Real Talk #040 – How to order coffee

    People around the world often start their days with a nice cup of coffee. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss some helpful phrases that one might need when ordering a cup of energizing coffee.









    Fun facts
    Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. It produces about a third of all coffee. That’s a lot of coffee beans!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Go-to
    * Drip coffee
    * [Something] doesn’t agree with [someone]
    * Have a good one
    * Bring [one’s] own cup
    * [Something]-free



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    • 21 min
    Catch Word #226 – I can’t help but …

    Catch Word #226 – I can’t help but …

    We all have moments in our lives when we want to say, “I can’t help it!” Sometimes we’re looking for an excuse. Sometimes we really can’t change something about our lives. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy look at the different ways this phrase can be used.









    Fun facts
    In this episode, our hosts talk about food cravings. There are a lot of possible reasons you might have a craving. It could be caused by a hormonal imbalance, a lack of certain nutrients in your body, or simply an abundance of pleasure associated with special foods.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * I can’t help (-ing)
    * I can’t help (can’t change something)
    * I can’t help but [do something]
    * To get turnt up
    * To munch
    * Dark



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    • 26 min

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