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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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    • 4.7 • 609 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!

    Simplified Speech #120 – Foods you either love or hate

    Simplified Speech #120 – Foods you either love or hate

    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 episode is chock-full of fun words and phrases about foods that are sure to boost your English listening skills to the next level. Bon appétit!



















    Fun facts

    There are several foods that cause division around the world. People either love them or hate them. Such foods include black licorice, cilantro, olives, blue cheese, mint chocolate ice cream, and oysters. So what’s your opinion on these contentious foods? Do you love them or hate them?





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Hater

    * Control freak

    * Squeamish

    * To go out of [one’s] way

    * Upscale

    * Go-to







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

    Photo Credit: Luís Perdigão (Unsplash)

    • 23 min
    Chatterbox #267 – Skin care

    Chatterbox #267 – Skin care

    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 advanced learners and features natural conversations about interesting topics. These conversations improve your vocabulary and listening skills. They help you become fluent in English! Plus, you might hear a few tips to keep your skin healthy.



















    Fun facts

    Your skin is the largest organ on your body. It’s about 22 square feet in size and plays a large role in regulating body temperature. Take care of your skin to help you look good AND feel good!





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Stash

    * Lackadaisical

    * By any chance

    * An inside job

    * To go ham on [something]

    * Breakout







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

    Photo Credit: Luís Perdigão (Unsplash)

    • 26 min
    Simplified Speech #119 – What’s new with us

    Simplified Speech #119 – What’s new with us

    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 belated birthday, Kassy!”

    Also in this episode, you will hear about Andrew’s wedding plans and how inundated he is with preparations. As always, he’s so busy! But he’s not too busy to have a nice chat with cohost Kassy once again.



















    Fun facts

    In this episode, Kassy talks about her upcoming birthday. Did you know that on any given day, about 20 million people throughout the world will be celebrating a birthday?





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Happy belated [something]

    * To uphold [something]

    * To be inundated

    * To give it [one’s] all

    * To belt [something] out

    * A bad look







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

    Photo Credit: Luís Perdigão (Unsplash)

    • 14 min
    Simplified Speech #118 – Meet Pinky, Andrew’s new dog

    Simplified Speech #118 – Meet Pinky, Andrew’s new dog

    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. It’s the best way to learn English, so you can become fluent in English. And you might just want to adopt a pet of your own!



















    Fun facts

    It’s believed that dogs can tell time, especially if you have developed a set routine. Dogs will know when it’s time to go for a walk or when you’ll get home from work, which is why you’ll find them waiting for you at the door!





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * To come up in conversation

    * To get the wheels spinning in [one’s] head

    * The beginning of the end

    * Foster failure

    * Pet baby

    * Zoo







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

    Photo Credit: Luís Perdigão (Unsplash)

    • 17 min
    Catch Word #242 – That rings a bell!

    Catch Word #242 – That rings a bell!

    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 used in common English conversations. Tune in to boost your English skills to the next level by listening to example dialogues chock-full of helpful phrases about remembering things you’ve forgotten.



















    Fun facts

    Have you ever wished you had a better memory? Then you should research the memory palace technique. The memory palace technique has been used for thousands of years to store vast amounts of information inside the mind. To build a memory palace, think of a place that is very familiar to you. As you mentally walk through that place, add details that you don’t want to forget to the surroundings. For example, if you want to remember that your mother’s birthday is on December 16th, 1957, then imagine that one room in your memory palace has a calendar of the year 1957 with your mom’s picture on it; the calendar is turned to the December page and the 16th is circled in red ink. There you have it! Every time you mentally visit that room in your memory palace, you will see that calendar and recall your mother’s birthday.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * It rings a bell

    * To run into [someone]

    * A beast at [something]

    * To come back to [someone]

    * To jog [someone]’s memory

    * To rub [something] in [someone]’s face







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

    Photo Credit: Luís Perdigão (Unsplash)

    • 20 min
    Chatterbox #265 – Movies that have had an impact on society

    Chatterbox #265 – Movies that have had an impact on society

    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 improve your grammar and language skills and be entertained at the same time. How cool! This episode is perfect for intermediate level English learners who want to be fluent.



















    Fun facts

    The average person goes to the cinema about five times a year (according to UNESCO data from 2015). And, recent statistics from Netflix show that people watch on average two hours of streaming video content – like movies – per day.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Housekeeping

    * Valley girl

    * Out of sight, out of mind

    * To put [oneself] in [someone else’s] shoes

    * To be open [about something]

    * To scratch the surface







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

    Photo Credit:Sean Benesh and Krists Luhaers (Unsplash)

    • 20 min

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