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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 • 515 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 #099 – Pizza

    Simplified Speech #099 – Pizza

    A much-loved dinner option, pizza is eaten all over the world. Today, Andrew and Kassy discuss the many different pizza types out there and answer a few controversial pizza questions.









    Fun facts
    Pizza traces its origins to the Greeks and Egyptians, who cooked a flatbread and topped it with olive oil and spices. Today’s more modern pizza started in Naples, Italy. It has evolved as it spread around the world and countries developed their own regional spins. In Brazil, chefs top their pizzas with green peas. In France, they love fried eggs on their slices. In China, a crust made of mini hotdogs is popular.
    And then there’s Canada, home of the Hawaiian pizza. In 1962, Greece-born Sam Panopoulos was bored with the traditional mushroom, bacon, and pepperoni toppings, so he decided to put some canned pineapple on pizza instead!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * I’m a [something] kinda guy/girl
    * Don’t get me wrong
    * I take it
    * That’s not one that you hear every day
    * Live up to expectations
    * Out of the question



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    • 17 min
    Simplified Speech #098 – Convenience stores

    Simplified Speech #098 – Convenience stores

    What’s your favourite thing to buy at the local convenience store? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their favourite convenience store snacks, special features of convenience stores in North America, and differences between convenience stores in the United States and Canada.









    Fun facts
    7-Eleven convenience stores can be found in countries around the world. It is estimated that there are 68,236 locations globally. Japan has the most 7-Eleven locations in the world, with a whopping 20,904 stores!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Bad for [one’s] waistline
    * Sidenote
    * Religiously
    * Rowdy
    * To loiter around
    * Easy target



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

    • 20 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips #22: 
Four tips for making friends with English speakers

    Jeremy’s English Tips #22: 
Four tips for making friends with English speakers

    Episode description
    Have you ever struggled with making friends with English speakers? If so, then this episode is for you. Now, we’ll be talking about some cultural stuff in this one as well. And since there are many different English speaking countries around the world, I will use the word English speaker to refer to people who speak English as their native language.


    Key points that Jeremy covers in this episode

    * Show interest in what English speakers have to say and their stories.
    * Don’t ask questions about physical appearance, marital status, personal finances, politics or religion.
    * Ask questions about what English speakers likes and dislike.
    * Compliment the choices English speakers make.
    * Choices are highly important in English speaking culture.

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    • 11 min
    Chatterbox #257 – Dating a native speaker

    Chatterbox #257 – Dating a native speaker

    Learning a new language is hard. Dating a native speaker in your target language can help make it easier. Andrew and Kassy discuss how being in a relationship with a native speaker has helped them improve their language skills.









    Fun facts
    There are 378 million native English speakers and 743 million non-native speakers. Only 4% of English conversations happening in the world involve only native speakers. The rest involve at least one non-native speaker.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Between the sheets
    * When in Rome
    * In (too) deep
    * Stepping-stone
    * Bubble
    * Long in the tooth



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

    • 19 min
    Simplified Speech #097 – Getting ready for the day

    Simplified Speech #097 – Getting ready for the day

    How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their daily routines for getting ready in the morning. Enjoy this episode while you complete your own morning routine!









    Fun facts
    More than 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide every day! That’s a lot of caffeine consumption!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Good to go
    * Prep
    * To switch up [something]
    * To take a load off [one’s] back
    * To knock [something] out
    * To hit snooze



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

    • 14 min
    Simplified Speech #096 – Do you collect anything?

    Simplified Speech #096 – Do you collect anything?

    People have been collecting things for eons. It doesn’t matter what it is, whether it’s seashells or rare coins, anything can be considered a collector’s item. In this episode of Simplified Speech, Andrew and Kassy dive into the world of collecting.









    Fun facts
    São Paulo is home to the largest collection in the world. A resident has more than 7,000,000 vinyl records, which he has been collecting since he was in high school.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * Lost art
    * Lame-o
    * Dork
    * Rings a bell
    * Mom thing
    * It’s a thing



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

    • 20 min

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