150 episodes

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!

Culips Everyday English Podcast Culips English Podcast

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 687 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 #130 – A new hobby and a big purchase

    Simplified Speech #130 – A new hobby and a big purchase

    We love catching up with friends. In fact, before every Culips episode, our hosts spend some time doing just that. Today you get to listen in as Andrew and Kassy catch up on the latest news in their lives – from Andrew’s new hobby to Kassy’s big purchase!

    Simplified Speech features clear, natural, and easy to understand English conversations between native speakers. By studying with this Simplified Speech episode, you’ll improve your English listening skills, increase your vocabulary, and find out how to talk about new events happening in your life.



















    Fun facts

    According to a 2013 study, people spend 60 percent of their conversations talking about themselves. And 80 percent of conversations consist of gossip, according to Dr. Nicholas Emler, a British psychologist.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Welcome to the club

    * There’s no turning back

    * Out of whack

    * Fender bender

    * New-to-me

    * To crash







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: Danielle MacInnes (Unsplash.com)

    • 25 min
    Chatterbox #278 – Music festivals

    Chatterbox #278 – Music festivals

    Are you a fan of music festivals? In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the ins and outs of a typical musical festival. Tune in to learn about music festival culture and useful tips to make your music festival experience more enjoyable, all while practicing your English listening skills.

    Culips’ Chatterbox series is great for high-intermediate and advanced English learners. This episode is chock-full of interesting phrases and vocabulary related to music festivals and festivals in general. Hit the play button and enjoy!



















    Fun facts

    Festivals have been around for thousands of years. Festivals were especially popular in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, with competitions and performances in athletics and the performing arts being the most popular.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Skill set

    * A staple of [something]

    * A trooper

    * Luck of the draw

    * Out-of-body experience

    * Lead-up/buildup







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: Tony Pham (Unsplash.com)

    • 25 min
    Simplified Speech #129 – Road trips

    Simplified Speech #129 – Road trips

    Hitting the road with friends or family, for a week-long adventure is a time-honoured tradition–especially in North America. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about what makes a great road trip and share their favourite road trip memories.

    This is Culips’ Simplified Speech series. It features clear, natural and easy to understand English conversations about interesting topics, like road trips. By listening to native English speakers speak naturally, you’ll improve your English listening skills and increase your vocabulary. Tune in to today’s adventurous English audio lesson to learn something new.



















    Fun facts

    The world’s first recorded road trip took place in Germany, in 1888. Bertha Benz, wife of the first car inventor, Karl Benz, travelled from Mannheim to Pforzheim with her sons. They travelled 106 km (66 mi) in the third experimental Benz car, which had a maximum speed of 16 km/h (10 m/h). She even took this trip without her husband’s consent or knowledge!





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Location hopping

    * Fluid

    * Fly by the seat of your pants

    * Twist [one’s] arm

    * Gnarly

    * Quota







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: Dino Reichmuth (Unsplash.com)

    • 21 min
    Chatterbox #277 – The new space race

    Chatterbox #277 – The new space race

    Have you ever wanted to travel to space? A few well-known billionaires definitely have! In fact, they have restarted the Space Race and their companies are racing into infinity and beyond. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Anna talk about the new Space Race and what it means for the future of space travel.

    Chatterbox is a series designed for intermediate and advanced English learners. Podcasts and audio lessons are a great way to improve your English listening skills. Culips’ Chatterbox episodes feature natural, unedited conversations between native speakers, so you can build your English fluency. And this time, you will learn about the latest in space travel.



















    Fun facts

    The original Space Race started in the 1950s. In 1957, the USSR launched the first satellite into space called Sputnik. In 1961, they launched the first person into space.

    There were many developments over the years, most notably in 1969 when the United States landed the first humans on the moon. The Space Race ended after the collapse of the USSR. After that, countries from both sides of the former Cold War have worked together.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * In a heartbeat

    * Pet project

    * To beat [someone] to the post

    * Low-key

    * Nerves of steel

    * To get a lot of flack







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: SpaceX (Unsplash.com)

    • 27 min
    Catch Word #251 – You’ve improved by leaps and bounds!

    Catch Word #251 – You’ve improved by leaps and bounds!

    We’re back with another Catch Word episode! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you some idiomatic expressions or phrases to use when talking about something that improves or gets better. Tune in to improve your English listening skills by leaps and bounds!

    Catch Word is a great series that focuses on key vocabulary and phrases used in all sorts of common everyday English conversations. While this episode focuses on phrases that you might use when talking about making progress, improving, or getting better at something, it is also chock-full of other useful expressions highlighted in the study guide.



















    Fun facts

    There are thousands of books and articles out in the world telling people how to improve their mental health, sleep patterns, exercise habits, study habits, financial literacy, and much more. What’s interesting is that these articles and books all say the exact same thing to a certain degree. Most self-improvement or self-help books tend to agree that the #1 way to make significant improvements in anything you set out to achieve is to make small, concise goals and then a routine or plan to achieve those goals, and to consistently execute that plan each and every day.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * By leaps and bounds

    * To bomb [something]

    * Out and about

    * On the up and up

    * To be in the moment

    * To branch off







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: Kid Circus (Unsplash.com)

    • 19 min
    Simplified Speech #128 – Grandparents

    Simplified Speech #128 – Grandparents

    Many have cherished memories of their grandparents, from listening to their stories to feeling loved and supported throughout childhood. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy share stories about their grandparents. Today’s conversation might tug on your heartstrings!

    The Simplified Speech series features clear, easy to understand conversations between native English speakers. This helps improve your English listening skills and, by listening, helps you speak English naturally. The topics covered are relevant to everyday life, so you can use what you learn right away.



















    Fun facts

    The Simplified Speech series features clear, easy to understand conversations between native English speakers. This helps improve your English listening skills and, by listening, helps you speak English naturally. The topics covered are relevant to everyday life, so you can use what you learn right away.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * The name stuck

    * Reckon

    * My heart burst

    * Tug on [one’s] heartstrings

    * Waterworks

    * Hop on the [adjective] train







    Copyright: Culips.com

    For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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

    Photo Credit: Christian Bowen (Unsplash.com)

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
687 Ratings

687 Ratings

pouryaput86 ,

Amazing

I like your podcasts and listen to them almost everyday, I understand 90 percent of your clear voice, but i am weak in writing and speaking
Please hint me to what should I do ? Thank you so much my best English teachers😍

Hosseinkhasi ,

Recommend to listen

Hey Andrew I love you and I want to say thank you for your great podcastI listen every day

dy4blO ,

Thanks a lot

Thanks a lot for what you do, I'm from El Salvador I live in Houston TX,
Learning English has been very hard for me but your podcast are helping a lot. Thanks again.

Top Podcasts In Education

You Might Also Like