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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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    • 4.7 • 521 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!

    Real Talk #043 – Talking about video call problems

    Real Talk #043 – Talking about video call problems

    Isn’t it frustrating when you are on a video call and all of a sudden you experience technical difficulties? Sometimes the video is faulty. Sometimes it’s the audio. What should you do? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy give you many expressions that will help you deal with these situations.









    Fun facts
    We like to think that video conferencing is a recent invention, but the ability to see and speak with someone from far away has been around since the invention of television in the 1930s!


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * To cut out
    * To lag
    * To be frozen
    * Our connection is bad
    * Let’s try that again
    * I lost you
    * Can you hear me now?
    * To turn [something] on and off
    * It might be my [something]



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

    • 21 min
    Catch Word #233 – I’ve got a lot on my plate

    Catch Word #233 – I’ve got a lot on my plate

    Do you have a lot on your plate? No, we’re not talking about food. To have a lot on your plate means to be very busy. Well, if you’re not too busy, give this Catch Word episode a listen!









    Fun facts
    Another expression for being busy is to have a lot of plates to spin. Plate spinning is a performance where someone spins numerous plates on polls. It is a popular act for circuses and street performers. The world record for simultaneous plate spinning is 108 plates, set by David Spathaky.


    Expressions included in the study guide



    * By any stretch of the imagination
    * To have a lot on your plate
    * To be slammed
    * The end is in sight
    * To be swamped
    * Business is booming



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

    • 21 min
    Jeremy’s English Tips #23: 
You are raising an English baby in your head

    Jeremy’s English Tips #23: 
You are raising an English baby in your head

    Episode description
    In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I would like to talk to you about how to help yourself improve your English by raising a baby English speaker in your head.


    Key points that Jeremy covers in this episode

    *  Everyone knows that babies learn language quite quickly and effortlessly. Why do adults seem to struggle so much?
    *  Children are open minded and open hearted. They aren’t afraid to make mistakes and they know the power of repetition.
    *  When you start learning a language, you are like a child in that language.
    *  The fully developed native speaker in you must be like the parent to the English learner child.
    *  Guidance, encouragement, support, and practice are all ways that the “parent” can help the “child” learn better./

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    • 8 min
    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

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