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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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    • 4.8 • 650 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 #125 – Summer Olympics

    Simplified Speech #125 – Summer Olympics

    The Summer Olympics! They happen every four years… well, almost. The global pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but hopefully cheering on our national athletes with be good entertainment for us all.

    In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne share their thoughts on the Olympics. Which events do you think they prefer? Football, swimming, track and field? Give it a listen, find out!



















    Fun facts

    Did you know that athletes in Ancient Greece used to compete in the nude during the Olympic Games?





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * [Someone] do their thing

    * A [something] background

    * To give credit

    * Backing

    * The crème de la crème

    * A [something] investment







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

    Photo Credit: Kyle Dias on Unsplash

    • 19 min
    Real Talk #050 – How to check into a hotel

    Real Talk #050 – How to check into a hotel

    Everyone deserves a nice vacation from time to time. If you are not comfortable checking in to a hotel speaking English, don’t worry. In this Real Talk episode, you will learn useful expressions you can use at the check-in counter.

    Real Talk is a series designed to teach you practical real-life English. In this episode, we teach you how to check in to a hotel and how to respond to the most common questions receptionists ask.



















    Fun facts

    Checking into a hotel should be easy, right? How about checking in to the First World Hotel & Plaza in Malaysia, which has a world record 7,351 rooms? After listening to this episode, you’ll have no problems at all.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Under the name

    * To pull up [something]

    * Make and model

    * To be all set

    * Complimentary

    * Enjoy your stay







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

    Photo Credit: The Anam and Brandon Hooper on Unsplash

    • 27 min
    Catch Word #247 – Spread too thin

    Catch Word #247 – Spread too thin

    Are your days so busy you find you don’t have any time for yourself? English has many ways to express this crazy busy state you’re in. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two key phrases so that you can let people know you’re too busy.

    Culips’ Catch Word series teaches idioms, phrasal verbs and expressions so you can improve your English vocabulary. This audio English lesson features a natural conversation between two native English speakers. While you improve your listening skills, you’ll also learn new ways to express just how busy you are every day.



















    Fun facts

    One of the expression studies in this episode is to run around like a headless chicken. Did you know there was a famous case of a chicken that continued to live for 18 months after it had its head chopped off?





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * To spread [oneself] too thin

    * To run around like a headless chicken

    * Time’s running out

    * Rite of passage

    * Fam

    * Downtime







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

    Photo Credit: STIL on Unsplash

    • 20 min
    Simplified Speech #124 – What’s new with Kassy and Andrew

    Simplified Speech #124 – What’s new with Kassy and Andrew

    Ever wonder what life is like for our podcast hosts when they’re away from the mic? Well, you’re in luck! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy catch up and swap tales of the exciting things that have recently happened in their lives.

    Simplified Speech episodes are designed to help you improve your English listening and speaking skills. Two native English speakers will have a natural conversation using clear and easy to understand language.



















    Fun facts

    Studies have shown that catching up with your friends is good for your mental health. Adults with strong social support are less likely to have significant health problem and are likely to live longer.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Amigos/amigas

    * Run-down

    * Creature comforts

    * To jump through hoops

    * Ballpark

    * Connections







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

    Photo Credit: Priscilla De Preez (Unsplash.com)

    • 18 min
    Simplified Speech #123 – Independence Day in the USA

    Simplified Speech #123 – Independence Day in the USA

    Everyone loves a good party! Every July 4th in the United States, Americans celebrate their Independence Day national holiday with fireworks, family gatherings, and good food. Hear what hosts Andrew and Kassy have to say about Canadian and American national holiday festivities in this episode of Simplified Speech.

    Simplified Speech is a series in which native English speakers discuss topics using easy English for everyone to follow along. In this episode, you will hear interesting expressions like shenanigans, foreign concept, and to kick up a fuss.



















    Fun facts

    There is a very popular action movie called National Treasure starring Nicolas Cage, in which a secret map is written on the back of the American Declaration of Independence. While the movie is not historically accurate, you might enjoy the action scenes!





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * New on the block

    * Shenanigans

    * Foreign concept

    * Inclusive

    * To kick up a fuss

    * To face [one’s] history







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

    Photo Credit: Stephanie McCabe (Unsplash.com)

    • 17 min
    Chatterbox #271 – Meet Anna, the new Culips cohost!

    Chatterbox #271 – Meet Anna, the new Culips cohost!

    With a heavy heart, Andrew announces that frequent cohost Jeremy is leaving the Culips team. However, it’s a great time to introduce the new Culips host, Anna! She is from the United Kingdom and currently lives in Spain. Anna is a teacher and even has her own podcast. We hope you follow her new Culips journey with us!

    Chatterbox is a series for intermediate and advanced English learners. The conversations feature natural, unedited speech between native English speakers. Give it a listen!



















    Fun facts

    In the Hindu tradition, rain on your wedding day is actually considered good luck. The rain predicts a long, happy marriage because a wet knot is difficult to untie.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * Bittersweet

    * Heavy heart

    * To step back

    * Residential

    * Eyesore

    * To stumble into [something]







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

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

    Photo Credit: Andrew Bates

    • 21 min

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