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!

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    • Education
    • 4.8 • 804 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!

    Chatterbox #297 – Personal finance

    Chatterbox #297 – Personal finance

    Are you a saver or a spender? In this episode, Andrew and Anna share their experiences handling finances and give some tips on how to spend less money. If you’re interested in personal finance, be sure to give it a listen!

    Chatterbox is a series that features natural conversations between native speakers. This series is designed for intermediate and advanced learners. Listening to our Chatterbox series is a great way to improve your vocabulary and listening skills. Take your English fluency to the next level!



















    Fun facts

    The tallest rollercoaster in the world is Six Flags’ Kingda Ka rollercoaster. It first opened in 2005 and is 456 feet tall (almost 139 metres) at its highest point.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * To have a handle on [something]

    * Night and day

    * To kick the bucket

    * To push the boat out

    * Peace of mind

    * To delve into [something]







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

    Music Credit: Opening music from Pixabay.com

    Image: Karolina Grabowska (Pexels.com)

    • 33 min
    For the best

    For the best

    For the best

    Episode description

    In this bonus episode, Andrew shares the story about how his half marathon went last week. He also talks about the World Cup and who he’s cheering for. Plus in the vocabulary lesson, he teaches you the expression slim to none.

    Support Culips and take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips Member. To sign up, visit Culips.com. Study with the interactive transcript here.

    • 27 min
    Simplified Speech #160 – Amusement parks

    Simplified Speech #160 – Amusement parks

    Most children in the U.S. and Canada have had at least a few experiences visiting amusement parks. In this Simplified speech episode, Andrew and Kassy describe their childhood experiences going to amusement parks and theme parks. They discuss their opinions on them and offer several tips on getting the most fun out of your visit. Listen to the episode and decide for yourself whether you think these classic summertime destinations sound like fun!

    Simplified Speech is the Culips series that features easy to understand conversations that help beginner and intermediate English learners improve their communication skills. We have quality study guides and transcripts available for all Culips members.

    Study with the interactive transcript here.



















    Fun facts

    The tallest rollercoaster in the world is Six Flags’ Kingda Ka rollercoaster. It first opened in 2005 and is 456 feet tall (almost 139 metres) at its highest point.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * To not be a fan of [something]

    * To pay off

    * Claim to fame

    * To get butterflies

    * To date [oneself]

    * Once in a lifetime







    Copyright: Culips.com

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

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

    Image: Matt Bowden (unsplash.com)

    • 23 min
    Come back to haunt me

    Come back to haunt me

    Come back to haunt me

    Episode description

    In this bonus episode, Andrew talks about a decision he made in the past that has come back to haunt him. He also shares a story about a website that helped him to relive some childhood memories. Plus, in the vocabulary lesson, he teaches you about the expression to pay the price.

     

    Support Culips and take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips Member. To sign up, visit Culips.com. Study with the interactive transcript here.

    • 24 min
    Simplified Speech #159 – Kassy’s new hobbies

    Simplified Speech #159 – Kassy’s new hobbies

    It is always a great time picking up a new hobby! In this episode, Kassy talks with Andrew about some new hobbies of hers. Listen in to find out what they are!

    Simplified Speech is a Culips series where native speakers have natural conversations about everyday topics using clear and easy to understand language. These episodes are designed to help beginner and intermediate English language learners improve their listening skills.

    Study with the interactive transcript here.



















    Fun facts

    In this episode, Andrew mentions Alex Honnold, a famous free solo climber. In 2017, he climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, a 3000 feet tall rock formation, without ropes or any other protective equipment. The climb took him 3 hours and 56 minutes.





    Expressions included in the study guide







    * If I recall correctly

    * To get where [someone] is coming from

    * To have a hard time [doing something]

    * To blow [one’s] socks off

    * Notorious

    * To be on the verge of [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

    Image: Karolina Grabowska (Pexels.com)

    • 19 min
    A dumpster fire

    A dumpster fire

    A dumpster fire

    Episode description

    In this bonus episode, Andrew talks about the drama that’s unfolding at Twitter. Plus, he gives you some behind the scenes updates about some new things happening at Culips and teaches you a funny idiomatic expression: a dumpster fire.

     

    Support Culips and take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips Member. To sign up, visit Culips.com. Study with the interactive transcript here.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
804 Ratings

804 Ratings

ada9292 ,

Greetings from the US

Hello Andrew, Anna, and Kassy! I'm a real fan of Culips.com. I've been learning with you guys for over two years or more. I enjoy it a lot. Really. Recently you released interactive transcripts, and I must say, learning English was never so easy and fun! So now I'm trying to shadowing technique! I have a blast with this!
I currently live in the US, but I'm originally from Poland. I've tried a lot of different resources to learn the language, but I love to learn with you the most. I hope you're having a fun time doing this as well. Keep going! You make our lives easier and better, especially for those who experience real challenges living abroad. Thank you for being here for us!

Ada

Beliz8 ,

Excellent!

Hello Culips Team! I’m Elizabeth, originally from Argentina, but currently living and working in the US. I love listening to the podcast, since the contents are always interesting and I learn something new with every single episode, which is fantastic.
This is the most entertaining podcast to learn English that I’ve listened to so far, so keep up the good work! A huge thanks and we’ll keep listening here on the other side!

abcsdii ,

Anna

Dear Anna
If u r too polite, it doesn’t mean u can offend American culture and people.

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