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Culips English Podcast

Summary: Learn English the way it’s really used by native speakers in everyday conversations. That’s why our episodes are always focused on real, current English. If you want to learn English for everyday use, you’ve come to the right place.

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 Speak Easy #004 – How to pronounce “s” endings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:27

In this Speak Easy episode, Suzanne and Andrew teach you how to make your English sound natural by mastering “s” endings on plural nouns and third-person singular verbs. Fun facts Did you know the letter “s” can be pronounced three different ways? Learn the pronunciation rules by listening to this episode. he London Underground holdsRead More

 Catch Word #201 – Emotional baggage | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:33

Not all of our experiences in life are positive. Sometimes life is difficult or even traumatic. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss English terms to use when speaking about emotional baggage and our past experiences. Fun facts The emotional baggage of the brothers in the film The Darjeeling Limited was not justRead More

 Chatterbox #207 – Homelessness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:32

Homelessness is a big problem throughout the world. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss the causes and the social implications of this serious issue. Fun facts Although homelessness is no laughing matter, Charlie Chaplin had a stellar film career making people laugh with his tramp character. Expressions included in the study guide ToRead More

 Speak Easy #003 – Linking | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:58

In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you a connected speech feature called linking, or connecting one word to the other, in order to sound more fluent. Fun facts Linking can be found in many languages. In French, it is called using the liaison. Expressions included in the study guide Transcript Pronunciation exercises Bonus listeningRead More

 Catch Word #200 – Beats me! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:42

Nobody likes admitting they’re no good at something. But if you must, in this episode of Catch Word, Andrew and Jeremy explore two sayings that will help you express yourself: beats me and to not have a clue. Fun facts Clue is the name of a movie from the 1980s, based on the board gameRead More

 Chatterbox #206 – Creativity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:26

Everyone is creative to some degree, but what makes some people more creative than others? This question has fascinated artists and thinkers for centuries. In this episode of Chatterbox, Andrew and Morag add their own two cents. Fun facts The London Underground holds claim to the oldest subway system in the world. When it openedRead More

 Simplified Speech #039 – Gettin’ around | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:38

In this episode of Simplified Speech, Andrew and Suzanne discuss the various ways of navigating a city. Should you travel by public transportation or go your own way? Find out how our hosts get around. Fun facts The London Underground holds claim to the oldest subway system in the world. When it opened in 1863,Read More

 Real Talk #022 – You got the wrong number | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:33

Have you ever called the wrong number and didn’t know what to say? Don’t worry! In this Real Talk episode, Suzanne and Andrew discuss the best ways of dealing with these awkward situations on the phone. Fun facts Inventors Innocenzo Manzetti, Charles Bourseul, Johann Philipp Reis, and Antonio Meucci all had claims on the inventionRead More

 Catch Word 199 – To die for | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:54

In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about the expressions to die for and to kill for. Don’t worry, it’s not all about death—it’s about wants and desires! You won’t want to miss this episode! Fun facts Food truck festivals are popular the world over. The one in Brussels claims to be the world’s largest,Read More

 Chatterbox #205 – Conspiracy theories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:10

In this episode, Morag and Andrew share their thoughts on popular conspiracy theories. You may agree or disagree with some of these, but you will surely learn some new words!  Fun facts NASA scientists say that the US flag planted on the moon should still be standing, although you probably wouldn’t find colour on it.Read More

 Simplified Speech #038 – Jeju Island | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:58

Andrew tells Suzanne all about his recent trip to Jeju Island, South Korea, and his trek to the top of Mount Halla. Fun facts The last time that Mount Halla erupted was in the year 1007. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode To be jam-packed To rough it A way away That stinks Smack dabRead More

 Real Talk #021 – How would you like your burger? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:35

Do you like eating hamburgers and steak? If so, this episode is for you! Join Suzanne and Andrew as they talk about how to order a hamburger or a steak at a restaurant. Fun facts The word burger is short for hamburger and, although the word hamburger originates from Hamburg, Germany, Americans eat the mostRead More

 Catch Word #198 – Dating slang | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:20

Andrew and Jeremy teach you some funny and modern slang expressions about online dating. Fun facts According to the Pew Research Center, only 5% of Americans who are married or in a committed relationship say that they met their partner online. This means the majority of couples in the United States met the old-fashioned way,Read More

 Speak Easy #002 – Three tips for pronouncing the past tense | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:42

In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you three tips that will help you master how to pronounce regular past tense verbs in English. Fun facts The overwhelming majority of verbs in English are regular. There are only about 200 irregular verbs that are commonly used. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode Transcript Pronunciation exercisesRead More

 Chatterbox #204 – Andrew’s big week | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:48

Andrew tells Morag all about his crazy, busy week in this Chatterbox episode. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode To get renovicted To jump through hoops To get screwed over A support system To get moving To be in mint condition A whirlwind [something] In store for [somebody] Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free

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