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Culips English Podcast

Summary: Learn conversational English for everyday use! We teach you English the way native speakers really use it in everyday conversation, show you how to use natural English idioms, expressions. Listen to our amazing audio episodes and improve your fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and understanding of common English expressions!

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 Simplified Speech #033 – Fear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:48

Andrew and Morag talk about fears and how to get over them in this Simplified Speech episode.    Fun Facts Twenty-four percent of Americans are afraid of speaking in public. This makes public speaking America’s number one phobia. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * To break a fall * To take the brunt * To listen in * To smoke your [body part] on [something] * To be ahead of your time * A rite of passage * To be on edge * To break down * To face your fear * To get over [something] Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar, Charlie Brown Christmas theme

 Chatterbox #202 – Christmas traditions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:35

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the holiday season! And, in this podcast, Andrew and Suzanne talk about Christmas traditions when they were growing up. Come and join the fun!    Fun Facts The idea of Santa Claus has been around for many centuries, but the modern jolly old man dressed in red is a distinct look created by the Coca-Cola Company. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * A goodie bag * To slip [someone’s] mind * -ish * To be spoiled * To die to [do something] Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar, Charlie Brown Christmas theme

 Chatterbox #201 – Naoshima – the island of art | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:27

In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew talks to Suzanne about his trip to the island of Naoshima. Join them as they chat about public art installations, electric bikes, beaches, and galleries!    Fun Facts Naoshima, an island located in the Seto Inland Sea, is known for its modern art and architecture. In fact, one of its most famous pieces is Yayoi Kusama’s yellow, black-dotted pumpkin! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * Oh my goodness * A [something] lover * To pepper * To get cracking * What happens in [somewhere] * stays in [somewhere] Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Simplified Speech #032 – Dancing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:36

Are you a good dancer, or do you have two left feet? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag talk about dancing and share fun expressions you can use to talk about dancing.    Fun Facts In the 1920s and 1930s, dance marathons were a popular craze. Couples would try to win prizes by seeing who could dance the longest. Sometimes these dance marathons would go on for weeks! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * To sweep the nation * Popping and locking * Two left feet * A bro * Say Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Catch Word #194 – Easy on the wallet | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:23

Should you buy new shoes? Will the shoes be easy or heavy on the wallet? We can’t help you with whether you should buy the shoes, but we can help you talk about it! In this episode, Suzanne and Andrew discuss expressions involving wallets and money.    Fun Facts Wallets can be cheap or expensive, and are often given to people as a gift. If you really want to impress someone, you can always buy them a designer wallet, which can sell for over $800! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * Your wallet will thank you * To be easy on the wallet * To be heavy on the wallet * Out of place * To look [something] up Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Real Talk #019 – Complaining at a restaurant | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:36

Have you ever received cold food at a restaurant? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain important expressions and phrases to help you deal with this problem. Join them to learn how to politely voice a complaint at a restaurant.    Fun Facts Many restaurants in Quebec have poutine on their menu. Poutine is a popular Canadian menu item and contains French fries, gravy, and cheese curds. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * The magic word * I’m sorry/excuse me * I hate to do this, but [something] * Would it be possible to [something]? * Your meal will be on the house Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Chatterbox #200 – Hiking up Mount Fuji | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:32

In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk about Andrew’s summer trip to Japan and his hike up Mount Fuji. Join them and improve your conversational English skills!    Fun Facts Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and has been designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * At hand * To haul butt * To shave off * To hoof it * To put your head down Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Simplified Speech #031 – School lunches | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:52

What kind of lunch did you eat when you went to school? In this episode, Morag and Andrew take a trip down memory lane and discuss the school lunches of their youth. Come learn about the ins and outs of the cafeteria.    Fun Facts In this episode, Morag says she’s a slight goth. The Gothic novel Frankenstein was first published in 1820, when its author, Mary Shelley, was just 20 years old. Many people refer to the monster in the story as Frankenstein, but that name really refers to the scientist, Dr. Frankenstein. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * Nail biter * All over the place * Clique * To have it rough * Goth Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Chatterbox #199 – A day in Beijing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:29

In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew talks to Suzanne about his whirlwind day in Beijing, China! Join them and learn all about Andrew’s crazy adventure!    Fun Facts Beijing is the capital city of China and is populated by over 21 million people! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * To get a taste of [something] * To pull out of [something] * The tarmac * To show up * To have a cloud over you * Ups and downs Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Chatterbox #198 – Interview with Andrew’s dad | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:52

In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews his dad, Terry. Join Andrew and his dad as they take a trip down memory lane and talk about Hamilton, Ontario, and the War of 1812!    Fun Facts The Rust Belt refers to an area around the Great Lakes. The area was very well-known for its booming steel mills and factories but, over time, industry decreased as Canada and the United States began to use manufacturers from other countries. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * A pinko * Foresight * To whump * To go the way of the dodo * To give [something] a spin Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Catch Word #193 – In a jiffy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:36

In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss two idiomatic expressions that you can use to talk about being speedy: in a jiffy/in a jiff and in a flash. Join them to learn how to make your English sound like a native speaker’s!    Fun Facts A jiffy is used not only in English idioms, but also as a unit of time! A jiffy is an actual measurement of time used in many fields such as computer science, physics, and even animation! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * In a jiffy/in a jiff * In a flash * To take 10 * To be useless at [something] * To piggyback off of [something] Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Chatterbox #197 – Interview with Andrew’s mom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:13

Are you ready to get to know Andrew and his family better? In this special Chatterbox episode, Andrew interviews his mom, Fiona. Join them as they chat about immigrating to Canada and Oakville, Ontario!    Fun Facts Oakville, located in Ontario, is only about 30 kilometres away from downtown Toronto (Canada) and 123 kilometres away from Buffalo (United States). Oakville is not only a popular tourist spot, but also the third best place to live in Canada and the fourth most romantic place to live in Canada! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * A tale * A jack-of-all-trades * Paraphernalia * To long * To flood Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Simplified Speech #030 – The beach | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:56

Do you like the beach? That’s the topic in this Simplified Speech episode. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they talk about everything under the sun. From beachcombing to nude beaches, you’ll be sure to laugh!    Fun Facts Canada has the longest coastline in the world, bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and Artic Ocean. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * On the DL * A dry [something] * Jam-packed * Sketchy * To dare Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Chatterbox #196 – Kitchen renovation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:36

Do you dream about renovating your kitchen? In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss Suzanne’s changes to her kitchen. Join them as they have a natural and fun conversation all about renovations!    Fun Facts Over the past decades, kitchens have changed. In the 1930s, kitchen countertops were custom-built based on the height of the woman of the house! Now, in Canada, the standard height of the average kitchen countertop is 36 inches. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * A veggie * A mock-up * To crack open * To be blown away * To be eco-friendly Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

 Catch Word #192 – Late to the party | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:04

Have you ever felt left out because you were behind the times? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne explain two fun expressions related to being late and missing out: to be late to the party and to miss the boat.    Fun Facts Canada’s largest national park is Wood Buffalo National Park, which is in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. At 44,807 square kilometres, it’s bigger than Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, and Taiwan! Expressions you’ll learn in this episode: * To be late to the party * To miss the boat * To go viral * A campsite * A social circle Credit: Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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