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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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 Chatterbox #214 – Canadian food | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:40

Poutine, maple syrup, Nanaimo bars—all great Canadian food! In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Morag talk about typical Canadian food. Join them—but beware, you might get hungry! Fun facts Canada is closely associated with maple syrup. Globally, around 70% of maple syrup is produced in the province of Quebec alone. No wonder the maple leafRead More

 Catch Word #205 – Whatever floats your boat | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:02

In this week’s episode, Andrew and Jeremy teach you two new idioms about preferences. These idioms do not describe your own preferences, but rather are phrases you can use when describing other people’s preferences, interests, and quirks. Let’s find out what they are! Fun facts Do you know why boats float? It’s because of aRead More

 Simplified Speech #044 – Summer memories | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:02

What do ice cream, air conditioners, and sunscreen all have in common? You can find them all in summertime! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag take a walk down memory lane by reminiscing about their childhood summer adventures. Join them in their trip to discover how they spent their summer vacations. Fun factsRead More

 Simplified Speech #043 – Sleep tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:34

Who doesn’t love sleep? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about sleep patterns and helpful tips for getting a better night’s sleep. Fun facts Did you know that 12% of people dream entirely in black and white? Also, the longest recorded period of no sleep was made by Randy Gardner in 1964.Read More

 Catch Word #204 – A buzzkill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:00

Is there someone in your life who is boring and pessimistic, and ruins all of your fun? Have you ever wondered what you could call that type of person in English? Well, look no further! In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy give you some perfect expressions to use. Fun facts Buzz is anRead More

 Chatterbox #213 – Interview with John: Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:02

This is another special episode with a returning guest, Andrew’s brother John. Andrew and John discuss the struggles of finding an apartment to rent in the increasingly expensive Kelowna area of British Columbia. Fun facts As of 2017, the average cost of a home in Kelowna was $725,000, and up to $10 million in theRead More

 Chatterbox #211 – YouTube | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:52

Are you a YouTube addict? What’s your favourite channel to watch these days? In this interesting episode, Andrew and Morag talk about YouTube, what they love about it, and some unique content one can’t find anywhere else. Fun facts The first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23rd, 2005. Now, in 2018, every minute ofRead More

 Real Talk #026 – Buying a bus ticket | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:25

Navigating public transportation in a new area is stressful enough without a language barrier. But have no fear! In this much-requested episode, Andrew and Suzanne introduce natural expressions used when buying a ticket at the bus terminal. Fun facts The word bus comes from the Latin word omnibus, meaning “for all.” This is fitting, becauseRead More

 Chatterbox #212 – The World Cup | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:00

What do you know about the beautiful game? The beautiful game, otherwise known as soccer or football, is probably the most popular sport in the world. This year marks the 21st World Cup season and, as such, Andrew and Jeremy thought it would be a perfect topic to discuss in this Chatterbox episode. Enjoy! FunRead More

 Simplified Speech #042 – Yoga | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:08

Feeling tense? Yoga can help! Our yoga instructor Jeremy speaks with Andrew about the practice and benefits of the ancient art of yoga. Come loosen up and have a listen to this episode of Simplified Speech. Fun facts Yoga is a part-time activity for some. But if you want beat the world record for theRead More

 Speak Easy #005 – Sentence stress: Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:49

Knowing which words to stress in a sentence (and which words not to stress) is an extremely important part of English pronunciation. In this episode, Suzanne and Andrew teach you all you need to know about sentence stress. Take a listen and make your English pronunciation sound more natural. Fun facts English is a stressed-timedRead More

 Chatterbox #210 – Interview with John: Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:54

In this special episode, Andrew interviews his brother, John. This is the first episode of a two-part interview. In this first episode, John talks about his unique job as a forklift operator with a mining company in remote northern Canada. Fun facts Thanks to its mineral-rich soil, Canada is one of the largest mining nationsRead More

 Catch Word #203 – In a pickle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:59

What does it mean to be in a pickle or in a jam? It sounds strange, but these are helpful expressions to use when you’re in trouble. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy show you how and when to best use these idioms. Fun facts Pickling food has been done for almost 4500Read More

 Chatterbox #209 – Luxury products | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:05

Have you ever wished you were rich and could buy anything you ever wanted? In this episode of Chatterbox, Andrew and Morag discuss different types of luxury goods and why people buy them. Fun facts The Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse is made of 18 karat gold and encrusted with 4,500 diamonds. It sold forRead More

 Real Talk #025 – How to give a compliment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:19

“Thanks so much for your effort!” “It’s all thanks to you!” The art of giving a compliment is sometimes difficult in a second language. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne explore the best ways to give and receive compliments. Fun facts Early in this episode, Andrew talks about his coffee plant. Coffee has a longRead More

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