Chatterbox Episodes

English conversions at a normal speed. We interview someone who has an interesting story to tell.

Catch Word Episodes

English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary

Simplified Speech Episodes

Our hosts have natural conversations in everyday English, while speaking slowly and clearly.

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LATEST EPISODES

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Chatterbox #170 – Sue’s trip to Orlando

Episode description Need a new item for your bucket list? After listening to this episode, you may just add Orlando. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they talk about all the fun things Suzanne did while in Orlando! Fun fact Opening on June 7, 1990, Universal Studios is a theme park that brings your favorite movies more »

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Chatterbox #169 – Andrew’s travel nightmare

Episode description Have you ever gotten the short end of the stick while you were on vacation? Well, Andrew certainly did! Join Andrew and Morag as he tells the story of his vacation nightmare. Fun fact Chengdu airport was built in 1939 and today covers well over 9,000,000 square metres! In 2015, more that 42.2 more »

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Real Talk #002 – Directions

Episode description Have you ever dreamed of visiting an English-speaking country? Get ready for your travels with this Real Talk episode, where Andrew and Morag discuss some of the most useful phrases for asking for directions. Fun fact At 9.985 million km2, Canada is the second largest country in the world, right behind Russia. The more »

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Catchword #173 – Gonna, lotta, kinda

Episode description Have you ever wondered what on earth the Culips hosts mean when they say gonna, lotta, or kinda? Join Andrew and Morag as they explain these common contractions. Fun fact Contractions are a shortened form of a word or a group of words. They have been around for a very long time, dating more »

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Chatterbox #168 – Interview with Paula MP

Episode description Join Andrew as he talks to Paula, the new author of a book written specifically for adult ESL learners! Come take it easy and learn all about Paula, a Brazilian immigrant to the United States who has achieved her American dream. Fun fact In 2014, according to the Migration Policy Institute, about 79% more »

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Real Talk #001 – In a cab

Episode Description Welcome to Culips’s first Real Talk episode, where we explain practical expressions and vocabulary to help you get around in English-speaking places! In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you extremely useful phrases for taking a cab.   Expressions included in the learning materials Anywhere on the right/left is fine Drop me off somewhere more »

POPULAR EPISODES

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Don’t front

Have you ever pretended to be something you’re not? If so, you’ll relate to today’s Catchword episode. Join Andrew and Maura as they introduce and explain three expressions that are used to describe people and things that are inauthentic or fake.

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Simplified Speech #6 – Morning routines

Are you a morning person? If so, this episode is for you! Join Andrew and Maura for a conversation about what they do each and every morning. You’ll learn more about them than you ever thought you would!

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Dreams

Do you dream every night? In this episode, Andrew and Harp take a trip to dreamland. Join them as they talk all about dreams, nightmares, and bizarre sleep habits. Don’t sleep on this episode. It’s not to be missed!

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Simplified Speech #5 – Technology addiction

Do you ever find yourself looking at your smartphone just a little too often? If so, you might be a tech addict! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Maura get to the bottom of addiction to technology. Join them as they talk all about their technological weaknesses!

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Learning to drive

Do you remember getting behind the wheel for the very first time? This episode is all about learning to drive. Join Andrew and Harp for their conversation about getting their driver’s licences. They talk about going to driver’s ed., hating parallel parking, and feeling the freedom that comes with becoming a driver!

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Checking out flicks

Don’t you just love kickin’ back and relaxing with a big bowl of popcorn and a great movie? If so, you’re in luck because today’s episode is all about the movies. Join Harp and Maura as they debate watching movies at home versus going out to the theatre