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 #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 »

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Chatterbox #167 – Interview With Ben M

Episode Description In today’s episode, Andrew gets to know Ben M, a new ESL teacher from the United States. Join Andrew and Ben M as they talk about everything from teaching English to Indiana slang to self-driving cars.

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Simplified Speech #011 – Canada Day

Episode Description Do you know what’s just around the corner? On July 1st, it’s Canada Day! Join Andrew and Morag as they talk about the ways they celebrate their nation’s birthday. Whether you celebrate with fireworks or with cultural festivals, Canada Day is a day to party hard!

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Chatterbox #166 – The Royal Family

Episode Description Here’s a fact that might blow your mind: Canada has a queen. Join Andrew and Morag as they discuss how Canada ended up with a queen, some notable royals, and their personal opinions on the monarchy.

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Catchword #172 – Causing a scene

If you’re angry and want to make your feelings known, it’s time to raise hell with Andrew and Morag as they discuss three expressions for publicly expressing anger and frustration: to cause a scene, to make a stink, and to raise hell.    

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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