Chatterbox #92 – An interview with Harp

If you’ve been listening to Culips for a little while, you’ve already started to get to know the Culips hosts, Harp and Maura. And you’ll also know that in our Chatterbox episodes, sometimes we interview people. So here’s an interview with Harp, where she tells us about her life growing up and what she’s up more »

Chatterbox #91 – Adulthood: Someday we all have to grow up

We all have to grow up someday! In this episode, we talk about becoming and adult and the different generations of adults in North America, and we discuss some of the slang terms that describe various types of adults. We talk about it all, up to having kids and going on parental leave. Listen in more »

Catch Word #128 – We all mess up sometimes

Everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and this episode is all about expressions to talk about them. Some mistakes are small and minor, and others are really big. And sometimes we make embarrassing mistakes in front of other people—the worst kind or mistakes! But you shouldn’t make a mistake with these expressions once you’ve listened to this more »

Chatterbox #90 – Time for bed

Every day we all go to sleep. Some people fall asleep as soon as they hit the bed and it takes others hours to get to sleep. In this episode, we’re talking all about sleeping habits and just how important sleep is! Throughout the episode, we discuss lots of expressions related to this important time more »

Chatterbox #89 – You’re late!

The idea for this episode came from a Culips listener, Igor, who thought this might be an interesting topic. He was late to meet his friend, and his friend said, “I’m getting old here!” So here’s your episode, Igor. In it, Maura and Harp talk about the importance of being on time and what to more »

Catch Word #127 – You’ll never guess what I got wind of!

People love stories, especially stories with secret information in them. In this episode, we talk about expressions that people use when they telling a story, whether it’s true or possibly not. These stories might be told by a person who heard it directly from a trustworthy source or by someone who just loves to gossip! more »

Culips is Now Available on Stitcher

Hi Culips fans! Wow, Culips is really getting into all the latest technology these days. You can find us on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/culips-esl-podcast/id279999557 You can drop by our busy Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CulipsPodcast And you can follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Culips But the newest development in our vast multimedia empire is that our podcast is now available more »

Catch Word #126 – You eat like a bird

Eating is something people do every day, so there are tons of expressions about it. In this episode, we talk about the amount that people eat. Sometimes we have big appetites and other times we don’t want to eat much. Sometimes our eyes are bigger than our stomachs and we make so much food that more »

Hey Culips listeners!

We recently did an episode about klutzes, where we told you all about clumsy people and the expression we can use to talk about them. In one of our example dialogues, we used the word vase. If you’re a Culips member, you might have seen the note about this word vase having two pronunciations. Here’s more »

Catch Word #125 – I’ve got you wrapped around my finger

Some people are able to control others. This could happen because one person really likes another person, because they want to make a good impression, or because they have been manipulated by the other person. When one person is under another person’s control, sometimes it doesn’t take much for the controlled person to do just more »

Catch Word #124 – What a klutz!

Sometimes people accidentally fall, trip, or break things. In fact, there are so many incidents like these that we’ve got a bunch of expressions to talk about them. In some cases, a person might just have a clumsy moment, but other people are clumsy all the time! In this episode, Harp and Maura give examples more »

Chatterbox #86 – Hobbies

Here’s another episode based on a great episode idea from a Culips listener! Outside of work or school, hopefully you have some free time just for yourself. In this episode, Maura and Harp discuss hobbies, what hobbies are popular in Canada and the US, and their own hobbies, past and present. Does it really sound more »

Autumn is Oyster Season in Canada

Do you like seafood? Are oysters common where you live? In Canada, peak oyster season happens in the fall. Last weekend, we saw some boxes of fresh oysters in the grocery store and decided to try preparing them for ourselves! Before that, I’d only ever eaten oysters at a restaurant. There’s a popular restaurant in more »

Chatterbox #85 – Interview with a Brit living in Canada: Helen

Helen is an old friend to us at Culips, and we’ve finally recorded an interview with her for you. She’s British, but has been living in Canada for some time now, so in this episode, we talk about England and Canada, and get her opinion on both! You’ll find out how she ended up here more »