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Chatterbox #172 – Interview with Jenn Foote

Are you self-conscious about your accent, or do you have trouble mimicking the speech patterns of native English speakers? In this week’s episode, you can learn useful information and some great tips for practicing your spoken English from Dr. Jenn Foote, a specialist from the University of Alberta in English pronunciation.

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Real Talk #005 – Shoe shopping

When you don’t have the right pair of shoes, just getting around can be a real pain. Join Andrew and Morag as they share the essential vocabulary for shoe shopping. Because when you need a new pair of shoes, you need them right away—even if you’re visiting an English-speaking country!

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Chatterbox #171 – Video games

Video games aren’t just for kids anymore! Join Andrew and Morag for this chatterbox episode as they have a natural conversation about one of the biggest time sinks—video games.  

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Simplified Speech #012 – Canadian wildlife

Have you ever wondered what kinds of animals live in Canadian cities? How about the wild animals that live in the vast wilderness of Canada? Join Andrew and Morag as they talk about Canadian wildlife in this special listener-requested Simplified Speech episode.  

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Real Talk #004 – Part 2: Ordering lunch

Ordering lunch at a sit-down restaurant can be tricky. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne conclude their chat about ordering lunch. Join them as they discuss some useful questions and phrases related to ordering lunch at a sit-down restaurant.    

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Real Talk #003 – Part 1: Ordering lunch

If you like to eat at fast-food or fast-casual restaurants, this episode is for you. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they review useful questions and phrases related to ordering lunch.

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Catchword #174 – In the nick of time

What do you do with your time? In English, you can do a lot with it, like waste it, kill it, or be in the nick of it. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain two time-related expressions: in the nick of time and to kill time.  

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Chatterbox #170 – Sue’s trip to Orlando

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!

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Real Talk #002 – Directions

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 name more »

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Catchword #173 – Gonna, lotta, kinda

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 back to more »

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Chatterbox #168 – Interview with Paula MP

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% of more »

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Real Talk #001 – In a cab

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 Keep the change more »

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Chatterbox #167 – Interview With Ben M

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

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!