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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 »

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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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Catchword #171 – Take your eyes out

Do you want to jazz up your morning or evening routine with some fun expressions? Join Andrew and Morag as they introduce and explain some idioms related to getting ready for the day and getting ready for bed.

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Simplified Speech #010 – First Jobs

First jobs aren’t usually glamorous, but they can make for some interesting stories! Join Andrew and Morag in this episode as they discuss their first experiences in the working world and some of the surprising ways their jobs worked out for them.

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Chatterbox #165 – Interview with Morag

In this episode, Andrew interviews Morag, the newest member of the Culips team. Join Andrew as he gets to know all the nerdy details about our newest co-host!

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Chatterbox #164 – Café culture

Drinking coffee is a common part of North American life. While you can drink coffee by yourself, cafés and coffee shops make coffee a part of many people’s social lives. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss their personal coffee habits and some of the interesting experiences they’ve had in cafés and coffee shops. So more »

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Simplified Speech #009 – Mother’s Day

Have you ever wondered how to show your mom you care? In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss the special things they do for their mothers on Mother’s Day. Whether it’s a surprise visit or a gift that keeps on giving, listen to this episode to learn all about how you can celebrate Mother’s Day.