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 all over the world on Stitcher!
The Stitcher app (which is totally free) lets you listen to a ton of fantastic talk radio shows and podcasts directly from your iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, Kindle Fire, and other devices. You can even download shows to listen to them later on when you don’t have a wifi or cellular connection. When you do have a connection, Stitcher uses streaming instead of downloading the episode to your device, so you don’t have to use up space on your hard drive.
You can download the Stitcher app for free at Stitcher.com or in the app store of your phone or device.
And if you register in the Stitcher app with your Facebook account (this is optional), you can comment on our episodes right in the app. We always love to hear from you!
So give it a try and let us know what you think. Download the Stitcher app or check out the Culips ESL Podcast Station at: http://stitcher.com/s/profile.
It’s the month of November and I have been seeing quite a number of men with moustaches around! I found out recently this is because of Movember. For more information you can go to their website: www.movember.com.Movember is a charity event that happens during the month of November. What happens is that men grow moustaches to raise money and awareness of men’s health. The Movember Foudation has been around for only a few years, but I have never heard of it or noticed it before this year. It started in Australia and New Zealand before they launched a campaign in Canada in 2004. The Canadian website is here.
Movember is made up of two words: moustache and November. Coincidentally, our free Culips episode next week is about two words that have been blended together to make one word. Don’t forget to check it out! It’s a fantabulous (fantastic and fabulous) episode!
Photo Credit: Raúl Villalón
One of the things I love about being a part of this podcast is seeing the English that we share here at Culips being used in real situation that I encounter in my life! The other day I was waiting at a cash register to pay for some photocopies and I noticed a box that said “Rain Checks.” Do you know what this means? When I saw this it made me think of the episode that we did talking about that exact expression. You can find it here. Luckily, I didn’t need a rain check that time.
Then it also got me thinking about the word check and how normally in Canada we should spell the word cheque. Many Canadians do not know the spelling differences between what we use here and other countries. This means that even business documents or advertising may contain words spelled incorrectly by Canadian standards. Depending what kind of English you are studying you might see words spelled differently. This is another good reason to check out our section on these spelling differences here. Culips is based in Canada, so we decided to use Canadian spelling, of course.
I wonder if you have ever noticed spelling differences or been confused by them. Or do you think that it is easy to understand spelling differences between Canada, the U.S. and Britain?
Culips declared ESL Site of the Year 2009 by EnglishClub!!!
This week the Culips team learned that we are being honoured by EnglishClub as ESL Site of the Year for 2009!!!. We are very excited by this news as EnglishClub is a leader in the ESL world. The EnglishClub website is wonderful for both teachers and students of English. If you have never been to the EnglishClub website, go check it out! It’s a great site. If you are visiting us here from EnglishClub, thanks for checking out our site, we hope you like what you see and hear!
Culips was also the ESL Site of the Month in June 2009 – check out what Jessie said about the award here.