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Phrasal Vocabulary

How big is your phrasal vocabulary? We get many emails from listeners asking us about phrasal verbs and expressions. If you find them difficult, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Phrasal verbs and expressions are really hard to learn.  For example, more »

Posted in Culips Blog, English

Listener Question: To Ship vs. To Deliver

We recently got a great question from a Culips listener via email (Thanks Ana!), so I thought I’d share my answer here, in case other people are wondering about the same thing. Ana wanted to know more about the verbs more »

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Adverbs of Place

Over at the Culips Facebook page, we’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about why in English we don’t use the preposition to with words like home, downtown, and outside. (You can check out the Culips Facebook page at more »

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Pronouncing the words should’ve, would’ve, must’ve, and could’ve

Hello Culips listeners! We recently received a great question from one of our listeners in the United States. Luis’s first language is Spanish, and he was wondering about how native English speakers pronounce the words should’ve, would’ve, must’ve, and could’ve, more »

Posted in English

Where do you listen to Culips???

Do you remember the time before portable music? Only being able to listen to music while inside? Well, I still remember my first portable cassette tape player; it was a hand-me-down from my older sister. It was amazing to me more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, English, Stock images, World

Want to hear a funny story?

I just finished listening to this week’s Culips ESL podcast episode, hosted by Harp and Maura, and I really enjoyed it! It’s a Chatterbox episode about the art of telling stories in English. If you haven’t heard the episode yet, more »

Posted in Canada, Culips Blog, culture, English, Travels

Harvest Time – My Visit to a Farm

In early September I made a trip out west to visit my best friend, Deneille. I met Deneille when we were both teaching English in South Korea. Deneille had a very different childhood than I did, because she grew up more »

Posted in Canada, culture, English, Others, Travels, World

Summertime Adventures

Hello! Most of us at Culips have been away from the blog, enjoying the summer, and just now are accepting that fall is here and the cold winter weather is coming! There are leaves all over the ground and we more »

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PostSecret

Hello everyone, If you ever read this blog you may have noticed that one of my favourite things to do in my spare time is listen and watch for expressions we’ve looked at in Culips’ episodes! But seriously — I more »

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Posted in Arts, culture, English, Expressions

Where did we go?

Hey everyone! I have recently had a bit more time on my hands and so have been able to do a bit more web surfing. There are so many resources available online for learning (and teaching) English – it’s incredible! more »

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Posted in English, World