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Catch Word #256 – The different ways English speakers use damn

Damn! I can’t wait to listen to the new Culips episode. This is just one of the many ways you can use the word damn....

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.3 out of 5 9

Simplified Speech #138 – What do you think about online trolls?

Trolls. No, we’re not talking about mean mythical creatures who live under bridges. We’re talking about online trolls. They are very real and very mean...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.5 out of 5 29

Simplified Speech #137 – Kassy’s board game club

Board games are a fun way to spend an evening with friends. In this episode, Kassy talks with Andrew about her board game club and...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 23

Happy 2022!! BONUS EPISODE

Episode description Happy 2022! In this short episode, Andrew and the Culips team pass on the greetings and wishes for the new year. Transcript Note:...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.2 out of 5 16

Simplified Speech #136 – How was your 2021?

For some, 2021 was a lot better than 2020. However, that is not the case for everyone. We’re all still dealing with the COVID pandemic....

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.3 out of 5 29

Real Talk #053 – Visiting the dentist

Making a dental appointment, finding the time to go, and paying for dental insurance can all be quite the hassle. But of course, the main...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 24

Simplified Speech #135 – Suzanne’s trip to France

In this episode, Suzanne tells us about her experience of flying internationally during the pandemic, which didn’t go as smoothly as planned. If you are...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.9 out of 5 24

Chatterbox #282 – The future of podcasting

Podcasts are evolving. From the technology used to the companies producing them and everything in between, the podcasting industry is seeing a lot of new,...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 19

Catch Word #255 – We just clicked

Have you ever wished there was another way to describe how friendly you are with certain people? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.4 out of 5 34

Chatterbox #281 – Do you prefer reading paper or e-books?

In this episode, Andrew and Anna debate the pros and cons of reading paper books and digital e-books. They also discuss their experiences with reading...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.8 out of 5 28

Catch Word #254 – In for a rude awakening

Would you like to have a bombshell dropped on you? That sounds pretty bad, but don’t worry, our hosts Andrew and Suzanne are here to...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 17

Simplified Speech #134 – Buffet restaurants

Are you the type of person who loves food and wishes your plate would never go empty? Going to a buffet restaurant means you can...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 19

Catch Word #253 – Just chill

To calm down, hang out, relax, be easygoing: native English speakers use the word chill in many ways. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.3 out of 5 22

Simplified Speech #133 – Moving to a foreign country

Have you ever lived or thought about living in a foreign country? If so, hit play and listen to Andrew and Suzanne’s perspectives about living...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 26

Chatterbox #280 – Say goodbye to grey hair?

What? Another grey hair? If we’re fortunate enough to grow old, finding grey hairs will be a common occurrence for sure. In this Chatterbox episode,...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.7 out of 5 25

Catch Word #252 – Do you have deep pockets?

Do you know how to describe rich people and companies in English? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you two idiomatic English...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.7 out of 5 27

Simplified Speech #132 – Kassy’s getting married!

Kassy has joined the Culips wedding club! Many of the Culips hosts and listeners have gotten married these past few years, and Kassy is engaged...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.6 out of 5 27

Chatterbox #279 – Shrinkflation

Have you noticed your usual grocery items are smaller than they used to be, but cost the same? You may not have heard of shrinkflation...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 41

Simplified Speech #131 – Squid Game

Squid Game on Netflix is a Korean show that has become extremely popular around the world. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 30

Real Talk #052 – Making an appointment to see the dentist

Not everyone enjoys going to the dentist’s office. However, there are certainly many people who fear making an appointment over the phone more than the...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.4 out of 5 33

Simplified Speech #130 – A new hobby and a big purchase

We love catching up with friends. In fact, before every Culips episode, our hosts spend some time doing just that. Today you get to listen...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.4 out of 5 24

Chatterbox #278 – Music festivals

Are you a fan of music festivals? In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the ins and outs of a typical musical festival. Tune in...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 34

Simplified Speech #129 – Road trips

Hitting the road with friends or family, for a week-long adventure is a time-honoured tradition–especially in North America. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk...

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Chatterbox #277 – The new space race

Have you ever wanted to travel to space? A few well-known billionaires definitely have! In fact, they have restarted the Space Race and their companies...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.3 out of 5 23

Catch Word #251 – You’ve improved by leaps and bounds!

We’re back with another Catch Word episode! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you some idiomatic expressions or phrases to use when talking about...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.7 out of 5 29

Simplified Speech #128 – Grandparents

Many have cherished memories of their grandparents, from listening to their stories to feeling loved and supported throughout childhood. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.7 out of 5 21

Real Talk #051 – How to talk with the concierge at a hotel

Have you ever noticed a well-dressed, friendly person working in the hotel lobby? This person is often helping guests with taxis or telling them about...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.3 out of 5 38

Chatterbox #276 – Evaluating different sources of listening materials

Have you missed hearing Jeremy’s voice on the podcast? Then tune in to this episode, which was recorded last year while Jeremy was still on...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 1.3 out of 5 27

Catch Word #250 – Aren’t you a sight for sore eyes!

It’s always fun to compliment a friend (and to receive a compliment, too). Luckily, the English language has many expressions you can use to tell...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 43

Simplified Speech #127 – Animal communicator

Can you talk to animals? In this Simplified Speech episode, Suzanne tells Andrew an interesting story about her dog and an animal communicator. She says...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 23

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