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Catch Word #261 – Finger on the pulse

Everyone knows someone who seems to know about all the trends or the latest news before everyone else. You might even be that person among...

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Andrew’s whirlwind weekend

Andrew’s whirlwind weekend Episode description Andrew talks about his super busy weekend that included not only celebrating his birthday but also celebrating his first wedding...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.8 out of 5 5

Simplified Speech #148 – Where did you grow up?

Hometowns: everyone has one! In today’s Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy talk about where they grew up. One of them grew up in...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 10

Catch Word #260 – Pay through the nose

Have you ever wished there were an expression that perfectly fit how you feel about just how expensive something is? You’re in luck because, in...

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Chatterbox #287 – Pub culture in the UK and Canada

Pubs are very common in the United Kingdom and Canada. However, there are differences between the two countries and their respective cultures. In this Chatterbox...

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Catch Word #259 – Back in the saddle

In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy teach you two idiomatic expressions you can use when talking about something returning to normal: back in...

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Simplified Speech #147 – Andrew’s diggin’ and Kassy’s almost married!

Curious about what’s new in the lives of Culips’ podcast hosts? Listen in as Andrew and Kassy have another one of their famous catch-up calls....

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Simplified Speech #146 – Kassy’s big move

Kassy shares her big news: she’s moving to Thailand so she can pursue her dream job teaching in a new country! Moving can be stressful....

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Simplified Speech #145 – Have you ever won a contest?

Have you ever won a contest? That’s the discussion question that Andrew and Kassy talk about in this episode. Join them as they teach you...

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Simplified Speech #144 – Buying and selling used things

Have you ever bought or sold something used online? That’s the question that Andrew and Suzanne discuss in this Simplified Speech episode. Andrew talks about...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.8 out of 5 42

Catch Word #258 – Sweating bullets

“I was so nervous. I was sweating bullets!” That might sound a bit strange, but it’s a common English expression. Sweating bullets means to be...

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Chatterbox #286 – Beauty filters

Do you like the way you look in photos? Considering the huge market for online filters for photographs, there must be a lot of people...

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Simplified Speech #143 – Kassy’s acing tests and Andrew’s drumming away

In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy give some updates about what’s going on in their lives these days. Kassy tells us the results...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 24

Chatterbox #285 – Life hacks

What are some of your favourite life hacks? That’s the topic of discussion for this Chatterbox episode. Join Andrew and Anna as they share some...

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Simplified Speech #142 – Fake meat and meat alternatives

Plant-based meat alternatives have gained in popularity over the past decade. People following vegan and vegetarian diets now enjoy better, tastier fake meats. Today, Andrew...

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Simplified Speech #141 – Are you a big playlist person?

Are you a big playlist person? That’s the question that Andrew and Suzanne discuss in this Simplified Speech episode. Join them as they chat about...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 31

Real Talk #054 – Joining a gym

What is your favourite way to say, “I have to leave now, and fast”? In this episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two common English expression...

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Simplified Speech #140 – Kassy’s kombucha

Have you ever heard of kombucha? For some people, it’s an amazing tea full of health benefits. For others, it’s a weird-tasting beverage that only...

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Catch Word #257 – Hightail it out of there

What is your favourite way to say, “I have to leave now, and fast”? In this episode, Andrew and Kassy explain two common English expression...

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Simplified Speech #139 – Wedding traditions in France

Did you know that every country has their own special wedding traditions? Recently, Suzanne travelled to France to start planning her wedding. In this episode,...

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Chatterbox #284 – The cult of overwork

In many countries, there is a cult of overworking and people are expected to work long hours. In fact, working long hours can be seen...

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Chatterbox #283 – Plogging

Have you heard about the newest trend that combines a daily walk or jog with picking up litter? If not, you’re not alone. It’s called...

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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....

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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...

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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 36

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:...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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: 3.5 out of 5 33

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