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English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary make you sound like a native speaker

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Practical English expressions for everyday situations that you encounter in an English speaking country.

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Suzanne teaches you how to perfect your accent and speak in clear and comprehensible English in our Speak Easy pronunciation series.

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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 12

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 10

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: 3.5 out of 5 14

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 14

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 14

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: 2.5 out of 5 21

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 19

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 23

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: 1.5 out of 5 17

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 35

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 22

Chatterbox #275 – The pandemic economy

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone over the past year and a half. So what does this mean for the economy? In this...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.2 out of 5 43

Catch Word #249 – A gigantic slap in the face

Would you like to receive a slap in the face? Probably not! However, the expression a slap in the face isn’t a physical thing, it’s...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.5 out of 5 28

Chatterbox #274 – What it’s like to live in Spain

Nice beaches, beautiful architecture, and warm weather: these are some of the things people most associate with Spain. But since cohost Anna lives in Spain,...

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Chatterbox #273 – Anna’s language learning and teaching journey

Since you’re listening to Culips, that means you’re learning a language! Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to teach one? Today, Anna and...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.3 out of 5 32

Catch Word #248 – Thanks, but no thanks

In this interesting Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy will teach you some useful expressions to use when talking about things you don’t want to...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.6 out of 5 34

Chatterbox #272 – Life and culture in the UK

Have you ever wondered what life is like in the UK? Turns out, it is a bit different from Canada or the US! Andrew speaks...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.8 out of 5 40

Simplified Speech #126 – Do you know your family history?

Have you ever wondered more about your family history? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their family trees and different ways...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 34

Simplified Speech #125 – Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics! They happen every four years… well, almost. The global pandemic has been difficult for everyone, but hopefully cheering on our national athletes...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.5 out of 5 40

Real Talk #050 – How to check into a hotel

Everyone deserves a nice vacation from time to time. If you are not comfortable checking in to a hotel speaking English, don’t worry. In this...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 2.6 out of 5 39

Catch Word #247 – Spread too thin

Are your days so busy you find you don’t have any time for yourself? English has many ways to express this crazy busy state you’re...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.5 out of 5 38

Simplified Speech #124 – What’s new with Kassy and Andrew

Ever wonder what life is like for our podcast hosts when they’re away from the mic? Well, you’re in luck! In this Simplified Speech episode,...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 31

Simplified Speech #123 – Independence Day in the USA

Everyone loves a good party! Every July 4th in the United States, Americans celebrate their Independence Day national holiday with fireworks, family gatherings, and good...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 24

Chatterbox #271 – Meet Anna, the new Culips cohost!

With a heavy heart, Andrew announces that frequent cohost Jeremy is leaving the Culips team. However, it’s a great time to introduce the new Culips...

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Simplified Speech #122 – Andrew’s wedding

Here comes the bride! Andrew’s bride, that is! In this episode, Andrew shares the story of his wedding day with Kassy and our listeners. In...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3.7 out of 5 31

Real Talk #049 – How to make a reservation at a restaurant

Have you ever tried making a reservation at a restaurant and it just didn’t go as smoothly as you would have liked? Then tune in...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 3 out of 5 44

Chatterbox #270 – The pros and cons of studying with videos

These days, there are so many different sources to use when studying language. That’s both good and bad. There are pros and cons when you...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 37

Catch Word #246 – Butterfingers

Are you clumsy and uncoordinated? You’re not alone! In this episode, Andrew and Kassy teach us two ways to talk about being clumsy and share...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4.3 out of 5 27

Catch Word #245 – Heart-to-heart

In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce two really useful phrases for talking about emotions and feelings. Sharing the thoughts buried deep in...

READ MORE Difficulty rating: 4 out of 5 25

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