Simplified Speech #137 – Kassy’s board game club

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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 shares how it helps her meet new people, despite the pandemic.

Simplified Speech episodes feature two native English speakers having clear, natural and easy to understand English conversations about interesting topics, like board games with friends. By listening to Andrew and Kassy chat and following along with the transcript and study guide, you can improve your English listening skills and increase your vocabulary

Fun facts

In 2008, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Scrabble, two skydivers in Florida played a short game…13,000 feet in the air! They built a special wooden board with adhesive pieces that stayed on the board while they were in the air.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • That’s the right idea
  • To dwindle
  • Revolving door
  • Beast of a [something]
  • A renaissance
  • To branch out

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Collie Coburn (

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4 months ago

I think that in this chapter there is excessive publicity and babbling almost 5 minutes before starting the central topic.

Last edited 4 months ago by andresmunoz
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4 months ago

Thanks for your feedback, I totally get it. I’m not a big fan of ads or promotions too. As a Culips member, you have access to ad-free episodes. You can get them by logging in to your Culips account and selecting the All episodes” option from the menu. Next, click the Ad-free” button, and you’ll be able to hear each episode without any promotions.

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