Simplified Speech #154 – Kassy’s trip home

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In this episode Kassy and Andrew talk about Kassy’s trip home to the United States of America. On this trip, she finally got a chance to spend some time with her family and friends that she had not been able to see in person for years. Kassy talks about how she and her husband got to travel to different states, visiting attractions, eating local delicacies, and most importantly, partying at their long-planned second wedding reception.

Simplified Speech is a Culips series that features clear, natural, and easy to understand conversations about interesting topics. Listen in to improve your listening and speaking skills, as well as to expand your vocabulary with many useful expressions that will help you to become more fluent in English.

Fun facts

Did you know that travelling makes you smarter? Not only do you get to tour new destinations—making memories of the unique sights, smells, and tastes—but travelling also stimulates your brain to think more creatively as you navigate new locations.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To keep up with [something]
  • To digress
  • If I had to pick one, it would be…
  • To digest [information]
  • You can thank us later
  • To be antsy

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
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24 days ago

Thank you guys, nice episodes like always.

1 month ago

Hello guys! Thanks for every single episode you’ve done so far, I wish I had more time to listening more episodes every day, although I am still able to listen 2 episodes and repeat them 2-3 times. However, I am having some issues listening the podcasts using my iPhone through the web site, so I needed to listen via Spotify even though I am a culips member. I don’t know if I am the only one experiencing this problem.

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1 month ago

Thanks for the great feedback! I’m sorry you’re having a problem playing the episodes on your iPhone. Are you trying to download the mp3 files to your phone or are you trying to play them directly from the website in the online player? We’ll try our best to get this issues fixed for you. Thanks again 🙂

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