Chatterbox Episodes
English conversions at a normal speed. We interview someone who has an interesting story to tell.
Catch Word Episodes
English idioms, phrases, common slang and interesting vocabulary
Simplified Speech Episodes
Our hosts have natural conversations in everyday English, while speaking slowly and clearly.
Real Talk Episodes
Practical English expressions for everyday situations that you encounter in an English speaking country.
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LATEST EPISODES

Simplified Speech #020 – The curious case of the UVic bunnies

If you walked onto a university campus and saw hundreds of rabbits, you might think you were dreaming, but this was the reality at the University of Victoria for more than 20 years! Still can’t believe it? Join Andrew and Morag in this episode as they talk all about the UVic bunnies and their mysterious […]

Catch Word #182 – I’m an open book

Understanding idiomatic expressions can be difficult, but Culips is here to help! In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain two useful expressions to describe honest people: to be an open book and to be a straight shooter.

How can I improve my English?

Here at Culips, two of the questions we get asked all the time are: 1. How can I improve my English speaking? 2. How can I improve my business English? If you’re curious about the answers, our friends at Spoken have solution!

Chatterbox #182 – Nicknames

Are you ready for a good laugh? If so, then this episode is for you. Join Andrew and Suzanne for this fun-filled Chatterbox episode as they share some of their former and unfortunate nicknames!

Chatterbox #181 – Interview with Henry from Spoken

In today’s episode, Andrew interviews Henry, an English teacher who has developed a new English learning tool—Spoken. Join us to discover this exciting new way to learn and practise English for real-life professional and business settings.

Catch Word #181 – Peanuts!

Being able to talk naturally and idiomatically about money is a useful skill. In today’s Catch Word episode, we explain a couple useful terms for talking about small amounts of money: peanuts and chump change.

POPULAR EPISODES

Catch Word #178 – Touch and go

It’s always good to plan ahead, but sometimes you just can’t know what’s around the corner! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain a couple of useful phrases for uncertain situations: touch and go and up in the air.

Chatterbox #189 – Safety

As many wonderful things as there are in the world, there are also many dangers. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne have a conversation about an interesting topic: safety. But don’t worry: It’s safe to jump the gun and start listening right away!

Spoken interview

In this special bonus episode, we talk to our friends at Spoken about an exciting way to improve your professional English on your phone! Spoken is offering Culips listeners an amazing deal: two free lessons and a 20% discount off your first month of using Spoken. Help support Culips and improve your English at the same […]

Real Talk #006 – Crossing into the USA

Crossing the border and responding to border agent questions can be stressful, especially when you have to do it in English! Join Andrew and Morag as they explain and discuss the questions you’re most likely to be asked when crossing the border from Canada into the United States.

Catch Word #184 – It’s water under the bridge

In English, bridges are a common image used to represent relationships between people. In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expression that are useful for talking about relationships: it’s water under the bridge and to burn your bridges.

Simplified Speech #013 – Fall favourites

It’s that time of year again—autumn. The leaves are changing colours and it’s starting to get chilly outside. Join Andrew and Morag in this Simplified Speech episode as they talk all about what they like most about fall.