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

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.

Chatterbox #185 – Sue’s big gig

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to play music in front of a crowd for the first time? In this Chatterbox episode, Suzanne talks about her band’s first live performance. So jump in and join Suzanne and Andrew to learn what it’s like to play music in Montreal!

Real Talk #012 – At the drugstore

Getting sick is a real pain, especially if you have to get help in English! In this episode, Andrew and Morag teach you everything you need to know to get help from a pharmacist. Unfortunately, getting sick when travelling is very common.

Simplified Speech #021 – Winter activities

Canada in the winter can be a blast! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag discuss their favourite winter activities. Join them and learn about how much fun you can have in the snow!

Catch Word #183 – They’re well off

Do you dream of being rich one day? If you do, this episode is for you! Andrew and Suzanne explain two phrases you can use to talk about being wealthy: to make six figures and well off. After all, while money might not buy happiness, almost everyone would be happy about making more money!

Chatterbox #184 – Old wives’ tales

Have you ever thought something was true, but later found out it was false? Discover more false facts with Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss old wives’ tales—common advice and traditional beliefs that are unscientific or untrue.

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 #174 – Playing in bands

Everybody likes listening to music, but what is it like to actually make music? From song writing, to recording, to gigging, come learn all about Andrew and Suzanne’s experiences playing in bands in Montreal. Rock on!

Chatterbox #176 – Casinos

Are you in the mood for fun? Let your hair down, and join Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss casinos, nightlife, and painting the town red!

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.

Simplified Speech #021 – Winter activities

Canada in the winter can be a blast! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag discuss their favourite winter activities. Join them and learn about how much fun you can have in the snow!

Chatterbox #179 – 2016: The year in review

2016 is almost over, and 2017 is fast approaching. What are you going to remember most about 2016? In this special Chatterbox episode, all three of the Culips hosts discuss the most interesting and memorable personal and global events that happened this year.