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

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!

Simplified Speech #014 – Gift cards

Choosing the right gift for someone can be hard! Gift cards are great last-minute gifts, but they can lack that personal touch. Do you have strong feelings about gift cards? Andrew and Suzanne sure do! Join them for today’s episode as they have a slower-paced, natural conversation all about giving and receiving gift cards.

Catch Word #177 – Cook the books

Using idioms properly can really help your spoken English sound natural. So join Andrew and Suzanne as they describe how to use two fun idioms: by the book and cook the books!

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.

Chatterbox #175 – Nostalgic Canadian kids’ TV

In this episode, we are going to teach you about a part of Canadian culture you may never have experienced before—nostalgic kids’ TV! Canada produced some wacky and amazing TV shows during the ’90s, and today our hosts will share their favourites with you.

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.

POPULAR EPISODES

Catch Word #180 – I’m just spitballing here

When you have a problem that needs solving, sometimes you have to toss a few ideas around in order to get the ball rolling and figure out how to solve it. In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag explain two expressions that will help you talk about generating and evaluating ideas: to spitball and more »

Simplified Speech #019 – Procrastination

Do you sometimes put off working on your English skills? It’s normal to avoid difficult tasks, but don’t procrastinate any longer! Come join Andrew and Suzanne for this Simplified Speech episode about the troubles everyone faces when trying to get work done.

Catch Word #179 – It’s in the vault

Everyone has secrets. When someone tells you a secret, are you good at keeping it to yourself? In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain in detail two expressions related to keeping information to yourself: in the vault and to hold your tongue.

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.

Real Talk #007 – Crossing into Canada

Knowing what to expect when crossing the border into Canada can bring you one step closer to a smooth and hassle-free travel experience. In this episode, Andrew and Morag explain the questions that you’re most likely to be asked when crossing the border from the United States into Canada.

Real Talk #008 – Getting a refund

Shopping can be a lot of fun, especially when you’re on vacation. However, sometimes you make a purchase that doesn’t work out. Getting a refund can be a tricky process, especially in your second language. In today’s episode, Andrew and Morag explain all the essential expressions and phrases you need to successfully return an item more »