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 #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.

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 »

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.

Chatterbox #178 – High school dances

Everywhere in North America, high school dances are big events for teenagers. There are, however, some interesting differences between dances in Canada and those in the United States. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne will teach you about some of the cultural differences between high school experiences in the two countries.

Simplified Speech #017 – Morag’s bucket list

What are the things you dream about achieving in your life? Today’s episode is all about big personal goals and accomplishments. Join Andrew as he interviews Morag about her bucket list: the things she dreams about doing before she dies.

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.

POPULAR EPISODES

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.

Chatterbox #177 – What’s on our bucket lists

What do you dream of doing? Today’s episode is all about the things we dream about accomplishing. Join Andrew and Suzanne as they share their bucket lists and tell you all about the things they most want to do before they die.

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!

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 »

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 more »

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.