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

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.

Simplified Speech #016 – American Thanksgiving

Have you ever wondered what Thanksgiving is all about, and why Canada and the United States celebrate it on different days? Come join Andrew and Suzanne as they explain this unique North American holiday.

Catch Word #188 – Thunderstruck

English has a lot of strange and amusing expressions! Join Andrew and Morag in today’s episode to learn how to use two colourful expressions related to being surprised: to be blindsided and to be thunderstruck. Don’t keep living under a rock; start listening and learn about these fun expressions today!

Simplified Speech #022 – Germs!

Many Canadians tend to get sick in winter. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag explain germs and how to avoid getting sick. Join them and laugh along as they talk about hand sanitizer and germophobes!

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.

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 »