Catch Word #187 – To make bank

In today’s episode, Andrew and Suzanne give detailed explanations of two expressions related to making lots of money: to make bank and to rake it in. Do you dream of making a lot of money through working hard, or would you rather just win the lottery? Either way, this is the episode for you!

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.

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.

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.

Chatterbox #168 – Interview with Paula MP

Join Andrew as he talks to Paula, the new author of a book written specifically for adult ESL learners! Come take it easy and learn all about Paula, a Brazilian immigrant to the United States who has achieved her American dream. Fun fact In 2014, according to the Migration Policy Institute, about 79% of households more »

Real Talk #001 – In a cab

Welcome to Culips’s first Real Talk episode, where we explain practical expressions and vocabulary to help you get around in English-speaking places! In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne teach you extremely useful phrases for taking a cab.

Chatterbox #167 – Interview With Ben M

In today’s episode, Andrew gets to know Ben M, a new ESL teacher from the United States. Join Andrew and Ben M as they talk about everything from teaching English to Indiana slang to self-driving cars.

Catch Word #170 – Bear in the cave

In this episode Andrew and Suzanne explain a few popular expressions related to runny noses and undone zippers. Join them as they chat about how to slyly alert a friend to an embarrassing problem!

Chatterbox #158 – An interview with Ben: Part 1

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work as a bartender? In this, another special two-part Chatterbox episode (this is part 1), Andrew interviews his friend and bandmate Ben, who works as a bartender in Montreal. Join them as they talk about their friendship and some of the highs and lows of working in the more »

Chatterbox #144 – An interview with Marshall

Do you relax by playing video games? If so, you’re not alone! In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew gets an inside look at the video game industry. Join him for a special interview with his friend Marshall, a real cool guy who tests video games for a living.

Chatterbox #134 – Checking out flicks

Don’t you just love kickin’ back and relaxing with a big bowl of popcorn and a great movie? If so, you’re in luck because today’s episode is all about the movies. Join Harp and Maura as they debate watching movies at home versus going out to the theatre and chat about some of their all-time favourite more »

Simplified Speech #1 – Coffee

Join us for the very first episode of our new series, Simplified Speech! Today’s topic is coffee. In this episode, Harp and Andrew chat all about coffee using natural English and everyday expressions, but with a focus on simpler, slower speech and careful pronunciation. So grab a cup of coffee, tune in to this episode, more »

Chatterbox #142 – Differences between Canada and America

Canada and the USA have a lot of things in common: a long border, the English language, and similar cultures. So what makes them unique? This episode is dedicated to exploring the differences between the two countries. Join Harp and Andrew for a discussion about their observations about what makes Canada and the USA different. more »

Chatterbox #135 – Andrew’s band trip: Part 2

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: the exciting conclusion to Andrew’s epic band trip story. In this episode, Andrew and Harp chat about Andrew’s road trip across Canada. During their conversation, they talk about the dangers of driving in Canada, wildlife, and camping! Expressions from this episode included in the Learning more »

Catch Word #158 – Give me a ballpark figure

In some situations you can’t be exact, so you have to estimate a number. There are tons of reasons why this happens, and we talk about some in this episode. And of course, we also share some fun expressions to talk about guessing and estimating. How many people were at the concert last night? How more »