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Catch Word #186 – I’m from the sticks

If you like the countryside, this episode is for you! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Morag discuss two terms that you can use to refer to rural areas: the sticks and the boonies.

Real Talk #014 – Apartment hunting

Apartment hunting can be an extremely stressful activity. Never fear, Andrew and Suzanne are here to help! In this Real Talk episode, they explain the words and expressions that you need to successfully find an apartment in an English-speaking country.

Simplified Speech #023 – Doin’ the laundry

In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne trade stories about a chore that everyone can relate to: doing the laundry. Since no one likes doing the laundry, today’s episode is full of colourful vocabulary and expressions that our hosts use when swapping laundry horror stories!

Chatterbox #188 – Leadership

In this episode, Andrew and Morag tackle a difficult but interesting topic: leadership. What makes a good leader? How can you describe a good leader using idiomatic English? Join us in this Chatterbox episode to learn some of the answers to these questions!

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 #183 – Comedy

Do you like comedy? If you do, we have just the episode for you! Join Andrew and Suzanne as they discuss everything from dad jokes to stand-up and, along the way, you’ll learn vocabulary to help you talk about different types of jokes and styles of comedy.

Real Talk #010 – You’re in my seat!

Have you ever gotten on a bus, a train, or an airplane and someone else was sitting in your seat? In today’s episode, Andrew and Morag walk you through the vocabulary and phrases you need to handle this awkward situation in a polite and easy manner.

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.

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 »

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 »

Catch Word #149 – Don’t rock the boat

We don’t like making trouble at Culips, but we do like making episodes about it! The expressions in today’s episode are all about causing problems and making changes when everything was just fine to begin with. Are you someone who likes to stir the pot? Or would you rather stick with the status quo when more »

Chatterbox #117 – Study habits

How people study varies from person to person, from school to school, and from place to place. In this episode, Andrew shares his experience of doing a master’s degree in Montreal, and tells us about what being a university student is like for him. Technology has certainly had an impact on education, and this episode more »

Catch Word #89–To get something off your chest

Have you ever had something that bothered or worried you, that you couldn’t stop thinking about? Sometimes the best thing to do in that situation is to get it off your chest. In this episode, we’re talking about feelings. If you need to have an honest conversation with someone about how you feel, you could more »