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Culips Everyday English Podcast

Summary: Learning English is tough stuff, but we're here to help every step of the way. This podcast is for English language learners who want to improve their lives by becoming fluent in English. Our high-quality lessons are free, fun and taught by our expert hosts. Listening to Culips is like sitting in on an interesting chat between good friends. Your fluency, listening skills, vocabulary, and pronunciation will improve naturally as you get to know our hosts and learn about interesting topics and trends in Canada and around the world. Get awesome at English, with Culips!

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 Real Talk #040 – How to order coffee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:30

People around the world often start their days with a nice cup of coffee. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss some helpful phrases that one might need when ordering a cup of energizing coffee. Fun facts Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. It produces about a third of all coffee. That’s a lot of coffee beans! Expressions included in the study guide * Go-to * Drip coffee * [Something] doesn’t agree with [someone] * Have a good one * Bring [one’s] own cup * [Something]-free Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #226 – I can’t help but … | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:35

We all have moments in our lives when we want to say, “I can’t help it!” Sometimes we’re looking for an excuse. Sometimes we really can’t change something about our lives. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy look at the different ways this phrase can be used. Fun facts In this episode, our hosts talk about food cravings. There are a lot of possible reasons you might have a craving. It could be caused by a hormonal imbalance, a lack of certain nutrients in your body, or simply an abundance of pleasure associated with special foods. Expressions included in the study guide * I can’t help (-ing) * I can’t help (can’t change something) * I can’t help but [do something] * To get turnt up * To munch * Dark Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Chatterbox #251 – Interview with Jonson Lee | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:39

In this edition of Chatterbox, Andrew talks with Jonson Lee. Jonson is originally from Seoul, South Korea but has learned English to a very high level. Jonson talks about his English language learning journey and shares some great tips about how to become a better English speaker. Fun facts Jonson is a podcaster and Youtuber! You can find him online at spongemind.org and youtube.com/spongemindtv Some of the key points we discussed were: * How watching TV helped Jonson to boost his English fluency and helped him to keep up with native speakers * The right kind of approach to take when it feels like you aren’t making progress with your learning * Why saving time and studying efficiently isn’t necessarily a good thing * How to pick good study materials Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #17: Get your foot in the door | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:30

Episode description Our expression for today is to get your foot in the door. To get your foot in the door, it can be get her foot in the door, get his foot in the door, get my foot in the door. The key is to get a foot in the door. What this means is that you have succeeded with the first step and are on your way to being successful. Extra example sentences * I haven’t been offered the job yet but at least I got my foot in the door! * You should go down and apply for a job at the bank. Even if you don’t get it, at least you’ll be able to get your foot in the door. * First, he got his foot in the door with an internship. Then, a few years later, he was hired by the company as a full-time employee. * Have you ever tried using a dating app? It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and meet new people. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Simplified Speech #088 – How to write English like a native speaker | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:04

Many of our listeners have become better English speakers, but what does it take to become a better English writer? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy give their advice on how to write like a native English speaker. Fun facts There are around 4000 new English words added to the Oxford English Dictionary every year. One reason is that new technology requires us to come up with descriptive terms for new actions. For example, emoji, tweet, retweet, crowdfund, and so many more have only been made official words in the last 10 years.. Expressions included in the study guide * Thirsty * To throw [someone] under the bus * Ton * Hack * Open-ended Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #225 – Four ways to use -ish | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:02

You may have heard many English speakers put ish at the end of certain words. It is quite common. In this Catch Word episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy explore four different ways to use ish in everyday speech. Fun facts In this episode, our hosts talk about eye colour. There is some debate as to whether green eyes or amber eyes are the rarest in the world. The most common? I’m sure you guessed it. It’s brown; roughly 79% of the world’s population has brown eyes. Expressions included in the study guide * To stand corrected * ish (for colours) * ish (for time and age) * ish (attached to a noun) * ish (attached to an adjective) * To have what it takes Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Simplified Speech #087 – Working out at the gym | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:08

Gyms aren’t just places for body builders. They are also popular with anyone who wants to get healthy and maintain a good body weight. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy explore some expressions you can use when you go to the gym. Fun facts Long before fitness centres became popular, Joe Gold opened his first gym in 1965 in Venice Beach, California. Now, Gold’s Gym is a chain of gyms with over 700 locations around the world! Expressions included in the study guide * To play pickup * To warm up * To end up * To get toned * To bulk up * To cool down Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Real Talk #039 – How to pick up medicine at the pharmacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:10

Do you often visit the pharmacy during flu season? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce useful phrases and vocabulary that are heard at the pharmacy. Fun facts The popular fizzy beverages Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and ginger ale were all invented by three different pharmacists in the late 1800s. Expressions included in the study guide * Just living [one’s] life * Symptoms and side effects (drowsiness, nausea, swelling) * Clear up * Dairy products * Dose * To fight off [something] Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #16: How to Choose Good Repetitive Listening Material | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:48

Episode description In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I would like to talk about repetitive listening. More specifically, how to choose good repetitive listening material. In a previous episode of Jeremy’s English tips, I talked about repetitive listening. So if you haven’t listened to that one yet, you might want to check it out first, before listening to this one. Key Points * Repetitive listening is a form of study in which you listen to the same audio file over and over again for a period of time * Choose content that is the right length for your level * Choose content that has good sound quality * Choose content with a voice that you enjoy listening to and want to emulate * Choose content that you can get on your phone in MP3 format so that you can loop it easily Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #4: What’s up? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4:12

Episode description Today our quick tip is going to be covering the use of the common greetings, What’s up? and How’s it going? These are two very common native speaker greetings that are used among friends and family. We say what’s up? and how’s it going? a lot. Quick tip takeaways * It’s common to use linking from the ending consonant of one word into the beginning vowel of the next word. * It’s important to use these greetings, “What’s up?” and “How’s it going?” with familiar friends or co-workers but not in formal contexts. * These greetings can be used just to say hello, even if you do not intend to continue a conversation. They can stand alone as a simple greeting to a familiar person. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Catch Word #224 – Take the wind out of your sails | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:03

When you’re feeling down, it is still important to express yourself. In this episode of Catch Word, Andrew and Jeremy define two phrases that are used during those low moments in life. Fun facts Most sailboats have two sails: a mainsail and a headsail or jib. A sailboat is any boat that moves through the water using sails. The wind blows against the sails and pushes the boat. Expressions included in the study guide * The highs and lows * To take the wind out of your sails * To shoot it down * To kick you when you’re down * In a bad place Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Jeremy’s English Tips #15: How to make English learning fun | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:40

Episode description In this episode, I would like to talk about how to make learning English more fun. I will explain three tips to help you make your English study more fun. Key Points * English is a global language that can help you connect with people from all over the world * English can help you get ahead in your career but learning English solely for professional reasons can easily lead to burnout * Focus less on studying grammar and more on enjoying the content you listen to, read, or watch * Find content you actually like, rather than content that seems educational * Make friends with English speakers through language exchange Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Simplified Speech #086 – Forgiveness | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:16

Forgiving someone might be a difficult thing to do, but it is also a very healthy act. In this Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy discuss the value of forgiveness and their personal thoughts on the subject. Fun facts Canada’s biggest mountain is Mount Logan, which is a staggering 5,959 metres tall! The tallest mountain in the United States is Denali, which is 6,190 metres tall and the highest mountain in North America. Expressions included in the study guide * To wrong [someone] * Don’t cry over spilt milk * To be hotheaded * To be emotionally stunted * Closure * A slap on the wrist Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Simplified Speech #085 – Nature is all around us | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:09

Nature is all around us. Some of us enjoy it and others prefer staying in the city. Andrew and Suzanne discuss nature in this episode of Simplified Speech. Fun facts Canada’s biggest mountain is Mount Logan, which is a staggering 5,959 metres tall! The tallest mountain in the United States is Denali, which is 6,190 metres tall and the highest mountain in North America. Expressions included in the study guide * City person * Nature-oriented * Ruled by [something] * To put time aside * A skewed view Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #223 – Blow-by-blow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:58

Are you a sports fan? What is your favourite sport to watch? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy introduce some useful phrases and idioms that are often heard at sporting events and that can also be used in a variety of other situations. Fun facts Boxing was first introduced in ancient Greece. It became an event in the Olympic Games in 688 BC. Expressions included in the study guide * The nitty-gritty * Down for the count * Knock out * To pass out * Blow-by-blow * Back in the day Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

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