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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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 Catch Word #90 – Rock | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:17

When you’re going through a difficult time in life, it’s nice to have a person who you know will support you and listen to you when you need to talk about your problems. This episode is all about wonderful people like that! We’re looking at expressions that talk about people who you know will helpRead More

 Chatterbox #54 – TV | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:05

Do you ever watch English TV shows to improve your listening comprehension? Television can be a great learning tool, or if you’re not in the mood for thinking, it can also be a great way to relax and veg out! In this Chatterbox episode, we’re chatting about TV. You’ll learn about some basic vocabulary wordsRead More

 Catch Word #89 – To get something off your chest | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:38

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 couldRead More

 Chatterbox #53 – Outer space | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:36

Outer space is fascinating. Throughout history, human beings have looked up at the stars and wondered just what was out there. In this episode, Harp and Maura chat about a variety of topics relating to outer space. Would you like to take a trip to Mars? What if it were only a one-way trip andRead More

 Catch Word #88 – Give it 100%! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:44

In this episode, we talk about ways to say that someone is trying very hard and putting in their best effort. Harp and Maura put their heart and soul into explaining some useful everyday phrases and introducing some new vocabulary related to making an effort. Listen now to find out what Harp’s dad used toRead More

 Chatterbox #52 – Chatting with Kara | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 22:53

Introducing Maura’s sister! Kara visited Maura in Montreal recently and she took the opportunity to interview her sister. Kara talks about why she loves visiting Montreal – the food and the culture. They also discuss the difficulties when living away from your family, and Kara shares what she thought about living in Sydney, Australia. AndRead More

 Chatterbox #51 – Driving around Canada | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:09

This episode is for you if you love cars, plan on driving around Canada, or are curious about more vocabulary related to these topics. Expressions included in the Study Guide Driving in Canada Automatic and Standard cars To stall a car A backseat driver Driver’s license/Permit Gas Prices Gas guzzlers That must hurt SUV ItRead More

 Chatterbox #50 – Embarrassing Moments | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:13

This episode is for you if you love cars, plan on driving around Canada, or are curious about more vocabulary related to these topics. Expressions included in the Study Guide Embarrassing! To laugh it off To be flying low To do up Goofy To play it down Booger To pass gas/to fart To burp ARead More

 Catch Word #87 – Get it off the ground | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:45

Sometimes it can be difficult to get things off the ground. In this episode we are talking about expressions used at the beginning of a new project or plan. We look at to get it off the ground, to get off on the wrong foot or the right foot, and to put your best footRead More

 Chatterbox #48 – Pets | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:06

Do you have pets? Do you want pets? In this episode, Maura and Harp talk about pets! (Maura has them and Harp doesn’t.) First, they discuss their experiences living with animals and tell some funny stories. Then they talk about average pets and those that are strange, updating you on what’s popular in the petRead More

 Catch Word #86– Heads Up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:41

This week we’re looking at expressions used for sharing information with people when you are trying to help them out. We talk about which expressions are casual, which are formal, and which can be used in different situations. All of the expressions are used often, so listen here and learn how to use them correctly.Read More

 Catch Word #85 – Written all over your face | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:03

Wouldn’t everyone like to be able to know how other people feel without them telling you? Sometimes we can tell how someone is feeling and other times we can’t. The expressions in this episode are focused on knowing the feelings and emotions of other people. Harp and Maura also reveal that they’re the kind ofRead More

 Chatterbox #47 – Housing | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:27

Buying a home can be a very different process depending on where in the world you would like to buy one. Find out about buying one in Canada is like! Harp talks about buying a home in this episode, and discusses types of homes and how to pay for it. Would you like a condoRead More

 Chatterbox #46 – Making small talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:25

There are so many different kinds of conversation to have! Small talk is the simple kind of conversation that people often have with others that they don’t know very well. In this episode, we give examples of what you can talk about to break the ice, and how people strike up a conversation in differentRead More

 Chatterbox #45 – Things children believe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:31

In today’s episode, we talk about things that children across Canada and the US believe in. We thought of making this episode because Easter’s coming up soon. We’d love to hear what kind of beliefs you had as children in your country.Did you believe in the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy? Or were thereRead More


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