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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 #76 – Dibs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:22

In today’s episode we’re going to look at an expression that you can use to say that something is yours. To make a claim that something or some activity belongs to you, you can call dibs. It’s a funny little word with some variations that we also talk about, like to have first dibs. AndRead More

 Catch Word #75 – A taste of your own medicine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:01

Have you ever given someone a taste of their own medicine? Has anyone ever given you a taste of your own? Shawn gave Angela a taste of her own medicine. This means that Shawn treated Angela in the same bad way that she had been treating him. This episode is about the expressions that peopleRead More

 Chatterbox #36 – Baby talk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:38

Babies are special little people that have vocabulary special to them. In this episode, we look at vocabulary for before the baby gets here, when the mother is in labour, and after the baby is born and starts to grow. Do you know what a onesie is? Are you afraid of the terrible twos? ExpressionsRead More

 Catch Word #74 – Out of the blue | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:40

Sometimes life is unpredictable and things happen out of the blue. Sometimes people say things that seem to come from out of nowhere. In situations like this you might react by saying, Where did that come from?, or I didn’t see that coming. You can prepare for what to say in English when something unexpectedRead More

 Catch Word #73 – Word blends | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:06

In this podcast, we look at a pretty modern trend in English, which is to make new words by blending two words together. Expressions included in the Study Guide Word blends Ginourmous Chocolate chip National park Merriam-Webster Fantabulous ‘cause all the way chill and chill out Chillax To take it easy Frenemy Bennifer and BrangelinaRead More

 Chatterbox #35 – Snacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:45

Our eating habits around the world are so different, from the food to eat, to the time we eat, to what we eat. But no matter where you are or where you’re from, you snack! In this episode Maura and Harp talk about popular snack habits in Canada and North America. They talk about healthyRead More

 Chatterbox #34 – The art of telling stories in English | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:32

Listen to this! That is just one of the ways that people begin stories to get people’s attention. We discuss ways to begin stories in English, and also how people use the present tense to tell a story in the past! People often exaggerate when telling stories and this episode we give you some examplesRead More

 Catch Word #72 – To blow things out of proportion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:13

This episode is about how people react to different situations. Some people have big reactions to situations that are not important. In these cases, we can use to blow something out of proportion, to make a mountain out of a molehill, or to make a big deal out of something. We give lots of examplesRead More

 Chatterbox #33 – Air travel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:22

Everyone at Culips is a traveler. And if you are learning English, then maybe you also like to visit other countries and experience different cultures. Taking airplanes is part of the fun of traveling, and there is lots of special vocabulary and slang that go with it. If you’re ever going to take a flightRead More

 Catch Word #71 – To be into something | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:28

In this episode we are talking about expressions used to mean that you like something or someone. We look at the popular expressions to be into or to be crazy about something or someone. We also look at to be big on something or to be a big something person. Instead of saying that youRead More

 Chatterbox #32 – Working in Canada | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:17

Are you working right now? Are you thinking about coming to Canada to work? Are you going to working one day? I think that’s about everybody! Listen to this episode to find out about working in Canada. Harp and Maura talk about what it is like to work in Canada and share their own experiencesRead More

 Catch Word #70 – To butter someone up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:08

Have you ever needed something from someone a lot? Maybe you needed someone to do something for you so much that you buttered them up first. Do you know someone who is a sweet talker and often gets what they want? Or would you kiss someone’s butt? In this episode we give you lots ofRead More

 Chatterbox #31 – Katie the language learner | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:52

Meet another friend at Culips: Katie! A friend of Maura’s from University, she has just moved to Montreal and is happy about getting the chance to practice her French. Katie has moved around and we talk about her experiences in these different places. She is originally from Prince Edward Island, moved to Ottawa for school,Read More

 Chatterbox #30 – Vacation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:11

In this episode Maura and Ricardo are dreaming about vacations. They discuss their dream vacations and share some of the memories of vacations when they were kids. They also talk about different kinds of vacations that are popular for Canadians. If you are going on vacation in Canada soon, then this episode is for you!Read More

 Catch Word #69 – Over my head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:08

This week we are looking at expressions that mean someone does not understand something. So if you are having trouble understanding something in English, you can use these expressions to talk about it. We hope you can understand everything in this episode. If you can’t make heads or tails of it, email us! Expressions includedRead More


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