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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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 Chatterbox #29 – Urban Legends, Old Wives’ Tales, and Superstitions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:46

In this episode we are talking about interesting, funny, and strange beliefs in North American culture. Robin and Maura share a couple scary stories that they have known since they were kids. They also review popular old wives’ tales like, An apple a day keeps the doctor away. They also talk about some superstitions thatRead More

 Chatter Box #28 – Paul’s travel stories of North America | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 14:01

Paul Kerrison is a friend of Maura from England who was visiting North America for the first time. In this interview you get to know Paul, and hear about his American adventures in New York City and the Independence Day celebrations he attended. You’ll also hear about Paul’s impressions of Montreal. As Paul is fromRead More

 Catch Word #68 – Moolah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:08

In this week’s episode, we talk about money. First we review some slang terms for money, and then we talk about the popular names for our coins – have you every heard of the loonie? We also look at a couple more expressions to do with making money: the breadwinner and to bring home theRead More

 Chatter Box #27 – Ricardo Dasilva | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:06

Please meet another of our friends at Culips. This is Dasilva (also known as Ricardo) who is a friend with lots of interesting things to chat about. He is a Montrealer, born and raised. He is a first generation Canadian. He has taught English in Japan and traveled around Asia. And he is a writer.Read More

 Catch Word #67 – Freelance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:48

Jessie is starting a new type of employment that she wants to talk about: freelancing! Freelancing is popular nowadays and is the type of job that will continue to grow. In this episode we also talk about other expressions related to work including working under the table and moonlighting. Expressions included in the Study GuideRead More

 Chatterbox #26 – Dating | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:17

Are you single or dating someone? Are you in a relationship, but remember your days of dating? This is a fun episode with Harp and Maura talking about dating in North America. They talk about dating rules, some of their own experiences, and review from dating vocabulary. Is finding a romantic partner different in yourRead More

 Catch Word #66 – Look on the bright side | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:21

When you find yourself in a bad situation, do you try to look on the bright side? If your friend gets some bad news, have you ever said: Every cloud has a silver lining? When life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade? In this episode, we are optimistic and trying to find the goodRead More

 Chatterbox #25 – Weather | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:29

Harp and Maura love talking about the weather and so they devoted a whole Culips episode to it! They talk about weather-related terms and share memories they have connected to the weather. If you want to make small talk about weather, listen to this episode for some tips! Expressions included in the Study Guide ToRead More

 Catch Word #65 – A chip off the old block | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:44

Are you a chip off the old block? Are you similar to any relatives that came before you? In this episode we are talking about family, and how often family members look alike and act alike. There are many ways to talk about this, and some especially fun expression like to be a chip offRead More

 Catch Word #64 – Having a ball | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:17

Most people learning English know the word ball. We can use it in a few different ways though, and it is used in many expressions! To have a ball describes a fun time! In this episode we have a ball giving you examples and explanations. We also included similar expressions like, to have a blast,Read More

 Catch Word #63 – Over the hill | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:24

This expression is a funny way of saying that someone is old. To be over the hill means that someone is old, and so not able to do things that they used to do. You might see this expression on birthday cards or hear it in movies. This expression is usually used in a jokingRead More

 Catch Word #62 – On the Ball | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:13

In this episode we look at expressions that describe someone who is intelligent, prepared, capable of doing some work! Do you know someone like this? Do you know someone who always seems on the ball?  If you know someone who is alert and knows how to get the job done, then you may need toRead More

 Chatterbox #24 – Cross-Cultural Relationships: An interview with Melanie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:24

Please meet our friend Melanie! She is a native English speaker who learned French from a very young age. She traveled to Lyon, France where she met her partner Christophe, who is a native French speaker. In this episode, Maura and Melanie discuss the fun and the challenges of being in a relationship where theRead More

 Catch Word #61 – Pumped up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:30

Everyone at Culips is especially pumped because the summer weather has arrived in Montreal. So, we thought we would make an episode all about feeling excited and full of energy! Here we look at the expressions of pumped up, fired up, stoked, and worked up. We are talking about being enthusiastic, energetic, and excited inRead More

 Chatterbox #23 – The Early Bird Special! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:11

In this episode Maura is again joined by our friend Rita. Maura and Rita discuss a couple expressions to do with time: The early bird catches the worm and Carpe Diem. They also talk about how important being on time is in Canadian culture and what happened to them when they were too late for something!Read More

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