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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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 Curious Question #20 – Silent p | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:43

Sometimes English pronunciation is very difficult. Sometimes we spell words quite differently from how they sound. This happens often because the word originally comes from another language. This is the case with the silent P that comes at the beginning of some words. (As we don’t hear the P when we speak, this could beRead More

 Chatterbox #14 – White lies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:49

Sometimes we don’t want to be rude and so we need to tell a little white lie. Other times it may be important to be completely honest, and this is called brutal honesty. When is it OK to tell a white lie and when is it necessary to be brutally honest? Harp and Maura discussRead More

 Catch Word #33 – Get it over with | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:07

Sometimes studying another language is really hard. We wish we could just get it over with and speak the language well. That is today’s expression to get something over with. We usually use this expression when we have an obligation to do something that we don’t want to do. We use the examples of homeworkRead More

 Catch Word #32 – Rain Check | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:36

The expression rain check in this episode has a few different meanings. The first one is described in the transcript below. And of course is connected to rain. Another kind of rain check is used in a story. And another one is used when people cancel plans. Get to know all the explanations by listeningRead More

 Catch Word #31 – To Pull Strings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:19

Sometimes it is not easy to get what we want. What we want could be a job or tickets to a really popular show. In these cases, sometimes we can pull strings to get what we want. When people pull some strings, they use power to get what they want. Is it fair to pullRead More

 Chatterbox #13 – Harp’s Trip to India | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:04

Harp recently went on a trip to India with her family. Have you ever been to India? Harp tells us about the weather and the food. She also tells us about shopping in India, because this was a shopping trip with Harp’s two sisters and mom! Expressions included in the Study Guide Out of nowhereRead More

 Catch Word #30 – When Pigs Fly | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:19

The expression when pigs fly is used when people talk about something they would never do, or some event that would never happen. It is a very old expression, and no one knows why we talk about pigs! We can also use the similar expression, when hell freezes over. Check out the examples in thisRead More

 Catch Word #29 – Hold a Grudge | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:33

Are you holding a grudge against someone? Have you been mad at someone for a week? A year? 10 years? We hope not! To hold a grudge is not a good thing and means that you are mad for a long time. It is much nicer to be happy! Listen to this fun episode toRead More

 Catch Word #28 – Terms of endearment | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:02

Oh Sweetheart! Sweetheart is one of the most popular terms people use to show someone they care about them. Every language has special names to use when speaking to the one you love. In English we have tons of names like this. This episode Maura and Robin explain some of these dear names, and whenRead More

 Catch Word #27 – Cut to the Chase | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:55

When someone is telling you a story with a lot of little details and you want them to get to the main point, you can say cut to the chase. This expression is used with friends when you want them to cut to the most interesting part of the story. You are too excited toRead More

 Catch Word #26 – Get Down | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:26

Get down is very important for you to know if you like to party! If you like to go out to the club and dance you will hear this expression! Or if you like to listen to dance music, it is fun to know all the slang for dancing. Expressions included in the Study GuideRead More

 Catch Word #25 – To get ahead of yourself | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:19

If you try to use an expression before you know the definition then you are getting ahead of yourself! That is why it is always good to listen to our podcast. We look at this expression and other similar ones about looking too far into the future. The other expressions include to jump the gunRead More

 Chatterbox #12 – Jewelry Designer Sheena Purcell | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:03

We’d like to introduce Sheena Purcell to you. She is a new friend of ours at Culips and she is super talented. In this Chatterbox episode, Sheena tells us a little bit about her experience as a jewelry designer and how she decided to start making jewelry. We also find out what inspires her beautifulRead More

 Chatterbox #11 – April Fool’s Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:44

April Fool’s Day! Have you ever celebrated this funny holiday? It is celebrated all over the world in different ways. In this episode we give you some vocabulary for playing tricks on people and tell you more about April Fool’s Day history! Expressions included in the Study Guide April Fool’s Day To fool/a fool Jokes,Read More

 Curious Question #19 – Calling names | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:13

Have you ever been called a name? It is not a nice experience. Mohammed from Egypt wrote to us and asked us about this expression, to call someone names? He wanted to know if it was insulting or not. To find out about this expression and to hear some example of names check out thisRead More

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