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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 # 48 – Chicken | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:03

Are you a chicken? In this episode we look at a familiar word but show you how it can be used in another way. Most of you probably know that a chicken is a kind of bird. And you can also probably imagine a chicken dinner. There is another funny way that we use chickenRead More

 Curious Question # 23 – Dude | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:23

Dude! This word is very popular nowadays, especially with young people. You can often hear this word in movies and television shows, or with your Native English speaker friends. It has been around for awhile but young people are using the word dude, more and more. So…dude, what does it mean? Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

 Chatterbox # 19 – Canadian Food, Comfort Food and Potlucks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:11

Everyone eats, but we all have different habits and favorite foods. The food you eat is often cultural. In this episode Harp and Maura try to explain what Canadian food is. They also talk about comfort food and what typical North American comfort food is. Potlucks are also a popular way to have a mealRead More

 Chatterbox #18 – Pet Peeves | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:58

Everyone has personal pet peeves that bother you. Someone’s pet peeves are usually cultural. Pet peeves are usually small, day-to-day things. Are you curious about what pet peeves are now? Listen to this episode to find out what they are. All of the Culips members share their personal pet peeves too! Expressions included in theRead More

 Catch Word #47 – Corny | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:48

Sometimes movies are corny, or music is corny. It is a fun adjective that can describe just about anything. A synonym for corny is cheesy, and it has nothing to do with cheese! Check out this episode to hear our corny examples. Expressions included in the Study Guide Corny and corniness Cheesy Cliché Lame CornyRead More

 Catch Word #46 – Down-to-earth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:07

Are you a down-to-earth person or do you often have you head in the clouds? Are you realistic and sensible or are you a dreamer? In this episode we look at expressions used to describe people. Armando sent us a question about the expression down-to-earth and we decided to dedicate an episode to it andRead More

 Catch Word #45 – Caught red-handed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:46

Are you a down-to-earth person or do you often have you head in the clouds? Are you realistic and sensible or are you a dreamer? In this episode we look at expressions used to describe people Expressions included in the Study Guide Caught red-handed Caught with one’s hand in the cookie jar Cookie jars TheRead More

 Catch Word #44 – All Talk and No Action | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:10

Do you talk about doing something but never do it? Then other people might be saying that you are all talk. People can be all talk at work, or they can be all talk about some plans they have for their future. Do you think that being all talk is a good thing? Expressions includedRead More

 Catch Word #43 – To Wing It | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:20

At Culips, we plan our episodes in advance, we don’t just wing it. You can be specific and say that people can wing presentations or speeches, or you can simply say “wing it.” When you are not prepared, but you have to do something, you should try winging it. Expressions included in the Study GuideRead More

 Chatterbox #17 – Vancouver | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:36

Are you one of the lucky people who has been to Vancouver? Do you know much about Vancouver? We have been getting emails from YOU asking us to tell you more about Canada. Harp and Maura both visited Vancouver this year and are really happy to tell you about it. It is a very beautifulRead More

 Catch Word #42 – Handy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:24

Are you handy? Yes, this little expression is connected to hands and your ability to use yours well. Handy can be used to talk about a person or thing, but it is used a little bit differently. It is very handy to know many English expressions, so listen to this episode to learn another one!Read More

 Catch Word #41 – To bite off more than you can chew | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:35

If you bite off more than you can chew things might be difficult for you. This expression might sound like it is talking about eating but – don’t be fooled – it is not. Another expression with a similar meaning is to get in over your head. You can use both of these expressions whenRead More

 Curious Question #22 – No matter what | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:12

No matter what is a common expression used by English speakers. The question in this episode comes from Ae Sun who heard this expression used while she was watching TV. There are also other similar expressions like, no matter what happens and no matter Copyright: Audio/Study Guide: Culips

 Chatterbox #16 – Labour Day | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:29

Labour Day is the last holiday of summer in Canada and the US. Jessie and Maura talk about Labour Day and its origins, as well as what we now do on this holiday. Other topics in this episode include the rule of not wearing white after Labour Day, summer memories and Back to school. HelpRead More

 Catch Word #40 – To put your foot in your mouth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 9:11

Sometimes we embarrass ourselves by saying something stupid. You can say, I embarrassed myself by saying something stupid or you can say I put my foot in my mouth. In this episode we look at that expression and also to make a fool of myself. Both of these expressions are used for embarrassing behaviour. ListenRead More


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