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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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 Jeremy’s English Tips #25: How do I know if I’m on the right path | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5:36

Episode description In today’s episode, I’d like to answer a common question that I get from language learners all over the world. And that question is, am I studying English correctly? How do I know I’m on the right path? Now, another related question I also get is, how do I know I’m on the right path? Key points covered in this episode * If you are asking the question am I on the right path?, then you are most likely doing well. * You can listen to other episodes of Jeremy’s English Tips to help you find some good study methods. * As long as you are making progress, you are on the right path. * In the end, language learning is a lifelong task. * Enjoy the process and don’t worry so much about getting to the destination. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Chatterbox #259 – TikTok and internet privacy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:08

In this week’s Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Kassy discuss an important topic: internet privacy. We now live in a world where so much of our personal information can be found and manipulated with just a few clicks of the mouse. Tune in to hear what Andrew and Kassy have to say about this topic. Fun facts Read the fine print! Anytime you sign up for a new service or buy a new device, there’s usually a Terms and Conditions page that one must read and agree to before using the service or device. However, most people simply scroll to the bottom of the page, click the Agree button, and move on without even glancing at the long lines of tiny print. This is not advisable, however, because you could have unknowingly given your permission for that service or company to sell your data to the highest bidder. Expressions included in the study guide * Spur of the moment * To take off * An influx of [something] * Legalese * To blow the whistle * Flagged Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Simplified Speech #103 – It’s Thanksgiving time again | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:57

Gobble gobble! It’s that time of year again. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about their families’ Thanksgiving traditions and what it’s like to celebrate Thanksgiving while living away from home. Fun facts In the United States, the president pardons a turkey each year, meaning he spares its life. This tradition started in the 1940s, but it wasn’t made a yearly tradition until 1989 under the former President George H.W. Bush. Expressions included in the study guide * Marathon * Friendsgiving * Potluck * To steal [one’s] thunder * Splurge * To make [something] stretch Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 YouTube live stream event for all Culips members | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:55

This upcoming Friday, November 27th at 7pm Korean Standard Time, Kassy and I will be doing a YouTube live stream event for all Culips members. Our monthly live streams are a new membership benefit. And they are a way for us to connect with all of the people who support Culips and to spend some time with all of our members.   Transcript  Hey everyone, it’s Andrew here and I have a quick announcement for you. This upcoming Friday, November 27th at 7pm Korean Standard Time, Kassy and I will be doing a YouTube live stream event for all Culips members. Our monthly live streams are a new membership benefit. And they are a way for us to connect with all of the people who support Culips and to spend some time with all of our members. Kassy and I will be online for about an hour hanging out with you all and we’ll be happy to chat with you, answer any questions that you have about learning English, and we’ll also spend some time talking about the theme for this month’s live stream, which is Thanksgiving and the holiday season. To watch the live stream simply log on to your Culips account on our homepage Culips.com and follow the link that is posted to the dashboard. So once again, the live stream will be taking place on Friday, November 27th at 7pm Korean Standard Time. So, this week on Friday. And I hope many Culips members will join us. To find out what time the live stream is happening where you live, just do a Google search for a time zone converter and you can easily see when we’ll be live in your region. In the future, we’ll be doing the streams at a time that’s convenient for our members who live in Europe and the Americas as well. So, please look forward to that in the upcoming months. So guys, that’s it. Have a great week, everyone and I’ll see you this Friday at 7pm for the live stream. Bye!

 Chatterbox #258 – Suzanne’s online yoga class | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:49

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the entire world, yet our daily lives must continue! Culips host Suzanne has been taking online classes to become a yoga teacher. Together with regular host Andrew, she discusses her experience of learning to teach yoga through the internet. Fun facts Online yoga is extremely popular. In this episode, our hosts mention a yoga YouTuber named Yoga With Adriene. She has a whopping 8.62 million followers! Expressions included in the study guide * To have [something] under your belt * In that respect * Mantra * To go with the flow * Tailor-made * Streamlined Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Simplified Speech #102 – Nighttime routines | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:15

Do you do the same things every evening after work? What do you do when you’re getting ready for bed? In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss their nighttime routines and how things change when you have a family. Fun facts Sleep experts say that having a nighttime routine will help you sleep better. A nighttime routine signals to your mind and body that it’s time to go to bed, and also gives you time to relax so you’ll fall asleep faster and sleep better. Expressions included in the study guide * Outsider’s perspective * I would say * Set/rough routine * To make gains * Drive [one] bonkers * To toss and turn Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #235 – Through thick and thin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:15

In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce some vocabulary and expressions about receiving moral support. We’re going to look at two expressions that we use when talking about giving and getting moral support. And moral support is when you support somebody, kind of like emotionally. So it’s kind of emotional support when you are listening to someone and agreeing with someone and you’re on that person’s side, you approve of what they’re doing, this is moral support. And it’s a little bit different than other types of support, for example, financial support, where you’re giving somebody money, right? It’s not really that, you’re just more being a good friend to someone and supporting them that way. So we’ll take a look at these expressions you can use when talking about moral support today.

 Simplified Speech #101 – Shaving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:28

Many people in the world shave. In this episode, Andrew and Jeremy talk about shaving their beards, how they do it, what tools they use, and what their loved ones think about their daily rituals. Fun facts In his lifetime, a man will shave more than 8 metres of hair! Expressions included in the study guide * Clean-shaven * Stubble * Five o’clock shadow * Out of control * Nick yourself * Bloodbath Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #234 – I think you went a bit overboard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:26

Have you ever eaten too much of your favourite food? You know you shouldn’t eat that much, but it’s just so good! That situation is a perfect example of going overboard. In this Catch Word episode, hosts Andrew and Jeremy share various expressions you can use when you overdo things. Fun facts Overboard is the name of a 1987 Hollywood movie starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The movie didn’t do so well at the box office, but it later became a classic. In fact, it was remade several times in multiple countries and languages. Expressions included in the study guide * Overkill * To go overboard * To go above and beyond * Going out of business sale * How could I resist? * Liquid Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Real Talk #044 – How to react to surprising news | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:33

Some people enjoy surprises. Some people absolutely hate them! It is sometimes difficult to know how to react when someone tells you something incredible. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Jeremy share plenty of expressions to help you react. Fun facts A lot of people love being surprised by amazing facts. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is a franchise of publications and museums that deals in amazing and hard-to-believe facts. They have more than 80 attractions around the world that bring in more than 12 million guests every year. Expressions included in the study guide * You’ll never guess * Don’t tell me * You’re kidding * I can’t believe it myself * To chip in * At hand * That’s unbelievable * Are you for real? Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Simplified Speech #100 – Andrew’s getting married! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:48

In this very special 100th episode of Simplified Speech, Andrew shares exciting news: he’s getting married! Listen in as he tells Kassy how he and his now-fiancée first met and how they got engaged. Fun facts The tradition of giving engagement rings dates back to ancient Rome. In the second century BC, Roman brides-to-be were given two rings, a gold one to wear out in public and an iron one to wear at home while doing chores. Expressions included in the study guide * Plant a seed * Hit it off * Cement a relationship * The rest is history * The whole kit and caboodle * Bask in [something] Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Jeremy’s English Tips #24: The most fun and difficult part of the English learning journey | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7:33

Episode description In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I’d like to talk about the terrible twos. Do you have something like this in your native language? In English, we have this term, the terrible twos. This term describes a developmental stage in which young children under the age of three throw temper tantrums quite often, and say no to seemingly everything. Key points that Jeremy covers in this episode * The “terrible twos” are a developmental stage in which toddlers throw temper tantrums quite often and say “no” to seemingly everything * As language learners, we must also go through this phase in which we do not know how to communicate what we want or need and often get frustrated as a result. * The fully developed native speaker in you must be like the patient parent, helping the little one to learn to communicate what it needs. * This phase will pass, just as it does with young children. Continued repetitive exposure to content in English combined with deliberate practice is the fastest way to get out of this phase. * The number of hours you invest will dictate how fast you grow and improve. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

 Real Talk #043 – Talking about video call problems | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:19

Isn’t it frustrating when you are on a video call and all of a sudden you experience technical difficulties? Sometimes the video is faulty. Sometimes it’s the audio. What should you do? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy give you many expressions that will help you deal with these situations. Fun facts We like to think that video conferencing is a recent invention, but the ability to see and speak with someone from far away has been around since the invention of television in the 1930s! Expressions included in the study guide * To cut out * To lag * To be frozen * Our connection is bad * Let’s try that again * I lost you * Can you hear me now? * To turn [something] on and off * It might be my [something] Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Catch Word #233 – I’ve got a lot on my plate | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:31

Do you have a lot on your plate? No, we’re not talking about food. To have a lot on your plate means to be very busy. Well, if you’re not too busy, give this Catch Word episode a listen! Fun facts Another expression for being busy is to have a lot of plates to spin. Plate spinning is a performance where someone spins numerous plates on polls. It is a popular act for circuses and street performers. The world record for simultaneous plate spinning is 108 plates, set by David Spathaky. Expressions included in the study guide * By any stretch of the imagination * To have a lot on your plate * To be slammed * The end is in sight * To be swamped * Business is booming Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

 Jeremy’s English Tips #23: 
You are raising an English baby in your head | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8:53

Episode description In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I would like to talk to you about how to help yourself improve your English by raising a baby English speaker in your head. Key points that Jeremy covers in this episode *  Everyone knows that babies learn language quite quickly and effortlessly. Why do adults seem to struggle so much? *  Children are open minded and open hearted. They aren’t afraid to make mistakes and they know the power of repetition. *  When you start learning a language, you are like a child in that language. *  The fully developed native speaker in you must be like the parent to the English learner child. *  Guidance, encouragement, support, and practice are all ways that the “parent” can help the “child” learn better.</ Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.

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