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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!

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!

Location:

Montreal, QC

Description:

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!

Twitter:

@Culips

Language:

English


Episodes

Simplified Speech #087 – Working out at the gym

5/27/2020
Gyms aren’t just places for body builders. They are also popular with anyone who wants to get healthy and maintain a good body weight. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy explore some expressions you can use when you go to the gym. Fun facts Long before fitness centres became popular, Joe Gold openedRead More

Duration:00:22:07

Real Talk #039 – How to pick up medicine at the pharmacy

5/22/2020
Do you often visit the pharmacy during flu season? In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce useful phrases and vocabulary that are heard at the pharmacy. Fun facts The popular fizzy beverages Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, and ginger ale were all invented by three different pharmacists in the late 1800s. Expressions included in theRead More

Duration:00:17:09

Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #16: How to Choose Good Repetitive Listening Material

5/19/2020
Episode description In this episode of Jeremy’s English Tips, I would like to talk about repetitive listening. More specifically, how to choose good repetitive listening material. In a previous episode of Jeremy’s English tips, I talked about repetitive listening. So if you haven’t listened to that one yet, you might want to check it outRead More

Duration:00:08:47

Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #4: What’s up?

5/15/2020
Episode description Today our quick tip is going to be covering the use of the common greetings, What’s up? and How’s it going? These are two very common native speaker greetings that are used among friends and family. We say what’s up? and how’s it going? a lot. Quick tip takeaways It’s common to useRead More

Duration:00:04:42

Catch Word #224 – Take the wind out of your sails

5/11/2020
When you’re feeling down, it is still important to express yourself. In this episode of Catch Word, Andrew and Jeremy define two phrases that are used during those low moments in life. Fun facts Most sailboats have two sails: a mainsail and a headsail or jib. A sailboat is any boat that moves through theRead More

Duration:00:15:03

Jeremy’s English Tips #15: How to make English learning fun

5/7/2020
Episode description In this episode, I would like to talk about how to make learning English more fun. I will explain three tips to help you make your English study more fun. Key Points English is a global language that can help you connect with people from all over the world English can help youRead More

Duration:00:06:44

Simplified Speech #086 – Forgiveness

5/4/2020
Forgiving someone might be a difficult thing to do, but it is also a very healthy act. In this Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy discuss the value of forgiveness and their personal thoughts on the subject. Fun facts Canada’s biggest mountain is Mount Logan, which is a staggering 5,959 metres tall! The tallestRead More

Duration:00:20:15

Simplified Speech #085 – Nature is all around us

4/29/2020
Nature is all around us. Some of us enjoy it and others prefer staying in the city. Andrew and Suzanne discuss nature in this episode of Simplified Speech. Fun facts Canada’s biggest mountain is Mount Logan, which is a staggering 5,959 metres tall! The tallest mountain in the United States is Denali, which is 6,190Read More

Duration:00:18:08

Catch Word #223 – Blow-by-blow

4/27/2020
Are you a sports fan? What is your favourite sport to watch? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy introduce some useful phrases and idioms that are often heard at sporting events and that can also be used in a variety of other situations. Fun facts Boxing was first introduced in ancient Greece. ItRead More

Duration:00:15:57

Speak Easy #012 – Introduction to intonation

4/24/2020
In this episode, Suzanne and Andrew introduce intonation, describe what it is, and explain how it’s essential for mastering English pronunciation. Note English speakers use intonation for a variety of different reasons. Some of these include expressing emotion, conveying a grammatical function, and marking their social identities! Material included in the study guide Transcript PracticeRead More

Duration:00:28:35

Catch Word #222 – Weekend warrior

4/21/2020
Do you know what a weekend warrior is? Maybe you are one and you don’t even know it! In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy explore two expressions that go well with sports and hobbies: a weekend warrior and a newbie. Fun facts Andrew and Jeremy reference the song Grenade by Bruno Mars. GiveRead More

Duration:00:17:05

Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #3: Stressin’ Out

4/16/2020
Episode description Today we’re talking about stress, word stress. So in a sentence when you’re trying to put emphasis on a word, it can be a little confusing, it can be a little jarring. A little confusing right in the moment when you’re trying to communicate. Well, have you ever been caught stressing an adjectiveRead More

Duration:00:08:12

Simplified Speech #084 – Animals

4/14/2020
If you had to pick the cutest animal, which would you choose? Andrew and Suzanne talk about the animals they think are the cutest and the ones they find scary in this episode of Simplified Speech. Fun facts There are between 17 and 20 different types of penguins. Most of them live in the SouthernRead More

Duration:00:22:19

Jeremy’s English Tips #14: What to do if you don’t understand

4/9/2020
Episode description What have you usually done when you didn’t understand something that was said to you? Today, I will share my opinion about what to do if you didn’t understand what someone said to you. So, I’m sure all of us language learners have found ourselves in this kind of situation before. My opinionRead More

Duration:00:07:36

Simplified Speech #083 – Raising a bilingual child, revisited

4/7/2020
In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy continue their discussion about raising a bilingual child. Tune in to learn some useful tips on how to raise a bilingual child in your own household. Fun facts Even monolingual parents can raise bilingual children! It’s important that they set clear goals and dedicate time and energyRead More

Duration:00:24:17

Catch Word #221 – I’d take a bullet for you

4/3/2020
There are many ways to tell someone you love them. Jeremy and Andrew look at two curious expressions that mean “I love you” or “I care about you.” Fun facts Andrew and Jeremy reference the song Grenade by Bruno Mars. Give it a listen to hear some of the expressions from this episode used inRead More

Duration:00:15:22

Jeremy’s English Tips #13: How to sound like a native with filler words

4/2/2020
Episode description This episode will be helpful for people who are having conversations in English but want to sound more natural. That means that this episode will be helpful for people who want to sound more like a native English speaker when they’re speaking English. And you can do that by utilizing filler words. KeyRead More

Duration:00:09:49

Chatterbox #250 – Sue’s engagement story: Part 2

3/29/2020
Here’s Part 2 of Suzanne’s amazing engagement story! Find out about the funny and touching experience in this Chatterbox episode with hosts Andrew and Suzanne. Fun facts Pop star Mariah Carey was once given an engagement ring reportedly worth $10 million by her then-boyfriend. Unfortunately, they did not end up getting married, although she didRead More

Duration:00:17:02

Chatterbox #249 – Social distancing: Part 2

3/27/2020
Episode description Andrew and Suzanne talk about COVID-19, the situation in North America, and English expressions that are used to talk about the pandemic in part 2 of this special Chatterbox episode. Andrew: Hey everyone, Andrew here. In this Chatterbox episode Suzanne and I continue our talk about the COVID19 pandemic and the current situationRead More

Duration:00:32:33

Chatterbox #248 – Social distancing: Part 1

3/24/2020
Hey everyone, Andrew here. In this Chatterbox episode and in the next one too, Suzanne and I talk about the COVID-19 pandemic and the current situation in North America. Now, because we wanted to release these episodes to you as soon as possible, we decided to not make study guides for them. However, there areRead More

Duration:00:21:32