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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!

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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!

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453 Ratings
Average Ratings
388
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Great for me to learn conversations

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They’re great. Various topics from culture to everyday life things are covered in this podcast.
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Culips Everyday English Podcast

Latest release on Aug 06, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: Jeremy’s English Tips #15: How to make English learning fun

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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

May 07 2020

6mins

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Rank #2: Simplified Speech #086 – Forgiveness

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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

May 04 2020

20mins

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Rank #3: Simplified Speech #085 – Nature is all around us

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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

Apr 30 2020

18mins

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Rank #4: Simplified Speech #070 – The most interesting man in the world

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How many people do you know who have founded a few international, multimillion-dollar companies? Well, today we’re talking about one. He wants to go to Mars! He wants to send people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 36 minutes! Today, our hosts Andrew and Jeremy talk about one of the most interesting people inRead More

Oct 29 2019

19mins

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Rank #5: Real Talk #033 – How to talk about movies you like in English

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The cinema is such a powerful medium. Movies are a good way to pass the time, but they also have the power to change the world! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne will help you with vocabulary and expressions you can use to express yourself in English when talking about the movies youRead More

May 16 2019

23mins

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Rank #6: Chatterbox #241 – You ask, we answer

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We’re really happy we receive so many emails for our listeners! So in this Chatterbox episode, our hosts Andrew and Jeremy have decided to answer as many emails as they can in one episode. Maybe we’ve answered your questions! Fun facts At one point in this episode, hosts Andrew and Jeremy talk about their desireRead More

Nov 19 2019

30mins

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Rank #7: Simplified Speech #069 – Talking about pets

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Do you have any furry friends at home? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Suzanne talk all about pets. Enjoy this episode requested by one of our very own Culips listeners. Fun facts Did you know that cats can jump up to seven times their own height? Also, the most popular breed of petRead More

Oct 25 2019

20mins

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Rank #8: Chatterbox #240 – Interview with Steve Kaufmann

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We have another special guest for you today! Steve Kaufmann is a successful polyglot, entrepreneur, and YouTuber. He runs a company called LingQ, which is a language studying platform. Join regular Chatterbox host Andrew and Steve for this fascinating conversation on language and learning. Fun facts In this episode, special guest Steve Kaufmann mentions thatRead More

Oct 21 2019

34mins

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Rank #9: Chatterbox #249 – Social distancing: Part 2

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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

Mar 27 2020

32mins

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Rank #10: Chatterbox #248 – Social distancing: Part 1

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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

Mar 24 2020

21mins

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Rank #11: Real Talk #030 – I don’t care for that

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Have you ever been in a situation where you were offered some food that you really hate, but you didn’t know how to politely decline it without offending the person? Well, then, look no further! In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne provide you with some useful phrases for refusing that food you hateRead More

Mar 13 2019

17mins

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Rank #12: Real Talk #034 – Talking about movies you hate

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Have you ever watched a really bad movie and been at a loss for words on how to describe just how terrible it was? If so, look no further! In today’s Real Talk episode, Andrew and Jeremy give some useful words and phrases to talk about movies that just aren’t your thing. Fun facts TheRead More

Jul 27 2019

20mins

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Rank #13: Simplified Speech #053 – Fruits and vegetables

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Fruits and vegetables are essential to maintaining a healthy diet. And there are so many to choose from! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss their favourites. Fun facts The durian is a fruit native to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. Many people call it the “king of fruits” due to its size. ItRead More

Jan 18 2019

11mins

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Rank #14: Simplified Speech #051 – The Holiday Season

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Happy holidays, everyone! The holiday season is in full swing in Canada; therefore, Andrew and Morag are here to talk to you about the holiday season in this Simplified Speech episode. Sit back, drink a cup a cup of cocoa, and enjoy! Fun facts In Canada, the day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day.Read More

Dec 23 2018

15mins

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Rank #15: Simplified Speech #074 – Jeremy’s trip to Mexico

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Want to know what it’s like to visit a place where the people speak your second (or third) language? Jeremy tells Andrew about his trip to Mexico, where he spoke Spanish with the locals and took his son on adventures. Fun facts Did you know there is a species of cheetah that lives in Asia?Read More

Jan 07 2020

20mins

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Rank #16: Chatterbox #245 – Shake up your life

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Have you ever felt like your life is a bit boring, like you’re stuck doing the same old routine every day? Then listen to this Chatterbox episode with Andrew and Kassy, where they introduce some useful tips on how to shake up your life and appreciate the world around you. Fun facts According to theRead More

Feb 26 2020

16mins

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Rank #17: Simplified Speech #062 – Old school cool

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Are you the kind of person who likes to research and buy all of the latest technologies, or do you long for the days before smartphones when the world was full of record players and film cameras? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss the differences between digital and analog technology and reminisceRead More

May 31 2019

16mins

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Simplified Speech #093 – Big purchases

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Most of us can’t afford to recklessly spend money. So when it comes to making big purchases, we’re forced to make big decisions. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about some of the big purchases they have made.


Fun facts

The most expensive private home in the world is called Antilia. It is in Mumbai and currently owned by Mukesh Ambani. It cost approximately $2 billion to build. While that might sound like a lot of money to us, Mr. Ambani can more than afford it. He’s worth $81 billion!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To shop around
  • Buyer’s remorse
  • To splurge
  • Flimsy
  • To get scammed
  • To pull the trigger

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Aug 06 2020

15mins

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Catch Word #229 – I’m racking my brain

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There are so many ways to tell people that you’re thinking. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy cover two expressions that you can use to tell someone just how hard you’re thinking about something.


Fun facts

Naps can improve your memory. German researchers at the University of Lübeck asked study participants to do some tasks; half of them had to stay awake while the other half got to nap. The group that napped was able to remember more than the group that stayed awake.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To rack your brain
  • To chew on [something]
  • To throw out ideas
  • Draining
  • To talk [something] over
  • To gloss over [something]

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Aug 04 2020

17mins

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Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #6: Breath support

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Today’s topic is breath support. Sometimes when we’re in an important meeting, an interview or maybe a class presentation, we might find that we’re kind of nervous, right? Our nerves go up, our body temperature goes up. Our breathing starts getting shallow. And we tend not to have a lot of what we call vocal presence and breath support.

Quick tip takeaways

  • Breath support is using our lungs and diaphragm efficiently so that we don’t damage our vocal folds and so that we have vocal presence.
  • Vocal presence is having a loud enough, yet supported enough voice that fills the room and feels relaxed and at ease when you are speaking.
  • Remember to try stretching your back body when filling up your lungs so that you use the full capacity of your inhalation.

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Aug 01 2020

6mins

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Real Talk #041 – How to meet new people at a party

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Do you dread social gatherings because you’re never quite sure exactly what to say? Then tune in to this Real Talk episode, where Andrew and Jeremy introduce some great phrases to use when making small talk at a party, wedding, or similar event.


Fun facts

Most people love to share stories about themselves. The best way to make a good impression at any social gathering is to ask questions that will spark the interest of those around you. Then all you have to do is sit back, listen as the conversation flows around you, and pat yourself on the back for your great social skills!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • The [something]
  • Goof
  • To mean business
  • To break the ice
  • Well
  • A blast
  • Singing [one’s] praises

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Jul 29 2020

28mins

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Simplified Speech #092 – Garbage and recycling

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Taking care of the environment through recycling and proper garbage disposal is such an important aspect of our lives. However, everyone goes about it differently. In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the differences between how Canada and the United States deal with waste management.


Fun facts

Recycling isn’t easy for every country to do. It’s often very expensive and citizens need the discipline to do it. So here’s a big congratulations to Germany for being the world’s leading recycling country. They recycle 56.1% of all the waste they produce!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Waste management
  • Bright and early
  • To subsidize
  • A [something] drive
  • To devise [something]
  • Win-win

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Jul 27 2020

17mins

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Catch Word #228 – It’s really eating me up!

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In today’s Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy introduce two phrases that can be used when expressing negative emotions. Although we wish life could always be full of happy times, that definitely isn’t the reality. Sometimes we have some pretty negative emotions bottled up inside; Andrew and Jeremy are here to help you express those emotions in English.


Fun facts

Bad feelings are actually good for you! Negative emotions help us to reflect on and evaluate our experiences. Someone who only experiences positive emotions could become complacent in life and ignores key issues in an effort to maintain their constant state of false positivity.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To eat [someone] up
  • High-stakes
  • To go with one’s gut
  • To tear [someone] up
  • To spill the beans
  • Tearjerker

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Jul 23 2020

22mins

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Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #19: Three ways to share your opinion in English

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In this episode we are going to talk about three super useful ways to share your opinion in English. Now in English, it is very common for people to share their opinions and to discuss differing opinions in a rather casual setting.

Key points covered in this lesson:

  • The easiest way to share your opinion is with I think. However, this has another meaning too. It can mean that you are unsure or do not know if something is 100% true or not.
  • Use to me to share your opinion, but also show that you respect other people’s opinions. It can be used in formal or informal situations.
  • Use I feel like to gently share your opinion but also allow the other people to share their opinions without getting into an argument.
  • When adults learn a new language, they usually try to learn words without context.
  • Use as far as I’m concerned to strongly assert your opinion. If you are certain that you are right but the other person thinks differently, you can use this one.

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Jul 20 2020

9mins

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Simplified Speech #091 – Food delivery apps

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There are more and more food-delivery options available every year. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the apps they use and how often they order food, cook for themselves, or treat themselves to a night out.


Fun facts

It is said that the first-ever food delivery order happened in 1889. Italy’s King Umberto and Queen Margherita had Raffaele Esposito deliver a pizza to their palace in Naples.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Big players
  • [Someone] can’t be bothered
  • Wherever [something] lands
  • Market towards [someone]
  • A step up from
  • Side hustle

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Jul 16 2020

18mins

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Chatterbox #252 – How to think in English

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Everyone goes through the stage of language learning when they find themselves constantly translating their target language into their native one. When do people get past that stage and start to think in English? In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Jeremy share their best methods for surpassing this plateau.


Fun facts

Have you read The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry? Even if you can’t read it in its original French, you can probably find it in your native language. It is thought to be the most widely translated novel, having been rendered into 361 languages and dialects!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To know [something] all too well
  • A take
  • Magic solution
  • To bounce ideas off [someone]
  • Muscle memory
  • To trust the process

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Jul 13 2020

15mins

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Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #18: Using Stories to Make Memorizing Words Easier

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In this episode, I’d like to talk about how using stories can make memorizing words easier.  When adults try to learn a new language, they usually just try to learn words without context. Have you ever tried to memorize a long list of words? If so, then you are likely guilty of this as well. I know I am certainly guilty of this as well. So instead of studying a new word and learning its meaning in your native language, I suggest using context.

Key points covered in this lesson:

  • Children learn a lot from repetitive reading of stories.
  • Words that repeat stick out to them and are easy to learn as a result.
  • The pictures in the book give the child context and make learning possible.
  • When adults learn a new language, they usually try to learn words without context.
  • Audio, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic information help make the memory of a word or phrase much stronger and therefore, easier to recall when the word is needed.

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Jul 09 2020

9mins

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Simplified Speech #090 – School uniforms

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Uniforms in school is a hot topic for students. Some students love that they don’t have to choose their clothes in the morning. Others hate the lack of freedom. In this Simplified Speech episode, hosts Andrew and Suzanne share their opinions on and experiences with school uniforms. Fun facts The prevalence of school uniforms variesRead More

Jul 06 2020

20mins

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Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #5: Question intonation

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Episode description Today, we have a quick tip for you. And today we’re going to talk about open-ended questions, and the intonation. So, when you ask a question, does it always go up at the end? Not always. Intonation. Many times people see a question mark or ask a question and automatically assume that aRead More

Jul 01 2020

5mins

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Simplified Speech #089 – Personal style

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Regardless of what magazines and articles say about fashion, everyone has their own unique, personal style. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne describe their personal styles and talk about how they’ve changed over the years. Fun facts Men’s clothing has the buttons on the right side. Women’s buttons are on the left and sometimes theRead More

Jun 29 2020

20mins

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Catch Word #227 – Get the picture

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There are many expressions in English that use the imagery of pictures. A common one is to ask someone, “Do you get the picture?” Listen to this Catch Word episode with hosts Andrew and Jeremy to find out the many ways to use this expression. Fun facts Humans have been painting pictures for millennia. SomeRead More

Jun 26 2020

19mins

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Real Talk #040 – How to order coffee

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People around the world often start their days with a nice cup of coffee. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Jeremy discuss some helpful phrases that one might need when ordering a cup of energizing coffee. Fun facts Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. It produces about a third ofRead More

Jun 22 2020

21mins

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Catch Word #226 – I can’t help but …

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We all have moments in our lives when we want to say, “I can’t help it!” Sometimes we’re looking for an excuse. Sometimes we really can’t change something about our lives. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy look at the different ways this phrase can be used. Fun facts In this episode, ourRead More

Jun 16 2020

26mins

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Chatterbox #251 – Interview with Jonson Lee

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In this edition of Chatterbox, Andrew talks with Jonson Lee. Jonson is originally from Seoul, South Korea but has learned English to a very high level. Jonson talks about his English language learning journey and shares some great tips about how to become a better English speaker. Fun facts Jonson is a podcaster and Youtuber!Read More

Jun 12 2020

26mins

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Jeremy’s English Tips Episode #17: Get your foot in the door

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Episode description Our expression for today is to get your foot in the door. To get your foot in the door, it can be get her foot in the door, get his foot in the door, get my foot in the door. The key is to get a foot in the door. What this meansRead More

Jun 09 2020

9mins

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Simplified Speech #088 – How to write English like a native speaker

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Many of our listeners have become better English speakers, but what does it take to become a better English writer? In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy give their advice on how to write like a native English speaker. Fun facts There are around 4000 new English words added to the Oxford English DictionaryRead More

Jun 04 2020

20mins

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Catch Word #225 – Four ways to use -ish

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You may have heard many English speakers put ish at the end of certain words. It is quite common. In this Catch Word episode, hosts Andrew and Kassy explore four different ways to use ish in everyday speech. Fun facts In this episode, our hosts talk about eye colour. There is some debate as toRead More

Jun 03 2020

28mins

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iTunes Ratings

453 Ratings
Average Ratings
388
35
11
10
9

Graet

By moe 9191 - Feb 19 2020
Read more
Great for me to learn conversations

Great

By Mohamad Halakoo - Feb 18 2020
Read more
They’re great. Various topics from culture to everyday life things are covered in this podcast.