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Culips Everyday English Podcast

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Rank #37 in Language Learning category

Education
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Language Learning
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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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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.

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.
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Culips Everyday English Podcast

Latest release on Jul 09, 2020

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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 varies drastically from country to country. In the United States, most schools do not require a uniform. Compare that to schools in Seoul, South Korea, where 98% of all middle and high schools require their students to wear uniforms!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Private/public school
  • Driving force
  • Status symbol
  • To speak for everyone
  • Dress code
  • Insider

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Jul 06 2020

20mins

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Suzanne’s Quick Tips Episode #5: Question intonation

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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 a question should always go up in intonation. But there are actually some rules regarding questions and intonation.

Quick tip takeaways

  • Just because a questions ends with a question mark (?) does not mean the intonation or pitch should go up at the end.
  • Intonation is the rise and fall of pitch in speech, usually used to emphasize and stress a word in a sentence.
  • An open-ended question is a question that cannot be answered with yes or no. Instead, it is answered with a descriptive response.

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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 the back. This is because some women used to be dressed by servants. As most people are right-handed, having the buttons on the left made it easier for the servants to button up the clothes.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To make an impact
  • To set your intention
  • V-neck
  • Downsize
  • Do [someone] a solid
  • To pare down

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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. Some of the oldest surviving pictures are found in caves throughout the world. Many of them are over 40,000 years old!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To get the picture
  • To land [something]
  • To cut things short
  • If you catch/get my drift
  • To spell [something] out
  • To get it together

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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 of all coffee. That’s a lot of coffee beans!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Go-to
  • Drip coffee
  • [Something] doesn’t agree with [someone]
  • Have a good one
  • Bring [one’s] own cup
  • [Something]-free

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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, our hosts talk about food cravings. There are a lot of possible reasons you might have a craving. It could be caused by a hormonal imbalance, a lack of certain nutrients in your body, or simply an abundance of pleasure associated with special foods.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • I can’t help (-ing)
  • I can’t help (can’t change something)
  • I can’t help but [do something]
  • To get turnt up
  • To munch
  • Dark

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Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

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! You can find him online at spongemind.org and youtube.com/spongemindtv

Some of the key points we discussed were:

  • How watching TV helped Jonson to boost his English fluency and helped him to keep up with native speakers
  • The right kind of approach to take when it feels like you aren’t making progress with your learning
  • Why saving time and studying efficiently isn’t necessarily a good thing
  • How to pick good study materials

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Jun 12 2020

26mins

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

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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 means is that you have succeeded with the first step and are on your way to being successful.

Extra example sentences

  • I haven’t been offered the job yet but at least I got my foot in the door!
  • You should go down and apply for a job at the bank. Even if you don’t get it, at least you’ll be able to get your foot in the door.
  • First, he got his foot in the door with an internship. Then, a few years later, he was hired by the company as a full-time employee.
  • Have you ever tried using a dating app? It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and meet new people.

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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 Dictionary every year. One reason is that new technology requires us to come up with descriptive terms for new actions. For example, emoji, tweet, retweet, crowdfund, and so many more have only been made official words in the last 10 years..

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Thirsty
  • To throw [someone] under the bus
  • Ton
  • Hack
  • Open-ended

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Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

Jun 04 2020

20mins

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