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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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My favorite ESL podcast

By ErinChoi1227 - Sep 12 2019
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Culips is the best ESL podcast for me. It deals with a variety of subjects related to daily life and many useful expressions. Some episodes like interviews with various people are really interesting and also helpful to get used to natural English conversation. I really appreciate hosts of the Culips making a great podcast. I can’t wait for the next episode!

Great podcast

By naghme kh - Aug 23 2019
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Thanks Andrew and Kasi for a great Podcast .

iTunes Ratings

322 Ratings
Average Ratings
283
19
7
6
7

My favorite ESL podcast

By ErinChoi1227 - Sep 12 2019
Read more
Culips is the best ESL podcast for me. It deals with a variety of subjects related to daily life and many useful expressions. Some episodes like interviews with various people are really interesting and also helpful to get used to natural English conversation. I really appreciate hosts of the Culips making a great podcast. I can’t wait for the next episode!

Great podcast

By naghme kh - Aug 23 2019
Read more
Thanks Andrew and Kasi for a great Podcast .
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Casual English lessons

Updated 5 days ago

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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: Simplified Speech #064 – Summer foods

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Summertime! Every year when summer rolls around, people get excited about the warm weather and, of course, all the good foods to eat during the season. Find out what kind of summer foods our hosts Andrew and Kassy enjoy the most in this Simplified Speech episode.


Fun facts

In this episode, Andrew mentions very expensive Japanese grapes that go for over $100 each. He wasn’t kidding! In July 2019, a bunch of about 30 Ruby Roman grapes sold at an auction for $10,900. That comes out to about $360 per grape!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To be famous for [something]
  • Don’t quote me on that
  • It’s a [place] thing
  • Homework
  • Astronomical
  • Ultra

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Aug 09 2019
14 mins
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Rank #2: 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

The original title of the classic American film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was The Sundance Kid and Butch Cassidy. The names were reversed when Paul Newman, who was one of the biggest movie stars in the world at the time, took the role of Butch.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Letdown
  • Bummer
  • Snoozefest
  • To drag on
  • Off-putting
  • To pass on [something]

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
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Jul 27 2019
20 mins
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Rank #3: Real Talk #025 – How to give a compliment

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“Thanks so much for your effort!” “It’s all thanks to you!” The art of giving a compliment is sometimes difficult in a second language. In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne explore the best ways to give and receive compliments. Fun facts Early in this episode, Andrew talks about his coffee plant. Coffee has a longRead More
Jun 12 2018
23 mins
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Rank #4: Chatterbox #235 – Interview with Lindie Botes

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Imagine being fluent in two or three languages—that would be great! But some people can speak five, ten, twenty languages! Those people are called polyglots. In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew speaks with polyglot YouTuber Lindie Botes about language and the best techniques to learn many of them.


Fun facts

Ziad Fazah is recognized as the man who speaks the most languages in the world. He claims to be able to speak 59 languages, although not everyone believes he is fluent in all 59. Regardless, that’s an impressive title to have!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • A polyglot
  • A community
  • Conversational
  • A bit
  • Collecting dust
  • Quality over quantity

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Aug 04 2019
27 mins
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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
23 mins
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Rank #6: Real Talk #032 – Lost wallet

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Have you ever lost your wallet in public? It’s a terrible feeling, and it could be even worse if you’re in a country where you don’t speak the local language. In this Real Talk episode, Andrew and Suzanne discuss ways you can use English to help find your lost items. Listen up! They might comeRead More
Apr 10 2019
23 mins
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Rank #7: Real Talk #024 – How to cancel a plan

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It’s not always a fun thing to do, but sometimes we need to cancel plans we have already made. Doing it tactfully is very important. In this episode of Real Talk, Andrew and Suzanne give you the best expressions for cancelling plans. Fun facts Early in this episode, Suzanne mentions she recently switched from drinkingRead More
May 24 2018
19 mins
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Rank #8: Chatterbox #217 – California

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Where do you like to go when you have a vacation? In this Chatterbox episode, Suzanne talks with Andrew about her recent trip to the most populous state in the United States, California. Fun facts If California were an independent country, its economy would be the fifth richest in the world! Expressions included in theRead More
Oct 28 2018
17 mins
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Rank #9: Simplified Speech #038 – Jeju Island

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Andrew tells Suzanne all about his recent trip to Jeju Island, South Korea, and his trek to the top of Mount Halla. Fun facts The last time that Mount Halla erupted was in the year 1007. Expressions you’ll learn in this episode To be jam-packed To rough it A way away That stinks Smack dabRead More
Mar 25 2018
14 mins
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Rank #10: Simplified Speech #058 – Love at first sight

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Have you ever looked across a crowded room, felt an instant connection, and known deep down that you had found the person you would one day marry? Well, then, perhaps you have experienced love at first sight! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Jeremy act as your Cupid guides, discussing the ins and outsRead More
Apr 28 2019
9 mins
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Rank #11: Chatterbox #211 – YouTube

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Are you a YouTube addict? What’s your favourite channel to watch these days? In this interesting episode, Andrew and Morag talk about YouTube, what they love about it, and some unique content one can’t find anywhere else. Fun facts The first YouTube video was uploaded on April 23rd, 2005. Now, in 2018, every minute ofRead More
Jul 23 2018
18 mins
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Rank #12: 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
11 mins
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Rank #13: Catch Word #210 – Troll

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What does it mean to troll someone? Trolling has become a big problem online. In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Jeremy explore the words you can use when talking about online trolling. Fun facts In the United Kingdom, some people have been sent to prison for trolling. They were imprisoned for online harassment. ExpressionsRead More
Jan 30 2019
23 mins
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Rank #14: Real Talk #026 – Buying a bus ticket

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Navigating public transportation in a new area is stressful enough without a language barrier. But have no fear! In this much-requested episode, Andrew and Suzanne introduce natural expressions used when buying a ticket at the bus terminal. Fun facts The word bus comes from the Latin word omnibus, meaning “for all.” This is fitting, becauseRead More
Jul 18 2018
24 mins
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Rank #15: Chatterbox #205 – Conspiracy theories

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In this episode, Morag and Andrew share their thoughts on popular conspiracy theories. You may agree or disagree with some of these, but you will surely learn some new words!  Fun facts NASA scientists say that the US flag planted on the moon should still be standing, although you probably wouldn’t find colour on it.Read More
Mar 29 2018
21 mins
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Rank #16: Real Talk #022 – You got the wrong number

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Have you ever called the wrong number and didn’t know what to say? Don’t worry! In this Real Talk episode, Suzanne and Andrew discuss the best ways of dealing with these awkward situations on the phone. Fun facts Inventors Innocenzo Manzetti, Charles Bourseul, Johann Philipp Reis, and Antonio Meucci all had claims on the inventionRead More
Apr 09 2018
13 mins
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Rank #17: Chatterbox #214 – Canadian food

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Poutine, maple syrup, Nanaimo bars—all great Canadian food! In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Morag talk about typical Canadian food. Join them—but beware, you might get hungry! Fun facts Canada is closely associated with maple syrup. Globally, around 70% of maple syrup is produced in the province of Quebec alone. No wonder the maple leafRead More
Sep 04 2018
20 mins
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Rank #18: Simplified Speech #052 – Motorcycles

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Have you ever thought about buying a motorcycle and cruising through the neighbourhood at breakneck speeds? Then this is the topic for you! In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Morag talk all about these two-wheeled vehicles. Fun facts The very first motorcycle was invented by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach in Germany in 1885.Read More
Jan 07 2019
13 mins
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Rank #19: Real Talk #028 – Asking for something at a restaurant

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Have you ever wanted to ask for something at a restaurant, but weren’t sure of the best way to phrase it? In this episode, Andrew and Suzanne introduce a phrase that allows you to politely ask for anything at a restaurant. Look out for some useful pronunciation tips, as well! Fun facts The world’s largestRead More
Nov 03 2018
20 mins
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