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Culips English Podcast: Practical English Learning Made Fun Learn and Explore: Join Culips for an exciting English learning journey. Our podcast focuses on teaching English idioms, slang, and phrasal verbs through fun and engaging conversations. Each episode helps you master English for real-life situations. Unique Learning Experience: Culips stands out by blending language skills with cultural insights. Our diverse hosts make learning relatable, covering a variety of everyday topics. You’ll pick up practical language skills and gain cultural understanding, enhancing your English fluency in an enjoyable way. Your Path to Fluency: As your ideal learning partner, Culips provides easy-to-understand lessons on daily English usage. Learn from native speakers and immerse in different cultures, making your English learning journey rewarding and effective. read less
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Catch Word #277 – Hit the fan
4日前
Catch Word #277 – Hit the fan
In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Suzanne introduce two expressions to help you describe challenging situations in English: "To hit the fan" and "Everything's gone south." These phrases are helpful for expressing when things aren't going well. By listening to this episode, you’ll learn what they mean, how to use them, and where they come from. Join Andrew and Suzanne to master these expressions and boost your English skills! What You Will Learn What "To hit the fan" and "Everything's gone south" mean. How these expressions are used in everyday conversations, especially at work or in personal situations. Discover why English speakers use these expressions and how they reflect everyday experiences. Get advice on using these expressions correctly in your own English conversations. How This Episode Will Help You Add useful expressions to your English vocabulary. Practice using these idioms naturally, making your English sound more fluent. Understand the cultural context behind these expressions, helping you connect better with English speakers. Practice talking about these topics with our community on Discord. Use the study guide to learn even more related expressions, test your knowledge with a quiz, and practice using the new vocabulary in various contexts. The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Chatterbox #320 – Connecting through conversation
18-05-2024
Chatterbox #320 – Connecting through conversation
In this Chatterbox episode, Andrew and Anna are trying out something new – they’re playing a conversation game! The goal of the game is to make deeper conversations, moving beyond small talk. The hosts go through a range of questions, from light-hearted to deep and thought-provoking, and then discuss each other’s responses. As they answer these questions, they share their personal experiences, memories, and take time to reflect on their lives. Make sure to give this episode a listen to find out more and improve your communication skills! What You Will Learn: How to discuss hypothetical situations using conditional sentences. How to effectively participate in a conversation, ask follow-up questions, and express your opinions respectfully. How to make your speech more engaging by using descriptive adjectives, adverbs, and figurative language. How This Episode Will Help You: Grow your vocabulary with vocabulary related to conversation, communication, and relationships. Build your listening skills by following a natural conversation between native English speakers. Learn idiomatic expressions like "think on your feet" and "Goldilocks." Gain a deeper understanding of British and Canadian cultures. Use the study guide and join the member community on Discord to practice asking and answering similar open-ended questions. The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Catch Word #276 – Spruce it up
10-05-2024
Catch Word #276 – Spruce it up
In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy will teach you two fun expressions to make your English even better: "spruce up" and "deck out." You will learn how English speakers use these expressions to talk about making something look or work better. For example, you might spruce up your clothes for spring or deck out a game room with cool new gadgets. Get ready to "spruce up" your English and "deck out" your vocabulary with this fun and informative episode! What You Will Learn: The meaning of "spruce up" and "deck out" How to use these expressions in real life Where these expressions come from and why we use them Tips for using "spruce up" and "deck out" in your own English conversations How This Episode Will Help You: Learn two new expressions to make your English more natural Become more fluent by using expressions English speakers use every day Discover how people in the U.S. and Canada "deck out" their houses with lots of lights and decorations for holidays like Halloween and Christmas Practice talking about these topics with our community on Discord Use the study guide to learn even more related expressions, test your knowledge with a quiz, and practice using the new vocabulary in various contexts The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Chatterbox #319 – Interview with Jesús Florez
05-05-2024
Chatterbox #319 – Interview with Jesús Florez
Episode description: In this episode, Andrew interviews Jesús Florez, a Culips listener originally from Colombia. Jesús talks about his journey of becoming a highly proficient English speaker with an American-like accent. He discusses his background story of meeting his wife online and moving from Colombia to the United States. He tells Andrew all about the intensive work he did to improve his pronunciation and the resources he used to achieve fluency, plus he shares some valuable tips with English learners! If you want to know how to become a fluent English speaker and perfect your pronunciation, this episode is for you! What you'll learn in this episode: Effective strategies for mastering an American-like accent. The importance of input (listening) in working on pronunciation. Helpful tips for improving pronunciation in a foreign language. Benefits of learning from both native and non-native English teachers. The importance of the visual aspect of pronunciation. How this episode will help improve your English: Expand your vocabulary related to language learning Improve listening skills by following a natural unscripted conversation. Learn useful expressions like "get [something] off the ground" and "take precedence". Improve speaking by discussing your own language learning journey using the study guide questions. The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Bonus episode #100 – Your stories
28-04-2024
Bonus episode #100 – Your stories
Episode description In this very special episode, we celebrate hitting the 100-episode milestone of the bonus series. And we do so by flipping the script. Instead of hearing Andrew share a story with you, you'll get to listen to stories sent in by Culips listeners from around the world. Tune in to hear them share funny moments, discuss their English study routines, and talk about how they've leveled up their language skills with Culips. A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the creation of this episode. Without our amazing community, Culips wouldn't exist. We hope you enjoy this special edition of the bonus series, and here's to many more episodes to come! Study with the interactive transcript: Click here. Join the Culips Discord server: Become a Culips member: Chapters: [00:00:00] Introduction - Andrew explains the special 100th bonus episode [00:05:51] Story from Sodam about moving to the U.S. [00:06:51] Story from Sandra about an extraordinary experience at the Musée d'Orsay [00:08:09] Story from Ray about learning English through Pokémon and practicing shadowing [00:10:04] Story from Jin about discovering Culips and using the interactive transcript [00:12:54] Story from Shun about the power of shadowing [00:17:16] Story from Mery about a trip to London with her boyfriend [00:20:44] Story from Edit about sleep talking [00:25:23] Story from Pijon about why pronunciation is important [00:27:41] Story from Navid about improving his English after immigrating to Canada [00:30:44] Story from Suhavi about being forced to listen to Culips by her mom [00:35:07] Story from WangJae about becoming a father [00:37:58] Story from Grimes about learning English with Culips [00:39:29] Story from Kalléu about improving English skills through Culips [00:39:29] Story from Dominika about a Czech tradition [00:42:53] Story from Jiwoo and Chloe about their mom's passion for Culips [00:44:33] Story from Sarah comparing school life in two different countries [00:46:50] Story from Usako about decluttering and playing table tennis [00:48:52] Story from Kelvin about his English learning journey [00:50:24] Story from Mina about returning to work after maternity leave [00:52:33] Story from Sergey about Culips in his daily routine [00:53:38] Story from Muhammed about learning with Culips [00:54:32] Story from Anthony about improving his English for business [00:58:04] Story from Zahra about finding Culips during the pandemic [00:58:56] Story from Diana about mistaking chrysanthemum tubers for ginger [01:02:51] Story from Darkhan about a blessing in disguise [01:04:19] Story from Thea Yang about learning languages every day
Simplified Speech #195 – Live sports
26-04-2024
Simplified Speech #195 – Live sports
Episode description: In this Simplified Speech episode, Andrew and Kassy share their experiences attending live sporting events in various countries, including Canada, the USA, Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan. They discuss the exciting atmosphere, food options, ticket prices, and cultural differences between watching sports in different parts of the world. By listening to this episode, you will gain a better understanding of how to talk about sports and live events in English. You'll also pick up new vocabulary words and learn about cultural differences in an engaging and easy-to-follow discussion. Join Andrew and Kassy as they share their passion for sports and help you improve your English skills along the way! What you will learn Vocabulary related to sports and live events, such as "seeded," "concession," and "jumbotron" Insights into the sports culture and fan experiences in different countries Comparisons between the cost and availability of food and drinks at stadiums around the world Opinions on watching sports on TV versus attending live events How you will improve your English with this episode Expand your vocabulary with sports-related terms and expressions Learn to discuss and compare cultural experiences using clear language Improve your listening skills by following a natural conversation between two native English speakers Improve your communication skills by discussing this episode with other Culips listeners on our Discord server The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Chatterbox #318 – Digital modesty
19-04-2024
Chatterbox #318 – Digital modesty
Episode description: In this episode, Andrew and Anna discuss the concept of digital modesty – the idea of being mindful about how much personal information you share online. They explore the benefits and drawbacks of sharing on social media and the importance of setting boundaries to protect your privacy. What you'll learn in this episode: The meaning of digital modesty and why it's an important topic Different perspectives on sharing personal information online The potential risks of oversharing on social media The importance of setting personal boundaries and limits for online sharing How cultural differences can influence what is considered modest or acceptable to share How this episode will improve your English: Expand your vocabulary with words and phrases related to online behavior and social media, such as: digital modesty, non-negotiables,off-putting, oversharing, and boundaries. Improve your listening comprehension by following a natural, unscripted conversation between native English speakers. Learn idiomatic expressions like strike a chord and play devil's advocate. Gain insight into cultural differences and how they can impact online behavior Improve your speaking and communication skills by using the study guide and connecting with the member community to practice speaking about digital modesty in English. The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join. Episode references: Mary Harrington interviewed on the Modern Wisdom podcast: Click here. The geography game Andrew mentioned, GeoGuesser: Click here. The story of the missing van lifer: Click here. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free Image: Kaique Rocha (pexels.com)
Simplified Speech #194 – Double birthday bash
12-04-2024
Simplified Speech #194 – Double birthday bash
Episode description: Join Andrew and Kassy as they talk about their upcoming milestone birthdays. Kassy is turning 30, and Andrew is turning 40! They'll chat about their favorite ways to celebrate birthdays, common birthday traditions in the United States and Canada, and the customary foods enjoyed on birthdays in South Korea. This episode is perfect for English learners who want to improve their listening skills and expand their cultural knowledge. What you will learn: Birthday celebrations: Discover how people in North America typically celebrate their birthdays. Cultural traditions: Learn about birthday customs and traditions in the United States, Canada, and South Korea. Personal experiences: Hear Andrew and Kassy share their own birthday memories and preferences. Milestone birthdays: Understand the significance of turning 30 and 40 in Western culture. How this episode will improve your English: Vocabulary building: Learn essential words and phrases related to birthdays and celebrations. Listening skills: Improve your ability to understand native English speakers in a natural, conversational setting. Cultural awareness: Gain insights into birthday celebrations and traditions in different countries. Relatable content: Connect with the hosts' personal stories and experiences, which can help you retain the language more effectively. Speaking practice: Use the study guide and connect with the member community to practice discussing birthday-related topics in English. The best way to learn with this lesson: Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free Image: Thirdman (pexels.com)
Simplified Speech #193 – Only children
05-04-2024
Simplified Speech #193 – Only children
Learn about what it's like to be an only child in this interesting episode of the Culips Everyday English Podcast. Andrew and Kassy will share their personal experiences growing up with siblings. They will also talk about their thoughts on not having any brothers or sisters. This is a great episode for listeners who want to understand more about family life in the United States and Canada. What You Will Learn Family Experiences: Hear different stories about growing up with siblings versus being an only child. Cultural Views: Understand how people in North America view families without brothers or sisters. Personal Stories: Listen to personal stories from Andrew and Kassy about their childhoods and family lives. Family Relationships: Learn about the special challenges, benefits, and relationships in families with only one child. How This Episode Will Improve Your English New Vocabulary: Learn common words and expressions related to family in a conversational way. Listening Skills: Practice understanding how people really speak in casual conversations. Cultural Understanding: Learn the cultural views on family structures in North America. Relatable Content: Become motivated by hearing real personal stories and experiences you can relate to. Speaking Practice: Use the study guide and join the member community to practice speaking about family topics. The best way to learn with this lesson Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join. Copyright: Culips.com For more information about this episode, visit culips.com. Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke for Free Image: Vitaly Gariev (pexels.com)
Catch Word #275 – Debbie Downer
29-03-2024
Catch Word #275 – Debbie Downer
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were feeling excited and enthusiastic, only for someone to say something that made you feel bad? In this Catch Word episode, Andrew and Kassy introduce several useful expressions that you can use to describe these situations. They provide detailed explanations, different usage scenarios, and offer advice on when to avoid using these phrases. You’ll also hear four example conversations featuring these new expressions, which will help you learn how to use them naturally and sound more like a native speaker. What you will learn New Expressions: Learn expressions that communicate the feeling of someone making you less happy or excited. Usage and Context: Understand how and when to use these expressions through detailed explanations. Practical Examples: Listen to four dialogues that use these new expressions, teaching you to apply them in real-life situations. Do's and Don'ts: Learn important advice on situations where these phrases might not be appropriate. How you will improve your English with this episode Bigger vocabulary: Add expressions and phrases to your English vocabulary. Improved understanding: Learn about subtle emotional nuances in English conversations. Natural conversation skills: Practice these expressions through examples, making your English sound more fluent and native-like. The best way to learn with this lesson Culips members get an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio for this episode. Take your English to the next level by becoming a Culips member. Become a Culips member now: Click here. Members can access the ad-free version here: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join.
Chatterbox #317 – Trend Predictions for 2024 from the USA
22-03-2024
Chatterbox #317 – Trend Predictions for 2024 from the USA
In this episode, Andrew and Anna continue exploring trend predictions. This time, they’re looking into five trend predictions coming out of America. They talk about all the details and share their own opinions and attitudes towards these trends. By studying with this audio lesson, you can improve your listening skills and learn vocabulary related to trends, personal well-being, technology advancements, chatbots, consumerism and second-hand shopping. For Culips members, an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio are available to improve your learning experience. Members can access the ad-free version: Click here. Sign up for a Culips membership: Click here. Join our Discord community to connect with other learners and get more English practice. Click here to join. What you will learn: Vocabulary related to consumer trends, personal well-being, technology, shopping habits, and more. Words like "neo-hedonism", "augmented reality", "secondhand", etc. Useful expressions and idioms like "the writing is on the wall", "one man's junk is another man's treasure", etc. Perspectives on societal shifts and changing consumer behaviors in the Western world. The hosts' personal experiences with things like smart watches, online shopping, and prioritizing sleep/health. How it will improve your English: Listening practice with two native speakers having a natural conversation using casual language. Exposure to different accents - one Canadian and one British. Comprehending reasons/opinions from contextual clues when new vocabulary is used. Learning common phrasal verbs like "chime in", "harp on", "deep dive into", etc. used in discussions. Noting differences in vocabulary between American/British English like "thrift store" vs "charity shop". Overall, by listening attentively, you will improve your vocabulary, idiom knowledge, listening comprehension of casual speech, and understanding of Western societal/consumer trends - all while being immersed in a natural conversation between two native speakers. For Culips members, an interactive transcript, helpful study guide, and ad-free audio are available to improve your learning experience.