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By Trystn Waller
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Are Americans religious? Aren’t the religious ones all Protestants?


"The Way I Are" by Timbaland (feat. Keri Hilson, DOE, Sebastian) | Lyrics for English Students
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Are you learning English? Do you love music? In this episode, I talk about the lyrics to this throwback song, "The Way I Are." The lyrics and some aspects of English like accent, expressions, and cultural references are explained to help English learners. See what you can learn in this section of Lyrics "Explained"!  Read the original post with the music video:
September 4, 2021
Surprising (and Impressive) things about Ontario 🇨🇦
From Tobermory to the Thousand Islands, Ontario is full of things that surprised me (or simply impressed me) about it. Take a listen to hear more about this amazing Canadian province. This section is about the world's administrative subdivisions, taking a closer look to discover what really makes the world's countries what they are. This is not a complete list or telling of all the amazing things Ontario has to offer but is what my limited view has allowed me to come across. I hope you enjoy it, and I'll be making more soon! 
August 15, 2021
Don't Americans Only Speak English?
Well, don't they? The U.S. is certainly the biggest and probably the most iconic English-speaking nation. But the language situation here is a bit more complex than that. Take a listen to this episode, and follow the link below to read the original article with other resources listed. Happy listening!
August 6, 2021
Fun time shoes
Learning English or like short stories? Practice your listening with a short story where I also go over some casual English expressions. The words of this story are: kicks - for kicks - get a kick out of - wack - wacky - goofy Listen to other stories and interesting content here with Cult-Surf! And don't forget to check out the website to read these stories ;)  on the website:
July 3, 2021
A handful (short story)– meaning & use of English expressions 'a grip' | 'a host' | 'wild'
A short story with explanations about the informal expressions "a grip", "a host", and "wild." A talk for English listening comprehension or anyone who's interested in hearing a quick story.
June 22, 2021
“Where” I go?
Listen and practice English skills. Learn some new words and terminology too: My bad * There you go * There it is * There you have it * This episode is also available as a blog post:
April 6, 2021
Aren’t Americans white? I mean, the vast majority?
Talking about some of the racial/ethnic diversity in the U.S. Practice English listening skills or learn more about the country if you're curious. This episode is also available as a blog post here:
April 3, 2021
Hateful balls
Discussing the meaning of English terms: haters * to hate on * rolling * roll out. Short story format. Practice your English listening! This is the audio version of a blog post here:
April 3, 2021
Cakes for breakfast
Hello English learners. This is an audio version of a written post that explains how you might use: Word * Griddle * Hotcakes * We listen to a short story that uses explanations and daily language situations. So test your English skills and you can also read the original text at the link. Thanks!
March 30, 2021
Isn't that a question?
Audio version of the original post. Learn some English terms and phrases: I'm saying * I'm telling you * Isn't that something? * How about that? * What do you know? Great listening for English practice in realistic situations and dialogues. You can read and listen along at the same time by following the link too.
March 29, 2021
Are Americans religious? Aren’t the religious ones all Protestants?
A quick review about the religious makeup of the United States. This episode is also available as a blog post:
March 24, 2021