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Chatting about a series

Listen to two friends chatting about a television series to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I know what they are chatting about. Got is talked by this person. The people like very much got because of their unpredictable scenes. For example you expect any character will be a key person who struggle with others. But suddenly you are surprised due to of his or her death. Despite of the fact that this series have many unexpected and unpredictable scenes, it is getting boring. Why? I don't know. I suppose that writers act commercial concerns rather than art. I don't have now any favorite tv shows or series. I belive series should contain reality. It can offer real life sections. For this reason I enjoy Realtime shows and like events taht quoted real life.

Is it just me or the audio ISN'T working?

Hello Marcos V,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Tea

I don't know about films very well, so I can't imagine this film that is chatted by them.
My favorite TV show is an program of animals because I like animals very much, and I think it has a healing effect. So I always watch not only Japanese program of animals, but also video of animals on my phone.

game of thrones is by far my favorite show of all the times! I started to watching it when i was on high school a friend told me he was watching a new medieval serie where dragons can burn people ahahah
so i decided to watch it and i really fell in love! i literally watched 3 seasons in like 2 weeks!
but the ending wasn't the best, i expected more! i thought last season was poor but not poor in budget or cast but poor in history! I agree with the audio because without the help of the books the serie becomes very predictable!

In my case, talking about Game Of Thrones, I think, at the begining it was very unpredictable so you don´t know where exactly could the story take you, but at the end it became more "Hollywood-like" Show. Right now I´m watching Modern Family, it´s kind of hilarious series about different type of families we see nowadays in our society. They show funny situations about daily life. One of the think I love is how they show the contrast between American culture and the Latin culture, and how they take with humor some taboos that we still have like racism, homosexuality, social inclusion, sexuality, etc.

In this case, I don't like watching series. I prefer to watch films than watching series. Series are usually long and they take a long time to complete. One series that I have watched it is the Black List. It was interesting, but I just watched four episodes. Then I quit because it was more than six episodes.
Therefore, I don't know exactly what series they are talking about. Moreover, I don't watch TV shows at this time.

What series do you think this chat is about? What's your favourite TV show and why?

I think this chat is about Game of Thrones.

In this moment, my favourite TV show is a serie called "Peaky Blinders" and produced by BBC.

It is about a Birmingham’s gang formed by three brothers, all of them first world war veterans. The production, the costume and the script are awesome and the characters very complex and unpredictables.

I haven't got any idea about this series I don't like this kind of tv show. My favorite series so far is Grey's Anatomy

As we could heard, obviosuly they are talking about a fantasy tv series but I don´t have enough experience to guess the program. Posibbly it had some references of the claimed tv show "Game of Thrones".
In my viewpoint the best tv show that I have seen until now are clone wars animeted tales.
That cartoon story gives you a general vision about the events between two of the movies.(the attack of the clones and the revenge of the sith)
You can see a lot of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes on the program, also there are a lot of creatures and aliens which stories have interesting connections with the principal events of the story.