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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


Hi Thuong144,

The core sentence here is 'It was the best episode'.

The phrase by far is a way of adding emphasis: by far the best = easily the best (nothing else is close).

The adverb definitely is another way of adding emphasis. It means that there is no doubt about it - the speaker is sure.



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I have watched many TV shows, but my favorite TV shows are friends. It was a famous television show. This is not just a good movie but it also helps people learn English. Its content is very good with many good actors and it is also funny because it makes me laugh whenever I watch it. At first I just watched it to improve my listening skills but then I became interested in it and I thought it was a lucky thing when I could watch a great TV show like it.

Hi, Dear.Greetings my dear
My name is Mayra Rodriguez. a lady from U.S, i saw your profile and become
interested in knowing you please contact
me in my email address as a friend

Hello Mayra

It's great that you want to communicate with other people to practise your English, but I'm afraid our House rules don't allow you to share the kind of personal information you would need to do this. This is for legal reasons. I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best


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Perhaps..... detective series.
They are guessing how the story ends.

Why do they say series instead of season?

Hello SpideyTeacher,

The use of 'season' for TV shows is quite a recent thing, at least in the UK. We always used to say 'series' and have only begun saying 'season' in the last decade or so. Before that, 'season' was used for sports leagues and so on, not for TV shows.



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Hi, can you help me? The woman says: Of course! As if I would miss that! I don't understand it. What does it mean? Can you explain it? Thanks in advance.


Hello Hung,

We say 'as if...' when we want to show that something is so unlikely as to be absurd. The woman's response means something like 'I would never miss that!' or 'How could you think I might miss that?'

It's quite a common phrase in informal conversation between friends.



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