Chatting about a series

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

Instructions

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Transcript

Man: So, did you see the final episode last night?

Woman: Of course! As if I would miss that!

Man: And?

Woman: It was by far the best episode, definitely.

Man: Yeah, totally. The dragon at the end and all the special effects in that final scene were amazing.

Woman: I loved that part! But I still don't think this series was as good as the others.

Man: Really? But you said you wouldn't want to miss it?

Woman: I know, but still … it's a lot more predictable than it used to be.

Man: But that's because the story has been told so well that all the characters are reaching their destiny now.

Woman: I don't know … before, anyone could die at any time so it was exciting! But, this series, no key characters died and we all knew they wouldn't. When Jaime fell in the water after the dragon attacked him, we knew he would make it somehow. And … oh, surprise, Bronn jumps in and saves him.

Man: They did kill some characters in this series, though. What was that one's name …?

Woman: Exactly, see! You can't even remember who died!

Man: Hmm. The only thing I didn't like about this series was that it was shorter than the others. Seven episodes instead of ten. Maybe they spent all their money on that dragon!

Woman: Right! I don't understand why they did it, as all the fans would happily watch ten episodes.

Man: I reckon that now they're not using the story in the books any more, they don't have as many ideas.

Woman: That would explain why they're not being as brave with the story too. It's more like a Hollywood film than a TV show now.

Man: So, is Tyrion still your favourite character?

Woman: You know … surprisingly, I think my favourite might be Cersei.

Man: What?!

Woman: She's so interesting! All the awful things she's done and the way she's just aiming for revenge, even though it won't make her happy. She still surprises us because we're expecting her to have a happy ending where she sees her mistakes and becomes a good person. But she never does, no matter what it costs her. She's unpredictable because we just can't believe anyone would be like her.

Man: I guess. You don't have to like a character for them to be your favourite!

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Submitted by Gabriel Rojas Esté on Wed, 01/07/2020 - 18:30

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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.

Submitted by Yola19 on Tue, 30/06/2020 - 18:26

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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

Submitted by César Árraga on Sun, 14/06/2020 - 15:10

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I haven't got any idea about that serie. To be honest I usually don't watch lots of series, one of those I watched was 'The Walking Dead' but I still don't have a favourite.

Submitted by iiiirx6 on Sun, 07/06/2020 - 11:30

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I don't know which series they are talking about,but I suppose they talking about 'got' serious , my favorite TV show is 'friends' it's a quite gorgeous TV show, it helps me a lot for learning and I found out more vocabulary.
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Submitted by Ayelén on Mon, 01/06/2020 - 18:21

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I don't know which series are they talking about in the chat, but seems like "Game of Thrones" or similar. Which I didn't watch so, I can't say. On the other hand, my favorite TV show in the last months have been "Start Trek". I started to watch it with my boyfriend and we found very interesting because they touch different topic in each episode that let us with a kind of philosophical thoughts. Is not interesting in the special effects, but the history, anthropology, psychology, ethics and how humanity could evolve in the future are very well presented.

Submitted by mouna99 on Tue, 26/05/2020 - 14:57

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My favourite serie so far is Breaking bad

Submitted by Nagato on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 18:52

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I dont watch I lot of series but I did watch the best series as la casa de papel, peaky blinders , breaking bad , arrow and Viking...., to me the best of them is Chicago police department . the story is about the best group of police in Chicago city which fight against crimes ! every they a new story and crime its a great serie furthermore there is a diversity in events because the series show us the special life of each one in the department.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 14:51

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I think the story of the series is about a human drama which depict the life of the characters who went through up and down in their life. ((o(б_б;)o))

Submitted by Austin on Sat, 23/05/2020 - 09:54

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I have no idea what this series is, maybe game of throne or something related to that, I'm not a movie guy and not prefer to watch an adventure movie. my favorite tv series is called crazy ex-girlfriend which is a comedy movie, it always made me fun and the only tv series I did watch again, it has music and dancing components in it.