Chatting about a series

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.

Preparation

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 Jai Kumar Malhi on Thu, 19/10/2023 - 02:38

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I donot what a series about. I like to watch TMKOC, which is really joyfull to watch

Submitted by Safe_Mode on Sat, 14/10/2023 - 19:55

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Song of ice and fire) I don't like TV shows and series, you are wasting too much time when watching those

Submitted by Veni_1 on Mon, 10/07/2023 - 13:38

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I don't really understand the first question in task 2. Actually, I don't understand what is the correct answer based on.

"How often does the woman watch the show?
Always
Sometimes
We don't know."

It's mentioned that she wouldn't miss it etc., but is it ever mentioned how often does she watch this show? Am I missing something? What is it?

It somehow mentioned when she's been asked if she watched the episode. her answer was how. can I miss the episode I think it's that?

Submitted by oohrama on Sun, 09/07/2023 - 21:58

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obviously its the game of Thrones ,I watched a lot of series I can't even decide which of them is my favorite.

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Submitted by elifkglx on Tue, 04/07/2023 - 10:11

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I dont know the serie they are talking about. I rarely watch shows so i cant decide which is my favorite.

Submitted by ikercasillasis… on Mon, 26/06/2023 - 15:32

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It is Game of thrones. My favorite series is Sherlock

Submitted by HossamEldinasr.85 on Fri, 23/06/2023 - 16:53

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Woooow stunning ever episode