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Chatting about a series

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

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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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I'm not so familiar with English TV series . And I've never heard of that . I only watch Anime and some Korean dramas . But I watch '' Friends '' when I learn English for some times . Favourite Tv show ?? Ohh Nothing comes out . But I like to watch TheEllenShow and others aired by Tv channels.

I'm not sure, bacause is that kind of stories I don't enjoy, but maybe is Game Of thrones because of the magic environment with dragons.

About my favourite series, I fancy detective stories such as those based on Sherlock Holmes. I've started recentley with real stories that cover human condition with all itr features.

No. I don't watch any telivision series. I was watch Bollywood movies. My last movie was since three years ago.

I like a detective drama. ;)

This conversation is about "Game of Thrones". The last series that I watched was “The Queen's Gambit”. It is so good 100% recommendable. The protagonist is a very smart woman, clever and analytic. I love it!

This chat is about Game of Thrones. It was an exciting serie, but actually my favorite Tv show is "The Big Bang Theory". I love the characters, specially Howard Wollowitz. His black humor and sarcasm were the best. I enjoy a lot!

I'm not sure which TV series are they talking about, but the first thing that came into my mind was GOT. In my case I do like all TV series that make viewers involved, I mean start thinking about finding solutions or just be so thrilled about the next actions.

I think it is about Game of Thrones. If people in the series could die in each moment, probably it would be about Grey's Anatomy hahaha.

They are chatting about "Game Of Thrones". And that one is my favourite TV Show as well

The series they are chatting about is the game of thrones. Mr Bean television shows are my favourite, I like these shows very much because they are so funny and make me laugh.

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