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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Average: 3.2 (19 votes)

Submitted by MShadow on Sat, 23/01/2021 - 10:22

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This series is Game of Thrones, but interestingly the scene of Bronn saving Jamie is not at the final season. The conversation mixes it up.
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Submitted by El Cuy Mágico on Wed, 20/01/2021 - 19:15

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I guess they are chatting about "Game of Thrones", I have never seen this series jeje but I know it’s very popular and it’s about medieval age and there are dragons. I don’t used to watch TV shows but lately I am watching a show called “Yo Soy” It’s like a famous singer imitation competition. It’s interesting and relaxing.

Submitted by sayyidam on Mon, 11/01/2021 - 10:18

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I've no idea what the story is. Only after reading the comment section, I notice that the series is GoT. I've heard about how bad the last season is. I've watched many series, from Korean to American. But I'm not a good reviewer; I couldn't really tell if a series is good or bad. Most of the time, I just enjoyed watching them until the last episode.

Submitted by Elham Barakat on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 09:12

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My favourite TV show is called icerde. It's a Turkish series. It's so impressive. It's action, romance, drama and policy series. Its events are unpredictable. Every episode surprises us. The main actor seeking to find his brother. He's insisting that his brother is alive instead of the fake facts around him. How their gathering for the first time was so impressive and made us cry.

Submitted by Dariusz on Fri, 08/01/2021 - 00:22

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I didn't know what series this chat is talking about until I, unfortunately, looked at the other users' answers. My favourite TV shows are by far "Twin Peaks" and "Breaking Bad", also I like very much a "Married...with Children". All these series for me have something special I can't explain what it is, call up good feels, evoke positive memories. Besides, all are a great TV series.

Submitted by Saad786 on Tue, 29/12/2020 - 15:25

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I think, it is GAME OF THRONES series. The TV series I like the most is DIRILIS ERTUGRUL, it is Turkish drama series of 5 season. It is totally unpredictable to think , what next is about to happen .
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Submitted by DJ Singh on Wed, 25/11/2020 - 16:26

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I am pretty much sure they are talking about Games of Thrones. I don't like watching TV series. They are too long and seasons take time to launch.

Submitted by togrul01 on Mon, 09/11/2020 - 20:43

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It strikes me that it's about "The Game of Thrones". Friends series is my favorite TV show. I can advise you that you should watch this series. I watch it every week. It's very funny and by the way, it's very helpful for learning English learner.
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Submitted by javibuendi on Wed, 04/11/2020 - 09:58

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I´ve watched plenty of good series, Game of Thrones is one of them despite of its two lastest seasons, which are far from its esence. But I´m here to reccomend you a less known series called Fargo. I think it´s not among the most famous series and I think you should watch it, especially the first season (they are independient seasons). It has one of the best and funniest antagonists I´ve ever seen. Cheers from Madrid.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 12:32

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The other day, I enjoyed Italian detective drama on TV which was like a comedy! ;)