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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Submitted by ceehinh on Wed, 10/11/2021 - 11:29

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What series do you think this chat is about? What's your favourite TV show and why?
i reckon i have no idea about the series in this chat. To be honest, i prefre watching movies rather than watching TV series. if i had to talk about my favourite show, it would have to be " Running man " by a Korean producer team . I have seen it for 2 years , at every weekend. It is a great way to relax, clean my head and make me happier.

Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 14/10/2021 - 16:29

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I know that this conversation is about Game of Thrones. I do like watching Anime, for example MGA. This series is about people with superpowers. They are studying in UA (Academy in Japan). It is very unpredictable and very interesting. I recommend you to watch all 5 seasons and 2 films.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Fri, 08/10/2021 - 15:13

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No , I don't know what series they're chatting about.

Submitted by May Nine on Thu, 26/08/2021 - 08:52

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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.

Submitted by iEdd on Thu, 15/07/2021 - 00:06

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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.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 17/04/2021 - 04:16

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

Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 11:52

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I like a detective drama. ;)

Submitted by In on Sat, 03/04/2021 - 06:35

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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!

Submitted by Mariantu on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 23:53

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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!

Submitted by mo-tarik on Mon, 08/03/2021 - 17:57

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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.

Submitted by Letícia05040207 on Tue, 16/02/2021 - 18:16

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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.

Submitted by kautsar on Sat, 13/02/2021 - 23:59

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

Submitted by Abrarhussain on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 22:55

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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.

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 01/02/2021 - 19:04

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I don't know, because I don't see such series. I don't like TV show; I prefer to watch films, lyrical operas, plays and historical documentaries.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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! ;)

Submitted by habibao.medo on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 09:59

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i think it is game of thrones my favorite tv show is legend of the blue sea it is a korean series

Submitted by Samuel Assuero… on Tue, 06/10/2020 - 19:47

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I'm pretty sure they're talking about game of thrones, I saw some episode but I really liked the final season, but no the final episode I think that could be better. Never ask to a fan series " what's your favorite serie?" Because we don't have a favorite serie, I mean I like 90% of the series I've watched. But I can tell my top 3 that it's number one Pretty littler lies I really love this serie because all history it talked e how that series was finished, number 2 it's the original, I love any character and how that continues the history from TVD e the last one but not de worse it's Sabrina, I'm so exciting to the new and last season that it'll show this year on netflix

Submitted by danisep on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 20:55

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It's Game of Thrones. I watched that series is a great series just until seven season I didn't finish the last season because I don’t liked. The sceneries, special effects and when Tyrion was judged in the court that moment was very exciting. Now I'm watching the end of the f * world, two insane kids with inside troubles, falling in love trying to leave their bad memories behind.

Submitted by Mattia Ciccarelli on Sun, 13/09/2020 - 16:51

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I think this series is the game of thrones, I don't watch series

Submitted by Ahouanse_Do on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 05:02

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Hello everyone, This page is so amazing. I'm new here and everyday I find out a lot of helpful activities. I'm pretty sure that my english is about to improve. About the conversion, I really enjoyed my time discovering new expressions.

Submitted by DanielM on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 18:48

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Y father watching this series too I think that is Game of throns, with what little I have seen I agree with girl from the audio couple of seasons ago series was more unpredictable than now. Many of main characters died and i even could not imagine that and is a really good series with its many scenes and very well done scenarios.

Submitted by valediaz on Fri, 28/08/2020 - 14:49

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The activity was very dynamic and interesting

Submitted by Rinaa on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 00:35

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Obviously they were talking about Game of Thrones, this well knows series around the world. Everyone has spoken about it, and spoiler it so I lost my interest to watch it, although I know a lot about it from my brother. I'm not keen on fantasy series/movies, I prefer mystery or action. My favorite series that I watched lately was Bold type. There were three main characters, three women who gave us a role model, how should women fight for her rights and pass all the obstacles in order to be successful

Submitted by Asni on Sat, 15/08/2020 - 21:44

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The dragon makes me think that this chat might be about the Game of Thrones series; it is so famous and I have heard a lot about it. I haven't seen it, though. To be honest, I don't have much time to watch series and I'm not really keen on watching TV either, even the news I usually read them on the Internet. I remember the last series I saw was Breaking Bad. I liked that show very much, obviously, my favourite character was Walter White; I was impressed by his smartness and the way he transformed from education into crime.

Submitted by Hennadii on Sat, 01/08/2020 - 17:37

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Obviously, they talked about "Game of Thrones". It's too famous to not be recognized even for those who didn't watch a single episode. Like me, by the way. Still can't find enough time to watch this series despite I've already read the whole "Song of the Fire and Ice" story. Talking about my favorite TV series - it's a well-known American sitcom "Friends". I think it's the best TV-show ever. I love all these main characters (Joey, Chandler, Ross, Pheaby, Monika Rachel) and even minor characters. Some episodes I've already watched many times and, telling the truth, I will watch them again ))
You are right "Friends" is one of the famous TV shows worldwide, some of my friends suggest it to me to improve my English skills.

Submitted by fahri on Thu, 30/07/2020 - 17:28

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Dear team. From the lesson above. Woman: Of course! As if I would miss that! The question is : What is the different from 'As if I would miss that!' and ' I would not miss that!' is it same meaning or not?? Thank you very much for your explanation and answer

Hello fahri,

Yes, they basically mean the same thing -- that the woman would not miss that because she likes it a lot.

You can see more about 'as if' by following the link.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

 

Submitted by IKEDA on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 15:47

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I couldn't guess what this story was because I don't watch TV doramas or movies very much. My favorite TV series was "24" though it was a little old one.

Submitted by Hoang Thinh on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 08:05

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This conversation is very helpful for me. I have learn some of new words for this. thank admind very much

Submitted by senes19 on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 13:43

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I know what they are chatting about. Got is talked by this person. The people like very much got because of their unpredictable scenes. For example you expect any character will be a key person who struggle with others. But suddenly you are surprised due to of his or her death. Despite of the fact that this series have many unexpected and unpredictable scenes, it is getting boring. Why? I don't know. I suppose that writers act commercial concerns rather than art. I don't have now any favorite tv shows or series. I belive series should contain reality. It can offer real life sections. For this reason I enjoy Realtime shows and like events taht quoted real life.

Submitted by Marcos V on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 19:58

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Is it just me or the audio ISN'T working?

Hello Marcos V,

There is a technical problem with our audio. I'm sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for telling us. We are working on a solution and hopefully the audio will be working soon.

Best wishes,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Tea

Submitted by Miho Watanabe on Mon, 13/07/2020 - 07:46

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I don't know about films very well, so I can't imagine this film that is chatted by them. My favorite TV show is an program of animals because I like animals very much, and I think it has a healing effect. So I always watch not only Japanese program of animals, but also video of animals on my phone.

Submitted by martin olivares on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 21:08

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game of thrones is by far my favorite show of all the times! I started to watching it when i was on high school a friend told me he was watching a new medieval serie where dragons can burn people ahahah so i decided to watch it and i really fell in love! i literally watched 3 seasons in like 2 weeks! but the ending wasn't the best, i expected more! i thought last season was poor but not poor in budget or cast but poor in history! I agree with the audio because without the help of the books the serie becomes very predictable!

Submitted by zambranonet on Mon, 06/07/2020 - 23:37

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In my case, talking about Game Of Thrones, I think, at the begining it was very unpredictable so you don´t know where exactly could the story take you, but at the end it became more "Hollywood-like" Show. Right now I´m watching Modern Family, it´s kind of hilarious series about different type of families we see nowadays in our society. They show funny situations about daily life. One of the think I love is how they show the contrast between American culture and the Latin culture, and how they take with humor some taboos that we still have like racism, homosexuality, social inclusion, sexuality, etc.

Submitted by Sharif Tayyebi on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 06:03

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In this case, I don't like watching series. I prefer to watch films than watching series. Series are usually long and they take a long time to complete. One series that I have watched it is the Black List. It was interesting, but I just watched four episodes. Then I quit because it was more than six episodes. Therefore, I don't know exactly what series they are talking about. Moreover, I don't watch TV shows at this time. Regards, Tayyebi

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 Fernando Belmonte on Fri, 26/06/2020 - 18:34

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As we could heard, obviosuly they are talking about a fantasy tv series but I don´t have enough experience to guess the program. Posibbly it had some references of the claimed tv show "Game of Thrones". In my viewpoint the best tv show that I have seen until now are clone wars animeted tales. That cartoon story gives you a general vision about the events between two of the movies.(the attack of the clones and the revenge of the sith) You can see a lot of landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes on the program, also there are a lot of creatures and aliens which stories have interesting connections with the principal events of the story.