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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.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


The Game of Thrones
It has a good start, with amazing continue and disappointing final but i love it. After watching GOT i watched Friends. It's incredible with lovely character and i'm watching Shameless now

Dear Team,
I think in Task2, page3, the most logical answer is the third one.The suggested first one, for some reasons, doesn't seem to be the more correct. Am I right or not?Thanks again...

Hello nikoslado

I agree that this one is a little tricky, but I think the first option is the best one. For one thing, the man says nearly exactly the same thing (the fifth time he speaks), whereas he himself doesn't say anything that clearly supports either of the other options. He can't remember the name of one character, but that is different from the third answer option.

Does that make sense?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I don't watch Game of thrones. I don't really know what it's all about.

I love watching the series with actors that are portraying their character in all possible ways where we can see different shades of each and evey character in a series another thing which i think is important is the plot of story and the amount of time it takes to develop your interest in it. I must say that i love watching korean drama series because of their flawless acting and the attachment we feel with characters due to their brilliant acting everything seems to look so much real and we start to feel the same emotions as the actors feel.

Why do the two guys use the word "series" instead" of "season"?

Hello pizzy78,

The word 'season' used to be reserved for things like sports (the football season, the tennis season) rather than TV productions; these were always called series (a new series of Star Trek, my favourite series the the X-Files).

Recently, the word 'season' has become more popular. I think – though I'm not certain – that this was part of a marketing campaign by TV producers who thought it sounded better than 'series'. In any case, 'season' is now common used but 'series' is still used as well.



The LearnEnglish Team

I like Game of Thrones, however I prefer Spartacus and Vikings, there is more action and the plot moves faster than GOT. Also, GOT just kill to everyone at the end of each season for making it interesting for the next one.


This chat is about Game of Thrones my favorite serie. I think that the story is amazing the characters are strong and the visual effects surprise all the people. My favorite character is Arya Stark because she has been growing and reinvented since very difficult situations. In general all starks are good characters but Arya like me a lot, she is a warrior