|intermediate||TV shows||man – woman||01:19|
Look at the list of TV programs below. Which shows interest you most? Discuss your answers:
nature, documentary, news, game, home improvement, reality, cartoon, fitness or exercise, soap opera or drama, talk, sitcom, cooking
“get into something” = be interested in something
“How about watching something else on TV? I don’t really get into baseball.”
“couch potato” = someone who sits and watches TV a lot
“I‘m a little worried about my roommate. He’s a real couch potato and doesn’t get outside and exercise very much.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Brenda: Well, hmm. There is a reality show on at 7:00 on channel 5.
Paul: Nah, you know I don't like reality shows. I mean, they usually show people doing crazy things like, you know, eating live fish or swimming in a pool full of snakes. I don't get into that.
Brenda: Well, then. Ah, here's something. Do you want to watch a rerun of Star Wars? Paul: Nah, I've seen it a zillion times. I'd like to see something different.
Brenda: Okay, let's see here. Oh, how about this? On channel 2 at 9:00, there's a home improvement show about fixing anything around the house. We do have a few things that you could repair in the bathroom . . .
Paul: Oh, okay. I'll stay up and keep you company while I . . . I mean, you . . . I mean, WE watch the game.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
If you were having a party at your house with some friends, what TV programs would you watch? What do you like and dislike about the following shows? Reality shows, documentaries, news, sitcom, soap operas, nature programs. Explain your reasons.
Watching online TV shows and viewing instant streaming movies is becoming a common recreational activity for the young and old. Use the Internet to find two companies that provide such services. Compare price, convenience, and features of each and discuss your findings with a partner.