A Movie on TV Last Night

In this conversation, an Australian man and woman discuss what was on TV last night.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


A: Hey.

B: Hey.

A: What did you get up to last night?

B: Oh, not much. Just stayed home and watched a movie on TV.

A: Oh yeah. What movie?

B: 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

A: Oh, I love that movie. I didn't know it was on.

B: Yeah, it's a classic, isn't it?

A: Yeah, I love that scene when he's just escaped prison in the rain.

B: Oh, totally. I love that part.

A: It's so good that I really should download it tonight and watch it again.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.


  • What did the man do last night?
  • Does the woman like that movie?
  • What's his favourite part of the movie?
  • What will she do tonight?


He stayed home an watched 'The Shawshank Redemption' on TV.

Yes, she thinks that 'The Shawshank Redemption' is a classic.

When he escapes from prison in the rain.

She'll probably download it and watch it again.



get up to sth - do something.
What did you get up to on the weekend? - What did you do on the weekend?

classic - a classic movie, book, or album is one that has been quite popular for a long period of time and is thought to be of a high quality standard.
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' is a classic album.
The Hobbit is a classic novel.



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Many thanks to the original creators.