I recommend you watch the TV show 'Lost'

In this advanced English video a young man talks about his favorite TV show, 'Lost'

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Dictation

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

Transcript

I don't watch TV much anymore, um, but I watched the television show 'Lost' when it was on. I was absolutely obsessed with that show!

I watched it every week, every Wednesday I made sure I was in front of a TV.

Ah, none of my friends watched it, so I didn't have anybody to talk to about it. But that didn't matter because the show was, it was incredible! It was so, it was confusing, it was exciting, there was mystery, there was suspense, there was adventure, there was action, there was romance, it was just, it gave me a headache, literally every week, there was so much going on, in every episode. If you missed an episode one week, there's no way you were going to know what was going on in the next episode.

I really wish the show was still on. It was ahead of it's time in my opinion, with the story telling and the writing. And honestly I think it affected a lot of people's lives, it affected mine for sure.

It asked like a lot of, kind of life-changing questions, and there were a lot of meta-physical and like, conscious-altering ideas that were thrown around in the show that really just made you kind of stop and think about, um, like the world that we live in, and I hadn't seen anything like that on TV before and, I really think it was something special. And I, I honestly I recommend it to just about everybody I see.

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.

Questions

  • Does he watch a lot of TV?
  • What was his favorite TV show?
  • When did he used to watch it?
  • Why did he have no one to talk about it with?
  • Did that matter?
  • What made 'Lost' "incredible"?
  • Why did it give him a headache?
  • What would happen if you missed an episode?

Answers

No, he doesn't watch much TV anymore.

His favorite TV show was 'Lost'.

He would watch it every Wednesday.

His friends didn't watch it.

No, it didn't matter, because he thought the show was incredible.

It was confusing and exciting, it had mystery, suspense, adventure, action and romance.

It gave him a headache because there was so much going on in each episode.

You were going to struggle understanding what was going on in the next episode.