Do you ever watch English TV shows to improve your listening comprehension? Television can be a great learning tool, or if you’re not in the mood for thinking, it can also be a great way to relax and veg out! In this Chatterbox episode, we’re chatting about TV. You’ll learn about some basic vocabulary words related to watching TV, some recent trends in the types of shows North Americans watch and where they watch them, and even Harp and Maura’s favourite TV shows of all time! So turn off the television for a few minutes and tune in to Culips instead. Pass me the remote!
|Maura:|| Yes. Now, if you have a television, you probably have this other little device, which is the remote control, because, well, people are lazy. They don’t wanna get up to change the channel on the TV.
|Harp:||Exactly. They like to sit on their couch and change the channel from there.|
|Maura:||Yeah. So that is called a remote control, but many people also call it the flicker.|
|Harp:||Yes, the flicker or the clicker.|
|Maura:||Yeah, so, sometimes people might call it a remote control, but they might just say, “Hey, pass me the flicker.”|
Expressions included from this episode in Learning Materials:
|The flicker/the clicker||To channel surf|
|To veg out||To strike your fancy|
|Primetime||Reality shows/reality TV|
|ER||To go on and on|
|Speaking of…||To hold up|
Podcast/ Lipservice: Culips ESL Podcast, Photo: Robert Couse-Baker