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Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones

Learn English meaning of 'Game of Thrones'

Date: Sep 18 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Grammar: Phrasal Verbs

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Every so often, a TV show will come along that gets everyone’s attention. In 2011, “Game of Thrones” began playing on American television, and four years later, it’s still all that anyone talks about. What’s so great about this medieval fantasy? Why would such a gory show become so popular?

To some, it’s not about the story so much as it is about the characters. “Game of Thrones” has a large cast of excellent actors playing families fighting for the throne in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Especially popular is actor Peter Dinklage who plays the intelligent and funny Tyrion Lannister. The show is based on the book “A Song of Ice and Fire” by George R. R. Martin.

Sara is thinking about watching “Game of Thrones” with Brian. Learn more in today’s English lesson about a popular TV show.

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Brian

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Sara_R

Sara_R

Sara_R:  I was thinking about starting “Game of Thrones.” Do you watch that show?

Brian:  I love that show. Are you thinking of watching the show or reading the books?

Sara_R:  Watching the show. I probably don’t have the patience to read the books.

Brian:  There are a couple of books and they’re really long, so that is the case, but the show is amazing.

Sara_R:  I’ve heard it’s amazing, but I’m worried that it may be too gory for me.

Brian:  It’s… I wouldn’t necessarily say gory. It is a very violent show. But if you like the fantasy feeling and that medieval spirit, it’s definitely in that realm.

Sara_R:  I do. And I like the idea of power-hungry people fighting each other for the throne.

Brian:  They are just so many characters to follow. It can be a little intimidating at first, remembering who everyone is and where they’re from… all the different names and places… but it really gets worth it if you can get past the first three episodes. I think you’ll really start to enjoy it.

Sara_R:  OK, OK. I’ll try it. Do you want to watch it with me?

Brian:  Yes. This will be my third time watching all of them, but I am down to do that.

Sara_R:  You must love it.

Brian:  I do!

 

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Discussion

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Sara wants Brian’s opinion about the TV show “Game of Thrones.” She’s heard a lot about it, but she’s worried it might be too gory. Still, Sara’s interested in this popular show about people fighting each other for a medieval throne.

Brian believes that Sara should watch it, and he’s willing to watch it with her. It will be Brian’s third time seeing “Game of Thrones,” which he thinks is incredible. Brian explains that the show has a lot of characters to remember, and that might feel intimidating to Sara, but she should give “Game of Thrones” a chance.

Do you watch “Game of Thrones?” What do you like about it?

 

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Eshter00

Australia

Nice serial, i love to play its game compatible ps3. Also i would like to play video game using eshop code generator i play games of thrones video game that is very exciting for me, for ps3.

09:55 PM Oct 25 2017 |

luisucab

luisucab

Venezuela

I love this tv show.. I have heard a lot of good comments about it. I decided to start watching the program when it would start the fifth season. I do not regret. It´s amazing, because the plot still surprises me. I am a fan of fantasy and epic´s stories. Great cast, good plot, beautiful girls, I am pretty sure you will enjoy this serie.

11:37 AM Sep 23 2015 |

mojtaba

mojtaba

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i heard about it a lot,but i dont see this serial yet  becuase i prefer watch movie

09:47 PM Sep 19 2015 |

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have not seen this show but it seems amazing because it has very good story and good fighting for throne.

12:39 PM Sep 19 2015 |

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Sonofmoon

Sonofmoon

Hungary

It is a very interesting show, but unfortunately it isn’t  a regular happy ending story. George R. R. Martin killed a lot of my favourite caracters.

10:25 PM Sep 18 2015 |

Manu4

Manu4

El Salvador

I just love it though I think it’ll never beat the depth of the story written by Tolkien, but it’s definitely a good way to entertain yourself and practice English at the same time!

08:06 PM Sep 18 2015 |

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Wuthering

United States

It is a reflection how humans being was in the battle each other . 

08:40 AM Sep 18 2015 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

I love the Game of Thrones. It a cool show.

04:47 AM Sep 18 2015 |

hilalyksl

hilalyksl

Turkey

I wached all of part ” Game Of Thrones” to short time. İt is an amazing Tv show. You always wonder to continuation. You can love caracters or you can hate.. You always are suprised.. you are excited. Also Tv show has nasty scenes. ex; Sblings love eachother. But nonethless I love Game Of Thrones and I am excited for after seozon. :)

01:59 AM Sep 18 2015 |

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