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The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead

Learn English with this zombie English lesson

Date: Sep 19 2014

Themes: Celebrity, Pop Culture

Grammar: Present Perfect Tense

Intro

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Zombies are fake, of course. It’s not possible to live again after dying, and it certainly isn’t normal for a dead person to walk around eating people’s brains. Yet even though we know that zombies aren’t real, they frighten us. A lot. And for some reason, a lot of us enjoy being frightened, so TV shows like “The Walking Dead” become an international phenomenon.

“The Walking Dead” was first shown on TV in 2010, and its fifth season starts in October 2014. Millions of people turn on their TVs to watch lead actor Andrew Lincoln fight zombies and try to make a life for himself after the world has come to an end. The show is tense and bloody, but sometimes funny. You may decide you like it if you aren’t a fan already.

Do Jessica and Gary watch “The Walking Dead?” If you keep reading, you can find out in today’s English lesson about zombies.

Dialog

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Gary

Gary

Jessica

Jessica

Gary:  So, you just told me…

Jessica:  Yes.

Gary:  I can’t believe this. You’ve only seen a few episodes of The Walking Dead.

Jessica:  I have. It took me a little while to even watch the first episode, because zombies… it’s not really my thing.

Gary:  Yeah, but the lead actor.

Jessica:  I know. Have you ever seen “Love, Actually”?

Gary:  No, I had no idea he was British.

Jessica:  He’s fantastic.

Gary:  Yes.

Jessica:  Yes. And he uses his British dialect in that film, “Love, Actually.” But he is so talented.

Gary:  He really is.

Jessica:  So, you’ve seen it?

Gary:  I’ve seen all of it.

Jessica:  Oh my gosh.

Gary:  I’ve read, actually, all of the comics, except for the last three or four. And they’re totally different. So, the TV show and the comic are similar in some ways, and then totally different in other ways.

Jessica:  I feel like it’s filmed really well.

Gary:  Yes.

Jessica:  And the acting is great. I just need to give it another try.

Gary:  It’s a really tense show, though. So if you don’t like the “Something happened!,” if you don’t like that, you’re not going to enjoy it.

Jessica:  Good to know. Maybe I’ll give it a second try.

Gary:  It’s definitely worth it.

 

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Discussion

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Jessica isn’t really interested in zombies, so she hasn’t been watching the TV show “The Walking Dead.” She knows that the lead actor is very talented, and she understands that the show is quite popular, but that doesn’t matter to Jessica. After seeing a few episodes, she lost interest.

Gary can’t believe this is true. He is such a big fan of “The Walking Dead” that it’s difficult for him to understand Jessica’s opinion of the show. Or rather, it seems like she doesn’t have an opinion at all, which seems strange to Gary. He clearly appreciates everything about this phenomenon.

Do you watch “The Walking Dead?” What makes it a good show? Who is your favorite character?

 

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sindharlian2

Åland Islands

Real English is learned for the methods and for the prospects of the final code word. The importance and value of the future is linked with research papers for sale and all overall factors. The appropriate mode of the humans is highlighted.

11:32 AM Jul 29 2016 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

HEY ALL. the new season has come .and this week the third episode of 5 season is on Tv.

02:15 PM Oct 26 2014 |

jef_maiko

jef_maiko

Brazil

To be honest. I only watched once “The walking dead”, and then I lost the next episode. I think that to undestand and make interesting the process of watching, you should not loose any episode….So, the only one episode I watched, I liked. It’s different from anytihing else I have watched. Sometimes I feel scared and sometimes I laughed…..

03:53 PM Sep 22 2014 |

S&W

S&W

China

I did’t watch it.Can’t believe this drama is so popular.i read all the comments below.I should watch it.Never to miss any valuable TV.

01:10 AM Sep 22 2014 |

max1983max

max1983max

Germany

Causing very mixed feelings)))), when the zombie in search of brain goes past you without stopping


 

05:41 PM Sep 21 2014 |

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ahmet55

ahmet55

Austria

Yeah, Absolutely.


There are a bunch of factors which made me to be interested in this TV show  such assome kinds of fictional and fake horrors along with the wonderful role of head actor and his responsibility to his family and other members of group. In fact, I’m not a big fan of bloody movies but in this special case some other senses has been put together very effectively which motivated me to keep pursuing the tale. I mean sincere feeling of 2 sisters together, believes of a boy to his father and looking up to him and even love as well as betraying in love. 

08:36 AM Sep 21 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

ENJOY




07:48 AM Sep 21 2014 |

mahbubeh92

mahbubeh92

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

WoWWWW.first of all thank you for putting my favorite show .and absolutely i am fan of THE  WALIKING DEAD because its so real with much grief and disapointing scenes i have seen ALL the episodes completely .and its horror drama ..


it really involves your feelings about the survivals and people who they meet.


when i watched it the first thing i thought was that if it turns real and people turn zombies and i have to run to survive and watch my dearests dying how can i stay strong.r


PLUS.recently i’ve seen the walking dead’s behind the scenes ..they are really proffesional .MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER IS( DARYL DIXON)his character is a cold strong man i like that part of his character that he never fell in love like the rest of the group and is a vain man.


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other character i think is good to mention is michonne(DANAI GURIRA)who is always armed with her kanata



i suggest you to watch it ;)

07:45 AM Sep 21 2014 |

ziaee33

ziaee33

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes, i like it

03:01 PM Sep 20 2014 |

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password123456

China

looks like Left4dead2

02:22 PM Sep 20 2014 |

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taauiza1

taauiza1

Jordan

in fact i didnot watch any season …but i have  a strong desire to watch it ..maybe today i’ll buy a CD of it ….i had from this lesson new word it is ( zombies )

01:52 PM Sep 20 2014 |

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vik32

vik32

India

no i havent seen it as of now. i would love to give it a try, though. at this time i have been watching spartcus and loving it.

05:04 AM Sep 20 2014 |

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mohit93

India

i hve seen it 2 times and its not that much horror. lol. if anybody wants my help in learning an english then u can talk to me on line chat my id is takeiteasy

08:11 PM Sep 19 2014 |

mohit93

India

i hve seen it 2 times and its not that much horror. lol. if anybody wants my help in learning an english then u can talk to me on line chat my id is takeiteasy

08:10 PM Sep 19 2014 |

mohit93

India

i hve seen it 2 times and its not that much horror. lol. if anybody wants my help in learning an english then u can talk to me on line chat my id is takeiteasy

08:10 PM Sep 19 2014 |

mohit93

India

i hve seen it 2 times and its not that much horror. lol. if anybody wants my help in learning an english then u can talk to me on line chat my id is takeiteasy

08:10 PM Sep 19 2014 |

mohit93

India

i hve seen it 2 times and its not that much horror. lol. if anybody wants my help in learning an english then u can talk to me on line chat my id is takeiteasy

08:10 PM Sep 19 2014 |

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roze1997

roze1997

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

what a waste!!!


I dont watch it


but I have played many games which there were zombies in them


they were very frightening and exciting


Generally I love Zombies!!!

04:31 PM Sep 19 2014 |

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rozana.ea

rozana.ea

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

it’s amazing!!!

02:19 PM Sep 19 2014 |

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Inframercury

Russian Federation

This is an awesome tv show. I cant recall when was the last time I was watching something enjoying it so much. Can’t wait to see the new season.

11:56 AM Sep 19 2014 |

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