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Talking about TV Programmes

Madeline and Max are discussing their favourite TV programmes at the minute…

Madeline: Max, I’ve found the best tv series ever and I’ve been binge-watching it all week!

I’ve watched three seasons already and there are still two to go.

Max: Three seasons in a week? That’s crazy! It must be really addictive! What’s it called?

Madeline: The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s an American drama series about a dystopian society

where women are forced to become concubines or ‘handmaidens’ by a terrible dictator. It’s

based on a novel by Margaret Atwood.

Max: What are concubines or handmaidens?

Madeline: They are women who are shipped off to wealthy houses, where they become

slaves. Watch the series and you’ll find out!

Max: I think I will… I’m watching a great series at the minute too.

Madeline: What is it?

Max: It’s called ‘The Vampire Diaries’.

Madeline: I’ve heard of it, but I’m not really into supernatural fiction…

Max: Actually, I think you would really like it… it’s more like a romance drama series and it

has teenage actors… who are vampires!

Madeline: OK - I’ll give it a go when I finish this series…

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Talking about TV Programmes


Phrasal verb
Example sentence
To come across something

To find something


He came across a

nice, little

restaurant while he

was walking

through the town.

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To check out
  1. To prove information or facts are true.

  2. To check out of a hotel

  1. You should check out the latest Harry Potter book – it’s amazing!

  2. He checked out at 11am this morning.

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To eat out

To eat in a


When I lived in

France, I used to

eat out every


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To polish something off

To finish eating

food or doing work


  1. She polished off the whole pizza.

  2. He polished off two essays in one week.

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To snack on something

To eat small amounts of food between meals

If you eat breakfast

in the morning,

you’re less likely

to snack on


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