Another informal chat around the water cooler! Everyone likes to discuss what they’ve been watching on TV recently, don’t they? Read the conversation and check out the language notes…
Barry: Have you seen LOST?
Moira: No, what’s that?
Barry: It’s a TV show /series about a group of plane crash survivors on a desert island.
Barry: Yes. It’s quite a mysterious island. There’s some sort of monster living in the jungle and weird things keep happening.
Moira: Like what?
Barry: Well, to start with, someone’s nearly killed by a polar bear in the jungle.
Moira: A polar bear? In the jungle?
Barry: I know, crazy, isn’t it? And then some of the survivors start seeing dead people that they know walking around the island.
Barry: Also, the survivors gradually realise they’re not the only people on the island. There seems to be another group of people already there – and they’re not very friendly. And there was also some weird religious cult that seems to have built a whole system of bunkers and mysterious buildings all over the island in the 1970s.
Moira: My God – it sounds really strange!
Barry: It is. It’s not really like other TV shows. It just gets more and more odd. But it’s also addictive. Once you start watching it you won’t be able to stop.
weird = very strange / bizarre (e.g. That guy’s really weird!)
cult = secretive / extreme religious organisation
odd = strange