Our next speaking topic is TV. If you are new here and want to practice speaking on this topic, please fill out the form: https://forms.gle/BpaA9KyyeRmkJfmU6  

You can refer to this introduction to understand the program “Pair speaking practice with eJOY”.

1- Discussion questions for Topic TV

  1. Do you like watching TV?
  2. How often do you watch TV?
  3. What kind of TV programs do you like to watch?
  4. What are the most popular TV shows in your country?
  5. Do you think TV has become less popular nowadays?

These are suggested questions. You may not want to limit your conversation to those questions. Feel free to add your own and raise any question to your partner during the online meetup. Besides, you may want to have an ice-breaking session at the beginning. Also, don’t forget to wrap up at the end of the discussion.

2- Suggested videos – Topic TV

You need to train your ears to get familiar with how native speakers talk about Family, and also to broaden your vocabulary.

eJOY Epic – Laptop

If you own a PRO eJOY account, you can learn with the following video to practice listening comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary.

Learn with I Watched TV Yesterday

Read more: How to learn on Epic.

eJOY App/ Go web – Mobile & Laptop

Below are English videos that you can practice with 4 skills (listen-speak-read-write) on eJOY App and eJOY Go web.

  1. Watching TV
  2. The Effect Of Binge Watching
  3. Movies
  4. Kinds of TV Shows
  5. Recreation: TV vs Reading
  6. Not The Normal News

Read more:

3- Prepare for the talk

This is the to-do list for you:

  • Watch the suggested videos to get some ideas and vocabularies. Add new vocabularies from section 5 as well, if you need them. Use eJOY extension (laptop) or eJOY Reader app (mobile) to save them.
  • Write your own answers to the questions in section 1 of this article. Try to answer them out loud by yourself as well.
  • Set up your device, the platform you choose to make a call to your partner. Make sure your internet works well and you have a quiet place.

Please be noticed that:

  • Audio call is used to make sure the connection stable
  • Have free talk and maintain your conversation as long as possible with no limit.
  • Turn on recording (if possible) so that you will have your audio file to review after the talk

4- Check in to find your speaking partner for topic TV

When you have done the homework, try your best to write down the answers to the discussion questions and do rehearsal on your own. And then, fill out the check-in form to help us find your perfect speaking partner who has the same English level, same level of confidence, and same time slot with you. 

5- Vocabulary

  • TV schedule; the show is on at 09:00; check the TV guide
  • A flat-screen TV; an HD TV; cable TV; broadcast TV
  • a channel; a station; a network
  • the remote; change channel
  • the news; a news story; current events; business news; politics
  • a TV drama; a season; an episode; a soap (opera)
  • a program, a show
  • light entertainment; a game show; a variety show; a quiz show;
  • a talent contest; the show was pretty entertaining; reality TV
  • a chat show; the host; a guest; a celebrity; a call-in show
  • a documentary; a factual programme; informative
  • a commercial; a commercial break; an ad
  • a viewer; the viewer ratings; audience participation
  • the host; an anchor; an interviewer
  • a contestant in a game show; a member of the audience
  • he’s a couch potato
  • the (boob) tube; the idiot box
  • flip channels
  • surf the channels
  • kill time; while away time/ the hours/ an afternoon