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There is wind where the rose was,
Cold rain where sweet grass was,
And clouds like sheep
Stream o'er the steep
Grey skies where the lark was.

Nought warm where your hand was,
Nought gold where your hair was,
But phantom, forlorn,
Beneath the thorn,
Your ghost where your face was.

Cold wind where your voice was,
Tears, tears where my heart was,
And ever with me,
Child, ever with me,
Silence where hope was.

November by Walter de la Mare
Learn English in November

AM/PM Session - 23 October 2018 - Netflix addiction

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,255 Teacher
We read some articles about how to tell you might be addicted to Netflix, and some of the effects of this addiction on data and normal TV:

Netflix addiction - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45809949
Netflix using too much bandwidth - https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45745362
How Netflix is affecting normal TV - https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44862598

Vocabulary Top 10:

bingeing - to eat, drink, or watch too much in a short period of time

pressie - short for 'present'; gift

fire up - to cause (something) to start working

last orders - (=last call) the time when the customers in a place where drinks are sold (such as a bar) are told that they can order one more drink before it closes

culprits - people who have committed a crime or done something wrong

catch up on - to do (something) that you could have done earlier

sass - to talk to (someone) in a rude way that does not show proper respect; to be cheeky

whirring - the sound made by something that is spinning very fast

meme - an amusing or interesting picture, video, etc., that is spread widely through the Internet (also - an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from one person to another in a culture)

witty - funny and clever

Do you like watching Netflix? Do you think you are addicted to it?
Will sites like Netflix replace TV in the future?


  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 11,256 mod
    I don't have Netflix and I don't intend to have one either.
    However I have to admit that I'm addicted to watching TV.
    At this moment I have been watching TV for more than five hours, minus one hour when I was joining Natasha's AM/PM session of course. :)

    Will sites like Netlix replace TV in the future?
    For me, myself, I'm almost sure that it won't be the case.
    TV has different programmes like News, Live broadcast, Breaking News, Sport, Films, TV series etc while Netflix has only shows, series and films? Or am I wrong?
    No, I love my TV (eventhough I don't have an 8K screen) with its more than 20 channels and the various programmes they broadcast.
    They are enough to entertain me everyday and to keep me up to date about what happens in the world.
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