33. The Super Bowl-Short Conversation in English
Listen to a short English conversation in English about American football’s championship game, the Super Bowl.
Have you ever been to a Super Bowl party? Check the ‘Extras’ tab below for links to recipes and a video about Super Bowl parties.
To listen, press play in the audio player.
You are listening to a short conversation in English with Dialogue Frog. Do you know what time it is, Luke?
That-that's probably accurate, but I think a lot of people would say it's football time.
Oh, yeah. It is football time.
The Super Bowl.
The ultimate American football showdown.
Not a lot of people know this, but I was in the Super Bowl once.
Oh, were you?
Yep. It was a really big pot of chili I was eating and I accidentally fell in.
Are-are you sure that was real?
'Cause the Super Bowl I think is is two different football teams playing against each other, and usually there's not chili.
Oh, it's not a 'soup of bowl?'
I guess I don't know much about sports.
That must be it.
Yeah. Do you plan to watch the Superbowl though?
I think so. I think it'll be interesting to see.
So if, if, if your team doesn't make it in to the Superbowl-
Will you still watch it?
I don't know.
'Cause you are more invested when you actually like the team or you know the players if it's-
-a team that beats you or your-your the team that you like, and you're kinda just mad at them, right?
Yeah, and then you don't want to watch it.
Or maybe you feel like if that team goes on to win the Super Bowl, then at least you feel good being beaten by the team that won the Super Bowl, right?
I can see that.
It's like being number two.
Except probably more like number three or five.
Yeah, and with the Super Bowl, a lot of people watch it because usually really good commercials air, like during timeouts.
So some people watch it just for the entertainment of the commercials.
Yeah. Do you do you plan on getting any special like Super Bowl party food?
No, every day is a party. So, I always eat party food.
Well, usually though, the Super Bowl is associated with like, I don't know, chips and soda and beer and pizza. Chicken wings.
What's the other one? Potato skins. Filled potato skins?
I'll be having all those at once.
I think last year there was a cookie that was frosted-it was a massive cookie, that was frosted like one of the football players. Remember that?
Yeah. That was a good cookie.
It was good cookie.
But you felt kind of bad eating somebody's face.
A little bit.
It's a little weird.
"Sorry, dude, there goes your eye."
But it was delicious. All right. Well, I ho- I hope that your team wins.
I hope your team has a giant cookie made out of its one of its player's faces.
Oh, thank you. Thank you. That's really nice of you. Join us again next week for another short English conversation with Dialogue Frog.
Not a lot of people know this, but...
Are you sure...?
That must be it.
make it in
I can see that.
made out of
That's really nice of you.
What should you bring to a Super Bowl Party?
It is common for friends in the U.S. to hold parties to watch the Super Bowl. Often, it is polite to bring a dish to share for the party.
Check out this list of 100 Super Bowl Party Food ideas on the Taste of Home website for common and delicious recipes for Super Bowl Parties.
Or, check out Super Bowl party theme ideas from the Today Show: