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Learn English meaning of ‘X-Files’

Date: Apr 22 2016

Themes: Hobbies, Pop Culture

Grammar: There, Their & They're


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In 1993, the first episode of the X-Files appeared on TV. This sci-fi drama told the story of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Agent Mulder loved to study conspiracy theories about aliens and government scandals. Agent Scully usually didn’t believe in these conspiracy theories. People loved the X-Files because it told strange stories that were very entertaining. The original X-Files TV show ended in 2002.

This year, X-Files fans got a big surprise. The original actors returned to create a special miniseries season of the X-Files. This miniseries has six new episodes. Fans of this TV show were like kids in a candy shop. They couldn’t be happier to have more X-Files stories with their favorite characters. Now, the only question is: Will Fox Television be renewing the show for even more episodes?

Andy is a big fan of the X-Files. Listen to today’s episode to hear him explain this television show to Kelsey.


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Andy_H:  Do-do-do-do-do-do. Boom. Boom. Boom. Do-do-do-do-do-do…

Kelsey:  Andy, are you OK?

Andy_H:  Oh! I’m doing even better than OK. They’re renewing the X-Files! Agent Mulder and Agent Scully are back on American television.

Kelsey:  Wow! Are they doing a whole new season? Is it a miniseries?

Andy_H:  It’s definitely a miniseries, and they’re releasing new episodes every single week. I couldn’t be happier. When the conspiracy theories started rolling out in the 90s, I was like a little kid in a candy shop.

Kelsey:  You know, I’ve always enjoyed sci-fi, and I’ve always loved crime shows, so I love the idea of the FBI and sci-fi joining.

Andy_H:  Oh man, you would love this show. It’s all about aliens, convoluted FBI government scandals…. It’s incredible!

Kelsey:  Wow! Well, I definitely want to make sure to watch this.

Andy_H:  If you’re not doing anything on Sunday, you should come over to my place, and we can watch the entire miniseries.

Kelsey:  OK.


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Andy is as happy as a kid in a candy shop because Fox Television created six new episodes of the X-Files. This miniseries is similar to the original X-Files TV show, and Andy is excited to tell Kelsey all about it. He sings the X-Files song for her, and Kelsey is a little worried. When Andy explains why he is singing, Kelsey is also interested.

Kelsey loves to watch both sci-fi and crime TV shows, so the X-Files sounds like a great combination of her favorite entertainment topics. Andy tells her that she will love the conspiracy theories about aliens and government scandals that are in this TV show. They agree to watch the miniseries together on the weekend.

Do you have a favorite episode of the X-Files? Which conspiracy theories do you believe in?



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Saudi Arabia

I played the game edition on ps2 and it was badass!!!!

10:54 PM Apr 24 2016 |

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ola3Super Member!


I didn’t watch it yet, despite the fact it’s been out for a while. You know the Internet abounds with so many TV shows that literally you feel like a kid a candy shop wondering which one to watch first. Anyways, this sci-fi with conspiracy theories, aliens and the love couple reminded me about the book ’ Deception point’ by controvercial author Dan Brown. What I like about it that the fiction is filled with scientific, historic data from which you could learn. No wonder, Dan Brown used to be a teacher. And every time I type the Deception point on the Internet, I come across the intriguing couple of Mulder and Scully. Interesting. :)

12:33 PM Apr 24 2016 |

jolefrancaisSuper Member!


I haven’t  never been a big fan of X-files when they started off to released the tv show. But I  have to admit when I started to watch episodes i liked some.

07:31 AM Apr 24 2016 |

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Sami Aswad

Sami Aswad


Wood that is a great news ,it is one of my favorites TV show , didn’t know they r releasing new episodes , can I watch it online ?

11:35 AM Apr 23 2016 |

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unfortunatiey I have not seen any of episodes of the X-Files , 

Bermuda Triangle the more incridable conspiracy thereo to me .

09:33 AM Apr 23 2016 |




I´m not a fun of miniseries, so i´m completely out of the loop to give an opinion on something that i´m clueless. I do believe that some conspiracy theories have solid ground for believing that they are not the product of paranoid minds . We have much evidence that we are being visited by aliens, still goverments, for some reason that only they know are keeping us on the dark, saying that it is not necessary further investigations  on this matter.

Andy is inviting over to Kelsey to watch in his place the entire miniseries. This invitation rings to me that the X-Files might turn into Romantic- Files, starring Andy and Kelsey.:)))



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I didn’t watch this program,but I played this game on console game ,that’s not bad,but that’s music is wonderful.

08:08 AM Apr 22 2016 |




I wasn’t a faithful follower of the X-Files. Watched a few episodes here and there. I admit Scully and Mulder are a very attractive couple, on and off TV ;-). Whenever I watched them, I enjoyed mostly the teasing that was going on. And Mulder hitting on Scully before they became a couple. Priceless! So I guess for some fans it became the most thrilling conspiracy to know whether they are dating in real life or not! You certainly can see some sparks flying on Twitter

04:16 AM Apr 22 2016 |

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