Episode 1: Finding Jane (B1)

A plane crashes, leaving only one survivor. Who is she? This is the first episode of The Survivor.


Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

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Agent Sanders: Help! Somebody help me! ... Please! Help! Help!

Ambulance driver: We've got a survivor here! There's a survivor here! ... Be careful! Ready? One. Two. Three! ... OK. You're going to be OK. Stay with me ... Stay with me. Oh no. No, no, no, no ... Her heart's stopped! Help me get her into the ambulance! We need to get to the hospital, now! Give me the machine! ... Clear! ... Stay with me ... No, no, no, no ... Clear!


Radio: ... and police are still looking into the mysterious accident. The small private plane crashed while it was taking off from a local airport at 10 p.m. last night. People on the scene say they saw the plane take off and then crash into a field. We know that two people are dead, and one person is in the hospital, in critical condition. The police say they do not yet know the cause of the crash, but it looks like the pilot lost control of the aeroplane. We’ll have more updates on this news story as it comes in ...


Nurse Bryson: Good morning! And how are we this morning? You’re very lucky, you know. Not everybody can survive a plane crash. And here you are. You’re the only survivor, in fact. The doctors said that they couldn’t find any identification on you at the crash site. Everything was burning. But you’re going to be OK, don’t worry. The doctors also say they don’t know if you can hear anything or not. I don’t know either, but I like talking so I think I’ll keep talking to you, if that’s OK. Is that OK? You need a name. We don’t have your name. So at the moment, we have to give you a name. Jane Doe. I need to complete some paperwork. I’m going to write your name as Jane Doe, but it’s only for now. When you wake up, you can tell me your real name. OK? Oh, I forgot to tell you my name! How rude of me. So, my name is Jenny Bryson. I’m your nurse. I’m originally from England, but I’ve lived here for six years. I like it here. Do you like it here, Jane? Not in this hospital, but in this town? Are you from here? That’s OK, you can tell me when you wake up. Let’s finish that paperwork now then, Jane.


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Submitted by VN496672 on Sun, 06/04/2023 - 15:07

this homework helps me so much in my vocabulary!

Submitted by little_squirrel on Tue, 09/13/2022 - 16:50

I think this story is super interesting, I am realy curious to know what happens in the next few episodes.

Submitted by imaryia on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 17:39

The episode is very interesting and so exciting that I'm going to hear the next one
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Submitted by Chocomint on Sun, 12/22/2019 - 07:50

Yes, I truly like the first episode. The content is not new for me but the way your team had made the story in terms of the sound’s effect, the voice of the characters also the background music are so realistic. I love all of them. I listen carefully on each level from elementary and up to upper intermediate to learn and understand deeply the meaning of the words that you used in the story. I’d recommend more pictures to illustrate the story because there is only one beautiful picture represent the story is not enough for me :) anyway I’d love to see more projects like this in the future and thank you for making this drama to help me learn English.

Submitted by editor_rachael on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 09:12

Hi Chocomint,


Thank you for your feedback and we're so glad you liked the story and found it useful for your English! Wishing you a very happy and successful 2020 :-)


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by empty on Sun, 06/30/2019 - 07:50

I love this story , It's incredible !
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Submitted by rainbowpie__ on Mon, 09/03/2018 - 15:17

i love this story, it may looks like it's an ordinary content but it's actually catchy and you can feel the story. The other thing i like about it is there's just a picture and the sound so we all imagine it different.
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