The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A games designer said video games should be in the Olympics. Rob Pardo said video games (also called e-sports) would make the Olympics more modern. Millions of people love competitive gaming. Mr Pardo said professional gamers have "lightning quick" skills. They make hundreds of quick decisions in every game.



It is difficult to get e-sports into the Olympics because it uses technology. Pardo says it is a sport because it needs effort and skill. PC Magazine said there could be an international competition just for e-sports. Gaming would be the main event. In the Olympics, gaming would be just one of many sports.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30597623
  • http://www.pcgamer.com/esports-should-be-an-olympic-event-wow-creator/
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2474193,00.asp


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A games

a.

sports

2.

video games should be in

b.

designer

3.

also called e-

c.

gamers

4.

make the Olympics more

d.

the Olympics

5.

Millions of people love competitive

e.

quick decisions

6.

professional

f.

modern

7.

lightning

g.

gaming

8.

They make hundreds of

h.

quick skills



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

It is

a.

competition

2.

get e-sports into

b.

is a sport

3.

it uses

c.

of many sports

4.

Pardo says it

d.

difficult

5.

it needs effort

e.

the main event

6.

an international

f.

the Olympics

7.

Gaming would be

g.

and skill

8.

just one

h.

technology

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A (1) ___________________ video games should be in the Olympics. Rob Pardo said video games (2) ___________________) would make the (3) ___________________. Millions of people love competitive gaming. Mr Pardo said (4) ___________________ have "lightning quick" skills. They make hundreds (5) ___________________ in every game.

It is difficult (6) ___________________ into the Olympics because it uses technology. Pardo says it is a sport (7) ___________________ effort and skill. PC Magazine said (8) ___________________ international competition just for e-sports. Gaming (9) ___________________ event. In the Olympics, gaming would be (10) ___________________ sports.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AgamesdesignersaidvideogamesshouldbeintheOlympics.RobPardo
saidvideogames(alsocallede-sports)wouldmaketheOlympicsmo
remodern.Millionsofpeoplelovecompetitivegaming.MrPardosaidprof
essionalgamershave"lightningquick"skills.Theymakehundredsofqui
ckdecisionsineverygame.Itisdifficulttogete-sportsintoth
eOlympicsbecauseitusestechnology.Pardosaysitisasportbecauseitn
eedseffortandskill.PCMagazinesaidtherecouldbeaninternationalco
mpetitionjustfore-sports.Gamingwouldbethemainevent.IntheOly
mpics,gamingwouldbejustoneofmanysports.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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