The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A designer of the World of Warcraft game has said video games should be in the Olympics. Rob Pardo told the BBC that video games (also called e-sports) should be an Olympics event. It would make the Olympics more modern. Millions of people love playing and watching competitive gaming. Mr Pardo said professional gamers need to be "lightning quick". They have to make hundreds of sudden decisions in one game.



It is difficult to get e-sports into the Olympics. People do not think it is a real sport because it uses technology. Pardo says it is a sport because it needs physical effort and skill. He thinks it is better than many Olympic sports. PC Magazine said there could be an international competition just for e-sports. This could be like the Olympics. It means gaming would be the main event. In the Olympics, gaming would be 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.

video games should be

a.

of people

2.

also called e-

b.

watching

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It would make the Olympics

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more modern

4.

Millions

d.

decisions

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love playing and

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"lightning quick"

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professional

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in the Olympics

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need to be

g.

gamers

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make hundreds of sudden

h.

sports



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

It is difficult to get e-sports

a.

of many sports

2.

People do not think

b.

and skill

3.

it uses

c.

many Olympic sports

4.

Pardo says it is

d.

into the Olympics

5.

it needs physical effort

e.

a sport

6.

He thinks it is better than

f.

it is a real sport

7.

an international competition

g.

technology

8.

gaming would be one

h.

just for e-sports

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

(1) ___________________ World of Warcraft game has said video games (2) ___________________ Olympics. Rob Pardo told the BBC that video games (3) ___________________  should be an Olympics event. It would make the Olympics more modern. (4) ___________________ love playing and watching competitive gaming. Mr Pardo said professional gamers (5) ___________________ quick". They have to make hundreds of sudden (6) ___________________.

It is difficult (7) ___________________ the Olympics. People do not think it is a real sport because (8) ___________________. Pardo says it is a sport because (9) ___________________ and skill. He thinks it is better than many Olympic sports. PC Magazine (10) ___________________ an international competition just for e-sports. This (11) ___________________ Olympics. It means gaming would be the main event. In the Olympics, gaming would (12) ___________________ sports.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AdesigneroftheWorldofWarcraftgamehassaidvideogamesshouldbei
ntheOlympics.RobPardotoldtheBBCthatvideogames(alsocallede-
sports)shouldbeanOlympicsevent.ItwouldmaketheOlympicsmorem
odern.Millionsofpeopleloveplayingandwatchingcompetitivegaming.
MrPardosaidprofessionalgamersneedtobe"lightningquick".Theyhav
etomakehundredsofsuddendecisionsinonegame.Itisdifficulttogete-
sportsintotheOlympics.Peopledonotthinkitisarealsportbecauseituse
stechnology.Pardosaysitisasportbecauseitneedsphysicaleffortands
kill.HethinksitisbetterthanmanyOlympicsports.PCMagazinesaidther
ecouldbeaninternationalcompetitionjustfore-sports.Thisc
ouldbeliketheOlympics.Itmeansgamingwouldbethemainevent.Inth
eOlympics,gamingwouldbeoneofmanysports.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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