The Reading / Listening - Level 4

Nintendo has released an app that everyone is talking about. It is an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go. Players walk around the real world to get imaginary creatures called Pokemon (pocket monsters). The app will soon overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users. Analysts say that in 48 hours, Go was on 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. Users are spending twice as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.



Pokemon Go is number one in app stores. It is also having a huge impact. Hackers have infected millions of smart phones through illegal copies of the app. Other criminals are tricking players to go somewhere to get a Pokemon character and then rob them. The app tracks your location via GPS. PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon fix." It suggested collecting Pokemon in crowded places to be safe.

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Sources
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2016/07/10/pokemon-go-about-to-surpass-twitter-in-daily-active-users/
  • http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/10/12139474/pokemon-go-trading-augmented-reality-niantic-ceo-john-hanke
  • http://uk.pcmag.com/software/82868/news/dont-get-robbed-while-playing-pokemon-go


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. It is an augmented
  2. Players walk around
  3. imaginary creatures called
  4. The app will soon
  5. the number of daily
  6. Go was on 5.6 per cent of
  7. Users are spending twice
  8. on apps
  1. active users
  2. as much time on Go
  3. reality game
  4. like Snapchat
  5. the real world
  6. overtake Twitter
  7. Pokemon
  8. all Android devices

Paragraph 2

  1. Pokemon Go is number
  2. It is also having a
  3. Hackers have infected millions
  4. illegal
  5. criminals are tricking players to
  6. The app tracks your location
  7. Don't go walking around neighborhoods
  8. It suggested collecting Pokemon in
  1. of smart phones
  2. via GPS
  3. copies of the app
  4. huge impact
  5. late at night
  6. one in app stores
  7. crowded places
  8. go somewhere

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Nintendo has released an app that everyone is talking about. It is an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go. Players walk around the real world to get imaginary creatures called Pokemon (pocket monsters). The app will soon overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users. Analysts say that in 48 hours, Go was on 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. Users are spending twice as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.

Pokemon Go is number one in app stores. It is also having a huge impact. Hackers have infected millions of smart phones through illegal copies of the app. Other criminals are tricking players to go somewhere to get a Pokemon character and then rob them. The app tracks your location via GPS. PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon fix." It suggested collecting Pokemon in crowded places to be safe.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Nintendohasreleasedanappthateveryoneistalkingabout.Itisanaugm
entedrealitygamecalledPokemonGo.Playerswalkaroundtherealworl
dtogetimaginarycreaturescalledPokemon(pocketmonsters).Theapp
willsoonovertakeTwitterinthenumberofdailyactiveusers.Analystssa
ythatin48hours,Gowason5.6percentofallAndroiddevicesintheUSA.U
sersarespendingtwiceasmuchtimeonGothanonappslikeSnapchat.Po
kemonGoisnumberoneinappstores.Itisalsohavingahugeimpact.Hac
kershaveinfectedmillionsofsmartphonesthroughillegalcopiesofthea
pp.OthercriminalsaretrickingplayerstogosomewheretogetaPokemo
ncharacterandthenrobthem.TheapptracksyourlocationviaGPS.PCm
ag.comadvised:"Don'tgowalkingaroundneighborhoodslateatnightf
oryourPokemonfix."ItsuggestedcollectingPokemonincrowdedplace
stobesafe.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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