The Reading / Listening - Level 5

The games company Nintendo has released an app that is taking the world by storm. The next big thing is an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go. Players physically move around the real world to collect mystical creatures called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was officially released last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia but will overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users. Analysts say that in 48 hours, Go was installed 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 the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having a big impact. Hackers have already infected millions of smart phones through illegal copies of the app. Other criminals are tricking unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them. The app tracks your location via GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon fix….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that."

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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. taking the world
  2. The next big
  3. an augmented reality
  4. physically move around
  5. It was officially
  6. the number of daily
  7. installed on 5.6 per cent of
  8. spending twice
  1. game
  2. all Android devices
  3. released last week
  4. by storm
  5. as much time
  6. thing
  7. the real world
  8. active users

Paragraph 2

  1. Pokemon Go is number
  2. It is also having a
  3. Hackers have already infected millions
  4. illegal
  5. criminals are tricking
  6. The app tracks
  7. Don't go walking around neighborhoods
  8. we recommend doing
  1. late at night
  2. of smart phones
  3. your location
  4. big impact
  5. that
  6. one in the App Store
  7. unsuspecting players
  8. copies of the app

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The games company Nintendo has released (1) ___________________ taking the world by storm. The next big thing (2) ___________________ reality game called Pokemon Go. Players physically move around the real world (3) ___________________ creatures called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was (4) ___________________ last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia but will overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users. Analysts say that in 48 hours, Go (5) ___________________ 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. Users (6) ___________________ as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.

Pokemon Go (7) ___________________ the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having (8) ___________________. Hackers have already infected millions of smart phones through illegal copies of the app. Other (9) ___________________ unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them. The app (10) ___________________ via GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking (11) ___________________ late at night for your Pokemon fix….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, (12) ___________________ that."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThegamescompanyNintendohasreleasedanappthatistakingtheworl
dbystorm.ThenextbigthingisanaugmentedrealitygamecalledPokem
onGo.Playersphysicallymovearoundtherealworldtocollectmysticalcr
eaturescalledPokemon(shortforpocketmonsters).Itwasofficiallyrele
asedlastweek,intheUSA,NewZealandandAustraliabutwillovertakeT
witterinthenumberofdailyactiveusers.Analystssaythatin48hours,Go
wasinstalledon5.6percentofallAndroiddevicesintheUSA.Usersaresp
endingtwiceasmuchtimeonGothanonappslikeSnapchat.PokemonGo
isnumberoneintheAppStoreandGooglePlayStore.Itisalsohavingabig
impact.Hackershavealreadyinfectedmillionsofsmartphonesthroughi
llegalcopiesoftheapp.Othercriminalsaretrickingunsuspectingplayer
stogotoalocationtocollectaPokemoncharacterandthenrobthem.The
apptracksyourlocationviaGPSasyouwalkaroundlookingforPokemon.
PCmag.comadvised:"Don'tgowalkingaroundneighborhoodslateatni
ghtforyourPokemonfix….IfyoucancollectPokemon…inpublic,crowde
dareas,werecommenddoingthat."

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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