The Reading / Listening - Gaming - Level 4

A hotel in Taiwan has opened for gamers. People who want to play their favourite games while travelling can go to the iHotel, near Taipei. Every room has two computers with 32-inch screens, gaming chairs, and soft lighting to create the perfect mood. The computers are next to each other. The rooms also have a 46-inch TV so guests can relax after gaming. The hotel's lobby also has a large gaming area for bigger groups.



Putting gaming consoles in hotel rooms may be beneficial. A study of 12,000 high school students showed that those who played online games almost every day scored above average grades in school tests. A university study showed that 6-to-11-year-old gamers increased their intellect and school grades. Critics warn of the harmful effects of gaming because there is violence, sexual scenes, drugs and bad language.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Gaming - Level 5 or  Gaming - Level 6

Sources
  • http://mashable.com/2017/09/20/gaming-hotel-taiwan
  • http://gearsofbiz.com/this-hotel-has-gaming-rigs-inside-rooms/75404
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. People who want to play their
  2. Every room
  3. soft
  4. The computers are next
  5. The rooms also have
  6. guests can relax
  7. The hotel's lobby also has a
  8. for bigger
  1. lighting
  2. large gaming area
  3. a 46-inch TV
  4. groups
  5. favourite games
  6. has two
  7. after gaming
  8. to each other

Paragraph 2

  1. Putting gaming consoles
  2. those who played
  3. above average
  4. 6-to-11-year-old
  5. increased their intellect
  6. Critics warn of the harmful effects
  7. because they contain
  8. drugs and bad
  1. violence
  2. grades
  3. language
  4. and school grades
  5. in hotel rooms
  6. online games
  7. gamers
  8. of gaming

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A hotel in Taiwan (1) ___________________ gamers. People who want to play their favourite games (2) ___________________ go to the iHotel, near Taipei. Every room has two computers (3) ___________________ screens, gaming chairs, and (4) ___________________ to create the perfect mood. The computers are next (5) ___________________. The rooms also have a 46-inch TV so guests (6) ___________________ gaming. The hotel's lobby also has a large gaming area for bigger groups.

Putting gaming consoles in hotel rooms (7) ___________________. A study of 12,000 high school students showed (8) ___________________ played online games almost every day scored above (9) ___________________ in school tests. A university (10) ___________________ 6-to-11-year-old gamers increased their (11) ___________________ grades. Critics warn of the harmful effects of gaming becausethere is violence, sexual scenes, drugs (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AhotelinTaiwanhasopenedforgamers.Peoplewhowanttoplaytheirfav
ouritegameswhiletravellingcangototheiHotel,nearTaipei.Everyroo
mhastwocomputerswith32-inchscreens,gamingchairs,andsoftlig
htingtocreatetheperfectmood.Thecomputersarenexttoeachother.T
heroomsalsohavea46-inchTVsoguestscanrelaxaftergaming.Thehot
el'slobbyalsohasalargegamingareaforbiggergroups.Puttinggamingc
onsolesinhotelroomsmaybebeneficial.Astudyof12,000highschoolst
udentsshowedthatthosewhoplayedonlinegamesalmosteverydaysco
redaboveaveragegradesinschooltests.Auniversitystudyshowedthat
6-to-11-year-oldgamersincreasedtheirintellectandschoolgrades.Cri
ticswarnoftheharmfuleffectsofgamingbecausethereisviolence,
sexualscenes,drugsandbadlanguage.

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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(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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