The Reading / Listening - Gaming Disorder - Level 0

The WHO has put "gaming disorder" on its list of diseases. Gaming disorder happens when people cannot stop gaming. It becomes more important than everything in life. Someone with gaming disorder will play even if they know they have big problems. Gaming disorder happens if problems continue for a year.



The WHO said doctors should know that gaming can be a danger to people's health. It can lead to big problems. Most gamers don't have a problem. However, some doctors believe that too much gaming is not a mental illness. One doctor said it is like coffee addiction. Not many people have problems because of coffee.

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Sources
  • https://www.inquisitr.com/4699428/gaming-disorder-to-be-recognized-by-who-as-a-mental-health-condition/
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/gaming-disorder-mental-health-condition-video-games-addiction-a8121876.html
  • https://www.newscientist.com/article/2157042-video-gaming-disorder-to-be-officially-recognised-for-first-time/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. put "gaming disorder" on its list
  2. people cannot
  3. It becomes more
  4. everything in
  5. Someone with gaming disorder
  6. even if
  7. they have big
  8. if problems continue
  1. problems
  2. will play
  3. for a year
  4. they know
  5. important
  6. of diseases
  7. stop gaming
  8. life

Paragraph 2

  1. gaming can be a danger to
  2. It can lead to big
  3. Most gamers don't have a.
  4. some doctors believe
  5. too much gaming is not a
  6. One doctor said it is like coffee
  7. Not many people
  8. because
  1. addiction
  2. have problems
  3. people's health
  4. problem
  5. of coffee
  6. that
  7. mental illness
  8. problems

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ "gaming disorder" (2) ___________________ of diseases. Gaming disorder happens when (3) ___________________ gaming. It becomes more important than everything in life. Someone with gaming disorder (4) ___________________ if they know they (5) ___________________. Gaming disorder happens if problems continue (6) ___________________.

The WHO said doctors should know that gaming can (7) ___________________ to people's health. It can (8) ___________________ problems. Most gamers (9) ___________________ problem. However, some doctors believe (10) ___________________ gaming is not a mental illness. One doctor said it (11) ___________________ addiction. Not many people have (12) ___________________ coffee.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheWHOhasput"gamingdisorder"onitslistofdiseases.Gamingdisord
erhappenswhenpeoplecannotstopgaming.Itbecomesmoreimportan
tthaneverythinginlife.Someonewithgamingdisorderwillplayevenifth
eyknowtheyhavebigproblems.Gamingdisorderhappensifproblemsc
ontinueforayear.TheWHOsaiddoctorsshouldknowthatgamingcanbe
adangertopeople'shealth.Itcanleadtobigproblems.Mostgamersdon'
thaveaproblem.However,somedoctorsbelievethattoomuchgamingi
snotamentalillness.Onedoctorsaiditislikecoffeeaddiction.Notmanyp
eoplehaveproblemsbecauseofcoffee.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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