The Reading / Listening - Fortnite - Level 0

Young people play Fortnite more than they watch TV. Netflix said gaming is more popular than TV. Fortnite is more popular with young men. A study said men aged 21 to 30 spent more time on gaming. They went from playing 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours. They watched less TV and fewer movies.



Netflix said there is a big challenge in "the global war for Internet users". It said: "Thousands of competitors [are] trying to entertain consumers." Fortnite has 200 million users. One of its games is free. It made $3 billion in profit last year. It has plans to make its own app and game store. This will be cheaper than Apple's store.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fortnite - Level 1 Fortnite - Level 2   or  Fortnite - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.marketwatch.com/story/a-study-finds-netflix-is-right-video games-are-a-competitor-to-tv-watching-and-streaming-2019-01-18
  • https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/01/18/netflix-fortnite-is-bigger-rival-than-hbo
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnarcher/2019/01/17/netflix-reveals-that-its-biggest-threat-is-fortnite/#724ad03a3763


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. Young
  2. gaming is more
  3. more popular
  4. men aged
  5. spent more time
  6. 2.3 hours
  7. They watched less
  8. fewer
  1. a day
  2. 21 to 30
  3. movies
  4. popular than TV
  5. with young men
  6. TV
  7. on gaming
  8. people play Fortnite

Paragraph 2

  1. the global war
  2. Thousands
  3. Fortnite has 200
  4. One of its games
  5. It made $3 billion in
  6. It has
  7. make its own app and
  8. This will be
  1. game store
  2. million users
  3. profit
  4. cheaper
  5. is free
  6. of competitors
  7. for Internet users
  8. plans

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Young people play Fortnite (1) ___________________ watch TV. Netflix said gaming (2) ___________________ than TV. Fortnite is more (3) ___________________ men. A study said men aged 21 to 30 (4) ___________________ on gaming. They went from playing 2.3 (5) ___________________ to 4 hours. They watched less TV (6) ___________________.

Netflix (7) ___________________ a big challenge in "the global war (8) ___________________". It said: "Thousands of competitors [are] (9) ___________________ consumers." Fortnite has 200 million users. One (10) ___________________ is free. It made $3 billion in profit last year. (11) ___________________ to make its own app and game store. This will (12) ___________________ Apple's store.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

YoungpeopleplayFortnitemorethantheywatchTV.Netflixsaidgamingi
smorepopularthanTV.Fortniteismorepopularwithyoungmen.Astudy
saidmenaged21to30spentmoretimeongaming.Theywentfromplayin
g2.3hoursadayto4hours.TheywatchedlessTVandfewermovies.Netfli
xsaidthereisabigchallengein"theglobalwarforInternetusers".Itsaid:
"Thousandsofcompetitors[are]tryingtoentertainconsumers."Fortnit
ehas200millionusers.Oneofitsgamesisfree.Itmade$3billioninprofitl
astyear.Ithasplanstomakeitsownappandgamestore.Thiswillbechea
perthanApple'sstore.

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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