The Reading / Listening - Fortnite - Level 1

Young people play Fortnite more than they watch TV. The video streaming service Netflix said gaming is becoming more popular and TV is becoming less popular. Fortnite is more popular with young men. A study said that between 2015 and 2017, men aged 21 to 30 spent more time on gaming. They went from playing 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours. Their time spent watching TV, movies or streaming fell.



Netflix said Fortnite was a big challenge in "the global war for Internet users". Netflix said: "There are thousands of competitors...trying to entertain consumers." Fortnite has 200 million users. Over 80 million people play the game each month. It is popular because its competitive version is free. Its company 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 0 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. play Fortnite more than they
  2. The video streaming
  3. Fortnite is more popular
  4. A study said
  5. men aged
  6. spent more
  7. 2.3 hours a day
  8. Their time spent
  1. 21 to 30
  2. to 4 hours
  3. service Netflix
  4. watching TV
  5. watch TV
  6. that
  7. time on gaming
  8. with young men

Paragraph 2

  1. Netflix said Fortnite was a
  2. There are thousands
  3. 80 million people
  4. its competitive version
  5. made $3 billion in
  6. It has
  7. make its own app
  8. This will be cheaper
  1. profit last year
  2. and game store
  3. big challenge
  4. than Apple's store
  5. plans
  6. of competitors
  7. is free
  8. play the game

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Young people play Fortnite (1) ___________________ watch TV. The video streaming service Netflix (2) ___________________ becoming more popular and TV (3) ___________________ popular. Fortnite is more popular (4) ___________________. A study said that between 2015 and 2017, men aged 21 to 30 spent more time on gaming. They (5) ___________________ 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours. Their (6) ___________________ TV, movies or streaming fell.

Netflix said Fortnite (7) ___________________ challenge in "the global war for Internet users". Netflix said: "There are thousands of competitors... (8) ___________________ consumers." Fortnite has 200 million users. Over 80 million (9) ___________________ game each month. It (10) ___________________ its competitive version is free. Its company made $3 billion (11) ___________________ year. It has plans to make its own app and game store. This (12) ___________________ than Apple's store.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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gserviceNetflixsaidgamingisbecomingmorepopularandTVisbecomin
glesspopular.Fortniteismorepopularwithyoungmen.Astudysaidthat
between2015and2017,menaged21to30spentmoretimeongaming.T
heywentfromplaying2.3hoursadayto4hours.Theirtimespentwatchin
gTV,moviesorstreamingfell.NetflixsaidFortnitewasabigchallengein"
theglobalwarforInternetusers".Netflixsaid:"Therearethousandsofco
mpetitors...tryingtoentertainconsumers."Fortnitehas200millionuse
rs.Over80millionpeopleplaythegameeachmonth.Itispopularbecaus
eitscompetitiveversionisfree.Itscompanymade$3billioninprofitlasty
ear.Ithasplanstomakeitsownappandgamestore.Thiswillbecheapert
hanApple'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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Free writing

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Answers

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