The Reading / Listening - Fortnite - Level 2

Young people play the game Fortnite more than they watch TV, movies and streaming videos. The video streaming service Netflix said this. Gaming is becoming more popular with young people worldwide. TV is becoming less popular. Netflix said Fortnite was its biggest competitor. Fortnite is much more popular with young men. The American Economic Association said that between 2015 and 2017, men aged between 21 and 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 it must do more to compete with Fortnite. It said Fortnite was a big challenge in "the global war for Internet users". Netflix said: "There are thousands of competitors in this market [trying] to entertain consumers." Fortnite is owned by the company Epic Games. It has 200 million users. Over 80 million people play the game each month. Fortnite is popular because its competitive version is free. Other parts of the game helped Epic to make $3 billion in profit last year. Epic has plans to make its own app and game store. This will be cheaper than Apple's and Google's.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Fortnite - Level 0 Fortnite - Level 1   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 people play the
  2. streaming
  3. The video streaming
  4. more popular with young people
  5. TV is becoming
  6. Fortnite was its biggest
  7. playing 2.3
  8. Their time spent
  1. service
  2. worldwide
  3. competitor
  4. watching TV
  5. videos
  6. hours a day
  7. less popular
  8. game Fortnite more

Paragraph 2

  1. it must do more to
  2. It said Fortnite was a
  3. There are thousands
  4. It has
  5. Other parts
  6. make $3 billion in
  7. make its own app
  8. This will be cheaper than
  1. profit last year
  2. 200 million users
  3. Apple's
  4. compete with Fortnite
  5. and game store
  6. big challenge
  7. of the game
  8. of competitors

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Young people play the game Fortnite (1) ___________________ watch TV, movies and streaming videos. The video streaming service Netflix said this. Gaming (2) ___________________ popular with young people worldwide. TV is becoming less popular. Netflix said Fortnite (3) ___________________ competitor. Fortnite is much more popular with young men. The American Economic Association said that between 2015 and 2017, (4) ___________________ 21 and 30 spent more (5) ___________________. They went from playing 2.3 hours a day to 4 hours. Their time spent watching TV, movies (6) ___________________.

Netflix said it (7) ___________________ to compete with Fortnite. It said Fortnite was (8) ___________________ in "the global war for Internet users". Netflix said: "There are thousands of competitors in this market [trying] (9) ___________________." Fortnite is owned by the company Epic Games. It has 200 million users. Over 80 million people play (10) ___________________ month. Fortnite is popular because its competitive version is free. Other parts of the game helped Epic to make $3 (11) ___________________ last year. Epic has plans to make (12) ___________________ and game store. This will be cheaper than Apple's and Google's.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

YoungpeopleplaythegameFortnitemorethantheywatchTV,moviesan
dstreamingvideos.ThevideostreamingserviceNetflixsaidthis.Gamin
gisbecomingmorepopularwithyoungpeopleworldwide.TVisbecomin
glesspopular.NetflixsaidFortnitewasitsbiggestcompetitor.Fortniteis
muchmorepopularwithyoungmen.TheAmericanEconomicAssociatio
nsaidthatbetween2015and2017,menagedbetween21and30spentm
oretimeongaming.Theywentfromplaying2.3hoursadayto4hours.Th
eirtimespentwatchingTV,moviesorstreamingfell.Netflixsaiditmustd
omoretocompetewithFortnite.ItsaidFortnitewasabigchallengein"th
eglobalwarforInternetusers".Netflixsaid:"Therearethousandsofcom
petitorsinthismarket[trying]toentertainconsumers."Fortniteisowne
dbythecompanyEpicGames.Ithas200millionusers.Over80millionpe
opleplaythegameeachmonth.Fortniteispopularbecauseitscompetiti
veversionisfree.OtherpartsofthegamehelpedEpictomake$3billionin
profitlastyear.Epichasplanstomakeitsownappandgamestore.Thiswil
lbecheaperthanApple'sandGoogle's.

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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