The Reading / Listening - Game of Thrones - Level 1

People who watch the show Game of Thrones don't like the final season. Over a million viewers signed a petition to get it remade. The petition says the series "deserves a final season that makes sense". The show's creators wrote the storyline for the final series themselves. The man who started the petition said the creators lacked talent. He liked the first seven seasons because they followed the books.



Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama. It is based on the book "A Song of Ice and Fire". The finale was on Sunday night. It is very popular worldwide and won 47 Emmy Awards - the most ever by a drama series. Many people signed the petition but fans are still watching in record numbers. Over 12 million people watch each show. A spokesperson said that for every person who dislikes the show, there are many more who love it.

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Sources
  • https://deadline.com/2019/05/fans-sign-petition-demanding-game-of-thrones-season-8-remake-1202618278/
  • https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2019/05/18/this-game-of-thrones-fan-was-so-angry-at-the-show--he-created-a-viral-petition/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_of_Thrones


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. People who watch the show
  2. the final
  3. Over a million viewers
  4. get it
  5. a final season that makes
  6. The show's creators wrote
  7. The man who started
  8. the creators
  1. signed a petition
  2. the storyline
  3. sense
  4. lacked talent
  5. season
  6. the petition
  7. remade
  8. Game of Thrones

Paragraph 2

  1. Game of Thrones is a
  2. It is very popular
  3. the most ever by
  4. Many people signed
  5. fans are still watching in
  6. Over 12 million people
  7. for every person who
  8. there are many
  1. the petition
  2. dislikes the show
  3. worldwide
  4. more who love it
  5. a drama series
  6. record numbers
  7. fantasy drama
  8. watch each show

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ show Game of Thrones don't like the final season. Over a million viewers (2) ___________________ to get it remade. The petition (3) ___________________ "deserves a final season that makes sense". The show's creators wrote the storyline (4) ___________________ series themselves. The man who started (5) ___________________ the creators lacked talent. He liked the first seven seasons because they (6) ___________________.

Game of Thrones is (7) ___________________. It is based on the book "A Song of Ice and Fire". The (8) ___________________ Sunday night. It is very popular (9) ___________________ 47 Emmy Awards - the most ever by a drama series. Many people (10) ___________________ but fans are still watching in record numbers. Over 12 (11) ___________________ each show. A spokesperson said that for every person who dislikes the show, there are (12) ___________________ love it.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

PeoplewhowatchtheshowGameofThronesdon'tlikethefinalseason.O
veramillionviewerssignedapetitiontogetitremade.Thepetitionsaysth
eseries"deservesafinalseasonthatmakessense".Theshow'screators
wrotethestorylineforthefinalseriesthemselves.Themanwhostartedt
hepetitionsaidthecreatorslackedtalent.Helikedthefirstsevenseason
sbecausetheyfollowedthebooks.GameofThronesisafantasydrama.It
isbasedonthebook"ASongofIceandFire".ThefinalewasonSundaynig
ht.Itisverypopularworldwideandwon47EmmyAwards-themostev
erbyadramaseries.Manypeoplesignedthepetitionbutfansarestillwat
chinginrecordnumbers.Over12millionpeoplewatcheachshow.Aspok
espersonsaidthatforeverypersonwhodislikestheshow,thereareman
ymorewholoveit.

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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