The Reading / Listening - Game of Thrones - Level 2

People who watch the television show Game of Thrones are unhappy with the story. Over a million viewers signed a petition to get the final season of the show remade. The petition is on the Change.org website. It says the series "deserves a final season that makes sense". The man who started the petition said the writers of the final show lacked imagination. He said the first seven seasons were great because they followed the books the show came from. The show's creators wrote the storyline for the final series themselves. The man said they were "woefully incompetent".



Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama series. It is based on the book "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin. The finale was shown on Sunday night. The show has attracted record viewing numbers. It is very popular worldwide and has won many awards. It won 47 Emmy Awards - the most ever by a drama series. Despite the large number of people who signed the petition, fans are still watching in record numbers. It has had an audience of over 12 million for 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
  2. Over a million viewers
  3. get the final season of
  4. a final season that
  5. The man who started the
  6. He said the first seven seasons
  7. The show's creators
  8. they were woefully
  1. the show remade
  2. wrote the storyline
  3. were great
  4. incompetent
  5. signed a petition
  6. petition
  7. the television show
  8. makes sense

Paragraph 2

  1. Game of Thrones is a
  2. attracted record
  3. the most ever
  4. the large number of people who
  5. fans are
  6. It has had an audience
  7. for every person who
  8. there are many
  1. still watching
  2. dislikes the show
  3. fantasy drama series
  4. more who love it
  5. by a drama series
  6. signed the petition
  7. viewing numbers
  8. of over 12 million

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

People (1) ___________________ television show Game of Thrones are (2) ___________________ story. Over a million viewers signed a petition to get the final season of the show remade. The petition is on the Change.org website. It (3) ___________________ "deserves a final season that makes sense". The man who started the petition said the writers of the (4) ___________________ imagination. He said the first seven seasons were great because they followed the (5) ___________________ came from. The show's creators wrote the (6) ___________________ final series themselves. The man said they were "woefully incompetent".

Game of Thrones is a (7) ___________________. It is based on the book "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R. R. Martin. The finale was shown on Sunday night. The show (8) ___________________ viewing numbers. It (9) ___________________ worldwide and has won many awards. It won 47 Emmy Awards - the most ever by a drama series. Despite the (10) ___________________ people who signed the petition, fans are still watching in record numbers. It has (11) ___________________ of over 12 million for 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

PeoplewhowatchthetelevisionshowGameofThronesareunhappywith
thestory.Overamillionviewerssignedapetitiontogetthefinalseasonof
theshowremade.ThepetitionisontheChange.orgwebsite.Itsaysthes
eries"deservesafinalseasonthatmakessense".Themanwhostartedth
epetitionsaidthewritersofthefinalshowlackedimagination.Hesaidthe
firstsevenseasonsweregreatbecausetheyfollowedthebookstheshow
camefrom.Theshow'screatorswrotethestorylineforthefinalseriesthe
mselves.Themansaidtheywere"woefullyincompetent".GameofThro
nesisafantasydramaseries.Itisbasedonthebook"ASongofIceandFire
"byGeorgeR.R.Martin.ThefinalewasshownonSundaynight.Theshow
hasattractedrecordviewingnumbers.Itisverypopularworldwideandh
aswonmanyawards.Itwon47EmmyAwards-themosteverbyadramas
eries.Despitethelargenumberofpeoplewhosignedthepetition,fansar
estillwatchinginrecordnumbers.Ithashadanaudienceofover12millio
nforeachshow.Aspokespersonsaidthatforeverypersonwhodislikesth
eshow,therearemanymorewholoveit.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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