The Reading / Listening - Video Games - Level 0

Wired.com said Fortnite is the most influential game of the decade. Minecraft was in second place on wired.com's list. It got millions of people to start gaming. Many people say Pokemon Go should be on the list. It was the first big game to use Augmented Reality. It got millions of gamers worldwide to search the streets for Pokemons.



Wired.com said there were many creative games in the 2010s that changed gaming. Its list only had games that changed culture. Fortnite was top "because it's one of the only games...to truly [enter] pop culture". Fortnite is more popular than many sports. There is even a Fortnite World Cup with $30 million in prize money.

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Sources
  • https://metro.co.uk/2019/12/29/metro-gamecentral-best-video-games-decade-11945661/?ito=cbshare
  • https://www.joe.ie/gaming/ten-most-important-games-2010s-687020
  • https://www.wired.com/story/most-influential-games-decade/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. the most influential game
  2. Minecraft was in
  3. It got millions of people
  4. people say Pokemon Go
  5. It was the first
  6. Augmented
  7. millions of
  8. search the streets
  1. gamers worldwide
  2. of the decade
  3. Reality
  4. for Pokemons
  5. second place
  6. to start gaming
  7. big game
  8. should be on the list

Paragraph 2

  1. Wired.com said there
  2. creative games in the
  3. games that
  4. it's one of the only
  5. truly enter pop
  6. Fortnite is more popular
  7. There is even a Fortnite
  8. prize
  1. games
  2. World Cup
  3. were many
  4. money
  5. 2010s
  6. culture
  7. than many sports
  8. changed culture

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Wired.com said Fortnite (1) ___________________ influential game of the decade. Minecraft was (2) ___________________ on wired.com's list. It (3) ___________________ people to start gaming. Many people say Pokemon Go (4) ___________________ the list. It was the first big (5) ___________________ Augmented Reality. It got millions of gamers worldwide (6) ___________________ streets for Pokemons.

Wired.com said there (7) ___________________ games in the 2010s that changed gaming. Its (8) ___________________ games that changed culture. Fortnite (9) ___________________ it's one of the only games... (10) ___________________ pop culture". Fortnite is more (11) ___________________ sports. There is even a Fortnite World Cup with $30 million (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Wired.comsaidFortniteisthemostinfluentialgameofthedecade.Minec
raftwasinsecondplaceonwired.com'slist.Itgotmillionsofpeopletostar
tgaming.ManypeoplesayPokemonGoshouldbeonthelist.Itwasthefirs
tbiggametouseAugmentedReality.Itgotmillionsofgamersworldwidet
osearchthestreetsforPokemons.Wired.comsaidthereweremanycrea
tivegamesinthe2010sthatchangedgaming.Itslistonlyhadgamesthat
changedculture.Fortnitewastop"becauseit'soneoftheonlygames...t
otruly[enter]popculture".Fortniteismorepopularthanmanysports.T
hereisevenaFortniteWorldCupwith$30millioninprizemoney.

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.

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Discussion — Write your own questions

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Free writing

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