The Reading / Listening - Video Games - Level 1

Wired.com released a list of the most influential video games of the decade. The game Fortnite had the biggest impact on gaming. Minecraft is in second place. It got millions of gamers to start gaming. The Legend of Zelda was number five. Many people say games like Super Mario and Pokemon Go should be on the list. Pokemon Go was the first big game to use Augmented Reality. Millions of gamers ran around the streets looking for Pokemons.



Wired.com said there were many creative games in the 2010s that "reshaped" the gaming scene. Its list only included games that had the biggest impact on culture. Fortnite was top "because it's one of the only games...to truly [enter] pop culture". Fortnite is now more popular than many sports. The annual Fortnite World Cup in New York had a total of $30 million in prize money in 2019. Wired said: "Its influence is just starting to show its true scope."

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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. a list of the most influential
  2. Minecraft is
  3. It got millions of gamers
  4. The Legend of Zelda
  5. Pokemon Go should
  6. the first big game to use
  7. Millions of gamers
  8. looking for
  1. Augmented Reality
  2. to start gaming
  3. Pokemons
  4. in second place
  5. was number five
  6. ran around the streets
  7. video games
  8. be on the list

Paragraph 2

  1. there were many creative games
  2. reshaped the gaming
  3. games that had the biggest
  4. one of the only games to truly enter
  5. Fortnite is now more popular
  6. $30 million in
  7. Its influence is just
  8. show its true
  1. impact on culture
  2. prize money
  3. in the 2010s
  4. than many sports
  5. scope
  6. scene
  7. pop culture
  8. starting

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Wired.com released (1) ___________________ the most influential video games of the decade. The game Fortnite had the (2) ___________________ gaming. Minecraft is in second place. It got millions of (3) ___________________ gaming. The Legend of Zelda was number five. Many (4) ___________________ like Super Mario and Pokemon Go should be on the list. Pokemon Go (5) ___________________ big game to use Augmented Reality. Millions of gamers ran around the (6) ___________________ Pokemons.

Wired.com said there (7) ___________________ games in the 2010s that "reshaped" (8) ___________________. Its list only included games that had the (9) ___________________ culture. Fortnite was top "because it's one of the only games...to truly (10) ___________________". Fortnite is now more popular than many sports. The annual Fortnite World Cup in New York (11) ___________________ of $30 million in prize money in 2019. Wired said: "Its influence is just (12) ___________________ its true scope."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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e.ThegameFortnitehadthebiggestimpactongaming.Minecraftisinsec
ondplace.Itgotmillionsofgamerstostartgaming.TheLegendofZeldaw
asnumberfive.ManypeoplesaygameslikeSuperMarioandPokemonG
oshouldbeonthelist.PokemonGowasthefirstbiggametouseAugment
edReality.MillionsofgamersranaroundthestreetslookingforPokemon
s.Wired.comsaidthereweremanycreativegamesinthe2010sthat"res
haped"thegamingscene.Itslistonlyincludedgamesthathadthebigges
timpactonculture.Fortnitewastop"becauseit'soneoftheonlygames...
totruly[enter]popculture".Fortniteisnowmorepopularthanmanyspor
ts.TheannualFortniteWorldCupinNewYorkhadatotalof$30millioninp
rizemoneyin2019.Wiredsaid:"Itsinfluenceisjuststartingtoshowitstr
uescope."

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

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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Free writing

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