The Reading / Listening - Video Games - Level 3

The technology website wired.com has released its list of the most influential video games of the decade. Number one on the list of games that had the biggest impact on the gaming industry in the 2010s is Fortnite. In second place is another game that attracted millions of gamers to take up gaming - Minecraft. Other games in the top five are Dark Souls, Gone Home, and The Legend of Zelda. Many people might argue other games should have been on the list. Games on other top-five lists include Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Pokemon Go, which was the first major game to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR). Pokemon Go had millions of gamers running around the world's streets in search of mythical, cute creatures.



Wired.com said so many creative games were released in the 2010s and many of them "reshaped the entire video game landscape". It said: "This list can only contain a limited sample of games, just those that made the most sizable, culture-shifting impact." The reason Fortnite topped the list is, "because it's one of the only games of the decade to truly infiltrate broader pop culture". Fortnite is now more popular than many global sports. The annual Fortnite World Cup takes place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, home of the US tennis Open. A total of $30 million went to the winners in 2019. Wired said there is more to come from Fortnite. It wrote: "Its influence is just starting to show its true scope."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Video Games - Level 0 Video Games - Level 1   or  Video Games - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. VIDEO GAMES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about video games. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       technology / video games / gaming / argue / top-five / lists / mythical / creatures
       creative / landscape / sample / culture / decade / sports / tennis / winners / influence
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. SPORTS: Students A strongly believe video games are better than sports; Students B strongly believe the opposite.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. BEST OF THE DECADE: Who or what would top your best of the 2010s list? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Who / What?

Why?

Video game

 

 

Song

 

 

Movie

 

 

Person

 

 

TV show

 

 

Sporting moment

 

 

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5. ONE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "one". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. THE BEST GAMES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best video games at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Super Mario
  • Angry Birds
  • Grand Theft Auto
  • FIFA Soccer
  • Minecraft
  • Fortnite
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Pokemon Go

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. released a. About folk tales and stories from long ago.
      2. influential b. A group or number of connected items or names written one below the other on a piece of paper.
      3. list c. Caused someone or something to come to a place or join in with something.
      4. impact d. Made a movie or recording available for general viewing or purchase.
      5. attracted e. Important, serious, or significant.
      6. major f. Having great influence on someone or something.
      7. mythical g. The effect or power of one person, thing, or action, on another person, thing or action.

    Paragraph 2

      8. sizable h. A small part of something to show what the whole is like.
      9. reshaped i. Made something into a different shape.
      10. entire j. The opportunity or possibility to do something.
      11. sample k. Fairly big.
      12. infiltrate l. Become part of something by the action of entering or gaining access to it.
      13. annual m. With no part left out; whole.
      14. scope n. Happening once every year.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A website called wired.com made a list of the decade's best video games. T / F
  2. The game Minecraft was in second place and Pokemon Go was third.     T / F
  3. Many people thought Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been in the list.  T / F
  4. Pokemon Go was one of the first big sites to use AR.     T / F
  5. A website said there were very few creative games in the 2010s.     T / F
  6. The website said Fortnite was number one for infiltrating pop culture.     T / F
  7. The article said Fortnite was nearly as popular as many global sports.     T / F
  8. The winners of the Fortnite World Cup got $30 million in 2019.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. released
  2. influential
  3. attracted
  4. include
  5. creatures
  6. entire
  7. landscape
  8. sizable
  9. infiltrate
  10. scope
  1. large
  2. beasts
  3. get into
  4. important
  5. range
  6. issued
  7. contain
  8. scene
  9. drew
  10. whole

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. released its list of the
  2. another game that attracted millions
  3. the first major game to
  4. millions of gamers running
  5. in search of mythical,
  6. reshaped the entire video game
  7. those that made the most sizable,
  8. pop
  9. A total of $30 million
  10. Its influence is just
  1. of gamers
  2. cute creatures
  3. starting to show
  4. culture
  5. most influential video games
  6. went to the winners
  7. around the world's streets
  8. culture-shifting impact
  9. incorporate Augmented Reality
  10. landscape

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
place
include
top
search
list
major
impact
argue

The technology website wired.com has released its (1) ____________ of the most influential video games of the decade. Number one on the list of games that had the biggest (2) ____________ on the gaming industry in the 2010s is Fortnite. In second (3) ____________ is another game that attracted millions of gamers to take up gaming - Minecraft. Other games in the (4) ____________ five are Dark Souls, Gone Home, and The Legend of Zelda. Many people might (5) ____________ other games should have been on the list. Games on other top-five lists (6) ____________ Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Pokemon Go, which was the first (7) ____________ game to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR). Pokemon Go had millions of gamers running around the world's streets in (8) ____________ of mythical, cute creatures.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
sizable
popular
entire
home
creative
influence
truly
place

Wired.com said so many (9) ____________ games were released in the 2010s and many of them "reshaped the (10) ____________ video game landscape". It said: "This list can only contain a limited sample of games, just those that made the most (11) ____________, culture-shifting impact." The reason Fortnite topped the list is, "because it's one of the only games of the decade to (12) ____________ infiltrate broader pop culture". Fortnite is now more (13) ____________ than many global sports. The annual Fortnite World Cup takes (14) ____________ at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, (15) ____________ of the US tennis Open. A total of $30 million went to the winners in 2019. Wired said there is more to come from Fortnite. It wrote: "Its (16) ____________ is just starting to show its true scope."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The technology website wired.com has ______
     a.  released its last
     b.  released its lost
     c.  released its list
     d.  released its lisp
2)  Number one on the list of games that had ______
     a.  the biggest compact
     b.  the biggest in pact
     c.  the biggest pact
     d.  the biggest impact
3)  Fortnite. In second place is another game that ______
     a.  attracted millions
     b.  attract it millions
     c.  attracts it millions
     d.  at tract it millions
4)  include Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Pokemon Go, which was the ______
     a.  fast major game
     b.  first majors game
     c.  first major game
     d.  fast majority game
5)  running around the world's streets in search of ______
     a.  mythical, cued creatures
     b.  mythical, cute creatures
     c.  mythical, coat creatures
     d.  mythical, queued creatures

6)  Wired.com said so many creative games were ______ 2010s
     a.  released on the
     b.  released in the
     c.  released of the
     d.  released an the
7)  It said: "This list can only contain a limited ______"
     a.  simple of games
     b.  sampled of games
     c.  simple off games
     d.  sample of games
8)  because it's one of the only games of the decade to truly infiltrate ______
     a.  broad are bop culture
     b.  broader pop culture
     c.  broader pops culture
     d.  broader bop culture
9)  A total of $30 million went to the ______
     a.  winner is in 2019
     b.  winners on 2019
     c.  win knows in 2019
     d.  winners in 2019
10)  It wrote: "Its influence is just starting to show ______."
     a.  its true scope
     b.  its truth scope
     c.  its through scope
     d.  its chew scope

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The technology website wired.com (1) ___________________ list of the most influential video games of the decade. Number one on the list of games that had the (2) ___________________ the gaming industry in the 2010s is Fortnite. In second place is another game that (3) ___________________ gamers to take up gaming - Minecraft. Other games in the top five are Dark Souls, Gone Home, and The Legend of Zelda. Many people might argue other games (4) ___________________ on the list. Games on other top-five lists include Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Pokemon Go, which was the (5) ___________________ to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR). Pokemon Go had millions of gamers running around the world's streets in search of (6) ___________________.

Wired.com said (7) ___________________ games were released in the 2010s and many of them "(8) ___________________ video game landscape". It said: "This list can only contain a limited sample of games, just those that made (9) ___________________, culture-shifting impact." The reason Fortnite topped the list is, "because it's one of the only games of the decade to truly infiltrate (10) ___________________". Fortnite is now more popular than many global sports. The annual Fortnite World Cup takes place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, home of the US tennis Open. A total of $30 million went (11) ___________________ in 2019. Wired said there is more to come from Fortnite. It wrote: "Its influence is just (12) ___________________ its true scope."

Comprehension questions

  1. What is the name of the website that created the best video game list?
  2. What video game was number two on the list?
  3. Where was The Legend of Zelda on the list?
  4. What game was one of the first to use Augmented Reality?
  5. What were millions of gamers searching for in the streets?
  6. What did the website say many games reshaped?
  7. What did the games on the list shift?
  8. What did the website say Fortnite infiltrated?
  9. How much was the prize money at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup?
  10. What did the website say was just starting to show with Fortnite?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What is the name of the website that created the best video game list?
a) wired.com
b) console.com
c) gaming.com
d) yaboozle.com
2) What video game was number two on the list?
a) Dark Souls
b) Angry Birds
c) Minecraft
d) Gone Home
3) Where was The Legend of Zelda on the list?
a) number three
b) number five
c) number ten
d) number seven
4) What game was one of the first to use Augmented Reality?
a) Call of Duty
b) Grand Theft Auto
c) Super Mario Galaxy 2
d) Pokemon Go
5)  What were millions of gamers searching for in the streets?
a) mythical cute creatures
b) their car keys
c) love
d) a video game store

6) What did the website say many games reshaped?
a) family relationships
b) our brains
c) people's stomachs
d) the entire video landscape
7) What did the games on the list shift?
a) millions of DVDs
b) culture
c) attitudes
d) the sands of time
8) What did the website say Fortnite infiltrated?
a) computer code
b) people's darkest secrets
c) the CIA
d) pop culture
9) How much was the prize money at the 2019 Fortnite World Cup?
a) $40 million
b) $50 million
c) $30 million
d) $100 million
10) What did the website say was just starting to show with Fortnite?
a) its age
b) its influence
c) its code
d) its secrets

Role play

Role  A – Super Mario
You think Super Mario is the best video game. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which is the least fun of these (and why): Angry Birds, Pokemon Go or Fortnite.

Role  B – Angry Birds
You think Angry Birds is the best video game. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which is the least fun of these (and why): Super Mario, Pokemon Go or Fortnite.

Role  C – Pokemon Go
You think Pokemon Go is the best video game. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which is the least fun of these (and why): Angry Birds, Super Mario or Fortnite.

Role  D – Fortnite
You think Fortnite is the best video game. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which is the least fun of these (and why): Angry Birds, Pokemon Go or Super Mario.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'video'

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  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • and 'games'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • technology
    • biggest
    • take
    • argue
    • include
    • cute
    • creative
    • contain
    • reason
    • pop
    • home
    • starting




    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 - Video Games

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'video'?
    3. What do you think of video games?
    4. What do you think the best video game is?
    5. What do you know about Fortnite?
    6. How important are video games?
    7. Are you surprised the games industry is bigger than the movie industry?
    8. Why are video games so popular?
    9. What are the bad things about video games?
    10. What damage can video games do to our health?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'game'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think about Fortnite?
    5. How creative are you?
    6. How have video games changed the world?
    7. Which is better - playing video games or playing sports?
    8. Would you want your children to spend hours on video games?
    9. What will video games look like in the future?
    10. What questions would you like to ask a world gaming champion?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The technology website wired.com has (1) ____ its list of the most influential video games of the decade. Number one (2) ____ the list of games that had the biggest impact (3) ____ the gaming industry in the 2010s is Fortnite. In second place is another game that attracted millions of gamers to (4) ____ up gaming - Minecraft. Other games in the top five are Dark Souls, Gone Home, and The Legend of Zelda. Many people might (5) ____ other games should have been on the list. Games on other top-five lists include Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Pokemon Go, which was the first major game to incorporate Augmented Reality (AR). Pokemon Go had millions of gamers running around the world's streets in search of (6) ____, cute creatures.

    Wired.com said so many creative games were released in the 2010s and many of them "reshaped the (7) ____ video game landscape". It said: "This list can only contain a (8) ____ sample of games, just those that made the most sizable, culture-shifting impact." The reason Fortnite topped the list is, "because it's one of the only games of the decade to (9) ____ infiltrate broader pop culture". Fortnite is now more popular than many global sports. The (10) ____ Fortnite World Cup takes place at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York, home of the US tennis Open. A total of $30 million (11) ____ to the winners in 2019. Wired said there is more to come from Fortnite. It wrote: "Its influence is just starting to show its true (12) ____."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     realized     (b)     reeled     (c)     released     (d)     rallies    
    2. (a)     on     (b)     of     (c)     at     (d)     up    
    3. (a)     on     (b)     by     (c)     as     (d)     to    
    4. (a)     take     (b)     make     (c)     fake     (d)     sake    
    5. (a)     argument     (b)     augment     (c)     auger     (d)     argue    
    6. (a)     mothering     (b)     methane     (c)     maths     (d)     mythical    
    7. (a)     entire     (b)     all     (c)     every     (d)     major    
    8. (a)     honest     (b)     decorated     (c)     shifted     (d)     limited    
    9. (a)     truly     (b)     truth     (c)     true     (d)     truism    
    10. (a)     century     (b)     annual     (c)     decade     (d)     millennium    
    11. (a)     gone     (b)     went     (c)     gamed     (d)     played    
    12. (a)     scope     (b)     scrape     (c)     scrimp     (d)     scoop

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    the technology website wiredcom has released its list of the most influential video games of the decade number one on the list of games that had the biggest impact on the gaming industry in the 2010s is fortnite in second place is another game that attracted millions of gamers to take up gaming  minecraft other games in the top five are dark souls gone home and the legend of zelda many people might argue other games should have been on the list games on other topfive lists include super mario galaxy 2 and pokemon go which was the first major game to incorporate augmented reality ar pokemon go had millions of gamers running around the worlds streets in search of mythical cute creatures

    wiredcom said so many creative games were released in the 2010s and many of them reshaped the entire video game landscape it said this list can only contain a limited sample of games just those that made the most sizable cultureshifting impact the reason fortnite topped the list is because its one of the only games of the decade to truly infiltrate broader pop culture fortnite is now more popular than many global sports the annual fortnite world cup takes place at the arthur ashe stadium in new york home of the us tennis Open a total of 30 million went to the winners in 2019 wired said there is more to come from fortnite it wrote its influence is just starting to show its true scope

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    Thetechnologywebsitewired.comhasreleaseditslistofthemostinflue
    ntialvideogamesofthedecade.Numberoneonthelistofgamesthathadt
    hebiggestimpactonthegamingindustryinthe2010sisFortnite.Inseco
    ndplaceisanothergamethatattractedmillionsofgamerstotakeupgami
    ng-Minecraft.OthergamesinthetopfiveareDarkSouls,GoneHome,a
    ndTheLegendofZelda.Manypeoplemightargueothergamesshouldha
    vebeenonthelist.Gamesonothertop-fivelistsincludeSuperMarioGal
    axy2andPokemonGo,whichwasthefirstmajorgametoincorporat
    eAugmentedReality(AR).PokemonGohadmillionsofgamersrunninga
    roundtheworld'sstreetsinsearchofmythical,cutecreatures.Wired.co
    msaidsomanycreativegameswerereleasedinthe2010sandmanyofth
    em"reshapedtheentirevideogamelandscape".Itsaid:"Thislistcanonl
    ycontainalimitedsampleofgames,justthosethatmadethemostsizabl
    e,culture-shiftingimpact."ThereasonFortnitetoppedthelistis,"beca
    useit'soneoftheonlygamesofthedecadetotrulyinfiltratebroaderpopc
    ulture".Fortniteisnowmorepopularthanmanyglobalsports.Theannua
    lFortniteWorldCuptakesplaceattheArthurAsheStadiuminNewYork,h
    omeoftheUStennisOpen.Atotalof$30millionwenttothewinnersin201
    9.WiredsaidthereismoretocomefromFortnite.Itwrote:"Itsinfluencei
    sjuststartingtoshowitstruescope."

    Free writing

    Write about video games for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Video games are more fun and interesting than sports. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. VIDEO GAMES: Make a poster about video games. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. GAMING: Write a magazine article about gaming being made a sport and entering the Olympics. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on video games. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on the best three games ever. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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