The Reading / Listening - Crucible - Level 0

Amazon released its first big PC game. It is called Crucible. It is a science-fiction game. The characters have special powers. People can get the game for free from the website Steam. Amazon is new to making video games. It hopes to be a big maker of games. Players think Crucible could be a rival to the game Fortnite.



Crucible is in a scary world in deep space. It is dangerous for people to go outside. Players can go outside but they must hunt monsters. They must also collect a special thing called "essence". This helps players level up. Amazon hopes Crucible will help people to connect with each other. It said games are, "a fun form of entertainment".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Crucible - Level 1 Crucible - Level 2   or  Crucible - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.pcgamer.com/amazons-pvp-shooter-crucible-is-now-live-on-steam/
  • https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-play-crucible-amazons-free-pc-game-that-everyones-talking-about/
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2020/05/19/tech/amazon-crucible-new-game/index.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. It is a science-
  2. The characters have special
  3. People can get the game
  4. from the website
  5. Amazon is new to
  6. It hopes to be a big
  7. Players think Crucible
  8. a rival to the
  1. maker of games
  2. for free
  3. game Fortnite
  4. powers
  5. could be
  6. Steam
  7. making video games
  8. fiction game

Paragraph 2

  1. Crucible is in a scary world
  2. It is dangerous for people
  3. Players can go
  4. they must hunt
  5. collect a special thing
  6. This helps players level
  7. help people to connect
  8. a fun form
  1. monsters
  2. of entertainment
  3. up
  4. to go
  5. with each other
  6. outside
  7. called "essence"
  8. in deep space

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Amazon (1) ___________________ big PC game. It is called Crucible. It (2) ___________________ -fiction game. The characters (3) ___________________. People can get the game (4) ___________________ the website Steam. Amazon is new to making video games. It hopes to be (5) ___________________ of games. Players think Crucible could be (6) ___________________ the game Fortnite.

Crucible is in a scary world (7) ___________________. It is dangerous for people (8) ___________________. Players can go outside but they (9) ___________________. They must also collect a special (10) ___________________. This helps players level up. Amazon hopes Crucible (11) ___________________ to connect with each other. It said games are, "a (12) ___________________ entertainment".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmazonreleaseditsfirstbigPCgame.ItiscalledCrucible.Itisascience-
fictiongame.Thecharactershavespecialpowers.Peoplecangetthega
meforfreefromthewebsiteSteam.Amazonisnewtomakingvideogame
s.Ithopestobeabigmakerofgames.PlayersthinkCruciblecouldbeariva
ltothegameFortnite.Crucibleisinascaryworldindeepspace.Itisdanger
ousforpeopletogooutside.Playerscangooutsidebuttheymusthuntmo
nsters.Theymustalsocollectaspecialthingcalled"essence".Thishelps
playerslevelup.AmazonhopesCruciblewillhelppeopletoconnectwithe
achother.Itsaidgamesare,"afunformofentertainment".

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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