The Reading / Listening - Crucible - Level 1

Amazon has released its first ever big PC game. It is called Crucible. It is a science-fiction shooter game. There are many characters with special powers. People can download the game for free from the video website Steam. Crucible was made by Amazon Game Studios. Amazon is new to video games. It hopes to be a big maker of games. Many game players think Crucible could be very successful. They say it could be a rival to the game Fortnite.



Crucible is in a scary world on a planet in deep space. It is dangerous for people to walk outside. Players can go outside but they must hunt strange monsters and collect a special thing called "essence". This helps players level up and get stronger. Amazon said it hopes it will help people to connect with each other. It added that people love games because they are, "a fun form of entertainment, [and] a way to connect with others".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Crucible - Level 0 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. Amazon has released its first ever
  2. It is a science-fiction shooter
  3. There are many
  4. special
  5. People can download the game
  6. It hopes to be a big
  7. Crucible could be very
  8. a rival to the game
  1. maker of games
  2. powers
  3. successful
  4. game
  5. Fortnite
  6. big PC game
  7. for free
  8. characters

Paragraph 2

  1. Crucible is in
  2. on a planet in deep
  3. It is dangerous for people
  4. they must hunt strange
  5. collect a special thing called
  6. This helps players level
  7. a fun form of
  8. a way to connect
  1. monsters
  2. entertainment
  3. up
  4. with others
  5. space
  6. a scary world
  7. "essence"
  8. to walk outside

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Amazon has (1) ___________________ ever big PC game. It is called Crucible. It is a science-fiction shooter game. There are (2) ___________________ special powers. People can download the game (3) ___________________ the video website Steam. Crucible was made by Amazon Game Studios. Amazon is (4) ___________________ games. It hopes to be a big maker of games. Many (5) ___________________ Crucible could be very successful. They say it could be (6) ___________________ the game Fortnite.

Crucible is in a scary world on a (7) ___________________ space. It is dangerous for people (8) ___________________. Players can go outside but they (9) ___________________ monsters and collect a special thing called "essence". This (10) ___________________ up and get stronger. Amazon said it hopes it will help people (11) ___________________ each other. It added that people love games because they are, "a (12) ___________________ entertainment, [and] a way to connect with others".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AmazonhasreleaseditsfirsteverbigPCgame.ItiscalledCrucible.Itisas
cience-fictionshootergame.Therearemanycharacterswithspecialp
owers.PeoplecandownloadthegameforfreefromthevideowebsiteSte
am.CruciblewasmadebyAmazonGameStudios.Amazonisnewtovide
ogames.Ithopestobeabigmakerofgames.ManygameplayersthinkCr
uciblecouldbeverysuccessful.TheysayitcouldbearivaltothegameFort
nite.Crucibleisinascaryworldonaplanetindeepspace.Itisdangerousfo
rpeopletowalkoutside.Playerscangooutsidebuttheymusthuntstrang
emonstersandcollectaspecialthingcalled"essence".Thishelpsplayers
levelupandgetstronger.Amazonsaidithopesitwillhelppeopletoconne
ctwitheachother.Itaddedthatpeoplelovegamesbecausetheyare,"afu
nformofentertainment,[and]awaytoconnectwithothers".

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)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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