The Reading / Listening - Crucible - Level 2

The online giant Amazon has released its first ever big PC game. It is called Crucible and is a science-fiction shooter game. It has many characters who have special powers. Crucible is only available in North America for now. People there can download it from the video website Steam. It will be available in other parts of the world soon. Crucible was created by Amazon Game Studios and is free. Amazon is a newcomer to video games. It hopes to become a major maker of games. Many experts on video games think Crucible could be very successful. They say it could be a rival to the game Fortnite.



Crucible is set in a scary world on a fictional planet in outer space. It is dangerous for people to walk outside on this planet. Players can go outside but they must hunt strange creatures and monsters. They must also collect a special thing called "essence". This helps players level up and become stronger. The vice-president of Amazon Games said he hopes it will help people to connect with each other. He said: "We want to make games that...a very large audience of players [like]." He added: "One of the reasons I've always loved games is not only [are they] a fun form of entertainment, but [also] a way to connect with others."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Crucible - Level 0 Crucible - Level 1   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. The online
  2. a science-
  3. characters who have special
  4. available in other
  5. Amazon is a newcomer
  6. It hopes to become a major
  7. Many experts
  8. it could be a rival to
  1. fiction shooter game
  2. on video games
  3. parts of the world
  4. the game Fortnite
  5. maker of games
  6. powers
  7. to video games
  8. giant Amazon

Paragraph 2

  1. set in a scary world on
  2. outer
  3. they must hunt strange
  4. This helps players level
  5. a very large
  6. One of the reasons I've always
  7. a fun form of
  8. a way to connect
  1. loved games
  2. creatures
  3. with others
  4. a fictional planet
  5. entertainment
  6. up
  7. audience
  8. space

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

(1) ___________________ Amazon has released its first ever big PC game. It is called Crucible and is a science- (2) ___________________. It has many characters who have special powers. Crucible is (3) ___________________ North America for now. People there can download it from the video website Steam. It will be (4) ___________________ parts of the world soon. Crucible was created by Amazon Game Studios and is free. Amazon is a newcomer to video games. It hopes to (5) ___________________ maker of games. Many experts on video games think Crucible could be very successful. They say it could be (6) ___________________ the game Fortnite.

Crucible is set in (7) ___________________ on a fictional planet in outer space. It is dangerous for people (8) ___________________ on this planet. Players can go outside but they (9) ___________________ creatures and monsters. They must also collect a special (10) ___________________. This helps players level up and become stronger. The vice-president of Amazon Games said he hopes it will help people to connect with each other. He said: "We want to make games that...a (11) ___________________ of players [like]." He added: "One of the reasons I've always loved games is not only [are they] a (12) ___________________ entertainment, but [also] a way to connect with others."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

TheonlinegiantAmazonhasreleaseditsfirsteverbigPCgame.Itiscalled
Crucibleandisascience-fictionshootergame.Ithasmanycharactersw
hohavespecialpowers.CrucibleisonlyavailableinNorthAmericaforno
w.PeopletherecandownloaditfromthevideowebsiteSteam.Itwillbeav
ailableinotherpartsoftheworldsoon.CruciblewascreatedbyAmazonG
ameStudiosandisfree.Amazonisanewcomertovideogames.Ithopest
obecomeamajormakerofgames.ManyexpertsonvideogamesthinkCr
uciblecouldbeverysuccessful.TheysayitcouldbearivaltothegameFort
nite.Crucibleissetinascaryworldonafictionalplanetinouterspace.Itis
dangerousforpeopletowalkoutsideonthisplanet.Playerscangooutsid
ebuttheymusthuntstrangecreaturesandmonsters.Theymustalsocoll
ectaspecialthingcalled"essence".Thishelpsplayerslevelupandbecom
estronger.Thevice-presidentofAmazonGamessaidhehopesitwillhelp
peopletoconnectwitheachother.Hesaid:"Wewanttomakegamesthat
...averylargeaudienceofplayers[like]."Headded:"OneofthereasonsI
'vealwayslovedgamesisnotonly[arethey]afunformofentertainment,
but[also]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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Free writing

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Answers

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