The Reading / Listening - Gaming Furniture - Level 0

IKEA has made a range of gaming furniture. It made more than 30 products, like desks and sofas to make gamers comfortable. It made a big wooden hand to hold headsets. There is also a pillow with pockets to keep your hands warm. IKEA got help by working with the gaming laptop maker Republic of Gamers.



IKEA hopes its furniture will get millions of gamers to its stores. It created, "beautiful and affordable products". It said the needs of billions of gamers around the world are very different. It said: "We take the first step on our gaming journey, and we do it by presenting...products...that we hope reflect people's personalities."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Gaming Furniture - Level 1 Gaming Furniture - Level 2   or  Gaming Furniture - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ikea-announces-huge-lineup-of-gaming-furniture-including-a-big-wooden-hand/1100-6487519/
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/gaming/2021/02/12/ikea-bringing-gaming-furniture-line-to-us-in-october/6739155002/
  • https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/10/22276020/ikea-gaming-lineup-asus-rog-mouse-mat-gaming-hand-accessories-holder-chair-desk


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. a range of gaming
  2. It made more than 30
  3. desks
  4. make gamers
  5. It made a big wooden
  6. There is also a pillow
  7. keep your hands
  8. working with the gaming
  1. hand
  2. and sofas
  3. laptop maker
  4. products
  5. with pockets
  6. comfortable
  7. furniture
  8. warm

Paragraph 2

  1. get millions of gamers
  2. beautiful and affordable
  3. the needs of
  4. gamers around
  5. We take the first
  6. on our gaming
  7. we do it by
  8. reflect people's
  1. presenting products
  2. billions
  3. personalities
  4. products
  5. journey
  6. to its stores
  7. the world
  8. step

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

IKEA has (1) ___________________ of gaming furniture. It made more than 30 products, like (2) ___________________ to make gamers comfortable. It made a (3) ___________________ to hold headsets. There is (4) ___________________ with pockets to keep your hands warm. IKEA (5) ___________________ working with the (6) ___________________ Republic of Gamers.

IKEA hopes its furniture (7) ___________________ of gamers (8) ___________________. It created, "beautiful and affordable products". It said (9) ___________________ billions of gamers around the world (10) ___________________. It said: "We take the first step on our gaming journey, and we (11) ___________________ presenting...products...that we hope (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IKEAhasmadearangeofgamingfurniture.Itmademorethan30produc
ts,likedesksandsofastomakegamerscomfortable.Itmadeabigwoode
nhandtoholdheadsets.Thereisalsoapillowwithpocketstokeepyourha
ndswarm.IKEAgothelpbyworkingwiththegaminglaptopmakerRepub
licofGamers.IKEAhopesitsfurniturewillgetmillionsofgamerstoitsstor
es.Itcreated,"beautifulandaffordableproducts".Itsaidtheneedsofbill
ionsofgamersaroundtheworldareverydifferent.Itsaid:"Wetakethefir
ststeponourgamingjourney,andwedoitbypresenting...products...th
atwehopereflectpeople'spersonalities."

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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(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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