The Reading / Listening - Gaming Furniture - Level 1

IKEA has made a range of gaming furniture. Gamers can buy desks, chairs and other items to get comfortable when they play computer games. IKEA made more than 30 products. There is an accessory that is like a big wooden hand to hold your headset. There is also a pillow with pockets to keep your hands warm. IKEA spent many years designing the furniture. It got help by teaming up with the gaming laptop maker Republic of Gamers.



IKEA said furniture for gamers was a "natural step". It wants to get millions of gamers to its stores. The company said it created, "beautiful and affordable products and complete gaming solutions". It added: "The needs of billions of gamers around the globe are very diverse." It said: "Now we take the first step on our gaming journey, and we do it by presenting affordable...products...that we hope reflect people's personalities and taste."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Gaming Furniture - Level 0 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. IKEA has made a range
  2. desks, chairs and
  3. IKEA made more than
  4. There is also a pillow with
  5. keep your hands
  6. IKEA spent many years designing
  7. It got
  8. teaming up with the gaming
  1. help
  2. the furniture
  3. laptop maker
  4. 30 products
  5. of gaming furniture
  6. pockets
  7. other items
  8. warm

Paragraph 2

  1. furniture for gamers was
  2. get millions of gamers
  3. beautiful and
  4. complete gaming
  5. billions of gamers around
  6. Now we take the first
  7. affordable
  8. people's personalities
  1. the globe
  2. a natural step
  3. and taste
  4. to its stores
  5. solutions
  6. products
  7. step
  8. affordable products

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

IKEA has made (1) ___________________ gaming furniture. Gamers can buy desks, chairs and (2) ___________________ get comfortable when they play computer games. IKEA made more (3) ___________________. There is an accessory that is like a big wooden hand to (4) ___________________. There is also a pillow with pockets to keep (5) ___________________. IKEA spent many years designing the furniture. It (6) ___________________ teaming up with the gaming laptop maker Republic of Gamers.

IKEA said furniture for gamers was (7) ___________________. It wants to get (8) ___________________ to its stores. The company said it created, "(9) ___________________ products and complete gaming solutions". It added: "The needs of billions of gamers around the globe (10) ___________________." It said: "Now we take the (11) ___________________ our gaming journey, and we do it by presenting affordable...products...that (12) ___________________ people's personalities and taste."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

IKEAhasmadearangeofgamingfurniture.Gamerscanbuydesks,chair
sandotheritemstogetcomfortablewhentheyplaycomputergames.IK
EAmademorethan30products.Thereisanaccessorythatislikeabigwo
odenhandtoholdyourheadset.Thereisalsoapillowwithpocketstokeep
yourhandswarm.IKEAspentmanyyearsdesigningthefurniture.Itgoth
elpbyteamingupwiththegaminglaptopmakerRepublicofGamers.IKE
Asaidfurnitureforgamerswasa"naturalstep".Itwantstogetmillionsof
gamerstoitsstores.Thecompanysaiditcreated,"beautifulandafforda
bleproductsandcompletegamingsolutions".Itadded:"Theneedsofbill
ionsofgamersaroundtheglobeareverydiverse."Itsaid:"Nowwetaketh
efirststeponourgamingjourney,andwedoitbypresentingaffordable...
products...thatwehopereflectpeople'spersonalitiesandtaste."

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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