The Reading / Listening - Gaming Furniture - Level 2

The furniture maker IKEA has a new range of products - gaming furniture. Gamers can buy desks, chairs, sofas and other items that make them more comfortable when they play computer games. IKEA made more than 30 products. One unusual thing is an accessory that is like a big wooden hand that holds your headset. There is also a pillow with pockets for you to put your hands in to keep them warm. IKEA spent many years on designing the furniture. It got expert help by teaming up with the gaming laptop maker Republic of Gamers.



IKEA said furniture for gamers was a "natural step" for the company. It wants to attract millions of gamers to its stores. The company said it created, "relevant, functional, beautiful, and affordable products and complete gaming solutions". It added: "The needs of billions of gamers around the globe are very diverse...46% of gamers are women." It said: "Now we take the first step on our gaming journey, and we do it by presenting affordable, high-performing gaming products and complete solutions that we hope reflect people's personalities and taste."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Gaming Furniture - Level 0 Gaming Furniture - Level 1   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. The furniture
  2. a new range
  3. desks, chairs, sofas and
  4. make them more
  5. IKEA made more
  6. put your hands in to
  7. It got expert
  8. teaming up with the gaming
  1. keep them warm
  2. other items
  3. comfortable
  4. laptop maker
  5. maker IKEA
  6. help
  7. of products
  8. than 30 products

Paragraph 2

  1. furniture for gamers was a natural
  2. attract millions
  3. beautiful and
  4. billions of gamers
  5. the first step on
  6. high-performing gaming
  7. complete
  8. people's personalities
  1. products
  2. affordable products
  3. and taste
  4. our gaming journey
  5. solutions
  6. around the globe
  7. step
  8. of gamers

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The furniture maker IKEA has a new (1) ___________________ - gaming furniture. Gamers can buy desks, chairs, sofas (2) ___________________ to that make them more comfortable when they play computer games. IKEA made more than 30 products. One (3) ___________________ an accessory that is like a big wooden hand that (4) ___________________. There is also a pillow with pockets for you to put (5) ___________________ to keep them warm. IKEA spent many years on designing the furniture. It got expert help (6) ___________________ with the gaming laptop maker Republic of Gamers.

IKEA said furniture for gamers was (7) ___________________ for the company. It wants (8) ___________________ of gamers to its stores. The company said it created, "relevant, functional, beautiful, and (9) ___________________ complete gaming solutions". It added: "The needs of billions of gamers around the globe (10) ___________________...46% of gamers are women." It said: "Now we take (11) ___________________ on our gaming journey, and we do it by presenting affordable, high-performing gaming products and complete solutions that (12) ___________________ people's personalities and taste."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThefurnituremakerIKEAhasanewrangeofproducts-gamingfurnitur
e.Gamerscanbuydesks,chairs,sofasandotheritemsthatmakethem
morecomfortablewhentheyplaycomputergames.IKEAmademoreth
an30products.Oneunusualthingisanaccessorythatislikeabigwooden
handthatholdsyourheadset.Thereisalsoapillowwithpocketsforyouto
putyourhandsintokeepthemwarm.IKEAspentmanyyearsondesignin
gthefurniture.Itgotexperthelpbyteamingupwiththegaminglaptopm
akerRepublicofGamers.IKEAsaidfurnitureforgamerswasa"naturalst
ep"forthecompany.Itwantstoattractmillionsofgamerstoitsstores.Th
ecompanysaiditcreated,"relevant,functional,beautiful,andaffordabl
eproductsandcompletegamingsolutions".Itadded:"Theneedsofbillio
nsofgamersaroundtheglobeareverydiverse...46%ofgamersarewom
en."Itsaid:"Nowwetakethefirststeponourgamingjourney,andwedoit
bypresentingaffordable,high-performinggamingproductsandcomp
letesolutionsthatwehopereflectpeople'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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Free writing

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Answers

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