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eSports

Course: Weekly lessons, Unit: Science, technology, and environment

  • 75 mins
  • In class
  • Listening
  • B2, C1


Learning goals:

  • Understand and respond to an authentic news report about eSports in China
  • Use a variety of listening strategies effectively

Published by

EF Education First


Success criteria:

  • Discuss the eSports industry and the topic of professional gaming
  • Correctly answer comprehension questions about an authentic news report about eSports
  • Respond to the news report with your own opinions
  • Write a guide to healthy gaming, using appropriate structure and language

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Activities (11)

Introduction

Introduction

Recommendations

  • 2 mins
  • Class
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

No student instructions


Teacher notes

No teacher notes

 

Warm up

Warm up

Recommendations

  • 4 mins
  • Pair, Group
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

Answer the questions about eSports.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to activate students' knowledge of eSports.
Have students work in pairs or groups. Conduct the activity as a poll, then share the answers for students to discuss. The purpose is to generate discussion, so it is not important if students do not know the correct answers.


 

Lead in

Lead in

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Pair
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, open


Student instructions

No student instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce some of the issues and vocabulary that will be mentioned in the video.
Once students have chosen their responses, send the result to the class and have a brief discussion about their opinions, and the reasons for them.

 

Main ideas

Main ideas

Recommendations

  • 5 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Sequencing, closed


Student instructions

Read the statements. Then watch the video, and put the statements in the order that they are mentioned.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to listen for the main ideas of the news report.
Have students read the statements before watching the news report. They may need to watch the report more than once.
Warn students that three parts of the video are subtitled, so they will need to watch them in full screen to be able to read them. The information in the subtitles is not necessary to complete the activities in this lesson.

 

Language

Language

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Matching, closed


Student instructions

Look at the script lines and match the definitions to the words and phrases. You do not need to use all the definitions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to introduce the key language from the video.
This prepares students for the Practice activity.


 

Practice

Practice

Recommendations

  • 7 mins
  • Individual
  • Core
  • Gap fill, closed


Student instructions

Use the key language and fill in the gaps to complete the sentences. You do not need to use all of the words.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to write their interactive stories using the plan and notes that they wrote in the Plan activity.
Remind students about the word count that you set.
Students should use their own word processing application to write their stories.

 

Apply

Apply

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Challenge
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No student instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students freer practice in using the key language.

 

Comprehend

Comprehend

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Individual, Pair
  • Core
  • Multiple choice, closed


Student instructions

Watch the video again and answer the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to understand specific information and answer comprehension questions about the video.
Suggested answers
1.B: The reporter says '... these students aren't quite as reluctant as you'd expect.' This indicates that the students are enthusiastic, which is the opposite of reluctant.

 

Respond

Respond

Recommendations

  • 8 mins
  • Pair, Group, Class
  • Core
  • Discussion


Student instructions

Think about gaming and discuss the questions.


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is to give students the opportunity to react to the ideas in the video according to their own opinions and experiences. Students can discuss the questions in pairs, groups, or as a whole class.

 

Follow up

Follow up

Recommendations

  • 15 mins
  • Group
  • Challenge
  • Writing, open


Student instructions

No student instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to create a guide for the people in the video, advising them on how to participate in eSports without damaging their health.
Point out to students that mental and emotional health is just as important as physical health, and they should include these points in their guides.
Have students go online to research the guide if necessary.

 

Exit ticket

Exit ticket

Recommendations

  • 6 mins
  • Individual
  • Support
  • Text entry, open


Student instructions

No student instructions


Teacher notes

The aim of this activity is for students to review and practise using a new word that they learned during the lesson.

 
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