The Reading / Listening - Level 6

The Japanese games giant Nintendo has released an app that is taking the world by storm. The next big thing, and new Internet sensation, is an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go. Players must physically move around the real world in order to capture mystical creatures called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was only officially released last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. It is about to overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users and it hasn't even been launched globally yet. Analysts report that in just 48 hours, Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. On average, users are spending twice as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.



Pokemon Go has already jumped to the top of the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having an unprecedented social impact. Hackers have targeted illegal copies of the app to infect millions of smart phones. Other criminals have used the game to lure unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them or burgle their empty house. The app tracks your location via GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. The website PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon fix….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that instead of shady spots at two a.m."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 4  or  Level 5

Sources
  • http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2016/07/10/pokemon-go-about-to-surpass-twitter-in-daily-active-users/
  • http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/10/12139474/pokemon-go-trading-augmented-reality-niantic-ceo-john-hanke
  • http://uk.pcmag.com/software/82868/news/dont-get-robbed-while-playing-pokemon-go


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. ONLINE GAMES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about online games. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       games / giant / storm / the next big thing / creatures / globally / devices / average /
       jumped / app store / social impact / millions / smart phones / players / location / GPS

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. POKEMON: Students A strongly believe Pokemon is great; Students B strongly believe otherwise.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. APPS: What new apps would you like to see for these things? Discuss with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

  • Study English
  • Get fitter
  • Shopping
  • Trains and buses
  • Friends
  • Weather
MY e-BOOK
See a sample

5. STORM: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "storm". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. GAMES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best games at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Fantasy games
  • Shoot 'em up games
  • Sports games
  • Games on apps
  • Car racing video games
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Park games

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Nintendo has a new game called The Next Big Thing.     T / F
  2. In the new Nintendo game, players must survive a storm.     T / F
  3. In the new Nintendo game, players physically go from place to place.     T / F
  4. The game was on over 5% of Android devices in the US within 48 hours. T / F
  5. The game currently tops the charts in app stores.     T / F
  6. Hackers have used the game to infect millions of smart phones.     T / F
  7. The game can only be played when the GPS on devices is turned off.     T / F
  8. A website advised people to go to shady areas in the early morning.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. released
  2. sensation
  3. capture
  4. overtake
  5. devices
  6. jumped
  7. unprecedented
  8. targeted
  9. tracks
  10. recommend
  1. extraordinary
  2. machines
  3. surpass
  4. leaped
  5. issued
  6. follows
  7. singled out
  8. smash hit
  9. advise
  10. catch

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. an app that is taking the world
  2. mystical
  3. it hasn't even been
  4. Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of
  5. users are spending twice
  6. It is also having an unprecedented
  7. Hackers have targeted illegal copies
  8. infect millions
  9. The app tracks
  10. collect Pokemon in public,
  1. of the app
  2. social impact
  3. as much time on Go
  4. crowded areas
  5. creatures
  6. by storm
  7. your location
  8. all Android devices
  9. of smart phones
  10. launched globally yet

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
overtake
giant
devices
order
twice
reality
yet
creatures

The Japanese games (1) ____________ Nintendo has released an app that is taking the world by storm. The next big thing, and new Internet sensation, is an augmented (2) ____________ game called Pokemon Go. Players must physically move around the real world in (3) ____________ to capture mystical (4) ____________ called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was only officially released last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. It is about to (5) ____________ Twitter in the number of daily active users and it hasn't even been launched globally (6) ____________. Analysts report that in just 48 hours, Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of all Android (7) ____________ in the USA. On average, users are spending (8) ____________ as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
impact
burgle
spots
top
unsuspecting
fix
infect
tracks

Pokemon Go has already jumped to the (9) ____________ of the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having an unprecedented social (10) ____________. Hackers have targeted illegal copies of the app to (11) ____________ millions of smart phones. Other criminals have used the game to lure (12) ____________ players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them or (13) ____________ their empty house. The app (14) ____________ your location via GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. The website PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon (15) ____________ ….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that instead of shady (16) ____________ at two a.m."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The Japanese games giant Nintendo has released an app that is taking the ______
     a.  worlds by stormy
     b.  world buy storm
     c.  world by storm
     d.  world by stormy

2)  The next big thing, and new Internet sensation, is an augmented ______
     a.  realty games
     b.  reality game
     c.  reality gaming
     d.  realty game

3)  It is about to overtake Twitter in the number of daily ______
     a.  actively users
     b.  active users
     c.  active user
     d.  actively user

4)  Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of all Android ______ USA
     a.  devices in the
     b.  device is in the
     c.  device is on the
     d.  devices in a

5)  users are spending twice as much time on Go than ______ Snapchat
     a.  on apps liked
     b.  on apps liken
     c.  on apps likes
     d.  on apps like

6)  It is also having an unprecedented ______
     a.  socially impact
     b.  social compact
     c.  social  in pact
     d.  social impact

7)  Other criminals have used the game to ______ players
     a.  lure unsuspecting
     b.  cure unsuspecting
     c.  pure unsuspecting
     d.  sure unsuspecting

8)  go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them ______ empty house
     a.  or burgle their
     b.  or burgles their
     c.  or burglar their
     d.  or burgled their

9)  Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for ______
     a.  your Pokemon fixes
     b.  your Pokemon flicks
     c.  your Pokemon fix
     d.  your Pokemon fixed

10)  in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that instead ______
     a.  of shade in spots
     b.  of shaded spots
     c.  of shadowy spots
     d.  of shady spots

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Japanese games giant Nintendo has (1) ___________________ that is taking the world by storm. The next big thing, and (2) ___________________, is an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go. Players must physically move around the real world (3) ___________________ mystical creatures called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was only (4) ___________________ last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. It is about to overtake Twitter in the number of daily active users and it hasn't even been (5) ___________________ yet. Analysts report that in just 48 hours, Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. On average, users are spending twice as much time on Go (6) ___________________ Snapchat.

Pokemon Go has already (7) ___________________ of the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having an unprecedented social impact. Hackers have targeted illegal copies (8) ___________________ infect millions of smart phones. Other criminals have used (9) ___________________ unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them (10) ___________________ empty house. The app tracks your location via GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. The website PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night (11) ___________________ ….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that instead (12) ___________________ two a.m."

Comprehension questions

  1. What kind of game is Pokemon Go?
  2. What must players physically move around?
  3. What do players have to capture?
  4. What other app/website is Go going to overtake for daily users?
  5. What percentage of Android devices had Go installed on them in the US?
  6. What kind of impact did the article say Pokemon Go is having?
  7. How many smart phones have been infected?
  8. What does the app track via GPS?
  9. What website gave advice about the app?
  10. Where did the website recommend collecting Pokemon?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What kind of game is Pokemon Go?
a) a board game
b) a video game
c) an augmented reality game
d) a card game

2) What must players physically move around?
a) the real world
b) their mobile phone
c) their house
d) a desktop

3) What do players have to capture?
a) Pokemon
b) other players
c) apps
d) mystical

4) What other app/website is Go going to overtake for daily users?
a) Google Play
b) Twitter
c) Snapchat
d) Facebook

5) What percentage of Android devices had Go installed on them in the US?
a) 15.6%
b) 0.56%
c) 56%
d) 5.6%

6) What kind of impact did the article say Pokemon Go is having?
a) a top one
b) an unprecedented one
c) a special one
d) a big one

7) How many smart phones have been infected?
a) millions
b) billions
c) hundreds of thousands
d) thousands

8) What does the app track via GPS?
a) apps
b) criminals
c) players' locations
d) Pokemon

9) What website gave advice about the app?
a) Pokemon.com
b) Google Play
c) Twitter
d) PCmag.com

10) Where did the website recommend collecting Pokemon?
a) in crowded areas
b) at home
c) in shady spots
d) at 2 a.m.

Role play

Role A —Board games

You think board games are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which of these is the most boring (and why): card games, park games or computer games.

Role B — Card games

You think card games are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which of these is the most boring (and why): board games, park games or computer games.

Role C — Park games

You think park games are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which of these is the most boring (and why): card games, board games or computer games.

Role D — Computer games

You think computer games are best. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them things that are wrong with their games. Also, tell the others which of these is the most boring (and why): card games, park games or board games.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'big'

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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'thing'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • top
    • copies
    • collect
    • empty
    • night
    • public
    • taking
    • reality
    • around
    • last
    • daily
    • twice




    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 - Pokemon Go is the next big thing

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'app'?
    3. What's your favourite app and why?
    4. What do you think of video games?
    5. What do you know about Pokemon?
    6. What do you think about what you read?
    7. What is augmented reality?
    8. Why is Pokemon so successful?
    9. What do you think of games with imaginary characters?
    10. What would your life be like without apps?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you buy from app stores?
    3. What social impact have apps had?
    4. How much do you worry about your phone being hacked?
    5. What can we do to prevent our phones from being infected?
    6. What is the attraction of Pokemon Go?
    7. What are the good and bad things about GPS tracking?
    8. What do you think of the advice from PCmag.com?
    9. Do you ever download things illegally?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the boss of Nintendo?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The Japanese games giant Nintendo has released an app (1) ____ is taking the world by storm. The next big thing, and new Internet sensation, is an augmented (2) ____ game called Pokemon Go. Players must physically move around the real world in (3) ____ to capture mystical creatures called Pokemon (short for pocket monsters). It was only officially released last week, in the USA, New Zealand and Australia. It is about to (4) ____ Twitter in the number of daily active users and it hasn't even been launched (5) ____ yet. Analysts report that in just 48 hours, Go was installed on 5.6 per cent of all Android devices in the USA. On average, users are spending (6) ____ as much time on Go than on apps like Snapchat.

    Pokemon Go has already jumped to the top of the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also having an unprecedented social (7) ____. Hackers have targeted illegal copies of the app to (8) ____ millions of smart phones. Other criminals have used the game to (9) ____ unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a Pokemon character and then rob them or burgle their empty house. The app tracks your location (10) ____ GPS as you walk around looking for Pokemon. The website PCmag.com advised: "Don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your Pokemon (11) ____ ….If you can collect Pokemon…in public, crowded areas, we recommend doing that instead of shady (12) ____ at two a.m."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     what     (b)     that     (c)     whatever     (d)     whichever    
    2. (a)     realism     (b)     reality     (c)     real     (d)     realise    
    3. (a)     ordeal     (b)     orders     (c)     ordered     (d)     order    
    4. (a)     undertake     (b)     overtake     (c)     retake     (d)     intake    
    5. (a)     globalised     (b)     globalise     (c)     global     (d)     globally    
    6. (a)     double     (b)     two     (c)     twice     (d)     twofold    
    7. (a)     impact     (b)     compact     (c)     pact     (d)     packed    
    8. (a)     inflect     (b)     inflection     (c)     infect     (d)     infection    
    9. (a)     pure     (b)     endure     (c)     cure     (d)     lure    
    10. (a)     via     (b)     visa     (c)     envy     (d)     van    
    11. (a)     fix     (b)     mix     (c)     nix     (d)     six    
    12. (a)     spots     (b)     spats     (c)     spits     (d)     pots

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

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    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the japanese games giant nintendo has released an app that is taking the world by storm the next big thing and new internet sensation is an augmented reality game called pokemon go players must physically move around the real world in order to capture mystical creatures called pokemon (short for pocket monsters) it was only officially released last week in the usa new zealand and australia it is about to overtake twitter in the number of daily active users and it hasn't even been launched globally yet analysts report that in just 48 hours go was installed on 56 per cent of all android devices in the usa on average users are spending twice as much time on go than on apps like snapchat

    pokemon go has already jumped to the top of the app store and google play store it is also having an unprecedented social impact hackers have targeted illegal copies of the app to infect millions of smart phones other criminals have used the game to lure unsuspecting players to go to a location to collect a pokemon character and then rob them or burgle their empty house the app tracks your location via gps as you walk around looking for pokemon the website pcmagcom advised "don't go walking around neighborhoods late at night for your pokemon fix…if you can collect pokemon…in public crowded areas we recommend doing that instead of shady spots at two am"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    mentedrealitygamecalledPokemonGo.Playersmustphysicallymovea
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    n(shortforpocketmonsters).Itwasonlyofficiallyreleasedlastweek,int
    heUSA,NewZealandandAustralia.ItisabouttoovertakeTwitterinthen
    umberofdailyactiveusersandithasn'tevenbeenlaunchedgloballyyet.
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    AndroiddevicesintheUSA.Onaverage,usersarespendingtwiceasmuc
    htimeonGothanonappslikeSnapchat.PokemonGohasalreadyjumped
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    cedentedsocialimpact.Hackershavetargetedillegalcopiesoftheappto
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    eunsuspectingplayerstogotoalocationtocollectaPokemoncharactera
    ndthenrobthemorburgletheiremptyhouse.Theapptracksyourlocatio
    nviaGPSasyouwalkaroundlookingforPokemon.ThewebsitePCmag.c
    omadvised:"Don'tgowalkingaroundneighborhoodslateatnightforyo
    urPokemonfix….IfyoucancollectPokemon…inpublic,crowdedareas,w
    erecommenddoingthatinsteadofshadyspotsattwoa.m."

    Free writing

    Write about Pokemon Go for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Games and apps that give away your location are dangerous. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Pokemon Go. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. APPS: Make a poster about apps. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. POKEMON GO: Write a magazine article about Pokemon Go. Include imaginary interviews with people who think it's great, and with people who do not think it's great.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on apps. Ask him/her three questions about apps. Give him/her three of your ideas. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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