Answer key: E-Sports: Scholarship Money

Lesson Plan:  E-Sports: The New Gateway to Scholarship Money!

II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference

  1. competitive |kəmˈpedədiv| adjective-relating to or characterized by competition: a competitive sport | the intensely competitive newspaper industry.
  2. e-sport nouna multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators, typically by professional gamers: millions of people enjoy watching e-sports | it’s the most popular PC game and currently the most popular e-sport | [as modifier] : the largest e-sports tournament in the world finished yesterday in Seattle.
  3. access |ˈakˌses| nounthe right or opportunity to approach or see someone: we were denied access to our grandson.
  4. participate |pärˈtisəˌpāt| verb [no object]-1 take part: thousands participated in a nationwide strike.
  5. viable |ˈvīəb(ə)l| adjective capable of working successfully; feasible: the proposed investment was economically viable.
  6. endeavor |ənˈdevər|  noun earnest and industrious effort, especially when sustained over a period of time: enthusiasm is a vital ingredient in all human endeavor
  7. varsity |ˈvärsədē| noun (plural varsities) North American the principal team representing a high school or college in a sport or other competition: Miller promoted him to the varsity for his sophomore season | [as modifier] : girls’ varsity basketball.
  8. scrimmage |ˈskrimij| verb- [no object] chiefly American Football engage in a simulated game.
  9. recruiter |rəˈkro͞odər|noun-a person whose job is to enlist or enroll people as employees, in the armed forces, or as members of an organization: a recruiter will schedule you for an interview | military recruiters.
  10. coordination |kōˌôrdnˈāSH(ə)n| noun- the ability to use different parts of the body together smoothly and efficiently: changing from one foot position to another requires coordination and balance

Source: New Oxford American Dictionary   

Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins

Meanwhile, some schools offer e-sports scholarships not associated with teams or specific games. New York University awards an e-sports scholarship to one student per year who is active in the gaming community and interested in working in some part of the gaming industry.

 Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


There are 10 teenage boys settled into seats ready to play.


Players attend practice Monday through Thursday.


E-sports players at U.C.I. devote 15 to 20 hours a week.