II. While Reading Activities: Word Inference
- competitive |kəmˈpedədiv| adjective-relating to or characterized by competition: a competitive sport | the intensely competitive newspaper industry.
- 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.
- access |ˈakˌses| nounthe right or opportunity to approach or see someone: we were denied access to our grandson.
- participate |pärˈtisəˌpāt| verb [no object]-1 take part: thousands participated in a nationwide strike.
- viable |ˈvīəb(ə)l| adjective capable of working successfully; feasible: the proposed investment was economically viable.
- endeavor |ənˈdevər| noun earnest and industrious effort, especially when sustained over a period of time: enthusiasm is a vital ingredient in all human endeavor
- 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.
- scrimmage |ˈskrimij| verb- [no object] chiefly American Football engage in a simulated game.
- 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.
- 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.