Answer Key: E-Sports

Lesson Plan: E-Sports Gamers: The New Athletes?

II. While Reading Tasks

Word Inference

  1. bewitching |biˈwiCH| adjective enchant and delight (someone): they both were bewitched by the country and its culture | (as adj. bewitching) : she was certainly a bewitching woman.
  2. verdant  |ˈvərdnt|  adjective (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation.
  3. luring |lo͝or| verb [ with obj. ] tempt (a person or an animal) to do something or to go somewhere, esp. by offering some form of reward: the child was lured into a car but managed to escape.
  4. visas sa |ˈvēzə| noun-an endorsement on a passport indicating that the holder is allowed to enter, leave, or stay for a specified period of time in a country.
  5. simultaneous |ˌsīməlˈtānēəs| adjective- occurring, operating, or done at the same time: a simultaneous withdrawal of all troops | simultaneous translation.
  6. irresistible |ˌiriˈzistəbəl| adjective- too attractive and tempting to be resisted: he found the delicious-looking cakes irresistible.
  7. commentator |ˈkämənˌtātər| noun-a person who delivers a live commentary on an event or performance.
  8. advent  |ˈadˌvent| noun [ in sing. ] the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event: the advent of television.
  9. competitive |kəmˈpetətiv|  adjective- having or displaying a strong desire to be more successful than others: she had a competitive streak.
  10. fanatical |fəˈnatikəl| adjective-obsessively concerned with something: he was fanatical about security at night.

Reading Comprehension

Word -Recognition

  1. Weapons explode. Nasty spells are cast.
  2. The contestants were gunning for a big piece of the $11 million in total prize money.
  3. The signs of success already mirror the achievements of major sports.
  4. Game tournaments sell out giant arenas, and some attract at-home audiences.
  5. Last year, the State Department began granting visas to professional gamers.
  6. Confetti rocketed into the crowd when the winners were crowned.
  7. More than 70 million people worldwide watch e-sports over the Internet or on TVs.
  8. This year, the League of Legends championship is expected to attract 40,000 attendees.
  9. Fans roared whenever a team achieved a triple kill.
  10. The soundproof booths did not stand a chance against the roars from the crowd.

 While Listening Activities

True /False/NA-Statements

  1. F- CLG returns  from 3-week boot camp in Korea.
  2. F- It was a super busy week in e-sports.
  3. T- The biggest news in e-sports this week has nothing to do with the tournament.
  4. F- On Monday Twitch announced it was being bought by Amazon for nine hundred seventy million dollars.
  5. T- The deal means that Amazon snatched the video game streaming service from under the nose of YouTube.
  6. F- No one knows what this sale means for the future of e-Sports now.
  7. T- The team TF2 always had a hard time finding sponsors.
  8. F- The TF2 fans donated twenty thousand dollars.
  9. NA- There is a new team from Spain now competing.
  10. T- We have to wait another year to see if North America can retain its title.