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Unit B
4 • Citizenship and virtual Worlds

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How are innovations in gaming building the future?



Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Ready Player One

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • fictional/ imaginary (adj.)
  • futuristic /ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɪstɪk/ (adj.)
  • utopian /juːˈtəʊpɪən/ (adj.)
  • avatar (n.)
  • billboard (n.)
  • haptic /ˈhæptɪk/ suit (n.)
  • headset (n.)
  • slums / stacks (n.)
  • weapon (n.)

Get ready!

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Look at the vocabulary mindmap below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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b. Complete each category with other words. Classify the words from the toolbox into the mind map.

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c. Find other categories and words to add to the mindmap.


2
Look at the picture.
a. What strikes you? Imagine what each side represents.

b. Have you seen this film? If so, did you like it?
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PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions.

4
Watch the video. Be ready to present it.
Workbook p. 54

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IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week below. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning, rephrase it in your own words and give examples.

Let's learn!

Memory Game

Memorize details from the picture. Then play in turns with your partner: you get a point for each good piece of information given.


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IDIOM of the week!


To be ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

A usage dating from the mid-1700s, which transfers success in gambling (“the game”) to winning in other areas. There’s the idea of being rst in doing something.

Brainstorming question

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Can gaming have positive effects on society and human relations?

Brainstorming question

2
Is gaming technology building the future?

Gaming and technology


Gaming and technology

1
  • avant-garde / modern (adj.)
  • fascinating (adj.)
  • fresh (adj.)
  • ingenious /ɪnˈdʒiːnɪǝs/ (adj.)
  • innovative (adj.)
  • life-changing (adj.)
  • revolutionary (adj.)
  • unconventional (adj.)
  • unprecedented (adj.)

2
  • digital device
  • console (n.)
  • keyboard (n.)
  • laptop / PC (Personal Computer) / tablet (n.)
  • mobile /ˈmǝʊˌbaɪI/(n.)
  • smartphone (n.)

3
  • be hooked by (v.)
  • dive in (v.)
  • escape reality (v.)
  • fantasize /ˈfæntǝˌsaɪz/ (v.)
  • immerse /Iˈmɜːs/ oneself in (v.)

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  • educational /ˌɛdʒʊˈkεɪʃǝnl/ (adj.)
  • action / adventure / sports (n.)
  • first person shooters (FPS) (exp.)
  • Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) (exp.)
  • Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) (exp.)
  • Role-Playing Game (RPG) (exp.)
  • simulation (n.)
  • strategy/ˈstrætədʒɪ/ (n.)
  • virtual /ˈvɜːtʃuəl/ reality (VR) (exp.)
  • augmented reality (AR) (exp.)

5
  • fanatic /fǝˈnætɪk/ (n.)
  • geek ≠ nerd (n.)
  • pro gamer (PGM) (n.)
  • noob / newbie (n.)

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  • come up with / invent / devise /dɪˈvaɪz/ / imagine (v.)
  • conceive /kǝnˈsiːv/ / design / create / make (v.)
  • produce / release / launch (v.)

On your way to the task - Step 1


Update a timeline.

Step 2


Present an innovation at the GDC.

Step 3


Write an article about the positive effects of videogames for Game Informer Magazine.

Your final project


Design your own video game and present it to the Game Development World Championship.
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