English4Gamers -Episode 7 – Prince of Persia part 2

The 7th episode of English4Gamers is out. In this episode, Richard and I are struggling a bit. It’s the second level of Prince of Persia, a famous but difficult retro game. It’s not the first episode based on this game, but there are some new words you can learn. I suggest that you read the vocabulary list below before watching the video. There is a fill in the gaps activity that you can try to do afterwards. You can find the answers in the PDF file.

VOCABULARY

TO LEAD = to take someone somewhere, by going with them.
Ex. She led us to the door.

TO ADVANCE = the act or process of moving forward.
Ex. Our plans are to advance toward the city.

TO PARRY = to defend yourself by turning or pushing aside.
Ex.  The big man turned, parried, easily deflecting the swords with his broadsword.

TO SLASH = Cut with a wide, sweeping movement, typically using a knife or a sword.
Ex. The first time I told Madi that I was dating, she slashed my tires.

TO BACK OFF = to move backwards in order to get further away from something.
Ex. Okay, you’re going to have to back off a half step.

SPIKES Spikes_meaning

TO DEFEAT = to do better than another in a competition or battle; to win; to beat.
Ex. Together we might be able to defeat the witch.

SWORDSMANswordsman

ASHAMED = feeling shame or guilt; feeling embarrassed.
Ex. I’m not ashamed to be a servant.

TO PICK UP = to lift (someone or something) from the ground or a low surface.
Ex. You must have picked up his jacket by mistake.

Downloadable PDF version: ENGLISH FOR GAMERS – Episode 7 – Prince Of Persia – Vocabulary


Fill in the gaps in the following sentences with the correct words from the box:

Box - words (1)

  1. Richard: We killed the _______________________.
  2. Anna: We have to _______________ the prince out of these _________________________ into the tower where the princess in locked. Because Jaffar _________________________ her.
  3. Richard: With SHIFT you __________________.
  4. Richard: I have one life ___________________.
  5. Anna: There are the spikes and there is the jar with the ________________.
  6. Richard: Maybe there are these ______________ on the ________________ that you can break, I’m not sure.
  7. Richard: Such a small jump and you ______________ your legs.
  8. Richard: It was ___________________.
  9. Anna: ___________________ the opponent, the swordsman!
  10. Anna: Slash! Slash! And then back ____________.
  11. Richard: You have to ________________ when he attacks you, not like … You can’t keep pressing the button. When he attacks, you press it and you ________________________ yourself.
  12. Richard: You are really ________________ at this game, but you have like half ____________ so …
  13. Anna: We have _____________ minutes to save the princess. I don’t think we will do that.
  14. Anna: You can’t change the ______________________.
  15. Anna: Just keep _________________ what you are doing.

Downloadable PDF version (without answers): English4Gamers – Episode 7 – Prince of Persia part 2 – Fill in the gaps exercise

Downloadable PDF version (answers): English4Gamers – Episode 7 – Prince of Persia part 2 – Answers

 

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“To hit the hay” – English idiom

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Another way to say it is TO HIT THE SACK ;-).

This is a nice comic on this idiom made by Ploopikoosy:

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More example sentences from the web:

  • I have a busy day tomorrow, so I think I’ll hit the hay.
  • Time to go home and hit the hay!
  • I’m tired, I’m gonna hit the hay.
  • Well, I’m going to hit the hay, I’m feeling pretty tired. Good night!

Here, you can read about the origin of this idiom: The meaning and origin of the expression: Hit the hay

English4Gamers – Episode 6 – Super Mario Kart – Listening Comprehension

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Downloadable PDF version (without answers): English4Gamers – Episode 6 – Super Mario Kart – Listening comprehension

Downloadable PDF version (answers): English4Gamers – Episode 6 – Super Mario Kart – Listening comprehension – answers

English4Gamers – Episode 6 – Super Mario Kart

The 6th episode of English4Gamers is out :-)! In this episode, we play Super Mario Kart, a racing game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the first game of the Mario Kart series. I suggest that you read the vocabulary list before watching the episode ;-). I’ll upload an interactive quiz based on this episode tomorrow or Sunday. We are trying to improve, so if you have any suggestion, please, let us know :-).

VOCABULARY LIST - episode 6 - English4Gamers - Free English Materials For You - Super Mario Kart

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“A problem shared is a problem halved” – English idiom

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“To steal someone’s thunder” – English proverb

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Example sentences from the web:

– Mike stole my thunder when he said he had done all the work. That isn’t  true. In fact, I did most of it!
– What do you mean by coming in here and stealing my thunder? I’m in charge here!
– She stole my thunder, just like she stole last week’s pantsuit design from Versace.

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Post & articles on the web with his saying (click on the images to read the whole post/article):

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