The 11th episode of English4Gamers is out! In this episode, we keep playing Donkey Kong Country (1994), a platforming video game. As always, I suggest that you read the vocabulary list before watching the episode. There is also a fill in the gaps exercise (with downloadable version and answers) to test your listening comprehension.
NEMESIS: an opponent or enemy that is very difficult to defeat.
Ex. The superhero fought her nemesis for years.
SCATTERED: placed or found far apart.
Ex.The toys were scattered all over the room.
PRECISE: exact and accurate.
Ex. Thanks to Marilyn’s precise directions, Louis and Natalie found the house without any problems.
HUGE: very large; very great in size, amount, or degree.
Ex. They live in a huge house.
TRICKY: difficult to deal with.
Ex. It’s tricky to learn to ride a skateboard, but you never forget how.
SEVERAL: more than two but not very many.
Ex. He arrived several hours ago.
TO RETRIEVE: to find and bring back something.
Ex. Linda hoped she would be able to retrieve her files after her computer crashed.
The 10th episode of English4Gamers is out! In this episode, we keep playing Doom (1993), a science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter videogame by id Software. As always, I suggest that you read the vocabulary list before watching the episode. There is also a fill in the gaps exercise (with downloadable version and answers) to test your listening comprehension.
TO PICK UP: to take hold of and lift up.
AHEAD:in or toward the front.
KEY CARD: a plastic card, similar to a credit card, containing data on an embedded magnetised strip that can electronically unlock a door, activate a machine, etc.
The 8th episode of English4Gamers is finally out! I suggest that you take a look at the vocabulary list before watching it ;-). This time, Richard and I decided to play Doom, a 1993 science fiction horror-themed first-person shooter (FPS) video game. If you want to test your listening comprehension, you can try to fill in the gaps with the correct words in the sentences below the video. You can download a PDF version of the video & the answers.
TO GUIDE = to accompany (a sightseer) to show points of interest and to explain their meaning or significance. Ex. He guided her to the front row and sat beside her.
TO RELEASE = to make available to the public. Ex. The band’s latest album will be released next week.
TO BLEED = to lose blood. Ex. She was bleeding from the face and hands.
BY THE WAY= used in speech to introduce a statement or question that may or may not relate to the current topic of conversation. Ex. By the way, have you received that letter yet?
AMMO= objects that can be shot from a weapon, such as bullets or shells.
ACCURATE = precise; able to produce results that are correct. Ex. The machines were not yet accurate enough to give useful results.
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 :-).
In this episode, we play again Super Mario Bros. At the beginning, there is a vocabulary list – you can find a printable version below -with all the words you will hear and maybe you don’t know. During the episode, you will have to answer some questions. If you have any suggestions, write them in the comments below. I know I have to speak louder ;-). We filmed this weeks ago, now I’m a bit better (at least, I hope so). If you just want to watch the video, without testing your knowledge, click here: Episode without the quiz.
In this episode, we are going to play Street Fighters II Turbo, another retro game. At the beginning of the video, you will learn some words you may not know. Then, while watching the episode, you will have to answer to some questions. I hope you will like it ;-).
If you just want to watch the video, without the quiz, you can watch it here:
Words you will hear and you may not know:
TO KICK SOMEONE’S ASS= to beat someone in a game, competition or argument.
PUNCH = a quick hit with your fist.
KICK = an act of hitting someone or something with your foot.
UNFAIR = not fair; not right; not acceptable.
BEAM = a line of light coming from a source.
MONK = a member of a religious community.
OPPONENT = adversary; a person, team, group, etc., that is competing against another in a contest.