English4Gamers – Episode 8 – Doom

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.

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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.

Free downloadable PDF version: English4Gamers – episode 8 – Doom – Vocabulary

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

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  1. RICHARD: With the blue button you _____________.
  2. RICHARD: With the green button you ___________ weapon.
  3. ANNA: There was like an __________________ and it went wrong. So there are these ___________________ people walking around.
  4. ANNA: It’s like … I’m ________________ to playing it on my __________________ and it’s so different.
  5. RICHARD: Go in __________________ of the stairs and press only the forward button.

  6. ANNA: Here there is a secret _____________________ I’m sure.
  7. RICHARD: Go _________________, on the left side. There should be a secret room.
  8. RICHARD: This is the first secret. There are two ______________________.
  9. RICHARD: Your nose is ___________________ by the way.
  10. ANNA: I’m __________________. Look at my face, full of blood and wounds.
  11. ANNA: I want the ______________________.
  12. ANNA: We need another weapon. This is not __________________________.
  13. ANNA: Go straight on and up the stairs. Go through the room with the ________________ to the lift.
  14. ANNA: I think so … To the _______________ and travel __________________. So you have to take a lift.
  15. ANNA: That’s an imp. You see that he has _____________________ on his shoulders and on his elbows.
  16. RICHARD: Yes, they are really ___________________ by the way.

Free downloadable PDF version (without answers):English4Gamers – Episode 8 – Fill in the gaps exercise (without answers)

Free downloadable PDF version (answers) : English4Gamers – Episode 8 – Answers

 

 

 

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English4Gamers – Episode 5 – Prince of Persia

We published the 5th episode of English4Gamers. Here you can find the episode with a vocabulary list and interactive quiz:

English4Gamers - Episode 5 - Prince of Persia - Listening activity - free english materials for you

If you want to watch the episode without taking the quiz: Richard Retro . I suggest that before watching it you read the vocabulary list:

VOCABULARY LIST - episode 5 - English4Gamers - Free English Materials For You - Prince Of Persia (4)

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VOCABULARY LIST - episode 5 - English4Gamers - Free English Materials For You - Prince Of Persia (5)

English4Gamers – Episode 4 – Street Fighter II

In this episode, we continue playing Street Fighter II. At the beginning, there is a vocabulary list 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 ;-). If you just want to watch the video, without testing your knowledge, click here: Richard Retro Channel

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English4Gamers – Episode 3 – Super Mario Bros (Listening comprehension)

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.

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Downloadable PDF – Vocabulary list: Vocabulary list – English4Gamers – Episode 3 – Super Mario Bros

English for Gamers – Episode 0

As I told you previously, the intro is out :-). I hope you will like it:

This is the first video in English on Richard’s channel, that’s why we are speaking both English and Italian, but from tomorrow on, Italian will be banned ;-).

New project: English for gamers

Hi guys! I have a new project and I hope you will like it. A few months ago I started working with Richard. He is a gamer and he already has a youtube channel (Richard Retro). Until now he has been “posting in Italian”, but he wants to “grow”. I don’t have a youtube channel yet, so I decided to collaborate with him. We both believe in learning by having fun and we do get along well. At the beginning, it was a bit weird for me since it was the first time. We haven’t posted anything yet, we will probably publish the intro on Monday.

From the show’s name (English for Gamers), you can understand a bit what we will be doing and talking about ;-). Richard will teach me how to play retro games (like Super Mario Bros, Street Fighters, etc.) and I will try to help him improving his English. I must tell you that he’s not so bad at speaking English (which is not so common for Italian people), but I didn’t know it before starting to film the episodes ahahhah. Speaking about me … I must recognise that I am really bad at playing these games. When I was a kid I was always playing with my brother and I was good at it, but I forgot everything :-(. Because of it, I think the show will be fun to watch :-). We will probably be posting the videos on Tuesday, then I will create some fill in the gaps exercises and vocabulary lists based on each episode.

I ask you guys to tell us what you think about the show (pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee) and if you have any suggestions for what game to play, share them with us. In this way, we will be able to improve. It’s something new for us, so you will see that we are a bit nervous in the intro and in the first episode (we kind of didn’t know each other before starting filming), I move a lot! ahhahaha By the way, the second one is better ;-). We are both from Italy but we come from different cities. Of course, you will hear our accents. Since we are playing games, we can’t cut the videos, so when we make mistakes there’s no way to hide them (lol). I am a teacher, that’s why this is particularly bad for me ahhahaha. You know … We film everything, then he does the editing part, after that I have to create something out of it to help people improving their English. And imagine … of course, while doing that I will realize that I pronounced something in a strange way or I made a strange facial expression. It didn’t happen often, but it did happen for sure grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. What can I say … Forgive me for my mistakes … I promise I will point them out ;-). I can tell you that I am sure you’ll laugh a lot, at least, it won’t be boring.

You can follow both of us on Instagram:
richard_retro
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I must thank Sara (Richard’s girlfriend) for helping us with the project :-). She’s the one taking photos and filming everything, she’s amazing.

I’ll keep you updated 😉

Have a nice weekend!

Anna

 

 

To hang out – English slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Since he got a girlfriend he stopped hanging out with his friends.

  • Byron and some of the other poetic dudes are planning to hang out at Jack Straws before we go to sup. Like to join us?

  • You still hang out at the pool hall?