We published the 5th episode of English4Gamers. Here you can find the episode with a vocabulary list and interactive quiz:
If you want to watch the episode without taking the quiz: Richard Retro . I suggest that before watching it you read the vocabulary list:
I suggest that you read the vocabulary list before watching the video ;-):
TUSK => a very long, large tooth that sticks out of the mouth of an animal (such as an elephant, walrus, or boar)
TO GO UP IN SMOKE => to burn up completely
STOCKPILE => a large supply of something that is kept for future use
TO TORCH => to set fire to (something, such as a building) deliberately : to cause (something) to burn
TRADE => the activity or process of buying, selling, or exchanging goods or services
STUNT => something that is done to get attention or publicity
TO BAN => to forbid, to prohibit; to say that something cannot be used or done
TO POACH => to hunt or fish illegally
Example sentences from the web:
- I was waiting for a blinding revelation that never came.
- He showed a blinding display of skills.
“Blinding” in the news: The Blinding Success Of The Lumineers
Example sentences from the web:
- Marcus: “When is Lucy coming back?”
Brenda: “She is not coming back. She is gone for good.”
- His severe injury ended his career for good.
- I was afraid you had disappeared for good.
Interface: a system that is used for operating a computer.
To spread: to become known by many people.
Ex. The news spread quickly.
Patent: an official document that gives a person or computer the right to be the only one that makes or sells a product for a certain period of time.
Mouthful (US): something said that has a lot of meaning or importance.
To wonder: to want to know something or to try to understand the reason for something.
Ex. I wonder if she’ll call him.
Release: the act of making something available to the public.
Ex. The release of her article for publication is scheduled for tomorrow.
Ex. The song is a hit.
To heat up: to increase or become more active or intense.
To feature: to include someone or something as an important part.
Ex. I consider the measures featured in the report to be insufficient.
To kick off: to begin, to get started.
Ex. The game kicks off at 2:00.
Milestone: an important event in the development or history of something or in someone’s life.
Ex. Your poem will be a milestone in the literature of your Country.
Damsel in distress (old-fashioned): a young woman who is not married and needs to be rescued.
Sales: the number of items sold.
Merely: only, just.
Ex. It was merely a suggestion.
Downloadable PDF file: A brief history of videogames (part 1) – Vocabulary
Here you can watch this video with subtitles: Ted Ed
Fill in the gaps in the following sentences with the correct form of the words from the vocabulary list written above:
In 1972, Bear’s idea to get video games out of the science lab and into the living room led to the _____________ of a game console called Odyssey.
A video game is an electronic game that has an ______________ designed for human interaction on a video device.
Space Invaders also helped ____________ what is known as the Golden Age of Arcade Games.
In fact, the earliest U.S. video game ______________ on record was in 1948, and at the time it was referred to as a cathode-ray tube amusement device. That’s a ______________ !
This all changed when a man named Ralph Baer looked at his television screen and ______________ how else it might be used.
By 1978, competition between Atari and another game company called Midway was _______________.
While arcade games continued to decline in ________________ over the years, the popularity of video games was ________________ beginning […].
By 1980, color came to arcade games, and this was also the year that another video gaming _________________ was born.
It was an immediate ___________________ and it’s credited as the first commercially successful video game.
Video games are used by scientists, the military, and people like you, and their evolution has ________________ across arcades, consoles, computers, smartphones, and all kind of other electronics.
It was released in 1987 and, like Donkey Kong, it ___________________ a _______________________ storyline, a storyline common in many video games.
Downloadable PDF file: A brief history of videogames (part 1) – Fill in the gaps exercise with answers
1) Release; 2) interface; 3) kick off; 4) patent; mouthful; 5) wondered; 6) heating up; 7) sales; merely; 8) milestone; 9) hit; 10) spread; 11) featured; damsel in distress.