Esports: Luistervaardigheid

ERK B1

Ik kan de hoofdpunten begrijpen wanneer in duidelijk uitgesproken standaardtaal wordt gesproken over vertrouwde zaken die ik regelmatig tegenkom op mijn werk, school, vrije tijd enz. 

Ik kan de hoofdpunten van veel radio- of tv-programma’s over actuele zaken of over onderwerpen van persoonlijk of beroepsmatig belang begrijpen, wanneer er betrekkelijk langzaam en duidelijk gesproken wordt. 

Task 1

  1. The esports industry has grown rapidly over the past few years and it is now a multibillion dollar industry. You might already know something about esports or you might have never heard of it. What do you think that the official definition of “esports” is? Write down your answer.

  2. Afterwards, look up the definition online. There are several definitions with slight differences but in essence they are all the same.

Task 2

Read the questions below (look up any words you don’t know) and then watch the CBS News Esports documentary on YouTube. Answer the questions while watching.

  1. In the beginning of the video “waking up and grinding”  is mentioned a few times. What do you think this means?
  2. How did Indy “SPACE” Halpern get his apartment?
  3. What was the first prize ever won at an esports event?
  4. Indy “SPACE” Halpern’s team is owned by
    A. a small startup company
    B. a company specialised in gaming teams
    C. a company that owns several real sports teams
    D. They own their own team
  5. What facilities does Yilian “Doublelift” Peng have at his disposal?
  6. Conner Dang Vu’s parents are very supportive of him. What are their reasons?
  7. According to journalist Richard Lewis, which problems plague the esports scene?
  8. What gaming-related injuries does Indy “SPACE” Halpern have?
  9. What’s the difference between esports and American Football (in particular the NFL: National Football League)?
  10. What is the overall tone of the documentary towards esports?