Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.
a Name 5 or more gaming words.
b Name your favourite game. Explain in 2 or 3 sentences why you like this game so much.
Why is everybody suddenly obsessed with Wordle?
Read all about it here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning in the text.
|1. addictive||a. advertisements|
|2. to take the world by storm||b. became very popular|
|3. to release||c. e-mail that is not wanted and usually containing advertising|
|4. a handful||d. efforts, attempts or chances to give the correct answer|
|5. ads||e. in the beginning|
|6. exploded in popularity||f. to make available to others|
|7. the premise||g. no longer existing|
|8. tries||h. playing (computer) games|
|9. simplicity||i. the quality of being simple or plain and not difficult or complicated|
|10. spam||j. to quickly become very successful and popular all over the world|
|11. gaming||k. really|
|12. malware||l. a small number|
|13. literally||m. so enjoyable that you want to do something again and again|
|14. extinct||n. software designed to damage a computer’s normal functioning|
|15. originally||o. the starting point, the basic idea|
a What is Wordle?
1 A daily puzzle in The New York Times.
2 A game the Wardle family plays when they are all together.
3 A popular explosion game that is very addictive.
4 A simple online word guessing game.
b How do you play Wordle?
1 You have to guess a word of five letters. You have six chances to get it right.
2 You have to guess a word of six letters. You have five chances to get it right.
3 You play it with a partner. You both get six tries to guess a mystery word.
4 You play it with people worldwide. You have to guess a mystery word in six seconds.
c Why is Wordle so popular? Choose all the correct options.
1 It is simple.
2 It is a free app.
3 There are no ads.
4 It is like the games in the good old days.
5 It will never become extinct.
6 It stays interesting because you can play only one game a day.
7 It lets you get in touch with others, which is very romantic.