H4/V4 - listening practice 'Game Boy'

H4/V4 - Listening practice: Game Boy
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This lesson contains 21 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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H4/V4 - Listening practice: Game Boy

Slide 1 - Slide

Do you know what a
Game Boy is?

Slide 2 - Mind map

Have you ever played on a Game Boy?
No, but I'd love to try it!

Slide 3 - Poll

Do you have any handheld consoles
at home? Which one(s)?

Slide 4 - Mind map

For the gamers: who makes the best consoles?
PC gaming is the best!

Slide 5 - Poll

Retro Tech: Game Boy
You are going to watch a video documentary made by Marques Brownlee. He makes videos about ‘old’ technology and posts them on Youtube to great success. 
Today, he is going to show you more about the Nintendo Gameboy and how it has influenced our modern technology and games.

Watch the introduction up until 7:16. Take notes as you watch. Then, answer the following questions.

Slide 6 - Slide

Slide 7 - Video

Answer these questions about the first part of the video (until 7:16) :
  1. Has Marques ever used a Game Boy before?
  2. Why is Marques making a video about the Game Boy?
  3. What do the interviewees tell you about gaming in the 1980s?
  4. What made Nintendo ‘the king of video games’?
  5. What made the Game Boy so popular?


Slide 8 - Slide

Hand in your answers to questions 1-5 below

Slide 9 - Open question

Watch the rest
Continue watching the video. It will pause at certain moments and give you a question to answer. Make sure you type in your answer before continuing to watch. 

The answers will be available for you to check before moving on & they will be checked later by your teacher.

Slide 10 - Slide


Slide 11 - Video

What does Marques want to find out here?

Slide 12 - Open question

How did they test the durability of the Game Boy? What was the result?

Slide 13 - Open question

What is the story of the game Tetris here?

Slide 14 - Open question

What is Marques going to test in the Dope or Nope segment?

Slide 15 - Open question

What does this accessory do?

Slide 16 - Open question

What does this accessory do?

Slide 17 - Open question

What does Marques think of the printer?

Slide 18 - Open question

What made the Game Boy's design so good?

Slide 19 - Open question

What is Marques's conclusion after learning to make music with Game Boys?

Slide 20 - Open question

Which 2 things do they say the Game Boy led to?

Slide 21 - Open question