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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

1. Banned  A. Saturday and Sunday
 2. Damaging  B. What you can and can’t do.
 3. Weekend  C. Not allow.
 4. Rule  D. Level
 5. Limit  E. Harm


  1. Banned = C. Not Allow.
  2. Damaging = E. Harm
  3. Weekend = A. Saturday and Sunday
  4. Rule = B. What you can and can’t do.
  5. Limit = D. Level

True or False?

1. Japan has banned children from playing games at night.  False

2.  Some people think games damage health. True

3. Children can only play 30 minutes a day.  False

4.  There are rules for how much money children can spend on games. True

5.  No types of games have been banned from China. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. China has banned children from playing games.

2. People in China are worried about children.

3. They think it is damaging their health.

4. They can play for 3 hours.

5. The new rules are part of a bigger fight.

Listening and Vocabulary

Against Games Playing
Rules Spend Number
  1. Playing
  2. Games
  3. Rules
  4. Spend
  5. Against
  6. Number


Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Crackdown  A. Mind
 2. Physical  B. Claim
 3. Mental  C. Become tough.
 4. Accuse  D. Chance games for money.
 5. Gambling  E. Body


  1. Crackdown = C. Become tough.
  2. Physical = E. Body
  3. Mental = A. Mind
  4. Accuse = B. Claim
  5. Gambling = D. Chance games for money.

True or False?

1. China has banned all video games. False

2. The Chinese government is worried about children’s health. True

3. Children cannot play after 9pm. False

4. There are no spending limits on video games. False

5. Some people are worried about video games introducing gambling. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The ban is part of a new crackdown.

2. The new rules say that children cannot play games.

3. They are allowed to play for 3 hours.

4. Online games often require regular purchases.

5. The new rules are part of a wider plan.

Listening and Vocabulary

Purchases Harming Limiting
Allowed Wider Banned
  1. Banned
  2. Harming
  3. Allowed
  4. Purchases
  5. Wider
  6. Limiting


Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. Crack down A. Strengthen
2. Monetary B. Stolen valuables.
3. In-app C. Negative reaction.
4. Loot D. Money
5. Intensifying E. Forceful
6. Aggressively F. Assign
7. Pushback G. Become tough.
8.  Attribute H. Can only see close.
9. Short-sightedness I. Available in an application.


  1. Crack down = G. Become tough.
  2. Monetary = D. Money
  3. In-app = I. Available in an application.
  4. Loot = B. Stolen Valuables
  5. Intensifying = A. Strengthen
  6. Aggressively = E. Forceful
  7. Pushback = C. Negative reaction
  8. Attribute = F. Assign
  9. Short-sightedness = H. Can only see close.

True or False?

1. China has banned adults from playing video games at night. False

2.  The Chinese government is concerned about children’s health. True

3.  Anyone under 18 is prohibited from watching TV after 10pm. False

4. There is a limit on how much money children can spend on games. True

5. There has been controversy over in-app purchases. True

6. Some people are worried adults will be introduced to gambling through these games. False

7. Belgium has banned games from having loot boxes. True

8. The leader of China believes video games causes far-sidedness. False

9. There are no limits on violent video games in China. False

10. Other countries have been discussing banning loot boxes. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. The Chinese government has banned children from playing games.

2. The new regulations ban children under the age of 18 from playing.

3. Children ages 8-16 can not spend more than 200 yuan.

4. The monetary limit for children in China follows recent criticism.

5. The ban in Belgium has intensified campaigns in other countries.

Listening and Vocabulary

Holidays Tackle Supportive
Loot Online Addiction
Valuable Excessive Criticism
  1. Addiction
  2. Online
  3. Holidays
  4. Criticism
  5. Valuable
  6. Supportive
  7. Loot
  8. Excessive
  9. Tackle