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POKEMON GO:

 

 

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STORIES
VIDEOS

 

(Created on 01/08/2016)

 

 

INFORMATION:

 

  • Pokemon Go unleashed in the UK - Article + Photos + Video - 14 July 2016
    + Pokemon goes worldwide
    (BBC)

  • Pokemon Go Craze Sweeps US - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 12 July 2016
    "Many people remember the Pokemon card-trading game that was popular in the 1990s.
    Now it is back in the form of a smart phone app. It has millions of downloads since July 6."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Pokemon Go: All you need to know - Article + Video - 12 July 2016
    "Pokemon Go is an augmented reality game on smartphones.
    It uses your GPS. You play by walking around the real world catching cutesy little virtual monsters like Pikachu and Jigglypuff in places near your phone location and training them to fight each other."

    (BBC)

  • 14 essential tips to get you started in Pokémon Go - 12 July 2016
    "Where can I find rare Pokémon? How can I make it easier to capture them, what should I do with stardust and candy, and how do I make my battery last?"


  • Armed robbers use Pokémon Go to lure teenage players into trap - 11 July 2016
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

LISTENING:

  • 'Pokemon Go' Costly for Japanese Olympian in Rio - Text + Audio - 4 August 2016
    "Kohei Uchimura is a Japanese gymnast. He is a six-time world champion and the defending Olympic champion in men’s gymnastics.
    His first day of competition at the 2016 Games is on Saturday. But, somehow, he has found time - a lot of time - to try to hunt Pokemon while in Rio."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Pokémon Go Banned by Saudi ‘Fatwa’ - Text + Audio - 20 July 2016
    "Saudi Arabian religious officials banned the Pokémon Go game. They issued a finding that the popular game goes against Islamic law.
    Pokémon Go also was also outlawed at the presidential palace in Indonesia and at Boeing Company workplaces."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Pokemon Go Craze Sweeps US - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 12 July 2016
    "Many people remember the Pokemon card-trading game that was popular in the 1990s.
    Now it is back in the form of a smart phone app. It has millions of downloads since July 6."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

LESSON PLANS:

  • UNIT 5 : 'Technology Communicator and Collaborator' - with a video
    "Pupils will make their own version of the game 'Pokemon Go!' In doing so, they will be learning about the process of Augmented Reality (i.e. blending the real world with the virtual one). Throughout this unit, pupils will be working in small groups, helping each other to decide on key aspects of their game. Pupils will also be introduced to some important safety messages to consider when playing similar types of games."
    (jecomputing.co.uk)
  • Pokemon Go is the next big thing (12 July 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "The Japanese games giant Nintendo has released an app that is taking the world by storm with an augmented reality game called Pokemon Go."

    Try the same news story at these easier levels:  Level 4  or  Level 5
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)


GAME:

  • POKEMON GO GAME:

    SEE THE DANGERS OF THE POKEMON GO GAME = VIDEO (.flv) + PICTURE + WORKSHEET = listening, reading & writing activities. (pdf)
    Activites created by Delphine Darrieumerlou (Ac. Bordeaux)

 

 

STORIES:

 

VIDEOS:

 

  • What's up with Pokémon Go
    "Pokémon Go uses a smartphone's GPS to track where you are and makes Pokémon appear on your phone screen. And people are catching them in some bizarre places."

    (dailymotion.com)


 

  • Is Pokemon Go becoming a safety threat? - VIDEO
    "Many have voiced safety concerns about Pokemon Go after a man in Baltimore allegedly crashed into a police car while playing the game."

    (edition.cnn.com)
  • Pokemon Go 'transformed teenager's life' - VIDEO - 1 August 2016
    "A mobile phone game that has caught the attention of the world also appears to have caused a breakthrough with autism sufferers.
    Pokémon Go, released in the UK in earlier this month, is played by users walking around the real world to catch virtual Pokémon animals.
    It appears the game's mix of real and virtual reality has helped to break down many of the social barriers autistic people feel when they are out in public."

    (BBC)
  • Pokemon Go helps autistic boy Adam leave house - VIDEO - 1 August 2016
    "Adam is autistic, and for 5 years has lived much of his life indoors due to anxiety.
    But since the launch of Pokemon Go, he has gained new confidence and a better quality of life."

    (BBC)

 

  • That Pokemon craze? - VIDEO - 25 July 2016
    "Nintendo will not make as much money from Pokemon as people thought."

    (BBC)
  • John Kirby vs Pokemon Go - 25 July 2016
    "State department spokesman John Kriby interrupts his presser statement as he realizes one of the reporters is playing Pokemon Go..."

    (YouTube)

 

  • Pokemon Go: Pikachu pops up on Downing Street - VIDEO - 13 July 2016 - 25 July 2016
    "Pokemon Go has become a phenomenon in the few days since its release - and the creatures have even been spotted outside 10 Downing Street, ahead of Theresa May's first appearance as prime minister.
    The game has not been officially released in the UK, but keen gamers have found ways around the app's country restrictions to get early access.
    However, the chief executive of children's charity NSPCC has urged the app's makers to add safety measures before its UK release, warning that adults could use it to prey on children."

    (BBC)
  • Pokemon Go: Player calls 999 to report 'theft' - VIDEO - 18 July 2016
    "A Pokemon Go player called 999 to report stolen Pokemon.
    Gloucestershire Police said the emergency call was made at 11:15 BST on Friday, the day after the smash hit smartphone game was launched in the UK.
    The operator ended the conversation "swiftly" after giving "words of advice" about when it was appropriate to call 999."

    (BBC)
  • Pokemon Go Craze Sweeps US - Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 12 July 2016
    "Many people remember the Pokemon card-trading game that was popular in the 1990s.
    Now it is back in the form of a smart phone app. It has millions of downloads since July 6."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Pokemon Go players take to the streets - VIDEO - 11 July 2016
    "A new mobile game that lets players catch Pokemon as they roam the streets has become a phenomenon...
    It has proved so successful that Niantic, which makes the game, has delayed its international roll-out to ensure its servers can meet demand.
    The BBC's Chris Foxx took to the streets to catch some Pokemon and explore some of the app's highs and lows."

    (BBC)