[Listening Difficult] Video Game Systems

Pre-Listening Exercise

Video game systems are popular among children and teenagers, but how do children obtain these systems: they receive them as gifts, they earn money and buy them, or they borrow the systems from a friend?


be dying for something” = want something very much
My daughter is dying to buy more video games, but she needs to save money for other things.”

sore/bad loser” = someone who acts or behaves badly when they lose a game
I don’t like playing him very much because he’s always a sore loser when I beat him playing video games. He’ll run off and be mad the whole day.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.