Video games as an art form

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In this lesson, students discuss the idea that video games should be considered an art form. They also learn and practise some useful vocabulary

B2 / Upper Intermediate30 min
45 min
Critical Reading ClubUnlimited Plan

This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.


First, students look at an unfinished quote about video games from the article and finish it with their own ideas. After that, they do a vocabulary exercise. Students read the sentences and choose the incorrect word in each of them. After that, they look at the sentences again and say whether they are about art, a video game or both. Then, students participate in a discussion related to the article. They talk about the main idea of the article, discuss game development and the purpose of both art and video games. To wrap up the lesson, students do a Would you rather..? activity and practise the words from the lesson (e.g. feature, convey, incredible, attempt, profound). 




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  1. HiImMikeEnglish

    Great idea! I love this whole approach to the lesson. An article, a document, and a discussion. Wonderful! Please keep up the great work and I look forward to more! =) My students and I love them!

    1. Olia

      Thank you, that’s awesome to hear! There are more lessons like this one coming 🙂

  2. charleschernohorsky

    Keep the video game lessons coming. Students have LOVED them. I think their favorite has been the “How Video Games Change the World” lesson. This one is great too… Here’s another video with the same message, I used this and discussed snips of it with students:

    1. Olia

      Thanks! We’ll look into more video game topics and see what else we can do 🙂
      And thanks for sharing the video!


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