Why do people cheat in online games?

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ARTICLE: https://eslbrains.com/crc003


In this lesson, students practise some language related to breaking and following rules, and discuss the reasons behind cheating in online games.

C1 / Advanced30 minCritical 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.


The lesson starts with a discussion about hacks and shortcuts in online games. Students need to explain what each of them is and share their experience with using them when playing games. Students then discuss the differences in meanings of some expressions used when talking about rules and agreements (e.g. bend the rules vs alter the rules, disrupt a contract vs break a contract). After that, they use the information from the article they read before the class as well as their own knowledge to list the reasons why people cheat in online games. Finally, they move on to a short discussion. They need to think about how online cheating influences the cheaters and the players who follow the rules and why cheating in online games is so common.





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  1. nijattino

    Hi, Greetings from Azerbaijan and thank you for the amazing materials! I’d love to see more A2, B1, B2 classes. Grammar on passive voice and indirect speech and so on. Thank you 🙂

    1. Ewa

      Thanks. New lessons are coming 🙂

    2. Justa

      Have you seen our lesson plans on reported speech? You can find them here and here. When it comes to passive voice, take a look at this lesson plan and that one.


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