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Task Description
- Listening and comprehension - Build the vocabulary - Review the grammar - Start a discussion about the subject of the video
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Scene summary
This lesson uses a TedEd video as a tool to boost the vocabulary, improve the grammar and talk about architecture.
Video length
5 minutes 6 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Other pedagogical goals
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Pre-intermediate (A2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults, High schoolers
adults
Adults
high-school
High schoolers
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Upload date
23/11/2021
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Choose the correct options.
"There’d been many attempts to right the tower during its 800 year history" What does "to attempt" mean?
attention
test
try
success
2. Choose the correct options.
No one knew___the tower was still standing, but the crisis was clear
what
where
how
who
3. Choose the correct options.
In the 12th century, the wealthy maritime republic of Pisa set about___its cathedral square into a magnificent landmark.
turn it
turning
to turn
turned
4. Choose the correct options.
In 1173, construction began on a free-standing campanile, or___
bell tower
cell tower
bill tower
call tower
5. Choose the correct options.
The architects and engineers were very good at their job, but____
they did a bad job
they did a good job
they didn't knew the ground very well
they knew the ground very well
6. Correct the wrong word.
Ancient Romans counteracted several conditions with massive stone pillars
7. Choose the correct options.
"Unfortunately for them, less than five years later, the tower’s southern side was already underground." In other words?
In less than five years the tower moved
In less than five years the tower didn't move
In less than five years the tower was taller
In less than five years the tower was gone
8. Fill the gap.
If workersmore weight, the pressure from upper storiessink the structure and fatally increase the lean.
9. Fill the gap.
when construction beganin 1272, the foundation was on slightly morefooting.
10. Choose the correct options.
The extra weight made the tower straight.
true
false
11. Choose the correct options.
"But removing the supporting sand only worsened the tilt." What happened?
The angle of the tower got bigger
The tower fell
The tower didn't move
The angle of the tower got smaller
12. Choose the correct options.
"However, the mortar wasn’t evenly distributed throughout the foundation, resulting in another sudden drop." What does "sudden" mean?
unexpected
expected
gradual
still
13. Unmix the sentence.
And
in the 1970’s,
engineers
calculated
the
curved
tower’s
center of gravity.
14. Match the two halves.
Structure
something built or constructed
Cable
a very strong rope
Temporarily
for a short period of time
Remove
take away
15. Choose the correct options.
Why didn't they straighten the tower?
Because it was impossible
Because now it was famous
Because they wanted to make a new one
Because it fell
16. Fill the gap.
it should remain stable for at least 300 years as a monument to the beauty of
Lesson Plan
Pre-tasks
1. View the vocabulary list.
2. Ask your students their opinions about the topic of the video.
Follow-up tasks
1. Review the vocabulary's words studied before quiz, add more if needed.
2. Review the questions that seemed too difficult by reviewing the grammar and/or vocabulary.
3. Ask your students if their opinions changed after the video.
Discussion questions
1. What's the most famous monument in your country?
2. Which monument do you like? Why?
3. Do you know any similar monument?
Vocabulary list
To attempt
to try
To add
to unite or join (increase the number, quantity, size, or importance)
Bell
a hollow metal object that sounds a clear musical note when struck,
Ground
earth or soil
Slightly
in small measure or degree
Sudden
unexpected, happening quickly
Temporarily
only for a while or for the time being; not permanently
Imperfection
not perfect
To remove
to move from one place to another
Cable
a very strong rope
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