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Inner Workings of Your Body : Past Simple and Continuous

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Task Description
Students watch a short film and fill in the blanks, changing the given verbs to simple or continuous past. Explanations for why each tense is used are provided after each question.
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Scene summary
We see a man's heart and brain trying to control a man's life. His heart wants him to have fun, but his brain worries about the risks. When they finally start to work together, the man's boring life is transformed.
Video length
6 minutes 24 seconds
Video genre
Short films
Language goals
Grammar practice
Other pedagogical goals
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Intermediate (B1), Upper-intermediate (B2), Pre-intermediate (A2)
Student type
This resource is intended for:High schoolers, Elementary schoolers, Adults
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Elementary schoolers
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Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
Paul(sleep) when his alarm clock(ring).
2. Fill the gap.
After he(wake up), Paul(need) to go to the toilet.
3. Fill the gap.
While Paul(have) a shower, his heart(hear) some music. It wanted to dance.
4. Fill the gap.
Paul(dance) in the shower, but his brain(think) it was dangerous and stopped him.
5. Fill the gap.
Paul(walk) to work when he(see) people sitting at a café.
6. Fill the gap.
The people(eat) a big breakfast. Paul's stomach(want) a big breakfast too.
7. Fill the gap.
While Paul(walk) across the street, a surfer(run) past him.
8. Fill the gap.
A pretty girl(sell) sunglasses at the beach. When Paul saw the girl, his heart(fall) in love.
9. Fill the gap.
Paul's heart didn't want to go to work, but his brain(know) that he(have) to go.
10. Fill the gap.
Suddenly, Paul(notice) that his bosses(watch) him.
11. Fill the gap.
The other workers(work) already when Paul(sit) down.
12. Fill the gap.
Finally, Paul's brain(understand) that Paul(live), but he wasn't really alive.
13. Fill the gap.
Paul's brain(tell) Paul's heart that it(can) help control Paul.
14. Fill the gap.
While Paul(eat) lunch, a surfer(invite) him to go to the beach.
15. Fill the gap.
Paul(try) to keep his clothes dry. Suddenly, a wave(come) and hit him.
16. Fill the gap.
While Paul(swim) in the sea, he(need) to pee. So he did!
17. Fill the gap.
Paul saw that a huge wave(come). Paul's heart and brain(agree) to jump into the wave.
18. Fill the gap.
Paul(go) back to work, but now he(have) fun.
Discussion questions
1. What lesson did Paul learn in this video?
JoelBastedo is from/lives in Turkey and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2021-01-26. JoelBastedo last logged in on 2023-01-18, and has shared 10 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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